Dwayne Johnson has took to his Twitter account to reveal this first poster for ‘Hercules.’ Accompanying the poster is the following message: “Become the man you were born to be”. ‘Hercules’ also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Aksel Hennie, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, and Reece Ritchie. Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand) is directing the film. ‘Hercules’ will be distributed worldwide by Paramount Pictures on July 25th.
Based on the graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” the ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. The screenplay is by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos. 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.
Marvel has debuted this latest character poster for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ the sequel to 2011′s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and the ninth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is set for release on April 4th in the US and March 26th in the UK.
According to The Wrap, Chilean director Pablo Larrain is in negotiations to helm Universal Pictures’ upcoming reboot of ‘Scarface.’ This new version will reportedly re-imagine the core immigrant story told in both Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson’s 1932 version and Brian De Palma’s Al Pacino-starring 1983 film. Universal’s update will be an original story set in modern day Los Angeles that follows a Mexican immigrant’s rise in the criminal underworld as he strives for the American Dream. Two-time Oscar nominee Paul Attanasio (Donnie Brasco) penned the current draft of the screenplay.
The outlet add that the filmmakers plan to cast an authentic Latino who is bilingual and bicultural as the lead character, whose name will be Tony, though his last name won’t be Camonte (1932) or Montana (1983). While Oscar Isaac, Edgar Ramirez and Michael Pena rank among Hollywood’s top Latino stars who are age-appropriate for the role, the producers are also open to casting a complete unknown in the name of authenticity.
Deadline are reporting that Sam Worthington and Robin Wright have joined ‘Everest,’ bolstering an already stellar cast that includes Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly and Thomas M. Wright. Worthington will play real-life mountaineer Guy Cotter with Wright starring as Margaret “Peach” Weathers, the wife of Brolin’s Beck Weathers. Set for September 18th, 2015, the epic adventure is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (The Deep, 2 Guns, Contraband).
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, ‘Everest’ documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
Paramount Pictures and Plan B send word that writer/director Adam McKay has come aboard to adapt and direct ‘The Big Short,’which based on the acclaimed book by Michael Lewis. Lewis’ best-seller, “The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine,” is about the housing and credit bubble of the 2000s. The film will be produced by Paramount and Brad Pitt’s Plan B. Pitt previously starred in and produced Lewis’ ‘Moneyball,’ which earned an Academy Award-nomination for Best Picture. McKay most recently co-wrote, produced and directed the sequel ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ for Paramount Pictures.
“Michael Lewis has the amazing ability to take complex formulas and concepts and turn them into page turners. Plan B and I connected over that breathless quality the book has. Very excited to jump into this,” said Adam McKay. Said Adam Goodman, Paramount Film Group President, “I am so excited as this project marks my third collaboration with Adam McKay – a tremendously talented filmmaker and one of my favorite storytellers.”
New Teaser Video For ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’; Full Trailer Online Tomorrow (Starring Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt)
Teasing tomorrow’s new trailer, Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted this video teaser for the upcoming sci-fi action adventure ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’ Set for release on June 6th, the cast for ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ includes Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Jeremy Piven, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, and Franz Drameh. 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.