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James spot on set of “It: Chapter 2”


Written by Luciana on September 12 2018

James schedules seems to be crazy lately. With X-Men: Dark Phoenix re-shoots taking place in Ontario and “His Dark Materials” currently being shoot in Cardiff (Wales), he was spot on set of “It: Chapter 2” earlier today alongside co-star James Ransone.

Last week /Film shared an interview with screenwriter Gary Dauberman, in which he talks about the sequel. Read it below:

“Like I said with the first one, it’s really this embarrassment of riches. It was trying to do your best job of taking what Stephen King wrote so beautifully all those years ago and try to translate it to the script page,” Dauberman shared with SlashFilm. “For me it was just really fun to be able to revisit these characters and see what they’re up to 27 years later. There was a challenge trying to get all those character introductions and “here’s where we are so far” which is fun to tackle. How can we find an elegant solution to introduce this many characters again to the audience?”

In the original novel and in the 1990 miniseries, the narrative takes place in the “present,” with the adult characters coming together to honor an oath they made as children, while using flashbacks to explore their various connections to one another. Director Andy Muschietti decided to fracture the timeline so that audiences can connect exclusively with the young characters in the first film, making for a more fulfilling emotional journey in the follow-up film.

“In the first one, they’re all together in school so you see them in a bunch but 27 years later, I don’t think it’s a spoiler they’re sort of scattered all over the country,” Dauberman noted. “So we see pieces of who they’ve become which I think is really exciting. Then of course it was great to see them return to Derry.”

The Losers’ Club reunites for the first time at a restaurant, making it a memorable scene for audiences in both the book and miniseries.

“The Jade of the Orient is such a defining and iconic scene in the book. That was something I remember as a thing I was writing towards,” the writer confessed. “It was like, ‘Okay, coming up is Jade of the Orient. That’s going to be super cool.’ It was a nice signpost to write towards which I dug.”

Writing the film wasn’t an entirely joyful experience, with Dauberman noting, “The ending I think will satisfy the audience and maybe break their hearts a little bit.”

Check the HQ images in our gallery:

BBC’s ‘His Dark Materials’ Series Starts Production


Written by Luciana on July 27 2018

BBC and Bad Wolf have officially announced the start of production on their His Dark Materials adaptation in Wales today. In addition, the remaining cast members that will be rounding out the cast of the series were officially confirmed, according to ComingSoon.

Author Philip Pullman says: “I’m delighted that the production is under way, and I’m looking forward immensely to seeing how it looks. Bad Wolf has assembled a wonderful cast and I’m sure every HDM reader is as keen as I am to see it all coming together.”

Dafne Keen (Logan) will be playing the main character Lyra with Lin Manuel-Miranda (Hamilton, Mary Poppins Returns) as Lee Scoresby, James McAvoy (Split) as Lyra’s uncle, Lord Asriel and Clarke Peters (The Wire) playing The Master who trains Lyra. Ian Gelder (Queers) who will be portraying Librarian Scholar Charles, Ruth Wilson (The Affair) as the glamorous Mrs. Coulter, Will Keen (Wolf Hall) as Father MacPhail, Ariyon Bakare (Life) as Lord Boreal, and Georgina Campbell (Black Mirror) as journalist Adele Starminster.

New additions to the series include Anne-Marie Duff (Suffragette) as Ma Costa, James Cosmo (Game of Thrones) as Farder Coram, Lucien Msamati (Richard II) as John Faa, Mat Fraser (Cast Offs) as Raymond Van Geritt, with Geoff Bell (War Horse) as Jack Verhoeven, and Simon Manyonda (King Lear) as Benjamin de Ruyter.

The young actors joining the cast include Lewin Lloyd as Roger Parslow, Daniel Frogson as Tony Costa, Tyler Howitt as Billy Costa and Archie Barnes as Pantalaimon.

The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper will direct the eight-part series. The His Dark Materials adaptation will be produced by Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner’s Bad Wolf with New Line Cinema for BBC One.

M. Night Shyamalan Debuts First ‘Glass’ Trailer


Written by Luciana on July 21 2018

M. Night Shyamalan is back with his highly anticipated comic-book thriller Glass.

The upcoming flick brings together the narratives from 2000’s Unbreakable and 2016’s Split, featuring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy.

Anya Taylor-Joy will also return and Sarah Paulson will join the cast as a psychologist who studies people who believe they are superheroes.

Glass is set to hit theaters January 18th, 2019.

‘Glass’ First Look


Written by Luciana on July 15 2018

Entertainment Weekly has the first look of Glass on its preview issue, out this week.

Eighteen years after “Unbreakable,” Bruce Willis’ David Dunn and Samuel L. Jackson’s Elijah Price will finally share the screen together once more in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass.” The actors will be joined by James McAvoy’s Kevin Crumb, who appeared in Shyamalan’s “Split.” “Split” famously ended by revealing itself as existing in the same universe as “Unbreakable,” and now Shyamalan will bring his two films together and finish off his surprise trilogy.

McAvoy spoke to the publication about learning during rehearsals what Shyamalan really had planned for the movie. The actor hilariously admits that he didn’t even know what the director was talking about at first when he told him he would be adding David Dunn into the film.

We were chatting and he said, ‘Well, maybe if this one does well, we’ll do another one,’?” McAvoy said. “I was like, ‘Really? We’re going to do a sequel to “Split”?’ He was like, ‘Yeah, you know, bring back David and all that.’ And I was like, David? Oh, wait a minute…

“Glass” is set to open nationwide January 18, 2019 via Universal Pictures and the actors are going to Comic-Con for promoting the movie.

Check in our gallery scans and more.

James attends Universal presentation at CinemaCon 2018


Written by Luciana on April 26 2018

James attended today the CinemaCon 2018 in Nevada, alongside his Glass co-stars Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson, Bruce Willis and director M. Night Shyamalan, for the Universal pictures presentation. We have the first pictures added in our gallery:

James McAvoy Joins Elton John & David Furnish for ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ Screening


Written by Luciana on April 22 2018

James McAvoy attended earlier today (April 22) a Sherlock Gnomes London Family Gala held at Cineworld Leicester Square in London, England, hosted by Elton John and husband David Furnish.

The movie will be released in the UK on May 11, and is already in theaters in the USA. Be sure to check it out!

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