Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed, via Total Film, this latest character poster for the upcoming sci-fi action adventure ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’ Set for release on May 30th in the UK and June 6th in the US, the cast for ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ includes Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Jeremy Piven, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, and Franz Drameh. Doug Liman directs the film from a screenplay by Dante W. Harper, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Christopher McQuarrie, based on the acclaimed novel ‘All You Need is Kill’ by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.
The action of ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
Mark Ruffalo Uploads 2 Pics From The Set Of ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Featuring Himself, Robert Downey Jr & Scarlett Johansson
Hot on the heels of Robert Downey Jr’s image from the set of ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron,’ Mark Ruffallo has got in on the act by uploading these two new pics on his Instagram account. The cast list for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ includes Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, along with newcomers Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, James Spader as Ultron, and Paul Bettany as The Vision.
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp. Out now in the UK and set for a May 2nd release in the US, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ is directed by Marc Webb.
Harry Osborn has a huge arc during this film. I can imagine that was something that intrigued you about playing him…?
Dane DeHaan: For sure. It was just so exciting because it’s such a full, dynamic, crazy arc of a character. I don’t know if I’ll ever get to play a character that has this big of an arc again. It is so big – he’s so completely different at the end of the movie. It was something I knew that I could really sink my teeth into, and it wouldn’t be another stereotypical part that you see in a big franchise movie – it’s actually something with a lot of dimension and depth and something that I can really create a character from. There’s something very powerful about this Green Goblin as well. He’s a complicated guy, that’s for sure.
During a recent chinwag with Empire, Colin Trevorrow opened up about his upcoming ‘Jurassic Park’ flick, ‘Jurassic World.’ First up, the filmmaker revealed that Universal Pictures has further movies planned and Trevorrow is keen to direct them – “if they’ll have me”. The director/co-writer says, “We definitely talked about [sequels] a lot. We wanted to create something that would be a little bit less arbitrary and episodic, and something that could potentially arc into a series that would feel like a complete story.”
(Minor spoilers in this paragraph.) Colin Trevorrow also hinted at the characters likely to participate in further films, in particular the one played by ‘The Intouchables’ and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ star Omar Sy. “He’s essentially Chris Pratt’s best friend. They work together and have some pretty cool action scenes together. I wanted to create a relationship there that could be memorable and potentially carry on to future films.”
The Austrian director, screenwriter and cinematographer Michael Glawogger died this morning (April 23rd) in Liberia from malaria. Glawogger is perhaps best known for his documentaries including ‘Megacities,’ which won the Vienna film award in 1998; ‘Workingman’s Death,’ which picked up the Grierson Award at the London Film Festival in 2005; and ‘Whores’ Glory,’ which won the Austrian Film Award at the 2012 Viennale and Orizzonti Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. In much of his work, particularly his documentaries, Glawogger examined the impact of modernization and globalization on the working poor in developing countries.
The 54-year-old filmmaker most recently worked on the 3D architectural documentary series ‘Cathedrals of Culture,’ alongside the likes of Robert Redford and Wim Wenders. In Glawogger’s segment he examined the life and history of Russia’s National Library. ‘Cathedrals of Culture’ premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.
According to Film Divider and THR, 20th Century Fox have picked up the rights to the pulp comic strip hero ‘Flash Gordon’ in a package that has John Davis producing and Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne (who are also writing the third ‘Star Trek’ feature film with Roberto Orcil) will draft the film, based on a treatment by ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ writer-director George Nolfi.
Flash Gordon is the hero first created in 1934 by iconic artist Alex Raymond who, along with the lovely Dale Arden and mad scientist Hans Zasrkov, ends up on the planet Mongo fighting its tyrannical ruler, Ming the Merciless. The ‘Flash Gordon’ comic strip has been translated into a wide variety of media, including motion pictures, television and animated series. The cult classic 1980 movie had a soundtrack by Queen and cast that included Timothy Dalton, Max von Sydow and Chaim Topol. Sam Jones played Gordon, who’s original backstory of being a polo player was modernized to be a football player.