In a long line of news, behind-the-scenes images and teasers, director Bryan Singer has tweeted the above image of Patrick Stewart in his Charles Xavier costume on the set of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Singer captioned the pic with the following: “Picture before picture. Tomorrow it begins.” ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the seventh installment in the ‘X-Men’ film series, commences filming tomorrow in Montreal, Canada. It will be the first film in the ‘X-Men’ film series to be filmed in 3D.
Bryan Singer recently announced that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage joined the cast of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Further reports bring word that the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor will play the main antagonist in the film. With Singer merging past and present ‘X-Men’ actors for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the director also announced that Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Halle Berry (Storm), Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) will be joining the film – which is ostensibly a sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class,’ but will prominently feature actors from the first ‘X-Men’ trilogy.
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson & Elizabeth Banks Feature In New ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Pic
With the first trailer for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ set to debut later tonight, Lionsgate has unveiled this new image from the film via Facebook.com/TheHungerGamesMovie. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ sees Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth reprising their roles of Katniss, Peeta and Gale, with Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones and Woody Harrelson also returning to their respective roles. The likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Maria Howell, E. Roger Mitchell, Alan Ritchson, Bruno Gunn, Meta Golding, Sam Claflin and Amanda Plummer join the “Hunger Games” film series for this sequel.
The story for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
Sony Pictures has premiered this first TV spot for M. Night Shyamalan’s Will Smith and Jaden Smith-starring sci-fi adventure flick, ‘After Earth.’ Formerly titled ’1000 A.E.,’ ’After Earth’ is set 1,000 years into a future where humans no longer live on Earth after it becomes inhospitable. The elder Smith is playing a hero, while Jaden is his son, considered a failure as a warrior. When the two crash-land on Earth, it’s up to the son to save himself and his estranged father after their ship crashes. Zoe Kravitz and Sophie Okonedo are also on board, playing Will Smith’s daughter and wife respectively. The script is by Shyamalan, Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) and Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana). ‘After Earth’ is set for a June 7th release.
In After Earth, one thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (played by Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (played by Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai’s craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.
Hot on the heels of the Uhura and Enterprise posters, Apple has premiered this new one-sheet for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ centering on Spock. Chris Pine (James T. Kirk), John Cho (Sulu), Bruce Greenwood (Christopher Pike), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Karl Urban (Bones) and Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov) reprise their roles from the 2009 ‘Star Trek’ original, with new parts for the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Noel Clarke, Nazneen Contractor and Peter Weller. After being called back home, the crew of the Enterprise find a seemingly unstoppable force (Cumberbatch) which has attacked Starfleet and left Earth in chaos. Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are tasked with leading the deadly manhunt to capture the party responsible and settle an old score.
‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is directed by J.J. Abrams with a script by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof. Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci. It was recently announced that ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ will now open in the UK on May 9th, while the May 17th date in the US appears to be locked in. The May 9th opening date will see the film in IMAX 3D, 3D and 2D theaters. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ will arrive in US IMAX theaters from May 15th. The official synopsis for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ can be read below. The new trailer for the film arrives online this coming Tuesday.
Following the “Sky Tower”, “World Of”, “Iceland”, “IMAX”, Earl’s Peak, “NY Public Library” and “Bubbleship” featurettes, Universal Pictures has unleashed this featurette taking a look at M83′s stellar score 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. M83′s ‘Oblivion’ score is out now.
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. Out now in the UK, ‘Oblivion’ is set for a April 19th release in the US. The official synopsis for the film can be read below the featurette and score soundcloud. My interview with Tom Cruise for ‘Oblivion’ can be read here.