We may be getting a first look at director Christopher Nolan’s new film Interstellar very, very soon. The Film Stage reports that the debut trailer for the sci-fi pic will be attached to screenings of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug when Peter Jackson’s fantasy pic opens on December 13th. Moreover, the trailer apparently clocks in at 1 minute and 43 seconds in length. The inclusion of the Interstellar teaser in front of The Hobbit wouldn’t be a total shock given that both films are under the Warner Bros. banner, but don’t go expecting a ton of footage to be revealed since Nolan is still in the middle of production. It’s more likely that the trailer will mimic the first teaser for Inception, which simply featured tantalizing graphics, very brief out-of-context shots from the film, and tense music.
Hit the jump for more on Interstellar and to watch the aforementioned Inception teaser for an idea of what we could expect.
Like many others I presume, I can reduce my yesterday down to one common denominator: waiting. Waiting for my Xbox One to arrive in the mail, waiting for the “Day One” update to wrap-up, waiting for Call of Duty: Ghosts to install to my hard drive, waiting for Ghosts‘ mandatory 1Gb update to complete. All told, it was about a two and a half hour process from the time my console arrived at my door until I was able to fire my first virtual shot. Although I’d be lying if I said the delays weren’t tedious, at the end of the day it was absolutely worth it. Microsoft’s next-gen console isn’t perfect, but its ambition and by-and-large its initial execution are pretty damn impressive. Controlling the console via voice commands with Kinect is way smoother than I expected it to be. Directing my satellite television via the console is a feature that I believe, when mastered, I’ll wonder how I ever lived without. And that seems to be the general idea of the Xbox One: to make you reconsider what a video game console can and should do. Even if all of the pieces aren’t in place yet to make it a “must have” (I expect a steady barrage of software updates in the coming days, weeks, months, etc.), I’m having too much fun with it right now to care.
My initial Xbox One impressions aside, this week’s Top 5 includes The Hunger Games: Catching Fire interviews with Jennifer Lawrence and more, Dave’s Out of the Furnace set visit recap, Christopher Nolan strapping an IMAX camera to a Learjet for Interstellar, Delivery Man interviews with Vince Vaughn and more, and a new trailer for Lars Von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac that you’ll likely only feel halfway guilty for watching. Per the drill, a brief recap and link to each of the above rests after the jump.
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.
Now playing in theaters is Jean-Marc Vallée’s drama Dallas Buyers Club. Based on a true story, the film stars Matthew McConaughey as a Texas electrician who, after being diagnosed with AIDS in 1986, began to smuggle alternative and illegal treatments into the US and into the hands of other patients, along with his business partner, a transgender AIDS patient brilliantly played by Jared Leto. While I’ve seen a lot of great performances this year, McConaughey and Leto are at the top of the list. Both give the film their heart and soul and they will both be rewarded with nominations during award season. Dallas Buyers Club is not to be missed. The film also stars Jennifer Garner, Denis O’Hare, Steve Zahn, Michael O’Neill, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne, and Kevin Rankin.
During the Toronto press day for the film, I was able to speak with McConaughey. He talked about trying to make the film for 16 years, financing problems, how eight days before shooting they still didn’t have the money, working with Jared Leto, what it’s been like working with Christopher Nolan on Interstellar, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
We previously posted some corny news related to rumors on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, a sci-fi picture that follows a group of space explorers journeying through a wormhole. Today, we’ve got something that could prove to be a little more substantial as it comes from the Icelandic set of the film where Nolan has constructed some reportedly massive practical fixtures. We’ll save those details until after the jump.
Starring 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. [Possible spoilers ahead]
After weeks of deliberation, last night I made the decision to resume my Netflix subscription. Today, after having watched the pilot episode of its original series Orange is the New Black, I can say with confidence that was $7.99 well spent. Only one episode in and I can absolutely see myself spending the rest of this Labor Day weekend devouring the remaining 12 episodes with ease. While you’ve likely read some of the show’s rave reviews elsewhere already, I’ll lend my own endorsement by saying that the pilot offers a near-perfect balance of humor and drama. Moreover, the pace is never slowed by consistent cutting between Piper Chapman’s (Taylor Schilling) past transgressions and present consequences. If anything, it serves to heighten the depressing reality of the situation we find Chapman in. All said, I give the pilot high marks all around and myself a disappointed facepalm for not having got in on the series sooner.
My reintroduction to Netflix aside, this week’s Top 5 highlights part one of our Ender’s Game set visit, the first trailer for Dallas Buyers Club, an editorial by Matt imploring all of us to stop asking for Bryan Cranston to play Lex Luthor, the first trailer for Divergent, and a little bit of extra plot info regarding Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar. As you may expect, a brief recap and link to everything I just mentioned can be found after the jump.
Details on Christopher Nolan‘s films are kept under lock and key until the marketing onslaught begins, but new info may have emerged regarding his new movie, Interstellar. Previously, the logline only told us the story was about “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.” Now, in an unexpected development, the reason for their exploration may involve corn.
Hit the jump for more. 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. [Possible spoilers ahead]
Matt Damon has already amassed an incredible catalog of director collaborations, having worked with Gus Van Sant, Steven Spielberg, Paul Greengrass, Terry Gilliam, Martin Scorsese, the Coen Brothers, Clint Eastwood, Cameron Crowe, and Neill Blomkamp. Now he’s adding another brilliant filmmaker to the list by way of Christopher Nolan, as The Playlist reports that Damon has joined the ridiculous cast of Nolan’s sci-fi film Interstellar. The story centers on 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.
Hit the jump for more, including the nature of Damon’s role and word on when he’ll finally be making his directorial debut.
When director Zack Snyder’s Superman vs. Batman film hits theaters in 2015, the pic will not be boasting the Legendary Pictures logo. The studio has decided to end its partnership with Warner Bros. later this year when their contract comes to a conclusion, but Legendary still stood to maintain its stake in the Man of Steel follow-up. However, The Wrap now reports that Legendary has agreed to give up its stake in Superman vs. Batman in return for a portion of Christopher Nolan’s 2014 sci-fi film Interstellar. Legendary previously co-produced Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy as well as Inception, so the studio certainly has a relationship with the filmmaker.
Interstellar is a co-production between Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. and is sure to make a killing at the box office, so Legendary stands to make a healthy amount of money on Nolan’s latest. At the end of its partnership with Warner Bros., Legendary will begin its new contract with Universal Pictures.
In case you were a fountain of unending doubt and pessimism, you can rest easy knowing that production has begun on Christopher Nolan‘s sci-fi film, Interstellar. Unsurprisingly, there are no details other than the vague logline, “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 press release also doesn’t mention any new cast additions. If you were wondering who’s working the technical side, Hoyte van Hoytema (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) has stepped-in for Nolan’s long-time cinematographer Wally Pfister, who is currently at work on his directorial debut, Transcendence. Nolan will be re-teaming with production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Lee Smith, composer Hans Zimmer (BWAAAAHM), and visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin. Mary Zophres, who has handled the costumes on every Coen Brothers movie since Fargo, will bring her talents to Nolan’s movie.
Hit the jump for the full press release. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, 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.
Here’s the latest casting news:
- David Oyelowo (The Last King of Scotland) and David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas) will join Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi film, Interstellar.
- Vanessa Hudgens (Spring Breakers) is in early talks for the horror-comedy The Kitchen Sink, directed by Robbie Pickering (Natural Selection). Denis Leary (The Amazing Spider-Man) is set for the film.
- Helen Hunt (The Sessions) has landed financing for her new film, Ride, the cast of which also features Luke Wilson (Wedding Crashers), David Zayas (Dexter), Mike White (The School of Rock), Richard Kind (Argo), Leonor Varela (Blade II), Elizabeth Jayne and Brenton Thwaites (Blue Lagoon II: The Awakening).
Hit the jump for more on each picture.
Director Christopher Nolan has completed casting on his next film, the secretive sci-fi pic Interstellar. The folks over at Heat Vision report that Wes Bentley is the last piece of the casting puzzle, which now includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Mackenzie Foy, and Timothee Chalamet. As expected, details regarding Bentley’s role are nonexistent, but it is described as “a meaty supporting role.” The story centers on “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding,” and is based on a script written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan. Interstellar opens in theaters on November 7, 2014.
Hit the jump for plenty of casting news for X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn’s next film The Secret Service, including which actresses are being eyed for the female lead and which A-listers have already passed on the villain role.
The Poltergeist remake may have found its leading lady. Deadline reports that Mad Men and Promised Land actress Rosemarie DeWitt “is the choice” to lead the supernatural redo. Gil Kenan (Monster House) is directing from a script by David Lindsay-Abaire (Oz the Great and Powerful), and Sam Raimi is onboard to produce the film, which is based on Tobe Hooper’s classic 1982 horror film. The remake is officially described as “a revisionist take” on Hooper’s film, that centers on “a family struggling to make ends meet that relocates to an outdated suburban home and is confronted by an angry spirit who kidnaps their youngest daughter and challenges them to band together to rescue her from the clutches of evil.”
Hit the jump for more, including yet another casting addition for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.
The cast of Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sci-fi film Interstellar is rounding out ahead of the film’s imminent production start date. The great John Lithgow is the latest actor to join the film’s cast, which is toplined by Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and Michael Caine. Given that plot details are firmly under wraps, The Wrap’s report has no information on Lithgow’s role. Nevertheless, the Emmy-winning actor makes a swell addition, along with yesterday’s news of Ellen Burstyn, Mackenzie Foy, and Timothee Chalamet joining the cast. Interstellar opens on November 7, 2014.
Hit the jump for news concerning Jessica Chastain possibly starring opposite Javier Bardem.
Here’s today’s latest casting information:
- Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream), Mackenzie Foy (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) and Timothee Chalamet (Homeland) will join Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.
- Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man) has joined Jon Favreau’s restaurant comedy, Chef.
- Ben Whishaw (Cloud Atlas) and Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) may join Ron Howard’s “Moby Dick” picture, In the Heart of the Sea.
- Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz is in negotiations to join writer-director Noah Baumbach’s indie picture, While We’re Young.
Hit the jump for more on each picture.