Last week, Universal Pictures unveiled new details about their Universal Monsters Shared Universe, which will officially kick off in 2017 with the Untitled Mummy Reboot. The end credits scene in last year's Dracula Untold served as a "prologue" to this universe. One of the several other projects in development at Universal is a remake of Bride of Frankenstein, with a report from The Hollywood Reporter revealing that the studio is eyeing Angelina Jolie to star as the title character. With Universal financing her latest directorial effort, By the Sea, the actress may be more inclined to star in Bride of Frankenstein, to return the favor for By the Sea, which has tanked at the box office, earning just $313,000 after two weeks in theaters.
The Bride of Frankenstein reboot has been in the works for several years, with Neil Burger (Divergent, Limitless) signing on to write and direct the reboot back in 2009. Brian Grazer and Sean Daniel were set to produce, with a screenplay by Neil Burger and Dirk Wittenborn (The Lucky Ones). This new report still lists Brian Grazer as a producer, but it isn't known if Neil Burger and Dirk Wittenborn are involved.Read More
By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Brad Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Angelina Jolie), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Mélanie Laurent) and François (Melvil Poupaud) and village locals Michel (Niels Arestrup) and Patrice (Richard Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives. The supporting cast includes Sarah Naudi, George Camilleri, Anna Cachia and Frédéric Dessains. EW has our look at the new trailer.
By the Sea will go up against Warner Bros.' true story drama The 33 and Paramount's horror movie prequel Rings on November 13. The project marks Angelina Jolie's third directorial effort, following 2011's In the Land of Blood and Honey and last year's Unbroken. The November 13 release date could make it a prime contender for awards season consideration, but we'll have to wait and see how critics and audiences alike respond to the drama.Read More
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt share the big screen for the first time since 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith in the trailer for By the Sea. We haven't heard much about this drama since the first look photo debuted back in September, but today we finally get to see some footage from this drama, which Angelina Jolie also wrote and directed. Universal Pictures has set a November 13 release date for By the Sea.
By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Brad Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Angelina Jolie), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Mélanie Laurent) and François (Melvil Poupaud) and village locals Michel (Niels Arestrup) and Patrice (Richard Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives. The supporting cast includes Sarah Naudi, George Camilleri, Anna Cachia and Frédéric Dessains.Read More
At this point, it isn't known if Charlize Theron is even interested in taking on the Captain Marvel role. Other actresses such as Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt and Katheryn Winnick have been rumored for the role in the past, but with the movie still three years away from release, it isn't known when a decision on the Captain Marvel casting will be made. Still, if Marvel does want Angelina Jolie to direct Captain Marvel, one way to ensure her signing on could be to cast Charlize Theron.
We also reported last month that Marvel may be considering Ava DuVernay (Selma) to direct either Captain Marvel or Black Panther, but those rumors haven't been confirmed either. Would you like to see Angelina Jolie directing Charlize Theron in Captain Marvel? Let us know what you think below.Read More
Back in February, an unconfirmed report revealed that Disney offered Angelina Jolie a whopping $20 million to direct their upcoming Phase Three adventure Captain Marvel. We haven't heard much about her involvement since then, but the project is moving forward, following this week's report that screenwriters Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (Inside Out) have come aboard to work on the script. Today we have a new report from Collider which reveals that Angelina Jolie is still in contention to direct Captain Marvel, but she is also being sought to direct Warner Bros.' DC Comics adaptation Wonder Woman as well.
This news comes just two days after Michelle MacLaren left Wonder Woman, citing creative differences. It isn't clear at this time if Angelina Jolie is even interested in taking on either project, but one thing is for certain: she cannot do both. Wonder Woman already has a June 23, 2017 release date in place, and Captain Marvel is set for release on November 2, 2018, so it would be virtually impossible for her to direct both of these big-budget projects.Read More
Director Angelina Jolie takes us behind-the-scenes on the Australian set of Unbroken in our exclusive featurette for the Blu-ray and DVD, which is available starting today. The filmmaker, who makes her follow-up to her 2011 directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey with Unbroken, explains that this Australian location helps audience members "feel what they must have felt," stuck in the middle of "this dense jungle." She also adds that she wanted the audience to experience how overwhelming this place really was for the characters, after being stranded at sea for so long.
Unbroken follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini who survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash during World War II - only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a series of prisoner-of-war camps. The inspirational biopic is currently available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures. Directed by Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie, Unbroken chronicles the unbelievable true story about triumph over tribulation and the resilient power of the human spirit.Read More