Sony Pictures send word that the world premiere of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ is set to take place in London on Thursday April 10th, ahead of its nationwide release in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on April 18th. The film opens on May 2nd in the US. The Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square will play host to the world premiere event. The cast and filmmakers of the highly anticipated new movie will swing into town to lead an array of guests walking the red carpet: Spider-Man himself, British star Andrew Garfield, will be joined by a stellar line up of fellow cast members, including Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Jamie Foxx (Electro), and Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborn), alongside director Marc Webb and producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.
Andrew Garfield said in a statement, “I’m delighted to see the World Premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 take place in my home town. I can’t wait to present this movie to audiences across the UK.” In addition to the London Leicester Square Premiere event, fans across the UK and Ireland will have the chance to be part of this occasion as ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ will also be shown simultaneously at 20 regional premieres.
‘Need For Speed’ centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey’s shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out west. Directed by Scott Waugh and also starring Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson and Harrison Gilbertson, ‘Need for Speed’ is set for a March 14th release.
You jumped aboard this film just after shooting ‘A Long Way Down’ with Aaron Paul. Was getting to work with him again a big draw for you….?
Imogen Poots: I would definitely say Aaron Paul was a big draw, because we had just done ‘A Long Way Down’ together in London. And he was in talks to star in this film and he reached out and said, “Is this something you would consider?” I would say he was an element that made me definitely intrigued about it. And we were already buddies by this point, so even though you’re in character, the chemistry is there – it’s already kind of electric.
But I definitely felt trepidation purely because I’m not a car enthusiast. But once I knew the type of guy and director that Scott seemed to be and getting into it with Aaron, I said this could be fun. And I was like, “If I’m ever going to do something like this in my life, I would be very happy to have Aaron by my side rather than not-Aaron.” (Laughs) And it was a great experience.
Deadline bring word that Maggie Grace is set to reprise her role in ‘Taken 3,’ which the outlet report will be the final installment in the ‘Taken’ movie franchise. Grace, who played star Liam Neeson’s daughter in the first two movies, is the first cast member with a deal in place to rejoin Neeson in ‘Taken 3,’ which looks set to begin filming later this month. ‘Taken 2′ helmer Olivier Megaton will be back to direct the third film. Forest Whitaker is said to be in talks to join the cast in an unknown role.
In the ‘Taken’ series, Liam Neeson stars as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent who used his brutal skills to track down his daughter after she was kidnapped in the first film, and who was himself taken hostage in the sequel. The initial ‘Taken’ cost around $25M and grossed more than $226M with Pierre Morel directing. The Olivier Megaton-directed ‘Taken 2′ cost around $45M and took in more than $376M. As with both of those films, Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen wrote the screenplay for ‘Taken 3.’
According to Variety, Carla Gugino has landed a leading role opposite Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario in ‘San Andreas,’ Brad Peyton’s earthquake disaster movie that arrives in cinemas on June 5th, 2015. Daddario will play Gugino and Johnson’s daughter in the film. ‘San Andreas’ takes place when a massive earthquake strikes California and a special ops firefighter (Johnson) and his ex-wife (Gugino) must make the treacherous journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco to rescue his daughter. ‘The Conjuring’ writers Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes penned the most recent draft of the script. A previous draft was written by Carlton Cuse.
Deadline are reporting that the best-selling author and screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith has been hired by Walt Disney Pictures to draft an adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s novel, ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes.’ Grahame-Smith is perhaps best known for as the author of The New York Times best-selling novels ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ and ‘Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter’; the latter of which has been adapted as a feature film. He will begin work immediately writing a treatment, and the studio then will hire a writer to script the project.
Seth Grahame-Smith also adapted his book, ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,’ for the screen. He wrote the script for Tim Burton’s ‘Dark Shadows,’ and he’s worked on the script for the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot. Additionally, Smith will be produced the reboot ‘Gremlins’ film and he is also currently writing a script for the sequel to the 1988 supernatural comedy film ‘Beetlejuice.’
2nd Red Band Trailer For ‘Sabotage’ – Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello…
Lionsgate has unleashed this latest red band trailer for David Ayer’s action-thriller ’Sabotage,’ which opens on March 28th in the US and May 7th in the UK. In the film, Arnold Schwarzengger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. Specializing in complex mobile operations, the team executes a tactical raid on a cartel safe house. What looks to be a typical raid turns out to be an elaborate theft operation, pre-planned by the DEA squad. After hiding millions in stolen cash, the team believes their secret is safe – until someone begins assassinating them one by one.
The cast for ‘Sabotage’ includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Dawn Olivieri, Joe Manganiello, Malin Akerman, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos, Josh Holloway and Harold Perrineau. Described as a testosterone-heavy riff on Agatha Christie’s ‘Ten Little Indians,’ ‘Sabotage’ is from an original screenplay by Skip Woods. David Ayer’s writing credits include 2001 hit film ‘Training Day,’ which earned an Academy Award for Denzel Washington, as well as scripts for ‘The Fast And The Furious,’ ‘S.W.A.T.’ and ‘U-571.’ He also wrote and directed ‘End of Watch,’ ‘Street Kings,’ ‘Harsh Times,’ and the upcoming ‘Fury.’