Bryan Singer has officially released a picture on his Twitter of Patrick Stewart donning his Professor Xavier outfit and posing for a photographer with the caption: “Picture before picture. Tomorrow it begins.” X-Men: Days of Future Past looks to be one of the biggest films of 2014, and Singer has already confirmed that it will be the biggest film he has ever made. Stewart, pictured on Twitter, is part of an exceptional cast that includes Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ian McKellen, and Hugh Jackman. Singer has apparently found a way to create a time travel universe for the film that will allow for characters from both the first two X-Men films and X-Men: First Class, hence the mixed cast. You can read more about the time travel process here.
Hit the jump to check out Singer’s image of Stewart as Xavier. X-Men: Days of Future Past is slated for release in 3D on July 18, 2014.
This morning we’ve got a set photo round-up for your viewing pleasure:
- Need for Speed – The adaptation of the popular video game series is going to have some absolutely sick cars. Even the sheriff has a sweet ride. The film opens March 14, 2014 and stars Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Kid Cudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malik, Harrison Gilbertson, and Michael Keaton.
- Heat – The story enters on Nick Escalante (Jason Statham), a compulsive gambler on the streets of Vegas who takes odd jobs providing “security” to support his addiction. The film also stars Sofia Vergara and Michael Angarano.
- Untitled Abscam Movie – David O. Russell’s film is based a real-life undercover sting operation called “Abscam”, which was set up in the late 70s-early 80s by a con artist working for the FBI who rooted out corruption in Congress. The film stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Rohm, Alessandro Nivola, and Louis CK. The film opens December 13th.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos.
Following on the heels of the debut trailer and poster, Sony Pictures has released eight new images from Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium. The movie is set in 2159, and two classes of people are divided: the wealthy live on a man-made space station called Elysium, while the rest of the humans inhabit an overpopulated and ruined Earth. Matt Damon plays a desperate man who must reach Elysium in order to find a cure that will save his life. I’m digging everything I’m seeing from this film, and with four months until the release date, this is only the tip of the political-sci-fi iceberg.
Hit the jump to check out the images, and click here for Steve’s thoughts on the footage he saw yesterday. The film also stars Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, Diego Luna, and William Fichtner. Elysium opens August 9th.
Even though the CIA and the X-Men parted on less-than-amicable terms at the end of X-Men: First Class (that can happen when half of your agents get killed by mutants because you were working with mutants), Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) never gives up on humanity. Director Bryan Singer has tweeted a new set photo from X-Men: Days of Future Past showing a CIA file for Professor X’s Oxford University Thesis on Human Genetic Mutation. The file is dated 1973, so either Xavier gave them the file willingly, or the CIA just decided to boost it from Oxford. I like to think it’s the former, and that the file also contains tips on how nerdy geneticists can pick up chicks in bars.
Hit the jump to check out the image. The film also stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, and Peter Dinklage. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens July 18, 2014.
Bryan Singer has tweeted a new set photo from his upcoming film, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Singer refers to the torture implements on display as “Magneto toys”, which is a bit confusing because isn’t anything made of metal a toy for Magneto? Also, it appears that torture tools do indeed come as kits because you see the same line up of tools in almost every movie torture scene. There has to be a place where you can go and say, “Yes, one torture kit, please,” and it will inevitably contain pliers, hooks, and other tools that you would find in a dentist’s office (except for the knives; if your dentist’s office has knives, you’re probably not in a real dentist’s office).
Hit the jump to check out the full image. The film stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, and Peter Dinklage. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens July 18, 2014.
Seven new images from J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek Into Darkness have gone online. There’s nothing too mind-blowing in this batch, but the marketing for the upcoming sequel isn’t going to slow down with only six weeks to go until opening day. Of course, the demand for that marketing isn’t going to subside either, so this works out for every one.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, Alice Eve, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Star Trek Into Darkness opens in IMAX 3D on May 15th and in 2D and 3D on May 17th.
Filming on Anchorman: The Legend Continues is underway in Atlanta, and a new set photo has arrived from Piedmont Park. The set photo has an image of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) sitting on a park bench with a small child, who may or may not be the anchorman’s son. Back in April 2012, director Adam McKay said they were still writing the script, but there was a key phrase: “custody battle”. With that unruly hair, it’s tough to believe that the boy could be any son of Ron Burgundy, but it looks like that’s the case. It’s also a shame that things didn’t work out with Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), but then again, she is a smelly pirate hooker.
Hit the jump to check out the set photo. The film also stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Greg Kinnear, Josh Lawson, Dylan Baker, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Meagan Good, and Harrison Ford. Anchorman: The Legend Continues opens December 20th.
A couple weeks ago, we reported that Karl Urban and Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) were set to star in Human, a pilot from J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman (Fringe). The series is described as “an action-packed buddy cop show set in a future where all LAPD officers are being partnered up with highly evolved human-like androids.” Urban plays John Kennex, a respected police officer who has shut down emotionally after a tragic mission left him critically injured. Even though this looks like an average police procedural with a couple of twists (the future, androids), it will be worth a look because of Urban. Filming is now underway in Vancouver, and the first set photos show Kennex investigating a crime scene surrounded by slightly-futuristic vehicles.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The show also stars Michael Ealy, Lily Taylor, Michael Irby, and Mackenzie Crook. Brad Anderson (The Call) is directing the pilot.
Focus Features has released a new poster and images for Derek Cianfrance‘s The Place Beyond the Pines. The film centers on a generational conflict involving two fathers: one a pro-motorcycle rider and bank robber (Ryan Gosling) and a rookie cop on the rise (Bradley Cooper). This was one of my favorite films at TIFF 2012, and I’m glad that general audiences are very close to seeing it.
Hit the jump to check out the poster and images. The film also stars Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Rose Byrne, Emory Cohen, and Dane DeHaan. The Place Beyond the Pines opens Friday in limited release.
If you bought a copy of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, last night you were treated to a special live presentation of Peter Jackson talking about the upcoming sequel, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. In addition, Jackson was joined by stars Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, and Lee Pace as well as The Lord of the Rings cast members Orlando Bloom (who also appears in Smaug), Billy Boyd, and Dominic Monaghan as well as special surprise appearance by Tolkien super-fan Stephen Colbert, who has a cameo in The Hobbit trilogy. In the presentation, Jackson showed off new concept art, behind-the-scenes video, and a scene from the film.
Hit the jump for more including when we’ll see the first trailer. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens in 3D on December 13th.
Update: WB has asked us to take down the images.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has already announced their dates for the 86th and 87th Oscars, and if you want to play long-term prognosticator, you should keep an eye on George Clooney‘s The Monuments Men for 2013 nominees. The Columbia Pictures/20th Century Fox co-production tells the true story of an unlikely World War II platoon made up of museum directors, curators, and art historians tasked by FDR with going into Germany and rescuing artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves before they are lost forever. In addition to producing and co-writing the script, Clooney stars alongside an outstanding cast that includes Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, John Goodman, and Hugh Bonneville. The first set photos have leaked online, and they show Damon in uniform, and Clooney rocking a mustache. This should go over well with pro-mustache members of the Academy.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos. The Monuments Men is due out December 18th.
Sony has released eight new images from Fede Alvarez‘ Evil Dead. For those unfamiliar with the film, the story centers on five friends who go to a remote cabin in the woods, and stumble upon a demonic evil that begins possessing them one by one, which causes horrific scenes of gore and mutilation. As expected some, of these photos are particularly gruesome, so if you’ve just eaten breakfast, maybe wait 30 minutes until looking. Otherwise you’re going to cramp up.
Hit the jump to check out the images, and click here for my review of the film. Also, Atlanta readers should click here to find out how they can see the flick early and for free. The movie stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Elizabeth Blackmore, Lou Taylor Pucci, and Jessica Lucas. Evil Dead opens April 5th.
Filming is currently underway on David O. Russell‘s untitled “Abscam” movie (formerly titled “American Bullshit“). The story is based on a real-life undercover sting operation called “Abscam”, which was set up in the 1980s by a con artist working for the FBI who rooted out corruption in Congress. The first set photos have leaked online, and you can see the period clothing. It’s either that or Christian Bale‘s character just won the Masters.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos. The film also stars Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Rohm, Alessandro Nivola, and Louis CK. The untitled “Abscam” movie opens in limited release on December 13th and goes wide on Christmas Day.
Yesterday, three new images from The Wolverine were released. However, they were magazine scans, and now the hi-res versions have gone online. As we all know, higher resolution means better everything. We only want the best for you.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tee, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto and Svetlana Khodchenkova. The Wolverine opens in 3D on July 26th.
We’ve been getting flooded with set photos from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but the latest one is from the director himself, Marc Webb. Webb has been taking to Twitter to provide snapshots from the production, and today he sent out a photo of the directory for the Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane (i.e. Marvel’s version of Arkham Asylum). This image is a treasure trove of information. First off, “Weapon Pickup” and the interrogation room are right next door to each other, so that’s just convenient for everybody. Secondly, the “Voltage Cells” and the “Medical Inspection Lock-Up” are in the same room? Is this a vital plot point? Does Electro (Jamie Foxx) have a close tie to Medical Inspection? Probably not, but it’s more than likely that Webb knows fans will spot “Voltage Cells” and immediately think of the film’s villain.
Hit the jump to check out the image along with a couple photos of Oscorp, home of leaving doomsday devices out in the open with almost no security whatsoever. The film also stars Emma Stone, Sally Field, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper and Martin Sheen. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 open in 3D on May 2, 2014.