Columbia Pictures has released a batch of character posters for the upcoming apocalypse comedy This Is the End. The film marks the directorial debut of Superbad and Pineapple Express scribes Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and finds Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson playing heightened versions of themselves as they hole up in Franco’s house when a world-ending event occurs. Early buzz on the pic has been fantastic, and these character posters are a great tease for what’s sure to be a very, very funny ride. Additionally, the first and only original track from the soundtrack, “Take Yo Panties Off,” is now streaming online, and it features Snoop Dogg and Robinson waxing poetic about their lady friends.
Hit the jump to check out the posters and to listen to “Take Yo Panties Off.” This Is the End opens on June 14th.
A new trailer and poster have been released for DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo. The story follows a snail (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) who dreams of being able to go fast, and gets his wish after a freak accident. He then goes to pursue his dream of racing in the Indy 500. The trailer looks cute, but I’m not sure if the movie has an antagonist. I hope it’s salt.
Hit he jump to check out the trailer and poster. The film also features the voices of Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Dogg, and Samuel L. Jackson. Turbo opens in 3D on July 19th.
The first teaser trailer and poster for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming racing movie Turbo have been released. The story centers on a snail who, after miraculously attaining the power of super-speed, decides to fulfill his dream of racing in the Indy 500. I got a kick out of the fact that The Chromatics’ “Tick of the Clock,” which was memorably used in last year’s decidedly violent Drive, opens this trailer, followed by another appropriately titled song from Cake. This is very much a teaser trailer so we don’t see much by way of plot, but the brief bit of racing sequences look pretty impressive and Ryan Reynolds does a fine job with the snail’s comedy.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer, and click here to read Dave’s recap of the recent DreamWorks Animation presentation which included footage from Turbo. The film also features the voices of Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Dogg, and Samuel L. Jackson. Turbo opens in 3D on July 19, 2013.
Anchor Bay Films has acquired the rights to Mac and Devin Go to High School, featuring rappers and hip-hop stars Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. The high school comedy features Khalifa as Devin, an overachieving academic type with Dogg playing the antithetical character, Mac, a 15th year senior who becomes infatuated with his substitute teacher. When Devin struggles to write his valedictorian speech, citing lack of life experience, the two find a way to help each other out. Mac and Devin Go to High School, directed by Dylan Brown (Boss’n Up) also stars Mike Epps (The Hangover), Andy Milonakis (Waiting), Affion Crocket (Never Back Down) and a voiceover from Mystikal. As long as Snoop brings his green hat, I’m sold. Hit the jump for more on the project.
DreamWorks Animation has assembled its ginormous ensemble voice cast for the snail-centered film Turbo. Ryan Reynolds is already onboard to voice the protagonist, an ordinary garden snail who obtains extraordinary speed through a freak accident and sets out to race in the Indianapolis 500. Now Heat Vision reports that (deep breath) Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Hader, Michael Pena, Luis Guzmán, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, and Snoop Dogg are set to join the cast. David Soren is directing from a script he co-wrote with Robert Siegel (The Wrestler) and Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After).
I love the voice cast here but I’m not wild about the premise. Pixar already tried to do a movie set in the professional racing world twice to less than stellar results, and this new teaser image doesn’t exactly alleviate any of my concerns. It should be said that it’s still early in the animation process and this image doesn’t exactly reflect the finished film, but I certainly don’t think it’s a great start. Hit the jump to check out the image for yourself. Turbo is slated for July 19th, 2013.
Snoop Dogg has reached a deal with Ames Universal and SRI Entertainment to play blues guitarist Fillmore Slim in the biopic The Legend of Fillmore Slim. Slim started pursuing a music career in the 1950s, but was lured away by the pimp game. During the 1960s and 1970s, Slim was a prominent pimp in San Francisco, known by such colorful nicknames as “The West Coast Godfather of the Game” and “The Pope of Pimping.” Slim eventually returned to music in the 1980s, and is currently touring at the age of 77. Co-producer Alan Ames tells Deadline:
“This film will span decades, from Slim’s emergence as a musician, to his fascination with the fast life, through his years of incarceration and his redemption.”
There are clear parallels between the careers (or at least the public images of) Slim and Snoop, aka “Tha Doggfather.” I don’t know if that will draw a good performance out of the rapper, but it can’t hurt. Hawthorne James will direct The Legend of Fillmore Slim from a script by Ames and Carole Parker. Pre-production begins in December in advance of a March start date.
The first trailer for The Big Bang has hit the web. Directed by Tony Krantz (Otis), the film stars Antonio Banderas as a private detective who is hired to find a missing stripper. That’s about all the plot I’m able to boil down because, judging from the tilt-heavy trailer, this flick looks to be a bit of a mind-bender in the vein of Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The Big Bang stars Banderas, William Fichtner, James Van Der Beek, Snoop Dogg, Delroy Lindo and Rebecca Mader. Anchor Bay Films is set to release the film on May 13th.
What do Snoop Dogg, David Beckham, Jay Baruchel, one of the founding members of Oasis, FIFA World Cup, and Star Wars all have in common?
Not a whole lot really. But with the 2010 FIFA World Cup about to kick off, they can all be found in an entertaining new spot for Adidas Originals from the brilliant minds over at Lucasfilm. The ad brings together the above, plus a few others (including Daft Punk and Ciara), to one of the most famous bars in movie history: The Mos Eisely Cantina. Hit the jump to check out the ad and to learn how Lucasfilm brought it to life.