Have you slept through the week? Have missed the latest and best cinema news around? Well, Leah Stone has rounded up the greatest points you might have missed in this new weekly segment!
Man of Steel 2 has been given the release date of Friday the 17th of July, 2015, and will be filmed in Detroit, Michigan. As most of you will know, Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman for this film, and you can find our thoughts on this here: http://www.imwithgeek.com/2/post/2013/08/ben-affleck-to-play-batman.html
-The title for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 has been revealed- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and of course Johnny Depp is staring as the swashbuckler Captain Jack Sparrow, with Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg as the Directors.
-James Spader has just been cast as Ultron, announced at the end of Marvel’s presentation at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. And so Spader will be the main protagonist in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
-The Observer Film Critic Philip French retires after 50 years on the job. In the 5 decades, he has watched over 2,500 films, has written 6 books and has earned himself an OBE. Well wishes to you, Mr French, and enjoy your retirement.
-The full trailer of Divergent has been released and the film has been slated to be released in cinema on March the 21st of next year. To see the full trailer, visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/25/divergent-trailer_n_3814375.html
-BBC crime drama Luther is being made into a movie starring Idris Elba and most of the original cast. The script charts Luther’s rise to the top of the police force, and the film is planned to begin filming next year.
Star Wars Cinematographer Gilbert Taylor has died aged 99. Born in 1914, Taylor started in the film industry as a camera assistant in 1929, working at Gainsborough Studios in London. His career also included six years with the Royal Air Force during World War II, shooting the results of night-time raids over Germany at the command of Winston Churchill.
He went on to become a founder member of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC), which later presented him with a lifetime achievement award in 2001.
Rest in Peace Gilbert Taylor, you will be missed.