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Roberto Orci Will Not Direct ‘Star Trek 3,’ Studio May Want Edgar Wright

Amidst all the franchises trying to get your attention over the last month it would be easy to understand if you forgot another Star Trek was also coming our way in the years ahead. Star Trek 3, which will likely have a different name when it hits theaters, is scheduled for release in 2016. There is only one problem: Deadline claims director Roberto Orci has just left the project only months before production was set to begin.

Orci was given Star Trek 3 after original director JJ Abrams landed this little indie project called Star Wars: Episode VII –

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Pharrell Teams With Edgar Wright For “Gust Of Wind” Video

This isn’t the Edgar Wright movie you were looking for, but it’s all you’re apt to get for a while.

Pharrell enlisted the renowned Shaun of the DeadScott Pilgrim, and NOT Ant-Man director for his latest music video. It won’t blow you away with clever quick cutting or mind-blowing imagination, but it’s certainly a gorgeous video with some neat ideas.

Pharrell is outfitted in a big hat, naturally, and he’s surrounded by beautiful dancers throughout. Wright’s representation of Daft Punk takes a page from Easter Island, and the framing of Pharrell with hand claps is a most …

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10 Years of Blood and Beers: Celebrating a Decade of ‘Shaun Of The Dead’

To this day, I remember exactly where I was the first time I saw Shaun of the Dead in 2004, and why I was watching it. My roommate and I caught a preview for it before another movie we were watching on DVD and immediately ventured over to our local movie place to rent a copy. At the time, I admittedly hadn’t experienced much British humor, or parodies in film, but Shaun of the Dead wasn’t necessarily a parody of the zombie films as the trailer and title had led us to believe. It was in fact “A romantic comedy. …

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Bobby Cannavale, John Slattery, And More Join Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

Today was a big day for fans of the Marvel cinematic universe. Not only did production [finally] begin on the Paul Rudd led, Edgar Wright-less Ant-Man, but the studio comic fans believe can do no wrong also announced a slew of big time cast additions.

According to a press release distributed several hours after the initial announcement regarding the start of Ant-Man‘s production, Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, Wood Harris, Gregg Turkington, T.I., and John Slattery have also joined the cast of the upcoming Peyton Reed directed film. In addition, it confirmed earlier reports that Michael Peña and David …

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Watch The Retro Trailer For ‘Out of Print’

If romance for dying technology is in vogue, then Julia Marchese’s upcoming film Out of Print will be the big talk of the festival circuit for film historians and movie buffs alike. The film’s tag on its Kickstarter page calls it “a film about a weird and wonderful double feature revival theater dedicated to 35mm & cinema since 1978–and why it still matters.”

Based on the film’s wonderfully retro trailer it will prove to be so much more. The film focuses on the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles and the undying love of its fans and filmmaker …

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Adam McKay Pulls Out Of Final Negotiations To Direct ‘Ant-Man’

The bad news just keeps on coming, after last week’s stunning upset that resulted in Edgar Wright’s (The World’s End) departure from Marvel’s upcoming superhero film Ant-Man, other directors have been courted to pick up the project from where it left off. After hearing that directors Rawson Marshall Thurber (We’re The Millers) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) were also on the shortlist of considerations, reports have been coming in saying that Anchorman director, Adam McKay, was extremely close to sealing the deal.The Hollywood Reporter is confirming these reports of McKay’s exit from negotiations, as …

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Nerd Rage: ‘Ant-Man’ Loses Edgar Wright

After years of being admired as one of the most forward-thinking and creative companies in cinema, Marvel Studios just announced what could very well be their biggest mistake in years. Edgar Wright, the brilliant mind behind such films as The World’s End and Shaun Of The Dead, is no longer involved in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Ant-Man.

Hitting news outlets roughly two hours before the end of the work week on the East Coast, Marvel announced this afternoon that they have parted ways with Edgar Wright and will be announcing a new director for the Paul …

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Michael Douglas To Play Hank Pym In ‘Ant-Man’

Last week I wrote an article about how director Edgar Wright released a photo captioned “homework,” relating to his upcoming film, Ant-Man. This was an obvious callback to Hank Pym versus Scott Lang, both Ant-Men, but specifically the story line in which Scott Lang steals Pym’s Ant-Man tech and takes up the antennas himself.

We now know, thanks to Marvel, that Hank Pym will be played by Michael Douglas in Marvel’s upcoming film. This, by deduction, leaves Paul Rudd to play Scott Lang, the thief who later becomes Ant-Man. We have known for a while that Marvel has …

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Edgar Wright Hints At ‘Ant-Man’ Plot Details

Director Edgar Wright, famous for his work directing Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, has teased some information related to his upcoming film, Ant-Man.

As the title explains, Wright’s Marvel film will center on the hero Ant-Man, who, by his own invention, is able to increase and decrease his size, as well as communicate with ants. What is interesting about the small plot details Wright alludes to, is that even though Paul Rudd has been cast as Ant-Man, we do not know who will also wear the helmet.

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Paul Rudd Is ‘Ant-Man’

After months of speculation, Marvel Studios has confirmed Paul Rudd as the star of Edgar Wright’s upcoming Ant-Man adaptation.

Announced via the official Marvel blog over the last day, the decision to cast Rudd as the lead in this upcoming 2015 epic has been a long time coming. Both Marvel and Wright mentioned wanting Rudd from the early days of the project, and now it’s finally going to happen.

“When Edgar Wright came to us with the idea of Paul Rudd, we felt a huge sense of relief because the first step in creating any Marvel Studios film is …

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MOVIE REVIEW: The World’s End

Movie: The World’s End
Director: Edgar Wright
Writer: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
Studio: Big Talk Productions, Relativity Media, Working Title Films

The World’s End is a drunken action and comedy masterpiece that has a surprising amount of heart hidden underneath its absurdity.

Filmmakers using the same cast and techniques throughout their films is nothing new to Hollywood. The Coen brothers, Tarantino, Anderson, and even Hitchcock all have a handful of people they work with again and again. Edgar Wright is also one of those types of directors, repeatedly using Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Martin Freeman in his Blood and

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UTG Interview: Edgar Wright, Nick Frost, and Simon Pegg Discuss ‘The World’s End’

This weekend the team of Edgar Wright, Nick Frost, and Simon Pegg deliver the [amazing] final chapter of their Cornetto Trilogy to American moviegoers with the release of The World’s End. The film serves as a thematic companion to Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, even though it features none of the same characters, and this morning we’re excited to share some exclusive insight on the film from the creators themselves.

Back in July, UTG was invited to participate in a press roundtable with Wright, Frost, and Pegg at the beautiful Liberty Hotel in downtown Boston. Joined by …