THE 5TH WAVE Gets a January 2016 Release Date

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We’ve got our Cassie Sullivan (Chloe Grace Moretz), Ben Parish (Nick Robinson) and Evan Walker (Alex Roe), and now a teaser image has revealed The 5th Wave release date, too.  Sony Pictures just showed off the new art, which is basically the cover of Rick Yancey’s book, but with “Coming to Theaters 1/29/16” right at the bottom of it.

Before the story in the book begins, there was the 1st wave during which an electromagnetic pulse knocked out all the power.  During the 2nd wave, “The Others” triggered a tsunami that wiped out over 40 percent of the world’s population within 60 miles of a coastline.  For the 3rd wave, it was a virus transmitted via birds that eliminated roughly 97 percent of those who made it through the 2nd wave and the 4th is all about figuring out who to trust and Cassie’s rule is simply, don’t trust anyone.  Trouble is, now there’s a chance her little brother, Sammy, is still alive somewhere out there and if she wants a shot at getting him back, it’s just not possible to do it alone.  Hit the jump for more.

Matt Reeves Heads Short List of Directors for DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES; Others Include J Blakeson, Guillermo del Toro and Jeff Nichols

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After reporting that director Rupert Wyatt was exiting Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 20th Century Fox is now looking for a replacement.  As of this writing, it looks like Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) is leading the pack.  Rounding out the short list of directors is J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) and Jeff Nichols (Mud).  Longer shots being reported are Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro (doubtful), Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible) and Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart).  Hit the jump to get this sorted out.

Leonardo DiCaprio Won’t Play THE IMITATION GAME; Warner Bros. Backs Out of the Production

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Current reports have it that Leonardo DiCaprio is passing on the WWII picture, The Imitation Game and Warner Bros. is following suit.  The studio previously picked up the Graham Moore script for a seven-figure sum as part of last year’s Black List.  The script, an adaptation of Andrew Hodges’ 1983 book, “Alan Turing:The Enigma,” centered on Turing, a mathematician and British cryptographer who cracked German codes and helped the Allies win the war.  Later in life, Turing was prosecuted for being a homosexual, an event that led to his eventual suicide.  There is little word as to why DiCaprio passed on the role, but director J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) is still attached.  Hit the jump for more on why WB has backed out.

Bradley Cooper in Talks for BAD BLOOD AND TROUBLE

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Other than standing up to John Goodman in The Hangover Part III, Bradley Cooper is in talks to take on more bad guys in Bad Blood and Trouble The crime thriller is the newest picture from director J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed).  The loglilne is being kept under wraps, but the 1950s period piece would star Cooper as a Miami detective in love with a woman whose husband who has been targeted by criminals.  Variety also reports that footage from Cooper’s film Serena, in which he stars alongside Jennifer Lawrence, would be screened at TIFFThe Hangover Part III starts filming next month, with production on Bad Blood and Troubled eying a start in the second half of 2013.

J. Blakeson in Talks to Direct THE IMITATION GAME for Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros. has finally landed a director for one of its more high profile projects. Variety reports that The Disappearance of Alice Creed director J. Blakeson is currently in negotiations to helm the WWII pic The Imitation Game. The film is a biopic of Alan Turing, a mathematician who helped crack the Enigma code during World War II. He was criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality and subjected to chemical castration, after which he committed suicide by eating a cyanide apple. The project was a hot property when WB bought the spec script from Graham Moore, attracting directors like Ron Howard and David Yates.

Leonardo DiCaprio has been keen on playing Turing since Warner Bros. acquired the script, but its unclear if he’ll still star given that he recently committed to shooting The Wolf of Wall Street with Martin Scorsese later this year. When we last heard, the studio was putting together a list of potential directors that included Ralph Fiennes and Bryan Singer. Blakeson is certainly lesser known, but his feature directorial debut Alice Creed turned many heads, and WB must be convinced that he’s the man for the job. I’m eager to see this project come together, so hopefully we hear casting news soon.

J Blakeson In Talks to Direct HELL AND GONE, Based On the Great Chicago Fire of 1871; Jonah Nolan Writing the Screenplay

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Nobody can resist a good tragedy. In the wake of news regarding a film based on the trapped Chilean Miners comes word of a currently-in-development-motion picture based on the events surrounding the Great Chicago Fire, considered one of the biggest disasters in American history. J Blakeson, director of last year’s critically acclaimed The Disappearance of Alice Creed, is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct the film, which is currently titled Hell and Gone. The extremely busy, and highly reputable, Jonah Nolan (co-writer of The Dark Knight), meanwhile, penned the screenplay which The Hollywood Reporter describes as “a Titanic-like historical tragedy and love story”.

Aside from Alice Creed, Blakeson also wrote the screenplay to The Descent: Part 2. Jonah Nolan finished the first draft of his screenplay to The Dark Knight Rises back in September, and has since been attached to numerous projects, including the sci-fi thriller Interstellar, which is currently in Hollywood limbo. Hit the jump for more.

Writer-Director J Blakeson Exclusive Video Interview THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED

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A movie I really enjoyed at this year’s Toronto Film Festival was “The Disappearance of Alice Creed”. The film was written and directed by J Blakeson and it’s his first time behind the camera. Since a lot of this film rides on you not knowing too much about it, all I’m going to tell you is…it’s about two people kidnapping a third person and what happens before, during, and after the event. The movie stars Martin Compston and Eddie Marsan as the kidnapers, and Gemma Arterton plays the victim. Anyway, while at this year’s Festival, I was able to interview J Blakeson and it’s a great conversation. He talks about how he came up with the idea, the behind the scenes of how he made the movie, why he shot it digitally, and so much more. And if you’re nervous about learning too much about his film before seeing it…don’t worry, our conversation is spoiler free. Take a look:

Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston Exclusive Video Interview THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED

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A movie I really enjoyed at this year’s Toronto Film Festival was “The Disappearance of Alice Creed”. The film was written and directed by J Blakeson and it’s his first time behind the camera. Since a lot of this film rides on you not knowing too much about it, all I’m going to tell you is…it’s about two people kidnapping a third person and what happens before, during, and after the event. The movie stars Martin Compston and Eddie Marsan as the kidnapers and Gemma Arterton plays the victim.

Anyway, while at this year’s Festival, I was able to interview the two stars – Martin Compston and Eddie Marsan. So after the jump you can see them talk about making the movie, explain how difficult it is to talk about the film without giving things away, they both talk about what they have coming up, and a lot more. It’s a great interview so take a look:

3 Movie Clips from THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED Starring Gemma Arterton and Eddie Marsan

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A movie I really enjoyed at this year’s Toronto Film Festival was “The Disappearance of Alice Creed”. The film was written and directed by J Blakeson and it’s his first time behind the camera. Since a lot of this film rides on you not knowing too much about it, all I’m going to tell you is that it’s about two people kidnapping a third person and what happens before, during, and after the event. The movie stars Martin Compston and Eddie Marsan as the kidnapers, and Gemma Arterton plays the victim.

Anyway, while at this year’s Festival, I was able to interview writer-director J Blakeson and Martin Compston and Eddie Marsan. In the next day or two I’ll have those interviews online, but until then, check out 3 clips from the movie after the jump. Again, I definitely recommend this film, I just don’t know when it’s going to come out.

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