Right now, E3 is giving video game nerds their fix on all the cool stuff coming their way (including a new Star Wars Battlefront game), but along with that came a treat for film fans as well. The Electronic Arts racing game Need for Speed is getting a big screen adaptation from director Scott Waugh with "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul in the lead, and the game studio brought a taste of the high speed action adventure to show fans at the convention. The featurette dives behind the scenes of the film with a glimpse at some pretty damn impressive car stunt work, and our first look at Paul getting behind the wheel. Watch below!
Last week, Michael Bay revealed the military vehicle Autobot "Hound" seen in the forthcoming sequel Transformers 4, and now another automobile has been revealed in the form of "the extraordinary and exhilarating 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe." However, Bay does not reveal what character this car will turn into on the big screen. Since it's a fancy sports car, you might think this would be an Autobot, but there have been plenty of Decepticons who turn into nice cars, and this new Lamborghini looks relatively menacing. Hopefully we'll hear more about this car as production on the film looms closer.
Ohhh right, there's even more Hobbit movies on the way? Yep. They're ringing the reminder bell loud. I've received confirmation that the first trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is playing in front of Man of Steel, which means the hype will begin again this summer. The first official photo of cast newcomer Evangeline Lilly playing Tauriel has finally hit, giving us a good look at the new Middle Earth elven character with bright red hair. "Tauriel is the head of the Elven Guard. She's a Sylvan Elf... She will definitely have a love story," Lilly explains. It may not be Legolas, but who will remain a secret for now.
The project formerly known as Malavita, and the latest film directed by Luc Besson, who said he was going to retire from directing but never did. We expect the trailer to hit very soon, but in the meantime, the first photos and poster for The Family, the new title for Malavita, have been unveiled. Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer star as the heads of the Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, that is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program. Their two children are played by Dianna Agron ("Glee") and Joseph Perrino (Assassination of a High School President), both seen on the "family" poster.
We've already seen some of the mutants on set for X-Men: Days of Future Past including a new look for Halle Berry as Storm, some 70s fashion for Hugh Jackman and Nicholas Hoult and a fully made-up Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique. Now Bryan Singer has turned his camera on another character in the film: President Richard Nixon. In a new photo the director revealed on Twitter, there's some sort of "pivotal meeting" in the Oval Office of The White House. Singer recently told Collider the actor playing Nixon was "an interesting casting choice," but the shot is too far away to make out the actor. Maybe Singer called his Usual Suspects star Kevin Spacey, a master of many impressions, to take on the role? We'll see. Look below!
With films like 21 Grams, Babel and Amores Perros in his past, director Alejando González Iñárritu is one of my favorite directors. So it's no secret his comedy Birdman is already one of my most anticipated future films. Why? Well, it features former Batman star Michael Keaton playing a former actor, who once played an iconic superhero, as he decides to take on a Broadway play based on a short story by Raymond Chandler in order to reclaim past glory. It's got an intriguing meta angle and the cast also features Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton and Zach Galifianakis. And now some first look photos have emerged showing a disheveled Keaton, seemingly haunted by his superhero alter ego, Birdman. Look now!
Another day, another Autobot revealed from Transformers 4, the final film in the franchise for director Michael Bay before handing off the blockbuster series to another filmmaker. We've already seen two all-new Autobots along with a redesign for Optimus Prime, and there's also a new/old vehicle form for Bumblebee as well. Now Bay has taken to his site again to unveil the Autobot Hound. Usually depicted as a Jeep, Bay describes the character as "The always rugged and reliable Hound, one of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles from Oshkosh Defense." Wonder what kind of weapons Hound may be hiding in the back.
Just yesterday, two photos revealed the new vehicle forms of two Autobots in the forthcoming sequel Transformers 4, the last film in the franchise that will be directed by Michael Bay. In addition, the director also showed fans the new design for Optimus Prime. Now one of the other regular Transformers has been given a bit of a facelift as Bay just posted the new vehicle mode of Bumblebee. Once and old rusty hunk of junk turned brand new Camaro, the loyal yellow robot now turns into "a highly modified, vintage 1967 Camaro SS." As you can see below there's not much yellow in the design, but it's a slick little car. Look!
Production is getting ready to roll out for Transformers 4, and a sneak peak at the sequel from director Michael Bay has just surfaced. Before we get to the photos though, one more name has been added to the cast which already has Mark Wahlberg in the lead with Nicola Peltz as his daughter, Jack Reynor as her race car-driving boyfriend, and supporting cast members like Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer (as a villain) and Sophia Myles. Now THR has word that Cloverfield and She's Out of My League star T.J. Miller will be playing Wahlberg's best friend, a fellow mechanic. So how about these first look photos?
Now we can finally get a look at the Dark Elves! After set photos a few months ago revealed fully-costumed Dark Elves, official photos have finally appeared in the latest issue of Empire magazine. There are two clear shots scanned online that show the elves, including Christopher Eccleston as their leader Malekith. The first teaser trailer was debuted a few weeks ago and barely had any glimpse of these guys at all. In addition to this debut, the official Marvel website for Thor: The Dark World has launched, and includes a few nice shots of Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, plus Anthony Hopkins as Odin.
Another day, another set photo from X-Men: Days of Future Past from director Bryan Singer. This one doesn't reveal anything that we haven't seen before, but there's just something special about seeing Jennifer Lawrence go blue as Mystique. It looks like there's a lot of green screen work in this particular scene, and while she was quite fit in X-Men: First Class, it looks like Lawrence is even more trim. This time around we've heard there's not as much full body make-up and she has a body suit on so preparing to shoot is less arduous. It's cool to see a shot like this without any Photoshop work to see the real make-up quality.
Malick is back! Early last year we covered news that filmmaker Terrence Malick was in Austin filming not one, but two new movies at the Austin City Limits music festival. One of the actors he cast and was filming was Christian Bale. It was later confirmed that he was working on two separate projects, one known as Lawless (which had that title dropped), the other called Knight of Cups. While Malick is not at Cannes this year, FilmNation is showing footage from one of his films to sell and to build buzz THR has revealed the first photo. It's from Knight of Cups, which could be out this year. Of course, it's a typical Malick beautiful shot, with Bale and Natalie Portman running on the beach. But that's it so far. And we barely know the plot.
Some cute little shorts featuring the characters of Toy Story have already made their way to the big screen, even after Toy Story 3 hit theaters. Now another new one is coming this Halloween, but it's a full 30-minutes long and will be getting the TV treatment. Given the timing of the short's premiere, it's no surprise to learn it's called Toy Story of Terror, and it mostly focuses on Jesse (Joan Cusack) as Bonnie takes the toys on a road trip and they end up staying in a spooky motel after the car breaks down. But don't worry, because Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and some of the other toys will be there too.
Horror filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman, the man behind the camera for Saw II, III and IV, Mother's Day and 11-11-11, is back with more terror again with his new film Sacrilege. The project is currently being shopped around the Cannes Film Festival for a distributor. Part of the pitch package includes a sales trailer to accompany the script along with a promo poster, and some stills from the footage along with the poster itself have surfaced online. They don't show much, but we do get a glimpse of some creepy, masked individuals, an older woman looking possibly frightened and a big butcher's blade. See the photos below!