Put together by Joshua Budich, this new piece for HBO’s ‘True Detective’ is available for a limited time from Spoke Art. The eighth and final episode of ‘True Detective’, ”Form and Void”, airs in North America this weekend (and I can’t bloody wait!). The series is currently gearing up to its third episode on Sky Atlantic in the UK.
Narrated by none other than Spider-Man co-create Stan Lee, these three new promo clips have landed online for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ via Kellogg’s ”The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Web-Slinging” game. The film is the second in a planned four-film series that will further expand to include spin-offs for The Sinister Six and Venom. From director Marc Webb, the film will be released in the US on May 2nd and in the UK on April 18th. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Colm Feore, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak and Sarah Gadon. The official synopsis for the film is as follows.
We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.
Just over a week away from release, DreamWorks has revealed the latest in a long line of featurettes for the upcoming video game adaptation ‘Need for Speed.’ Directed by Scott Waugh and starring Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson and Harrison Gilbertson, ‘Need for Speed’ is set for a March 14th release.
DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing, the story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, “Need for Speed” captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting, while bringing to life the passion for the road that has made our love of cars so timeless.
Almost six months ago it was first reported that Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg - who starred opposite each other in 2009′s ‘Adventureland’ - were teaming up for ‘American Ultra,’ an action comedy from Nima Nourizadeh, the director of the hit comedy ’Project X.’ THR are now reporting that the pair are set to be joined by Uma Thurman in the film. Max Landis, who wrote the acclaimed sci-fi found-footage movie ‘Chronicle,’ penned the script for ’American Ultra.’
In the action comedy, Jesse Eisenberg will play an unmotivated stoner named Mike, who lives with his girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart) in a small, sleepy town. One night, their lives take an unexpected turn when Mike’s past comes back to haunt him, and he becomes the target of a government operation set to wipe him out. If her deal makes, Uma Thurman will play a government worker who spearheaded a secret program to create “sleeper warriors”. ’American Ultra’ is planning a mid April start date. Thurman next stars in Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac.’
After playing Nelson Mandela, a Kaiju fighting commanding officer, a drug lord/aspiring businessman, an all-seeing, all-hearing Asgardian sentry, and a possessive Detective, it looks as if Idris Elba will soon voice a killer tiger, as he’s said to be nearing a deal to play Shere Khan in Jon Favreau’s ‘The Jungle Book.’ The news comes courtesy of The Wrap. The Golden Globe winner also has ’Beasts of No Nation,’ ‘Alive Alone,’ ‘The Gunman,’ ‘No Good Deed,’ ‘Bastille Day,’ ‘Second Coming’ and a ‘Luther’ movie on the horizon.
‘The Jungle Book’ is penciled in for an October 9th, 2015 release. Jon Favreau will direct the new adaptation of the classic 1894 Rudyard Kipling novel. Favreau – who wrote, directed, produced and stars in the upcoming indie ‘Chef’ – has a strong history with Disney, and this will put him back into the event film game. He helmed the first two ‘Iron Man’ films and had been attached to direct ‘Magic Kingdom,’ the film where the theme park comes to life. Disney previously turned ‘The Jungle Book’ into the classic 1967 animated film and a 1994 live-action feature helmed by Stephen Sommers.
Jake Gyllenhaal certainly a number of exciting looking projects in the pipeline. First up is Baltasar Kormákur’s ‘Everest,’ an adaption of Jon Krakauer’s book ‘Into Thin Air.’ Set for February 2015, that film’s first-rate cast also includes Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Clive Standen and Emily Watson. After that is ‘Nightcrawler,’ a crime-thriller written and directed by Dan Gilroy of ‘The Bourne Legacy.’ Co-starring in that film are Bill Paxton, Rene Russo and Riz Ahmed, among other.
Today Deadline are reporting that Antoine Fuqua’s (Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen) long-in-development ‘Southpaw,’ which is written by ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ creator Kurt Sutter, is gearing up to shoot this summer. In ‘Southpaw’ Jake Gyllenhaal will play a welterweight champion who rises in his profession while his personal life falls apart. To be financed by The Weinstein Company, Fuqua and the studio are on the lookout for an actor to play the other lead, a man named Titus ‘Tick’ Willis, a former fighter who was forced to retire after losing an eye and was on his way to becoming a pro trainer but retreated after his son was killed.