Apple has set loose this first trailer and poster for Alexander Payne’s (The Descendants) ‘Nebraska.’ Paramount Pictures is priming the film for an awards-season run with a rollout starting November 15th. ‘Nebraska’ centers on an aging alcoholic father (Bruce Dern) who decides to take a road trip from Montana to Nebraska to collect what he believes to be a million dollar Publisher’s Clearing House prize. His estranged son (Will Forte) reluctantly agrees to accompany his father in order to keep him out of trouble. Stacy Keach, Bob Odenkirk and Devin Ratray co-star.
After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern) thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America.
UPDATE: new red band trailer added. Open Road Films has unveiled this new clip from writer-director Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Machete Kills.’ In the sequel, Danny Trejo returns as the titular Machete, joined by Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba reprising their roles from the first film. The story finds Machete recruited by the U.S. government to take down a cartel leader and stop an arms dealer from launching a deadly missile. ’Machete Kills’ arrives in cinemas on October 11th.
‘Machete Kills’ has Mel Gibson on-board as the villainous arms dealer, while Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror and Alexa Vega round out the newcomers. The official synopsis for ‘Machete Kills’ is as follows: “Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent MACHETE, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.”
Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in ‘Gravity,’ a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. In the film, Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney) in command. But on a seemingly routine mission, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalski completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space. ‘Gravity’ opens on October 4th in the US and November 8th in the UK. Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuarón directs.
Speaking to you before, you’ve always said that script, director and fellow actors are the three key ingredients that attract you to a project….
George Clooney: Yeah. Throughout my career, and certainly for the last 15 years of my career I have just looked for good scripts… and to see if there’s something I can do in them. With this, there were only two parts, and Sandra Bullock had the other one; so I felt like this was the only one I could get away with (laughs). Plus, I didn’t want to just spin around in my underwear; it just didn’t look right with me (laughs). But honestly, I liked the character. And though he was going to be fun to be able to play… if you’re lucky enough in your career to be able to make choices, and most actors aren’t lucky enough to do that, but if you’re lucky enough to get in that position there are really just three reasons to join a film: first of all the script the screenplay – you can’t make a good film out of a bad script, it can’t be done. You can make a bad film out of a god script, that can be done – I’ve done that a few times (laughs). Then the final two reasons are the director and fellow actors, and that’s it. Other than that, all the other elements that come to play and all the other things that can screw the film up are all taken care of and watched over by those three elements. I thought that the three elements in this film are incredible.
Back in May Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that Shane Black will co-write and direct ‘Doc Savage,’ based on the hero of pulp novels, films, and comic books of the same now. The filmmaker recently co-wrote and directed ‘Iron Man 3,’ and on the promotional run for that film’s home release, spoke to IGN about ‘Doc Savage.’ “Obviously in the books there’s an element of ‘goody goody’ that we like. Doc Savage was the basis essentially for Superman because his name is Clark, he has a fortress of solitude, and ‘oh Superman has the same thing, that’s odd.’ But that kind of perfect hero who never makes mistakes him great to a point and that type of adventure and the pulp it represents has been so immitated. Raiders of the Lost Ark is essentially a child of Doc Savage. But we needed something more.
The ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang’ writer-director continued, “So we kept it in the 30s, we beefed up the sort of rationale behind what it would take to be a perfect person and to be trained as such from childhood and how that would scar someone. And what it would take to be a parent who is capable of inflicting that on your kid. But beyond that we’ve also tried to be true to the series, give him the helpers and it’s also reinvigorating it but introducing a whole new brand of people to this is a challenge. It’s been around, it’s been 75 years.”
The Hollywood Reporter bring word that Warner Bros. Pictures is in early negotiations to pick up the rights to ‘Wilson,’ the just-released biography of the 28th president by A. Scott Berg. Leonardo DiCaprio, who is attached to star as Wilson, will also produce the adaptation with Appian Way’s Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Berg. The book, which hit shelves last week, has received generally positive reviews for its intimate portrait of Wilson, who was elected president in 1912 and guided the US through World War I.
A. Scott Berg offers up a heroic, larger-than-life Wilson, emphasizing his progressive achievements like the creation of the Federal Reserve and his crusade in support of the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations while downplaying his weak record on civil liberties and civil rights for African Americans. Wilson remains a deeply controversial figure to professional historians and a villain to many on the right. The synopsis for the book can be read below. Expect more news soon.
Marking a significant expansion of his much-anticipated ‘Avatar’ sequels, Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron announced in August that the films have grown in number from two to three. Additionally, to help bring his growing ‘Avatar’ universe to life and to expedite the process, Cameron has hired screenwriters Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planets of the Apes), and Shane Salerno (Savages, Salinger) to collaborate with him on the screenplays for the three films.
‘Avatar 2′ will reportedly pick up after the events of the first film, when Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) permanently transfers his consciousness to his Na’vi avatar and begins a new life with Princess Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) after they defeat the human colonizers. James Cameron told MTV about the sequel. “It would be a continuation of their story and I expect that those nasty humans didn’t go away forever: ‘Oh, well that didn’t work!” And now, Latino-Review’s El Mayimbe is reporting that one of nasty villains will be Arnold Schwarzenegger, re-teaming him with his ‘Terminator’ director James Cameron for the first time since ‘True Lies’ almost 20 years ago. Schwarzenegger will reportedly play a “bad guy human general”.