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The Weinstein Company Reveals Trailer For ‘The Imitation Game’

The Weinstein Company has unveiled an official trailer for The Imitation GameThis film adaptation is based on Andrew Hodges’ biography Alan Turing: The Enigma.

The video embedded above offers glimpses of star actor Benedict Cumberbatch as the famous logician and computer scientist. Novelist Graham Moore penned the script.

According to Deadline, the story “centers on Turing and his team’s race against time to break the Enigma code at Britain’s top-secret Bletchley Park facility.” This movie will hit theaters on November 21, 2014.

Beyonce Posts ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Video On Instagram

The first trailer for the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation will be unveiled on Thursday.

Grammy Award-winning diva Beyoncé has posted a short teaser video on Instagram. In the past 24 hours, the piece (embedded above) has drawn more than 388,000 “likes.”

Here’s more from Deadline: “The singer’s involvement in the film has not been confirmed, although when some footage was screened at CinemaCon in March, her ‘Haunted’ was heard in the background. The handsy clip below has a remix of Beyoncé’s ‘Crazy In Love,’ but no recognizable shots of leads Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.”

Christopher Walken Signs On as Captain Hook For ‘Peter Pan’ Musical

Peter PanNBC plans to adapt J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan as a live musical.

Academy Award winner Christopher Walken has landed the role of villain Captain Hook. Hollywood veterans Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have signed on as producers.

Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter: “Based on James M. Barrie’s revered book and musical, NBC’s new take, which hails from Universal Television, comes after the network in 1955 staged a live broadcast of the Broadway production of Peter Pan that opened in 1954. The show, starring Tony winners Mary Martin and Cyril Richard drew 65 million viewers — the highest rating for a single night program at the time.”

Keisha Castle-Hughes May Join the ‘Game of Thrones’ Cast

gotd304Rumors have been swirling in Hollywood that actress Keisha Castle-Hughes may join the Game of Thrones cast for season five.

Hughes, an Academy Award nominee, will likely play one of Oberyn Martell’s bastard daughters (known as the “Sand Snakes”) named Obara SandVanity Fair describes Obara, the eldest of her siblings, as “think Arya meets Brienne meets Oberyn Martell.” Many feel that this character will become a fan favorite.

Earlier this year, a leak revealed that Obara is the “most athletic Sand Snake will be having a major fight scene with a series regular character- not one who crosses her path in the books. This is an interesting change.” What do you think?

George R.R. Martin Hopes For a Future ‘Game of Thrones’ Movie

georgerrmartinCould Game of Thrones be seen on the big screen one day? George R.R. Martin has high hopes to end this adaptation after seven or eight seasons on HBO with a movie.

According to Screen Daily, the author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series revealed this idea during an appearance at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival. Some speculate that all the work that goes into producing a movie would allow Martin more time to write the sixth and seventh installments of his beloved book series. Others feel that whatever ending Martin intends to pen requires a full movie to capture.

Here’s more from MTV.com: “As Ned Stark so famously warned, winter is coming; we know the White Walkers exist in numbers beyond the Wall, and we know Dany’s dragons are only getting bigger and bigger. It’s only a matter of time before all these forces come to a head, and perhaps a feature film is the only way to do justice to the massive ideas percolating in Martin’s mind.”

Collective Digital Studio to Adapt ‘Maximum Ride’ Into a YouTube Mini-series

maximum rideCollective Digital Studio has acquired exclusive online rights to James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series. The studio intends to present this fantasy story as a YouTube mini-series.

This project would not mark the first time that Patterson’s popular young adult series has received the adaptation treatment. Yen Press has released seven volumes of Maximum Ride as a manga series with illustrations by artist NaRae Lee; three more installments are in the pipeline.

Here’s more from Variety: “The eight-book Maximum Ride series, which has sold more than 30 million copies, centers on six kids who have been genetically modified to be 98% human and 2% bird — giving them wings and the power of flight. Storyline follows the group, led by 14-year-old girl Maximum “Max” Ride, after they escape from the lab facility known as The School and are pursued by their former captors.” (via Page to Premiere)

Lionsgate Unleashes ‘Panem Address’ Video #2 to Promote ‘Mockingjay Part 1′

Lionsgate has unleashed a “Panem Address” video called “Unity” to promote the Mockingjay Part 1 movie. So far, the video has drawn more than 6,000 “likes” on Facebook.

Continuing where the previously released “Together As One” video left off, the video embedded above stars President Snow with victors Peeta Mellark and Johanna Mason standing beside him. It also features glimpses of rebel Beetee Latier who hacks into the program.

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New Trailer Unleashed For ‘Gone Girl’ Movie

Twentieth Century Fox has unleashed a new trailer for the Gone Girl movie adaptation. The video embedded above offers scenes with the characters Nick Dunne, Amy Dunne, Desi Collings, Detective Rhonda Boney, and Detective Jim Gilpin.

Over the July 4th holiday weekend, The Huffington Post unveiled a promotional poster featuring a photo that showcases “the central couple (played by Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck) celebrating their wedding night with friends and a champagne toast. The photo is placed inside an evidence bag, hinting at the mystery that’s to unfold surrounding the pair.” What do you think?

‘Dracula Untold’ Trailer Released

Universal Pictures has unveiled a new trailer for the Dracula Untold movie. According to Variety, the story for this film follows the human Vlad Tepes and the events that lead to his transformation into Count Dracula.

The video embedded above features glimpses of actor Luke Evans who stars in the titular role. Thus far, the trailer has drawn more than 191,000 “likes” on Facebook. This movie will hit theaters on October 17, 2014.

Starz & Fremantle Media Team Up to Create An ‘American Gods’ TV Show

American GodsStarz and Fremantle Media are teaming up to create a television series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.

According to the A.V. ClubHeroes screenwriter Bryan Fuller will pen the pilot script and Smallville producer Michael Green will take on the showrunner position. Both men along with Gaiman himself will serve as executive producers.

Gaiman had this statement in the press release: “When you create something like American Gods, which attracts fans and obsessives and people who tattoo quotes from it on themselves or each other, and who all, tattooed or not, just care about it deeply, it’s really important to pick your team carefully: you don’t want to let the fans down, or the people who care and have been casting it online since the dawn of recorded history. What I love most about the team who I trust to take it out to the world, is that they are the same kind of fanatics that American Gods has attracted since the start. I haven’t actually checked Bryan Fuller or Michael Green for quote tattoos, but I would not be surprised if they have them.”

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