From Yahoo! comes this first clip spot from ‘Pompeii,’ the period-based action film from director Paul W.S. Anderson. Set for a February 28th release, the film stars Kit Harington, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Emily Browning, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jessica Lucas.
Set in 79 A.D., ‘Pompeii’ tells the story of Milo (Kit Harington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
Marvel has unveiled this behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is set for release on April 4th in the US and March 28th in the UK.
Less than 24 hours after news broke that Seth Gordon will direct the ‘Uncharted’ movie, OddLot Entertainment has reportedly acquired the Black List script ‘Queen Of Hearts,’ and has set the ‘Identity Thief’ and ‘Horrible Bosses’ helmer to develop the project as a directing vehicle. It’s the first script by Stephanie Shannon, winner of the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting competition. The script hit the 2013 Black List.
‘Queen Of Hearts’ is about how a passionate affair that leaves author Lewis Carroll brokenhearted. This prompts him to craft ‘Alice In Wonderland.’ Deadline note that ‘Queen of Hearts’ is likely to go into production sometime after Seth Gordon’s work on ‘Uncharted’ is completed.
Kate Winslet In Talks To Star With Chiwetel Ejiofor & Casey Affleck In John Hillcoat’s ‘Triple Nine’
Variety bring word that Oscar-winner Kate Winslet is in talks to join John Hillcoat’s crime thriller ‘Triple Nine,’ opposite Casey Affleck. Michael B. Jordan and Chiwetel Ejiofor. There’s currently no word from the outlet if Christoph Waltz and Cate Blanchett are still attached, as they were said to be in talks last month. Update: Open Road Films has just completed a deal to pre-buy domestic distribution rights on ‘Triple Nine’, which begins production this summer. Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, Gal Gadot and Michael Pena are also in talks to join.
The ‘Triple Nine’ story follows a group of thieves who plan to kill a young LAPD officer to divert the police away from a daring heist they’re perpetrating across town. The title refers to police code indicating that an officer needs immediate assistance. Casey Affleck will play the targeted officer, while Chiwetel Ejiofor will play a career criminal who masterminds the heist. Michael B. Jordan was said to be in talks to play a street-wise cop in Ejiofor’s gang who partners with Affleck and plans to set him up. Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless, The Proposition) is directing from a script by Matt Cook. Expect more news about this project shortly.
Open Road Films has unleashed this trailer teaser for David Ayer’s action-thriller ’Sabotage,’ which opens on March 28th. In the film, Arnold Schwarzengger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. Specializing in complex mobile operations, the team executes a tactical raid on a cartel safe house. What looks to be a typical raid turns out to be an elaborate theft operation, pre-planned by the DEA squad. After hiding millions in stolen cash, the team believes their secret is safe – until someone begins assassinating them one by one.
The cast for ‘Sabotage’ includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Dawn Olivieri, Joe Manganiello, Malin Akerman, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos, Josh Holloway and Harold Perrineau. Described as a testosterone-heavy riff on Agatha Christie’s ‘Ten Little Indians,’ ‘Sabotage’ is from an original screenplay by Skip Woods. David Ayer’s writing credits include 2001 hit film ‘Training Day,’ which earned an Academy Award for Denzel Washington, as well as scripts for ‘The Fast And The Furious,’ ‘S.W.A.T.’ and ‘U-571.’ He also wrote and directed last years ‘End of Watch,’ ‘Street Kings,’ ‘Harsh Times,’ and the upcoming ‘Fury.’
IGN Movies has released this new poster for writer/director John Pogue’s ‘The Quiet Ones,’ a supernatural thriller/horror starring Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Olivia Cooke and Rory Fleck-Byrne. ‘The Quiet Ones’ is inspired by true events and tells the story of an unorthodox, but charismatic professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy. The film follows on from Hammer’s worldwide box office hit, ‘The Woman in Black,’ which starred Daniel Radcliffe and has taken over $130 million at the box-office worldwide to date. ’The Quiet Ones’ arrives in theaters on April 25th.
A university student (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke of Bates Motel). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation. Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.