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THE INTERACTIVE FILM MAGAZINE


Star Wars 8 set for May 2017 release

The eighth – as yet untitled --Star Wars film will be released on May 26, 2017,  Disney and Lucasfilm announced at its annual shareholders’ meeting. It was also confirmed that Looper director Rian Johnson will take over from JJ Abrams as director for the follow-up to The Force Awakens , as well as write the script – a move revealed last summer when reports suggested Johnson would be working on Episodes 8 and 9.

More details were also given about a Star War spin-offs: the new film being directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones will be called Rogue One and released at Christmas next year.

Witherspoon to star in Afghan war drama

Reese Witherspoon is set to play the first female American soldier to die in Afghanistan after buying the film rights to Ashley's War, a forthcoming book about a group of groundbreaking women at war.

First Lieutenant Ashley White-Stumpf, 24, was killed in October 2011 by
an improvised explosive device in Kandahar Province. She was a member of a pilot programme that allowed elite women soldiers to serve on the front line in a unit called CST-2. They were banned from active combat but worked reaching out to Afghan women and gaining access that the male soldiers could not.

Still Alice director dies at 63

Richard Glatzer, the film-maker who directed the Oscar-winning film Still Alice using only an iPad app to communicate, has died. Glatzer, 63, suffered from ALS – the neurological condition often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease – in 2011 but continued to work alongside his husband and long-time collaborator Wash Westmoreland, even when he was unable to communicate except by using one finger.

Transformers top for product placement

Michael Bay’s critically-unacclaimed blockbuster Transformers: Age of Extinction has finally won an award – but not one to be particularly proud of. It came top in the Brandcameo product placement awards, which takes great pleasure in rewarding the most obnoxiously stuffed films of the year, plugging 55 brands including Armani, Budweiser and Yili milk. Close behind was Gone Girl with 48 and Ride Along with 37.

James Bond meets his match

A request to film scenes for the next James Bond movie Spectre at the Senedd chamber in Cardiff was rejected by the National Assembly for Wales. Assembly officials were approached by the film-makers but sent them packing, saying the chamber "is not a drama studio".


 


  











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1 NEW

Home

£6,025,917

2 NEW

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

£2,938,860

3 (1)

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

£671,088

4 (3)

Focus

£490,317

5 NEW

The Gunman

£405,934

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