4 Posters For Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Feature Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson…
From 20th Century Fox comes this new selection of character posters for Matthew Vaughn’s ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ which will arrive in cinemas on February 13th, 2015. In ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ which is based on the comicbook created by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, Colin Firth plays a James Bond-like superspy who works for MI6 and takes his slacker nephew under his wing. He mentors his nephew Gary (Taron Egerton) in tradecraft in the hopes that Gary can change and become an MI6 agent. The likes of Michael Caine, Sophie Cookson, Sofia Boutella, Mark Strong and Samuel L. Jackson also star.
Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
With filming set to commence in the coming months, James Cameron has opened up to Empire Magazine about the status of his ‘Avatar’ sequels. “I can tell you one thing about them,” Cameron laughs when the outlet esquires about storylines. “They’re gonna be bitchin’. You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open.” Despite early rumours of a move to 60 frames per second, 48 is Cameron’s choice of frame rate for the sequels. “My thinking at the time was that 60 [FPS] might be a better segue to the video market,” he says. “I’ll be plugging into a system that’s a little more mature, so it makes sense for me to do 48 frames at this point.”
James Cameron has divided the scripts across a writing team that includes Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno. “I think we met for seven months and we whiteboarded out every scene in every film together, and I didn’t assign each writer which film they were going to work on until the last day. I knew if I assigned them their scripts ahead of time, they’d tune out every time we were talking about the other movie,” he laughs.
This first trailer has arrived online for the coming-of-age thriller ‘The World Made Straight, starring Noah Wyle (Fallen Skies) and Jeremy Irvine (Great Expectations, War Horse). Director David Burris’s Ron Rash adaptation also stars the likes of Minka Kelly, Adelaide Clemens, Steve Earle and Haley Joel Osment.
Set in a rural community heavy with a dark past and dangerous present, ‘The World Made Straight’ follows a rebellious young man (Jeremy Irvine) as he struggles to decide between the troubled path he is on and the chance at a new life. The film is set to arrive in US cinemas and on VOD on January 9th. Expect word on UK release date shortly.
DreamWorks Animation has set loose this latest promo video for ‘Penguins of Madagascar,’ the animated spin-off from the ‘Madagascar’ series centered on the fan-favorite penguins. Set for a November 26th release in the US and December 5th bow in the UK, the film features the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annett Mahendru and Peter Stormare. Simon J. Smith is directing from a script by Michael Colton and John Aboud.
In PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, audiences will discover the secrets of the most entertainingly mysterious birds in the global espionage game. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then… you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from taking over the world.
Out and about on the promotional campaign for ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ Ridley Scott opened up to Variety about the upcoming ‘Blade Runner’ sequel. During the lengthy chat, Scott revealed that he won’t direct the sequel, which is looking to go before the cameras within the next year.
Talking about how he developed the ‘Blade Runner’ sequel with the original film’s co-screenwriter, Hampton Fancher, Ridley Scott said, “We talked at length about what it could be, and came up with a pretty strong three-act storyline, and it all makes sense in terms of how it relates to the first one.” He also adds that fans can expect to see Harrison Ford back in the saddle as the futuristic gumshoe Rick Deckard. “Harrison is very much part of this one, but really it’s about finding him; he comes in in the third act.” Fingers crossed we get more details about the ‘Blade Runner’ sequel shortly.
This new extended trailer has hit the web for ‘Top Five,’ which is written by, directed by and stars Chris Rock. The comedy film sparked a major bidding war in September after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival to rave reviews. Paramount Pictures eventually picked up the project for a whopping $12.5 million and will release ‘Top Five’ on December 12th in the US and January 16th in the UK.
In ‘Top Five,’ Chris Rock plays Andre Allen, a successful comedian and movie star whose work was recently ravaged by a New York Times critic. His fiancée (Gabrielle Union) wants him to help her with her reality show while his agent (Kevin Hart) just wants him to make his next blockbuster. Instead, he teams with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) to make a serious documentary about the Haitian revolution. The likes of JB Smoove, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, DMX, Jay Pharoah, Anders Holm and Michael Che also star.