20th Century Fox has debuted this new Japanese poster for ‘The Wolverine,’ the sixth installment in the ‘X-Men’ film series. The characters on either side of the sword stand for Death and Life. Alongside Hugh Jackman’s Logan/Wolverine, the film stars Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen, Hal Yamanouchi as Yashida, Tao Okamoto as Mariko, Brian Tee as Norubo Mori, Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai, Rila Fukushima as Yukio, and Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper. Scheduled for release on July 26th, ‘The Wolverine’ is directed by James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, Knight and Day), while the script is by ‘The Usual Suspects’ scribe Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback.
Describing ‘The Wolverine’ as a “Japanese noir picture with tentpole action in it”, director James Mangold recently said the film is set after the previous X-Men movies. ‘The Wolverine’ takes inspiration from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s Marvel miniseries from the 1980s dealing with the character’s adventures in Japan. There, samurai steel clashes with adamantium claws as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed. The official synopsis for ‘The Wolverine’ can be read below the new behind-the-scenes images. If you missed the first trailers for the film you can view them here. Source: IMP.
With the first trailer for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ set to debut during the MTV Movie Awards this Sunday, April 14th, at 9pm EST, Lionsgate has launched TheHungerGamesExplorer.com which fans can share (using #HungerGamesExplorer) to unlock new content. This second image released highlights Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen. You can check out the first image released here.
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ sees Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth reprising their roles of Katniss, Peeta and Gale, with Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones and Woody Harrelson also returning to their respective roles. The likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Maria Howell, E. Roger Mitchell, Alan Ritchson, Bruno Gunn, Meta Golding, Sam Claflin and Amanda Plummer join the “Hunger Games” film series for this sequel.
Deadline reveal that Oscar winners Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley have joined Kate Beckinsale and Jim Sturgess 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 24th production start date in Bulgaria is penciled in for the film.
Closely following the release of the film’s new trailer, Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled this latest poster for ‘The Hangover Part III,’ the third installment in Todd Phillips’ record-breaking comedy franchise. Scheduled for release on May 24th, Phillips wrote the screenplay for ‘The Hangover Part III’ with Craig Mazin, who also collaborated with him on the screenplay for ‘The Hangover Part II.’ The brief synopsis for ‘The Hangover Part III’ is as follows: “This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.”
For the third and (said to be) final adventure, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha are reprising their roles of Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug, collectively known to moviegoers as “the Wolfpack.” Returning to the ensemble are Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor and, as the guys’ long-suffering wives, Gillian Vigman, Sasha Barrese and Jamie Chung. John Goodman joins the cast as well.
Megatruh has put together this excellent ‘The Hobbit’ digital painting focusing on Luke Evans’ Bard the Bowman. Bard, a skilled archer, and the heir of King Girion of Dale, is set to appear in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ and ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again.’ The character will reportedly have a significantly larger role in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ movies than in J.R.R. Tolkien’s book.
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 upcoming 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 this month Jackson took to his official Facebook page to reveal a 6-minute excerpt of the live event he hosted for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ providing us with a first official look at the film.
The Hollywood Reporter bring word that writer/director David Lowery, who’s much buzzed about ’Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’ is released later this year, is teaming up with screen icon Robert Redford for another crime movie. Lowery is attached to adapt and direct ‘The Old Man and the Gun,’ based on a 2003 article in The New Yorker written by David Grann. Redford is attached to star and will produce the adaptation.
‘The Old Man and the Gun’ tells the true story of Forrest Tucker, a man born in 1920 who, as a lifelong bank robber, spent most of his life in jail or escaping from jail. (He had 18 escapes under his belt, including one from Alcatraz and one from San Quentin.) The article focused on Tucker at age 78, living in a retirement community with his third wife and still having the hankering to rob banks. In fact, he was caught by police after a robbery and high-speed chase in 2000 and sentenced to 13 years. He died in 2005. Lowery’s take focuses on a specific time period in Tucker’s life, though details were not revealed.