“Freedom” & “Framed” TV Spots For ‘Escape Plan’ – Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger & Sylvester Stallone
Directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström (1408, The Rite), ’Escape Plan’ follows Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone), who is the world’s foremost authority on structural security. He’s analyzed every high security prison and has gained a vast array of survival skills. But all Ray’s ingenuity and knowledge are about to be put to work in the most challenging test he’s ever faced: escaping from the master prison of his own design.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the role of Church, plays a complex inmate with multiple shades of grey. He’s the guy who fights to keep the prisoners from losing their humanity in their darkest hour as they struggle together to stay alive. The two action icons are joined by the likes of Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, Sam Neil, Amy Ryan, Faran Tahir, Matt Gerald, Jim Caviezel and 50 Cent in ‘Escape Plan.’ The film opens on October 18th in the US and November 22nd in the UK.
“Morality” TV Spot For ‘Ender’s Game’ – Starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld & More
Summit has unveiled this new clip TV spot for the feature adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s beloved sci-fi novel, ‘Ender’s Game’. Starring Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Nonso Anozie, Aramis Knight, Han Soto and Moises Arias, writer/director Gavin Hood’s ’Ender’s Game’ will arrive in cinemas on October 25th in the UK and November 1st in the US. The synopsis for the film is as follows.
In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite.
Magnolia Pictures has unveiled this collection of strange, yet fitting character posters for Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac.’ The film includes an international ensemble cast consisting of Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Mia Goth, Udo Kier, Jean-Marc Barr, Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Hugo Speer, Felicity Gilbert, Michaël Pas, Jesper Christensen, Jens Albinus, Nicolas Bro, Cyron Melville, Shanti Roney, Omar Shargawi, Tania Carlin, Severin von Hoensbroech, Peter Gilbert Cotton and many more. Expect a confirmed release date shortly. Note: the majority of the posters below are mildly NSFW.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows: ‘Nymphomaniac’ is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe. On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman, finds Joe beaten up in an alleyway. He brings her home to his flat where he tends to her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.
‘Captain Phillips’ is an examination of the 2009 hijacking of the US container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is – through director Paul Greengrass’s distinctive lens – simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips’ unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.
The film is directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Greengrass, from a screenplay by Billy Ray based upon the book, ‘A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea’, by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. Penciled in for a October 11th release date in the US and an October 18th bow in the UK, the likes of Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, Yul Vazquez, Michael Chernus, Faysal Ahme, Chris Mulkey, Corey Johnson, David Warshofsky, John Magaro and Angus MacInnes also star. The film premiered at the 57th BFI London Film Festival to critical acclaim.
Was there any particular insight that you got from the real Captain Phillips that helped really turn the page for you as to how you wanted to play this role? And did that possible connection help with the more emotional moments…?
Tom Hanks: Yes, and that’s something that’s always surprising. You don’t necessarily go in to talk to the person to try to find some secret key to the lock. He is an accomplished merchant mariner, that’s the main thing. He’s very proud of what he does. He went to an academy. I had no idea there was such a thing as a merchant marine academy. He has years and years of experience, doing this very thing. He’s responsible for his crew, his ship and his cargo, and getting, as quickly as possible, to the port of his destination. He’s a very pleasant guy. He’s happy-go-lucky. He’s funny. And when he’s not at work, I don’t think you could ask for a better guy to hang out with because he’s just a dude. But, when he’s at work, he is very no-nonsense because it’s a very serious, un-glamorous business. All the rest of it, quite frankly, an awful lot of the terror and what not is the work that we do and it’s parcel to what we’re doing, but the background of all the pressures that he’s under. That was a door-opening hunk of knowledge.
The Wrap bring word that Chloe Moretz has agreed to star in the upcoming adaptation of Sam Munson’s ‘The November Criminals,’ which Sacha Gervasi (Hitchcock) has rewritten and will direct. Based on the 2011 novel by Sam Munson and initially adapted by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises), the story is set in Washington D.C. and follows a rebellious teenager who finds himself leading his own investigation into the murder of a classmate. Moretz is attached to play the female lead of Phoebe, and Gervasi is currently casting the “hotly-contested” male lead. ‘The November Criminals’ could start shooting as soon as late January 2014.
Chloe Moretz recently starred in ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ and will soon be seen in ‘Carrie,’ Sony’s Denzel Washington movie ‘The Equalizer’ and Lynn Shelton’s indie film ‘Laggies.’ Sacha Gervasi is the unique talent behind the beloved documentary ‘Anvil: The Story of Anvil’ and Fox Searchlight’s ‘Hitchcock,’ which starred Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren. ‘The November Criminals’ novel is officially described as follows.
After receiving rave reviews for his work on ‘Short Term 12,’ Destin Cretton may have landed his next big gig as he’s reportedly in early negotiations to direct Lionsgate’s Jennifer Lawrence-lead ‘The Glass Castle.’ Cretton would also rewrite the script with Andrew Lanham. Marti Noxon wrote the first draft of the adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ 2005 bestselling memoir. The source material is described as follows:
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn’t stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an “excitement addict.” Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever.