First Look At Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Matt Smith & Jason Clarke For ‘Terminator Genisys'; Plot Details Revealed
Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the two covers for their upcoming issue, providing us with our first official look at ‘Terminator Genisys.’ In addition to these images, the outlet has revealed plot details for the hugely anticipated reboot: “The beginning of Terminator: Genisys is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected.”
Furthermore, Emilia Clarke’s Sarah Connor won’t be as innocent as she was when Linda Hamilton played the role. The mother of humanity’s messiah was orphaned by a Terminator at age 9, and since then, she’s been raised by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator – an older T-800 she calls “Pops” – who is programmed to guard rather than to kill. As a result, Sarah is a highly trained antisocial recluse who’s great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion. “Since she was 9 years old, she has been told everything that was supposed to happen,” says producer David Ellison. “But Sarah fundamentally rejects that destiny. She says, ‘That’s not what I want to do.’ It’s her decision that drives the story in a very different direction.”
Poster For Alex Garland’s Directorial Debut ‘Ex Machina’ – Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac & Alicia Vikander
Ahead of the release of film’s first trailer, this poster has arrived online for Alex Garland’s directorial debut ‘Ex Machina.’ The film is an intense psychological thriller in which Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a retreat belonging to the company’s reclusive CEO, Nathan (Oscar Isaac). But when Caleb arrives he finds that he will have to participate in a fascinating experiment with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot woman, Ava (Alicia Vikander). Truths, emotions and motives are blurred as the relationship between Caleb, Ava and Nathan intensifies.
Writer-director Alex Garland previously penned ’28 Days Later,’ ‘Dredd,’ and ‘Sunshine.’ Universal releases ‘Ex Machina’ on January 23rd in the UK. Expect word on a US release shortly. UPDATE: A24 will release the film on April 10th in the US.
8 Motion Posters For ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ – Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoë Kravitz…
From Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment comes these eight motion posters for their upcoming ‘Divergent’ sequel, ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent.’ Following the events of the previous installment, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) tries to figure out the intention behind Erudite’s insurrection as well information the Abnegation are trying to protect. Adding to the existing cast of Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoë Kravitz, Jai Courtney, Ansel Elgort, Ray Stevenson, Mekhi Phifer, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, and Kate Winslet, the supporting cast of ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ is filled out with Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Suki Waterhouse, Rosa Salazar, Daniel Dae Kim, Jonny Weston, Emjay Anthony, and Keiynan Lonsdale. The film opens on March 20th, 2015.
First Images From Terry Jones’ ‘Absolutely Anything’ – Starring Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale & The Monty Python Troupe
This first batch of images has arrived online from ‘Absolutely Anything,’ which is directed by Terry Jones and stars Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Robin Williams, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, Rob Riggle and the Monty Python gang. In the sci-fi comedy flick, Simon Pegg plays a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens watching from space. The aliens are voiced by Terry Jones and his Python co-horts John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Michael Palin. Struggling with the new-found powers, he calls upon his loyal canine companion Dennis (voiced by the late, great Robin Williams) to help him along the way. Mishap after mishap finally leads him to an ultimate conundrum: Should he choose the girl (Kate Beckinsale) or the dog?
Just a couple of hours after Marvel Studios announced their upcoming “Phase 3″ slate, the studio has just set loose this first clip from 2015’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ The clip shows the Avengers team celebrating a HYDRA takedown by attempting to lift Thor’s Mjolnir. However, the festivities gets interrupted by an early incarnation of Ultron.
Joss Whedon’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver), played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Mike Leigh’s ‘Mr. Turner’ is a look at the last quarter century of the iconic British painter J. M. W. Turner (Timothy Spall). Profoundly affected by the death of his esteemed father (Paul Jesson), loved by his housekeeper, Hannah Danby (Dorothy Atkinson), whom he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady (Marion Bailey) with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout all this, Turner travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. This masterpiece of a film arrives in UK cinemas on October 31st and in the US on December 19th.
You’ve worked with Mike Leigh a number of times before ‘Mr. Turner,’ and I understand you had discussions with him about this project and you started painting lessons and researching several years before filming…?
Timothy Spall: Yes. Mike first spoke to me about this film seven years ago, and he told me not to tell anyone that he was going to make a film about Turner. And then a few years later I remember him saying to me, “Right, what are you doing? We’re going to make this film in three years time, two and a half years time. I’d like you to start painting.” I started in 2010, and we were looking to shoot the film in 2013, which we did. When I agreed to it he said, “Don’t get too excited, we haven’t got the money yet, we don’t know if it will happen or not, but in principle are you prepared to do it?” And I said, “Yes, of course.” I was thrilled when he asked me.
So I started to learn how to paint two years before I started rehearsing, and we rehearsed for six months. And a brilliant portrait artist called Tim Wright gave me lessons when I wasn’t working, and he took me through all of the disciplines up until the point I was actually able to do a full size copy of a Turner painting. When I wasn’t working I’d see him two, three times a week – he lived very for close to me. I got quite heavily involved with that. So on a practical level I prepared, and then obviously I researched a lot. The great thing that I think made us the perfect match is that he was a funny-looking, fat little man…. and so am I (laughs). But as far as his soul was concerned, that took a lot of research. There was a lot of research about his art and what his inspirations were – and that was a process of working with Mike and the other cast members.