The good people over at Empire Magazine have offered up these new looks at Tom Hardy for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ via the covers for their upcoming issue (which hits newsstands from December 31st). Set for a 2D and 3D release on May 15th, 2015, the post-apocalyptic action film stars Hardy as road warrior Max Rockatansky, Charlize Theron as a commander named Imperator Furiosa, 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.’
From Disney and Pixar comes this new still from ‘Inside Out,’ which is scheduled to hit theaters on June 19th, 2015. From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. Next year, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley (Kaitlyn Dias).
Entertainment One have set loose these new behind-the-scenes featurettes for Russell Crowe’s directorial debut ‘The Water Diviner,’ which is set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. In the film, Australian farmer Connor (Crowe) travels to Istanbul to discover the fate of his sons, reported missing in action, where he forges a relationship with the beautiful Turkish woman (Olga Kurylenko) who owns the hotel in which he stays. Holding on to hope, and with the help of a Turkish officer, Connor embarks on a journey across the country to find the truth about the fate of his sons.
The supporting cast for ‘The Water Diviner’ includes Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, Jai Courtney, Steve Bastoni, Isabel Lucas, Ryan Corr, Dan Wyllie, Damon Herriman, Jacqueline McKenzie, Michael Dorman, Megan Gale, and Dylan Georgiades. The screenplay is by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios. Cinematography is by Andrew Lesnie. ‘The Water Diviner’ opened in Australia and New Zealand on December 26th. It opens on April 3rd in the UK and April 24th in the US.
In Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper,’ Bradley Cooper plays U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. The book that the film is based on, ‘American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History,’ spent 18 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and 13 weeks at #1. Co-starring the likes of Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Sam Jaeger, Jake McDorman and Cory Hardict, ‘American Sniper’ landed in US theaters in a limited release on December 25th. It expands wide on January 16th – the date it also arrives in UK cinemas.
Chris Kyle might have been just one of the millions of veterans who have served were it not for a statistic. He emerged from the war in Iraq as the most lethal sniper in the history of the U.S. military, but the filmmakers of ‘American Sniper’ knew it was equally if not more important to explore the man behind the numbers. Bradley Cooper, who stars in the title role and also served as a producer on the film, says, “In some ways, it’s a universal story about what most veterans have to go through-dealing with the seesaw of being in a war zone and then suddenly coming home to a ‘normal’ life. That was very moving to me. I liked the fact that it wasn’t as much of a war movie as it was a character study. And if you look at Clint Eastwood’s films, like ‘Unforgiven,’ ‘Gran Torino,’ ‘Letters from Iwo Jima’…they are all complex character studies, albeit with very different backdrops. So he was absolutely the right director to tell this story in a very raw, truthful way.”
Check Magazine (via The Playlist) have unveiled the first trailer for ‘Dragon Blade,’ which will open on February 18th, 2015 in China (expect word on UK and US release dates shortly). Directed by Daniel Lee (14 Blade, Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon), the historic epic stars Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody, Peng Lin, Si Won Choi and Sharni Vinson. Set in China during the Han dynasty (206-220 AD), ‘Dragon Blade’ follows Huo An (Chan), an official framed and enslaved for a crime he didn’t commit. Soon thereafter, however, he meets Roman soldier in Cusack’s Lucius and the pair begin to form an unlikely alliance.
In Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper,’ Bradley Cooper plays Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who has the most confirmed sniper kills in U.S. military history. The book that the film is based on, ‘American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History,’ spent 18 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and 13 weeks at #1. Co-starring the likes of Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Sam Jaeger, Jake McDorman and Cory Hardict, ‘American Sniper’ lands in US theaters in a limited release on December 25th, before expanding on January 16th (the date it also arrives in UK cinemas).