Guillermo del Toro’s Fantastic Voyage Remake to Film Next Fall

Guillermo del Toro's Fantastic Voyage Remake to Film Next Fall

Guillermo del Toro’s Fantastic Voyage remake to film next fall

It was over a year and a half ago that fan-fav director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pacific Rim) signed on to direct 20th Century Fox and Lightstorm Entertainment’s long-gestating Fantastic Voyage remake. Now, Deadline is reporting that it will be del Toro’s next project after he completes work and promotion on his December 8 Fox Searchlight release, The Shape of Water. The original plan was to start production next spring for a holiday 2019 release, but with his Shape of Water commitments and potential award season activity, Fantastic Voyage will now restart its lengthy prep period in spring 2018 to begin production by fall 2018 at the latest, pushing the release to 2020.

Set to make use of the same 3D technology Cameron used for AvatarFantastic Voyage is about a scientist who is dying of a blood clot. His only chance for survival is for five scientist colleagues to be miniaturized in a ship called the Proteus, and injected into his bloodstream. The film is a remake of the 1966 original, directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Raquel Welch and Donald Pleasence.

The project would unite del Toro with his longtime friend James Cameron, and screenwriter David Goyer (Batman BeginsMan of Steel) who penned Blade II. Cameron, Jon Landau, and Rae Sanchini are producing with Goyer in line to executive produce.

Fantastic Voyage remake has been in the depths of development hell for many years with a revolving door of potential directors (Roland Emmerich, Paul Greengrass, Shawn Levy), stars (Will Smith, Hugh Jackman) and screenwriters (Shane Salerno, Laeta Kalogridis, Marianne & Cormac Wibberley). Although not an official Fantastic Voyage remake, Joe Dante’s 1987 film Innerspace took a page or twelve from the original Fantastic Voyage in depicting a similar miniature trip through the human body.

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Callum Turner to Play Newt Scamander’s Brother in Fantastic Beasts 2

Callum Turner to Play Newt Scamander’s Brother in Fantastic Beasts 2

Callum Turner to play Newt Scamander’s brother in Fantastic Beasts 2

According to Variety, Warner Bros. Pictures has cast hot young British actor Callum Turner (Green Room, Assassin’s Creed) as Newt Scamander’s brother in Fantastic Beasts 2! Eddie Redmayne will return as Scamander, with Jude Law playing a young Dumbledore and Johnny Depp returning as the villain Grindelwald in the Paris-set sequel.

Turner will next be seen as the lead in the drama The Only Living Boy in New York, opposite Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan and Jeff Bridges.

J.K. Rowling, who made her screenwriting debut on the global hit Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, has also written the screenplay for the second movie. The story moves deeper into an increasingly dark time for the wizarding world, where Newt Scamander and our other heroes have to decide on their allegiances.

The first film in the Fantastic Beasts series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, began a new era in the wizarding world, decades before the Harry Potter movies, which still reign as the top-grossing film franchise of all time. Acclaimed by both critics and audiences, the 2016 release became a global blockbuster, earning more than $ 814 million at the box office.

Principal photography begins this summer on the new Fantastic Beasts adventure, which will be directed by David Yates, who previously helmed the final four Harry Potter features, as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The film also reunites producers David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen are serving as executive producers.

Slated for release on November 16, 2018, the film, which is the second of five planned Fantastic Beasts movies, will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

What do you think of Callum Turner playing Newt’s brother? Let us know in the comments below!

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Superhero Bits: Green Lantern Casting Hints, Mads Mikkelsen’s Fantastic Four Audition & More

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Why did Mads Mikkelsen walk out of his Fantastic Four audition? Why did Tyler Mane come back as Sabretooth in any other X-Men movies? How big will J.K. Simmons‘ role as Commissioner Gordon be in Justice League? Is Henry Cavill hinting that someone has already been cast as a Green Lantern? Want to be an extra in Fox’s new X-Men show? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

A new TV spot for Logan tries to convince some moviegoers to come see Wolverine instead of Beauty and the Beast.

If you look closely, you can see Medusa in these set photos from the production of Inhumans over in Hawaii.

Logan - Wolverine - Set Photo

Hugh Jackman tweeted out this behind the scenes image from Logan for his own Throwback Thursday on Twitter.

This past week new episodes of The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow hit a new low in audience ratings.

Check out a preview for “Kapiushon”, the 17th episode of the current fifth season of Arrow coming next week.

Tyler Mane explains why he didn’t reprise his role as Sabretooth in any later movies in the X-Men franchise.

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Baby Groot ruined the tape for Awesome Mix Vol. 2, but I hope he doesn’t do that in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Finn Jones says Iron Fist helps The Defenders understand the bigger picture at the ground-level of the MCU.

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Watch: Fantastic ‘Brix and the Bitch’ Short Directed by Nico Raineau

Brix and the Bitch Short Film

«We can find a way out of this…» This is a badass short to watch whenever you get the chance. Brix and the Bitch is an action short film written and directed by Nico Raineau, a friend & fan of the site, and up-and-coming filmmaker. This short has been picking up tons of awards at festivals throughout 2016 and is now available online to watch. It’s about a tough woman caught up in an illegal fight club who must fight the one person she refuses to harm in order to escape. Starring Dre Swain and Alex Marshall-Brown. It’s best to take a moment and watch this without reading any more about it, you may dig it more than expected. ›››

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‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2’ begins filming in August

With an ambitious five films expected from the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them franchise, Newt Scamander and his friends are expected to be pretty busy for the next ten years or so. According to MyEntertainmentWorld.com, it won’t be long before Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2 will begin filming. The site has the film’s start date set for August 2017. It also confirms the movie will be shot in London and Paris. It has been speculated that Fantastic Beasts 2 will follow Newt as he continues his career in magizoology, and fighting against Gellert Grindelwald.  We also know that Newt’s ex-girlfriend who he still has a soft spot for, Leta Lestrange, will make an appearance in the movie too, and will be played by Zoe Kravitz. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2 will hit theaters in 2018.  

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First Trailer for ‘This Beautiful Fantastic’ with Jessica Brown Findlay

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«There was nothing normal about the girl. She grew into the oddest of odd balls.» Samuel Goldwyn Films has released a trailer for an indie drama titled This Beautiful Fantastic, written and directed by Simon Aboud. Jessica Brown Findlay (seen in Albatross, Winter’s Tale, The Riot Club, Victor Frankenstein) stars as Bella Brown, an awkward, shy young woman who dreams of writing and illustrating a successful children’s book. Described as a «contemporary fairy tale», she encounters her grumpy next door and works to save a garden most of the time. Also starring Andrew Scott, Tom Wilkinson, Jeremy Irvine, Anna Chancellor & Eileen Davies. This actually looks quite good, it reminds me a bit of Amelie. Have a look. ›››

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Fantastic Beasts Blu-ray and Digital HD Announcement

Fantastic Beasts Blu-ray and Digital HD Announcement

Fantastic Beasts Blu-ray and Digital HD announcement

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that the blockbuster Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them arrives on Digital HD on March 7 and Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD on March 28. Check out the Fantastic Beasts Blu-ray trailer and details below!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes us to a new era of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, decades before Harry Potter and half a world away. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl) stars in the central role of Magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston as Tina, Tony Award winner Dan Fogler as Jacob, Alison Sudol as Tina’s sister, Queenie, Ezra Miller as Credence, two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton as Mary Lou Barebone, Oscar winner Jon Voight as Henry Shaw, Sr., Carmen Ejogo as Seraphina Picquery, and Colin Farrell as Percival Graves.

The film marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose seven beloved Harry Potter books were adapted into one of the highest grossing film franchises of all time. Her script was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” written by her character Newt Scamander.

In addition to David Yates, the film reunited a number of people from the Harry Potter features, including producers David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. Tim Lewis, Neil Blair and Rick Senat served as executive producers.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray for $ 44.95, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $ 44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $ 35.99 and 2-disc DVD Special Edition for $ 28.98 on March 28. The Ultra HD Blu-ray features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc of the film in high definition, and a digital version of the film in Digital HD with UltraViolet*. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the film in standard definition. All versions include a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them via purchase from digital retailers.

Additionally, all of the special features, including interviews with filmmakers, character and creature featurettes, deleted scenes and 360° videos, can be experienced in an entirely new, dynamic and immersive manner on tablets and mobile phones using the Warner Bros. Movies All Access App, available for both iOS and Android devices. When purchased digitally and redeemed on UltraViolet, the Warner Bros. Movies All Access App allows users to watch the movie and simultaneously experience synchronized content related to any scene, simply by rotating their device. Synchronized content is presented on the same screen while the movie is playing, thus enabling users to quickly learn more about any scene, such as actor biographies, scene locations, fun trivia, or image galleries. Also, users can share movie clips with friends on social media and experience other immersive content. The Movies All Access app is available for download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

The Blu-ray discs of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

FANTASTIC BEASTS VIRTUAL REALITY
Also available this year will be an expanded Fantastic Beasts Virtual Reality experience. This version of the previously released Virtual Reality will allow fans to return to the wizarding world for a more robust and expanded experience featuring new beasts and participate in more magical spells as they interact with each of the creatures inside Newt’s case. Additionally, the experience includes never-before-seen footage and will be available for purchase on several VR platforms.

HARRY POTTER ON ULTRA HD BLU-RAY
Finally, Warner Bros. will release all eight Harry Potter films on Ultra HD Blu-ray in 2017. The last four films will be released on March 28 and will include Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will be available later in 2017. Ultra HD Blu-ray showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray,Blu-ray Combo Packs and 2-disc DVD Special Edition contains the following special features:
· Before Harry Potter: A New Era of Magic Begins!
o Join J.K. Rowling as she, David Yates and David Heyman return to Leavesden Studios to build a new and exciting corner of the wizarding universe.
· Characters
o The Magizoologist
o The Goldstein Sisters
o The New Salemers
o The No-Maj Baker
o The President and the Auror
· Creatures
o Meet the Fantastic Beasts
o Bowtruckle
o Demiguise
o Erumpent
o Niffler
o Occamy
o Thunderbird
· Design
o Shaping the World of Fantastic Beasts (360°)
o New York City (360°)
o MACUSA (360°)
o Newt’s Magical Case (360°)
o The Shaw Banquet
o The Blind Pig (360°)
· Deleted Scenes (11 scenes)

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