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The past is always behind you, but the memories still remain. That was the caption, or tagline, included with this new dark blue photo featuring Hugh Jackman as Logan in The Wolverine, directed by James Mangold (of Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma, Knight and Day). We have yet to see a trailer and are patiently waiting one (because it has to be right around the corner considering this is due in theaters this July, word is with G.I. Joe: Retaliation later in March) so these photos are all that hold us over until that arrives. At least this one is badass and actually features some Japanese writing on the wall in front of him. More, more!
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.
Yes, we've already seen a trailer for Guillermo del Toro's epic blockbuster Pacific Rim. And while there was plenty of monster and robot action to ogle, it was still just a tease, especially since the movie doesn't come out until July. Now a couple new pieces of concept art have emerged, and it's clear why Legendary Pictures wanted in on this giant sci-fi project. These two pieces from artist Doug Williams give a bit of scale to the humans compared to the Jaeger robots, and also highlight a Skull Temple, which looks to be the remnants of a Kaiju killed many years ago and now is part of an underground, urban environment. Look!
It's official. Magnolia Pictures has secured US distribution rights to Lars von Trier's already-controversial new film Nymphomaniac, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg as exactly that. Deadline broke the news last night after being tipped off to the late night sale following screening of footage at the Berlin Film Festival. Magnolia has followed up with a full press release today, confirming that they've jumped on this well before anyone in public has seen any footage, which must mean good things already. Along with that news, came a tip that it may not make it to Cannes after all, plus a "second still" showing Gainsbourg naked with two guys.
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.
"You think your world is safe... it is not." Ohhh yes this looks so damn good! A small batch of about 5 never-before-seen production photos from J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness have debuted in the latest Entertainment Weekly, where they're doing a big piece on the new Trek sequel. While we've already seen plenty of footage in a teaser and the Super Bowl spot, these still show us even more of the movie. I've got a feeling that scene where Benedict Cumberbatch is surrounded by four red shirts is going to be awesome. Besides that, there's a few behind-the-scenes shots and images of Spock & Kirk, Quinto & Pine, on the set.
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.
It has begun. Production is now underway on a sequel to the 2011 Indonesian action instant cult classic The Raid: Redemption, as it ended up being named in the U.S. Yesterday, January 31st, it marked the first official day of production on the sequel, titled The Raid 2, or Berandal, or The Raid 2: Berandal, or The Raid: Retaliation, or whatever you want to call it. In addition to a press release with a few details on the "over 100 days" shoot, Collider rounded up a few of the first look photos from "Day 1" showing badass actor Iko Uwais back as Rama in the sequel. Don't worry, they just started shooting, they can't spoil much.
When it comes to action films, it doesn't get much more iconic than Die Hard. Bruce Willis shifted the direction of American action away from muscle-bound heroes like Stallone & Schwarzenegger toward a much more relatable everyman persona, and the ingenious concept of confining the action to one place - Nakatomi Plaza, the home of the real 20th Century Fox - has been copied countless times in action movies over the years. Fox releases the next sequel A Good Day to Die Hard next month, but they celebrated the series' 25th anniversary Thursday evening with a special unveiling of a new mural and a party at Nakatomi.
Though we don't have a trailer for Edgar Wright's new comedy The World's End starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, a first look photo, a couple teaser posters, and mostly the promise of great laughs have made the British film one of my most anticipated films of 2013. Now we have two more photos to hold us over which feature Pegg in the middle of some ominous fog and also sharing a beer with the rest of the gang which includes Frost along with Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan. No sight of Rosamund Pike just yet, but at least we know there will be plenty of beer to go 'round at The World's End.