‘Dracula Untold’ International Trailer Showcases Lots Of New Footage – Starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper….
From Universal Pictures, once the home for literature’s most horrifying characters, ‘Dracula Untold’ stars Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh and Samantha Barks. The story is a mix of mythology and history as it follows the story of Vlad III Țepeș (Evans), the inspiration for the Dracula character popularized by Bram Stoker’s novel. Set for October 3rd in the UK and Ireland and October 17th in the US, Gary Shore is directing the film.
US Distribution Rights Picked Up For David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps To The Stars’ (Starring Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson…)
While ‘Maps to the Stars’ is set to hit UK cinemas from September 26th, Focus World send word that they picked up David Cronenberg’s latest film, starring John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird and Sarah Gadon, for U.S. distribution. Focus World plans to release ‘Maps to the Stars’ in the US in 2015.
Written by Bruce Wagner, David Cronenberg’s film is a contemporary tale exploring the demons of celebrity obsession in our society. John Cusack plays L.A. psychotherapist and life coach Stafford Weiss who has made his fortune with self-help books promising happiness. His wife Cristina (Williams) is the overbearing manager of their 13-year-old son, Benjie (Bird), a TV star and recent drug rehab grad. Their estranged daughter, Agatha (Wasikowska), has just been released from a psychiatric hospital and befriends limo driver and aspiring actor Jerome (Pattinson). Among Stafford’s celebrity clients is Havana Segrand (Moore), a fading star who dreams of reprising her late mother Clarice’s (Gadon) starring role. Ambitions, ghosts, death, and all manner of vices bedevil the cast of characters.
According to a new report, Miltos Yerolemou, perhaps best known for his role as Syrio Forel in ‘Game of Thrones,’ has joined the cast of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ Syrio Forel is a master sword-fighter and instructor hired by Eddard Stark to train Arya Stark in the series, and Yerolemou has played several other parts which involve sword fighting during his career. With that in mind, I think it’s safe to assume he may get up to some lightsabre-related shenanigans in the film. He joins his fellow ‘Game of Thrones’ alumni Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) in the latest ‘Star Wars’ film.
Celebrating the film’s 25th birthday and ahead of its upcoming re-release, this special new poster has hit the web for the anime classic ‘Ghost in the Shell.’ The film is back in cinemas on September 27th, followed by its sequel a week later. ‘Ghost in the Shell’ influenced a number of prominent filmmakers. The Wachowskis, the creators of ‘The Matrix’ and its sequels, showed it to producer Joel Silver, saying, “We wanna do that for real.” Other parallels have been drawn to James Cameron’s ‘Avatar,’ Steven Spielberg’s ‘AI: Artificial Intelligence,’ and Jonathan Mostow’s ‘Surrogates,’ among others.
Fox Searchlight has unveiled this latest TV spot for Michael R. Roskam’s (Bullhead) much-anticipated ‘The Drop,’ which is set for a September 19th release date in the US and a November 14th bow in the UK and Ireland. The film, formerly known as ‘Animal Rescue,’ stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Gandolfini, John Ortiz and James Frecheville.
‘The Drop’ focuses on a man (Tom Hardy) who wants to shed his criminal path but somehow gets mixed up in a bad heist and a killing resulting from a lost and contested pit bull. Rapace will play Nadia, a woman who crosses paths with the protagonist when he finds a wounded puppy outside her home. Author Dennis Lehane adapted the film from his own short story that first appeared in ‘Boston Noir.’ Previous Lehane movie adaptations include ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Gone Baby Gone.’
Antoine Fuqua’s Denzel Washington-led ‘The Equalizer’ is based on the 1980s TV show that starred Edward Woodward as the title character. In this movie version Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened.