Gregory Wakeman

Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan on the cost of being a woman in a male dominated world

We have Richard Curtis to thank for Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan’s friendship and collaboration in Mary Queen Of Scots. The pair were not only introduced to each other back in early 2016, when Ronan was on Broadway in The Crucible, at one of the Love Actually director’s famous...

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11:53 AM

Birds Of Prey will take ‘weird risks,' promises its writer

There’s plenty of excitement surrounding Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn). Not just because of its fantastic title, but also due to the fact that it will show us a brand new side to Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, who was undeniably the best thing in...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 9:43 PM

McClane producer on the ‘tricky’ balance of making a Die Hard prequel/sequel

Producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura has some updates on McClane, the upcoming sixth installment to the Die Hard franchise that will act as both a prequel to the 1988 original and a sequel to A Good Day To Die Hard. “In one more week or so we are handing in a draft of McClane to Fox,” Di...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 9:23 PM

How hip-hop inspired Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is unlike any Spider-Man movie that you’ve seen before.  First of all it riffs off the fact that there have now been half a dozen Spider-Man movies. But it also takes a deep dive into the illustrious 56-year-old history of the comic-book and introduces...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 9:05 PM

Why Peter Jackson decided not to direct Mortal Engines and stepped aside for his protégé

When Peter Jackson first picked up Philip Reeve’s novel Mortal Engines he had no intention of turning it into a movie.    Instead, as an avid reader, he was just looking for another book to dive into. But once he’d put it down Peter Jackson was so enthralled by the dystopian...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 4:18 PM

How Scrooged became a Christmas classic

Karen Allen never expected Scrooged to become a classic Christmas film.  Allen, who plays the ex-girlfriend of Bill Murray’s selfish and cynical television executive Frank Cross, who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve that are intent on reigniting his festive spirit, didn...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 10:38 PM

If Beale Street Could Talk is a timely reminder of the power of love, community and people

It is depressing just how divided the world still is in 2018. But, as always, there is still hope. In fact the answer to this division can be found in If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel. Jenkins’ follow-up to the Oscar winning...

Friday, December 7, 2018, 3:59 PM

Mowgli director Andy Serkis talks blending Christian Bale’s face with a panther and losing the race with The Jungle Book

Andy Serkis has opened up about Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle’s race with The Jungle Book, admitting that he was happy to allow the Disney adaptation to hit theaters first because he wanted to perfect its visual effects. Although Mowgli was actually announced over a year before The Jungle...

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 5:50 PM

John C Reilly has been preparing to play Oliver Hardy his whole life

It’s safe to say that John C Reilly was rather excited about portraying silent comedy star Oliver Hardy in Stan & Ollie.  “I have been preparing for that role my whole life. Ever since I started watching Oliver Hardy,” Reilly tells Metro during a break in our discussion...

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 12:33 AM

J.R.R. Tolkien biopic will focus on his life as a young man

The upcoming J.R.R Tolkien biopic will focus on the author's life as a youngster and the friendships that ultimately inspired The Lord Of The Rings writer. That’s according to actress Genevieve O’Reilly, who will star alongside Nicholas Hoult and Lilly Collins in the hugely...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 11:53 PM

How Andy Serkis really feels about Mowgli being released on Netflix

Andy Serkis has had to deal with two major obstacles in his attempt to make and release Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle, his darker and grittier adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. First of all there was its race against Disney’s own version of The Jungle Book. Which Mowgli...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 1:35 AM

Mowgli is the most authentic version of The Jungle Book yet

Like most people that have laid eyes on The Jungle Book, Mowgli director Andy Serkis is a huge fan of Disney’s 1967 take on Rudyard Kilpling’s collection of short stories. Yet, as such an avid fan of Kipling’s work, Serkis always pined to make a darker version of The Jungle Book...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 8:32 PM

Will Karen Allen star in ‘Indiana Jones 5’? Here’s what she told us

Karen Allen is hopeful she will once again play Marion Ravenwood in the upcoming Indiana Jones 5, although she is keen to insist that she hasn’t been approached by Steven Spielberg yet.  “You know I am on tenterhooks waiting to hear,” explains Allen, who is currently...

Monday, December 3, 2018, 11:55 PM

Will there be a ‘Logan Lucky 2’? Here's what Channing Tatum told us

Channing Tatum has played down the chances of a sequel to Logan Lucky, although he insisted that if Steven Soderbergh wants to do a follow-up he would jump at the opportunity to return. Tatum made the above admission to me back in September when I spoke to him about his vocal work in “...

Friday, November 30, 2018, 2:00 PM

Ruben Fleischer reveals why Emma Stone and Jesse Eisenberg returned for'Zombieland 2'

While 2009’s Zombieland was both a commercial and critical success, which also helped to launch the careers of Emma Stone and Jesse Eisenberg and rejuvenated Woody Harrelson’s, too, the longer the proposed sequel went without being confirmed the less and less likely it looked like ever...

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 1:00 PM

Vince McMahon biopic 'Pandemonium' will examine how wrestling defined an era

It has been quite a while since the Vince McMahon biopic Pandemonium was announced.  When it was originally disclosed in March, 2017, it was also revealed that Glen Ficarra and John Requa ("Crazy, Stupid, Love," "Focus") would be directing from a Craig A. Williams ("...

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 1:49 AM

Is ‘Jungle Cruise’ based on the Disney ride? Its scriptwriters talk us through their adaptation process

Jungle Cruise’s scriptwriters Glenn Ficarra and John Requa have opened up about the Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt led action-adventure, revealing they used The African Queen as inspiration, as well as the Disney ride.  “We found out that ‘Jungle Cruise’ the ride was...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 5:27 PM

David Gordon Green's ‘Friday Night Lights’ reboot is set in 'a new town,' based on 'a new true story'

Following the huge success of Halloween, which grossed over $252 million off its $10 million budget, its always eclectic co-writer and director David Gordon Green has decided to move from the horror genre to a sports movie. But, once again, Green is working on a beloved property, one that both...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 5:14 PM

Why Taron Egerton is glad to be taking a break from the ‘Kingsman’ franchise

It’s no surprise that Taron Egerton isn’t involved in the forthcoming third Kingsman film. While the 29-year-old actor shot to prominence as Gary “Eggsy” Unwin in both the original 2014 adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ comic-book and its 2017 sequel, which...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 4:59 PM

Martin Short talks over-analyzing comedy, the challenge of doing voice-work, and, of course, his BFF Steve Martin

Just hearing the name Martin Short is enough to make most people break out into a smile.   The Canadian born actor and writer has made an indelible impression on anyone who has witnessed his energetic ball of wit and humor.    Whether it was when he was on television with “...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 2:09 AM