New “The House” Clip From ‘Runner Runner’ – Starring Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake & Gemma Arterton
Yahoo! Movies has set loose this new clip from Brad Furman‘s (The Lincoln Lawyer) upcoming crime thriller, ‘Runner Runner.’ Starring Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton, Ben Schwartz, Anthony Mackie, Dayo Okeniyi and Oliver Cooper, the film opens on October 4th in the US and September 27th in the UK.
Princeton grad student Richie (Justin Timberlake), believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block (Ben Affleck). Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.
Scott Cooper In Talks To Replace Ben Affleck As Director On The Adaptation Of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’
THR bring word that Scott Cooper is in talks to direct and rewrite ‘The Stand,’ the adaptation of Stephen King’s epic novel being made by Warner Bros. Pictures and CBS Films. The film previously had Ben Affleck attached to direct. Affleck is now prepping to star in ‘Gone Girl’ and will play Batman/Bruce Wayne in the hugely anticipated ‘Superman vs. Batman’ film/’Man of Steel’ sequel and became unavailable. Warners and CBS Films have a limited window in order to move on ”The Stand’ or stand to lose the rights and needed to move fast. Cooper wrote and directed Jeff Bridges to an Oscar win with his 2009 drama ‘Crazy Heart.’ December will see the release of his follow-up, the revenge thriller ‘Out of the Furnace,’ which stars Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Zoe Saldana.
‘The Strand’ is a story of good vs. evil after a virus wipes out most of the American population. It features dozens of characters (including such memorable one as the Trashcan Man and Mother Abigail) and overlapping story lines running over many years as it tells a group of survivors fighting the Antichrist-like Randall Flagg. The novel did post-apocalypse before it became a trope for YA novels and has influenced artists and media, be it the ‘Lost ‘TV show or music groups such as Anthrax. The novel was originally published in 1978, but by the time it was re-released in 1990 with King adding and revising portions of the story, it had achieved cult-like status.
“A Very Personal Story” Featurette For Richard Curtis’ ‘About Time’ – Starring Domhnall Gleeson & Rachel McAdams
Universal Pictures has debuted this new behind-the-scenes featurette for writer/director Richard Curtis’ (Love Actually, The Boat That Rocked) ‘About Time.’ Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander and Margot Robbie, the time travel romantic comedy open in cinemas on September 4th in the UK and November 1st in the US. The film is described as a fantastical feel-good movie about a man (Domhnall Gleeson) and his ability to travel back in time. Check out out the official synopsis below.
At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time…
The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life—so he decides to make his world a better place…by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
Poster For George Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men’ – Also Starring Matt Damon, Bill Murray & Cate Blanchett
Yahoo! Movies has revealed this new poster for writer-director-star George Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men.’ Co-written by Grant Heslov, the film’s stellar cast also includes Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and John Goodman. Based on the book ‘The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History’ by Robert M. Edsel, the film concerns the story of the “Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, an Allied group, tasked with saving pieces of art and other culturally important items before their destruction by Hitler during World War II. ‘The Monuments Men’ opens on December 18th.
The true action-thriller focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.
First Official Production Image From Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers 4′ – Featuring Mark Wahlberg & Jack Reynor
Michael Bay has revealed this first official production image from ‘Transformers 4,’ featuring Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor and key members of his crew. The film also stars Nicola Peltz, Han Geng, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing and T.J. Miller. Bay’s first ‘Transformers’ film was a box office sensation in 2007, opening at #1 and earning more than $700 million worldwide. His second installment ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ in 2009 grossed more than $830 million worldwide. In 2011, ‘Transfromers: Dark of the Moon’ was an even bigger hit worldwide, grossing more than a billion dollars to become the 6th highest grossing film of all time. Scheduled for a June 27th, 2014 release, ‘Transformers 4′ will be produced by Don Murphy, Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.
With the release of the film on the horizon, Universal Pictures has set loose this new international TV spot for ‘Riddick.’ The film, 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. The studio has set a September 6th release for ‘Riddick.’ Source: CBM.
The latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000′s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004′s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy. The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered.