UPDATE: Poster removed. Momentum has set loose this new UK poster for Mark Tonderai’s (Hush) Jennifer Lawrence-starring horror thriller ‘House at the End of the Street.’ Scheduled for release September 21st, ‘House at the End of the Street’ centers on a mother (Elisabeth Shue) and daughter (Jennifer Lawrence) who move into a new community and find themselves next door to a house in which a psychotic young girl murdered her parents. While the locals insist the girl vanished after the brutal murders, the young newcomer befriends the surviving son (Max Theriot) and discovers the sinister story is far from over.
Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Oscar®-nominee Elisabeth Shue; “Leaving Las Vegas,” “Piranha 3D”) and her daughter Elissa (Oscar®-nominee Jennifer Lawrence; ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘Winter’s Bone,’ ‘The Hunger Games’) find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds, and disappeared – leaving only a brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot, “My Soul to Take”), as the sole survivor. Against Sarah’s wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan – and the closer they get, the deeper they’re all pulled into a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined.
iTunes Movie Trailers has unveiled this dazzling first trailer for Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi.’ Adaptated from the acclaimed novel of the same name by Yann Martel, the magical adventure story follows the precocious son of a zookeeper, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel (Pi Patel), an Indian boy from Pondicherry who has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. ‘Life of Pi’ arrives in cinemas Novemember 21st in the US and December 21st in the UK. The film stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tobey Maguire and Gerard Depardieu.
Director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with the ship’s only other survivor — a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Sources close to the production of ‘The Hobbit’ tell Heat Vision that Peter Jackson wants to turn his upcoming two-film adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien epic into a trilogy; an idea Jackson teased at Comic-Con recently, telling fans that he wants to shoot more footage. Since then, Heat Vision’s sources say that Warner Bros, Jackson, producer Fran Walsh and writer-producer Philippa Boyens began exploring the logistics of what it would take to make another movie. Those talks are said to have accelerated in recent days, with Warner Bros on board if the right financial arrangements can be achieved. That includes securing new actor deals for the expansive cast as well as shoring up certain rights associated with the property. At this moment in time, ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ is set for a December 14th, 2012 release date, while ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ will arrive in cinemas December 13th, 2013. This possible third film will presumably follow in 2014, in the same way the films in Jackson’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy were released over three consecutive years. “If we’re going to do it, we have to make a decision soon. It’s strongly driven by the filmmakers’ desire to tell more of the story,” a source tells the outlet. “It’s about taking the chance to tell more of the incredible tale with the cast we have assembled.”
‘The Hobbit’ films are set in Middle-earth 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which Peter Jackson and his film-making team brought to the big screen in the fantastic blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ Reprising their roles from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movies are Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey, Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo, Christopher Lee as Saruman, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, and Andy Serkis as Gollum. The ensemble cast includes the likes of Martin Freeman, who’s taking on the central role of Bilbo Baggins, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly, and Aidan Turner. Check out the synopsis for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ below.
Deadline are reporting that Jon Favreau is the latest addition to Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ as a securities lawyer. Favreau will film ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ before he starts directing his movie transfer of the Broadway hit musical ‘Jersey Boys.’ He’ll next be seen on the big screen reprising his role as Happy Hogan in ‘Iron Man 3,’ the first film in the series he didn’t direct. Based on Belfort’s 1990 best-selling memoir of the same name, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ brings Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio together for their fifth feature collaboration. Besides Favreau and DiCaprio, the films top-notch cast also includes Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal, and Margot Robbie.
‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is lead by Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort, a man who experiences a dramatic rise on Wall Street, and gets lost in the drugs and other excess of a hard partying lifestyle that comes hand in hand with all that money. His downfall is precipitous, and he spent 22 months in jail before straightening out his life. Kye Chandler will play FBI agent Coleman, who built the case against Belfort and took him down. Jonah Hill plays Belfort’s close friend and business partner who’s persuaded by Belfort to quit his job in the furniture business to jump into volatile world of stocks. Jean Dujardin is in talks to play Jean-Jacques Handali, a suave Swiss banker involved in laundering illicit funds for the protagonists firm. Margot Robbie is playing the films female lead, Nadine, the wife of Belfort, while Jon Bernthal is playing a drug dealer and money launderer.
Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) adapted the screenplay for ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’ Production on the film is slated to begin in August in New York. With a celebrated career now spanning six decades, Martin Scorsese is one of the most influential filmmakers in cinema history. A cinematic master, his works include such iconic films as ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Taxi Driver,’ ‘Mean Streets,’ ‘Raging Bull,’ ‘Casino,’ ‘Gangs of New York,’ ‘The Aviator,’ ‘Shutter Island,’ and ‘The Departed.’ The acclaimed director, producer and screenwriter is one of the most decorated filmmakers of all time and continues to delight critics and audiences alike with his most recent work, ‘Hugo,’ a multiple Academy Award winning film that not only marked the director’s first foray into 3D but is also his first adventure film for all the family. Expect further details and additional casting appointments soon.
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ star Christian Bale and his wife, Sibi Blazic, made an unannounced visit to the town of the Aurora movie theater shooting and spent almost three hours meeting with seven gunshot victims at The Medical Center of Aurora. Bill Voloch, interim president of The Medical Center of Aurora said, “The patients were really happy to meet Bale. They are obviously big fans of his movies. They wanted to see Batman and were really pleased to see Bale.” Voloch asserts that Christian Bale notified that he wanted to visit the injured, but asked that media not be notified. “He just wanted to meet with victims and police.” Carey Rottman, one of the 58 people injured in Friday’s shooting, posted two photos of himself with Christian Bale on his Facebook page. Hospital staff also posted a Facebook photo of the actor with some staff members.
Christian Bale and his wife visited a growing memorial to victims near the movie theater and also met with a number Aurora police officers and emergency medical technicians who were first responders when James Eagan Holmes senselessly killed 12 people and injured 58 others at Century Aurora 16 theater early Friday morning, during a screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ Officials from Warner Bros, the movie studio behind ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ said Christian Bale came to Aurora on his own. “Mr. Bale is there as himself, not representing Warner Brothers.” Hats off to Christian Bale and his wife. A wonderful, genuine, classy move. The actor released a statement last week offering his condolences to those affected by the shooting. “Words cannot express the horror that I feel,” he said. “I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”
The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise, ‘The Bourne Legacy.’ The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. Faced with the public and political fallout from the events of ‘The Bourne Ultimatum,’ the CIA decides to shut down “Operation Outcome,” the successor to “Operation Treadstone.” Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), an agent of Operation Outcome, and Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz), a research scientist who helped create the Outcome agents, must find a way to escape before CIA agent Byer (Edward Norton) can have them assassinated. For ‘The Bourne Legacy,’ Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton join fellow series newcomers Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles. ‘The Bourne Legacy’ comes to cinemas August 10th in the US and August 13th in the UK. Look out for a more in-depth interview with Jeremy Renner closer to the films release date.
What was the appeal of stepping into this “Bourne” world and bringing this new character to life?
Jeremy Renner: There was so much developed in the three prior movies, as far as the tone and pace, the action, the authenticity….there were so many things I loved about the series. Then to see what Tony Gilroy did with the new material and with this new character, it really opened up the world. For me, it was really exciting. At first I was hesitant, I wasn’t quite sure how they would do it. But once I saw how clever it was I just jumped at the chance. It was a lot for me to play with. And what Matt Damon did, and what the previous directors have done, that was great. For those who love the franchise, I’m not replacing Matt, nor would I want to. It would never have been interesting if I was taking over and playing the same character. Matt is always the face of Jason Bourne and always should be. I liked this script because it was a very interesting way of continuing the story while honouring what came before. And with ‘The Bourne Legacy,‘ there’s a science to it that is very real, and why would it not be? It’s in this franchise where authenticity is its main foundation. There’s no superhero-ness to him, to my character, it’s just advanced science that is very plausible. And I think that’s exciting.