Lionsgate Sets 'The Last Witch Hunter' with Vin Diesel for Fall 2015
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:31:04 +0000
Next spring we'll see Vin Diesel return along with the late Paul Walker for Fast & Furious 7 on April 3rd, 2015, but that won't be the only film we'll see the action star leading next year. Lionsgate has just announced that Breck Eisner's fantasy action thriller The Last Witch Hunter will arrive in theaters on October 23rd, 2015, almost exactly one year from now. We've already gotten a first look at Diesel in the film about an immortal witch hunter (Diesel) who partners with his natural enemy, a female witch (Rose Leslie), to stop the covens of New York City from unleashing a plague on humanity, but we're waiting for a trailer to really see how this turns out. Elijah Wood and Michael Caine also star in the film. Stay tuned.
Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Adds Chiwetel Ejiofor & The Winter Soldier
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:38:56 +0000
For a film that primarily focuses on an astronaut (Matt Damon) who is stranded in a colony on Mars and struggles to survive, hoping he can last long enough for NASA to organize a rescue mission, there sure seems to be a lot of supporting cast members signing on to The Martian. Director Ridley Scott is at the helm of the film written by Cabin in the Woods scribe Drew Goddard, which starts shooting next month, and EW has learned three more names have just joined the film. Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) and Mackenzie Davis (That Awkward Moment) are on board.
No word on who the three new cast members will be playing, but there have already been a lot of NASA personnel cast with Sean Bean recently taking the role of a NASA flight director and Jeff Daniels as the director of NASA dealing with the aforementioned crisis. The rest of ...
'Interstellar' Featurette Focuses on the Real Science Behind the Film
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:45:29 +0000
If you feel like you've seen enough footage from Interstellar, and you've already made your decision to see the film, we're right there with you. We're trying to avoid seeing too much of the film before Christopher Nolan's sci-fi flick hits theaters in a couple weeks. But if you want to learn a little more about the real science that inspired the film, Wired has just revealed a cool new featurette with physicist Kip Thorne (an executive producer on the project), who helped Nolan understand the real science behind wormholes, space travel and more. This stuff is pretty mindblowing, but it's also only a brief video. If you really want to dive into the science of Interstellar, we recommend checking out Wired's article on the matter. Watch below!
Here's a look at the science of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar from Wired:
For more on Interstellar, see fan-art posters, five new TV spots, third official trailer and the official website.
Interstellar is directed by British ...
Greta Gerwig and Julie Delpy to Star in Todd Solondz's 'Wiener Dog'
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:44:00 +0000
It's been nearly 20 years since Todd Solondz directed his breakthrough film Welcome to the Dollhouse, and now the filmmaker is putting together a film that will somewhat act as a sequel, but not really. THR has learned that Solondz has quietly been developing a film called Wiener-Dog that will be backed by Megan Ellison and her awesome Annapurna Pictures production banner. Julie Delpy (Before Midnight) and Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha) will both star in the film featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading comfort and joy. Read on!
You might be wondering how that could be considered a sequel to Welcome to the Dollhouse. Well, Gerwig's character would be playing Dawn Wiener, the adult version of the character teased with the titular nickname "Wiener Dog" in the 1995 film. The role was originated by young actress Heather Matarazzo, playing the girl who was rather unfortunate looking and disliked quite ...
Adam McKay Teases That He May Direct a Movie for Marvel Studios
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:53:54 +0000
Comedy director Adam McKay has already gotten his foot in the door at Marvel Studios by doing a rewrite at the last minute on their Phase Three film Ant-Man (though he couldn't direct like they wanted him too). The move was surprising since McKay is better known for films like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Step Brothers (which will get a sequel at some point), but it sounds like Marvel enjoyed what he did on the page, and they're still interested in getting him behind the camera too. Speaking with Crave Online, McKay mentioned working on Ant-Man, and teased there might be something in the works.
Here's what McKay said about continuing work at Marvel:
"I’m starting to get into the early stages with Marvel. I just did a big rewrite on 'Ant-Man' with Paul Rudd and had such a great time working with them that we’re kicking around ideas. But yeah, maybe I would take on one of the ...
Featurette Finally Shows the Musical Side of Disney's 'Into the Woods'
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:52:55 +0000
Following yesterday's laughable reveal of Johnny Depp as The Wolf in Disney's adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods, a new featurette has popped up that finally shows the melody side of the film that wasn't present in the first teaser trailer. The featurette lays out the story a little clearer as an ensemble of characters are all wishing for something, and Meryl Streep's elderly witch tells them to go into the woods to have their dreams come true. But of course, it's not that simple. Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, James Corden and more belt out a tune and we get to see Tracey Ullman in the film too. Watch!
Here's the featurette for Rob Marshall's Into the Woods from YouTube:
If you haven't yet, watch the teaser trailer for Disney's musical Into the Woods right here.
Into the Woods is directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) based on the hit Broadway musical by Stephen ...
Aaron Sorkin Confirms Christian Bale to Talk a Lot in Steve Jobs Biopic
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:32:31 +0000
Just over a week ago, we learned that Christian Bale was again in the running to play Steve Jobs in the new biopic about the Apple founder and technology innovator. Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) is directing the film with a script from Aaron Sorkin, and it's the acclaimed writer who confirms that Bale will indeed take the starring role in the film that is currently titled Jobs (though that might change since the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher had the same title). In addition, Sorkin has more to say about the film, unsurprisingly noting that he's given Bale a lot to say as Jobs. More below!
Speaking with Bloomberg Television, Sorkin said, "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale. He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting." And apparently that was good enough to give Bale the role, which is impressive considering Sorkin says, "He has ...
First Teaser Trailer for Leigh Whannel's Prequel 'Insidious: Chapter 3'
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:12:13 +0000
The next installment of horror in the Insidious franchise will be upon us next summer with Insidious: Chapter 3. This time, writer Leigh Whannel is stepping behind the camera as director, and it looks like he's captured what James Wan delivered with the first two installments. This time, the story takes us to the past where a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) and her father (Dermot Mulroney) are haunted by dark spirits, all happening before the events in the first two films. There's some truly startling moments here, but also some of the stuff we're sick of in horror movies. Also, doesn't it seem odd that both Insidious and the spin-off Annabelle (both produced by Wan) moved the horror from a house to an apartment complex? Hmm. Watch!
Here's the teaser trailer for Leigh Whannel's Insidious: Chapter 3 from the film's Facebook:
Insidious: Chapter 3, is written and directed by Leigh Whannel from a story hatched with producer James Wan, the director of ...
Kristen Stewart Stepping Away from Acting for 'Other Forms of Art'
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:40:53 +0000
Just as Kristen Stewart seems to finally be taking interesting roles and letting us forget about The Twilight Saga, it appears the exhaustion of the spotlight has her wanting to take a break from acting for awhile. Speaking with USA Today, Stewart was asked what she has coming up next, and the actress said, "I'm taking some time off because I've been working for two years." That might not seem like a lot of time, but when you're moving in and out of various characters with entirely different personalities, and when you're as famous and bother by photographers and tabloids, it would probably be nice to step away for a bit.
Stewart explained why she's taking a break and what she wants to do with that time:
"I'm an actor and that's my art form, and because I started so young, I've always felt intimidated and insufficient when I think about other forms of art I want to create. I'm going to ...
Watch: 'Spaceballs' Gets a Makeover with an 'Interstellar' Style Trailer
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:04:41 +0000
For fans of Star Wars, there are few comedies that bring as much joy as Mel Brooks' classic spoof Spaceballs. From Rick Moranis' great turn as the villain Dark Helmet to the late Joan Rivers as a scratchy voiced, lady C-3PO named Dot Matrix, there's just so much to love about this movie. And while Brooks is a master of comedy (he even planned a joke that will last forever with his Hollywood Walk of Fame handprint this year), YouTube user The Unusual Suspect has decided to give Spaceballs a dramatic makeover by giving the film a trailer in the style of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, and it's pretty cool.
Here's the Interstellar style trailer for Mel Brooks' Spaceballs from YouTube (via Live For Films):
For more on Interstellar see: fan-art posters, five new TV spots, third official trailer and the official website.
Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of the films Doodlebug, Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark ...
Steve Carell to Lead Comedic Adaptation of the Serious Sci-Fi 'I.Q. 83'
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:43:24 +0000
After starring in dumb comedies like Dinner for Schmucks, Evan Almighty and most recently Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good Very Long Title, it sounds like Steve Carell has the potential to star in a smart comedy about getting dumber. Deadline reports Paramount Pictures has hired Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) to do a page one rewrite of I.Q. 83, an adaptation of the 1978 sci-fi novel of the same name by Arthur Herzog, being developed for Steve Carell to lead. While the sci-fi was written as a serious story, the film adaptation will be a satire like Dr. Strangelove.
The story would follow Carell as Dr. James Healey, a man who led a group of scientists to conduct a DNA experiment by unleashing an airborne virus that progressively lowers the IQ of those who have contracted it (you know, like reality television). Suddenly the scientists find the experiment getting away from them and ...
Brad Pitt Stops by Latest 'Between Two Ferns' with Zach Galifianakis
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:17:35 +0000
Though it seems like this might be arriving a little late since Fury hit theaters last weekend, maybe Columbia Pictures is hoping that an appearance by Brad Pitt on the Funny or Die web series "Between Two Ferns" with comedian Zach Galifianakis will help the movie win another box office weekend. After sitting down with the President Barack Obama last time, Galifianakis (who is looking very svelte) is back to interviewing "dumb actors." Pitt and Galifianakis talk about many things like showers, handsomeness and why the superstar actor likes killing Nazis on the big screen even though he looks like Hitler's dream. It's another hilarious chat and there's even another big name comedian guest who stops in briefly too. Watch!
Here's "Between Two Ferns" with Zack Galifianakis and Brad Pitt from Funny or Die:
Written & directed by David Ayer (Street Kings, End of Watch), Fury follows a crew of Americans who embark on a brave mission. As the Allies make their ...
Watch: Marvel's Official 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' Teaser Trailer
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:37:34 +0000
"Now I am free... There are no strings on me." Well, after Hydra leaked this first teaser trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron a couple hours ago (it wasn't supposed to debut until next week after the new "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." episode on Oct 28th), Marvel just decided to bite the bullet and release it early, and we're really glad they did. This looks dark, awesome and action-packed. There's so much going on from James Spader's awesome taunting as "Ultron" to our heroes seemingly getting into a lot of troubling situations. Plus it has Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) & Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) in action.
Here's the first teaser trailer for Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron direct from Marvel:
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is written & directed by Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Serenity). Earth's mightiest heroes must once again assemble when a super intelligent robot created by Tony Stark created to help fight any threats that might harm the ...
Whoa! Prosthetic Arm for Children Turns the Wearer into Iron Man
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:26:37 +0000
While the internet is abuzz with the leaked trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron (we will not post until it's made officially available), we would like to call your attention to something else cool that's still Marvel-related. Being a kid can be tough in this day and age with all the social media, bullying, and all the coming-of-age stuff that is common for all generations. But it can be even harder for kids who find themselves at a disadvantage because they are missing a limb. One man hopes to give some of those kids a hand...literally. Pat Starace has created a working prosthetic hand that looks like it belongs to Iron Man.
Here's this awesome prosthetic Iron Man arm creation from Pat Starace's website in action:
Thanks to my good friend John Cessna for bringing this to my attention. As of now, Pat's goal is to be able to turn this into a wider spread project and help kids with this ...
Interview: 'The Overnighters' Director Jesse Moss Talks Making Docs
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:32:30 +0000
One of my favorite documentaries, in fact one of the very best documentaries this year, is one called The Overnighters from director Jesse Moss. The film follows a wild, almost unbelievable story set in North Dakota about a local Pastor named Jay Reinke who risks everything to help his new neighbors. It won over crowds at the Sundance Film Festival this year, picked up a Special Jury Prize, before going on to play at the Tribeca, Sheffield, Montclair, Sydney and New Zealand Film Festivals, winning awards at Full Frame, Miami and San Francisco, too. Drafthouse Films bravely picked up the doc and it's now playing in select theaters. I was lucky enough to meet up with Jesse Moss for an interview in New York last week and it was wonderful.
We talked for nearly 30 minutes about everything from his own drive to make docs, to the openness of Jay Reinke, to the process of making a doc by himself, and ...
What?! Hendo Hover Vows to Produce Hoverboards by Fall of 2015
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:40:54 +0000
Some people were duped and disappointed by the faux unveiling of the HUVr Tech hoverboards, which turned out to be completely fake. However, a new endeavor from a company called Hendo Hoverboards has been working on the real thing, and they're claiming to have real hoverboards ready for production by October 21st, 2015. But before you start getting excited about zooming around your town square, you should probably take some time to understand the technology at work, and realize that this won't exactly be like having a hovering skateboard that you ride around town on. But it's still pretty damn cool. Look now!
To begin with, check out this video from Kickstarter looking at the first real hoverboard:
New York Times (via SlashFilm) has the story about the company founded by Northern California couple Greg & Jill Henderson. Here's how the technology that makes the hoverboard really work is explained on the Hendo Hoverboards Kickstarter page:
The magic behind the hoverboard lies ...
Watch: Katniss is the Face of Revolution in New 'Mockingjay' TV Spot
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:04:57 +0000
"What is being done to you?" Hot on the heels of a new TV spot for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, another quick preview has debuted online just to make sure you know this flick is one of the most anticipated films of the season. Of course, that's a quote from Fandango, who is just trying to sell you advance tickets in this TV spots, but that doesn't mean people aren't legitimately excited to finally see Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) to lead the revolution against The Capitol that's been a long time coming. Plus, we finally get to see Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) without all her fancy make-up. Watch!
Here's the new TV spot for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I from the film's YouTube:
If you haven't seen them, watch the teaser trailer and extended TV spot for Mockingjay - Part I.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I is the first movie in the two-part finale of The ...
Air New Zeland Delivers Another Fun 'Hobbit' Centric Air Safety Video
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:48:01 +0000
There's no doubt that New Zealand has become a popular travel destination thanks to the fact that the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy were filmed in the country. They've really embraced the allure this aspect brings to the country with a giant Gollum statue at the Wellington airport, not to mention other sculptures on hotels. Air New Zealand has been especially happy to have The Hobbit for promotion, previously creating a safety video with influences from the Middle-Earth fantasy and even putting the dragon Smaug on some of their planes. Now they've put together a new safety video with Peter Jackson.
Here's The Hobbit trilogy infused air safety video straight from Air New Zealand:
The video is directed by Taika Waititi, the man who co-directed the indie vampire mockumentary comedy What We Do in the Shadows with fellow New Zealand native Jemaine Clement. In the video, titled "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made," you'll spot Elijah Wood ...
Kim Basinger Reunites with Russell Crowe in Shane Black's 'Nice Guys'
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:17:52 +0000
Back in 1997, Russell Crowe and Kim Basinger starred in the fantastic noir thriller L.A. Confidential, and now the same genre will bring them together again 17 years later. THR has word that Basinger (Batman, 8 Mile) has joined the cast of The Nice Guys, the next film from Iron Man 3 and Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang director Shane Black. The film stars Crowe teamed up with Ryan Gosling and follows a private eye (Gosling) and a hired leg breaker (Crowe) who must solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. And just because Basinger has aged doesn't mean she's not getting saucy this time. Read on!
The trade reports she will be playing a chief justice who is in bed with the criminals. It remains to be seen if by "in bed" they only mean working with, but we'll have to wait until the film arrives to determine that. This time Crowe ...
TGB Interview: Actor Keanu Reeves from 'John Wick' at Fantastic Fest
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:31:40 +0000
One of our favorite movies out of Fantastic Fest 2014 was Keanu Reeves' new action vehicle John Wick, in theaters this week. The Golden Briefcase hosts Tim and Jeremy were honored to sit down for a chat with Keanu Reeves at Fantastic Fest to talk about playing John Wick. The guys spoke to him about his Fest experience, revenge for dogs, kung fu and more. They also talk about working with John Wick directors Chad Stahelski & David Leitch and to their extensive stunt career when handling the action throughout the film. Be sure to check out Jeremy’s review from the Fest and go see John Wick in theaters starting this week.
In Jeremy's 9.5/10 review of John Wick: "Reeves' latest action vehicle is a simple movie with simple ideas, but that isn't keeping it from being one of the most exhilarating, balls-to-the-wall action movies to come down the pipeline in a long while. It's the kind of movie that leaves ...