It's been nearly two years since we got a first look at the new drama Serena from director Susanne Bier (In a Better World). We're still not sure when the film starring Silver Linings Playbook duo Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper will arrive in theaters, but we do have some new photos from the film, showing off the period sets, not to mention Lawrence and Cooper looking rather dashing. The film follows the Pemberton couple, Boston natives who create a 1929 timber empire in North Carolina, as their intense, passionate marriage begins to unravel as the story moves toward a shocking reckoning. New photos below!
Next weekend, we'll see Scarlett Johansson kick ass again as Black Widow in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And while her role in The Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015 is said to be substantial (with the hope of her own spin-off), audiences won't have to wait too long to see Johansson back in action. The actress leads Lucy, a new action thriller from director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional), and we have the first photo before a trailer arrives on April 2nd. Johansson plays a woman caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and becomes a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Following last year's teaser for the anticipated sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, we're due for a new look at the summer release. And while we're not sure when the new trailer will hit (though X-Men: Days of Future Past would be a good time to debut a new trailer), we have some new behind the scenes photos showing Andy Serkis and Toby Kebbell in the motion capture suits used to create their ape performances as a guide for visual effects artists. There's another shot of Serkis on horseback speaking with Jason Clarke and Keri Russell, but the more interesting shots have the ape actors holding big guns. Look!
It's crazy to think that last summer brought the tragic news that James Gandolfini had passed away. The actor appeared in last year's charming comedy Enough Said, and this year will mark his final feature film performance in The Drop. Formerly known as Animal Rescue, the film follows an unassuming New York bartender (Tom Hardy) whose life is thrown asunder upon discovering a wounded dog and getting caught up in the middle of a criminal conspiracy unfolding in his mob-controlled bar. Now we have some first look photos from the film with Gandolfini and Hardy, and a couple shots with director Michaël R. Roskam.
Kicking off today is CinemaCon in Las Vegas, so expect plenty of first looks and new trailer arriving throughout the week. The latest comes from Warner Bros. looking to hype up their disaster thriller Into the Storm before the first trailer arrives later this week. Directed by Steven Quale (Final Destination 5), the film sees a small town devastated by a whole slew of tornadoes the likes of which haven't been seen before. It's like Twister on steroids, but without a big name cast to back it up. The most recognizable name is Richard Armitage (from The Hobbit) along with Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh and more. Look!
After just learning that only one original cast member from Jurassic Park would return for the developing sequel and pseudo-reboot Jurassic World, it looks like a rumor that has been swirling for awhile has finally been confirmed thanks to some concept are that has surfaced online. Last fall when the title and 2015 summer release date was revealed, we reported a rumor that the new film would be set in present day Isla Nublar, where Jurassic Park is now an actual attraction (likely called Jurassic World), as originally intended by John Hammond. It garners 10 million visitors per year and is completely safe – until it’s not. Now two pieces of concept art seem to confirm that, showing off an impressive island-wide theme park. Look below!
Before the first trailer for this summer's Greek epic Hercules arrives tomorrow (likely blowing January's release of The Legend of Hercules out of the water), a couple photos of Dwayne Johnson as the title hero have arrived. It's the first time in awhile Johnson has taken on a period action film, and hopefully this fares better than his earlier days in The Mummy franchise and the spin-off The Scorpion King. The former wrestler certainly has the physique to pull off this kind of film, but we'll see if he has the chops to lead this summer sword and sandal blockbuster, and if Brett Ratner makes a triumphant return to directing. Look!
In case you missed it, ABC premiered a one-hour special called "Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe" about how the comic book company enacted their plan to bring The Avengers to life on the big screen in an unprecedented fashion. While most of the special was a look to the past of how the whole plan was executed, complete with Kevin Feige, Joss Whedon and all the stars of Marvel's cinematic universe as talking heads, there was also a look ahead with some concept art from the forthcoming 2015 sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron, including a look at Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, not to mention some stills from Edgar Wright's test reel for Ant-Man. Check them out now!
Production on Fast & Furious 7 will be getting back in swing in April, so it sounds like Dwayne Johnson might be pretty busy over the next few months, because in four weeks he's also slated to start shooting the disaster action thriller San Andreas. Sin City and Sucker Punch star Carla Gugino just joined the film about a special ops firefighter (Johnson) and his ex-wife (Gugino) as they attempt to leave Los Angeles and head to San Francisco in order to rescue their daughter (Alexandra Daddario) after a massive earthquake strikes California. Now we have a first look at Johnson looking like a bad ass with his chopper. Look below!
Later this year we'll see Anton Corbijn's recent adaptation of A Most Wanted Man, featuring one of the final performances from the late Philip Seymour Hoffman (read my review from Sundance here). But right now the director is working on a much different project, focusing on the real-life relationship of James Dean (Dane DeHaan) and photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) in the film Life. Now we have a first look photo of the two young stars in the film that follows Stock as he meets Dean, shooting photos of him around the country, and slowly coming out of depression due to regret for being an estranged father.
This might not be entirely fit for print, but we'll definitely post it here. Even though I'm not the biggest fan of this series, somehow it continues on, and yes, somehow it has a (cult) following. The disgusting Human Centipede series of films continues with The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence), as it is officially called, and EW (of all places) has a first look photo to debut from this sequel, and hopefully final film in the series. Despite the headline and hype, it's not actually much - just a shot of returning cast Laurence R. Harvey and Dieter Laser as the two villains from the first two films walking down a hallway. It's what's next to them that makes this interesting. Great shot to use to start promoting this film. Take a look below.
So far we've only gotten one first look photo from Robert Rodriguez's anticipated graphic novel sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, based on Frank Miller's graphic novel series. Now we finally get a few more photos from the film featuring the return of Jessica Alba, still dancing at bars, and Mickey Rourke looking as tough as ever. In addition, we finally have the first photo of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the film, looking like he just got his ass kicked. With these photos being released, and Rodriguez talking about the cut of the film being complete (with effects being the next task), a trailer shouldn't be too far behind. Look now!
Time for our first look at what might end up being a Best Animated Feature nominee next year. The film is called The Book of Life, and is the feature debut of Jorge R. Gutierrez, who is working with Fox Animation to produce with Guillermo del Toro and Brad Booker. Set on the Mexican holiday the Day of the Dead, The Book of Life tells the story of a young man named Manolo (voiced by Channing Tatum) who is torn between what he wants to do - play guitar and win the heart of the girl of his dreams - and what his family wants him to do. We get a glimpse at Manolo, and his girl, who eventually travels across three worlds to find himself.
From girls to boys in the Riot Club. Danish director Lone Scherfig, of the films An Education with Carey Mulligan, and One Day with Anne Hathaway previously, is finishing up her next film titled Posh. Adapted from a play of the same name, Posh is about the two first years at Oxford University, played by Max Irons and Sam Claflin, determined to join the notorious Riot Club - a place that can make or break your time in higher education and, possibly, life. A major event happens at the Bull's Head pub, which can be seen in the background of one of these first look photos. These two shots just debuted online from the UK - take a look.