G672 has drawn this brilliant portrait of Rinko Kikuchi’s Mako Mori for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim.’ Out now in 2D, 3D and IMAX release, ’Pacific Rim’ is set in 2025, the 12th year of a war against giant malevolent alien creatures who reside in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. To combat its annihilation, the planet must band together and use highly advanced weapons technology to eradicate the growing threat. ‘Pacific Rim’ boasts a stellar cast of Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rob Kazinsky, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman and Max Martini.
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes the sci-fi action adventure “Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim.” When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are synched via a neural bridge, called “The Drift.” But as the enemy grows more powerful with each attack, even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.
New ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Promo Art Highlights Smaug & Bilbo & The Iconic Barrel Sequence
The One Ring has unveiled these two pieces of (low-res) promotional art for ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.’ Please note, these two pieces are “key art”, meaning they get used on posters, toy packaging, calendars, Facebook photos, desktop backgrounds, board games ect. Its not an official poster or an official still.
If you weren’t already aware, Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Smaug the Dragon and The Necromancer in ‘The Hobbit’ film series. Smaug, one of the last remaining dragons in Middle-earth, guards the treasure in Erebor. Cumberbatch will portray Smaug and The Necromancer through motion capture, similar to Andy Serkis with Gollum. Smaug has a very brief appearance in ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ during the opening prologue and the ending, but only portions of him can be seen. I’m looking forward to seeing him unleashed in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!’
The Weinstein Company has revealed a new collection of clips from Wong Kar-Wai’s long-awaited (and long-delayed) epic, ‘The Grandmaster.’ Lead by Tony Leung as Ip Man, the legendary grandmaster of Wing Chun who taught Bruce Lee, amongst many others, the film also stars Zhang Zi Yi, Chang Chen, Cung Le, Bruce Leung Siu-lung and Wang Qingxiang. Set for an August 23rd bow in the US, ‘The Grandmaster’ was released in Hong Kong and Mainland China and a number of countries in Asia earlier this year. Fingers crossed there’s a UK release date announcement shortly! The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China’s last dynasty, a time of chaos, division and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts. The synopsis for ‘The Grandmaster’ can be read below.
With martial arts getting more popular in the Thirties, more people seek to learn them via the professionals at Foshan in Southern China. Some of the experienced masters like to challenge their counterparts and undergoing battles. To have their whole concentration, it is their practice to lock up the venues and no one is allowed to leave during battles. No food and no rest before reaching any results. Ip Man is a young rich man extremely talented in martial arts, but he chooses to keep a low profile. Yet this doesn’t keep him out of these troubles ahead. One day he is trapped in this battleground so he has to use every means in order to get out of there. The masters are amazed by his abilities. Master Kung and his daughter Kung Yi are amongst, and the latter is attracted to this newcomer. A high warlord is assassinated by his own guard Yi Xian Tian. All masters in Foshan vow to take Tian down no matter what.
J Mattisson has put together this great portrait for the hugely anticipated ‘Man of Steel’ sequel/Superman vs Batman movie. Last month ‘Man of Steel’ director Zack Snyder announced that he’s bringing together the two most iconic Super Heroes of all time – Batman and Superman – for the first time on the big screen. The Comic-Con announcement saw Snyder asking Harry Lennix (General Swanwick in ‘Man Of Steel’) to read an excerpt from Frank Miller’s graphic novel ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ before an image of the Superman logo, backed by the Batman symbol, flashed on the big screen.
‘Man of Steel’ has taken in more than $645 million at the worldwide box office to date, and climbing. Along with its star, Henry Cavill, the upcoming film brings back the likes of Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. The new Batman has yet to be cast. Snyder is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who will then pen the screenplay. Production is expected to begin in 2014, with an anticipated release date in Summer 2015.
Bryan Singer Offers A Peek Inside The ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Editing Room; Small Look At Michael Fassbender’s Magneto
With production on the film wrapping up tomorrow, director Bryan Singer has posted another behind-the-scenes sneak peek at ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past,’ showcasing Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto. Acting as a sequel to both ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ and ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ includes cast members from both: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, and Daniel Cudmore return from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand,’ while James McAvoy, Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till return from ‘X-Men: First Class.’ Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto, Evan Peters and Josh Helman round out the film’s principal cast. Co-written, produced and directed by Bryan Singer, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ is based on the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline “Days of Future Past” by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. The film is scheduled to be released in 2D and 3D theaters on May 23rd, 2014.
First International Trailer For ‘Blue Is The Warmest Color’ – Starring Adèle Exarchopoulos & Léa Seydoux
Wild Bunch has revealed this first (red band) international trailer for ‘Blue is the Warmest Color.’ Co-written and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ won the top honor at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or. The film is set to be released in France on October 9th, in the US on October 25th, and in the UK from November 15th. Expect a subtitled version of this trailer shortly.
‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) who is climbing to adulthood and dreams of experiencing her first love. A handsome male classmate (Jeremie Laheurte) falls for her hard, but an unsettling erotic reverie upsets the romance before it begins. Adèle imagines that the mysterious, blue-haired girl she encountered in the street slips into her bed and possesses her with an overwhelming pleasure. That blue-haired girl is a confident older art student named Emma (Léa Seydoux), who will soon enter Adèle’s life for real, making way for an intense and complicated love story that spans a decade and is touchingly universal in its depiction.