New ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Character Featurette For Zoe Saldana’s Uhura (Also Shows Off Some Klingons!)
Presented by Benedict Cumberbatch’s “John Harrison”, this new ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ featurette has arrived online for Zoe Saldana’s Uhura. Directed by J.J. Abrams, the follow-up to ‘Star Trek’ also stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Bruce Greenwood, Karl Urban, Jon Cho, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve, and Peter Weller. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ opens on May 9th in the UK and May 17th in the US (May 15th in IMAX).
In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes “Star Trek Into Darkness.” When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Zack Snyder Discusses ‘Man Of Steel’ & Seeing Henry Cavill For The First Time In Christopher Reeve’s Superman Costume
With the 235th issue of SFX Magazine out on newsstands and available digitally today, this new set of quotes have emerged online from the outlets in-depth interview with ‘Man of Steel’ director Zack Snyder and his producer/wife Deborah Snyder. On the topic of the casting process to find their ‘Man of Steel,’ the director admits that Henry Cavill was a finalist but not necessarily a front runner until the day he came and tried on [the old Christopher Reeve] Superman costume, “I don’t even know the total number [of actual contenders for the Superman role], but a hundred, at least, in the first stages. Then it got serious and we got it down to about twenty guys and then ten and then five. We’d always had Henry on our list. He probably had a couple of guys to beat but then he came in and it was like oh my God, he’s so Supermanish it’s crazy”
Deborah Snyder expanded on the re-imagined Superman suit in ‘Man of Steel’ and where it gets its origin, “What was important for Zack was that the costume did not come out of nowhere. It had to have a reason. We go to Krypton and see this world where everything had its place. If they’re in space he wanted it to feel like a space suit, and he wanted it to feel like the underlayer that they would maybe put armor over. It’s also a caped society, so when you go to Krypton he wanted to see variations of this costume. Finally, when Clark finds the costume and puts it on, you’ve established where it comes from.”
Paramount Pictures has debuted these new “Vendetta” and “World” TV spots for ‘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 the two new spots.
First ‘Now You See Me’ TV Spot – Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo & Morgan Freeman
Summit Entertainment has set loose this first TV spot for Louis Letterier’s (Clash of the Titans, The Transporter) upcoming thriller ‘Now You See Me.’ Opening on May 31st in the US and June 21st in the UK, ‘Now You See Me’ features a stellar cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Melanie Laurent, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Common, Michael Kelly, Elias Koteas and Michael Caine. The synopsis for the film is as follows.
The Four Horsemen, a magic super-group led by the charismatic ATLAS (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of high-tech magic shows, first astonishing audiences by robbing a bank on another continent, and then exposing a white-collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank accounts.
The Hollywood Reporter bring word that Jessica Chastain is attached to star in ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife,’ the adaptation of the novel by Diana Ackerman. Niki Caro has come aboard to direct the World War II story, which Panorama is financing and producing. The project is expected to hit the market in Cannes, according to several sources.
‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ is the true account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, who during the Nazi invasion helped save hundreds of lives. When the Nazi army overran Warsaw, destroying the city and its zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. The Zabinskis also took in around a dozen into their home. While danger was always present, and her husband a part of the Polish resistance, Antonina Zabinksi kept a mix of humans and surviving animals (lynxes and hyena pups, among them) humming in a one-of-a-kind community that included socializing and even the occasional piano concert. The book was published by W.W. Norton in 2007.
Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted this latest TV spot for the soon-to-be-released ‘The Great Gatsby’ adaptation. Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) 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 – unquestionably one of my favourite books of all time. 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).
‘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.