With Warner Bros. Pictures set to unveil the first trailer for ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ on Wednesday, USA Today has debuted these two new stills from the sci-fi action adventure. Set for release on June 6th, 2014, the cast for ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ includes Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Jeremy Piven, Charlotte Riley, Jonas Armstrong, and Franz Drameh. Liman directs the film from a screenplay by Dante W. Harper, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Christopher McQuarrie, based on the acclaimed novel ‘All You Need is Kill’ by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.
The action of ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.
First Official Trailer For ‘Godzilla’ – Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen & Bryan Cranston
Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have unleashed this first official trailer for the much anticipated ‘Godzilla’ movie. Described as an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic ‘Godzilla,’ the adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
The key cast for ‘Godzilla’ includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins and Bryan Cranston. This new take on the classic ‘Godzilla’ franchise is set to kick off the Summer movie-going season on May 16th, 2014. Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is directing the creature feature centered on the giant city-destroying and monster-fighting lizard. The filmmaker directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham.
Andrew Garfield Says ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Script Made Him Cry; Doesn’t Seem To Be Signed On For The 4th Film
While we recently heard that third and fourth installments of ’The Amazing Spider-Man’ have been green-lit, scheduled for May 2016, and May 2018 respectively, the web-slinging star himself Andrew Garfield has revealed to Yahoo! that he’s uncertain about his part in Spider-Man’s future, telling them the forth movie was “all news” to him. “I mean I’m under contract for another one after this… as far as a forth one? That’s not anything to do with me,” he revealed. “But yeah, I think what we’re doing here is we’ve established the world. And now we get to really play inside that world,” he added. “Use our imagination, and kind of expand. That’s what this film is.”
Andrew Garfield also said in his interview with the outlet that ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ will be more epic and emotional than the first installment – so emotional in fact, that the script made him cry when he first read it. “I sat with [writers] Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman in a restaurant for lunch in New York, and they pitched me this movie… And I was crying. I was really emotionally moved by what they said to me. And I think a lot of my emotion was because these two guys love the character as much as I do.”
‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues East, encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves, the Dwarves journey to Lake-town, and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself, where they must face the greatest danger of all – a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself – the Dragon Smaug.
Ian McKellen returns as Gandalf the Grey, with Martin Freeman in the central role of Bilbo Baggins, and Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. The international ensemble cast is led by Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman, Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom as Legolas. The film also stars (in alphabetical order) John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Lawrence Makoare, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, and Aidan Turner. ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ arrives in cinemas on December 13th while ’The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ concludes the trilogy on December 17th, 2014.
When we meet Bard in the film, we’re seeing him at first from the Dwarves’ point of view for a while, and to them, he’s an enigma. And then later we get to see that his job is way below his skill level; he has a remarkable talent that he doesn’t reveal, which comes into the story later on…..
Luke Evans: He is quite mysterious. You don’t know much about him at first. He’s this barge man who makes a deal with the Dwarves to get them into Lake-town to pursue their journey on-wards. But as the film goes on and the story unfolds you realize there’s more to him than meets the eye. He’s not just a barge man, he has a very interesting background and ancestry. He’s a father, he’s a widow, he seems to have the trust of the people of Lake-town – which is quite interesting also, and makes him a bit of a threat to the Master of Lake-town. So there’s a lot to Bard. He’s a little bit of a rogue, a Robin Hood type, living in a controlled state.
When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ ‘Mary Poppins,’ he made them a promise – one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.
For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set ‘Mary Poppins’ free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.
Starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Rachel Griffiths, Annie Buckley, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman, B.J. Novak, Paul Giamatti and Kathy Baker, ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ is directed by John Lee Hancock from a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. Out now in the UK, the film is due in theaters on December 13th in the US.
How knowledgeable of Walt Disney were you before going into this film? Plus, what are your first memories of him growing up?
Tom Hanks: I had read a great biography in the 1970s, a long time ago. It was a book I checked out from the New York Public Library when I lived in New York and needed something to do because I was unemployed (laughs). So I had a pretty good knowledge of the history of him in the early days and the struggles that he had financing the early part of his career – which is actually really quite fascinating. It oddly enough figured into ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ in a particular moment where he is throwing up his hands and going, “I know how Pamela Travers feels. They once wanted to take the mouse away from me,” and I remembered that story.
This first image has arrived online from ‘The Judge,’ a Warner Bros. Pictures drama/comedy which David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers, The Change-Up) is directing. Robert Downey Jr. stars as a successful attorney who returns to his hometown for his mother’s funeral only to discover that his estranged father (Robert Duvall), the town’s judge, is the murder suspect. The man sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio, Dax Shepard, Jeremy Strong, and Billy Bob Thornton also star. ‘The Judge’ opens on October 10th, 2014.
Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.