DreamWorks Animation has revealed this new clip from ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2.’ The sequel checks in with Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon pal, Toothless, five years after he brought humans and dragons together on the island of Berk. An outsider who’s now the village hero, Hiccup is on the verge of adulthood, with his chieftain father, Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler), grooming him for responsibility. But he’d rather embrace what’s left of his carefree childhood.
Following yesterday’s preview, Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled the official teaser trailer for ‘Into the Storm.’ The Steven Quale-directed action-thriller stars Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Arlen Escarpeta, Max Deacon, Nathan Kress, Jeremy Sumpter, Kyle Davis, Jon Reep and Scott Lawrence.
In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, ‘Into the Storm’ throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme. ‘Into the Storm’ opens on August 8th.
This first trailer has arrived online for the Michael Bay-produced ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’ Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans) is directing the live-action CG hybrid take on the classic 1980s characters which first debuted in an indie comic before going on to become a massively popular cartoon and merchandising line.
The cast includes Megan Fox as April O’Neil, reporter and ally to the sewer-dwelling heroes Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael as well as their master, Splinter (Danny Woodburn). Playing the four turtles via motion-capture are up-and-comers Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Pete Ploszek (Leonardo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello) and Noel Fisher (Michaelangelo). Will Arnett, Whoopi Goldberg and Abby Elliott also star, while William Fichtner plays Shredder. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ is set for a August 8th.
Andy Serkis, Toby Kebbell, Keri Russell & Jason Clarke Feature In New ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Behind-The-Scenes Pics
Empire have set loose three new behind-the-scenes images from ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’ The pics showcases director Matt Reeves, Toby Kebbell in his mo-cap garb playing the alpha ape Koba, as well as Andy Serkis as the ape-leader Caesar alongside Jason Clarke’s Malcolm and Keri Russell’s Ellie.
“This is now a community of about 2,000 apes,” says Andy Serkis about the film. “For the first eight years [after the humanity-devastating virus], the apes were looking down from Muir Woods to San Francisco and could see lights and fires, but now it’s gone very quiet. Until this day in our film when this small band of humans comes up. That’s suddenly a huge, dividing moment in the lives of these apes. There are some particularly strong reactions to the humans and that’s the course of the story.”
Alongside this new commemorative logo, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have just sent out the following press release announcing their plans for Batman’s 75th anniversary. The companies are throwing a year’s worth of festivities fit for a superhero beginning on Thursday. The full press release reads as follows:
To mark the milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed plans for a year-long celebration befitting the world’s most popular Super Hero. Highlights of the anniversary program, which starts today, include a new commemorative 75th anniversary Batman logo and an exclusive “Cape/Cowl/Create” art exhibit, featuring 20 contemporary artists’ interpretation of The Dark Knight’s iconic cowl headpiece and cape from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight videogame. There will also be 75th anniversary-related activities across all of Warner Bros. Entertainment throughout the year.
From the story of courage, sacrifice, hope and redemption, Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Wrestler, The Fountain) brings to the screen ‘Noah.’ Academy Award winner Russell Crowe portrays the man chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world. Joining Crowe in the cast are Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Dakota Goyo and Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins. Scheduled for a March 28th release in the US and a April 4th bow in the UK, ‘Noah’ is scored by Clint Mansell, who composed the music for all of Aronofsky’s previous feature films.
What was your initial response when you were called about this role? I can imagine knowing that its a Darren Aronofsky film, that grabs your attention immediately…
Emma Watson: Definitely (laughs). With Darren, I’ve been a huge fan of his for many many years. His film ‘The Fountain’ is one of my favorite films of all-time, and then also ‘Requiem for a Dream’ – everything he’s done, honestly (laughs)! So to get to audition for him was amazing, and then on top of that I really love the story, the scale is so amazing. It feels like this kind of epic, Shakespearean drama almost. And then I really love my character in the film, my role Ila, I really identified with her. She’s at a moment in her life that I feel I’m at as well: making that transition from girl to woman. That really interested me. So yeah, the role, the director, the story, the whole piece, everything (laughs).