Lionsgate has unleashed this latest theatrical trailer for Jon S. Baird’s ’Filth,’ an adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s (Trainspotting) best-selling novel of the same name. Starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent, Imogen Poots, Joanne Froggatt, Gary Lewis, Martin Compston, Kate Dickie and Shirley Henderson, ‘Filth’ arrives in Scottish cinemas on September 27th and UK cinemas from October 4th.
Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal. As he turns his colleagues against one another by stealing their wives and exposing their secrets, Bruce starts to lose himself in a web of deceit that he can no longer control. His past is slowly catching up with him, and a missing wife, a crippling drug habit and suspicious colleagues start to take their toll on his sanity. The question is: can he keep his grip on reality long enough to disentangle himself from the filth?
The most iconic character in the X-Men universe embarks upon on an epic journey in modern-day Japan in ‘The Wolverine.’ Inspired by the celebrated Marvel comic book arc, Logan (Hugh Jackman), the century-old mutant known to the world as Wolverine, is lured to a Japan he hasn’t seen since World War II – and into a shadowy realm of Yakuza and Samurai. Suddenly finding himself on the run with a mysterious, beautiful heiress and confronted for the first time with the prospect of true mortality, Logan will be pushed to the physical and emotional edge – further than he’s ever been.
On a journey to rediscover the hero inside, Logan will be forced to grapple not only with powerful foes, mutant and human alike, but with the ghosts of his own haunted past, as well. As the Wolverine crosses his adamantium claws with Samurai swords, striking out through a maze of love, betrayal and honour, he will truly come to know the price of a life without end. Set for a July 25th release in the UK and a July 26th bow in the US, the cast also includes Hiroyuki Sanada (Shingen), Hal Yamanouchi (Yashida), Tao Okamoto (Mariko), Rila Fukushima (Yukio), Svetlana Khodchenkova (Viper), Brian Tee (Norubo Mori), and Will Yun Lee (Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai). James Mangold directs.
I think the audience are really going to love your character. What was it about Yukio that you particularly latched onto and enjoyed when playing her?
Rila Fukushima: Thank you (laughs). I think what originally interested me about Yukio was the physicality and ruthless nature of her character. It was really exciting to do the action sequences and learn the skills to carry them out. And I enjoyed that’s she’s really good at what she does. Her first mission is trying to find Logan, bring him to Japan – and she finds him, literally in the middle of nowhere. She’s a badass, she’s highly trained. I really like that (laughs). She’s very strong and independent and a fighter. Also, I really like the dynamic between Yukio and Logan, I think they have a lot in common. I think they somewhat understand each other because they’re both soldiers, both loners. She’s an assassin, but they care about each other. It’s a peculiar pairing, but she has a lot of confidence, so sometimes they can annoy each other or they’ll hate each other. It’s really fun. It’s a little funny.
Linkz1002 has put together this great piece for Guillermo del Toro’s action adventure movie, ‘Pacific Rim.’ Out now in 2D, 3D and IMAX release, ’Pacific Rim’ is set in 2025, the 12th year of a war against giant malevolent alien creatures who reside in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. To combat its annihilation, the planet must band together and use highly advanced weapons technology to eradicate the growing threat. ‘Pacific Rim’ boasts a stellar cast of Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rob Kazinsky, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman and Max Martini.
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes the sci-fi action adventure “Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim.” When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are synched via a neural bridge, called “The Drift.” But as the enemy grows more powerful with each attack, even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.
Showcasing some brand new footage, 20th Century Fox has let out the hatch these two new international TV spots for ‘The Wolverine.’ Alongside Hugh Jackman as the titular character, ‘The Wolverine’ stars Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen, Hal Yamanouchi as Yashida, Tao Okamoto as Mariko, Brian Tee as Norubo Mori, Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai, Rila Fukushima as Yukio, and Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper. Scheduled for release on July 25th in the UK and July 26th in the US, ‘The Wolverine’ is directed by James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, Knight and Day), while the script is by ‘The Usual Suspects’ scribe Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback.
‘The Wolverine’ takes inspiration from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s Marvel miniseries from the 1980s dealing with the character’s adventures in Japan. There, samurai steel clashes with adamantium claws as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed. The official synopsis for ‘The Wolverine’ can be read below.
Universal Pictures has debuted, via Empire, these two character posters for Ron Howard’s Formula One racing drama, ‘Rush.’ Set for a September 13th release in the UK and September 20th bow in the US, the film centers on the 1970s rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda and British driver James Hunt. ‘Inglorious Basterds’ star Daniel Brühl is playing Lauda with Chris Hemsworth taking on the role of Hunt. The likes of Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader) co-star. Helmed by Oscar-winner Ron Howard, the script for ‘Rush’ is by Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen).
Two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon), teams once again with fellow two-time Academy Award® nominee, writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), on Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda. The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives. Also starring Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader), Rush is produced by Andrew Eaton (A Mighty Heart), Howard, Academy Award® winner Brian Grazer (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), Eric Fellner (Senna, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Morgan and Brian Oliver (Black Swan) and executive produced by Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media, Todd Hallowell and Tim Bevan. Universal Pictures will distribute the film in North America.
Following the casting of Kellan Lutz, Sylvester Stallone has tweeted that mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey and welterweight boxer Victor Ortiz have joined the cast of ‘The Expendables 3.’ The likes of Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich have been said to in “advanced negotiations” to join the ensemble cast of ‘The Expendables 3.’ Additionally, it has been rumored that Mel Gibson will play the film’s villain.
With production on the action movie due to begin in August, Australian director Patrick Hughes is set to helm ‘The Expendables 3.’ Hughes made his feature directorial debut on the acclaimed 2010 thriller ‘Red Hill.’ Alongside Sylvester Stallone, the cast of the previous installment in the series, ’The Expendables 2,′ included Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Liam Hemsworth, Yu Nan, Scott Adkins, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Although it’s currently unclear who will be returning, expect confirmation about the cast shortly.