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Final Hobbit Film Name Revealed

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Until recently the third and final installment of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy was called There and Back Again, but speculation mounted after Warner Bros. registered new names including The Hobbit: Into the Fire. Earlier today Jackson confirmed the film’s title via Facebook.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The final film is due for release in December 2014, with the name change the product of much deliberation between director Jackson and the studio. In his Facebook announcement, see below, he cites the initial name as “misplaced” as There and Back Again referred to Bilbo’s journey to Erebor. However, with this taking place in the second film and the series being extended to a trilogy, a collective decision was made to rename the movie.

The Battle of the Five Armies appears to be taking much the same shape as The Return of the King, with the previous films a complex build up to an epic final battle. The Hobbit has taken almost two billion dollars at the box office, but has struggled to win over the Academy. In 2004 The Return of the King swept the board winning 11 Oscars including Best Director and Best Film, but there is little expectation for this film to emulate.

However, with such a consistent box office the series is obviously proving popular. What do you think of the new title? Leave your thoughts below.

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Duncan Jones To Bring 2000AD’s ‘Rogue Trooper’ To The Big Screen

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Earlier this year. He finally completed a passion project in the form of Berlin-set sci-fi ‘Mute’ starring Justin Theroux, Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd for Netflix, that whilst it received a mixed reception, we certainly found it to be a thought-provoking work.

Now Duncan Jones is dipping his toes into comicbook territory yet sidestepping the works of Marvel and DC, excitedly announcing via his Twitter account that he will be directing a film version of the comic ‘Rogue Trooper’, made by Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons.

After his troubles on the admirable big-budget videogame adaptation of sprawling RPG ‘Warcraft’, it’s perhaps no surprise that he’s opted for a lesser-known and British anthology rooted in a genre he’s well versed in, to pour his heart into.

A key part of 2000AD’s Megaverse and set on a planet called Nu-Earth. ‘Rogue Trooper’ revolves around a single genetic infantryman called Rogue, a blue-skinned super soldier to rival Captain America who is caught up in a war of attrition, between two factions called the Norts and Southers as he looks to hunt down the Traitor General.

Previously, the character has had various videogame outings, beginning as an 8-bit game in 1986, all the way to a remastered version of third-person shoot-em-up ‘Rogue Trooper Redux’ in 2017.

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‘On The Basis Of Sex’ Trailer Sees Felicity Jones Tackle Gender Discrimination

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‘The word woman does not even appear once in the US constitution. Nor does the word freedom… Your honour’.

A hot topic not just in the film industry but across many a job sector. The first trailer for ‘On The Basis Of Sex’ starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux and Jack Reynor, depicts the remarkable struggle and story of lawyer turned Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Jones), as she brought a landmark case before the U.S Court of Appeals in order to challenge many years of gender discrimination.

The film is directed by Mimi Leder, who played an integral part in the success of acclaimed HBO series The Leftovers. ‘On The Basis Of Sex’ is released on 8th February 2019.

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UK Trailer/Poster Released For ‘Sicilian Ghost Story’

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Sadly under embargo for another week. We’ve already had the pleasure of seeing Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza’s uplifting supernatural fantasy ‘Sicilian Ghost Story’ and it’s certainly worth seeking out when it arrives in cinemas on 3rd August.

Today, Altitude Films have unveiled the spellbinding UK trailer and poster for the film which you can check out below.

‘A gripping real-life story of a Mafia kidnapping in Italy is enthrallingly re-imagined as supernatural fantasy by the directors of the acclaimed Salvo. 

Giuseppe is the 13-year-old son of a Mafia hitman, turned informant. When he disappears, it is assumed he has been kidnapped by his father’s former bosses. Giuseppe’s girlfriend, the determined Luna, battles her mother (some kind of wicked witch) and the police authority’s sloth and corruption in her search for him. Cleverly plotting her relentless quest, while her imagination conjures up mysterious and magical visions of where Giuseppe might be, Sicilian Ghost Story contrasts these fantastical worlds with the grim reality of the boy’s cruel captivity.’

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