Open Road Films has unveiled, via Yahoo! Movies, this new “Choose To Love” featurette for writer/director Andrew Niccol’s (The Truman Show, Gattaca) ‘The Host.’ Opening in cinemas from March 29th, ’The Host’ is the big screen adaptation of Twilight series author Stephanie Meyers’ best-selling novel of the same name. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger, William Hurt and Frances Fisher.
‘The Host’ follows Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan), one of the last humans putting up a fight against an alien species called Souls. These parasites invade human bodies, fuse to each person’s consciousness and systematically erase their personalities. Melanie is captured by the aliens and implanted by a Soul called Wanderer, something of a legend because of all of the “hosts” she has attached to on numerous planets. Wanderer’s goal is to get Melanie to give up the remaining pockets of humans, but instead the alien finds Melanie to be unique in her unwillingness to surrender her consciousness. The official synopsis for ‘The Host’ can be read below the featurette.
Awesome ‘The Hobbit’ Fan Art Has Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf & Thorin Oakenshield’s Band Of Dwarves Playing Beer Pong
Deck It Out has put together this brilliant ‘The Hobbit’ piece centering on Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, and Thorin Oakshield’s band of Dwarves getting up to some some beer pong-related shenanigans in Bag End. Deck It Out added the following comment for the piece: “I don’t know about you, but I think Fili and Kili would be allstar beer pong players. HOWEVER, uncle Thorin would totally wipe the floor with them, but not with Bilbo as a partner.”
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpect Journey,’ the first movie in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, recently received three Academy Award nominations for Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Production Design. Currently sitting at $956,222,132 million earned worldwide, expect ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ to pass the hefty $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office by March.
Robert Rodriguez has revealed through his Twitter account this first look at Josh Brolin’s Dwight in ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.’ The filmmaker tweeted the following about the behind-the-scenes image below, “Having a BLAST making this movie. Amazing cast, and they’re all doing fantastic work. Here’s bad ass Josh Brolin driving a Rodriguez-mobile. (A green box with a steering wheel bolted on)” For the above image, Rodriguez added, “And here’s a quick photo touch up I do to set a tone for the actors. (Probably won’t be raining in final movie)”
Alongside Josh Brolin, the ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ cast includes the original cast members: Mickey Rourke as “Marv,” Jessica Alba as “Nancy,” Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Rosario Dawson as “Gail” and Jaime King as “Goldie/Wendy.” New cast members include: Eva Green as “Ava Lord,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt as “Johnny,” Dennis Haysbert as “Manute,” Christopher Meloni as “Mort,” Jeremy Piven as “Bob,” Stacy Keach as “Wallenquist,” Jamie Chung as “Miho,” Ray Liotta as “Joey,” Juno Temple as “Sally,” and Julia Garner as “Marcy.”
“Full Tilt Action” Featurette For ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ – Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart & Morgan Freeman
Yahoo! Movies has premiered this new behind-the-scenes featurette for Antoine Fuqua’s (Training Day, Shooter) ‘Olympus Has Fallen.’ Pencilled in for a March 22nd bow in the US and a April 19th release in the UK, the action-thriller stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Dylan McDermott, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, and Rick Yune. The synopsis for the film can be read below.
When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning’s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President, and avert an even bigger disaster.
Jennifer Lawrence To Star Alongside Christian Bale & Bradley Cooper In David O. Russell’s Abscam Movie
Deadline bring word that Jennifer Lawrence is set to star opposite Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper in the David O. Russell’s Abscam pic, formerly titled ‘American Bullshit.’ Written by Eric Singer and Russell, the drama is about the ’70s FBI sting operation “Abscam” that took down a bunch of U.S. congressmen. This film would reunite Lawrence with Russell and Cooper, her cohorts on The Weinstein Company’s ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ that landed them all Oscar nominations.
Jennifer Lawrence will reportedly play Christian Bale’s wife in the Abscam movie, which is being produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle through Atlas Entertainment. Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner co-star in the ensemble, which is being fully financed by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures. Ellison also is producing and has been developing the script. Lawrence can next be seen on the big screen in ‘Serena,’ which also stars Bradley Cooper, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’
With Marvel Studios recently pegging Chris Pratt to play Peter Quill/Star-Lord in the James Gunn-directed (Slither, Super) ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ Latino Review today report that Marvel may have found their guy to play Drax the Destroyer in the superhero space saga. Jason Momoa, who played Conan in the recent reboot, and is best known for playing Khal Drogo in the first season of ‘Game Of Thrones,’ apparently tested for the role earlier in the week. According to sources, Momoa’s screen test went so well that Marvel offered him the part and his reps have now countered, so the negotiations are ongoing. It was reported earlier that Isiah Mustafa, Dave Bautista, and Brian Patrick also tested the role of Drax.
First officially announced at Comic-Con last summer, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is the first original title in Marvel’s “Phase 2″ of movies; which also includes this summers ‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ and Joss Whedon’s tentatively titled ‘The Avengers 2.’ ’Guardians of the Galaxy’ has been scheduled for a August 1st, 2014 release date. The team for that film will include Drax the Destroyer, a human resurrected as a green warrior with the sole purpose of killing Thanos (the villain in ‘The Avengers mid-credits tease); Groot, a giant tree-man; Peter Quill/Star-Lord, a gun-toting half-human/half-alien intergalactic vigilante; Rocket Raccoon, a genetically engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives; and Gamora, the last survivor of her species who was saved by Thanos to be his assassin but now battles him.