“Big Game” Spot For ‘Seventh Son’ – Starring Jeff Bridges, Alicia Vikander, Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore…
After being pushed back a number of times, this “Big Game” spot has arrived online for the Sergei Bodrov-directed (Prisoner of the Mountains, Mongol) ‘Seventh Son.’ ‘Seventh Son’ is based on ‘The Spook’s Apprentice,’ the first novel in Joseph Delaney‘s young adult book series, ‘The Wardstone Chronicles.’ The story follows a young apprentice (Ben Barnes) to an exorcist (Jeff Bridges) who combats ghosts and witches in the 1700s. The pair must battle the queen of evil (Julianne Moore) as Tom falls for a young witch (Alicia Vikander). The likes of Olivia Williams, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington and Antje Traue co-star. ‘Seventh Son’ opens on February 6th.
Opening on June 12th, the long awaited sequel stars the likes of Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Omar Sy, Jake Johnson, Judy Greer, Irrfan Khan, Andy Buckley, B.D. Wong and Vincent D’Onofrio. Colin Trevorrow is directing the film from a script he wrote with Derek Connolly. Trevorrow’s first film, ‘Safety Not Guaranteed,’ starred Pratt’s ‘Parks and Recreation’ love interest Aubrey Plaza. Set 22 years after the original film, ‘Jurassic Park’ director Steven Spielberg is producing the sequel with Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley. Michael Giacchino will compose the score.
Super Bowl Spot For Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland’ – Starring Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie…
From Walt Disney Pictures comes the Super Bowl spot for Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland,’ which opens on May 22nd. Starring the likes of Britt Robertson, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson, Bird is making the film his follow up to ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,’ his first live action pic after helming his trio of awesome animated flicks, ‘The Incredibles,’ ‘Ratatouille’ and ‘The Iron Giant.’
Universal Pictures have unleashed this Super Bowl TV spot for the latest installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, ‘Furious 7.’ After a long hiatus due to the tragic death of star Paul Walker, ‘Furious 7′ commenced shooting again last Spring, giving Universal Pictures and director James Wan time to meet its rescheduled April 3rd release date. ‘Furious 7’ also stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Tony Jaa, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, Lucas Black, John Brotherton, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster.
After recently acquiring the film at Sundance for a hefty $7 million, Open Road Films have just penciled in Rick Famuyiwa’s (The Wood, Brown Sugar) ‘Dope’ for a June 12th release date. Starring Shameik Moore, Zoë Kravitz, Keith Stanfield, Kimberly Elise, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, A$AP Rocky and Tyga, the film is described as a coming-of-age story about geeks growing up in Inglewood, California, trying to avoid gangs, drugs, and crime. Significant Productions’ Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi (Fruitvale Station) produced the film, which features original music by Pharrell Williams, who’s also executive producing.
Director J.C. Chandor Exits Mark Wahlberg-Starring ‘Deepwater Horizon’; Pete Berg In Talks To Replace
Well, this is a massive let down. According to Deadline, director J.C. Chadnor (All Is Lost, A Most Violent Year) has departed ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ the Summit Entertainment film detailing the true-story account of the devastating 2010 BP oil spill. The outlet add that Chandor left due to creative differences, and now the studio are eyeing Pete Berg to replace Chandor and re-team with his ‘Lone Survivor’ star Mark Wahlberg on the film.
Led by Wahlberg, the film is based on the true-life story of the 2010 BP oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico which caused the worst oil spill since the Exxon Valdez. ‘Deepwater Horizon’ is based on the New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour”, written by David Barstow, David Rohde and Stephanie Saul. The film chronicles the “courage of those who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters in world history.” ‘Deepwater Horizon’ opens on September 30th, 2016.