Intrepid reporter Samantha Cheirif is currently snapping some movie marketing images from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. We hope to have more images in the coming days, but for now we have looks at international posters for World War Z, The Lone Ranger, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Hercules 3D, Despicable Me 2 and more. There are also quite a few promos for films that might not even be on your radar yet, so it’s definitely worth a look.
The 2013 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15th to May 26th. Hit the jump to check out the images.
New TV spots for a few highly anticipated summer films have landed online. Briefly:
- World War Z – A new TV spot for director Marc Forster’s zombie apocalypse drama teases the global scope of the film while also featuring a bit of new footage. Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, and Matthew Fox, the film opens in 3D on June 21st.
- The Heat – Director Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids follow-up promises to bring the goods, and this new TV spot does a nice job of teasing the chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the R-rated buddy cop comedy. The film opens on June 28th.
- Iron Man 3 – Yes, more footage from Shane Black’s Marvel sequel. This latest international TV spot is geared towards the massive amount of destruction that will be on full display in the pic. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and Ben Kingsley, the film opens in 3D on May 3rd.
Hit the jump to watch the new TV spots.
A new poster for director Marc Forster’s zombie apocalypse drama World War Z has landed online. The film stars Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee who traverses the globe in a race to stop a growing zombie pandemic that threatens to put an end to humanity. This new poster highlights the sheer enormity of the pandemic, giving the audience a good idea of the epic scope of the film. Steve recently saw some extended footage from the pic and sat down with Forster for an interview, and the filmmaker said that more than a zombie film, he wanted to make a global film about a global crisis. This poster certainly does a nice job of highlighting that aspect, and it’ll be interesting to see just how big the full film goes.
Hit the jump to check out the new poster and click here to read Steve’s recap of footage and interview with Forster. The film also stars Mireille Enos, Matthew Fox, James Badge Dale, and David Morse. World War Z opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 21st.
With director Marc Forster’s World War Z arriving in theaters June 21st, Paramount recently invited a number of reporters to watch about 15 minutes of the movie with an in-person introduction by Brad Pitt. If you haven’t seen the latest trailer, Pitt stars as a United Nations employee who traverses the globe in a race to stop a growing Zombie pandemic that threatens to put an end to humanity. The film also stars Mireille Enos, Matthew Fox, James Badge Dale, and David Morse.
As most of you know, I’m not a fan of spoiling a movie, so don’t look for a shot-by-shot description of the footage. However, I will say that the footage was loaded with great character moments and kick ass action, took place in various locations around the world, and showcased the main difference between World War Z and other zombie movies: the undead in World War Z move fast and work together to reach a goal. In one of the clips, we watched as a huge hoard of zombies worked together to get over a wall. It was a hell of a sequence that looked great on the big screen. Hit the jump for a lot more.
Paramount has released a new trailer for director Marc Forster’s (Quantum of Solace) zombie apocalypse film World War Z. The film stars Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee who traverses the globe in a race to stop a growing Zombie pandemic that threatens to put an end to humanity. This trailer does a better job at humanizing Pitt’s character as a family man as well as hinting at the plot arc he’ll have to follow. While the CG still looks a bit suspect, the zombie hordes of World War Z have proven to be not only resilient but rather resourceful in getting around.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Matthew Fox, James Badge Dale, and David Morse. World War Z opens on June 21, 2013.
A new poster has been released for Marc Forster‘s World War Z. Per the brief official synopsis, “The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.” What is the word missing from that sentence? If you said, “Zombie”, you win a lifetime supply of shotguns. Like we saw in the trailer, World War Z is big on selling zombies as a horde rather than gruesome individuals, which they can’t really get away with since it’s a PG-13 movie. I’m sure audience can figure out that it’s a zombie pandemic, but these are zombies we’re not used to seeing: pile-zombies. Fear the pile.
Hit the jump to check out the poster, and click here to see some great fan-made posters. The film also stars Mireille Enos, Matthew Fox, James Badge Dale, and David Morse. World War Z opens June 21st and the new trailer hits tonight at midnight.
I was unimpressed by the Super Bowl spot for World War Z, and the behind-the-scenes disasters don’t give me much hope for the flick, but eight artists are keeping the hope alive, or at least they care enough to make some great posters. It’s fascinating to see how different artists have approached a movie they haven’t seen, although I assume that at least some of the artists have Max Brooks‘ novel. I don’t know if Paramount is legally allowed to purchase these posters for their marketing materials, but the studio should at least take note of the kind of styles that are available to them.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. The film stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Matthew Fox, James Badge Dale, and David Morse. World War Z opens on June 21st.
Tonight during Super Bowl XLVII, new ads ran for Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Lone Ranger, Oz the Great and Powerful, World War Z, Snitch, 21 & Over, and Fast & Furious 6. If you missed the big game, aren’t planning to watch the game, or just want to watch the ads again, we’ve got them all in one handy article. Now that all the ads have been posted, I’ve added my thoughts.
Hit the jump to check out the TV spots.
And yet another Super Bowl TV spot has landed online early ahead of Sunday’s game. Paramount Pictures has unveiled the new TV spot for director Marc Forster’s zombie apocalypse thriller World War Z, and it’s chock-full of the living dead. The film is based on Max Brooks’ novel of the same name and stars Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee “who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.” This spot highlights flashes of big action, zombie hoardes, and Brad Pitt, which sounds like a swell combination when marketing to an audience as large as the Super Bowl’s.
Hit the jump to watch the new spot, and check back here on Collider Sunday night for a round-up of the commercials and movie ads that played during the game. World War Z opens on June 21st.
We’ve already revealed teasers for the Super Bowl ads for Oz the Great and Powerful and The Lone Ranger (although the latter is during the pre-game), plus reported on the first look at Fast & Furious 6 as well as the Star Trek Into Darkness app that will start up during the second quarter. According to THR, there will also be ads for World War Z and Iron Man 3. Sony, Fox, and Warner Bros. are skipping out on the Super Bowl, and you can’t really blame them since adtime is averaging around $3.75 million. Personally, I’m most excited for the no-name company that purchases adtime and runs a horribly offensive commercial (there’s always one). For non-movie ads, there will be the usual suspects the Budweiser Clydesdales, E-Trade’s talking baby, and Danica Patrick for GoDaddy.com. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see a few Bud Light commercials show up, and those are usually among the best of the night.
Hit the jump for details on the ads. Super Bowl XLVII begins at 6:30pm EST.
A few new images from some anticipated upcoming 2013 releases have been released online. Briefly:
- Oblivion – Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski helms this original sci-fi pic that sees Tom Cruise working as a drone repairman on a dystopian Earth. The film opens on April 19th.
- World War Z – Brad Pitt fronts the epic zombie apocalypse pic from director Marc Forster. The film opens on June 21st.
- Oz the Great and Powerful – This prequel to The Wizard of Oz is brought to life by director Sam Raimi. The film opens in 3D on March 8th.
- Despicable Me 2 – The sequel to 2010’s animated hit finds those adorable minions front and center. The film opens in 3D on July 3rd.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.
Some images from the set of a couple of upcoming films have surfaced online. First up, though we just saw the first trailer for the film last week, Brad Pitt is back on set doing reshoots for director Marc Forster’s zombie apocalypse pic World War Z. We know that the third act was reworked by Damon Lindelof and Drew Goddard, so presumably these images are from the film’s finale – which explains why Pitt is so bloody. World War Z opens on June 21, 2013.
Additionally, following a five-year break from acting Jared Leto is back in a big way on the set of the AIDS drama The Dallas Buyers Club. Based on a true story, Matthew McConaughey plays a Texas electrician who, after being diagnosed with AIDS in 1986, began to smuggle alternative and illegal treatments into the US and into the hands of other patients. We previously heard that Leto would be playing a flamboyant cross-dresser with HIV who helps McConaughey’s character, and these set photos prove that the actor isn’t doing this thing half-heartedly. Hit the jump for the images from both films.
by Jason Barr Posted: November 10th, 2012 at 1:05 pm
Last night I uncovered a gem from 2011 for the first time and my only regret is that I didn’t take the time to seek it out sooner. Writer/director Thomas McCarthy‘s dramedy Win Win is not only consistently funny but also chock full of both heartwarming and heartbreaking moments. The performances are terrific all-around, the script is strong albeit somewhat easy to telegraph, and the wrestling scenes are even surprisingly intense at times (I mean, it was nominated for a prestigious ESPY for “Best Sports Film” after all). Matt gave the film his full endorsement when he reviewed it at Sundance 2011 and I’m doing the same here today.
Movie recommendations aside, in what was yet another busy week around these parts, the five standouts include our Skyfall interviews with Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, director Sam Mendes and more, a Beautiful Creatures set visit recap, the first trailer for Brad Pitt‘s World War Z, even more set visit goodness from Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s The Last Stand, and ongoing development news for the next Star Wars trilogy. Keep reading for brief recaps and links to all of the above.
The first trailer for director Marc Forster’s zombie apocalypse film World War Z has been released. Things go to Hell rather quickly for the Lane family when the zombie apocalypse wreaks havoc on an otherwise mundane rush hour. I get that Forster is accentuating the “world” aspect of the film and certainly establishes the pandemic as a global event, but the cut of the trailer paints the horde of the undead as more of an overwhelming flood observed from a bird’s eye view. I’m hoping to see a little more of the immediate danger, but this glimpse certainly gets the heart pumping. (I think we’ve all had enough of the Zimmer horns though…)
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Matthew Fox, James Badge Dale, and David Morse. World War Z opens on June 21st, 2013.
The first trailer for the zombie apocalypse drama World War Z is set to debut later today, but Paramount has gotten a jump on things and released the first official image of Brad Pitt from the film. The adaptation of the Max Brooks zombie novel has gone through a few rough patches in production, with the release date pushed from this coming December to next summer and the third act having been rewritten by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) and reshot after production had already wrapped. We got a very brief preview of the trailer the other day that promised a terrifying shit ton of zombies, so hopefully the full film delivers when all is said and done.
Hit the jump to take a look at the image, and check back here on Collider later today to watch the first trailer. Directed by Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace), the film also stars Anthony Mackie, Matthew Fox, Mireille Enos, and James Badge Dale. World War Z opens on June 21st, 2013.