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Teaser Trailer & Poster For Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Enemy’ – Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent & Sarah Gadon
This first poster and teaser trailer has arrived online for Oscar-nominee Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Enemy,’ which stars his ‘Prisoners’ co-lead Jake Gyllenhaal in dual roles. Based on the José Saramago novel ‘The Double,’ the movie finds Gyllenhaal playing a college professor with a mundane life – until he spots his exact double playing a bit part in a movie. He tracks down the small-time actor (also played by Gyllenhaal), sparking a mutual obsession. Co-starring Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon and Isabella Rossellini, expect a release date for the twisted thriller shortly. Source: Fotogramas via The Playlist.
‘The Descent’ & ‘Game Of Thrones’ Director Neil Marshall To Rewrite & Helm The ‘Troll Hunter’ Remake
Neil Marshall, best known for ‘Centurion,’ ‘The Descent,’ ‘Doomsday’ and ‘Dog Soldiers,’ has reportedly been set to rewrite and direct ‘Troll Hunter,’ the remake of the Norwegian film that IMG Global is financing. The film is gearing toward an early 2014 production start, while there’s still snow on the ground in the locations where they will shoot. Marshall will apparently start work on the $25 million film as soon as he returns from Ireland, where he is shooting next season’s biggest episode of HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones,’ one that is on the scale of the highly acclaimed ‘Blackwater’ episode of that show that he directed. Marshall also directed the pilot episode of ‘Black Sails’ for Michael Bay and Starz, which airs in 2014 and has already been picked up for a second season by the network.
‘Troll Hunter’ is being produced by Christopher Columbus, Michael Barnathan and CJ Entertainment, along with the film’s original producers John Jacobsen and Sveinung Golimo. Neil Marshall takes over an earlier script draft from Marc Haimes. The André Øvredal-directed 2010 Norwegian original ‘Trollhunter’ focused on a group of students investigating a series of mysterious bear killings. They follow a mysterious hunter into the deep woods, learning along the way that he is a troll hunter, and that the creatures killing those bears might not confine their appetites to that species only. Source: Deadline.
The Wrap are reporting that Hailee Steinfeld has closed a deal to join Vince Vaughn in Universal’s action-thriller ‘Term Life.’ Peter Billingsley will direct from a script by A.J. Lieberman, who wrote the original graphic novel that he created with Nick Thornborrow. Vaughn stars as Nick Barrow, who plans and sells heists to the highest bidder but finds himself hunted by mob bosses, contract killers and dirty cops. To help his estranged daughter Cate (Steinfeld), he takes out a life insurance policy on himself with her as the beneficiary — but he has to stay alive for 21 days, and takes his daughter on the run.
Hailee Steinfeld, who was nominated for an Oscar at the age of 14 for her performance in ‘True Grit’ opposite Jeff Bridges, will soon be seen as the title character in ‘Romeo & Juliet.’ She also co-stars in ‘Ender’s Game’ and John Carney’s ‘Can a Song Save Your Life,’ which the Weinstein Company acquired in a heated bidding war at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment send word that their ‘Despicable Me’ spinoff ‘Minions’ will now arrive in cinemas on July 10th, 2015. The film was previously scheduled for a December 19th, 2014 release. ‘Minions’ features a voice cast led by Oscar winner Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm. The 3D-CG comedy adventure is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and directed by Pierre Coffin. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for the film, which is co-directed by Kyle Balda.
Sandra Bullock is set to voice Scarlet Overkill, a stylish bad-ass super-villain who is – what else – bent on world domination. Jon Hamm will voice her husband, the inventor Herb Overkill. This spinoff establishes that Minions have existed since the beginning of time, in service of history’s most ambitiously evil villains. Through their lovable ineptitude, Minions have managed to thwart and ultimately kill all of those bad guys. This story picks up in the 1960s, before they hench-ed for Gru (Steve Carell). After wiping out all their masters, the Minions fall into a collective depression and three of them set out to seek a new evil master. They wind up at a villain convention, where they compete for the right to be henchmen for Scarlet Overkill, whose Audrey Hepburn-like high style appearance belies her world domination ambition and her aspirations to become the world’s first female super-villain.
Summit Entertainment has debuted this first clip from the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone-starring action-thriller, ‘Escape Plan’ (formerly titled ‘The Tomb’). Directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström (1408, The Rite), ’Escape Plan’ follows Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone), who is the world’s foremost authority on structural security. He’s analyzed every high security prison and has gained a vast array of survival skills. But all Ray’s ingenuity and knowledge are about to be put to work in the most challenging test he’s ever faced: escaping from the master prison of his own design.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the role of Church, plays a complex inmate with multiple shades of grey. He’s the guy who fights to keep the prisoners from losing their humanity in their darkest hour as they struggle together to stay alive. The two action icons are joined by the likes of Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, Sam Neil, Amy Ryan, Faran Tahir, Matt Gerald, Jim Caviezel and 50 Cent in ‘Escape Plan.’ The film opens on October 18th in the US and November 22nd in the UK.
RADiUS-TWC send word that they’ve has acquired North American rights to ’Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon,’ Mike Myers’ directorial debut that celebrated its world premiere to rave reviews at the Toronto Film Festival. RADiUS has slated a first quarter 2014 theatrical release. The synopsis for the documentary is as follows: In 1991, music manager Shep Gordon held Mike Myers over a barrel a few weeks before shooting “Wayne’s World” regarding an Alice Cooper song Myers wanted to use in the film. They have been close friends ever since. Twenty-two years later, the story of Gordon’s legendary life in the uber fast lane is now told in Myers’ directorial debut. And this time it’s Myers who has Gordon over a barrel.