By Otis Frampton has put together this stellar ‘Star Wars’ cartoon to feast our eyes on. Otis’ description for the piece is as follows: “This is a commission. The buyer said “give me an image that could come from Star Wars Episode VII with the characters on Tatooine”. This is what I came up with. Jedi Knight Leia, Han Solo, a wookiee and Jedi Master Luke Skywalker getting ambushed by thugs in Mos Gamos.”
While ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ has been shooting second-unit since April and first-unit since May, in August the team will take a brief two-week hiatus while adjustments to the current production schedule are made as actor Harrison Ford recovers from a leg injury. Shooting remains on track to wrap in the fall with the film scheduled for release on December 18th, 2015.
Universal Pictures has set loose this new batch of stills from Luc Besson’s action-thriller, ‘Lucy.’ Scarlett Johansson stars as the title character, a young woman who is forced to become a drug mule and is subsequently transformed into an ass-kicking machine when a highly-specialized drug enters her system. As Lucy races against the clock to survive, her new abilities allow her to see into the future, move objects with her mind and disregard pain and other emotions.
With a teaser trailer for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ around the corner, this first official synopsis has landed online for the hugely anticipated finale to ‘The Hobbit’ series. Director Peter Jackson recently confirmed that we won’t be getting the full trailer until October, yet we should at least get some early footage of ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ “soon” – I’m guessing 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.’ Check out the synopsis below.
The third entry in the J.J. Abrams rebooted sci-fi franchise is pegged to hit cinemas in 2016 – which also happens to be Star Trek’s big 50th anniversary…. so no pressure at all!
Just yesterday, out and about on the promotional campaign for his filmmaking docuseries ‘The Chair,’ Star Trek star Zachary Quinto was asked about whether the upcoming ‘Star Trek 3′ will feel like the end of a trilogy. “I think the five-year mission will be a part of this next film in some way,” Quinto replied. “We’re coming up on the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic sci-fi series in entertainment history, so it’s inherently an ongoing story. But I do think that we’ll feel some sense of evolution in these characters that’s been building through the first few films.”
“The A-Holes take to the skies.” Writer-director James Gunn, one to regularly engage with his fans on social media, has posted this latest still from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ The stellar cast for the hugely anticipated Marvel movie includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Batista 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.