Evangeline Lilly looks like she’s ready to take flight in her costume from Ant-Man And The Wasp. The actress tweeted a first look at her new costume for the Marvel Studios movie to celebrate the late, great comic book artist and Marvel legend Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday. “I am honoured to be on set today playing #TheWasp on what would be Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday.
.#ThankYouJackKirby #AntManAndTheWasp”. In 1963, Kirby and Stan Lee created Janet van Dyne, mother of Hope, who was the original Wasp. In the forthcoming sequel, Michelle Pfeiffer is set to play Janet, with Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas reprising their roles as Scott Lang (aka Ant-Man) and Hank Pym, respectively. Also joining the cast are Walton Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen as well as Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo. Peyton Reed is returning to direct the sequel which is set to open two months after Avengers: Infinity War on July 6, 2018.
The new iteration of Heathers is a pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, as our heroine Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox) deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. Also starring are James Scully as JD, Melanie Field as Heather Chandler, Brendan Scannell as Heather Duke, and Jasmine Mathews as Heather McNamara. Original Heathers cast member Shannen Doherty will guest star as a pivotal, unnamed character in the series.The teaser also reveals a callback to one of the film’s classic lines — “F–k me gently with a chainsaw”. But this is a very different trio taking over Westerburg High. Heathers premieres on Paramount Network in 2018. Check out the first look here!
Amazon has released the official Season 2 trailer for Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi. Season 2 picks up with Tig, her stepfather Bill (John Rothman) and her brother Remy (Noah Harpster) living together in the family’s Biloxi, Mississippi home, with each ready for a new beginning. Tig resumes her radio career in Biloxi with producer Kate (Stephanie Allynne), but Tig’s outspoken point of view proves a bit controversial for the local market. We love your soul,” a man tells Tig outside the radio station. “And it is possible to pray the gay away,” adds a woman with him. “What if I want to pray the gay to stay?” Tig asks. An opportunity comes along for Tig to take a bigger stage in New Orleans, an opportunity that comes with more reach, but also more responsibility. We truly enjoyed working with the post production team here at EPS-Cineworks and wish the series great success! Check out the trailer below and don’t miss the premier, September 8 on Amazon Prime.
Netflix debuted the first trailer and key art for Little Evil, a new horror comedy coming to the streaming service. From writer/director Eli Craig, Adam Scott and Evangeline Lilly star in this offbeat film about love, family, and the Antichrist. Gary has just married the love of his life, Samantha, and is now the stepfather to her quirky five-year-old son, Lucas (Owen Atlas). But he soon finds himself in increasingly odd situations around the child, which drives him to believe his new stepson may actually be the spawn of Satan. We really enjoyed working with the post production team here at EPS-Cineworks and can’t wait for the release, September 1. Don’t forget to check out the trailer below!
The 3Pas Studios film How to be a Latin Lover won best picture honors, while USA Networks/Fox TV/Universal Cable Productions’ Queen of the South took home best prime-time television program at the 32nd annual Imagen Awards, held Friday night in Beverly Hills. The Imagen (Spanish for “image”) Awards were hosted by comedian/actress Aida Rodriguez before more than 600 attendees. They honored the positive portrayal and creative excellence of Latinos and Latino cultures on screen. The winners were judged and selected in seventeen categories by an independent panel of entertainment industry executives and Latino community leaders. Best actress in a feature film was given to Salma Hayek for her work in How to be a Latin Lover. For a complete list of 2017 Imagen Awards winners, please click here. We enjoyed working with the post production team on How to be a Latin Lover and we continue to wish the movie great success!
Richard Chew, an Oscar winner for editing 1977’s Star Wars with Paul Hirsch and Marcia Lucas, believes Hollywood still has “a long way to go” in telling more diverse stories. Speaking in a featured conversation Saturday at American Cinema Editors’ EditFest L.A., the veteran editor stated an inspiration for getting into film was “to be able to tell the story of people that the majority might feel are ‘the others.’ I wanted to work in film so I could tell the stories of those people.” Speaking after the session with The Hollywood Reporter, Chew admitted: “I find that there’s still a long way to go. In some pictures in Hollywood today, we are trying to overcompensate, perhaps … maybe, for instance, by making African-Americans as victims.” He added that, instead, he would like to see more films that “show that they initiate action — like Hidden Figures.” That belief was among the reasons that Chew chose his current project, The Public, an indie written by, directed by and starring Emilio Estevez. “The drama centers around a group of homeless people in Cincinnati’s public library, and they decide to have a non-violent protest against the lack of housing for the homeless,” he explained. “I was drawn to that because there’s voice given to the homeless that doesn’t paint them in an idealistic manner or as a stereotype. They are not just victims, they perpetrate action.”
One of TV’s most prolific and daring content creators the man behind Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story and American Crime Story, among other groundbreaking shows. Murphy reflects on hopping between genres, tearing down barriers and building a family of collaborators. Read and listen to the interview here. We are excited to provide our services to some of Ryan Murphy’s projects and can’t wait to see what’s to come!
GLOW is hopping back in the ring. Netflix announced Thursday, the female-led wrestling series, aka The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, has been renewed. The critically praised comedy has earned rave reviews and launched during a strong second quarter for Netflix. The streamer added 5.2 million subscribers during the three-month period that saw the return of stalwart series like House of Cards and OITNB, along with the release of buzzy new shows like GLOW. The series has been hailed for its diverse cast and its message of overall female empowerment, including an episode that was praised by Planned Parenthood for how it handled an abortion story line. We are proud to have provided our technical services to this awesome show and cannot wait for the release of season 2!
The latest version of American Crime Story will be told in reverse. According to Ryan Murphy, the first episode of FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace will begin with the titular murder and then show how it came to be. Even more interesting, Murphy said that his big follow-up to The People v O.J. Simpson will be about a greater issue, homophobia, and how that ultimately led to the famous designer’s fatal shooting. “We’re trying to talk about a crime within a social idea,” Murphy told the crowd of reporters on the Fox lot. We thank the post production team for choosing EPS-Cineworks for all of their technical needs! Read more about Murphy’s spilled details here!
Warner Bros is giving a voice to burgeoning underrepresented filmmakers. The studio hosted a short film festival to cap off its Emerging Film Directors Workshop, where each member of the inaugural class showcased their work in front of industry professionals last Thursday on the WB lot in Burbank. The event was the culmination of a nine-month fellowship, in which participants where given a budget of $100K to make a short film through a process that mimics WB’s feature process from script to the final cut. For WB, the hope is that the program can serve as a stepping stone for filmmakers from unique backgrounds who have their own stories to tell. “Each of these films and the talented directors behind them is unique, thoughtful and provocative,” said Toby Emmerich, President and COO, Warner Bros. Pictures Group. Click here to see the list of shorts shown during the presentation.