If like me your dug the hell out of Hans Zimmer’s score featured in the recently released 3-minute ‘Man of Steel’ trailer, the internet has delivered, as ResurrectedXII has debuted one of the songs in the trailer, ”An Ideal of Hope”, on their Youtube channel. Zimmer previously worked with DC Comics on Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy: ‘Batman Begins,’ ‘The Dark Knight’ and last summers ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ Zimmer also worked with Nolan, who’s co-producing ‘Man of Steel,’ on ‘Inception,’ for which he received an Oscar nomination. To date the composer has been nominated for nine Oscars and previously won for Disney’s ‘The Lion King.’ ‘Man of Steel’ will mark the first Zack Snyder-directed film on which the helmer hasn’t worked with composer Tyler Bates, who scored ‘Dawn of the Dead,’ ’300,’ ‘Watchmen’ and ‘Sucker Punch.’ Expect more details about the ‘Man of Steel’ soundtrack soon.
Amanda Tolleson has painted these fantastic portraits of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. Hiddleston’s God of Mischief will next be seen on the big screen in Marvel’s ‘Thor: The Dark World’ later this year. Expect to see the first trailer for the film this coming Tuesday, August 23rd. To view more of Amanda Tolleson′s top-notch artwork head on over to her DeviantART or Society 6.
On where he wishes to take Loki in ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ Tom Hiddleston has said, “I’d like to take Loki to his absolute rock bottom. I’d like to see him yield, essentially, to his darkest instincts. Then, having hit rock bottom, maybe come back up. I think the fascination for me about playing Loki is that, in the history of the mythology and the comic books and the Scandinavian myths, is he’s constantly dancing on this fault line of the dark side and redemption.”
Hitfix has debuted five new images from ‘The East.’ Written and directed by Zal Batmanglij (Sound Of My Voice), co-written by Brit Marling, and starring Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Patricia Clarkson, Aldis Hodge and Julia Ormond, ‘The East’ follows an operative (Marling) for an elite private intelligence firm goes into deep cover to infiltrate a mysterious anarchist collective attacking major corporations. Bent on apprehending these fugitives, she finds her loyalty tested as her feelings grow for the group’s charismatic leader (Skarsgård). Fox Searchlight Pictures has set a May 31st release for the film.
In THE EAST, Sarah Moss (Marling) is a brilliant operative for an elite private intelligence firm whose top objective is to ruthlessly protect the interests of their A-list corporate clientele. She is assigned to go undercover to infiltrate an anarchist collective known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. Living amongst them in an effort to get closer to their members, Sarah finds herself unexpectedly torn between two worlds as she starts to fall in love with the group’s charismatic leader, finding her life and her priorities irrevocably changed.
‘Iron Man 3′ pits the brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, ‘Iron Man 3′ returns Robert Downey Jr as the iconic Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes, Paul Bettany as JARVIS, and Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan. The likes of Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, James Badge Dale, Guy Pearce, Wang Xuequi and William Sadler join the Marvel universe in this third Iron Man movie as The Mandarin, Maya Hansen, Eric Savin, Aldrich Killian, Dr. Wu and Sal Kennedy, respectively. ‘Iron Man 3,’ the latest installment of the ‘Iron Man’ film franchise that has grossed more than $1.2 billion at the global box office, will be released in the UK on April 25th and in North America on May 3rd. Look out for a more in-depth interview with Rebecca Hall for the film next week. Lots more interviews to come!
I know you’ve had to stay pretty silent about your character in the run up to ‘Iron Man 3.’ Yet, you’re now allowed to share some more details….?
Rebecca Hall: I can (laughs). Well, I play a character named Maya Hansen, who is an incredibly smart – some would say genius – scientist. She has developed some very cutting edge technology that is one of the principle components that drives the story: the Extremis Virus. She is involved in the whole Iron Man world because she met Tony Stark a long time ago when she was an M.I.T student being funded to research into a certain field that he’s also a specialist in – because he’s a specialist in everything, he’s a bit like that (laughs). They met a long time ago and she resurfaces in Tony Stark’s life years later. She can match Tony Stark intellectually. And Extremis, it’s a formula that my character Maya Hansen has developed, which essentially reprograms your genetic code so that you can re-grow your body to be however you want it to be, essentially so you can become superhuman. The problem is that it still has some issues with it.
Linda Marie Anson has painted this top-notch ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ portrait of Benedict Cumberbatch’s villainous “John Harrison”. To check out more of Linda Marie Anson’s work head on over to her deviantART, Tumblr, or you can purchase prints from Society 6. Chris Pine (James T. Kirk), John Cho (Sulu), Bruce Greenwood (Christopher Pike), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Karl Urban (Bones) and Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov) reprise their roles from the 2009 ‘Star Trek’ original, with new parts for the likes of Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Noel Clarke, Nazneen Contractor and Peter Weller. After being called back home, the crew of the Enterprise find a seemingly unstoppable force (Cumberbatch) which has attacked Starfleet and left Earth in chaos. Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are tasked with leading the deadly manhunt to capture the party responsible and settle an old score.
‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is directed by J.J. Abrams with a script by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof. Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is opening on May 9th in the UK, while the film bows in the US on May 17th. The May 9th opening date will see the film in IMAX 3D, 3D and 2D theaters. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ will arrive in US IMAX theaters from May 15th. The official synopsis for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ can be read below.
Paramount Pictures has debuted, via Yahoo! Movies, this latest clip from Michael Bay’s ‘Pain & Gain.’ Lead by Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the dark comedy follows a group of bodybuilders who engage in a campaign of kidnapping and extortion in Florida.
First told in a 1999 series of Miami New Times articles by investigative journalist Pete Collins, the cast for the film includes Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Tony Shaloub, Rebel Wilson, Yolanthe Cabau, Tony Plana, Keili Lefkovitz, Rob Corddry, Ken Jeong and Bar Paly. Michael Bay is following up ‘Pain & Gain’ with a fourth ‘Transformers’ film, which is due June 27th, 2014. ‘Pain & Gain’ lands in cinemas on April 26th in the US and May 3rd in the UK.