Today marks the 79th anniversary of the death of notorious outlaw couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, and as such, History is releasing a few photos from their upcoming miniseries, Bonnie & Clyde, which will be simulcast on History, Lifetime and A&E later this year. The miniseries has been in production for years, with an incredible amount of starts and stops (and a lot of recasting — remember when Hillary Duff was set to play Bonnie? She was then replaced by Lindsay Pulsipher, who played the cat girl on True Blood …). History finally settled on a winning combination of Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) and ethereal beauty Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) to play the infamous couple, who were iconically portrayed in the 1967 film by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beaty. Hit the jump for the images and more.
Today, we’ve already seen set photos from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past, and now we’ve got some more from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The upcoming sequel sees Captain America (Chris Evans) teaming up with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to track down the nefarious Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Filming is underway in Cleveland, which is standing in for Washington, D.C. and the scene has S.W.A.T. and police involved in a shootout of some kind. The photos also show us Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) wandering around, but these images don’t hint at how the character is involved in the scene.
Hit the jump to check out the photos as well as video from the set. The film also stars Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández, and Robert Redford. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 2, 2014.
Bryan Singer is at it again. The X-Men: Days of Future Past director has revealed yet another behind-the-scenes peek at a character from the upcoming sequel, this time giving us a look at Jennifer Lawrence in her full body makeup as Mystique. The filmmaker describes the character as “vengeful” in the tweet, suggesting that the complicated relationship between Lawrence’s Mystique and James McAvoy’s Professor X from First Class will continue in this follow-up. We just recently shared what Ellen Page had to say about returning for DOFP and having her picture Tweeted by Singer, so if you missed that story click here to catch up.
Hit the jump to take a look at Lawrence in costume (or, um, body paint). If you missed them check out Singer’s images of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Halle Berry as Storm, Patrick Stewart as Professor X, James McAvoy as Professor X, Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde, and Shawn Ashmore as Iceman. The film also stars Michael Fassbender, Ian McKellan, Anna Paquin, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, and Peter Dinklage. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens July 18, 2014.
I adore Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City is a pretty good follow-up, but those were both developed by Rocksteady. The franchise has now moved into the hands of WB Games Montreal, so there’s some uncertainty. Furthermore, longtime Batman voice Kevin Conroy was replaced Roger Craig Smith with Troy Baker voicing The Joker instead of Mark Hamill. Last week, we saw Batman fighting Deathstroke in a non-gameplay trailer for the prequel, Batman: Arkham Origins. The game takes place in an even larger open world Gotham in which eight of the world’s deadliest assassins gather on Christmas Eve under direct orders from Black Mask to kill Batman. A full trailer has now been released, and while it still doesn’t show any gameplay, it does show off a neat fight scene in addition to Batman villains Black Mask and presumably Deadshot. WB Games has also announced that those who pre-order will be able to play as Deathstroke. According to WB Games, “Deathstroke will come complete with his own unique weapons and special moves, and will be playable in all challenge maps in the game, as well as two additional challenge maps that will be included with the pack. The pack will also contain two alternate Deathstroke character skins.”
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and images. Batman: Arkham Origins will be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, WiiU, and PC on October 25th. Click here to go pre-order.
Another day, another collection of new photos from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. One of the photos is from director Marc Webb‘s Twitter feed, and shows a futuristic room the director has labeled as “the future”. In the future, people just leave their clothes and gun strewn about. At least there’s the digital lock by the door, and hopefully the security has been upgraded from the first film where anyone was welcome as long as they could solve a puzzle (a.k.a. “Bridge Troll Security”).
There’s also some leaked photos from the set, and as you’ll see Spider-Man has a very important call to take. If this is his cell phone, your guess is as good as mine as to where he keeps it on his skin-tight costume. Hit the jump to check out the images. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
The first teaser trailer has been released for Greg Mottola‘s HBO film, Clear History, which stars an unrecognizable Larry David as “Nathan, a hipster marketing exec who sells all his shares at a start-up over a fight with his boss (Jon Hamm), only to miss out on billions when the company’s new product—an electric car—becomes a smashing success.” The movie was largely improvised, and also stars Bill Hader, Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes, Danny McBride, Michael Keaton, Phillip Michael Hall, JB Smoove, and Amy Ryan. Mottola tells EW the movie picks up ten years after Nathan’s disastrous mistake, and he has changed his name and gone incognito. The Superbad director adds that the character is loosely based off an employee mentioned in Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and first image. Clear History premieres on HBO in August.
If you missed the red-band trailer for director Paul Middleditch’s horror comedy Rapture-Palooza, you can check out the newly-released toned-down version here. There’s only a little bit of new footage and it keeps the same jokes from the first trailer (minus the profanity), but star Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air) is certainly worth a second look, don’t you think? She plays the object of affection sought after by the Anti-Christ (Craig Robinson) when the Rapture befalls Seattle. Her boyfriend (John Francis Daley) will do anything he can to stop her from becoming Satan’s bride.
Also starring Rob Corddry, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Thomas Lennon, Ana Gasteyer, John Michael Higgins, Tyler Labine and Ken Jeong, Rapture-Palooza opens in theaters and on VOD June 7th. Hit the jump for the green-band trailer, image, synopsis and poster.
Blood Ties, the new film from Tell No One director Guillaume Canet, is premiering at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and the first eight images from the movie have been released. The story takes place in New York in 1974, and centers on two brothers. One has recently been released from prison, and the other is a cop who is trying to help his brother out only to discover that old habits die hard. The stellar cast includes Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Mila Kunis, Billy Crudup, James Caan, and Zoe Saldana.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The Cannes Film Festival is now underway, so we should expect to hear the buzz on Blood Ties soon.
The 2013 Cannes Film Festival begins today, and new images have been released for these movies in the fest’s line-up:
- Behind the Candelabra – Directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, and Debbie Reynolds.
- Nebraska – Directed by Alexander Payne, starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, Stacy Keach, and Bob Odenkirk.
- The Immigrant – Directed by James Gray, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Renner.
- As I Lay Dying – Directed and starring James Franco, co-starring Tim Blake Nelson, Logan Marshall-Green, and Danny McBride.
Hit the jump for the images and synopses. The 2013 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15 – May 26th.
Summit Entertainment has released a new image from director Neil Burger’s (The Illusionist) adaptation of the YA novel Divergent. Based on the book by author Veronica Roth, the story takes place in a futuristic society where people are divided into factions based on their personalities, and Shailene Woodley’s Tris is a young girl who doesn’t fit into any of the pre-assigned groups and faces termination due to her status as a “Divergent.” This new image highlights a pivotal moment in the story when Tris begins her initiation into one of the factions, and it also provides a great view of the Chicago skyline, which is where the pic is being filmed.
Hit the jump to check out the new image along with a high-resolution version of the previous image that was released, and if you missed it click here to check out our recent lengthy interview with Roth about the film and the final novel in the book series. Divergent also stars Kate Winslet, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Tony Goldwyn, and Ray Stevenson and opens on March 21, 2014.
We’ve seen plenty of set photos from Terrence Malick‘s Knight of Cups, but now an official image has been released. The image is a nice shot of a scene we previously saw in set photos with Christian Bale and Natalie Portman frolicking on a beach. If you focus, you can almost see the lyrical cinematography and whispered narration. There are few details on Knight of Cups other than it’s about the Los Angeles movie business and features half of Hollywood. In addition to Bale and Portman, the cast includes Cate Blanchett, Isabel Lucas, Antonio Banderas, Wes Bentley, Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto, Teresa Palmer, Ryan O’Neal, Jason Clarke, Joel Kinnaman, and Shea Whigham (hat tip to The Playlist for keeping count). However, these are actors who have only been seen in set photos; we don’t know who will make the final cut.
We also don’t know when Malick will have that final cut. He’s editing multiple movies, and he has no problem spending years in the editing room. As The Playlist reminds us, it took 18 months between the first photo of To the Wonder to the film’s release. Footage from Knight of Cups is currently being shown to possible distributors at Cannes this week. Hit the jump to check out the image.
Shooting wrapped some time ago on The Wolverine, but director James Mangold is happy to keep tweeting set photos. The latest is a fight between Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Lord Shingen (Hiroyuki Sanada), and Mangold added, “Hiro Sanada and HJ rehearse clash of claws and blades. Hiro is a truly great actor, martial artist and friend.” I’m sure all of this true, but what I don’t understand about this set photo is how Wolverine is even having a battle against a guy with a sword unless the sword is adamantium. Adamantium swords would be awesome.
Hit the jump to check out the set photo. The film also stars Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, and Svetlana Khodchenkova. The Wolverine opens in 3D on July 26th.
Earlier this week, we got our first look at the highly-anticipated new series, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The new series takes place after The Avengers, and has Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) leading a new team of S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives against supernatural forces. Today, seven more seconds of precious footage have been released, and Coulson announces “Welcome to Level 7″. Some may wonder, “What is Level 7″? I wonder if these incredibly brief snippets of footage will be a consistent thing throughout the summer. If so, that’s incredibly obnoxious. The people who would watch seven seconds of footage are already going to see the show. Provide real trailers or keep the show under wraps (I suspect the next major look at the show will come during Comic-Con).
Hit the jump to watch seven seconds of footage because you’re already going to see the show. The series also stars also stars Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Chloe Bennet. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres Tuesdays this fall on ABC. [Update: ABC has released a full 3-minute trailer for the series, which is now included after the jump.]
Pixar continues to roll out Toy Story shorts, and this Halloween we’ll be getting another one. Disney has announced that they’ll be releasing Toy Story of Terror on ABC. According to TV Guide, the short will be 30-minutes long, and has the toys staying in a motel after Bonnie takes them on a road trip only to have the car break down along the way. Once inside the spooky motel, one of the toys goes missing, and “the rest of the gang will find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate.” The short will appeal to kids, but adults should enjoy references to Psycho, Aliens, and Predator. One of the Predator references could be the return of Combat Carl (from the first movie), who will be voiced by Carl Weathers. The gang will be joined by Toy Story 3 toys, Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton) and Trixie (Kristen Schaal).
Hit the jump for the image and more.
Working Title has released the first trailer for director Richard Curtis’ (Love Actually) new film About Time. The pic puts a time travel spin on the classic romantic comedy conceit, as Domnhall Gleeson (Bill Weasley from Harry Potter) plays a man who has inherited the ability to travel through time from his father (Bill Nighy). Naturally, Gleeson’s character uses his time travel prowess to woo the girl of his dreams (Rachel McAdams), but as with all time travel stories, the powers come with grave consequences. Curtis has a knack for making familiar stories interesting and endearing, and About Time looks to be no different. I like the earnestness with which the film is approached, and Gleeson seems poised to break out in a big way.
Hit the jump to watch the debut UK trailer. The film also stars Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Lydia Wilson, and Vanessa Kirby. About Time opens on September 6th in the UK and November 1st in the US. [Update: We've added the just-released US trailer (which gives away too much), poster, and images.]