Production Begins On Noel Clarke’s ‘The Anomaly’ – Starring Ian Somerhalder, Brian Cox & Luke Hemsworth
Screen Daily bring word that production is underway on the Noel Clarke’s ‘The Anomaly.’ The sci-fi action-thriller stars Ian Somerhalder, Brian Cox, Clarke, Alexis Knapp and Luke Hemsworth, brother of Liam and Chris, in his first lead film role. Clarke, former BAFTA Rising Star-winner, was most recently seen in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness.’ He previously directed ‘Adulthood’ and ’126.96.36.199.’
Simon Lewis’ ‘The Anomaly’ screenplay follows the travails of a traumatised ex-soldier who wakes up in the back of a van, alongside a kidnapped boy, to find that he only has only nine minutes and 37 seconds of consciousness to work out why and how he got there. Luke Hemsworth, who had a recurring role in the Australian series ‘Neighbours,’ recently co-starred in Australian thriller ‘The Reckoning’ and is due to appear in Luke Sparke’s First World War drama ‘The 34th Battalion.’
Universal Pictures has set loose this latest international trailer for ‘Kick-Ass 2.’ The superhero sequel is directed by Jeff Wadlow, with ‘Kick-Ass’ helmer Matthew Vaughn co-producing and co-writing the screenplay. An adaptation of the Mark Millar and John Romita Jr comic, ‘Kick-Ass 2′ is set for a July 19th release in the UK and a August 16th release in the US..
For ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz are reprising their respective roles of Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, while Christopher Mintz-Plasse will return as the villainous Red Mist. Newcomers to the sequel include Jim Carrey as The Colonel, Donald Faison as Doctor Gravity, Olga Kurkulina as Mother Russia, Robert Emms as Insect Man, Lindy Booth as Night Bitch, Daniel Kaluuya as Black Death, and John Leguizamo as Javier, a bodyguard who is assigned to protect Red Mist (though that name will soon become “The Motherf–er” in the sequel). Morris Chestnut replaces Omari Hardwick as Sergeant Marcus Williams. The official synopsis for ‘Kick-Ass 2 can be read below the new trailer. Source: CBM.
Superhero Hype has uncovered this new collection of images from the New York set or ‘The Amazing Spider-Man.’ Set for release on May 2nd, 2014, the latest chapter in the ‘Spider-Man’ story stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Shailene Woodley (Mary Jane Watson), Jamie Foxx (Max Dillon/Electro), Paul Giamatti (Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino), Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborne), Colm Feore, Chris Cooper (Norman Osborne), Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak and Sally Field (May Parker).
In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ for Peter Parker life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen, high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
Yahoo Movies UK are reporting that Penelope Cruz is set to appear in the tentatively titled ‘Bond 24′; following in the footsteps of her husband, Javier Bardem, who played the Bond villain in ‘Skyfall.’ According to Yahoo, Cruz would become the oldest Bond girl ever, at the age of 40 (she will be 40 next April). The Spanish actress will reportedly start work on the 24th Bond movie next summer. A source close to the production of the film, which looks likely to be directed by Sam Mendes after his success with ‘Skyfall’, told the outlet, “The producers have tried to get Penelope before, but she has never been available because of other commitments. The discussions have been going on for some time and they are working out the contract details now.” Expect to hear more about this shortly.
Last week it was reported that after “exhaustive negotiations” Sam Mendes is the director of ‘Bond 24′ and most likely ‘Bond 25.’ Following the brilliant box-office and critical success of ‘Skyfall,’ Mendes was close to jumping aboard the next 007 installment, but had to originally withdraw from directing the film because of his theatre commitments to ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ and ‘King Lear with Simon Russell Beale’ at the National Theatre. Subsequently, the likes of Christopher Nolan, Nicolas Winding Refn, Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, David Yates and Shane Black had been linked to the film in various reports.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes ‘Man of Steel,’ starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen). In the story, a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
‘Man of Steel’ also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner. Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Christopher Meloni as U.S. military man Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard, and Richard Schiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton. ‘Man of Steel’ hits 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas on June 14th.
Considering Lois Lane’s search for Superman/Clark as a reporter, what do you think she finds when she actually gets to know him?
Amy Adams: I think he takes her by surprise, and I think it’s very interesting that it takes this person from another world to actually make her more human. His humanity actually brings about a change in her, it gives her a stronger sense of humanity. And I would think as the story continues she becomes a stronger and more well-rounded human being because of that. I think she’s pretty focused when we find her (laughs), and pretty dead set on what she believes to be the most important thing, which is telling the truth. She believes there’s no reason for secrets, you know? And I think she really comes to respect humanity, and identify with humanity by her experiences with Clark.
Freida Pinto Confirms That She & James Franco Won’t Be Returning For ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’
Talking to Digital Spy at the Sound of Change concert, Freida Pinto revealed that she and James Franco will not be back for the ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ sequel, ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’ The actress, who played primatologist Caroline Aranha in the 2011 film, confirmed the rumours that the Matt Reeves-directed sequel will be moving ahead with a whole new cast, but said that she and Franco will do something else together instead. ”The sequel’s on, but we’re not in it,” she said. “It’s a whole new cast. It would have been great to [do the sequel], but I don’t know how they would bring our characters back in. But we’ll do something else”.
Andy Serkis, celebrated for his performance in the last film, reprises his role as Caesar in ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’ The sequel also stars Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jocko Sims, 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.