Walt Disney Pictures has debuted this latest trailer for the upcoming Muppets sequel, ‘Muppets Most Wanted.’ Set for March 21st in the US and March 28th in the UK, the ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ story finds the Muppet repertory company enjoying a triumphant world tour, only to become tangled up with a criminal mastermind named Constantine, who is out to steal an enormous diamond – and who happens to be a dead ringer for Kermit. Starring opposite the Muppets this time are Ricky Gervais (as Constantine’s villainous sidekick), Tina Fey (as a Russian prison guard), and Ty Burrell (as an Interpol agent).
James Bobin, who helmed the 2011 ‘Muppets’ film, is returning to direct the follow-up and co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller. ‘The Muppets’ grossed $158 million worldwide and relaunched the long-running Jim Henson-created franchise for the studio. It starred and was co-written by Jason Segel, but he is not returning for the sequel. The full synopsis for ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ can be read below.
Warner Bros. Pictures has set loose this latest behind-the-scenes featurette for ’300: Rise of an Empire,’ the soon-to-be-released sequel/companion film to Zack Snyder’s ’300.’ Penciled in for a March 7th release, ’300: Rise of an Empire’ stars Rodrigo Santoro returning as Xerxes, Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles, Jack O’Connell as Calisto, Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo, David Wenham as Dilios, and Eva Green as Artemisia.
’300: Rise of an Empire’ is based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel that takes Xerxes, the Persian leader who is an antagonist in ’300,’ and turns him into more of a pivotal figure. He’s a man in search of godhood after the death of his father, battling an Athenian warlord named Themistokles. The story takes place over the course of several years, but the focal point is the battle of Artemisium, which occured in 480 BC. Previous reports had Zack Snyder – who in my eyes done a fantastic job with ’300′ – pegged to direct until Warner Bros and producer Christopher Nolan signed him up to helm ‘Man of Steel.’ Noam Murro (five-time DGA nominated commercials director) is on board to direct the film.
Paramount Pictures have sent over the following motion poster for Darren Aronofsky’s epically-scaled retelling of the biblical story, ‘Noah.’ Set for a March 28th release in the US and a April 4th bow in the UK, Ray Winstone will play the role of the nemesis to Russell Crowe’s eponymous hero. Emma Watson plays Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, Shem. That role will be played by Douglas Booth, with Logan Lerman playing Noah’s other son, Ham. Jennifer Connelly plays Noah’s wife, Naameh. Anthony Hopkins is playing Methuselah, while Kevin Durand is playing a giant who helps Noah and his family. The likes of Dakota Goyo, Nick Nolte and Madison Davenport co-star.
Darren Aronofsky is the man behind some of my favorite films of the last twelve years in ‘The Wrestler,’ ‘The Fountain,’ ‘Requiem for a Dream,’ ‘Pi’ and ‘Black Swan’ – fingers crossed ‘Noah’ adds to that list. ‘Noah’ is Aronofsky’s follow up effort to the Oscar-nominated and hugely profitable ‘Black Swan,’ which grossed $315 million worldwide on a $12 million budget. The synopsis for ‘Noah’ is as follows: “NOAH is a close adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark. In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood.”
Following their brilliant Poster Posse fan art projects for ’World War Z,’ ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ ‘Pacific Rim,’ ’47 Ronin,’ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ the excellent Blurppy have put together a collection for ‘X-Men Days of Future Past.’ This time out the artists that have participated are: Andy Fairhurst, Ben Mcleod, Ben Whitesell, Berkay Daglar, Chris Garofalo, Daniel Nash, Doaly, Florey, Harlan Elam, Joe Vetoe, Juan Hugo Martinez, Khoa Ho, Luke Butland, Patrick Connan, Peter Gutierrez, Rhys James, Richard Davies, Robert Bruno, Matt Needle, Rodolfo Reyes, Ron Guyatt, Salvador Anguiano, Sharm Murugiah, Tom Miatke, Fernando Reza and Kaz Oomori. Be sure to head on over to Blurppy for the full collection, as there’s even more amazing artwork not posted here to feast your eyes on. Above poster by Robert Bruno.
UK Trailer & Poster For ‘Sabotage’ – Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello…
Lionsgate has unleashed this UK trailer and poster for David Ayer’s action-thriller ’Sabotage,’ which opens on March 28th in the US and May 9th in the UK. In the film, Arnold Schwarzengger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels. Specializing in complex mobile operations, the team executes a tactical raid on a cartel safe house. What looks to be a typical raid turns out to be an elaborate theft operation, pre-planned by the DEA squad. After hiding millions in stolen cash, the team believes their secret is safe – until someone begins assassinating them one by one.
The cast for ‘Sabotage’ includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Dawn Olivieri, Joe Manganiello, Malin Akerman, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos, Josh Holloway and Harold Perrineau. Described as a testosterone-heavy riff on Agatha Christie’s ‘Ten Little Indians,’ ‘Sabotage’ is from an original screenplay by Skip Woods. David Ayer’s writing credits include 2001 hit film ‘Training Day,’ which earned an Academy Award for Denzel Washington, as well as scripts for ‘The Fast And The Furious,’ ‘S.W.A.T.’ and ‘U-571.’ He also wrote and directed ‘End of Watch,’ ‘Street Kings,’ ‘Harsh Times,’ and the upcoming ‘Fury.’
After a long hiatus due to the tragic death of star Paul Walker, ‘Fast & Furious 7′ is gearing up to resume shooting. According to THR, Universal Pictures will restart production on or near April 1st, giving the studio and director James Wan ample time to meet its rescheduled April 10th, 2015 release date. The remainder of the shoot will last from six to eight weeks, according to insiders. Cast and crew will be called back to Atlanta, where filming had been penciled in to resume after Thanksgiving.
‘Fast & Furious 7′ was about halfway finished when Paul Walker was killed in a car crash, requiring its release date to be scrapped and James Wan, writer Chris Morgan and Universal to look over existing footage and tweak the script accordingly. ‘Fast & Furious 7’ also stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Lucas Black, Ludacris and Jordana Brewster, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham and Djimon Hounsou.