Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have issued a joint press release announcing that they will produce a new authorized documentary for Apple, based on the first part of The Beatles’ career – the touring years. The film will be directed by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and will be produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. This film will focus on The Beatles’ journey from the early days of the Cavern Club in Liverpool and engagements in Hamburg to their last public concert in Candlestick Park, San Francisco, in 1966.
On the topic of the documentary, Ron Howard said, “I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.” Howard’s most recent films include the Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde-starring ‘Rush’ and the Jay-Z documentary ‘Made in America.’ His next film, ‘Heart of the Sea,’ opens next Spring and stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson, Michelle Fairley, Frank Dillane, Charlotte Riley, Donald Sumpter and Ben Whishaw.
‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’: Awesome “King Under The Mountain” Artwork Of Richard Armitage’s Thorin
Artwork by TheMinttu.
While director Peter Jackson recently confirmed that we won’t be getting the full trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ until October, he did say we should at least get some early footage “soon” – I’m guessing a teaser trailer later this month in time for Comic-Con. The trilogy of ‘The Hobbit’ films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson and his team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ will be released worldwide on December 17th.
From Universal Pictures, once the home for literature’s most horrifying characters, comes these four new images from ‘Dracula Untold.’ Starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh and Samantha Barks, the film opens on October 3rd in the UK and Ireland and October 17th in the US. 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. Gary Shore directs.
2 New ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ TV Spots Highlight Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana’s Gamora & Dave Bautista’s Drax
Featuring a number of new snippets of footage, Marvel has debuted these two latest TV spots for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ The top-notch cast for the hugely anticipated flick includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and if recent reports are true, Josh Brolin as Thanos. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry, Marama Corlett, Emmett J. Scanlan and Enzo Cilenti co-star. The film arrives in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on July 31st before opening in the US on August 1st.
Back in March it was first reported that James Mangold will direct ‘The Deep Blue Good-By,’ the beloved John D. MacDonald novel that kicked off series of mystery novels with character Travis McGee. Today we hear that Christian Bale is in talks to play the iconic literary role of McGee. Written by MacDonald in 1964, ‘The Deep Blue Good-By’ is the first in a series of 21 that followed McGee, a self-described “salvage consultant” who recovers property for a fee and along the way gets into trouble fighting bad guys and wooing women. ‘Mystic River’ novelist Dennis Lehane penned the script with Scott Frank working on the most recent draft.
Chloe Grace Moretz, Lucy Liu & James Marsden Lead The English Voice Cast Of Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya’
GKIDS has just sent out a press release announcing the English voice cast for ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,’ the latest animated film from the magical folks over at Studio Ghibli. The film, the first in fourteen years from Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, will be dubbed in English by Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt and Dean Cain. The film opened in Japan last November to critical acclaim and a hefty box office figure.