Following yesterday’s teaser for the first trailer, 20th Century Fox has now released twelve new images from Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past. In the upcoming sequel/prequel, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) has his consciousness sent back to 1973 to help Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and the rest of the X-Men: First Class crew stop the rise of the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to exterminate mutants. These images don’t give anything away, but I quite like them, especially the one where Xavier and Magneto are continuing to play chess even though their friendship has fractured. It’s an obvious symbol, but still a nice one considering it’s the constant in their relationship. And if that doesn’t do anything for you, there’s an image of Jennifer Lawrence being adorable on set.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23, 2014.
It’s a good day to be a fan of superhero movies. We just got the first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and now Bryan Singer has released the first footage from X-Men: Days of Future Past. In the upcoming sequel/prequel, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) has his consciousness sent back to 1973 to help Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and the rest of the X-Men: First Class crew stop the rise of the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to exterminate mutants. Normally, I’m sour about teasers for trailers, but I’m so excited for people to a glimpse of what was shown at Comic-Con that I’ll make an exception.
Hit the jump to check out the brief footage, and come back on October 29th for the full trailer. The film also stars Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, and Halle Berry. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23, 2014.
Part of me will always love the X-Men. I watched the animated series when I was in third grade. I became addicted to collecting the trading cards. And while some can point to Blade as the beginning of the modern superhero movie, it didn’t truly begin in earnest until Bryan Singer‘s 2000 picture. It’s not an incredible picture, but it’s satisfying. The sequel, X2, is one of the best superhero movies ever made. X-Men: First Class gave the franchise a fresh spark of life, and now it’s all coming together with X-Men: Days of Future Past. We’ve been wondering if it’s too crowded, but perhaps the question we should be asking is, “Can you have too much of a good thing?”
Hit the jump for my recap of the panel, which included the premiere of the first footage from the movie. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 16, 2014.
By now you probably know that almost the entire cast of Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past surprised Comic-Con attendees today. Just prior to their Hall H appearance, the cast members participated in what might be a Guinness World Record for press conferences. Attending were director Bryan Singer, writer Simon Kinberg, producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker, plus cast members Evan Peters, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page and Omar Sy. It was an amazing once-in-a-lifetime event to witness all of that talent on one stage, although fans will be privy to the experience once X-Men: Days of Future Past hits screens May 23, 2014. Hit the jump for highlights from the press conference.
The Iron Man 2 gang is getting back together for what will hopefully be a better movie than Iron Man 2. Variety is reporting that Scarlett Johansson will reunite with Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau for Favreau’s indie film, Chef. The story centers on a man (Favreau) who loses his chef job and starts up a food truck to reclaim his artistic promise and reclaiming his estranged family. As we previously reported, the film will have a strong supporting cast with Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, and Bobby Cannavale on board to co-star. I’m happy to see Favreau returning to his indie roots (although in this case “indie” simply means it doesn’t have the gigantic budgets of his recent films), and heading back into a leading role. He’s so money and he knows it.
But the movie is in for a fight over the title as Sony Pictures, which owns John Wells‘ Chef starring Bradley Cooper, has sent a cease and desist letter to coax Fairview Entertainment and Favreau to find another title. Hit the jump for more including possible co-stars for Wells’ Chef.
Following a few photos that revealed Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, and Shawn Ashmore in costume, director Bryan Singer has now shared a video from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is currently in production. While the Vine doesn’t actually feature any human beings, Singer provides a snapshot of the actor chairs on set, revealing two previously unconfirmed mutants that are a part of the film. In addition to Xavier, Magneto, Storm, Logan, Kitty Pryde, Bobby “Iceman” Drake, and Peter “Colossus” Rasputin, we also see chairs for the characters Bishop and James “Warpath” Proudstar. Hit the jump for more, including which actors are likely playing the characters.
Here are a few casting announcements:
- Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) and Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) will star alongside Ryan Reynolds in the psychological thriller Voices, with a script from Michael R. Perry (Paranormal Activity) and Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) on board to direct.
- Kate Hudson and Omar Sy (The Intouchables) have joined James Franco in the Henrik Genz (Terribly Happy) helmed film Good People, which will see Genz making his English-language debut.
Hit the jump for more on each of the projects.
Check out some recent casting announcements below:
- Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters) is in negotiations to join the road trip comedy Tammy, starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Mark Duplass and Kathy Bates.
- Michael Peña (End of Watch) joins the Oscar-award winning cast of David O. Russell’s new untitled picture that stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence.
- Omar Sy (The Intouchables) is on board director Stephen Gaghan’s Candy Store, also starring Jason Clarke.
Hit the jump for more on each project.
Bryan Singer has added yet another member to the ever-expanding cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past. The director tweeted earlier today that Omar Sy, the 35-year-old French star of The Intouchables, has officially signed on to the film, joining Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, and Hugh Jackman, as well as returning X-Men: First Class stars Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, and Jennifer Lawrence. Hit the jump for more on who Sy might play.
Omar Sy is an award-winning French actor, comedian, comic writer and television personality, who is already starting to make a name for himself in America. Honored for his performance as Driss, a young man from the projects who becomes a caretaker for a quadriplegic in The Intouchables, Sy was presented with a Virtuosos Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF). Collider was there to cover and attend the event, and we’ve compiled the highlights of what the actor had to say during the Q&A.
While there, Omar Sy talked about why directors Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache had faith in his abilities when he didn’t even consider himself an actor, getting bigger roles each of the four times they’ve collaborated together, working with co-star François Cluzet, who he beat out for the César Award for Best Actor, and how he’s ready to work in English, but that he needs to work on it a bit more first. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Quite the “crowd-pleasing” team-up is in the works for director Derek Cianfrance’s (Blue Valentine) new film Chef. Two actors from two incredibly popular 2012 films (Silver Linings Playbook and The Intouchables) are looking to topline the project, as Variety reports that Bradley Cooper and Omar Sy are in talks to lead the culinary comedy. Cooper will play “a disgraced chef who, after losing his Michelin-rated restaurant in Paris, decides to bring his crew back together in an attempt to create the best restaurant ever in London.” Cooper has experience in the world of the culinary arts, as he previously starred on the short-lived Fox sitcom Kitchen Confidential.
Production on the Weinstein Company project isn’t expected to begin for some time, and neither Cooper nor Sy have officially signed on. It sounds like an interesting change of pace for Cianfrance, though, coming off the rather dark Blue Valentine and the upcoming epic crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines, which also stars Cooper.
Our first look at director Michel Gondry’s upcoming film Mood Indigo in motion has surfaced online by way of a French trailer. The film stars Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou and takes place “in a world where you can travel around on a pink cloud or literally be swept off an ice-skating rink into a hole.” Duris plays a young man/inventor who falls in love with the incarnation of a Duke Ellington song (Tautou). When the women falls ill (a water lily is growing in her chest), the man must find a way to save her life. The film looks sufficiently whimsical and absolutely gorgeous, and as a huge fan of Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I can’t wait to see this new love story unfold.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Mood Indigo also stars Omar Sy, Gad Elmaleh, and Léa Seydoux.
We’ve been bringing you a number of promo posters, images, and synopses from the American Film Market (AFM) over the past week, and today we’ve got a detailed synopsis for director Michel Gondry’s (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) adaptation of the novel Mood Indigo. The French film stars Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou and takes place “in a world where you can travel around on a pink cloud or literally be swept off an ice-skating rink into a hole.” Duris plays a young man/inventor who falls in love with the incarnation of a Duke Ellington song (Tautou). When the women falls ill (a water lily is growing in her chest), the man must find a way to save her life.
It’s a decidedly oddball narrative, but Gondry is nothing if not inventive so we’re surely in for something truly original. Hit the jump to read the full synopsis. Mood Indigo also stars Omar Sy, Gad Elmaleh, and Léa Seydoux.
The first images from director Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo have gone online, and they’re wonderfully surreal. The French film “follows Colin (Romain Duris), the wealthy inventor of an olfactory musical instrument, the pianocktail. He marries Chloe (Audrey Tautou), but unfortunately, she falls ill during their honeymoon thanks to a water lily that enters her lung, and the only way to treat the ailment is to surround her with flowers — and the expense soon drains his funds.” While Gondry’s recent work (The Green Hornet) has lacked the visual panache of his earlier films (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), these first images from Mood Indigo indicate that he’s back into beautifully strange mode.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Omar Sy, Gad Elmaleh, and Léa Seydoux.
Jean Dujardin must have been just as surprised as everyone else when he didn’t hear his name being called out as they announced the Best Actor award at tonight’s César ceremony in Paris. The Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma opted instead for Omar Sy, who stars in Untouchables, the biggest box-office smash of 2011 in France. A choice that many question.
“Jean Dujardin will win an Oscar for best actor but not a César. How embarrassing…” tweeted (in French) @Les_Cesar_fake, a sentiment that was shared by many others.
Shortly after winning Best Actor, Omar Sy’s Wikipedia page was updated and said that he had won the best actor award “even though he didn’t deserve it.” The comment was removed five minutes later… Another running joke is “Omar m’a tuer” (Omar killed me), in reference to the film of the same name. Maybe the Académie did not want to overcompensate Dujardin… or maybe this was their way of telling the Oscars, “We can do out own thing just to annoy you and everyone else.”
The Artist nevertheless won six of the ten awards it was nominated for, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress. Hit the jump for a recap of the evening and a full list of winners.