Though director Brett Ratner and star Dwayne Johnson are gearing up to start production on their own take on Hercules later this year, the duo is poised to have some competition at the box office by way of director Renny Harlin’s (Die Hard 2, Deep Blue Sea) Hercules 3D. Harlin’s film has now found its star, as Heat Vision reports that Twilight actor Kellan Lutz is set in the titular role. Harlin previously described his take on Hercules as “not a comic book, cartoony fantasy thing,” and said it’s more in the vein of Gladiator. The central story concerns a love affair between Hercules and the mortal princess of Crete, who was promised to his older brother despite her love for the demigod.
The $70 million budgeted Nu Image/Millenium pic is expected to begin production this May in Bulgaria in a race to get it into theaters next March, which would be way ahead of Ratner’s Hercules as that film opens next August.
A new featurette and TV spot for the concluding chapter in the Twilight franchise, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, have been released. The TV spot doesn’t look like it includes any new footage, but the featurette provides a pretty cool look at the film’s big action effects and stunt work. A good deal of the featurette is also devoted to the cast trying to explain the ridiculous plot, which involves a governing group of vampires getting angry with Kristen Stewart’s Bella and Robert Pattinson’s Edward because they did the nasty and made a baby.
Hit the jump to check out the featurette and TV spot. Directed by Bill Condon, the film also stars Taylor Lautner, Mackenzie Foy, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz and Jackson Rathbone. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens November 16th.
The first trailer for the motion-capture animated adventure film Tarzan 3D has landed online and it’s, well, something. Directed by Reinhard Kloss, the film stars Kellan Lutz and Spencer Locke as the eponymous Tarzan and Jane, but for some reason the entire film was animated using very, very cheap motion-capture. The trailer plays like cut-scenes from an early 2000s videogame and I can’t imagine sitting through an entire feature-length film of this. Somehow it’s even worse than Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within despite the fact that technology has advanced a full decade since that film.
Anyways, hit the jump to check out the trailer for yourself. Tarzan 3D is expected to be released sometime in 2013.
The end is nigh. The final poster for the franchise-closing The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 has been unveiled. The one-sheet features stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner running into some action, but just because they’re partaking in physical activity doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten to make their super serious faces. The film’s “forever” tagline is also present, as the poster threatens promises an “epic finale that will live forever.”
Hit the jump to check out the poster. Directed by Bill Condon, the film also stars Mackenzie Foy, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz and Jackson Rathbone. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens November 16th.
[Update: 15 high-resolution images have been released and are also included after the jump.]
While the trailer we brought you last night for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 was all well and good, tonight we have the full final trailer for the epic conclusion to The Twilight Saga. While this version features the exact same amount of cougar tackling as the last one, fans will also be happy to see about forty-five seconds of new footage. The final trailer reveals more of the world’s vampires outside of Forks, the powers they possess and the punishment that awaits Bella and her coven should they fail.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by Bill Condon, the film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Mackenzie Foy, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz and Jackson Rathbone. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens November 16th.
A new trailer for the final entry in the Twilight franchise, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, has been released. If you’ve been waiting patiently to see Kristen Stewart viciously tackle a mountain lion, your moment has come. This trailer focuses on Stewart’s newfound vampire powers and sets up the major conflict in the film: the vampire government (cult?) the Volturi is angry because they think Bella and Edward created a vampire baby by biting a child, which is apparently frowned upon in the Twilight universe. As we all know, Renesmee is the fruit of some good old fashioned baby-makin’, but I guess instead of trying to sort out this misunderstanding, the two factions of vampires—and Jacob—decide it’s better to go to war. The drama and action levels look to have been upped considerably for this finale, and fans of the book series will likely be pleased with the results.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by Bill Condon, the film also stars Robert Pattinson, Mackenzie Foy, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, and Jackson Rathbone. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens November 16th.
While fans are currently anticipating the release of the final installment of the Twilight franchise in just a few short months (as well as the accompanying, sure-to-be-interesting press tour for the film), a number of new promo images from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 have landed online to tide them over. Not unlike this gallery featuring the covens, there are 11 images in all here showcasing the film’s major characters and a massive amount of brooding. Seriously, this cast has that “smoldering” thing down pat.
Hit the jump to take a look at the images. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz and Jackson Rathbone. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens on November 16th.
Earlier today, before taking the stage in Hall H at Comic-Con, the actors who make up the Cullen vampire family – Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed and Jackson Rathbone – held a press conference for a ton of reporters about The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, to discuss not only the last installment in the hugely popular franchise, but also their feelings on the entire experience and how it has personally affected them. Check out what they had to say after the jump. Also, check out our recap of the Comic-Con panel and interview with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Stephenie Meyer.
The first time I attended Comic-Con was the first time Twilight came to the massive geek gathering. I can still hear the shrieks, probably because I was in Hall H for the franchise’s final installment, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. This year’s panel began on a somber note, and there was a brief moment of silence for the Twilight fan who died on Tuesday. After the moment of silence, lead actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner were brought to the stage and met with the cheers they’ve always received at Comic-Con. The trio are joined by Mackenzie Foy, who plays Renesmee. Author Stephanie Meyer then takes the stage, making this her first Hall H appearance since the first movie. We then get a special video message from director Bill Condon, who’s currently in London working on the sound mix for Part 2. He tells the audience that the best way to start this panel is to pick up where Breaking Dawn – Part 1 left off. Hit the jump for my full recap of the panel.
Last night we got our first kind of look at Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy), the superspawn of Kristen Stewart’s Bella and Robert Pattinson’s Edward in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Now a whole batch of images from the film has gone online giving us a full look at the child, as well as some other new vampires and a few wonderfully awkward family photos. We just got confirmation that Breaking Dawn – Part 2 will return to Comic-Con next month for the last time, so I expect we’ll start to see some new footage from the film around then. These images don’t exactly make the pic look any less weird than its predecessors (which isn’t surprising given Breaking Dawn‘s strange plot), and there’s one especially uncomfortable photo that highlights the budding romance between Taylor Lautner’s Jacob and the child Renesmee. This is a thing that happens.
Hit the jump to take a look at the images as well as the new Twilight-centric EW cover. The film also stars Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Billy Burke, Rami Malek, Dakota Fanning and Maggie Grace. Directed by Bill Condon, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens on November 16th.
We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share this evening. First up, Cole Hauser (2 Fast 2 Furious) has been added to the fifth entry in the Die Hard franchise, A Good Day to Die Hard. Deadline reports that Hauser has landed the pivotal supporting role of Collins, a villain, in the John Moore-directed film. The pic finds Bruce Willis’ John McClane teaming up with his son (Jai Courtney) in Russia, as the two become, shall we say, not welcome in the country. This will be the third time Hauser has starred opposite Willis, as the two previously worked together in Tears of the Sun and Hart’s War. 20th Century Fox CEO Tom Rothman recently gushed about the film during an interview with Steve and went a bit deeper into what we can expect plot-wise.
Hit the jump for casting news concerning the indie Cannabis Kid.
Casting news for you today:
- Kellan Lutz (Twilight) and Spencer Locke (Resident Evil: Afterlife) look to play Tarzan and Jane in the Constantin Films production of Tarzan 3D.
- Rashida Jones (I Love You, Man) and Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur) join Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) in dance-revenge comedy, Cuban Fury.
- Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism) is set to join the romantic comedy, The Bounceback.
- Renee Olstead (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) has been cast in the indie horror film, The Midnight Game.
Hit the jump for more.
While the Twilight franchise may be winding down, fans still have one last feature film to look forward to later this year. Director Bill Condon recently posted a brief letter to fans on Facebook in order to explain the reshoots that will take place in a couple of weeks. Condon quickly assuaged any fears of a delay of the theatrical release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 by stressing the technical need for these reshoots; no new scenes or dialogue will be added. Condon also hints that a new trailer will be released soon for fans to “decode,” and calls the first posters for the film “unlike any Twilight images you’ve seen before.” The finale of the Twilight saga, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, opens November 16th. Hit the jump to read Condon’s letter.
Tarsem Singh directed Immortals, which is readily apparent from the first few seconds. There are few directors working today with such a distinct visual style, and that can be commended – to some extent. What he doesn’t have is a good grasp on how to build a narrative, and so his films play better as an instillation pieces. His movies are filled with pretty images, but they don’t really build a greater narrative. With Immortals he’s got the story of the Greek gods, with humans Theseus (Henry Cavill) facing up against Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), while the gods (Luke Evans, Isabella Lucas, Kellan Lutz) watch and decide if they risk helping mortals. Our review of the Blu-ray of Immortals follows after the jump.
We’ve been provided with eight clips from The Fall director Tarsem Singh’s new film Immortals. The pic centers on Theseus (Henry Cavill), a mortal, who teams up with the Greek gods in order to defeat the power-hungry King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke). Instead of depicting the gods as ginormous otherworldly creatures, Singh has taken a different route and instead the gods take the form of chiseled immortal beings that don’t look dissimilar from humans.
The film also stars Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Isabel Lucas, Joseph Morgan, Kellan Lutz, and Stephen Dorff. Immortals opens in 3D on November 11th and we’ll have exclusive interviews with the cast the week of release. Hit the jump to watch the clips.