James’ new film Submergence (with Alicia Vikander) is finally on limited theaters and it’s also available on Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes. DVD and Blu-ray release date is set for May 15, 2018.
In a room with no windows on the eastern coast of Africa, a Scotsman, James More, is held captive by jihadist fighters. Thousands of miles away in the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders prepares to dive in a submersible to the ocean floor. In their confines they are drawn back to the Christmas of the previous year, where a chance encounter on a beach in France led to an intense and enduring romance.
I’ve got my own digital copy and made screen captures – which obviously have spoilers if you still didn’t see the movie yet. Also additional stills are added, so, enjoy!
It’s a strange pick-up line, but it works for Dani (Alicia Vikander) when she meets James (James McAvoy) at a French seaside hotel and they begin an intense romance in the new Wim Wenders drama Submergence (in theaters today). Dani is a deep-diving marine scientist, and James is a spy who goes to Somalia and is captured by jihadist fighters, and as the two risk their lives for their work, they must hold on to their memories of each other.
In the exclusive clip above, we witness the couple’s first meeting, before their lives begin to unravel. With the character of James, McAvoy adds another soldier/spy to his docket (Atomic Blonde, Atonement), and EW called him up to get the low-down on what keeps calling him back to these roles, how the similarities and differences between them inform his work, and the challenges of playing a character who faces repeated psychological abuse.
EW – James McAvoy is angling to have a very famous nose.
The star of stage and screen told EW he’s hoping to return to the London stage in 2019 in a production of Cyrano De Bergerac, the play originally penned in 1897 that tells the story of a gifted poet who pines for the beautiful Roxane, but fears his large nose will prevent him from finding romantic happiness.
The play has been translated from the French and adapted for modern audiences dozens of times, and it’s unclear which adaptation, if not a new one, McAvoy would hope to bring to the boards. “We’re just trying to find the time and find the space,” he said.
McAvoy also added that he’s hoping to partner with longtime theatrical collaborator Jamie Lloyd on the production. Lloyd would direct, with McAvoy starring. Most recently, the two worked on Macbeth and The Ruling Class together, which both ran to rave reviews at London’s Trafalgar Studios and earned McAvoy Olivier Award nominations.
McAvoy has worked with Lloyd in the theater for more than a decade, and they share a love of tackling plays with a violent, visceral approach. “I know he’ll hit hard and do them very on-the-front-foot, which is the kind of thing I like,” he said. “I feel like Cyrano is a great opportunity to do both physical and verbal fireworks, so fingers crossed, we can marry both.”
With Jessica Chastain officially on board “It: Chapter 2,” New Line has now begun to zero in on who will play the rest of the Losers Club with James McAvoy and Bill Hader in talks to join the next installment.
Sources tell Variety that McAvoy is in talks for the role of Bill, who was played by Jaeden Lieberher in the first pic, while Hader is in talks for the role of Richie, which was played by Finn Wolfhard in the last film.
Director Andy Muschietti is back to direct, with Gary Dauberman penning the script.
“Chapter One” of “It” followed the first half of Stephen King’s eponymous novel, telling the story of a group of children who are terrorized by Pennywise the Clown and forced to face their own demons to defeat him. “Chapter Two” will follow the last half of the novel, when the characters return to their hometown years later as adults to face Pennywise once again.
Submergence, which Erin Dignam adapted from J.M. Ledgard’s novel, finds two lovers, separated by thousands of miles as they both face life-or-death situations. James McAvoy is James Moore, a British intelligence agent who has fallen afoul of jihadist fighters in Somalia. As he endures his captivity, his thoughts drift to marine bio-mathematician Danielle Flinders (Alicia Vikander), the women he fell for after they met the previous Christmas at a swanky, remote retreat. She, meanwhile, is thinking of him as her submersible explores the depths of the ocean floor, and gets into its own danger in the murky waters.
The movie will be playing at Glasgow festival next 23 and 24 of February, and its out in USA on April 13. Watch the official trailer below:
Written By LucianaComments Off on New ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ Still
Empire has revealed some new images in its latest issue for the next instalment in the X-Men movie franchise, X-Men: Dark Phoenix. One of the images features Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), and Jessica Chastain in her unrevealed role. Check it:
After the X-Men team is dispatched to space for a rescue mission, a solar flare hits the X-Jet and the surge of energy ignites a malevolent, power-hungry new force within Jean – the Phoenix.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set for release on November 2nd, 2018. Simon Kinberg is directing a cast that includes franchise veterans Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Professor X), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler) and Evan Peters (Quicksilver) alongside new additions Jessica Chastain and Lamar Johnson.
Dark Phoenix is, well, dark as evidenced by this photo of Charles (James McAvoy), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Storm (Alexandra Shipp) mourning something or somebody. “I would call Dark Phoenix a drama,” says Lawrence. “We have really great action scenes and we go to space like within the first five minutes of the movie. So it’s definitely exciting but emotionally all these characters are taking the biggest, most extreme dives than they have in the whole series.”
Dark Phoenix will arrive in theaters on Nov. 2, 2018. Come back tomorrow for scans of the EW issue!
Written By LucianaComments Off on Shyamalan announces Glass has wrapped filming
M. Night Shyamalan returned in a big way earlier this year with his movie SPLIT, which earned some of the best reviews of his career, and made $278 million worldwide (off a $9 million budget). A huge final scene revealed this was not a normal horror flick and was indeed the long-awaited sequel to his film UNBREAKABLE. He announced he was getting to work on the final entry, GLASS, and he has now taken to Twitter the movie has officially wrapped production.
The tweet came on Monday night as Shyamalan thanked the cast and crew, as well as the city of Philadelphia where the movie was shot.
Just wrapped #Glass!! Much love to my cast & crew. Thank you for helping me tell this special story. And love to Philly for all the support!
The sequel will see McAvoy’s Kevin, a man with multiple personalities, crossing paths with Bruce Willis’ David Dunn, who was the subject of Shyamalan’s UNBREAKABLE, the director’s take on a superhero movie. The two will go toe-to-toe as Dunn hunts Kevin down, all while Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price, a.k.a. Mr. Glass, who was also in UNBREAKABLE, acts as an orchestrator and knows secrets about the two men. Taylor-Joy will reprise her role as Casey Cooke from SPLIT, and actress Sarah Paulson was added to the cast some months ago.
GLASS is set to hit theaters January 18, 2019.
Check in our gallery pictures taken when James was filming last month some scenes in Philadelphia.