Pacificrim-Movie has uncovered this new collection of images from Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming action-adventure movie, ‘Pacific Rim.’ Set for a July 12th 2D and 3D release, ’Pacific Rim’ is set in 2025, the 12th year of a war against giant malevolent alien creatures who reside in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. To combat its annihilation, the planet must band together and use highly advanced weapons technology to eradicate the growing threat. Undoubtedly one of my most anticipated movies of 2013, ‘Pacific Rim’ boasts a stellar cast of Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rob Kazinsky, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Willem Dafoe, Ron Perlman and Max Martini.
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure “Pacific Rim.” When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Jim Carrey Distances Himself From ‘Kick-Ass 2′ Over Violence; Writer/Creator/Producer Mark Millar Responds
In a surprising turn of events, Jim Carrey took to his Twitter account last night to distance himself from his upcoming film,’ Kick-Ass 2,’ citing the level of violence in the movie in the wake of last year’s Sandy Hook shooting. “I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” Carrey tweeted. “My apologies to others involve with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”
Today, ‘Kick-Ass’ creator, movie producer and writer Mark Millar published a response to Jim Carrey’s decision to withdraw from promoting the superhero movie on his Millarworld forums, “First off, I love Jim Carrey. When producer Matthew Vaughn and director Jeff Wadlow called me up and suggested we do a conference call with him to talk about the sequel to the 2010 original I was genuinely excited. Like you, I love Eternal Sunshine, Man on the Moon and The Truman Show. Carrey is an actor like no other, an unpredictable force of nature who brings a layered warmth and humanity to his work as well as that unstoppable energy he’s always been renowned for. He had lunch with Matthew around the time of the first movie and dug it so much he appeared that night on Conan O’Brien DRESSED as Kick-Ass, singing a duet with Conan dressed as Superman. Vaughn and I made a mental note to work with this guy as soon as possible as we’re both huge admirers.
James Mangold Reiterates The Stand-Alone Nature Of ‘The Wolverine’ Given ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’
While Hugh Jackman returns to our screens in ’The Wolverine’ next month, he’s also reprising the role in next year’s ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past,’ Bryan Singer’s time-bending return to the X-franchise. On the topic of how the two movies co-exist, ‘The Wolverine’ director James Mangold told SFX, “Bryan and I have talked and he’s seen what we’ve done. Clearly the reality is that we are all trying to work together and make things groove together. But the trick is we were making our movie before Bryan came on and before I knew what they were up to in that film. Our agenda was always our agenda and our movie stands alone, so the journey we take Logan on in The Wolverine, we bring to a close.”
Alongside Hugh Jackman as the titular character, ‘The Wolverine’ stars Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen, Hal Yamanouchi as Yashida, Tao Okamoto as Mariko, Brian Tee as Norubo Mori, Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai, Rila Fukushima as Yukio, and Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper. Scheduled for release on July 25th in the UK and July 26th in the US, ‘The Wolverine’ is directed by James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, Knight and Day), while the script is by ‘The Usual Suspects’ scribe Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback.
The good people over at Empire have revealed their ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ cover for their soon-to-be-released August issue. The cover focuses on the new Elvish additions to ’The Hobbit’ sequel, with Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), Thranduil (Lee Pace) and our old friend Legolas (Orlando Bloom). Empire’s new issue hits shops and iPad on Thursday June 27th.
The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece ‘The Hobbit,’ by J.R.R. Tolkien, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor.
In its second weekend of release, the box office estimates for ‘Man of Steel’ see it sitting at $210 million from just 11 days in North American release. “We’re in great shape moving into the 4th of July holiday playtime with such an iconic character at the helm,” said Warner Bros Domestic Distribution President Dan Fellman. “Hoping we have a similar result to the strong day we had on Father’s Day.” Internationally, the film is estimated to reach $188.3 million this weekend, bringing its worldwide total to $398.3 million - colossal numbers.
In related box office news, Pixar’s long-awaited sequel ‘Monsters University’ opened to $82 million in North America, the #2 Pixar opening of all time after ‘Toy Story 3′ ($110 million). Overseas, ’Monsters University’ took in an early $54.5 million from 35 markets for a worldwide debut of $136.5 million. Brad Pitt’s zombie pic ‘World War Z ‘ also put up big numbers by opening with $66 million in North America, the top launch for an original live-action tentpole since ‘Avatar.’ Internationally, ‘World War Z’ debuted to $45.8 million from its first 25 markets for a worldwide total of $111.8 million.
Action-Packed “Let The Fireworks Begin” TV Spot For ‘The Lone Ranger’ – Starring Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer
With the release of the film on the horizon, Walt Disney Pictures has set loose this latest TV spot for ‘The Lone Ranger.’ A top-notch cast has been assembled for the film, with Armie Hammer (The Social Network) taking on the role of the titular character, Johnny Depp playing Tonto, and the likes of Ruth Wilson, William Fichtner, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, Barry Pepper, Tom Wilkinson and James Frain co-starring. The film, which takes place in 1869, is directed by Gore Verbinski for Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. ‘The Lone Ranger’ marks Verbrinski and Depp’s fifth collaboration after the first trio of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies and the Oscar-winning ‘Rango.’
The film is described as “a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought tolife through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.” ‘The Lone Ranger’ has been pencilled in for a July 3rd release in the US and a August 9th release in the UK. The production details and official synopsis for ‘The Lone Ranger’ can be read below the new “Celebrate” TV spot.