Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt & Javier Bardem Highlighted In New Pics From Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counsellor’
20th Century Fox has set loose a new collection of images from Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counsellor.’ The crime thriller 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’ follows 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. ‘The Counsellor’ is set for October 25th. Source: Allocine via The Film Stage
Casey Callender has created this fantastic reflective portrait collection centering on Stephen Spielberg’s ‘Jaws,’ Joel and Ethan Coen’s ‘The Big Lebowski,’ Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Bram Stroker’s Dracula,’ John Landis’ ‘The Blues Brothers,’ and David Twohy’s ‘Riddick,’ For more stellar artwork – including artwork for ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Alien’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ – head on over to Casey’s official website or store. Source: Xombiedirge.
2000AD, the publisher of the Judge Dredd comics, have launched an official ‘Dredd 2′ campaign with a petition that you can sign here. At this moment in time, the petition has over 10,000 signatures and the official “Make a DREDD Sequel” Facebook page has over 33,000 likes. Though it’s unknown how many signatures, if any, will be enough to get a new ‘Dredd’ flick into production, it’s got to be worth a shot.
While ‘Dredd’ was received excellently from critics and fans alike, it failed to make a splash at the box office. That said, the film has become one of the highest-selling Blu-rays of the year and has gone on to become a cult hit and the demand from fans for a sequel has only increased. Fingers crossed!
In a recent chat with Total Film for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ director Marc Webb spoke on a number of subjects relating to the superhero sequel. Considering the speculation around Felicity Jones and Colm Feore’s roles in the film, Webb was asked about the characters in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ that haven’t been revealed yet and if that’s because they’ll be familiar to fans? “Hmmm… Well, how do I answer that? [Laughs] How about this? Anything you expect, you’ll be surprised. To be totally honest, I intentionally conceal these things because I want people to be engaged and surprised when they see the film and experience it for the first time. It’s not like Harry Potter or Twilight necessarily where you know the stories. And we are constructing them from elements of the comics obviously, from the canon, and we pay homage and are very protective of certain elements of the canon, but we want people to experience it for the first time in the theatre and I think that’s an experience that it often robbed from the audience, so you’ll forgive me being coy [grins].”
Asked about the potential of a number of villains featuring in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Marc Webb said, “I think there’s one main villain, that’s Electro. I think people like to concoct scenarios which have no basis in reality. But really the main villain of this is Electro. Rhino makes an appearance, in a very funny, provocative way, but it’s just an appearance. Electro is a very captivating, cinematic villain. I wanted to create a foe for Peter that was as difficult physically to confront as I could possibly conceive of. He is god-like in his powers, if you really come down to it. If you get within a few yards of him your hair starts to go up, and if you touch him a thousand third rails volt through your body, and you’re decimated. How does Spider-Man fight someone when his most powerful weapon – his webs – are going to conduct all that electricity? What’s he going to do when people are being threatened? It’s going to put a lot of pressure on Spider-Man, which is always fun to do.”
New TV Spot For ‘The Butler’ – Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Liam Neeson & Terrence Howard
The Weinstein Company has revealed this new TV spot for Lee Daniels’ (Precious) upcoming historical drama, ‘The Butler.’ Danny Strong wrote the script with Daniels based on Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article about Allen, ”A Butler Well Served by This Election.” Eugene Allen started at the White House as a “pantry man” in 1952, when blacks weren’t allowed to use public restrooms in his native Virginia. He ended up serving eight presidents and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made, from the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement to the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. Allen is portrayed in the film by Forest Whitaker.
Forest Whitaker is joined in ‘The Butler’ by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Alex Pettyfer, David Oyelowo, Liam Neeson, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams, James Marsden, Aml Ameen, Nelsan Ellis, Yaya DaCosta, Terrance Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, Minka Kelly, Lenny Kravitz and Liev Schreiber. The music for ‘The Butler’ is being composed by Quincy Jones. The film arrives in cinemas on August 16th.
Excellent Collection Of Paintings Centering On Benedict Cumberbatch’s Khan/John Harrision & Sherlock Holmes
Lada Rodionova has put together this great collection of paintings centering on Benedict Cumberbatch’s Khan/John Harrison from ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ and Sherlock Holmes from the BBC’s ‘Sherlock’ (which is expected to return later this year for its third series). Head on over to Lada’s site to view even more portraits.