Mike Tyson, one of the most indisputably filmable subjects in the world, is getting a biopic about his life written by Boardwalk Empire's Terrence Winter, and today word got out that Jamie Foxx will play the lead. At his peak, Tyson was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world—which makes a pretty interesting movie by itself—but his ugly and frequently violent downfall is likely to be just as if not more compelling to filmmakers. Little is known about the movie at this point, although past rumors have indicated that Martin Scorsese would be involved ... Discuss

 

The long-awaited, very complicated film adaptation of Into the Woods is finally hitting theaters this Christmas, with a cast that includes Meryl Streep, Chris Pine and current Hollywood it-girl Anna Kendrick. For a few years now, with movies like Jack the Giant Slayer and Maleficent, Disney has been trying to cash in on a nostalgic love of fairy tales. It hasn't exactly worked yet, but Into the Woods—a musical mashup of Brothers Grimm tales based on a 1986 Stephen Sondheim musical—has a built-in fan base and a secret weapon in Oscar-winning director Rob Marshall, so it might reverse the trend. Here's the trailer ... Discuss

 

Although the winter's film scene is getting crowded with a lot of movie's with bi hype, few are matched with the expectation of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. Based on this trailer, however, he is prepared to deliver.

Update Looks like Fox pulled the trailer from YouTube. We'll update as soon as they approve a YouTube trailer. In the meantime, you can watch it at the film's official site by inputting code 07201969 ... Discuss

 

You probably remember the story of Batkid—young Miles Scott, a child who had battled leukemia. For his Make-a-Wish project, Miles wanted to become Batman. In response, thousands of San Francisco residence helped turn their city into Gotham to make Miles’ wish come true. Now, the story is becoming a feature-length documentary. Batkid Begins looks at “what happens when an event goes unintentionally viral” and when a city comes together to make a grant a kid's amazing wish. So far, they are about half way to their fundraising goal of $100,000 on Indiegogo. The trailer is a reminder that Batkid truly is the hero we need ... Discuss

 

John C. Reilly, who has long been guaranteed to be the highlight of any movie he's in, took to Letterman last night to debut some explosive new Guardians of the Galaxy footage. Marvel's new, very odd offering is currently sailing on a wave of strong early hype and almost universally positive reviews, and this clip gives us a sneak peek at just what makes it so special. See for yourself ... Discuss

 

It’s no secret that Stephen Colbert is a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien. His Middle Earth fandom is so great that he was even able to score a cameo in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as “ the Laketown spy.” At Comic-Con this weekend, Colbert donned his authentic movie apparel and offered up some extremely kind works for the folks behind the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit adaptations while introducing the panel for the latest installment, at one point, even quoting C.S. Lewis:

The movies broke upon the world, and to steal a line from C.S. Lewis, “Here were beauties that pierced like swords and burned like cold iron.” Here were movies that would break your heart, good beyond hope. And rather than take away our treasure, Peter and Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens and Richard Taylor and Grant Major and Dan Hennah and the cast and the crew and WETA Digital and the land and the people of New Zealand itself added to our stories, complemented our imagination.

You can read his entire speech over at Vulture ... Discuss