Videos and Trailers
These debut clips have found their way online from Walter Salles’ (The Motorcycle Diaries) ‘On The Road,’ the feature adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s acclaimed novel of the same name – widley regarded as one of the most important novels of the 20th century. The story follows Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), an aspiring New York writer, whom after the death of his father meets Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), a young and dangerously seductive ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined not to get trapped in a narrow life, the two friends burn their bridges and hit the road: thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, others and themselves. In the first clip, Kirsten Dunst (Camille) and Sam Riley (Sal) dance to ‘I’ve Got The World On A String,’ while the second features Kristen Stewart (Marylou) confessing to Sam Riley (Sal) how she just wants a normal life.
Alongside Sam Riley (Brighton Rock, Control), Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia, Spider-Man), and Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga films), the cast also includes Amy Adams (Oscar-nominated for The Fighter), Tom Sturridge (The Boat That Rocked), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Alice Braga (Blindness), Terrence Howard (Iron Man, Hustle and Flow), Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia, Spider-Man), Viggo Mortensen (A Dangerous Method, The Road), and Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, Fargo). The film will be released by Icon Film Distribution and Lionsgate in cinemas September 21st. Walter Salles is reunited with co-writer José Rivera, following their collaboration on ‘The Motorcycle Diaries.’ ‘On The Road’ is produced by Marin Karmitz, Nathanaël Karmitz, Charles Gillibert and Rebecca Yeldham and co-financed by Film4 with Tessa Ross as one of the executive producers on the film. Since it was first published in 1957, Kerouac’s ‘On The Road’ novel has sold over 10 million copies, but has never previously been filmed.
This new clip has emerged online from ‘iLL Manors,’ the highly anticipated directorial debut of pioneering British music artist Ben Drew (aka Plan B). The clip shows the films protagonist Aaron, played by Riz Ahmed, caught up in a stop and search situation with the Metropolitan London Police. ‘iLL Manors’ is described as “a bold and visually stunning crime thriller, harrowing and shocking yet laced with street–wise humour. Set in the backdrop of the unforgiving streets of London, the film follows six disparate lives, all struggling to survive the circles of violence that engulfs them.”
The story for the film revolves around a series of events that inter–weave between characters and their narrative interplay; Junkie Michelle (Anouska Mond) is looking for her next hit, leading her to cross a destructive path with the raw and menacing thuggary of Ed (Ed Skrein), the local drug–dealer. Newly released from prison, ex–drug dealer Kirby (Keith Coggins), attempts to readjust back into the treacherous streets that put him away 15 years ago, and in doing so encounters local gangster Chris (Lee Allen), on his own warpath, and out for revenge. The youngest of them all is Jake (Ryan De La Cruz Indianda), who finds a dark and icy acceptance in a local gang lead by Marcel (Nickolas Sagar). The outsider, Katya (Natalie Press), races through the London streets to escape her sex traffickers and stumbles upon Aaron (Riz Ahmed), the central protagonist, just trying to do the right thing – but torn between his head and his heart. Look out for ‘iLL Manors’ in cinemas June 6th.
TeamCoco has premiered this rather excellent trailer for Akiva Schaffer’s (Lonely Island member, ‘Hot Rod’ director) upcoming sci-fi comedy ‘The Watch.’ Formerly titled ‘Neighborhood Watch,’ the film stars Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade as a group of suburban dads who form a neighborhood watch group to get time away from their families, only to end up stumbling upon an alien plot to destroy the world. Scheduled for cinemas July 27th in the US and August 22nd in the UK, ‘The Watch’ co-stars Billy Crudup, Will Forte, Nicholas Braun, Rosemarie DeWitt, Joe Nunez, Patricia French and Erin Moriarty. ‘The Watch’ is firmly cemented as one of most anticipated comedies of 2012, fingers crossed it’s a good’n!
An outrageous comedy in which four everyday suburban guys (played by Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade) come together to form a neighborhood watch group, but only as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood — and the world — from total extermination.
Columbia Pictures has set loose, via The Movie Box, this new TV spot for Len Wiseman’s upcoming action-thriller ‘Total Recall.’ Starring the likes of Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, and Ethan Hawke, the film is based on the Philip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.” The original ‘Total Recall’ followed a man (Arnold Schwarzenegger) haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air. The new story ditches the Martian storyline and instead involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn’t know for which side. Vilos Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) is the leader of Euromerica who, under the cover of protecting his people, is secretly readying an invasion of New Shanghai. Jessica Biel plays Melina, while Kate Beckinsale plays Lori. ‘Total Recall’ arrives in cinemas August 3rd in the US and August 22nd in the UK.
“Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.”
Put together in the form of a Scottish music compilation, this funny parody video and two TV spots have emerged online for Disney•Pixar’s 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.
Debut Trailer & Poster For ‘The Great Gatsby’ – Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire & Carey Mulligan
Warner Bros has debuted this first trailer and poster for Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby.’ Scheduled for a December 25th release, Luhrmann (“Moulin Rouge!”) directs the film in 3D from a screenplay co-written with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of the same name. Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the title role, Tobey Maguire portrays as Nick Carraway, Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan play Tom and Daisy Buchanan, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke star as Myrtle and George Wilson, newcomer Elizabeth Debicki portrays Jordan Baker and Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan will play the role of Meyer Wolfsheim.
‘The Great Gatsby’ follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. ‘The Great Gatsby’ will be distributed in 3D and 2D by Warner Bros. Pictures.