This first image has arrived online from Chris Evans’ feature directorial debut ’Before We Go.’ Written by Ron Bass, the movie follows two people who meet in a train station and share a night of romantic adventures before the woman must catch the next train back to New York. Evans plays a down-on-his-luck saxophone player who helps a young woman (Alice Eve) in need and ends up falling for her. The official synopsis for ‘Before We Go’ is as follows: “Set in Manhattan, the story follows two strangers after their serendipitous meeting in Grand Central. Over the course of one night, they form an unlikely bond and the conflicts in their own lives become the basis for exploration into each other and themselves.” The romantic drama will premier at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival in September.
In ‘Hercules,’ Dwayne Johnson stars as the titular demigod renowned for his mighty deeds and valor. In this take on the myth, Hercules is a man struggling to live up to his own lore in a world of fearsome villainy. This version of Hercules is an icon who has vanquished lions and hellhounds, and is publicly feared and revered as a super-human champion; but deep within, he remains wounded by tragedy and uncertain of his legacy. Accompanied by five faithful companions, he travels the empire selling his services for gold and using his formidable reputation to intimidate his enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of neighboring Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a terrifying warlord, Hercules can no longer skate by on the folklore surrounding him. He must learn to embrace his own myth and become the hero people believe in. ‘Hercules’ will be distributed worldwide on July 25th and co-stars the likes of Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Aksel Hennie, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Tobias Santelmann and Reece Ritchie. Brett Ratner directs.
I know you’ve wanted to play Hercules since you first broke into movies, almost 15 years ago. And I can imagine there may have been some false starts and times it looked like it wasn’t going to happen? Can you talk a little about the process of getting this film made and the take on the character you wanted to put forth…
Dwayne Johnson: Sure thing. ‘Hercules’ has been a passion project of mine for a very, very, very long time. When I first broke into Hollywood, it was one of the first properties that I asked about and I was curious about. I really wanted to make it, and that was almost 15 years ago. At that time I broke in making ‘The Mummy Returns,’ which then spawned ‘The Scorpion King’ – which was fairly close to ‘Hercules,’ in terms of tone. So we put ‘Hercules’ on the back-burner… and at that time, I didn’t have the ability to green-light anything (laughs). But I had been focused on making it one day. Plus growing up, I had always admired and had a great appreciation for individuals who were strong and who were able to accomplish things with their hands – and certainly Hercules is one of them. And actually ten years ago we actually started talking about it in terms of developing it and now we’re here. And with this film, we wanted to give audiences a Hercules they’ve never seen before. When we meet Hercules in this movie, he’s an exile suffering with regrets, fighting only for gold – he’s a mercenary. He has to overcome his demons and find his heart to become the man people want him to be.
New Banner Poster For ‘Fury’ – Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña…
Columbia Pictures have let out the hatch this new banner for writer-director David Ayer’s WWII drama, ‘Fury.’ Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña, Scott Eastwood, Xavier Samuel and Brad William Henke, the film will be released on November 12th in the US and October 24th in the UK and Ireland.
‘Fury’ is set at the very end of World War II, in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
New Full-Length Trailer For ‘If I Stay’ – Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley & Mireille Enos
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the latest trailer for the feature adaptation of Gayle Forman’s 2009 novel ’If I Stay.’ From director R.J. Cutler, the dramatic thriller stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Jamie Blackley, Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds, and Stacy Keach. ‘If I Stay’ is the story of the gifted classical musician Mia (Moretz) and her boyfriend, Adam (Blackley), an up and coming indie-rock star. Torn between two paths in life, her art or her relationship, Mia is forced to make an even starker choice between life and death when she is caught in a fatal car accident with her family one snowy morning in Oregon. ‘If I Stay’ opens in theaters on August 22nd in the US and August 29th in the UK.
Following the announcement that the film will feature at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, these three new pics have arrived online for Zhang Yimou’s ‘Coming Home.’ Inspired by Yan Geling’s “The Criminal Lu Yanshi” with a screenplay written by Jingshi Zou, ‘Coming Home’ is a romance drama chronicling the journey of a Chinese dissident (Chen Daoming) from the 1920′s to the 1990′s. The film reunites the director with his ‘Red Sorghum’ and ‘Raise the Red Lantern’ star Gong Li.
‘Coming Home’ marks the twelfth collaboration between the Sony Pictures Classics team and Zhang Yimou, dating back to the 1991 Orion Classics release of ‘Raise the Red Lantern.’ Other films include ‘House of Flying Daggers,’ ‘Shanghai Triad,’ ‘The Story of Qiu Ju’ and ‘Curse of the Golden Flower.’ The film will also be Sony Pictures Classics’ sixth collaboration with Producer Bill Kong which began in 2000 with Ang Lee’s Academy Award winning ’Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.’ Expect release info shortly.
Fox Searchlight has unleashed this new Dutch poster for Michael R. Roskam’s (Bullhead) much-anticipated ‘The Drop,’ which is set for a September 19th release date in the US and a November 14th bow in the UK and Ireland. The film, formerly known as ‘Animal Rescue,’ stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Gandolfini, John Ortiz and James Frecheville.
‘The Drop’ focuses on a man (Tom Hardy) who wants to shed his criminal path but somehow gets mixed up in a bad heist and a killing resulting from a lost and contested pit bull. Rapace will play Nadia, a woman who crosses paths with the protagonist when he finds a wounded puppy outside her home. Author Dennis Lehane adapted the film from his own short story that first appeared in ‘Boston Noir.’ Previous Lehane movie adaptations include ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Gone Baby Gone.’