Fantasy Archive

  • ANDRÉ ØVREDAL cut his directing teeth on commercials and shorts. Now he’s making his mark on the international moviemaking map with his first feature film, TROLL HUNTER.     Written and directed by Øvredal, Troll Hunter follows a trio of student filmmakers and a mysterious poacher as they expose a top-secret cover-up by the Norwegian government.     Monster special effects, great performances, dark humour, and plenty of thrills make Troll Hunter a really entertaining...

    Andre Ovredal – Troll Hunter

    ANDRÉ ØVREDAL cut his directing teeth on commercials and shorts. Now he’s making his mark on the international moviemaking map with his first feature film, TROLL HUNTER.     Written and directed by Øvredal, Troll Hunter follows a trio of student filmmakers and a mysterious poacher as they expose a top-secret cover-up by the Norwegian government.     Monster special effects, great performances, dark humour, and plenty of thrills make Troll Hunter a really entertaining...

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  • MICHAEL FASSBENDER (Inglourious Basterds, Hunger) chats about bending metal, being Bond, and starring as Erik Lehnsherr in the brilliant summer blockbuster X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. **X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is in UK cinemas from 1 June. MMM: These characters were established in the comic books but also on screen by Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. So where did you look to inform your portrayal of them? Fassbender: I think when I found out I’d got the job I...

    Michael Fassbender – X-Men: First Class

    MICHAEL FASSBENDER (Inglourious Basterds, Hunger) chats about bending metal, being Bond, and starring as Erik Lehnsherr in the brilliant summer blockbuster X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. **X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is in UK cinemas from 1 June. MMM: These characters were established in the comic books but also on screen by Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. So where did you look to inform your portrayal of them? Fassbender: I think when I found out I’d got the job I...

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  • JAMES MCAVOY (Atonement) stars as Charles Xavier in the rockin’ reboot of the X-Men movie franchise, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. McAvoy chats about ninja stunts, going bald eventually, and growing up with the X-Men. **X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is in UK cinemas from 1 June. MMM: How familiar were you with X-Men prior to being in the film? McAvoy: I was first aware of the cartoon while I was growing up… when I was about 12 years old they...

    James McAvoy – X-Men: First Class

    JAMES MCAVOY (Atonement) stars as Charles Xavier in the rockin’ reboot of the X-Men movie franchise, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. McAvoy chats about ninja stunts, going bald eventually, and growing up with the X-Men. **X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is in UK cinemas from 1 June. MMM: How familiar were you with X-Men prior to being in the film? McAvoy: I was first aware of the cartoon while I was growing up… when I was about 12 years old they...

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  • KEVIN BACON talks about playing a mutant and swaggering about as Sebastian Shaw in the fantastic new movie, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. **X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is in UK cinemas from 1 June MMM: How familiar were you with X-Men prior to being in the film? Bacon: I didn’t grow up so much with comics. I had a few but it wasn’t really a big part of my childhood. But I knew the films and one of...

    Kevin Bacon – X-Men: First Class

    KEVIN BACON talks about playing a mutant and swaggering about as Sebastian Shaw in the fantastic new movie, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. **X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is in UK cinemas from 1 June MMM: How familiar were you with X-Men prior to being in the film? Bacon: I didn’t grow up so much with comics. I had a few but it wasn’t really a big part of my childhood. But I knew the films and one of...

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  • JANE GOLDMAN, the screenwriter behind Stardust and Kick-Ass, reunites with director Matthew Vaughn for her latest movie, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, a superb addition to the comic book’s on-screen world. **X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is in UK cinemas from 1 June. MMM: How tricky was it to ensure this origins story fits seamlessly within the X-Men universe? Goldman: I think it would actually be impossible to write any story that fits in with every single part of...

    Jane Goldman – X-Men: First Class

    JANE GOLDMAN, the screenwriter behind Stardust and Kick-Ass, reunites with director Matthew Vaughn for her latest movie, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, a superb addition to the comic book’s on-screen world. **X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is in UK cinemas from 1 June. MMM: How tricky was it to ensure this origins story fits seamlessly within the X-Men universe? Goldman: I think it would actually be impossible to write any story that fits in with every single part of...

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  • JASON FLEMYNG talks about working with friend and director Matthew Vaughn on his latest movie, the extremely kick-ass X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. **X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is in UK cinemas from 1 June. MMM: How familiar were you with X-Men prior to being in the film? Flemyng: Matt [Vaughn, director] was going to do one of the other X-Men films earlier on, so I was aware of them then and I was going to play The Beast....

    Jason Flemyng – X-Men: First Class

    JASON FLEMYNG talks about working with friend and director Matthew Vaughn on his latest movie, the extremely kick-ass X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. **X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is in UK cinemas from 1 June. MMM: How familiar were you with X-Men prior to being in the film? Flemyng: Matt [Vaughn, director] was going to do one of the other X-Men films earlier on, so I was aware of them then and I was going to play The Beast....

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  • Australian actor CHRIS HEMSWORTH (Home & Away, Star Trek) gets his big-screen break as the Norse god Thor in director Kenneth Branagh‘s brilliantly crafted blockbuster of the same name. **THOR is is cinemas from 27 April MMM: When did you first become aware of Thor? Hemsworth: It was pretty much when I got the part. Six months before I received a stack of comic books. I knew vaguely a little bit about the character but I...

    Chris Hemsworth – Thor

    Australian actor CHRIS HEMSWORTH (Home & Away, Star Trek) gets his big-screen break as the Norse god Thor in director Kenneth Branagh‘s brilliantly crafted blockbuster of the same name. **THOR is is cinemas from 27 April MMM: When did you first become aware of Thor? Hemsworth: It was pretty much when I got the part. Six months before I received a stack of comic books. I knew vaguely a little bit about the character but I...

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  • KENNETH BRANAGH puts his experience acting and directing Shakespearean drama to superb use in his brilliantly crafted big-screen adaptation of the comic-book world of THOR. **THOR is is cinemas from 27 April MMM: Were you aware of Thor before you made this movie? Branagh: I was as a kid growing up in Belfast. I remember seeing this very colourful, very dynamic comic with some of the kinds of framing, some of the kind of dynamism...

    Kenneth Branagh – Thor

    KENNETH BRANAGH puts his experience acting and directing Shakespearean drama to superb use in his brilliantly crafted big-screen adaptation of the comic-book world of THOR. **THOR is is cinemas from 27 April MMM: Were you aware of Thor before you made this movie? Branagh: I was as a kid growing up in Belfast. I remember seeing this very colourful, very dynamic comic with some of the kinds of framing, some of the kind of dynamism...

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  • TOM HIDDLESTON (Archipelago, Wallander), who plays Loki in the fantastic movie adaptation of THOR, chats about what it’s like being directed by his Wallander co-star Kenneth Branagh, playing Marvel Top Trumps, and how donning his costume helps him get in the Norse god zone. **THOR is is cinemas from 27 April MMM: When did you first become aware of Thor? Hiddleston: As a child I had a deck of Marvel Top Trumps. You know, you can...

    Tom Hiddleston – Thor

    TOM HIDDLESTON (Archipelago, Wallander), who plays Loki in the fantastic movie adaptation of THOR, chats about what it’s like being directed by his Wallander co-star Kenneth Branagh, playing Marvel Top Trumps, and how donning his costume helps him get in the Norse god zone. **THOR is is cinemas from 27 April MMM: When did you first become aware of Thor? Hiddleston: As a child I had a deck of Marvel Top Trumps. You know, you can...

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  • Louise Bourgoin as Adele Blanc-Sec Director LUC BESSON (Leon, The Fifth Element) transports us to early 20th-century Paris in his latest big-screen outing, ADELE BLANC-SEC. Adapted by Besson from the comic books of Jacques Tardi, the film follows a young novelist on her fantastic adventures with newly-hatched pterodactyls and recently resurrected mummies. Click on the audio file below to hear Besson chat to film journalist Jan Gilbert about falling in love with Adele Blanc-Sec, why...

    Luc Besson – Adele Blanc-Sec

    Louise Bourgoin as Adele Blanc-Sec Director LUC BESSON (Leon, The Fifth Element) transports us to early 20th-century Paris in his latest big-screen outing, ADELE BLANC-SEC. Adapted by Besson from the comic books of Jacques Tardi, the film follows a young novelist on her fantastic adventures with newly-hatched pterodactyls and recently resurrected mummies. Click on the audio file below to hear Besson chat to film journalist Jan Gilbert about falling in love with Adele Blanc-Sec, why...

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