Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With ‘Prometheus,’ he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Ridley Scott offers his signature brand of action, thrills, astounding visuals, scares, and much, much more, when ‘Prometheus’ is unleashed in cinemas June 1st in the UK and June 8th in the US. ‘Prometheus’ stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, and Guy Pearce.
You haven’t directed a science-fiction film in decades, with both of them (’Alien‘ and ‘Blade Runner‘) being two of the most revered genre films of all time. What inspired you to return to the genre?
Ridley Scott: Over the past few decades, I think we’ve been ‘action filmed-out’ and ‘monster filmed-out’ and almost ‘science fiction filmed-out‘. So the baseline question is, “How original are you going to be?” The reason I haven’t made another sci-fi film in so many years, apart from the fact I’ve been busy making other films and exploring different genres, is because frankly I haven’t come across anything worthwhile for me to do with enough truth, originality and strength. ‘Prometheus’ has all three.
iTunes Movie Trailers has premiered this new trailer and poster for director/writer Rodrigo Cortes’ (Buried) ‘Red Lights.’ The supernatural thriller revolves around a pair of skeptical investigators (Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy) on a mission to reveal practitioners of psychic arts (Robert De Niro) as phonies. Toby Jones, Joely Richardson, Elizabeth Olsen, Craig Roberts, Leonardo Sbaraglia and Adriane Lenox co-star. ‘Red Lights’ is released June 15th in the UK and July 13th in the US.
Veteran paranormal researchers Dr. Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) debunk fraudulent claims of ghost whispering, faith healing and other psychic phenomena by detecting what Matheson calls “red lights,” the subtle tricks behind every staged supernatural occurrence. But when the legendary blind psychic Simon Silver (Robert De Niro)comes out of retirement after 30 years, his once-fearless adversary Matheson warns Buckley to back off, fearing reprisal from the powerful Silver. Determined to discredit Silver, Buckley and his star student (Elizabeth Olsen) use every tool at their disposal to uncover the truth behind the charismatic, spoon-bending, mind reader. But Buckley is forced to reexamine his own core beliefs as his quest builds to a mind-blowing conclusion in this taut psychological thriller from award-winning writer and director Rodrigo Cortes (Buried).
Adding to the growing list of banners for Christopher Nolan’s third and final chapter in his Batman series, ’The Dark Knight Rises,’ Cine1 has unveiled this new international banner for the film centering on Christian Bale’s Batman at the fore of a chaotic Gotham City. This poster follows a series of banners highlighting Bale’s Caped Crusader, Tom Hardy’s psychotic yet sophisticated Bane, and Anne Hathaway’s female counterpart to Batman/Bruce Wayne, the morally ambiguous Catwoman/Selina Kyle. I, for one, am definitely intrigued to see how Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman/Selina Kyle fits into the story for the ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ In particular how she interacts with Christian Bale’s Batman/Bruce Wayne – is she a friend, foe, or somewhere in the middle? Plus, from what we’ve seen from the trailers, Tom Hardy looks like an absolute beast as Bane!
While we’re still in the dark in the regards to the overall plot for ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ I think it’s safe to say that judging by the films recent promotional material, latest theatrical trailer, and two preceding films in Nolan’s Batman trilogy (‘Batman Begins’ and ‘The Dark Knight’), that we can expect something rather incredible from the film! ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ stars Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Jim Gordon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John Blake, Michael Caine as Alfred, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, and Marion Cotillard as Miranda Tate. Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Nestor Carbonell, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Josh Stewart, Christopher Judge, Adam Rodriguez and Rob Brown co-star. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by the good folks over at DC Comics. The screenplay for the hugely-anticipated film is penned by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, from a story by Nolan and David S. Goyer. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ opens in cinemas and IMAX July 20th. The official synopsis and production notes for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ are below.
Hot on the heels of the films debut trailer, WildAboutMovies have uncovered this first teaser poster for Tom Hooper’s (The King’s Speech) feature adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel and stage musical, ‘Les Misérables.’ The musical epic stars Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Samantha Barks as Eponine, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Sacha Baron Cohen as Monsieur Thenardierto, and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thénardier. ‘Les Misérables’ arrives in cinemas December 7th in the US and January 11th in the UK.
Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
In the epic action-adventure ‘Snow White and the Huntsman,’ Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar-winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, The Avengers) who was dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power. Directed by acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist, Rupert Sanders, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin, Noah Huntley, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Steven Graham, and Nick Frost. The film is out now in the UK, it arrives in US cinemas June 1st.
You’ve got such a great bunch of actors playing the Dwarves in ‘Snow White an the Huntsman.’ How was it working with these guys? I know many of you knew each other before filming, that must have helped with the chemistry?
Ray Winstone: Oh yeah, when you’re working with Ian McShane, Johnny Harris, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Brian Gleeson, Nick Frost, all the boys, you’re gonna have fun. We know each other, and I think that really helped us gel, that camaraderie. You’ve got eight actors who are all vying for position in a way, but once we sorted all that out – we knew each others strengths and weaknesses, we took it from there. Rupert gave us free reigns a little bit as well. It was good fun, great guys.
Offering us a closer look at the film, 20th Century Fox has set loose these four new clips from Ridley Scott’s sci-fi adventure flick, ‘Prometheus.’ Ridley Scott, the renowned filmmaker who reinvented the science fiction film genre – having helmed ‘Alien,’ a groundbreaking mix of science fiction and horror, followed by ‘Blade Runner,’ one of the most revered and influential genre films of our time – offers his signature brand of action, thrills, scares, and much, much more, when ‘Prometheus’ is unleashed in cinemas June 1st in the UK and June 8th in the US. ‘Prometheus’ features a top-notch cast in Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, and Guy Pearce.
In the distant future, two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system’s natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team discovers an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers. Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.