A new batch of clips have arrived online for ‘Whiplash,’ which is led by Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. Directed and written by Damien Chazelle (Guy And Madeline On A Park Bench), ‘Whiplash’ is adapted from a short film that won Sundance’s jury award for fiction in 2013 (also written and directed by Chazelle). Earlier this year the film won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance.
Scarlett Johansson has reportedly been offered the lead role in the live-action adaptation of ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ which Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is directing for DreamWorks. Based on the popular Japanese manga created by Masamune Shirow, the story follows the exploits of a member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime. ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street‘ star Margot Robbie was initially said to be in talks for the role, but those talks fizzled.
The 1995 anime influenced a number of prominent filmmakers. The Wachowskis, the creators of ‘The Matrix’ and its sequels, showed it to producer Joel Silver, saying, “We wanna do that for real.” Other parallels have been drawn to James Cameron’s ‘Avatar,’ Steven Spielberg’s ‘AI: Artificial Intelligence,’ and Jonathan Mostow’s ‘Surrogates,’ among others. The ‘Ghost in the Shell’ anime was written by Kazunori Itō, directed by Mamoru Oshii, animated by Production I.G, and featured the voices of Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ōtsuka and Iemasa Kayumi.
This first trailer has landed online from ‘Top Five,’ which is written by, directed by and stars Chris Rock. The comedy film sparked a major bidding war in September after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival to rave reviews. Paramount Pictures eventually picked up the project for a whopping $12.5 million and will release ‘Top Five’ on December 12th in the US and January 16th in the UK.
In ‘Top Five,’ Chris Rock plays Andre Allen, a successful comedian and movie star whose work was recently ravaged by a New York Times critic. His fiancée (Gabrielle Union) wants him to help her with her reality show while his agent (Kevin Hart) just wants him to make his next blockbuster. Instead, he teams with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) to make a serious documentary about the Haitian revolution. The likes of JB Smoove, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, DMX, Jay Pharoah, Anders Holm and Michael Che also star.
“We All Have Our Demons”: New Extended TV Spot For ‘Horns’ – Starring Daniel Radcliffe & Juno Temple
Lionsgate UK has debuted this new TV spot for the fantasy/thriller ‘Horns.’ Directed by Alexandre Aja (Piranha 3D, High Tension) and based on Joe Hill’s popular novel of the same name, ‘Horns’ follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his longtime girlfriend (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses – an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes this first snippet of footage from their upcoming short film ‘Feast,’ which will be shown before Disney’s Marvel adaptation ‘Big Hero 6.’ ‘Feast’ is from first-time director Patrick Osborne, who was head of animation on Disney’s stellar 2012 short ‘Paperman,’ which won both an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 85th Academy Awards, and the Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject at the 40th Annie Awards. ‘Paperman’ was the first animated short film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios to win an Academy Award since ‘It’s Tough to Be a Bird’ in 1970.
Cool DC Movie Art For Ezra Miller’s The Flash, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman & Ray Fisher’s Cyborg
Just yesterday it was announced that ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ and ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ actor Ezra Miller will play The Flash in the DC Cinematic Universe, and today we have this great piece of fan-made concept art by Huy “Wee” Dinh. Warner Bros. Pictures will release a slate of at least 10 movies – as well as stand-alone Batman and Superman films – from 2016 through 2020 that expands their prized universe of characters: