Watch: An American Legend Rises in New 'The Lone Ranger' Trailer
Tue, 21 May 2013 16:17:32 +0000
"Justice is what a man must take for himself." With just over one month to go until the Disney's The Lone Ranger finally hits theaters, a fourth theatrical trailer has surfaced showcasing some more great train robbery action and an increasingly heroic looking Armie Hammer. Is there a chance that Johnny Depp might not have to carry this film with Hammer in the lead? We're hoping this isn't another Alice in Wonderland situation where Depp is made to be the star (though the marketing has pushed that angle), but we'll just have to wait and see. Also, how many times will Helena Bonham Carter shoot that shoe gun?
Here's the new trailer for Disney's The Lone Ranger, originally from Apple:
"There come a time, Kimosabe... When good men must wear mask..." Never take off the mask. Any good?
The Lone Ranger is directed by Pirates of the Caribbean franchise helmer Gore Verbinski and written by Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio and Justin Haythe. Native ...
Superman & General Zod on Two 'Man of Steel' Character Posters
Tue, 21 May 2013 15:42:25 +0000
We're starting to get into Man of Steel overload territory, so we're going to slow down the hype. But these two new character posters, following yesterday's spotlight on Russell Crowe as Jor-El looking like a bad ass on his own poster, are just too cool to ignore. Superman and General Zod each stand tall, but while The Big Blue Boy Scout played by Henry Cavill looks heroic, the menacing villain brought to life by Michael Shannon seems to be in restraints. While we're getting a lot of posters for this comic book film, we're just happy that Warner Bros. isn't so desperate to give Lois Lane (Amy Adams) her own poster like this. Look!
Here are the two new posters for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel via ComingSoon:
Man of Steel, the new DC Comics Superman reboot, is being directed by Zack Snyder, of Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen & Sucker Punch previously. Christopher Nolan is producing, and co-wrote the story ...
Watch: First Trailer for Ben Wheatley's Trippy 'A Field in England'
Tue, 21 May 2013 15:24:32 +0000
Just recently we learned about the unique distribution plan in the United Kingdom for A Field in England, a trippy period horror thriller from Kill List and Sightseers director Ben Wheatley. In addition, Drafthouse Films just picked up the film for distribution here in the United Sates. It's good timing because now the first trailer has arrived for the film about a group of English Civil War soldiers in the 17th century who are captured by an alchemist and led into a vast mushroom field, where they fall victim to violent and nightmarish forces. It looks like another wild and unique film from Wheatley, a truly talented filmmaker.
Here's the first trailer for Ben Wheatley's A Field in England from Picturehouse Cinemas:
A Field in England is directed by Ben Wheatley from a screenplay co-written by Wheatley and Amy Jump. The story follows a small group of deserters fleeing from a raging battle through an overgrown field. As they are captured by O'Neil, ...
Simon Pegg Says Cheers to 'The World's End' on Two New Posters
Tue, 21 May 2013 15:09:14 +0000
Following the first teaser trailer from across the pond for Edgar Wright's newest comedy The World's End, we have two new posters with pub crawl attendees Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike. We're still not sure what kind of threats the whole crew will be facing, but as with the other teaser poster, this shows some kind of horde of people with glowing eyes, maybe Invasion of the Body Snatchers style or something. Either way, this should be a very satisfying conclusion to the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
Here are the new posters for Edgar Wright's The World's End from Focus Features:
Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) is writing and directing The World's End, third part of the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of ...
Must Watch: Hugh Jackman Rages in New Trailer for 'The Wolverine'
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:32:29 +0000
"Eternity can be a curse. A man can run out of things to live for." Honestly, the first domestic trailer for The Wolverine from director James Mangold was a little underwhelming for this writer. The international trailer that was released around the same time did a much better job of painting this sequel in the right light, but still getting the story and action across. However, there are still worries that this film is cut from the same mold as the less than stellar X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Well, this new trailer hits some of the same beats as the first, but is edited and presented in a much better way with some solid new action.
Here's the new trailer for James Mangold's The Wolverine from the film's YouTube Channel:
Based on the celebrated comic book arc by Chris Claremont & Frank Miller, The Wolverine finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as ...
Cannes 2013: Sci-Fi 'Last Days on Mars' Retreads Familiar Territory
Tue, 21 May 2013 01:23:30 +0000
One of the very few full-on science fiction films premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this year is a thriller called The Last Days on Mars, directed by Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson making his feature debut after a number of shorts including Blinky™ and Fifty Percent Grey. Set on Mars at the end of a six month manned mission to the planet to search for signs of life, it starts out as an intriguing indie sci-fi with some promise. But alas devolves into something that I hate to say is derivative and brings absolutely nothing new to the sci-fi game, which is a bit unfortunate because it otherwise visually looks great—some concept work was done by Weta, but the rest of the visual effects were made entirely by Screen Scene based out of Ireland.
Note: some minor spoilers follow but I fully expect these story beats to be shown/hinted at in the trailer.
The film is part of the Cannes sidebar Directors' ...
How Far Did Abrams Go to Hide 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Villain?
Mon, 20 May 2013 23:00:57 +0000
This past weekend, Star Trek Into Darkness took the #1 spot at the box office. And despite some intense (and mostly valid) nitpicking of the writing and plot, the film is a fun roller coaster ride of suspense and action, complete with stellar performances and a glorious score. But leading up to the film, the primary focus was that of the film's villain. Early rumors pegged the sequel's bad guy as the infamous Khan from the frequently lauded Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, but J.J. Abrams and everyone else kept saying that Benedict Cumberbatch was playing a villain named John Harrison, and they were wrong. More below!
**If you don't want any spoilers for Star Trek Into Darkness, stop reading. You've been warned.**
And so began the long debate of whether or not J.J. Abrams was using one of the most iconic villains from the Star Trek universe. In fact, last winter, a group of press were invited to check ...
Watch: International Trailer for 'Turbo' Highlights Slow Snail World
Mon, 20 May 2013 22:20:58 +0000
In what is basically a superhero movie repurposed for a mollusk, DreamWorks Animation has Turbo coming this summer. Ryan Reynolds voices the snail who finds himself with the gift of super speed after a chance encounter with some nitrous fuel liquid. In this new international trailer, we get an entertaining glimpse into the mundane lives of the slow-moving snails, and also get introduced into some of the other snails in the film voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Rodriguez and more. This looks like it could be the second hit for DWA after The Croods earlier this year. Watch now!
Here's the new international trailer for DreamWorks Animation's Turbo from MSN UK (via ComingSoon):
Turbo is directed by David Soren (who went from storyboard artist, to head of story, to directing the Merry Madagascar Christmas special) working from a script he co-wrote with Shrek Forever After scribe Darren Lemke. Ryan Reyolds will voice the titular character in the ...
Damon Lindelof Talks Extensively About Inception of 'Tomorrowland'
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:40:30 +0000
Right now the plot details for Brad Bird's original Disney project Tomorrowland, which has George Clooney and Hugh Laurie attached to star, are still under right wraps. There have been theories about UFOs and other guesses resulting from digging in the "mystery box" that Bird revealed earlier this year. Thankfully, in an interview with Grantland (via SlashFilm), writer Damon Lindelof talked a bit about the new project, and while he didn't reveal any big secrets, he did talk about the inception of the story, how Bird ended up getting involved, and how this ties in to the Disney theme park area of the same name. Read on!
Speaking about the inspiration that Disney's theme parks gave to the film Tomorrowland, Lindelof says:
I’ve always been fascinated by Disneyland and Disney World, and my favorite part of the park was always Tomorrowland. But there’s no story there. Like, if you go into Fantasyland, there’s just story happening all around you everywhere, whether it’s ...
'The Wolverine' Gets Yukio & Viper Posters Before Trailer Tomorrow
Mon, 20 May 2013 20:52:23 +0000
Tomorrow there will be a brand new trailer for The Wolverine, continuing the story that started in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but without neglecting the events of the X-Men trilogy. Now the film from director James Mangold gets a couple more cool posters in the same vein as the initial watercolor style teaser poster and the more recent Silver Samurai poster. That initial teaser featuring a painted Hugh Jackman is so popular, it's been stolen from bus shelters and more around the country, and these posters, highlighting the characters of Yukio (Rila Fukushima) and Viper (Svetlana Khodchenkova), weakly capitalize on that style. Still, we're anxious to see what this new trailer, arriving tomorrow morning, has in store. Look!
Here are the two new posters for James Mangold's The Wolverine from 20th Century Fox:
Based on the celebrated comic book arc by Chris Claremont & Frank Miller, The Wolverine finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with ...
Liam Hemsworth Takes Flight in Fighter Pilot Thriller 'Aurora Rising'
Mon, 20 May 2013 20:33:51 +0000
Later this year, The Hunger Games franchise star Liam Hemsworth shares the screen with acting giants Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman in Paranoia, hitting theaters on August 16th. And Hemsworth is continuing his rise to A-list status as THR reports he will be leading a film called Aurora Rising for Relativity Media. In a story that might have flares of Point Break, the film follows a Southern California surfer who becomes a fighter pilot. But after a messy combat mission, he's recruited to be part of an elite team testing a new kind of aircraft at the dawn of an international conflict. So Top Gun meets Red Dawn?
It's unclear where this international threat comes from, but Hemsworth seems to be following in the footsteps of his brother, Thor star Chris Hemsworth, who tackled the remake of Red Dawn a few years ago (it sat on the shelf until it was released last year). The film is written by A Man ...
Jor-El Looks Pretty Intimidating on 'Man of Steel' Character Poster
Mon, 20 May 2013 20:18:34 +0000
Kicking off what will likely be a series of posters leading up to the release of Man of Steel, a new character poster has arrived featuring Russell Crowe looking quite intimidating as Kal-El's father Jor-El. We've heard Crowe's voice on nearly all of the trailers and TV spots, and this puts him front and center, seemingly ready for a fight. We're not sure how much action Jor-El will see in the film before he sends Superman to Earth, but since the character has his own poster, that implies there's a good amount. Again, the lens flare is prominent, and we're still wondering if this will be akin to J.J. Abrams use of the light element in Star Trek.
Here's the new character poster for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel from Warner Bros. Pictures:
Man of Steel, the new DC Comics Superman reboot, is being directed by Zack Snyder, of Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen & Sucker Punch previously. Christopher Nolan is ...
Sylvester Stallone Talking to Steven Seagal About 'Expendables 3'?
Mon, 20 May 2013 20:02:00 +0000
With director Patrick Hughes confirmed to be at the helm of The Expendables 3, the biggest concern is rounding up all the bad asses to make up the ensemble of action stars kicking ass this time around. Wesley Snipes has been pegged for a role, and recently Stallone further confirmed the involvement of Jackie Chan and return of Mickey Rourke. Now it sounds like another new face might enter the mix. Stallone took to Twitter for another revelation and merely said, "Just talked to Steven S. in Moscow. Sounds great and says he wants to be in EX3, if the part fits..." If you're thinking that means Steven Spielberg, just get out of here.
Stallone pretty much has to be talking about Steven Seagal, the once thriving action star who many fans have been clamoring to have show up, especially after Chuck Norris got a chance to shine in The Expendables 2. In this case, Seagal is one of those action ...
Anna Kendrick & Kate Hudson Join Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here'
Mon, 20 May 2013 19:24:07 +0000
Despite some misinformation about the funding coming together for Zach Braff's film Wish I Was Here, following a very successful Kickstarter campaign, it sounds like the Garden State director has his head on straight, and there hasn't really been any deception to those who so graciously helped Braff get his project off the ground. And so the film marches onward with a couple new casting additions. First, The Wrap reports that the lovely Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, 50/50) has landed a supporting role and Deadline pegs Kate Hudson for a role alongside Braff, who is leading the film in addition to writing and directing.
For those who don't know yet, the film follows Braff as Aidan, a struggling actor trying to support his wife and and kid as he's still trying to figure out his identity and purpose in life. Aidan only gets through the days fantasizing about being the great futuristic Space-Knight he’d always dreamed he’d be as a little ...
Dan Aykroyd Talks Plot Details for Still Gestating 'Ghostbusters 3'
Mon, 20 May 2013 18:52:18 +0000
While fans wait for the long-gestating and frequently hyped Ghostbusters 3, a sequel that we're not necessarily excited about anymore, some vague story details have now surfaced from Dan Aykroyd himself. The co-writer and star of the film has been one of the few consistent parts of the hype machine for this developing sequel, and he recently appeared on "Larry King Now" (the TV personality has appeared in the franchise as himself) with some vague plot details that sounds relatively interesting. Aside from again confirming a new, young Ghostbusters, Aykroyd reveals info about the supernatural force they'll deal with.
When asked about the plot, Aykroyd said (via ComingSoon):
"It's based on new research that's being done in particle physics by the young men and women at Columbia University. Basically, there's research being done that I can say that the world or the dimension that we live in, our four planes of existence, length, height, width and time, become threatened by some of ...
First Look: Lawrence as Mystique in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
Mon, 20 May 2013 17:52:19 +0000
Another day, another set photo from X-Men: Days of Future Past from director Bryan Singer. This one doesn't reveal anything that we haven't seen before, but there's just something special about seeing Jennifer Lawrence go blue as Mystique. It looks like there's a lot of green screen work in this particular scene, and while she was quite fit in X-Men: First Class, it looks like Lawrence is even more trim. This time around we've heard there's not as much full body make-up and she has a body suit on so preparing to shoot is less arduous. It's cool to see a shot like this without any Photoshop work to see the real make-up quality.
Here's the first look at Jennifer Lawrence in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past from Twitter:
X-Men: Days of Future Past is directed by Bryan Singer and written by Matthew Vaughn and Simon Kinberg. The sequel features cast members from the original X-Men franchise like Hugh Jackman, ...
Cannes 2013 Blog: Watching Films on the Croisette, Rain or Shine
Mon, 20 May 2013 16:44:09 +0000
Would you wait in line for over an hour in the pouring Mediterranean rain, drenched and dripping by the time the doors open up, just to see the new Coen Brothers film? If you love cinema, the answer to that is an undeniable yes. And yes, me and about two thousand other members of the press huddled underneath umbrellas of all shapes and sizes to wait in a torrential downpour just to catch the very first screening ever of Inside Llweyn Davis. That's Cannes for you. Cinema fiends and movie lovers ignoring the bad weather just to be there for more cinema. Rain or shine, we're all here to see films, all day, every day until the end.
For me, being in Cannes is about getting immersed in cinema. Even if that means experimenting and seeing films from filmmakers I'm unfamiliar with or taking a chance on something I might not like. I don't go to everything (this morning I skipped ...
Antonio Banderas & More Join Chilean Miner Disaster Drama 'The 33'
Mon, 20 May 2013 16:08:31 +0000
It's been nearly three years since the headline-making Chilean miner accident captivated millions around the world as an international effort was made to save 33 miners who became trapped in a copper and gold mine, half a mile beneath the surface, for 69 dyas. More than a billion people tuned in to the 24-hour coverage of the rescue effort, and it was only a matter of time before a film chronicled the disaster. Shortly after the rescue, Javier Bardem was said to be involved with a film about the event, but now Variety has word Antonio Banderas will lead The 33 as Mario Sepulveda, who came to be known as “Super Mario.”
Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro (300, The Last Stand) are also part of the film from writers Mikko Alanne and Jose Rivera and director Patricia Riggen (Under the Same Moon) will be at the helm. Producer Mike Medavoy (who worked with Sheen on Apocalypse Now) worked with the miners, ...
Rumor: Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Talks for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
Mon, 20 May 2013 15:29:30 +0000
After the swarm of rumors that circulated about who might be behind the camera for Star Wars: Episode VII, before J.J. Abrams was officially announced as director, it sounds like the casting rumors are heating up again. We've already heard plenty of talk about Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford reprising their roles from the original sci-fi saga, but now we have a rumor on a new young cast member for this sequel that will follow Return of the Jedi. Latino Review reports that Abrams' Mission: Impossible III star Jonathan Rhys Meyers is currently in talks for an unknown role in the anticipated sequel. More below!
Considering Rhys Meyers already has a working relationship with Abrams, that's a decent enough indicator. And while it's likely that the actor might have been contacted about a potential role, it seems like it's a little too early to have him being eyed for a specific role as the script isn't even completed yet. ...
New 'Man of Steel' Featurette & Two High-Flying, Dueling Banners
Mon, 20 May 2013 14:48:41 +0000
Now that we've seen a big chunk of footage in the form of spectacular full trailers and some stunning TV spots, it's time to dive behind the scenes of Man of Steel, the promising return of Superman directed by Zack Snyder. This new featurette features some awesome new footage along with interviews with Clark Kent and Superman himself, Henry Cavill, along with the aforementioned filmmaker, his wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder, The Dark Knight trilogy producer Charles Roven and co-stars including Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne and more. Watch it!
Here's the featurette for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel from Walmart:
And here are the two new banners from Man of Steel, via ComingSoon:
Man of Steel, the new DC Comics Superman reboot, is being directed by Zack Snyder, of Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen & Sucker Punch previously. Christopher Nolan is producing, and co-wrote the story with David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, The Unborn, Ghost Rider: Spirit ...