Warner Bros. Pictures has put together these two videos offering up highlights from the World and European Premiere of ’Man of Steel.’ In attendance were the likes of Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Antje Traue, director Zack Snyder, writer David Goyer, composer Hans Zimmer, and producers Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Charles Roven.
Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, the key cast for ‘Man of Steel’ includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive mother Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Ayelet Zurer as Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van, Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard, Richard Shiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton, and Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father.
Dane DeHaan, Alexander Dreymon & Jack O’Connell The Frontrunners For The Lead In Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’
With Universal Pictures, Walden Media and director Angelina Jolie getting closer to the start line on ‘Unbroken,’ the story of Word War II hero Lou Zamperini, Deadline are reporting that three young actors - Alexander Dreymon (Blood Ransom), ’300: Rise Of An Empire’ co-star Jack O’Connell and ‘Chronicle’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ star Dane DeHaan – are screen-testing to play Zamperini as a young man. The actor will play Zamperini from the time he was a wunderkind member of the American track team that competed in the 1936 Munich Olympics, to his survival of a harrowing plane crash on the water, to becoming a POW in a Japanese prison camp during WWII.
Based on the adaptation of the New York Times bestselling non-fiction book, ‘Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,’ by Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit: An American Legend), Joel and Ethan Coen rewrote the ‘Unbroken’ script that had been penned by ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Les Miserables’ co-writer William Nicholson. Academy Award-winning actress, director and producer Angelina Jolie is set to direct ‘Unbroken,’ marking her second turn behind the camera, following her critically acclaimed directorial debut in 2011′s ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey,’ and her first time directing a major studio film.
Walt Disney Pictures has revealed this latest featurette for ‘The Lone Ranger.’ A top-notch cast has been assembled for the film, with Armie Hammer (The Social Network) taking on the role of the titular character, Johnny Depp playing Tonto, and the likes of Ruth Wilson, William Fichtner, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, Barry Pepper, Tom Wilkinson and James Frain co-starring. The film, which takes place in 1869, is directed by Gore Verbinski for Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. ‘The Lone Ranger’ marks Verbrinski and Depp’s fifth collaboration after the first trio of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies and the Oscar-winning ‘Rango.’
The film is described as “a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought tolife through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.” ‘The Lone Ranger’ has been pencilled in for a July 3rd release in the US and a August 9th release in the UK. The production details and official synopsis for ‘The Lone Ranger’ can be read below the featurette.
Variety bring word that Warner Bros. Pictures, Emma Watson and her ‘Harry Potter’ producer David Heyman are teaming up on another adaptation with Watson attached to star in ‘The Queen of the Tearling.’ The project is in development as a director and writer still need to be found. The studio acquired the rights to the book and will distribute. Heyman will produce along with Jeff Clifford through Heyman’s Heyday Films banner. Watson will executive produce.
‘The Queen of the Tearling’ is part of Erika Johansen’s fantasy trilogy whose 19-year-old female lead was partly inspired by a speech the author heard Barack Obama give in 2007. Harper Collins will publish the trilogy, which has been described as a female “Game of Thrones” beginning in 2014. The book is set three centuries after an environmental catastrophe when a malevolent Red Queen holds considerable power.
Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled this new TV spot for James Wan’s (Insidious, Saw) upcoming horror/thriller, ‘The Conjuring.’ Drawn from the case files of married demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, ‘The Conjuring’ stars Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as the Warrens. Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Haley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver and Sterling Jerins also star.
James Wan directs from a screenplay by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes. Reuniting with the director are members of his ‘Insidious’ creative team, director of photography John Leonetti, editor Kirk Morri and costume designer Kristin M. Burke, and his ‘Saw’ production designer, Julie Berghoff. ‘The Conjuring’ is released in cinemas from July 19th in the US and August 2nd in the UK and Ireland.
Jaeger Featurette For Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ – Starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba & Rinko Kikuchi
Legendary Pictures has set loose, via iTunes Movie Trailers, this new behind-the-scenes featurette for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming action-adventure movie, ‘Pacific Rim.’ Set for a July 12th 2D and 3D release, ’Pacific Rim’ is set in 2025, the 12th year of a war against giant malevolent alien creatures who reside in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. To combat its annihilation, the planet must band together and use highly advanced weapons technology to eradicate the growing threat. Undoubtedly one of my most anticipated movies of 2013, ‘Pacific Rim’ boasts a stellar cast of Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rob Kazinsky, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Willem Dafoe, Ron Perlman and Max Martini.
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure “Pacific Rim.” When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.