Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to settle into the holiday spirit…with Texas Chainsaw 3D. A new TV spot and trailer have popped up for the re-imagined slasher pic, though the trailer doesn’t offer much in the way of new footage. But both do showcase star Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief), so you can’t really go wrong there.
Directed by John Luessenhop (Takers), Texas Chainsaw 3D also stars Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood, Bill Moseley, Dan Yeager, Gunnar Hansen and Paul Rae. The film opens in 3D on January 4th. Hit the jump to check out the new TV spot and trailer.
by Jason Barr Posted: October 20th, 2012 at 1:02 pm
In the spirit of the Halloween season, last night I watched The Cabin in the Woods again for the first time since catching it in theaters back in April. After a second viewing, my feelings on the film haven’t really changed. I love it. I love it with the passion of an army of “Mermen”. It’s just a brilliant blend of satire, horror and comedy and I’ll argue all day/all night with anyone who tells me differently (in all fairness, it’s okay if you don’t like the movie…you’re wrong, but it’s okay). If you’re like me and enjoy taking in horror classics around good ol’ All Hallows’ Eve, I ask that you do yourself a favor and include The Cabin in the Woods in your classic programming slate. You’ll either (A) love it or (B) have the opportunity to argue with me all day/all night. It’s a win-win.
With my Halloween viewing recommendation in hand, I’ll now present to you this week’s edition of our Top 5. In this week’s iteration is our coverage of New York Comic-Con 2012, yours truly’s Texas Chainsaw 3D set visit, Wally Pfister using the words “appalling” and The Avengers in the same sentence and all hell breaking loose shortly thereafter, the first teaser trailer for director Kimberly Peirce‘s Carrie remake, and Hugo Weaving vs. Transformers. A brief recap and link to each patiently awaits your attention after the jump.
by Jason Barr Posted: October 17th, 2012 at 10:00 am
Last August, on the Shreveport, Louisiana set of director John Luessenhop‘s Texas Chainsaw 3D, I had the opportunity to participate in interviews with several members of the cast including up-and-comer Scott Eastwood. While his last name alone may be enough to garner the attention of many moviegoers, the 26-year old actor (and, yes, son of the legendary Clint Eastwood) came across as someone who is dead set on blazing his own path in Hollywood.
During the interview, Eastwood talked about the excitement that comes with being part of an iconic film franchise, his character, the horror genre in general, future projects, and more. Hit the jump for all that Eastwood had to say in the full interview.
The first trailer for Texas Chainsaw 3D has been released. Fans of the franchise will probably be happy as they look to get exactly what they expect from this new installment. The trailer is quick to establish who is probably going to be the first to die (a half-naked girl who appears to enjoy drugs), but doesn’t do much else to establish why this film was warranted. Expect a lot of chainsaw-centric 3D gimmicks and a rehashing of the original storyline. If that’s all you’re really looking for in a Texas Chainsaw movie, this trailer should be enough to whet your appetite.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by John Luessenhop (Takers), the film stars Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Dan Yeager, and Scott Eastwood. Texas Chainsaw 3D opens on January 4th, 2013.
If thumbing through a bounty of high-resolution images from baseball dramas is your thing, today is your day. Warner Bros. has released over 50 new images from the upcoming drama Trouble with the Curve, and after the jump you can peruse said bounty of images at your leisure. The film stars Clint Eastwood as an aging Atlanta Braves scout who is starting to lose his vision. His daughter, played by Amy Adams, reluctantly agrees to be his eyes on a crucial recruiting trip. Justin Timberlake also comes into play as a young rival scout who respects Eastwood’s character (and may or may not have the hots for his daughter).
Hit the jump to check out the images. Directed by Robert Lorenz, the film also stars John Goodman, Matthew Lillard, and Robert Patrick. Trouble with the Curve opens on September 28th.
The first trailer for the baseball drama Trouble with the Curve has been released. Clint Eastwood stars as an aging scout whose daughter (Amy Adams) reluctantly agrees to accompany him on one last crucial recruiting trip. Though the jokes are a bit hokey, the film looks to have a genuinely strong story anchored by the chemistry trifecta of Eastwood, Adams, and Justin Timberlake. Adams has the chance to shine in a strong female role, and the characters don’t seem to be overshadowed by some win-chasing plot device that propels many sports dramas. Moreover, 90s staple Matthew Lillard pops up in yet another prestigious drama and somehow fits right in.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by Robert Lorenz, the film also stars John Goodman, Matt Bush, Robert Patrick and Scott Eastwood. The film opens on September 28th.
We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share with you today. First up, Glee star Lea Michele may finally get her wish of reprising a Broadway role in the feature film adaptation. Michele was previously up for the role of Eponine in Tom Hooper’s movie musical Les Miserables (she starred as Young Cosette on Broadway and as Eponine at the Hollywood Bowl), but stage star Samantha Barks ultimately won the part. Now the actress is apparently in talks for the movie version of Spring Awakening. Michele originated the female lead in the smash hit Broadway musical, and director McG recently told E! Online that he’s in talks with the actress to reprise the role for his feature adaptation.
The This Means War director stressed that they have to see if Michele’s Glee schedule interferes with his shooting schedule, but he’s hopefuly things will work out. Steve sat down with McG recently and the director gave updates on all of his upcoming projects, including Spring Awakening. He said that he’s planning on putting a Baz Luhrmann-esque spin on the movie. No word on how soon filming will begin, but I sincerely hope Jonathan Groff reprises his Broadway lead in the film as well. Hit the jump for casting news regarding Clint Eastwood’s baseball drama Trouble with the Curve.
We’ve got a couple of casting stories for you this afternoon. First up, Variety reports that Nick Frost is in negotiations to take the last remaining dwarf role in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman. Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron topline as Snow White, the Huntsman and the Evil Queen respectively. Frost joins an impressive list of actors playing the dwarfs that includes Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan and Steven Graham. Eddie Izzard was previously thought to be eyeing a dwarf role, but his name does not appear on this latest report. Snow White and the Huntsman hits theaters June 1st, 2012.
Hit the jump for the casting news of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D and What to Expect When You’re Expecting.