“What Lies Beyond?” Featurette For ‘The Giver’ – Starring Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites & Meryl Streep
From The Weinstein Company comes this behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘The Giver,’ the adaptation of the Lois Lowry novel from director Phil Noyce. While there’s been a plethora of movies involving dystopian young adult novel storylines, ‘The Giver’ was ahead of its time, winning the Newbery medal in 1994. Starring Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, Odeya Rush and Taylor Swift, the film lands in cinemas on August 15th.
Jeff Bridges has been trying to make Lois Lowry’s 1993 classic ‘The Giver’ into a film for nearly 20 years. In that time, his kids became adults, his father Lloyd, who he’d wanted to play the Giver, died, and he got rejection after rejection from everybody in town until Harvey Weinstein came along. Jeff Bridges has took on the role of the Giver and is serving as a producer on the film.
Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer present this new behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘The Amazing Sider-Man 2,’ showcasing the all-star team behind the film’s score. From director Marc Webb, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ will be released in the US on May 2nd and in the UK on April 18th. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Colm Feore, Chris Cooper, Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak and Sarah Gadon.
According to THR, Baz Luhrmann is in talks to direct ‘Kung Fu,’ Legendary Pictures’ big-screen adaptation of the 1970s martial arts Western television show. The outlet add that Legendary is keeping mum, but the company is beginning to ramp up its Chinese-centric projects again (Zhang Yimou is in talks to revive the company’s adventure movie ‘The Great Wall’) and ‘Kung Fu’ has Chinese roots. If a deal is made, Luhrmann would first do a rewrite on the script before proceeding.
The original ‘Kung Fu’ series starred David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk who came to the American West in search of his half-brother. The show featured flashbacks to his training as a teen in which his master called him “young grasshopper,” a phrase that has stuck in the pop culture lexicon. The show aired from 1972 to 1975 and gained a cult following beyond its run. According to sources, the current script switches the action to China, sees Caine go in search of his father – at one point ending up in a prison where he must fight to survive.
First ‘A Most Wanted Man’ Trailer – Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright….
From Yahoo! Movies comes this trailer for Anton Corbijn’s (Control, The American) much anticipated spy thriller, ‘A Most Wanted Man.’ Starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Bruhl and Robin Wright, the film is based on John le Carre’s acclaimed novel of the same name. Screenwriter Andrew Bovell (Edge of Darkness, Lantana) adapted the story for the big screen. ‘A Most Wanted Man’ opens on July 25th.
Set in present day Hamburg, Germany, ‘A Most Wanted Man’ finds a mysterious, tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run. He arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue is a private British banker and a young female lawyer determined to defend the defenseless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit (Hoffman), who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks.
Marvel has set loose this new batch of images for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ The all-star cast for the film includes Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Batista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and Glenn Close as Nova Prime. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry and Enzo Cilenti also star.
Magnolia Pick Up ‘White Bird In A Blizzard’ – Starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni…
Magnolia Pictures send word that they’ve acquired North American rights to ‘White Bird in a Blizzard,’ a suspenseful drama from veteran writer/director Gregg Araki (Kaboom, Mysterious Skin), starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane and Angela Bassett. Eyed for release later this year, ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’ is based on the acclaimed novel by Laura Kasischke. The film was produced by Pascal Caucheteux, Sebastien K. Lemercier, Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Pavlina Hatoupis and Gregg Araki.
The film is set in 1988. Woodley stars as Kat, a college-bound teenager who is just discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality, when her mother (Green), a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, Kat barely registers her mother’s absence and certainly doesn’t blame her doormat of a father, Brock (Meloni), for the loss. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve’s disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother’s departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it.