This is brilliant! The awesome people over at Dust Films have put together this shot-for-shot remake of the latest ‘Man of Steel’ trailer, using only an iPhone. Head on over to the Dust Films website to view a side-by-side comparison. Directed by Zack Snyder, ‘Man of Steel’ is pencilled in for release on June 14th, 2013 in the US and UK.
Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, ‘Man of Steel’ stars three-time 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, Harry Lennix, Michael Kelly, Richard Shiff, and Academy Award winner Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, ‘Les Misérables’ tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Hugh Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Russell Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Anne Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
‘Les Misérables’ is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation – itself an interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic novel - seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Helmed by Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), the film also stars Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Samantha Barks as Eponine, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Sacha Baron Cohen as Monsieur Thenardierto, and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thénardier. ’Les Misérables’ arrives in cinemas from December 25th in the US and January 11th in the UK. My other interviews for ‘Les Misérables’ can be found through the following links: Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried and Samantha Barks (more to come).
I know you pick your roles incredibly carefully. What was it about Javert that grabbed your attention and intrigued you?
Russell Crowe: Funnily enough, I had a negative response to the idea of it when it first came to me, when Cameron Mackintosh (producer) wanted to have a meeting in London. I was actually on my way to Europe for a friends wedding, so I popped into London and went to the stage show with him and we talked afterwards. But for me, and this is probably an unpopular attitude to have (laughs), considering what we’re talking about, but I didn’t like the character in the stage show, I didn’t respond to it at all. I just thought it was overly simplistic and I couldn’t follow why he came to the conclusions he came to, you know?
Emileeid has unveiled this first poster for ‘Snitch.’ Lead by Dwayne Johnson, the impressive cast also includes the likes of Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Michael K. Williams, Melina Kanakaredes, Nadine Velazquez, Rafi Gavron, David Harbour, Benjamin Bratt and Susan Sarandon. ‘Snitch’ is pencilled in for a Febuary 22th, 2013 release.
Inspired by true events, the film stars Johnson as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. Attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission- risking everything, including his family and his own life.
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Quentin Tarantino’s ’Django Unchained’ stars Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunger Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men chose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of ‘Candyland’, an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretences, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), Candy’s trusted house-slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organisation closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they are to choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival. ‘Django Unchained’ lands in cinemas on December 25th in the US and January 18th in the UK. My other interviews for the film can be found via the following links (more to come): Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson.
What was your initial reaction when you were first told by Quentin Tarantino about your character Calvin Candie and the story of ‘Django Unchained,’ this sort of recreation of a terrible time in history? I know you’ve said in the past that you’re a big fan of Quentin’s….
Leonardo DiCaprio: Yeah. I’ve been a fan of Quentin’s work for a long time, and I love the fact that he was recreating his own history in a deeply American context, with the Spaghetti Western, sort of Sergio Leone genre mixed into it – which is something only Quentin Tarantino can do (laughs). And this character really reminded me of a young Louis the 14th, he was rotting on the inside. And as Quentin put it to me, he’s somebody that really represents the moral decay of the South during that time period. He was the worst of the worst of plantation owners. It was too well written to pass up, and I’d always wanted to work with the likes of Jamie Foxx, the great Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson… there’s too many elements of this movie to ever look away. It’s a fantasy film in a lot of different respects, you know? Just like ‘Inglourious Basterds’ was, he’s sort of recreating history. But yet there’s nothing in this film that isn’t historically accurate, as far as what these people were like at that time period.
Ten New Looks At ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ – Starring Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson & Ewan McGregor
New Line Cinema has set loose this new batch of images from Bryan Singer’s (The Usual Suspects, X-Men 2) fantasy-adventure flick, ‘Jack the Giant Slayer.’ The film is said to be a darker spin on the classic fairy tale of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” In ‘Jack the Giant Slayer,’ Nicholas Hoult (A Single Man, X-Men: First Class) plays a farmer who leads an expedition into the giants’ kingdom to rescue a kidnapped princess (Eleanor Tomlinson). Bill Nighy, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Ewan McGregor, Eddie Marsan and John Kassir also star. ‘Jack the Giant Killer’ is scheduled for release on March 1st, 2013 in the US and March 22nd, 2013 in the UK.
“Jack the Giant Slayer” tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult) into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend–and gets the chance to become a legend himself.
Yup, awards season is upon us! And with that in mind, Warner Bros. Pictures have released another 2012 “For Your Consideration” poster for the exhilarating conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ This particular poster puts forward the film for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay (Screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan; story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer). Some of the key categories that the studio are pushing ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ for Oscar recognition also include: Best Director (Christopher Nolan), Best Actor (Christian Bale), Best Actress (Anne Hathaway), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman), Best Supporting Actress (Marion Cotillard), Best Cinematography (Wally Pfister) and Best Original Score (Hans Zimmer). The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards will be announced on January 10th. For more details regarding ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Oscar campaign, head on over to its official “For Your Consideration” website.‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is out now on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download.
’The Dark Knight Rises’ sees Christian Bale returning to the dual role of Bruce Wayne and Batman alongside series regulars Commissioner Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman), Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), and Alfred (Michael Caine). Newcomers to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy include Tom Hardy’s Bane, Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake, Marion Cotillard’s Miranda Tate, Matthew Modine’s Foley, and Ben Mendelsohn’s Daggett. The story for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is set eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face’s crimes in ‘The Dark Knight.’ It sees the Caped Crusader resurface to protect a city that brands him an enemy as a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest. Christopher Nolan’s conclusion to his Dark Knight trilogy is currently the 7th highest grossing movie of all time at the worldwide box office with earnings of $1,080.8 billion. The film is also the 7th highest grossing film of all time in the United States with $447.9 million earned.