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Dwayne Johnson Teases ‘Hercules’: “But Only Evil Need Fear Me.. & Gentle Souls Sleep Safe In Their Beds”
Dwayne Johnson has took to his Twitter account to post another new behind-the-scenes look at ‘Hercules,’ this time featuring a silhouette of his titular character in full costume. “”But only evil need fear me.. and gentle souls sleep safe in their beds” #HERCULESMovie 7/25/14.” ’Hercules’ also stars Golden Globe-winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and Academy Award-nominee John Hurt. Rounding out the main cast is Aksel Hennie, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, and Reece Ritchie. Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand) is directing the film.
Based on the graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” the ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. The screenplay is by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. This story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.
Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Joe Manganiello & More In The Running To Play Batman In The ‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel/Superman Vs Batman Movie?
Ever since director Zack Snyder announced at Comic-Con that he’s bringing together the two most iconic Super Heroes of all time – Batman and Superman – for the first time on the big screen, speculation has shifted up a gear with regards to who’s playing Batman/Bruce Wayne in the 2015 film. While the film’s script is still in being written, so nothing has been submitted formally to reps and actors, and Snyder is only just beginning to look at actors, The Hollywood Reporter has a list of six names that have reportedly been mentioned behind-the-scenes.
According to numerous sources, this incarnation of Batman/Bruce Wayne will apparently be in the late 30s or around the 40 mark and is described as “established and rugged”. This new movie will not seek to recount an origin story or the rise of the Dark Knight. Sources say the new movie is aiming for the tone of the relationship and fight seen in Frank Miller’s 1980s ground-breaking mini-series ‘The Dark Knight Returns.’
With ‘The World’s End’ out now in UK and set for an August 23rd release in the US, AndyDaRoo has put together this stellar “Three Colours Cornetto Trilogy” fan poster. ‘The World’s End’ is the third instalment of Edgar Wright’s trilogy of comedies, following the fantastic ‘Shaun of the Dead’ (2004) and ‘Hot Fuzz’ (2007). Wright co-wrote the script for ‘The World’s End’ with Simon Pegg, who will once again star alongside Nick Frost. Joining Pegg and Frost are the likes of Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike.
In ‘The World’s End,’ 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries. The production notes for the film can be read below.
‘Godzilla’ Director Gareth Edwards & Cast (Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen & Bryan Cranston) Check Out The “Godzilla Encounter” At SDCC
Legendary Pictures has released this fun behind-the-scenes video of director Gareth Edwards, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston navigating the “Godzilla Encounter” at SDCC. The key cast for the film also includes Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, and Sally Hawkins. This new take on the classic ‘Godzilla’ franchise is set to kick off the Summer movie-going season on May 16th, 2014. Edwards (Monsters) is directing the creature feature centered on the giant city-destroying and monster-fighting lizard. The filmmaker directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham.
Ecran Large has let out the hatch this new French poster for Ron Howard’s Formula One racing drama, ‘Rush.’ Penciled in for a September 13th release in the UK and September 20th bow in the US, ‘Rush’ centers on the 1970s rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda and British driver James Hunt. ‘Inglorious Basterds’ star Daniel Brühl is playing Lauda with Chris Hemsworth taking on the role of Hunt. The likes of Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader) co-star. Helmed by Oscar-winner Ron Howard, the script for ‘Rush’ is by Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen).
Two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon), teams once again with fellow two-time Academy Award® nominee, writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), on Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives. Also starring Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader), Rush is produced by Andrew Eaton (A Mighty Heart), Howard, Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), Eric Fellner (Senna, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Morgan and Brian Oliver (Black Swan) and executive produced by Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media, Todd Hallowell and Tim Bevan. Universal Pictures will distribute the film in North America.
Ahou has put together this great crossover cartoon centering on Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s characters from ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Sherlock.’ If you weren’t already aware, Cumberbatch is playing both Smaug the Dragon and The Necromancer in ‘The Hobbit’ film series. Smaug, one of the last remaining dragons in Middle-earth, guards the treasure in Erebor. Cumberbatch will portray Smaug and The Necromancer through motion capture, similar to Andy Serkis with Gollum. Smaug has a very brief appearance in ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ during the opening prologue and the ending, but only portions of him can be seen, not his full body. I’m looking forward to seeing him unleashed in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!’
Based on the classic mystery stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Golden Globe-nominated BBC series stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the brilliant, socially inept detective and Martin Freeman as his long-suffering roommate and co-sleuth. Both Cumberbatch and Freeman will be seen in series 3 of ‘Sherlock’ later this year. The newly released teaser trailer can be viewed below.