“Where Is Your Wife, Nick?”: 3 New TV Spots For David Fincher’s Ben Affleck & Rosamund Pike-Starring ‘Gone Girl’
The first set of reviews for David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ adaptation arrived online recently, and they’re crammed full with praise. The mystery-thriller unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
‘Nightcrawler’ tells the story of a Jake Gyllenhaal’s character, a young man who finds a home in the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles. Opening on October 31st in the US and November 14th in the UK, ‘Nightcrawler’ is directed by Dan Gilroy (previous writing credits include ‘Real Steel,’ ‘The Fall,’ ‘The Bourne Legacy’) in his directorial debut. Alongside Gyllenhaal, the likes of Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed also star.
NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling — where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story.
This new trailer has hit the web for Toa Fraser’s New Zealand-set action-thriller ‘The Dead Lands.’ Filmed in Auckland and the central North Island, Fraser’s mystical, violent action thriller is one of a handful of films to be made entirely in the Maori language. The setting is a time before the white colonisation of New Zealand – AKA Aotearoa, or ‘long white cloud’ – and it begins with teenage boy Hongi (James Rolleston) being framed for sacrilege by cunning interloper Wirepa (Te Kohe Tuhaka).
Hongi is spared punishment, but overnight his father and their whole peaceful tribe are wiped out in a vicious assault by Wirepa’s men. Despite being one against many, Hongi vows to avenge his father and sets off in hot pursuit – but his only hope of catching them involves passing through forbidden Dead Lands, an area ruled by a mysterious and possibly supernatural cannibal warrior. The likes of Lawrence Makoare, Xavier Horan, Rukura Turei, George Henare, Rena Owen, Pana Hema Taylor co-star. ‘The Dead Lands’ opens in New Zealand on October 30th, and it will be showing at the London Film Festival on October 9th and October 11th.
First TV Spot For Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘Birdman’ – Starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis…
From Fox Searchlight comes this first TV spot for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s (Babel, Biutiful, 21 Grams, Amores Perros) critically acclaimed black comedy, ‘Birdman’. Iñárritu co-wrote the script with Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo. The film stars Michael Keaton, Lindsay Duncan, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, and Naomi Watts.
‘Birdman’ tells the story of an actor (Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. ‘Birdman’ hits theaters on October 17th in the US and January 2nd in the UK (hopefully that moves forward!). The film’s shot by academy award winning DP Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity, The Tree of Life).
Fan art by Huy “Wee” Dinh.
Set for December 18th, 2015, the likes of John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Crystal Clarke, Christina Chong, Pip Andersen, Gwendoline Christie, Miltos Yerolemou 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’. The film is planned to be the first of the third trilogy of ‘Star Wars’ films, following chronologically in the series approximately 30 years after ‘Return of the Jedi’. J. J. Abrams is directing the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan, who acted as co-writer on ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’.
The Weinstein Company has debuted this new collection of character posters for writer/director Theodore Melfi’s much buzzed about ‘St. Vincent.’ Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Kimberly Quinn and Scott Adsit star in the comedic drama, which is about a young boy (Jaeden Lieberher) who finds an unlikely friend and mentor in Murray’s character, St. Vincent de Van Nuys, a misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door. The film opens in the US on October 24th and in the UK from December 5th.
Maggie (McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka (Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine – the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.