Universal Pictures has unveiled this latest international theatrical trailer for 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.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes ‘Man of Steel,’ starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen). In the story, a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
‘Man of Steel’ also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner. Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Christopher Meloni as U.S. military man Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly as Steve Lombard, and Richard Schiff as Dr. Emil Hamilton. ‘Man of Steel’ hits 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas on June 14th.
Playing this iconic character, I can imagine you’ve been asked many times if you felt any responsibility or added pressure. But how was your internal outlook on the role, the pressure you put on yourself to get it right?
Henry Cavill: For me, it’s no different from the pressure of any other job. The pressure I put on myself is far greater than anything else, because I want to do the job right and I want to put my all into it and do it well – really well, do it to the best of my ability. Of course there is that external worldwide pressure of people wanting me to do this in that, “Don’t mess it up!,” kind of thing (laughs). And I chose not to acknowledge that because that’s not going to help me in any way, it may even affect negatively my performance. So I chose to sort of put that to the back of my mind. I was very aware of its existence, but the pressure I put on myself was far more positive and would a have a greater affect towards the positive of my performance.
StudioCanal has unveiled this new full-length trailer for the upcoming Alan Partridge movie, ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.’ Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs in his life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. A nervous breakdown in Dundee. His self-published book, ’Bouncing Back’, subsequently remaindered and pulped. ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’ portrays the events of the greatest low-to-high-ebb spectrum in his life to date – specifically how he tries to salvage his public career while negotiating a potentially violent turn of events at North Norfolk Digital Radio.
Written by Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Neil and Rob Gibbons, Declan Lowney directs his second feature after ‘Wild About Harry,’ with his TV credits including many episodes of ‘Little Britain’ and ‘Father Ted.’ ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’ is set to be released in UK cinemas on August 7th. Felicity Montagu, Tim Key, Simon Greenall, Phil Cornwell, Nigel Lindsay, and Darren Boyd return alongside Coogan from the original series for the movie. Joining them will be Colm Meaney, Anna Maxwell Martin, Monica Dolan, Sean Pertwee, and Dustin Demri-Burns.
Deadline are reporting that Eddie Redmayne is set to play Stephen Hawking in ‘Theory Of Everything.’ Additionally, it looks as if the studio has pegged director James Marsh, who shared the Best Documentary Oscar for ‘Man On Wire,’ to helm the film. While very little on the plot is known, ‘Theory Of Everything’ is said to focus on the relationship between the legendary theoretical physicist and his wife and it marks a re-team of the actor and Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner from ‘Les Miserables.’
Anthony McCarten penned the screenplay for ‘Theory Of Everything’ and a fall 2013 production is being targeted with a female lead expected to be be announced shortly. Eddie Redmayne has also been courted to star with Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts in the Thomas Vinterberg-directed ‘Far From The Madding Crowd.’ The Tony Award winner is currently filming Lana and Andy Wachowski’s ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ which also stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis.
20th Century Fox has debuted this new UK TV spot for ‘The Wolverine.’ Alongside Hugh Jackman as the titular character, ‘The Wolverine’ stars Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen, Hal Yamanouchi as Yashida, Tao Okamoto as Mariko, Brian Tee as Norubo Mori, Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada/Silver Samurai, Rila Fukushima as Yukio, and Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper. Scheduled for release on July 25th in the UK and July 26th in the US, ‘The Wolverine’ is directed by James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line, Knight and Day), while the script is by ‘The Usual Suspects’ scribe Christopher McQuarrie and Mark Bomback.
Describing ‘The Wolverine’ as a “Japanese noir picture with tentpole action in it”, James Mangold recently said the film is set after the previous X-Men movies. ‘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. The official synopsis for ‘The Wolverine’ can be read below.
Variety are reporting that Tom Hanks will star in the film adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel ‘Hologram For the King’ with his ‘Cloud Atlas’ director Tom Tykwer helming. The story is set in a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, where a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. The 2012 book was a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. Hanks will next be seen in Paul Greengrass’ ‘Captain Phillips’ followed by John Lee Hancock’s ‘Saving Mr. Banks.’ The synopsis for the novel is as follows.
In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy’s gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment—and a moving story of how we got here.