This first promotional image has arrived online from Kevin Smith’s latest horror outing, Yoga Hosers.’ The film, Smith’s follow-up to ‘Tusk,’ stars Johnny Depp, his daughter Lily-Rose Depp, and Kevin Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith. ‘Yoga Hosers’ will be the second installment in Smith’s “True North” trilogy of movies that are steeped in Canadian myths and culture, and the film will feature much of the cast of ‘Tusk,’ including Ralph Garman, Justin Long, Harley Morenstein, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Jennifer Schwalbach with new roles for Adam Brody, Austin Butler, Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Mewes and Tyler Posey.
Written and directed by Kevin Smith, ‘Yoga Hosers’ centers on 15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith), who have an after-school job at a Manitoba convenience store called Eh-2-Zed. When an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and threatens their big invitation to a Grade 12 party, the Colleens join forces with a legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe (Johnny Depp) to fight for their lives with, according to the producers, “all seven Chakras, one Warrior Pose at a time.” (Johnny Depp, Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith are reprising their ‘Tusk’ roles.)
Henry Cavill is set to lead the action-thriller ‘Stratton,’ which is adapted from the book series by Duncan Falconer about British spy John Stratton. The ‘Man of Steel’ star will also produce the film with his newly launched Promethean Productions alongside Amber Entertainment and GFM Films, which will provide financing. Promethean was created by Cavill, his brother Charlie Cavill and London-based producer Rex Glensy.
‘Stratton’ is based on an eight-novel series by Duncan Falconer, a pseudonym for an author who used his own military background to inform the lead character. John Stratton is an operative of the SBS who works with the Intelligence Detachment in Northern Ireland. Henry Cavill had the following to say about the project, “Having the opportunity to expand my horizons into filmmaking is incredibly exciting. Getting to work so closely with my brother in this venture is equally so.”
Sony Pictures has set loose this new international trailer for the upcoming musical drama ‘Annie,’ which is directed by Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends With Benefits) and produced by Jay-Z, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith. Led by ‘Beasts of a Southern Wild’ and ’12 Years a Slave’ star Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role and Jamie Foxx in the role of Benjamin Stacks, an update of the character Daddy Warbucks, ‘Annie’ is a contemporary adaptation of the musical of the same name, which in turn is based upon the 1924 comic strip ‘Little Orphan Annie’ by Harold Gray. Set to hit the big screen on December 19th in the US and December 26th in the UK, the stellar supporting cast for the film also includes Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Tracie Thoms and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history: traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Directed by Christopher Nolan and opening on November 7th, ‘Interstellar’ stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Mackenzie Foy, David Gyasi, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Bill Irwin, Topher Grace, David Oyewelo, Matt Damon, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, and Michael Caine.
For me, while ‘Interstellar’ is a spectacular adventure about a journey into the universe, at its heart it’s an emotional story of a father and his children. It speaks to the love that exists in families, the notions of duty and sacrifice, and our profound connections to other human beings. Was that sort of focus on the human stakes – in even the most heroic endeavors – one of the things that appealed to you about this film?
Anne Hathaway: Oh yeah, for sure – that’s exactly what I loved about it. From the beginning of time, the reach to expand our world or move our civilization forward has always involved great sacrifice by a handful of individuals, who put the greater good over any risk to themselves. This film really celebrates those who are brave enough to do that. And Christopher Nolan saying that he’s doing a project, that was first of all the thing that appealed to me about it (laughs). Then reading the script I thought, “This is something I’m interested in.” Then getting deeper and deeper into the story there was so many elements I loved: the family drama, my character, the themes, the cast, the idea of love transcending time, being able to shoot in places like Iceland… everything about it was enticing (laughs).
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have revealed this first trailer for ‘Minions,’ the spin-off/prequel to ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Despicable Me 2.’ Set for July 10th, 2015, ‘Minions’ features a voice cast led by Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell, Katy Mixon, Hiroyuki Sanada, Pierre Coffin and Jon Hamm. The 3D-CG comedy adventure is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda,
The film establishes that Minions have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from yellow single-celled organisms into beings who have only one purpose: to serve history’s most ambitious villains. Through their lovable ineptitude, Minions have managed to thwart and ultimately kill all of those bad guys. This story picks up in the 1960s, before they hench-ed for Gru (Steve Carell). After wiping out all their masters, the Minions fall into a collective depression and three of them set out to seek a new evil master. They wind up at a villain convention, where they compete for the right to be henchmen for Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), whose Audrey Hepburn-like high style appearance belies her world domination ambition and her aspirations to become the world’s first female super-villain.
13 Films has signed on to co-finance and handle international sales on the supernatural thriller ‘Voice from the Stone,’ starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones, Terminator Genisys) and Marton Csokas (The Equalizer). Written by Andrew Shaw and based on the Italian novel ‘La Voce Della Pietra’ by Silvio Raffo, ‘Voice from the Stone’ marks Eric D. Howell’s feature film directorial debut.
The film tells the haunting story of Verena (Emilia Clarke), a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy named Jakob who has fallen silent since the untimely death of his mother nearly a year ago. Living with his father (Marton Csokas) in a massive stone manor in Tuscany, Jakob not only refuses to speak, he seems to be under the spell of a malevolent force trapped within the stone walls. As Verena’s relationship with the father and son grow, she becomes ensnared and consumed by Malvina’s severe force. If she is to save the boy, and free herself, she must face the phantom hidden inside the stone.