Star Wars mania hits new heights this winter with the premiere of The Last Jedi, the action-packed intergalactic sequel to The Force Awakens, which sees the return of a certain stalwart of the rebel alliance as well as the final swan-song of a dearly departed Princess. To celebrate the long-awaited release, Jason Bell meets the star-studded cast – which includes Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Adam Driver and Laura Dern – to shoot a series of portraits exclusively for British Vogue.
Oscar & his The Last Jedi co-stars continued their promotion in the UK today by attending the movie photocall and press conference. The press conference was live streamed via twitter, and you can watch it below:
— Star Wars UK (@StarWarsUK) December 13, 2017
I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Oscar attending the UK premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in London yesterday. He was joined by Elvira at the red carpet. Check it:
THE NEW YORK TIMES – While they tell tales of Death Stars and daddy issues, the “Star Wars” movies are also stories about duality: how goodness and evil can coexist — on the same planet or inside the same person — and what happens when they collide on an intergalactic scale.
These themes are revisited once again in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the eighth episode in the science-fiction saga that George Lucas started in 1977. “The Last Jedi,” which opens on Dec. 15, is the first to be written and directed by Rian Johnson (“Brick,” “Looper”). It follows the resounding success of “The Force Awakens,” directed by J. J. Abrams in 2015, about two young heroes, a scavenger named Rey (Daisy Ridley) and a renegade stormtrooper named Finn (John Boyega), caught up in the search for Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).
The new film continues where “The Force Awakens” left off, as Rey and Luke are about to meet on the planet Ahch-To, and it promises a further exploration of their relationship to the sullen evildoer Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and his nefarious master, Snoke (Andy Serkis). It also features the final performance in the series from Carrie Fisher, who played Leia and who died last December.
At a running time of some two and a half hours, “The Last Jedi” continues the adventures of Finn and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and their adversaries Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson). Somehow it finds room for the new characters Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) and Vice Admiral Holdo (Laura Dern), and a wide-eyed alien species called porgs.
Deadline – In one of the year’s biggest acquisition deals, Amazon Studios has made a $10 million + deal for U.S. rights to Life, Itself, a drama directed and written by This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman. The completed film is a multi-generational love story, weaving together a number of characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside and back. Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Olivia Cooke, Laia Costa, Mandy Patinkin, Sergio Peris-Mencheta and Alex Monner star. Pic’s produced by Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, FilmNation Entertainment’s Aaron Ryder, and Fogelman.
The film will likely be unveiled next fall in a prestige festival like Toronto or Telluride, and it will broaden from there.
Oscar and his fellow co-stars attended a press conference in Los Angeles yesterday (December 3) to promote ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’. We have added pictures in our gallery.
An exclusive behind-the-scenes video features writer/director Rian Johnson working on the set of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ plus new footage with cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher.