The Mad Butcher has put together this great poster for Disney and Lucasfilm’s ‘Star Wars: Episode VII,’ which will be directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Michael Arndt and is scheduled for a 2015 release. The Mad Butcher’s description for the poster is as follows: “Done in more or less the same style as my previous poster, this one is part of a triptych that will include the returning characters from the original movies, the first being Luke Skywalker. Full disclosure: A part of the moutain scenery was taken from the Mondo poster of “John Carter”. I try not to use official artwork as often as possible. However, I used the John Carter art in a temporary capacity, before adding in my own background. After working on it for while, I realized it worked beautifully as it was and decided to leave it like that. A lot of hours were still spent on the rest of the image, I assure you.” The Mad Butcher’s previous poster for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ can be viewed below.
Word out of the Cannes Film Festival is that Olga Kurylenko, Luke Bracey and Bill Smitrovich have joined Pierce Brosnan’s longtime passion project, ‘November Man,’ The film, being directed by Roger Donaldson from a script by Michael Finch and Karl Gajdusek, will shoot in Europe. It stars Brosnan as an ex-CIA operative hunting for a woman (Kurylenko) who has the key to an international conspiracy.
Pierce Bronson has called the project, which is based on Bill Granger’s novel ‘There are No Spies,’ part of a series of bestselling espionage novels, a “labor of love.” Roger Donaldson is not only reuniting with Bronsan, who he worked with on ‘Dante’s Peak,’ but also with Bill Smitrovich, who was in ‘Thirteen Days.’ Filming commences on ‘November Man’ from May 20th.
Image Entertainment Acquires ‘Last Love’ – Starring Michael Caine, Clémence Poésy & Gillian Anderson
Image Entertainment send word that they’ve acquired all US rights to the romantic drama ‘Last Love,’ which is based on Francoise Dorner’s French novel “La Douceur Assassine.” Starring Oscar winner Michael Caine, who recently signed on to star in ‘Interstellar’ – his 6th Christopher Nolan film, ‘Last Love’ is written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck (Mostly Martha), and co-stars Clémence Poésy (In Bruges, 127 Hours), Justin Kirk (Goats, Showtime’s “Weeds”), Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”) and Jane Alexander (Dream House, Terminator Salvation). The film will be released via ultra VOD in October and then theatrically in markets across the country. Expect a confirmed worldwide release schedule shortly.
‘Last Love’ stars Michael Caine as a lonely American widower who learns to love life again after a chance meeting with a young woman (Clémence Poésy) while living in Paris. The film, scored by Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer, was filmed entirely in Paris, France. “The legendary Michael Caine delivers an outstanding performance in this film,” said Bill Bromiley, chief acquisitions officer for Image Entertainment. “His versatility and presence on screen command respect from peers and audiences alike. We are proud to distribute another great work from one of the greatest actors of all time.”
Dev Patel To Play Famed Mathematician In ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan’
THR bring word that Dev Patel has taken the title role in ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan.’ Patel, star of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,’ will portray the mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, who was plucked from obscurity in Edwardian India and brought to The University of Cambridge. Principal photography is expected to begin on ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan’ in the UK and India in the fall. Matthew Brown, who wrote the screenplay based on the book by Robert Kanigel, will direct. Brown also wrote ‘London Town,’ which is set to star Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The synopsis for Kanigel’s book can be read below.
In 1913, a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy, begging the pre-eminent English mathematician’s opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Realising the letter was the work of a genius, Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most improbable and productive collaborations ever chronicled.
Momentum Pictures has revealed, via Empire Magazine, this new trailer for Nick Murphy’s upcoming film, ‘Blood.’ The film’s top-notch cast includes Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Brian Cox and Stephan Graham. ‘Blood’ is described as a psychological thriller which charts the moral collapse of a close police family.
Two brothers (Bettany and Graham), both cops, are smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father (Cox). Unspoken secrets and unvoiced suspicions drive the ominous suspense as the brothers spiral into an obsessive confrontation between crimes of the present and crimes of the past. The film was produced by Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, The Kite Runner, Jarhead), the BBC, and executive produced by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes. ‘Blood’ is set for May 31st in the UK. Expect an announcement for the film’s international release schedule shortly.
Houzerart has created this top-notch retro poster for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot, ‘Man of Steel.’ Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, the key cast for the enormously anticipated film includes Oscar nominee Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon as General Zod, Academy Award winner Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Oscar nominee Diane Lane as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive mother Martha Kent, Oscar nominee Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Ayelet Zurer as Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van, Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard, Richard Shiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton, and Academy Award winner Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father.
Landing in cinemas on June 14th, ‘Man of Steel’ is from director Zack Snyder and producers Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy) from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. The official synopsis and production notes for ‘Man of Steel’ can be read below.