Character Posters & First Full Trailer For David Michôd’s ‘The Rover’ – Starring Robert Pattinson & Guy Pearce
From A24 comes this first full-length trailer for David Michôd’s (Animal Kingdom) ‘The Rover,’ which will premiere next month at the Cannes Film Festival. The slow-burn thriller stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and is set in the Australian desert in a dangerous and damaged near future. The film was written by Michôd and based on a story conceived by Michôd and Joel Edgerton. The film also co-stars Scoot McNairy, David Field, Anthony Hayes, Gillian Jones and Susan Prior. Celebrated Argentinean filmmaker Natsha Braier acted as Director of Photography and Michôd also teamed up again with ‘Animal Kingdom’ Production Designer, Jo Ford.
‘The Rover’ is set in a world ten years following the collapse of the western economic system, where Australia’s mineral resources have drawn the desperados and dangerous to its shores. With society in decline, the rule of law has disintegrated and life is cheap. The film follows hardened loner Eric (Guy Pearce), who travels the desolate towns and roads of the Australian outback. When a gang of thieves steals his car they leave behind the wounded Rey (Robert Pattinson) in their wake. Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that matters to him. ’The Rover’ opens this in France on June 4th, in the US on June 13th, and in the UK on August 22nd.
First Trailer For Atom Egoyan’s Cannes Entry ‘The Captive’ – Starring Ryan Reynolds, Mireille Enos, Rosario Dawson….
After just being announced to premiere the 2014 Cannes Film Festival next month, eOne has debuted this French trailer for Atom Egoyan’s ‘The Captive.’ Starring the likes of Ryan Reynolds, Mireille Enos, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast and Bruce Greenwood, the synopsis for the psychological thriller is as follows: A pick up truck pulls off the highway at a diner. Confident that his young daughter is safe in the back seat and promising to return with ice cream, the father slips out of his truck and into the diner. When he returns, she is gone.
The Captive examines how this kidnapping destroys the relationships among those involved. As the film teases out the complex threads weaving together the victim, her family, the predators and the investigators, the mystery is revealed as to what happened to the child during the eight years she was missing.
Full 2014 Cannes Film Festival Lineup Announced; ‘Foxcatcher,’ ‘Map To The Stars’ & More To Premiere
The Cannes Film Festival, the swankiest and most prestigious International film festival has this morning announced the line up for its 67th annual event which takes place 14th – 25th May. Year after year, many of the world’s most prestigious and critically acclaimed directors hold off to debut their new films at the festival. This year is no different with the these highly anticipated films set to premiere: David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps To The Stars,’ starring Mia Wasikowska, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Olivia Williams and Robert Pattinson; David Michod’s ’The Rover,’ starring Pattinson, Guy Pearce and Scoot McNairy; Olivier Assayas’ Sils Maria,’ starring Juliette Binoche, Chloe Moretz and Kristen Stewart; Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes’ ‘Two Days One Night,’ starring Marion Cotillard; Bennett Miller’s ‘Foxcatcher,’ starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo; ‘The Search,’ Michel Hazavanicius’ follow-up to his Oscar-winning ‘The Artist,’ and then the latest movies from the likes of Zhang Yimou, Jean-Luc Godard, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, among others. The 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will open on May 14th with Olivier Dahan’s ‘Grace of Monaco,’ starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly. Check out the full list below.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Speaks On ‘Top Gun 2′, The New ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ & ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 5′
During a recent chat with Bloomberg, producer Jerry Bruckheimer shed some light on three major projects he has in development: a new ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ sequel, the ‘Top Gun’ sequel, and the fifth latest “Pirates of the Caribbean movie, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.’
On the topic of the new ‘Beverly Hills Cop,’ Bruckheimer says Brett Ratner would direct Eddie Murphy in the film, “We’re in the process of getting the script finished. Paramount is very excited about making it, Eddie is very excited, Brett Ratner is excited about doing it, so I think we’re moving forward. Hopefully we’ll start end of summer, beginning of fall and get rolling on it. We’re going to take Eddie back to Detroit – he’s going to be in Beverly Hills and we take him to Detroit. So we’re going to have some fun with him, he’s really excited about doing it.”
According to THR, Fox 2000 is developing a sequel to ’Mrs. Doubtfire,’ which would reunite director Chris Columbus and star Robin Williams. David Berenbaum, who wrote ‘Elf,’ is writing the script. The 1993 movie starred Williams as a struggling actor and recently divorced father of three who, in order to be closer to his children, takes on the persona of a Scottish nanny, Euphegenia Doubtfire. Hilarity, misunderstandings and family love ensued to the tune of $441,286,195 million at the worldwide box office, and Williams won a Golden Globe in the best actor in a musical/comedy category while the movie won the Globe for best comedy/musical.
A sequel has been in development since 2001, but despite many drafts and writers hired, the project ran out of steam and has been inactive for years, mainly due to Chris Columbus and Robin Williams not sparking to any new take. The project became active again early this year with David Berenbaum’s involvement and while the outlet stress it’s too soon to predict if all the elements will ultimately come together, Williams and Columbus are attached and hopeful about the outcome.
‘San Andreas’ To Start Filming On Tuesday; Synopsis & Cast Revealed (Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario…)
Hot on the heels of a new production image, New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures send word that principal photography begins next Tuesday (April 22nd), on location in Australia for ‘San Andreas.’ The action thriller reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.’ The film also stars Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Archie Panjabi, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, and Art Parkinson. ‘San Andreas’ is slated to open in theatres on June 5th, 2015. The film will be shot on location in The Gold Coast and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The new synopsis for the film is as follows: After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning, and when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.