From Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures comes this “Whatever It Takes” TV spot for ‘Godzilla.’ Described as an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic ‘Godzilla,’ the film pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
The key cast for ‘Godzilla’ includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins and Bryan Cranston. This new take on the classic ‘Godzilla’ franchise is set to kick off the Summer movie-going season on May 16th. Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is directing the creature feature centered on the giant city-destroying and monster-fighting lizard. The filmmaker directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham.
Hot on the heels of 16 character posters, Yahoo! Movies has unleashed this “Roll Call” teaser trailer for ‘The Expendables 3.’ 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.
According to THR, Will Ferrell is set for a lead role in ‘Match Maker,’ a sports comedy about the legendary conflict between Bobby Riggs (Ferrell) and Billie Jean King. Additionally, Steven Conrad has come aboard to write the script for the project, which is being developed by Chernin Entertainment and Gary Sanchez Productions.
‘Match Maker’ adapts the ESPN Magazine article “The Match Maker: Bobby Riggs, The Mafia and The Battle of the Sexes” penned by Don Van Natta Jr. The feature covers the infamous rivalry between Bobby Riggs, a tennis champ past his prime who came out of retirement to challenge women’s tennis player King in a 1973 game that became known as “The Battle of the Sexes”. Over 50 million Americans tuned in to watch Billie Jean King beat Riggs and win the $100,000 prize. It was later postulated that Riggs lost on purpose in order to erase some gambling debts he had to the mob.
Johnny Knoxville To Voice Leonardo & Tony Shaloub To Voice Master Splinter In ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
Just a week after the release of the film’s first trailer, it is being reported that Paramount Pictures has added the voice talents of Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shaloub to the cast of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’ Knoxville will voice Leonardo while Shaloub will be providing the voice of the Turtles’ sensei, Master Splinter. The characters are performed by Pete Ploszek and Danny Woodburn, respectively. Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans) is directing the live-action CG hybrid take on the classic 1980s characters which first debuted in an indie comic before going on to become a massively popular cartoon and merchandising line.
The cast also includes Megan Fox as April O’Neil, reporter and ally to the sewer-dwelling heroes Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael as well as their master, Splinter. Besides Leonardo, playing the other turtles via motion-capture are up-and-comers Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Jeremy Howard (Donatello) and Noel Fisher (Michaelangelo). Will Arnett, Whoopi Goldberg and Abby Elliott also star, while William Fichtner plays Shredder. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is set for a August 8th.
Deadline bring word that Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. Pictures have added Holly Hunter, ‘300: Rise Of An Empire’ star Callan Mulvey, and ‘The Wolverine‘ star Tao Okamoto to the cast of the untitled ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up. According to the outlet, the trio will play new characters.
To date, other confirmed cast members include Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and Diane Lane as Martha Kent. The new film is currently being written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers. The film is set to open worldwide on May 6th, 2016.