Simon Kinberg Turns in THE FANTASTIC FOUR Script; Testing for Leads of Reed Richards and Sue Storm to Occur Later This Month

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112 days ago, we reported that Simon Kinberg would be rewriting the Fantastic Four reboot.  As of today, that rewrite has been turned in, which means 20th Century Fox is expected to start testing leads later this month.  Names circling the lead roles include Miles Teller, Kit Harington and Richard Madden for Reed Richards, with Kate Mara and Saoirse Ronan for Sue Storm.  Michael B. Jordan is reportedly attached to star as Johnny Storm, and will test with each group to determine who has the best chemistry.  Director Josh Trank’s The Fantastic Four is due in theaters June 19, 2015.  Hit the jump for more.

KLONDIKE Review: Discovery’s First Scripted Series Is a Wild West Adventure

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Discovery is following in History’s footsteps, expanding their brand to include scripted offerings alongside their large, unscripted catalogue.  Also like History, they’ve chosen to pick a story that goes back in time, and in the case of Klondike, one that compliments their myriad of gold-related programming.  The instinct is not wrong, the execution is good.  Klondike, produced by Ridley Scott, focuses on the late 1890s Klondike gold rush, as explored through the experiences of a young fortune seeker, Bill Haskell (Game of ThronesRichard Madden).  It will premiere in three, two-hour installments on consecutive nights.  Hit the jump for why, “if it’s in the newspapers, it’s over.”

First Trailer for A PROMISE, Starring Rebecca Hall, Richard Madden and Alan Rickman

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Although writer-director Patrice Leconte’s romantic period drama A Promise played at both the Venice and Toronto film festivals, the French filmmaker’s English-language debut has yet to land a U.S. release date (though it will premiere in France this coming April).  Inspired by Stefan Zweig’s novel “Journey into the Past” and set in 1912 Germany, the film centers a love triangle between an ailing factory owner (Alan Rickman), his young bride (Rebecca Hall), and his protégé, played by Game of Thrones star Richard Madden.  We premiered an exclusive clip from the film a few months back, but the first trailer is now available.  Hit the jump to check it out.

Filming Begins on Kenneth Branagh’s Live-Action CINDERELLA; First Image and Official Synopsis Released

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Principal photography has begun on Kenneth Branagh‘s live-action version of Cinderella, and Disney has provided a press release containing the first image and official synopsis.  For the most part, it’s the story we all know: nice girl, treated badly by step-mothers and step-sisters, eventually gets to a happily ever after with the prince.  Looking at the synopsis, there are two big changes: she meets the prince in the woods one day without knowing he’s the prince, and “a kindly beggar woman” is probably the fairy godmother considering she’s “armed with a pumpkin and a few mice.”  Because if a beggar woman comes to you with a pumpkin and some mice, she’s clearly going to make your dreams come true.

Hit the jump for the image and the press release.  The film stars Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Madden, Sophie McShera, Holliday Granger, Nonso Anozie, Derek Jacobi, and Stellan SkarsgardCinderella opens March 13, 2015.

Exclusive Clip from A PROMISE Starring Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman, and Richard Madden

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The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival gets underway later this week, and we here at Collider are happy to bring you an exclusive clip from a film that will be playing as part of the special presentation selection: A Promise.  Set in 1912 Germany, the film revolves around a love triangle between an ailing factory owner (Alan Rickman), his young bride (Rebecca Hall), and his protégé, played by Game of Thrones star Richard Madden.  Inspired by Stefan Zweig’s novel Journey into the Past, the pic marks the English-language debut of French filmmaker Patrice Leconte.

Hit the jump to watch the clip.  The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 – 15th.

First Images from WORDS AND PICTURES, A PROMISE, CHILD OF GOD, and THE WIND RISES

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Earlier today, the Toronto International Film Festival announced additions to their Galas and Special Presentations programs.  Among the films with new images and synopses are:

  • Words and Pictures (Directed by Fred Schepisi) Starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche.
  • A Promise (Directed by Patrice Leconte) Starring Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman, and Richard Madden.
  • Child of God (Directed by James Franco) Starring James Franco, Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson, and Jim Parrack.
  • The Wind Rises (Directed by Hayao Miyazaki) Featuring the voices of Hideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Masahiko Nishimura, Jun Kunimura, Shinobu Otake, and Mansai Nomura.

Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.  The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 – 15th.

Comic-Con: GAME OF THRONES Panel Recap; Cast and Crew Remember the Fallen, Talk Season 4 and Participate in a Fan Q&A Along with a Surprise Guest

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Game of Thrones was an odd presence at Comic-Con’s Hall H last year. On the one hand, it was an obvious inclusion. It’s hugely popular among geeks, and it can fill the room easily. But on the other hand, they had nothing to show because filming on the upcoming hadn’t begun. That also means that showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff weren’t on hand to answer questions. Instead, the panel rests entirely on the actors and their interactions with fans. I assumed we’d be getting the same thing at this year’s Comic-Con panel, but with more actors and a different moderator (Elvis Mitchell instead of author George R.R. Martin). Instead, Weiss and Benioff were on hand, they had some fun stuff to show, and aside from Mitchell’s weak, scattershot questions for the panel, it was a big improvement.

Hit the jump for a recap of the panel. Game of Thrones returns spring 2014.

Bella Heathcote, Lily James, and Margot Robbie Testing for CINDERELLA Lead; Richard Madden Shortlisted for Prince Role

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Disney is closing in on its titular female lead for Cinderella.  The project suffered a bit of a hiccup when director Mark Romanek exited the film this past January over creative differences.  Kenneth Branagh subsequently stepped in to take the helm, only to see Emma Watson come and go from the lead role in the span of a week.  Cate Blanchett is still set to star as the wicked stepmother, and now Branagh has narrowed down the lead to three actresses.  Hit the jump to find out who’s testing for the lead role and which Game of Thrones actor is being eyed to play the Prince.

54 New Images from Season 3 of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES Featuring the Many Looks of Westeros

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Over 50 new images from season three of HBO’s Game of Thrones are now available.  They feature all of your series favorites in addition to a bunch of new characters who will  attempt to make their marks this year.  As much fun as it is to check out the varied and detailed costumes worn across the lands of Westeros and beyond, it’s much more entertaining to see what kind of crazy expressions the actors pull (see Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr above).

The series stars Peter DinklageLena Headey, Maisie Williams, Michelle Fairley, Emilia Clarke, Alfie Allen, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Jack Gleeson, Aidan Gillen, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Richard Madden, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.  Game of Thrones returns March 31st at 9pm (EST).

New GAME OF THRONES Season 3 Images and EW Cover Featuring Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, and More

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The highly anticipated return of HBO’s Game of Thrones is nigh, and the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly is celebrating all things GoT to mark the occasion.  The magazine has revealed a few character portraits featuring Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Richard Madden, and Rose Leslie, in addition to this week’s Jon Snow/Dany-fronted cover.  It’s great to see the characters back in action, and Leslie’s Ygritte looks to have cleaned up rather nicely.

Hit the jump to take a look at the images, and click here to watch the most recent trailer.  Season three of Game of Thrones begins on Sunday, March 31st at 9pm.

Extended GAME OF THRONES Trailer Reveals New Footage

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A new extended trailer for season three of HBO’s Game of Thrones is now available.  It features most of the same footage from the first trailer, plus a few new scenes and bits of dialogue (still no Florence and the Machine though).  It’s definitely worth a watch, especially for fans of the George R.R. Martin series of novels as there are even more dramatic events revealed in this extended cut.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The series stars Peter DinklageLena Headey, Maisie Williams, Michelle Fairley, Emilia Clarke, Alfie Allen, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Jack Gleeson, Aidan Gillen, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Richard Madden, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.  Game of Thrones returns March 31st.

First Full Trailer for GAME OF THRONES Season 3

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The first full trailer for season three of HBO’s Game of Thrones has been released online.  While I love the music for Game of Thrones and “Florence and the Machine,” the latter feels a bit out of place here, but who cares?! [Correction: the song is "Bones" by MS MR"]  Without giving away any spoilers from the books, we get glimpses of a flaming ship, a flaming sword, ranks upon ranks of well-trained soldiers in the desert and yes, a dragon in full flight!  I’m ecstatic to return to Westeros in about a month, how about you?

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The series stars Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Michelle Fairley, Emilia Clarke, Alfie Allen, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Jack Gleeson, Aidan Gillen, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Richard Madden, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.  Game of Thrones returns March 31st.

Chaos Is a Ladder in New TV Spot for Season 3 of GAME OF THRONES

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We’re only seven weeks away from the new season of Game of Thrones, and a new TV spot has been released.  Narrated by Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen), the promo is very much in line with everything about Game of Thrones: it’s a power struggle.  Where some will see a crisis, others will see an opportunity, and we all hope that Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) wins.

Hit the jump to check out the TV spot.  The show also stars Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Michelle Fairley, Emilia Clarke, Alfie Allen, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Jack Gleeson, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Richard Madden, and Nikolaj Coster-WaldauGame of Thrones returns March 31st.

23 New Images from GAME OF THRONES Season 3

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It’s still nearly two months away from the debut of season three of HBO’s Game of Thrones, but these new character images should help pass the time.  Featuring new looks at old characters and first looks at new cast additions, these images showcase the outstanding costume design that’s been a hallmark of the series.  Fan-favorite Peter Dinklage returns with a whole new look while we get our first introductions to such new players as Clive Russell (Sherlock Holmes) as Catelyn Stark’s dutiful uncle, Bryndon Tully (“The Blackfish”) and Paul Kaye (Match Point) as Thoros of Myr, a red priest of the same order as Stannis’ go-to sorceress Melisandre, plus a lot more.  Hit the jump to check them out.  Game of Thrones returns to HBO starting March 31st.

New GAME OF THRONES Season 3 Featurette Reveals Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Highlights Old and New Characters from George R.R. Martin’s Novels

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Although HBO’s third season of Game of Thrones won’t kick-off until March 31st, their regular video blogs have given fans some insight into the daily workings of the production. A new behind-the-scenes featurette is no different as it shows off a good deal of footage of both fan-favorite characters we’ve come to know and love so far, plus new additions to the cast.  The cast and crew also provide commentary on the production of the season and what they’re excited for viewers to see.  Hopefully it won’t be too long before we finally get a real trailer.  Hit the jump to watch the new featurette for season three of Game of Thrones

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