Marking her fourth collaboration with director Bill Condon, Laura Linney has reportedly joined Ian McKellen in ‘A Slight Trick of the Mind,’ a feature film about a retired Sherlock Holmes. Based on a novel of the same name by Mitch Cullin, the screenplay is being adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher. The film is also the second collaboration between Condon and McKellen, who previously worked together on ‘Gods and Monsters.’ Written and directed by Condon, ‘Gods and Monsters’ won the best screenplay at the Oscars and earned McKellen a best actor nomination.
Set in 1947, ‘A Slight Trick of the Mind’ follows an aging Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) as he returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside Sussex farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days with only the company of his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement. Hattie Morahan also stars.
Nicholas Hoult’s Beast & Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique Face-To-Face In New ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Image
20th Century Fox has unleashed this this latest promotional still from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ featuring two characters who had a rather complex relationship in ‘X-Men: First Class.’ Acting as a sequel to both ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ includes cast members from both: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, and Daniel Cudmore return from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ while James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till return from ‘X-Men: First Class.’
It has today been confirmed that Leigh Whannell will direct the upcoming horror sequel ‘Insidious Chapter 3,’ for which he also is providing the screenplay. Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions, which produced both previous entries in the franchise, is producing the next installment along with Oren Peli and James Wan (‘Insidious’ and ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ director). Whannell penned both ‘Insidious’ and ‘Insidious: Chapter 2,’ which earned more than $40 million at the box office in its opening weekend making it one of the largest horror genre openings ever and one of the biggest openings for a film released in the month of September.
With the release of the film on the horizon, this new clip has arrived online for ‘Frank.’ Directed by Lenny Abrahamson (What Richard Did, Garage, Adam & Paul) and penned by Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare at Goats) and Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), the film is released in the UK and Ireland on May 9th and in the US from August 22nd. ‘Frank’ stars Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gylenhaal, Scoot McNairy and Michael Fassbender as the titular character, a brilliant and eccentric musician who wears a giant papier–mache head at all times.
Domhnall Gleeson plays Jon, a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins a maverick pop band led by the enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender)—a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head—and his terrifying sidekick Clara (Maggie Gylenhaal). It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.
After first arriving online late last night in low-res scanned form, Marvel has unleashed these hi-res images from Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ featuring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord. The all-star cast for the film also includes Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Batista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and Glenn Close as Nova Prime. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry and Enzo Cilenti co-star.
Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt & Director Doug Liman To Relive The ‘Edge Of Tomorrow’ Premiere 3 Times Over
Warner Bros. Pictures have announced a unique way of promoting Doug Liman’s soon-to-be-release sci-fi action flick, ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ which is lead by Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. On May 28th, Cruise and Blunt will take part in a worldwide event whereupon, for the first time ever, three fan premieres will be held in three different countries in just one day, “resetting” the red carpet as Cruise and Blunt race the clock to make each event before time runs out.
In ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ Tom Cruise’s character relives the events of one day over and over in an epic battle to save the world. The story begins as he arrives in London, making my home city the fitting place to kick off this global event. All times are local: 7:00 a.m. inaugural premiere kicks off on the carpet in London, with a 9:00 a.m. screening. The film takes both characters to France, where they face off against an insurmountable army of alien invaders. 2:00 p.m. red carpet in Paris, screening at 4:00 p.m. The final premiere will take the stars back to the U.S. 10:00 p.m. red carpet in New York City, with the final screening — on the edge of tomorrow — at 11:59 p.m.