Disney has set loose this new Japanese trailer for ‘Maleficent,’ the live action re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. Lead by Angelina Jolie as Disney’s notorious evil queen, ‘Maleficent’ co-stars Elle Fanning as Aurora, and Sharlto Copley as Stefan, the half-human, half-fairy bastard son of the human king. In the film, Miranda Richardson plays Queen Ulla, a fairy queen who is Maleficent’s aunt – and dislikes her niece. Kenneth Cranham plays the human king who plots to conquer the fairy kingdom. Sam Riley takes the role of Diaval, a raven who changes into human form and is Maleficent’s right hand. Juno Temple, Imelda Staunton and Lesley Manville play the three pixie fairies in the tale.
Set for release on May 30th, the film explores the origins of the evil fairy Maleficent and what led her to curse Princess Aurora in Disney’s animated classic ‘Sleeping Beauty.’ Academy Award-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (Avatar, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland and Oz The Great and Powerful) directs from a script by Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Alice in Wonderland).
After the cataclysmic events in New York with the Avengers, Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America (Chris Evans), lives quietly in Washington, D.C. and is trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon (Anthony Mackie). However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy – the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Set for release on April 4th in the US and March 26th in the UK, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Georges St-Pierre, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp and Maximiliano Hernández. Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Black Widow teams up with Cap in this movie as a sort of pairing, and one of the things I really enjoyed in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ was how their relationship and understanding of each other develops….
Scarlett Johansson: Yeah. At the point when we find Black Widow and Cap working together at the beginning of the film, it has now been a couple of years that they’ve been running this operation and there’s a shorthand between them, they’ve worked on many missions together. They’re friends, and at work she kind of likes to bust his chops a bit and teases him, “Are you never not on the clock? Get a girlfriend!” (Laughs) When we meet them they have got to know each other a bit better, there’s more of an ease around each other.
As the story progresses we really see this kind of unexpected friendship form between them. I think these characters are much more alike than we could have imagined. I think perhaps in someways they’re too much alike, in that they’re both used to putting up a wall – I think to protect themselves from getting hurt because of their sordid pasts, or in Caps case a very emotional past. Its funny because while Cap has this very strong moral compass, and Black Widow doesn’t have that, she has a grey sort of muted moral compass…. oddly, because they’re on both sides of the spectrum, they find this middle ground with one another.
Hot on the heels of last week’s announcement that 20th Century Fox has set a mystery Ridley Scott film for March 4th, 2016, The Wrap bring word that the project in question is a sequel to 2012′s ‘Prometheus.’ Additionally, after working with Scott on a new ‘Blade Runner’ movie, veteran scribe Michael Green has been hired to rewrite the untitled ‘Prometheus’ sequel. Jack Paglen (Transcendence) wrote the original draft of the screenplay. An insider told the outlet that production is scheduled to start this fall, after Scott has delivered his Christian Bale-starring Moses movie ‘Exodus.’
Dwayne Johnson has took to his Twitter account to reveal this first poster for ‘Hercules.’ Accompanying the poster is the following message: “Become the man you were born to be”. ‘Hercules’ also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Aksel Hennie, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, and Reece Ritchie. Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand) is directing the film. ‘Hercules’ will be distributed worldwide by Paramount Pictures on July 25th.
Based on the graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” the ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. The screenplay is by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. This story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.
Marvel has debuted this latest character poster for ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ the sequel to 2011′s ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ and the ninth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directing the film is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is set for release on April 4th in the US and March 26th in the UK.
According to The Wrap, Chilean director Pablo Larrain is in negotiations to helm Universal Pictures’ upcoming reboot of ‘Scarface.’ This new version will reportedly re-imagine the core immigrant story told in both Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson’s 1932 version and Brian De Palma’s Al Pacino-starring 1983 film. Universal’s update will be an original story set in modern day Los Angeles that follows a Mexican immigrant’s rise in the criminal underworld as he strives for the American Dream. Two-time Oscar nominee Paul Attanasio (Donnie Brasco) penned the current draft of the screenplay.
The outlet add that the filmmakers plan to cast an authentic Latino who is bilingual and bicultural as the lead character, whose name will be Tony, though his last name won’t be Camonte (1932) or Montana (1983). While Oscar Isaac, Edgar Ramirez and Michael Pena rank among Hollywood’s top Latino stars who are age-appropriate for the role, the producers are also open to casting a complete unknown in the name of authenticity.