The first red-band trailer for the sequel Kick-Ass 2 debut this morning, and now Universal has released a batch of high-resolution images and the first poster for the film. Jeff Wadlow takes over from the first film’s director Matthew Vaughn this time around, and the story finds Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kick-Ass and Chloe Grace Moretz’s Hit Girl inspiring a new wave of masked superheroes that join in their fight against evil. On the flipside, Christopher Mintz-Plasse has now become a supervillain named The Mother Fucker and is assembling his own masked evil league.
Hit the jump to check out the images and poster. The film also stars Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, and Jim Carrey. Kick-Ass 2 opens on August 16th.
Universal has released the first red-band trailer for director Jeff Wadlow‘s sequel Kick-Ass 2. The trailer opens with a fight/dialogue scene between Aaron Johnson‘s Kick-Ass and Chloe Moretz‘s Hit Girl that brings us right back into the Kick-Ass world, and it sure does feel good to be back. The plot appears to revolve around the preparations for a showdown between Kick-Ass/Hit Girl and Christopher Mintz-Plasse‘s newly minted “The Motherfucker,” as both sides are building up their own armies of heroes/villains. Mintz-Plasse looks to have gone delectably full-evil in the follow-up, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how his character progresses throughout the film. The CGI is pretty iffy in places, but the fight scenes and performances look great, with Jim Carrey essentially unrecognizable as Colonel Stars and Stripes.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Clark Duke, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, and Olga Kurkulina. Kick-Ass 2 opens on August 16th.
We’ve already seen countless photos and videos from the set of the in-production sequel Kick-Ass 2 (many courtesy of director Jeff Wadlow himself), but now the film’s official synopsis has been released, giving us a peek at the film’s plot. When the sequel’s story picks up, the bravery of Aaron Johnson’s titular hero has inspired a wave of superheroes led by Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). When the group becomes the target of Red Mist’s (Christhoper Mintz-Plasee) fury—now going by the name of “The Mother F%&*^r”—only the incredibly deadly Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) can save them.
Hit the jump to read the full synopsis which includes some further details, and if you missed it check out Steve’s video interview with Moretz from last week’s New York Comic-Con. The promising ensemble cast also includes Clark Duke, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, and Olga Kurkulina. Kick-Ass 2 opens on June 28th, 2013.
We previously brought you the first looks at Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) in a new version of his RoboCop suit, but now we have a few more looks at Kinnaman as the 100% human Alex Murphy. Speaking of superhumans, director Jeff Wadlow recently tweeted a number of photos of the Kick-Ass 2 cast in costume. Though none are as awesome as the first look at Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars, these set photos do have that “official” ring to them.
Director Jose Padilha’s RoboCop also stars Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton and Jackie Earle Haley and opens August 9th, 2013. Kick-Ass 2, starring Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, opens June 28th of next year. Hit the jump to see the new images.
Kick-Ass 2 is indeed finally happening. The first poster banner for the film has popped up on the pic’s official Facebook page, and though it’s not much, it’s a fine tease for fans that have been clamoring for the return of Hit Girl and Co. Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Chloe Moretz are all confirmed to return and reprise their roles from Matthew Vaughn’s 2010 adaptation of the Mark Millar comic book.
Hit the jump to take a look at the banner and to find out what we know about Kick-Ass 2 so far.
We’ve got a few casting stories to share this afternoon. Briefly:
Hit the jump for more details.
After eight endearing years on Scrubs (plus one not-bad season of Zombie Scrubs), Donald Faison will always be a name that stands out in a press release. So today we bring you the announcement that principal photography has begun on Stag, a comedy which stars Faison, Eva Amurri (Californication), and Jon Dore (The Jone Dore Show).
Faison plays “the orchestrator of the hazing pranks at all of his buddies’ stags – elaborate, hilarious pranks that have left many emotional scars and a few physical ones.” The film is set during Faison’s bachelor party as he fears retribution from his wronged friends. Stag is the feature debut of writer/director Brett Heard. Hit the jump for the official announcement.
With The Brothers Strause movie Skyline opening November 12, we’ve been given 5 clips from the sci-fi thriller. Starring Eric Balfour, Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel, David Zayas and Donald Faison, the movie is about aliens attacking Earth and the film follows a small group as they try and survive.
While I think The Brothers Strause last movie (Alien vs. Predator: Requiem) is a disaster in every sense of the word, I’ve got to give credit that some of the TV spots for Skyline look cool. However, anyone can cut a great TV spot. The question is…will Skyline be a huge bust or something special. So far Universal hasn’t screened it for anyone. That’s not a good sign. Watch the clips and judge the footage for yourself:
by Jonah Posted: October 11th, 2010 at 3:20 pm
There’s always one big film that flies mostly under the radar at San Diego Comic-Con. This year, a panel featuring footage from fall’s alien invasion event film: Skyline, received rave reviews from those in attendance. I was invited, along with several other members of the internet press, to a special preview day for Skyline at Hydraulx Studios hosted by the film’s directors: brothers Colin and Greg Strause. Also in attendance to answer some questions following a screening of four select scenes, were stars Donald Faison, David Zayas and Brittany Daniel. Read the entire article after the jump.
Universal has released the first full trailer for its alien invasion movie Skyline and I have to say…it looks pretty cool. Directed by the Brothers Strause (Alien vs. Predator: Requiem), the premise is aliens have arrived on Earth and they’re not the friendly kind. Apparently the aliens emit some sort of light and if you look at it…you’re toast.
What I also like about the film is the lack of big name stars. Instead the Brothers Strause have cast Donald Faison, Eric Balfour, David Zayas, Scottie Thompson, and Brittany Daniel. Some of them you might recognize, but for the most part, they’re all fair game to get killed at any moment. Which is cool. Anyway, hit the jump to watch the trailer. It’s loaded with some pretty good looking special effects.
Rogue Pictures have released the first trailer for the Brothers Strause (Alien vs. Predator: Requiem) Skyline. This is one of those movies that came out of nowhere to win over the finicky crowd at this year’s Comic-Con. As Germain wrote in his write-up of the panel, the Brothers Strause decided to make Skyline when they saw the success of Paranormal Activity. The difference, however, is that these brothers also own the special effects house Hydraulx, so the film looks just a tad bigger, even if it was produce with the same dogma. He went on to say:
The entire movie was made with only a crew of about 20 people, which made for a very rewarding and intimate situation. Skyline was shot with the new Red camera and, because you don’t need to light as much, it made the production much smaller and let everyone take more risks. Even the actors took risks. Because there were only 5 people in charge (the directors, a producer and 2 writers) there was no one to report to or to say “no” when they rigged up the leads to hang over a building.
After watching the short teaser trailer, I’m definitely curious to see the full film. Judge for yourself after the jump:
Los Angeles is having a bad Comic-Con. Thursday, the Marines were sent in to Battle: Los Angeles and Friday, a bunch more came back to the City of Angels, sucking them up like a vacuum in the sky. This latter film, Skyline, is the brain child of the Brothers Strause (Alien vs. Predator: Requiem), who decided to make a movie in their home when they saw the success of Paranormal Activity. The difference, however, is that these brothers also own the special effects house Hydraulx, so the film looks just a tad bigger, even if it was produce with the same dogma.
Friday’s panel was the first time anyone one has seen any footage from this humongous independent production and it certainly got people talking. Read all about it after the jump.
Eric Balfour and Donald Faison are set to star in the new sci-fi thriller Skyline. The movie, written by Joshua Cordes and Liam O’Donnell, takes place on a high-rise in Los Angeles where a small group of survivors find that a deadly force is killing off humanity when they step outside. THR is reporting that Faison is set to play an entrepreneur who is finally able to lure his longtime friend, played by Balfour, out to L.A. for some partying.
The film is being directed by special effects wizards Greg and Colin Strause, who have worked on such projects as Avatar, Book of Eli, Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem, and 300. The two clearly know their way around the action film, which is something to be excited about. Other notable actors from the cast would be Scottie Thompson (NBC’s Trauma) and Brittney Daniel (White Chicks).
Balfour was last seen in a string of flops, most notably The Spirit, Hell Ride, and The Horsemen. Faison still reprises his role as Turk on the television show Scrubs, currently on ABC. The movie is currently filming in L.A.