After collaborating of both ‘Mud’ and ‘Take Shelter,’ Variety are reporting that writer-director Jeff Nichols is reuniting with Michael Shannon for first major studio film. Exact plot details are being kept under wraps but sources have described it as a present day sci-fi chase film. Warner Bros. Pictures are distributing the film.
The project would mark Jeff Nichols’ first studio film with both ‘Take Shelter’ and ‘Mud’ taking the festival route before being picked up for distribution by smaller distributors. Michael Shannon will next be seen in ‘Man of Steel’ as General Zod. As an enormous fan of both ‘Take Shelter’ and ‘Mud’ I’ve got incredibly high hopes for this!
‘The Great Gatsby’ follows F. Scott Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, in the midst of the roaring twenties, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, he tells a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
Baz Luhrmann directs the ‘The Great Gatsby’ from a screenplay co-written with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of the same name. Lead by Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, ‘The Great Gatsby’ also stars Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan as Tom and Daisy Buchanan, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke as Myrtle and George Wilson, newcomer Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker, and Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan as Meyer Wolfsheim. ‘The Great Gatsby’ arrives in cinemas on May 10th in the US and Canada, with an international rollout on May 15th (May 16th in the UK).
“I wouldn’t ask too much of her, you can’t repeat the past.” “Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can!” For me, that’s one of the standout lines in the book and the film, and it says a lot about Gatsby….
Leonardo DiCaprio: Yeah. Well, I think we all have a little bit of Gatsby in us. We all get nostalgic for a certain time period in our lives. Gatsby’s this eternal, hopeful dreamer… but he’s also delusional in a lot of ways, you know? Daisy represents this time period in his life, she is this green light, she is this mirage, she doesn’t really exist in reality. Nick is the only one in this movie and story who really sees Gatsby and reality for what it is. But Gatsby is completely out of touch, he’s a shell of a human being. He’s a very tragic figure, a very sad one – and that’s what was exciting about picking up this novel as an adult again, seeing those different layers and looking at Gatsby in a completely different context as I did as a youth.
According to Variety, Dominic Cooper is in negotiations to star alongside Luke Evans and Sarah Gadon in ‘Dracula,’ Universal Pictures’ dramatic horror movie telling an origin story of the most famous of vampires. With production aiming to kick into gear later this year, Gary Shore is making his directorial debut on the picture. Universal Pictures has pencilled in an August 8th, 2014 release date for the film. The story is a mix of mythology and history as it follows the story of Prince Vlad, the inspiration for the Dracula character popularized by Bram Stoker’s novel.
Universal Pictures, once the home for literature’s most horrifying characters, set the tone for Dracula’s screen image for decades with its 1931 classic. Now this project hopes to set the tone for the modern age with a historical-oriented origin story. The script tells of a young Prince who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty sultan, risks his soul to save them, and in the process becomes the first vampire.
Hinoraito has drawn this fantastic photorealistic portrait focusing on Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence. Hinoraito has the following to say about the piece, “I spent countless hours trying to finish this. Drawing people is a lot harder than still life. Cause still life you can play a little bit with sizes and people wont notice. If you mess up a face though… We are hardwired to analyze faces and differentiate one another with visual cues. I could not mess this up. So here it is! I was inspired after reading “Hunger Games”. I thought she would be interesting to draw. At first I wanted to make it in color, but seeing how beautiful it came out in black and white, I decided to keep it that way.”
Alicia Vikander In Talks To Play The Female Lead Opposite Tom Cruise In Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’
Heat Vision reveal that rising Swedish actress Alicia Vikander is in negotiations for the female lead opposite Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer in Guy Ritchie’s adaptation of ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E..’ Cruise will play Napoleon Solo with Hammer as Illya Kuryakin, although the names may ultimately differ in the final film. Vikander will play a British agent who has a thing for cars. The character did not appear in the TV series nor the short-lived spin-off, ‘The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.,’ and is a new creation.
Based on the classic 1960′s TV show, the film has a script by Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum). Steven Soderbergh was originally lined up to direct the film, however due to budget and casting difficulties (George Clooney dropped out due because he needed surgery on his neck and back, and he wasn’t up for a physical role), Soderbergh passed on the project. The original ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ series starred Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo and David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin. They were agents of United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.) who fight the forces of Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity (T.H.R.U.S.H.). Expect
Paramount Pictures has unveiled, via Yahoo! Movies and AreYouThe1701, this new featurette and two stills from J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek Into Darkness.’ Chris Pine (James T. Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), John Cho (Sulu), Bruce Greenwood (Christopher Pike), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Karl Urban (Bones), and Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov) reprise their roles from the 2009 ‘Star Trek’ original, with new parts for the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Noel Clarke, Nazneen Contractor and Peter Weller. After being called back home, the crew of the Enterprise find a seemingly unstoppable force (Cumberbatch) which has attacked Starfleet and left Earth in chaos. Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are tasked with leading the deadly manhunt to capture the party responsible and settle an old score.
‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is directed by J.J. Abrams with a script by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof. Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is opening on May 9th in the UK, while the film bows in the US on May 17th. The May 9th opening date will see the film in IMAX 3D, 3D and 2D theaters. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ will arrive in US IMAX theaters from May 15th. The official synopsis for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ can be read below.