Dwayne Johnson has revealed on his Twitter account that he’s wrapped Brett Ratner’s‘ Hercules’ and shared a new image for the film. “My strongest THANK YOU to all who worked to create an epic film. Proud of you all. #ThatsAWrap #HERCULESMovie.” ’Hercules’ also stars Golden Globe-winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and Academy Award-nominee John Hurt. Rounding out the main cast is Aksel Hennie, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, and Reece Ritchie. Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand) is directing the film.
Based on the graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” the ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. The screenplay is by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. This story begins after the labors, and after the legend. Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.
Ryan Huddle has put together this fan poster for the upcoming ’Batman Vs. Superman’ movie. A month or so back, Warner Bros. Pictures ended weeks of speculation by announcing that Ben Affleck has been cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Zack Snyder’s still untitled ‘Batman/Superman’ sequel to this past summer’s ‘Man of Steel.’ Affleck and Snyder will create an entirely new incarnation of the character in Snyder’s as-yet-untitled project – bringing Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen and continuing the director’s vision of their universe, which he established in ‘Man of Steel.’ The studio has slated the film to open worldwide on July 17th, 2015.
The Weinstein Company has unveiled three new clips from the much anticipated Nelson Mandela biopic, ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.’ Based on the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s autobiography of the same name, ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ is directed by Justin Chadwick (The First Grader, The Other Boleyn Girl) and produced by Anant Singh. Alongside Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela, Naomie Harris plays his wife, Winnie. The likes of Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Deon Lotz and Terry Pheto co-star.
Anant Singh began communicating with Nelson Mandela about making a film based on his life while he was still in prison and acquired the film rights to Mandela’s book at the time of its publication in 1996 and development on the film began immediately when Academy Award Nominee, writer William Nicholson (Les Miserables, Gladiator, Shadowlands) signed on. The film tells the story of the legendary South African freedom fighter, spanning over seventy years, including his struggle against apartheid, 27 years in jail and his rise to prominence as a political leader and head-of-state. ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ arrives in cinemas on November 29th in the US and January 3rd in the UK.
“Building Ender’s World” Featurette For ‘Ender’s Game’ – Starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld & More
Summit has unveiled this VFX preview for the feature adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s sci-fi novel, ‘Ender’s Game’. Starring Asa Butterfield, Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Nonso Anozie, Aramis Knight, Han Soto and Moises Arias, writer/director Gavin Hood’s ’Ender’s Game’ will arrive in cinemas on October 25th in the UK and November 1st in the US. The synopsis for the film is as follows.
In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite.
Red Band Trailer For ‘Homefront’ – Starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder & Kate Bosworth
Open Road Films has unveiled, via IGN, this red band trailer for the action thriller ‘Homefront,’ which is directed by Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury, Don’t Say A Word) from a screenplay by Sylvester Stallone and based on the book by Chuck Logan. Starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Clancy Brown, Frank Grillo and Rachelle Lefevre, ’Homefront’ will arrive in cinemas on November 27th.
‘Homefront’ follows Phil Broker (Jason Statham), a widowed ex-DEA agent who moves his family to a quiet town hoping to escape his past. However, he finds the town to be overrun with violence, drug traffickers and an evil meth magnate named Gator (James Franco). To save his endangered family, retribution is now the only thing Broker seeks.
The Wrap bring word that Josh Brolin is being eyed for the lead role in Universal and Colin Trevorrow’s ’Jurassic World.’ Brolin doesn’t have an official offer yet but one is expected shortly and according to the outlet he’s reportedly likely to accept. Brolin would join Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins in the 3D sequel, which Trevorrow is directing from a script he wrote with Derek Connolly. Plot details remain under wraps for ‘Jurassic World,’ which will be released on June 12th, 2015. Josh Brolin next stars in Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ remake and ‘Labor Day.’ He recently wrapped Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’ and Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Sin City’ sequel.