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In a recent interview with Zap2It, James Badge Dale was asked to share his most memorable experience on the set of Iron Man 3 and it turns out that it was actually a heavily improvised scene with Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan) which didn't ultimately make it into the final cut of the movie. "Unfortunately this whole scene got cut from the movie, but there was a scene in the beginning where [Jon] Favreau comes out and he notices me and Guy Pearce at the Aim Institute and I'm sitting on Tony Stark's car, on the hood. It's about my second or third day of work, and I'm a big fan of Favreau, you know? So, I'm a little nervous and he's like "Hey, how you doing?" He's just a really nice guy. So, I go up to Shane Black [the director] before we start to shoot and I say, "Listen, I »
We knew it would be big, but did anyone really think it would be this big? After just 25 days on release, Marvel's Iron Man 3 has become the first film of 2013 to cross $1 billion at the global box office, and only the 16th film in history to achieve that feat.
As of today the Shane Black-directed solo sequel is now the fourth biggest comic book movie of all time behind The Avengers ($1.511 billion), The Dark Knight Rises ($1.084 billion) and The Dark Knight ($1.004 billion). It looks certain to surpass both Dark Knight films and go on to crack the all time top ten, with tenth place currently occupied by Pixar's Toy Story 3 on $1.063 billion, and could even end up occupying a spot in the top five.
- Flickering Myth
James Badge Dale is currently enjoying being in the biggest movie of 2013, so far, "Iron Man 3." The sky's the limit for the former star of "24" though, as he's got two more blockbuster movies in theaters this summer. With roles in "The Lone Ranger" and "World War Z," is sounds like Dale is here to stay.
He plays the villainous Eric Savin in "Iron Man 3," wreaking havoc with the Extremis virus surging through his veins. He's also one of the movie's few characters that appears opposite nearly everyone else in the film, at one point or another.
Dale is mostly known for his TV work, appearing in shows like "Rescue Me," "The Black Donnellys" and "Rubicon," in addition to "24," however he's no stranger to the big screen. As a child in 1990, he starred as Simon in a film adaptation of "Lord of the Flies."
Zap2it had the chance to »
Marvel Studios Head Storyboard Artist/Animatics Supervisor Federico D'Alessandro released a five-minute pre-viz animatic that shows an early version of the pivotal scene in Iron Man 3 where Tony Stark's mansion is attacked by The Mandarin. Take a look at this video to see how this action sequence was mapped out, months before shooting even began, then read what Federico D'Alessandro had to say about creating this animatic.
Iron Man 3 - Pre-Viz Animatic of the Mansion Attack
"I met with Shane Black very early during pre-production to discuss this scene. Even in the early stages, the sequence seemed gargantuan. So much needed to happen in a relatively short amount of time, and I knew that this would be my most challenging animatic yet. The beauty of the way Shane works is that he's not only a brilliant storyteller but he's very open to other ideas, and during my time »
James Badge Dale seems poised and ready to hit the big time. Not only can he currently be seen as Guy Pearce's right hand man in Marvel's Iron Man 3, but he'll be following that up with roles in the likes of World War z and The Lone Ranger. Interestingly though, despite playing a character with super powers in Shane Black's threequel, the actor isn't a fan of "capes and codpieces", and actually passed on even auditioning for some other comic book based movies prior to agreeing to play Savin in Iron Man 3. Here's what he had to say to Movies.com when asked about jumping from smaller films to a major blockbuster. "It's nice to finally be a part of a movie that the younger people in my family can actually go and see. I've got nieces and nephews who can finally see me in a movie. »
James Badge Dale has been having one helluva year and it's not stopping anytime soon. He can currently be seen as Guy Pearce's hot-tempered henchman in Iron Man 3. Next he'll be staring down the apocalypse alongside Brad Pitt in World War Z. And then after that he'll be seen as the title character's older brother in The Lone Ranger. The man's got one helluva agent, it seems. It also doesn't hurt that he's immensely talented and, for this writer's money, one of the coolest actors of his generation. The man steals scenes no matter how small the role or how big the cast around him (just look at The Departed, Flight and The Grey for evidence of that), and he can anchor complex TV shows (he was tremendous on HBO's The Pacific and...
- Peter Hall
Even though we’re already neck deep in the summer movie season, there’s always the time and often the desire to take a break from superheroes and blockbusters, and this weekend, Pauline Chan’s “33 Postcards” could be that source of relief. The film stars newcomer Zhu Lin as Mei Mei, a Chinese orphan who’s been sponsored by an Australian man (Guy Pearce) for years. When Mei Mei finally gets the opportunity to travel to Australia she’s determined to meet him, dreaming that he might make her part of his family, but is shocked to discover that he isn’t really the man he wrote about in his postcards. A script from the [ Read More ]
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- Perri Nemiroff
Iron Man 3 is back, and packed with more excitement than ever! Recently, Wamg was invited to attend the Iron Man 3 press day where Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Shane Black and Drew Pearce sat down with members of the media for a press conference. Check out some of the highlights below.
Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the »
- Melissa Howland
33 Postcards is a film of special significance, as it marks the first official collaboration between China and New South Wales, Australia. At the 2011 Sydney Film Festival, where it had its world premiere, it won the Community Relations Commission Award. Just a couple of weeks later at the Shanghai International Film Festival, where it had its Chinese premiere, its lead actress Zhu Lin won the New Talent Award. Directed by Pauline Chan and inspired by real life events, 33 Postcards tells the story of a young Chinese orphan Mei Mei (Zhu Lin) who has been dreaming of meeting her Australian sponsor of many years, Mr Randall (Guy Pearce). Her opportunity comes when her orphanage travels to Australia to compete at a music festival. However,...
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The Marvel Studios sequel reveals classic comic villain the Mandarin to be a fraud.
The director said that the decision to cast Ben Kingsley as a washed-up actor from Croydon hired to play the role of a fearsome terrorist was made to bring some originality to the role.
"I would say that we struggled to find a way to present a mythic terrorist that had something about him that registered after the movie's over as having been a unique take, or a clever idea, or a way to say something of use," he told Screen Rant.
"And what was of use about the Mandarin's portrayal in this movie, to me, is that it offers up a way that you can sort of show how people are complicit in being frightened. They buy into things in the way that the audience »
Haphazardly veering between bloody prison stabbings and angelic orphans out-wholesoming the von Trapp brood, the bilingual Aussie drama 33 Postcards is a film as rootless as its foundling protagonist. Director Pauline Chan wastes a novel premise—the real-life voyage of a Chinese teen to visit her generous Australian sponsor, who turns out to be a murderer in prison—by flattening all emotional interactions and ethical quandaries into a platonic ideal of two-dimensionality. Taking the place of the feisty Maria is implausibly naive Mei Mei (Zhu Lin, eager as a puppy but expressive as a newt), an aspiring children's choir director. When her orphanage is invited to sing in Sydney, Mei Mei seizes the chance to meet her longtime benefactor and pen pal, Dean (Guy Pearce), wh »
Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects supervisors Christopher Townsend, Erik Nash, Bryan Grill, Alessandro Cioffi, Guy Williams, Matt Dessero, Venti Hristova and Vincent Cirelli; animation supervisor Simone Kraus, previsualization supervisor Todd Constantine and postvisualization supervisor Gerardo Ramirez about their work on Iron Man 3. Beware there are spoilers....
“Marvel is a fun and passionate group to work with,” states Christopher Townsend who went from being the visual effects supervisor responsible for Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) to Iron Man 3 (2013). “Their type of films allow for visual effects to be played in a varied playground. It’s great.” The native of Britain jokes, “I keep on coming back for more punishment!” A change behind the camera took place in the third instalment of the franchise which launched the Marvel Universe into the realm of cinematic blockbusters. “Marvel is always keen of eyeing and working with not fans or run of »
Catalina Denis cast in Paul Walker thriller Model and film actress Catalina Denis has been cast as the female lead opposite Paul Walker (Fast & Furious 6) and David Belle (Malavita) in Camille Delamarre’s Brick Mansions. The action thriller is EuropaCorp and Relativity Media’s English-language remake of the 2004 French-made action / thriller District B13. In Brick Mansions, Paul Walker incarnates an undercover cop out to defuse a bomb in possession of drug warlord RZA. Catalina Denis will play David Belle’s romantic interest. Luc Besson, who specializes in run-of-the-mill, Hollywood-style French-made action thrillers, is one of the film’s producers. Directed by Pierre Morel (Taken, From Paris with Love), and co-written by Luc Besson and Bibi Naceri, District B13 / Banlieue 13 stars David Belle, Cyril Raffaelli, Dany Verissimo-Petit, and co-screenwriter Naceri. The film performed modestly at the French box office; according to Box Office Mojo, District B13 was no. 51 on France’s 2004 box-office chart, »
- Zac Gille
© Metallica Through The Never, Courtesy of Picturehouse
Exclusive Media will present award-winning writer/director Nimród Antal’s (Predators, Kontroll) captivating 3D concert/suspense film Metallica Through The Never featuring one of music’s most enduring and iconic bands to international buyers at this year’s upcoming Cannes Film Market, it was announced today by Exclusive Media’s President of International Sales and Distribution, Alex Walton.
Starring Metallica members Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, a cast of thousands of their fans and breakout star Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Amazing Spider-man 2), Metallica Through The Never is produced by former IMAX film producer Charlotte Huggins (Journey To The Center Of The Earth, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island). The film marries groundbreaking footage and editing techniques with a compelling narrative, in which a crewmember (played by DeHaan) is sent out on a mission during Metallica’s roaring live set »
- Michelle McCue
Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man? Starring: Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts Don Cheadle as Rhodey/War Machine Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian Rebecca Hall as Dr. Maya Hansen Ashley Hamilton as Jack Taggert »
With little over a month to go until this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) kicks off in earnest, and the programme launch now just weeks away, it seemed a little odd that prospective audiences still had no idea what might open the 2013 festival.
The film, which reunites the writer-director with Like Crazy star Felicity Jones, features another exchange student who this time alters the lives and relationships of her upstate New York host family. The film co-stars Guy Pearce and Amy Ryan, and was described as a stand-out ”in a healthy year for American cinema” by returning artistic director Chris Fujiwara.
Jones isn’t the only one of Doremus’ past collaborators to return for Breathe In. »
- Steven Neish
Director: Rob Reiner
An egocentric real estate agent’s life is turned upside down when he takes in a granddaughter he never knew, and unexpectedly falls in love with his neighbor.
Intl. sales: Foresight Unlimited
Director: Stephen Gaghan
Key Cast: Omar Sy,
Intl. sales: Good Universe
Director: Derick Martini
For the past eight years, a Downers Grove high school senior has met a mysterious end right before graduation — coincidence or curse?
Intl. sales: Myriad
Director: Brad Anderson
Thriller about a new doctor at a mental institution who falls in love with a patient. »
- Carole Horst and Dave McNary
English foreign exchange student Sophie (Felicity Jones) wreaks emotional havoc when she arrives in the home of American college teacher Keith (Guy Pearce) and his wife Megan (Amy Ryan). Grieving the loss of her surrogate father, the teenager finds herself attracted to her host, a frustrated musician heading into mid-life crisis. Co-writer and director Drake Doremus fashions a subtly powerful cuckoo-in-the-nest drama. »
Drake Doremus' film, starring Felicity Jones, Guy Pearce and Amy Ryan, which premiered at Sundance, will have its European Premiere on Wednesday June 19 at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, with Jones and Doremus in attendance.
As summer turns to fall, music teacher Keith Reynolds (Pearce) privately reminisces about his days as a starving artist in the city. While his wife, Megan (Ryan), and daughter, Lauren (Davis), look forward to Lauren’s final year of high school, Keith clings to those evenings he’s called on to sub as a cellist with a prestigious Manhattan symphony. Megan decides the family should host a foreign exchange student. Sophie (Jones), a British high school senior, settles in comfortably, but soon challenges the family dynamics.
Chris Fujiwara, Eiff Artistic Director, said: "In a healthy year for American cinema, »
- Amber Wilkinson
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures' Iron Man 3 stayed in first place with a strong $72.47 million to top the charts for a second consecutive weekend, bring its domestic gross past $284.8 million. The Shane Black film starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Don Cheadle, Ben Kingsley and Rebecca Hall naturally showed a 58% drop in its sophomore run, averaging $72,472 per theater. The film nears a staggering $1 billion worldwide total with an estimated $948.9 million total gross, $664.1 million of which comes from overseas. Most impressive. Warner Bros. Pictures' The Great Gatsby opened with a terrific $51.1 million from 3,535, averaging $14,460. Great news for helmer Baz Luhrmann and his very-talented cast of Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fischer and Elizabeth Debicki, among others. »
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