The following international R-rated prequel video has arrived online for ‘Snowpiercer,’ the highly anticipated post-apocalyptic drama by writer/director Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Mother) and producer Chan wook-Park (Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance). The film is described as ”set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snow Piercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.”
While there’s currently no release date set for ‘Snowpiercer,’ it is expected that The Weinstein Company will be releasing the film later this year. ’Snowpiercer’ stars Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Chris Evans, John Hurt, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Ko Asung, Alison Pill, Ewan Bremner, Octavia Spencer and Song Kang-ho – who previously starred in Bong Joon-ho’s equally fantastic ‘The Host’ and ‘Memories Of Murder.’ Marking Bong’s English language debut, ‘Snowpiercer’ is based on a French graphic novel titled ‘Le Transperceneige.’ All signs point towards this being a gem! Source: CBM.
Yahoo! has unveiled this first clip from the upcoming Alan Partridge movie, ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.’ Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. A nervous breakdown in Dundee. His self-published book, ’Bouncing Back’, subsequently remaindered and pulped. ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’ portrays the events of the greatest low-to-high-ebb spectrum in his life to date – specifically how he tries to salvage his public career while negotiating a potentially violent turn of events at North Norfolk Digital Radio.
Written by Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Neil and Rob Gibbons, Declan Lowney directs his second feature after ‘Wild About Harry,’ with his TV credits including many episodes of ‘Little Britain’ and ‘Father Ted.’ ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’ is set to be released in UK cinemas on August 7th. Felicity Montagu, Tim Key, Simon Greenall, Phil Cornwell, Nigel Lindsay, and Darren Boyd return alongside Coogan from the original series for the movie. Joining them will be Colm Meaney, Anna Maxwell Martin, Monica Dolan, Sean Pertwee, and Dustin Demri-Burns.
20th Century Fox has revealed this latest clip from ‘The Wolverine’ as part of a “HBO Advance Notice” piece that you can watch below. Alongside Hugh Jackman as the titular character, ‘The Wolverine’ stars Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen, Hal Yamanouchi as Yashida, Tao Okamoto as Mariko, Brian Tee as Norubo Mori, Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai, Rila Fukushima as Yukio, and Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper. Scheduled for release on July 25th in the UK and July 26th in the US, ‘The Wolverine’ is directed by James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, Knight and Day), while the script is by ‘The Usual Suspects’ scribe Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback.
‘The Wolverine’ takes inspiration from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s Marvel miniseries from the 1980s dealing with the character’s adventures in Japan. There, samurai steel clashes with adamantium claws as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed. The official synopsis for ‘The Wolverine’ can be read below.
Cool Alternate Poster For Wally Pfister’s ‘Transcendence’ – Starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall & Morgan Freeman
Antovolk has put together this great fan poster for Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, ‘Transcendence.’ The sci-fi thriller has a cracking cast in Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Hall, Cole Hauser, Kate Mara, Clifton Collins Jr, Cory Hardrict and Cillian Murphy. The film is said to follow “three scientists, attempting work on stem cell and advanced computer technology, which will change the fundamentals of human life. Tension comes into play when they are met by protest and resistance.” Warner Bros. Pictures will release ‘Transcendence’ on April 25th, 2014 via its output deal with Alcon.
Wally Pfister, who won an Oscar for his cinematography for ‘Inception’, is well known for his work on projects with Christopher Nolan. His collaboration with Nolan has spanned seven films, beginning in 1999 with ‘Memento,’ and earning him his three Oscar nominations and one win. Wally Pfister recently completed ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ with Nolan. Other credits include such films as ‘The Italian Job,’ ‘Moneyball’ and ‘Laurel Canyon.’ Nolan and Emma Thomas are serving as executive producers on ‘Transcendence,’ which will be financed and produced by Alcon Entertainment. The screenplay is by newcomer Jack Paglen.
Dwayne Johnson has took to his Twitter account to post another new behind-the-scenes look at ‘Hercules,’ this time showcasing his co-star Aksel Hennie. Johnson captioned the above image with the following: “6am. Shooting over 12hrs & still going. My HERCULES co-star @AkselHennie reps out between takes. #Discipline #MyBoy. ’Hercules’ also stars Golden Globe-winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and Academy Award-nominee John Hurt. Rounding out the main cast is Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, and Reece Ritchie. Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand) is directing the film.
Based on the graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” the ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. The screenplay is by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. This story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.
In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) continues to adjust to his crime fighting life as Spider-Man and relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) while dealing with new enemies, the return of Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), and discovering more about his past. Directed by Marc Webb and set for a May 2nd, 2014 release, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, Marton Csokas and Sarah Gadon. Hans Zimmer will be composing the music for the film.
I can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like for you at Comic-Con as Peter Parker/Spider-Man….
Andrew Garfield: It’s like being on drugs, but you’re not really on drugs, it’s just a lot of energy – it’s like you’ve been stabbed everywhere with adrenaline (laughs). And I’m jetlagged, so I need it, but it makes me very confused about what’s happening and who I am (laughs). But, what’s awesome is that we get to build on a foundation that we set with the first one, you know? We had to really set a base for ourselves, and now the beauty of it is that we get to really expand and explore. Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci wrote something layered and rich and full of twists and turns and dimensions. I think it’s going to be a much more fun picture. That’s so exciting to introduce to fans. It is wild.