A new trailer for Andrew Niccol’s (Gattaca) sci-fi thriller In Time has been released. Just last week the director unveiled a wealth of footage at Comic-Con and online, but it appears they’re antsy to reveal as much of the movie as possible. This trailer gives us our first look at Olivia Wilde as Timberlake’s mom (yes, it’s kinda creepy), and focuses a bit less on the story than the previous footage. It’s not a bad trailer, and I really liked what I saw at the Comic-Con panel, I just hope the movie doesn’t turn out to be another generic “on the run” thriller. Nevertheless, I like the cast, I like the concept, and I like Niccol so I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The movie stars Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Galecki, Matt Bomer, and Vincent Kartheiser. In Time opens October 28th.
We’ve got a couple of title changes to report today, one of them quite disappointing. We’ve confirmed that director Andrew Stanton’s (Wall-E) adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ sci-fi epic John Carter of Mars has been changed by Disney to the bland John Carter. I understand the studio’s nervousness about marketing a big-budget sci-fi movie set in the Civil War and on Mars featuring no Will Smith-level stars, but taking the words “of Mars” out of the title doesn’t change that fact that Dr. Carter—er—John Carter actually goes to Mars. John Carter is just terribly a bland title. It tells you nothing about the film. It could easily be a Kevin James comedy about a guy who has a wacky talking dog as a roommate (someone will make this, I’m certain). The film features Taylor Kitsch, Mark Strong, Willem Dafoe, and Bryan Cranston. John Carter hits theaters March 9th, 2012.
Additionally, Dark Horizons has confirmed that Andrew Niccol’s (Gattaca) sci-fi flick Now has undergone yet another title change, and will now be referred to as In Time. Previously titled I’m.Mortal, then Now, the flick stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, and takes place in a futuristic society where aging can be stopped so trading years in life becomes the predominant currency. The film hits theaters October 28th. Hit the jump for a plot synopsis of John Carter (ugh).
With director Catherine Hardwicke’s (Twilight, Thirteen) thriller Red Riding Hood opening this weekend, I was able to speak with the cast as a reporter for our partner website Omelete. In the film, Amanda Seyfried stars as Valerie, a beautiful young woman torn between a brooding outsider (Shiloh Fernandez) and the wealthy man of her parents’ dreams (Max Irons). Unfortunately, one of them may be the wolf that terrorizes her village. Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Virginia Madsen, and Julie Christie also star. Watch some clips here.
During the interview, Seyfried talked about why she wanted to make Red Riding Hood, what kind of research she did into fairy tales, did she get to keep her costumes, what’s the last year been like for her as she’s been working constantly, and she talks about two upcoming projects: Heitor Dhalia’s Gone and Andrew Niccol’s Now. Hit the jump to watch:
I Am Number Four is a suspense thriller about an extraordinary young man who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Hiding out in the small town of Paradise, Ohio, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) is the fourth of nine alien teenagers who escaped the destruction of their home planet, only to be hunted on Earth by a species determined to see their total obliteration. Protected by his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John makes friends with local teen Sam (Callan McAuliffe), who seems to have an inexplicable connection to the aliens, and falls in love for the first time with Sarah (Dianna Agron), a former cheerleader turned outcast, all while discovering how to use his powerful new abilities.
While at the press day to promote the film, which is based on the best-selling book by Pittacus Lore (a pseudonym for James Frey and Jobie Hughes), British actor Alex Pettyfer talked about all the training he had to do for this role, what he’d like to see happen in the sequel, his desire to do another of these films, and what he hopes teens will take away from it. He also talked about his upcoming role as an assassin in the sci-fi thriller Now, opposite Justin Timberlake, and his dream to play race car driver James Hunt, in a film about his life. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
One of my favorite cinematographers is Roger Deakins. If you look over his amazing resume, you’ll see he’s shot so many memorable films, you’d be hard pressed to have not seen at least a few of them. Some of the standouts include The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski, The Shawshank Redemption, and True Grit. As you may have noticed by the titles I just listed, Deakins has a very close relationship with the Coen Brothers, as he shoots most of their movies.
The other day I got to do an exclusive phone interview with Deakins and we talked about a wide range of subjects: what kinds of cameras and lenses he likes to use, his relationship with the Coen brothers and how they work together, making True Grit, digital vs. film, his next movie Now which he shot digitally with the Arriflex Alexa (his first time using digital), his relationship with DreamWorks and his involvement on How to Train Your Dragon and the upcoming sequel, 3D, and when I asked him about what’s coming up next, he said, “I’ll probably do a film with Sam Mendes next.” When I asked him if that meant he was shooting Bond 23, he said, “it might, yeah.”
If you’re interested in cinematography, or just a fan of Deakins work, hit the jump to either read or listen to our conversation:
New episodes of the popular television series White Collar, about the unlikely partnership of con artist Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) and FBI Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay), return to the USA Network on January 18th. Answers will be given and new questions will arise, as viewers learn about the fate of Mozzie (Willie Garson), Neal’s most trusted friend and co-conspirator, and the secrets of the mysterious music box.
While at the NBC Universal portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, show star Matt Bomer talked about getting to do some flashbacks so that viewers get to see the genesis of the relationship between Neal and Peter, revealing bits of the mythology of the music box, and his desire to know as little as possible about his character ahead of time. He also talked about filming the sci-fi thriller Now, with Justin Timberlake, over his hiatus. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
We’ve got some release date changes for you regarding a number of 20th Century Fox properties courtesy of Box Office Mojo. First up, the Planet of the Apes reboot Rise of the Apes starring James Franco and Andy Serkis has been moved from a summer release in June to November 23rd where it will take advantage of the holiday season (as well as give the visual effects teams more time to fine-tune said CGI’d apes). Andrew Niccol’s Now starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried has moved back a month from September 30th to October 28th.
The Jim Carrey starred family film Mr. Popper’s Penguins has also been moved up, from August 12th to the prime summer date of June 17th where it will square off against The Green Lantern and the Cameron Diaz/Justin Timberlake comedy Bad Teacher. The David Gordon Green-directed comedy The Sitter starring Jonah Hill moves from July 17th to August 5th. The Anna Faris/Chris Evans comedy What’s Your Number? moves from April 29th to September 30th, while Monte Carlo starring Leighton Meester and Selena Gomez moves from July 1st to August 11th.
In addition to the shuffles, Fox announced the release dates of the former Alien prequel Prometheus (March 9, 2012) and the bird watching comedy The Big Year starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson (October 14th, 2011).
With the holiday movie season coming to a close, and the cinematic dead-zone that is January just around the corner, what better time than now to look ahead to the next 12 months in film? We’ve compiled a list of what we see as the 35 most anticipated films of 2011, conveniently separated into five categories: Superheroes, Sequels, Dramas, Comedies/Family and Action/Sci-Fi. For each film, we’ve provided basic director/cast information, as well as what it’s about and why we’re excited about it. Sure to be another great year in film, 2011 has sequels galore, two Marvel films, two Steven Spielberg films, the return of Cameron Crowe, and Martin Scorsese’s first foray into 3D. So what are you waiting for? Hit the jump and check out what 2011 has in store for us movie lovers.
Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four) and Matt Bomer (White Collar) have joined the cast of Andrew Niccol’s upcoming sci-fi flick Now (previously titled “I’m.Mortal“). The film takes place in a society where aging can be stopped so trading years in life becomes the predominant currency. Deadline doesn’t have any details on the characters Pettyfer and Bomer will play, but does note that they’re starring roles.
The plot centers on “Will (Justin Timberlake) is one of those poor people, and tries to help his ailing mother (Olivia Wilde). When he is accused of murdering a rich man for his time, he goes on the run with a hostage (Amanda Seyfried) in tow.” The film also stars Cillian Murphy and Vincent Kartheister. Click here to see photos from the set of the film.