While I already posted the first posters for Spike Lee‘s Oldboy, James Wan‘s Insidious: Chapter 2, Robert Schwentke’s R.I.P.D., and a great display for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, I’ve still got a ton of pictures left to post. However, rather than offering them up one article at a time, I’m grouping them all into one huge article.
While a lot of the posters you’ve previously seen, there are a few new things like the first logo for Paul Greengrass‘ Somali pirate pic Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks, the first poster for Where the Devil Hides, and the first display for Jimmy Hayward’s Free Birds starring Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson and Amy Poehler. In addition, you can also check out posters/displays for Star Trek Into Darkness, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Despicable Me 2, Fast and Furious 6, Man of Steel, The Lone Ranger, The Heat, Elysium, The East, The Wolverine, The Mortal Instruments, and a lot more.
Sony Pictures Animation has released a new featurette for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. The plot revolves around Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) returning to Swallow Falls to clean up the mess created by the FLDSMDFR, only to find that food is now taking on the form of mutant beasts. In the featurette, Terry Crews, who has replaced Mr. T as the voice of Earl Devereaux, shows us some more of the strange pun-christened leftovers that inhabit Swallow Falls. I’m not sure if the puns will be carrying the whole marketing campaign, but they’re working for now. Of course, everything works better when you add Terry Crews.
Hit the jump to check out the featurette. The film also features the voices of Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, and Neil Patrick Harris. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opens in 3D on September 27th.
Screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are quickly becoming the go-to guys when it comes to high-profile comedies. The duo penned 2011’s massive hit Horrible Bosses and its upcoming sequel, they wrote the script for this year’s great-looking animated follow-up Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, and they wrote and will make their directorial debut on a new Vacation film this year with Ed Helms starring as the grown-up Rusty Griswold. Their latest film, the magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, opens in theaters today and it’s a swell mix of ridiculous characters and delightfully dark humor, with some very funny comedic performances from Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, and Olivia Wilde.
I recently attended the press junket for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone in Las Vegas, and while there I got to sit down with Daley and Goldstein for a one-on-one interview. The duo talked about their love of magic growing up, how crazy it was to get Jim Carrey in their film, what Carrey brought to the role, the many different versions of the film’s script, and their penchant for taking jokes to some unexpected and wonderfully dark places. The two also talked about their work on Horrible Bosses 2, Cloudy 2, the Vacation film, Secret Histories, and much more. Hit the jump to read the full interview.
Screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein first broke into feature films with 2011’s Horrible Bosses, and the comedy’s enormous success has lead to a flood of high profile writing gigs for the scribes. I recently spoke with Daley and Goldstein while in Las Vegas for the press junket for the upcoming magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (which they wrote), and during the course of our conversation, the two gave me updates on a few high profile projects that they’ve been developing.
We’ll have the full interview available closer to the release of Burt Wonderstone, but today we wanted to share what Daley and Goldstein had to say about the status of a Horrible Bosses sequel and their script for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. They revealed that they’ve written a couple drafts of Horrible Bosses 2, and they also talked about the process of writing for animation with Cloudy 2. Hit the jump to read on.
Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. The plot revolves around Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) returning to Swallow Falls to clean up the mess created by the FLDSMDFR, only to find that food is now taking on the form of mutant beasts. I laughed a lot during this trailer, but keep in mind that I love puns, so I crack up when the beasts are called “Mosquitoast” and “Shrimpanzees”. The trailer also shows off the strange, offbeat humor that made the first film such a delight.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also features the voices of Andy Samberg, Benjamin Bratt, Terry Crews, and Neil Patrick Harris. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opens in 3D on September 27th.
Sony Pictures has released the first poster for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. The plot revolves around Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) returning to Swallow Falls to clean up the mess created by the FLDSMDFR only to find that food is now taking on the form of mutant beasts. As you can see from the poster, Chicken Brent (Andy Samberg), Manny the Cameraman (Benjamin Bratt), Earl (previously voiced by Mr.T, but now voiced by the excellent Terry Crews), and STEEEEEEVE (Neil Patrick Harris) are along for the ride.
Hit the jump to check out the poster, and come back tomorrow to see the first trailer. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opens in 3D on September 27th.
Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s 2009 animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a delightfully goofy and incredibly fun comedy, and I’m very much looking forward to the upcoming sequel. We’ve seen a handful of images from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 that tease some great new food/animal hybrid creatures called “food-imals,” and now a new image from the film has been released online to announce that the first trailer will be unveiled on February 27th. A new image will apparently be released every day leading up to the trailer drop. Though Lord and Miller are only producing the follow-up (they’ve been busy with 21 Jump Street and the Lego movie), the film looks to be in good hands with directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn (who worked on the first movie) and screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (Horrible Bosses).
Hit the jump to watch the trailer, and check back here on Collider next Wednesday for the trailer debut. The film features the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Andy Samberg, Will Forte, Neil Patrick Harris, and Terry Crews. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opens on September 27th.
The first images from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 reveal an incredibly fun group of food and animal hybrids dubbed “food-imals.” Included in the new batch of creations are the bananostrich, fruit cockatiel, wildebeets and hippotatomus (which is sure to screw up your kid in the next spelling bee).
From directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 features the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Andy Samberg, Will Forte, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews and more. The animated sequel is due out on September 27, 2013. Hit the jump to see the first images from the movie.
I love Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and I have high expectations for the upcoming sequel, Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers. Details on the film have been scarce, but now EW is reporting that the plot revolves around Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) returning to Swallow Falls to clean up the mess created by the FLDSMDFR only to find that food is now taking on the form of mutant beasts. “Magically, every creature is a combination of a food item and an animal that results in just a cringeworthy pun,” says producer Kirk Bodyfelt. As a fan of cringeworthy puns, this makes me even more excited for the flick.
Hit the jump for more. Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers opens in 3D on February 7, 2014.
The 2012 Licensing Expo is currently underway in Las Vegas, and it’s brought the first looks at some posters for 2013 and 2014′s major films. It’s also brought the announcement of Rio 2, which shouldn’t be too surprising since the original film grossed $484 million worldwide. The Expo also showed off a nice, detailed look at some of the costumes from Zack Snyder‘s Superman reboot, Man of Steel.
Hit the jump for a first look at a gallery of the posters, which also includes R.I.P.D., Jurassic Park 3D, Robocop, Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers, After Earth, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Epic, and Iron Man 3.
Update: We’ve now got video of the Man of Steel costumes.
The licensing expo is set to get underway next week in Las Vegas, which means that we’ll be seeing a number of synopses, promo images, and posters in the coming days. Today we’ve got our first look at a promo image from director M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming sci-fi pic After Earth, as well as the first synopsis for the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs sequel Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers. After Earth stars Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith as a father-son duo who crash-land on Earth 1000 years in the future and must navigate the abandoned planet to find salvation. The promo image is small, but it does give us a nice look at the film’s logo and some of the atmosphere that Shyamalan is reaching for. You can check out some pristine set photos for After Earth right here.
Additionally, the synopsis for Cloudy 2 reveals that our hero Flint Lockwood and his pals are forced to return to their food storm-ravaged hometown of Swallow Falls to battle sentient food beasts that have overrun the island. You had me at “sentient food beasts,” Cloudy 2. Hit the jump to check out the image and synopses.
We’ve got some new release dates to share with you today. Here they are at a glance:
Hit the jump for more on each project.
I love the animated adaptation of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. It is delightfully strange, witty, and at times, downright darkly comic (it still blows my mind that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller got away with the scene where Flynn charges into a house, and basically uses snowballs to murder a family). I was a little bummed that the duo wouldn’t be returning for the sequel, but I’m encouraged that Horrible Bosses writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are handling the script, and new directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn worked on the first movie. We still don’t know what the sequel will be about, but we might know what it’s called. We were sent a promo poster for the movie and the title reads: Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers. As you may recall, the leftovers created a crazy avalanche that forced out the poor citizens of Swallow Falls, so haven’t the leftovers already had their revenge?
Again, this could just be a working title, and to be honest, I don’t really care what the movie is called. I’m just hoping the flick is as funny and memorable as Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs. Hit the jump to check out the promo poster.
Sony Animation has settled on the directors of their follow-up to 2009’s swell animated feature Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs. Variety reports that animation artists Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn will be taking the helm on the sequel. Last we heard, the original film’s directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were attached to return for Cloudy 2, but it now appears that they won’t be back. Lord and Miller are currently busy with post-production on their live-action debut 21 Jump Street (which looks great), and the recent greenlight for the Lego feature film that they’re attached to may have something to do with their non-involvement with the Cloudy sequel. Hit the jump for more, including the story status of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
I kind of love Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. While on the surface it looks like a forgettable family film that’s a quick cash-in on a children’s book, it’s actually a witty and at times darkly comic film that has no problem being absolutely bizarre. And despite the anti-family film humor, the movie managed to rack up $243 million worldwide and Sony has been mulling over a sequel the past couple of years. Now it looks like Cloudy 2 is gaining some traction as 24 Frames reports that the studio has hired Horrible Bosses screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to write the script. I caught Horrible Bosses last night and while I’m not sure how much was ad-libbing and how much was Daley and Goldstein, it was the funniest R-rated comedy I’ve seen so far this summer. Hiring Daley and Goldstein is a good sign that Sony isn’t going to ditch the weirdness that made the original so enjoyable.
Unfortunately, Lord and Miller won’t be returning, but “the producers are set to hire a director who had worked in a lower-profile capacity developing the story for the original.” The film won’t be based on Ron and Judi Barrett’s follow-up kids’ book Pickles to Pittsburgh, but will use an original idea. I eagerly await the future adventures of Flint Lockwood and food-based catastrophe.