Videos and Trailers
From A24 comes this first trailer for David Michôd’s (Animal Kingdom) latest film ‘The Rover.’ The slow-burn thriller stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and is set in the Australian desert in a dangerous and damaged near future. The film was written by Michôd and based on a story conceived by Michôd and Joel Edgerton. The film also co-stars Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones and Susan Prior. Celebrated Argentinean filmmaker Natsha Braier acted as Director of Photography and Michôd also teamed up again with ‘Animal Kingdom’ Production Designer, Jo Ford.
‘The Rover’ is set in a world ten years following the collapse of the western economic system, where Australia’s mineral resources have drawn the desperados and dangerous to its shores. With society in decline, the rule of law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Guy Pearce), who travels the desolate towns and roads of the Australian outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind the wounded Rey (Robert Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that matters to him. ’The Rover’ opens this summer.
20th Century Fox has premiered this first trailer from ’The Fault in Our Stars,’ Josh Boone’s (Stuck In Love) adaptation of John Green’s acclaimed best-seller. The story centers on Hazel Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), a teenage girl with terminal cancer who falls for a boy (Ansel Elgort) in her support group. The two form a bond as they deal with their illnesses. The books has been adapted by the ‘(500) Days of Summer’ and ‘The Spectacular Now’ screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. The synopsis for ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ novel is below. The film opens on June 6th.
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
Magnolia Pictures has debuted this new trailer for ‘Nymphomaniac: Part Two.’ Lars von Trier’s latest project will be released as two full-length feature films. ‘Nymphomaniac: Part One’ will open in US theaters on March 21st, and be available On Demand as of March 6th. ‘Nymphomaniac: Part Two’ will open in theaters on April 18th and be available On Demand as of April 3rd. Both parts open on February 22nd in the UK.
‘Nymphomaniac: Part One’ is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by Stacy Martin). “Part One” also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier. “Part Two” picks up with the story of Joe’s adulthood, and stars Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr in addition to Gainsbourg, Skarsgård, Martin and LaBeouf. Expect news on the film’s UK release shortly.
This latest behind-the-scenes featurette has arrived online for writer-director-star George Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men,’ which is set for February 7th in the US and February 14th in the UK. Co-written by Grant Heslov, the film’s stellar cast also includes Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville and John Goodman. Based on the book ‘The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History’ by Robert M. Edsel, the film concerns the story of the “Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, an Allied group, tasked with saving pieces of art and other culturally important items before their destruction by Hitler during World War II.
The true action-thriller focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.
From Buzzfeed comes this new poster while Yahoo! has unveiled the following clip from Mark Waters’ (Mean Girls) ‘Vampire Academy.’ Based on the best selling Young Adult book series by Richelle Mead, ‘Vampire Academy’ stars Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Olga Kurylenko, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Dominique Tipper, Claire Foy and Ashley Charles. Opening on February 7th in the US and April 23rd in the UK, the synopsis for ‘Vampire Academy’ is as follows.
‘Vampire Academy’ tells the legend of Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry), two 17-year-old girls who attend a hidden boarding school for Moroi (mortal, peaceful Vampires) and friend, Lissa – a royal vampire Princess – have been on the run when they are captured and returned to St.Vladamirs Academy, the very place where they believe their lives may be in most jeopardy. Thrust Dhampirs (half-vampire/half-human guardians). Rose, a rebellious Guardian-in-training and her best back into the perils of Moroi Society and high school, Lissa struggles to reclaim her status while Rose trains with her mentor and love-interest, Dimitri (Danila Kozlovsky), to guarantee her place as Lissa’s guardian. Rose will sacrifice everything to protect Lissa from those who intend to exploit her from within the Academy walls and the Strigoi (immortal, evil vampires) who hunt her kind from outside its sanctuary.
Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed this latest TV spot for ’300: Rise of an Empire,’ the soon-to-be-released sequel 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.