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Always a rebel! It's extremely rare that we would ever post photos from a red carpet event, but this time I just can't help it. At the Berlin Film Festival premiere of Lars von Trier's new film Nymphomaniac, the controversial Danish director wore the perfect shirt. Many may recall that in 2011, after premiering his film Melancholia at the Cannes Film Festival, he was banned from the festival, "Persona Non Grata" (meaning "an unwelcome person"), for remarks during the press conference. Years later he's cleared the air, but has also embraced the ban as a badge of an honor, showing off a black shirt with the phrase on it. Photos below.
When news spread of the death of Paul Walker, fans began wondering what would happen to the actor's remaining projects. We know now that Fast & Furious 7 has been pushed back to 2015 in order to allow director James Wan and producers to work on the film and figure out how to carry on without Walker involved. But Brick Mansions, a film Walker had already completed has just gotten a release date of April 25th. The film is an English-language remake of Pierre Morel's District B13 following an undercover cop tasked with going into a tenement named Brick Mansions in order to disarm a neutron bomb ticking down. And now a new first look photo featuring Walker with co-star RZA has just popped up. Look below!
There's a lot of films being sold and hyped at the Berlin Film Market during the Berlin Film Festival, and a lot of them we'll never hear of again, so we're simply not talking about them. But one such film that we're interested in is another project from director David Gordon Green (Prince Avalanche, Pineapple Express). This time, Green has rounded up Al Pacino for Manglehorn, and we have the first photo from the film. In the film, Pacino plays the title character, an aging guy in a small town who is unmasked as having a very dark past. Maybe Green can break the terrible streak of bad films Pacino has made lately.
Did you know that Russell Crowe (star of Noah) is currently directing his first film? Shooting is already underway, and Crowe is starring and directing the film about an Australian man who travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. It's titled The Water Diviner and the first official still arrived recently. They're currently shooting in Australia before going to Turkey, and this looks like an early moment with one of his sons. The supporting cast includes Turkish actors Yilmaz Erdogan (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) and Cem Yilmaz (Hokkabaz), Oz actors Jai Courtney, Steve Bastoni, Isabel Lucas, Ryan Corr, Michael Dorman, plus Dylan Georgiades. It's a very nice first look, caught my attention.
We're now only two months away from the long-awaited release of Darren Aronofsky's new movie, Noah, starring Russell Crowe as Noah of the biblical Noah's Ark story. Yahoo has debuted another new IMAX poster for Noah, featuring Crowe standing tall as the rain falls around. And that's about it. At least he has a hatchet in his hand. Is that Biblically accurate? It doesn't really matter. In related news, Aronofsky has been working on recording the score for Noah with his long-time collaborator Clint Mansell. The two have been sharing photos on their respective Twitter accounts of the work going into this, including a shot of them collaborating again with the Kronos Quartet from The Fountain score. Just another latest update for now.
Yesterday, we continually posted the magazine covers from Empire promoting the forthcoming summer release of X-Men: Days of Future Past. There are 25 total covers, but when the final one was revealed, we decided to separate it from the pack. Why? Because it's our first look at the sentinels of the future wreaking havoc on Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman and the rest of the X-Men originated by director Bryan Singer. They certainly don't look much like the retro design we've seen from Trask Industries, and have an almost surreal quality about them. Anyway, in addition we've also included a glimpse at the full panorama shot that is created when all of the magazine covers are put side-by-side. Look!
Today is supposed to be a day full of X-Men: Days of Future Past reveals, and first up, we have a collection of covers from Empire to help celebrate the magazine's 25th anniversary. In fact, as the day goes on, there will be 25 new covers total, and they are each part of one giant image featuring the wide array of characters. We've posted the first eight below, featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage and others, not to mention a full-bodied Sentinel and our first look at Evan Jonigkeit as a young version of Toad. We'll keep updating this post as the new covers are revealed throughout the day every hour, but stay tuned for new posts as well, because there might be a new teaser trailer arriving at some point as well. Look below!
"It's been 10 years of change." In the last few days, Fox has launched a brand new website for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the Matt Reeves-directed sequel to the restart of the Apes franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Picking up where that film ends, the story is set 10 years ahead, and the gap between Apes and Man has begun to grow. The "simian flu" has killed off most of humanity and many cities were destroyed in subsequent battles. The site allows fans to explore the now-abandoned/destroyed San Francisco area and see what it looks like there after 10 years have passed, as the Apes continue taking over. It's a very nifty idea.
We've already seen one photo from Seth MacFarlane's western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West, but we're still waiting for some sort of teaser trailer. In the meantime, we have a new photo from the film featuring Charlize Theron looking like wild west bad ass as she wields two pistols. Neil Patrick Harris, Amanda Seyfried and MacFarlane himself look off-screen, likely in awe at Theron's gunslinger talents. Seyfried looks a little more concerned than impressed though, so maybe Theron has just shot someone? Since this is a comedy, we won't know what we're dealing with until we get a trailer so stay tuned.
It's not often that I would call an adaptation one of my most anticipated, but there's something about this story that intrigues me, and this film has been a long time in the making. EW.com has debuted the first two photos from The Giver, adapted from Lois Lowry's novel, starring Jeff Bridges and most importantly, Brenton Thwaites as Jonas. Bridges has been developing this project for a while, and is producing as well as staring as "The Giver". The cast also includes Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Swift and Katie Holmes, who aren't pictured yet. But this is a good first look, and we'll definitely be keeping our eye on this.
We've already gotten a peek at Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels back together in the sequel Dumb & Dumber To, coming 20 years after the 1994 contemporary comedy hit. Now we have the first official photo from the film directed by Peter & Bobby Farrelly, and it looks like Lloyd (Carrey) and Harry (Daniels) have traded out their old scooter for a statue of a deer. We're not exactly sure what's going on in this picture, or what that package is in Harry's hands, but it looks like the duo is having a good time. We're not sure if these new antics will shake a stick at the beloved original, but the film is still one I'm excited about. Look!
After playing Jackie Robinson on the big screen in 42, actor Chadwick Boseman is bringing another icon to life, this time in the music world. The Help director Tate Taylor is directing Get On Up, a biopic on the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Boseman plays the energetic singer in the film that is currently shooting in Mississippi. Before passing in 2006, the project had Brown involved behind the scenes, so this should be a rather accurate portrayal of his life. But can Boseman deliver the iconic voice of Brown? Well, apparently Taylor will use a combination of Boseman's voice and an overlay of the singer's actual voice. Anyway, we have the first look photo featuring Boseman singing and Craig Robinson on the saxophone. Look below!
We already know that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, the brother and sister heroes from the Marvel universe, are allowed to appear in both the X-Men franchises and The Avengers assembly since Fox and Marvel Studios share the rights. Aaron Taylor-Johnson is playing Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but in X-Men: Days of Future Past, it's Evan Peters as the speedy hero. Now we have a first glimpse at him in the film in what seems to be an attempt to break Magneto (Michael Fassbender) out of some sort of prison. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Professor X (James McAvoy) are also in tow, and have walked into a snowy room. Is this some kind of mutant prison where they find a young Storm? Look!
While some fans are still reeling from how Ben Kingsley was used to bring the arch nemesis known as Mandarin to life on the big screen in Iron Man 3, many still think it was an inspired bit of writing, and really added a fun twist rather than delivering what we all expected. Now Kingsley is back as the villain, or more accurately, the actor who played him for pure theatricality. Marvel has a new One-Shot short film coming with Thor: The Dark World on Blu-Ray and DVD, and as we surmised last October when Kingsley teased a secret Marvel project, the short called All Hail the King does indeed focus on the character of Trevor Slattery (now in a familiar prison), and we have some of the first photos of the new short film. Look!