‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Banner Showcases Richard Armitage’s Thorin, Aidan Turner’s Kíli & Dean O’Gorman’s Fíli
Following the release of the film’s new trailer (which you can view below), Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted this latest banner poster for ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ the epic conclusion to Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy. ‘The Hobbit’ films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson and his team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ will be released in the UK on December 12th and in the US on December 17th.
Back in June, Universal Pictures announced that they moved their upcoming fifth entry in the “Bourne” franchise from August 14th, 2015, to July 15th, 2016. At the time, rumors swirled around that the reason ‘Bourne 5′ got pushed back is because Matt Damon is set to return to play his signature role as Jason Bourne. In mid-September, Deadline.com confirmed these rumors, adding that Damon AND director Paul Greengrass are in talks to reunite for their third film in the “Bourne” series.
That report also went to say that the intention is to make the Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass re-team the next “Bourne” film to go into production to make the July 16th, 2016 release slot, meaning that it would step in front of the spinoff ‘The Bourne Legacy’ sequel that is to reprise Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross and be directed by Justin Lin (Fast & Furious series). With that all in mind, E! News got on update on the project from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as they celebrated season four of their resurrected passion project, ‘Project Greenlight.’
From Lotus Entertainment comes this first look at Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine in director Craig Zobel’s (Compliance) ‘Z for Zachariah.’ Nissar Modi provides the screenplay for the post-apocalyptic thriller, adapting Robert C. O’Brien’s 1974 novel. The film is a psychological thriller set after an apocalyptic event. It centers on a girl (Robbie) who is seemingly the sole survivor until a scientist (Ejiofor) finds her farm, and the two fall in love. Another survivor, a young man (Pine), surfaces, complicating matters. ‘Z for Zachariah’ will be released sometime in 2015.
“Global Flight Plan” Featurette For ‘Penguins Of Madagascar’ – Starring Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch…
DreamWorks Animation has set loose this new behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Penguins of Madagascar,’ the animated spin-off from the ‘Madagascar’ series centered on the fan-favorite penguins. Set for a November 26th release in the US and December 5th bow in the UK, the film features the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annett Mahendru and Peter Stormare. Simon J. Smith is directing from a script by Michael Colton and John Aboud.
In PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, audiences will discover the secrets of the most entertainingly mysterious birds in the global espionage game. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then… you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from taking over the world.
Back in October it was announced that writer-director David Ayer’s DC Entertainment flick ‘Suicide Squad’ will open on August 5th, 2016. Ayer was the writer of ‘Training Day,’ and he both penned the script and directed ‘End of Watch’ and ‘Fury.’ Closely following that official announcement, a report indicated that Ryan Gosling, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Will Smith had all been approached for unspecified roles in the film. A subsequent news story also claimed that the filmmakers are also keen on adding Jesse Eisenberg as his ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ character Lex Luthor, although no casting is confirmed at this time.
At BlizzCon, the good people over at Legendary Pictures announced two viral sites for Duncan Jones’ ‘Warcraft,’ which is based on Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning ‘World of Warcraft’ universe. You can fight for “The Alliance” by clicking here, and “The Horde” by clicking here. Additionally, it was also revealed which characters from the game will be portrayed in the movie and by whom:
- Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel): The lead protagonist for the Alliance, Lothar is a war hero who has sacrificed everything to keep the people of Azeroth safe.
- King Llane Wrynn (Dominic Cooper): King Llane is the leader of the Alliance city of Stormwind and a beacon of hope to its people in a time of darkness.
- Medivh (Ben Foster): Known as ‘the Guardian,’ Medivh is a mysterious and reclusive protector who wields formidable power.
- Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer): Khadgar is a gifted young mage, embarking on a daring search for the truth.
- Lady Taria (Ruth Negga): Taria is the royal Queen of Stormwind, King Llane’s great love and most trusted counsel.
- Garona (Paula Patton): Caught between the Alliance and the Horde, Garona is a strong-willed survivor who must decide where her true loyalty lies.