AndrewSS7 has put together another great poster for Disney and Lucasfilm’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ which will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Michael Arndt and is scheduled for an unspecified 2015 release. Andrew’s previous poster for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ can be viewed here.
Last week it was announced that ’Star Wars: Episode VII’ will shoot at Pinewood Studios. All of the six previous live-action Star Wars movies have included UK production, in such famed studios as Elstree, Shepperton, Leavesden, Ealing and Pinewood. Production is already moving in to Pinewood in preparation for the early 2014 shoot with crew also being assembled. Casting is underway. Two sequels for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ will follow in 2017 and 2019.
New ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ Pics Showcase Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel, Lee Pace’s Thranduil, Orlando Blooms’ Legolas & More
Scanned by CBM from the latest issue of Empire Magazine (which hits shops and iPad tomorrow, June 27th), this collection of images has arrived online from Empire’s ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ cover story, showcasing Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), Thranduil (Lee Pace), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), director Peter Jackson, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and more.
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 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.
Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence – and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), one of Boston P.D.’s “finest,” is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and street smarts to catch the most elusive criminals. Neither has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. When these two wildly incompatible law officers join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. From Paul Feig, the director of ‘Bridesmaids,’ ‘The Heat’ is pencilled in for a June 28th release in the US and July 31st bow in the UK. Alongside Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, the film co-stars the likes of Demian Bichir, Tony Hale, Marlon Wayans, Spoken Reasons, Taran Killam, Kaitlin Olson and Michael Rapaport.
When we meet her in ‘The Heat,’ FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn isn’t the most likable character you’ve played in a film?
Sandra Bullock: She’s not (laughs). The promotion that she’s wanting and assumes she’s getting because of all the cases she’s closed – and on paper you would think that this woman would get the promotion, but in real life she’s just so incredibly annoying, no one likes her. No one wants to work with her, she’s not a team player, she’s condescending, she degrades everyone she works with – publicly, and she’s doesn’t’ understand why everyone doesn’t like her. So that, in a nut shell, should tell people why that human being is not embraced in the FBI and not lifted up to another level… simply because no one wants to work with her (laughs).
Christian Lorenz Scheurer has revealed this stunning collection of ‘Man of Steel’ concept art featuring various Kryptonian creatures, the Kryptonian Council, Genesis chambers and the Codex interior. Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, the key cast for ‘Man of Steel’ includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive mother Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Ayelet Zurer as Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van, Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard, Richard Shiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton, and Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father.
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
Empire has debuted this new UK poster for the coming of age comedy/drama ‘The Way, Way Back.’ Starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry and Liam James, the film is set for a July 5th release in the US and an August 28th bow in the UK.
‘The Way, Way Back’ is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world - all during a summer he will never forget.
Following the release of first trailer for Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counsellor,’ 20th Century Fox has unveiled this first-look image from the film. ‘The Counsellor’ features a stellar cast in Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Dean Norris, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer and Goran Visnjic. The story for ‘The Counsellor’ is said to follow a lawyer, simply named The Counsellor (Fassbender), who gets embroiled in the drug trade and ends up fighting for his life. Pitt is playing Westray, who helps Fassbender’s lawyer get hold of a $20 million stash of cocaine. Bardem is taking the part of Reiner, a criminal who brings The Counselor into the drugs trade.
The screenplay for the film comes from one of my favorite authors, Cormac McCarthy, whose critically acclaimed books have been adapted into ‘No Country for Old Men,’ ‘The Road,’ and ‘All The Pretty Horses.’ ‘The Councellor’ is the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors first screenplay. Insiders are describing it as “No Country For Old Men on steroids.” Producer Steve Schwartz has said the following about the ‘The Counsellor’: “Since McCarthy himself wrote the script, we get his own muscular prose directly, with its sexual obsessions. It’s a masculine world into which, unusually, two women intrude to play leading roles. McCarthy’s wit and humor in the dialogue make the nightmare even scarier. This may be one of McCarthy’s most disturbing and powerful works.” ‘The Counsellor’ is set for October 25th. If you missed the trailer you can check it out below.