Eddie Redmayne has just signed on to star in the upcoming adaptation of The Last Days Of Night. The film with the same name is about the epic clash between industry titan George Westinghouse and inventor Thomas Edison over one question: who invented the lightbulb?
It’s set to be released sometime in late 2017, according to Deadline and will be directed by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Passengers). It’s based on a historical thriller by Graham Moore, who authored the screenplay for The Imitation Game and the bestselling novel The Sherlockian, that’s set to be released on August 16th from Random House. Moore will be writing the screenplay for his novel.
Westinghouse and Edison famously clashed in a series of escalating lawsuits over their inventions and patents during the late 1800s. The war took place between Edison’s Electric Light Company and the Westinghouse Electrical Company at the dawn of the electrical age and helped settle the future of the technology.
Redmayne, who recently starred in The Theory of Everything and this year’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, will play Paul Cravath, a young lawyer from Columbia Law School who is representing Westinghouse in 1888. The case thrusts the young man into the upper echelons of American high society, as he’s tasked with bringing a case against inventor Thomas Edison. Notable historical figures such as Nikola Tesla and Alexander Graham Bell make their own appearances throughout the story.
This footage from the upcoming fantasy in the Harry Potter universe written by JK Rowling was released at Comic Con over the weekend. Directed by David Yates, the film stars Eddie Redmayne as a Hogwarts alumni who arrives in America in 1926 but runs into trouble after magical beasts escape from his briefcase. The film will be released worldwide on 18 November 201
It’s been five long years since the final Harry Potter movie, Deathly Hallows Part 2, hit theaters, but this year fans can experience a new part of this magical universe. Warner Bros. will release Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on November 16, with Harry Potter director David Yates returning to the helm, and J.K. Rowling making her screenwriting debut. This movie will kick off a new trilogy, and earlier today, director David Yates revealed new details about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2.
David Yates revealed earlier this month that J.K. Rowling had already finished the script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, and that she already has “ideas” for the third movie. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, David Yates teases that the story goes in a whole new direction. Here’s what he had to say below.
“We’ve seen the script for Part 2, for the second movie, which takes the story in a whole new direction – as you should, you don’t want to repeat yourself. The second movie introduces new characters as she builds this part of the Harry Potter universe further. It’s a very interesting development from where we start out. The work is pouring out of her.”
Warner Bros. confirmed that Fantastic Beasts will be a trilogy way back in October 2014, with the studio setting tentative release dates in 2018 and 2020 for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3. Fantastic Beasts stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a textbook used at Hogwarts by Harry Potter and his classmates. The cast of this movie prequel also includes Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Jenn Murray, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Jon Voight and Gemma Chan.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be part of Warner Bros.’ massive Hall H Comic-Con panel on Saturday, July 23 at 11:30 AM, s stay tuned for more details on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and its upcoming sequel.