Roadside Attractions has premiered this first clip from Anton Corbijn’s (Control, The American) spy thriller ‘A Most Wanted Man.’ Starring the likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Bruhl and Robin Wright, the film is based on John le Carre’s acclaimed novel of the same name. Screenwriter Andrew Bovell (Edge of Darkness, Lantana) adapted the story for the big screen.
‘A Most Wanted Man’ is set in present-day Hamburg, Germany, where a mysterious half-Chechen, half-Russian man, brutally scarred from torture, surfaces in the city’s Islamic community, on the run and desperate for help. He seeks to recover his late Russian father’s fortune and soon connects with a conflicted British private banker and a young female lawyer fiercely determined to protect the rights of persecuted emigres.
Universal Pictures has just unveiled this first official still from Bobby and Peter Farrelly’s ‘Dumb and Dumber To,’ which will arrive in cinemas on November 14th. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles as Lloyd and Harry in the film, while Rachel Melvin, Rob Riggle, Kathleen Turner, Brady Bluhm, Laurie Holden and Steve Tom co-star. Set twenty years after their last adventure, good-hearted yet dimwitted best friends, Harry and Lloyd, head out in search for one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.
The official logline for the film is as follows: “Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit that took the physical comedy and kicked it in the nuts: Dumb and Dumber To. The original film’s directors, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, take Lloyd and Harry on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given.”
With the release of the film on the horizon, Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed this new banner for ’300: Rise of an Empire,’ the upcoming follow-up to Zack Snyder’s ’300.’ Planned 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.
Trent Reznor has announced on Twitter that he and Atticus Ross will compose the score for David Fincher’s upcoming adaptation ‘Gone Girl,’ marking the third collaboration between Reznor/Ross and Fincher after ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ and ‘The Social Network.’ Reznor and Ross won an Oscar for their ‘The Social Network’ score.
Starring the likes of Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon, the film is an adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel that has sold 2 million copies. ‘Gone Girl,’ Flynn’s third novel, is a dark and suspenseful story that kicks off with the five-year anniversary of a married couple. Flynn wrote the screenplay for the film, which has been pencilled in for a October 3rd release. ‘Gone Girl’ is officially described as follows.
Yahoo! Movies has set loose this US trailer for ‘The Raid 2.’ Once again written and directed by Gareth Evans, ‘The Raid 2′ picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force. In addition to Uwais, the international cast includes Tio Pakusadewo, Putra Arifin Scheunamann, Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad and Roy Marten. Opening in the US on March 28th, the film will have its World Premiere this week at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
‘The Raid: Redemption’ premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, where it took home the Audience Award in the Midnight Madness section. It went on to play at Sundance and SXSW, before a theatrical release in the United States through Sony Pictures Classics. Expect word on the UK release of ‘The Raid 2′ shortly.
Sony Pictures has debuted this new international TV spot for Jose Padilha’s upcoming remake of ‘RoboCop.’ In cinemas on February 7th in the UK and February 12th in the US, the film stars Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy/RoboCop; Michael Keaton as Raymond Sellars, the villainous CEO of OmniCorp; Samuel L. Jackson as Pat Novak, a charismatic media mogul; Abbie Cornish as Ellen Murphy, Alex’s wife; Michel K. Williams as Jack Lewis, Alex’s former partner; Gary Oldman as Norton, the scientist who creates RoboCop and finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation; Jackie Earle Haley as Maddox, a military tactician responsible for training RoboCop; Jay Baruchel as Pope, the head of marketing for Omnicorp; Jennifer Ehle as Liz Kline; and Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Karen Dean, Detroit chief of police. The screenplay for ‘RoboCop’ is by Josh Zetumer and Nick Schenk, based on the 1987 motion picture written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner.