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.
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 Hopkins. Noah opens on March 28, 2014. [Update: Paramount has also released an entirely different international trailer, which is also included after the jump.]
Here’s a bit of casting news for you today:
Hit the jump for more on both pictures.
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 Portman, Tom Hiddleston, 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.
[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.
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.]
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 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 Portman, Tom Hiddleston, 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.
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 trailer. Red 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.
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 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 Margolis. Noah opens March 28, 2014.
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 Hopkins. Red 2 opens on July 19th.
Here’s today’s latest casting news:
- Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) will star in the action picture Aurora Rising, which follows a test pilot storyline based on a screenplay by Christian Gudegast (A Man Apart).
- Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) has joined the mobster biopic Gotti for director Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger).
- Kate Hudson (Almost Famous) joins Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here, funded partially from crowd-sourced money via Kickstarter.
Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.
New posters have been released from The Lone Ranger, Red 2, Star Trek Into Darkness, and I, Frankenstein. Briefly, The Lone Ranger international poster has the Lone Ranger in danger of falling into Helena Bonham Carter‘s cleavage, the gang is all there in the Red 2 poster,
the Enterprise is still seriously screwed in the latest poster for Star Trek Into Darkness, and then there’s the first poster for I, Frankenstein. It’s a “motion poster”, but it will be holographic when you see it at your local theater. It doesn’t have a close-up of Aaron Eckhart as the monster, but at a distance, he’s the most handsome iteration of the creature to date.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. The Lone Ranger opens on July 3rd. Red 2 opens July 19th. Star Trek Into Darkness opens in IMAX 3D on Wednesday and in 2D and 3D on Thursday. I, Frankenstein opens in 3D on January 24th. [Update: The Star Trek Into Darkness poster was not approved by the studio, and we have removed it at their request.]
Summit Entertainment has released a new trailer for director Dean Parisot’s (Galaxy Quest) action-comedy sequel Red 2. 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.” This trailer introduces us to the film’s new characters, as Anthony Hopkins plays a living MacGuffin (similar to John Hurt‘s character in Crystal Skull) and Catherine Zeta-Jones plays an old flame of Willis’ character who joins the group to combat a common enemy. Byung Hun Lee appears to bring some freshness to the film’s action sequences, and the humorous tone is spot-on thanks to the sensibilities of Parisot. All in all, Red 2 looks to be quite the fun ride.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Mary-Louise Parker and John Malkovich. Red 2 opens on July 19th.