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Quickies: Filth, Ant-Man, Ultron, Thor

By Garth Franklin Wednesday November 27th 2013 08:46AM

Filth
Magnolia Pictures has picked up the North American rights to the UK black comedy "Filth" starring James McAvoy. Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots and Jamie Bell also star.

McAvoy plays a brutally vicious sociopathic policeman who screws, sniffs and swallows everything he can get his hands on. A Spring 2014 theatrical release is planned. [Source: Screen]

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Out doing the "Oldboy" promo rounds, actress Elizabeth Olsen has spoken about her debut as Scarlet Witch in Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and has some interesting comments about the character:

"I just love Scarlet Witch. I love her. It's so funny because I'm often talking about all these psychologically damaged people, but when you talk about Scarlet Witch... She is a messed up lady. She has got more sh*t to deal with than anybody else I know. I'm excited to figure out what's appropriate to use for her, because there's so much material from all of these decades, and we're going to tell this one story.". [Source: Moviefone]

Ant-Man
Filmmaker Edgar Wright has confirmed that his upcoming Marvel movie "Ant-Man" was meant to be shot in the UK but studio space is unavailable. Thanks to tax breaks, the UK has become the international go to place for major Hollywood productions in recent months.

Wright says: "Ironically, Ant Man was meant to shoot in London but London is full because I guess that Pinewood extension got turned down". [Source: Screen]

Thor: The Dark World
Wired have posted a behind-the-scenes visual effects video reel for "Thor: The Dark World" showcasing pre-viz footage combined with digital trickery, practical sets and extensive location shooting.

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