New ‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ Covers Showcase Bilbo, Tauriel, Legolas, Thranduil, Thorin & More
The good people over at Empire Magazine have revealed three new ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ covers for their bumper January issue. The covers feature Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Thranduil (Lee Pace); Fili (Dean O’Gorman), Kili (Aidan Turner) and Thorin (Richard Armitage); and finally Bilbo (Martin Freeman) and Gandalf (Ian McKellen).
‘The Hobbit’ films tell a continuous story set in Middle-earth 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson and his team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ will be released in the UK on December 12th and in the US on December 17th.
Trailer For DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Home’ – Starring Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin & Jennifer Lopez
Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation have debuted this trailer for ‘Home,’ a new feature film from the creators of ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ ‘Shrek,’ and ‘The Croods.’ The film will hit cinemas on March 27th, 2015, and feature the voice talents of Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez. Based on the 2007 Adam Rex’s children’s book ‘The True Meaning of Smekday,’ the synopsis for the film is as follows.
When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, (Rihanna) manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.
It has just been announced that the first trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will premiere on Friday (November 28th) in a select number of North American theatres. While there’s been no official information about when we’ll see the trailer online or whether this will be a worldwide release (I expect it will be), Regal Cinemas have announced that previews will play before all films at 100 venues between November 28th and 30th. UPDATE: AMC Theatres are also showing the trailer: “We can confirm that a teaser for @StarWars: The Force Awakens will play at select AMCs this Friday! Locations soon!”
Entertainment Weekly have revealed the first official looks at Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard and Levi Miller as the title role in Joe Wright’s ‘Pan.’ Alongside Jackman and Miller, the likes of Garrett Hedlund (Hook), Rooney Mara (Tiger Lily), Adeel Akhtar (Smee), Amanda Seyfried (Mary), Nonso Anozie (Bishop), Kathy Burke (Mother Barnabas), Jack Charles, Taejoo Na, Kurt Egyiawan (Murray), Lewis MacDougall (Nibs) and Leni Zieglmeier (Wendy Darling) also star in the film.
‘Pan’ will reportedly be a new take on the classic story. It is set during WWII and follows an orphan who is kidnapped by pirates and brought to Neverland, where he discovers he’s destined to save the land from the pirate Blackbeard. Joe Wright will direct the feature film based on J.M. Barrie’s beloved story from a screenplay by Jason Fuchs. The film is set for a worldwide release on July 17th, 2015. Wright previously directed ‘Pride & Prejudice,’ ‘Atonement,’ ‘The Soloist,’ ‘Hanna’ and ‘Anna Karenina.’
A quick update for J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’ Speaking at the ‘Paddington’ premier, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Gravity’ producer David Heyman told the Daily Telegraph: “Jo [Rowling] has written a wonderful script. It’s early stages. David Yates is directing and we start filming next year. I’m just really excited about it.” In October, Heyman revealed that the bestselling author was “at work”, suggesting she has only recently completed the script. ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ will arrive on November 18th, 2016, with its sequels scheduled for November 16th, 2018, and November 20th, 2020.
Set in an extension of her familiar wizarding world, featuring magical creatures and characters inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook and its fictitious author, Newt Scamander, “Fantastic Beasts” will be directed by David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies, and reunite the filmmaking team of David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.
Christian Bale & María Valverde Highlighted In A New Clip From Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus: Gods And Kings’
20th Century Fox has debuted this “What Makes You Happy?” clip from Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings.’ Opening on December 12th in the US and December 26th in the UK, the lead cast for the Biblical epic includes Christian Bale as Moses, Joel Edgerton as Ramesses II, Aaron Paul as Joshua, John Turturro as Seti I, Ben Kingsley as Nun, Sigourney Weaver as Tuya, María Valverde as Zipporah, Indira Varma as Miriam, Hiam Abbass as Bithiah, Kevork Malikyan as Jethro, Anton Alexander as Dathan, Golshifteh Farahani as Nefertari, and Ben Mendelsohn as Hegep (not one actor of African descent… smdh).
The synopsis for ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ is as follows: From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharoah Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.