If you’re a fan of Doctor Who and/or the Inspector Spacetime parody seen on Community, there’s a good chance you checked out the first season of “Untitled Web Series About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time.” Building off of their success, the Inspector team has upped the ante and turned their second season into a feature film, titled The Inspector Chronicles: Untitled Motion Picture About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time. Series creator Travis Richey returns in the title role in a feature that also stars Sylvester McCoy, Robert Picardo, Chase Masterson, Mayim Bialik, Eric Loya, and Carrie Keranen. Hit the jump to see how you can help The Inspector Chronicles movie get off the ground!
Here’s the latest casting news:
- Gerard Butler leads Geostorm, writer-director Dean Devlin’s sci-fi adventure film recently picked up from Paramount by Warner Bros.
- Taylor Lautner is in negotiations to lead Run the Tide, an indie roadtrip picture scripted by Rajiv Shah which will be directed by Soham Mehta.
- Jane Fonda and Bruce Greenwood are the latest additions to Gabriele Muccino’s Fathers and Daughters, which stars Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger, Quvenzhané Wallis, and Octavia Spencer.
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We saw a bunch of colorful and creative robots in disguise in the film’s trailer, but thanks to new Transformers: Age of Extinction toy images, we can put a few more names with their metallic faces. Some are familiar, like Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and even the relatively new Grimlock; others give names to that fellow with the parachute, and the two-headed dinobot. Still more could be a bit spoilery so you might want to avoid if that sort of thing bothers you.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, T.J. Miller, Titus Welliver, Han Geng, Sophia Myles, and Li Bingbing, the movie opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 27th. Hit the jump to take a look at the new Transformers: Age of Extinction toy images.
A new English-language cut of director Erik Skjoldbjærg’s Pioneer trailer is now available for your viewing pleasure, along with a new poster for the Norwegian thriller. Starring Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang and Aksel Hennie, Pioneer follows a deep-sea oil drilling mission that results in tragedy for one of the team’s most ambitious divers. An accident on the job eventually forces him to question his sanity as he suspects others around him as being part of a conspiracy. The new look does a good job of setting the stakes and teasing the intrigue, which shows why George Clooney and Grant Heslov were so eager to adapt it for American audiences. The original version will open overseas on April 11th. Hit the jump for the Pioneer trailer and poster.
Here’s a look at the latest release date schedule for the following films:
- Gavin O’Connor’s Jane Got a Gun release date has been pushed again, this time from its August 29th slot to a later date to be announced in due time. The film stars Natalie Portman, Noah Emmerich, Ewan McGregor, and Joel Edgerton.
- Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom will debut on Earth Day, April 17, 2015. Watch the new teaser trailer here.
- Focus Features will release James Marsh’s Theory of Everything on November 7th, with the Stephen Hawking biopic expanding on November 14th and 21st. Eddie Redmayne stars as Hawking opposite Felicity Jones.
- November Man, Roger Donaldson’s spy movie starring Pierce Brosnan, will open in the U.S. on August 27th. Olga Kurylenko and Luke Bracey also star.
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Here’s the latest casting news from Hollywood:
- Javier Bardem joins The Last Face, Sean Penn’s directorial effort starring Charlize Theron and Adele Exarchopoulos.
- Terrence Howard has joined Peter Billingsley’s crime thriller,Term Life, starring Vince Vaughn, Hailee Steinfeld, and Bill Paxton.
- Ken Marino has signed on to Rob Letterman’s Goosebumps adaptation that stars Jack Black, Amy Ryan, and Dylan Minnette.
Hit the jump for more on each project.
You probably know them best as HBO’s Game of Thrones showrunners, but now Fox has made a deal with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to write and direct Dirty White Boys as their first feature film. The movie would be adapted from Stephen Hunter’s 1995 crime thriller novel of the same name, which follows three violent convicts who escape prison and the lone lawman who attempts to track them down. Since the duo has been rather preoccupied with Game of Thrones - which just kicked off its fourth season this past Sunday - Dirty White Boys is the first project they’ve signed on for together since starting to adapt the George R. R. Martin books. Hit the jump for more.
Before you see it play in front of Disneynature’s Bears in theaters on April 18th, you can watch the new Monkey Kingdom trailer right here! The Disney brand of nature films has produced some of the most enjoyable family features of the last few years, including Earth, Oceans, African Cats, and Chimpanzee. Their latest film, Bears, follows a family of Alaskan bears as their cubs learn life lessons. But before viewers watch them romp across the screen, they’ll be treated to this first teaser trailer for directors Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill’s magical and mysterious Monkey Kingdom, due out in April of 2015.
Hit the jump to watch the Monkey Kingdom trailer!
The college kids, they love Jimmy Tatro. Perhaps best known for his work on the YouTube series, “Life According to Jimmy,” Tatro now takes his comedic talents to the big screen in the Phil Lord and Chris Miller sequel, 22 Jump Street. You can’t miss him on screen, since he’ll be rocking a red fauxhawk and engaging in deliberate douchebag behavior as the appropriately named character, Rooster.
While on a visit to the New Orleans set, our small group of online journalists had a chance to talk to Tatro between takes. He talked about filming a scene in which he harasses newcomers to the football team during walk-on day, his relationship with the other characters, the finer points of fauxhawks, his YouTube series, and his college fanbase. Hit the jump to see what he had to say and check out 22 Jump Street when it opens on June 13th.
While much of the country was in the grip of sub-freezing temperatures, a group of online journalists (myself included) were lucky enough to visit the set of Dolphin Tale 2 in Clearwater, Florida. Writer-director Charles Martin Smith returns for the sequel, which also features returning cast members Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Nathan Gamble, and Cozi Zuehlsdorff to name a few. Of course, Winter the Dolphin is back in her scene-stealing role at the center of the extended family drama which includes not just the human cast, but their animal patients as well.
Hit the jump to check out the first images from the film and for a preview of our set visit to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, which we’ll reveal in full closer to Dolphin Tale 2′s September 19th release date.
If you’ve always wanted to see Jean-Claude Van Damme as a French-Canadian Mountie/vegan drug-dealer, then Enemies Closer is the incredibly specific movie for you! It’s a must-see film, not because it’s that great, but because it’s about as crazy a role as JCVD has ever played. His one-liners are amazing, his antics are worth the price of purchase, and that hair just never quits. Tom Everett Scott and Orlando Jones also star in the Peter Hyams-directed action thriller that’s available now on DVD and Blu-ray. Hit the jump for my review.
The story of the Forty-seven Ronin is well known in Japan, and has been since the historical event occurred early in the 18th century. It’s not nearly as common knowledge on these shores, but that’s something that Carl Rinsch’s 47 Ronin adaptation looked to change. Keanu Reeves stars in this tale that reimagines the factual story of revenge, honor, and loyalty as one set within a world rich with the fantastical elements of Japanese folklore. In its theatrical release, 47 Ronin was a box office dud, never coming close to making its reported $175 million budget back. Perhaps it was simply a case of the wrong movie at the wrong time. Since the quality of the production is surprisingly high, 47 Ronin might find new life on home video. Hit the jump for my 47 Ronin Blu-ray review.
When it comes to natural acting talent, you’d be pretty safe to assume that Wyatt Russell’s got it. The son of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn makes a memorable appearance in the upcoming comedy sequel, 22 Jump Street, as Zook, a new bestie for Channing Tatum’s Jenko, which puts Jonah Hill’s Schmidt in an awkward friend zone.
While on set between takes of a meet-cute between Zook and Jenko, our small group of online journalists had a chance to talk to Russell about the film. Russell talked about his reaction to seeing the first film, using improv on set, overcoming injuries while playing professional hockey, and whether or not the other cast members asked him about his famous parents. Hit the jump to see what he had to say, and check out 22 Jump Street when it opens June 13th.
I love spreading the word about horror films great and small, but I especially enjoy getting in on the ground level of some truly independent productions. Today’s Indie Spotlight is the best of both worlds. Child Eater, a horror short from writer-director Erlingur Thoroddsen, has been making the rounds in the festival circuit from SXSW to the New York Horror Film Festival and more. Now, Thoroddsen and his production crew need your help in turning their successful short into a full-length feature which will further expand on their unique (and deliciously creepy) mythology about an infamous serial killer who consumes the eyes of children to keep from going blind. Hit the jump to check it out.
However you feel about Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the small screen and the feature films full of superheroes on the big screen, one of the coolest things about the fictional universe they’ve created is how everything interacts. Events on screens big or small effect happenings further along the road. Sometimes they’re mere novelties for comics fans, and sometimes they’re world-changing occurrences. This new clip from the upcoming episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. shows that the events of this weekend’s film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, have had far-reaching results. If you haven’t seen it yet, then this clip comes with a mild spoiler warning, though it’s still technically safe to watch out of context as long as you’re caught up on the series itself. Hit the jump to watch.