Shortly after the release of the first teaser trailer for Disney’s upcoming Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, three beautiful character posters have been released. Joachim Rønning is directing from a script by Linda Woolverton, Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, with a cast including Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. A fantasy […]
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies arrived on UK home video this week and we happen to have an interview clip in which stars Lilly James, Bella Heathcote, Sam Riley, Douglas Booth and former Doctor Who Matt Smith discuss which of them would survive in a zombie apocalypse. At least one acknowledges their dependence on creature comforts […]
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Boardwalk Empire alum Michael Pitt is in talks to join Ghost in the Shell, the DreamWorks adaptation of the Masamune Shirow manga and subsequent animated film and television series. Scarlett Johansson will star as a female special ops cyborg who leads an elite task force called Section 9 for Hanka […]
Sony has upped the promotion for their film Pride And Prejudice And Zombies with two new clips and a new trailer. In the first clip Lena Hedy and her henchmen confronts Lily James about Elizabeth’s plans with Catherine’s nephew. The second has Sam Riley showing us a good use for carrion flies. Pride and Prejudice […]
A new trailer for Pride & Prejudice & Zombies has been released. It mixes the classic novel of Jane Austen with everyone’s favorite supernatural force of undead nature. It also, at least from the trailer, looks like a fun mashup of the two. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqjGlOwWbks[/youtube] Featuring Lily James, Lena Heady and Sam Riley and directed by […]
Variety reports that Control and Maleficent actor Sam Riley will co-star opposite Scarlett Johansson in Paramount Pictures‘ co-production of Ghost In The Shell. Based on the Masamune Shirow manga and the subsequent animated film and television series, Johansson will play a female special ops cyborg who leads an elite task force called Section 9 for […]
One of the more interesting characters in Maleficent is Diaval, her sidekick, or familiar. Sometimes he is a crow, and sometimes he is Sam Riley-shaped.
I like all these guys but I have to say I’m not ready to let go of that Eva Green suggestion just yet.
With Sam Riley, Garret Hedlund, Kirsten Dunst and Kristen Stewart. Cast still seems like a joke.
Undoubtedly one of my most keenly anticipated pictures of the year, Neil Jordan‘s Byzantium sees him return to the Vampire genre, as well as the British sea front drama, which he has also excelled at. The script has been written by Jane Eyre and Tamara Drewe‘s Moira Buffini, based upon her own play, and as […]
Walter Salles has cracked out the pin-ups for his feature film adaptation of On The Road. There’s Garret Hedlund, Kristen Stewart and, in the Kerouac-alt role of Sal Paradise, Sam Riley. An awful lot of people have tried to make this film over the years. Salles’ film will not be able to avoid the most […]
Shooting will start next week on Byzantium, Interview With The Vampire director Neil Jordan‘s return to the bloodsucker genre. The Irish Film Board have today announced that they’ll be providing the film with some funds, charging it up to shoot on location around Dublin and Wicklow. I’ve reported on the film before: Jane Eyre and […]
A couple of weeks ago, just ahead of the UK DVD and Blu-ray blah blah release of Brighton Rock, I was offered a chance to speak to its writer-director, Rowan Joffe. Unfortunately, his only availability for interview coincided with a screening I was already commited to. But there was some wriggle room, and it was […]
Rowan Joffe’s new adaptation of Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock is out now on DVD and Blu-ray across the UK. We’ve got three DVD copies of this sleaze-tinged seaside noir to give away, so just read on and follow the simple instructions. Adapted from Graham Greene’s brilliant 1939 novel, Brighton Rock charts the headlong fall of […]
Rowan Joffe’s debut film is another adaptation of the Graham Greene novel, Brighton Rock. I saw the picture at the London Film Festival where it was this year’s surprise film and seemed to go down fairly well. I’ll tell you specifically what I thought of it in the new year, but I’ll say this for now: […]
Here’s a whole gravel pit of smaller stories, with a few bigger chunks tossed in for good measure. I was suffering somewhat yesterday, so I start today playing catch up. But catch up we will, beginning right now. And it’s always good to have somewhere for the fiddly stuff I just couldn’t crack over the […]
Rowan Joffe’s adaptation of the beloved Graham Greene novel Brighton Rock is about to start a circuit of film festivals around the world. Here’s a clip that features a tense moment between Helen Mirren and Andre Riseborough as Ida and Rose, two women caught up in the dangerous world of “young scarface” mobster, Pinkie Brown. Pinkie […]