Just a day after news broke that Cary Fukunaga is attached to direct an adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s bestselling novel ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ the ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Sin Nombre’ helmer is now also reportedly attached to ‘Noble Assassin,’ which DreamWorks just acquired. Based on a book proposal by Paul Kix, it tells the war-time story of French aristocrat-turned-anti-Nazi-Saboteur Robert de la Rochefoucauld, who joined the British Special Operations Executive and was trained in every manner of dark arts before being sent back to France to help organize the resistance, blowing up train stations and munitions factories, enduring months of torture and escaping his own execution. The book has been set for US publication by Harper Collins and foreign rights will be sold at the Frankfurt Book Fair in October.
With ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ Idris Elba will play the lead role of Commander and he will serve in a producing capacity as well. The story follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who, when civil war engulfs his West African country is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters. Not only must Agu face the death of his father and disappearance of his mother and sister, but must also join a life of violence and brutality. Agu befriends a mute boy named Strika and together they face the crimes and hardships of war.
Kakotomirai has drawn this brilliant portrait of Gipsy Danger for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim.’ Out now in 2D, 3D and IMAX release, ’Pacific Rim’ is set in 2025, the 12th year of a war against giant malevolent alien creatures who reside in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. To combat its annihilation, the planet must band together and use highly advanced weapons technology to eradicate the growing threat. ‘Pacific Rim’ boasts a stellar cast of Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rob Kazinsky, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman and Max Martini.
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes the sci-fi action adventure “Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim.” 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 synched via a neural bridge, called “The Drift.” But as the enemy grows more powerful with each attack, even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.
Teaser Trailer For ‘Pompeii’ – Starring Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland & Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
FilmDistrict has loose, via Yahoo! Movies, this first trailer for ‘Pompeii,’ the period-based action film from director Paul W.S. Anderson. Set for a February 28th, 2014 release, the film stars Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Jessica Lucas. ‘Pompeii’ follows an enslaved Celtic gladiator (Harrington) who falls in love with a noblewoman (Browning) on the eve of a massive volcanic eruption that destroys Pompeii, an event that also brings him face-to-face with the man who slaughtered his family years earlier.
Variety hear that Benedict Cumberbatch has exited Guillermo del Toro’s gothic horror movie, ‘Crimson Peak.’ Cumberbatch had been attached to the project alongside Oscar-winner Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and ‘Pacific Rim’ star Charlie Hunnam, but recently left the project for unknown reasons. According to Variety’s sources, Legendary Pictures and del Toro are looking for a replacement for Cumberbatch as ‘Crimson Peak’ is scheduled to shoot in February 2014.
While plot details are currently being kept under lock and key, the haunted house thriller is from a script by Guillermo del Toro, Lucinda Coxon and Matthew Robbins. With ‘Crimson Peak,’ del Toro plans to toy with the conventions of the genre while subverting some of its long-standing rules. Benedict Cumberbatch was recently seen in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ and has the likes of ‘The Fifth Estate,’ Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years in Slave,’ ‘August: Osage County,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ and third series of ‘Sherlock’ on the horizon.
Hot on the heels of Spike Lee passing his Kickstarter campaign’s $1.25 million goal, the acclaimed director has announced that he’s cast Michael K. Williams alongside Zaraah Abrahams and Stephen Tyrone Williams in his new mystery joint. ‘The Wire’ and ‘Broadwalk Empire’ star previously worked with Lee on ‘Miracle At St. Anna.’
While not much is known about the film, the Kickstarter page describes it as follows: “Human beings who are addicted to Blood. Funny, Sexy and Bloody. A new kind of love story (and not a remake of “Blacula”).” Additionally, Stephen Tyrone Williams’ website has the film titled as ‘Da Blood of Jesus,’ although we’ve heard nothing from Spike Lee about the title of the film at this moment in time. Lee’s message about the casting of Michael K. Williams can be read below. Source: The Playlist.
With the release of the film fast approaching, Universal Pictures has set loose this new international TV spot for ‘Riddick.’ The film, written and directed by David Twohy (The Chronicles of Riddick, A Perfect Getaway), stars Vin Diesel, Katee Sackoff, Jordi Molla, Karl Urban, Matt Nable, Bokeem Woodbine, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Dave Bautista, Keri Hilson and Nolan Funk. The studio has set a September 6th release for ‘Riddick.’
The latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000′s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004′s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy. The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered.