TsaoShin has put together this fun The Lion King/Grumpy Cat mash-up art. TsaoShin’s description for the piece is as follows: “Behold your new leader! This is a continuation of my Grumpy Cat Disney mash up series. Lion King is my favorite Disney animated masterpiece so I feel a little guilty doing this. Only a little! Next up: Tangled. Created with Adobe Photoshop.” Check out TsaoShin’s deviantART for other drawings in the series.
Warner Bros. Pictures has reportedly set James Gray to write and direct ‘White Devil,’ a contemporary drama that is eyed as a priority project. The film is the story of a white orphan who is adopted into a Chinese family, and who rises to the top of the Chinese Mafia in Boston. This might sound far-fetched, but there is a similar case on trial in Massachusetts with similar circumstances involving a drug-trafficking conspiracy centered around Asian organized crime.
‘White Devil’ is expected to be a big scale film for James Gray, who most recently helmed the period drama ‘The Immigrant’ with Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Renner. That film will be released later this year. Gray’s crime genre films are ‘We Own The Night,’ ‘The Yards’ and ‘Little Odessa.’ The filmmaker is also still attached to ‘The Lost City Of Z,’ an adaptation of the David Grann book which has begun to pick up steam again at Paramount and Plan B. He is also aligned with the Fox/New Regency drama ‘The Gray Man.’ Source: Deadline.
Shortlist invited some of their favorite artists to put together these top-notch alternative poster designs for Neil Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium.’ Shortlist’s description for the collection is as follows: “Back in 2009, District 9 gave the sci-fi genre a smart, socially aware shot of adrenaline and we’ve been eagerly awaiting writer/director Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up ever since. The first piece of good news is that it’s upon us. Elysium, another blockbuster with action and brains, is arriving as a late summer treat and the second piece of good news is that we’ve commissioned some talented artists to create their own artwork for the film.”
Arriving in cinemas on August 9th in the US and September 20th in the UK, the film stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley, Jose Pablo Cantillo, William Fichtner, Alice Braga, and Diego Luna.
Dwayne Johnson has took to his Twitter account to post another new behind-the-scenes look at ‘Hercules.’ “No ‘over-intellectualized actor speak’. Straight gut talk..bring it on motherf*cker. #EpicWar #HERCULESMovie.” ’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 Aksel Hennie, 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.
New ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ International Trailer – Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson & Liam Hemsworth
Lionsgate has premiered this new international trailer for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.’ The sequel sees Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth reprising their roles of Katniss, Peeta and Gale, with Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones and Woody Harrelson also returning to their respective roles. The likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Maria Howell, E. Roger Mitchell, Alan Ritchson, Bruno Gunn, Meta Golding, Sam Claflin and Amanda Plummer join the “Hunger Games” film series for this sequel.
The story for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
IGN Movies has revealed this new behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ centering on Olga Kurkulina’s Mother Russia. The superhero sequel is directed by Jeff Wadlow, with ‘Kick-Ass’ helmer Matthew Vaughn co-producing and co-writing the screenplay. An adaptation of the Mark Millar and John Romita Jr comic, ‘Kick-Ass 2′ is set for a August 16th release.
For ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz are reprising their respective roles of Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, while Christopher Mintz-Plasse will return as the villainous Red Mist. Newcomers to the sequel include Jim Carrey as The Colonel, Donald Faison as Dr. Gravity, Olga Kurkulina as Mother Russia, Robert Emms as Insect Man, Lindy Booth as Night Bitch, Daniel Kaluuya as Black Death, and John Leguizamo as Javier, a bodyguard who is assigned to protect Red Mist (though that name will soon become “The Motherf–er” in the sequel). Morris Chestnut replaces Omari Hardwick as Sergeant Marcus Williams. The official synopsis for ‘Kick-Ass 2 can be read below.