Relativity Media has set loose, via Yahoo, new clip from Jimmy Hayward’s (Horton Hears a Who!) animated flick, ‘Free Birds.’ Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, Dan Fogler, Lesley Nicol, George Takei, Colm Meaney, Keith David, Eddie Sotelo, Josh Lawson, and Danny Carey, ’Free Birds’ opens on November 1st in the US and November 29th in the UK.
In this hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good.
During a recent chat with Collider, Hans Zimmer opened up about the possibility of him scoring Zack Snyder’s upcoming ‘Batman Vs Superman’ movie. Given that the composer scored Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and this summer’s ‘Man of Steel,’ Zimmer is faced with the decision of whether to revisit the Dark Knight or step aside and let someone else tackle the character. At this moment in time he said that he hasn’t made a final decision on whether to score ‘Batman vs. Superman’ just yet, “It’s creating a bit of a problem in my head right now. Quite honestly, I’ve gotta sit down with Zack and have a chat with him about what he’s trying to do because what I don’t want to do is go back to that well. It’s a different Batman; Christian Bale and what I did with Chris, that needs to have its autonomous life. I don’t want to go and now appropriate that and put that into the other Batman.”
That said, Hans Zimmer did say that he enjoyed working with Zack Snyder on ‘Man of Steel,’ “Of course I can see myself doing it, first of all because I love working with Zack. I think you can tell from that score we had a lot of fun, and I think it was inventive. Once I got over the whole ‘Oh my God I’m not as good as John Williams’ thing which, I’m different! And it’s different times.”
Fox Searchlight Pictures send word that director Jean-Marc Vallée began principal photography in Oregon this week on ‘Wild.’ The film stars Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line, Mud) The screenplay is adapted by Oscar nominated writer Nick Hornby (An Education, High Fidelity) from author Cheryl Strayed’s New York Times #1 best-seller ‘Wild,’ the book that re-launched Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. Pacific Standard’s Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea (Warm Bodies, All Good Things) are producing with River Road Entertainment’s Oscar-nominated Bill Pohlad (The Tree of Life, 12 Years a Slave).
With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. ‘Wild’ powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.
Dwayne Johnson has took to his Twitter account to post another behind-the-scenes look at ‘Hercules.’ “Honored to have these magnificent Friesians leading my chariot into battle daily. #MyRide #HERCULESMovie.” ’Hercules’ also stars Golden Globe-winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and Academy Award-nominee John Hurt. Rounding out the main cast is Aksel Hennie, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, and Reece Ritchie. Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand) is directing the film.
Based on the graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” the ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. The screenplay is by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. This story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.
Empire has posted two quad posters for Richard Ayoade’s (Submarine, The IT Crowd) upcoming comedy drama, ‘The Double.’ Inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novella of the same name, the film is lead by Jesse Eisenberg as a government clerk whose life is destroyed after what he believes to be an exact copy of himself begins working in his office and attempts to ruin his life. Alongside Eisenberg, the likes of Noah Taylor, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, James Fox and Yasmin Paige co-star. Look out for further details and a concrete release date for the film shortly
Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite — confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon’s horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.
‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ arrives in cinemas on December 13th while ’The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ concludes the trilogy on December 17th, 2014.
The film is the second installment of a three-part series based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel ‘The Hobbit,’ beginning with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and set to conclude with ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ (2014). The three films together act as prequels to Peter Jackson’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy.