DreamWorks Animation has unveiled this dazzling new trailer for Peter Ramsey’s animated adventure flick ‘Rise of the Guardians.’ Based on ‘The Guardians of Childhood’ book series by William Joyce and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro, the film features a voice cast of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law. ‘Rise of the Guardians’ follows a group of immortal Guardians who must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world. The film is released in cinemas November 21st in the US and November 30th in the UK. Source: iTunes Movie Trailers.
Rise of the Guardians, based on the forthcoming books by William Joyce, will be released on November 21, 2012. It is directed by Peter Ramsey (Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space) and co-directed by Joyce. The film is being produced by Christina Steinberg (Bee Movie, National Treasure) and Nancy Bernstein, long-time head of Production at DreamWorks Animation. Rise of the Guardians is being written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro and Michael Siegel. It stars Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law. More than a collection of the well-known childhood legends, Rise of the Guardians is an epic adventure that tells the story of a group of heroes – each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
Blu-Ray, DVD & Ultimate Collector’s Edition Announced For Kevin MacDonald’s Bob Marley Documentary ‘Marley’
Inspired by one of the 20th Century’s most iconic and respected artists comes the definitive film about his life. Discover the story behind some of the best-known music in history, as ‘Marley’ is released on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Download on August 20th from Universal Pictures (UK). This musical and cinematic masterpiece, quite possibly my favourite film of 2012 so far, will also be available as an Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, no doubt the perfect package for any Marley fan. This collector’s piece comprises 150 pages of new and exclusive material in a hardback photo book, plus the official Marley soundtrack on vinyl and CD, poster, T-shirt and keepsake tin to complete the experience. Fans can pre-order the collector’s edition here, and the DVD: here.
From Bob Marley’s humble beginnings in Trench Town, Kingston, ‘Marley’ reveals the motivation behind the music and gives unprecedented insight into the intense thinking behind his song-writing, relationships, his views on politics, family and Bob Marley’s role as a provider within the local community. Included are the historical performances at the Lyceum Theatre in London and The Wailers’ first big concert supporting The Commodores at Madison Square Garden. Bob Marley’s message transcend culture, language, and creed, and still resonates around the world as powerfully as when he was alive. Only a handful of musicians have ever achieved such an impact and Bob Marley, though his life was far too short, stands strong among them. Interwoven into the heart of the story are contributions from those closest to him including his children Cedella and Damian Marley, his wife Rita Marley, band member Bunny Wailer and his mentor and founder of Island Records, Chris Blackwell. The first documentary to be made with support of the Marley family, the film features rare unseen footage, incredible performances and intimate interviews with the people that knew him best.
Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale & Anne Hathaway Speak On ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ – Plus New Images
The Los Angeles Times has published an excellent article on the hugely anticipated conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ Along with some great quotes from Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Christopher Nolan, the piece provides us with some new images from the set of the ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ including the above fusion reactor pic featuring Bale’s Bruce Wayne and the filmmaker. In the feature, Nolan says that the principal goal of the third and final installment in his Batman saga was to create “a unified statement, a real ending, a true conclusion.” Shedding some light on the filming of “an intense sequence” with Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Marion Cotillard and Anne Hathaway for the ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ Nolan approached Hathaway after the group had run through the scene multiple times. His advice? ”Take down the supervillain intonations creeping into the dialogue, Hathaway recalled later on set, still clad in her character’s skin-tight, black battle togs. “There’s no mustache-twirling in Gotham City,” she said. “That’s why what Chris does is really special and celebrated and successful. This is not making fun of the material. It’s serious.” (Hathaway is apparently a good listener, too, her wry and savvy version of Selena has franchise producer Emma Thomas especially eager for the release; the filmmakers heard the fanboy skepticism that greeted the casting. “I can’t wait for people to see what she’s done, she’s brilliant.”
Discussing Christopher Nolan’s approach to filmming and editing, Christian Bale reveals, “The things he’s doing in these films, a lot of it I don’t get to see — I’m not aware of it — until I sit and watch the finished film,” Bale said as Nolan and his crew prepared for a scene of total civic chaos. “There’s so much there in script but it comes together when Chris is editing it. He knows what it is going to be. That’s why he’s very decisive on the set. The pieces already fit together in his mind.” With ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ presenting a story where greed, hypocrisy and false justice bring down Gotham City’s bridges, stadium and the houses of government, Nolan says, “We really wanted a cast of thousands, literally, and all of that for me is trying to represent the world in primarily visual and architectural terms. So the thematic idea is that the superficial positivity is being eaten away from underneath; we tried to make that quite literal.”
Filmmaker Peter Jackson has took to his hugely popular Facebook Account to reveal that principal photography has wrapped on his two-part movie adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ and ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again.’ Jackson left the following message and above image from the set of the film: “We made it! Shoot day 266 and the end of principal photography on The Hobbit. Thanks to our fantastic cast and crew for getting us this far, and to all of you for your support! Next stop, the cutting room. Oh, and Comic Con! Cheers, Peter J.” The two Hobbit films are set in Middle-earth 60 years before ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which Peter Jackson and his film-making team brought to the big screen in the fantastic blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.’ ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ is set for a December 14th, 2012 release date. ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ will arrive in cinemas December 13th, 2013.
Reprising their roles from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movies are Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey, Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Ian Holm as the elder Bilbo, Christopher Lee as Saruman, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, and Andy Serkis as Gollum. The ensemble cast includes the likes of Martin Freeman, who’s taking on the central role of Bilbo Baggins, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Billy Connolly, and Aidan Turner. Check out the synopsis for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ below.
Universal Pictures has unleashed, via Cine1, this new international poster for the forthcoming Bourne spinoff, ‘The Bourne Legacy.’ Directed by Tony Gilroy (The Devil’s Advocate, Michael Clayton), ‘The Bourne Legacy’ will feature a whole new hero (Jeremy Renner) in the same universe as the first three Bourne films – though the character of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) will be absent. ‘The Bourne Legacy’ comes to cinemas August 3rd in the US and August 17th in the UK. The likes of Ed Norton, Oscar Isaac Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Stacy Keach, Rachel Weisz and Scott Glenn co-star.
The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourneuniverse created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. For The Bourne Legacy, Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles.
With the films enormously-anticipated release fast approaching, Warner Bros has certainly revved up its marketing campaign for Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ these past weeks. Not letting up anytime soon, the studio has just set loose this IMAX poster for the film, showcasing Christian Bale’s Batman standing valiantly at the fore of an inflamed Gotham City. Clocking in at just over 2 hours and 44 minutes, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ features almost an hour of footage shot on IMAX cameras – containing the most IMAX footage ever for a Hollywood feature film. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is the final film in director Christopher Nolan’s much acclaimed Batman trilogy, following ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘The Dark Knight.’ It sees Christian Bale returning to the role of the Bruce Wayne/Batman alongside series regulars Commissioner Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman), Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), and Alfred (Michael Caine). Newcomers to Nolan’s Dark Knight saga include Anne Hathaway’s mysterious Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Tom Hardy’s villainous Bane, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake, and Marion Cotillard’s Miranda Tate.
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is set eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face’s crimes in ‘The Dark Knight.’ The film sees the Caped Crusader resurface to protect a city that brands him an enemy as a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, Michael Caine as Alfred, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate. Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Nestor Carbonell, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Josh Stewart, Christopher Judge, Adam Rodriguez and Rob Brown co-star. The screenplay for the film is written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, from a story by Nolan and David S. Goyer. Check out the official synopsis and production details for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ below.