After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) – reborn as The Mother F%&*^r – only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy.
Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire — leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world’s first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there’s only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. An adaptation of the Mark Millar and John Romita Jr comic, ‘Kick-Ass 2′ is set for an August 14th release in the UK and a August 16th bow in the US. The likes of Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, Olga Kurkulina, Robert Emms, Lindy Booth, Daniel Kaluuya, Clark Duke, Claudia Lee, Augustus Prew and Lyndsy Fonseca also star. Jeff Wadlow directs.
I understand ‘Kick-Ass 2′ marks the first time you’ve reprised a character in a film. How did you find that experience?
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: It’s bizarre repeating something you’ve already done, so I felt like I needed to step it up a few levels. It was challenging because it was new for me to go back to the same character. I usually just go from one thing to the next and very different things. It was a bit of a mind…. puzzle to do (laughs), I’m trying to think of the right words to use (laughs). I think it took me a lot longer than Chloe and Chris to get back into character. I’ll be honest, I think it was a challenge for sure. It’s really hard for me because I go to a character and then I erase it and I just jump to something else. I find that a lot easier. But to go back to something and then try to make it feel like the same person is actually a lot harder than it seems, I feel.
Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures send word that principal photography on ‘Interstellar’ is officially underway in Alberta, Canada. The film will be released in IMAX and 35mm theaters on November 7th, 2014. Paramount Pictures will distribute in North America, Warner Bros. Pictures internationally. Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (‘Inception,’ ‘The Dark Knight’ Trilogy), the production will travel the globe and utilize a mixture of 35mm anamorphic and IMAX film photography to bring to the screen a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan, originally developed for Paramount Pictures and producer Lynda Obst. The new script chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
‘Interstellar’ features a prestigious cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway, Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, Academy Award nominee John Lithgow, Academy Award nominee Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo, Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn, and Academy Award winner Michael Caine.
Kinopoisk has revealed these two new stills from ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.’ The sequel to the 2004 film, ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,’ has Adam McKay returning to the directors chair as well as co-writing the script with Ferrell. Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Paul Rudd return from the original film, while the likes of Harrison Ford, Kristen Wiig, Meagan Good, Dylan Baker, Josh Lawson, Drake, Kanye West, Greg Kinnear and James Marsden join the sequel. Look out for ‘Anchorman: The Legend Continues’ in cinemas from December 20th.
With the 70′s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk. Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) – All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy…while taking New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.
With 100 days and counting until the November 22nd worldwide launch of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ the second installment of Lionsgate’s global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the company announced today that it will host a Catching Fire world premiere in London on November 11th. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ will open day-and-date with its US release in nearly every major international territory. The first Hunger Games film was the 13th highest-grossing North American release of all time on its way to generating nearly $700 million at the worldwide box office.
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ stars Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence alongside Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone and Jeffrey Wright, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland. The film begins as Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Hutcherson). 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 (Sutherland) prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games, The Quarter Quell – a competition that could change Panem forever. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is directed by Francis Lawrence, from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and Michael DeBruyn, based upon the novel “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins.
The Weinstein Company has released this latest clip from Lee Daniels’ (Precious) upcoming historical drama, ‘The Butler.’ Danny Strong wrote the script with Daniels based on Wil Haygood’s Washington Post article about Allen, ”A Butler Well Served by This Election.” Eugene Allen started at the White House as a “pantry man” in 1952, when blacks weren’t allowed to use public restrooms in his native Virginia. He ended up serving eight presidents and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made, from the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement to the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. Allen is portrayed in the film by Forest Whitaker.
Forest Whitaker is joined in ‘The Butler’ by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Alex Pettyfer, David Oyelowo, Liam Neeson, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams, James Marsden, Aml Ameen, Nelsan Ellis, Yaya DaCosta, Terrance Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, Minka Kelly, Lenny Kravitz and Liev Schreiber. The music for ‘The Butler’ is being composed by Quincy Jones. The film arrives in US cinemas on August 16th. Expect a UK release date for the film shortly.
Following the casting of Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz, mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey and welterweight boxer Victor Ortiz, THR bring word that Glen Powell will also appear in the film. The newcomer has reportedly been cast in a lead role in the action-ensemble sequel. The 24-year-old will play a highly trained combat veteran who is also an expert hacker and drone pilot. The likes of Jackie Chan, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich have all been rumored to be joining ‘The Expendables 3,’ although nothing is confirmed at this moment in time.
With production on the action movie due to begin next weekend, Australian director Patrick Hughes is set to helm ‘The Expendables 3.’ Hughes made his feature directorial debut on the acclaimed 2010 thriller ‘Red Hill.’ Alongside Sylvester Stallone, the cast of the previous installment in the series, ’The Expendables 2,′ included Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Liam Hemsworth, Yu Nan, Scott Adkins, Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Although it’s currently unclear who will be returning, expect confirmation about the cast shortly. UPDATE: Producer Boaz Davidson has posted on his Facebook (via Bleeding Cool) that the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren, Wesley Snipes, Jet Li, Randy Couture, Antonio Banderas, Ronda Rousey, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Victor Ortiz, and Kellan Lutz star. Expect a few more names added to that list this coming week.