Disney send word that Marvel Studios’ ‘Thor: The Dark World’ has officially crossed the $600 million mark at the global box office (Domestic – $188.9 million, International – $411.8 million). This makes it the third Disney release, and second Marvel Studios film, to do so this year, following Marvel’s ‘Iron Man 3′ and Disney•Pixar’s ‘Monsters University.’ The film has already outgrossed the first ‘Thor’ installment by over $150 million and has also passed the global box office totals for both ‘Iron Man’ ($585 million) and ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ ($371 million).
Deadline are reporting that Paramount Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer are back in business together, with the free-agent producer and his Bruckheimer Films finalizing a three-year first-look deal with the studio that will begin in April 2014. “I have a lot more freedom than at Disney,” Bruckheimer told Deadline, referring to the fact that he can take projects elsewhere to develop if need be, something he couldn’t do at his previous gig, Disney. He also cited Paramount’s strong marketing and distribution team and said he was impressed with how well they handled the Brad Pitt zombie movie ‘World War Z’ when the going got rough in the press.
This past September, Disney announced it would not renew its first-look with one of the few brand-name producers in town – the one who produced the mega-successful ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ franchise. That decision came as the studio said it would have to write down as much as $190 million from losses tied to ‘The Lone Ranger,’ the big-budget pic from Jerry Bruckheimer that failed financially at the box office. Bruckheimer’s films have earned a combined $16 billion over the years, with 19 of his movies topping $100 million mark in US box office receipts.
IMP has uncovered this new Korean poster for Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ which is set for December 25th in the US and January 17th in the UK. Based on Jordan Belfort’s 1990 best-selling memoir of the same name, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ brings Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio together for their fifth feature collaboration. Alongside DiCaprio, the stellar cast for the film also includes Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal, Margot Robbie, Jon Favreau, Matthew McConaughey and Kenneth Choi.
First announced to be in Marc Webb’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ earlier this year in an unspecified role, “The Office” star B.J. Novak has recently offered some hints to The Huffington Post as to who his character is. “I’m in a couple of scenes. Yeah, I was never told whether or not I could say. I can say that I work at Oscorp. And I am someone from the comic books, someone from the original. So, yeah, I’m somebody. I wouldn’t say I’m pivotal, but I’m not an extra, either.” Your guess is as good as mine as to who Novak is playing in the film! Yesterday’s trailer reveals and hints a lot if you’re familiar with the Spider-Man universe – in particular with the Sinister Six and the dealings/ulterior motives of OsCorp.
One of the most interesting things about the trailer for me was the shot of Vulture’s wings and Doctor Octopus’ tentacles (it has long been speculated that Colm Feore would be playing Vulture, although there’s no confirmation at this moment in time). That shot could of course be an easter egg for further ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ installments.
Magnolia Pictures has debuted these new posters for ‘Nymphomaniac: Part One’ and ‘Nymphomaniac: Part Two.’ Yesterday the studio announced the US release dates for Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac,’ which will be released as two full-length feature films. ‘Nymphomaniac: Part One’ will open in theaters on March 21st, 2014, and be available On Demand as of March 6th, 2014. ‘Nymphomaniac: Part Two’ will open in theaters on April 18th, 2014 and be available On Demand as of April 3rd, 2014.
‘Nymphomaniac: Part One’ is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by Stacy Martin). “Part One” also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier.
While he last month told EW that he’s having discussions about developing a third “Wolverine” film for 20th Century Fox and director James Mangold, Hugh Jackman has said in a new interview with Vanity Fair that he’s (understandably) only doing a new solo film if it’s done right. “I don’t know whether or not I will do this next movie. I am really proud of (The Wolverine) and I am excited to develop something with Jim Mangold from the beginning because that is a great ride. That’s exciting, to see what we come up with but I have a very high expectation of what it would need to be [for me to star in it] and if it doesn’t reach those, I won’t be doing it.” There’s currently no word on if he’s returning to play his much loved role in the recently announced ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ which cinemas in 2016. Quote source: CBM.
Last month, speaking to EW, Hugh Jackman insisted that his lapsing contract with Fox, which reportedly will need to be renegotiated after ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ premieres in May, doesn’t mean he’s leaving the franchise in limbo. “I started with a two-picture deal on the first two [X-Men films], and from that point on, it’s been movie by movie — not just me, but Fox and Jim and everyone,” he says. “I do want to do it with Jim and with [producer] Lauren Shuler-Donner because we had such a great experience. I’m really proud of The Wolverine.” He believes he’s mentally more committed to Logan/Wolverne than he’s ever been. “I kind of am enjoying him more than ever… Being older helps playing Wolverine. He’s 200 or 300 years old — no one really knows — and he’s sort of world-weary. The actual working out gets harder and harder, I’ll admit.”