The BFI London Film Festival launched this week with a typically British premiere of The Imitation Game. A talent heavy turnout lead by Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley walked the rain beaten red carpet to kick off two weeks of galas, previews and special events.
— Charlie Girling (@charlie_girling) October 8, 2014
There’s been plenty of big news away from the festival too.
Carrying on the home-grown streak, we were treated to a full cast announcement of a remake of Dad’s Army. Toby Jones, Bill Nighy and Michael Gambon are just some of the big British names on the line-up, with filming beginning in Yorkshire this month.
Big news also came for Ghostbusters III on Thursday, as Bridesmaids director Paul Feig announced that he will once again be teaming up with The Heat scribe Katie Dippold. There have been strong hints of an all female cast for the third instalment, although no other details are being revealed at this stage.
Will Smith and Margot Robbie are conning for cash in Focus, which received its first trailer today. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the film follows Smith and his elite squad of tricksters into sticky territory following the arrival of Robbie’s ‘intern’ Jess. Focus will be released in February 2015.
An intriguing first look at Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland was also released this week. Paired with new stills of the adventurous film, the teaser shows Brit Robertson as the troubled Casey, who finds that she can travel to brave new lands via a mysterious pin. Also starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie and Judy Greer, this looks set to take next year’s blockbuster season by storm.