Shortlist invited some of their favorite artists to put together these alternative poster designs for Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ adaptation. Shortlist’s description for the collection is as follows: ”When you put Baz Luhrmann in the director’s chair, you can be sure of at least one thing: eye-popping visuals. The acclaimed director of Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet returns this month with his 3D tribute to F Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel The Great Gatsby and to celebrate the release, we’ve invited some of our favourite artists to provide their exclusive poster designs. No pressure though, given Luhrmann’s visual splendour. No pressure at all.”
Baz Luhrmann directs the ‘The Great Gatsby’ from a screenplay co-written with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of the same name – unquestionably one of my favourite books of all time. Lead by Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, ‘The Great Gatsby’ also stars Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan as Tom and Daisy Buchanan, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke as Myrtle and George Wilson, newcomer Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker, and Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan as Meyer Wolfsheim. ‘The Great Gatsby’ is out in cinemas now.
Heat Vision are reporting that Cory Hardrict has joined Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Cole Hauser, Kate Mara and Cillian Murphy in Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, ‘Transcendence.’ Hardrict will play a member of an anti-technology organization known as the RIFT Unit. Hardrict was last seen in ‘Warm Bodies’ and next appears as part of the cast of ‘Lovelace,’ which stars Amanda Seyfried.
The sci-fi/fantasy flick is said to ”follow three scientists, attempting work on stem cell and advanced computer technology, which will change the fundamentals of human life. Tension comes into play when they are met by protest and resistance.” Principal photography is set to begin on the film in May in Los Angeles. Warner Bros. Pictures will release ‘Transcendence’ on April 25th, 2014 via its output deal with Alcon.
News out of the Cannes Film Festival is that Sierra/Affinity, which is handling international sales on the film, has sold distribution rights in more than 20 territories for Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, ‘How to Catch a Monster.’ Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith and Rob Zabrecky star in the modern fantasy-drama, for which Gosling has also written the screenplay. Principal hotography for the modern fantasy-drama commences this month in Detroit.
‘How to Catch a Monster’ weaves elements of fantasy noir, and suspense into a modern day fairy tale. Set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city, Billy (Christina Hendricks), a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while her teenage son, Bones, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive. ‘How to Catch a Monster’ marks Ryan Gosling’s first time writing and directing a feature film. Gosling is an Oscar nominated actor having starred in films including ‘The Place Beyond the Pines,’ ‘Drive,’ ‘Lars and the Real Girl,’ ‘Blue Valentine,’ ‘Gangster Squad’ and ‘Half Nelson,’ for which he received his Academy Award nomination.
The official Walmart Facebook page has revealed these two new ‘Man Of Steel’ banners highlighting Henry Cavill’s Superman and Michael Shannon’s General Zod. Alongside Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent and Shannon as General Zod, the key cast for ‘Man of Steel’ includes Oscar nominee Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Academy Award winner Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Oscar nominee Diane Lane as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive mother Martha Kent, Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Ayelet Zurer as Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van, Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard, Richard Shiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton, and Academy Award winner Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father.
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
It is being reported that the feature film based on Ubisoft’s popular video game ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ starring Michael Fassbender, has been pencilled in for a May 22nd, 2015 release date. While a director has not yet been announced, New Regency/20th Century Fox and Ubisoft have tapped up-and-coming British writer Michael Lesslie to adapt ‘Assassin’s Creed’ for the big screen. Lesslie, an acclaimed English playwright, penned ‘Prince of Denmark,’ which was performed at the National Theatre in 2012. He also has wrote a number of short films including last year’s ‘Skirt,’ directed by Amanda Boyle. ‘Assassin’s Creed’ has Fassbender attached to star in and co-produce.
The plot for ‘Assassin’s Creed’ centers on a bartender who is captured by a secret corporation and sent back in time to relive the memories of his ancestors – all of them assassins – and retrieve ancient artifacts.Two years ago Ubisoft invested in launching UMP (Ubisoft Motion Pictures), headed by Jean-Julien Baronnet, former CEO of Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp, to adapt the company’s games into films, TV shows and digital projects. Adaptions of the games ‘Splinter Cell’ and ‘Ghost Recon’ are also in the works. Source: CS.
Talking to the good people over at Empire Magazine, writer/producer/director David S. Goyer speaks on the ‘Man of Steel’ title, and sheds some light on why they didn’t use the word “Superman” in the title, “We decided not to call it Superman, that was very deliberate. Chris [Nolan] and I [suggested] Man Of Steel, and Warner Bros. said, ‘Why?’ And we started talking about it, and we said, ‘We want a line of demarcation in the sand between the old and the new.’ We always knew we would be using the Superman glyph or the shield as we call it. But Man Of Steel was also supposed to represent our take, which was he’s a man, but he’s not made of flesh and blood, metaphorically he’s a man of steel. So that was sort of the whole thing wrapped up in a nutshell.”
Landing in cinemas on June 14th, ‘Man of Steel’ is from director Zack Snyder and producers Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy), based upon the iconic Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics.