Exodus: Gods and Kings

Ridley Scott was on hand for the premiere of his new biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings in London this week. Also on the red carpet were cast members Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Maria Valverde and Golshifteh Farahani, plus other guests like Salma Hayek and Andy Serkis. The film opens next week in America and on Boxing Day in Britain.

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Also in London, Peter Jackson's sixth Tolkien epic The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies held its world premiere with a number of the cast members on hand, including Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian McKellan, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Manu Bennett and theme song composer Ed Sheeran. The film opens next week in Britain and the following week in America.

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Mission: Impossible 5

Across town, a section of London got a makeover to play Vienna in the fifth Mission: Impossible movie, which again stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames, plus Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson. Christopher McQuarrie is directing. Tom Cruise also got in a pickle trying to cross a road in London while shooting scenes for the forthcoming movie, check out the video.

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But the big story this week was the announcement of the start of filming for the 24th James Bond movie, which will be titled Spectre. It once again stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw, plus Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Andrew Scott and Dave Bautista. Filming starts on Monday, and the movie is due in cinemas next October.

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

The internet also had a meltdown last weekend with the release of the first trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. It's a proper teaser, tantalising fans with glimpses of characters and familiar settings and ships (the Millennium Falcon!) while saying nothing at all about the story. It's not out for another year. Watch 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Trailer.

There's also a new trailer this week for Unfinished Business, the new comedy reteaming director Ken Scott with Delivery Man star Vince Vaughn. Costarring Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, Tom Wilkinson, James Marsden and Nick Frost, the red-band trailer promises a raucous adult comedy about a messy business trip to Berlin. It opens in March. Watch 'Unfinished Business' Red Band Trailer.

And finally, there's a new trailer for the latest film from Tim Burton and his Ed Wood screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. It's the true story of Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), whose husband (Christoph Waltz) took credit for her hugely successful paintings in the 1970s. Costars include Danny Huston, Jason Schwarzmann, Terence Stamp and Krysten Ritter. The film looks pretty unmissable, and opens at Christmas. Watch 'Big Eyes' Trailer.