Universal Pictures send word that Guillermo del Toro’s (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim) ‘Crimson Peak’ will hit regular theaters and IMAX on October 16th, 2015. Penned by del Toro and Matthew Robbins, the film stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam. The newly released synopsis for ‘Crimson Peak’ is as follows: “In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.” The film is set to start shooting next month.
Super Bowl TV Spot For McG’s ‘3 Days To Kill’ – Starring Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld & Amber Heard
Relativity Media has unveiled the Big Game TV spot for ‘3 Days to Kill.’ The film is directed by McG (This Means War, Terminator Salvation), written by Luc Besson and Adi Hasak, and stars Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Amber Heard and Connie Nielsen. The film opens on February 21st.
In the action thriller, Kevin Costner plays an elite government hit man who after receiving news that he has a terminal disease, decides to give up his high stakes life to finally build a relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he’s previously kept at arm’s length to keep out of danger. But when his agency offers him an experimental, potentially life-saving drug in exchange for one last mission, it’s an offer he can’t refuse – even if it means juggling his two toughest assignments yet: going after the world’s most ruthless terrorist and caring for his daughter for the first time in ten years while his wife is out of town.
Action-Packed New ‘RoboCop’ TV Spot – Starring Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman & Abbie Cornish
Sony Pictures has set loose this new “Crime” TV spot for ‘RoboCop,’ which hits the big screen on February 7th in the UK and February 12th in the US. ’RoboCop’ is directed by José Padilha and stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. The screenplay is by Joshua Zetumer, based on the 1987 motion picture written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner.
In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees its chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.
According to Variety, Bill Hader is in talks to star in the comedy ‘Trainwreck,’ which is directed by Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, This Is 40) and stars comedian Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer). Schumer scripted ‘Trainwreck’ for Universal and developed it with Apatow, who is also producing with Barry Mendel through his Apatow Productions. Plot details are being kept secret at the moment, but the film is slated to hit the big screen on July 24th, 2015.
Bill Hader, best known for his work on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ voiced the lead character in 2013′s ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2′ and can be seen coming up in director Craig Johnson’s comedy drama ‘The Skeleton Twins,’ starring opposite fellow “SNL” alum Kristen Wiig. He can also be seen later this year in the Jessica Chastain-James McAvoy pic ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.’
Universal Announce Feb 2015 Release For ‘Everest’ – Starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal…
Universal Pictures has announced that ‘Everest’ will arrive in 3D and in IMAX 3D on February 27th, 2015. Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, ‘Everest’ documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. Starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Jake Gyllenhaal, the epic adventure will be directed by Baltasar Kormákur (The Deep, 2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes.
Universal Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures’ presentation of ‘Everest’ - in association with Walden Media – is adapted for the screen by Mark Medoff (Children of a Lesser God) and Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire). The film will shoot on location in Nepal on the foothills of Everest, the Italian Dolomites and at Cinecittà Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the UK.
Deadline have caught wind that Chadwick Boseman has locked a spot in Alex Proyas’ period epic ‘Gods Of Egypt,’ which Summit Entertainment will release on February 12th, 2016. The ’42′ star joins Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, and Courtney Eaton in the pic and will play Thoth, the god of wisdom. The action-adventure pic based on Egyptian mythology was co-penned by Proyas, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.
Chadwick Boseman is coming off wrapping this week production on Universal’s ‘Get On Up,’ the Tate Taylor movie in which he stars as the Godfather of Soul James Brown. That will be released August 1st. Before that, Boseman will be seen alongside Kevin Costner in Draft Day’ from April 11th.