On the new A&E drama series Those Who Kill, homicide detective Catherine Jensen (Chloë Sevigny) tracks down serial killers while attempting to come to terms with her own dark past. To help her with both, she enlists the help of forensic psychologist Thomas Schaeffer (James D’Arcy), who also has his own demons to work through.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor James D’Arcy talked about how he came to be a part of Those Who Kill, what made him want to get involved with the project, how much he loved working with Chloë Sevigny, the research he did in figuring out what kind of man this would be, how both Catherine and Thomas are manipulating each other, the bigger mystery that’s at the heart of the story, whether their relationship might cross a line, making sure to keep things light on set, what director Joe Carnahan brought to the show, and what he enjoyed about getting to explore a character over a longer period of time. He also talked about the thriller he’s currently shooting with Milla Jovovich and Pierce Brosnan, called Survivor, the three days he spent working on Jupiter Ascending, and what working with Andy and Lana Wachowski (along with Tom Tykwer) has meant to him, both personally and professionally. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.
Warner Bros. has released an international trailer for the Wachowski Siblings‘ upcoming sci-fi adventure film, Jupiter Ascending. The story follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a recent Russian immigrant who scrubs toilets for a living, but then discovers she has the genetic signature that makes her next in line to be Queen of the Universe. Channing Tatum plays an ex-military hunter tasked with tracking her down. The movie looking like it will be a lot of fun, and it’s also exciting to see a non-adaptation as part of the summer blockbuster season. That probably means fewer people will see it because it hasn’t been pre-sold to them in some other form, but personally, I’m just glad to be getting a new Wachowskis movie this year.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith, and Doona Bae. Jupiter Ascending opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on July 18th.
We caught the first trailer for The Matrix writer/director siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski’s upcoming sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending a few weeks ago, but now the first official image from the film has been released online. This photo perfectly encompasses the gleeful oddness of the pic, as we see star Channing Tatum in his werewolf hybrid makeup flying through the air while brandishing a force shield of some sort, sparks a-blazing. The story follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a recent Russian immigrant who scrubs toilets for a living, but then discovers she has the genetic signature that makes her next in line to be Queen of the Universe. Tatum’s character is an ex-military hunter tasked with tracking her down. If all of that somehow wasn’t exciting enough, Speed Racer composer Michael Giacchino is penning the score.
Hit the jump to take a look at the image in full. The film also stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith, and Doona Bae. Jupiter Ascending opens in 3D on July 25, 2014.
It’s no secret that 2015 is going to be a sort of moviepocalypse with regards to its sheer magnitude of massive films, but right now we’ve still got 2014 to look forward to. There are plenty of exciting large-scale films on tap for the coming year ranging from sequels to reboots to (gasp!) original properties. Inevitably some will be great and some will be disappointing, but right now we’re full of optimism, and we’ve put together a list of 25 promising blockbusters set to be released in the next 12 months. Read on after the jump.
What began as a way to keep my mind off of my upcoming fantasy football playoff matchup has blossomed into a full-on love affair. Over the past week I’ve watched a considerable amount of Parks and Recreation via Netflix and I couldn’t be happier with my time killer of choice. I’ve made it through the first three seasons, all of which have delivered consistent laughs and excellent character moments (Ron’s inability to resist his ex-wife and Leslie’s attempt to stay awake during Pawnee Cares’ diabetes telethon come to mind). I’ll admit that my television viewing is often marred by my own skepticism. When Parks debuted, I watched the first few episodes and wrote it off as cutting and pasting The Office‘s format into a small town, local government setting. These last few days I’ve realized that’s almost exactly what Parks is and yet I couldn’t care less because it’s smart, funny, and endearing at nearly every turn.
My new found love of Parks and Recreation now officially on the record, this week’s Top 5 includes The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug interviews and review, the first trailer for director Gareth Edwards‘ Godzilla, a recap of Steve’s visit to the set of Paul W.S. Anderson‘s Pompeii, several bits of news out of the Terminator reboot camp, and the first trailer for The Wachowski Siblings‘ latest Jupiter Ascending. What comes next is a brief recap and link to each of the above.
Various studios have been playing with their release schedules. Briefly:
- Jupiter Ascending – The Wachowski Siblings‘ sci-fi action film starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis has moved from July 25, 2014 to July 18, 2014.
- Oculus – Relativity Media has set Mike Flanagan‘s horror film for April 18, 2014.
- When the Game Stands Tall – Director Thomas Carter’s (Coach Carter) upcoming high school football drama starring Jim Caviezel and Michael Chiklis has moved from September 9, 2014 to August 22, 2014.
- Blackbird (tentative title) – David Mamet‘s new thriller starring Cate Blanchett, Catherine Keener, and Elizabeth Peña will open on November 14, 2014.
- Selfless – Director Tarsem’s film, which is about a dying man whose consciousness is transferred into a younger body, has moved from September 26, 2014 back to February 27, 2015. Ryan Reynolds stars.
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Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Lana and Andy Wachowski’s upcoming sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending. The film follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a recent Russian immigrant who has to scrub toilets for a living, but then discovers she has the genetic signature that makes her next in line to be Queen of the Universe. Channing Tatum co-stars as a genetically engineered ex-military hunter who must track her down. Judging from this trailer, one thing is abundantly clear about Jupiter Ascending: this is the Wachowskis going 100%, full-blown sci-fi. Coming off the philosophical (and excellent) Cloud Atlas, this film appears to be something a bit more in the vein of The Matrix for the Wachowskis in that it appears to be lighter and a bit more adventurous in spirit. The world building on display in this trailer is nuts, and though the footage is indeed very out-there, I have a feeling once audiences settle in to the JA universe it’s going to be one hell of a ride.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith, and Doona Bae. Jupiter Ascending opens in 3D on July 25, 2014.
Romeo & Juliet is the timeless story of star-crossed lovers from warring families. The families of Montague and the Capulet will use any excuse to publicly fight in the streets of Verona, so when Romeo (Douglas Booth) falls for Juliet (Hailee Steinfeld), it quickly receives the wrath of both of their families, when all they want to do is be together forever. Written by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) and directed by Carlo Carlei, the film also stars Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Natascha McElhone, Ed Westwick, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Lesley Manville.
At the film’s press day, actor Douglas Booth spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about being excited for the challenge of tackling Shakespeare, having to fight for the role of Romeo, screen testing with Hailee Steinfeld, getting to work with both a younger and more veteran cast, and taking his time to wrap his head around the language. He also talked about the experience of working on Noah with director Darren Aronofsky, and just how wild The Wachowskis next film, Jupiter Ascending, will be. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
With director Roland Emmerich’s latest actioner White House Down opening this weekend, Sony held a big press junket across the street from the White House. While I’ve done a lot of interviews, it was incredibly cool to be talking to the cast and Emmerich with the President’s home right in front of us. If you’ve missed all the trailers, the film follows a rejected Secret Service applicant (Channing Tatum) who must save the President (Jamie Foxx) when a heavily-armed paramilitary group takes over the White House. White House Down also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, Jake Weber, Lance Reddick, and Jason Clarke.
During my interview with Tatum and Foxx they talked about whether it was a fun shoot, the sequence they were most concerned about filming, the incredible matte painting behind them, what they collect, and more. In addition, we also talked about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and the Wachowski‘s Jupiter Ascending. Hit the jump to watch.
Filmmaker Roland Emmerich is poised to blow stuff up real good this summer with the actioner White House Down, and in addition to showcasing what are sure to be some crazy set pieces, the film also features a promising buddy team-up between Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. Besides White House Down, though, those two actors are also a part of two of the most anticipated films of 2014, as they each appear in The Wachowskis’ sci-fi pic Jupiter Ascending and the sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, respectively.
Steve spoke with both Tatum and Foxx earlier today in Washington, D.C. for White House Down, and the two took some time to tease both Jupiter Ascending and Spider-Man 2. Tatum revealed that he actually plays a hybrid wolf and human in the Wachowski pic, which he describes as “a bit cheeky,” and the ambitious film is being made with “little or no digital stuntmen,” promising another groundbreaking effort from the duo behind The Matrix. Foxx also teased his turn as Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Hit the jump to read on.
The first set photos from The Wachowski Siblings‘ Jupiter Ascending have landed online. The film follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a recent Russian immigrant who has to scrub toilets for a living, but then discovers she has the genetic signature that makes her next in line to be Queen of the Universe. Channing Tatum co-stars as a genetically engineered ex-military hunter who must track her down. The costumes and makeup on some of the extras look like 17th century French royalty that had their clothes tailored in Southeast Asia. I like it. We can also see some extras who I assume will also be wearing masks/helmets over the non-blackened parts of their faces. In other Jupiter Ascending news, the production has been shooting at London’s Natural History Museum, and a source tells The Sun, “A skate ramp has been built over the top of the huge dinosaur in the foyer for a climax chase scene.” I think it’s just a ramp unless someone actually skates on it. If Channing Tatum ends up using a skateboard to jump over a dinosaur, this will be the best movie of the decade.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos.
Shooting has begun on the Wachowski Siblings‘ new sci-fi film, Jupiter Ascending. The film follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a recent Russian immigrant who has to scrub toilets for a living, but then discovers she has the genetic signature that makes her next in line to be Queen of the Universe. The movie is currently shooting at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and will remain in the U.K. until June. The production will then move to Chicago to finish filming.
Hit the jump for the first full synopsis. The film also stars Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy, and Sean Bean. Jupiter Ascending opens in 3D on July 25, 2014.
Check out the latest release dates for the following Warner Bros. movies:
- Jupiter Ascending – The new film from the Wachowski siblings, starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean, will open on July 25, 2014.
- Grudge Match – Peter Segal’s fight flick between aging boxers played by Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone will now open on January 10, 2014.
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Opening this weekend is Disney and director Sam Raimi’s fantastic prequel to The Wizard of Oz, Oz The Great and Powerful. The film centers on a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics (James Franco) who finds himself transported to Oz and drawn into a battle between the three witches Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams). Loaded with incredible visuals, amazing 3D, and a beautiful world created by production designer Robert Stromberg (Alice in Wonderland, Avatar), Oz is the type of movie that definitely should be seen on a movie screen and it’s absolutely worth the extra charge to see it in 3D. Oz The Great and Powerful also stars Zach Braff and Joey King.
Recently, I got to speak with Kunis. We talked about what it was like to walk on the yellow brick road for the first time, her reaction to the finished film, 3D, the Ted sequel, and the Wachowskis‘ upcoming film, Jupiter Ascending. Hit the jump to watch.
Composer Michael Giacchino is once again set to work with writers/directors Lana and Andy Wachowski. The excellent, Oscar-winning composer behind such fare as Lost, Star Trek, The Incredibles and Up previously penned the music for the Wachowski siblings’ underrated Speed Racer, and now Giacchino is poised to compose the music for the Wachowskis’ upcoming sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending, which stars Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, and Sean Bean. The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer famously composed all the music for last year’s Cloud Atlas before production began, so it’ll be interesting to see if Giacchino has already crafted some music for Jupiter Ascending or if he’ll be putting everything together after filming wraps. Hit the jump for more, including a sample of some of Giacchino’s work.