PHOTOS: The Thing is Revealed in ‘Fantastic Four’

by Jordan McGuire on April 10, 2015


Thanks to 20th Century Fox, /film and apparently some dude’s Instagram feed, we finally see the industrial strength official photo of The Thing, the rock formation from the new superhero flick Fantastic Four. Along with The Thing photo, we see two other awesome photos from the upcoming film. We can over analyze both photos below.


This photo looks to be Richard Reed. Miles Teller is laying on some sort of device that will either help or hurt his flexibility. His left arm appears to be stretched more so than his right and it seems that his hands are no pictured or are completely absent. Are those scientists in the green suits? Not too sure if this is a positive or negative photo for Mr. Fantastic but I certainly can’t wait to find out.


The last photo looks like it is right out of a shot from Prometheus or even Interstellar. The shot itself looks superb and the world that is set up is incredibly vast. The setting alone looks to be out of this world and creates a universe that is like no other Fantastic Four film we’ve seen before.

Fantastic Four opens August 7. The superhero picture is written Simon Kinberg and directed by Josh Trank. The film stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell.

Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Visit the official website for Fantastic Four here. And watch the trailer here.


Mustafa Shakir Joins New Orleans-Shot ‘Quarry’

by Jordan McGuire on April 3, 2015


A couple months ago, Cinemax ordered a 1970s period drama series based off of the novels of Max Allan Collins. Now, shooting on Quarry is already underway in New Orleans, directed by Australia-native John Hillcoat.

The New Orleans-shot series will star Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim), the incredibly versatile Stellan Skarsgard, Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus), Noah Taylor (Game of Thrones) and Jamie Hector (The Wire).

Joining the cast as a regular in Quarry is Mustafa Shakir (The Grounds). Shakir just wrapped a five-episode arc in the HBO miniseries Criminal Justice. He is set to play Moses, a clever and an Iago-ish type character who doesn’t hold loyalty high in his repertoire. Moses is autonomous, perplexing and will reveal his dark side at the drop of a hat.

Hillcoat is responsible for the dark, visceral and emotionally powerful films The Road and Lawless. The outgoing director has a knack for adapting novels to the screen. Cormac McCarthy’s The Road was adapted for the screen and the visually bleak and ravaged backdrop Hillcoat created was amazing. We can expect Hillcoat’s visceral vision to translate well in Quarry.

Quarry follows Mac Conway as he returns home from serving two tours in Vietnam, but struggles to find work and return to normal life. A shady opportunity provides him an entry into another, more dangerous life he knows little about, but is very adept at.

If you are interested in a job working on Quarry visit jobScene to submit a resume. The post-Vietnam dark drama will be an eight-episode season.

Source: Deadline



FIRST LOOK: Michael Fassbender in ‘Slow West’

by Kate Bannon on July 1, 2014

1379666256_slow_west-oo-webFrom playing a German Lieutenant in Inglorious Basterds (2009) to Magneto in the X-Men (2011) to an android in Prometheus (2012), Michael Fassbender can basically do anything. In Slow West, we see him, charming as ever, as a 19th century traveler in British writer/director John Maclean’s upcoming western film.

The story follows young Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) who leaves Scotland to embark on a journey across the 19th century American Frontier to find the woman he loves. After finding himself in the angry path of danger, the seventeen-year-old has no choice but to partner up with mysterious traveler Silas Selleck (Fassbender) who agrees to protect him for a cash profit. Together, they dance with danger as Jay realizes America isn’t the fairytale land he imagined.

Although the film’s release is far off, this first look has emerged. Fassbender may look threatening with cigarette in his mouth and a knife in his hand, but it is safe to assume the boy is not in any danger with Fassbender as his caretaker.

Fassbender and Maclean have previously worked together in two shorts, including the 2012 BAFTA-winning Pitch Black Heist. Slow West will hopefully be a fresh take on the American western, filtered through the eyes of European filmmakers. The film is being shot in Scotland and New Zealand as stand-ins for Colorado.

Fassbender is producing while MacLean keeps his fingers crossed for his first feature film debut. With these two back together, Slow West will hopefully appear at film festivals in the fall.tumblr_n6j0oiOCkH1r92slwo1_r1_1280-web