“Best Job I Ever Had” & “Recruits” TV Spots For ‘Fury’ – Starring Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña…
Written and directed by David Ayer, ‘Fury’ stars Brad Pitt as Don “Wardaddy” Collier, Shia LaBeouf as Boyd Swan, Logan Lerman as Norman Ellison, Michael Peña as Trini Garcia, and Jon Bernthal as Grady Travis. The likes of Jason Isaacs, Scott Eastwood, Xavier Samuel and Brad William Henke co-star. The film will open in the US on October 17th and in the UK on October 24th.
In ‘Fury’, it is April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
‘Interstellar': Christopher Nolan Cites ‘Close Encounters’, ‘Jaws’, ‘2001’ & ‘The Right Stuff’ As Influences; 4 New TV Spots Released
While Christopher Nolan has previously noted that Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is a major influence for ‘Interstellar,’ during a recent chat with Empire Magazine for their cover story on his latest film, the writer-director cited some further inspirations: “It’s not straight action and it’s not straight thriller,” Nolan says about the tone of his movie. “I do liken it to the blockbusters I grew up with as a kid. A lot of them by Spielberg. I don’t like talking about Spielberg too much because he was the director on the project before me and I don’t want to keep coming back to that, but the truth is, there’s a great spirit to films like ‘Close Encounters [Of The Third Kind]‘ and ‘Jaws‘ that I really wanted to try and capture, because I haven’t seen it in a very long time.”
Christopher Nolan pointed out that he isn’t trying to pay a literal to those films, like some other directors have in the past, “I mean, J.J. [Abrams] paid great homage to it in ‘Super 8,’ but it was a very literal homage. We’re trying to do: ‘What would that kind of film be now? Not in that period, as J.J. did, but now. It’s been a really interesting challenge,” Nolan added. “When you say you’re making a family film, it has all these pejorative connotations that it’ll be somehow soft. But when I was a kid, these were family films in the best sense, and they were as edgy and incisive and challenging as anything else on the blockbuster spectrum. I wanted to bring that back in some way.”
Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl are reportedly set to star in Florian Gallenberger’s period thriller ‘Colonia’. Gallenberger won an Oscar for his 2000 short film ‘Quiero Ser (I Want To Be…)’, and he previously directed Bruhl on the feature films ‘Honolulu’ and ‘City Of War: The Story Of John Rabe’. Inspired by true events, principal photography is about to begin on ‘Colonia’.
Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl play a young couple who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel (Bruhl) is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police and Lena (Watson) tracks him to a sealed-off area in the south of the country called Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission run by a lay preacher, but is in fact a place from which no one has ever escaped. In order to find her beloved, Lena decides to join the cult.
“Where Is Your Wife, Nick?”: 3 New TV Spots For David Fincher’s Ben Affleck & Rosamund Pike-Starring ‘Gone Girl’
The first set of reviews for David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ adaptation arrived online recently, and they’re crammed full with praise. The mystery-thriller unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
‘Nightcrawler’ tells the story of a Jake Gyllenhaal’s character, a young man who finds a home in the nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism in Los Angeles. Opening on October 31st in the US and November 14th in the UK, ‘Nightcrawler’ is directed by Dan Gilroy (previous writing credits include ‘Real Steel,’ ‘The Fall,’ ‘The Bourne Legacy’) in his directorial debut. Alongside Gyllenhaal, the likes of Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed also star.
NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling — where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story.
This new trailer has hit the web for Toa Fraser’s New Zealand-set action-thriller ‘The Dead Lands.’ Filmed in Auckland and the central North Island, Fraser’s mystical, violent action thriller is one of a handful of films to be made entirely in the Maori language. The setting is a time before the white colonisation of New Zealand – AKA Aotearoa, or ‘long white cloud’ – and it begins with teenage boy Hongi (James Rolleston) being framed for sacrilege by cunning interloper Wirepa (Te Kohe Tuhaka).
Hongi is spared punishment, but overnight his father and their whole peaceful tribe are wiped out in a vicious assault by Wirepa’s men. Despite being one against many, Hongi vows to avenge his father and sets off in hot pursuit – but his only hope of catching them involves passing through forbidden Dead Lands, an area ruled by a mysterious and possibly supernatural cannibal warrior. The likes of Lawrence Makoare, Xavier Horan, Rukura Turei, George Henare, Rena Owen, Pana Hema Taylor co-star. ‘The Dead Lands’ opens in New Zealand on October 30th, and it will be showing at the London Film Festival on October 9th and October 11th.