ENJOY THE SHOW
Back in February, we finally got our first glimpse of Transformers: Age of Extinction with an action-packed Super Bowl spot. Now we have a short preview of a new full-length trailer, for Michael Bay's final turn directing for the toy-based franchise, arriving sometime tomorrow. There are some brief new snippets in this quick preview, but it seems like the bulk of the new stuff will be saved for the actual full length trailer. We're pretty anxious to see what the story is for this sequel with Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz in the lead roles, mostly because we want to know what the deal is with the Dinobots.
"Everyone knows the sequel's never quite as good." Following the new UK trailer for the Disney sequel Muppets Most Wanted, we've got a clever new music video featuring Kermit the Frog and the whole gang spelling it out for everyone. In what looks like it could just as easily be the opening music number of the sequel, The Muppets sing the catchy song "We're Doing a Sequel," which is something that pretty much every studio in Hollywood could be singing after every summer blockbuster. It's a glimpse into the clever new songs director James Bobin and songwriter Bret McKenzie are cooking up for this fun follow-up.
Briefly: Though there have been various leaks of concept art, Halloween costumes and more showing us the new character design for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we want to wait until we get an official look at the franchise reboot of the comic book crime fighters. The film very well may end up be called Ninja Turtles though as the film's producer Glenn Walker revealed when we'll see the first official trailer. He posted on Facebook (via ComingSoon), The new Ninja Turtles teaser will make it's debut in front of the new Captain America film - April 4th." The trailer will likely arrive online earlier that week as well, hopefully with first look photos preceding it. Stay tuned for anymore updates for the film coming on August 8th.
Last fall we caught a trailer for Nacho Vigalondo's interesting thriller Open Windows starring Elijah Wood. The film is poised to premiere at SXSW next Monday, March 10th, and we have a creepy new poster for the film with a gimp framing a shot for his body-mounted camera. For those who don't know the film follows Wood as Nick, a fanboy of actress Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey) who has won an online contest to have dinner with her. But when the plans get canceled, a stranger named Chord tries to make up for the loss by allowing Nick to spy on Jill from his computer, all leading to a much more sinister plan in mind. Look!
It may yet happen. Don't give up all hope! Last summer we reported news that there might be a positive spin on the once-thought-dead sequel to Dredd, the rebooted comic book series starring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd from writer/producer Alex Garland. Now we have another early 2014 update that things are brewing and "discussions" are happening. A report from the Las Vegas Star Trek this week includes a quick mention of the Dredd sequel, and that Karl Urban says that "conversations are taking place between the studio, the director and writer". Sounds great to me, let's keep pushing for this and make it happen, sooner than later.
Following that potentially spoilerish TV spot for Captain America: The Winter Soldier that teases a big character death, we have a new poster showing off one of the new supporting characters. Robert Redford already got his own poster showing off his S.H.I.E.L.D. head character Alexander Pierce, and now one of the new heroes gets the spotlight. Anthony Mackie plays Cap's new sidekick Falcon, and the trailers have already shown him flying around and getting into the thick of the action, but now he and his bad ass wings get their own poster. We're pretty sure the sequel will top Thor: The Dark World and shake everything up.
Time to get a look at the first two pieces of art that are part of the upcoming exhibition in honor of Darren Aronofsky's new movie Noah, starring Russell Crowe. Earlier last week we posted news that Aronofsky is organizing an art show in honor of Noah in New York City called "Fountains of the Deep: Visions of Noah and the Flood." The exhibition will include work from 50 internationally-recognized artists, from celebrated contemporary artists to comic book legends and many others. Darren has posted the first two pieces, one by Carmen Arvizu, the other by James Jean, as our early teases and they're worth checking out.
The second full trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel from director Wes Anderson highlighted the amazing ensemble cast that includes Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Tom Wilkinson, Ralph Fiennes and many more familiar faces. Now they shine once again in a new illustrated poster by Peter Strain, and a featurette showing them talking about the story which sprawls across multiple generations and is situated around the title European hotel. The film is just a couple weeks away and we can't wait to see Anderson's latest endeavor.
It's been a week full of Guardians of the Galaxy hype from the first fantastic trailer that was released on Tuesday to today's featurettes showing off Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket Raccoon and Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel talking about their wild space superhero characters from the forthcoming Marvel film. Now it seems the hype machine is finally slowing down with the first official poster landing, showing off the galactic misfits looking like a group of bad asses on some alien planet. The whole deal is sealed by that awesome tagline, not to mention Marvel name-dropping their own franchises.
Sometime soon there will be a new trailer for Gareth Edwards' new take on the classic movie monster Godzilla (watch the teaser trailer if he haven't already), but until then we have a new poster to hold us over. The King of Monsters has his back to us as he lumbers through San Francisco, fire engulfing from the terror and chaos he's creating. Obviously Godzilla is the star, but we're happy that the marketing campaign hasn't taken to using the stars of the film like Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and others to sell the film with their floating heads yet. Come back soon for the new trailer. Look!
Now that we're a few months into 2014, it's time for our first reminder that later this year we'll be getting Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, which will likely feature yet another phenomenal performance from the it man, Matthew McConaughey. The actor, receiving acclaim and Oscar nominations for his work in Dallas Buyers Club, Wolf of Wall Street, Mud, Magic Mike even Killer Joe, spoke to Variety about his career comeback and recent highlights, and talked briefly about working on Nolan's Interstellar, his next science fiction project that was quietly filmed last year. It's the most ambitious thing he's ever done," he states.
"One of the greatest action movies ever made." That's the quote (from Matt Goldberg's Collider reveiw / read Alex's review here) that headlines this new mosaic poster for the kick ass action sequel The Raid 2: Berandal, next premiering at the SXSW Film Festival in March. Latino Review first found, via Twitter, their latest international poster for the sequel, which is made up of small images from the film to form the very stern face of Rama, played again by Iko Uwais from The Raid. We still need an official US title, but for now this is what the film is known as. And I can't wait for it to hit theaters. Until then, check this out.
We'll find out this weekend if The LEGO Movie is all the rage to win a second weekend at the box office against Valentine's Day fare like About Last Night and Winter's Tale, but in the meantime, how about we keep the LEGO fun going? This time Yahoo Movies has unveiled some awards season LEGO fun by recreating the movie posters for all nine of this year's nominees for Best Picture at the 86th Academy Awards (see all of the nominees right here). They're not remarkable creations since the posters have mostly just replaced the real actors on the posters with LEGO minifigures, but they're pretty damn cute. Look!
In April, we'll see plenty of Black Widow action when Scarlett Johansson joins Chris Evans for the Marvel sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier. However, unlike her first go round in The Avengers, apparently Joss Whedon's follow-up The Avengers: Age of Ultron will feature the bad ass character in a very big role, one that will give us some more insight into Nathasha Romanoff as a character. Kevin Feige recently spoke with Total Film (via Comic Book Movie) and said, "We learn more about her past and learn more about where she came from and how she became in that film." But that might not be all.