A new behind-the-scenes image of Channing Tatum on the set of White House Down has appeared online, courtesy of director Roland Emmerich. The story follows a rejected Secret Service applicant (Tatum) who must save the President (Jamie Foxx) when a heavily-armed paramilitary group takes over the White House. While you may have gotten a taste of what the movie has in store in the first trailer, make sure to come back next week when a new trailer drops.
The film also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins, Jason Clarke, Jake Weber, Lance Reddick and Joey King. White House Down opens on June 28th, 2013. Hit the jump to check out the new image.
Sony has set release dates for a few of its big comedy titles hitting theaters next year:
- 21 Jump Street 2 – The highly-anticipated comedy sequel will hit theaters on June 6, 2014, where it will open opposite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller and stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum return for a story that sees the characters infiltrating a college campus. For much more info on the sequel, click here.
- Think Like a Man Too – The sequel to the relationship comedy based on the book by Steve Harvey will open in theaters on June 20, 2014 opposite How to Train Your Dragon 2.
- Sex Tape – Director Jake Kasdan’s (Walk Hard) comedy will open on July 2, 2014 opposite Disney’s Maleficent. The film stars Jason Segel and possibly Cameron Diaz as a couple who set out to find their sex tape that has mysteriously disappeared.
A new feature film iteration of the musical Guys and Dolls may finally be getting off the ground. Studios have been trying for years to secure the film rights to a new version of the classic Frank Loesser musical, but the songwriter’s widow never quite found a deal she liked. That just changed, as 20th Century Fox has now closed a deal to nab the rights and start development on a new Guys and Dolls imminently. For those unfamiliar, the story takes place in the 1940s and centers on a group of New York City petty criminals and professional gamblers.
Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra toplined MGM’s 1955 feature film adaptation, but Fox is thinking a bit younger for this new version as the studio has its eye on Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star. Hit the jump for more.
One of the most pleasant surprises of 2012 was Sony’s 21 Jump Street adaptation. While remakes and reboots are usually developed with an eye towards appealing to the widest possible audience, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller crafted a wonderfully peculiar and hilarious comedy that benefitted from some excellent chemistry between stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. As the R-rated film grossed over $200 million worldwide, both fans and Sony were keen on moving forward with a sequel. Screenwriter Michael Bacall has been working on the script for the follow-up alongside Hill, and Sony recently announced that they’re planning the film for a 2014 release.
Steve recently sat down for a lengthy interview with producer Neal Moritz, and during their wide-ranging conversation Moritz talked quite a bit about 21 Jump Street 2. He confirmed that the story finds Tatum and Hill infiltrating a college campus, Ice Cube is set to return as Captain Dickson, and he also noted that Lord and Miller are attached to direct with an eye towards a summer 2014 release date. Hit the jump to read on.
Shooting has begun on the Wachowski Siblings‘ new sci-fi film, Jupiter Ascending. The film follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a recent Russian immigrant who has to scrub toilets for a living, but then discovers she has the genetic signature that makes her next in line to be Queen of the Universe. The movie is currently shooting at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and will remain in the U.K. until June. The production will then move to Chicago to finish filming.
Hit the jump for the first full synopsis. The film also stars Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy, and Sean Bean. Jupiter Ascending opens in 3D on July 25, 2014.
From time to time I like to use the opening paragraph to discuss my latest screenprint investments and/or dream items. This week I’m playing a similar note as I recently picked up Olly Moss‘ “Batman’s Rogues Gallery” set on eBay for very close to what the timed edition went for originally. Those of you who follow posters and prints know how redeeming it can be to finally get an item you originally missed out on without having to pay exponentially more than its original asking price. Now, if only Ken Taylor‘s Halloween print would stop being so rare/expensive, I could officially run out of room on my walls.
I’ll stop gushing and leave any more in-depth poster/print talk to our own Limited Paper. For my part, this week’s Top 5 includes the first trailer and a video blog recap of 10 minutes of footage from Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium, our White House Down set visit recap, an exclusive interview with Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull, the first trailers for Ron Howard‘s Rush, and an extended interview with Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael. As is customary, a brief recap and link to each is ready and waiting for your attention after the jump.
While Channing Tatum has made a lot of movies over the past few years, he’s about to enter a new phase of his career: action star. And based on what I watched on the set of Roland Emmerich‘s White House Down last year in Montreal, he’s going to be great at it.
During a group interview in between set-ups, Tatum talked about if his outfit was an homage to Die Hard‘s John McClane, his thoughts on being in a big action movie, how he got involved in the project, his chemistry with Jamie Foxx, what it’s been like working with Emmerich, filming the action sequences, the success of Magic Mike and 21 Jump Street, the status of Magic Mike 2, and so much more. Hit the jump for what he had to say.
Before I dive into the main topic of this week’s opening paragraph, just a quick disclaimer that the Top 5 will be taking a week off next Saturday to accommodate the first, and perhaps only, trip to Hawaii I will ever take. Here’s to hoping it’s less awkward but equally as life-changing and Kristen Bell/Mila Kunis-filled as Forgetting Sarah Marshall depicted. That said, while it fell just short of the cut this week, I still want to draw attention to the first trailer for director Adam Wingard‘s You’re Next that debuted on Thursday. As a horror fan, I’m always excited when a new entry in the genre gets lauded from both sides of the aisle (horror fans and those who aren’t as giddy about movies that make them think twice about turning out the lights). As far as I’m concerned, August 23rd can’t get here soon enough.
All Hawaii and horror fanboy talk aside, this week’s list offers up the first trailer(s) for The Wolverine, interviews with Dwayne Johnson and more for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the first trailer and posters for White House Down, a new red-band trailer for Pain & Gain, and The Host interviews with Saoirse Ronan and more. As you’re probably expecting, a brief recap and link to all of the above can be found after the jump.
The first trailer for director Roland Emmerich’s presidential thriller White House Down has been released. While the trailer (and plot) have lots of elements in common with Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen, our first introduction to White House Down comes through the lens of various news outlets reporting an attack on Washington, D.C. rather than centering on the heroic lead; we don’t even seen Channing Tatum until about half-way through. Emmerich’s usual flare for the dramatic is evident, but then he goes and does something interesting by allowing silence to fill a good portion of the trailer. It also looks like the danger will come not from an outside enemy, but from within. There are moments that appear to be more Die Hard in nature (and a few glimpses that could be considered spoilers), but there’s just enough here to warrant some interest even after a movie with the exact same plot was just released.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins, Jason Clarke, Jake Weber, Lance Reddick and Joey King. White House Down opens on June 28th, 2013.
Paramount has released a hefty reel of behind-the-scenes footage from director Jon M. Chu’s sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The follow-up’s story finds the Joes disbanded and outnumbered as they must square off against not only the Cobras, but also threats within their own government. Dwayne Johnson is front and center as Roadblock, and he’s flanked by newcomers Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, D.J. Cotrona as Flint, and Bruce Willis as the OG Joe.
Hit the jump to watch the footage, and if you missed any of Steve’s set visit coverage be sure to check out 25 things to know & video blog recap, along with his interviews with Dwayne Johnson, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Elodie Yung, D.J. Cotrona, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and Jon M. Chu. G.I. Joe: Retaliation opens in 3D on March 28th.
Paramount Pictures has released a batch of new high-resolution images from director Jon M. Chu’s upcoming sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The follow-up’s story finds the Joes disbanded and outnumbered as they must square off against not only the Cobras, but also threats within their own government. These images highlight the ensemble cast sporting an array of weapons, as well as lots and lots of ninjas.
Hit the jump to view the images, and if you missed any of Steve’s set visit coverage be sure to check out 25 things to know & video blog recap, along with his interviews with Dwayne Johnson, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Elodie Yung, D.J. Cotrona, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and Chu. G.I. Joe: Retaliation opens in 3D on March 28th.
We’re happy to debut three new images from director Jon M. Chu’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation today. The exclusive shots feature looks at Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, and D.J. Cotrona and in uniform, and one thing’s for certain after looking at these images: G.I. Joe is packed with some incredibly intimidating gentlemen. The sequel’s story finds the Joes disbanded and outnumbered as they must square off against not only the Cobras, but also threats within their own government. The trailers promise some incredibly theatrical fight sequences and ninja avalanches, so Retaliation should hopefully be quite the entertaining moviegoing experience.
Also starring Elodie Yung, Ray Park, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Stevenson, Walton Goggins, RZA and Adrianne Palicki, G.I. Joe: Retaliation opens in 3D on March 28th. Hit the jump to view the new images.
Over the last few days, we’ve been treated to some character featurettes, recruitment videos and clips from director Jon M. Chu’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Today, three new character featurettes have been made available. They focus on Channing Tatum’s Duke, Adrianne Palicki’s Lady Jaye and D.J. Cotrona’s Flint, and reveal a few new bits of footage. (Cotrona’s might be a bit spoilery as there is an odd appearance of another cast member, though it’s out of context.)
Also starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park and Elodie Yung, G.I. Joe: Retaliation opens March 28th. Hit the jump to watch the featurettes.
Every year, Jimmy Kimmel Live follows the Oscars with a star-studded sketch. Last year, audiences were treated to a trailer for Movie: The Movie, which featured dozens of movie stars parodying every film genre and cliché. Naturally, every hit needs a sequel, and JKL has delivered with Movie: The Movie 2V. I’ll let you be the judge between which trailer is better, but I would say the sequel surpasses the original when it comes to the obligatory Matt Damon joke.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Movie: The Movie 2V opens Arbor Day.
Fans of David Fincher have been itching to see a new feature film from the director since 2011’s release of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and we received a fairly promising update on his potential next project just yesterday. The filmmaker has been developing a big-budget remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for quite some time with an eye towards making it his next film, and yesterday we learned that Disney is being wooed by a major tax credit to shoot the film in Australia this year. Though Fincher was hoping to nab frequent collaborator Brad Pitt as his star, the actor had yet to officially sign on to the project.
Now a new report has surfaced with plenty of updates on all things Fincher, including word that he’s looking at a number of actors—including Channing Tatum—to possibly lead 20,000 Leagues given that Pitt has passed, that he may have to push production on the remake back to next year and film something else in the interim, and the possibility that he might not helm any of season two of the Netflix series House of Cards. Hit the jump to read on.