Channing Tatum Will Fight ‘The Forever War’ for Warner Bros. 0 30

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The Forever War, the Hugo Award-winning 1974 novel by Joe Haldeman, will finally be brought to the screen with Channing Tatum lined up to star.

Warner Bros. ultimately won a bidding war against Sony Pictures for the rights, which had been with Ridley Scott for the last few years before lapsing. Tatum and WB’s last sci-fi effort, Jupiter Ascending (pictured above), was a box-office and critical disappointment, so the studio will be hoping that The Forever War – which has spawned two follow-ups – will have better franchise potential.

From Amazon, the plot is as follows:

The Earth’s leaders have drawn a line in the interstellar sand–despite the fact that the fierce alien enemy they would oppose is inscrutable, unconquerable, and very far away. A reluctant conscript drafted into an elite Military unit, Private William Mandella has been propelled through space and time to fight in the distant thousand-year conflict; to perform his duties and do whatever it takes to survive the ordeal and return home. But “home” may be even more terrifying than battle, because, thanks to the time dilation caused by space travel, Mandella is aging months while the Earth he left behind is aging centuries…

Jon Spaihts has been tipped to pen the script for the adaptation. The scribe has his (brilliant) original screenplay Passengers set-up at Sony and is attached to the recently announced Cube remake, alongside the small matter of Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

Do you like the sound of The Forever War? Do you think Tatum will have better luck this time than he did with Jupiter Ascending?

Source: Deadline

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I’m a fledgling film writer living in Edinburgh. I write for and edit the film section of The Journal, an online student newspaper and now contribute to Thoughts on Film. I still love the original Star Wars trilogy, which started my film obsession. My other favourites include – Raiders of the Lost Ark; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Blade Runner; The Third Man and The Social Network. When not watching movies, you can normally find me listening to classic rock or watching cricket.

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Watch: Incredible New Trailer for ‘The Revenant’ 0 97

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We don’t usually post trailers individually – saving them for the Trailer Watch – but this one was just too good to pass up.

The Revenant is the new film from acclaimed director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who most recently won an Oscar for Birdman. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter in a tale of a forntierman in 1820 who sets out on a path of vengeance who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

We already had one amazing teaser trailer, now check out the equally great new trailer below:

Could this be the film that finally wins Leo his Best Actor Oscar? Quite possibly!

The Revenant is set for release in the UK on January 15th, 2016.

Vincent Cassel To Play Villain in Next ‘Bourne’ Film 0 36

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After a fourth Bourne film in which Jason himself was conspicuous by his absence, things are returning to the old but brilliant formula of Matt Damon starring and Paul Greengrass directing.

We already know that in addition to Damon returning (rejoice!), Tommy Lee Jones and woman-of-the-moment Alicia Vikander are part of the cast, playing a tough CIA operative and (presumed) love interest, respectively, as well as Julia Stiles reprising her small but crucial role as Bourne helper Nicky Parsons. But now we’re getting word that one of the best French actors in the business is also joining the cast.

Variety has the news that the wonderful Vincent Cassel has signed on to the spy action sequel as its main villain, which will see him match wits and possibly even go toe-to-toe go with the former amnesiac hero. Although exact plot details are being kept secret for the time being, sources are saying that Cassel will play an assassin tracking Bourne. No doubt he will tie in with the Treadstone/Blackbriar history of the Bourne mythology – maybe he’ll be a scorned fellow assassin who feels Bourne somehow wronged him/was chosen ahead of him.

The series has a pedigree of casting great actors as assassins, whether it be Clive Owen in The Bourne Identity, Karl Urban in Supremacy, Edgar Ramirez in Ultimatum and Oscar Isaac in Legacy.

I was already looking forward to the return of the Damon-Greengrass team but the addition of Cassel – genuinely one of my favourite actors of modern times – only makes me wish next summer would get here sooner.

The as-yet-untitled Bourne sequel is set to start shooting this year for a July 29th, 2016 release date.

Source: Variety