Zoe Saldana Says We’ll Get A Different Take On The Superhero Genre With Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’
On the press rounds for Scott Cooper’s ‘Out of the Furnace,’ Zoe Saldana opened up to MTV News about Marvel’s 2014 blockbuster, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ Saldana says we can expect “a new way to view superheroes.” She continues, “I love sometimes the consistency of what the classics have left behind, but I need innovation. You can only have so much of, “I’ll save you!” After a while, it’s, “Oh God, does he go to the bathroom? Is he hungry?” It’s like, “Does he cry? Does he feel?” And not only do we cover that, we’re making heroes that are thieves! They’re Robin Hood’s and I love that because I like the underdog and the hardest route because that’s the only one that’s going to teach you great lessons in life.”
“Biggest Hustle” TV Spot For ‘American Hustle’ – Starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence….
Sony Pictures has let out the hatch this new TV spot for David O. Russell’s ‘American Hustle.’ The film opens in New York and Los Angeles on December 13th before going wide on December 18th in the US. Written by Eric Singer and O. Russell, and starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Alessandro Nivola, Louis CK, Michael Pena, Jack Huston, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, the drama is based on the true story of a notorious financial con artist (Christian Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Amy Adams), who were forced to work with an out of control federal agent (Bradley Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters, and politicians. At the epicenter of the entire tale is the passionate and volatile leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Jeremy Renner) who is also the local hero and mayor of impoverished Camden. ‘American Hustle’ is set for December 20th in the UK.
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock the States, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.
Producer Charles Roven Talks ‘Batman Vs. Superman’, Ben Affleck Playing Batman/Bruce Wayne & ‘Warcraft’
During a recent chat with Variety, film producer Charles Roven shed some light on two hugely anticipated film’s he currently working on: the tentatively titled ‘Batman vs. Superman’ and Duncan Jones’ ‘Warcraft.’ “On ‘Batman vs. Superman,’ we started soft prep in June, and we’ll be shooting eight months later….We felt that we accomplished our goals with ‘Man of Steel, our intention was to bring Superman into the 21st century with a contemporary character and a different kind of superhero than what’s out there right now…We knew we had created a world and we had left Easter eggs in the movie that let people know that in the universe that Zack was creating, there was the possibility of other DC characters besides Clark Kent.”
Charles Roven added that the idea for ‘Batman vs. Superman’ has been around for some time, “We had a sketch of an idea, the beats of a story that David Goyer worked on with Zack. We have a first draft, and we’re continuing to work with it. Those scripts are never fully finished until the movie is in the theaters. We love the characters — we think that Ben (Affleck) is going to be a really great and interesting Batman.”
eOne has unveiled this new trailer for Sergio Castellitto’s drama ‘Twice Born.’ Lead by Penelope Cruz and Emile Hirsch, ‘Twice Born’ is based on the novel of the same name by Margaret Mazzantini. In the film, Gemma (Cruz) visits Sarajevo with her son, Pietro. Sixteen years ago they escaped the war-torn city while the boy’s father (Hirsch) remained behind and later died. As she tries to repair her relationship with Pietro, a revelation forces Gemma to face loss, the cost of war and the redemptive power of love. Adnan Haskovic, Saadet Aksoy, Pietro Castellitto, Luca De Filippo, Jane Birkin and Castellitto co-star. The film opens on December 6th.
Set against the Balkan Wars that tore apart the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, Twice Born stars Penelope Cruz as Gemma, a woman with a past of considerable complexity. Summoned to Sarajevo by a phone call from an old friend, she catches a plane with her teenaged son to visit an exhibition of photographs taken by an ex-lover. This return to Bosnia triggers a flood of memories as Gemma remembers the passionate times she spent with Diego (Emile Hirsch), a young and exuberant American photographer, just before the Winter Olympics in 1984. Theirs was a magical love, perfect in every respect, until her desire for a child steered their relationship in an unexpected direction. When civil war breaks out, their personal life becomes inextricably intertwined with the horrors that surround them. As Gemma squires her son around present-day Sarajevo, the past continually intrudes, upsetting the delicate equilibrium that has allowed her to forget and move on with her life.
The first behind-the-scenes photo from ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ hit Twitter last Thursday, featuring director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and a certain blue and white astromech droid — who LucasFilm can now confirm will indeed be in the film. But who are the two men standing behind Artoo, looking very protective of the “overweight glob of grease”?
Meet Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples, ‘Star Wars’ fans and members of the worldwide R2-D2 Builders Club. They create fully functioning, film-accurate astromech droids like the R2-D2 seen in the photo, and they’re officially part of the Creature Effects team for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ They didn’t apply for their jobs, but still had what is probably the best reference one could hope for.
This first US trailer has arrived online for ‘The Past’ (“Le passé”), Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to his Foreign Language Oscar-winning ‘A Separation.’ Following a four year separation, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his French wife Marie’s (Bérénice Bejo) request, in order to finalize their divorce procedure. During his brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie’s relationship with her daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet). Ahmad’s efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past. Tahar Rahim, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani, Babak Karimi and Valeria Cavalli also star. ‘The Past’ is out in the US on December 20th (expect a UK release shortly). My interviews for the film can be read via the following links: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Asghar Farhadi.