This first trailer has arrived online for John Curran’s (The Painted Veil, We Don’t Live Here Anymore) ‘Tracks,’ which stars Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver. An adaptation of Robyn Davidson’s memoir of the same name, ‘Tracks’ chronicles the author’s (Wasikowska) nine-month journey on camels across the Australian desert. In 1977, Davidson traveled from Alice Springs across 2,700 kilometres (1,700 miles) of Australian deserts to the Indian Ocean with her dog and four camels. National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Driver) documents her journey. The Weinstein Company is expected to release ‘Tracks’ in 2014, after it hits Australan screens on March 6th.
Lionsgate has revealed this first TV spot for ’I, Frankenstein,’ which arrives in cinemas on January 24th, 2014. Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein’s creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality.
Written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie, ‘I, Frankenstein’ is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Kevin Grevioux. The cast for the film includes Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, Caitlin Stasey and Aden Young as Victor Frankenstein.
‘The Inbetweeners Movie 2,’ the sequel to the UK’s most successful comedy film of all time, is to begin shooting in Australia on December 7th, before moving to the UK in January. Original creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley will direct the comedy about four young friends away from home having once again written the script. The first film, which made $67m (£45m) at the UK box office in 2011 and raked in a further $20m when it rolled out internationally, was directed by Ben Palmer.
Iain Morris and Damon Beesley said: “We can’t say too much as we don’t want to spoil the jokes for you, but what we can exclusively reveal is there will be kangaroos. And Australians. And possibly koalas. Oh and obviously Jay, Will, Neil and Simon providing they’re let into the country. Thanks so much for all your support, we’re hoping to deliver a film that you’ll enjoy even more than the last one”
‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles-some of them of his own making. Written and directed by Academy Award-winners Joel and Ethan Coen, the film also stars Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham and Justin Timberlake. Grammy-winner T Bone Burnett produced the film’s soundtrack which includes music performed by, among others, Oscar Isaac, Marcus Mumford and Justin Timberlake. ’Inside Llewyn Davis’ is set for a December 6th release in the US and a January 24th release in the UK and Ireland.
What was it about this character that grabbed you? She has no filter towards Llewyn, and you get to perform some great dialogue scenes with her…..
Carey mulligan: Yeah. When I read the script I hadn’t read a character… and I said this to Joel Coen, I hadn’t played or read a character where I had more than two lines of dialogue strung together. So that was kind new (laughs), in that usually even if I have a lot of lines in a film they’re not usually so bunched together. I have this whole scene in Washington Square Park where I’m ranting away and it’s this whole paragraph and I thought, “I can’t remember the last time I had more than a couple of lines strung together at one time.” So it’s very wordy compared to what I’ve played recently. Jean is sort of the anti to every character that I’ve played over the last couple of years. I loved how witty she was and how unkind she was and how brutal. I loved the writing. I hope I’m not like Jean – she’s horrible (laughs)! We’re meeting her at a very difficult time in her life, so she’s not particularly pleasant. That’s what I loved about her; she’s as far away from me as anyone I’ve gotten to play before.
With the release of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ on the horizon, Air New Zealand has revealed this pretty awesome Smaug “plane wrap”. This Boeing 777-300 aircraft, with the 54 metre dragon emblazoned on both sides, was unveiled in Auckland this morning, making New Zealanders the first in the world to see it.
The airline had been in discussions for some time around permission to feature Smaug on the “flying billboard” ahead of the release of ’The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon said. “For our partners to allow Air New Zealand to reveal their star to the world is a huge privilege. We worked with Weta Digital, which designed the graphic especially for us for this purpose.”
The movie industry in North America enjoyed its most prosperous Thanksgiving on record as ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ and Disney’s ‘Frozen’ turned in fantastic performances, each earning more than any previous holiday title. Any celebration, however, has certainly been muted by the death of the much loved actor Paul Walker.
In its second week of release, ’The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ grossed $110.2 million over the five-day holiday (Wednesday-Sunday), becoming the top Thanksgiving title of all time after sailing past the $82.4 million earned by ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.’ For the weekend itself, the sequel bagged $74.5 million – the fourth best second weekend in history after ‘The Avengers’ ($103.1 million), ‘Avatar’ ($75.6 million) and ‘The Dark Knight’ ($75.2 million).