A few new assets from director Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming sequel Machete Kills have been released online, all focusing on the women of the film. The pic centers on Machete’s (Danny Trejo) quest to stop an eccentric billionaire arms dealer (Mel Gibson) who has plans to spread war and anarchy across the planet. A new trailer gives audiences a preview of the Lady Gaga song “Aura” while also highlighting the colorful cast of characters, and two new character posters focus on Alexa Vega and Amber Heard.
Hit the jump to check out the new trailer and posters. The film also stars Sofia Vergara, Michelle Rodriguez, Charlie Sheen, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr., William Sadler, and Marko Zaror. Machete Kills opens in theaters on October 11th.
Ten new images have been released from Robert Rodriguez’ Machete Kills. The film centers on Machete’s (Danny Trejo) quest to stop an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has plans to spread war and anarchy across the planet. Judging by what we’ve seen so far, it looks like more of the same, so if you liked the original Machete, then Machete Kills should be right up your alley of violence and mayhem. The movie is set to screen this evening as the opener of Fantastic Fest 2013, so expect some reactions to start hitting the Internet later tonight.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Sofia Vergara, Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alex Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror, and Mel Gibson. Machete Kills opens October 11th.
Here’s today’s latest casting news:
- Willem Dafoe (John Carter) will join Keanu Reeves in hitman thriller, John Wick.
- Amber Heard (Paranoia) joins London Fields, an adaptation of the Martin Amis novel directed by Matthew Cullen.
- Director Jeremy Garelick’s previously-untitled comedy is now officially The Wedding Ringer. Kevin Hart, Josh Gad and Kaley Cuoco are joined by an impressive cast.
Hit the jump for more.
Today’s pleasant surprise is brought to you by Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills. We have 11 new images and one wacky poster from the upcoming sequel that show off the cast’s crazy looks while only hinting at the insanity that’s sure to come. On display are the title hero, Danny Trejo himself, in addition to Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen and Jesse James. Sadly, no new looks at Sofia Vergara or Alexa Vega, but beggars can’t be choosers.
Machete Kills opens October 11th. Hit the jump to view the new images and poster.
I hate to wish my life away, but with both The World’s End and You’re Next hitting theaters I really can’t help but look ahead to next weekend. That’s to say nothing of the pics opening this week (I plan on checking out Kick-Ass 2 next Wednesday), rather that the aforementioned two are a pair of my most anticipated of the soon-to-end summer movie season. In fact, You’re Next has been on my must-see list since Matt reviewed it at TIFF 2011 nearly two full years ago. In addition to the excitement associated with finally seeing the movie, my latent resentment of Goldberg for having seen it a lifetime ago will finally come to a close which is nice because I could use the sleep.
But enough about next weekend. Let’s focus on the here and now. This week’s Top 5 includes a slew of Kick-Ass 2 interviews, rare footage from Jerry Lewis‘s unreleased film The Day the Clown Cried, Vin Diesel all but confirming that he’s voicing Groot in Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, Paranoia interviews with Harrison Ford and more, and a recap of our coverage from Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim. As you might expect, a brief recap and link to each of the above can be found after the jump.
With director Robert Luketic’s thriller Paranoia opening this weekend, I recently spoke to some of the cast here in Los Angeles. The film stars Liam Hemsworth as Adam Cassidy, an entry-level employee at a corporation run by Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman). When Wyatt turns Cassidy into a corporate spy against rival Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford), Cassidy is drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue. The pic gives Hemsworth his first leading role, and it’s got some great actors in supporting roles like Lucas Till, Amber Heard, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Richard Dreyfuss, Angela Sarafyan, and Josh Holloway in supporting roles. For more on the film, watch these clips or the trailer.
During my video interview with Amber Heard, she talked about working with Ford and Oldman, whether she’s good with technology, what she collects, who has made her laugh the most on set, and what it was like working for McG on Three Days to Kill. Hit the jump to watch.
Director Robert Luketic’s high stakes thriller, Paranoia, explores a deadly world of greed and deception in which two powerful, dueling global tech billionaires (Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman) with a complicated past will stop at nothing to destroy each other. An ambitious young superstar (Liam Hemsworth) becomes trapped in their dangerous game of corporate espionage only to realize that he’s in far too deep for them to let him walk away. Opening August 16th, the film also stars Gary Oldman, Amber Heard, Lucas Till, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Josh Holloway and Richard Dreyfuss.
At the film’s recent press day, Luketic, Ford, Hemsworth, Heard and Till talked about updating the film adaptation based on the New York Times bestseller by Joseph Finder, what drew them to their characters, why the film’s underlying themes of connectivity, personal privacy and liberty are so relevant today, how the value of hard work has changed for the next generation, the complex relationship between ambition and morality, and their personal relationship with technology. Ford also discussed going toe-to-toe with Oldman and why his character’s mantra of “competition breeds innovation” doesn’t apply to acting. Read the full interview after the jump.
A new trailer has been released for Robert Rodriguez’ Machete Kills. The film centers on Machete’s (Danny Trejo) quest to stop an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has plans to spread war and anarchy across the planet. This new trailer provides more of a “plot” synopsis, but mostly gives us a look at the supporting cast, which includes Lady Gaga, Cuba Gooding Jr., Antonio Banderas, and Mel Gibson as the villain. Judging by this new trailer, Rodriguez has run out of ways to make Machete fun and interesting, and is now just making a really long Funny or Die video where celebrities briefly take on ridiculous roles.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alex Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, William Sadler, and Marko Zaror. Machete Kills will open Fantastic Fest 2013, and opens in wide release on October 11th.
Relativity Media has released four clips and eight high-resolution images from director Robert Luketic’s upcoming thriller Paranoia. The film stars Liam Hemsworth as Adam Cassidy, an entry-level employee at a corporation run by Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman). When Wyatt turns Cassidy into a corporate spy against rival Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford), Cassidy is drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue. The pic gives Hemsworth the chance to lead his own film, though Paranoia is no doubt buoyed by the heavy presence of veterans Oldman and Ford in a pair of volatile antagonistic roles.
Hit the jump to check out the clips and images. The film also stars Lucas Till, Amber Heard, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Richard Dreyfuss, Angela Sarafyan, and Josh Holloway. Paranoia opens on August 16th.
The first trailer for Robert Luketic’s thriller Paranoia is now available. It does a nice job at setting up the premise of the film but, as is the current vogue, gives an awful lot of the plot away. Liam Hemsworth stars as a blue-collar pawn caught in a game of espionage between two kings of industry, played by Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford. The plot thickens when the long arm of the law reaches out for him, forcing him to play by his own set of rules to survive the game. This one should be on your radar if only to watch Oldman and Ford battle it out and to see how Hemsworth handles the lead.
Also starring Lucas Till, Amber Heard, Embeth Davidtz, Julian McMahon, Josh Holloway and Domenick Lombardozzi, Paranoia opens August 16th. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
Open Road Films has released the first trailer for director Robert Rodriguez’s sequel Machete Kills. The film centers on Machete’s (Danny Trejo) quest to stop an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has plans to spread war and anarchy across the planet. This trailer was released on Yahoo!’s Spanish-language site, but the dialogue is in English. It looks like fun, but so did Machete, which made Trejo a supporting character in his own movie. A large cast is fun, but Rodriguez always seems to have trouble finding the right balance (he had the same problem with Once Upon a Time in Mexico). Hopefully, Machete Kills will be an improvement on the first film. [Update: We've added the English-language version, which is the same except now English-language speakers can understand the narration]
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Sofia Vergara, Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alex Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror, and Mel Gibson. Machete Kills opens September 13th.
Relativity Media announced today that director McG’s new action-thriller, tentatively titled Three Days to Kill, will hit theaters on February 14, 2014. Written by Luc Besson and Adi Hasak, the film stars Kevin Costner as an elite government hit man who, after receiving news that he has a terminal disease, decides to give up his high stakes life to build a relationship with his estranged wife and daughter. However, when his agency offers him an experimental, potentially life-saving drug in exchange for one last mission, Costner’s character finds himself juggling caring for his daughter while his wife is away and completing his mission at the same time, all the while experiencing hallucinatory side effects from the drug.
Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Connie Nielsen (Boss) star as Costner’s daughter and wife, respectively, and Amber Heard (The Rum Diary) plays the mysterious woman who offers Costner the drug. On the crowded 2014 Valentine’s Day weekend, Three Days to Kill will open opposite the romantic comedy remake About Last Night, the sci-fi thriller The Maze Runner, the fantasy YA adaptation Vampire Academy, and the romance remake Endless Love.
More casting out of Cannes today. A lead has been set for the long-gestating sci-fi thriller The Raven, as Heat Vision reports that Gerard Butler is now in talks to star. Universal acquired the project in 2010 based off a short film directed by Ricardo de Montreuil. The story of the short focuses on a young man with powers who is being chased around downtown Los Angeles by robotic police drones. The feature film is described as a conspiracy thriller set in the future, and Gold Circle has come onboard to co-finance alongside Universal Pictures.
Liam Hemsworth was previously in talks for the lead role, but it appears that Butler will now be toplining the pic following his action turn in Olympus Has Fallen. De Montreuil is still onboard to direct, and with a star and financing coming together, The Raven might start production as early as this year. Hit the jump for casting news and a director change concerning the thriller Autobahn.
Director Robert Rodriguez’s sequel Machete Kills now has a release date, as the continued adventures of the titular Machete will commence on September 13th of this year. The pic is the second in a planned trilogy (the third film supposedly takes place in space) and centers on Machete’s (Danny Trejo) quest to stop an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has plans to spread war and anarchy across the planet. On the September release date, the pic will open opposite the dancing film Battle of the Year and the Aaron Eckhart-led action horror adaptation I, Frankenstein.
Hit the jump to read the full press release. The colorful cast includes Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alex Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror, and of course Mel Gibson.
Director McG has found his leading lady for the upcoming action thriller Three Days to Kill. Variety reports that Amber Heard (The Rum Diary) is set to star opposite Kevin Costner in the pic for Relativity Media. The script was written by Luc Besson and Adi Hasak and centers on a dying Secret Service agent (Costner) who decides to retire in order to spend time with his estranged family. Heard has been set in the lead female role of “a woman who offers him access to an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment, which Costner must complete while coping with the drug’s hallucinatory side effects.” One imagines McG will try to bring the very visual premise to life with some innovative camera work, so here’s hoping for the best.
Heard most recently wrapped roles in Robert Rodriguez’s sequel Machete Kills and the corporate thriller Paranoia opposite Liam Hemsworth.