Like many of you, we here at MTV have a soft spot for "The Mortal Instruments" magic-doer Magnus Bane. (Perhaps it's because our names both start with the letter "M"?) And there are few things we love more than debuting EXCLUSIVE content featuring the glittered one, like first-look images and on-set interviews. So here we go again dishing up a hunky helping of the High Warlock of Brooklyn. Are you ready for it? (OF COURSE YOU ARE.)
Take a long, lusty look at this new character poster featuring Magnus, which boasts the tagline: "An instrument of chaos."
The August 23 release marks actor Godfrey Gao's American film debut, and he admitted to a few nerves during production when we visited him last year on the set.
Producers of the highly anticipated film version of John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" are keeping the casting of their leading man all in the family...so to speak. Ansel Elgort—who plays Shailene Woodley's brother in her other YA-adapted project, "Divergent"—has been offered the role of her love interest, Augustus Waters, in the drama about two cancer patients who fall in love in support group. (This all according to Entertainment Weekly).
Now, before you raise an eyebrow, the people in charge say it's all good.
"We were all swept away by the humor, charm, and aching vulnerability Ansel brought to his portrayal of Gus," producer Wyck Godfrey told EW. "His performance completely annihilated our concerns about his playing Caleb in 'Divergent' with Shailene, and we are confident that the fans of 'Fault' will fall in love with him the same way that Hazel does–slowly, and then all at once."
Look out, Gus Van Sant! Word is there's a new director circling the long-simmering "Fifty Shades of Grey" film adaptation. And that guy is "Anna Karenina" helmer Joe Wright. Man, that’s one classy pick, and that’s kind of what the studio is going for.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that no deal is in place, yet, but he’s the likely choice to add some sophistication to the sexy flick. Joe’s other credits include “Atonement,” “Hanna” and “Pride & Prejudice.” With Joe in the lead to direct, it seems all that’s left is casting the flick’s kinky leading man and woman.
Selena Gomez is aiming for nothing short of pop-culture domination. The starlet stopped by MTV recently to debut the flaming hot music video for her new single, "Come & Get It"—but just because the 20-year-old is focusing on her music doesn't mean she's left the movies behind.
March's sexy "Spring Breakers" was a turning point for Selena, whose projects up to that point had largely perpetuated her Disney darling persona. So what are her film criteria going forward?
"It just depends... I really just wanted to push myself," she said. "Vanessa Hudgens, who was in the movie, told me if you're not pushing yourself, you're not growing. It's true. I wanted to make sure I played a role I was comfortable playing, and I wanted it to really push me."
What a week it's been for fans of Veronica Roth's dystopian drama "Divergent"! Following yesterday's news that a screenwriter has already been hired for the big-screen adaptation of the series' second novel, "Insurgent," Veronica appeared on the "Today" show this morning to debut the cover for the concluding chapter, "Allegiant." And what a beaut it is!
A few weeks ahead of today's big reveal, we hopped on the phone with Veronica to talk about the end of her trilogy, the currently in-production "Divergent" and the "incredible" chemistry between leads Shailene Woodley and Theo James. Keep reading for our entire discussion!
He might be the King in the North right now, but Richard Madden clearly doesn't mind taking a step down the royal ladder; the "Game of Thrones" actor has just snagged his first big feature-film gig in Disney's live-action "Cinderella" as the charming Prince...um, Charming.
Richard will star opposite Lily James, who plays the titular character, in a role that offers quite the change from his current kingly responsibilities of trudging around in a filthy woolen cloak and battling the Lannister armies and lopping off the heads of the traitors in his own camp (but then feeling really bad about it afterward). In fact, Richard might not even have to wield a broadsword in this film at all; traditionally, Prince Charming's entire purpose in the Cinderella story is mostly to sit around being handsome and desirable and generally lusted after by all the kingdom's single ladies. But has his battlefield experience on "Game of Thrones" adequately prepared him for the far more arduous task of looking royally delicious for hours on end? I don't know, you guys. We'd better examine the evidence.
On the subject of sequels: Today must be the day for encouraging news about the second movies in our most-anticipated, not-yet-released franchises! First there was the report of a screenwriter on board for the second flick in the "Divergent" trilogy, even though the first of the movies won't come out until next year—and now "The Mortal Instruments" adaptation is showing similar ambitions.
According to Deadline, "The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes" has gotten an early go-ahead, with Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and director Harald Zwart all back on board for the next film in the franchise.
Well, somebody's certainly feeling optimistic about the upcoming movie adaptation of the "Divergent" trilogy; the first film based on Veronica Roth's dystopian YA series won't even be out until next March, but according to a report from Deadline, Summit Entertainment has already snagged a screenwriter to pen the sequel!
Brian Duffield has been tapped to develop "Insurgent," the series' second book, for the big screen. It's the second installment in the story of heroine Tris Prior, who finds herself at the center of an ongoing maelstrom of violence, corruption and social change as a result of her "divergence"—a flexible personality that doesn't quite fit within the strict value system of her futuristic, five-faction society.
FROM MTV NEWS: Battle School is in session. The first trailer for the big-screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card's 1985 novel "Ender's Game" has finally hit the web, boasting all of the outer-space awesomeness you'd expect from the sci-fi thriller.
"Ender's Game" takes place in a near future in which the human race lives in constant fear of an attack from the alien Formics (known colloquially as "buggers"). Boys and girls showing special aptitude and intellect are recruited from a young age to train to fight and kill these invaders. Ender Wiggin (played by Asa Butterfield) is one such "launchie," whose unique abilities may just save the universe.
"Ender's Game," starring Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis and Abigail Breslin, opens November 1.
Watch the full trailer at MTV News!
The big-screen adaptation of James Dashner's dystopian drama "The Maze Runner" has been a long time coming (you'll recall the novel was optioned, like, three years ago), so we wouldn't blame you for taking an "I'll believe it when I see it" approach to the film. With that in mind, we have just one thing to say to you: see!
On Friday, actor Will Poulter (who plays Gally), took to Twitter to share an image of he and co-star Dylan O'Brien (who plays Thomas) sparring during a round of fight training.
"Me and @dylanobrien in wrestling practice. #OutOfOurDepth #WeJustWannaHug" he wrote. Earlier in the day, he tweeted: "Wicked day. Had a great read through with the whole cast and stunt training all afternoon! Gladers are now in the gym!"