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Highlighting Jack O’Connell’s Calisto, Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted this new character poster for ’300: Rise of an Empire,’ the upcoming follow-up to Zack Snyder’s ’300.’ Planned 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. Snyder produces.
Paramount Pictures has sent over 15 minutes of behind-the-scenes “B-Roll” footage and a London premiere featurette for ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,’ which has Adam McKay returning to the directors chair as well as co-writing the script with Will Ferrell. Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Paul Rudd return from the original film, while the likes of Harrison Ford, Kristen Wiig, Meagan Good, Dylan Baker, Josh Lawson, Drake, Kanye West, Greg Kinnear and James Marsden join the sequel. Look out for ‘Anchorman: The Legend Continues’ in cinemas from December 18th.
With the 70′s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk. Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) – All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy…while taking New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Relativity Media has unveiled, via Yahoo!, this first trailer for ‘3 Days to Kill.’ The film is directed by McG (This Means War, Terminator Salvation), written by Luc Besson and Adi Hasak and stars Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Amber Heard and Connie Nielsen. The film opens on February 21st.
In the action thriller, Kevin Costner plays an elite government hit man who after receiving news that he has a terminal disease, decides to give up his high stakes life to finally build a relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he’s previously kept at arm’s length to keep out of danger. But when his agency offers him an experimental, potentially life-saving drug in exchange for one last mission, it’s an offer he can’t refuse – even if it means juggling his two toughest assignments yet: going after the world’s most ruthless terrorist and caring for his daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town.
English Voice Cast Revealed For Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’; Lead By Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Emily Blunt
The English voice cast is set for the dub of ‘The Wind Rises’ (風立ちぬ, Kaze Tachinu), the animated film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Ponyo). The film is slated for limited release in North American theaters on February 21st, and expanded release on February 28th, under the Touchstone Pictures banner. ‘The Wind Rises’ is said to be the final film directed by the retiring legendary filmmaker. Expect word on the film’s UK release shortly.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play the main protagonist Jiro Horikoshi. 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.
According to reports, Disney is developing a biopic about American track and field hero Jesse Owens, attaching Antoine Fuqua to direct. The as-yet-untitled film is based on the book ‘Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics,’ written ESPN host Jeremy Schaap. David Seidler, who won a screenwriting Oscar for ‘The King’s Speech,’ is on board to write the screenplay. Fuqua’s last movie, ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ just opened a few months ago, but the director is already in post-production on his next feature, a film adaptation of the television series ‘The Equalizer’ (which reunites the filmmaker with ‘Training Day’ star Denzel Washington).
Set against the backdrop of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, ‘Triumph’ tells the story of how the son of an Alabama sharecropper shattered Adolf Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy by winning a record four gold medals in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the long jump and the 400-meter relay. Hitler had insisted Jews and Blacks not be allowed to participate in the games, but relented when threatened with a boycott. He shook hands only with the German victors on the first day of competition and then skipped all further medal presentations. The synopsis for the ‘Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics’ is book is as follows.
Variety are reporting that ‘Divergent’ director Neil Burger will not return ‘Insurgent,’ the second title in Lionsgate’s upcoming young-adult franchise, and the studio has set the sequel for a March 20th, 2015, release. Burger is currently in post-production for ‘Divergent,’ starring Shailene Woodley, for a March 21st, 2014, release and Lionsgate is currently seeking another director for ‘Insurgent.’ The March, 2015, release date requires that production start this spring. Lionsgate recently announced that the third film, ‘Allegiant,’ will be released on March 18th, 2016.
The ‘Divergent’ franchise – which is released via Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment brand – is viewed as a key to Lionsgate’s strategy to lead in the young-adult genre. Summit’s five ‘Twilight’ films have topped $3.3 billion in worldwide grosses and Lionsgate’s first two ‘Hunger Games’ have pulled in over $1.4 billion. Lionsgate also had to find a new director for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.’ Gary Ross directed ‘The Hunger Games,’ which opened in 2012, then decided against directing the second film, citing a compressed production schedule. Francis Lawrence directed ‘Catching Fire’ and is currently on the two ‘Mockingjay’ titles in the ‘Hunger Games’ franchise, which are already being shot back-to-back in Atlanta and will be released in November, 2014 and November, 2015.