PROJECT ALMANAC Trailer and Poster: The Time Travel Genre Gets the Found Footage Treatment

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Paramount Pictures has released a new Project Almanac trailer and poster for director Dean Israelite’s upcoming time travel film.  Formerly titled Welcome to Yesterday, the story revolves around a group of teens who construct a working time machine and are faced with unexpected complications.  Even though this film has been delayed for a while, it looks really good.  The jokes in the trailer are funny, and then when it gets serious, the stakes are high.  The buzz on the movie is positive, and it could end up being the next Chronicle (i.e. it’s all fun and games until teenagers irresponsibly use their awesome power).

Check out the new Project Almanac trailer and poster after the jump, and click here to read Perri’s initial report from the set.  The film stars Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Amy Landecker, and Virginia GardnerProject Almanac opens in theaters on January 30, 2015.

Rhys Ifans in Talks for ALICE IN WONDERLAND 2; Katie Holmes Joins WOMAN IN GOLD; Rodrigo Santoro to Lead DOMINION; INSURGENT Adds Two

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We’ve got a number of casting announcements to attend to this evening.  Briefly:

  • Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) will join Johnny Depp in the Alice in Wonderland sequel Through the Looking Glass.
  • Katie Holmes has signed on to star opposite Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren in the Holocaust drama The Woman in Gold.
  • Rodrigo Santoro (300) has joined Dominion, a film about the last day of poet Dylan Thomas’ life.
  • The currently-filming Divergent sequel Insurgent has added Jonny Weston (Chasing Mavericks) and Suki Waterhouse (Pusher).
  • The Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal has Emily Blunt in the cast of Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve‘s upcoming film Sicario.

Hit the jump for more on the aforementioned casting.

Norman Reedus Joins TRIPLE NINE; Byung-hun Lee Boards TERMINATOR: GENESIS; Jonny Weston Gets TAKEN 3; TUMBLEDOWN Fills out Its Cast

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Here’s the latest casting news of the day:

  • Norman Reedus will join John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine, starring Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Teresa Palmer, and Gal Gadot.
  • Byung-hun Lee is the latest to join Alan Taylor’s Terminator: Genesis, along with Michael Gladis and Sandrine Holt.
  • Jonny Weston takes on Olivier Megaton’s Taken 3, starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, and Forest Whitaker.
  • Sean Mewshaw’s Tumbledown, a comedy starring Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall, adds Dianna Agron, Griffin Dunne, Richard Masur, and Blythe Danner.

Hit the jump for more on each film.

WELCOME TO YESTERDAY Set Visit Preview & Trailer Debut

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Moviemaking is hard work, but when Collider visited the set of Welcome to Yesterday (formerly known as Almanac) on a hot July day in Atlanta, the cast was busy indulging in a treat that had the inner child in me eager for some play time – the Slippery Slope Supra Slide, a gigantic, blow-up water slide. Even though we didn’t get to ride the waves ourselves, we did get to hear a significant amount of information on the rather guarded project.

While up in his attic, Jonny Weston’s David stumbles upon his late father’s old video camera and a set of blueprints. Turns out, his dad had the key to time travel and now, with the help of his sister Christina (Ginny Gardner), two buddies Quinn and Adam (Sam Lerner and Allen Evangelista), and his crush Jessie (Sofia Black-D’Elia), David is determined to put his dad’s unrealized plans to use. Hit the jump for more of our set visit preview and the film’s first trailer.

Andy Garcia & Rob Riggle Join LET’S BE COPS, Marton Csokas Boards THE EQUALIZER & Michael Bay’s ALMANAC Finds Jonny Weston & Sofia Black-D’Elia

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Check out today’s casting news:

Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement.

New Trailer for JOHN DIES AT THE END from Writer/Director Don Coscarelli

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You ever have a bad trip and come back down to Earth as a hero who is expected to save the world?  Well that’s what happens to the title character in John Dies at the End, the new horror comedy from writer/director Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep).  If you like Coscarelli’s prior works, you know what you’re in for in this new trailer.

The picture stars Paul Giamatti, Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman, Doug Jones, Daniel Roebuck, Jonny Weston and Fabianne Therese.  Look for John Dies at the End on demand starting December 28th with a theatrical release on January 25th.  Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.

CHASING MAVERICKS Review

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When we invent screenwriting programs that can write a screenplay from start to finish, it will crank out something like Chasing Mavericks.  The script is so cynically calculated in its plot beats and character motivations that it’s easy to forget the story is based on a person’s real life.  The biopic of surfing prodigy Jay Moriarty comes off as a disservice to his memory as his character, like everyone else in the movie, is one-dimensional and saddled with stilted dialogue.  The only times when Mavericks truly comes alive is when it embraces the act of surfing; everything else is a wipeout.

Trailer for CHASING MAVERICKS Starring Gerard Butler and Jonny Weston

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The first trailer for Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted‘s Chasing Mavericks has gone online.  The film is based on the true story of the relationship between legendary surfer Jay Moriarty (newcomer Jonny Weston) and his mentor, local legend Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler), and how Moriarty made his name surfing the waves of Mavericks in Northern California.  Judging by the trailer, this looks like a nice movie that won’t blow anyone away, but could make for an enjoyable time at the pictures.  However, I’ve never surfed in my life, so I’d like to know what surfers think of this trailer.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Elisabeth Shue and Abigail SpencerChasing Mavericks opens October 26th.

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