With the final stretch of filming on Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy now underway in New Zealand, the filmmaker has took to his official Facebook page to reveal this new production image. Jackson’s comment on the pic is as follows: “A gaggle of dwarves gathering to watch playback of the latest shot. Boy, the BO levels in my tent when through the roof!”
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece ‘The Hobbit,’ by J.R.R. Tolkien, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
Megatruh has drawn this brilliant “in Asgard” piece centering on Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. The God of Mischief will next be seen later this year in ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ In the film, the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander, Tadanobu Asano, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman also reprise their roles from the first ‘Thor’ film, while Zack Levi is confirmed to play Fandril, Christopher Eccleston will play the villainous Malekith The Accursed, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing Algrim the Strong and Kurse. Check out the artwork in hi-res here.
Set one year after ‘The Avengers,’ Thor battles to save all the Nine Realms from a mysterious enemy older than the universe itself. However, a primeval race led by Malekith, who is out for revenge, intends to descend the universe into darkness. Confronted by an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot overcome, Thor must reunite with Jane Foster and set out on a dangerous journey that will force him to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Variety bring word that Arnold Schwarzenegger is signing on to star in and produce the zombie flick, ‘Maggie.’ Based on the Black List script by John Scott 3, the film is set at a time when a “walking dead” virus which has spread across the country. Schwarzenegger, who recently closed a deal to appear in the fifth ‘Terminator’ movie, will portray the father on a journey to help his daughter come to terms with her infection as she slowly becomes a zombie. Set to start filming in the fall, ‘Maggie’ is directed by commercial director Henry Hobson. Chloe Moretz had been in negotiations last year to play the zombie lead but she is not appearing due to scheduling issues.
Following his seven years as California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger has a number movies set for release over the next year or so. He will be seen in alongside Sylvester Stallone in Lionsgate’s ‘Escape Plan’ in October and David Ayer’s ensemble flick ‘Breacher,’ which open in January. In addition to ‘Terminator 5,’ which is aiming for a first quarter 2014 start, Schwarzenegger is reprising his role in the third ‘Expendables’ movie and developing ‘Pump,’ a drama he recently sold to Showtime.
Following Universal Pictures’ announcement last month that ‘Jurassic Park 4′ has been pushed back from its original June 13th, 2014 release date to an unspecified slot to brush up on the film’s script, it was reported earlier this week that the film has been set a 2015 release date. Today, JoBlo has an alleged plot description for the much anticipated blockbuster. The possible story breaks down like this (potential spoilers):
Open Road Films has unveiled, via Yahoo! Movies, this new trailer for ‘jOBS,’ the highly anticipated film chronicling the story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout to one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. Set for a August 16th release, the film is directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whitely and shot by Oscar-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter. The filmmakers were granted unprecedented access during shooting to the historic garage in Palo Alto, that served as the birthplace to Apple Inc. ‘jOBS’ stars Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.
JOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2001. The film plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life.
Vin Diesel has posted the following IMAX poster for ‘Riddick.’ Commenting on the poster, Diesel added: “The long anticipated release of Riddick… the rated R continuation of the Furyan Chronicles, is now less than 3 months away… September 6th… Imax! I tell you this my people, because without your voice, it would have never come to pass. P.s. San Diego Comic-Con International 2013, July 19… see you there.”
‘Riddick,’ written and directed by David Twohy (The Chronicles of Riddick, A Perfect Getaway), stars Vin Diesel, Katee Sackoff, Jordi Molla, Karl Urban, Matt Nable, Bokeem Woodbine, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Dave Bautista, Keri Hilson and Nolan Funk. Universal Pictures has set a September 6th release for ‘Riddick.’