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Jason Clark, Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin in Everest Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest, the story of two expeditions to climb the world’s highest mountain, will be the opening night-film at the 41st Deauville American Film Festival on September 4, the organisers have announced today. The film features Josh Brolin - who also stars in the festival's closing film Sicario.
The film also has been slated to open the 72nd Venice Film Festival just two days earlier on September 2.
Kormakur’s previous films include The Deep, which was shortlisted in the foreign language Oscar category, as well as the English-language films Contraband and 2 Guns.
The script is by William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), who were inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain. »
- Richard Mowe
Paris — Baltasar Kormakur’s 3D adventure thriller “Everest” is set to open the 41st edition of the Deauville American Film Festival.
A Universal Pictures movie, “Everest,” which will also kick off the Venice film festival, stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal. Pic is produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, along with Kormákur, Icelandic’s biggest film director-producer, Nicky Kentish Barnes, Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson.
Deauville is expecting “Everest’s” “film team” to attend the premiere.
Penned by William Nicholson (“Gladiator”) and Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”), “Everest” is based on the tragic 1996 expeditions to Mount Everest that left several climbers dead. “Everest” will be released in the U.S. by Universal on September 25.
- Elsa Keslassy
Hot Toys has debuted a batch of images for its 1/6th scale collectible Hulkbuster figurine from Avengers: Age of Ultron, which you can check out here in all its glory…
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Avengers: Age of Ultron sees Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Paul Bettany (Jarvis / The Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), James Spader (Ultron), Stellen Skarsgard (Erik Selvig), Thomas Kretschmann (Baron Strucker), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Claudia Kim (Dr. Cho), Andy Serkis (Uylsses Klaw), Henry Goodman (Dr. List), Julie Delpy (Madame B) and Linda Cardellini (Laura Barton).
- Gary Collinson
See Also: Watch a new featurette for Everest
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.
Everest is set for release on September 18th, with a cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Clive Standen, Michael Kelly and Sam Worthington.
- Gary Collinson
Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "Sicario" crime thriller, starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro and Jon Bernthal. Check it out below. Plot: In Mexico, sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the Us and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past (Del Toro), the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive. The new movie is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and already premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. It's set to hit theaters on September 18th. Trailer: »
"In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions—and time—were quickly running out. A story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, the »
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
We first got a look at Sicario back at Cannes and a first trailer from a month back, but now Denis Villeneuve’s film was added as a special presentation to the Toronto International Film Festival, it’s North American debut. The film will screen at Tiff ahead of its September 18 opening. Sicario stars Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro in a thriller set across the Mexican border surrounding the FBI and drug cartels. Watch the new trailer below:
In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elite government task force official to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past, the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.
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- Brian Welk
Making a disaster film set on Mount Everest probably sounded like a great idea on paper. The problem is, though, when it became time to turn that script into a reality, the cast and crew involved knew that they would have to confront the elements head on to truly bring the tale to life. And the latest featurrette to promote the disaster thriller Everest proves that was exactly the case, as the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, and Josh Brolin were forced to shoot in extraordinary conditions at which most of us would wimp and weep. Well, I think it.s safe to say that working on Everest was snow joke. I.m sorry. I just couldn.t resist. Kudos to everyone involved in the production for going to such great lengths to create the film. Let.s just hope that this actually comes across on screen when Everest »
It got a good reception at Cannes and now Sicario is heading to the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff to its friends). Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro star in Denis Villeneuve's cartel crime thriller, and here's a new Tiff trailer to let us know what we're in for.Sicario – which means “hitman” in Mexico – is set on the lawless border between the United States and its southern neighbour, where some of the most violent battles of the drug war are fought. Dropped into this near literal trial by fire is idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Blunt), who has been recruited by shadowy elite government agent Matt (Josh Brolin). Heading across the border with an enigmatic “consultant” (Del Toro), Kate and her team start a journey that will have her questioning everything she knows about good and bad. She witnesses the many shades of grey that lie in between »
A new behind-the-scenes featurette for Everest brings you to the mountains of Nepal for an incredible adventure.
The upcoming disaster epic tells the true story of 1996's Mount Everest disaster, when eight climbers became trapped in a brutal blizzard.
"It's a big-scale movie and it's not easy to shoot," star Jason Clarke says. "You've got to go to Nepal. That means you've got to shoot in the mountains. You need real weather and snow."
"[Director Baltasar Kormákur] wanted us to experience the elements," Jake Gyllenhaal adds. "He pushed us in that way."
The movie will open in Us and UK cinemas on September 18. »
'Everest' 2015, with Jake Gyllenhaal at the Venice Film Festival. What global warming? Venice Film Festival 2015 jury: Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón president The 2015 Venice Film Festival, to be held Sept. 2–12, has announced the members of its three main juries: Venezia 72, Horizons, and the Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film. In case you're wondering, “Why Venezia 72”? Well, the simple answer is that this is the 72nd edition of the festival. Looking at the lists below, you'll notice that, as usual, Europeans dominate the award juries. The only two countries from the Americas represented are the U.S. and Mexico, and here and there you'll find a sprinkling of Asian film talent. Golden Lion jury The Golden Lion – Venezia 72 Competition – jury is comprised by the following: Jury President Alfonso Cuarón, the first Mexican national to take home the Best Director Academy Award (for the Sandra Bullock-George Clooney »
- Anna Robinson
Canadian director Denis Villeneuve isn’t exactly new to the Toronto International Film Festival. Two of his most critically acclaimed films, the dark thrillers Prisoners and Enemy, both premiered at the fest, putting him on the map as one of Canada’s finest filmmakers.
This September, Villeneuve will be back at Tiff with his latest film, Sicario. Following an FBI agent who gets caught up in a dangerous drug war around the U.S./Mexico border, Sicario looks at the more morally complicated aspects of law enforcement.
Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, and Josh Brolin star, along with Jon Bernthal and Victor Garber. Based on the new trailer, Sicario is looking like one of the most heart-poundingly intense movies of the festival, if not the entire year. Every one of Villeneuve’s movies had us on the edge of our seats, so we don’t expect Sicario will be an exception. »
- Amanda Wood
The lineup for this year's Toronto International Film Festival was announced this morning, and among the titles that will play the fest is Sicario, the new film from Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve. On the heels of that announcement, Lionsgate has released a new trailer for the film, which you can check out at the bottom of the post. Sicario centers on the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, where idealistic FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Josh Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant (Benicio del Toro) with a questionable past, the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything she believes in order to survive. Set for a September 18 theatrical release, Villeneuve's narco-thriller bowed at the Cannes Film Festival in May to positive reviews. With two great English-language films, »
- Jordan Benesh
A new trailer has arrived online for director Denis Villeneuve’s (Prisoners, Enemy) upcoming action thriller Sicario which stars Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Jon Bernthal and Victor Garber. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.
Sicario is set for release on September 18th.
- Gary Collinson
"Every day across that border people are kidnapped, or killed." Lionsgate has debuted the second full-on trailer for Denis Villeneuve's Sicario starring Emily Blunt and it is intense as all hell. This is the film, which already premiered at Cannes (read our review), starring Blunt as a young FBI agent working the drug cartels in Mexico. The first trailer was solid but this cranks things up and reminds us that there's no safety around any corner. The cast includes Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal, Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Donovan and Victor Garber. This is still one of my most anticipated films to see this fall, can't wait to check it out. Here's the second trailer for Denis Villeneuve's Sicario, direct from YouTube (via The Playlist): Denis Villeneuve's Sicario, from a script by Taylor Sheridan, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival as an In-Competition film. Official synopsis: »
- Alex Billington
Denis Villeneuve has delivered three white-knuckle classics in a row with the dramatic Incendies, hauntingly atmospheric Prisoners and enigmatic Enemy, and he’s preparing to unveil his biggest movie yet with drug cartel thriller Sicario, starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro. With the pic newly set to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival this September, the film has a fast and thrilling new trailer.
There’s not much by way of fresh footage, but the preview further cements Sicario as a dark and disturbing thriller exploring the morally murky aspects of law enforcement in a lawless land. As shot by Roger Deakins, it also looks atypically terrific for a gritty action-drama.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In Mexico, Sicario means hitman.
In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official »
- Isaac Feldberg
Read More: Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' is Very Well-Made, But to What End? After taking Cannes by storm in May and lining up a Special Presentations slot this morning at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, "Sicario" is gearing up for its September release with guns fully loaded and ready to fire. Starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin, the action drama tackles the War on Drugs and hails from "Prisoners" director Denis Villeneuve. "Sicario" deals with an idealistic FBI agent (Blunt) who crosses the border to aid in the escalating war against drugs. With help from an elite government task force official (Brolin) and a mysterious consultant from Mexico (del Toro), the agent must question everything she knows in order to survive the journey to catch a drug lord. "Sicario" opens September 18. Watch the trailer above. Read More: Toronto International Film Festival Reveals First Slate of. »
- Zack Sharf
Riding hot out of Cannes, with a Tiff berth all ready to go, Denis Villeneuve's "Sicario" is already an early fall highlight. And to build on this morning's buzz, a new trailer has dropped for the crime drama. Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro are the leading trio of the film which takes audiences right into the heart of the drug war that's riding on the border between Mexican and United States. Here's the official synopsis: In Mexico, Sicario means hitman.In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs.Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive. Lensed by Roger Deakins, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Announced as part of the Toronto Film Festival line-up earlier this morning, a new trailer is already out for Denis Villeneuve's thriller "Sicario". Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benicio Del Toro star in the film which explores the drug war riding on the border between Mexico and the United States. Roger Deakins served as cinematographer on the film which opens September 25th.
- Garth Franklin
Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller The Martian, starring Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut, and Black Mass, a Seventies-era crime drama about notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger (played by Johnny Depp), are among the first crop of movies announced for this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
The Martian — based on the bestseller by Andy Weir — will make its world premiere at Tiff. It stars Damon as an astronaut left to fend for himself on the red planet after being separated from his crew in their attempt to flee Mars amidst a storm. »
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