Late last summer, we highlighted a contest for LEGO builders to craft their own LEGO vehicle creation to appear in The LEGO Movie from Phil Lord and Chris Miller and win a little bit of cash. We're not sure how that contest played out, but now a new competition is upon us. In addition to revealing the cool logo (see it in full below) for the animated film coming to theaters on February 7th, 2014, Warner Bros. Pictures has announced the LEGO ReBrick Movie Competition. The contest allows fans to create their own 15-30 second video clip based on the film's story and the winner may be featured in the animated film.
If seeing Robert Pattinson step outside his sparkly vampire self from The Twilight Saga for more serious dramas like Water for Elephants and Cosmopolis just didn't sit right with you, then we have a new film that might work. David Michôd made a splash with his low key Australian crime drama Animal Kingdom starring Joel Edgerton, and now he's back with The Rover. The film sees Pattinson in the middle of the desert sometime in the near future after a financial collapse has sent many away from the city to all corners of the world to try and live on as little as they can. Many have become hustlers, petty criminals and other seedy characters and Guy Pearce looks to be one of them in this first look photo from the film. Look below!
It's happening. It's really, really happening. Though we've known for a few months that filmmaker-turned-media-empire Kevin Smith would be wrapping up his filmmaking career making Clerks III, it all has to actually come together before we sit down in a theater to see it. The first step, of course, is writing the script. On the 20th anniversary of the day filming started on Clerks, Smith wrote that "with no plan or provocation, I jumped out of bed at 4:20 this morning and started writing Clerks III." He posted this screenshot (found via SlashFilm) to his Facebook and Instagram accounts, showing that work truly is underway on the sequel.
It's finally time. Our first listen to a song from M83's highly anticipated score for Joe Kosinski's Oblivion, the upcoming sci-fi movie starring Tom Cruise. This is one of those moments I've been waiting for ever since first reporting last June that French electronic band M83 would be scoring. We've been curious if the music used in the trailers was M83's work or not, but it doesn't sound like it. Especially after listening to "StarWaves", the track released today. I mean whoa, this is great, and it's not even 4 minutes of music. I can't wait to hear the rest! But, unfortunately, the full score will not be available to buy & stream until April.
"I don't want to dress up a picture with just my face." Just before the Oscar ceremony yesterday, Deadline posted news that The Weinstein Company was "wrapping up a deal to acquire domestic rights to" Grace of Monaco. The film, which we've mentioned once or twice before (with a first look that got removed), stars Nicole Kidman as actress Grace Kelly and her "involvement" with Monaco's Prince Rainier III, played by Tim Roth. To go along with the acquisition news, Bleeding Cool found two official photos from the film, giving us two good looks at Kidman as Kelly. TWC will apparently give the film a solid 800-screen release.
If you haven't been following director Marc Webb on Twitter, you're missing out on some fun teases for the 2014 comic book sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He's posted some pictures of FBI agents, Oscorp laboratories and most recently, teased a new suit that Andrew Garfield will don for the sequel. Now the first official image of that suit is here, and there's some considerable differences from the suit in the first film, the biggest change being in the eyes which are now white and much larger. Otherwise, the rest of the suit looks much more like the one that Tobey Maguire wore for Sam Raimi's film trilogy. See below!
Meet the Salamander Army. Yes! We're finally getting some glimpses at the Ender's Game movie, written & directed by Gavin Hood, due out in theaters this November. Ender's Game fan site Ender News has just debuted a new photo today to tease their set visit from last year (we were there, too). We've already seen one look at Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin talking with Col. Graff, now we get to see Ender at Battle School talking with another friend of his, Petra, played by Hailee Steinfeld. The full shot gives us a wider look at the entire Mess Hall and scoreboard, where they're eating with the Salamander Army. Looks perfect!
They're back! And it's finally really, truly happening! Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are actually in production, cameras rolling, on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the sequel to the 2005 film adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novels. I don't know if I can still believe it's actually happening! Especially with a tentative October 4th release date this year. But to prove it once and for all, Rodriguez has taken to twitter (@Rodriguez) and sent out a couple of first look photos recently of Josh Brolin as Dwight (replacing Clive Owen from the first film) driving a "Rodriguez-mobile" for a scene in the film. It's a quick but cool first look.
After landing financing last summer, Eli Roth's newest horror directing venture The Green Inferno rounded up a low key cast including Lorenza Izzo and Ariel Levy from the filmmaker's earthquake horror thriller Aftershock, as well as Daryl Sabara (Spy Kids) and Kirby Bliss Blanton (Project X). At the time, all we knew was that the inspiration for the film came from shooting Aftershock on location in Chile. Now the film is done shooting in South America and a first look photo and the official logline have been revealed. It's bloody, but not unsettling, and gives a clear indicator of the cannibalistic horror. Look!
"New spies with new loyalties, old spies with old ones." Time to take a look at an interesting first look photo from a film we're curious to see more from. It's the latest from photographer-filmmaker Anton Corbijn (of Control, The American) adapting a John le Carré novel yet again about spies. This stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as Günther Bachmann, chief of a covert German spy unit following a near-dead Chechen man on the run. Also starring are Daniel Brühl, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright and finally Rachel McAdams, who we get a sort of out-of-focus glimpse of in this photo. It's not much to start, but I'm interested to see more.
How many films does he have ready?! Though he started out with indies, director David Gordon Green ventured into Hollywood comedy for a few years, but has returned to the indie scene in a big way this year. His first new film, Prince Avalanche, just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Apparently he has yet another indie, this one titled Joe, shot and ready that's being sold at the Berlin Film Festival this month. Worldview Entertainment has released a first look at the film, starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan (Tree of Life, Mud) described as a "gritty, southern drama" based on Larry Brown's novel of the same title.
What the? As much as I really don't think this is a very good first look at all, it's just too interesting to pass up. UK distributor Artificial Eye, via The Film Stage, has unveiled an odd first look at controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier's new film Nymphomaniac. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, it's an epic erotic chronicle of a "self-diagnosed" nymphomaniac named Joe. This photo just shows Gainsbourg as Joe beat up in a mess in some snowy, gritty alleyway. It's likely the opening shot or taken from the first few scenes, where she's first discovered by Stellan Skarsgård, before it delves into the story of her life. Take a look!
Just yesterday we learned that director Henry Selick's (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline) seemingly dead stop-motion animation project The Shadow King had finally found new life with backing from a company called K5 International. This comes after both Laika and Disney passed on the project. Well, since the project is getting back in shape, complete with a screening of footage at the European Film Market in order to get the film sold, we now have some of the voice cast revealed, along with the promotional photo being used to help bring attention to the gestating project. It's undoubtedly Selick's style.
He's back! Playing the same eerie, possessed kid from James Wan's breakout indie horror hit Insidious, it's actor Ty Simpkins reprising his role as the young Dalton Lambert in the sequel. Yes, they always have to make a sequel to every successful horror film, especially this one. While the film already has an August release date later this year, production just got under way recently and director James Wan has been posting a bit of behind-the-scenes coverage of his twitter (@creepypuppet). His last tweet says, "You need lots of candles for hypnosis" with a tag indicating they're on Day 4 of 25, plus a great Instagram photo.