Sir Anthony Hopkins Talks NOAH, Working with Darren Aronofsky, Filming in Iceland, If He Knows When He’s Playing Odin Next, and More

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Now playing in theaters is director Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic Noah.  As most of you already know, the film is Aronofsky’s take on the Great Flood story from the Bible, with Russell Crowe assuming the role of a man who is told by God that Earth’s population will be wiped out by a flood.  The film also stars Jennifer ConnellyRay WinstoneEmma Watson, Sir Anthony HopkinsLogan Lerman, and Douglas Booth.  For more on Noah, here’s 11 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage30 imagesa featurette, and all our previous coverage.

At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Sir Anthony Hopkins.  He talked about working with Aronofsky, how he got involved in the project, what it was like filming in Iceland, if he knows when he’ll be playing Odin in another Marvel movie again, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

30 New Images from Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH Featuring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, and More

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Paramount Pictures has released a large batch of new images from director Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming Biblical epic Noah.  The film is Aronofsky’s take on the Great Flood story from the Bible, with Russell Crowe assuming the titular role of a man who is told by God that Earth’s population will be wiped out by a flood.  The film drew strong if somewhat polarizing reactions from its world premiere, and it has already encountered its share of controversy throughout development.  Hopefully the finished product reflects Aronofsky’s full, uncompromised vision, which is sure to result in a wholly original take on this well-known story.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman, and Douglas Booth.  Noah opens in theaters on March 28th.

11 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and Emma Watson

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Paramount has released 11 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah.  Aronofsky’s adaptation will take the familiar story about Noah (Russell Crowe) building the ark to survive the flood, but provide the director’s unique take on the material.  Those who saw the premiere last week applauded the film, but acknowledged that it’s likely to be divisive, which is shocking because everyone agrees on everything from the Bible.  This footage goes into Aronofsky directing his talented cast as well as the work that went into building the ark, so it’s worth checking out.

Hit the jump to check out the footage.  The film also stars Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, and Anthony HopkinsNoah opens in theaters on March 28th.

Watch Super Bowl Spot for Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH Starring Russell Crowe

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Paramount has released the Super Bowl spot for Noah online ahead of the Sunday ad extravaganza.  The tagline that punctuates the clip is a bit silly—”Witness the untold story of the world’s most epic event”—but gets to the point of what I’m looking forward to in Noah: A darker version of a very familiar story that would naturally be horrific in the moment, told by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) in his biggest sandbox to date.  The 35-second clip is packed with big moments, including a brief shot of celestial beings hurtling toward Earth.

Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, and Logan Lerman star.  Noah opens March 28.  Watch the spot after the break.

First 2 Trailers for Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH Starring Russell Crowe

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Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for director Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic Noah, and it looks exactly like a Darren Aronofsky version of the Great Flood story.  The visuals here are quite stunning, and the production’s decision to shoot in Iceland looks to be more than warranted.  How refreshing it is to see a film with real backgrounds and landscapes as opposed to CG-created everything (ahem Maleficent).  What I’m most excited about, though, is the human element, as Aronofsky has a knack for telling wonderfully intimate stories that are extremely character-focused.  Combined with the expansive visuals of the Great Flood, this has the makings to be quite the event film.  Whatever quarrels are going on about the current edit of the feature, I sincerely hope Aronofsky’s signature style isn’t lost in the final cut.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film stars Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, Douglas Booth, Kevin Durand, Martin Csokas, Mark Margolis, and Anthony HopkinsNoah opens on March 28, 2014. [Update: Paramount has also released an entirely different international trailer, which is also included after the jump.]

Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten and Anthony Hopkins Star in KIDNAPPING FREDDY HEINEKEN; Peter Dinklage to Topline R-Rated Comedy

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Here’s a bit of casting news for you today:

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16 New Images from THOR: THE DARK WORLD Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, and Christopher Eccleston

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Marvel has released 16 new images from Alan Taylor’s Thor: The Dark World.  The film finds Chris Hemsworth’s Thor squaring off against the villainous dark elf Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston).  Producer Craig Kyle tells Empire that when the film picks up, Asgard has been at war for almost a year because the cost of rebuilding the bifrost, “but during that time, when the cops were largely cut off from the rest of the universe, you had miscreants that came in from outside the Nine Realms, pillaging and destroying and causing havoc. So that’s what our guys have been doing now – trying to put all these fires out across the Nine Realms.”  While I still have my doubts about the movie, I still love the look of Asgard and the characters’ costumes.  I’m also impressed by the makeup work on Malekith unmasked (seen above), and want to see more of him in action.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Natalie PortmanTom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, and Anthony HopkinsThor: The Dark World opens in 3D on November 8th.

Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH Still Set for March 28, 2014 Release [UPDATED]

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[Update: Paramount has reached out to inform us that Noah has not moved off its March date after all, and a mixup on their website led to the confusion.  Our original story follows below, but Noah will still be hitting theaters on March 28, 2014.  As you were.]

It looks like we’ll have to wait just a little bit longer to see director Darren Aronofsky’s iteration of the Great Flood.  Paramount announced today that the Black Swan director’s biblical epic Noah has been delayed from its March 28, 2014 release date to an undisclosed summer date.  The push is likely due to the film’s extensive visual effects, as Aronofsky’s vision of the tale involves 11-foot-tall fallen angels called Watchers.  It’s also possible that Paramount feels the tentpole will do better in the midst of the summer movie season.  Whatever the case, I’m really looking forward to this one.

New Images from the Set of Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH [Updated]

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We have seen several nice tight shots of Noah stars Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, and Anthony Hopkins in costume.  The production was stationed in Iceland, and as seen in a new batch of images, director Darren Aronofsky zooms out enough to let the vast and beautiful landscapes speak to his vision for the Biblical epic.  I like the look and scope of everything we have seen from the production so far—I am eager to see what Aronofsky will bring to the classic story.

Douglas Booth, Kevin Durand, Martin Csokas, and Mark Margolis also star.  Noah opens March 28, 2014. [Update: We have removed these images at the request of the studio.]

New Trailer for THOR: THE DARK WORLD Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Christopher Eccleston

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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.

New Poster for THOR: THE DARK WORLD

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Marvel has released a new poster for Thor: The Dark World, and sadly, it’s cluttered beyond all reason.  The poster embraces the lazy “floating head” design, then crams in as many characters as possible (for those counting, this poster has ten characters on it).  “Busy” doesn’t even begin to describe the visual, and while that can sometimes work to a poster’s advantage (like the final theatrical poster for Iron Man 3), it can also be overwhelming and a complete abuse of Photoshop (like the IMAX poster for Iron Man 3).  The only thing this poster tells me is that Thor is about to get pelted with tiny meteors.

Hit the jump to check out the new U.K. poster.  The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie PortmanTom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, and Anthony HopkinsThor: The Dark World opens in 3D on November 8th.

Bruce Willis and Anthony Hopkins Talk RED 2, What They Collect, and 12 MONKEYS

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Dean Parisot’s (Galaxy Quest) action-comedy sequel Red 2 opens this weekend.  The follow-up pits ex-CIA operative Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) against Victoria (Helen Mirren) when MI6 greenlights his assassination as Interpol’s “Most Wanted.”  All the while, Moses and his team must work to track down a missing nuclear device.  For more on the film, watch these six clips and the trailerRed 2 also stars John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee, and Anthony Hopkins.

At the recent New York City press junket, I landed an exclusive video interview with Willis and Hopkins.  They talked about how much fun they had filming Red 2, what they collect, their preparation process (which led to Willis talking about 12 Monkeys!), and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse Is The Mother F%&*^r in New KICK-ASS 2 Image; First Look at Anthony Hopkins in SOLACE

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Universal Pictures has released a new image from director Jeff Wadlow’s upcoming sequel Kick-Ass 2, and this time it’s all about The Mother F%&*^r.  Christopher Mintz-Plasse is seen checking out his new look as the aptly-named supervillain, sporting an outfit that is at once sinister and sexually suggestive.  The film’s red-band trailers promise that Wadlow isn’t holding back for the R-rated follow-up, and I’m eager to see more of the character interplay between Mintz-Plasse, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Chloe Grace Moretz.  The film opens in theaters on August 16th.

Additionally, the first image from the supernatural thriller Solace has been unveiled.  The film centers on a former doctor with psychic abilities who gets roped in by the FBI to aid in a serial killer case.  Anthony Hopkins plays the doctor, while Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Abbie Cornish are FBI agents working to track down the killer, played by Colin Farrell.  Filming is set to wrap on the film this week.  Hit the jump to check out both images.

New Images from Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH Starring Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and More

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New promo images have been released for Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah.  The adaptation will expand on the biblical tale, and take a closer look at the details of the story.  For example, while the ark is usually portrayed as a ship, in Aronofsky’s film, it’s literally an ark designed simply to withstand the flood rather than something that’s designed for travel.  As you’ll see from these images, the dress is also far rougher than the cheesy biblical version of robes and sandals.  And when it comes to the character, lead actor Russell Crowe says that this Noah isn’t a benevolent figure, but “a guy who can get the job done.”  It’s going to be a new take on an old story, and I can’t wait to see what Aronofsky has in store.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Kevin Durand, Martin Csokas, and Mark MargolisNoah opens March 28, 2014.

Watch 6 Clips From RED 2 Starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Helen Mirren

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With the Red 2 press junket happening in New York City this weekend, Summit has provided us with six clips for director Dean Parisot’s (Galaxy Quest) upcoming action-comedy sequel.  The spy follow-up pits ex-CIA operative Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) against Victoria (Helen Mirren) when MI6 greenlights his assassination as Interpol’s “Most Wanted.”  All the while, Moses and his team work to track down a missing nuclear device.  The new clips continue to make the film look like a lot of fun, especially with regards to the very promising interplay between the pic’s talented cast members.

Hit the jump to watch the clips.  The film also stars John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee, and Anthony HopkinsRed 2 opens on July 19th.

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