Showcasing a number of new shots from the Zack Snyder-helmed film, Yahoo! Movies has unleashed this UK TV spot for the eagerly-awaited Superman reboot, ‘Man of Steel.’ Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, the key cast for ‘Man of Steel’ includes Oscar nominee Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Oscar nominee Michael Shannon as General Zod, Academy Award winner Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Oscar nominee Diane Lane as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive mother Martha Kent, Oscar nominee 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 Academy Award winner Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father.
Arriving in cinemas on June 14th, ‘Man of Steel’ is from director Zack Snyder and producers Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy) from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. The official synopsis and production notes for ‘Man of Steel’ can be read below the TV spot.
First Official Set Image From ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ – Starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke & Gary Oldman
Matt Reeves has unveiled this first official image from the set of the upcoming ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ sequel, ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’ The pic showcases Andy Serkis in his motion capture suit, as Caeser on a horse, stumbling upon some humans. ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ also stars Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo and Judy Greer. Twentieth Century Fox will release ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ worldwide on May 23rd, 2014. ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ opened theatrically during the summer of 2011, grossing nearly half a billion dollars worldwide.
‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In). Oscar-winning visual effects house WETA Digital – employing a new generation of the cutting edge performance capture technologies developed for ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Avatar’ – will again render photo-realistic, emotionally-engaging apes. The brief synopsis for the film is as follows: “A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.”
First ‘August: Osage County’ Trailer – Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor & Benedict Cumberbatch
The Weinstein Company has set loose, via Good Morning America, this first trailer for ‘August: Osage County,’ the upcoming screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts. Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Margo Martindale, Sam Shepard, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson and Misty Upham, the film is slated to be released on November 8th. John Wells directs from Letts’ screen adaptation.
‘August: Osage County’ tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Letts’ play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run.
After a strong reading with Denzel Washington, Deadline are reporting that Chloe Moretz is getting the offer from Sony Pictures to play the female lead in ‘The Equalizer.’ The film will re-team Washington with his ‘Training Day’ director, Antoine Fuqua. In addition to this casting news, Michael Sloan, creator of the 1980s TV series, has made a deal to write an original novel for Thomas Dunne Books that will continue the adventures of Robert McCall, the shadowy character originated by Edward Woodward who’ll be played on the big screen by Washington. Moretz will play the role of Teri in the film, a young prostitute, reminiscent of Jodie Foster in ‘Taxi Driver.’
As for the the new book, it was acquired for the St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan Publishers imprint Thomas Dunne Books by editor Brendan Deneen, a movie-centric editor who also runs Macmillan Films and who also edits a line of bestsellers set in The ‘Walking Dead’ universe. The novel will be published in early 2014 and focuses on the mysterious Robert McCall, a former covert intelligence officer who helps desperate people who are in need of his unique and deadly set of skills. Sloan’s book will be an original adventure for the Equalizer character, and not a novelization of the movie which Sony has set for an April 11th, 2014 release.
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Chris Pine (Captain James T. Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), John Cho (Sulu), Bruce Greenwood (Christopher Pike), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Karl Urban (Bones), and Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov) reprise their roles from the 2009 ‘Star Trek’ original, with new parts for the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Noel Clarke, Nazneen Contractor and Peter Weller. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is directed by J.J. Abrams with a script by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof. The film is opening on May 9th in the UK, while the film bows in the US on May 17th. The May 9th opening date will see the film in IMAX 3D, 3D and 2D theaters. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ will arrive in US IMAX theaters from May 15th.
After all your work on this film, how was it finally seeing it on the big screen?
Benedict Cumberbatch: It was extraordinary. I mean, normally as an actor you get very self-conscious when you’re watching yourself and you’re in the audience watching your work – it’s a peculiar, surreal experience. I’m always uncomfortable about viewing my work. But with this there is so much going on around you, and even though your imagination has to go there on the day to try to contextualize your environment and how to respond to that as an actor…. and actually, with J.J. there’s a lot of real environment, there’s a lot of live-action, the ship and various other locations were huge sets. But making it you don’t know how really sophisticated and brilliant and rich and beautiful the imagery is going to be. But it really did blow me away. So, even in the scenes where I’m like, “Oh God, it’s me,” cowering a little bit (laughs), I could really distract myself by getting lost in space and Earth’s never looked so good as well.
This new French has arrived online for Nicolas Winding Refn’s much anticipated revenge-thriller, ‘Only God Forgives.’ ‘Only God Forgives’ reunites Refn with Ryan Gosling, the lead of his fantastic neo-noir crime drama, ‘Drive.’ Alongside Gosling, the likes of Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Tom Burke and Yayaying also star. Shot on location in Bangkok, the film’s score is by award-winning ‘Drive’ composer Cliff Martinez (Spring Breakers, Contagion).
In ‘Only God Forgives,’ Ryan Gosling plays Julian, the son of a Florida-based crime syndicate boss (Kristen Scott Thomas), who is plying the drug trade in Thailand with his brother. When his addicted sibling gets involved in a murder and gets tangled up with a cop who calls himself the Angel of Vengeance, Gosling’s character, who is proficient in mixed martial arts, is compelled to seek revenge on behalf of his mother. ‘Only God Forgives’ is set for a July 19th release in the US, while the film will open across the UK and Ireland on August 2nd. Check out the official synopsis for ‘Only God Forgives’ below.