Connect with us

Published

on

Production is underway on New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!”  David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation”) directs the origin story, which stars Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck”) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong (the “Kingsman” movies) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.  Peter Safran (upcoming “Aquaman,” “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle” films) serves as the film’s producer.

shazam superhero

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out.  In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard.  Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them!  Can he fly?  Does he have X-ray vision?  Can he shoot lightning out of his hands?  Can he skip his social studies test?  Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child.  But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

Zachary Levi as Shazam

“Shazam!” also stars Jack Dylan Grazer (“IT”) as Billy’s best friend and ultimate superhero enthusiast, Freddy, part of the foster family that includes Mary, played by Grace Fulton (“Annabelle: Creation”); Darla, played by Faithe Herman (TV’s “This is Us”); Eugene, played by Ian Chen (TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat”); and Pedro, played by Jovan Armand (TV’s “Hawaii Five-O”).  Cooper Andrews (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) and Marta Milans (TV’s “Killer Women”) play foster parents Victor and Rosa Vasquez, with Ron Cephas Jones (“This is Us”) as the Wizard.

Christopher Godsick, Jeffrey Chernov, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia are serving as executive producers.

Sandberg’s creative team includes his “Annabelle: Creation” director of photography Maxime Alexandre, production designer Jennifer Spence, editor Michel Aller and costume designer Leah Butler.

Set primarily in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, principal photography for the film is taking place in Toronto.

Firmly set in the DC universe but with his own distinctly fun, family-centric tone, the character first appeared in Whiz Comics in 1940 and was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck.

Movie News

THE DARK KNIGHT 10 Year Anniversary!

Ten years ago today, Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight” was released.  Commemorating the 10-year anniversary, Warner Bros. Pictures is bringing the film to four select IMAX® locations for an exclusive, one-week engagement, beginning August 24, 2018.  The announcement was made today by Jeff Goldstein, President Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Published

on

batman dark knight movie poster

Ten years ago today, Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight” was released.  Commemorating the 10-year anniversary, Warner Bros. Pictures is bringing the film to four select IMAX® locations for an exclusive, one-week engagement, beginning August 24, 2018.  The announcement was made today by Jeff Goldstein, President Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

the dark knight movie

With “The Dark Knight,” Nolan broke new ground—shooting select sequences of the movie with IMAX film cameras—making “The Dark Knight” the first major feature film to utilize IMAX 70mm film and take advantage of the format’s massive scale and increased resolution.  The movie was hailed by both critics and audiences and went on to be the top-grossing release of 2008.  In the years since, Nolan has continued to pioneer the use of IMAX film cameras, employing them on an even greater scale in “The Dark Knight Rises,” as well as “Interstellar” and, most recently, “Dunkirk.”

The exclusive limited engagement will offer the public an extremely rare opportunity to see “The Dark Knight” on the biggest screens possible, as it was intended to be seen—in IMAX 70mm film—offering a uniquely immersive cinematic experience.

the dark knight movie joker

Tickets for the opening day go on sale this Friday, July 20th, with showtimes only announced for August 24th.  The theatres will list additional showtimes for subsequent dates closer to release.

“The Dark Knight” will be playing for one screening a day at the following theatres:

AMC Universal Citywalk IMAX, Universal City

AMC Lincoln Square IMAX, New York City

AMC Metreon IMAX, San Francisco

Ontario Place Cinesphere IMAX, Toronto

“The Dark Knight” stars Christian Bale in the title role and Heath Ledger, who won an Oscar for his performance as The Joker.  The ensemble cast also includes Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Morgan Freeman.

Nolan directed “The Dark Knight” from a screenplay written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer.  Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan produced the film.  Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull served as executive producers.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Christopher Nolan film.  “The Dark Knight,” is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.  Batman was created by Bob Kane.  The film is being re-released by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.  It was rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and some menace.

Continue Reading

Movie News

Check It Out! Warner Bros. Releases One Sheet for “Aquaman” Movie!

The age of superhero movies is over twenty years strong now. From Dark Knights and Men of Steel to mutant heroes and Avenging crusaders, the world of cinema will never be “normal” again. Thankfully, Warner Bros./DC Comics’ next film, Aquaman, will be joining the ranks and we could not be more excited! The film is set to be released on December 21st of this year, just in time for the Christmas movie craze and of course stars Jason Momoa as the titular, iconic superhero

Published

on

aquaman movie poster

The age of superhero movies is over twenty years strong now. From Dark Knights and Men of Steel to mutant heroes and Avenging crusaders, the world of cinema will never be “normal” again. Thankfully, Warner Bros./DC Comics’ next film, Aquaman, will be joining the ranks and we could not be more excited! The film is set to be released on December 21st of this year, just in time for the Christmas movie craze and of course stars Jason Momoa as the titular, iconic superhero!

aquaman one sheet photo

Warner Bros. has released the one sheet for Aquaman and it looks nothing short of amazing. Check it out below:

From the one sheet we can definitely Aquaman will not be a “fish out of water” so to speak. He is definitely in his element with this underwater motif. We are hoping a good chunk of the film actually shows him fighting underwater, similar to the underwater fight scenes between Aquaman, his wife, Mera, and Steppenwolf in Justice League (look above). In this film the hero will fighting his own brother, Orin, aka “Ocean Master!”

patrick wilson as ocean master in aquaman movie

Patrick Wilson as “Orin/Ocean Master”

We are also excited about the new trailer coming this Saturday! It only ups the ante for this film, definitely giving us something hot to look forward to in the colder months. Be sure you check back here for more Aquaman news as it develops!

Continue Reading

Movie News

“Riverdale” Star, Charles Melton (@_MELTON_), Cast Opposite of Yara Shahidi in New Film, “The Sun is Also a Star!”

There are few young stars we love more than Yara Shahidi. This amazing young lady is not only an actress, she is also highly intelligent and an activist. Thus, it was only a matter of time before we found her headlining in movie titles. That day is here and Yara is set to star in a new film, The Sun Is Also A Star. Starring opposite of her, and playing her love is interest, is none other than Riverdale star, Charles Melton!

Published

on

charles melton reggie mantle riverdale

There are few young stars we love more than Yara Shahidi. This amazing young lady is not only an actress, she is also highly intelligent and an activist. Thus, it was only a matter of time before we found her headlining in movie titles. That day is here and Yara is set to star in a new film, The Sun Is Also A Star. Starring opposite of her, and playing her love is interest, is none other than Riverdale star, Charles Melton!

As you may already know, Charles Melton plays the role of “Reggie Mantle” in Riverdale, and is the second actor to do so. The first being Ross Butler who left the role after the first season due to scheduling conflicts with Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. 

via The Hollywood Reporter

charles melton reggie mantle riverdale

Riverdale breakout Charles Melton has been tapped to star opposite Yara Shahidi in the YA adaptation The Sun Is Also a Star.

Based on the New York Times best-seller from Nicola Yoon, the film centers on Natasha (Shahidi), a girl in New York City whose pragmatism is challenged when she falls in love right before her family is set to be deported back to Jamaica.

Melton will play Daniel Bae, the teenage son of Korean immigrants who meets Natasha by fate.

MGM and Warner Bros. are behind the feature, having picked up the rights to Yoon’s book after partnering for an adaptation of the author’s debut, Everything, Everything. Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip) adapted the book for the screen, with Ry Russo-Young set to direct.

Alloy Entertainment’s Les Morgenstein and Elysa Koplovitz Dutton will produce. Tracy Oliver will executive produce. Cassidy Lange is overseeing the project for MGM, and Niija Kuykendall is overseeing for Warner Bros.

The Sun Is Also a Star is the highest-profile project to date for Melton, who is best known for playing fan favorite Reggie Mantle on the popular CW series Riverdale. His other credits include Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story. Melton is repped by Untitled and Gang Tyre.

The Sun Is Also a Star is set to hit theaters May 17, 2019.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Facebook

Trending

%d bloggers like this: