Marvel Studios had the world premiere for their much anticipated space adventure Guardians Of The Galaxy in Hollywood yesterday. Starring Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace and Benicio Del Toro, Guardians Of The Galaxy sees Marvel expand their cinematic universe even wider in a comic book adaptation that includes a talking Racoon voiced by Bradley Cooper. Check out a truly massive gallery of red carpet pics below and a bonus gallery from last year’s comic con.
The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®, is delighted to announce that this year’s Opening Night film will be THE IMITATION GAME, a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators.
The film will receive its European premiere on Wednesday 8 October at the Odeon Leicester Square with a live cinecast from the red carpet and simultaneous screenings taking place at cinemas across the UK. Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, and director Morten Tyldum are expected to attend the London event.
The pioneer of modern-day computing, Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.
Clare Stewart, BFI London Film Festival Director, comments:
“We are thrilled to announce one of the most anticipated films of the year – THE IMITATION GAME – as this year’s BFI London Film Festival Opening Night gala. Featuring extraordinary performances from the British talent in front of the camera and vividly directed by Morten Tyldum, THE IMITATION GAME does cinematic justice to Alan Turing’s vision, determination and personal story as well as his enduring impact on British history and contemporary life.”
Director Morten Tyldum comments:
“I am thrilled to be returning to London to share THE IMITATION GAME with the audience of the BFI London Film Festival. The experience of directing this film has been so tremendously rewarding, and I am humbled to share Alan’s Turing’s incredible story on Opening Night.”
Producer Teddy Schwarzman comments:
“We are truly honoured that THE IMITATION GAME will be opening the 58th BFI London Film Festival. The film, shot in various locations throughout England, tells the story of an incredibly gifted yet unsung British hero. We look forward to sharing this film with audiences across the country, and couldn’t imagine our European Premiere anywhere but London.”
The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express runs from Wednesday 8 October-Sunday 19 October. The full programme for the Festival will be announced on Wednesday 3 September
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Based on the novel by James Dashner the film also stars Will Poulter & Dylan O’Brien. Kaya plays Teresa, the only girl in a community of boys trapped in the center of a deadly maze.
The beautiful skins star talks about working with her talent young co-stars and being the only girl on set. She also tells us what fans can expect from the big screen adaptation of the bestselling young adult series and how it feels to become part of a potentially massive franchise.
Check out the video interview below:
Kaya also finally explained why the long planned Skins movie never happened and will never become a reality:
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Dakota spoke to Red Carpet News briefly about the project and why she got involved while attending the UK premiere of Disney adventure Planes Fire & Rescue. Check out the video clip below:
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Jade admitted she was nervous about playing the role but determined to have proper training and support. Whilst the role of Ike Turner is yet to be cast, the film won’t shy away from the violent side of their troubled relationship. With Jade admitting that it will be hard for her to play the role of a ‘beaten woman’.
Check out the full video interview below, which also includes news of Jade’s new musical plans: