The X-Men: Apocalypse has released a full trailer:
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.
In Theaters – May 27, 2016
Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, Ben Hardy
James McAvoy has attached himself to star in director Wim Wenders’ film Submergence. Based on the book by J.M. Ledgard, it’s a romantic thriller about two lovers “immersed in life-or-death situations and separated by thousands of miles, who find solace in the memories of their intense romance the previous Christmas after a chance encounter on an Atlantic coast beach.” It follows James Moore, who has survived captivity by jihadist fighters in Somalia, and his love Danielle Flinders, who is exploring the depths of the ocean. The book will be adapted by Erin Dignam.
The book was ranked second in New York magazine’s The Best Ten Books of 2013 and also named to the New York Times‘ list of 100 Notable Books of 2013.
The film will be produced by Cameron Lamb through Lila 9th Productions, while Paris-based Backup Media will finance. They are eyeing a late-March production start and plan to shoot in Europe and Africa. UTA Independent Film Group packaged the film and will be representing the U.S. sale.
McAvoy, of course, next stars as Victor Von Frankenstein in Fox’s Victor Frankenstein and recently wrapped production on the studio’s X-Men: Apocalypse. He is filming M. Night Shyamalan’s Split and then will segue to the spy thriller The Coldest City opposite Charlize Theron.
Wenders (Wings Of Desire, Buena Vista Social Club) is just wrapping production on The Beautiful Days Of Aranjuez.
McAvoy is repped by UTA, United Agents and Sloane, Offer. Wenders is repped by WME.
After Joaquin Phoenix passed on the project, director M. Night Shyamalan and producer Jason Blum have acted quickly and found his replacement in James McAvoy.
Sources tell Variety the “X-Men: First Class” star is in talks to star in the helmer’s next untitled supernatural thriller.
Shyamalan would direct with Jason Blum on board to produce through his Blumhouse Pictures banner.
As with any Shyamalan project, plot details are under lock and key, but the project will likely include elements of the supernatural. Given Blum’s involvement, the project’s budget will probably be relatively small, which would be more on par with Shyamalan’s “The Visit,” which has overperformed at the box office since bowing in September, bringing in $53 million and counting in U.S. grosses on a budget of $5 million.
Marc Bienstock also produces, while Ashwin Rajan and Steven Schneider are on board as exec producers. Production is expected to start this November in Philadelphia. The film is currently not set up at a studio.
McAvoy can be seen next in Fox’s “Victor Frankenstein” as the iconic doctor. He is also set to star in “X-Men: Apocalypse” as Professor X next summer.