Showing posts from May, 2017

Legendary Pictures Finds Its 'Godzilla vs. Kong' Director In Adam Wingard

Adam Wingard, who is a massive fan of the big monsters, has been tasked to direct Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.' Godzilla vs. Kong.

The studios, have recently come together to foster a new cinematic universe that has the likes of the King Kong and Godzilla inhabiting it. They first kicked-off this universe with the 2014 Gareth Edwards' Godzilla reimagining and with this year's Jordan Vogt-Roberts-directed Kong: Skull Island, the latter making huge numbers thanks to a $565 million box office win for the studios. Currently, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, sequel to the Godzilla feature, is in production with a cast that includes Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga and Millie Bobby Brown being directed by Michael Dougherty.

With Godzilla vs. Kong, which will see the two iconic big name monsters fight it out, Legendary set up a writers' room, headlined by Pirates of the Caribbean franchise scribe Terry Rossio. The room included talent like Star Trek Beyond writers Patrick M…

'The Mountain Between Us' Trailer Unites Idris Elba & Kate Winslet In A Bear Grylls-Like Situation

What happens when you have a journalist and a doctor crash land in the vast wilderness of a mountain range? Well 20th Century Fox has your answer as they are going to be releasing a film revolving around such an idea with their upcoming The Mountain Between Us, which stars Idris Elba and Kate Winslet.

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible.

Directed by Hany Abu-Assad from a screenplay by Chris Weitz and J. Mills Goodloe, The Mountain Between Us stars Kate Winslet, Idris Elba, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney. It is based up the novel by Charles Martin.

The Mountain Between Us is released October 20, 2017.


'Logan Lucky' Trailer Gives What's Needed, Daniel Craig In A Southern Accent

Logan Lucky, in the midst of summer blockbusters, might be a film a lot don't have on their radar (myself included), but it is sure to be on that radar now. Bleeker Street has released the first trailer from their upcoming comedy-heist film, that stars the likes of Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, and will introduce Daniel Craig as well. Set to the backdrop of the NASCAR culture, it looks to be one hell of a film packed with laughs and action.

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Logan Lucky stars Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterson, Dwight Yoakam, Sebastian Stan, Brian Gleeson, Jack Quaid, with Hilary Swank and is introducing Daniel Craig as Joe Bang. Rebecca Blunt penned the script of the film, which is expected to be released Augus…

New 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Trailer Shows More Bombastic Action From Reynolds & Jackson

Last night on Jimmy Kimmel, Lionsgate released the second trailer for their upcoming shoot-em-up comedy action flick, The Hitman's Bodyguard. Unsurprisingly, having the likes of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds starring, makes for a very eccentric film that, from the trailer down below, looks to be a gangbusters film filled with laughs, a lot of punching, and more.

They have since released a red-band version of the trailer.

Posters for the film have also been released too, and one can check them out above and below!

The Hitman's Bodyguard stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, and Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, with Richard E. Grant.

The world’s top protection agent [Ryan Reynolds] is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen [Samuel L. Jackson]. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a w…

'Spider-Man' Spinoff: Sony Pictures' 'Silver And Black' Sets Gina Prince-Bythewood As Director

Marvel Studios has their superhero cinematic universe, DC has theirs, 20th Century Fox has theirs, and now Sony Pictures are stepping up their game by making one.

The studio plans on making a Marvel Universe themselves, by using characters relating to the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man, but without connecting to the pre-existing web-slinger played by Tom Holland over at Marvel Studios. So with that their first two ventures into making their own cinematic universe will be Venom and Silver and Black. The former already has an October date for next year with Tom Hardy playing the title lead with Reuben Fleischer directing.

The latter, Silver and Black, has now added a helmer to it in the form of Gina Prince-Bythewood. Prince-Bythewood's credits include writing and directing The Secret Life of Bees, winning accolades and awards for her film debut, 2000's Love and Basketball, and has directed Gugu-Mbatha Raw and Nate Parker in Beyond the Lights.

Her more recent jobs have incl…

Everyone Must Be Saved In Final 'Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets' Trailer

STX Entertainment and Europa Corp have released the final trailer for Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. And it tasks Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan to save pretty much everyone in the cosmos as a dark force looms over and wants to destroy what's living.

In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.


Final 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Trailers & Posters Released

Sony Pictures have released the presumably final trailers, one domestic the other international, for their upcoming Tom Holland-starring Spider-Man: Homecoming. They have also released another batch of poster for the film, both can be found above and below.

Going back to the trailers, they do offer more story points about the film, more action, and gives us a better understanding of why the film's main villain, Vulture played by Michael Keaton, is going after the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. So forewarning, if you don't want to know anymore spoilers about the film, don't watch the trailers.

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.  Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert…

Sir Roger Moore Dies At Age 89

Moore was battling cancer at the time of his death. Famous for taking down outlandish villains and having beautiful women around him as James Bond, Sir Roger Moore became an icon for many generations, who became fans of the British espionage franchise.

He replaced the more by-the-book head strong Sean Connery with a more lighter and flamboyant take on the immensely popular world-saving spy in 1973's Live and Let Die. Moore later played the character for several more times until finishing his run as Bond in 1985's A View to a Kill.

"It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer," his children said in a statement. "The love which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone.

"Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people."

Moore was not only famous for being the sua…

Zack Snyder To Vacate 'Justice League' Film Due To Family Tragedy

Zack Snyder, for many is a filmmaker who has, through his work, inspired many to create and prosper in the world of art. But for a select few, Deborah Snyder, several children and step-children, he is a husband and father, and as of now he will be that figure in their lives for the foreseeable future as a tragedy has struck the Snyder family.

In March of this year, Autumn Snyder, 20, daughter of Snyder from his first marriage with Denise Snyder, committed suicide. It was only known to a select few at the time even with production on Justice League being put on hold for two weeks so that he and producing partner and wife, Deborah Snyder, can mourn the loss of Autumn. Zack has said that he was eager to get back into making the film though.

But it is with the loss of their daughter that they have decided to leave the project, to mourn and recuperate with their family.

“In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way thro…

Universal Pictures Announces 'Dark Universe'; Dates 'Bride Of Frankenstein' Film

The monsters are coming back and they are doing it in style, as Universal Pictures have announced that they are making a cinematic universe themselves but unlike DC or Marvel, it won't be filled with superheroes, no theirs will be filled with monsters.

We're talking classical monsters, like The Mummy, Frankenstein, Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll, and possibly more down the road.

The following press release gives all the information about this new universe we are going to see form on the big-screen in the coming years.

Universal City, CA, May 22, 2017—Universal Pictures announced today that its series of films reviving the studio’s classic monster characters for a new generation will be known as “Dark Universe.”  The motion logo for the new initiative features a musical theme composed by Danny Elfman and will debut in theaters preceding The Mummy, which will be released on June 9.  The announcement includes details of the enterprise relaunching Universal’s iconic characters into mod…

Synopses For Marvel Studios' 'Thor: Ragnarok,' 'Black Panther,' & 'Avengers: Infinity War' Released

Thanks to License Global publishing a new issue of their magazine, in preparation of the Licensing Expo that will take place May 23-25 in Las Vegas, we have some updated synopses for a few Marvel Studios films that are soon to come out.

Films like Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok, Ryan Coogler's Black Panther, and the Russos' Avengers: Infinity War are the specific films to get a brief summary of what they are going to be about.

Thor: Ragnarok - October 27, 2017 (Ireland & UK) November 3, 2017 (USA):

Thor’s world is about to explode in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. His devious brother, Loki, has taken over Asgard, the powerful Hela has emerged to steal the throne for herself and Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe. To escape captivity and save his home from imminent destruction, Thor must first win a deadly alien contest by defeating his former ally and fellow Avenger… The Incredible Hulk!

Black Panther - February 9, 2018 (Ireland & UK) February 16, 2018 (U…

Tom Hardy To Headline 'Venom' Sony Standalone Film

A reckoning is coming in the form of Venom, a standalone Sony film, that will feature and revolve solely around the notorious Spider-Man villain of the same name.
He was Batman's enemy in The Dark Knight Rises as the hulking mercenary and ex-League of Shadows member, Bane and will become a villain once more in this film. I am indeed talking about Tom Hardy. Hardy, who was supposed to star in Triple Frontier, has been tapped to play the vicious and crazed symbiote-human bad guy. The actor is supposedly a massive Venom fan.

Also brought into the project is Zombieland helmer, Ruben Fleischer, whose sensibilities of bring dark humour and themes in Zombieland made him a good fit for Sony.

Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner are penning the script for the film with producing of the project to be done by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, along with Amy Pascal. Overseeing for Columbia Pictures are Palak Patel and Eric Fineman.

It should be noted that this film will not be connected to what both M…

Familial Tension Rises In Brie Larson-Starring 'The Glass Castle' Trailer

Tensions rise as Lionsgate have released the first trailer for the Brie Larson-starring The Glass Castle, which is a live-action adaptation of the memoirs written by Jeannette Walls.

In the trailer, we see Larson and family be tested by constant moving, a father, who is played by Woody Harrelson, constantly losing his jobs, and also trying to be someone in society. Check out the footage down below.

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, THE GLASS CASTLE is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar® winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

Based on the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls,The Glass Castle stars Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Max Greenfield, Sarah Snook, and Robin Bartlett. Screenplay was don…

First Look(s) At Amber Heard's Mera From 'Aquaman'

After Justice League comes out DC Films and Warner Bros. will have the James Wan-directed Aquaman next on the docket, and with that film we will see another appearance of Amber Heard's Mera - who we will see a first in Justice League come November this year.

Now, with Aquaman currently in production, we have been given another look or should I say looks, at the Atlantean Queen and sorceress thanks to Wan and Heard themselves as Heard has begun filming her role.

Taken by newcomer to the DC film world, Jasin Boland, we get to see two stills from the film that show off Heard in her Mera get-up or at least one form of Mera's outfit - that has been designed by Kym Barrett. Fun fact: Barrett and Boland are both newcomers to this franchise and have worked on films like The Matrix in their respective duties - costume designer and still photographer.

Lady MERA swept in from the sea. First day with the exquisite Amber Heard. (Shot by the talented @jasinboland )…

Check Out Over 60 'Wonder Woman' Stills Featuring Gal Gadot, Patty Jenkins, And More

The Patty Jenkins-directed Wonder Woman is just around the corner, short of two weeks actually, and as with any film nearing its release date, film still photography has been released.

Now thanks to an update on the Warner Bros.'s press site, one can now gaze upon the film's behind-the-scenes and production stills that feature Gal Gadot as Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman, Chris Pine's Steve Trevor, Jenkins herself, the women of Themyscira, the villains and more. Some are high-resolution screengrabs from the film itself whereas the others are taken by veteran DC film still photographer Clay Enos.