Steve McQueen has revealed that his next film will be about the actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson. The Turner Prize winning artist and Oscar winning director of ’12 Years A Slave,’ ‘Shame’ and ‘Hunger’ described the Paul Robeson movie as his dream project. “His life and legacy was the film I wanted to make the second after ‘Hunger,’” McQueen said, referring to his fantastic Michael Fassbender-led debut movie, about the IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands. “But I didn’t have the power, I didn’t have the juice.”
Steve McQueen revealed the news at the Hidden Heroes awards, which is organised by the Andrew Goodman Foundation and is named in honour of one of three young civil rights activists murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi in 1964. The director told the audience that he first discovered Paul Robeson at the age of 14. A neighbour called Mr Milton used to give McQueen books and articles he thought might be of interest, and one day put a cutting about Robeson through his parents’ letterbox.
This first set of images have arrived online from the Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart-led ‘Get Hard.’ The Etan Cohen-directed comedy follows a rich bank manager (Ferrell) who is wrongfully convicted and sentenced to time in a maximum security prison. To prepare himself for his incarceration, Ferrell’s character hires the man who washes his car (Hart) to toughen him up in his final 30 days of freedom. Also starring Alison Brie, Edwina Findley and Craig T. Nelson, ‘Get Hard’ opens on March 27th, 2015.
A24 has unveiled this new (slightly spoilery) trailer and poster for ‘Son of a Gun.’ Led by Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites and Alicia Vikander, the crime thriller will be available exclusively in the US on DirecTV from December 11th and will be in theaters on January 16, 2015. ‘Son of a Gun’ opens on January 30th, 2015 in the UK.
In the criminal world, life is like a game of chess. To gain control, you have to stay a few moves ahead of your opponent. Lose that control, and you risk becoming a pawn in their very dangerous game. During a six-month stint inside a West Australian prison, rookie criminal JR (BRENTON THWAITES) meets the smart and enigmatic Brendan Lynch (EWAN McGREGOR). In exchange for protection on the inside, JR agrees to help Brendan get outside, hooking up with the influential Sam Lennox (JACEK KOMAN) to orchestrate a daring prison escape that frees Brendan, and inmates Sterlo (MATT NABLE) and Merv (EDDIE BAROO).
From Pixar comes these new teaser videos for the holiday special ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot.’ Following 2013′s ‘Toy Story of Terror’ television special, ABC announced earlier this year plans for a second small screen return to the world of Disney·Pixar’s ‘Toy Story.’ ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ will air on December 2nd at 8:00pm on the ABC Television Network in the US (no word where and when it will air in the UK at this moment in time).
During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room. The cast of ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Kristen Schaal as Trixie, Kevin McKidd as Reptillus Maximus, Wallace Shawn as Rex, Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and Joan Cusack as Jessie. ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ is produced by Galyn Susman and directed by Steve Purcell.
This new trailer has arrived online for ‘Project Almanac,’ director Dean Israelite’s upcoming sci-fi adventure film. ‘Project Almanac’ will be presented in found footage, and the plot centers on the creation of a time machine. A group of friends discover plans to build a time machine and then build one themselves. They use the time machine initially to undo past mistakes, and eventually their goals turn towards their own gain and pleasure but soon realize that changing the past has dire consequences in the future.
Starring the likes of Jonny Weston, Sofia Black D’Elia, Amy Landecker, Michelle DeFraites, Ginny Gardner and Sam Lerner, ‘Project Almanac’ is set for a January 30th, 2015 release in the US and a February 6th bow in the UK. The official synopsis is as follows: “A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.”
7 New ‘Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb’ Posters – Starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais…
From 20th Century Fox comes this new collection of character posters for ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.’ Set to hit theaters everywhere on December 19th, the comedy sequel stars the likes of Ben Stiller, the late, great Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson, Ben Kingsley, Patrick Gallagher, Mizuo Peck, Bill Cobbs, Dick Van Dyke, and Mickey Rooney. Opening on December 19th, ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ sees Stiller’s security guard Larry head from the Smithsonian to work at London’s British Museum.
The brief synopsis for ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ is as follows: Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.