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Shortcuts: your essential round-up of the week's film news


It's the weekend! And that means it's time to recap the hottest movie news from the last week in Shortcuts. Here's what's been making our headlines on the blog.

We chat to A Cure for Wellness director Gore Verbinski

What's it like to 'slow cook' an audience and perform extended psychological experiments on them? We found out first-hand from the Oscar-winning Rango and Pirates of the Caribbean director, who is back with his creepy new psychological horror. Watch the full Gore Verbinski interview.

We also chat to A Cure for Wellness star Dane DeHaan

The Chronicle and Kill Your Darlings actor immersed himself – quite literally – in the claustrophobic, skin-crawling world of Gore Verbinski's latest movie, and we caught up with Dane to discuss the making of the film. Check out our Dane DeHaan interview.

Matt Reeves is confirmed as The Batman director

After an on-off phase, the War for the Planet of the Apes helmer has been officially confirmed as the man to take over from the departing Ben Affleck. Get all the latest Batman news.

Emma Watson brings Beauty and the Beast to London

Thursday night saw Disney's new live-action reboot bring a touch of magic to London's West End, as Emma, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Alan Menken and more turned out for a special gala premiere. And that's not the only Disney news to have landed this week... Get your Disney news round-up here.

The first Han Solo movie image is released!

Hail, Caesar's Alden Ehrenreich is taking the controls of the Millennium Falcon for the young Han Solo movie, with LEGO Movie whizzkids Chris Miller and Phil Lord at the helm. And he's got an amazing crew by his side. Find out who's who in the Han Solo movie.

Alien: Covenant 'The Last Supper' prologue clip arrives

Looking for a return to the claustrophobic, character-driven horror of Ridley Scott's groundbreaking 1979 classic? Well this extended look at his Prometheus sequel/Alien prequel appears to be headed in that direction, as we get our first proper look at the cast led by Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender and James Franco. Watch the Alien: Covenant prologue.

What movie news has grabbed your attention over the past week? Let us know @Cineworld.