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Film & TV news from the past week

Film & TV news from the past week

We’re all busy people and even the most ardent film and TV fan occasionally misses out on some breaking development or another. As such, here’s a quick rundown of all the relevant news from the past week to replenish your stores for conversation.

  • Total Film has teamed up with Latitude Festival for a second year running. You can find more details here.
  • Ben Affleck’s Gone Girl has received a number of teaser posters.
  • Director Don Hall has reported that upcoming animated film Big Hero 6 will not connect with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • A new trailer has been released for Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side.
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves has reported that he may be responsible for Andy Serkis’ new acting gig in Star Wars: Episode VII.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy has a new viral website called Galaxy Getaways and a selection of new posters.
  • Latino Review is claiming that Batman v. Superman may also feature tally-scarred serial killer Victor Zsasz as a secondary villain for the Dark Knight, as well as Senator Amanda Waller as a vocal opponent of the Man of Steel.
  • Jessica Alba appears in a new clip from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and new photos have been released of both Rosario Dawson and Jamie Chung.
  • Moviefone have published images of upcoming kid-friendly superhero film Max Steel.
  • Guillermo Del Toro has discussed his plans for Pacific Rim 2 and At the Mountains of Madness with The Wall Street Times.
  • The first official image has been released of Batman v. Superman on the USA Today website.
  • Vin Diesel has taken to Facebook to compliment the cast and crew of his latest feature, Guardians on the Galaxy, upon making a great film.
  • The Hangover trilogy’s Ken Jeong has signed on to Kevin Hart-Ice Cube comedy sequel Ride Along.
  • Tina Fey is developing an untitled witch project for Disney.
  • Deadline has confirmed that the next Sherlock episode will take the form of a 2015 Christmas Special.
  • A new trailer has been released for Foxcatcher.
  • A new Denis Leary sitcom called SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL is coming to FX later this month.
  • A first clip has been released from new Cameron Diaz/Jason Segel comedy Sex Tape.
  • Morgan Creek are developing a new series based on Clive Barker’s Nightbreed. You can find the first trailer here.
  • A first poster and UK trailer have been released for psychological thriller Before I Got To Sleep, which stars Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong.
  • A first trailer has been released for Horrible Bosses 2.
  • Entertainment Weekly has published the first images for Ridley Scott’s Biblical drama Exodus, which features an extensive cast including Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley.
  • A first trailer has been released for new Bill Murray dramedy St. Vincent.
  • Smurf writers J. David Stern and David N. Weiss have begun work on Enchanted 2.
  • What Richard Did Next‘s Sam Keeley will join Bradley Cooper in Chef.
  • A teaser trailer has been released for the fifth and final series of Boardwalk Empire.
  • Bryan Singer has posted an image on Instagram showing the first page of the script for next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse.
  • A first trailer has been released for Brit LGBT drama Pride.
  • Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourdes has been given a role in Star Wars: Episode VII
  • The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund have Tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of Henry Cavill in Batman v. Superman.
  • Coming Soon reports that Pierce Brosnan is eager to join the cast of The Expendables 4.
  • Tom Hardy has joined Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Poulter in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Western The Revenant.
  • A first trailer has been released for Luke Evans starrer Dracula Untold.
  • Film4 FrightFest have published this year’s line-up. You can read the full list here.
  • A new series of viral trailers and concept art have been released for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
  • Stalingrad director Fedor Bondarchuk is directing an adaptation of The Odyssey for Warner Bros.
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will shoot at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, the same place as the original Harry Potter films.
  • Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson are joining revenge Western By Way of Helena.
  • Auteur Paul Mazurksy has died at the age of 84.
  • A first trailer has been released for horror film The Last Showing.
  • Deadline is reporting the Jared Hess’ heist comedy has received several new cast members, including Ken Marino and Kate McKinnon.
  • Robert Redford will produce an adaptation of World War 2 novel Climb to Conquer.
  • Mario Kassar is planning a remake of classic Japanese horror Audition.
  • A first trailer has been released for Bill Hader-Kristen Wiig comedy The Skeleton Twins.
  • Veteran James Bond writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have been brought on to redraft John Logan’s script for Bond 24.
  • Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of works as diverse as Millions and 24 Hour Party People, has been confirmed as the final writer on Doctor Who series 8, which will premiere in Cardiff on August 7th.
  • A new trailer has been released for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final film, A Wanted Man.
  • Jason Bateman will star and direct a new FBI/wedding comedy.
  • A first trailer has been released for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, which stars Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy.
  • Prolific film composer Hans Zimmer is planning a UK tour. You can purchase tickets here.
  • A new trailer has been released for Doctor Who series 8, featuring the voice of Davros, creator of the Daleks. Meanwhile, Michelle Gomez will appear as The Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere.
  • Liverpudlian warlock Constantine will have to forgo his trademark smoking habit in NBCU’s new Constantine series due to network restrictions.

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Rob Wallis is a graduate of the London Film School and a recent member of the Online Film Critics Society. He also keeps a rarely updated, bare-bones blog, Of All the Film Blogs, (www.ofallthefilmblogs.blogspot.com). You can follow him on Twitter @robertmwallis.

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