London Film Festival is well underway with films like The Imitation Game, Whiplash and Foxcatcher receiving rave reviews from critics and audiences. Hollywood stars and home-grown favourites have made their way down the red carpet this week, with the closing gala Fury taking place on Sunday.
Stateside the Oscar hum has been growing louder following festival season and now we have ourselves a host. Neil Patrick Harris, mostly known as the promiscuous Barney in How I Met Your Mother but most recently seen as the chilling ex-lover in Gone Girl, will be taking to the stage for the Academy Awards 2015.
Warner Bros. have gone DC loco with a series of announcements this week, starting with confirmation that Ezra Miller will be donning the suit of The Flash to feature in his own movie. The star of We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower will be stepping into the superhero spotlight for the first time with a standalone project as well as an appearance in the Justice League movie. Game of Thrones’ Jason Mamoa has also officially been announced as Aquaman, who will be appearing in numerous DC projects including his own film.
Warner have announced a whole throng of releases up to 2020, including a Wonder Woman solo film, as well as a Suicide Squad movie set for release after Justice League.
Though it’s yet to be confirmed, the Danny Boyle/Aaron Sorkin Steve Jobs biopic may have found a lead in Christian Bale. The Dark Knight actor has been in talks to play the Apple mastermind after Boyle’s favourite Leonardo DiCaprio backed out of the project.
The first official poster for Jurassic World hit the web earlier this week along with its tagline; ‘The Park Is Open’. Director Colin Trevorrow has thus far been heightening interest via social media in light of the film’s release in June next year, although a lot of the film has still been kept tightly under wraps.
Ron Howard’s epic new project In the Heart of the Sea has its first trailer and it looks like gripping stuff. Chris Hemsworth returns to collaborate with the Rush director, playing Owen Chase, the leader of a whaling ship that is attacked by a sperm whale. With an impressive supporting cast including Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson and Ben Whishaw, the film will be released in March.