Cool ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ “Shall We Begin” Cartoon Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch’s Villain & The Crew Of The USS Enterprise
Andry-Shango has put together this top-notch “Shall We Begin” cartoon for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness.’ The piece is for the Star Trek tribute artshow organised by Geek-Art at the “Last Bar before the end of the World” in Paris, opening on June 3rd. Check out more work by Andry-Shango on his website, deviantART and Tumblr
Chris Pine (James T. Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), John Cho (Sulu), Bruce Greenwood (Christopher Pike), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Karl Urban (Bones) and Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov) reprise their roles from the 2009 ‘Star Trek’ original, with new parts for the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Noel Clarke, Nazneen Contractor and Peter Weller. After being called back home, the crew of the Enterprise find a seemingly unstoppable force (Cumberbatch) which has attacked Starfleet and left Earth in chaos. Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise are tasked with leading the deadly manhunt to capture the party responsible and settle an old score. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is directed by J.J. Abrams with a script by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is out now. The official synopsis for the film can be read below.
According to The Wrap, Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker is in talks to play Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in writer-director Paul Greengrass’ long-gestating project, ‘Memphis.’ With Abu Dhabi-based Veritas Films and French financier Wild Bunch having agreed to back Greengrass’ passion project, it looks like it will be the filmmaker’s next movie. A source tells the outlet that Greengrass intends to shoot the movie in a “docu-style” manner similar to how he filmed ‘United 93.’ ‘Memphis’ was originally set up at Universal with Scott Rudin (The Social Network, True Grit) producing, but the project never came together due to several factors including financing and scheduling. Greengrass and Rudin moved on to Sony Pictures’ Somali pirate drama ‘Captain Phillips’ before they decided to go the indie route with ‘Memphis.’
The story follows Dr. King’s final days in the springtime of 1968, as he struggles to balance his personal life and the civil rights movement while he organizes what ends up being his last protest march in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was assassinated by James Earl Ray. Simultaneously, the FBI, which had been wiretapping King before his death, leads an intense manhunt for his killer. Martin Luther King’s family is developing their own project at DreamWorks Pictures and along with his close confidante Andrew Young, they have objected to Greengrass’ intended warts-and-all portrayal of King. The script finds Dr. King depressed about the state of both his marriage and that of war-ravaged and socially-divided America, as well the fear of being marginalized by a new generation of younger black leaders.
Deadline bring word that Katherine Waterston has joined Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Martin Short, and Jena Malone in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice.’ Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute and finance the film, which Anderson has adapted from Thomas Pynchon’s soft-boiled crime novel. Set in Los Angeles during the spring of 1970, the story follows pot-smoking private detective Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix). The outlet reports that Waterston will be playing the female lead in the film, Shasta Fay, the ex-girlfriend of Phoenix’s character. The synopsis for the ‘Inherent Vice’ novel can be read below.
Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon- private eye Doc Sportello surfaces, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era. In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre that is at once exciting and accessible, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren’t there.
Screen Gems has unveiled this new image from the upcoming take on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, ‘Carrie.’ The film tells the story of a shy high school student (Chloë Grace Moretz) who is raised by a nightmarish religious fanatic mother (Julianne Moore), and comes to grip with devastating telepathic powers just as she reaches puberty. She eventually uses those gifts for lethal means when fellow classmates use the prom as an excuse to humiliate her before the entire school in a parable about bullying. The likes of Judy Greer, Alex Russell, Megan Hilty, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort, Portia Doubleday and Ivan Hoey Jr co-star alongside Moretz and Moore. The Kimberly Peirce-directed (Boys Don’t Cry, Stop-Loss) film is set for a October 18th release in the US and a November 29th bow in the UK. The official synopsis for ‘Carrie’ is as follows.
The quiet suburb of Chamberlain, Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Moretz). Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society. Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday, Youth in Revolt), but only Chris’ best friend, Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde, The Three Musketeers), regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends, Sue asks her boyfriend, high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort), to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance, Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. Brian De Palma’s 1976 film version of CARRIE earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie.
Guillermo Del Toro, Idris Elba & Charlie Hunnam Present A New ‘Pacific Rim’ Featurette: “Robot Sets”
This new behind-the-scenes featurette has landed online for ‘Pacific Rim,’ featuring Guillermo del Toro and his cast members providing some insight into the massive sets that were built for the interiors of the enormous robotic Jaegars. Set for a July 12th 2D and 3D release, ’Pacific Rim’ is set in 2025, the 12th year of a war against giant malevolent alien creatures who reside in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. To combat its annihilation, the planet must band together and use highly advanced weapons technology to eradicate the growing threat. Undoubtedly one of my most anticipated movies of 2013, ‘Pacific Rim’ boasts a stellar cast of Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rob Kazinsky, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Willem Dafoe, Ron Perlman and Max Martini.
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure “Pacific Rim.” When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.
Deadline are reporting that Melissa Leo is set to join Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz and Marton Csokas in ‘The Equalizer,’ Sony Pictures’ big-screen take on the 1980s TV show. Washington is playing Robert McCall, a retired intelligence officer who helps the powerless. In the movie version, he is living a quiet life while working at a Home Depot when one of his acts of kindness towards a prostitute (Moretz) gets him embroiled with the Russian mob. Csokas will play the movie’s heavy, a vicious fixer for the Russia mob. The film will re-team Washington with his ‘Training Day’ director, Antoine Fuqua. Leo, who won the Oscar for ‘The Fighter,’ also reunites with Fuqua, who recently directed her in ‘Olympus Has Fallen.’ Leo will play McCall’s former handler when he worked counter-terrorism. She provides him with intelligence about who he is facing when he runs up against a new adversary. ‘The Equalizer’ is set for a April 11th, 2014 release. The movie is looking to shoot this summer in Boston.