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Past. Present. Future. Everything is connected. Believe it! Warner Bros has just start marketing the heck out of the Wachowskis' & Tom Tykwer's Cloud Atlas, which arrives in theaters 31 days from now - October 26th. Mark that date down now. Up first, on the Cloud Atlas Facebook (via ComingSoon) they've released a set of seven character/timeline/story banners for the movie. In addition, two more TV spots have popped up to compliment the first one debuted last week, these two without any critics' quotes. Don't worry, they're not showing too much, because it's really about the entire experience overall. And it is a spectacular experience.
If you haven't checked out the hockey comedy Goon (watch it on Netflix Instant) starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel and Liev Schreiber, you're missing out on a solid film full of laughs and great love for the sport. It's a surprising film from director Michael Dowse and a script from Baruchel and Superbad co-writer Evan Goldberg, and now another surprise is in store for fans. Baruchel took to Twitter to clarify some buzz about a sequel to Goon and he let some juicy details fly. The first detail reveals Baruchel will script the sequel, but this time Jesse Chabot (associate producer on the first film), will write with him.
Paleontology got more screams than laughs in Jurassic Park, but the dinosaur digging profession is about to get the comedy treatment. Showbiz 411 has word that Steve Carell and James Gandolfini, who will be seen together in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, will team up again for a comedy called The Bone Men. Carell's Carousel Productions is behind the film which sees the two actors playing a pair of paleontologists from the late 1800s. Seems like a strange setting for a comedy, but with these two on board, my interest is at least piqued for now. However, there's no word on how soon this project might get off the ground. Read on!
Nearly ten years ago it was Dwayne Johnson who was ready for an adaptation of the hit video game Spy Hunter at Universal, and he stayed attached to the property for years as new writers kept trying to script the flick. Johnson is no longer part of the project, but Vulture has word that the adaptation has life again at Warner Bros. with Zombieland and Gangster Squad director Ruben Fleischer at the helm. This comes after filmmakers like John Woo and Paul W.S. Anderson wanted to get involved, but (thankfully) never got the project off the ground. But what about the script that has gone through countless different versions?
While Steven Spielberg is busy testing out IMAX cameras and 3D for his adaptation of Robopocalypse, the cast for his sci-fi epic seems to be firming up. Deadline has word that Anne Hathaway is now Steven Spielberg's top choice to take the female lead alongside Chris Hemsworth, the director's top choice to lead the blockbuster set for release on April 25th, 2014. In addition, a press release announced that recently departed 20th Century Fox chairman and CEO Tom Rothman is on board to produce the co-production between Fox and DreamWorks which is being distributed by Disney through Touchstone Pictures. Read on!
Kicking off an acting career with the lead role in Steven Soderbergh's action thriller Haywire wasn't a bad way to go, but now MMA fighter Gina Carano is really kicking her big screen presence into overdrive. Not only will we see her kick ass alongside Dwayne Johnson and The Fast and the Furious 6, but now Variety reports she's the first to join the gestating female take on The Expendables. The new project from The Grey and Killing Them Softly producer Adi Shankar and his 1984 Private Defense Contractors production banner was announced last month, and it sounds like the flick coming together pretty quickly. More below!
After facing a brutal winter in Gotham City as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, it looks like Tom Hardy is going to face even more bitter cold but at an even higher altitude. Deadline has word that Hardy is now in talks to lead Everest, an adaptation of Jeffrey Archer's book Paths of Glory set up at Sony Pictures with director Doug Liman at the helm. Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air) is adapting the book for the big screen with a story that follows climber George Mallory and his three attempts way back in the early 1920s to become the first man to scale Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain. Yeah, he's a big deal. Read on!
The movie-making industry — Hollywood — that's the one I'm referring to. Warner Bros has released three new character posters for Ben Affleck's Argo, the based-on-a-true-story dramatic retelling of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, when six Americans had to be extracted from Iran after a group of Islamist militants took over the American Embassy. Ben Affleck plays extraction expert Tony Mendez, who organizes an elaborate fake-Hollywood movie ruse, under the guise of a Canadian production company, to get them out. He drafts John Goodman to help in Hollywood, and hires Alan Arkin as hot shot producer Lester Siegel to make the fake movie a "fake hit". All three of the Hollywood guys get their own Argo character posters this time.
Say what you will, but I still unironically enjoy Stephen Sommers' first entry into The Mummy franchise. But after the series crashed creatively with Tomb of the Dragon Emperor back in 2008, it wasn't too surprising to hear that Universal decided to tap Prometheus writer Jon Spaihts and mega-producers Kurtzman and Orci to reboot it again and give us some new big screen adventures. Now Deadline reports that generic filmmaker Len Wiseman (os Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard and the new Total Recall) is set to direct this new version, which pretty much crushes our hope that this reboot will be any fun. Read on!
After putting criminals away in the cop drama End of Watch this past weekend, it looks like Jake Gyllenhaal is ready to flash a badge at least one more time on the big screen. Variety reports that the Prince of Persia star is in talks to join Hugh Jackman and the recently-cast Melissa Leo in Prisoners, a thriller that once had Antoine Fuqua attached but will now be helmed by Denis Villeneuve (Incendies). The story follows a small town carpenter (Jackman) who turns vigilante after the police can't find his kidnapped young daughter and her friend. Along the way, he runs into the big city cop assigned to the case.
After the most recent action-packed, fantasy trailer and a batch of character posters for DreamWorks Animation's Rise of the Guardians, I have to say that I'm pretty stoked to see how this Avengers-style ensemble of Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy and more turns out. It seems to blend the action of Kung Fu Panda with the fantasy of Shrek, and that sounds just fine to me. Now a new poster has arrived assembling all our heroes onto one final theatrical poster. Personally, I kind of wish there was some looming darkness to represent Pitch (Jude Law), but it's still a pretty cool poster anyway. Check it out!
Now this is pretty damn cool. For those of you who have stopped watching trailers and footage for Looper for fear of spoiling the time traveling, sci-fi thriller from director Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom), we have something cool for you to watch. Yes, it's a new trailer, but it doesn't feature any new or spoiler-ridden footage. In fact, it's this spectacular animated trailer that using a paintbrush art style to recreate shots we've already seen. There's no dialogue, a cool piece of music, and some stellar artwork on display here that should hold audiences over until the actual film finally hits theaters this weekend. Watch!