A new trailer has been released for Ron Howard’s racing drama, Rush. The film takes place in the world of Formula One racing, and chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). The previous trailer basically showed the entire movie, but thankfully this one focuses on the speed of F1 racing and aggressiveness of the drivers. Clearly, the movie won’t shy away from the personal drama of the lead characters, but I’m curious to see how Howard has handled the intensity of the racing scenes. Judging by this trailer, he’s done a bang-up job.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Olivia Wilde. Rush opens September 20th.
We’ve got quite a few new posters to share this evening. Briefly:
- Rush – The new poster for director Ron Howard’s F1 racing drama starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, and Olivia Wilde. The film opens on September 20, 2013.
- The Way, Way Back – A new poster for the Sundance hit takes the film’s water park theme to heart. The pic stars Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, and Toni Collette and opens on July 5th. Read Matt’s review here.
- Red 2 – A couple of new character posters for the sequel showcase stars Helen Mirren and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The film opens on July 19th.
- Before Midnight – A photoshop heavy debut poster for the third film in Richard Linklater’s Before series. The film stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy and opens on May 24th. Read Matt’s review here.
- Carrie – A new UK poster for director Kimberly Peirce’s remake shows the intensity of star Chloe Grace Moretz. The film also stars Julianne Moore and opens on October 18th.
- V/H/S/2 – The poster for the horror anthology sequel is rather teasing, but nonetheless straightforward. The film opens on July 12th. Read Matt’s review here.
Hit the jump to check out the posters and synopses.
From time to time I like to use the opening paragraph to discuss my latest screenprint investments and/or dream items. This week I’m playing a similar note as I recently picked up Olly Moss‘ “Batman’s Rogues Gallery” set on eBay for very close to what the timed edition went for originally. Those of you who follow posters and prints know how redeeming it can be to finally get an item you originally missed out on without having to pay exponentially more than its original asking price. Now, if only Ken Taylor‘s Halloween print would stop being so rare/expensive, I could officially run out of room on my walls.
I’ll stop gushing and leave any more in-depth poster/print talk to our own Limited Paper. For my part, this week’s Top 5 includes the first trailer and a video blog recap of 10 minutes of footage from Neill Blomkamp‘s Elysium, our White House Down set visit recap, an exclusive interview with Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull, the first trailers for Ron Howard‘s Rush, and an extended interview with Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael. As is customary, a brief recap and link to each is ready and waiting for your attention after the jump.
Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for director Ron Howard’s racing drama Rush. The film takes place in the world of Formula 1 racing and chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). This trailer plays much better than the previous U.K. trailer, as we get a better sense of the individual character struggles in addition to Howard’s impressive visuals. The racing sequences certainly look to be intense, but the highlight of this trailer for me is hearing some of Hans Zimmer‘s fantastic-sounding score. As Matt noted previously, the key to the film’s success will be whether we care about the characters, so here’s hoping Rush is more Apollo 13 than The Da Vinci Code.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Olivia Wilde and opens on September 20th.
A batch of new images from Universal Pictures’ upcoming racing drama Rush has been released online. Directed by Ron Howard, the film takes place in the world of Formula 1 racing and chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). We got our first glimpse at footage by way of a U.K. trailer last week, but Universal is poised to drop the domestic trailer tomorrow and they’ve unveiled these images as an appetizer. Hemsworth looks sufficiently handsome as notorious playboy Hunt, while Brühl appears to bring a fair amount of intensity to the Lauda role.
Hit the jump to take a look at the images and check back here tomorrow afternoon to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Olivia Wilde and opens on September 20th.
The first trailer for Ron Howard’s Rush is now online. The film takes place in the world of Formula 1 racing and chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). It’s tough for me to get excited about Howard’s films since he hasn’t made a great one since Apollo 13. He does have the talent to tell a good story, but after watching the trailer for Rush, the question remains: will we care about the rivalry between Lauda and Hunt, or will we just talk about the excellence of the racing scenes?
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Olivia Wilde. Rush opens September 20th. [Update: We've added a track from Hans Zimmer's score for the film. You can list to it after the jump.]
Now playing is director Tom Hooper’s fantastic adaptation of Les Miserables. Loaded with great performances and top notch filmmaking, Les Mis is absolutely a contender for all the year end awards and it would shock me if Anne Hathaway doesn’t win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her incredible work as Fantine. Her one take rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” was incredible and it’s the type of performance that’s unforgettable. For more on the film, here are five clips, Matt’s review, and all our previous coverage.
At the recent NYC press day for the film I did an exclusive interview with producer Eric Fellner (who runs Working Title with Tim Bevan). Since Sid and Nacy in 1986, Fellner has produced 100 movies and he shows no signs of slowing down. During the interview we talked about how Les Mis came together, the way the industry has changed over the past decade, whether VOD and online streaming become a real revenue stream, if we could eventually get an extended cut of Les Mis (the first assembly cut was four hours!), and more. In addition, with Fellner producing so many other projects, I got updates on the Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy sequel, Edgar Wright’s The World’s End, Ron Howard’s Rush, Richard Curtis‘ About Time, Everest and more. Hit the jump to either listen to the audio or read the transcript.
Though director Ron Howard dabbled in lighter romantic comedy fare for his last film (2011’s The Dilemma), he’s getting back into the period groove with his next feature, Rush. The film takes place in the world of Formula 1 racing and chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth). Production wrapped earlier this year, but we have to wait until next September before the pic hits theaters.
Steve recently interviewed producer Eric Fellner in anticipation of the release of Tom Hooper’s musical adaptation Les Miserables, and Fellner talked a bit about Rush. He revealed that he’s seen a nearly completed cut of the film, teased a standout performance from Brühl, and talked about the film’s promising test scores. Hit the jump for more.
While walking the floor of the American Film Market (AFM) this morning, Steve was able to grab some images and synopses for a few upcoming films. Briefly:
- Rush – Director Ron Howard’s 1970s drama focuses on the rivalry between Formula 1 racers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl). The film opens September 20th, 2013.
- Can a Song Save Your Life? – This uplifting music-centered drama comes from Once director John Carney and centers on the relationship between a struggling musician (Keira Knightley) and a music producer (Mark Ruffalo) in New York City. The cast also includes Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, and Catherine Keener.
- Thérèse – This adaptation of the classic novel stars Elizabeth Olsen as a young woman trapped in an arranged marriage who conspires with her lover (Oscar Isaac) to dispose of her sickly cousin husband (Tom Felton). Jessica Lange also stars.
Hit the jump to check out images and detailed synopses for all three films.
Just yesterday, we brought you the word that director Ron Howard’s Formula 1-inspired Rush had gotten a new release date. Now we can bring you the first official images and synopsis from the picture. Starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl as F1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, Rush centers on the real-life rivalry between the two. Rush, also starring Olivia Wilde, Natalie Dormer and Alexandra Maria Lara, opens September 20th, 2013. Hit the jump to see the new images and check out the official synopsis.
Check out the latest shuffling of release dates below:
- Oblivion, from director Joseph Kosinski and starring Tom Cruise and Olga Kurylenko, has been moved up a week from April 26th, 2013 to April 19th, 2013. The film will screen exclusively in IMAX for one week starting on April 12th.
- Rush, the Forumula 1 racing picture from Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth has a new release date of September 20th, 2013.
- Mama, a horror film directed by Andres Muschietti and produced by Guillermo del Toro, has been pushed from October of this year to January 18th, 2013. The picture stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jessica Chastain.
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, from writer/director Stephen Chbosky and starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, has been pushed back a week from September 14th to September 21st of this year.
Hit the jump for more on each picture.
Formula One racing season is in full swing, and so is production on Ron Howard‘s F1 drama Rush starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, and Olivia Wilde. The film chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian F1 driver Niki Lauda (Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Hemsworth). I’m not into racing here in the states since I’m more interested in the sport of paint-drying than watching cars go around a track 500 times. But in Europe, F1 is far more exhilarating since the cars travel around twists and turns rather than going left for 18 hours. Last year’s documentary Senna made me more interested in the sport, and a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Rush has me hoping that Howard has captured that same sense of excitement.
Hit the jump to check out the featurette. There’s currently no release date for Rush, but I wouldn’t count on seeing it until 2013.
A few weeks ago we brought you a roundup of some great images from the set of Ron Howard’s Formula 1 racing drama Rush, and now some video has surfaced from one of the scenes in question. The film chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian F1 driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth), and this video shows Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde (who plays his squeeze) filming a scene together. Howard has been sharing a large amount of photos from the set via his personal Twitter account, but this video comes from an unofficial onlooker. Though I’ve found the director’s recent output to be a bit disappointing, I love the cast he’s put together here and I’m excited to see the finished product
Hit the jump to check out the video, which may be considered a minor spoiler for the film. We’ve also included a fair amount of new photos that Howard has shared from the set, including some tense looking hospital scenes.
Ron Howard is currently in the middle of production on his period Formula 1 racing drama Rush, but the director has a new tool in tow on this film that’s giving fans an inside track on how the shoot’s going. Howard has been making frequent use of his Twitter account to share a bevy of photos from the set, documenting everything from location scouting, costuming, filming, and editing. For those unaware, the film chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian F1 driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth).
Set photos of Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde have made their way online, and Howard and Wilde have taken it upon themselves to share some images of their own. Hit the jump to check them out. Beware, minor spoilers for the film may be revealed.
We’ve got a batch of set photos to share with you this morning. Briefly:
- Daniel Radcliffe, Elizabeth Olsen and Jack Huston were spotted on the set of Kill Your Darlings. The trio star as Allen Ginsberg, Edie Parker and Jack Kerouac, respectively, in this period drama.
- Set Photos from Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring highlight star Emma Watson and surprise guests Kirsten Dunst and Gavin Rossdale (frontman for Bush). The real-life story centers on a group of teenagers who robbed the homes of the rich and famous in the late 2000’s.
- A roundup of images from director Ron Howard’s 1970s Formula 1 racing drama Rush. The film centers on the rivalry between James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl).
Hit the jump to check out the images.