Yahoo! Movies has released this new trailer for Nicholas Stoller’s (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek) ‘Neighbors’ (formerly titled ‘Townies’). The comedy follows a young couple (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. Zac Efron plays the head of the frat with whom Rogen and Byrne’s characters quickly form a rivalry. Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Dave Franco, Lisa Kudrow, Jake Johnson, Carla Gallo, Jason Mantzoukas and Carla Gallo also star. ’Neighbors’ is set for May 9th, 2014.
BuzzFeed has unveiled this first poster for ’The Fault in Our Stars,’ Josh Boone’s (Stuck In Love) adaptation of John Green’s acclaimed best-seller. The story centers on Hazel Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a teenage girl with terminal cancer who falls for a boy (Ansel Elgort) in her support group. The two form a bond as they deal with their illnesses. The books has been adapted by the ‘(500) Days of Summer’ and ‘The Spectacular Now’ screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. The synopsis for ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ novel is below. The film opens on June 6th.
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart Talk ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ & Working With Their “Younger Selves”
Speaking with The Wall Street Journal, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart talked about working with their “younger selves” Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy on ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Asked if the elder actors synced their performances with the younger ones in any way, McKellen joked, “No. It’s up to them to sync with us.” Stewart agreed, “We came first.” McKellen further confirmed that not only do the two Magneto’s not share screentime, but he and Fassbender never discussed playing the two roles in a similar manner to each other. “No, No, I think he made it clear that he wanted to be his own Magneto and that suits the nature of the story and his part in it. And, Bryan Singer clearly doesn’t mind that we’re, Fassbender and I, don’t look much like each other, although they have put out a poster where our faces are blended and you do a double take and think, ooh, my goodness, I didn’t know I was that good looking and then realize the bit that’s good looking is not me but Fassbender.”
Magneto doesn’t meet his younger self in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ Ian McKellen said, but Charles Xavier does, as indicated in the film’s trailer. “James and I come not just face-to-face, but nose-to-nose almost,” Stewart said. “When we shot that scene, it was James’s first day of work on the movie, and it was my last day. So I was saying goodbye to X-Men, and he was saying hello.”
First ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Trailer – Starring Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Toby Kebbell…
Twentieth Century Fox has unleashed this first trailer for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ which is released in cinemas on July 11th. Andy Serkis, celebrated for his performance in the last film, reprises his role as Caesar in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’ The Matt Reeves-directed sequel also stars Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, Jocko Sims, and Judy Greer. ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ opened theatrically during the summer of 2011, grossing nearly half a billion dollars worldwide.
The brief synopsis for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is as follows: “A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.”
Lionsgate send word that they’ve set a January 30th, 2015 release date for director David Gelb’s horror film ‘Lazarus’ (formerly known as “Reawakening”), starring Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Donald Glover, Evan Peters and Sarah Bolger. In the film, when a team of research students mapping the human brain accidentally kills one of their own, they unwittingly unlock a deadly force by reanimating their colleague. Fighting for their own lives, the team must contain their colleague in the lab before she is unleashed on the world. Written by Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater, ‘Lazarus’ is produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions.
THR bring word that the sequel to Universal and Blumhouse’s ‘The Purge’ has added Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez. The sequel, which is pencilled in for a June 20th release, will see the return of writer-director James DeMonaco. It was recently announced that Frank Grillo will star.
The sequel should reside in a similar setting to the original, where, once a year, there’s a 12-hour period when all crime is allowed and condoned. When ‘The Purge,’ made on a budget of $3 million, opened in cinemas this past summer, it earned a stunning $34 million in its debut, setting a new record for an original R-rated horror (that record was later broken by ‘The Conjuring’). The Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey-starrer went on to earn $89.3 million worldwide.