Following the announcement that the film will feature at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, these three new pics have arrived online for Zhang Yimou’s ‘Coming Home.’ Inspired by Yan Geling’s “The Criminal Lu Yanshi” with a screenplay written by Jingshi Zou, ‘Coming Home’ is a romance drama chronicling the journey of a Chinese dissident (Chen Daoming) from the 1920′s to the 1990′s. The film reunites the director with his ‘Red Sorghum’ and ‘Raise the Red Lantern’ star Gong Li.
‘Coming Home’ marks the twelfth collaboration between the Sony Pictures Classics team and Zhang Yimou, dating back to the 1991 Orion Classics release of ‘Raise the Red Lantern.’ Other films include ‘House of Flying Daggers,’ ‘Shanghai Triad,’ ‘The Story of Qiu Ju’ and ‘Curse of the Golden Flower.’ The film will also be Sony Pictures Classics’ sixth collaboration with Producer Bill Kong which began in 2000 with Ang Lee’s Academy Award winning ’Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.’ Expect release info shortly.
Fox Searchlight has unleashed this new Dutch poster for Michael R. Roskam’s (Bullhead) much-anticipated ‘The Drop,’ which is set for a September 19th release date in the US and a November 14th bow in the UK and Ireland. The film, formerly known as ‘Animal Rescue,’ stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Gandolfini, John Ortiz and James Frecheville.
‘The Drop’ focuses on a man (Tom Hardy) who wants to shed his criminal path but somehow gets mixed up in a bad heist and a killing resulting from a lost and contested pit bull. Rapace will play Nadia, a woman who crosses paths with the protagonist when he finds a wounded puppy outside her home. Author Dennis Lehane adapted the film from his own short story that first appeared in ‘Boston Noir.’ Previous Lehane movie adaptations include ‘Mystic River,’ ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Gone Baby Gone.’
These new ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ images have arrived online featuring Tom Hardy as road warrior Max Rockatansky and Charlize Theron as a commander named Imperator Furiosa. Set for a 2D and 3D release on May 15th, 2015, the post-apocalyptic action film also stars Nicholas Hoult as Nux, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Immortan Joe, Nathan Jones as Rictus Erectus, Zoe Kravitz as Toast, Riley Keough as Capable and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Splendid. They are joined by supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw as The Dag and Courtney Eaton as Fragile, both of whom are making their big screen debuts. Miller, who directed the previous three installments, returns to helm ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’
‘The Hobbit’: Fun Cartoon-Style Artwork Of Richard Armitage’s Thorin, Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel, Lee Pace’s Thranduil…
Artwork by Ramida-R.
Director Peter Jackson recently confirmed that we should get some early footage from ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ “soon” – I’m guessing a teaser trailer this weekend in time for Comic-Con (one can hope!). ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ the final chapter in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, will be released worldwide on December 17th.
Striking UK Poster For Mike Leigh’s ‘Mr Turner’ – Starring Timothy Spall As British Painter JMW Turner
Entertainment One has debuted this new UK poster for Mike Leigh’s ‘Mr Turner,’ which is released in UK cinemas on October 31st and premiered at Cannes in May to glowing reviews. This biopic of the British painter JMW Turner stars Timothy Spall in the title role, as well as Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson, Lesley Manville, Martin Savage, Ruth Sheen and David Horovitch. ‘Mr Turner’ arrives in the US on December 19th.
MR. TURNER explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies.
Magnet Releasing has set loose this first, unnerving trailer for Leigh Janiak’s horror-thriller ‘Honeymoon.’ Led by star Rose Leslie (‘Game of Thrones’) and Harry Treadaway (‘Penny Dreadful’), the film hits cinemas on September 12th. In ‘Honeymoon,’ Treadaway and Leslie play Paul and Bea, young newlyweds who travel to a remote lake country for their honeymoon, where the promise of private romance awaits them. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods. Ben Huber and Hanna Brown co-star.