Warner Bros. Pictures has just announced a June 5th, 2015 release date for Brad Peyton’s earthquake disaster movie, ‘San Andreas.’ Lead by Dwayne Johnson, ‘San Andreas’ is set after a devastating earthquake hits California and centers on a man making a perilous trip across the state to rescue his estranged daughter. Johnson will play that man, described as a rugged rescue helicopter pilot.
Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore wrote the initial draft with Chad and Carey Hayes working on the most current draft. The project is based on an idea by Flynn. The June 5th release puts ‘San Andreas’ up against DreamWorks Animation’s ‘B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations.’ The week following sees the opening of ‘Jurassic World.’
Idris Elba, Morgan Freeman and Dennis Haysbert, who all played the late Nelson Mandela on the big screen, have paid tribute to South Africa’s first democratically elected president, anti-apartheid revolutionary, freedom fighter and global icon. Idris Elba, who plays Madiba in ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,’ said “What an honour it was to step into the shoes of Nelson Mandela and portray a man who defied odds, broke down barriers, and championed human rights before the eyes of the world. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I am stunned at this very moment, in mourning with the rest of the world and Madiba’s family. We have lost one of the greatest human beings to have walked this earth, I only feel honoured to be associated with him. He is in a better place now.”
“Today the world lost one of the true giants of the past century,” said Morgan Freeman, who played Mandela in 2009′s ‘Invictus.’ “Nelson Mandela was a man of incomparable honor, unconquerable strength, and unyielding resolve — a saint to many, a hero to all who treasure liberty, freedom and the dignity of humankind. As we remember his triumphs, let us, in his memory, not just reflect on how far we’ve come, but on how far we have to go. Madiba may no longer be with us, but his journey continues on with me and with all of us.”
6 New Pics & The First Clip From ‘The Railway Man’ – Starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman & Jeremy Irvine
Lionsgate has sent over this first clip and new batch of images from Jonathan Teplitzky’s ’The Railway Man,’ which stars Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada and Jeremy Irvine. Based on Eric Lomax’s autobiography, ‘The Railway Man’ tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter he holds responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him, and his haunting past. The film opens on January 1st, 2014. Expect a US date for ’The Railway Man’ shortly.
Paramount Pictures has revealed this latest clip from ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,’ which has Adam McKay returning to the directors chair as well as co-writing the script with Will Ferrell. Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Paul Rudd return from the original film, while the likes of Harrison Ford, Kristen Wiig, Meagan Good, Dylan Baker, Josh Lawson, Drake, Kanye West, Greg Kinnear and James Marsden join the sequel. Look out for ‘Anchorman: The Legend Continues’ in cinemas from December 18th.
With the 70′s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk. Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) – All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy…while taking New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Seemingly out of nowhere, director Bryan Singer has announced the upcoming sequel to ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ titled ‘X-Men: Apocalypse.’ Additionally, he also revealed we’ll be seeing it on the big screen on May 27th, 2016. The character Apocalypse, created by Louise and Walter Simonson, made his debut in X-Factor #6. The world’s first mutant, En Sabah Nur was born in Egypt around 3,000 BC and used advanced technology to make himself an eternal conqueror, believing wholeheartedly in survival of the fittest. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more about this film as we near the May 23rd, 2014 release date of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’
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, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, and Daniel Cudmore return from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ while James McAvoy, Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till return from ‘X-Men: First Class.’
Michael Bay has announced on his website that he’s completed the five and a half month shoot for ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction.’ Additionally, he writes that the first footage from the summer 2014 release looks likely to hit during the Super Bowl on February 2nd. Bay’s post also touches on some of the director’s alleged comments about the franchise that have sprung up in the media recently. You can read his full post below.
It is a drag talking to reporters on sets. Why? Because often times they take your words and skew things to their liking? Then the crazy, lazy game of reporting on what other writers story’s reported me saying and then suddenly it becomes skewed Internet truth. So I waste my time to restate exactly what I did say, again.