From The Weinstein Company comes this first trailer for ‘The Giver,’ the adaptation of the Lois Lowry novel from director Phil Noyce. While there’s been a plethora of movies involving dystopian young adult novel storylines, ‘The Giver’ was ahead of its time, winning the Newbery medal in 1994. Starring Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, Odeya Rush and Taylor Swift, the film lands in cinemas on August 15th.
Jeff Bridges has been trying to make Lois Lowry’s 1993 classic ‘The Giver’ into a film for nearly 20 years. In that time, his kids became adults, his father Lloyd, who he’d wanted to play the Giver, died, and he got rejection after rejection from everybody in town until Harvey Weinstein came along. Jeff Bridges has took on the role of the Giver and is serving as a producer on the film.
Sony Pictures has set loose this final trailer for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.′ The film is the second in a planned four-film series that will further expand to include spin-offs for The Sinister Six and Venom. From director Marc Webb, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ will be released in the US on May 2nd and in the UK on April 18th. The superhero sequel stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Colm Feore, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak and Sarah Gadon.
In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) continues to struggle with balancing his life as a high school student, and his responsibilities as Spider-Man. When Peter begins to investigate more about his father’s past, thanks to the help of his friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), he begins to realize that the new threats of Electro (Jamie Foxx) and the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) all have one thing in common: OsCorp. The official synopsis for the film can be read below the final trailer.
New Behind-The-Scenes Featurette For Jonathan Glazer’s ‘Under The Skin’ – Starring Scarlett Johansson
With ‘Under The Skin’ out now in UK cinemas, StudioCanal has released this new behind-the-scenes look at Jonathan Glazer’s Scarlett Johansson-lead film. ‘Under The Skin’ is adapted by Glazer and co-writer Walter Campbell from Michel Faber’s 2000 novel of the same name. Glazer’s third film following ‘Sexy Beast’ and ‘Birth,’ ‘Under the Skin’ is the story of an alien in human form. Part road movie, part science fiction, part real, it’s a film about seeing our world through alien eyes.
The synopsis for ‘Under The Skin’ is as follows: “In search of loners, Laura (Scarlett Johansson) drives around the exquisitely moody landscapes of the Scottish highlands. She’s an alien, sent from afar and equipped with enough human language and awesome seductive power to capture, destroy and presumably send home human males. She is deadly efficient, but over time becomes drawn to and changed by the complexity of life on earth. With this new found humanity and weakening alien resolve, she finds herself on a collision course with her own kind.”
Variety and The Wrap are reporting that Tilda Swinton, Barkhad Abdi, comedians Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser and Vanessa Bayer (“SNL”), pro wrestler John Cena and Swinton’s ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ co-star Ezra Miller are all in various stages of negotiations to join the cast of ‘Trainwreck. Directed by Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, This Is 40), the film also stars Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and Brie Larson.Schumer scripted ‘Trainwreck’ for Universal and developed it with Apatow, who is also producing with Barry Mendel through his Apatow Productions. Plot details are being kept secret at the moment, but the film is slated to hit the big screen on July 24th, 2015.
Marvel have let out the hatch these new two pieces of concept art for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ and if that wasn’t enough, the following selection of test footage stills for ‘Ant-Man.’ The all-star cast for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ includes Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Batista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and Glenn Close as Nova Prime. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry and Enzo Cilenti also star.
Debuting moments ago on the ABC’s one-hour special, ‘Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe,’ Marvel has unveiled these first pieces of concept art for the enormously anticipated ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ The pieces provide us with early looks at Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olson), the Hulk, Black Widow, and a new meatier version of Iron Man.
The international production schedule for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ includes locations in London, United Kingdom, where the production will be based, as well as Johannesburg, South Africa; South Korea; and Aosta Valley, Italy, with additional locations to be announced. The cast list will also include Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Chris Evans as Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, along with newcomers Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, and James Spader as Ultron. It has been rumored that Paul Bettany will play The Vision in the film, although nothing has been confirmed by Marvel at this moment in time. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ arrives in cinemas on May 1st, 2015.