Creepy International Trailer For James Wan’s ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ – Starring Rose Byrne & Patrick Wilson
This new international trailer has arrived online for ‘Insidious: Chapter 2,’ the sequel to the low-budget 2011 horror pic. The sequel returns screenwriter Leigh Whannell and director James Wan as well as Barbara Hershey, Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson and Ty Simpkins from the original, which grossed $97 million worldwide on a budget of $1.5 million.
The first ‘Insidious’ told the story of Josh and Renai Lambert and their son Dalton, confronting the demons that possess the young boy. The project was picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and distributed by FilmDistrict. ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. The film is set for September 13th.
TriStar Pictures has unveiled this latest clip from Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming sci-fi thriller, ‘Elysium.’ As a huge fan of Blomkamp’s ‘District 9’ – that film had style and substance in abundance – ‘Elysium’ is without a doubt one of my most anticipated of 2013. Further adding to my excitement is the top-notch cast the filmmaker assembled for the film in Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley, Jose Pablo Cantillo, William Fichtner, Alice Braga, and Diego Luna. Look out for ‘Elysium’ on August 9th in the US and September 20th in the UK.
In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
Director James Mangold Speaks On The ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Credits Scene After ‘The Wolverine’
Talking to Empire Magazine, ‘The Wolverine’ director James Mangold spoke about the film’s mid-credits scene that teases next year’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Asked where the idea for credit sting come from, Mangold replied, “It came from an idea that we had. [We being] myself and Simon Kinberg, who is writing [X-Men: Days Of Future Past] and is a friend of mine from The University Of Columbia who I’ve known a long while. I liked the idea of doing an end piece, but as you may have read in interviews, I’m not a fan of all of them.” (Spoiler warning for the rest of the article)
Deadline are reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures is set to peg Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (‘Man On The Moon’, ‘The People Vs. Larry Flynt’, ‘Ed Wood’) to script a feature film on John McAfee, which John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’, ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’) hope to direct. McAfee is the eccentric Silicon Valley entrepreneur who sold multiple estates and his possessions to move to the Belize jungle, arm and fund his own private police force, and who was arrested for suspicion of complicity in the death of a neighbor. That neighbor had complained about McAfee’s barking dogs, which the entrepreneur said subsequently were fed poison and died. The neighbor was found shortly after, killed by an execution-style bullet to the head. The movie is based on “John McAfee’s Last Stand”, a detailed article for Wired Magazine written by Joshua Davis which the studio bought previously for Requa and Ficarra. You can read the original article here.
The outlet describe the project as follows: “John McAfee got rich by creating anti-virus software for computers and marketing it cleverly enough that it widely became the program of choice for many corporations. The tone of the movie is essentially how an entrepreneur and former drug user whose fortune was built selling fear and paranoia, sold his estates and toys to build the equivalent of an armed compound in the Belize jungle and became consumed by the same kind of paranoia that others were out to get him.” Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski will start on McAfee when they finish writing a miniseries on O.J. Simpson for Fox.
On the promotional run for ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ both MTV and Collider grabbed a minute with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and asked him about the role of Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver in ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.’ “The thing to think about is he’s an abandoned child, him and his sister are abandoned… they’re in Eastern Europe,” Aaron Taylor-Johnson told MTV about the Quicksilver role. “There’s more character aspect that I’m interested in than the power aspect. And if that’s something that you can make work, then there’s always… you gotta have something that you can relate to. So when it comes to that, then it’s enjoyable. So I don’t really care what it is you know. Oh man, [Joss Whedon] is awesome! He’s a real dude and I love what he did with the first Avengers. He had a real though task to deal with and I think he put up brilliantly”
Speaking to Collider, Aaron Taylor-Johnson said, “I feel really flattered and honored that they came to me for that role. I think he’s an interesting character and we’re just gonna keep going into that. I sat down with Joss, I think he’s awesome, I sat down with the guys at Marvel and they’re also great; I think it’d be interesting.”
Gugoo has drawn this brilliant “You Are Not Alone” portrait for the hugely anticipated ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up/Superman vs Batman movie. Last Saturday, ‘Man of Steel’ director Zack Snyder announced that he’s bringing together the two most iconic Super Heroes of all time – Batman and Superman – for the first time on the big screen. The announcement saw Snyder asking Harry Lennix (General Swanwick in ‘Man Of Steel’) to read an excerpt from Frank Miller’s graphic novel ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ before an image of the Superman logo, backed by the Batman symbol, flashed on the big screen. ‘Man of Steel’ has taken in more than $630 million at the worldwide box office to date, and climbing. Along with its star, Henry Cavill, the upcoming film brings back the likes of Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. The new Batman has yet to be cast. Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who will then pen the screenplay. Production is expected to begin in 2014, with an anticipated release date in Summer 2015.
For those that aren’t already aware, the self-contained world of Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy will be left behind, and Zack Snyder’s Superman movie, ‘Man of Steel,’ will begin to open up a DC Movie Universe. A few weeks back Christian Bale reiterated that he won’t be reprising his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the future DC Movie Universe. “We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three [Batman films]. That’s enough. Let’s not get greedy,” says Bale. “Chris [Nolan] always said he wanted to make it one film at a time. And we ended up sitting there looking at each other, saying ‘We’re about to make the third.’ We never really knew if we were going to get to be there, but if that was how it was going to be, this was where it should end as well.” Expect news about the upcoming film shortly. Check out the above piece in hi-res here.