Paramount Pictures has let out hatch this first clip from J.J. Abrams’ eagerly anticipated sequel, ‘Star
Trek Into Darkness.’ 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 Benedict 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.
IMAX, Marvel Studios and Mondo have unleashed this top-notch “12:01″ poster for the soon-to-be-released threequel, ‘Iron Man 3.’ Exclusively for IMAX fans as part of the “IMAX® 12:01″ program, those attending US midnight shows of ‘Iron Man 3′ in the first hours of May 3rd will receive a limited edition ‘Iron Man 3′ print featuring original artwork by renowned artist, Jock. The film, 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 internationally starting April 25th and in North America on May 3rd. ‘Iron Man 3′ is the seventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, being the first major release in the franchise since the crossover film ‘The Avengers.’
‘Iron Man 3′ pits the brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds (The Mandarin). 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?
With the release of the Will Smith and Jaden Smith-starring ’After Earth’ rapidly approaching, Columbia Pictures is teaming up with Google for a live “After Earth Day” Google+ Hangout tomorrow, April 23th – the day after Earth Day. The Google+ Hangout is said to bring together some of the world’s most renowned thinkers, inventors, authors, and futurists to discuss the film’s themes and the future of our planet. Moviegoers can tune in to the live Google+ Hangout at YouTube.com/AfterEarth (or using the player below), as well as Google.com/+AfterEarth where fans are invited to submit their questions for a chance to have them answered by the panelists. ‘After Earth’ arrives in the US on May 31st and on June 7th in the UK. The Google+ Hangout will take place at 12pm ET/9am PT/5pm GMT.
The “After Earth Day” Google+ Hangout will be moderated by futurist Ray Kurzweil, Google’s director of engineering. Joining Kurzweil will be Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and the co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal; the environmental advocate, explorer and filmmaker Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of Jacques-Yves Cousteau; NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, an Indian American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for longest space flight by a woman; and Jaden Smith and Will Smith, the stars of ’After Earth.’ On the literal day after Earth Day, they will discuss the future that awaits the human race on Planet Earth, in the context of the overall themes of the action-adventure. ‘After Earth’ will inspire a conversation focusing on the important questions we face about the present state of the planet, the future, and the environment. The participants will also explore the interaction of technology development, space travel, and ecological preservation.
Screen Gems has debuted these three new images from ‘Carrie.’ A re-imagining of Stephen King’s best-selling novel, ‘Carrie’ tells the story of a shy high school student (Chloë Grace Moretz) who is raised by a nightmarish religious fanatic mother (Julianne Moore), and comes to grip with devastating telepathic powers just as she reaches puberty. She eventually uses those gifts for lethal means when fellow classmates use the prom as an excuse to humiliate her before the entire school in a parable about bullying. The likes of Judy Greer, Alex Russell, Megan Hilty, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort, Portia Doubleday and Ivan Hoey Jr co-star alongside Moretz and Moore. The Kimberly Peirce-directed (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss) film is set for a October 18th release. The official synopsis for ‘Carrie’ is as follows. Source: Kinopoisk via The Playlist.
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of CARRIE earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
Michael Bay’s ‘Pain & Gain’ is based on the unbelievable true story of three personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) is a regular bodybuilder who works at the Sun Gym along with his friend Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie). Sick of living the poor life, Lugo concocts a plan to kidnap Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub), a regular at the gym and a rich, spoiled businessman, and extort money from him by means of torture. With the help of recently released criminal Paul Doyle (Dwayne Johnson), the “Sun Gym Gang” successfully gets Kershaw to sign over all his finances. But when Kershaw survives an attempted murder by the gang, he hires private investigator Ed Du Bois (Ed Harris) to catch the criminals after the Miami Police Department fails to do so. The likes of Rebel Wilson, Yolanthe Cabau, Tony Plana, Keili Lefkovitz, Rob Corddry, Ken Jeong and Bar Paly also star in the action-comedy-crime film. ‘Pain & Gain’ lands in cinemas on April 26th in the US and May 3rd in the UK.
What was your initial reaction to the script for ‘Pain & Gain’?
Mark Wahlberg: The first time I read the ‘Pain & Gain’ script I was in New York making another movie. Michael Bay and I have the same agent, and normally I don’t like reading other scripts while I’m making a movie because I’m so focused on what I’m doing. But my agent told me that Michael would be in town for a short period and he asked if I was willing to take a quick look at the script, and I did. I fell in love with the script and I was kind of well connected in the bodybuilding world in LA, in the early 90s, so I was very familiar with that world and those guys.