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After grossing a bucket load of money and receiving acclaim from fans and critics alike, Warner Bros. Pictures has today announced a May 26th, 2017 release date for a sequel to ‘The LEGO Movie.’ No plot details have been revealed, yet it was previously reported that Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan will provide the screenplay.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller wrote and directed the first movie, which Village Roadshow co-produced and co-financed. Jared Stern’s involvement is born out of the creative consortium of writers and directors Warner Bros. Pictures created to foster new animated projects. ‘The Lego Movie’ was greenlit before the formation of this consortium, but it is the studio’s first animated release since it decided to put it together.
Fox Searchlight Pictures has debuted this latest behind-the-scenes promo video for Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel.’ The stellar cast for the film includes Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Wilkinson, Mathieu Amalric, F Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban and Tony Revolori.
‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ tells of a legendary concierge (Ralph Fiennes) at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee (Tony Revolori) who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century. The film which opens on March 7th.
Things get personal in the latest preview for Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is set for release on April 4th in the US and March 28th in the UK.
Magnet Releasing has set loose, via IGN, the Red Band trailer and poster for writer-director Ti West’s ‘The Sacrament.’ The film stars AJ Bowen and Joe Swanberg as reporters for VICE Media who journey to a remote Central American compound along with a photographer (Kentucker Audley) hoping to reunite with his sister (Amy Seimetz), who has dropped off the map after struggling with drug addiction. They find an isolated community of true believers devoted to a shadowy but charismatic figure called “Father.” Skeptical at first, the journalists begin to come around to the group’s utopian claims, until things rapidly take a very dark turn. ‘The Sacrament’ goes VOD on May 1st and hits theaters on June 6th.
In ‘The Wind Rises,’ Jiro – inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni – dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes. Nearsighted from a young age and thus unable to become a pilot, Jiro joins the aircraft division of a major Japanese engineering company in 1927. His genius is soon recognized, and he grows to become one of the world’s most accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, and depicts key historical events that deeply affected the course of Jiro’s life, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. He meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. A tremendous innovator, Jiro leads the aviation world into the future. Miyazaki pays tribute to engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori in his creation of the fictional character Jiro – the center of the epic tale of love, perseverance, and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world.
The animated film is written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Ponyo), and is slated for limited release in North American theaters on February 21st, and expanded release on February 28th. It opens on May 9th in the UK. The cast for the dubed version is a follows: Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the main protagonist Jiro Horikoshi, while Emily Blunt plays Jiro’s love interest, Nahoko Satomi. John Krasinski voices Honjo, Jiro’s college pal and fellow aviation engineer. Martin Short plays Jiro’s grumpy boss, Kurokawa. Stanley Tucci voices Caproni, an Italian airplane creator. Mandy Patinkin plays Hattori, senior designer at Mitsubishi. William H. Macy plays Satomi, Nahoko’s father. Werner Herzog provides the voice for the mysterious Castorp. Mae Whitman voices Kayo, Jiro’s younger sister, as well as Kinu, Nahoko’s caretaker. Jennifer Grey plays Mrs. Kurokawa. Darren Criss voices Katayama, one of Jiro’s engineering colleagues. Elijah Wood plays Sone, another of Jiro’s colleagues. And lastly, Ronan Farrow voices a Mitsubishi employee.
I can imagine this was a unique project for you, to dub an already made movie – and a movie made by a master filmmaker that I know you look up to and greatly appreciate…?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt: 100%. I love really good movies, and Miyazaki is clearly one of the living masters of filmmaking. I’ve been a fan of his movies for a number of years, and so when I got the call that I had the opportunity to do a voice in the English version I just jumped at the chance. I feel like when I watch his movies, ‘Spirited Away’ or ‘Princess Mononoke’ for example, you just get that feeling, you get that feeling of wonder and excitableness…. it’s like you’re four years-old again (laughs), when the world is a magical place. He sort of invites you into that lense again, and I just love that. It’s a story that I really love as well, I loved Jiro’s perspective.
Warner Bros. Pictures has set loose this latest TV spot for ’300: Rise of an Empire,’ the soon-to-be-released sequel/companion film to Zack Snyder’s ’300.’ Penciled in for a March 7th release, ’300: Rise of an Empire’ stars Rodrigo Santoro returning as Xerxes, Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles, Jack O’Connell as Calisto, Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo, David Wenham as Dilios, and Eva Green as Artemisia.
’300: Rise of an Empire’ is based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel that takes Xerxes, the Persian leader who is an antagonist in ’300,’ and turns him into more of a pivotal figure. He’s a man in search of godhood after the death of his father, battling an Athenian warlord named Themistokles. The story takes place over the course of several years, but the focal point is the battle of Artemisium, which occured in 480 BC. Previous reports had Zack Snyder – who in my eyes done a fantastic job with ’300′ – pegged to direct until Warner Bros and producer Christopher Nolan signed him up to helm ‘Man of Steel.’ Noam Murro (five-time DGA nominated commercials director) is on board to direct the film.