“In The Elements” Featurette & “White Horse” TV Spot For ‘The Lone Ranger’ – Starring Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer
With the release of the film on the horizon, Walt Disney Pictures has set loose this latest behind-the-scenes featurette and TV spot for ‘The Lone Ranger.’ A top-notch cast has been assembled for the film, with Armie Hammer (The Social Network) taking on the role of the titular character, Johnny Depp playing Tonto, and the likes of Ruth Wilson, William Fichtner, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale, Barry Pepper, Tom Wilkinson and James Frain co-starring. The film, which takes place in 1869, is directed by Gore Verbinski for Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films. ‘The Lone Ranger’ marks Verbrinski and Depp’s fifth collaboration after the first trio of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies and the Oscar-winning ‘Rango.’
The film is described as “a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought tolife through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.” ‘The Lone Ranger’ has been pencilled in for a July 3rd release in the US and a August 9th release in the UK. The production details and official synopsis for ‘The Lone Ranger’ can be read below the new behind-the-scenes featurette and TV spot.
20th Century Fox has unveiled three more sumi-e ink posters for ’The Wolverine,’ centering on Mariko (Tao Okamoto), Shingen (Hiroyuki Sanada), and Harada (Will Yun Lee). To date, 20th Century Fox has also released eye-catching sumi-e character posters for Wolverine, Silver Samurai, Viper, Jean Grey and Yukio.
‘The Wolverine’ takes inspiration from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s Marvel miniseries from the 1980s dealing with the character’s adventures in Japan. There, samurai steel clashes with adamantium claws as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.
First Trailer For Ridley Scott’s ‘The Counsellor’ – Starring Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt & Javier Bardem
This first look has arrived online for Ridley Scott’s thriller ‘The Counsellor,’ in the form of a Russian teaser trailer (I’ll post the English version when it becomes available). [UPDATED] ‘The Counsellor’ features a stellar cast in Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Dean Norris, Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo, Natalie Dormer and Goran Visnjic. The story for ‘The Counselor’ is said to follow a lawyer, simply named The Counsellor (Fassbender), who gets embroiled in the drug trade and ends up fighting for his life. Pitt is playing Westray, who helps Fassbender’s lawyer get hold of a $20 million stash of cocaine. Bardem is taking the part of Reiner, a criminal who brings The Counselor into the drugs trade.
The screenplay for the film comes from one of my favorite authors, Cormac McCarthy, whose critically acclaimed books have been adapted into ‘No Country for Old Men,’ ‘The Road,’ and ‘All The Pretty Horses.’ ‘The Councelor’ is the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors first screenplay. Insiders are describing it as “No Country For Old Men on steroids.” Producer Steve Schwartz has said the following about the ‘The Counselor’: “Since McCarthy himself wrote the script, we get his own muscular prose directly, with its sexual obsessions. It’s a masculine world into which, unusually, two women intrude to play leading roles. McCarthy’s wit and humor in the dialogue make the nightmare even scarier. This may be one of McCarthy’s most disturbing and powerful works.” ‘The Counsellor’ is set for October 25th.
Henry Cavill On Seeing His Superman In A ‘Justice League’ Movie: “It May Take Some Time Of Building Up Other Movies & Other Characters”
During an interview for ‘Man of Steel’ with ABC News, Henry Cavill gave his thoughts on the future of DC film universe and a potential ‘Justice League’ movie, “Justice League, more movies, I have no idea. Justice League could be great if done correctly. It’s a very tough one to do because the DC comic heroes are all god-like in their power. So in this real world setting we’re telling our story in, it’s going to be tough to achieve that and it has to be done very delicately with a lot of thought. So, it won’t be right away, I hope it’s not anyway. It may take some time of building up other movies and other characters and introducing them together in one way or another. I think it would be great to do, but I don’t think it’s around the corner.” (quote via CS).
Given the huge success of ‘Man of Steel’ at the box office, I’m sure we’ll be hearing Warner Bros’ plans for the future of their DC Comics properties at Comic-Con next month. Considering everything I’ve read from Henry Cavill and director Zack Snyder, I’d certainly expect to see a ‘Man of Steel’ sequel before we ever see a ‘Justice League’ or ‘World’s Finest’ movie on the big screen.
Capitol Policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it’s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country. Besides Tatum and Foxx, the likes of Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Richard Jenkins, Lance Reddick, James Woods, Garcelle Beauvais and Rachelle Lefevre co-star. ‘White House Down’ opens in cinemas on June 28th in the US and on September 6th in the UK. Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, 2012) directs.
The person at the center of ‘White House Down’ is your character John Cale, an ex-soldier and divorced father who’s trying to put his life back on solid footing – especially when it concerns his relationship with his daughter….
Channing Tatum: Yeah. Cale’s been trying to figure out his life for years, to get it together. He doesn’t really have the tools to put it all into place. But his heart is good – he’s always wanted to be his daughter’s hero. And now that he’s realizing that he can’t be that, due to mistakes he’s made, he thinks, “Well, she idolizes the president – if I can’t be her hero, maybe I can help protect the guy who is.” At the start of the movie, he’s probably a better buddy than a father. He’s not a good role model or someone you want to go to for advice. But if the sh** hits the fan, he’s the guy you want – he’s been through a lot of it. The thing Cale really cares about is repairing his relationship with his daughter. He’s a guy who ran away from a lot of his problems, and even though he’s stopped running now, he’s wondering if it’s too late and he realizes that he’s not his daughters hero anymore.
Following our first look at two of the film’s newly-designed Autobots, the newly designed Optimus Prime truck, the new alternate mode of Bumblebee, Hound, Sonic RS Rally Car, and fancy 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe, Michael Bay has revealed this latest car to be appearing as a Transformer in ‘Transformers 4,’ adding, “Considered a masterpiece of design and engineering, this fierce, 2013 blood red Pagani Huayra, is named after an ancient Andean God of Wind.” No word if it’s an Autobot or Decepticon, though.
Mark Wahlberg leads an all new cast that also includes rising stars Nicola Peltz (Bates Motel) as his daughter and Jack Reynor (What Richard Did) as her boyfriend. Kelsey Grammer was recently cast as the human antagonist of the film. Stanley Tucci, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller and Sophia Myles also star.