Earlier this week, we got the official synopsis for Transcendence, the directorial debut of Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (Inception), and now the first images have gone online. The film revolves around a group of scientists trying to build the first self-aware supercomputer, and when lead researcher Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) becomes the target of anti-technology extremists, he unexpectedly becomes a participant in his own transcendence. “It’s a very timely subject as we find we have to update the software on our cell phones before we can even make a call,” Pfister tells Entertainment Weekly. He also jokes that Depp looks like a regular guy in this movie, which is a change of pace for the actor.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Morgan Freeman. Transcendence opens in 2D and IMAX on April 18, 2014.
Warner Bros. has released two new images from Doug Liman‘s upcoming sci-fi action flick, Edge of Tomorrow. The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race; he then wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier and perhaps change his fate. Yesterday, we got some viral images and tomorrow we’ll get the trailer, but for now USA Today (which debuted the images) focuses on the exosuits. The suits weighed about 85 pounds, and at one point Cruise had to sprint with a suit that weighed in at 130 because it had a sniper rifle and a missile launcher. Cruise said it was “physically grueling” except he’s 51 and looks maybe 40, and I have no pity for people who have access to the fountain of youth. I imagine he keeps it next to a portrait of him getting older.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, and Jeremy Piven. Edge of Tomorrow opens June 6, 2014.
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival just announced its Premieres line-up, along with images and synopses for the movies playing in that category. Briefly:
- Calvary – Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh; starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, and Marie-Josée Croz.
- Hits – Written and directed by David Cross; starring Meredith Hagner, Matt Walsh, James Adomian, Jake Cherry, Derek Waters, and Wyatt Cenac.
- I Origins – Written and directed by Mike Cahill; starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Steven Yeun, and Archie Panjabi.
- Little Accidents – Written and directed by Sara Colangelo; starring Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Chloë Sevigny, Jacob Lofland, and Josh Lucas.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2014 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 16- 26th.
Earlier today, Warner Bros. was promoting Godzilla via a viral marketing campaign. It looks like they’re also using the same strategy for their action movie, Edge of Tomorrow. The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race; he then wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier and perhaps change his fate. The images are coming from the Twitter feed @EmbeddedUDF, and they’re somewhat low-quality, probably to stick with viral campaign’s alternate reality. Maybe we’ll get some higher quality images when the first trailer is released on Wednesday.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton and Jeremy Piven. Edge of Tomorrow opens June 6, 2014.
In case you haven’t gotten enough of your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man today with the new trailer, our screengrabs, and the possibility of the post-credits scene being spoiled in the trailer, Sony has released more images from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on the official website. The website also features background music that’s probably some of Hans Zimmer‘s score for the film. Finally, we’ve been wondering who Colm Feore would be playing in the movie, and had speculated that it would be Spider-Slayer inventor Spencer Smythe. However, the website says he’s playing “Donald Menken”, who was the personal assistant to Norman Osborn (Chris Cooper) in the comics. There’s still no official word on who Felicity Jones and B.J. Novak are playing.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
The 2014 Sundance Film Festival just announced the films that will be screening in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. We’ve got the first images and synopses from the following movies that will be playing in that category:
- Camp X-Ray – Written and directed by Peter Sattler; starring Kristen Stewart, Payman Maadi, Lane Garrison, J.J. Soria, and John Carroll Lynch.
- Cold in July – Directed by Jim Mickle; starring Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, Vinessa Shaw, Nick Damici, and Wyatt Russell.
- God’s Pocket – Directed and co-written by John Slattery; starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks, and John Turturro.
- Happy Christmas – Written and directed by Joe Swanberg; starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham, and Joe Swanberg.
Hit the jump for the images and synopses. The 2014 Sundance Film Festival runs January 16 – 26th.
Today, we’ve got four exclusive images from the upcoming thriller, Reasonable Doubt. Per the official synopsis, “When up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden (Dominic Cooper) commits a fatal hit-and-run, he feels compelled to throw the case against the accused criminal who was found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch’s worst fears come true when he realizes that he acquitted a guilty man, and he soon finds himself on the hunt for the killer before more victims pile up.”
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Gloria Reuben and Samuel L. Jackson. Reasonable Doubt opens in theaters and VOD on January 17th.
CBS Films has released three clips and five new images from the Coen Brothers‘ upcoming film, Inside Llewyn Davis. The story takes place in the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1961, and follows singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) as he struggles with his career and strained personal relationships. It’s one of the best films I’ve seen this year and the soundtrack is a must-buy. These are good clips that won’t spoil anything, and they also highlight Isaac’s strong performance. John Goodman‘s character, an ornery jazz musician, also explains a traditional commit suicide.
Hit the jump to check out the clips and the images. The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Adam Driver, Stark Sands, and Garrett Hedlund. Inside Llewyn Davis opens December 6th.
We got an early look at the monster design for Godzilla during Comic-Con, but news from the Legendary picture has been relatively quiet since then. But thanks to the modern miracles of the internet and product placement, we have a new look at the title beastie thanks to a new book that’s on the market for pre-order.
Director Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, Ken Watanabe, and David Strathairn, and opens May 16, 2014. Hit the jump to take a look at the new image.
Principal photography has wrapped on Claudio Fäh’s Northmen – A Viking Saga, and we’ve got the first official image from the film to share with you. The story centers on a band of Viking marauders who sail down the coast of Britain with dreams of pillaging gold, but a shipwreck forces them to travel on foot to a Viking stronghold, pursued by the King of Scotland’s infamous mercenaries, the Wolf Pack.
Tom Hopper (Knights of Badassdom), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Irish actress Charlie Murphy (Philomena), Ed Skrein (The Sweeney), Ken Duken (Inglorious Basterds), Anatole Taubman (Quantum of Solace) and James Norton (Rush) star. Hit the jump to see the first image and for more on the film.
Although we previously knew that the Entourage movie was set to begin production this coming January, creator Doug Ellin confirmed the specific start date with a recent tweet. Looks like the gang will officially get back together for the feature treatment on January 16th. Ellin also tweeted a behind-the-scenes cast image with the news, but as he’s been feeling a little nostalgic with his Entourage image tweets lately so it might have been from the end of season eight. Still nice to see everyone together. Hit the jump to check it out.
Disney has released a new trailer for director James Bobin‘s upcoming sequel Muppets Most Wanted. In the follow-up, the gang is on a successful tour in Europe but gets into trouble when Kermit gets confused with his jewel-heisting doppelganger, Constantine. I really enjoyed 2011′s The Muppets, but almost everything I’m seeing from this sequel is doing nothing for me. It’s not a bad premise, and it’s amusing to see Constantine try to impersonate Kermit, but it’s still a fairly tired plot and there’s almost none of the irreverence or wackiness I’d expect to see from a Muppet movie. Here’s hoping it’s just a bad trailer and not a bad movie.
Hit the jump check out the new trailer and images, and find out about some of the cameos. The film stars Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, and Ty Burrell. Muppets Most Wanted opens March 21, 2014.
David Ayer‘s action film Sabotage has been quiet for some time now. It used to be called “Ten“, and is loosely based on Agatha Christie’s classic mystery Ten Little Indians, as it centers on a DEA task force who heists a drug cartel safe house, only to start getting picked off one-by-one by an unknown assassin. The movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, and now the first images since one was released almost a year ago. The images feature plenty of firearms as well as potentially distracting hairstyles from Schwarzenegger (who is supposed to have a bad haircut so it would look “real”, according to USA Today) and co-star Sam Worthington, who’s sporting cornrows and going by the name “Monster” [Correction: Joe Manganiello has the cornrows. They are not at all distracting on him]. The USA Today article also emphasizes the amount of training the stars had to go through in order to bond and cut down on takes for the action scenes.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Max Martini, Josh Holloway, Olivia Williams, and Mireille Enos. Sabotage opens April 11, 2014.
Christopher Nolan loves using the IMAX camera, and we love him for using it. It gets amazing footage, but it’s tough to wield. The camera is bulky, noisy, and there aren’t many of them in the world, so you have to be careful. Strapping an IMAX camera to the front of a Learjet may not be the most cautious use of the expensive equipment, but Nolan’s probably going to get some amazing footage out of it for his new movie, Interstellar. Plot details are unsurprisingly scarce (“a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage”; the story might also involve corn), but it’s good to know that Nolan is finding new ways to utilize the IMAX camera.
Hit the jump to check out a couple images of the rig. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Matt Damon, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo, Ellen Burstyn, and Michael Caine. Interstellar opens November 7, 2014.
Following a rather lengthy development period, the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is finally off and running. The adaptation of the sultry E.L. James novel was thrown a curveball when Charlie Hunnam abruptly dropped out of the male lead role, leaving director Sam Taylor-Johnson scrambling to find a replacement with an August 2014 release date looming. The Fall actor Jamie Dornan was eventually cast as Hunnam’s replacement opposite Dakota Johnson (Ben & Kate), but now Universal has understandably pushed the film’s release date back a few months. Instead of going head-to-head with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014, Fifty Shades of Grey will steam up movie theater screens on February 13, 2015. Happy Valentine’s Day!
In anticipation of production beginning very soon, the first images of Dornan and Johnson in character as the book’s sex-adventurous duo has been revealed on the latest cover of EW. Hit the jump to take a look and for release date news for the James Brown biopic Get on Up and the genre redo Dracula Untold.