The first trailer for Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted‘s Chasing Mavericks has gone online. The film is based on the true story of the relationship between legendary surfer Jay Moriarty (newcomer Jonny Weston) and his mentor, local legend Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler), and how Moriarty made his name surfing the waves of Mavericks in Northern California. Judging by the trailer, this looks like a nice movie that won’t blow anyone away, but could make for an enjoyable time at the pictures. However, I’ve never surfed in my life, so I’d like to know what surfers think of this trailer.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Elisabeth Shue and Abigail Spencer. Chasing Mavericks opens October 26th.
A couple of new posters have hit the interwebs. First up, Gallery 1988 has fashioned a limited edition print for The Bourne Legacy that will be available exclusively at Comic-Con. Beginning Fridy, July 13th, this limited edition of 200. No further information is given besides the instruction to follow @OperationIntel for more information on where to snag one of these, so best of luck. It’s actually a pretty cool poster with a nice nod to the spy films of the 1960s.
Additionally, the first poster from the surfer film Chasing Mavericks (previously titled Of Men and Mavericks) has landed online. Directed by Curtis Hanson, the film stars Gerard Butler as mentor to Moriarty (played by newcomer Jonny Weston), a soul surfer who made his name on the waves over Mavericks in Northern California. Hit the jump to check out the posters. The Bourne Legacy opens on August 10th, while Chasing Mavericks opens on October 26th.
Walden Media is currently in production on Of Men and Mavericks, a drama about the mentorship of big wave surfer Jay Moriarty. Curtis Hanson (8 Mile) was directing the picture, but is now recovering from “health complications” from a recent heart surgery. Deadline reports that Michael Apted (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) is stepping in to finish the final 15 days of principal photography.
Gerard Butler stars, playing mentor to Moriarty (played by newcomer Jonny Weston), a soul surfer who made his name on the waves of Mavericks in Northern California. Elizabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer, and Levin Rambin also star in the October 26, 2012 release. Best of luck to Hanson on a speedy recovery. Hit the jump for background on Moriarty.
In addition to announcing that Die Hard 5 (or as it’s now officially called, “A Good Day to Die Hard“) will be released on February 14, 2013, 20th Century Fox has revealed the release dates for some of their other upcoming films. According to THR, the Percy Jackson sequel, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters will hit on Wednesday, March 26, 2013. The Billy Crystal and Bette Midler comedy Parental Guidance (previously titled Us & Them) is set for November 21, 2012 so it can try to draw in families over the Thanksgiving weekend. Other dates include Taken 2 on October 5, 2012, Curtis Hanson’s surfing drama Men & Mavericks on October 26, 2012, and the 3D family film Walking with Dinosaurs has been pushed up to October 11, 2013.
Hit the jump to find out what films are sharing these weekends.
A couple more casting stories for you today. Firstly, Elizabeth Shue and Abigail Spencer (Mad Men) are set to star in Curtis Hanson’s surfing pic Of Men and Mavericks. The real-life story stars Gerard Butler as a local surfing legend and mentor to Jay Moriarty (Jonny Weston), a world champion surfer who died in a diving accident at 22. THR reports that Shue will play Moriarty’s mother, while Spencer will take on the role of Butler’s character’s wife. The film will chronicle Butler’s transformation from reluctant mentor to father figure through the training of the young Moriarty. Leven Rambin also stars. Fox 2000 will co-finance and distribute with Walden Media. Jim Meenaghan and Mark Johnson penned the script.
Hit the jump for the casting news regarding Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.