The first trailer has been made available for The Smurfs 2. This time around, it looks as if Gargamel (Hank Azaria) is making his own version of Smurfs called “Naughties” in the hopes of bottling the powerful “Smurf-essence.” Poor Smurfette (voiced by Katy Perry) gets caught up in the plan and runs the risk of turning into one of the Naughties herself, unless the other Smurfs can rescue her.
The Smurfs director Raja Gosnell returns to direct the sequel, starring Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays, and featuring the voices of Sofia Vergara, Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin and John Oliver. The Smurfs 2 will debut in theaters on July 31, 2013. Hit the jump to check out the first trailer.
Audiences who liked The Smurfs know what they’re getting in The Smurfs 2 (and again in The Smurfs 3), so this new teaser trailer doesn’t try too hard to win over new viewers. It’s just a cutesy reminder that the little blue critters still exist and that they’ll have a movie coming out next summer.
The Smurfs director Raja Gosnell returns to direct the sequel, starring Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Jayma Mays, and featuring the voices of Sofia Vergara, Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin and John Oliver. The Smurfs 2 will debut in theaters on July 31, 2013. Hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer.
Opening today is Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D. Like last year’s Justin Bieber movie, Never Say Never, Katy Perry‘s film is equal parts concert footage and documentary. Now here’s the shocking part: it’s actually quite good. While directors Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz could have just focused on her stage persona and the positives, the film shows how hard Perry tried to keep her relationship with Russell Brand alive and it doesn’t shy away from some of the more difficult moments. Of course the film doesn’t show everything, but it offers enough to make you feel like you’re really behind the curtain.
Last week I got to speak with Perry for our partners at Omelete. We talked about what it was like was when she first saw the movie, if there was anything she wanted removed, favorite movies, video games, the pressure to repeat the success of her last CD which had five number one singles, and who she’d like to collaborate with on her next album. Hit the jump to watch.
We’ve got a few poster debuts to share this afternoon. Briefly:
- Dredd – The first poster for director Pete Travis’ reboot of the comics character. Karl Urban stars as the titular law-keeper and is joined by Olivia Thirlby and Lena Heady (Game of Thrones). The film opens in 3D on September 21st.
- End of Watch – The debut poster for the gritty cop drama from writer-director David Ayer (Training Day), starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. The film opens on September 28th.
- Finding Nemo 3D – Continuing with Disney’s theatrical 3D re-release of older films, the first poster has arrived for the 3D iteration of Pixar’s Finding Nemo. The film hits theaters (again) on September 14th.
- Katy Perry: Part of Me– The title really speaks for itself, but for those confused as to who Katy Perry is, this new poster announces the concert documentary about the pop singer. The film opens in 3D on July 5th.
Hit the jump to check out the posters.
After Sony’s The Smurfs grossed a grand total of $563 million at the global box office last year, they waited a grand total of 12 days before green lighting a sequel. The studio has released an official logo (above) for the sequel, titled The Smurfs 2, but there was another surprising Smurf-related development today. Apparently, Sony has enough confidence in their sequel writers Karey Kirkpatrick and Chris Poche, that they’re now giving the go-ahead on The Smurfs 3. Given that the production of The Smurfs 2 is already underway with much of the original cast returning (plus a few new faces), things must be coming along quite nicely.
Raja Gosnell, who helmed the first Smurfs film, returns as director for the sequel which also stars Sofia Vergara, Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin and John Oliver. The Smurfs 2 is set for release on July 31st, 2013. Hit the jump for news on The Smurfs 3.
We previously reported that mega pop star Katy Perry would be doing a 3D feature film that was equal parts concert footage and documentary. Now the first trailer has dropped for the movie, titled Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D. It’s as colorful and as emotive as fans of the superstar and her music would expect it to be, but it also highlights Perry’s work ethic and personal struggles, which I found to be a rather mature and enticing angle. Then she shot whipped cream out of her boobs. But it can’t be all sugar and no substance since Hustle & Flow director Craig Brewer has recently signed on as an executive producer. Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D opens in theaters on July 5th. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and find out how you can be a part of the movie itself.
Following in the footsteps of Justin Bieber and his successful Paramount concert film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, pop sensation Katy Perry is in early negotiations with the studio for a similar project. Representatives for Perry and Imagine Entertainment are envisioning a 3D concert film in a documentary style that would feature the singer/songwriter and include performance footage. Though no director is in place and no formal deals have been inked, both sides appear eager to work out the logistics. Perry’s fan-following is mainly comprised of teen girls, a demographic that basically controls whether or not a movie is wildly successful (Bieber, Twilight, Miley Cyrus’ Hannah Montana and The Jonas Brothers come to mind). Additionally, the bold visual style of Perry’s concerts definitely lends itself to a 3D feature. Hit the jump for an example.
After appearing as a musical guest, and taking part in a sketch wearing quite a fantastic Elmo t-shirt, singer Katy Perry will following in her husband Russell Brand‘s footsteps and take the Saturday Night Live stage as host of the late night sketch comedy series. However, unlike hosts like Elton John and Justin Timberlake who have pulled double duty as host and musical guest, Perry will have Robyn as the episode’s musical guest. Perry’s music videos clearly show she has the right personality and talents for comedy, most particularly her alter ego Katy Beth Perry from videos like Last Friday Night which you can check out after the jump.
While we rarely post anything about music on Collider, today I’m making an exception because Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day are ten of this year’s biggest albums for just $3.99 each. Granted, it’s just for MP3′s of all the songs, but for $3.99 an album, it’s an incredible deal. You can click here to check out all ten albums. They’ve got Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Arcade Fire, Kings Of Leon, The Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5, The Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street (2010 Re-Mastered), and more. Remember all Gold Box Deals are only good for one day.
Sony has sent over a new high resolution image from The Smurfs movie and you can get a close up look at Papa Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Smurfette, and a few others. The Smurfs is, of course, the feature film based upon the pint-sized blue creatures from the comic and television series of the same name. Directed by Raja Gosnell (Scooby-Doo), the film stars Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays (Glee), and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), and includes the voice talent of Katy Perry, Fred Armisen, Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman), BJ Novak (The Office), and Alan Cumming (X2). Hit the jump to get a look at the new image in high resolution. The Smurfs invades your local cinema in 3D on August 3rd, 2011.
Today, via press release, NBC Universal confirmed the addition of all four previously mentioned new cast members for Saturday Night Live along with the announcement of a sketch comedy veteran returning to host the season premiere later this month. Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler will return to the series that launched her career to host the September 25th season premiere of SNL with musical guest, pop star Katy Perry. Poehler spent eight years on the sketch comedy series before leaving the show to pursue new opportunities in comedy and her return will be warmly welcomed by cast members and fans alike.
Meanwhile, Katy Perry will make her first appearance on the show as the musical guest, and hopefully she’ll get in on some of the hilarity. There’s always a chance her current significant other, British funnyman Russell Brand, could make a surprise appearance as well. She won’t be the only first since Vanessa Bayer, Paul Brittain, Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah will all make their debut as cast members too. Though this is the first official word we’ve gotten on the new season, there’s no mention of anymore departing cast members following in the footsteps of Will Forte. I guess we’ll have to wait and see who comes back on September 25th.
It has been just a little over a month since we first saw what Hank Azaria would look like as Gargamel in The Smurfs, and now we have video footage of Azaria prancing around New York City in character (with a guest appearance from Neil Patrick Harris!). The Smurfs will combine live action and animation to bring the little blue folk of the comic and television series to the big screen.
In addition to Azaria and Harris, the live action cast includes Jayma Mays and Sofia Vergara; the voice cast features Anton Yelchin (Clumsy Smurf), Jonathan Winters (Papa Smurf), Katy Perry (Smurfette), Alan Cumming (Gutsy Smurf), Fred Armisen (Brainy Smurf), George Lopez (Grouchy Smurf), and Paul Reubens (Jokey Smurf). The Smurfs is slated to hit 3D theaters on August 3, 2011. Hit the jump for the clips.
The first images of Hank Azaria as Gargamel in Sony Pictures The Smurfs have hit the net. The reason we’re getting our first look at Gargamel is the production was shooting on the streets of New York City and the paparazzi got him. As you can tell in the above image, the production seems to be sticking close to the cartoon. For more pictures and the synopsis, hit the jump.
The Smurfs get smurfed on August 3, 2011. The cast includes Neil Patrick Harris (Johan), Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara (Odile-Johan’s wife), Anton Yelchin (Clumsy Smurf), Jonathan Winters (Papa Smurf), Katy Perry (Smurfette), Alan Cumming (Gutsy Smurf), Fred Armisen (Brainy Smurf), George Lopez (Grouchy Smurf), and Paul Reubens (Jokey Smurf).
Three quick pieces of casting news for you tonight. First up, Deadline reports that Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman) has signed on to voice the character of “Jokey” Smurf in the upcoming CG-animated film The Smurfs. Reubens joins Neil Patrick Harris, George Lopez, Quentin Tarantino, Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria, Jonathan Winters, and Jayma Mays.
Hit the jump for news on Ice Cube joining Oren Moverman’s (The Messenger) police corruption drama Rampart and Bryce Dallas Howard coming on board Tate Taylor’s The Help.
THE SMURFS Begins Production in New York
To be clear: I do not care about The Smurfs live-action/CGI movie at all. However, Collider is a news site and we don’t just report on the projects we are personally excited for. So for our three readers who are excited for The Smurfs, Sony Pictures Animation sent out a press release announcing that film had begun production. They also revealed that Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) and Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) would be among the voice cast.
Hit the jump for the full press release. The Smurfs is slated to hit theaters on August 3, 2011.