Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’ Set For An IMAX Release – Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster & Sharlto Copley
IMAX Corporation, along with TriStar Pictures and Media Rights Capital today announced that ‘Elysium,’ filmmaker Neill Blomkamp’s (District 9) futuristic action film starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, will be digitally re-mastered into the IMAX format and released in IMAX theatres worldwide beginning August 9th.
“Neill Blomkamp is the kind of innovative, creative storyteller that moviegoers seek out, and we are thrilled to bring this highly anticipated film to IMAX audiences worldwide,” said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President IMAX Corp. “’Elysium’ is one of the most highly anticipated films of the summer, so we’re pleased that audiences will have the chance to see Neill Blomkamp’s vision for the future in IMAX’s immersive format,” said Rory Bruer, president, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.
On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes – a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) – who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse. Set for a July 12th 2D, 3D and IMAX release, ‘Pacific Rim’ also stars Idris Elba, Rob Kazinsky, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke. Oscar nominee Guillermo del Toro directed the sci-fi action adventure from a script he co-wrote with Travis Beacham.
Your character in ‘Pacific Rim,’ Dr. Newton Gaiszler, he’s a bit of odd guy….
Charlie Day: He is (laughs). He’s obsessed with these monsters, the Kaiju. I believe I’m the foremost expert on them and I become obsessed with getting my hands on a living brain of one of them. In the future the way that we operate these Jaegers is having two people share a mind space, so I’ve got this hunch that I can possibly share a mind space with one of these Kaiju and possibly understand the world a little bit better and perhaps end the war. So he goes on a crazy adventure trying to pursue that.
Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios have sent over this first teaser poster for their upcoming sequel, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ Expect more details about the film and Marvel’s upcoming slate later this month at Comic-Con. Directing ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is the team of Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood) from a screenplay written by the ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ returns Chris Evans as the iconic Super Hero character Steve Rogers/Captain America, along with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition, film icon Robert Redford has joined the all-star cast as Agent Alexander Pierce, a senior leader within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is set for release on April 4th, 2014.
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ will pick-up where ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, DC. Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ features a top-notch supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre as Georges Batroc. Rounding out the talented cast are Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones as Arnim Zola, Emily VanCamp as Agent 13 and Maximiliano Hernández as Agent Jasper Sitwell.
RADiUS-TWC has unveiled online this trailer for Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s ‘Lovelace.’ Starring Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Wes Bentley, Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth, Robert Patrick, James Franco, Eric Roberts, Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny and Sarah Jessica Parker, the film will open in UK cinemas on August 23rd and on August 9th in the US. The biopic follows Linda Boreman (Seyfried) as she finds success in the porn industry as Linda Lovelace in the 1972 movie ‘Deep Throat.’ She later denounced her adult movie career and became a spokeswoman for the anti-pornography movement. Source: Digital Spy.
In 1972—before the internet, before the porn explosion—”Deep Throat” was a phenomenon: the first scripted pornographic theatrical feature film, featuring a story, some jokes, and an unknown and unlikely star, Linda Lovelace. Escaping a strict religious family, Linda discovered freedom and the high-life when she fell for and married charismatic hustler Chuck Traynor. As Linda Lovelace she became an international sensation—less centerfold fantasy than a charming girl-next-door with an impressive capacity for fellatio. Fully inhabiting her new identity, Linda became an enthusiastic spokesperson for sexual freedom and uninhibited hedonism. Six years later she presented another, utterly contradictory, narrative to the world—and herself as the survivor of a far darker story.
Thai Poster For Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Only God Forgives’ – Starring Ryan Gosling, Kristen Scott Thomas & Yayaying
Lionsgate has unleashed this Thai poster for Nicolas Winding Refn’s revenge-thriller, ‘Only God Forgives.’ ‘Only God Forgives’ reunites Refn with Ryan Gosling, the lead of his fantastic neo-noir crime drama, ‘Drive.’ Alongside Gosling, the likes of Kristen Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Tom Burke and Yayaying also star. Shot on location in Bangkok, the film’s score is by award-winning ‘Drive’ composer Cliff Martinez (Spring Breakers, Contagion).
In ‘Only God Forgives,’ Ryan Gosling plays Julian, the son of a Florida-based crime syndicate boss (Kristen Scott Thomas), who is plying the drug trade in Thailand with his brother. When his addicted sibling gets involved in a murder and gets tangled up with a cop who calls himself the Angel of Vengeance, Gosling’s character, who is proficient in mixed martial arts, is compelled to seek revenge on behalf of his mother. ‘Only God Forgives’ is set for a July 19th release in the US, while the film will open across the UK and Ireland on August 2nd. The official synopsis for ‘Only God Forgives’ can be read below.
Joanna-Vu has drawn this stunning ‘The Hobbit’ graphite pencil portrait focusing on Richard Armitage’s Thorin Oakenshield. 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 on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. ‘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.