Prepare your seraph blade, Shadowhunters—the demons are coming!
An extended clip from the upcoming "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" has debuted on Yahoo! Movies, showing just what kind of ooey-gooey creatures Clary Fray and co. will have to face in the August 21 release.
Snippets of the scene have already found their way into previous trailers: Clary confronts Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower) about his otherworldly abilities, while mom Jocelyn (Lena Headey) faces home invaders who are after a whole lot more than her big-screen TV or gold jewelry. It's then that Jocelyn calls Clary, warning her not to come home. Of course, she doesn't heed her mom's advice, and comes face to face with a dangerous demon.
"Kick-Ass 2" actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been something of a magnet for casting rumors of late. In addition to speculation surrounding his maybe/perhaps/potential casting as Quicksilver in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," he's also been submitting to speculation that he could play damaged billionaire Christian Grey in the big-screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" to be directed by wife Sam Taylor-Johnson. But matrimony does not a movie role make—though Aaron did confirm that he's really happy for his lady love.
"I think Sam is an incredible director, and I'd love to work with her again," Aaron enthused of the director, whom he met on the set of "Nowhere Boy." "But the film is all about casting and I'm anything but Christian Grey. I'm super-excited and thrilled for her. I think even the prospect of her doing it is really great for [the studio]. She adds an element of class to it."
Ugh, that awkward moment where a brilliant actress is circling one of the movies you're most looking forward to, based on a favorite YA novel—and you're all, "Yaaaaay! She's going to be amazing!" but then you're like, "Except noooooo, because we'll have to watch her die!" That's where we're at this morning with the news that Mireille Enos is eyeing the part of Kat in "If I Stay," the movie based on Gayle Forman's heartbreaking novel of the same name.
Deadline has the dish that the actress, best known for her work on "The Killing," is in talks to play the rockstar mom to main character Mia.
It's not a spoiler to reveal that Kat—along with her husband, Mia's dad—bites the big one pretty much right away; the movie is all about Mia's struggle to make a terrible choice in the wake of the car accident that kills her whole family. If cast, we'll be seeing Mireille mostly in flashbacks as the comatose Mia struggles with the decision to either return to the earthly world and confront her heartbreaking loss, or shuffle off this mortal coil and move on to...well, whatever comes next.
Do not adjust your computer monitors: That is indeed "The Mortal Instruments" author Cassandra Clare flaunting cat ears. And, no, that is not her usual authorial garb. Like many writers before her (think: Stephenie Meyer of "Twilight" fame), Cassandra is making a cameo in the big-screen iteration of her best-seller.
When we chatted with the author in between takes on the Toronto set, she admitted that even though she grew up in the film industry, the whole experience was still hard to wrap her head around.
"'Surreal' is the word," she said. "My husband says it's like being at Disneyland where all of the rides are based on my book. It has gone through a long process."
But there was one vivid moment Cassandra recalled where it all started feeling very real.
"Vampire Academy" fans may need to take a seat. Star Sarah Hyland (who plays Natalie Dashkov) took to Twitter today, dropping some bloody fantastic news about the upcoming film adaptation of Richelle Mead's young-adult novel.
Excuse us while we spend the rest of the afternoon fantasizing about what the lust charm scene will look like on the big screen...
As you can see from this Comic-Con interview, Joe Manganiello is still a bit raw about missing his shot at superhero immortality in "Man of Steel"—"Just rip off the scab," he said, as MTV's Josh Horowitz pointed out that Henry Cavill not only got to play the role of Superman, but also co-opted a key component of Joe's own signature look during a portion of the film.
"He stole my beard," Joe agreed. Ugh! Now that's just mean. But while the "True Blood" star might still be feeling the hurts over not getting to wear the iconic Kryptonian's magic red underoos, he says that his interest in the superhero realm has shifted: With so many X-Men, Batmen, Supermen and Avengers running around, he only wants to do a superhero film if it's "a real deconstruction of the genre."
"I want to do one that flips it on its head," he said. "I want to make the 'Fight Club' of superhero movies!"
And that would be lovely, for sure. But, hey! Speaking of shirtless groups of men doing nasty things in secret clubs: How about that "Magic Mike" musical? The much-discussed flick about male strippers is headed for Broadway, and so we had to ask: Could Joe be in the running to reprise his role in front of a live audience?
Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller may just be the Hepburn and Tracy of the Millennial Generation (Google it, kids). They'll star in two films together over the next year: this weekend's "The Spectacular Now" and 2014's dystopian drama "Divergent." And though the two couldn't seem more different, Miles told MTV News that they actually mesh quite well.
"We are different," he agreed. "When we first met, the only thing she'd ever seen me in was 'Rabbit Hole,' so she was expecting this pretty shy, you know, introverted kid, and I came in hot. I think I literally just got back from Vegas. But that's how I met Shailene. And then we had lunch, and afterwards, we talked about GMOs for like an hour. I called up my mom and was like, 'What's up with corn? Why's it so bad?'"
But to hear Miles speak of it, he really does respect the differences between himself and his co-star.
by Jessica Marshall
We love a good coming-of-age drama, and there's no time like "The Spectacular Now" to head to the theaters to satisfy that angsty thirst for witnessing the awkward experience of transitioning to adulthood.
"The Spectacular Now" serves up an unlikely love affair between two high school seniors (Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley) with a side order of darker subject matter (i.e. teen alcoholism). MIles plays Sutter Keely, a popular yet aimless kid living it up drinking hard liquor out of a super-sized cup and working a dead-end job at a clothing store. Shailene plays Aimee Finicky, a shy, forward-thinking, sci-fi geek who finds Sutter passed out on her lawn after a bender. The two begin a relationship that changes the direction of both their lives, for better and for worse.
The film has already generated a lot of buzz from its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this year, and comes out in select theaters this week. Here are five things to do before seeing this movie.
If you have yet to read Rick Yancey's engrossing alien-invasion YA "The 5th Wave," you better get on it quick because the apocalypse waits for no one. Further evidence: The novel's big-screen adaptation has landed itself a talented scriptrix.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Susannah Grant, who recieved an Oscar nomination for the "Erin Brokovich" screenplay, will adapt the novel, which is being produced by Tobey Maguire's production company.
For the uninitiated, "The 5th Wave" is the first in a proposed trilogy and follows 16-year-old Cassie, one of the remaining survivors following an extra-terrestrial attack. All alone, she roams the remains of the Midwest in search of her brother, whom she hopes against hope is still alive after being carted away to supposed safety by a group of soldiers.
After waiting years—years! aaaaagh!—for things to move forward on the movie version of Ally Carter's "Heist Society" novels, we've now moved on to the "When it rains, it pours" portion of the YA adaptation news cycle: The Hollywood Reporter has some surprise, exciting dish on the Hollywood fate of Ally's other multi-book project, "Gallagher Girls"!
The newly formed Tonik Productions has snagged rights to the literary series in the hopes that it'll be a new multi-film franchise, featuring a web of sexy schoolgirl espionage so sleek and contemporary, it'll make James Bond look like a crotchety old dinosaur in a crusty tuxedo.
The "Gallagher Girls" story kicks off at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, where sophomore Cameron Ann Morgan is entering her fourth year of education. But this ain't no charm school, y'all: the Gallagher Academy is an elite institution for the training of young lady spies, with a direct line from its hallowed halls to the CIA's recruiting office. And while there's plenty of boarding-school drama and romantic subplots to contend with, the "Gallagher Girls" series is also all about hardcore lady empowerment, which the head honchos at Tonik say drew them to the series as a hot prospect for Hollywood.