Marking Superman’s 75th Anniversary, DC Comics has revealed Zack Snyder’s Superman short, which encompasses the entire 75 year history of the character. Here’s what DC had to say about the short: “From the creative minds of Zack Snyder (Man of Steel) and Bruce Timm (Superman: The Animated Series) and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this short follows Superman through the years, from his first appearance on the cover of Action Comics #1 to Henry Cavill in this year’s Man of Steel…all in two minutes!” The short will air on Cartoon Network on Wednesday, October 16th at 6:58 pm ET and will be available on the DVD and Blu-ray for ‘Man of Steel’ this November.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Oyelowo and ‘House of Cards’ star Kate Mara are toplining ‘Captive,’ a true-life thriller being made by BN Films. The story is based on the true events that occurred in Atlanta on March 11th, 2005. That’s when Brian Nichols, who will be played by Oyelowo in the movie, broke out of a courthouse jail and shot dead the judge assigned to his case as well as a court reporter, sheriff’s deputy and FBI officer.
While eluding a statewide manhunt, Nichols took Ashley Smith (Kate Mara), a single mother struggling with meth addiction, hostage in her own apartment. Over the course of her ordeal, Smith used a book she had been given, Rick Warren’s ‘The Purpose Driven Life,’ to reason with her captor, with surprising results. Leonor Varela and Mimi Rogers also star. The script is from Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke, adapting Ashley Smith’s best-selling book ‘An Unlikely Angel.’ The film is set to begin principal photography later this month. Jerry Jameson directs.
With filming currently underway, 20th Century Fox send word that David Fincher’s (Fight Club, The Social Network) ‘Gone Girl’ has been pencilled in for a October 3rd, 2014 release. Starring the likes of Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit and Carrie Coon, the film is an adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel that has sold 2 million copies. ‘Gone Girl,’ Flynn’s third novel, is a dark and suspenseful story that kicks off with the five-year anniversary of a married couple. Flynn wrote the screenplay for the film, which is being produced by Reese Witherspoon and Leslie Dixon. The ‘Gone Girl’ book is described as follows.
Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn, takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. As The Washington Post proclaimed, her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit with deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
Fandango has let out the hatch this new behinsd-the-scenes featurette for Jimmy Hayward’s (Horton Hears a Who!) animated flick, ‘Free Birds.’ Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, Dan Fogler, Lesley Nicol, George Takei, Colm Meaney, Keith David, Eddie Sotelo, Josh Lawson, and Danny Carey, ’Free Birds’ opens on November 1st in the US and November 29th in the UK.
In this hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward (Horton Hears a Who!), two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good.
Hot on the heels of the news that Ty Simpkins has joined Universal and Colin Trevorrow’s ’Jurassic World,’ Heat Vision now bring word that Nick Robinson, one of the breakout stars of ‘The Kings of Summer,’ is landing anther leading role in the film. While plot details are being kept secret, Robinson will reportedly play the older brother to Simpkins’s character. Actress Bryce Dallas Howard is also in negotiations for a role in the film.
Universal Pictures recently announced that ‘Jurassic Park 4′ has been retitled ‘Jurassic World’ and that the film will be released on June 12th, 2015. In March it was announced that Colin Trevorrow signed on to direct ‘Jurassic World,’ the highly-anticipated fourth installment of the blockbuster franchise that has grossed $1.9 billion at worldwide box office since the first film was released in 1993. The Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment production will be produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley with Steven Spielberg as Executive Producer. The script was written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes).
Fox Searchlight Pictures has set loose, via Apple, this first trailer for ‘Belle,’ which inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle. Directed by BAFTA Award winner Amma Asante and written by Misan Sagay, ‘Belle’ stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton and Matthew Goode. The film is scheduled to be released in Spring 2014.
‘Belle’ is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.