Screen Gems has debuted this new motion poster for the upcoming take on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, ‘Carrie.’ The film tells the story of a shy high school student (Chloë Grace Moretz) who is raised by a nightmarish religious fanatic mother (Julianne Moore), and comes to grip with devastating telepathic powers just as she reaches puberty. She eventually uses those gifts for lethal means when fellow classmates use the prom as an excuse to humiliate her before the entire school in a parable about bullying. The likes of Judy Greer, Alex Russell, Megan Hilty, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort, Portia Doubleday and Ivan Hoey Jr co-star alongside Moretz and Moore. The Kimberly Peirce-directed (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss) film is set for a October 18th release in the US and a November 29th bow in the UK. The official synopsis for ‘Carrie’ is as follows.
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of CARRIE earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
With a new trailer for ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’ set to arrive online shortly, 20th Century Fox has let out the hatch this new promo pic for the film centering on Logan Lerman’s Percy Jackson and Alexandra Daddario’s Annabeth Chase. Directed by Thor Freudenthal with a script by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the sequel stars Lerman, Daddario, Douglas Smith, Mary Birdsong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Missi Pyle, Nathan Fillion, Anthony Head, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Leven Rambin, Stanley Tucci, Robert Maillet and Zoe Aggeliki.
The first film in the franchise, ‘Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief,’ grossed $226.5 million at the worldwide box office in 2010. The sequel finds Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, continuing his epic journey to fulfill his destiny, as he teams with his demigod friends to retrieve the Golden Fleece, which has the power to save their home and training ground, Camp Half-Blood. ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’ is set for August 7th release.
Director Marc Webb has tweeted this interesting new pic (below) from the set of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ teasing some Oscrop-related destruction. Webb captioned the image with the following: “Day 77. Never go full hobo. Writer Alex Kurtzman, Rocky and me making use of an Oscorp crater fire.” Set for release on May 2nd, 2014, the latest chapter in the ‘Spider-Man’ story stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Shailene Woodley (Mary Jane Watson), Jamie Foxx (Max Dillon/Electro), Paul Giamatti (Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino), Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborne), Colm Feore, Chris Cooper (Norman Osborne), Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak and Sally Field (May Parker).
In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ for Peter Parker life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen, high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
IFC Films has set loose, via iTunes Movie Trailers, this first trailer for writer/director David Lowery’s ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.’ Starring the likes of Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster and Keith Carradine, the film is penciled in for an August 16th release.
Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara), an impassioned young outlaw couple on an extended crime spree, are finally apprehended by lawmen after a shootout in the Texas hills. Although Ruth wounds a local officer, Bob takes the blame. But four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sets out to find Ruth and their daughter, born during his incarceration. Set against the backdrop of 1970′s Texas Hill Country, director David Lowery paints a poetic picture, evoking the mythology of westerns and saturating the dramatic space with an aching sense of loss. Featuring powerful performances by Affleck, Mara as well as Ben Foster and Keith Carradine, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS is a story of love, motherhood, and searching for peace while faced with an unrelenting past.
In a surprising turn of event events, Deadline are reporting that Tom Cruise has exited as the lead in ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ the remake of the classic TV series that Guy Ritchie will direct for Warner Bros. Cruise was scheduled to star in the film with Armie Hammer, but he has stepped out of the picture to focus on producing and starring in ‘Mission: Impossible 5.’ Paramount and Skydance are now planning to begin shooting the latest installment of ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise before year’s end. Warner Bros has a script they like, and a top director who’s expecting to direct ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ in the fall. The timing proved too difficult and so Cruise stepped out to focus on ’M:I5.’ Expect news about a replacement shortly.
Based on the classic 1960′s TV show, the film has a script by Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum). Steven Soderbergh was originally lined up to direct the film, however due to budget and casting difficulties (George Clooney dropped out due because he needed surgery on his neck and back, and he wasn’t up for a physical role), Soderbergh passed on the project. The original ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ series starred Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo and David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin. They were agents of United Network Command for Law Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.) who fight the forces of Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity (T.H.R.U.S.H.).
Paramount Pictures send word that they’ve teamed up with Grammy Award-winning band Muse to feature the band’s music in the new film ‘World War Z.’ The tracks are from Muse’s latest album ‘The 2nd Law.’ Following the film’s world premiere in London’s Leicester Square on Sunday, June 2nd, Muse will perform live from Horse Guards Parade Ground, St. James’s Park. Tickets for the live performance will be available Tuesday, May 28th at 9:00 am BST. For more information and for tickets, head on over to http://www.worldwarz.co.uk/MUSE.
‘World War Z’ revolves around an ex-United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox and David Morse also star. Look out for the film in cinemas on June 21st.