Open Road Films have unleashed these first posters for the Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca, Mark Rylance, Ray Winstone and Javier Bardem-starring action thriller, ‘The Gunman.’ Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette’s ‘Prone Gunman’ novel and a script by Peter Travis (‘Dredd’ director), the film follows Penn’s Jim Terrier, an international operative who is betrayed by the organization he worked for, and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat and mouse across Europe. Helmed by ‘Taken’ director Pierre Morel, a March 20th UK and US release date has been set for ‘The Gunman.’
New Trailer For Olivier Assayas’ ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria’ – Starring Kristen Stewart, Juliette Binoche & Chloë Moretz
This new trailer has hit the web for Olivier Assayas’ ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria,’ which premiered last May at the Cannes Film Festival to stellar reviews. The film is said to explore “middle age and that introspective period where one questions how they’ve spent their life so far and what they’ve accomplished.” The title refers to the Swiss setting, with Kristen Stewart playing the assistant to Juliette Binoche’s lead character, an actress who becomes obsessed with a young Hollywood starlet (Chloë Grace Moretz) playing the role that made the older actress famous when she was young. Lars Eidinger, Johnny Flynn and Brady Corbet co-star. ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ opens in limited release on April 10th.
The full synopsis for ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria’ is follows: At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena.
From Sony Pictures comes this UK trailer for ‘Chappie,’ the upcoming film from Neil Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium). Led by Sharlto Copley as the titular robot (he’s playing Chappie via performance capture), the sci-fi flick also stars Dev Patel, Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman.
Opening on March 6th, the official synopsis for ‘Chappie’ is as follows: “Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever. “
According to The Associated Press, writer-director-producer James Cameron revealed at an event held by the New Zealand Screen Advisory Board that the release date of the upcoming ‘Avatar 2′ has been delayed from December 2016 to December 2017. “There’s a layer of complexity in getting the story to work as a saga across three films that you don’t get when you’re making a stand-alone film,” said Cameron.“We’re writing three simultaneously. And we’ve done that so that everything tracks throughout the three films. We’re not just going to do one and then make up another one and another one after that and parallel with that, we’re doing all the design. So we’ve designed all the creatures and the environments.”
Werner Herzog’s ‘Queen Of The Desert’, Ian McKellen-Led ‘Mr. Holmes’ & More To Premiere At The Berlin Film Festival
The Berlin International Film Festival has bolstered its already impressive lineup with a number of new additions, including the world premieres of Werner Herzog’ ‘Queen Of The Desert,’ Benoit Jacquot’s Lea Seydoux-starring ‘Diary Of A Chambermaid,’ Jafar Panahi’s ‘Taxi,’ and Bill Condon’s ‘Mr. Holmes.’ ‘Mr. Holmes’ is about a retired Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) and is based on Mitch Cullin’s novel ‘A Slight Trick of the Mind.’ The film is the second collaboration between Condon and McKellen, who previously worked together on ‘Gods and Monsters.’ Written and directed by Condon, ‘Gods and Monsters’ won the best screenplay at the Oscars and earned McKellen a best actor nomination.
‘Queen of the Desert’ is led by Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson and Damian Lewis. Kidman plays Gertrude Bell, the iconic explorer, writer, archeologist and attaché for the British Empire who is credited with helping to catalyze the formation of the Middle East at the dawn of the 20th century. One of the first women to graduate from Oxford at the turn of the 20th century, Bell traveled through the Middle East, defining the borders of Iraq, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. The Berlin International Film Festival runs from February 5th to 15th, and the eight new additions to the lineup are as follows:
After dropping out of ‘Ant-Man’ last summer – which I was gutted about, Edgar Wright is moving forward on his next film: his long-gestating action/crime film, ‘Baby Driver.’ The project, which Wright wrote, is described as a collision of crime, action, music and sound. Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing with Nira Park (they’re the same trio that helped Wright make his Cornetto trilogy, and the film follows a talented, young getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.