New “Man On Wire” ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Production Pic (James McAvoy’s Charles Xavier Or Michael Fassbender’s Magneto?)
In a long line of news, behind-the-scenes images and teasers, director Bryan Singer has tweeted the above new production image from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Singer simply captioned the image, ““Man on wire”. The seventh installment in the ‘X-Men’ film series commenced filming in March in Montreal, Canada. It will be the first film in the ‘X-Men’ film series to be filmed in 3D.
Earlier this year Bryan Singer announced that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage joined the cast of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Further reports bring word that the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor will play the main antagonist in the film (rumored to be Bolivar Trask). With Bryan Singer merging past and present ‘X-Men’ actors for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the director has announced that Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Halle Berry (Storm), Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) will be joining the film – which is ostensibly a sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class,’ but will prominently feature actors from the first ‘X-Men’ trilogy.
Doaly has put together this fantastic alternate poster for Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy.’ Doaly’s comment for the poster is as follows, “Just something I cooked up an alt poster for Oldboy, I wanted to take a little extra time and actually have a count for each one of the days over the 20 year period that was spent in that one room cell. so we should have a total of 7,300 strikes if my math has served me correctly.” Head on oer to Doaly’s website, Facebook or Twitter for more excellent designs.
Arriving in cinemas on October 25th, the upcoming remake of Park Chan-wook’s cult classic stars the likes of Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, James Ransone and Samuel L. Jackson. The original ‘Oldboy,’ released in 2003, won the much coveted Grand Prize Jury Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. The film is based on Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi’s 90′s manga series.
The Weinstein Company has revealed, via iTunes Movie Trailers, this new US trailer for Wong Kar-Wai’s long-awaited (and long-delayed) epic, ‘The Grandmaster.’ Lead by Tony Leung as Ip Man, the legendary grandmaster of Wing Chun who taught Bruce Lee, amongst many others, the film also stars Zhang Zi Yi, Chang Chen, Cung Le, Bruce Leung Siu-lung and Wang Qingxiang. Set for an August 23rd bow in the US, ‘The Grandmaster’ was released in Hong Kong and Mainland China and a number of countries in Asia earlier this year. Fingers crossed there’s a UK release date announcement shortly! The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. The synopsis for ‘The Grandmaster’ can be read below.
With martial arts getting more popular in the Thirties, more people seek to learn them via the professionals at Foshan in Southern China. Some of the experienced masters like to challenge their counterparts and undergoing battles. To have their whole concentration, it is their practice to lock up the venues and no one is allowed to leave during battles. No food and no rest before reaching any results. Ip Man is a young rich man extremely talented in martial arts, but he chooses to keep a low profile. Yet this doesn’t keep him out of these troubles ahead. One day he is trapped in this battleground so he has to use every means in order to get out of there. The masters are amazed by his abilities. Master Kung and his daughter Kung Yi are amongst, and the latter is attracted to this newcomer. A high warlord is assassinated by his own guard Yi Xian Tian. All masters in Foshan vow to take Tian down no matter what.
Legendary Pictures has unleashed this Comic-Con poster for ’300: Rise of an Empire,’ the upcoming follow-up to Zack Snyder’s ’300.’ Planned for a March 7th, 2014 release, ’300: Rise of an Empire’ stars Rodrigo Santoro returning as Xerxes, Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles, Jamie Blackley as Calisto, Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo, David Wenham as Dilios, and Eva Green as Artemisia.
’300: Rise of an Empire’ is based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel that takes Xerxes, the Persian leader who is an antagonist in ’300,’ and turns him into more of a pivotal figure. He’s a man in search of godhood after the death of his father, battling an Athenian warlord named Themistokles. The story takes place over the course of several years, but the focal point is the battle of Artemisium, which occured in 480 BC. Previous reports had Zack Snyder – who in my eyes done a fantastic job with ’300′ – pegged to direct until Warner Bros and producer Christopher Nolan signed him up to helm ‘Man of Steel.’ Noam Murro (five-time DGA nominated commercials director) is on board to direct the film. Snyder produces.
Pathe has debuted this first official still from ‘Philomena,’ which is based on the true story of an Irish woman (Dench) seeking the illegitimate son she was forced to put up for adoption in the US in 1952. Directed by BAFTA winner Stephen Frears (The Queen), ‘Philomena’ will open in the UK and Ireland on November 1st. Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope penned the script.
Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee (Dench) was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. When her baby was only a toddler, he was whisked away by the nuns to America for adoption. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain.
Closely following the Kit Harington poster, Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted this latest character poster for the Sergei Bodrov-directed (Prisoner of the Mountains, Mongol) ’Seventh Son,’ featuring ’Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington. Scheduled for a January 17th, 2014 release, the fantasy adventure film is based on ‘The Spook’s Apprentice,’ the first novel in Joseph Delaney‘s young adult book series, ‘The Wardstone Chronicles.’ The story follows a young apprentice (Ben Barnes) to an exorcist (Jeff Bridges) who combats ghosts and witches in the 1700s. The pair must battle the queen of evil (Julianne Moore) as Tom falls for a young witch (Alicia Vikander). The likes of Olivia Williams, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington and Antje Traue co-star.
In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory.