Always one to keep people up to date with his latest projects, Vin Diesel has posted on his hugely popular Facebook account (87+ million likes) this new image from ‘The Last Witch Hunter.’ Directed by Breck Eisner (The Crazies), Vin Diesel is joined by Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Julie Engelbrecht, Olafur Darri Olafsson and Michael Caine in the supernatural action flick. ‘The Last Witch Hunter’ sees an immortal witch hunter (Diesel) partnering with his natural enemy, a female witch (Leslie), to stop the covens of NYC from unleashing a plague on humanity. The film opens on October 23th, 2015.
From Fox Searchlight UK comes this new poster for director Jean-Marc Vallée’s (Dallas Buyers Club) ‘Wild.’ The screenplay is adapted by Oscar nominated writer Nick Hornby (An Education, High Fidelity) from author Cheryl Strayed’s New York Times #1 best-seller ‘Wild,’ the book that re-launched Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. The film opens on December 5th in the US and January 16th in the UK.
With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. ‘Wild’ powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her. The film also stars Laura Dern, Michiel Huisman, Gaby Hoffman, Thomas Sadoski, and Kevin Rankin.
Starring the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard, ‘The Imitation Game’ offers a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators.
The pioneer of modern-day computing, Alan Turing (Cumberbatch) is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on. Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) is directing from a screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the book “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges. ‘The Imitation Game’ is set for a November 14th bow in the UK and a November 21st release in the US.
It’s a responsibility to play any role, yet to play someone who’s been wronged by history, I can imagine that held an extra weight of importance? And then there’s personalising this extraordinary man…
Benedict Cumberbatch: Yeah. I think so. There’s a disparity between his importance and prevalence in our modern culture, as well as what he achieved in the 20th century, and the comparative lack of knowledge of the full span of his story and life. The idea of getting a broader story out there and a broader picture of him out there did bare a weight of importance, for sure. It’s his legacy, you know? This has been an extraordinary decade for him because of his centenary, official pardon from the Queen (for his prosecution for homosexuality in 1952), exhibitions, books and now this film. It’s all part of the momentum – I hope – to bring him the recognition he deserves as a brilliant scientist, a father of the modern computer age, a war hero, and as a man who lived an uncompromising life at a time of disgusting discrimination contextualized by the fear of the red threat of communism.
Focus Features has unveiled this new full-length trailer for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ The erotic drama stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, the duo at the center of the story. Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, Victor Rasuk, Callum Keith Rennie, Jennifer Ehle and Max Martini also star in the adaptation of the EL James novel. ’Fifty Shades of Grey’ opens on Valentine’s Day 2015.
Well, this is awesome. According to The Daily Mail columnist Baz Bamigboye, two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz is set to play the villain in the tentatively titled ‘Bond 24.’ This report follows on from the news that ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ and ‘Inglourious Basterds’ star Léa Seydoux has signed up to play the “femme fatale” in the film, while Dave Bautista will play an imposing henchman opposite the returning Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw. The 24th James Bond film is set for release in UK cinemas on October 23th, 2015 and in US cinemas on November 6th, 2015.
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ arrives in cinemas on November 21st, nearly a year to the date after the previous installment, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ – and, about a year before ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2′ swoops into theaters on November 20th, 2015. The likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Dormer, Evan Ross, Mahershala Ali, Gwendoline Christie, Wes Chatham, Eldon Henson, Donald Sutherland and Willow Shields star.