Videos and Trailers
Sony Pictures has unveiled, via Yahoo! Movies, this first trailer for ‘Grown Ups 2,’ the sequel to the 2010 comedy that earned just short of $300 million worldwide. Starring the likes of Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello and Nick Swardson, ‘Grown Ups 2′ is set for a July 12th release in the US and an August 9th bow in the UK. Dennis Dugan returns to the directors chair.
The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school.
Following the “Sky Tower”, “World Of” and “Bubbleship” featurettes, Universal Pictures has set loose, via Digital Spy, this new “Iceland” featurette for writer/director Joseph Kosinski’s (Tron: Legacy) ‘Oblivion.’ Starring Tom Cruise (Commander Jack Harper), Olga Kurylenko (Julia Rusakova), Andrea Riseborough (Victoria Olsen), Morgan Freeman (Malcolm Beech), Mellissa Leo (Sally) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Sykes), ‘Oblivion’ is based on Kosinski’s own Radical Publishing comic book series.
In 2073, a former-Marine Commander Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed at Earth which was nearly destroyed by an alien invasion 60 years ago. As part of a massive operation to extract the planet’s remaining vital resources, he lives in an airborne “town” floating thousands of meters above the Earth. His mission nearly complete, Jack’s soaring existence comes crashing down when he rescues a female stranger (Olga Kurylenko) from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a series of events that forces Jack to question everything he knows about the war and its aftermath. ‘Oblivion’ is released on April 10th in the UK and April 12th in the US. The official synopsis for the film can be read below the featurette.
Walt Disney Pictures has unleashed this new sneak peek video for their upcoming animated film, ‘Planes.’ ‘Planes’ follows Dusty, a small town dreamer who longs to enter the most epic around-the-world air race… despite his fear of heights. ‘Planes’ arrives in cinemas on August 9th.
The characters in ‘Planes’ include Dusty, a crop-duster voiced by Dane Cook, Bravo and Echo, two Top Gun-style fighter jets appropriately voiced by Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer, Skipper (Stacy Keach), Leadbottom (Cedric the Entertainer), Dottie (Teri Hatcher), Chug (Brad Garrett), Ripslinger (Roger Craig Smith), Ned and Zed (Gabriel Iglesias), El Chupacabra (Carlos Alazraqui), Rochelle (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Bulldog (John Cleese), Ishani (Priyanka Chopra), Roper (Sinbad) and sports-announcing blimp Colin Cowling (ESPN sports pundit Colin Cowherd).
Apple has debuted this new trailer for Craig Zisk’s (The Big C, Parks and Recreation) upcoming comedy ‘The English Teacher.’ Starring Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano, Lily Collins, Greg Kinnear and Nathan Lane, the film follows an English teacher (Moore) who’s life is disrupted when a former student (Angarano) returns to her small town after failing as a playwright in New York. ‘The English Teacher’ is set for a May 17th release.
Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a forty-year-old unmarried high school English teacher in the small town of Kingston, Pennsylvania. She shares a small apartment with two Siamese cats and her rich collection of great literature. She maintains no close personal relationships aside from those she has with her favorite authors and stories. Her life is far less complicated than the dramas she devours on the page, and she likes it that way.
Warner Bros. Pictures has set loose this new trailer for James Wan’s (Insidious, Saw) upcoming horror/thriller, ‘The Conjuring.’ Drawn from the case files of married demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, ‘The Conjuring’ stars Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as the Warrens. Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Haley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver and Sterling Jerins also star.
James Wan directs from a screenplay by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes. Reuniting with the director are members of his ‘Insidious’ creative team, director of photography John Leonetti, editor Kirk Morri and costume designer Kristin M. Burke, and his ‘Saw’ production designer, Julie Berghoff. ‘The Conjuring’ is released in cinemas from July 19th.
Screen Daily has announced that ‘The Avengers 2′ is set to shoot at Pinewood-Shepperton in early 2014, with production due to get underway later this year. Pencilled in for a spring 2015 release through Walt Disney Pictures, ‘The Avengers’ sequel marks the latest collaboration between Marvel and the Buckinghamshire hub, with the studio recently wrapping shoot at the studios on ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and gearing up for shoot on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ this summer.
While plot and cast details have been kept under wraps, Joss Whedon is returning to write and direct the tentatively-titled ‘The Avengers 2.’ The cast is expected to include Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Chris Evans as Captain America. Recent major productions to shoot at Pinewood-Shepperton include ‘Maleficent,’ ‘Jack Ryan’ and ‘The Muppets’ sequel, while Disney’s live-action version of ‘Cinderella’ is also due to get underway soon.