Hang in there, folks! Crimson Peak is just a few weeks away from release; and we’ll help you survive until it debuts in today’s Movie Morsels, with a look at the film’s eponymous abode. Plus, a new international trailer for The Jungle Book, Ridley Scott on Alien: Paradise Lost and Blade Runner 2, new photos from the set of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and more!
We’ve heard a fair amount about the human residents of Crimson Peak, as played by stars Tom Hiddleson, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, and Charlie Hunnam. But what about the actual location of Guillermo del Toro’s supernatural spectacle? In the following new feature from Legendary, Del Toro and Hiddleston both weigh in on the film’s titular manor.
Crimson Peak hits theaters on October 16.
The Jungle Book
Heads up, Disney fans–we’ve got the new international trailer for director Jon Favreau’s adaptation of the studio’s animated favorite The Jungle Book, based on Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel. And it’s got a lot more footage than the previously released domestic trailer.
Featuring Neel Sethi as Mowgli with the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, and Christopher Walken, The Jungle Book arrives on April 15, 2016.
Alien: Paradise Lost
Ridley Scott, still in the midst of promoting The Martian, has a few more words about what we can expect from his Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel, Alien: Paradise Lost.
“Have you ever read Paradise Lost, by Milton? In a funny kind of way, it’s an interesting basis for the darkness of [Prometheus 2]. Where the good-looking guy, who is evil as s–t, gets all the girls and goes to the nightclubs. The other guy, who is not quite as good-looking, is boring as hell and stays home. So in a funny kind of way, we used that as the basis for it, it’ll be Alien: Paradise Lost. Which is very spooky, because it continues after the last one, where Elizabeth Shaw [Noomi Rapace] says, ‘I wanna go where they came from.’ And you’ve got Michael Fassbender in two parts, so she’ll slowly put him back together. They will go to the world of the Engineer… They will find out who would design such an awful bio-mechanoid creature, like a massive piece of bacteria.”
As for his upcoming Blade Runner 2:
“Harrison said, ‘Meh,’ and I said, ‘No, read this.’ And I think he said, ‘This is the best script I’ve ever had.’ We’ve been working on it for a couple of years.
Regarding whether or not Ford’s a replicate, Scott remarks, “Of course he’s a bloody Replicant! He’s going to have to admit it.”
As far as Ford’s new co-star Ryan Gosling goes, Scott says Ford will hand the franchise over to him after Blade Runner 2, and that the film will be set in 2047, roughly thirty years after the original. “As young as you can play Ryan Gosling. He’s 34, but he looks 27 when he’s doing his push-ups. So maybe 2050.”
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Looks like Milla Jovovich is sharing more Instagram photos of her and her castmates from the Cape Town set of the final Resident Evil movie. This time around Jovovich offers first looks at actors Rola and William Levy…
Never a dull moment with this lot! #regram from @rolaofficial on set of #residentevilmovie with @rolaofficial and @willevy #capetowndiary A photo posted by Milla Jovovich (@millajovovich) on
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and co-starring Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Shawn Roberts, and Ruby Rose, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter opens on January 27, 2017.
I Am Pilgrim
Matthew Vaughn apparently had himself a fine time helming the stylish superspy pastiche Kingsman: The Secret Service, because he’s just signed on to direct another espionage thriller, I Am Pilgrim, based on last year’s bestseller by novelist Terry Hayes. Hayes himself will write the screenplay, about “the adopted son of a wealthy American family, [who] once headed up a secret espionage unit for US intelligence. Now in anonymous retirement, he is called upon to lend his expertise to an unusual investigation but ultimately becomes caught in a terrifying race-against-time to save America from oblivion.”
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