Out and about on the promotional campaign for Derek Cianfrance’s ’The Place Beyond the Pines,’ Dane Dehaan revealed to Collider that his first day on ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ set is coming up, in addition to some brief thoughts on the film’s script, “It’s awesome. It really is. It’s human and it’s deep and it’s also epic and still a huge superhero movie. But it all makes sense and it all comes from very human elements and I think people are really going to love it.”
Alongside Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborne, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy),Jamie Foxx (Max Dillon/Electro), Shailene Woodley (Mary Jane Watson), Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti (Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino), Chris Cooper (Norman Osborne) Felicity Jones and Sally Field (May Parker). The latest chapter in the ‘Spider-Man’ story is set for release on May 2nd, 2014.
“Shall We Begin?” Cakes-and-Comics has put together this brilliant poster design for J.J. Abrams’ much anticipated ‘Star Trek’ sequel, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ focusing on Benedict Cumberbatch’s “John Harrison”; terrorist, hand-to-hand combat expert and all round evil b*****d. Head on over to Cakes-and-Comics’ deviantART or website (www.cakesandcomics.com) to feast your eyes on more top-notch artwork and designs. The above poster is the first of eight posters created exclusively for Crome Yellow. You can check out the ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ poster in hi-res here.
‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ is directed by J.J. Abrams with a script by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof. Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci. Chris Pine (James T. Kirk), John Cho (Sulu), Bruce Greenwood (Christopher Pike), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Karl Urban (Bones) and Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov) reprise their roles from the 2009 ‘Star Trek’ original, with new parts for Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Noel Clarke and Peter Weller.
The Hollywood Reporter brings word that after more than half a year of negotiations, New Line Cinema has signed Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis for ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ while Jamie Foxx is said to be in negotiations to reprise his role as the murder consultant, Motherf–er Jones. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who worked on the first movie, penned the sequel. Seth Gordon is back in the director’s chair.
Made for $35 million, the original film proved to be a surprise hit, grossing $117 in the United States and $209 million worldwide. ’Horrible Bosses’ was John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein’s first teaming up. The duo have also worked on ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,’ New Line’s upcoming comedy starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey, and a sequel to ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ for Sony Animation. A late-summer start is being eyed for ‘Horrible Bosses 2.’ Expect more news soon.
Heat Vision reveal that Joel Kinnaman is in final talks to join Liam Neeson in the Jaume Collet-Serra helmed action-film, ‘Run All Night.’ Collet-Serra teamed with Neeson for ‘Unknown’ and the forthcoming ‘Non-Stop.’ Kinnaman is coming off a starring turn in MGM’s remake of ‘RoboCop,’which wrapped shooting earlier this year. He is reprising his breakout role as a police detective for the third season of AMC’s thriller, ‘The Killing.’
In ‘Run All Night,’ Liam Neeson would play a mob hitman who, in a single night, is forced to take on his former boss. The guy has to protect his son and family, and winds up on the run from the mob and the authorities with his estranged son. Joel Kinnaman will play the son who, as a chauffeur, witnesses a murder and needs to be eliminated. Brad Ingelsby penned the screenplay. Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment is producing along with Brooklyn Weaver, and John Middleton is executive producer.
Franco Clun has drawn this incredibly detailed ‘The Hobbit’ drawing primarily centering on Richard Armitage’s Thorin Oakenshield. Franco Clun’s description for the piece is as follows: “Another challenging drawing, the third with characters of Middle-earth as a subject. I guess now I will take a holiday from Tolkien and Jackson and I will devote myself to other subjects. Thorin, with Gandalf, is undoubtedly the most charismatic character of The Hobbit. This drawing is dedicated to the famous dwarf and to the actor who managed the great dignity, the infinite courage and generosity. The reference images are different, but I hope you like the result. Pencils on watercolor paper arches. 108 working hours. Started 18/01/2013. Finished 02/03/2013.” I’ve also posted another one of Franco Clun’s ‘The Hobbit’ drawings below. You can view the above image in hi-res here. More can be found on his page.
‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ recently became the 15th film in history to hit $1 billion in global ticket sales, not accounting for inflation. Propelled by China, the New Line and MGM epic crossed the milestone last weekend. ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ has grossed $301.1 million in North America and just shy of $700 million internationally. The film, the first in a trilogy, has grossed roughly $37.3 million in its first 10 days of play in China, the movie’s final major market. The top foreign markets for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ are as follows: Germany ($90 million), followed by the UK ($84.3 million), France ($44.9 million), Australia ($44.3 million) and Russia ($43.8 million).
Alongside releasing four new images for the film, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has took to his Facebook account to reveal that he’s changing the name of his directorial debut to ‘Don Jon.’ The film formerly went under the title ‘Don Jon’s Addiction.’ After a stellar reception at the Sundance Film Festival earlier in the year, Relativity Media reportedly paid roughly $4 million for ‘Don Jon,’ with a $25 million commitment to the film’s marketing. The studio are planning a theatrical release later this year for the film, though no release date has been set.
Besides directional duties on the film, Joseph Gordon-Levitt wrote the script and stars as a modern day Don Juan who sets out to become a less selfish person after meeting a recently widowed older woman (Julianne Moore). Scarlett Johansson co-stars in the dark comedy alongside Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, and Rob Brown. Gordon-Levitt’s longtime collaborator Ram Bergman (Looper) produced with the helmer’s HitRecord Films banner, and the film was executive produced by Nicolas Chartier of Voltage Pictures, which is handling international sales. Check out Gordon-Levitt’s statement about the new title ‘Don Jon’ below.