UK Poster For Laika’s ‘The Boxtrolls’ – Featuring The Voices Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg…
Laika have revealed this new UK poster for their upcoming animated film ‘The Boxtrolls,’ without a doubt one of my most eagerly awaited films of 2014. Featuring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg, ‘The Boxtrolls’ is penciled in for a September 26th release in the US and a September 12th bow in the UK.
A family event movie from the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.
‘Guardians Of The Galaxy': Character Poster For Benicio Del Toro’s The Collector & First Clip Released
This past week Marvel has debuted a series of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ posters for the film’s key supporting cast, with the first batch including Michael Rooker’s Yondu, John C. Reilly’s Corpsman Dey and Glenn Close’s Nova Prime; and the second set featuring Lee Pace’s Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou’s Korath, and Karen Gillan’s Nebula. Today the studio has unveiled a poster for Benicio Del Toro as the enigmatic Taneleer Tivan, aka The Collector.
In related news, Marvel has officially released the following first clip from the hugely anticipated flick. The top-notch cast for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Corpsman Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and if recent reports are true, Josh Brolin as Thanos. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry, Marama Corlett, Emmett J. Scanlan and Enzo Cilenti co-star. The film arrives in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on July 31st before opening in the US on August 1st.
Following 2013’s ‘The Purge,’ ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ follows an unlikely group of five citizens who, over the course of the night, find out just how far they will go to protect themselves and, ultimately, each other, as they fight to survive a night fraught with impossible decisions. The film, which opens from July 18th in the US and July 25th in the UK, sees the return of writer-director James DeMonaco. The likes of Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Zoe Soul and Keith Stanfield star in the horror-thriller.
You’d previously worked with writer-director James DeMonaco on the miniseries ‘The Kill Point.’ How did that initial conversation go when he wanted you to join ‘The Purge: Anarchy,’ this speculative thriller?
Frank Grillo: I remember that I was heading to LA for a trip, and James called me and said he was working on a sequel to ‘The Purge.’ He described it to me before I’d even read the screenplay, and it sounded like an old Western… something like ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales,’ which I love. I thought it was interesting and provocative, and after he sent me the script, I was sold. James is probably the nicest guy I’ve ever worked with, and the most compassionate. He really understands the world he’s created and he’s very collaborative if you have ideas. It’s such a nice experience working with James. I love the guy, I’d do anything for him.
From Entertainment Weekly comes this first image from ‘Pixels,’ the live action/computer-animated comedy that stars the likes of Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, Michelle Monaghan and Kevin James. In ‘Pixels,’ when aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Jules Brenner, now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet.
Up-and-coming British actress Christina Chong, who was last seen on ’24: Live Another,’ has reportedly joined the growing cast of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ in an unknown role. Alongside Chong, the likes of John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen and Max von Sydow are joining the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’.
While ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ has been shooting second-unit since April and first-unit since May, in August the team will take a brief two-week hiatus while adjustments to the current production schedule are made as actor Harrison Ford recovers from a leg injury. Shooting remains on track to wrap in the fall with the film scheduled for release on December 18th, 2015.
Paramount Pictures has just unleashed this new “Snow Chase” clip from ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ providing us with an extended look at a scene showcased in the trailer. 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. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is set for a August 8th in the US and October 17th in the UK.