With filming on ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ in full swing, J.J. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot has debuted the above look at an IMAX camera filming what is presumably going to double as the desert world of Tatooine. Production on ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ took a trip to Abu Dhabi to recreate the iconic backdrop of Tatooine for the new film.
While ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ has been shooting second-unit since April and first-unit since May, in August the team will take a brief two-week hiatus while adjustments to the current production schedule are made as actor Harrison Ford recovers from a leg injury. Shooting remains on track to wrap in the fall with the film scheduled for release on December 18th, 2015.
According to a new report, Dwayne Johnson is in early talks to produce and star in Universal’s adaptation of ‘The Bourne Identity’ author Robert Ludlum’s book ‘The Janson Directive.’ The 2002 novel follows a former consular ops agent who, after leaving covert operations due to the high number of sanctioned serial killings, goes into business as private security consultant. Teamed with a sharpshooter, Janson only takes assignments that he believes will lead to helping those in need. Johnson is said to be keen on the project, which the studio views as a Bourne-esque franchise tailored for the actor. Johnson will next be seen in ‘Hercules,’ and next year he’s got ‘Fast & Furious 7′ and ‘San Andreas’ hitting the big screen.
Along with the announcement that the first trailer for the film will debut at Comic-Con, Kevin Smith has revealed this first poster for ‘Tusk.’ The offbeat horror follows Wallace (Justin Long), a journalist on a mission. He finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.
A24 releases ‘Tusk’ in the US this fall, with Sony International handing lots of the distribution in the non-U.S. marketplace. Also starring Genesis Rodriguez and Haley Joel Osment, ‘Tusk’ was born out of one of Kevin Smith’s SModcasts. Expect confirmed release dates shortly.
Hot on the heels of an extended trailer, Marvel has set loose this new TV spot for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ The stellar cast for the film includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Batista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and if recent reports are true, Josh Brolin as Thanos. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry and Enzo Cilenti co-star.
Preceding the release of the biblical epic’s first trailer, these first posters has arrived online for Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings.’ Starring Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, John Turturro and Indira Varma, the film arrives in cinemas on December 12th in the US and December 26th in the UK. ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ is an interpretation of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt as led by Moses (Bale) and related in the Old Testament Book of Exodus.