Walt Disney Pictures has release this new poster for their upcoming animated film, ‘Planes.’ Originally planned for a direct-to-home video release, ‘Planes’ is an extension of the world featured in Pixar’s ‘Cars’ and ‘Cars 2.’ The movie is being developed by Disney Toon Studios, not Pixar. ‘Planes’ follows Dusty, a small town dreamer who longs to enter the most epic around-the-world air race… despite his fear of heights. ‘Planes’ arrives in cinemas on August 9th.
The characters in ‘Planes’ include Dusty, a crop-duster voiced by Dane Cook, Bravo and Echo, two Top Gun-style fighter jets appropriately voiced by Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer, Skipper (Stacy Keach), Leadbottom (Cedric the Entertainer), Dottie (Teri Hatcher), Chug (Brad Garrett), Ripslinger (Roger Craig Smith), Ned and Zed (Gabriel Iglesias), El Chupacabra (Carlos Alazraqui), Rochelle (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Bulldog (John Cleese), Ishani (Priyanka Chopra), Roper (Sinbad) and sports-announcing blimp Colin Cowling (ESPN sports pundit Colin Cowherd).
Hot on the heels of the new international trailer for ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ Universal Pictures has unleashed this red band version of the trailer and new character poster for Chloë Grace Moretz’s Hit-Girl. The 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 July 19th release in the UK and a August 16th release in the US.
For the ‘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 Doctor 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*cker” in the sequel). Morris Chestnut replaces Omari Hardwick as Sergeant Marcus Williams. The official synopsis for ‘Kick-Ass 2 can be read below the new red band trailer.
Irini Kiss has drawn this fantastic digital art portraits of Tom Hiddleston’s Loki. Check out Irini Kiss’ deviantART or tumblr for more stellar artwork to feast your eyes on. Hiddleston’s God of Mischief will next be seen on the big screen in Marvel’s ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ On where he wishes to take Loki in ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ Hiddleston has said, “I’d like to take Loki to his absolute rock bottom. I’d like to see him yield, essentially, to his darkest instincts. Then, having hit rock bottom, maybe come back up. I think the fascination for me about playing Loki is that, in the history of the mythology and the comic books and the Scandinavian myths, is he’s constantly dancing on this fault line of the dark side and redemption.”
In another recent interview for ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ Tom Hiddleston said that he has every intention of playing Loki for as long as he can – in between other roles, “I will go on until the audience wants me to stop or Marvel tells me to stop,” Hiddleston says. “It is a rare thing to be connected to a character that people enjoy watching. I never expected it my wildest dreams. You don’t dare sign up for that as an actor. All any actor can see is they might play a character that somehow ignites the public imagination and it is thrilling when you do. It is in good fun.”
MGM has acquired the feature film rights to ‘Tomb Raider,’ and will develop the new action adventure franchise based on the Lara Croft video game franchise in partnership with GK Films. GK Films had previously acquired the ‘Tomb Raider’ film rights in 2011 from interactive entertainment company, Square Enix Ltd. Graham King, Founder of GK Films, will serve as producer and development of the first film will begin immediately. No casting has been announced.
The original ‘Tomb Raider’ game was published in 1996 by the London-based video game company Eidos and went on to become one of the most successful video games of the time. Eidos (including Crystal Dynamics) is now part of an international interactive entertainment group, Square Enix. A pop culture phenomenon, the original ‘Tomb Raider’ games have sold over 35 million game units worldwide making Lara Croft one of the most recognized names in the gaming industry. Most recently, Square Enix released the highly-anticipated reboot of the series, simply titled ‘Tomb Raider,’ on March 5th to critical acclaim. In 2001 and 2003, Paramount Pictures made two feature films starring Angelina Jolie and based on the daredevil archaeologist on a series of global missions. The films grossed a total of $432 million worldwide.
Entertainment Weekly has debuted the following trailer and poster for Dante Ariola’s directorial debut, ’Arthur Newman.’ After faking his own death and adopting a new identity, a depressed divorcee (Colin Firth) meets a troubled young woman (Emily Blunt) who spurs him on to new heights of playacting during a cross-country spree of life-swapping and bed-hopping. ’Arthur Newman’ hits cinemas on April 26th.
Wallace Avery is tired of being a loser. Once a hot shot in the world of competitive amateur golf, Wallace was dubbed ‘The Choker’ when he hit the pro circuit. Unable to shake off a monumental loss of nerve on the greens, Wallace retired from the pro tour and slipped into the ranks of the quietly desperate. Deciding to address a radical problem with a radical solution, he stages his own death, buys himself a new identity as Arthur Newman, and sets out toward his own private Oz of golf. An offbeat love story set in a perfect storm of identity crisis, Arthur Newman looks at how two people try to remake themselves and come around to owning up to some basic truths about the identities they left at home.
20th Century Fox has reportedly closed a deal for worldwide distribution rights to ‘The Secret Service,’ the next directorial outing by Matthew Vaughn, who most recently helmed ‘X-Men: First Class’ and ‘Kick-Ass.’ Vaughn has completed the script for this film with his writing partner Jane Goldman, and his Marv Films will finance and produce the film, based on the comic series by ‘Kick-Ass’ creator Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The drama closely follows the comic, about a veteran secret agent who leads a young protege into the shadowy business. Production begins in August. The synopsis for ‘The Secret Service’ comic series can be read below. Source: Deadline.
From the writer of Kick-Ass and the artist of Watchmen comes a collaboration decades in the making! The world’s greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond? meanwhile, what’s the secret link between a series of kidnapped sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town, and a dark secret from inside Mount Everest? Under Uncle Jack’s supervision, Gary’s spy skills and confidence blossom–but when the duo learn what’s behind the celebrity kidnappings, the knowledge comes at a price. The conspiracy begins to unravel, but who can be trusted when so many prominent figures seem to be involved? It’s a must-be-seen-to-be-believed action spectacle!