The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films has pushed the release of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s ‘Sin City’ sequel, ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For,’ to August 22nd, 2014. The film was initially scheduled to open on October 4th of this year. News comes courtesy of Box Office Mojo. Expect confirmation from the studio shortly.
The ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ cast includes the original cast members: Mickey Rourke as Marv, Jessica Alba as Nancy, Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Rosario Dawson as Gail and Jaime King as Goldie/Wendy. New cast members include: Eva Green as Ava Lord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny, Dennis Haysbert as Manute, Christopher Meloni as Mort, Jeremy Piven as Bob, Stacy Keach as Wallenquist, Jamie Chung as Miho, Ray Liotta as Joey, Juno Temple as Sally, Julia Garner as Marcy, and Josh Brolin as Dwight.
According to various reports, 20th Century Fox are in talks with Jack Palgen to pen the follow-up to last year’s sci-fi blockbuster, ‘Prometheus.’ Ridley Scott will produce again through his Scott Free banner though it’s unknown at this time if he will direct. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are also expected to return. Plot details are still being worked out, but Scott has said in interviews that while the first ‘Prometheus’ had several elements linking it to the ‘Alien’ franchise, this latest installment will feel more like its own film.
Jack Palgen’s script for ‘Transcendence’ drew the attention of Christopher Nolan’s longtime cinematographer Wally Pfister, who will be making his directorial debut on the project. Nolan is producing the sci-fi movie, which stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman and Kate Mara.
Walt Disney Pictures has released this latest behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘The Lone Ranger.’ A stellar cast has been assembled for the film, with Armie Hammer (The Social Network) taking on the role of the titular character, Johnny Depp playing Tonto, and the likes of Ruth Wilson, William Fichtner, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, Barry Pepper, Tom Wilkinson and James Frain co-starring. The film, which takes place in 1869, is directed by Gore Verbinski for Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. ‘The Lone Ranger’ marks Verbrinski and Depp’s fifth collaboration after the first trio of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies and the Oscar-winning ‘Rango.’
The film is described as “a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought tolife through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.” ‘The Lone Ranger’ has been pencilled in for a July 3rd release in the US and a August 9th release in the UK. The production details and official synopsis for ‘The Lone Ranger’ can be read below the featurette.
The Wrap bring word that Oscar winner Morgan Freeman is in negotiations to join Scarlett Johansson in Luc Besson’s action-thriller ‘Lucy.’ Johansson stars as the title character, who is forced to become a drug mule and is subsequently transformed into an ass-kicking machine when a highly-specialized drug enters her system. As Lucy races against the clock to survive, her new abilities allow her to see into the future, move objects with her mind and disregard pain and other emotions. Freeman is reportedly making a deal to play a professor well-versed in evolution and the capabilities of the human brain who Lucy is on a mission to find before she dies.
Luc Besson penned the script and will produce with his EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert. ‘Lucy’ is the latest Besson movie to feature a strong female protagonist, following the likes of ‘La Femme Nikita,’ ‘Joan of Arc,’ ‘The Professional’ and ‘The Fifth Element.’ Production will begin on ‘Lucy’ after Scarlett Johansson wraps ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Morgan Freeman, who recently starred in ‘Oblivion,’ ‘Now You See Me,’ and ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ will next be seen in ‘Last Vegas.’ He’s currently filming Wally Pfister’s directorial debut ‘Transcendence’ and is also voicing a role in ‘The Lego Movie.’
Walt Disney Animation Studios has let out the hatch, via USA Today, this new set of images from their 53rd full-length animated flick, ‘Frozen’. Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and Idina Menzel, ‘Frozen’ journeys into theaters November 27th. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck direct the 3-D musical adventure, while Tony-award winner Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez wrote the music.
From the studio behind 2010’s “Tangled” and this year’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” Walt Disney Animation Studios presents “Frozen,” the most daring comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, an amazing and comedic snowman named Olaf, Everest-like conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.
The Hollywood Reporter has debuted this new poster for the upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,’ which is based on the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s autobiography of the same name. The film is directed by Justin Chadwick (The First Grader, The Other Boleyn Girl) and produced by Anant Singh. Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (Luther, The Wire, Prometheus, Pacific Rim) plays Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris (Skyfall) his wife, Winnie. ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ also stars Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Deon Lotz and Terry Pheto.
Anant Singh began communicating with Nelson Mandela about making a film based on his life while he was still in prison and acquired the film rights to Mandela’s book at the time of its publication in 1996 and development on the film began immediately when Academy Award Nominee, writer William Nicholson (Les Miserables, Gladiator, Shadowlands) signed on. The film tells the story of the legendary South African freedom fighter, spanning over seventy years, including his struggle against apartheid, 27 years in jail and his rise to prominence as a political leader and head-of-state. Expect a teaser trailer shortly. ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ arrives in cinemas on November 29th.