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From Marvel comes this new character poster for ‘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.
Relativity Media and EuropaCorp have announced that ‘Brick Mansions,’ one of final films completed by Paul Walker before he tragically died in November, will be released on April 25th. Furthermore, they add that they are making a donation – including the cost of the film’s world premiere – to Walker’s charity Reach Out WorldWide, and Walker’s manager Matt Luber is serving as a consultant on the film and its release. Reach Out WorldWide is a network of committed professionals with first responder skill-sets that “operates on the philosophy that by making a difference in just one person’s life, the world has been changed for the better.”
“Paul Walker was an incredible actor, a devoted friend and a warm colleague and we continue to mourn his tragic passing. We are proud to have worked with him on ‘Brick Mansions’ and look forward to honoring him with one of his final releases,” Relativity said in a statement. ’Brick Mansions’ inherits the release date vacated by ‘Earth to Echo,’ which Relativity announced it will now release on July 2nd.
Film Music Reporter are reporting that that Jonny Greenwood is composing the music for Paul Thomas Anderson’s hugely anticipated crime drama, ‘Inherent Vice.’ The film, based on the 2009 crime novel by Thomas Pynchon, will mark their third straight pairing together after both 2007′s ‘There Will Be Blood’ and 2012′s ‘The Master.’
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Martin Short and Maya Rudolph, ‘Inherent Vice’ is set in 1960s Los Angeles and follows the drug-fueled detective Larry “Doc” Sportello (Phoenix) as he investigates the case of a kidnapped girl. The film is expected to premiere later this year at one of the major film festivals and will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures. The synopsis for the ‘Inherent Vice’ novel can be read below.
With Disney and Marvel having set three mystery projects for May 6th, 2016, July 8th, 2016 and May 5th, 2017, fans have long speculated what these “Phase 3″ films will focus on. While the three dates could very well feature a sequel for an ongoing property – we do know third installments of Captain America and Thor are in the works, the likes of Doctor Strange and Black Panther have previously been rumored to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future.
Today, the folks over at JoBlo send word that they’ve heard the mystery Marvel film pegged for release on May 6th, 2016 is in fact ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2,’ with an animated series based on the comics set to debut on Disney XD in Fall 2015. The outlet add, “Shocked by this? Don’t be. Those that have seen the Comic Con footage of the film can attest to how badass the flick looks and I’m pretty sure Marvel knows it as well. You certainly wouldn’t bank a sequel and an animated series on something that was less than a sure thing. I suppose there’s potential for the film to bomb, but with everyone rallying behind what James Gunn and the cast/crew have done with next summer’s debut, it seems like a slam dunk. Personally, I think it looks fantastic and that’s just from seeing the tossed together SDCC stuff. I can only imagine what the finished product will look like and that gets me all kind of excited.” The first film to kick off “Phase 3″ is Edgar Wright’s ‘Ant-Man, which opens on July 17th, 2015.
IFC Films send word that they’re acquiring North American rights to Peter Sattler’s directorial debut film ‘Camp X-Ray.’ The film, with a screenplay by Sattler, stars Kristen Stewart, Payman Maadi and Lane Garrison, and was produced by Gina Kwon, and executive produced by Emmy Ellison, Lindsay Williams, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, David Gordon Green and Sophia Lin. It made its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section.
In the film, a young woman (Stewart) joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots, but ends up as a rookie guard at Guantanamo Bay. Her mission is far from black and white, as she is surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive male squadmates. When she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees (‘A Separation’ star Payman Maadi), both of their worlds are forever shifted. Written and directed by Peter Sattler, IFC add, “‘Camp X-Ray’ is a deeply human story of two people, on opposite sides of a war, trapped and struggling to find a way to live together.”
Today we get our first look at Al Pacino in David Gordon Green upcoming film, ‘Manglehorn.’ From a script from Paul Logan, the film also stars Holly Hunter, Chris Messina, and Harmony Korine. ‘Manglehorn’ follows an eccentric man (Pacino) who tries to come to terms with a past event that cost him the love of his life.
The full synopsis for the movie reads as follows: “AJ Manglehorn is an aging, ordinary guy in a small town. He nurses his sick cat, squeezes out a conversation with the local bank teller every Friday, and eats at the same place every day. But there is more to Manglehorn than meets the eye: he’s an ex-con who, 40 years ago, gave up the woman of his dreams for a big ‘job.’ He now obsesses daily over the choices he made. After a dramatic effort to start over, Manglehorn faces a terrifying moment and is unmasked as a guy with a very, very dark past.” The above image was released as WestEnd Films is handling international sales for ‘Manglehorn’ at the European Film Market in Berlin starting this week.