Posts tagged with "Ready Player One"

BUZZ News Shorts: Spider-Man Homecoming, Cumberbatch Steals Christmas & More

BUZZ News Shorts: Spider-Man Homecoming, Cumberbatch Steals Christmas & More
••• According to The Hollywood Reporter, the producers of Spider-Man: Homecoming are in talks with former Batman Michael Keaton to play the film’s main villain. No news on who that villain might be, but if it’s The Vulture the Keaton would be going from one Birdman to another. ••• Sony has revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch is set to voice the Grinch in a new animated film version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas, which is set for... 

Simon Pegg In Talks For Role In Spielberg’s Ready Player One

Simon Pegg In Talks For Role In Spielberg’s Ready Player One
According to The Hollywood Reporter Simon Pegg (Shaun Of The Dead, Spaced, Star Trek) is in negotiations for a role in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, the sci-fi adventure movie set in the future but based on a virtual game influenced by the games, TV, music and films of the ’80s. So Pegg should feel right at home having had his formative cultural education in that era. He’s up for the role of Ogden Morrow (though Hollywood Reporter... 

BUZZ News Shorts: Ready Player One, Dungeons & Dragons, The Leftovers & More

BUZZ News Shorts: Ready Player One, Dungeons & Dragons, The Leftovers & More
••• Tye Sheridan, who will soon be seen as a young Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse, has nabbed the lead role of gamer Wade Watts in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. The story is set in a future world dominated by a vast virtual reality network called Oasis, created by a 1980s-obsessed genius who dies and bequeaths his fortune to the winner of a fiendish competition. In the book Wade starts as a podgy kid (though he goes on an extreme diet... 

BUZZ News Shorts: Deadpool 2, Preacher, Ready Player One & More

BUZZ News Shorts: Deadpool 2, Preacher, Ready Player One & More
••• Jackie Earle Haley (Rorschach in Watchmen, Freddy in the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake) has joined the cast of AMC’s adaptation of Preacher in for a six-episode stint as the villainous Odin Quincannon, an iconic character from the original Garth Ennis comic book series. The television version of the character is described as, “a small, decrepit man with the unscrupulous iron will necessary to be the most powerful man in Annville... 

Star Wars Episode VIII Release Date Change Sparks Major Rescheduling Frenzy

Star Wars Episode VIII Release Date Change Sparks Major Rescheduling Frenzy
Get your flow charts ready – this gets complicated. Disney has moved the release date for Star Wars Episode VIII from 26 May 2017 to 17 December 2017, causing a domino effect of rescheduling for some other other movies. First up, Disney moved its own Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales from 7 July 2017 to take over the 26 May released date vacated by Episode VIII – the Memorial Day weekend slot. Then Sony shifted the next Spider-Man... 

BUZZ News Shorts: Game Of Thrones, Star Wars, Ready Player One, Evolution

BUZZ News Shorts: Game Of Thrones, Star Wars, Ready Player One, Evolution
••• Watchers On The Wall, via Vanity Fair, is reporting that Essie Davis (The Babadook) has been cast in the next season of Game Of Thrones as… Cersei Lannister. Er, hang on… what? Well, okay, she’ll be playing an actress in a touring drama troupe playing a character based on Cersei Lannister. All very Hamlet. Someone trying the capture the conscience of the Queen? Or just taking the piss out of her after her shaming last season? This... 

BUZZ News Shorts: Star Wars Episode VIII, Artemis Fowl, The Muppets & More

BUZZ News Shorts: Star Wars Episode VIII, Artemis Fowl, The Muppets & More
• Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin),  Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) are all on the shortlist for a major new role in Star Wars Episode VIII. According to Coming Soon, “They will take part in a chemistry-read with Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega by the end of the month.” We’re pretty sure they don’t mean they’ll reading the periodic table together. • Another current actor... 
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