Archive for April 4, 2012
James Bond fansite, MI-6, reveal that Greek model/actress Tonia Sotiropoulou is a late addition to the cast of ‘Skyfall,’ confirming her role after she announced it on her Facebook page saying, “Dear friends I officially announce I got a part in J. Bond new film!!! Turkey here I come! Thank u all for you love and support! This is officially the happiest day of my life bitches!!!!” Sotiropoulou will reportedly start filming on April 22nd on location in Istanbul, Turkey, where she will shoot two or three scenes over 5 days. Originally Sotiropoulou had auditioned for the major role of Sévérine in August against a lot of other contenders, but lost out to French actress Bérénice Marlohe.
Directed by Sam Mendes, ‘Skyfall’ will see Daniel Craig and Judi Dench continue their roles. The cast also includes Naomie Harris as a field agent named Eve, Javier Bardem as the main villain, Ben Whishaw as Q, Albert Finney, Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner – the MI6 Chief of Staff, Ola Rapace, French actress Bérénice Marlohe as the “glamorous and enigmatic Sévérine,” and Ralph Fiennes, who’s role has been described as “darkly complex.”
I’ve got high hopes for ‘Skyfall,’ I’m a huge fan of Daniel Craig’s incarnation of James Bond. This latest chapter is being shot at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, Scotland, Whitehall in London, Shanghai and Istanbul. The screenplay is written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. ‘Skyfall’ will begin its worldwide roll-out in the UK and Ireland on October 26th, with a North American release following on November 9th. The Director of Photography is Roger Deakins, a nine-time Oscar nominee who previously shot the films ‘Jarhead’ and ‘Revolutionary Road’ for Mendes. Composer Thomas Newman will score the film.
Variety bring word that 20th Century Fox has cast Sebastian Koch and Yulia Snigir in the fifth installment in the Die Hard series, ’A Good Day To Die Hard.’ Both roles are believed to be villainous in nature. Koch will play Komorov, while Snigir will play Irina. The two actors join Bruce Willis, who’s reprising his iconic role of John McClane, and Jai Courtney who’s portraying McClane’s son Jack. Courtney is best known for playing Varro on ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand.’ Directed by John Moore (Max Payne), ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’ has been set a February 14th, 2013 release date. The story is said to bring John McClane to Russia for more action-packed shenanigans, this time alongside his estranged son.
The last instalment, ‘Live Free Or Die Hard,’ showed there was still steam in the franchise when it grossed $384 million worldwide. I’m looking forward to seeing John McClane back on the big screen – the man who can single-handedly take out 16 Russian mercenaries with no shoes on and a grubby vest. I’m a massive fan of the original ‘Die Hard’ movie, it’s one of the most entertaining and flat-out thrilling action movies ever made. I somewhat surprisingly enjoyed ‘Live Free Or Die Hard’, any movie that features dialogue like this gets my vote: Matt Farrell: “You just killed a helicopter with a car!” John McClane: “I was out of bullets.”
Hot on the heels of the films red band trailer, iTunes Movie Trailers has unveiled this green band trailer for Seth MacFarlane‘s feature directorial debut ‘Ted.’ Starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Joel McHale, Patrick Warburton, Giovanni Ribisi and MacFarlane playing Ted through motion-capture, the R-rated comedy tells the story of a grown man (Wahlberg) whose wish that his childhood teddy bear would come to life comes true. As the story goes, the bear is a cursing, smoking, delinquent. Look out for ‘Ted’ in cinemas July 13th in the US and August 3rd in the UK.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish…and has refused to leave his side ever since.
These three clips have emerged online from Mabrouk El-Mechri’s (JCVD) action-thriller ‘The Cold Light of Day.’ Starring Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, Veronica Echegui, and Sigourney Weaver, the story centers on a young American, Will Shaw (Henry Cavill), whose family is kidnapped while on a vacation in Spain. In a race against time to rescue them, Will Shaw puts the pieces of their disappearance together, uncovering a government conspiracy related to his father (Bruce Willis), a briefcase, and meeting a mysterious woman played by Sigourney Weaver. ‘The Cold Light of Day’ is released in cinemas April 6th in the UK and September 7th in the US.
When Will Shaw (Henry Cavill) arrives in Spain for a weeklong sailing vacation with his family, the stressed young business man is not in a holiday mood. His startup company just went under and his tense relationship with his disciplinarian father Martin (Bruce Willis) only makes matters worse. But when the family is kidnapped by what turns out to be intelligence agents hell-bent on recovering a mysterious suitcase, Will suddenly finds himself on the run. His whole world turns upside down when Martin reappears, revealing he is an undercover agent tangled in an intergovernmental web of lies and secrets. During a clandestine rendezvous, Martin is killed by a sniper, and Will must find a way to get the rest of his family back alive.
IFC Films has released these six new images from the Samuel L. Jackson starring crime-thriller ‘The Samaritan.’ Written and directed by David Weaver, the film co-stars Luke Kirby, Ruth Negga, Tom Wilkinson, Aaron Poole and Martha Burns. ‘The Samaritan’ is released in cinemas May 16th in the US – fingers crossed there’s a confirmed UK release date for the film soon.
‘The Samaritan’ follows Foley (Samuel L. Jackson), a man who is finished with the grifter’s life after twenty-five years in prison. The possibility of a new start looks real when he meets an elusive young woman named Iris (Ruth Negga). But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion: Ethan (Luke Kirby), the son of his former partner, has an ingenious plan and he wants Foley in. The harder Foley tries to escape his past, the tighter he is ensnared in Ethans web of secrets, until it becomes all too clear to Foley that some wrongs can never be made right.
With the films release date just weeks away, the good folks over at Marvel continue their promotional campaign by releasing this first clip from their hugely anticipated superhero movie ‘The Avengers’ – showcasing Black Widow kicking some ass. Directed by Joss Whedon, ‘The Avengers’ (or ‘Avengers Assemble’ if you’re in the UK) stars Chris Evans (Captain America/Steve Rogers), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye/Clint Barton), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man/Tony Stark), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), and Tom Hiddleston (Loki). The likes of Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, and Stellen Skarsgard co-star. ‘The Avengers’ is released in cinemas April 26th in the UK and May 4th in the US – count me in!
Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the super hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, “Marvel’s The Avengers” brings together the mightiest super hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. The star studded cast of super heroes will be joined by Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother) as Agent Maria Hill of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as Tom Hiddleston (“Wallander”) and Stellan Skarsgård (“Angels & Demons,” “Mamma Mia!”) who will both reprise their respective roles as Loki and Professor Erik Selvig from the upcoming Marvel Studios’ feature “Thor.”