Go “Behind the Lens” and see award-winning cinematographer Bradford Young’s (Selma, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pariah) vision for ‘A Most Violent Year,’ the upcoming thriller written and directed by ‘All Is Lost’ and ‘Margin Call’ helmer J.C. Chandor. ‘A Most Violent Year’ is set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. The story revolves around an American immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his wife (Jessica Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built. The film opens on December 31st in the US before a UK release on January 23rd – positioning it for a potential awards run. David Oyelowo, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Albert Brooks also star.
Director Colin Trevorrow has today posted on Twitter this new image from ‘Jurassic World,’ featuring Chris Pratt alongside an alarmed looking Velociraptor. Trevorrow captioned the image with the following: “Happy Holidays from the editing room. Do not try this at home.”
Opening on June 12th, 2015, the long awaited sequel stars the likes of Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Omar Sy, Jake Johnson, Judy Greer, Irrfan Khan, Andy Buckley, B.D. Wong and Vincent D’Onofrio. Trevorrow is directing the film from a script he wrote with Derek Connolly. Trevorrow’s first film, ‘Safety Not Guaranteed,’ starred Pratt’s ‘Parks and Recreation’ love interest Aubrey Plaza. Set 22 years after the original film, ‘Jurassic Park’ director Steven Spielberg is producing the sequel with Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley. Michael Giacchino will compose the score.
Wow, Sony Pictures has now cancelled the December 25th US release of ‘The Interview.’ The studio released the following official statement: “In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film ‘The Interview,’ we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25th theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.”
The studio continue, “Sony Pictures has been the victim of an unprecedented criminal assault against our employees, our customers, and our business. Those who attacked us stole our intellectual property, private emails, and sensitive and proprietary material, and sought to destroy our spirit and our morale – all apparently to thwart the release of a movie they did not like. We are deeply saddened at this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees, and the American public. We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.” There’s currently no word on the status of the film’s February 6th UK release.
Touchstone Pictures and Lucasfilm have set loose the poster for the upcoming animated film ‘Strange Magic.’ The film is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic, which created the CGI animation for 2011′s Academy Award-winning film ‘Rango,’ bring to life the fanciful forest turned upside down.
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have revealed this teaser clip from ‘Minions,’ the spin-off/prequel to ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Despicable Me 2.’ Set for July 10th, 2015, ‘Minions’ features a voice cast led by Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell, Katy Mixon, Hiroyuki Sanada, Pierre Coffin and Jon Hamm. The 3D-CG comedy adventure is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda,
The film establishes that Minions have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from yellow single-celled organisms into beings who have only one purpose: to serve history’s most ambitious villains. Through their lovable ineptitude, Minions have managed to thwart and ultimately kill all of those bad guys. This story picks up in the 1960s, before they hench-ed for Gru (Steve Carell). After wiping out all their masters, the Minions fall into a collective depression and three of them set out to seek a new evil master. They wind up at a villain convention, where they compete for the right to be henchmen for Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), whose Audrey Hepburn-like high style appearance belies her world domination ambition and her aspirations to become the world’s first female super-villain.
First Clip From Terry Jones’ ‘Absolutely Anything’ Features Simon Pegg & Dennis The Dog (Robin Williams)
This first clip has arrived online from ‘Absolutely Anything,’ which is directed by Terry Jones and stars Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Robin Williams, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, Rob Riggle and the Monty Python gang. In the sci-fi comedy flick, Simon Pegg plays a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens watching from space. The aliens are voiced by Terry Jones and his Python co-horts John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Michael Palin. Struggling with the new-found powers, he calls upon his loyal canine companion Dennis (voiced by the late, great Robin Williams) to help him along the way. Mishap after mishap finally leads him to an ultimate conundrum: Should he choose the girl (Kate Beckinsale) or the dog?