From Paramount Pictures comes this second full-length trailer and new poster for Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Hercules.’ Based on the graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” the action-adventure film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. Directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand), ‘Hercules’ will be distributed worldwide on July 25th. The likes of Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Aksel Hennie, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, and Reece Ritchie also star.
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.
Entertainment One has debuted this latest clip from the upcoming flick ‘Begin Again.’ Formerly titled ‘Can A Song Save Your Life?’, the musical romantic comedy-drama stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, Mos Def, Cee-Lo Green, James Corden and Catherine Keener.
Written and directed by John Carney (Once, On The Edge, Zonad), ‘Begin Again’ follows Gretta (Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend (Levine) who, seduced by dreams of making it in the big city, move to New York to pursue their passion for music. She’s heartbroken when he dumps her for the fame and fortune of a big solo contract, leaving her all on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when a down-on-his-luck record producer (Ruffalo) stumbles upon her singing during an open mic night and is immediately captivated by her raw talent and inspiring authenticity – they may be each other’s last chance to turn their lives around. ‘Begin Again’ opens on July 2nd in the US and July 11th in the UK and Ireland.
According to a report, ‘Warrior’ director Gavin O’Connor is set to helm the action-adventure ‘Massacre in the Himalayas.’ The film is based on Freddie Wilkinson’s story for “Men’s Journal,” which follows an international team of world-class mountain climbers who are intent on conquering the K2 summit in Pakistan, and are plunged into a grueling journey when attacked by a group of extremists. The article appeared in the August 2013 issue and recounted how terrorists killed 10 climbers and the local Pakistani cook. Gianni Nunnari’s Hollywood Gang Productions has acquired the movie rights to the feature adaptation.
The good folks over at The Guardian send word that Oliver Stone is set to adapt Luke Harding’s recent book, “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man.” Production is reportedly set to begin before the close of the year. The book, from the newspaper’s own correspondent, was published earlier in 2014 with the following synopsis: It began with a tantalizing, anonymous e-mail: “I am a senior member of the intelligence community.”
LucaFilm send word that Lupita Nyong’o has joined the recently announced cast of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ This year, her breakthrough performance in ’12 Years a Slave’ earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Gwendoline Christie, currently starring in the hit television series ‘Game of Thrones’ as Brienne of Tarth, has also been cast in the production. She can next be seen in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.’
“I could not be more excited about Lupita and Gwendoline joining the cast of ‘Episode VII,’” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “It’s thrilling to see this extraordinarily talented ensemble taking shape.” Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the Saga Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.
Pathe has debuted this first official image and synopsis for the much anticipated drama ‘Suffragette.’ Starring the likes of Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff, Meryl Streep, Brendan Gleeson and Ben Whishsaw, the script for ‘Suffragette’ hails from Abi Morgan, who wrote ‘The Iron Lady,’ featuring Streep in the lead. Morgan also co-wrote ‘Shame,’ the Steve McQueen-directed film that Mulligan starred in with Michael Fassbender, James Badge Dale and Nicole Beharie.
Based on true events, the story revolves around the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement: women who were forced underground in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) directs ‘Suffragette,’ while producers are Ruby Films’ Faye Ward and Alison Owen. Executive producers are Pathe’s Cameron McCracken and Film4’s Tessa Ross and Katherine Butler. The synopsis for the film is as follows.