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Aug 27, 2015
Published by Annie

New Poster for Steve Jobs

The official Steve Jobs Twitter has posted a new poster from the movie:


Michael Fassbender in Assassins Creed

The first look at Michael Fassbender in Ubisoft Motion Pictures’ Assassin’s Creed adaptation has been revealed, and it’s dark and glorious. If you’re wondering just which assassin from the games Fassbender will be playing, here’s your answer: he’s not. Fassbender’s character is named Callum Lynch, a new protagonist created specifically for the movie adaptation. Not to worry though. The name may be new, but the core story about a modern man who uses cutting-edge technology to reach back to his assassin ancestors is still the same.

The image looks great, even if it’s just a static look at Fassbender in his heavily textured assassin’s garb, complete with Assassin’s Creed emblem sewn onto his hood and deadly wrist blades extended for battle. Also starring Academy Award-winner Marion Cotillard, Assassin’s Creed is directed by Justin Kurzel and produced by New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, DMC Films and Kennedy/Marshall. Distributor 20th Century Fox will release Assassin’s Creed in theaters worldwide on December 21st, 2016.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.

It’s not quite clear at this point just how much time Fassbender will split on screen between Lynch and Aguilar, or if the story itself is set during the Spanish Inquisition, but the Aguilar name should be familiar to fans of the video game. Though that particular Aguilar was a surname for a Spanish Templar – a faction who opposes the Assassins – Fassbender’s ancestral character in the movie having a similar name is an interesting tie in. We can expect to see much more from this anticipated adaptation over the next year, but until then we’ll just have to speculate.

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He’s opened the 30th Olympics and now Danny Boyle is closing The 59th BFI London Film Festival. The director’s latest, Steve Jobs, has been picked to bring down the curtain on the 12-day celebration of cinema on October 18. It follows on from recent closers Fury and Saving Mr. Banks in delivering major stars, Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet among them, to the Leicester Square red carpet.

Boyle drew the connection between his new biopic and the themes of his Olympics jamboree in a statement. “If London was the cradle of the Industrial Revolution then San Francisco is the Bethlehem of the digital one,” said the director. “We had a brilliant time making this movie in Silicon Valley and I hope Londoners will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the modern world. It’s always special to bring work home so thanks to BFI London Film Festival for their continued support.”

“We are thrilled to announce that Steve Jobs will be this year’s closing night gala,” added BFI London Film Festival director Clare Stewart. “Danny Boyle has created an exhilarating and audacious film [about] the complex, charismatic digital pioneer.”

Steve Jobs, though torturous in its development process, has taken smooth shape since then. Fassbender plays the Apple co-founder and tech pioneer in a story that focuses on three major events in the lifespan of his career, and in Apple’s growth: the creation of the Macintosh in 1984, NeXT in 1988 and the iMac launch in 1998. Seth Rogen is co-founder Steve Wozniak, with Jeff Bridges as Apple’s ex-CEO John Sulley and Winslet as Mac marketeer Joanna Hoffman. Katherine Waterston and Michael Stuhlbarg round out the cast.

If you can’t make the London Film Festival, which runs from October 7-18, Steve Jobs will be coming to you from November 13 in the UK.

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Shakespeare’s work may be immortal, but he’s still a tough sell. Movies that directly adapt the Bard’s work rarely tear up the box office, and so perhaps that’s why The Weinstein Company is making an unusual move regarding the film’s release strategy.

According to Deadline, The Weinstein Company is moving Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth, which received positive reviews out of Cannes back in May, to its multi-platform distribution arm RADiUS-TWC in a deal that will give Amazon Prime limited exclusive streaming rights shortly following the movie’s December release. There are no details on when in December the film will open, nor how long the exclusivity window will last. However, Deadline expects the movie to premiere on Prime about two to three months after the movie’s theatrical debut, which, hey, wouldn’t you know it, is also around Oscar season.

Deadline believes that RADiUS-TWC is handling the film because they’ve had awards success the past couple of years with Twenty Feet from Stardom and Citizenfour. However, documentaries are a very different beast, and simply being released on VOD through RADiUS-TWC didn’t automatically boost their chances. Twenty Feet was a feel-good doc that the Academy loves and Citizenfour tapped directly into the zeitgeist with our fears regarding domestic spying.

But Macbeth is still Shakespeare, and while the trailer makes the movie look incredible, simply putting it in RADiUS-TWC makes it far from a sure thing when it comes to awards season. It will be interesting to see if The Weinstein Company tries to put the movie into the fall festival circuit, or if it they’re comfortable with what they currently have in place.

Macbeth stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sean Harris, Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Jack Reynor, and Elizabeth Debicki.

Here’s the official synopsis for Macbeth:

MACBETH is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader (Michael Fassbender) brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition, set in war torn Scottish landscape.

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I added scans from the July 24th issue of Entertainment Weekly, which has a feature on X-Men: Apocalypse. Thanks Claudia.


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Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive Fox Superheroes Portrait, with the actors that were at the Comic-Con over the weekend, from X-Men, Deadpool, Gambit and Fantastic Four:

Jul 16, 2015
Published by Annie

Photoshoots Update

I’ve added a couple of photoshoots and replaced some old with higher resolution ones. Enjoy!







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Michael Fassbender was at the Comic-Con this weekend for the X-Men: Apocalypse Panel and the Stan Lee Superheroes Selfie. Here are photos and the video from the entire Fox Panel:



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Jul 2, 2015
Published by Annie

New Trailer for Steve Jobs

The official Trailer for Steve Jobs has been released, here’s the trailer and screen captures below:



Jun 7, 2015
Published by Annie

Madame Figaro June 2015 Scan

Michael is featured on the June 5th issue of Madame Figaro:


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