We’ve got a couple of superhero images for you this morning. First up, Empire has released a hi-res version of the previously released image of the sharp-dressed, sharp-clawed Logan (Hugh Jackman) from The Wolverine. There’s also an official set photo of director Alan Taylor and Chris Hemsworth on the set of Thor: The Dark World. I like to imagine that Taylor is stoned out of his mind in this image, and marveling at the size of his hand.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The Wolverine opens in 3D on July 26th. Thor: The Dark World opens in 3D on November 8th.
Lincoln director Steven Spielberg is poised to have a big day tomorrow when the 85th Academy Awards are announced, but it appears that the filmmaker has decided to put the brakes on his next project. Spielberg has decided to indefinitely postpone his big budget sci-fi adaptation of Robopocalypse, which was to have starred Chris Hemsworth in the lead role. Production was set to get underway this spring, but apparently Spielberg decided the project wasn’t ready and is now going “back to the drawing board to see what is possible.” The filmmaker isn’t dropping out of the pic entirely, he just didn’t want to rush such an expensive film. Hit the jump for more details.
Though director Ron Howard dabbled in lighter romantic comedy fare for his last film (2011’s The Dilemma), he’s getting back into the period groove with his next feature, Rush. The film takes place in the world of Formula 1 racing and chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). Production wrapped earlier this year, but we have to wait until next September before the pic hits theaters.
Steve recently interviewed producer Eric Fellner in anticipation of the release of Tom Hooper’s musical adaptation Les Miserables, and Fellner talked a bit about Rush. He revealed that he’s seen a nearly completed cut of the film, teased a standout performance from Brühl, and talked about the film’s promising test scores. Hit the jump for more.
Location work continues in a London courtyard for director Alan Taylor’s (Game of Thrones) sequel Thor: The Dark World, and it appears that the production is focusing on a fairly intricate battle sequence. We’ve seen a number of images and video from the same London set over the past couple of weeks, and a few new videos have surfaced today that give us a look at some fun stunt work. The fight sequence involves Chris Hemsworth’s Thor battling Christopher Eccleston’s Malekith and his band of Dark Elves, and we see a couple of stunts involving the two main characters in these new videos.
Hit the jump to watch the set videos. Thor: The Dark World opens in 3D on November 8, 2013.
Production is currently underway in London on Marvel’s sequel Thor: The Dark World, and we’ve been keeping tabs on the pic with plenty of set photos and videos. We still don’t know much plot-wise about the follow-up, but Game of Thrones helmer Alan Taylor is behind the director’s chair this time around and Christopher Eccleston is onboard as the principal villain Malekith the Accursed.
Hemsworth recently took a break from shooting to talk a bit about how The Dark World differs from the first film and how Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster factors into the plot. Moreover, he also offered his thoughts on Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi pic Robopocalypse, which he films next year. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.
Just the other day we got a glimpse of Christopher Eccleston as the villain Malekith on the set of Marvel’s sequel Thor: The Dark World alongside his Dark Elf brethren, and today more photos and video from the set have surfaced. Today’s batch could be considered spoilery, as they reveal Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and that dastardly Malekith duking it out on location in London. Really nothing is revealed other than the fact that they’re fighting, but it’s clear that Eccleston is wearing motion-capture dots on his face so I’m interested to see what the final design for Malekith will look like after the visual effects are completed.
Hit the jump to check out the images and video. Directed by Alan Taylor, the film also stars Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins. Thor: The Dark World opens in 3D on November 8, 2013.
Today, we’re premiering a new TV spot for the upcoming remake of Red Dawn. The film focuses on a group of teenagers who become freedom fighters when their town is invaded and conquered by North Korea. Presumably, you’re investment in the movie rests on whether or not you can suspend your disbelief that North Korea could take over a 7/11 let alone entire parts of America.
Hit the jump to check out the TV spot. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas, Edwin Hodge, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Red Dawn opens November 21st.
Though he’s out of the running for American Assassin, Chris Hemsworth certainly isn’t out of options. On the table is an offer to join Candy Store, a crime drama that already boasts the interested parties of Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington and Christoph Waltz. Add to it the fact that Candy Store comes with Academy Award-winning writer/director Stephen Gaghan (Traffic) attached and it’s easy to see why this will be a high-profile picture moving forward. Hemsworth is also being eyed for the Jerry Weintraub-produced Steve McQueen biopic, Triumph AKA 40 Summers Ago, a project that already has Liam Hemsworth attached. Hit the jump for more on both pictures.
A new trailer for the Red Dawn remake, dubbed a “patriotic trailer,” has been released online. Directed by Dan Bradley, the remake stars Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck, and Arianne Palicki as a group of teenagers/young adults who must work together in order to repel invading North Korean forces. It appears that the marketing campaign is now heavily geared toward the film’s patriotic appeal despite the fact that the filmmakers troublingly switched the nationality of the film’s villains from Chinese to North Koreans in post-production by changing the colors of the flags (‘Merica!). Nevertheless, the film actually looks like it could be kind of fun if it doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Red Dawn opens on November 21.
It’s been a while since we last saw some images from the set of Marvel’s sequel Thor: The Dark World, but today some new photos have popped online featuring star Chris Hemsworth filming in London. These images aren’t as exciting as the previous batch that teased a ginormous battle on an alien planet, but we do get to see Hemsworth strike some Thor poses and roll heroically. Apparently the scene in question involves the character throwing his hammer down and summoning some good old-fashioned lightning.
Hit the jump to check out the images. Directed by Alan Taylor, the film also stars Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, and Tom Hiddleston. Thor: The Dark World opens on November 8th, 2013. [Update: More high-quality images from the set have surfaced and are now included in the gallery after the jump.]
Three new clips have gone online for Dan Bradley’s directorial debut, Red Dawn. The veteran stunt actor and coordinator helms the remake of the 1984 film which centered on a group of American kids who defend their home against invading foreign soldiers. This time around, Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki and Josh Peck are up against those no-good
Soviets Chinese North Koreans. The new clips show off a bit of flirtatious fun before the invasion, an alternate version of the invasion itself and an action scene that pays homage to the original film. Red Dawn opens November 21st. Hit the jump to check out the clips.
Some (un)casting news today. Check out the highlights below:
- Chris Hemsworth (Thor) is reportedly out of American Assassin, the CBS Films’ adaptation of the Vince Flynn novel. A source cited scheduling conflicts.
- Ty Burrell (Modern Family) will join Adventureland duo Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader in The Skeleton Twins as Hader’s lover.
- Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) is in consideration for Our Kind of Traitor, an adaptation of the John le Carre novel. Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) and Jessica Chastain (Lawless) are also rumored.
Hit the jump for more on each project.
While walking the floor of the American Film Market (AFM) this morning, Steve was able to grab some images and synopses for a few upcoming films. Briefly:
- Rush – Director Ron Howard’s 1970s drama focuses on the rivalry between Formula 1 racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl). The film opens September 20th, 2013.
- Can a Song Save Your Life? – This uplifting music-centered drama comes from Once director John Carney and centers on the relationship between a struggling musician (Keira Knightley) and a music producer (Mark Ruffalo) in New York City. The cast also includes Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, and Catherine Keener.
- Thérèse – This adaptation of the classic novel stars Elizabeth Olsen as a young woman trapped in an arranged marriage who conspires with her lover (Oscar Isaac) to dispose of her sickly cousin husband (Tom Felton). Jessica Lange also stars.
Hit the jump to check out images and detailed synopses for all three films.
Though Phase One of Marvel Studios’ film slate came to an end just a few months ago with The Avengers, production on Phase Two is already well underway. The studio is currently in the midst of filming two upcoming sequels at the same time: Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World. The Iron Man production is winding down to a close ahead of that film’s May 2013 release date, but filming on Thor: The Dark World is still going strong in London and today the first official synopsis for the Asgardian pic has been revealed.
The logline essentially tells us what we already know: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must fight against Maleketih (Christopher Eccleston) and his race of Dark Elves, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) is back, the fate of the universe is in the balance, etc. However, the synopsis does tease the film’s epic scope and the fact that Thor is forced to “sacrifice everything” in order to save us all (Thor dies?!). Hit the jump to check out the full synopsis, which includes the full cast list. Directed by Alan Taylor, Thor: The Dark World opens on November 8th, 2013.
It looks like CBS Films has found their terrorist hunter in Chris Hemsworth (Thor) for American Assassin. Hemsworth would be playing Mitch Rapp, a college scholar and athlete who becomes a relentless anti-terrorism agent for the CIA as a result of a personal tragedy. The adaptation is actually from Vince Flynn’s 11th novel in his best-selling series, but since it’s a prequel, it acts as a good jumping off point for a potential movie franchise. Other talent involved with the picture is director Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor, Homeland), writers Ed Zwick (Defiance) and Marshall Herskovitz (The Last Samurai), and producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Nick Wechsler. Oh and did I forget to mention that Bruce Willis is circling a role as a CIA mentor of sorts? Hit the jump for more.