Highlighting Eva Green’s Artemisia, Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted this latest character poster for ’300: Rise of an Empire,’ the upcoming follow-up to Zack Snyder’s ’300.’ Planned for a March 7th release, ’300: Rise of an Empire’ also stars Rodrigo Santoro returning as Xerxes, Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles, Jack O’Connell as Calisto, Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo, and David Wenham as Dilios.
’300: Rise of an Empire’ is based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel that takes Xerxes, the Persian leader who is an antagonist in ’300,’ and turns him into more of a pivotal figure. He’s a man in search of godhood after the death of his father, battling an Athenian warlord named Themistokles. The story takes place over the course of several years, but the focal point is the battle of Artemisium, which occured in 480 BC. Previous reports had Zack Snyder – who in my eyes done a fantastic job with ’300′ – pegged to direct until Warner Bros and producer Christopher Nolan signed him up to helm ‘Man of Steel.’ Noam Murro (five-time DGA nominated commercials director) is on board to direct the film. Snyder produces.
With the full trailer set to arrive online tomorrow, DreamWorks Animation has revealed this trailer teaser for ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2.’ The sequel checks in with Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon pal, Toothless, five years after he brought humans and dragons together on the island of Berk. An outsider who’s now the village hero, Hiccup is on the verge of adulthood, with his chieftain father, Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler), grooming him for responsibility. But he’d rather embrace what’s left of his carefree childhood.
Hiccup’s sense of adventure drives him to explore the world past Berk, and he and Toothless travel to the Arctic and stumble upon Valka (Cate Blanchett), a vigilante who is springing dragons from traps and hiding them in a refuge away from the villainous dragon hunter Drago Bludvist (Djimon Hounsou) and his No. 2, Eret (Kit Harington).
Variety are reporting that Joaquin Phoenix is being sought by Warner Bros. Pictures for a role in the upcoming untitled Batman-Superman film. However, it’s very early in the process and even if Warners offers Phoenix a role, it’s not clear he would accept as the actor has steered clear of big-budget pics in the past few years, leaning towards movies with a more prestige feel. Phoenix is also weighing an offer on the Gus Van Sant pic ‘Sea of Trees’ and is believed to still be considering that offer as well.
Though the outlet’s sources couldn’t confirm what the role is, it’s believed to be for the main antagonist, which is likely to be Lex Luthor. Names like Jason Momoa and Callan Mulvey have been linked to the film but even if those actors are cast, sources are saying that they wouldn’t play the main villain, and that Warners has always wanted someone who would be a slam dunk in the role.
Ron. Burgundy. To his beloved “San-de-ahh-guns,” those words have always meant two things: big news and perfect hair. Now it’s time to take both to the big city. Seven years after capturing the heart of his co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is offered the chance of lifetime: to be in on the world’s first 24-hour global cable news network, GNN, in New York City. The newsman quickly rounds up his classic news team – sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) – and heads to The Big Apple. Upon arriving, he is quickly challenged by his strong female boss, Linda Jackson (Meagan Good), Australian multi-millionaire network owner Kench Allenby (Josh Lawson) and a chiseled popular lead anchor, Jack Lime (James Marsden). It’s up to Ron and the team to find their own way to the top of news – and the top of the ratings. ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ is out now.
What was your initial reaction when you landed this role of Linda Jackson….?
Meagan Good: It was crazy to me and such a blessing. It’s a really really fantastic cast and group of people. It’s fun; it’s a different way of shooting – and I’m a huge fan of the first one. When I found out I got this part, I literally cried. I literally sat on my couch in my living room and cried for 30 minutes (laughs) – and I didn’t tell anybody for a couple of hours. I was just shocked, you know (laughs)? And I was so happy and thankful that Adam and Will saw me as this character. It’s pretty cool!
I first heard that they were making an ‘Anchorman’ sequel when I was filming in New York for ‘Deception.’ I got the script and just thought, “OK, I’ll just send in my audition tape and see what happens.” I got a call about a week later and they were like, “Do you think you can come to New York to do a chemistry read with Will?” And I was like, “Do you mean will I walk on foot right now from Atlanta? Because if so, then yes!” (Laughs) But I got in, did the chemistry read and it went amazing. Will was very sweet and supportive; I kind of beat him up in the audition, and threw him around the room a little, and he let me. About a week later, they called me and say, “Hey, you got the part!” Honestly, I just was blown away, and so appreciative.
Yahoo! Movies has released this new trailer for Nicholas Stoller’s (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek) ‘Neighbors’ (formerly titled ‘Townies’). The comedy follows a young couple (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. Zac Efron plays the head of the frat with whom Rogen and Byrne’s characters quickly form a rivalry. Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dave Franco, Lisa Kudrow, Jake Johnson, Carla Gallo, Jason Mantzoukas and Carla Gallo also star. ’Neighbors’ is set for May 9th, 2014.
BuzzFeed has unveiled this first poster for ’The Fault in Our Stars,’ Josh Boone’s (Stuck In Love) adaptation of John Green’s acclaimed best-seller. The story centers on Hazel Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a teenage girl with terminal cancer who falls for a boy (Ansel Elgort) in her support group. The two form a bond as they deal with their illnesses. The books has been adapted by the ‘(500) Days of Summer’ and ‘The Spectacular Now’ screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. The synopsis for ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ novel is below. The film opens on June 6th.
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.