New posters have been released for Real Steel, Friends with Benefits, and Life in a Day. Real Steel stars Hugh Jackman but there’s a cardinal rule of teaser posters that you don’t just come out and show the star’s face. But Real Steel, for as bad as the plot looks, does have some interesting robot designs. The robot DreamWorks has chosen to showcase is apparently Camel-Toe Fist. I fierce competitor, I’m sure. (Note: For clarity reasons, I have to say I don’t think there’s actually a robot called “Camel-Toe Fist” in the movie) The posters for Friends with Benefits are bland, and the film has to overcome the stigma of following up No Strings Attached even though Friends with Benefits looks like the better film. Finally, the poster for Life in a Day has a fun design and I can’t wait to see the part of the movie where a guy eats a watermelon. We can all relate to that.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. Real Steel opens October 7th, Friends with Benefits opens July 22nd, and Life in a Day opens July 24th.
With Life in a Day, director Kevin Macdonald (State of Play) wanted to create the world’s largest user-generated film. The feature was compiled from 4,500 hours of footage sent in from 192 countries. Each selected contributor is credited as a co-director, and 26 have been invited to attend the world premiere of Life in a Day on January 2th as part of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
But don’t feel left out: the premiere will be streamed live on youtube.com/lifeinaday. Even if you’re geographically unable to tune in at 6:00PM MT, the film will be re-broadcast on January 28th at 7:00PM in your local time zone, subtitled in 25 different languages. This sounds like a pretty cool idea, and the natural way to unveil a film culled from YouTube footage.
Hit the jump for the official announcement.
Continuing our coverage of films that will be featured at the Sundance film festival in January, today we bring you two films that will premiere in the out-of-competition category at the prestigious festival: The Devil’s Double and Life in a Day. The Devil’s Double stars Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Mimoun Oaissa, Raad Rawi, and Phillip Quast. The film provides a chilling vision of the House of Saddam, told through the eyes of the man who knew too much.
Director Kevin MacDonald’s Life in a Day is a historical worldwide experiment to create the world’s largest user generated film. The flick was created by numerous user-generated YouTube videos that professional and amateur filmmakers made to capture a glimpse of their life in a single day. Hit the jump to check out images and a brief synopsis for both films, which will be playing out-of-competition. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 20 -30th.
Sundance has announced the premieres playing out-of-competition at this year’s 2011 Sundance Film Festival. While we knew that Kevin Macdonald’s documentary Life in a Day and Kevin Smith’s Red State had already made the cut, we now have some other exciting films to add to the list. Among the films in the “Premieres” category, I’m particularly stoked for Cedar Rapids (starring Ed Helms and John C. Reilly), My Idiot Brother (starring Paul Rudd), The Details (starring Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks), Margin Call (starring Kevin Spacey and Paul Bettany), Salvation Boulevard (starring Pierce Brosnan and Jennifer Connelly), and Tom McCarthy’s Win Win (starring Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan).
But I’m even more jazzed for some of the documentaries. There’s a Reagan biopic from Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight), Morgan Spurlock’s The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, and Steve James’ The Interrupters, just to name a few. Hit the jump for the full line-up. Click here for a list of the films playing in-competition and click here for a list of the other films playing out-of-competition. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 20th – 30th.
Back in July, we reported on the fascinating documentary project Life in a Day. Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald (State of Play), the documentary was compiled from users submitting footage they took on July 24, 2010 to YouTube. Designed as a time capsule and as an experiment in social filmmaking, the film is scheduled to make its worldwide debut at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
While Steve was at AFM (American Film Market), he grabbed an image of the promo poster and synopsis. Hit the jump to check them out.
If you’re not busy on July 24th, you may want to get your camera and your YouTube account ready for an ambitious filmmaking project. THR reports that producer Ridley Scott, director Kevin Macdonald (State of Play), and YouTube are teaming up for Life in a Day, “the first user-generated feature-length documentary.” The idea is that footage shot on July 24th and submitted to YouTube for the project will be compiled a feature documentary that will debut at next year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Hit the jump for more details on this fascinating project.