Sony Pictures Entertainment send word that Shane Black will direct the film adaptation of the popular adventure book series ‘The Destroyer’ by Warren Murphy. Penning the screenplay are Jim Uhls (Fight Club) and James Mullaney; Mullaney co-authored and became the sole writer of ‘The Destroyer’ until the series’ end in 2008. Black is also currently attached to co-write and direct ‘Doc Savage,’ based on the hero of pulp novels, films, and comic books, for Columbia Pictures. Furthermore, he’s got a new ‘Predator’ film and the Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe-starring ‘The Nice Guys’ in the works. At this moment in time, it looks as if ‘The Nice Guys’ is up first on Black’s schedule.
Shane Black most recently wrote and directed ‘Iron Man 3,’ which became the fifth-highest grossing film of all time worldwide. He began his career in screenwriting, making his mark with ‘Lethal Weapon’ and collaborating on its sequel. Black’s directorial debut came in 2005 with his critically acclaimed ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Val Kilmer.
This new trailer has hit the web for writer/director Gregg Araki’s (Kaboom, Mysterious Skin) ‘White Bird in a Blizzard,’ which stars Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane and Angela Bassett. Eyed for release on iTunes and VOD on September 25th and in theaters on October 24th, ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’ is based on the acclaimed novel by Laura Kasischke.
Set in 1988, Shailene Woodley stars as Kat, a college-bound teenager who is just discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality, when her mother (Eva Green), a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, Kat barely registers her mother’s absence and certainly doesn’t blame her doormat of a father, Brock (Christopher Meloni), for the loss. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve’s disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother’s departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it.
‘Nightcrawler’ tells the story of a Jake Gyllenhaal’s character, a young man who finds a home in the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles. Opening on October 31st in the US and November 14th in the UK, ‘Nightcrawler’ is directed by Dan Gilroy (previous writing credits include ‘Real Steel,’ ‘The Fall,’ ‘The Bourne Legacy’) in his directorial debut. Alongside Gyllenhaal, the likes of Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed also star.
From Warner Bros. Pictures comes this new full-length trailer for ‘Annabelle,’ the upcoming spin-off that focuses on the doll in ‘The Conjuring.’ Opening on October 3rd in the US and October 10th in the UK, the films stars the likes of Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Ward Horton, Tony Amendola, Eric Ladin and Brian Howe. ‘Annabelle’ is directed by ‘The Conjuring’ cinematographer John R. Leonetti.
Hammer and Entertainment One Films have set loose this first teaser trailer for the horror sequel, ‘The Woman in Black: Angels Of Death.’ Starring Jeremy Irvin, Helen McCrory, Adrian Rawlins, Ned Dennehy and Phoebe Fox, ‘The Woman in Black: Angel of Death’ continues the story four decades later.
Back in 2012, ‘The Woman in Black,’ starring Daniel Radcliffe and directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake), became the highest grossing British horror film of the past 20 years – grossing over $33 million in the UK and over $125 million worldwide. In ‘The Woman in Black: Angels Of Death,’ seized by the government during World War II, the sudden arrival of a group of evacuated children at Eel Marsh House awakens its darkest inhabitant. Tom Harper directs the film, which hits cinemas on February 13th, 2015.
Poster For The Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones-Starring Stephen Hawking Biopic ‘The Theory Of Everything’
The good people over at Focus Features have sent over this US poster the Stephen Hawking drama ‘The Theory of Everything.’ Starring Eddie Redmayne as Hawking, the film is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire). The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life’s work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing.