The trailers coming out of the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo have been blowing my mind and promise to blow a hole in my wallet when the new games become available. If you missed our previous batches of trailers, you can check them out here and here (and don’t miss our villainous update on the new Star Trek game!). The next round of trailers and demos features the much anticipated Star Wars 1313, in which players control a bounty hunter on one of the many levels of the city-planet, Coruscant. We’ve also got the next installment in the epic Assassin’s Creed franchise, as well as a contemporary take on assassins from Ubisoft, a new game from the makers of Heavy Rain which features the voice and likeness of Ellen Page and more! Hit the jump to check them out.
For those who aren’t familiar with Oscar rules, every country is only allowed to submit one film for the Best Foreign Film category. It’s an idiotic rule with a good intention (demonstrate worldwide filmmaking talent) that excludes the possibility that a country may have more than one amazing film. But that’s the rule, there’s no indication it will change any time soon, and with that in mind, Sweden has chosen Pernilla August’s Beyond (“Svinalängorna“) as its submission to this year’s Oscars. That doesn’t mean it will be nominated, but this is what Sweden thinks is its best shot.
And it’s not a bad gamble if it stars rising star Noomi Rapace. Rapace plays a “woman confronting her broken and traumatic past. As she visits her hometown and dying mother, a parallel story follows Lena as a child growing up with alcoholic parents in 1970s Swedish suburbs.” Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. Rapace will be introducing herself to mainstream American audiences this December in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and next summer in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.
Teri Polo and Dermot Mulroney have signed on to star in the thriller Beyond. Directed by Josef Rusnak (The 13th Floor), the film follows a detective and a television psychic as they attempt to find a missing child. Polo and Mulroney join a cast that features Jon Voight and Julian Morris (ABC’s shortlived My Generation). According to Heat Vision, Polo will be playing the role of the missing child’s mother/Voight’s daughter while the details of Mulroney’s turn are left to the imagination. While no release date has been set, the film is currently shooting in Alaska.
As for upcoming work, you can catch Polo in Little Fockers which hits theaters on December 22nd. In Mulroney’s case, the actor is appearing alongside Kristen Bell, Drew Barrymore, and John Krasinski in the upcoming Ken Kwapis (He’s Just Not That Into You) romance, Everybody Loves Whales. He also recently starred in the drama Inhale; a film from Iceland’s own Baltasar Kormakur that received only limited release in the States.