May 22nd marks the 79th anniversary of the death of notorious outlaw couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow [Correction: It's actually today, May 23rd], and as such, History is releasing a few photos from their upcoming miniseries, Bonnie & Clyde, which will be simulcast on History, Lifetime and A&E later this year. The miniseries has been in production for years, with an incredible amount of starts and stops. History finally settled on a winning combination of Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) and ethereal beauty Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) to play the infamous couple, who were iconically portrayed in the 1967 film by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beaty. Hit the jump for the images and more.
In case you missed this dread-filled trailer for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, we’ve gathered up 20 new images for your viewing pleasure. The final trailer certainly gets a dark and foreboding tone across, but some of the scenes move a hair too fast for the less-than-superhuman eye to take in. Scenes like Superman (Henry Cavill) being buried by a mountain of skulls, Lois Lane (Amy Adams) being outfitted with some sort of spacemask and not one but two instances of heat vision!
The film also stars Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fisburne, Antje Traue and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th. Hit the jump to check out the images.
Fox has picked up the life rights for true crime project, Narc, with Zac Efron (The Paperboy) set to star. Efron will change it up from his run of rom-coms and play a college kid busted for cocaine who turns rat for the authorities. He manages to continue his life as a student, fraternity president and lacrosse team captain, all while helping cops bust the bad guys on the downlow. Deadline reports that Narc is being described as a college version of Donnie Brasco and that Fox will tap a screenwriter from the studio’s writers program.
Hit the jump for the latest news on the crime picture, Travis McGee, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Richard Linklater is one of the more versatile filmmakers working today. He very much marches to the beat of his own drummer, and his filmography is littered with varied and fascinating projects like Waking Life, School of Rock, Dazed and Confused, and last year’s terrific Bernie. Now, as Before Midnight—the wonderful and moving sequel to Before Sunrise and Before Sunset—is poised to open in limited release this weekend, Linklater has revealed that the Criterion Collection version of his breakthrough 1991 film Slacker will be released on Blu-ray.
Linklater broke the news while talking to Steve in anticipation of the release of Before Midnight, and the filmmaker also discussed his desire to do a Blu-ray box set of all three Before movies at some point with some new extras. Hit the jump to read on.
We’ve got a few new posters to share today. Briefly:
- Ender’s Game – A new promo poster for the adaptation puts Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford’s characters front and center, as we see Butterfield’s titular Ender in his space suit. The film opens on November 1st.
- Blue Jasmine – The first poster for Woody Allen’s latest is unsurprisingly simple, but it does look like Cate Blanchett’s character will be the film’s central focus. The pic opens in limited release on July 26th.
- Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – The debut poster for the biopic gives us our first look at Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela, which hopefully means a debut trailer is on its way. The film opens on November 29th.
- The Internship – A new poster for director Shawn Levy’s comedy sells the reunion of Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. The film opens on June 7th.
- The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – A few character posters for the YA adaptation feature Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Robert Sheehan, and Godfrey Gao. The film opens on August 21st.
Hit the jump to check out all of the posters.
The techno-speak in Guillermo del Toro’s giant robot movie Pacific Rim might take a bit of getting used to, so the director has put together this new featurette that explains some of the terms. Ever wanted to know why it takes two people to pilot a Jaeger? Want to know what a “neural handshake” is or what “drift space” means? Check out the new video to find out!
The new featurette, introduced by del Toro, features Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Robert Kazinsky and Max Martini. Hit the jump to watch it. Pacific Rim opens July 12th.
We’ve got a release date debut and a couple of shuffles to share today:
- Her – Director Spike Jonze’s next feature, a sci-fi romance between a lonely writer and his new operating system, has been slated for a limited release on November 20th by Warner Bros. Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Scarlett Johansson star.
- The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – The YA adaptation starring Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower has been moved up two days to August 21st.
- Delivery Man – Disney’s comedy remake starring Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, and Cobie Smulders has been pushed back from October 4th to November 22nd, where it opens wide opposite The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
- The Fifth Estate – Director Bill Condon’s WikiLeaks/Julian Assange movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch has been moved up from November 15th to October 11th where it will open in limited release.
The final film in director Todd Phillips’ comedy trilogy The Hangover is poised to hit theaters soon, and in anticipation of the pic’s release we here at Collider are giving away a number of The Hangover Part III-related items to some lucky fans. We’ve got T-shirts, giraffe bottle openers, a duffle bag, a large plush giraffe stuff animal, a toiletry bag, and more. Hit the jump to find out how you can win and to get a look at the swag. The Hangover Part III opens on May 23rd.
Fox Searchlight has released a batch of new high-resolution images from director Zal Batmanglij’s (Sound of My Voice) eco-terrorist thriller The East. Brit Marling co-wrote the script with Batmanglij and stars as an undercover operative for an elite private intelligence firm who infiltrates a domestic terrorist organization in order to protect her corporate clientele. Once she starts living as part of the anarchist collective, though, she finds that her loyalties aren’t as solid as she believed them to be. I caught the film at Sundance and it’s a very solid thriller that poses some fascinating questions that don’t exactly have easy answers. It has a lot to say about the world we live in, but the film still manages to work very effectively as commercial entertainment, as evidenced by the most recent trailer.
Hit the jump to check out the images, click here to read Matt’s review, and click here to read my interview with Batmanglij and Marling. The film also stars Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, Patricia Clarkson, Julia Ormond, Shiloh Fernandez, and Jason Ritter. The East opens on May 31st.
Microsoft just wrapped their presentation for their next-generation console, XBox One. The name comes from being an “All-in-One System” that will be at the center of your home entertainment system in a way that’s never been quite this intimate/creepy. There was a lot of information during the presentation, but I took copious notes in between mocking the presentation on Twitter. In all seriousness, Xbox seems to have taken a real next step as opposed to Nintendo (new controller!) and Sony (better graphics!), but let us not get into a console flame war. The verdict is far from in, but the Xbox One does look promising albeit with some serious reservations.
Hit the jump for my recap of the presentation, and click here for the news regarding Xbox’s live-action Halo series produced by Steven Spielberg.
Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One today, and embedded in its bounty of announcements relating to the new console was the exciting news that Steven Spielberg is developing and will produce a live-action TV series based on the popular Halo franchise. Microsoft has been trying to get a big screen iteration of Halo off the ground for years, with Peter Jackson previously producing the feature film effort that Neill Blomkamp was poised to direct. Things went sour when Blomkamp’s vision for the film didn’t jibe with Microsoft’s strict rules regarding how the franchise was to be handled, but it worked out alright with Blomkamp instead making his directorial debut with the stellar 2009 sci-fi pic District 9.
Now it appears that Microsoft will go it alone with regards to a narrative Halo effort, and they’ve got Steven Spielberg on their side. Hit the jump for more.
One of the more highly anticipated films of the summer has nothing to do with superheroes or giant explosions. Instead, it’s movie about friendship. Writer/director Edgar Wright, co-writer/star Simon Pegg, and star Nick Frost have developed an incredibly fruitful working relationship over the years since their first collaboration on the TV series Spaced, and this summer sees the release of the final film in the trio’s “Three Flavours” trilogy that began with Shaun of the Dead and continued with Hot Fuzz. The story of The World’s End revolves around five childhood friends who decide to re-attempt an epic pub crawl that will culminate in reaching the fabled pub, “The World’s End.” But as they make their way to the pub, they discover that the fate of humankind is on the line.
With a few new posters hitting the web today and a U.S. trailer expected to arrive tomorrow, Wright recently took the time to answer questions about the film on Twitter. The Q&A covers the specific filmic influences, Spaced cameos, the movie’s themes and inspirations, and much more. Hit the jump to read some of the highlights.
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Today, Microsoft will finally announce the successor to the Xbox 360. It’s the last of the next gen consoles to be announced after the release of the WiiU last fall and the announcement of PlayStation 4 earlier this year. The 360 was released on November 22, 2005, but the new console will be entering a very different marketplace. The role of the home console has truly expanded into a media center, but the gaming market now faces stiff competition from casual gamers who prefer to use their phones and tablets. Over the past several years, Microsoft has been desperately trying to push Kinect, a technology that just isn’t where it needs to be quite yet (but it’s amusing to watch your friends yell instructions at their Xbox and the Xbox doesn’t respond). Microsoft has kept a tight lid on what to expect from their new console with the biggest rumor involving an “always-on” connection. Other than that, my best guess is that we’ll also be seeing the next generation of Kinect, and I hope it doesn’t require a giant living room.
Hit the jump to watch the live-stream of Microsoft’s presentation, which begins at 1pm EST/10am PST. Hopefully, it will be better than the one for PlayStation 4, which boiled down to “Better graphics and shorter loading times!”
If you were hoping to see some of your favorite actors going at it for real in Lars Von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac, I have some disappointing news for you. Producer Louise Vesth tells THR that the two-part feature will digitally blend the stars of the movie with their body doubles. Everything above the waist will be the name actor, and then their body doubles will handle the hardcore sex below. “We shot the actors pretending to have sex and then had the body doubles, who really did have sex, and in post we will digital-impose the two,” says Vesth. The producer added that Von Trier is also “using double exposures and imposing words and symbols over the action as part of his storytelling.”
Hit the jump for more. The film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Connie Nielsen, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Jean-Marc Barr, and Udo Kier. Although some footage was shown to potential buyers at the Cannes, the completed film will bypass the major festivals in the fall, and premiere in Denmark. Magnolia will distribute the movie in the U.S., but we don’t know if they’ll be distributing both the hardcore and the softcore versions.