Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer for the new sci-fi film Europa Report. Directed by Sebastian Cordero, the film follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life. Naturally, when the crew lands on the surface and starts digging below the ice, they find themselves in dire circumstances. The film isn’t exactly found footage, but most of the pic is framed using cameras inside the spacecraft, on the external vehicles, and in documentary-style interviews with the crew members. The practical effects approach is definitely impressive, and there’s a strong horror undercurrent that looks to be quite effective.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Christian Camargo, Embeth Davidtz, Dan Fogler, Anamaria Marinca, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Karolina Wydra, and Daniel Wu. Europa Report will be available on iTunes on June 27th and hits theaters on August 2nd.
Summit has released eight hi-res images from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. These images were released last week, but now they’re available in high resolution. You know you want to see hi-res Volturi Dakota Fanning being all evil and stuff.
Hit the jump to check out the images and click here for the latest trailer. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Mackenzie Foy, Tracey Heggins, Judith Shekoni, Casey LaBow, MyAnna Buring, Christian Camargo, Mia Maestro, Cameron Bright, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Billy Burke, Rami Malek, and Maggie Grace. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens November 16th.
Actor Christian Camargo, whom many remember from a crucial arc in the first season of the Showtime series Dexter, is gearing up to make his directorial debut with an ambitious modern retelling of Anton Checkhov’s The Seagull, and he’s got a stellar cast in tow. Variety reports that Katie Holmes, William Hurt, Allison Janney, Russell Means, Jean Reno, Mark Rylance and Juliet Rylance are all in various stages of negotiations to join the ensemble cast. The film will take place in rural New England “where reckless desire wreaks havoc over Memorial Day weekend as a family confronts the volatile and fragile nature of love.”
West Wing vet Janney will play a movie star based on the Seagull role of Irina, Hurt will play her ailing brother, and Holmes will play “the temperamental daughter of the estate’s caretaker.” I haven’t read The Seagull, but I’m impressed by the cast Camargo has assembled here and I’m eager to see what this re-imagining has in store. Camargo wrote the script himself and production is set to get underway this summer. Hit the jump to read a synopsis for The Seagull.
Maggie Grace was recently cast as Irina Denali in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, but fans of the book know that she’s just one of the Denali coven. Courtesy of Heat Vision, we now know will play four other members:
- MyAnna Buring (The Descent) is Tanya, the leader of the clan who has a crush on Edward
- Casey LaBow (Skateland) is Kate, who can produce an electric current that shocks anyone she touches
- Christian Camargo (Dexter) is Eleazar, a Spaniard who has a knack for identifying the fits of others
- Mia Maestro (Poseidon) is Carmen, the kind mate of Eleazar who appears to know many languages
They of course join Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and the rest of the returning cast members for the final chapter of the Twilight Saga. The Bill Condon-directed Breaking Dawn will be separated into two parts, the first of which hits theaters on November 18, 2011; Part II drops on November 16, 2012. Hit the jump for the official synopsis of Stephenie Meyer’s book.