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. Set for a July 12th 2D, 3D and IMAX release, ‘Pacific Rim’ also stars Idris Elba, Rob Kazinsky, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff, and Brad William Henke. Oscar nominee Guillermo del Toro directed the sci-fi action adventure from a script he co-wrote with Travis Beacham.
Can you tell us where we meet you in the story? With Raleigh you have to convey a sincerity and purity of heart, and a mix of toughness and vulnerability….
Charlie Hunnam: Yeah, I really enjoyed that about the character. When you meet us in the story it really is the 11th hour. The Kaiju war has been waging for years and we’re really starting to realise that we’re losing it. Every resource that earth has to offer has been put into this Jaeger programme to develop these monsters to fight the Kaiju, but they keep coming and coming and coming. We can’t supply the demand for the robots so its kind of like the end of the world is nigh, and the last beacon of hope is kind of these four sets of Jaeger pilots.
Total Film has unleashed this new behind-the-scenes ‘The Wolverine’ featurette focusing on Will Yun Lee’s Harada. Set for a July 25th release in the UK and a July 26th bow in the US, the cast includes Hugh Jackamn (Logan/Wolverine), Hiroyuki Sanada (Shingen), Hal Yamanouchi (Yashida), Tao Okamoto (Mariko), Rila Fukushima (Yukio), Svetlana Khodchenkova (Viper), Brian Tee (Norubo Mori), and Will Yun Lee (Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai). James Mangold directs.
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he faces his ultimate nemesis in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.
Lionsgate has debuted this new theatrical trailer for Jon S. Baird’s ’Filth,’ an adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s (Trainspotting) best-selling novel of the same name. Starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent, Imogen Poots, Joanne Froggatt, Gary Lewis, Martin Compston, Kate Dickie and Shirley Henderson, ‘Filth’ arrives in Scottish cinemas on September 27th and UK cinemas from October 4th.
Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal. As he turns his colleagues against one another by stealing their wives and exposing their secrets, Bruce starts to lose himself in a web of deceit that he can no longer control. His past is slowly catching up with him, and a missing wife, a crippling drug habit and suspicious colleagues start to take their toll on his sanity. The question is: can he keep his grip on reality long enough to disentangle himself from the filth?
Motion Poster & Concept Art For Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’ – Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster & Sharlto Copley
TriStar Pictures has let out the hatch, via Moviefone, this new collection of concept art and motion poster (below) for Neill Blomkamp’s 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, 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.
Hugh Jackman’s Logan & Rila Fukushima’s Yukio Highlighted In New ‘The Wolverine’ Clip: “Fight At A Funeral”
Yahoo! Movies has unleashed this second clip from ‘The Wolverine.’ 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 the clip.
3 TV Spots For Ryan Coogler‘s ‘Fruitvale Station’ – Starring Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer & Melonie Diaz
The Weinstein Company has unveiled three new TV spots for Ryan Coogler‘s much acclaimed Sundance winner, ‘Fruitvale Station.’ The film chronicles the true story of 22-year-old Oscar Grant, a Bay Area resident who was detained on New Year’s Day 2009 by the Bay Area Rapid Transit police and shot in the back and killed. The event was captured by many cell phone cameras, with the ensuing trial and its verdict causing protests and riots against police brutality in Oakland.
‘Fruitvale Station’ took home the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival as well as the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film. Michael B. Jordan, memorable in ‘The Wire,’ ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘Chronicle,’ plays the lead role of Oscar, while the likes of Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz, Ahna O’Reilly, Kevin Durand, and Chad Michael Murray co-star. ’Fruitvale Station’ is 26-year-old Ryan Coogler’s feature directorial debut, and Forest Whitaker is among the producers. Look out for the film on July 12th in US. Expect news about international release dates shortly.