Universal Pictures has unveiled this new batch of clips from Robert Schwentke’s (Red) upcoming adaptation of the Dark Horse comic series, ‘R.I.P.D.’ (Rest in Peace Department). The story follows a cop killed in the line of duty who is recruited by a team of undead police officers working for the Department – a police force comprised of ghosts who battle spirits unready to depart this world.
Jeff Bridges plays Roy Powell, a gunslinger who’s been dead for hundreds of years. Ryan Reynolds plays Powell’s partner, Nick Cruz, the recently murdered cop who’s out for revenge. ‘R.I.P.D.’ hits 2D and 3D cinemas on July 19th in the US and August 30th in the UK. The likes of Kevin Bacon, Stephanie Szostak, Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley, James Hong and Robert Knepper also star.
Sandra Saar has drawn this top-notch portrait of Michael Fassbender’s Magneto/Erik Lehnsherr, using color pencils, promarkers and acrylics. Michael Fassbender’s Magneto/Erik Lehnsherr will next be seen on the big screen next summer in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ The seventh installment in the ‘X-Men’ film series commenced filming in March in Montreal, Canada. It will be the first film in the ‘X-Men’ film series to be filmed in 3D. You can view more of Sandra’s work over at her Facebook or Tumblr.
Earlier this year Bryan Singer announced that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Peter Dinklage joined the cast of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ Further reports bring word that the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning actor will play the main antagonist in the film (rumored to be Bolivar Trask). With Bryan Singer merging past and present ‘X-Men’ actors for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the director has announced that Anna Paquin (Rogue), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde), Halle Berry (Storm), Daniel Cudmore (Colossus) and Shawn Ashmore (Iceman) will be joining the film – which is ostensibly a sequel to ‘X-Men: First Class,’ but will prominently feature actors from the first ‘X-Men’ trilogy.
Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for US dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler’s ‘Fruivale Station’ follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31st, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn’t been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter. Crossing paths with friends, family and strangers, Oscar starts out well, as the day goes on, he realizes that changes are not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day. Oscar’s life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area – and the United States – to its very core. Look out for the film on July 12th in US. Expect news about international release dates shortly.
To portray Oscar Grant, what various sources did you use to get a well rounded view of this young man?
Michael B. Jordan: Oscar Grant was a 22-year-old young man from the Bay Area who was a family man. He overcame some obstacles in his past, he had made some mistakes, but the three most important people in his life were his daughter, his mother and his girlfriend. He was tired of letting them down. These were people he deeply cared about. I think they were the main reasons why he was trying to get his life back in order. The film follows the last 24-hours of his life, which was gathered from his cell-phone records, the families interactions with him. That helped compile that day as best as Ryan Coogler could. It was a very eventful day for him because it was his mothers birthday, it was New Year’s Eve and he had a lot of interactions.
Mondo have unveiled their special posters for Guillermo del Toro’s action adventure movie, ‘Pacific Rim.’ The posters will be available for sale at the Mondo booth at Comic-Con from Wednesday, July 17th to Sunday, July 21th. “Mondo has always been instrumental in cementing world creation in pop culture — these posters by Ash Thorp and Kevin Tong and Vania Zouravliov capture perfectly the wild, gleeful spirit of Pacific Rim – here’s to a mad world of Mecha and Kaiju!!” said Guillermo del Toro in a statement. “I love monsters. I love robots. I love Guillermo del Toro. When he asked us to do posters for a movie he was directing with both, how could we say no? GDT wasn’t a bystander in the process, though. As he did in our previous director’s series, he helped hand pick the artist and gave notes on the designs. We’re all very proud to have worked on this project with him,” said Justin Ishmael CEO of Mondo. Posters by Kevin Tong, Ash Thorp and Vania Zouravliov
Set for a July 12th 2D, 3D and IMAX release, ’Pacific Rim’ is set in 2025, the 12th year of a war against giant malevolent alien creatures who reside in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. To combat its annihilation, the planet must band together and use highly advanced weapons technology to eradicate the growing threat. Undoubtedly one of my most anticipated movies of 2013, ‘Pacific Rim’ boasts a stellar cast of Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rob Kazinsky, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman and Max Martini.
New ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Pics Feature Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man, Jamie Foxx’s Electro & Dane DeHaan’s Harry Osborne
EW has premiered the covers for their “Comic-Con Preview” issue, featuring ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ ‘Ender’s Game,’ ‘Carrie’ and “Orphan Black.” Set for release on May 2nd, 2014, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Jamie Foxx (Max Dillon/Electro), Paul Giamatti (Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino), Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborne), Colm Feore, Chris Cooper (Norman Osborne), Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak, Sarah Gadon and Sally Field (May Parker).
In ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ for Peter Parker life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen, high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro, emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.
Universal Pictures has debuted, via iTunes Movie Trailers, this new trailer for writer/director Malcolm D. Lee’s ‘The Best Man Holiday.’ Set for a November 15th release, Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau, Monica Calhoun, and Melissa De Sousa star.
After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa and Regina Hall reprise their career-launching roles in The Best Man Holiday, the long-awaited next chapter to the film that ushered in a new era of comedy. When the college friends finally reunite over the Christmas holidays, they will discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited. Malcolm D. Lee returns to write and direct this sequel to his directorial debut. Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise) will produce alongside Lee for The Sean Daniel Company.