‘Sabotage’ Moved Up To March 28th – Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello…
Open Road Films send word that David Ayer’s action-thriller ’Sabotage’ has been moved up to a March 28th release (it was previously scheduled for April 11th). In the film, Arnold Schwarzengger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. Specializing in complex mobile operations, the team executes a tactical raid on a cartel safe house. What looks to be a typical raid turns out to be an elaborate theft operation, pre-planned by the DEA squad. After hiding millions in stolen cash, the team believes their secret is safe – until someone begins assassinating them one by one.
The cast for ‘Sabotage’ includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Dawn Olivieri, Joe Manganiello, Malin Akerman, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos, Josh Holloway and Harold Perrineau. Described as a testosterone-heavy riff on Agatha Christie’s ‘Ten Little Indians,’ ‘Sabotage’ is from an original screenplay by Skip Woods. David Ayer’s writing credits include 2001 hit film ‘Training Day,’ which earned an Academy Award for Denzel Washington, as well as scripts for ‘The Fast And The Furious,’ ‘S.W.A.T.’ and ‘U-571.’ He also wrote and directed last years ‘End of Watch,’ ‘Street Kings,’ ‘Harsh Times,’ and the upcoming ‘Fury.’
First Trailer For Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Zero Theorem’ – Starring Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw…
This first official trailer has arrived online for Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Zero Theorem.’ Starring Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, Melanie Thierry, Lucas Hedges, Ben Whishaw, Matt Damon, Peter Stormare, and Tilda Swinton, ‘The Zero Theorem’ is set for release later this year.
‘The Zero Theorem’ is set in a world that seems right in Terry Gilliam’s wheelhouse. Living in an Orwellian corporate world where “mancams” serve as the eyes of a shadowy figure known only as Management, Qohen (Waltz), an eccentric and reclusive computer genius, works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence – or the lack thereof – once and for all.
Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed this latest banner poster for ’300: Rise of an Empire,’ the soon-to-be-released sequel to Zack Snyder’s ’300.’ Penciled in for a March 7th release, ’300: Rise of an Empire’ stars Rodrigo Santoro returning as Xerxes, Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles, Jack O’Connell as Calisto, Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo, David Wenham as Dilios, and Eva Green as Artemisia.
’300: Rise of an Empire’ is based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel that takes Xerxes, the Persian leader who is an antagonist in ’300,’ and turns him into more of a pivotal figure. He’s a man in search of godhood after the death of his father, battling an Athenian warlord named Themistokles. The story takes place over the course of several years, but the focal point is the battle of Artemisium, which occured in 480 BC. Previous reports had Zack Snyder – who in my eyes done a fantastic job with ’300′ – pegged to direct until Warner Bros and producer Christopher Nolan signed him up to helm ‘Man of Steel.’ Noam Murro (five-time DGA nominated commercials director) is on board to direct the film.
According to various sources, Quentin Tarantino has filed a copyright lawsuit against Gawker Media after the website brazenly posted a link to ‘The Hateful Eight’, the first draft screenplay whose leak prompted Tarantino to say he would shelve the film. Last week, the Oscar-winner was outraged after details about the Western circulated. He was so irate that he told the media that he wouldn’t be making the picture as his next film. Soon afterwards, Gawker’s Defamer blog linked to the 146 page script under a post titled, “Here Is the Leaked Quentin Tarantino Hateful Eight Script.” Tarantino has filed a formal legal complaint this morning in U.S. District Court, Central District Of California Western Division (you can read it here). The legal complaint charges Gawker with copyright infringement and contributory copyright infringement.
UK Trailer For ‘A Long Way Down’ – Starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots….
Lionsgate has unveiled, via Digital Spy, this UK trailer for Pascal Chaumeil’s ’A Long Way Down.’ Starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Rosamund Pike, Sam Neill and Tuppence Middleton, the film is adapted from Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name. The story begins with this chance encounter where the four - a disgraced chat show host, a single mother, a failed musician and a troubled teenager respectively - foil each other’s attempts to commit suicide in solitude. ’A Long Way Down’ will be released on March 21st in the UK, with a US release date yet to be set.
On the 16th of February, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will present Dame Helen Mirren with the Academy Fellowship at the EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House, London. Awarded annually, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by the Academy upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games.
Fellows previously honoured for their work in film include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Lee and Martin Scorsese. Sir Alan Parker received the Fellowship at last year’s Film Awards.