Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Lana and Andy Wachowski’s upcoming sci-fi film Jupiter Ascending. The film follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a recent Russian immigrant who has to scrub toilets for a living, but then discovers she has the genetic signature that makes her next in line to be Queen of the Universe. Channing Tatum co-stars as a genetically engineered ex-military hunter who must track her down. Judging from this trailer, one thing is abundantly clear about Jupiter Ascending: this is the Wachowskis going 100%, full-blown sci-fi. Coming off the philosophical (and excellent) Cloud Atlas, this film appears to be something a bit more in the vein of The Matrix for the Wachowskis in that it appears to be lighter and a bit more adventurous in spirit. The world building on display in this trailer is nuts, and though the footage is indeed very out-there, I have a feeling once audiences settle in to the JA universe it’s going to be one hell of a ride.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith, and Doona Bae. Jupiter Ascending opens in 3D on July 25, 2014.
Here’s the first of what promises to be a lot of casting news over the next few days:
- Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion) and Vincent Cassel (Black Swan) clash in Stephen Campanelli’s action thriller, Momentum. Morgan Freeman (Now You See Me) and Shea Whigham (Silver Linings Playbook) co-star.
- Rupert Grint (CBGB), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas) and Jason Flemyng (X-Men: First Class), Neil Maskell (Kill List) and Joe Gilgun (This is England) join Vincent Regan’s Macbeth adaptation, Enemy of Man, with Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) in the lead.
- Tom Hopper (Knights of Badassdom), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Irish actress Charlie Murphy (Philomena), Ed Skrein (The Sweeney), Ken Duken (Inglorious Basterds), Anatole Taubman (Quantum of Solace) and James Norton (Rush) star in Claudio Fäh’s Northmen – A Viking Saga.
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Shooting has begun on the Wachowski Siblings‘ new sci-fi film, Jupiter Ascending. The film follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a recent Russian immigrant who has to scrub toilets for a living, but then discovers she has the genetic signature that makes her next in line to be Queen of the Universe. The movie is currently shooting at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden and will remain in the U.K. until June. The production will then move to Chicago to finish filming.
Hit the jump for the first full synopsis. The film also stars Channing Tatum, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy, and Sean Bean. Jupiter Ascending opens in 3D on July 25, 2014.
Sometimes buying a Blu-ray is worth the price simply to have a favorite movie on hand for repeat viewings. Occasionally, if the film wasn’t quite as strong as you would have hoped during its theatrical release, the extras on the Blu-ray make a purchase worthwhile because they elucidate the film’s production through additional features such as a director’s cut or commentary and behind-the-scenes featurettes. Unfortunately, the Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Blu-ray boasts neither an enjoyable feature nor worthwhile bonus material. Hit the jump for my review.
Directors Lana and Andy Wachowski are gearing up to begin production on the sci-fi pic Jupiter Ascending, and some Game of Thrones royalty has now joined the cast. The story “is set in a time where humans are at the bottom of the evolutionary ladder and follows a woman who has been targeted for assassination by the queen of the universe.” Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis are already set as the leads with Eddie Redmayne also poised to star, and now Deadline reports that Sean Bean has joined the cast. Bean will play a character named Stinger who is described as a Han Solo-type, and he should add some “gruff” to the cast that’s been assembled thus far. Bean is a fine actor and I’m eager to see him play around in the sci-fi realm, but I guess it’s time to start taking bets on how long his character will last in the film before dying.
We’ve got a couple of TV-related casting stories to share this morning. First up, Sean Bean has signed on to replace Brendan Fraser as the lead in TNT’s espionage pilot Legends. The series is based on a novel by Robert Littell and follows a former CIA operative now acting as a private detective who has the unique ability to turn himself into a different person for each assignment. Fraser exited the project after he and showrunner Howard Gordon didn’t see eye to eye on how to approach the lead character, and now Variety reports that Bean is stepping into the lead role.
Bean’s characters have a tendency to, well, die unexpectedly, but I think he’s safe here as he’ll be toplining the series (at least I hope…). Legends is one of a number of new projects 24 veteran Gordon is spearheading following the immense success of his Showtime series Homeland. Hit the jump for casting news regarding a Seinfeld alum visiting Community.
Well, today is the day for supernatural sequel clips it seems, because we have two to share with you. First up from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, this new clip features newly-turned vampire, Bella (Kristen Stewart) arm wrestling against Emmett (Kellan Lutz). They amazingly assembled everything about this property that sets my teeth on edge (bad dialogue, terrible make-up, impromptu musical cues, etc) into one concise clip. Directed by Bill Condon, the film also stars Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Mackenzie Foy, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Elizabeth Reaser and Jackson Rathbone. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 opens November 16th.
We’ve also got a clip from Michael J. Bassett’s Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. This one centers on Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) calling her father (Sean Bean) in fear that someone is following her. He gives her some sage fatherly advice and then OH NO LOOK OUT SEAN BEAN! The film opens on October 26th. Hit the jump to watch the clips
We’ve got an exclusive new TV spot for the upcoming Silent Hill: Revelation 3D to share with our readers today. The film is a sequel to 2006’s Silent Hill, and centers on a daughter and father who are on the run from dangerous forces that remain unknown to the young girl. When her father (Sean Bean) goes missing, the young girl (Adelaide Clemens) must set out to discover what happened. When she becomes trapped in a demonic world, the girl learns she’s not who she thinks she is.
Hit the jump to check out the exclusive TV spot. The film also stars Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Radha Mitchell, and Malcolm McDowell. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D opens on October 26th.
As far as horror survival game adaptations go, it’s easy to see that Resident Evil has proven more successful than Silent Hill; that won’t stop a sequel to the 2006 horror thriller from coming out later this month. Director Michael J. Bassett’s Silent Hill: Revelation 3D follows nearly-18-year-old Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) and her father (Sean Bean) as they attempt to escape the living nightmares that plague them. When her father disappears (and for Bean, disappearing > dead), Heather becomes trapped in a demonic world and learns she’s not who she thinks she is.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D also stars Carrie-Anne Moss, Radha Mitchell, Malcolm McDowell and Kit Harington, and opens October 26th. Hit the jump to see the posters.
The first theatrical trailer for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D has been released. The film is a sequel to 2006’s Silent Hill, and centers on a daughter and father who are on the run from dangerous forces that remain unknown to the young girl. When her father goes missing, the young girl (Adelaide Clemens) must set out to discover what happened. I’m not familiar with the video game series or the first film, but Game of Thrones fans might get a kick out of seeing Sean Bean and a clean-shaven Kit Harington. The pic also looks to have some interesting creature design, and it’s obvious from the footage that the 3D will be put to heavy use.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer, and if you missed it you can watch the first clip from the film right here. The pic also stars Carrie-Anne Moss, Malcolm McDowell, Radha Mitchell, Deborah Kara Unger, and Martin Donovan. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D opens on October 26th, 2012.
Let’s start the day with some casting, shall we? Here are the headlines:
- Elizabeth Banks will topline What’s the Matter with Margie?, a dark comedy from Alan Ball.
- Alfred Molina and Freida Pinto are set to star in Desert Dancer, based on the life of Iranian dancer, Afshin Ghaffarian.
- Sean Bean will join The 4th Reich, an action-horror film set in World War II.
Hit the jump for more on both projects.
Some casting info, including news that should make fans of Sean Bean very happy. Here it is in brief:
- Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) will star in the three-film adaptation of Devil’s Peak, a suspense novel trilogy by South African author, Deon Meyer.
- Paula Patton (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) is set to star in Baggage Claim, a comedy adapted and directed by David Talbert from his bestselling 2003 novel.
- Jamie Hector (The Wire) joins the phenomenal cast of Blood Ties, which includes Mila Kunis (Black Swan) , Zoe Saldana (Colombiana) and Marion Cotillard (Inception).
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Mirror Mirror is a fresh and funny retelling of one of the most beloved stories of all time, brought to life in the visually exciting way that only director Tarsem Singh can. After a beloved King (Sean Bean) vanishes, his ruthless wife, the Evil Queen (Julia Roberts), seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful 18-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White (Lily Collins), hidden away in the palace. But, when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince (Armie Hammer), the jealous Queen banishes the girl to a nearby forest, where she is taken in by a band of rebellious but kind-hearted dwarfs who inspire her to become a brave young woman determined to save her country.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell) talked about what attracted him to this project, why he wanted to make it into a family film, the changes he wanted to make to the script, his feelings about actors ad-libbing on set, what made Lily Collins the perfect Snow White, the biggest challenge for him when it came to editing, and how he has no idea what special features might be on the DVD, but that he really only has maybe one deleted scene. He also talked about his desire to Eye in the Sky, a non-visual story about a drone attack, for his next film, that he hopes to still be able to make The Killing on Carnival Row after that, and why he loves getting to create and construct alternate realities for a living. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
HBO’s Game of Thrones comes at an interesting time in geekdom, and its success speaks to the barriers that have been broken. Though fantasy and science fiction have often been popular cinematically, on television it’s been stuck in a Stargate-esque ghetto. But now we’ve got one of the most thoughtful shows currently on air on one of the most prestigious networks that also happens to be about dragons and swordplay. Perhaps the better arbiter of what crosses over to the mainstream and what doesn’t is quality, and Game of Thrones is definitely an engrossing show even for those who’ve never picked up a twenty sided die. Sean Bean, Lena Headey, Mark Addy and Peter Dinklage lead a mostly British cast in a tale about warring families in a fantastical middle age. Our review of Game of Thrones on DVD follows after the jump.
Fresh off the first trailer for the battle-heavy Snow White and the Huntsman, Relativity has released the first look at their take on Snow White, Mirror Mirror. Directed by Tarsem Singh, the fantasy film is described as a “comedic adventure”and centers on Snow White (Lily Collins) setting out to reclaim her birthright from the Evil Queen (Julia Roberts). Mirror Mirror couldn’t be more different from Huntsman. It’s light, fluffy, and goofy. It’s also pretty close to terrible. The film almost comes off as a farce, it’s just so incredibly goofy. It’s as if Adam Sandler‘s Happy Madison decided to make a Snow White movie. With Tarsem at the helm, we’re sure to be in for a visual treat, but I fear the tone may painfully overshadow the extravagant visuals.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer for yourself. The film also stars Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, and Sean Bean.