Release Date & Synopsis Revealed For The Wachowski’s ‘Jupiter Ascending’ – Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum & Eddie Redmayne
Warner Bros. Pictures has set ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ the new sci-fi film from Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas) for a July 25th, 2014 release. In related news, the studio has also moved Peter Segal’s boxing comedy ‘Grudge Match’ from November 15th to January 10th, 2014.
Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Douglas Booth and Tuppence Middleton, ‘Jupiter Ascending’ focuses on higher forms of life who are watching us from other worlds. Kunis will play a Russian immigrant who is busily scrubbing toilets for a living. Unbeknownst to her, she actually possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her otherwise immortal rule.
Berkay Daglar has put together this excellent poster and two character posters for Quentin Tarantino’s revenge-tinged spaghetti western, ’Django Unchained.’Check out more of Berkay Daglar’s work over at his Tumblr, Behance, or you can purchase prints over at Society 6. Last month ‘Django Unchained’ took home two gongs at Sunday’s 85th Academy Awards, with Christoph Waltz winning Best Supporting Actor and Tarantino winning Best Original Screenplay. The film was up for five Academy Awards overall: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Sound Editing.
In ‘Django Unchained,’ Jamie Foxx plays the eponymous hero, a slave who is liberated and taught the tricks of the trade by a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz). Django’s real desire is to be reunited with his wife (Kerry Washington), who winds up in a variety of unsavory places and whose travails drive the plot. It leads to a confrontation in Candyland, a ranch owned by the notorious Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCapio).
Heat Vision hear that Joel Kinnaman is in negotiations to join Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace in ‘Child 44,’ a Soviet-era thriller being produced by Ridley Scott and Michael Costigan. ‘Safe House’ helmer Daniel Espinosa is directing the film, which is set in the 1950s and follows a member of the Soviet police who, while investigating a series of child murders, finds himself the target of his own government’s suspicions. If a deal is finalized, the move would re-team Kinnaman with Espinosa, who directed him in ’Snabba Cash’ and ‘Safe House.’
Joel Kinnaman is coming off a starring turn in MGM’s remake of ‘RoboCop,’which wrapped shooting earlier this year. He is reprising his breakout role as a police detective for the third season of AMC’s thriller, ‘The Killing.’ Additionally, it was recently reported that he is set to join Liam Neeson in the Jaume Collet-Serra helmed action-film, ‘Run All Night.’
With Marvel Studios recently signing Chris Pratt to play Peter Quill/Star-Lord in the James Gunn-directed (Slither, Super) ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ THR are reporting that Dave Bautista has signed on to play Drax the Destroyer in the superhero space saga. Bautista has been in the mix for the part since late last year, competing with actors such as Isaiah Mustafa, Patrick Wade and Jason Momoa. Last year he appeared in ‘The Man With the Iron Fists’ playing a villain named Brass Body. The mixed martial artist, WWE wrestler and actor will next be seen squaring off against Vin Diesel in ‘Riddick,’ which opens on September 6th.
First officially announced at Comic-Con last summer, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is the first original title in Marvel’s “Phase 2″ of movies; which also includes this summers ‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ and Joss Whedon’s tentatively titled ‘The Avengers 2.’ ’Guardians of the Galaxy’ has been scheduled for a August 1st, 2014 release date. The team for that film will include Drax the Destroyer, a human resurrected as a green warrior with the sole purpose of killing Thanos (the villain in ‘The Avengers mid-credits tease); Groot, a giant tree-man; Peter Quill/Star-Lord, a gun-toting half-human/half-alien intergalactic vigilante; Rocket Raccoon, a genetically engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives; and Gamora, the last survivor of her species who was saved by Thanos to be his assassin but now battles him. Expect more casting news soon.
Universal Pictures send word that Colin Trevorrow has signed on to direct ‘Jurassic Park 4,’ the highly-anticipated fourth installment of the blockbuster franchise that has grossed $1.9 billion at worldwide box office since the first film was released in 1993. The Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment production will be produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley with Steven Spielberg as Executive Producer. The script was written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
Colin Trevorrow directed ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ for FilmDistrict and Big Beach Films starring Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass and Jake Johnson. The critically-acclaimed film debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival where screenwriter Derek Connolly won the prestigious Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. The film also won Best First Screenplay at this year’s Independent Spirit Awards, where Trevorrow was nominated for Best First Feature. ‘Jurassic Park 4’ will open on June 13th, 2014. The film will be shot in 3D. (the above poster is fan-made)
THR reveal that Seth Gordon, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis are set to re-team for ‘One Night on the Hudson.’ After directing the hit comedy ‘Identify Thief’ for Universal Pictures, Gordon has boarded the thriller the film as a starring vehicle for his ‘Horrible Bosses’ stars Day and Sudeikis. The story revolves around a by-the-books rookie cop on his first night on the job and his jaded veteran partner. The pair are tasked with transporting a federal witness from New Jersey to Manhattan. The only things standing between them: dirty cops, dirty criminals and the Hudson River.
Seth Gordon has been on a tear since he first burst on to the scene with the 2007 documentary ‘The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.’ ‘Identity Thief’ marks his third film to cross the $100 million US box office threshold (joining ‘Horrible Bosses’ and ‘Four Christmases’). ‘One Night on the Hudson’ would mark his first thriller. Last week Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis both signed on to reprise their ‘Horrible Bosses’ roles alongside Jason Bateman for a sequel. Gordon is set to direct.