From Universal Pictures comes this new image from ‘Everest,’ which is set to be released in 3D and IMAX 3D on September 18th in the US and October 2nd in the UK. Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, ‘Everest’ documents the journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.
Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. Starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Clive Standen, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Debicki, Vanessa Kirby, Mia Goth, Naoko Mori, Thomas M. Wright, Martin Henderson, Tom Goodman-Hill, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, and Charlotte Bøving, the epic adventure is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (The Deep, 2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes.
A UK poster has arrived online for ‘A Most Violent Year,’ the upcoming thriller written and directed by ‘All Is Lost’ and ‘Margin Call’ helmer J.C. Chandor. ‘A Most Violent Year’ is set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. The story revolves around an American immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his wife (Jessica Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built. The film opens on December 31st in the US before a UK release on January 23rd – positioning it for a potential awards run. David Oyelowo, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Albert Brooks also star, while cinematographer Bradford Young shot the film.
Note: look out for my interview with Bradley Cooper for ‘American Sniper’ this weekend.
In Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper,’ Bradley Cooper plays Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who has the most confirmed sniper kills in U.S. military history. The book that the film is based on, ‘American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History,’ spent 18 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and 13 weeks at #1. Co-starring the likes of Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Sam Jaeger, Jake McDorman and Cory Hardict, ‘American Sniper’ lands in US theaters in a limited release on December 25th, before expanding on January 16th (the date it also arrives in UK cinemas).
RADiUS-TWC has unveiled this new trailer for writer-director David Robert Mitchell’s ‘It Follows,’ which will hit theaters and VOD on March 27th, 2015. The film is led by Maika Monroe (The Guest) as Jay, a 19-year-old girl who after a strange sexual encounter finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her. Currently holding a 100% rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes based on 16 reviews, the likes of Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi and Lili Sepe co-star.
Warner Bros. Pictures have unleashed this first trailer for the Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart-led ‘Get Hard.’ The Etan Cohen-directed comedy follows a rich bank manager (Ferrell) who is wrongfully convicted and sentenced to time in a maximum security prison. To prepare himself for his incarceration, Ferrell’s character hires the man who washes his car (Hart) to toughen him up in his final 30 days of freedom. Also starring Alison Brie, Edwina Findley and Craig T. Nelson, ‘Get Hard’ opens on March 27th, 2015.
Not long after it was reported that Matt Damon is advanced negotiations to join Zhang Yimou’s ‘The Great Wall,’ we’re now hearing that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Pedro Pascal is also in talks to star in the film, a passion project of Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull. The script for ‘The Great Wall is by Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, but the most recent draft is by Tony Gilroy, who is familiar to Damon via the ‘Bourne Identity films. ‘The Great Wall’ reveals the mystery behind why the Great Wall was built, and the secrets hidden beneath its stones. Bryan Cranston was also in talks to join the Zhang project at one point, but he has fallen out of negotiations.
Zhang Yimou’s body of work ranges from dramas ‘Raise the Red Lantern’ to martial arts epics such as ‘Hero’ and ‘House of Flying Daggers.’ He is an icon in his home country and also directed the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. His latest movie, ‘Coming Home,’ is set for release later this year, the film is a romance drama chronicling the journey of a Chinese dissident from the 1920′s to the 1990′s.