According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. Pictures has shuffled around the release dates for a number of the movies on their upcoming slate. The studio has pushed back the release of ’300: Rise of an Empire’ from August 2nd to March 7th, 2014 – the same corridor that the first 2007 film, a sleeper hit. Additionally, the studio is moving the Tom Cruise-starring ‘All You Need Is Kill,’ directed by Doug Liman and co-starring Emily Blunt, from March 7th to June 6th, 2014, a high-profile summer date.
In its old home, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ ’300′ sequel faced one of the most crowded August calendars on record, although that wasn’t the reason cited by the studio. The moves were announced by Warners president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman and president of international distribution Veronika Kwan Vandenberg. “Moving ’300: Rise of an Empire; to March 7th continues in the tradition of the first ’300,’ and kicks off the spring moviegoing season in epic style. The film is on track to become all that audiences have come to expect from the franchise,” Fellman said. “We are thrilled about ‘All You Need Is Kill’ heating up our summer ’14 slate. It is an action-packed adventure, told by an extraordinary cast, which is sure to have global appeal,” Kwan Vandenberg said.
Owen Wilson In Talks To Join Joaquin Phoenix & Benicio Del Toro In Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’
The Wrap bring word that Owen Wilson is in talks to join Joaquin Phoenix and Benicio Del Toro in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice.’ Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute and finance the film, which Anderson has adapted from Thomas Pynchon’s soft-boiled crime novel. While Wilson’s role hasn’t been specified, it’s apparently one of the leads. Furthermore, the outlet are also reporting that Charlize Theron has been rumored for the female lead.
Set in Los Angeles during the spring of 1970, the film follows pot-smoking private detective Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) as he investigates the case of a kidnapped girl. Del Toro will play an attorney who’s always trying to help the protagonist out of trouble, though he’s not an actual criminal lawyer. The synopsis for the novel can be read below.
Warner Bros. Pictures has set loose this first teaser trailer for Alfonso Cuarón‘s (Children Of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) upcoming outer-space survival thriller, ‘Gravity.’ Planned for a 3D release, ‘Gravity’ is written by Cuarón and his son, Jonás Cuarón. The film is set for October 4th release.
In the sci-fi thriller, Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.
Deadline bring word that William Fichtner has joined the cast of the Michael Bay-produced ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ reboot. Details on the actor’s role are sketchy, but Fichtner is said to be playing a lead with iconic stature in the Turtles’ mythology (the villainous Shredder?). Fichter will next be seen in ‘The Lone Ranger’ and the Neil Blomkamp-directed ‘Elysium.’ Both movies are coming out this summer.
Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans) is directing the live-action CG hybrid take on the classic 1980s characters which first debuted in an indie comic before going on to become a massively popular cartoon and merchandising line. Megan Fox is playing April O’Neil, reporter and ally to the sewer-dwelling heroes Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael as well as their master, Splinter (Danny Woodburn). Playing the four turtles via motion capture are up-and-comers Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Pete Ploszek (Leonardo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello) and Noel Fisher (Michaelangelo). Paramount Pictures recently moved ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ from its initial May 16th, 2014 release date to a June 6th, 2014 bow.
New ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Character Poster For Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ Valentine Morgernstern
Following the one-sheet centering on Robert Sheehan’s Simon Lewis, the film’s official Facebook page has debuted another new character poster for ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,’ the forthcoming adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s first book in her best-selling young adult novel series. Directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid remake), the cast includes Lily Collins as Clary Fray, Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Valentine Morgernstern, Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland, Robert Sheehan as Simon Lewis, Jemima West as Isabelle Lightwood, Lena Headey as Jocelyn Fray, Jared Harris as Hodge Starkweather, Kevin Zegers as Alec Lightwood, Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane, Kevin Durand as Emil Pangborn, Robert Maillet as Samuel Blackwell, Aidan Turner as Luke Garroway, and CCH Pounder as Madame Dorothea. ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ is pencilled in for a August 23rd release.
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.
Chris Pine (Captain James T. Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), John Cho (Sulu), Bruce Greenwood (Christopher Pike), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Karl Urban (Bones), and Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov) reprise their roles from the 2009 ‘Star Trek’ original, with new parts for the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Noel Clarke, Nazneen Contractor and Peter Weller. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is directed by J.J. Abrams with a script by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof. The film is opening on May 9th in the UK, while the film bows in the US on May 17th. The May 9th opening date will see the film in IMAX 3D, 3D and 2D theaters. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ will arrive in US IMAX theaters from May 15th.
What would you say was was the biggest challenge for you of in making ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’? There’s a lot more vulnerability to Kirk in this film….
Chris Pine: Yeah. I would say that everything is bigger about this film in terms of spectacle and story. The first film, we got a chance to establish these characters and who they were and paint them in quite primary colors. This story, for each of us, it gave us a real chance to explore many different sides of our characters that we didn’t get to do beforehand. So for me it was trying to find, for a character who is so genetically self-assured, was trying to find the flip side of that coin, and to find the fragility and vulnerability all at the same time. It was exciting and difficult all at the same time.