Last week X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer tweeted “#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!” which raised the question who’s going to be in the new X-Men movie. Vulture.com is now reporting that the “First Class” cast will be part of the new movie!
Vulture has learned that after finishing up next summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, Singer will indeed be behind the camera on the new film, making this the director’s first back-to-back foray into the X-Men world since he kicked off the franchise with X-Men (in 2000) and X2 (in 2003). But though Days of Future Past weaves together the veteran X-Men cast (including Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, and Halle Berry) and the younger actors introduced in X-Men: First Class (James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence), and Apocalypse will be a direct sequel set up in Days of Future Past’s closing moments, the new film is intended to focus strictly on the younger McAvoy-Fassbender cast. The movie suggests that though First Class was the franchise’s lowest earner when it bowed in 2011, Fox has enough confidence that the star-packed Days of Future Past will give the new cast enough momentum to stand on its own.
Nicholas’ upcoming movie Young Ones is set to premiere at Sundance Film Festival next month.
Young Ones/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jake Paltrow)—When a series of events is set into motion, altering his young life forever, Jerome is forced to make choices that no child should ever have to make. Cast: Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning, Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Blazing into theaters nearly three years after shooting began, Warner Bros. has dated its fourth “Mad Max” movie, “Fury Road,” for release on May 15, 2015.
The film, which began filming in summer 2012, stars Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult and Charlize Theron. George Miller, who directed the previous three installments, returns to helm “Fury Road.”
Warners and Village Roadshow will release the film in 3D.
“Fury Road” marks the second May release for the franchise: the series’ second installment, “The Road Warrior,” bowed May 21, 1982, and grossed $23.7 million. The third film, “Mad Max Thunderdome,” stands as the franchise’s biggest grosser, with $36.2 million domestically in 1985.
Zac Efron is out and Nicholas Hoult is in for European-set car chase thriller “Autobahn,” according to writer/director Eran Creevey, who shared the news at the London Screenwriters Festival last month. Amber Heard is still in for the female lead role, while IM Global now lists Jean Reno as part of the cast too.
Now Hoult will take on the role of an American backpacker who takes a job as a pickup driver for a gang of German drug smugglers. Things go awry, leading him to flee from his employers in a high speed chase around Munich. Heard will play his girlfriend. Filming had been set for this fall, but will now commence in March of 2014 – that is, if they manage to keep everybody attached to the project this time. Hoult’s reps did not immediately comment on this casting.
Hoult, known for his role as Beast in “X-Men: First Class” and the upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” recently wrapped the adaptation of Gillian Flynn bestseller “Dark Places” opposite Charlize Theron. He most recently became attached to Drake Doremus’ next film, a sci-fi romance called “Equals” with Kristen Stewart.
International buyers are more than willing to follow Charlize Theron to Dark Places, as Exclusive Media racked up pre-sales deals across Europe and Asia for the feature film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel about a brutal crime and its impact a quarter of a century later.
Exclusive, which is producing and co-financing Dark Places, closed all-rights deals for the title at AFM for France (Mars), Canada (Remstar), Japan (CCC), Scandinavia (Svensk), Switzerland (Ascot Elite) and Russia (West) among many others. Dark Places has also all but sold out across Latin America, Eastern Europe and South-East Asia.
Theron stars as Libby Day, a woman who, as a 7-year-old-girl, survived the massacre of her family. She testified against her brother as the murderer but, 25 years later, a group investigating the crime, confronts her with questions about what really happened.
Nicholas Hoult, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks and Drea de Matteo also star. Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key) wrote and directed Dark Places with Exclusive Media and Cuatro Plus Films providing financing.