Wondering if you’ll be able to see any more fresh footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens before it opens in theaters next month? You certainly will! And we’ll tell you exactly when and where in today’s Movie Morsels. Plus, the latest casting news on the Ghost in the Shell adaptation, a poster for The Finest Hours, exciting word on a Ghostbusters fan documentary, and more!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Though J.J. Abrams has said there won’t be any more Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers before the film’s release on December 18th, we still saw new footage in the most recent TV spot, and now we’ll be getting even more in a new preview coming this Thursday, November 12th, on ABC during the networks “Shondaland” block of shows — Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder. Shonda Rhimes has offered a tease via Twitter…
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) November 10, 2015
Starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Max von Sydow, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will open in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.
Ghost in the Shell
Major Motoko Kusanagi’s righthand man Batou has been cast in the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie starring Scarlett Johansson. The actress’ Lucy co-star Pilou Asbæk won the role in director Rupert Sanders’ adaptation of the hit anime film, due out on March 31, 2017. Expect Asbæk to score a huge fan following beforehand, since he’ll also appear in the next season of Game of Thrones.
The Finest Hours
We’ve got the first poster for Disney’s nautical drama The Finest Hours, based on the real-life story of a 1952 Coast Guard rescue mission to aid two oil tankers in peril. Craig Gillespie directs a cast that included Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Eric Bana, and Ben Foster. The Finest Hours opens on January 29, 2016.
*Spoiler alert* If you’ve seen the latest James Bond film, SPECTRE, then you might have been wondering if that mammoth explosion that takes place in the film’s second half was real or CG. Well, it’s real alright—so real that it just broke the Guinness World Record for “Largest Film Stunt Explosion.” Stars Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux accepted the award alongside producer Barbara Broccoli in Beijing, China, on behalf of the man responsible, Chris Corbould, the film’s Special Effects and Miniature Effects Supervisor…
Finally today, the good folks behind the Back to the Future documentary Back in Time are hard at work crowdfunding a Ghostbusters fan documentary. Here’s the Indiegogo video pitch for producer Lee Leshen’s Ghostheads…
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