28 May 2015   Comments Off on Henry Cavill pulls out of ‘Stratton’

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EXCLUSIVE: Man Of Steel star quits production just days before shooting was set to begin.

Henry Cavill has pulled out of the leading role in Special Forces thriller Stratton, less than a week before shooting was set to begin on June 2.

Action director Simon West (Con Air, The Expendables 2) was due to start shooting in London and Rome from next week on the film, based on the first of a series of novels by Duncan Falconer.

GFM Films is providing finance and worldwide sales and was selling the film at Marché du Film in Cannes last week.

But GFM co-founder Guy Collins told ScreenDaily that it was now contacting distributors to inform them of the change.

“After securing many distribution deals ahead of the market, we had a really good Cannes and had closed more deals ahead of production next week,” said Collins.

“But just before leaving Cannes last Friday we were informed by the production company that they wanted to push the start date back by around three weeks to finalise some additional casting and make some further fixes to the script.

“Then, during several meetings this week in London with both sets of producers including Henry Cavill, he told us he has decided not to shoot this script at this time. He had a different vision of what the film should be to us and the production team and wanted to delay production until September and shoot a different story and script.”

The project was originally optioned and developed by Ileen Maisel and Lawrence Elman’s Amber Entertainment Ltd, who are co-producers with Promethean Productions, the new production company created by Henry Cavill, his brother Charlie Cavill and producer Rex Glensy.

Cavill was to play Stratton a SBS (Special Boat Service) operative for MI5 as he and his team risk life, limb and national security to track down an international terrorist cell.

Shock

“It has been a shock for us and will be for our distributors,” added Collins, whose GFM Films was most recently involved with upcoming Simon Pegg comedy Absolutely Anything.

“We want to keep the production team together and Simon West as director so we have no option other than to exercise our rights under our funding agreements and replace Henry – which is not an easy task.”

When Cavill first came on board he said: “I’ve long wanted to tell a story about the British Special Forces and finally the opportunity has come around. Duncan Falconer’s work is fantastic and we are incredibly fortunate to be working with him so closely.

“We plan to convert the books to cinema as accurately as possible while keeping them topical. Simon West is a perfect match for this movie with his ability to marry storytelling and action, both of which are essential to do this project justice.”

The British actor will next be seen in Guy Ritchie’s spy thriller The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Cavill’s representation had not responded to Screen at time of publication.

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26 April 2015   Comments Off on CinemaCon WB Presentation – The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – Photos

Sorry about the delay in posting these. huge thanks to Luciana:



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22 April 2015   Comments Off on Why Batman V Superman Isn’t A Man Of Steel Sequel

From cinemablend.com

If you’ve read many Internet rants or seen the latest Honest Trailer, people have some reservations about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The teaser trailer brought up a lot of questions as to what this movie actually is. Is it a Man of Steel sequel? Is it supposed to introduce Batman? Is it setting up Justice League? According to Henry Cavill, the answers are no, yes and yes.

MTV recently caught up with the Superman actor in Las Vegas for the CinemaCon presentation of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and pressed him for details. Though he didn’t say much, Cavill did reveal a couple of things, namely that Batman v Superman is not a Man of Steel sequel. Wait, what?

I wouldn’t call this a Superman sequel. This is Batman versus Superman, so it’s a separate entity altogether. It’s introducing the Batman character, and expanding upon this universe, which was kicked off by Man of Steel. It’s an introduction to the [Batman] character, and ultimately an introduction to Justice League.

That should help subside some of the complaints making the rounds…some of them, anyway.

Those present for last year’s San Diego Comic-Con got to see some early footage from Batman v Superman, but we were all eager to see the first full teaser trailer hit the airwaves. Layered with the voices of Holly Hunter, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons and Ben Affleck’s new, gravely Dark Knight timbre, this brief look was already jam packed. Coming off the events of Man of Steel, the world isn’t quite sure what to make of their new savior. Kal-El has his fair share of critics, his harshest being Lex Luthor (Eisenberg). While he’s dealing with that dilemma, he also has to worry about Batman stepping in to make him bleed. Why does the Caped Crusader hate Superman so much? What would cause so many people to turn on the man who saved the planet from General Zod’s army?

Then there’s the second half of the film’s title and Cavill’s statements to consider. Here’s the actor’s full statement.

While the film will primarily be about the Batman v Superman aspect, Dawn of Justice speaks to the trickle of appearances throughout. Warner Bros. made a big showing in casting Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, while we also received our first look at Jason Momoa’s Aquaman. In addition, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller are reportedly making some type of appearance in the film, as well.

Director Zack Snyder has a lot on his plate, and it’s the same juggling act Joss Whedon faced with Avengers: Age of Ultron. There, he had to introduce Ultron, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, ignite some sparks between Captain America and Iron Man pre-Civil War, insert Easter eggs and a character from Black Panther, and further set up the Infinity War to come down the road. Reviews for Avengers are pretty positive, so here’s hoping Snyder can accomplish the same feat.

19 April 2015   Comments Off on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – First Trailer

The first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is out, here’s the video and captures:

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19 April 2015   Comments Off on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – New Poster

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice director, Zach Snyder, has posted 2 teaser posters for the movie on his twitter tonight, they’re in the gallery, via @ZachSnyder

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29 March 2015   Comments Off on Henry attends ‘Empire Awards’

Henry attended erarlier today the Jameson Empire Awards 2015 held on Grosvenor House Hotel in London. I added a few pictures at the gallery: