Videos and Trailers
With the films release date fast approaching, Disney•Pixar has set loose this new “Speak To Her” clip from their upcoming fantasy-adventure flick ‘Brave.’ The film is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Merida (Kelly Macdonald) one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Merida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman (Walters) and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Merida’s quest – and serving as comic relief – are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), the surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Look out for Disney•Pixar’s ’Brave’ this summer from June 22nd in the US and August 17th in the UK. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, the film features the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane.
Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.
Continuing Warner Bros promotional onslaught, this fourth “Retired” TV spot has hit the interwebs for Christopher Nolan’s eagerly-awaited finale to his Batman trilogy, ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ This latest TV spot showcases much of the major characters involved, plus some rather awesome looks at Batman’s new flying vehicle, “The Bat.” Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman assumes responsibility for Dent’s crimes to protect Dent’s reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years after the events of ‘The Dark Knight,’ Batman returns to Gotham, where he encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) and the villainous Bane (Tom Hardy), and must confront the latter’s plans to destroy the city.
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, Michael Caine as Alfred, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate. Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Nestor Carbonell, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Josh Stewart, Christopher Judge, Adam Rodriguez and Rob Brown co-star. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ arrives in cinemas July 20th. Christopher Nolan directs the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan. The full production notes for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ are below.
Twentieth Century Fox has unveiled this new extended TV spot for ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift.’ In the film, the voice talents of Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo are reunited with Queen Latifa and Seann William Scott, and joined by new voices Jennifer Lopez, Nick Frost, Aziz Ansari and Alan Tudyk in this new instalment of the award-winning and Oscar-nominated animated series. Directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier, ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ is set for release July 13th.
One of filmdom’s most beloved trios – “Ice Age’s” Manny, Diego, and Sid – embark upon their greatest adventure after cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift. Separated from the rest of the herd, they use an iceberg as a makeshift ship, which launches them on an epic seafaring quest. Manny and the gang are challenged like never before to become heroes and do the impossible, as they encounter exotic sea creatures, explore a brave new world, and battle ruthless pirates. Scrat’s reunion with his beloved but cursed acorn catapults him to places no prehistoric squirrel has gone before. Directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier and produced by Lori Forte, Ice Age: Continental Drift is set for release on 13th July 2012.
With the films release on the horizon, 20th Century Fox has unveiled this new behind-the-scene featurette for Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus.’ Ridley Scott, the renowned filmmaker who reinvented the science fiction film genre – having helmed ‘Alien,’ a groundbreaking mix of science fiction and horror, followed by ‘Blade Runner,’ one of the most revered and influential genre films of our time – offers his signature brand of action, thrills, scares, and much, much more, when ‘Prometheus’ is unleashed in cinemas June 1st in the UK and June 8th in the US. ‘Prometheus’ features a stellar cast in Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, and Guy Pearce. Check out my interviews with Michael Fassbender for the film here, Ridley Scott here, and a joint interview with Noomi Rapace and Charlize Theron here.
In the distant future, two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system’s natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team discovers an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers. Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Highlighting a couple brief snippets of never-before-seen footage, Marvel Studios Australia has let out the hatch this new international trailer for Marc Webb’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man.’ Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the 3D action-adventure film also stars Andrew Garfield as Spider-man/Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Conners/The Lizard, Denis Leary as George Stacy, Campbell Scott as Richard Parker, Chris Zylka as Flash Thompson, Irrfan Khan as Dr. Ratha, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, and Sally Field as May Parker. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ will be swinging onto the big screen July 3rd in the US and July 4th in the UK.
One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures.
“There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne.” Starting the week in fine fashion, Warner Bros has released these two promo images and a fordeboding, tension-filled TV spot for Chrisopher Nolan’s third and final installment in his Batman franchise, ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ The 30-second video showcases some brief new snippets of footage and highlights some of the films major characters in Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne/Batman, Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Tom Hardy’s Bane; Batman’s new physically imposing and intellectual foe, Gary Oldman’s Commissioner Jim Gordon, Michael Caine’s Alfred and Morgan Freeman’s Lucius Fox.
Currently the plot for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is being kept under lock and key. Judging by the films recent promotional material, latest theatrical trailer, and the two previous installments in Nolan’s Batman trilogy, ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘The Dark Knight,’ I think it’s safe to say that we can expect something E P I C! ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, Michael Caine as Alfred, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate. Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Nestor Carbonell, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Josh Stewart, Christopher Judge, Adam Rodriguez and Rob Brown co-star. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ arrives in cinemas July 20th. Christopher Nolan directs the film from a screenplay he wrote with Jonathan Nolan. The official synopsis for ‘The Dark Knight Rises is below.