The last name to join Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's book Inherent Vice was Owen Wilson, but now a trio of co-stars have just been added to the comedic detective story. Deadline has word that Reese Witherspoon is taking the female lead, a role once rumored for Charlize Theron, while The Wrap has pegged Martin Short to make his first live-action film appearance since The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, along with the addition of Jena Malone, who will be seen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire this fall. That's quite an eclectic blend of talent, and none have worked with Anderson yet. ›››
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Last year director Drew Goddard blew audiences away with his meta horror movie Cabin in the Woods (though it was finished and sitting on a shelf for a little while before that), and now he's finally lined up his next project. The Wrap has word that Goddard is in talks to write and direct a film called The Martian for 20th Century Fox. The project is based on an e-book of the same name by Andy Weir, and the story follows an astronaut who finds himself stranded on Mars, struggling to figure out how he can survive long enough in order to make it back to Earth. That sounds like it might be similar to Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, right? ›››
Earlier this year, there were rumblings about a sequel to Alex Garland's adaptation of Dredd being very unlikely after a less than stellar box office performance left the lower budget comic book film out in the wind. However, the film seems to have found a decent sized audience on the home video market, and there are plenty who have come to embrace and enjoy the film. In fact, a big enough audience has found this film that star Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) says that a sequel is "not off the agenda." Right now the power seems to lie with the fans, and they have to let the higher powers know they want a sequel. Read on! ›››
Screw the MPAA! Only for a Lars von Trier film. While the Cannes Film Festival is now underway, Lars von Trier's latest Nymphomaniac wasn't ready in time to play, but that doesn't mean they can't steal some thunder. Our friends at The Film Stage have learned that Nymphomaniac has been scheduled for a release in December in Denmark (it doesn't have a US distributor yet), confirming they're still finishing the film despite rumors it would be released the end of this month. In addition, they found the film's website which contains a rather epic/glorious promo photo of the entire cast, and von Trier (with his mouth duct-taped), standing in lewd poses - all with their clothes on. It reminds me of when Lars got his own character poster. ›››
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"Did you hear that?" Holy sh*t get ready to scream! Magnet Releasing has debuted an crazy intense and insanely terrifying full red band trailer for V/H/S 2, the sequel to the found footage indie horror anthology hit V/H/S from just last year. We saw this at the Sundance Film Festival midnight premiere in January and went totally nuts for it, since it's leaner but much scarier and bloodier than the first one in every way. This trailer definitely uses that red band tag the fullest and does show a few of the bigger reveals (that I think are based saved for the in-movie experience). But it is a hell of trailer for one of my favorite new horror series. ›››
Continue reading Must Watch: Bloody Red Band 'V/H/S 2' Trailer is Insanely Terrifying
Cannes Year 5. I'm still amazed that I'm here in Cannes, for my fifth year, kicking off yet another festival in the middle of the summer. Every morning when I wake up and look out the window and realize "I'm living in France for two weeks!" there's an instant giddiness that kicks in - the exact burst of energy I need to wake up for successive 8:30AM (ugh so early!) screenings almost every day for the next 10 days straight. I wrote an effusive article last year about why I love this festival and this town and don't feel the need to repeat it, but I can't help but write something to mark the beginning of the 2013 fest. Now let's go watch some films! ›››
Continue reading Back in Cinema Heaven - The 66th Cannes Film Festival Kicks Off
This year Michelle Williams battled evil in Oz: The Great and Powerful, and Joel Edgerton got pretty glitzy in The Great Gatsby, but now the two are entering thriller territory. Deadline reports Williams and Edgerton are set to star in The Double Hour, a remake of a 2009 Italian film with the same title from writer and director Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace). The story follows a chambermaid and an ex-cop meet at a speed dating event and spark a romance. But when the two take a romantic getaway, the two lovers who suddenly become the victims in a dangerous and extremely well-planned robbery. Read on! ›››
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Just last month, Garden State director and "Scrubs" star Zach Braff turned to Kickstarter in order to help get his new directing effort, Wish I Was Here, off the ground as an independent production. Well, the film raised more than $2.6 million from more than 38,000 people, exceeding the $2 million goal, in about a week. Nice job, Kickstarter! Well, maybe not. THR has news that the Kickstarter response to Braff's film has actually inspired Worldview Entertainment to fully fund the project, and it seems like the campaign was just a pawn in getting a real company to back the project as opposed to just going the indie route. More below! ›››
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If you didn't catch the horror anthology The ABC's of Death, don't feel bad. The film didn't have a very big or successful theater run, but the VOD response has been pretty impressive, and the film hits Blu-Ray and DVD next Tuesday. In fact, the film found a big enough audience to warrant a sequel, and the names turning out to direct segments this time are pretty damn impressive. For those who aren't aware of the original film, it features different segments for each letter of the alphabet, depicting a gruesome way of dying that begins with any of the 26 letters of the alphabet. The sequel is doing the same thing over again. ›››
Continue reading Vincenzo Natali, Bill Plympton & More Turn Up for 'ABCs of Death 2'
It's time to shake your tail feathers again. After Blue Sky's musical animated film Rio became a surprise hit, the blue macaws voiced by Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg, along with a colorful supporting cast voiced by the likes of will.i.am, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jamie Foxx and more, are back for Rio 2. The film doesn't arrive until next spring, but a teaser trailer has arrived that will have kids dancing in the theaters and tapping their feet. It's a cute little trailer, but as someone who wasn't impressed by the first film, this one has some work to do to get me excited. Watch it! ›››
"Don't know how many times I've been crossed off the list and left for dead." This is a big year for Vin Diesel. Not only does Fast & Furious 6 hit theaters next weekend, but the long awaited sci-fi sequel Riddick is finally coming this fall, and it looks pretty damn cool. Sometimes the visual effects look a little spotty, but then there are some really fantastically rendered creatures and spectacular action. Plus, Diesel just looks like a real bad ass in this trailer. It's almost like this movie is Predator, but with Riddick as the infamous hunter. As someone who's not really a Diesel fan, this movie definitely has my attention now. Watch below! ›››
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! ›››
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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