First Looks At Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell & Key Cast Members In Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Snowpiercer’
ApplePie1526 (via Movies.com) has uncovered these promotional “character passport” profiles 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. ’Snowpiercer’ stars Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Chris Evans, John Hurt, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Ko Asung, Alison Pill, Ewan Bremner, Octavia Spencer and Song Kang-ho – who previously starred in Bong Joon-ho’s equally fantastic ‘The Host’ and ‘Memories Of Murder.’ Marking Bong’s English language debut, ‘Snowpiercer’ is based on a French graphic novel titled ‘Le Transperceneige.’ All signs point towards this being a gem!
Sitting down with Digital Spy for the UK release of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ on DVD and Blu-ray (April 8th), Richard Armitage and James Nesbitt shed some light on the second part of ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.’ First up, Richard Armitage was asked about the future of the relationship between his character Thorin Oakenshield and Martin Freeman’s Bilbo Baggins in the the upcoming film, “I think in ‘The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug’ the relationship developes and is enhanced. It becomes a very firm friendship, which, in ‘The Hobbit: There and Back Again,’ that friendship becomes so tight…. and that’s something Tolkien looks at very much in the books. So we’re kind of building to that point in the film.”
James Nesbitt, who plays the disarmingly forthright, funny and occasionally brave dwarf Bobur in the series, also spoke on ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ “I’m excited about ‘The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug,’ because now we’re up and running. Not only as a films, but with the Dwarves, we’re into it, we’re on our adventure. Now the journey is really taking off, there’s a lot to come. I can think of so much that is going to happen in ‘The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug’ that is very exciting. We introduce a lot of new characters, there’s a lot of danger lurking, we’ve got Giant Spiders, we’ve got the Forest of Enchantment…. there’s a lot of stuff going on. And then also I think we get to Lake-town, and Lake-town is an extraordinary set with extraordinary characters – some that are very close to me, actually.” Head on over to Digital Spy for the full interview.
With the first trailer for the film arriving online next Tuesday, Judao has unveiled these two new images from Neill Blomkamp’s much-anticipated sci-fi thriller, ‘Elysium.’ As a huge fan of Blomkamp’s ‘District 9’ – that film had style and substance in abundance – ‘Elysium’ is without a doubt one of my most anticipated of 2013. Further adding to my excitement is the top-notch cast the filmmaker assembled for the film in Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner, Alice Braga, and Diego Luna. Look out for ‘Elysium’ on August 9th in the US and September 20th in the UK. The synopsis for the film is as follows.
In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.
Trailer Commentary Featurette For ‘The Place Beyond The Pines’ – Starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes & Bradley Cooper
Focus Features has debuted this new “Trailer Talk” featurette for ‘The Place Beyond the Pines,’ Derek Cianfrance’s (Blue Valentine) sweeping drama. Lead by Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes, ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ powerfully – and fantastically – explores the consequences of motorcycle rider Luke’s (Gosling) fateful decision to commit a crime to support his child. The incident renders him targeted by policeman Avery (Cooper), and the two men become locked on a tense collision course which will have a devastating impact on both of their families in the years following. In related news, writer/director Cianfrance pays a visit to Reddit (reddit.com/r/IAmA) on Wednesday, April 10th at 1:30PM EST for his first “Ask Me Anything” appearance.
Alongside Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes, the cast of ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ also includes Rose Byrne, Mahershala Ali, Emory Cohen, Dane DeHaan, Gabe Fazio, Bruce Greenwood, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn and Harris Yulin. Written by Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio and Darius Marder. ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ landed in select theatres in the US on March 29th, before it expands wider on the 12th. The film is also set for a April 12th bow in the UK. The official synopsis for ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ can be read below. For exclusive images, videos, behind-the-scenes photos, fan art and updates from Cianfrance’s “Beyond the Pines Tour”, make sure to check out the Tumblr page for ‘The Place Beyond The Pines’ here: http://beyondthepinesmovie.
Heat Vision are reporting that Kellan Lutz has landed the title role in ‘Hercules 3D,’ Nu Image/Millennium’s take on the Greek demigod. Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger, Die Hard 2) is directing the $70 million epic, which is aiming to shoot in May in Bulgaria. “It takes more than a good physique to portray the most legendary, mythological personality in history — and Kellan has exactly that, personality,” Harlin tells Heat Vision. “He’s not afraid to explore the strengths and vulnerabilities of the character, and he impressed me with his passion and heart.”
‘Hercules’ is one of two high-profile Hercules movies being made by Hollywood studios, the second being an MGM/Paramount co-production to be directed by Brett Ratner. Dwayne Johnson is playing the titular hero in the rival project. While plot details are being kept under wraps, ‘Hercules 3D’ is said to center on a love story between the son of Zeus and the mortal princess of Crete, who was promised to his older brother despite her love for Hercules.
Digital Spy has premiered this new UK TV trailer for ‘Evil Dead.’ The minute-long promo will be screened during tonight’s season three finale of ‘The Walking Dead’ on FOX UK at 10pm. Approved and produced by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, this new adaptation of Raimi’s horror classic stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore, while Fede Alvarez directs. ’Evil Dead’ arrives in cinemas on April 5th in the US and April 18th in the UK. If you missed the insane red band trailer for the film you can view it here. Please be warned, the red band trailer has blood, gore and disturbing images aplenty! User discretion is advised.
The official synopsis for ‘Evil Dead’ is as follows, “In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.