Meet Moana! Well, sort of, as she's off on another adventure and doesn't really have time to meet those of us landlocked in our homes and offices. Disney has debuted the first lovely eye-catching photo from their upcoming animated movie Moana, originally scheduled for 2018, now set for release in "late 2016" around the end of the year (this same time two years from now). The film is the latest from Ron Clements & John Musker, the two directors behind Disney classics like Aladdin, Little Mermaid and The Princess and The Frog. Likely inspired by Polynesian explorers, this film follows a "sea voyaging enthusiast" named Moana.
It feels like it's been forever since we've seen Will Smith in his own movie, but in actuality, he just hasn't done anything memorable. In the last two years, he's led Men in Black 3 and After Earth, both movie with their fair share of problems that people have mostly forgotten by now. Otherwise, he had small roles in Winter's Tale and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. But coming early next year, he's starring in Focus from Crazy Stupid Love writing and directing duo Glenn Ficarra & John Requa. Now the first photos from the film, also featuring Margot Robbie, have emerged online, and a trailer shouldn't be far behind.
Tomorrow, Disney is bringing a tease of Brad Bird's sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland to New York Comic-Con, and we'll have coverage of the panel shortly thereafter. In the meantime, it seems like a teaser trailer for the summer 2015 release might not be too far away as we finally have the first photos from the film starring George Clooney and "Under the Dome" star Britt Robertson. The film follows a Florida girl who dreams of the future while watching the launchpads of Cape Canaveral being disassembled. After getting into a bit of trouble while exploring, she finds herself in possession of a mysterious pin that reveals a vision of a place that gives her a glimpse into a better world. But finding it doesn't prove to be easy. Look!
One of the films sneaking up on awards season this winter is The Gambler from Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt. It's a remake of the 1974 drama of the same name about a college professor (Mark Wahlberg) with an unhealthy gambling addiction that puts his girlfriend (Brie Larson) and mother (Jessica Lange) at risk. Believing Wahlberg as an inventor in Transformers: Age of Extinction was tough, but the actor shrunk down 60 pounds to look like a legitimate teacher, and we have a first look at the film. Just like our glimpse at American Sniper came out of nowhere, expect the first trailer very soon. Look!
There's not much to offer this fall in the vein of films that will be in the spirit of Halloween, at least when it comes to major releases on the big screen, but there are some great indie horror flicks coming to limited theaters and VOD this season. One of those treats is ABCs of Death 2, the second horror anthology with gruesome and scary stories to go with each letter of the alphabet. We've already seen a twisted red band trailer for the flick, and now we have an exclusive first look at one of the segments, V is for Vacation, from director Jerome Sable. We'll also have an interview and a special guest blog soon. See photo below!
Nearly two months ago we learned that Clint Eastwood's adaptation of American Sniper would sneak into this years awards race with a limited release on Christmas Day before it goes wide in the middle of January. Now the hype machine on the film is starting with the first photos from the film starring Bradley Cooper. Based on an autobiography by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the book recalls the soldier's own time spent as deadliest American sniper ever, called "The Devil" by the enemies he hunted and "The Legend" by his Navy SEAL brothers. Expect a trailer sometime soon too, but for now, check out the first photos below!
We're still waiting impatiently for the first trailer showing off Paul Thomas Anderson's latest, anticipated film Inherent Vice starring Joaquin Phoenix, but Warner Bros. Pictures is just slowly rolling out small looks at the film little by little. The film will debut at the New York Film Festival (you can see a little footage in the trailer for the fest itself), but until then, a new image has surfaced giving us our first look at Reese Witherspoon alongside Phoenix in the film. This is bound to be an awards worthy film, so we can't wait to see more soon, but it looks like we'll all just have to be patient a little while longer. Look!
Wait - Paul Schrader, screenwriter of Raging Bull & Taxi Driver and director of American Gigolo, cast Nicolas Cage in his new film? This has to be a joke? Nope. It's real, and it's already shot and finishing up for 2015 release. Schrader's new "mid-budget indie", which he wrote and directed, is titled Dying of the Light executive produced by fellow filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn. What a team-up this is: Schrader, Refn, Cage. Who else? Well, the cast includes Anton Yelchin (also seen in the photo), Alexander Karim and Irène Jacob. I won't deny that I'm curious about this. Take a look at the image below, which doesn't reveal much about the way this will play. Of all the recent Cage films, this is the one I'm most interested in.
We've already seen a handful of images from the set of James Wan's Fast & Furious 7, but that was before the untimely and tragic death of star Paul Walker. Since then, the cast and crew have mourned his death, resumed and completed production, and thanked fans for their support during the difficult months following Walker's passing. Now the film is poised to arrive next spring, and two more images from the film have surfaced from Vin Diesel's Facebook page. One shows Diesel and Walker (it's a scene we've seeen before) while another shows the former either wrapping his hands for a fight or a really difficult drive. Plus, Diesel just said that he previewed that trailer at Universal, so that might be coming soon too. Look now!
If you've seen Liam Neeson kicking asses in Taken and the sequel Taken 2, then you can probably already guess what he looks like in the forthcoming Taken 3. Regardless, we have a few first look photos from the latest installment of the surprise hit action franchise. However, it sounds like the plot has steered away from what the title actually means as this time it's Neeson's character Mills who is on the run after he's framed for the murder of someone close to him. But these first look photos don't show much ass-kicking or even gun-wielding. But we do see Maggie Grace in some distress and newcomer Forest Whitaker. Look!
Right in the middle of this summer, we learned that Angelina Jolie would direct husband Brad Pitt in her third turn as director with an intimate drama called By the Sea. This marks the first time Jolie has starred in a film with Pitt that she is also directing, not to mention writing the script, and even though her sophomore effort Unbroken is due in theaters until this winter, production has already begun on the new film and EW has the first photos and details on the story. Following their real-life marriage last month, Pitt and Jolie are playing a couple whose marriage is on the brink of falling apart as they travel around France.
Some casting information has been surfacing over the past week regarding the comedy sequel Ted 2, and that's mostly because the comedy sequel is currently in production over in Boston right now. However, we've yet to see any photos from the set and no plot details have surfaced at all (beyond Morgan Freeman playing a successful civil rights lawyer who helps Ted with some legal trouble). But now we get a hint of what could be going on in the film set for release next summer as star Mark Wahlberg posted a photo from the set on Twitter for everyone to see. Not only does he show off his ripped arms, but it seems his character John Bennett also has a slick new ride inspired by his hero and wedding officiator, Flash Gordon.
Following his Oscar-winning performance in Dallas Buyers Club last year, Matthew McConaughey has the anticipated sci-fi drama Interstellar from director Christopher Nolan coming this fall (which could result in the actor getting yet another Oscar nod). And after that, another awards-worthy performance seems to be following next year with The Sea of Trees from Good Will Hunting director Gus Van Sant. We haven't seen footage yet, but the story follows a man who journeys into the infamous “Suicide Forest” at the foothills of Mount Fuji with the intention of killing himself. Sounds pretty powerful, right? And now we have the first photo from the film which also stars Inception and The Last Samurai actor Ken Watanabe.
Now that is a Batmobile! Oh yes! In response to the first sneaky fan-taken set photos leaked to the web this week, Zack Snyder has taken to Twitter to reveal an official and spectacular first look at the Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Filming is now underway, and the photo was taken by Snyder's goto set photographer Clay Enos, who also tweeted some particulars. This shot they've revealed makes it look a lot more suped up than any of the set photos from around Detroit, or the one in the background of that first Batman shot, and I can't wait to see it in action. Is this everything you wanted? Or is it too much?