Videos and Trailers
Paramount Pictures has unveiled, via Regal Cinemas, this new extended TV spot for ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation.’ The action sequel has Channing Tatum (Duke), Ray Park (Snake Eyes), and Byung-hun Lee (Storm Shadow) reprising their roles from the first film, while the likes of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (Roadblock), Adrianne Palicki (Lady Jaye), RZA (Blind Master), D.J. Cotrona (Flint), Joseph Mazzello (Mouse), Walton Goggins (Warden Nigel James), Elodie Yung (Jinx) and Bruce Willis (General Joe Colton) all join this second installment. Released on March 27th, the film is directed by Jon Chu (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Step Up 2: The Streets).
A follow-up to the 2009 release ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,’ which grossed more than $300 million worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with Hasbro and di Bonaventura Pictures, presents G.I. Joe: Retaliation. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy, Cobra, they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner, written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe® characters, the film is scheduled to be released on March 28, 2013.
Paramount Pictures has debuted this second trailer for the upcoming post-apocalyptic zombie flick, ’World War Z.’ Based on Max Brooks’ rather fantastic novel, and featuring a stellar cast of Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Anthony Mackie, Julia Levy-Boeken, Bryan Cranston and James Badge Dale, ‘World War Z’ details the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse from the perspective of survivors as varied as mercenaries, US government officials, and impoverished Palestinians.
Set 10 years after a global zombie epidemic, ’World War Z’ follows Max Brooks (Brad Pitt), who driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. ‘World War Z’ is the result. Look out for the film in cinemas on June 21st. Mark Forster directs.
“The Story” Featurette For Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ – Starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson & Vincent Cassel
Fox Searchlight has unveiled this new behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Trance,’ the latest film by Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle. The psychological heist-thriller follows a fine art auctioneer, mixed up with a criminal gang, who join forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. ’Trance’ stars James McAvoy (Atonement, X-Men First Class), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, Mesrine) and Rosario Dawson (Seven Pounds, Sin City). The film is set for a March 27th release in the UK and a April 5th release in the US. My interview with Danny Boyle for ‘Trance’ can be read here, while my Rosario Dawson interview can be read here (more to come).
Fine art auctioneer Simon (McAvoy), in league with a gang led by underworld boss Franck (Cassel), plots the audacious theft of a masterpiece by Goya from a major public auction. When Simon double-crosses the gang during the robbery, Franck retaliates violently and knocks him unconscious.
Universal Pictures has set loose these two TV spots 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 two TV spots.
Always one to keep people up to date with his latest projects, Vin Diesel has took to his hugely popular Facebook account (40+ million likes) to release this first look teaser for his upcoming sci-fi-thriller, ’Riddick.’ The film, written and directed by David Twohy (The Chronicles of Riddick, A Perfect Getaway), also stars Katee Sackoff, Jordi Molla, Karl Urban, Matt Nable, Bokeem Woodbine, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Dave Bautista, Keri Hilson and Nolan Funk. Universal Pictures has set a September 6th release for ‘Riddick.’
The latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000′s hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004′s The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy. The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.
Sony Pictures has released, via Yahoo! Movies, this creepy new clip from Fede Alvarez’s ‘Evil Dead’ remake. Approved and produced by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, this new adaptation of Raimi’s horror classic stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, and Elizabeth Blackmore. ’Evil Dead’ arrives in cinemas on April 5th in the US and April 19th in the UK. If you missed the insane red band trailer for the film you can view it here. Please be warned, the red band trailer has blood, gore and disturbing images aplenty! User discretion is advised.
The official synopsis for ‘Evil Dead’ is as follows, “In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.