Empire Magazine Issue 422 (January 2024)
Empire Magazine Issue 422 (January 2024)
Empire Magazine Issue 422 (January 2024) The Fall Guy
Lights, camera, action. A whole new year is about to unspool – and as ever, it’s going to be packed with must-see movies. Step in Empire’s 2024 Preview issue, offering you a huge new look at the films we can’t wait to see in the next 12 months. And leading the way is The Fall Guy, promising an action-packed romp from Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt and director David Leitch.
2024 Preview Opener - With this year drawing to a close, it’s time to look forward to the most exciting films to come in 2024. Strap in for a massive, exclusive-packed preview including…
The Fall Guy - After his astonishing year, Ryan Gosling is keeping the Kenergy coming – this time diving into the fray as stuntman Colt Seavers, in a comedy-action-romance from stuntmant-turned-filmmaker David Leitch. Empire speaks to director Leitch and writer Drew Pearce about film exploding with gags and great stunts.
Argylle - Matthew Vaughn knows a thing or two about spy films. And now, the Kingsman architect is back with a self-aware, deeply meta espionage romp blurring the lines of reality and fiction. The filmmaker peels back the surprising layers of his upcoming action blast.
Nosferatu / Furiosa - Lock your windows and bolt the doors – Count Orlok has risen again. Empire gets a world-first peek at Robert Eggers’ reimagining of one of Hollywood’s oldest horror tales, set to be a fright-packed Gothic chiller filled with terrifying visions.
The Kitchen - Daniel Kaluuya has long been one of Britain’s greatest acting talents – and now, he’s turning director (alongside co-director Kibwe Tavares) for an ambitious original sci-fi story set in a dystopian London. He lays out his maximalist intentions with Empire, and how he fired up The Kitchen.
Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley - Axel’s back! Empire gets a world-first look at long-awaited four-quel Beverly Hills Cop: Axel Foley, speaking to legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer about Eddie Murphy’s return to his most iconic character. No tailpipe is safe.
And plenty more...
Supacell - All that, plus we look forward to Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes with director Wes Ball; head into the lair of Damsel with Juan Carlos Fresnadillo; take a brand new look at The Batman spin-off The Penguin; get into the head of Inside Out 2; power up with Rapman’s epic Supacell; look ahead to Rebel Moon with Zack Snyder; go Biblical with Jeymes Samuel’s The Book Of Clarence; and much more.
Ferrari - Pedal to the metal. Michael Mann is back with a precision-engineered biopic-of-sorts, exploring the man behind the motorcar. Empire gets into pole position with Mann and stars Adam Driver and Penélope Cruz, going under the hood of a film over two decades in the making.
The Nightmare Before Christmas - It’s 30 years since Jack Skellington first saw snow fall – and for all the dark visions of Tim Burton and Henry Selick’s gothic fantasy, it remains a firm family favourite decades later. Empire revisits the making of an offbeat animated adventure like no other, speaking to Burton, Selick, and screenwriter Caroline Thompson about dreaming up a frightfully festive classic.
First Word - In this month’s news section, we look at the tales of devastation flooding awards season; speak to Studio Ghibli’s Toshio Suzuki about the arrival of The Boy And The Heron; revel in the trashy world of The Toxic Avenger with director Macon Blair; slice open the innards of Christmas slasher It’s A Wonderful Knife; go down under with Baz Luhrmann on his series reimagining of Australia; discuss the Godzilla Minus One trailer; and much more.
Final Cut - In the home entertainment section, we sit down with Barbie director Greta Gerwig for an expansive discussion of her seismic summer comedy; check back in on cult sequel Psycho II with writer Tom Holland (no, not the Spider-Man one); rank Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth movies; revisit the films of Catherine Hardwicke with the director herself; talk the depiction of sex in Passages with filmmaker Ira Sachs; and much more.
Reviews - Reviewed in this issue, you’ll find Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro; long-awaited Aardman sequel Chicken Run: Dawn Of The Nugget; Joanna Hogg’s haunting ghost story The Eternal Daughter; Ridley Scott’s historical epic Napoleon; Netflix anime adaptation Scott Pilgrim Takes Off; and plenty more.
Read about it on the Empire website.