Hot on the heels of news that The Avengers co-stars Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson would reteam with their Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau for his indie Chef, there's some slightly troubling news of another project with that very same title. This other Chef has been in the works for a little longer with The Weinstein Company backing the project from Eastern Promises writer Steven Wright with August: Osage County director John Wells now at the helm. Now Deadline has word from Cannes that Bradley Cooper has formally agreed to star in the film, and there's a small battle brewing over the title confusion overseas. ›››
Continue reading Bradley Cooper Leading Another 'Chef' Project at Weinstein Company
How would you like to see Captain Kirk belt out some Broadway tunes on the big screen? While many audiences will see Chris Pine as the infamous Starfleet officer in Star Trek Into Darkness this weekend, THR has word that he's currently in talks to join Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep in Disney's adaptation of the musical Into the Woods. In addition, Jake Gyllenhaal is also in discussions for a role in the film from Chicago and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall. Pine and Gyllenhaal would play two sibling princes for Cinderella and Rapunzel, and they are quite pompous and self-absorbed. ›››
Fans who were eagerly awaiting 300: Rise of an Empire, the follow-up to Zack Snyder's original adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel 300, were dealt some bad news as the film (which takes place before, during and after the events of 300) was pushed back to a March 2014 release. But maybe news of another project bringing Miller's work to the big screen will help lessen the blow. Bleeding Cool recently sat down with Mukunda Michael Dewil, the director of Paul Walker's thriller Vehicle 19, and he revealed that he's currently working on an adaptation of Miller's 23-year-old comic miniseries Hard Boiled. More below! ›››
Continue reading Frank Miller's 'Hard Boiled' Comic Book Heading to the Big Screen
At the end of April, we learned that director Jon Favreau was getting back to his indie roots with a "character study" film called Chef. At the time, the cast included Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo and Bobby Canavale, but a couple bigger names have also signed up in the past week. Favreau's Iron Man franchise co-star Robert Downey Jr. has signed up for the indie along with Scarlett Johansson, also a big part of the Marvel franchise, including The Avengers. While the film is up for sale in Cannes right now for distribution, some of the cast is already working with Favreau and training to learn how to be a chef. In fact, Leguizamo himself has posted a couple pictures on Twitter of chef training with Favreau. More below! ›››
Continue reading Robert Downey Jr. & Scarlett Johansson Cook Up Jon Favreau's 'Chef'
On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim and Jeremy are joined by Jordan Hoffman (from StarTrek.com, Film.com and Badass Digest) to go over their latest picks of the week, the newest DVD & Blu-ray releases, new trailers for Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips and Alfonso Caurón's Gravity and much more. The main topic of the night was Star Trek in film, in honor of Into Darkness hitting this weekend. The guys go over the expansive Trek filmography and touch on the high and low points of the series. Jordan also lends his extensive knowledge of the TV show universe and they also talk about where they'll go next. ›››
Malick is back! Early last year we covered news that filmmaker Terrence Malick was in Austin filming not one, but two new movies at the Austin City Limits music festival. One of the actors he cast and was filming was Christian Bale. It was later confirmed that he was working on two separate projects, one known as Lawless (which had that title dropped), the other called Knight of Cups. While Malick is not at Cannes this year, FilmNation is showing footage from one of his films to sell and to build buzz THR has revealed the first photo. It's from Knight of Cups, which could be out this year. Of course, it's a typical Malick beautiful shot, with Bale and Natalie Portman running on the beach. But that's it so far. And we barely know the plot. ›››
After co-writing what has been the biggest movie of the year so far with Marvel's Iron Man 3, screenwriter Drew Pearce is staying in the business of blockbuster sequels at Paramount Pictures. THR has word that Pearce has been hired to script Mission: Impossible 5, which just confirmed Tom Cruise to return in the lead role as agent Ethan Hunt, reteaming with his Jack Reacher director Christopher McQuarrie for the next sequel. J.J. Abrams is producing once again through his Bad Robot banner along with David Ellison's Skydance Productions, who co-financed and executive produced the 2011 sequel Ghost Protocol. ›››
Continue reading 'Iron Man 3' Writer Drew Pearce Will Accept 'Mission: Impossible 5'
The end is almost here for The Wolf Pack with the release of The Hangover Part III just over a week away. Recently the film decided to open in theaters everywhere a day early in order to get a head start on the Fast & Furious 6 which hits the same weekend. Now a new featurette has arrived with a bunch of footage and interviews with Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and more as they wrap up the end of this crazy comedy franchise. There's some great new pieces with John Goodman and Ken Jeong. This won't have to do much to be better than The Hangover Part II, but hopefully it goes out with a bang. Watch! ›››
Continue reading Watch: Go Behind The End in New 'The Hangover Part III' Featurette
We just got our first official look from the set of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the 2011 hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The first photo from the prequel sequel feature Andy Serkis in his motion capture gear atop a horse, confronting Jason Clarke in the woods. It wasn't much to get excited about, but the sequel is still one of our most anticipated films of 2014, and now it's gotten even better. The Incredibles, Star Trek and Super 8 composer Michael Giacchino will be providing the score for Matt Reeves' film, after previously working with the director on his vampire drama Let Me In. That's some great damn news. ›››
Continue reading Michael Giacchino to Compose 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Score
At one time, names like Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and others were said to be circling Candy Store, the new crime thriller from writer and director Stephen Gaghan (Traffic). However, none of those names had come to fruition until now. Deadline has learned that Waltz is now on board to star in the film which also has Robert De Niro, Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) and Omar Sy (The Intouchables, X-Men: Days of Future Past) already on board the film set up at Lionsgate. Considering how many names were circling before, there's likely some more casting that needs to be done. More below! ›››
Continue reading Christoph Waltz Joining De Niro & Clarke in Gaghan's 'Candy Store'
With the hopeful blockbuster sci-fi After Earth bringing Will Smith back to theaters for summer, this time with his quickly maturing son Jaden Smith, the international superstar is already getting his next project together. The Wrap has learned that Smith is currently in talks to star in and produce a contemporary remake of the classic 1969 western The Wild Bunch set up at Warner Bros. The Karate Kid remake producer Jerry Weintraub would also produce with Smith, working from his Overbrook Entertainment banner. However, it sounds like the story won't really be much of a traditional western anymore. Read on! ›››
Some cute little shorts featuring the characters of Toy Story have already made their way to the big screen, even after Toy Story 3 hit theaters. Now another new one is coming this Halloween, but it's a full 30-minutes long and will be getting the TV treatment. Given the timing of the short's premiere, it's no surprise to learn it's called Toy Story of Terror, and it mostly focuses on Jesse (Joan Cusack) as Bonnie takes the toys on a road trip and they end up staying in a spooky motel after the car breaks down. But don't worry, because Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and some of the other toys will be there too. ›››
In case you hadn't heard, comedian Bill Hader is leaving "Saturday Night Live" after eight years on the staple late night sketch comedy series. When he wasn't busy working on the latest episode, Hader made quite an impression as a supporting actor in plenty of comedies like Superbad, Hot Rod, Paul, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Tropic Thunder and more. Now that he's leaving "SNL" behind, we can expect to see him more and more, and THR has word on an indie that has landed Hader's talents. The project is called Lawless, and it will mark the directorial debut of Yes Man writers Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel. ›››
Though Peter Strickland's horror film Beberian Sound Studio has already seen release in the United Kingdom, IFC Midnight is bringing this promising gem that has played the Toronto International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and Fantastic Fest to the United States next month. Toby Jones stars in this stylish, psychological thriller that looks and feels like it could have been made in the 70s in addition to have the story set in the middle of the decade. With truly terrifying sound work and trippy, haunting visuals in this first trailer, the film looks like an incredible work of art and horror all in one. Watch below! ›››
Continue reading Toby Jones in Psychological Horror 'Berberian Sound Studio' Trailer
Horror filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman, the man behind the camera for Saw II, III and IV, Mother's Day and 11-11-11, is back with more terror again with his new film Sacrilege. The project is currently being shopped around the Cannes Film Festival for a distributor. Part of the pitch package includes a sales trailer to accompany the script along with a promo poster, and some stills from the footage along with the poster itself have surfaced online. They don't show much, but we do get a glimpse of some creepy, masked individuals, an older woman looking possibly frightened and a big butcher's blade. See the photos below! ›››
Continue reading First Look: Darren Lynn Bousman's Devilish Cult Horror 'Sacrilege'
"I never know what the future holds, just like everyone else." Earlier in the day we featured the very first international (UK) trailer for Richard Curtis' About Time, his new romantic comedy featuring time travel. Domhnall Gleeson stars and Rachel McAdams (in another time travel movie) plays his love interest, plus Bill Nighy his father. There's some fantastic lines of dialogue in this (Curtis is a superb writer) and I can't wait to see it, but I much prefer the international trailer to this one in many ways. This trailer is just a bit too generic, and oversells the actors and some dialogue, but not so much the heartfelt story. Take a look! ›››
Continue reading Watch: Another New US Trailer for Richard Curtis' Film 'About Time'
The sun persists in rising. So I make myself stand. Excellent. Love this poster already. One quick glance and it has an epic, bold feel to it. I love the marketing for this series and it's getting better as they continue on and get more comfortable with the massive fanbase they're building. Lionsgate has debuted a gorgeous new poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, once again starring Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. This was designed by Lionsgate's Chief Marketing Officer Tim Palen, whom I assume took this photo used on the poster. I love the colors as it makes it a bit more exciting, but not overly glossy. ›››
Continue reading Katniss Stands Tall - Bold New 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Poster
Write this one down on your calenders, it's a must watch, one of the best indie films of the year. Cinedigm has announced a release date for the film Short Term 12, directed by Destin Cretton, which premiered at SXSW 2013 and won both the Audience and Grand Jury Award. The innovative indie studio has set the film starring Brie Larson as a supervisor of an at-risk teens facility for limited release starting on August 23rd later this summer, with a nationwide roll-out to follow. I've seen it and can't recommend it enough, an excellent drama that should connect with today's film-lover audiences in many ways. Watch for it this year. ›››
Continue reading Award-Winning Indie Favorite 'Short Term 12' Set for August Release
With the release of World War Z just over a month away, Paramount Pictures is making the effort to begin a viral campaign (no pun intended) for the zombie apocalypse film with a public service announcement warning of an epidemic that has been dubbed Crisis Zero. As part of the effort to keep the word "zombie" out of the marketing and hype surrounding the film, it appears this global threat is being treated as some sort of unknown health condition, which is essentially how the world would address such a disaster anyway. However, upon following the website, this appears to be a United Kingdom centric viral campaign. Watch! ›››
Continue reading 'World War Z' Viral Video PSA Warns of 'Crisis Zero' World Epidemic
Tomorrow the early fan sneak peeks of Star Trek Into Darkness hit the big screen at 8pm, and then the anticipated sequel from director J.J. Abrams hits theaters everywhere on Thursday, May 16th. That means the director is making the publicity rounds, and last night Abrams stopped by "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart. And since the host of the show is a true geek and longtime Star Wars fan, there's a great debate between the two personalities about George Lucas' iconic saga versus the longer running Star Trek legacy. Plus, the bonus part of the interview that didn't air on TV is great for fans of sci-fi, films and just good fun. ›››