IGN has unveiled this new quad poster for Kim Jee-Woon’s upcoming action-thriller, ‘The Last Stand.’ In the film, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as Sheriff Owens, a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he slips across the border forever. At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately accepts responsibility for “one of the most daring face offs in cinema history”.
Alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, the likes of Jaimie Alexander, Zach Gilford, Forest Whitaker, Luis Guzman, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville, Alexander, Eduardo Noriega, Peter Stormare, Harry Dean Stanton and Genesis Rodriguez co-star in ‘The Last Stand.’ Korean action-suspense master Kim Jee-Woon (“A Tale Of Two Sisters,” “The Good, the Bad, the Weird,” “I Saw the Devil”) is directing the film, which is based on a spec script by Andrew Knauer that was subsequently rewritten by Jeffrey Nachmanoff. Look out for ‘The Last Stand’ from January 18th in the US and January 25th in the UK. Check out the official synopsis for the film below.
This selection of concept art, teaser poster and a track from Marco Beltrami’s score has arrived online for ‘Snowpiercer,’ the highly anticipated post-apocalyptic drama by writer/director Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Mother) and producer Chan wook-Park (Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance). The film is described as ”set in a future where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snow Piercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. A class system evolves on the train but a revolution brews.”
While there’s currently no release date set for ‘Snowpiercer,’ it is expected that The Weinstein Company will be releasing the film in the Summer. ’Snow Piercer’ stars Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Chris Evans, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Alison Pill, Ewan Bremner, Octavia Spencer and Song Kangho – who previously starred in Bong Joon-ho’s equally fantastic ‘The Host’ and ‘Memories Of Murder.’ Marking Bong’s English language debut, the film is based on a French graphic novel titled ‘Le Transperceneige.’ All signs point towards this being a gem! Source: The Film Stage.
Emileeid has set loose this new one-sheet for Taylor Hackford’s (Ray) upcoming crime-thriller ‘Parker.’ Lead by Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez, the film is based on the novel series by Donald E. Westlake. ‘Parker’ revolves around a thief who, though at times is forced to be a killer, still lives by a code of honor that includes never stealing money from people who need it. His word is his bond, and if he is crossed he will strike back relentlessly. ‘Parker’ arrives in cinemas on January 25th, 2013. The likes of Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce and Nick Nolte co-star.
Parker (Jason Statham) is a professional thief who lives by a personal code of ethics: Don’t steal from people who can’t afford it and don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it. But on his latest heist, his crew double crosses him, steals his stash, and leaves him for dead. Determined to make sure they regret it, Parker tracks them to PalmBeach, playground of the rich and famous, where the crew is planning their biggest heist ever. Donning the disguise of a rich Texan, Parker takes on an unlikely partner, Leslie (Jennifer Lopez), a savvy insider, who’s short on cash, but big on looks, smarts and ambition. Together, they devise a plan to hijack the score, take everyone down and get away clean.
With ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ having earned over $700 million at the worldwide box office in less than 20 days of release, Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled this new awards season “For Your Consideration” poster for Peter Jackson’s latest trip to Middle-earth.
Some of the key nominations Warner Bros. Pictures are putting ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ forward for Oscar recognition include Best Picture: Carolynne Cunningham, Zane Weined, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson; Best Director: Peter Jackson; Best Adapted Screenplay: Fran Walsh & Philappa Boyen & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro; Best Actor: Martin Freeman; Best Supporting Actor: Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis; Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett; Best Cinematography: Andrew Lesnie; Best Original Score: Howard Shore; and Best Original Song: “Song of the Lonely Mountain” by Neil Finn. Head on over to the official ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ 2012 “For Your Consideration” site for more details.
Awards Daily have got their mitts on this latest “For Your Consideration” poster for ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ the exhilarating conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Some of the key categories that Warner Bros are pushing ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ for awards recognition include: Best Picture, Best Director (Christopher Nolan), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor (Christian Bale), Best Actress (Anne Hathaway), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman), Best Supporting Actress (Marion Cotillard), Best Cinematography (Wally Pfister), Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design and Best Original Score (Hans Zimmer). The nominations for the 85th Oscars will be announced on January 10th. For more details regarding ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Oscar campaign, head on over to its official “For Your Consideration” website.
’The Dark Knight Rises’ sees Christian Bale returning to the dual role of Bruce Wayne and Batman alongside series regulars Commissioner Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman), Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), and Alfred (Michael Caine). Newcomers to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy include Tom Hardy’s Bane, Anne Hathaway’s Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake, Marion Cotillard’s Miranda Tate, Matthew Modine’s Foley, and Ben Mendelsohn’s Daggett. The story for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is set eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face’s crimes in ‘The Dark Knight.’ It sees the Caped Crusader resurface to protect a city that brands him an enemy as a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham’s finest. Christopher Nolan’s conclusion to his Dark Knight trilogy is currently the 7th highest grossing movie of all time at the worldwide box office with earnings of $1,080.8 billion. The film is also the 7th highest grossing film of all time in the United States with $447.9 million earned. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is available now on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download.
Sony Pictures send word that Kimberly Peirce’s ’Carrie’ has been pushed back from its March 15th release to a more Halloween friendly date of October 18th, joining Luc Besson’s Robert De Niro-starring ‘Malavita’ and Warner Bros. Pictures’ ‘The Seventh Son.’ In related news, Sony has also moved up George Clooney’s ‘Monuments Men’ two days to December 18th and has pushed back ‘No Good Deed’ from a October 18th release to January 17th, 2014.
A re-imagining of Stephen King’s best-selling novel, ‘Carrie’ tells the story of a shy high school student (Chloë Grace Moretz) who is raised by a nightmarish religious fanatic mother (Julianne Moore), and comes to grip with devastating telepathic powers just as she reaches puberty. She eventually uses those gifts for lethal means when fellow classmates use the prom as an excuse to humiliate her before the entire school in a parable about bullying. Slated for a March 15th, 2013 theatrical release, the likes of Judy Greer, Alex Russell, Megan Hilty, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort, Portia Doubleday, and Ivan Hoey Jr co-star alongside Moretz and Moore. The official synopsis for ‘Carrie’ is as follows.