Movie News: Steven Spielberg Developing Stanley Kubrick's 'Napoleon;' 'X-Men' Casting; 'Disconnect' Trailer

Movie News: Steven Spielberg Developing Stanley Kubrick's 'Napoleon;' 'X-Men' Casting; 'Disconnect' Trailer

Mar 04, 2013

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Napoleon: Steven Spielberg is developing a screenplay written by the late Stanley Kubrick, with the intention of making a miniseries about Napoleon Bonaparte. Kubrick wrote the script in the 1960s (read it here) before eventually abandoning it due to the overwhelming -- mostly financial -- challenges involved. Back in 2001, Spielberg wrote the screenplay and directed A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, another project that originated with Kubrick and spent years in development. [The Hollywood Reporter]

X-Men: Days of Future Past: Omar Sy, who gave a joyful performance in the French box office hit comedy The Intouchables, has joined the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past according to director Bryan Singer. Singer did not indicate what role Sy would be playing. Filming is scheduled to begin next month; the confirmed cast includes Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman and Ellen Page, with Halle Berry and other familiar names rumored to be coming onboard soon. [Variety]

300: Rise of an Empire: Seven years after the visually groundbreaking 300 decimated the box office, a sequel is finally on its way, but precious little has been revealed, even though its release date is less than five months away. For now, we'll have to content ourselves with the new logo for 300: Rise of an Empire, which, frankly, is not terribly exciting, but we hope actual images from the movie will be forthcoming very soon. The movie, which stars Rodrigo Santoro and Eva Green, is due in theaters on August 2, 2013. [Collider]

300: Rise of an Empire

Disconnect Trailer: Still riding high on the box office charts with his latest comedy Identity Thief, Jason Bateman takes a turn toward the dramatic side with his role in the upcoming Disconnect. The first trailer presents its story as a cautionary tale about revealing too much personal information on the Internet. Alexander Skarsgard, Paula Patton and Hope Davis also star; the movie opens in limited release on April 12. [The Film Stage]

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