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I’ve always got time for a new Laika project, and thankfully we’re just a month away from their latest animated film ‘The Boxtrolls.’ Featuring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg, ‘The Boxtrolls’ is penciled in for a September 26th release in the US and a September 12th bow in the UK. The stop motion comedy-adventure film based on the novel ‘Here Be Monsters!’ by Alan Snow.
A family event movie from the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.
‘Fury’ Release Date Moved Up A Month – Starring Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña…
The good folks over at Columbia Pictures send word that ‘Fury,’ writer-director David Ayer’s WWII drama, is opening a month earlier in the US. Previously scheduled for November 12th, the film is now penciled in for an October 17th bow (the film will be released on October 24th in the UK and Ireland). ‘Fury’ is set at the very end of World War II, in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
After working as cinematographer on David Ayer’s ‘End of Watch,’ Roman Vasyanov has re-teamed with the director to lense ‘Fury.’ Additionally, Oscar winning ‘Gravity’ composer Steven Price is scoring the film. The likes of Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña, Scott Eastwood, Xavier Samuel and Brad William Henke star alongside Brad Pitt.
First ‘Mortdecai’ Teaser Trailer – Starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany…
From Lionsgate comes this first teaser trailer for David Koepp’s Mortdecai,’ which is set to land in cinemas on January 30th in the UK and February 6th in the US. Based on the popular three-novel anthology by Kyril Bonfiglioli, the action-comedy crime film stars Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn, Oliver Platt, Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Goldblum. ‘Mortdecai’ is described as follows: Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.
Pegged to make its World Premiere next month at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, this first collection of images have arrived online from Henry Hobson’s zombie film, ‘Maggie.’ Based on the Black List script by John Scott 3, the film is set at a time when a “walking dead” virus which has spread across the country. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a father on a journey to help his daughter (Abigail Breslin) come to terms with her infection as she slowly becomes a zombie. I’m certainly intrigued about this one.
New Images From ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’ Highlight Benicio Del Toro As Pablo Escobar & Josh Hutcherson
Radius-TWC has set loose this new collection of images from ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost,’ which stars Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro as Pablo Escobar and Josh Hutcherson as a young man who finds himself unexpectedly pulled into the family business after marrying Escobar’s niece. Opening later on November 26th, the film also stars Brady Corbet and newcomer Claudia Traisac. ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’ will make its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. Andrea Di Stefano directs.
The synopsis is as follows: Young surfer Nick (Hutcherson) thinks all his dreams have come true when he goes to visit his brother in Columbia. Against an idyllic backdrop of blue lagoons and white beaches, he falls madly in love with Maria (Traisac) a beautiful Colombian girl. Everything seems perfect until he meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar (Del Toro).
Michael Fassbender Talks Magneto & ‘X-Men: Apocalypse'; Says He’s Been Tossing Around Ideas With Writer Simon Kinberg
Out and about on the promotional campaign for ‘Frank’ (which is fantastic) in the US, Michael Fassbender opened up briefly about ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ his next outing as Magneto.’ Asked if he was looking forward to the prospect of going up against a character like Apocalypse, Fassbender responded, “Yeah, I mean, I haven’t got a script or anything yet, but I’m always excited to see where Simon Kinberg’s going to go with the next X-Men. X-Men’s been great to me and allowed me to do so much, including films like Frank. I’ve had a lot of fun with the cast and with the character, Magneto. So I had a good chat with Simon [Kinberg] when we were on our way to Moscow, and we tossed around some ideas on the plane over there. So I’m pretty excited to see how it all comes together.”