Moviefone has debuted this “Capitol Couture” Victory portrait for Jena Malone’s Johanna Mason, providing us with a first look at the character for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.’ This new poster follows on from Victory portraits for Elizabeth Banks’ Effie Trinket, Stanley Tucci’s Ceasar Flickerman, Woody Harrelson’s Haymitch Abernathy, Lenny Kravitz’s Cinna, Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen and Jeffrey Wright’s Beetee. The story for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the US alone. Lionsgate will release ’The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ on November 22th. The third chapter in the “The Hunger Games” trilogy is to be split into two films. ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ will be released November 21th, 2014 with ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2′ following on November 20th, 2015.
Yahoo! Movies has unveiled this new behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Fast & Furious 6.’ With the financial and critical success of the previous film in the franchise, ‘Fast Five,’ more adrenaline filled action, car racing shenanigans and manly
pouts scowls were always going to be heading our way. In ‘Fast & Furious 6,’ Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) enlists the aid of Dom (Vin Diesel) and his team to help bring a rival gang, led by Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), to justice. In exchange for clear records, they must put an end to their schemes, no matter how personal the cost.
Directed by Justin Lin, ‘Fast & Furious 6′ stars Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, Paul Walker as Brian O’Conner, Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs, Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, Sung Kang as Han, Gal Gadot as Gisele Harabo, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Tej Parker, Luke Evans as Owen Shaw, Joe Taslim as Jah, Elsa Pataky as Elena Neves, and Gina Carano. ‘Fast & Furious 6′ has been scheduled for release on May 24th.
Coinciding with the release of the film’s new trailer tomorrow, Columbia Pictures has unveiled this new poster and two new promo images from M. Night Shyamalan’s Will Smith and Jaden Smith-starring sci-fi adventure flick, ‘After Earth.’ Formerly titled ’1000 A.E.,’ ’After Earth’ is set 1,000 years into a future where humans no longer live on Earth after it becomes inhospitable. The elder Smith is playing a hero, while Jaden is his son, considered a failure as a warrior. When the two crash-land on Earth, it’s up to the son to save himself and his estranged father after their ship crashes. Zoe Kravitz and Sophie Okonedo are also on board, playing Will Smith’s daughter and wife respectively. The script is by Shyamalan, Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) and Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana). ‘After Earth’ is set for a June 7th release.
In After Earth, one thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (played by Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (played by Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai’s craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.
Hot on the heels of the news that Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Gary Oldman have signed on to star in the upcoming ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ sequel, ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ Variety bring word that Keri Russell is also boarding the project as the female lead. While much of the plot is being kept under lock and key, it is reported that ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is set 15 years after the events of ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes.’ One focus is on the group of human scientists who are struggling to survive alone in San Francisco. Another aspect of the story is the struggle of intelligent ape Caesar, played by a returning Andy Serkis, to maintain dominance over his kingdom.
Following the critical and financial success – $453.2 million worldwide gross on a $93 million budget – of ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ it was pretty much a given that we’d be seeing a sequel sooner rather than later. Rupert Wyatt, who directed the original, reportedly dropped out of the sequel because he didn’t feel comfortable making the May 23, 2014 release date that 20th Century Fox announced in May. Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) is now directing, while Mark Bomback penned the screenplay.
Taking inspiration from the ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2′ poster, Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed this first poster for ‘The Hangover Part III,’ the third installment in Todd Phillips’ record-breaking comedy franchise. Scheduled for release on May 24th, Phillips is writing the screenplay for ‘The Hangover Part III’ with Craig Mazin, who also collaborated with him on the screenplay for ‘The Hangover Part II.’ The briefest of brief synopsis for ‘The Hangover Part III’ is as follows: “This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.”
For the third and (said to be) final adventure, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha are reprising their roles of Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug, collectively known to moviegoers as “the Wolfpack.” Returning to the ensemble are Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor and, as the guys’ long-suffering wives, Gillian Vigman, Sasha Barrese and Jamie Chung. John Goodman joins the cast as well. In the previous two films, Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug’s attempts to plan a celebration have resulted in disaster for them, but led to a combined billion-dollar success at the worldwide box office. Todd Phillips is again producing the film under his Green Hat Films banner, together with Dan Goldberg. Thomas Tull and Scott Budnick will serve as executive producers.
Closely following the “Capitol Couture” Victory portraits for Elizabeth Banks’ Effie Trinket, Stanley Tucci’s Ceasar Flickerman, Woody Harrelson’s Haymitch Abernathy, Lenny Kravitz’s Cinna and Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen, Lionsgate has revealed this portrait for Jeffrey Wright’s Beetee. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ sees Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth reprising their roles of Katniss, Peeta and Gale, with Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones and Woody Harrelson also returning to their respective roles. The likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Maria Howell, E. Roger Mitchell, Alan Ritchson, Bruno Gunn, Meta Golding, Sam Claflin and Amanda Plummer join the “Hunger Games” film series for this sequel.
The story for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.