Universal Pictures has unleashed these four new stills and first trailer for Luc Besson’s action-thriller, ‘Lucy.’ Scarlett Johansson stars as the title character, a young woman who is forced to become a drug mule and is subsequently transformed into an ass-kicking machine when a highly-specialized drug enters her system. As Lucy races against the clock to survive, her new abilities allow her to see into the future, move objects with her mind and disregard pain and other emotions.
Luc Besson penned the script and will produce with his EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert. ‘Lucy’ is the latest Besson movie to feature a strong female protagonist, following the likes of ‘La Femme Nikita,’ ‘Joan of Arc,’ ‘The Professional’ and ‘The Fifth Element.’ Set for August 8th, the likes of Morgan Freeman and Analeigh Tipton co-star.
With a new “Roll Call” video set to land on Thursday, Lionsgate has debuted these 16 character posters for ‘The Expendables 3′ via Collider, IGN, CS and JoBlo. Opening in cinemas on August 15th, the film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, Glen Powell and Kelsey Grammar.
In ‘The Expendables 3,’ Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.
With the release of the superhero sequel on the horizon, MTV has debuted this “Secrets Of Electro” featurette for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’ From director Marc Webb, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ will be released in the US on May 2nd and in the UK on April 18th. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Colm Feore, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak and Sarah Gadon.
Five-time Academy Award nominee Amy Adams is said to be in early talks to join the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s ‘The Story Of Your Life,’ an adaptation of a short story by Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author Ted Chiang. Chiang’s story was published in 1998 and won the Nebula for best novella amid a slew of nominations, garnering praise for tacking the theme of language and free will. The story is set in motion when alien crafts land around the world and an expert linguist (potentially Amy Adams) is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the true purpose of their visit.
From the sounds of it, ‘The Story of your Life’ would be a departure for both Amy Adams and Denis Villeneuve, the director behind ‘Incendies,’ ‘Prisoners’ and ‘Enemy.’ Adams, who recently wrapped the Tim Burton-directed ‘Big Eyes’ opposite Christoph Waltz, will also soon be seen in ‘Lullaby’ and is gearing up to shoot the ‘Man of Steel’ sequel this summer. Source: Deadline.
UK Posters For Amma Asante’s ‘Belle’ – Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson & Tom Felton
Fox Searchlight Pictures has set loose, via Empire, these new UK posters for ‘Belle,’ which inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle. Directed by BAFTA Award winner Amma Asante and written by Misan Sagay, ‘Belle’ stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Matthew Goode. The film, which is brilliant, is penciled in for a May 2nd release in the US and a June 13th bow in the UK. Expect a new trailer for ‘Belle’ shortly.
‘Belle’ is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.
Nice! After emerging as one of the top choices a few weeks back, Variety bring word that Toby Kebbell has landed the role of Victor von Doom, aka Doctor Doom, in the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot. The likes of Domhnall Gleeson, Eddie Redmayne, Sam Riley and Jack Huston were linked to the role before the ‘War Horse and ‘RocknRolla’ star bagged the part. The lead quartet for ‘Fantastic Four’ has been set, with Miles Teller cast as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing.
The son of gypsy witch Cynthia Von Doom, Doctor Doom is a recurring supervillain, archenemy of the Fantastic Four, and leader of the fictional nation of Latveria. He is both a genius inventor and a sorcerer. In the comics, while his chief opponents have been the Fantastic Four, he has also frequently battled Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Punisher, Blade, Iron Man, and the Silver Surfer, among others. He was ranked as the 4th Greatest Villain by Wizard on its 100 Greatest Villains of All Time list. IGN’s list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time ranked Doctor Doom as #3.