Walt Disney Pictures has unleashed this new sneak peek video for their upcoming animated film, ‘Planes.’ ‘Planes’ follows Dusty, a small town dreamer who longs to enter the most epic around-the-world air race… despite his fear of heights. ‘Planes’ arrives in cinemas on August 9th.
The characters in ‘Planes’ include Dusty, a crop-duster voiced by Dane Cook, Bravo and Echo, two Top Gun-style fighter jets appropriately voiced by Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer, Skipper (Stacy Keach), Leadbottom (Cedric the Entertainer), Dottie (Teri Hatcher), Chug (Brad Garrett), Ripslinger (Roger Craig Smith), Ned and Zed (Gabriel Iglesias), El Chupacabra (Carlos Alazraqui), Rochelle (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Bulldog (John Cleese), Ishani (Priyanka Chopra), Roper (Sinbad) and sports-announcing blimp Colin Cowling (ESPN sports pundit Colin Cowherd).
Apple has debuted this new trailer for Craig Zisk’s (The Big C, Parks and Recreation) upcoming comedy ‘The English Teacher.’ Starring Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Lily Collins, Greg Kinnear and Nathan Lane, the film follows an English teacher (Moore) who’s life is disrupted when a former student (Angarano) returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York. ‘The English Teacher’ is set for a May 17th release.
Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She shares a small apartment with two Siamese cats and her rich collection of great literature. She maintains no close personal relationships aside from those she has with her favorite authors and stories. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she devours on the page, and she likes it that way.
Simaell has drawn this stellar ‘The Hobbit’ digital art piece centering on Evangeline Lilly’s (Lost, Real Steel) Tauriel, a Silvan Elf of Mirkwood. Tauriel is a warrior and the head of the Elven guard of Mirkwood. Expect to see more of her alongside Orlando Bloom’s Legolas in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.’ Screenwriter and producer Philipha Boyens has had the following to say about what Tauriel brings to ‘The Hobbit’: “She’s our redhead. We created her for that reason. To bring that energy into the film, that feminine energy. We believe it’s completely within the spirit of Tolkien.”
The adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ was originally made as a two-part film, however Warner Bros, Peter Jackson, producer Fran Walsh and writer-producer Philippa Boyens announced last year that ‘The Hobbit’ films will be a trilogy. The release schedule for the subsequent two films are as follows: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ arrives in cinemas on December 13th; while ’The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ concludes the trilogy on December 17th, 2014. Earlier in the week Peter Jackson took to his official Facebook page to reveal the following 6-minute excerpt of the live event he hosted last week for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ providing us with a first official look at the film and Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel in action.
Heat Vision are reporting that Jim Sturgess has joined Kate Beckinsale in the psychological thriller ’Eliza Graves.’ Brad Anderson (The Call, The Machinist) is directing the tale, which is loosely based on one of Edgar Allan Poe’s early works, a 1845 short story titled ‘The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.’ Beckinsale will play the title character of Eliza, a patient at a mental institution in which the inmates have taken over and are posing as doctors. She becomes the object of affection of a newly arrived Harvard Medical School grad (Sturgess) who has no idea of the topsy-turvy world he just entered. A June 21st production start date in Bulgaria is penciled in for the film.
Jim Sturgess was one of the stars of the Andy and Lana Wachowski’s sci-fi epic ‘Cloud Atlas’ and will next be seen alongside Geoffrey Rush in Giuseppe Tornatore’s ‘The Best Offer’ as well as the thriller ‘Ashes’ with Luke Evans and Ray Winstone. He also recently wrapped a starring turn in crime drama ‘The Electric Slide.’ Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) serves as one of the producers on ‘Eliza Graves.’
New Viral Website Launched For Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’ – Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster & Sharlto Copley
The good people over at Movie Viral have come across this new viral website (WelcometoElysium.com) for Neill Blomkamp’s much-anticipated sci-fi thriller, ‘Elysium.’ This website goes into detail about the “Elysium” space station, including showcasing Elysian President Minister Patel (played bty Faran Tahir) and Defense Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster). As Movie Viral describe, “When you enter the new website, you’ll see that you can sign up for “Exclusive live demos of Elysium” in the cities of Berlin, Los Angeles, New York, and Sao Paolo, all on April 8th. Unfortunately, most of these are already filled up, but the Los Angeles one apparently still has tickets left. The event promise a sneak peek at the movie with Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley attending at least the one in LA with Matt Damon on satellite.”
As a huge fan of Neil Blomkamp’s ‘District 9’ – that film had style and substance in abundance – ‘Elysium’ is without a doubt one of my most anticipated of 2013. Further adding to my excitement is the top-notch cast Blomkamp assembled for the film in Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner, Alex Braga, and Diego Luna. Look out for ‘Elysium’ on August 9th in the US and September 20th in the UK. The synopsis for the film is as follows.
Warner Bros. Pictures has set loose this new trailer for James Wan’s (Insidious, Saw) upcoming horror/thriller, ‘The Conjuring.’ Drawn from the case files of married demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, ‘The Conjuring’ stars Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as the Warrens. Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Haley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver and Sterling Jerins also star.
James Wan directs from a screenplay by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes. Reuniting with the director are members of his ‘Insidious’ creative team, director of photography John Leonetti, editor Kirk Morri and costume designer Kristin M. Burke, and his ‘Saw’ production designer, Julie Berghoff. ‘The Conjuring’ is released in cinemas from July 19th.