“Full Tilt Action” Featurette For ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ – Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart & Morgan Freeman
Yahoo! Movies has premiered this new behind-the-scenes featurette for Antoine Fuqua’s (Training Day, Shooter) ‘Olympus Has Fallen.’ Pencilled in for a March 22nd bow in the US and a April 19th release in the UK, the action-thriller stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Dylan McDermott, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, and Rick Yune. The synopsis for the film can be read below.
When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning’s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President, and avert an even bigger disaster.
Jennifer Lawrence To Star Alongside Christian Bale & Bradley Cooper In David O. Russell’s Abscam Movie
Deadline bring word that Jennifer Lawrence is set to star opposite Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper in the David O. Russell’s Abscam pic, formerly titled ‘American Bullshit.’ Written by Eric Singer and Russell, the drama is about the ’70s FBI sting operation “Abscam” that took down a bunch of U.S. congressmen. This film would reunite Lawrence with Russell and Cooper, her cohorts on The Weinstein Company’s ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ that landed them all Oscar nominations.
Jennifer Lawrence will reportedly play Christian Bale’s wife in the Abscam movie, which is being produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle through Atlas Entertainment. Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner co-star in the ensemble, which is being fully financed by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures. Ellison also is producing and has been developing the script. Lawrence can next be seen on the big screen in ‘Serena,’ which also stars Bradley Cooper, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’
With Marvel Studios recently pegging Chris Pratt to play Peter Quill/Star-Lord in the James Gunn-directed (Slither, Super) ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ Latino Review today report that Marvel may have found their guy to play Drax the Destroyer in the superhero space saga. Jason Momoa, who played Conan in the recent reboot, and is best known for playing Khal Drogo in the first season of ‘Game Of Thrones,’ apparently tested for the role earlier in the week. According to sources, Momoa’s screen test went so well that Marvel offered him the part and his reps have now countered, so the negotiations are ongoing. It was reported earlier that Isiah Mustafa, Dave Bautista, and Brian Patrick also tested the role of Drax.
First officially announced at Comic-Con last summer, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is the first original title in Marvel’s “Phase 2″ of movies; which also includes this summers ‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ and Joss Whedon’s tentatively titled ‘The Avengers 2.’ ’Guardians of the Galaxy’ has been scheduled for a August 1st, 2014 release date. The team for that film will include Drax the Destroyer, a human resurrected as a green warrior with the sole purpose of killing Thanos (the villain in ‘The Avengers mid-credits tease); Groot, a giant tree-man; Peter Quill/Star-Lord, a gun-toting half-human/half-alien intergalactic vigilante; Rocket Raccoon, a genetically engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives; and Gamora, the last survivor of her species who was saved by Thanos to be his assassin but now battles him.
Disney•Pixar has unveiled this top-notch viral “A Message From the Dean” promo video for ‘Monsters University,’ the much-anticipated ‘Monsters, Inc.’ prequel. You can find out more about the School of Scaring at monstersuniversity.com/edu/scaring. The viral website provides information about the University’s history, campus life, news, store, fraternities and sororities, plus how to enroll yourself at “the top scaring program in the country.”
Scheduled for release on June 21th in the US and July 12th in the UK, ’Monsters University’ looks at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at the University of Fear – when they weren’t necessarily the best of friends. The voice cast features John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Dave Foley, Julia Sweeney, Joel Murray, and Peter Sohn. The official synopsis for ‘Monsters University’ can be read below the message from the Dean of Monsters University’s School of Scaring.
Moviefone has premiered this brand new poster for ‘Dark Skies.’ Written and directed by Scott Charles Stewart (Priest, Legion), the film is pencilled in for a February 22th release in the US and a April 5th bow in the UK. Kerri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett and J.K. Simmons star in the sci-fi horror thriller.
From the producers of ‘Paranormal Activity,’ ‘Insidious, and ‘Sinister’ comes ‘Dark Skies’: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.
Evolvana has drawn this brilliant digital art piece for ‘The Hobbit,’ showcasing Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and his company of Dwarves soaking in the Lonely Mountain. The description Evolvana provided for the artwork is as follows: “Thorin and his company, looking at Erebor, their homeland! you can also see the ruins of Dale and the thrush. Bilbo is also there with his new pony. I can imagine Thorin staring at the lonely mountain, with eyes full of anxiety, hope, but doubts as well. He knows his main enemy may not be Smaug… Photoshop CS6 + wacom tablet.”
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpect Journey,’ the first movie in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, recently received three Academy Award nominations for Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Production Design. Currently sitting at $956,222,132 million earned worldwide, expect ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ to pass the hefty $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office by March.