Halle Berry Lands Kingsman Sequel Role

The hugely successful action flick ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ from director Matthew Vaughn is set for a sequel, and the project may well have found the perfect star to play the Director of the CIA. Although she’s slipped into the background a little lately, Halle Berry could be set to join the cast for next year’s sequel in what is rumoured to be a pivotal role.

What do you think of this casting? Will Halle Berry make a good CIA director?

Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes

Trainspotting 2 Confirmed

When Ewan McGregor raced onto the screen, with a skinhead and crazed eyes, in Danny Boyle’s generation Y movie, we all took note. An electrifying soundtrack, pathos and humour rolled into a story that said a lot about the 90s; Boyle blew us all away. Yet this incredibly successful director and most of the cast have maintained that there would never be a sequel.

So… last week Ewan Mcgregor did more than hint that Irvine Welsh’s book ‘Porno’, which followed ‘Trainspotting’, was being worked on by scriptwriter John Hodge. There have been a lot of rumours over the last few months, so you could probably bet a monkey on this project being in development right now. With the same cast set to be playing middle aged versions of themselves, ‘Trainspotting 2’ just might be the sequel that gets an audience who thought nothing could beat Quentin Tarantino, back into a cinema.

Ewan McGregor has long buried the grudge that he held against Boyle since Leonardo DiCaprio was cast in ‘The Beach’ (“it should have been mine”) which Boyle allegedly had promised McGregor. We all have to grow up sometime – perhaps the sequel will star all the favourites from the first film, in their slippers snoozing in front of the TV, slyly watching ‘Men and Motors’ while the wife and kids are asleep? Unlikely. After the 2012 UK Olympics, Danny Boyle is sure to pull something brilliant out of his baggy and knock us all out. Again.

Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz

Charlie Hunnam Wants More From Pacific Rim Sequel

Charlie Hunnam will hit the big screen again this autumn in Guillermo del Toro’s Halloween horror ‘Crimson Peak’, but his attention was briefly stolen by another del Toro project – the ‘Pacific Rim’ sequel. Hunnam will reprise his role as jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket for ‘Pacific Rim 2’ and spoke this week of his desire for a focus on acting over visual effects.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ man said: “when it becomes very technical, those technical aspects create a rigidity to the process”. Continuing, “you have to find where your little place to fit into that process is, as opposed to the whole thing being about you”. Sounds like someone is in need of some attention. Here’s hoping del Toro listens to his actor’s wishes.

Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes

Ralph Set To Wreck-It Again

More franchises, more sequels, but will it be more of the same? Who cares! ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ fans will be happy to know that John C. Reilly has confirmed that he is on board for ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’. Speaking last weekend at Galway Film Fleadh, Reilly let the cat out of the bag. No official release has been announced by Disney, but there is plenty of speculation about the latest 3-D computer animated sequel. 

Rich Moore made his directing debut with the first ‘Wreck-It’ film and has hinted at some of the possible plot scenarios for the second film, including cameos from Mario and Tron. Sarah Silverman is expected to once again lend her vocal chords for Ralph’s pintsize friend, Venellope von Schweetz. Fans will just have to wait for more official release info, but in the meantime “don’t close your eyes…”

Written by Wan Tyszkiewicz

Blade Runner Sequel Confirmed

Reports today confirm that Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as officer Rick Deckard for the reboot of 1982’s classic ‘Blade Runner’. Director of the original film, Ridley Scott, will be stepping away from the chair and in to a production role, leaving Denis Villeneuve to take the directorial throne.

As the man who brought us the fantastic ‘Prisoners’, Villeneuve is well equipped to recreate the dark, dystopian future we all loved from the original movie. Besides, Harrison Ford read the script and is quoted as saying “this is the best thing I have ever read”, and if Han Solo says it’s good, it must be good.

Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes