Amazingly Detailed ‘The Hobbit’ Artwork Featuring Richard Armitage’s Thorin Oakenshield & Dean O’Gorman’s Fili
AYURI-327 has put together these great ‘The Hobbit’ pieces focusing on Richard Armitage’s Thorin Oakenshield and Dean O’Gorman’s Fili. 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 as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ arrives in cinemas on December 13th while ’The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ concludes the trilogy on December 17th, 2014.
FilmNation Entertainment send word that they’ve acquired the rights to the New York Times Bestseller ‘The Good House’ by Ann Leary. Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham is set to adapt the project. Attached to star are Academy Award winners Meryl Streep, who previously collaborated with Cunningham on ‘The Hours,’ and Robert De Niro, making this the fourth film Streep and De Niro will appear in together. The two actors starred together previously in 1978′s ‘The Deer Hunter,’ 1984′s ‘Falling In Love’ and 1996′s ‘Marvin’s Room.’
‘The Good House’ is described as a wickedly funny look at denial, told through the eyes of Hildy Good (Streep), a New England realtor and not-so-recovering alcoholic whose perfectly compartmentalized life starts to come apart at the seams when she forms a new friendship with Rebecca McCallister. As Rebecca becomes the subject of town gossip, Hildy rekindles an old flame with Frank Getchell (De Niro), a tell it like it is Yankee, who tries to uncomplicate her complicated life in this darkly comic and strikingly authentic tale.
Trailer & Poster For Nicole Holofcener’s ‘Enough Said’ – Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfuss & James Gandolfini
iTunes Movie Trailers has released this first trailer for writer-director Nicole Holofcener’s ‘Enough Said.’ Opening on September 20th in the US through Fox Searchlight Pictures, the film stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, Ben Falcone, Eve Hewson, Tavi Gevinson and Tracey Fairaway. The romantic comedy offers one of the final performances from the great James Gandolfini, who tragically passed away earlier this year.
A divorced and single parent, Eva (Julia Louis Dreyfus) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter’s impending departure for college. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini)—a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (Catherine Keener), her new massage client. Marianne is a beautifulpoet who seems “almost perfect” except for one prominent quality: she rags on her ex-husband way too much. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne’s ex. ENOUGH SAID is a sharp, insightful comedy that humorously explores the mess that often comes with getting involved again.
Universal Pictures has unveiled, via Machinima, this new red band clip from ‘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 an August 16th release.
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 Dr. 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.
In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well. From writer-director Neill Blomkamp, ‘Elysium’ also stars Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley, Jose Pablo Cantillo, William Fichtner, Alice Braga, and Diego Luna. The film arrives on August 9th in the US and September 20th in the UK.
How did you first get involved with ‘Elysium,’ and can you recall your initial meeting with Neill Blomkamp about the film?
Matt Damon: I guess I sort of got involved when I first saw ‘District 9,’ and was so blown away by that movie that I instantly started researching who the hell Neill Blomkamp was (laughs). He kind of moved to the front of the list of directors I really wanted to work with. Then sure enough his very next project came my way and I had a chance to sit down and talk with him about it. I knew that I was going to do it, whatever it was (laughs), just because I was such a fan of his work. But when I went and sat down with him he pulled out a homemade sort of graphic novel that he had done on his computer, with all of these images of things like the space station, the Max character with his exoskeleton on, all these weapons and vehicles… every little detail had been seen to. I had never seen anything like it. I leafed through this book and my jaw kept dropping lower and lower as I looked through these incredible, arresting images. That was how he got me involved.
Walt Disney Pictures has unleashed this first teaser trailer for the upcoming Muppets sequel, ‘Muppets Most Wanted.’ The film originally went under the title ‘The Muppets… Again!’ Set for a March 21st, 2014 release, the story finds the Muppet repertory company enjoying a triumphant world tour, only to become tangled up with a criminal mastermind named Constantine, who is out to steal an enormous diamond – and who happens to be a dead ringer for Kermit. Starring opposite the Muppets this time are Ricky Gervais (as Constantine’s villainous sidekick), Tina Fey (as a Russian prison guard), and Ty Burrell (as an Interpol agent).
James Bobin, who helmed the 2011 ‘Muppets’ film, is returning to direct the follow-up and co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller. ‘The Muppets’ grossed $158 million worldwide and relaunched the long-running Jim Henson-created franchise for the studio. It starred and was co-written by Jason Segel, but he is not returning for the sequel. The full synopsis for ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ can be read below.