News Bits: Interstellar, Woman, Wars, Figment

EW reports that over an hour of footage from Christopher Nolan’s latest feature “Interstellar” has been shot in IMAX.

Nolan says: “This is the first film I have made where the actual experience of the film is paramount to the audience. You would think that’s the case with Batman movies but it’s not; they’re more dependent on the reaction of characters on screen. Interstellar is different. It harkens back to the direct experience films of 2001, where you’re not just experiencing it through the characters, you are lost in it.”

Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
Relativity has moved up the release date of Tom Harper’s horror sequel “Woman in Black 2: Angel Of Death”. Originally slated to open January 30th, it will now hit January 2nd.

Jeremy Irvine and Helen McCroy star in the film which takes place four decades after the events in the 2012 Daniel Radcliffe-led original. Jeremy Irvine and Helen McCroy star. [Source: Screen]

Star Wars
James Luceno’s novel “Tarken,” an upcoming in-canon “Star Wars” spin-off book, has revealed the first name of Ian McDiarmid’s Senator/Emperor Palpatine character – a full 34 years after the character’s first appearance in 1980’s “The Empire Strikes Back”.

Star Wars Underworld reports that Sheev Palpatine is the full name of the character. The news of the name reveal was announced at a New York Comic-Con panel this past weekend and was a selling point of the book, however the information has apparently leaked online early.

“It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” co-creator and co-star Rob McElhenney has closed a deal at Legendary Pictures to make his feature directorial and screenwriting debut on the project “Figment”.

The family action adventure follows an imaginative boy and his family who are thrown for a loop when their greatest fears come to life. [Source: Deadline]