Hammer has revealed this latest trailer for ‘The Quiet Ones.’ Writer/director John Pogue’s supernatural thriller/horror stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin, Erin Richards, Olivia Cooke and Rory Fleck-Byrne. ‘The Quiet Ones’ is inspired by true events and tells the story of an unorthodox, but charismatic professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist from negative human energy. The film follows on from Hammer’s worldwide box office hit, ‘The Woman in Black,’ which starred Daniel Radcliffe and has taken over $130 million at the box-office worldwide to date. ’The Quiet Ones’ arrives in theaters on April 10th in the UK and April 25th in the US.
A university student (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment — to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke of Bates Motel). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation. Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.
‘Need For Speed’ centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey’s shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out west. Directed by Scott Waugh and also starring Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Michael Keaton, Dakota Johnson and Harrison Gilbertson, ‘Need for Speed’ is set for a March 14th release.
Can you recall your first reaction to the script, and also Scott Waugh’s pitch to you about playing Tobey?
Aaron Paul: It was such a fun ride when I read the script. I was blown away by the story, the characters and I was instantly invested in it. And then the idea of jumping behind the wheel of all of these cars and driving around the country, very fast, that was exciting to me. Then when I got on the phone to Scott and I heard his vision…. he wanted to do a throwback to the classic films that really started this genre, like ‘Bullet’ and ‘Vanishing Point’ and ‘Smokey and the Bandit.’ All those films that did those stunts, nothing was CGI – there’s no CGI or green screen. So the fact that he wanted to do all of that for real, with this script…. because in the script crazy stuff happens (laughs), I was down. I liked that it was kind of a throwback to the classic car culture.
At this point it seems that approximately 1823798 actors have been linked to ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ in some capacity. And while there’s been no official casting announcements to date, the likes of Michael Fassender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jesse Plemons, Adam Driver, Hugo Weaving, Michael B. Jordan, Jack O’Connell, Alex Pettyfer, Zac Efron, Saoirse Ronan and Sullivan Stapleton have all had their names connected with the film via various casting rumors over the last year or so. Additionally, it has long been expected that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher will be reprising their iconic roles from the original trilogy.
Today you can add a number of new names to that list, as Variety are reporting that Ed Speleers (Downtown Abbey), John Boyega (Attack the Block), the previously linked Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad), and theater actors Matthew James Thomas and Ray Fisher are among the men J.J. Abrams is eyeing for the lead role. Though some insiders warn the search is still ongoing, multiple sources confirm to the outlet these actors have moved to the top of the list in recent weeks. Last month Variety reported that Adam Driver is close to signing on to play the villain in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ Exact details are unknown, but the character is said to be in the vein of iconic ‘Star Wars’ villain Darth Vader.
With Hugh Jackman and Garrett Hedlund gearing up for the film, The Wrap have caught wind that Rooney Mara is in negotiations to play Tiger Lily in Joe Wright’s upcoming Peter Pan film, ‘Pan.’ The film tells the untold story of how a young orphan boy from London is spirited away to the magical Neverland where he finds grand adventures that shape him into the hero known to generations as Peter Pan. Jackman is expected to play Blackbeard while Hedlund will reportedly play Captain Hook.
Joe Wright will direct the feature film based on J.M. Barrie’s beloved story from a screenplay by Jason Fuchs. The film is set for a worldwide release on July 17th, 2015, opening opposite Marvel Studios’ ‘Ant-Man.’ Wright previously directed ‘Pride & Prejudice,’ ‘Atonement,’ ‘The Soloist,’ ‘Hanna’ and ‘Anna Karenina.’ There’s no word on who’s playing Peter Pan at this moment in time.
Columbia Pictures has set loose this new batch of images from the upcoming musical drama ‘Annie,’ which is directed by Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends With Benefits) and produced by Jay-Z, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith. Lead by ‘Beasts of a Southern Wild’ and ’12 Years a Slave’ star Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role and Jamie Foxx in the role of Benjamin Stacks, an update of the character Daddy Warbucks, ‘Annie’ is a contemporary adaptation of the musical of the same name, which in turn is based upon the 1924 comic strip ‘Little Orphan Annie’ by Harold Gray. Set to hit the big screen from December 19th, the stellar supporting cast for the film also includes Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Tracie Thoms and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
Warner Bros. Pictures have let out the hatch this new collection of images from Wally Pfister’s ‘Transcendence,’ the directional debut of the Oscar-winning cinematographer. Best known for his work with Christopher Nolan, Pfister won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for ‘Inception.’ The sci-fi thriller has a stellar cast in Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Cole Hauser, Kate Mara, Clifton Collins Jr, Cory Hardrict and Cillian Murphy. Warner Bros will release ‘Transcendence’ on April 17th. Source: The Playlist.
Dr. Will Caster (Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him.