Videos and Trailers
Magnolia Pictures has debuted this new full-length trailer for Richard Ayoade’s (Submarine, The IT Crowd) upcoming comedy drama, ‘The Double.’ Inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novella of the same name, the film is lead by Jesse Eisenberg as a government clerk whose life is destroyed after what he believes to be an exact copy of himself begins working in his office and attempts to ruin his life. Alongside Eisenberg, the likes of Noah Taylor, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, James Fox and Yasmin Paige co-star.
Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite — confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon’s horror, James slowly starts taking over his life. ‘The Double’ lands in the UK on April 4th and in the US on May 9th.
Warner Bros. Pictures has set loose this batch of clips and behind-the-scenes “B-Roll” footage from ‘300: Rise of an Empire,’ the soon-to-be-released sequel/companion film to Zack Snyder’s ’300.’ Penciled in 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.
Hammer has released, via Digital Spy, these two new TV spots for writer/director John Pogue’s ‘The Quiet Ones,’ a supernatural thriller/horror starring Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Olivia Cooke and Rory Fleck-Byrne. ‘The Quiet Ones’ is inspired by true events and tells the story of an unorthodox, but charismatic professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy. The film follows on from Hammer’s worldwide box office hit, ‘The Woman in Black,’ which starred Daniel Radcliffe and has taken over $130 million at the box-office worldwide to date. ’The Quiet Ones’ arrives in theaters on April 10th.
A university student (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke of Bates Motel). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation. Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.
Empire has unveiled a special ‘Godzilla’ trailer breakdown, featuring the director of the film, Gareth Edwards. Described as an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic ‘Godzilla,’ the adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
The key cast for ‘Godzilla’ includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Sally Hawkins and Bryan Cranston. This new take on the classic ‘Godzilla’ franchise is set to kick off the Summer movie-going season on May 16th, 2014. Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is directing the creature feature centered on the giant city-destroying and monster-fighting lizard. The filmmaker directs from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham.
Japanese Trailer For The Wachowskis’ ‘Jupiter Ascending’ – Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean….
Warner Bros. Pictures has let out the hatch this new international trailer for ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski. In the film, Channing Tatum plays a half-wolf, half-albino genetic warrior. His character, Caine, is tasked with protecting Jupiter, an astrologically and genetically fated janitor played by Mila Kunis. Tatum and Kunis lead an international cast that also includes Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy and Tim Pigott-Smith. ‘Jupiter Ascending’ is opening on July 25th.
From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, ‘Jupiter Ascending’ was conceived and written by the Wachowskis, who are also directing. Award-winning producer Grant Hill, with whom the writer/directors have collaborated since ‘The Matrix’ Trilogy, is producing the film together with the Wachowskis. Roberto Malerba and Bruce Berman are serving as executive producers. Source: CBM.
This new ‘Rio 2′ clip has arrived online featuring Bruno Mars’ Roberto serenading Anne Hathaway’s Jewel with a song titled “Welcome Back.” Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto, Jake T. Austin and Jamie Foxx are all returning with new cast members set to include Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Rita Moreno, Amandla Stenberg, Rachel Crow, Pierce Gagnon and Natalie Morales. Carlos Saldanha, who was inspired to create ‘Rio’ based upon his experiences growing up in that city, is back as director, as are producers John C. Donkin and Bruce Anderson. The film opens on April 4th.
In ‘Rio 2,’ we find Blu, Jewel and their three kids living the perfect domesticated life in that magical city. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbors, he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild. Brazilian music legend and ‘Rio’ executive music producer Sergio Mendes also returns along with composer John Powell. ‘Rio 2′ will feature new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monáe, who also voices a role in the film, and The Wondaland Arts Society.