Artwork by Dusty-Abell. “I got to be a part of the cool little Superman 75 short spearheaded by the amazing Jay Oliva and Bruce Timm. This is a line-up I did of all the different incarnations of Superman through the years that were being considered for inclusion in the short. It’s kinda fun to see them all next to one another and observe what changed from year to year and decade to decade. This project was a lot of fun to be a part of…………..”
Sharpeville Massacre Chronicled In New ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ Clip – Starring Idris Elba & Naomie Harris
The Weinstein Company has revealed this new “Sharpeville Massacre” clip from the much anticipated Nelson Mandela biopic, ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.’ The Sharpeville massacre occurred on March 21st, 1960, at the police station in the South African township of Sharpeville in the Transvaal (today part of Gauteng). After a day of demonstrations, a crowd of about 5,000 to 7,000 black protesters went to the police station. The South African police opened fire on the crowd, killing 69 people and injuring 180 . In present-day South Africa, March 21st is celebrated as a public holiday in honor of human rights and to commemorate the Sharpeville massacre.
Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Gad, Jonathan Groff, Santino Fontana and Alan Tudyk, ‘Frozen’ journeys into theaters on November 27th in the US and December 6th in the UK. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck direct the 3-D musical adventure, while Tony-award winner Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez wrote the music. The official synopsis for ‘Frozen’ is as follows.
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring music from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit”), “Frozen” comes to UK cinemas December 6, 2013.
Deadline bring word that The Weinstein Company is nearing a deal to distribute a new feature adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic ‘Macbeth,’ which has Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard attached to star. Cotillard will play the scheming Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender as the iconic eponymous antihero, while the ‘Snowtown’-helmer Justin Kurzel directs. Pre-production is slated for the end of the year with principal photography to kick off in the UK in January 2014.
The production sees Michael Fassbender reunited with ‘Shame’ producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman and Film4, with whom the actor worked on ‘Hunger,’ ‘Shame’ and the upcoming ‘Frank.’ The new take on Shakespeare’s classic – about a ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord who siezes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and three witches – is set in the 11th century and is in the original language. The script is understood to be a visceral approach to the story including significant battle scenes. The ‘Macbeth’ play has been recently staged in London’s West End starring James McAvoy, who was nominated for an Olivier Award for his turn. Famous film versions include Roman Polanski’s 1971 version and Orson Welles’ from 1948.
20th Century Fox has revealed this first trailer for Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s horror-thriller ‘Devil’s Due,’ which is set for January 17th, 2014. After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin. The film stars Zach Gilford, Allison Miller and Colin Walker.
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Benedict Cumberbatch & More Highlighted In New ’12 Years A Slave’ Pics
Fox Searchlight has unveiled, via Collider, this new collection of images from Steve McQueen’s (Hunger, Shame) phenomenal ‘12 Years a Slave.’ Set for October 18th in the US, the historical drama, featuring a script by McQueen and John Ridley, stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Alfre Woodard, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ruth Negga, Adepero Oduye, Paul Giamatti, Garret Dillahunt, Sarah Paulson, Scoot McNairy, Dwight Henry, Chris Chalk, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Michael Kenneth Williams. ’12 Years A Slave’ opens on January 24th in the UK.
Based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northrup, ‘12 Years a Slave’ tells of Northrup’s tragic kidnapping in Washington DC in 1841 where, despite being born a free man, he was forced into slavery at a Louisiana cotton plantation. The official synopsis for ‘Twelve Years A Slave’ can be read below. Hans Zimmer is providing the score for the film.