TriStar Pictures has released a new trailer for director Paul W.S. Anderson’s disaster epic Pompeii. The film stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as an enslaved Celtic gladiator named Milo who falls in love with a noblewoman (Emily Browning) on the eve of a massive volcanic eruption that destroys Pompeii, an event that also brings him face-to-face with the man (Kiefer Sutherland) who slaughtered his family years earlier. While this trailer teases a bit of the character interplay between Harington and Browning, the main focus is on the massive amount of destruction that Anderson unleashes in the film—which is to be expected when your movie is titled Pompeii.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer, and click here to check out a trio of new images. The pic also stars Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, and Jared Harris. Pompeii opens in 3D on February 21, 2014.
Some new images from two upcoming films have landed online. First up, we have a trio of new images from director Paul W.S. Anderson’s disaster pic Pompeii. Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) stars as an enslaved Celtic gladiator named Milo who falls in love with a noblewoman (Emily Browning) on the eve of a massive volcanic eruption that destroys Pompeii, an event that also brings him face-to-face with the man who slaughtered his family years earlier. These images give us or first look at Kiefer Sutherland as the film’s villain and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Harington’s friend. The film opens in 3D on February 21, 2014.
Additionally, fresh off the film being named the Best Picture of 2013 by the New York Film Critics Circle, a batch of new images from American Hustle have landed online. Director David O. Russell’s comedic drama takes place in the 1970s and revolves around a con artist duo (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) working with an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) to root out corruption. These images highlight the pic’s lavish costumes, specifically those worn by Adams and Jennifer Lawrence. The film opens in limited release on December 13th before going wide on December 20th. Hit the jump to check out all of the images.
As someone who has never considered 3D films to be more than a gimmick, here is something I never thought I would write: Alfonso Cuarón‘s Gravity in IMAX 3D is a stunning achievement that is not to be missed. You’ve probably read this advice over and over already, but seriously, do whatever you can to watch the film in this format. I honestly can’t imagine seeing it any other way and, while I understand not everyone has access to an IMAX theater, I have to believe that any other presentation type will do the pic a disservice. It’s the most awe-inspiring, immersive moviegoing experience I’ve ever had; the type of thing I’ll tell my kids about one day. I can heap praise its way all day, but speaking as concisely as possible, Gravity is science-fiction perfection.
Any guesses what our lead topic is this week? This installment of Top 5 features even more Gravity love, a recap of Steve’s Thor: The Dark World set visit coverage, a new trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, more science fact-checking of Breaking Bad as well as a breakdown of our favorite series moments, and the first trailer for Chris Pine‘s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. As protocol states, a brief recap and link to each of the above is waiting after the jump.
Most people are lucky to play one role in a movie, but in Thor: The Dark World, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje gets to play both Malekith’s trusted lieutenant, a dark elf named Algrim, and the monstrous creature named Kurse. And neither role was easy, since both required hours of prosthetics and two different accents. Luckily, Akinnuoye-Agbaje seemed to think the prosthetics and accents helped the movie, as he told us during an on-set group interview:
“I think it adds a new dimension to not only the elves but the movie. It makes it very real.”
In addition to talking about the makeup process, prosthetics, and different accents, he revealed Marvel wasn’t exactly forthcoming about what would be required for the roles when he signed on, what it was like wearing the costumes, which actors he got to work with, the difference between Algrim and Kurse, how things changed along the way, and a lot more. Hit the jump to either read or listen to what he had to say.
Here’s today’s casting update:
Hit the jump for more on each project.
FilmDistrict has released the first teaser trailer for Resident Evil and The Three Musketeers director Paul W.S. Anderson’s upcoming Mount Vesuvius actioner Pompeii. The film stars Kit Harington as an enslaved Celtic gladiator named Milo who falls in love with a noblewoman (Emily Browning) on the eve of a massive volcanic eruption that destroys Pompeii, an event that also brings him face-to-face with the man who slaughtered his family years earlier. This teaser opens up by quietly playing on the familiar imagery of the Pompeii citizens fossilized in ash, followed by a brief glimpse of footage. While it’s tough to suss out the character interplay from this teaser, it’s clear that Anderson is not holding back when it comes to volcano carnage (as if you thought he would). We’ve come a long way since Dante’s Peak and Volcano, folks.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Kiefer Sutherland, Jared Harris, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, and Paz Vega. Pompeii opens in 3D on February 21, 2014.
Marvel has released a new trailer for director Alan Taylor’s sequel, Thor: The Dark World. The film finds Chris Hemsworth’s Thor squaring off against the villainous dark elf Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston). The trailer is a shorter, rearranged version of what was shown at Comic-Con, and it leaves me cold. There’s plenty of destruction and ominous warnings, but only at the very end do you see any emphasis on the title character. It almost seems like Marvel has given up on their hero, and realized that they should sell it on Loki (Tom Hiddleston) since he’s the more popular character.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. 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 8th.
Marvel has released the first trailer for director Alan Taylor’s (Game of Thrones) sequel Thor: The Dark World and it looks great. Like every well cut trailer, it showcases a ton of impressive looking action, while revealing new details about the story. I especially liked the reveal of how Loki (Tom Hiddleston) will be involved in the sequel. If you dug the first Thor, you’re going to love this trailer. Hit the jump to watch and let me know what you think in the comments.
Thor: The Dark World stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston,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 8th.
Check out the latest casting news below:
- Sally Hawkins (Submarine) has joined the cast of Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot, featuring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen.
- Adewale Akkinuoye-Agbaje (The Bourne Identity) has boarded Paul W.S. Anderson’s Pompeii, starring Kit Harington, Emily Browning and Kiefer Sutherland.
Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.
Warner Bros. has released a batch of high-resolution images from director Walter Hill’s upcoming action-thriller Bullet to the Head. The graphic novel adaptation stars Sylvester Stallone as Jimmy Bobo, a New Orleans hitman who teams up with a New York City cop (Sung Kang) to bring down the killers of their respective partners. These images show off plenty of Stallone toughness, as well as looks at supporting players Christian Slater, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Sarah Shahi, Jon Seda, and of course Jason Momoa.
Hit the jump to check out 20 high-resolution images from the film, and click here to see 14 more images. Bullet to the Head opens on February 1st.
Though Iron Man 3 is the first Phase Two Marvel project out of the gate, we’ve got more Marvel goodness to look forward to later this year with the release of Thor: The Dark World. Game of Thrones helmer Alan Taylor steps into the director’s chair this time around, and we know that the central villain will be Dark Elf Malektih, played by Christopher Eccleston. There will also be a couple of other anatgonists featured in the film, as Tom Hiddleston returns as Loki and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is pulling double duty as the characters Algrim the Strong and Kurse.
The Lost alum recently talked rather extensively about his work in the film, teasing the numerous fight sequences and revealing that he’s talking with Marvel about possibly working on another one of their movies. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.
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’s been over a month since the first trailer for writer/director Walter Hill’s Bullet to the Head dropped. Now we have a new look at Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang and Jason Momoa in this new international trailer. The tone is the same, but there are some new one-liners delivered by Stallone, accompanied by a more contemporary (and fitting) track by Motorhead. The international trailer is paced a bit better, but if you liked what you saw in the first cut then you’ll be pleased with the follow up. Bullet to the Head, also starring Christian Slater, Sarah Shahi and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, opens February 1st, 2013. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.
Mr. Eko is heading to Asgard. Lost star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined the cast of the sequel Thor: The Dark World as one of the film’s villains. Christopher Eccelston is already set to play the film’s primary baddie, Malekith the Accursed, the ruler of the Dark Elves, and Tom Hiddleston is also set to return as the meddlesome Loki. Now Variety reports that Akinnuoye-Agbaje will be playing Algrim the Strong, a character from the comics who was the most powerful among the Dark Elves.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje is best known for playing Mr. Eko on ABC’s Lost. The fan-favorite character only lasted a short while, as the actor was unhappy with having to move to Hawaii for the production and asked to be written off the show. For more on the Algrim character, and how he figures into Thor: The Dark World, hit the jump. Beware, possible minor spoilers for the Marvel sequel follow.
Apparently it’s “old guys doing action things” week here at Collider. The geriatric throwdown The Expendables 2 opens this Friday, we just saw the first trailer for the Arnold Schwarzenegger-starrer The Last Stand, and now the first trailer for Bullet to the Head with Sylvester Stallone has landed online. Directed by Walter Hill (48 Hrs.) and based on the graphic novel of the same name, Stallone plays a New Orleans hitman who teams up with a New York City cop (Sung Kang) to take on the killers of their respective partners. I really wanted to see something special from the Stallone/Hill team-up, but this trailer doesn’t exactly inspire much confidence. The jokes are tired (Stallone thinks Kang fits every Asian stereotype, Kang thinks Stallone is old) and Stallone seems to be taking things a bit too seriously. I’d love nothing more than to be pleasantly surprised, so here’s hoping the finished film delivers the goods.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Jason Momoa, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Sarah Shahi, and Christian Slater. Bullet to the Head opens on February 1st, 2013.