Brilcrist has drawn this excellent Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch “Cumbersmaug” crossover piece. If you weren’t already aware, Cumberbatch is playing both Smaug and The Necromancer in ‘The Hobbit’ film series. Smaug, one of the last remaining dragons in Middle-earth, guards the treasure in Erebor. Cumberbatch will portray Smaug and The Necromancer through motion capture, similar to Andy Serkis with Gollum. Smaug has a very brief appearance in ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ during the opening prologue and the ending, but only portions of him can be seen, not his full body. I’m looking forward to seeing him unleashed in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’!
Benedict Cumberbatch can next be seen as the villainous “John Harrison” in J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ sequel, ‘Star Trek into Darkness’; alongside the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Michael Kenneth Williams, Ruth Negga, Brad Pitt, Quvenzhané Wallis and Adepero Oduye in Steve McQueen’s ‘Twelve Years a Slave’; as the Smaug the Dragon in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’; in ‘August: Osage County’; and as Julian Assange in ‘The Fifth Estate.’ Steve Moffat, the co-conceiver, producer and screenwriter of BBC’s ‘Sherlock,’ recently revealed that the third ‘Sherlock’ series is in production, reuniting Cumberbatch as the eponymous Sherlock Holmes with his fellow ‘The Hobbit’ star, Martin Freeman, as Dr. John Watson. The actor is also said to be in negotiations to play the English mathematician Alan Turing in ‘The Imitation Game.’
With the first trailer for ‘The World’s End’ set for release shortly, direct Edgar Wright has just Tweeted this new poster for film. ’The World’s End is the third instalment of Wright’s trilogy of comedies, following the thoroughly awesome ‘Shaun of the Dead’ (2004) and ‘Hot Fuzz’ (2007). Wright co-wrote the script for ‘The World’s End’ with Simon Pegg, who will once again star alongside Nick Frost. Joining Pegg and Frost are the likes of Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike. The film is set for a July 19th release in the UK and a August 23rd bow in the US.
In ‘The World’s End,’ 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries. The production notes for the film can be read below.
Awesome Fan Poster For Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ – Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway & Michael Caine
Adam Hlavac has put together this excellent fan-made teaser poster for Christopher Nolan’s next directional effort, ‘Interstellar.’ While details on the film are currently few and far between, ’Interstellar’ will reportedly depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding. The story is said to be based on scientific theories developed by a Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist, a gravitational physicist and astrophysicist at Caltech.
To date the cast for the film includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and possibly Jessica Chastain. Scheduled for a November 7th, 2014 release, ‘Interstellar’ is written by Christopher Nolan and his brother and longtime collaborator, Jonathan Nolan. Christopher Nolan has enlisted cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema to shoot ‘Interstellar.’ Hoytema’s previous work includes the likes of ‘Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy,’ ’The Fighter’ and the original ’Let the Right One In.’ The director had to find a new cinematographer as longtime, Academy Award winning partner Wally Pfister is currently busy with his directional debut, ‘Transcendence.’
‘Iron Man 3′ Has The 2nd Highest Opening Weekend Gross Of All-Time In The US; Sitting At $680.1 Million Worldwide
Walt Disney Pictures send word that ‘Iron Man 3′ has opened with $175.3 million, the second biggest opening weekend of all time in the US behind fellow Marvel pic ‘The Avengers’ ($207.4 million). Outside of the US, the Marvel threequel grossed $175.9 million in its second weekend, putting the film’s international total at $504.8 million and worldwide haul at $680.1 million. Internationally, ‘Iron Man 3′ - the first title in the franchise to be released in 3D – is all but matching ‘The Avengers’ overseas, where 3D remains a big draw. China leads with a hefty $63.5 million, the top opening of all time for a Marvel film.
‘Iron Man 3′ has already surpassed the total global box office of ‘Iron Man’ ($585 million), ‘Iron Man 2′ ($624 million), ‘Thor’ ($449 million) and ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ ($369 million). Furthermore, it zoomed past the $128.1 million domestic opening of ‘Iron Man 2.’ ‘Iron Man 3′ also shattered records for IMAX, which took in $30 million globally over the weekend for a cumulative of $40.2 million.
With the release of ‘Fast & Furious 6’ on the horizon, Universal Pictures has set loose this Korean poster the film. Following the financial and critical success of the previous film in the franchise, ‘Fast Five,’ more adrenaline filled action, car racing shenanigans and manly
pouts scowls were always going to be heading our way. In ‘Fast & Furious 6,’ Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) enlists the aid of Dom (Vin Diesel) and his team to help bring a rival gang, led by Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), to justice. In exchange for clear records, they must put an end to their schemes, no matter how personal the cost.
Directed by Justin Lin, ‘Fast & Furious 6′ stars Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner, Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs, Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, Sung Kang as Han, Gal Gadot as Gisele Harabo, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Tej Parker, Luke Evans as Owen Shaw, Joe Taslim as Jah, Elsa Pataky as Elena Neves, and Gina Carano. ‘Fast & Furious 6′ has been scheduled for release on May 17th in the UK and May 24th in the US. The synopsis for the film can be read after the jump. Source: IMP.
‘The Great Gatsby’ follows F. Scott Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, in the midst of the roaring twenties, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, he tells a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
Baz Luhrmann directs the ‘The Great Gatsby’ from a screenplay co-written with frequent collaborator Craig Pearce, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of the same name. Lead by Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, ‘The Great Gatsby’ also stars Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan as Tom and Daisy Buchanan, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke as Myrtle and George Wilson, newcomer Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker, and Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan as Meyer Wolfsheim. ‘The Great Gatsby’ arrives in cinemas on May 10th in the US and Canada, with an international rollout on May 15th (May 16th in the UK).
Do you remember when you first read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel? Also, how important was it for you to return back to the original source material to help you shape your portrayal of Tom Buchanan?
Joel Edgerton: I read it first when I was in my early 20s, and then again when I was much older… I was in my early 70s, this is all botox (laughs)! But honestly, I thought it was definitely important to go back to the source material. There are many clues for the character in there, and I often believe that all the information you hopefully need for a character should be contained within the pages of the script, and then in this case you’ve got the book – which is a bonus. Baz would also refer to the longer unedited version of ‘The Great Gatsby’ that was called ‘Trimalchio.’ It was all about finding clues and putting them in your basket, you know?