While principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures highly anticipated film Wonder Woman, with director Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, the first photo has been released and can be seen down below!
While the film doesn’t until until two years from now, Gadot’s character will be making her big screen debut in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
In addition to Gadot, Wonder Woman also stars Chris Pine as Captain Steve Trevor, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, and Lucy Davis.
It’s produced by Charles Roven, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, with Richard Suckle, Stephen Jones, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Rebecca Roven as executive producers.
Jenkins behind-the-scenes crew are director of photography Matthew Jensen; Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto; Oscar-winning editor Martin Walsh; and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming.
Principal photography will take place on location in the UK, France and Italy.
Set to open in 2017, Wonder Woman is based on the characters created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.
With production set to begin on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 early next year in Atlanta, Georgia, star Zoe Saldana has shared a behind-the-scenes photo through her Instagram where she’s having a facial cast prepared, presumably for the make-up department in order to create her prosthetic pieces for her role as Gamora.
The sequel will also feature the return of Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, and Bradley Cooper as the unlikely heroes who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions. The group will be joined by Canadian actress Pom Klementieff who could be playing the role of Mantis.
James Gunn returns as writer and director for the sequel, which is expected to start shooting in early 2016 for a May 5, 2017 release.
Universal Pictures want to continue their relationship with director/star Angelina Jolie as they want her to lead their upcoming remake of the 1935 camp horror classic The Bride of Frankenstein.
First announced back in 2009, the Bride remake was being developed as a directing project for Neil Burger, to be produced by Brian Grazer and Sean Daniel with a screenplay by Burger and Dirk Wittenborn. Although now, Grazer is still active as producer, but there’s no confirmation as to Burger’s involvement. There is also no details as to where Bride of Frankenstein would be integrated into the shared cinematic Monster Universe that Universal is developing with writers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan.
Morgan scripted the 2008 hit Wanted which was also said to have a sequel, and that the studio would like to have Jolie to star in it too, although that has been battled for some time with little movement. Ultimately, Jolie is also rumored to return for development sequels like Maleficent or Salt if she wanted to go the franchise route, a path she has avoided since the failure of 2003’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.
Meanwhile, the original Bride of Frankenstein film was directed by James Whale and starred Boris Karloff as the monster and Elsa Lanchester as the titular bride, continuing the story that began with 1931’s Frankenstein. Compared to its predecessor it was a much lighter, more surreal film made with a certain degree of mocking meta humor, including an opening featuring Lanchester as author Mary Shelley.
Check out your first set photos of Brad Pitt on the Berlin set of War Machine, a provocative, satirical comedy from writer-director David Michod for Plan B Entertainment and Netflix, which can be seen down below!
WAR MACHINE centers on a four star, rock star general (Pitt) whose lethal reputation and impeccable track record vaults him to command the American war in Afghanistan. The film also costars Will Poulter, Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Alan Ruck and Scoot McNairy.
Inspired by the bestselling book “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan” by the late Michael Hastings, WAR MACHINE is produced by Netflix and Pitt alongside his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, and producer Ian Bryce.
Broad Green Pictures announced that Drumline’s Charles Stone will direct Ain’t No Half Steppin, an upcoming upbeat comedy spec from screenwriter Chuck Hayward, who currently writes for Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life on FOX, and was previously on One Big Happy and Bent for NBC. Matt Alvarez, Lena Waithe and Benjamin Cory Jones will produce.
AIN’T NO HALF STEPPIN centers on an ambitious black sorority girl who, in order to get admitted to the law school of her dreams, agrees to cross culture lines and teach the exclusive art of black Greek stepping to a band of wild, Kardashian-obsessed white sorority girls whose charter is about to be revoked.
Matt Alvarez from Broad Green said:
“Much like he did with DRUMLINE, Charles does an incredible job of bringing subcultures into the mainstream and we are excited to see him do the same thing with AIN’T NO HALF STEPPIN.”
“I just skimmed the surface of black Greek life in DRUMLINE. AIN’T NO HALF STEPPIN gives me a chance to delve deep into the art of competitive stepping. Chuck and the producing team have put together a brilliant, smart comedy, which audaciously explores the dynamics and identity politics within black and white sororities.”
Josh Reinhold will oversee the project, while Lauren McCarthy will oversee the project on behalf of Broad Green Pictures.
Kenneth Branagh will direct 20th Century FOX’s upcoming Murder on the Orient Express adaption of Agatha Christie’s acclaimed mystery novel of the same name.
The novel, which was published in 1934, is considered one of the most ingenious stories ever devised. It revolves around a murder onboard the famous train, and Belgian detective Hercule Poirot must solve the case– but there are a number of passengers who could potentially be the murderer. In addition to directing, Branagh will also play detective Poirot.
Other movies Branagh has directed include Henry V, the blockbuster comic book adaption Thor and most recently Cinderella. He’s currently co-directing and appears on stage as Leontes in William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, which will also have live broadcast in theaters TODAY; and he co-directs and co-stars in Terrence Rattigan’s Harlequinade, which launches the yearlong theatre season for the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company at the Garrick Theatre in London.
James Princhard, Chairman of Agatha Christie Ltd and Agatha Christie’s Great Grandson said:
“The extraordinary thing about my Great Grandmother’s stories is just how timeless they are and how perfectly they lend themselves to the cinematic experience. Eighty years after the publication of the novel, FOX and its creative team will bring MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, a classic Christie tale, to new audiences across the world. We are genuinely excited about this partnership and with 33 Poirot stories to be told, we look forward to this being the first of many collaborations.”
Hilary Strong, Chief Executive Officer at Agatha Christie Ltd said:
“We have been working with the fantastic team at FOX for some time now and we could not be happier with the creative talent that they have brought together for this wonderful project. Michael Green has crafted a brilliant script, full of essence of Agatha Christie and the mischief and brilliance of Hercule Poirot and I cannot think of a better director or actor to bring that script and character to light than Kenneth Branagh. We have also been delivered an amazing team of producers– Simon Winberg, Ridley Scott and Mark Gordon– and I have no doubt that the alchemy of this extraordinary group of talented individuals and Agatha Christie’s brilliant story and character will create a cinematic feast that is truly memorable.”
Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg, Mark Gordon and Branagh will produce. Michael Schaefer and Aditya Sood will also produce. Michael Green is writing the screenplay, with Steve Asbell overseeing the production for FOX. James Prichard and Hilary Strong will both executive produce.
Check out this new promo that ABC has released for their hit series Marvel’s Agent Carter season 2, which can be seen down below!
The new season premieres on Tuesday, January 5 at 9PM ET on ABC.
After Agent Carter season 2 ends, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD will return to ABC on Tuesday, March 8.
Agent Carter returns for a second season of adventure and intrigue, starring Hayley Atwell in the title role of the unstoppable secret agent for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Dedicated to the fight against new atomic age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home– and perhaps even a new love– she’s about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.
Also starring James D’Arcy, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj.
It was also recently announced that supporting cast for this season includes Dominic Cooper, Bridget Regan, Wynn Everett, Reggie Austin, Currie Graham, Lotte Verbeek, Lesley Boone, Ken Marino and Kurtwood Smith.
Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Chris Dingess, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee and Jeph Loeb executive producers. Marvel’s Agent Carter is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.