It has just been announced that the first trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will premiere on Friday (November 28th) in a select number of North American theatres. While there’s been no official information about when we’ll see the trailer online or whether this will be a worldwide release (I expect it will be), Regal Cinemas have announced that previews will play before all films at 100 venues between November 28th and 30th. UPDATE: AMC Theatres are also showing the trailer: “We can confirm that a teaser for @StarWars: The Force Awakens will play at select AMCs this Friday! Locations soon!”
Entertainment Weekly have revealed the first official looks at Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard and Levi Miller as the title role in Joe Wright’s ‘Pan.’ Alongside Jackman and Miller, the likes of Garrett Hedlund (Hook), Rooney Mara (Tiger Lily), Adeel Akhtar (Smee), Amanda Seyfried (Mary), Nonso Anozie (Bishop), Kathy Burke (Mother Barnabas), Jack Charles, Taejoo Na, Kurt Egyiawan (Murray), Lewis MacDougall (Nibs) and Leni Zieglmeier (Wendy Darling) also star in the film.
‘Pan’ will reportedly be a new take on the classic story. It is set during WWII and follows an orphan who is kidnapped by pirates and brought to Neverland, where he discovers he’s destined to save the land from the pirate Blackbeard. Joe Wright will direct the feature film based on J.M. Barrie’s beloved story from a screenplay by Jason Fuchs. The film is set for a worldwide release on July 17th, 2015. Wright previously directed ‘Pride & Prejudice,’ ‘Atonement,’ ‘The Soloist,’ ‘Hanna’ and ‘Anna Karenina.’
A quick update for J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’ Speaking at the ‘Paddington’ premier, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Gravity’ producer David Heyman told the Daily Telegraph: “Jo [Rowling] has written a wonderful script. It’s early stages. David Yates is directing and we start filming next year. I’m just really excited about it.” In October, Heyman revealed that the bestselling author was “at work”, suggesting she has only recently completed the script. ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ will arrive on November 18th, 2016, with its sequels scheduled for November 16th, 2018, and November 20th, 2020.
Set in an extension of her familiar wizarding world, featuring magical creatures and characters inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook and its fictitious author, Newt Scamander, “Fantastic Beasts” will be directed by David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies, and reunite the filmmaking team of David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.
Christian Bale & María Valverde Highlighted In A New Clip From Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus: Gods And Kings’
20th Century Fox has debuted this “What Makes You Happy?” clip from Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings.’ Opening on December 12th in the US and December 26th in the UK, the lead cast for the Biblical epic includes Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Ramesses II, Aaron Paul as Joshua, John Turturro as Seti I, Ben Kingsley as Nun, Sigourney Weaver as Tuya, María Valverde as Zipporah, Indira Varma as Miriam, Hiam Abbass as Bithiah, Kevork Malikyan as Jethro, Anton Alexander as Dathan, Golshifteh Farahani as Nefertari, and Ben Mendelsohn as Hegep (not one actor of African descent… smdh).
The synopsis for ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ is as follows: From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharoah Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Teaser Trailer & Poster For ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’ – Starring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts & Tom Sturridge
Fox Searchlight Pictures have set loose this teaser trailer and poster for Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Far From the Madding Crowd,’ which has been penciled in for a May 1st, 2015 release date. Starring the likes of Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge and Juno Temple, the script is written by David Nicholls, author and screenwriter of ‘One Day’ and ’Starter for Ten.’
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
Samuel L. Jackson Reveals 2 Behind-The-Scenes Prep Images From Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’
With filming on ‘The Hateful Eight’ set to kick off shortly, Samuel L. Jackson took to Twitter today to share two behind-the-scenes looks at some of the key players prepping for the film. Jackson writes, “H8ful Eight rehearsal! This shit is too much fun! Gonna be a BLAST!!”
The full official cast for Academy Award-winning writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming post-Civil War western is as follows: Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren, Golden Globe-nominee Kurt Russell as John “The Hangman” Ruth, Golden Globe-nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh as Daisy Domergue, Emmy-nominee Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix, Academy Award-nominee Demian Bichir as Bob, Academy Award-nominee Tim Roth as Oswaldo Mobray, Michael Madsen as Joe Gage and Academy Award-nominee Bruce Dern as General Sanford Smithers. Also, Channing Tatum has signed on for a role in the project. This will be Leigh, Bichir and Tatum’s first film with Tarantino, while the rest of the cast has worked with him in the past.