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Another day, another vehicle has been revealed for Transformers 4, courtesy of director Michael Bay. While this one doesn't have a particular identity revealed, when you see the picture of the new vehicle below, we think you'll agree with the theories around the web that this is likely a new Decepticon villain, and it might even be one of the more iconic Transformers from the history of the toys and cartoons. Bay introduces the vehicle as if he's selling it, "The adventure continues to transform with a very different offering from Daimler Trucks North America…the imposing 2014 Argosy cab-over truck by Freightliner."
Late last summer, Jake Gyllenhaal was linked to Mississippi Grind, the story of a younger gambling addict who teams up with a down-on-his-luck gambler with crippling debt and takes a trip through the South with the hopes of winning back all that has been lost. However, the actor has now fallen away from the project, and now Deadline reports Ryan Reynolds is taking the lead in the film from Half-Nelson duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck writing and directing. This could be exactly what Reynolds needs if R.I.P.D. fails miserably, especially following the not-so-well-received comic book adaptation of Green Lantern.
Well, that's not a good sign. After originally dated for release this past February, Warner Bros. delayed the Legendary Entertainment production of The Seventh Son, an adaptation of The Last Apprentice (or The Wardstone Chronicles) book series by Joseph Delaney, to an October release date. Now Variety reports the film is being delayed again and is getting pushed into the dreary release month of January 17th, 2014. That early of a release is where movies usually go to die. It's not surprising since all we've seen are a couple of first look photos with no sign of a teaser trailer or any real promotion yet, so the studio must be worried.
"How does an ordinary bag of chocolate sweets become a symbol of sexual victory?" As expected, the first teaser has arrived for Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg. We usually have a policy against "clips" of footage, but this is more of a teaser and part of the incredibly unique promo they're doing for this film. Gainsbourg isn't in this footage yet, instead it's a tease for Chapter 1: The Compleat Angler (full chapter list) of this life story about a nymphomaniac and her erotic experiences. It is an odd clip, but the perfect first little tease. And if you get uncomfortable, just think of a bag of chocolate sweeties.
This year has been a rough year for the White House. Other than the actions of Cobra, two films feature central premises of terrorists taking the building over and a lone agent attempting to rescue the President. The Antoine Fuqua-directed Olympus Has Fallen was rough around the edges, but Roland Emmerich - he who brought us Independence Day and 2012 - has a different approach for White House Down. More in tune with the summer blockbusters around it, it's an incessant barrage of dumb fun, an action film that would have been perfect in the 90s. If that's your thing, your brain has already been checked at the door.
Last month, Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Zero Dark Thirty) held his own against Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, and Warner Bros. seems to be interested in keeping him around the lot as Variety reports the actor is now in talks to join the new untitled sci-fi film from Mud and Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols. Michael Shannon (Man of Steel) is already on board to lead the film which is being kept under tight wraps for now. The only details that have surfaced describe the film as "a present day sci-fi chase film," which sounds completely different than anything Nichols has done in his indie filmmaking past. Read on!
One of the more prominent complaints about Pixar Animation over the past few years is their sudden fascination with revisiting their films by way of sequels. The animation house stationed at Disney has always produced stellar original work, but some fans feel that their efforts in the sequel department, with the exception of Toy Story, haven't been up to usual quality standards. It sounds like Pixar has been listening as a recent conversation Pixar's presdient Ed Catmull had with BuzzFeed indicated that they will significantly scale back the number of sequels that go into production and focus more on original ideas.
Right now director Peter Jackson is busy finishing up production on The Hobbit trilogy as the release of The Desolation of Smaug this winter inches closer and There and Back Again waits patiently to finish the adventure in 2014. Well, today one of the principal cast members finished filming and Peter Jackson felt it was necessary to commemorate the time Sir Ian McKellen spent on set as Gandalf with a farewell photo. After all, McKellen will have been Gandalf for six films when all is said and done, and may not end up playing the wizard again. Jackson said, "Seconds ago we finished our last shot with Gandalf. The end of an incredible adventure that began in 1999. I'm feeling very sad right now." See the photo below!
"Someone has to make him talk, or they're gonna die." If the first trailer for the new drama Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal wasn't good enough, another spectacular preview of the film is here with a new full length trailer. This one gives some more time to supporting actor Terrence Howard, and focuses more on Gyllenhaal as he tries his hardest to find two missing little girls. Though the bumper should have just come at the end of the trailer rather than popping up with a decent amount of time left, this movie still looks like a phenomenal drama, and a great way to inch towards awards season this fall.
As if the year 2015 wasn't already crammed with big films like The Avengers 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Independence Day 2 and hopefully Star Wars: Episode VII, another big franchise is arriving that summer. Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions and Annapurna Pictures have just announced that they will be releasing Terminator on June 26th, 2015. However, the film is not exactly Terminator 5 as once thought as the press release calls it a rebooted movie and the first in a stand-alone trilogy. Despite recent confirmation from Arnold Schwarzenegger, there's no mention of the iconic actor in the announcement.
Nearly two years ago, it was revealed that Cartoon Network was teaming with Transformers franchise producer Don Murphy and his Angry Filmworks production banner for an adaptation of the environmentally sound 90's cartoon series Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Now Sony Pictures is getting in on the action as Heat Vision reports the studio is in final negotiations to pick up the rights to the series which follows a group of young people called The Planeteers who combine their special powers to summon Captain Planet, an environmental superhero, to battle the world’s worst eco-villains. More below!
After facing off in Django Unchained last year, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx are looking to get back on the big screen together again for Warner Bros. recently acquired crime thriller Mean Business on North Ganson Street. The studio just purchased the rights to S. Craig Zahler's crime novel of the same name, and the author will adapt his own book which is currently looking for a publisher. It must be pretty damn good to already have the attention of Warner Bros. and names like Foxx and DiCaprio, the latter also acting as a producer through his Appian Way production banner. So what's this story all about? Read on!