Popular role-playing game returns to multiplexes as Hollywood vies to sate demand for fantasy material in the era of Game of Thrones and The HobbitA new movie based on the hugely popular fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons is heading to cinemas following the settlement of a long-running legal battle between studio Warner Bros and rights holder Hasbro, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Ridley Scott is said to be returning to space next year for the sequel to his Alien prequel, with returning stars Noomi Rapace and Michael FassbenderWhile the critical response might have been mixed (The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw called it “muddled”), the box office for Prometheus was a global success story.
Diablo Cody’s script about a runaway rocker mother who attempts to reconnect with her family feels prescriptive, but the cast’s performances are so good that it doesn’t matterIt takes just five seconds to realise that this will be a memorable movie. There’s the opening jangly chords to Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s American Girl, and then in close-up, Meryl Streep with ratty braids, bad makeup and a bold, deep, rockin’ voice.
Former Olympic judo medallist will follow up roles in The Expendables 3 and Fast & Furious 7 with a film based on her bestselling autobiographyMixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey will star in a biopic of her own life, she has confirmed. Paramount has optioned rights to New York Times bestseller My Fight/Your Fight, the Olympic judo medallist’s recently-published autobiography, with an eye on Rousey to star.