Star Wars: Episode VII: Via his production company Bad Robot, director J.J. Abrams shared a behind-the-scenes photo from Star Wars: Episode VII, revealing an IMAX camera in the desert location of Abu Dhabi and the caption “#bestformatever,” leading to the unofficial conclusion that at least part of the film is being shot in the large-scale IMAX format. [Twitter]
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Even in repose, these articulated action figures by Neca, made to tie in with the July 11 release of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, look very fierce. Andy Serkis leads the apes as Caesar, while Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, and Gary Oldman will represent the human race in… Continue reading Movie News: 'Apes' Toys in Action; David Fincher Drops 'Steve Jobs;' Philip Seymour Hoffman in 'God's Pocket' Trailer
Take that, Friedrich Nietzsche.
The biggest surprise this weekend at the box office was not the success of “Divergent,” which was widely expected to be the far-and-away frontrunner (and was, with an estimated $ 55.0 million). Nor was it the weak opening of “Muppets Most Wanted” (debuting at No. 2, with an estimated $ 16.5 million). Rather, it was the movie that… Continue reading Box Office: What's Behind the Surprising Success of 'God's Not Dead'?
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Tom Hanks’ Playtone producing partner Gary Goetzman at the ScreenSingapore premiere of Larry Crowne , and they got the update on a number of projects their production company is developing including an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s best-selling novel “American Gods” as an HBO series and a movie version of the Broadway musical American Idiot based on the music of rockers Green Day. They’re… Continue reading Tom Hanks & Playtone Developing American Gods and Idiot