Archive for the ‘Trailers’ Category

David O. Russell’s follow up film to last year’s uber-successful, Oscar nominated drama Silver Linings Playbook, got its first trailer today.  News flash…it’s going to be good.  Real good.

American Hustle stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, and Robert DeNiro.  The story revolves around two con artists (Bale & Cooper) who are forced to work with a federal agent to get over on some notorious mobsters.

Everything about the film’s first trailer screams David O. Russell and the 1970’s.

The movie is out in December.

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Whenever you have a huge film, like the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, you’re going to have huge rumors from everything to what the plot entails or who’s going to be playing certain characters.   Today’s rumor is no different as the website Latino Review is throwing out that Disney – the owners of the Star Wars movie rights now – and J.J. Abrams are looking to add a couple of easy-on-the-eyes veteran actors in Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron.

It’s not clear on who these actors would be playing but LR is saying that Gosling would be playing the son of Jedi master Luke Skywalker and Efron would be playing the son of Han & Leia Solo.  Think about that for a minute, sound a bit backwards?  Shouldn’t Gosling be playing the son of Han and Efron the son of Luke?  Either way, it’s just rumor – for now.

LR also stated that another Oscar nominated actor was being eyed for a role, that person was Leonardo DiCaprio, but he reportedly pulled out of talks due to his infatuation with the sci-fi story Robotech.  I think DiCaprio would have been terrible – by the way.

Efron and Disney are no strangers to one another as Efron was brought up on film through Disney and the studio’s High School Musical franchise.  Efron is a better actor than he’s given credit for and he really hasn’t been featured in an action heavy film like a Star Wars.  He could fit.  As far as Gosling goes, he’s no stranger to action films but this would technically be his first sci-fi flick and his biggest box office draw to date.

It’s long been rumored that Abrams will be bringing Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford back into the fold concerning the story.  Now, all these actors have aged heavily and the film will be taking place 30 years after the last one – which almost jives with the current life timeline.

Disney is holding their D23 conference in August and we’re virtually guaranteed to hear some sort of casting news regarding Episode VII then.

I’ll keep you all updated.

 

Via CinemaBlend

2013 Comic Con is in full swing in San Diego and that means we’re going to start getting new trailers and footage clips from upcoming sci-fi films, which includes Ender’s Game.

The film, adapted from Orson Scott Card’s novel of the same name, stars Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Harrison Ford, and Ben Kingsley in main character roles.  The film’s first footage debuted yesterday at the convention and stars Ford telling the tale of the first battle of Earth when aliens invaded and a hero emerged, Mazer Rackham (Kingsley).

Butterfield plays Ender, a child protege who the government hopes can save the galaxy from another impending invasion.  The film is out spring 2014.

Universal held their Riddick Comic-Con panel earlier today at the convention in San Diego, debuting an extended trailer for the upcoming film.

Vin Diesel once again stars, making his third appearance as the titular anti-hero, but this go around Riddick is a prequel to the critically acclaimed Pitch Black.

Riddick is in theaters September 6.

San Diego’s Comic Con 2013 kicked off today to little fanfare – as most of the big panels are held Friday and Saturday – but Sony was way ahead of the field releasing a 45 second clip from the upcoming sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  The footage is the first from the film and features Jamie Foxx as Electro.  It’s the first time Electro has ever been featured in a live-action film and it appears Sony wants everyone to focus on the bad guy this time around.

I’m expecting to see a lot from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the rest of the week, it’s the highlight of next summer and Sony knows it.  It’s chalk full of bad guys and great characters.  It’s an exciting time to be a Spider-Man fan.

Director Steve McQueen’s latest dive into controversial subject matter, the upcoming film 12 Years A Slave, has received its first proper trailer.  The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as free black man in pre-Civil War U.S. when he is abducted and sold into slavery.  The man that buys him, played by Michael Fassbender, has to come to grips with the fact that he has purchased a man that is just as contingent as he is.

Fassbender and McQueen last worked together two years ago on the controversial film Shame, which received a NC-17 rating from the MPAA over the gratuitous showing of Fassbender’s penis.   Still, the film was pretty good and McQueen has gone back to the actors he knows best.

The film also stars Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, and Sarah Paulson.

It’s been a while since I could safely say that Tom Hanks has been acting at an “Oscar caliber” level, but upon seeing the first trailer for Disney’s upcoming film, Saving Mr. Banks, I think I’m ready to give him the title back.

The film, starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, takes place at the height of Disney’s popularity – back when the golden age of animated films were just starting to take off.  The plot of the film has Disney trying to adapt the story of Mary Poppins into a feature film and trials and tribulations the company goes through in attempts to please author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson).

The trailer, which like all good trailers, never gives too much away but captures the charisma that Walt Disney had about him and (from everything I’ve read about her) the stubbornness Travers had about her and the guarded outlook she had for her story about an English nanny.  Quite frankly, the film looks fantastic and with a release date of December 13th in the US it appears Disney will be marketing the film during Oscar season.  Both Hanks and Thompson should receive worthy Oscar buzz for the film.

The film also stars Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, and Jason Schwartzman.