Comic-Con Poster For ‘The LEGO Movie’ – Starring Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks & Will Ferrell
Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled, via Digital Spy, this Comic-Con poster for ‘The LEGO Movie.’ Scheduled for a February 7th, 2014 release in the US and a February 14th, 2014 bow in the UK, ’The LEGO Movie’ is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) from their own original screenplay. The film features the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, and Morgan Freeman.
The film, the first-ever full length theatrical LEGO movie, follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
Legendary Pictures has unleashed this latest Comic-Con poster (the 3rd of 6) for ’300: Rise of an Empire,’ the upcoming follow-up to Zack Snyder’s ’300.’ Planned for a March 7th, 2014 release, ’300: Rise of an Empire’ stars Rodrigo Santoro returning as Xerxes, Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles, Jack O’Connell as Calisto, Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo, David Wenham as Dilios, and Eva Green as Artemisia.
’300: Rise of an Empire’ is based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel that takes Xerxes, the Persian leader who is an antagonist in ’300,’ and turns him into more of a pivotal figure. He’s a man in search of godhood after the death of his father, battling an Athenian warlord named Themistokles. The story takes place over the course of several years, but the focal point is the battle of Artemisium, which occured in 480 BC. Previous reports had Zack Snyder – who in my eyes done a fantastic job with ’300′ – pegged to direct until Warner Bros and producer Christopher Nolan signed him up to helm ‘Man of Steel.’ Noam Murro (five-time DGA nominated commercials director) is on board to direct the film. Snyder produces.
Universal Pictures has unveiled this new viral video for ‘Kick-Ass 2′ featuring Lindy Booth’s Night Bitch urging citizens to join the superhero team, Justice Forever (to take down the toxic, mega c**ts). The superhero 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 August 16th release.
For ‘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 Dr. 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–er” in the sequel). Morris Chestnut replaces Omari Hardwick as Sergeant Marcus Williams. The official synopsis for ‘Kick-Ass 2 can be read below.
Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, James Wan’s (Insidious, Saw) ‘The Conjuring’ tells the horrifying tale of how world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives. Drawn from the case files of the married demonologists, ‘The Conjuring’ stars Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as the Warrens. Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor, Joey King, Shanley Caswell, Haley McFarland, Mackenzie Foy, Kyla Deaver and Sterling Jerins also star. ‘The Conjuring’ is released in cinemas from July 19th in the US and August 2nd in the UK and Ireland.
I can imagine this story took you into rather interesting places, equally disquieting and intriguing, when researching it and getting a greater understanding of Lorraine and Ed….?
Vera Farmiga: Definitely. Stories are like train tickets. Someone hands you a pass to somewhere, and you go. This was an interesting psychic space to explore. Even though it put me in a cold sweat and panic, I had the compelling need to investigate this story, like Lorraine and Ed investigated the Perrons. The crucial aspect for me was the real life inspiration of Ed and Lorraine. I found investigating and pondering about the things in this film incredibly exhilarating… and frightening (laughs). I’ve been fortunate enough to never experience something diabolical to this degree. I treated it as a biopic, I’m playing her and I’m coming from her perspective.
USA Today has set loose this first official image from the Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca, Mark Rylance, Ray Winstone and Javier Bardem-starring action thriller, ‘The Gunman.’ Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette’s ‘Prone Gunman’ novel and a script by Peter Travis (‘Dredd’ director), Pierre Morel (Taken) is helming the feature. Winstone will play the mentor of Penns character, Jim Terrier, a former Special Forces soldier and later military contractor who works peacefully for a non-government organization in the Congo. However, as the story moves forward, Terrier gets drawn back into his violent past. On the opposite side of this twosome are Bardem and Elba, and they run all over Europe in a fatal game of cat and mouse.
On the film, Sean Penn says, “Here’s the funny thing. Calling it an ‘action film’ is kind of like calling Meryl Streep a sexy blonde chick. She is. But that really doesn’t tell the story of what she is at all. I don’t separate this in my mind from anything else I have done. It’s a very human story that deals with the same things exploited in action films, like warfare.”
Excellent Cartoon Style ‘Man Of Steel’ Poster Featuring Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue & More
Morphews has put together this great poster for Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, ‘Man of Steel.’ More of Morphews’ stellar work can be found through the following links: Facebook, Tumblr, Website. Alongside Henry Cavill in the dual role of Superman/Clark Kent, the key cast for ‘Man of Steel’ includes Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Kevin Costner as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive father Jonathan Kent, Diane Lane as Superman/Clarke’s adoptive mother Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Ayelet Zurer as Superman’s Kryptonian mother Lara Lor-Van, Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard, Richard Shiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton, and Russell Crowe as Jor-El; Superman’s Kryptonian father.