Thursday, February 23, 2017

Netflix's Buys Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman'

The times they are a changing as streaming giant Netflix's has acquired worldwide rights to Martin Scorsese’s gangster movie 'The Irishman,' the film will reunite Scorsese with Robert De Niro. Al Pacino and Joe Pesci are also set to star.

'The Irishman' is a biopic of Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran, a mob hitman who claimed to have been involved in the notorious murder of union boss Jimmy Hoffa in 1975. Its based on Charles Brandt’s 2004 book 'I Heard You Paint Houses' and will be adapted by Steven Zaillian.

Its due to start shooting later this year, with a projected release date in late 2019.

Prologue for Ridley Scott's 'Alien: Covenant'

A 5 minute clip has been released for Ridley Scott's 'Alien: Covenant,' the film stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demian Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollet, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby, Noomi Rapace and James Franco.

Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with "Alien: Covenant," a new chapter in his groundbreaking "Alien" franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

'Alien: Covenant' opens 19 May 2017.


'Iron Fist' Featurette and Motion Poster!

A featurette and motion poster have been unveiled for the Marvel Netflix series and final Defender 'Iron Fist!' Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, a martial arts expert with the ability to call upon the power of the Iron Fist. Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey, and Rosario Dawson also star.

In Marvel’s Iron Fist, billionaire Danny Rand returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

The series will be launched on Netlfix on March 17, 2017.

'Ghost in the Shell' Feature Trailer

The feature trailer is below for the live action remake of the anime classic 'Ghost in the Shell,' directed by Rupert Sanders the film stars Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Pilou Asbæk, Kaori Momoi, Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Yutaka Izumihara, Tuwanda Manyimo and Rila Fukushim.

In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, “The Ghost in the Shell.”

It opens in theaters nationwide on March 31, 2017.