Writer-director Neill Blomkamp's next sic-fi movie Chappie, has begun production in Johannesburg, South Africa. Sharlto Copley will act as the voice of the title character while Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel & Sigourney Weaver also star. Members of rap-rave group Die Antwoord Ninja & Yolandi Visser are also involved alongside Jose Pablo Cantillo & Brandon Auret. Blomkamp will direct the movie from a script he co-wrote with Terri Tatchell & produce the movie with Simon Kinberg. Chappie is co-produced and co-financed by Sony Pictures & MRC the movie will be marketed & distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures. The movie is described as follows: After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, Chappie becomes the adopted son in a strange & dysfunctional family. Chappie is preternaturally gifted, one of a kind, a prodigy. He also happens to be a robot.
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Paramount have released a new international poster plus new images from Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. The latest instalment in the franchise is directed by Kenneth Brannagh who also plays the movies villain. The movie stars Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Colm Feore, Nonso Anozie, Karen David & Gemma Chan. In a story taking place prior to the original Jack Ryan stories, Ryan is a young stock broker working for a billionaire in Moscow before joining the CIA. When the billionaire he is advising frames him for a terrorist plot & kidnaps his wife, Ryan must race against time to clear his name, stop the plot, & save his wife. The character has been previously played in novel-to-screen adaptations by Alec Baldwin in The Hunt for Red October, by Harrison Ford in both Patriot Games & Clear and Present Danger & finally by Ben Affleck in The Sum of All Fears. The movie is currently set for release this January 17th. Hit the jump for the details.
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Its been 8 years but today writer-director Greg Mclean has unveiled the first trailer for Wolf Creek 2. The sequel hits Australian theatres February 20th 2014. In search of an authentic Australian holiday, backpackers Ruger, Katarina & Paul visit the notorious Wolf Creek crater. Their dream Outback adventure soon becomes a horrific reality when they encounter the site's most infamous local, the last man any traveler to the vast and isolated region ever wants to meet; Mick Taylor [John Jarratt]. As the backpackers flee, Mick pursues them on an epic, white knuckled rampage across hostile wasteland. Only one will remain to be dragged back to his lair to witness the true magnitude of his monstrosity. The excellent original grossed nearly $30 million globally on a low low budget. Expect European & US release dates announced soon. Hit the jump for the details.
Friday, 18 October 2013
The Weinstein Company has unveiled this new trailer for the much anticipated Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Based on the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s autobiography of the same name. Opening in theatres this November 29th the drama stars Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Deon Lotz & Terry Pheto. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom chronicles his early life, coming of age, education & 27 years in prison before becoming President & his work to rebuild the country's once segregated society. Justin Chadwick directs from a script by William Nicholson. Hit the jump for the details.
Monday, 14 October 2013
This first full-length trailer Renny Harlin’s Hercules: The Legend Begins has arrived. There are two big Hercules movies coming out next year & Hercules: The Legend Begins is the first of them. Kellan Lutz [Immortals] plays the legendary title character in the movie alongside Liam McIntyre who plays a young army captain who becomes Hercules’ most trusted battlefield companion. After an evil king deceives them, Hercules & his companion are sold into slavery & must fight side by side to earn their freedom. Scott Adkins plays the evil King Amphitryon. Gaia Weiss, Roxanne McKee & Luke Newberry also star. The other Hercules movie in the works is an untitled MGM/Paramount co-production directed by Brett Ratner starring Dwayne Johnson as the titular hero in the rival project. Hercules: The Legend Begins hits theatres spring 2014. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
Friday, 4 October 2013
Paramount Release First Trailer for 'JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT' Starring Chris Pine, Keira Knightley & Kevin Costner!
Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Chris Pine takes over the Tom Clancy character previously played by Alec Baldwin in The Hunt for Red October, by Harrison Ford in both Patriot Games & Clear and Present Danger & by Ben Affleck in The Sum of All Fears. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit focuses on ex-Marine & Moscow-based financial analyst Jack Ryan, who uncovers a plot by his employer to finance a terrorist attack designed to collapse the US economy. Ryan must race against time to save America and his wife [Keira Knightley]. Kenneth Branagh is the movies director & villain, while Kevin Costner stars as William Harper, a legendary CIA Field Agent. Adam Cozad & Anthony Peckham penned the script with David Koepp polishing the most recent draft. Branagh recently described the movie as "an original story that allows us to understand how Jack Ryan develops into a CIA analyst, before joining, & perhaps even joining, the CIA. It’s a very contemporary action thriller set in the here and now." Colm Feore, Nonso Anozie, Karen David & Gemma Chan co-star. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit arrives this December 25th. Tom Clancy died earlier this week aged 66. Hit the jump for the details.
Thursday, 3 October 2013
Sony Pictures has debuted the first clip from their upcoming remake on Stephen King’s Carrie. The movie follows shy high school student [Chloë Grace Moretz] who is raised by her fanatic mother [Julianne Moore] & receives devastating telepathic powers just as she reaches puberty. She eventually uses those gifts for lethal means when fellow classmates use the prom as an excuse to humiliate her before the entire school in a parable about bullying. Judy Greer, Alex Russell, Megan Hilty, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort, Portia Doubleday & Ivan Hoey Jr all co-star. Kimberly Peirce [Boys Don’t Cry] directs the remake which arrives this October 18th. Brian De Palma’s 1976 version of Carrie earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek & Piper Laurie. Hit the jump for the details.
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Warner Bros. Release New Trailer for & Banners for Peter Jackson's 'THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG'!
Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug plus some banners featuring Evangeline Lily's Tauriel, Orlando Bloom's Legolas, Bilbo & the Dwarves, Thranduil, Bard the Bowman & Gandalf. Opening in 3D, 2D & IMAX theaters this December 13th, the movie stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Michael Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O'Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Ken Stott & Aidan Turner. The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins [Freeman] as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf [McKellen] & thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield [Armitage] on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Hit the jump for the details.
Monday, 30 September 2013
Ben Affleck could use a bit of a boost these days, following the somewhat shocking negative backlash that occurred after it was announced he would be taking on the role of Batman in Zack Snyder's follow-up to Man Of Steel. Unfortunately for the actor who just a little less than a year ago was so red-hot after masterminding Argo, it doesn't look as if his current gambling thriller, Runner Runner, will provide that boost. The movie is essentially about a gambling ring that delves too far into the high stakes world of professional crime, & the consequences of getting involved. Justin Timberlake plays the role of Richie Furst, who actually seems like a relatable character. Hit the jump for the details.
Thursday, 26 September 2013
20th Century Fox has released a new clip from Ridley Scott's The Counselor featuring Michael Fassbender & Brad Pitt. The thriller also stars Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Dean Norris, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer & Goran Visnjic. The R-rated October 25th release follows a lawyer, simply named The Counselor [Fassbender], who gets embroiled in the drug trade & ends up fighting for his life. Pitt plays Westray, who helps Fassbender’s lawyer get hold of a $20 million stash of cocaine. Bardem is taking the part of Reiner, a criminal who brings The Counselor into the drugs trade. The Counselor is written by Cormac McCarthy. Hit the jump for the details.
Monday, 23 September 2013
Colin Farrell & Paula Patton Set To Join Director Duncan Jones's Epic 'WARCRAFT' Video Game Adaption!
Colin Farrell & Paula Patton are set to join Duncan Jones' upcoming epic video game adaptation of World of Warcraft. Negotiations are now underway with the production slated to begin in January 2014. The World of Warcraft universe is a rich fantasy setting that revolves around the epic conflict between the opposing forces of the Horde & the Alliance. Since its debut in 1994, the highly successful game has developed a huge global following, with several bestselling, award-winning PC games & a range of popular licensed products including novels, action figures, apparel, comic books, board games, & more. World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment's subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Warcraft universe, is the most popular game of its kind in the world. Directed by Duncan Jones the adaption has Thomas Tull & Jon Jashni producing for Legendary along with Blizzard & Atlas Entertainment's Charles Roven & Alex Gartner. Charles Leavitt penned the script. Via Deadline.