Movie News: 'Star Wars' in IMAX; Jon Hamm in 'Mr. Limpet'; First 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Trailer

Movie News: 'Star Wars' in IMAX; Jon Hamm in 'Mr. Limpet'; First 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Trailer

Jul 09, 2014

Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars: Episode VII: Via his production company Bad Robot, director J.J. Abrams shared a behind-the-scenes photo from Star Wars: Episode VII, revealing an IMAX camera in the desert location of Abu Dhabi and the caption "#bestformatever," leading to the unofficial conclusion that at least part of the film is being shot in the large-scale IMAX format. [Twitter]

 

The Incredible Mr. Limpet

The Incredible Mr. Limpet: Richard Linklater's remake of 1964's The Incredible Mr. Limpet is moving forward with news that Jon Hamm is "circling" a villainous role opposite Zach Galifianakis as the titular character, a good-hearted beach bum who is inadvertently turned into a fish. The original starred Don Knotts and combined live action with animation, which the sequel will do as well; Sarah Silverman and Danny McBride are in talks for supporting roles. [The Wrap]

 

Faster

The Janson Directive: Universal is developing a big-screen adaptation of Robert Ludlum's The Janson Directive, and Dwayne Johnson is in early talks to star. Reportedly, it's viewed as a "Jason Bourne-esque franchise"; the lead character is a former intelligence agent who goes into business for himself, teamed with a sharpshooter, with the aim of only helping people in need. [Variety]

 

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings Trailer: The first trailer for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings sets up the rivalry between Moses (Christian Bale) and Ramses (Joel Edgerton), with a hint of epic battles, epic plagues and "something that is coming that is out of my control." The movie hits theaters on December 12. [Apple]

 

 

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