Showcasing a number of new shots from the film and primarily centering on Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne/Batman and Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle/Catwoman, this new low-res TV spot has landed online for Christopher Nolan’s epic-conclusion to his Batman trilogy, ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ I, for one, am fascinated to see how Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman/Selina Kyle fits into the story for the ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ In particular how she interacts with Christian Bale’s Batman/Bruce Wayne – is she a friend, foe, or more likely, somewhere in the middle? From the latest batch of TV spots and theatrical trailer, I’ve been increasingly liking what I seen of Hathaway’s performance. Similarly, from the brief snippets of footage, Tom Hardy looks like he’s doing something special with his incarnation of the physically imposing and intellectual villain, Bane.
In related news, Anne Hathaway recently spoke with SFX magazine about her work on ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ outlining her experience working with Christian Bale, director Christopher Nolan, and cinematographer Wally Pfister, “I felt so lucky that most of my scenes were with Christian because he’s one of the world’s greatest actors and he and Chris do have a shorthand. They have such an ease working together that it helped me relax, especially in the early days. Here I am working with Christian Bale and Chris Nolan is directing me and Wally Pfister is lighting me and I’m in a catsuit. It was somewhat overwhelming. I think because Christian had been there for so long, he just was so calm, always quick to laugh and have a good time but at the same time was really serious about work. He set such a great example and it was just really easy to kind of fall in step.” Hathaway also laughed off being seen an action star hero, saying that the fantasy elements of Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ were bizarre at times, “It’s funny, the things that are so far outside the norm that you get used to, like doing flips and walking alongside Christian Bale, who’s dressed as Batman and I’m dressed as Catwoman… and we’re just talking like people do.”
iTunes Movie Trailer has premiered this first trailer for Spike Lee’s ‘Red Hook Summer.’ The film focuses on a sullen young boy from middle-class Atlanta, Flik (Jules Brown), who heads to Brooklyn to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse (‘The Wire’ star Clarke Peters), in the housing projects of Red Hook. Having never met before, things quickly get off on the wrong foot as Bishop Enoch relentlessly attempts to convert the youth into a follower of Jesus Christ. Between his grandfather’s constant preaching and the culture shock of inner-city life, the young man’s summer appears to be a total disaster–until he meets a Chazz Morningstar (Toni Lysaith) who shows him a different side the neighborhood. ‘Red Hook Summer’ stars Clarke Peters, Nate Parker, Jules Brown, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, James Ransone, De’Adre Aziza, Colman Domingo, Kimberly Hébert-Gregory, Heather Alicia Simms, and Toni Marie Lysaith. The film is set for release August 10th.
Red Hook Summer is the latest in Spike Lee’s Chronicles of Brooklyn (which also include SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT, DO THE RIGHT THING, CROOKLYN, CLOCKERS, and HE GOT GAME). When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather he’s never met, young Flik may as well have landed on Mars. Fresh from his cushy life in Atlanta, he’s bored and friendless, and his strict grandfather, Enoch, a firebrand preacher, is bent on getting him to accept Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Only Chazz, the feisty girl from church, provides a diversion from the drudgery. As hot summer simmers and Sunday mornings brim with Enoch’s operatic sermons, things turn anything but dull as people’s conflicting agendas collide.
Debut Poster For RZA’s ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’ – Starring Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung & Lucy Liu
RZA, one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time and de-facto leader of Wu-Tang Clan (the legendary group that was highly influenced by Asian culture and 70s martial arts flicks – hence the name), has released through his Twitter account this debut poster for ‘The Man with the Iron Fists.’ Starring RZA, Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Rick Yune, Jamie Chung, Cung Le, Dave Bautista, Byron Mann, Daniel Wu and Pam Grier, the story follows a blacksmith (RZA) in feudal China who makes weapons for a small village. He is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers. Look out for the trailer soon.
Quentin Tarantino presents ‘The Man With the Iron Fists,’ an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a big-screen director and leading man, RZA—alongside a stellar international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu—tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who would destroy them all.
Since his arrival in China’s Jungle Village, the town’s blacksmith (RZA) has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction. When the clans’ brewing war boils over, the stranger channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. As he fights alongside iconic heroes and against soulless villains, one man must harness this power to become savior of his adopted people.
Providing us with closer looks at Andrew Garfield Spider-Man, Rhys Ifans’ The Lizard, and Irrfan Khan’s Dr. Ratha, Columbia Pictures has set loose these three new clips from Marc Webb’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man.’Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the 3D action-adventure film stars Andrew Garfield as Spider-man/Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Conners/The Lizard, Denis Leary as George Stacy, Campbell Scott as Richard Parker, Chris Zylka as Flash Thompson, Irrfan Khan as Dr. Ratha, Martin Sheen as Ben Parker, and Sally Field as May Parker. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ will be swinging onto the big screen July 3rd in 2D, 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D. You can check out my interviews for the film here: Andrew Garfield. Emma Stone. Martin Sheen. Denis Leary. Rhys Ifans. Director Marc Webb. The official synopsis and production notes for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ are below.
One of the world’s most beloved characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb. Screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves. Story by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.
Action-Packed New Trailer For ‘Total Recall’ – Starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel & Kate Beckinsale
Featuring a hefty amount of never-seen-before footage, Columbia Pictures has set loose this new theatrical trailer for Len Wiseman’s upcoming action-thriller ‘Total Recall.’ Starring the likes of Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, and Ethan Hawke, the film is based on the Philip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.” The original ‘Total Recall’ followed a man (Arnold Schwarzenegger) haunted by a recurring dream of journeying to Mars who buys a literal dream vacation from a company called Rekall Inc., which sells implanted memories. The man comes to believe he is a secret agent and ends up on a Martian colony, where he fights to overthrow a despotic ruler controlling the production of air. The new story ditches the Martian storyline and instead involves nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai, with Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) a factory worker in the latter who begins to believe he is a spy, although he doesn’t know for which side. Vilos Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) is the leader of Euromerica who, under the cover of protecting his people, is secretly readying an invasion of New Shanghai. Jessica Biel plays Melina, while Kate Beckinsale plays Lori. ‘Total Recall’ arrives in cinemas August 3rd in the US and August 29th in the UK.
“Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.”
MGM and Screen Gems have announced that principal photography has commenced in Toronto, Canada on director Kimberly Peirce’s (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss) reimagining of Stephen King’s best-selling novel ‘Carrie.’ The highly-anticipated horror film stars Chloë Grace Moretz (Hugo), four time Oscar-nominee Julianne Moore (Crazy, Stupid, Love; The Kids are Alright) and Judy Greer (The Descendants). ‘Carrie’ tells the story of a shy high school student (Chloë Grace Moretz) who is raised by a nightmarish religious fanatic mother (Julianne Moore), and comes to grip with devastating telepathic powers just as she reaches puberty. She eventually uses those gifts for lethal means when fellow classmates use the prom as an excuse to humiliate her before the entire school in a parable about bullying. Slated for a 2013 theatrical release, the likes of Alex Russell, Megan Hilty, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort, Portia Doubleday, and Ivan Hoey Jr co-star alongside Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Judy Greer. Check out the official synopsis for ‘Carrie’ below. Set image source: Page to Premiere.
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of CARRIE earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.