After a couple quick features from "The Today Show" gave us a look behind the scenes of Jurassic World, showing off some of the full operational theme park that people have been attending for years, now we get a different look at the kind of attractions that have been available at the park. The Jurassic Park fan Twitter account JurassicP2K15 (via ComingSoon) got ahold of an official brochure of the park from the set of the film currently in production down in New Orleans, and while it doesn't show off any of the dinosaurs, there's a map of the park, a list of the dinosaurs they've bred, and of course some product placement. Look!
It's a bummer that we're not getting a theatrical release from Pixar Animation this year, but hopefully they'll make up for it next year with Inside Out, the heady story of the conflicting emotions inside a young girl's mind. And along with that film, as has become customary, we'll be getting an original short film from Pixar as well. It's called Lava, and the film is a 7-minute love story between two mountains named Uku and Lele (like ukulele, get it?). The film will actually premiere at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in Japan next week, and before the film's release, a first look photo shows off one of the happy volcanoes.
Well, Hello! Meet the new Sherlock Holmes. Yep, he's old and yet still as spry as ever. Legendary actor Sir Ian McKellen has posted his own photo of himself in costume & make-up for the new film Mr. Holmes, being directed by Bill Condon. McKellen will apparently be playing an aging Sherlock Holmes in the project, also known as A Slight Trick of the Mind, co-starring Laura Linney. The story is about Mr. Holmes looking back at his life and the cases and unsolved mysteries, and yes of course, a woman. It's only a costume shot, but as a first look at the lovable McKellen ready to play Holmes, I couldn't resist sharing. Take a look below.
This past May, some surprising news arrived announcing a sequel to the 1998 cult classic SLC Punk! from writer and director James Merendino. Even more surprising was the return of Devon Sawa, Michael Goorjian, Adam Pascal and James Duval reprising their roles from the first film. Now some first look images from Punk's Dead: SLC Punk! 2 have surfaced, showing off Hannah Marks as Penny, Ben Schnetzer looking like a vampire as Ross, and the return of Heroin Bob in two different forms. The photos seem to capture the spirit of the original film, but will this be anything more than nostaliga? We'll see. Look!
Just last month, a new IndieGogo campaign was launched to help Don Cheadle get his gestating Miles Davis biopic off the ground. Miles Ahead only has 4 days left to meet their goal with about $90,000 left to be raised. In an effort to raise awareness and give people a taste of what's coming, Cheadle sat down with EW for an extensive interview about what is clearly a passion project about a man he has admired since a child, after becoming obsessed with Davis' album Porgy and Bess. Along with the interview comes the very first image of Cheadle as Davis, complete with a gorgeous trumpet and wild wardrobe and hair. Look below!
If The LEGO Movie, Transformers and G.I. Joe just isn't enough toy based movies for your kids to enjoy, then you're probably in the mood for Max Steel. The first photos from the film based on the toy and animated series of the same name have arrived showing off Ben Winchell as Max McGrath, a teenage boy who learns he has hidden powers that when combined with an extraterrestrial friend named Steel, (see, it's the title!) produce the universe's most powerful energy. Andy Garcia and Maria Bello also star in the film, because everyone needs a paycheck. This looks pretty cheesy, and likely just for kids, but they don't really make films like this just for the young ones anymore, so maybe it'll be fun for them. Photos below!
Now that the USA is pretty much out of the running for any glory in the World Cup, the country will probably go back to not caring about soccer. But Sony Pictures is probably hoping that all the buzz around the beloved sport (at least around the rest of the world) will help get more people interested in their comedy Grimsby. The film stars Sacha Baron Cohen as a soccer hooligan forced to team up with his a British black ops agent brother (Mark Strong), and now we have a first look at the Borat star in the film, thanks to Monty Python troupe member Eric Idle, who ran into Cohen in the United Kingdom and posted to Twitter.
Following a debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, IFC Films picked up the Guantanamo Bay drama Camp X-Ray starring The Twilight Saga star Kristen Stewart. The film follows a female soldier stationed at the infamous detainment facility for prisoners capture during the War on Terror. It's a timely setting for a promising story, but unfortunately, I found little to like about the film which felt contrived, cliche and melodramatic, with a performance that sadly did little to convince me that Stewart is a gifted actress. Anyway, some new photos from the film have surfaced, so there's likely a trailer coming soon. Look!
He's back!! Warner Bros has dropped off the first official photo of Henry Cavill as Superman in the sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, currently in production. This compliments that first moody black & white photo of Ben Affleck as the Batman, which was our very first shot from the sequel. Thanks to an early leak of Henry Cavill on set supporting a charity, Warner Bros has followed-up and just put out this very comic book-like shot of Superman standing in the rain, with his full Superman outfit. There certainly seem to be a few tweaks (like extra ribbing underneath his actual ribs), but it otherwise looks quite similar.
We've seen just one image of Christian Bale from Ridley Scott's next film, the Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. But now some more images from the film have surfaced, showing off the size and scope of the film following Bale as Moses as he begins a revolution against Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, played by Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby). We finally get to see Edgerton looking much more tan, along with our first look at Sigourney Weaver as Tuya, mother of Ramses, and Ben Kingsley as well. There's a great story at EW about Aaron Paul having an adverse reaction to the camel smell on set, but can you spot him?
Fassbender and Smit-McPhee, friends and foes, fighting their way across America. The first look photo for a new western titled Slow West has debuted online. From John Maclean, making his feature debut after a few shorts with Fassbender, the film is about a boy who travels from Scotland to Colorado to be reunite with the woman with the women he loves, but discovers that America is not exactly a very forgiving place. Kodi Smit-McPhee stars as 17-year-old Jay, and Michael Fassbender as his mysterious paid-for protector Silas. It's just one photo, but Fassbender chomping on a cigar and shaving with a knife makes it all worth it.
Whoa - do not mess with this guy. A first look photo for the new film from "True Detective" director Cary Fukunaga has been unveiled, showing Idris Elba in full regalia as a tough-looking commander of a West African unit of guerrilla fighters. The film is titled Beasts of No Nation is an adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala's novel of the same name, following a young boy who is taken from his home and raised by this gang of guerrilla fighters. From the sounds of it, they're planning to tell an "inside" story of what it's like in these groups, how one boy can be raised to be so violent and disillusioned. I definitely want to see more from this.
We've been waiting a long time to see Mad Max: Fury Road, a reboot of the post-apocalyptic adventure hero that Mel Gibson played so many years ago. It's been years since the film started shooting, and the project has been kept under tight wraps, but with the film set for release next summer, the hype machine has finally kicked off with a first good look at Tom Hardy in the title lead role, along with Charlize Theron, sporting a shaved head and a bionic arm. On the film, director George Miller says, "I wanted to tell a linear story–a chase that starts as the movie begins and continues for 110 minutes. In this crucible of very intense action, the characters are revealed.” We can't wait to see more sometime soon. Look below!
Meet Vlad the Impaler. Formerly known as Dracula Year Zero, we finally have our first look at what's now known as Dracula Untold, one of a few Dracula/Vlad movies in the works (the others being Eli Roth's Harker and The Last Voyage of the Demeter). Welsh actor Luke Evans stars in this movie as Vlad Tepes (seen above), better known in history as Vlad the Impaler, in the very dark story of how he becomes Dracula. I talked with Luke about this movie in my interview with him last year, as he had just finished filming, now we finally get a first look in the form of a poster + photo. Solid design, I like the armor, curious to see more.