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There's some good news for Johnny Depp fans. The actor's next film, "Mortdecai," will be released two weeks earlier than initially planned. Lionsgate has announced that it will hit theaters on January 23, 2015. The move will put the film up against the Jennifer Lopez vehicle "The Boy Next Door." The studio is moving "The Age of Adaline" from January 23 to April 24, 2015. It stars Blake Lively and Harrison Ford. "Mortdecai" centers on the dashing Charlie Mortdecai (Depp), who travels the world on the trail of a stolen painting which may contain a clue to a hidden cache of Nazi gold. Based on Kyril Bonfiglioli's book series, "Mortdecai" was directed by David Koepp ("Premium Rush"). He and Depp previously teamed on 2004's "Secret Window." "Mortdecai" also stars Aubrey Plaza, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, and Olivia Munn. Depp was recently seen in "Transcendence," and will next appear in the musical "Into the Woods. »
- Dave Lewis
David Koepp's action comedy will now debut on January 23, 2015, two weeks earlier than originally scheduled.
Depp plays a roguish art dealer on the hunt for a stolen painting that holds the code to a bank account full of Nazi gold in the adaptation of Kyril Bonfiglioli's novels.
Mortdecai was filmed in both London and Los Angeles. »
Here's a look at the latest release date shuffle: The Weinstein Company / Dimension Films horror projects Amityville and James Wan Presents Demonic were previously slated to bookend the new year, but have now been moved to Tbd status. Lee Toland Krieger’s romantic drama, The Age of Adaline, starring Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Harrison Ford, Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn and Michiel Huisman, moves to an April 24, 2015 release date. David Koepp's Mortdecai, starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Goldblum, Oliver Platt, and Paul Bettany, takes the vacant January 23, 2015 release date. Hit the jump for more on each film. Here's what horror producer Jason Blum had to say about the planned Amityville sequel/reboot a couple of months ago: Tell me a little bit about how you guys are approaching Amityville. Blum: So Amityville – I love being the underdog. It’s one of the reason I like making horror movies, »
- Dave Trumbore
Lionsgate is shuffling its 2015 release slate, pushing Johnny Depp's Mortdecai from February 6, 2015 to January 23, 2015, while also moving Blake Lively's The Age of Adaline from January 23, 2015 to April 24, 2015.
Mortdecai will now go up against Jennifer Lopez's The Boy Next Door and the limited release title Black Sea, starring Jude Law, on January 23. Johnny Depp stars as a charming art dealer who travels the globe to track down a stolen painting, rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn and Paul Bettany round out the supporting cast in director David Koepp's action-comedy.
Just one month after The Age of Adaline was given a January 23, 2015 release, Lionsgate is shifting it to April 24, 2015, where it will face Rock the Kasbah starring Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Kate Hudson and Zooey Deschanel, and Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary in limited release. »
Johnny Depp’s hunt for gold will start a little early next year. Mortdecai, which stars Depp as an art dealer on the hunt for a painting that’s linked to a bank account filled with Nazi gold, will be released two weeks early, on Jan. 23, 2015, Lionsgate announced on Wednesday. The David Koepp-directed film, which is based on Kyril Bonfiglioli’s The Mortdecai Trilogy novels, will now go up against the Jennifer Lopez-starring The Boy Next Door in theaters.
The studio also announced that The Age of Adaline will be pushed from Jan. 23 to April 24. The romantic drama, »
- Emily Blake
Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment have moved up the release date of Johnny Depp's Mortdecai by two weeks, from Feb. 6, 2015, to Jan. 23. Mortdecai stars Depp opposite Ewan McGregor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Olivia Munn and Paul Bettany. Directed by David Koepp, the action comedy stars Depp as a rakish art dealer on the run from the Russian mob. In its old date, Depp's latest outing would have gone up against Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son. The only other movie set so far to open Jan. 23 is Jennifer Lopez's thriller The Boy Next Door. Read more Johnny Depp Gets His
- Pamela McClintock
In a development that feels more inevitable than surprising, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in talks to get back into the Bourne business. The two had sent mixed messages over the years, ever since Jason Bourne disappeared in the murky East River at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, with the major roadblock being Damon’s insistence that a reluctant Greenglass direct, while Universal handed the franchise over to writer-turned-director Tony Gilroy. But with Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, failing to live up to the original three Bourne films at the box office, and Damon’s recent non-Bourne projects, »
- Jeff Labrecque
It was confirmed last night by Deadline that Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are bringing back Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon for a third time after The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons as Inferno, based on the Dan Brown novel, will head into production in April 2015. Worldwide the first two films brought in $1.24 billion worldwide with only 28% of that total coming from the domestic box office, which is to say this has a big overseas following despite the fact reviews for the first two movies were never stellar. As for this next installment, which skips over The Lost Symbol when it comes to the chronological release of the books' publication dates, here's the synopsis: In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon (Hanks), is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces... Dante's Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles »
- Brad Brevet
Sony Pictures is moving forward with the third installment in "The Da Vinci Code" franchise by schedule an April start in Italy. The new movie is called "Inferno" and is once again based on a Dan Brown novel. The studio recently signed a deal with Tom Hanks to reprise his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. Director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer are also set to return. The script is written by David Koepp (Angels and Demons, War of the Worlds). In "Inferno," Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital with amnesia. He teams up with Sienna Brooks, the doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante's Inferno. »
Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are reuniting once more for novelist Dan Brown. Sony Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have announced plans to begin shooting Inferno, the fourth novel in Brown's popular series, in April.
Hanks will reprise his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. The script, written by David Koepp, is said to follow Langdon as he wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia. He finds doctor Sienna Brooks to help him recover his memory and also to prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante's Inferno. Here's an official synopses:
"In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks), is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces... Dante's Inferno.
Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, »
- Laura Frances
For a sequel, Howard turned to an earlier Dan Brown novel which first introduced intrepid (and renowned) 'symbologist' Robert Langdon - Angels & Demons. Although not quite as big a success as its predecessor (probably because fewer people had rushed out to read the book) it made almost $500m.
After a bit of a hiatus (with Howard making, among other things, the superb racing biopic Rush in the interim), we're in for a new chapter in the Langdon saga. This one's Inferno, based on the most recent book published in 2013. In it, Langdon (again played by »
We last reported on this over a year ago, so this update isn’t meant to break any new revelatory information as much as it is to remind you that, yes, Inferno is still happening. The film is of course the third installment in director Ron Howard’s ongoing adaptation of Dan Brown’s hugely popular book series. Tom Hanks is still set to reprise his role as Robert Langdon. The book features Langdon attempting to solve a riddle once again, this time influenced by Inferno, the first part of Dante Alighieri’s 14th century epic poem, “Divine Comedy.” And now we know that the project is finally set to start shooting in Italy this April (with a script by previously reported writer David Koepp). This means that the prior release date of December 18, 2015 will likely be tossed out in favor of a 2016 date. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of this series, »
- Evan Dickson
Tom Hanks will reprise his Da Vinci Code role as Professor Robert Langdon for the third time on the big screen next year.
Hanks was last seen as the Harvard symbologist in 2009's Angels & Demons, which grossed $486 million worldwide.
Langdon's latest adventure sees him battle to recover his memories after awakening in hospital with amnesia. A doctor, Sienna Brooks, helps him piece together a mystery connected to Dante's poem Inferno and a global plague.
A tentative release date of December 18, 2015 has been set for the film. »
Sony Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have announced an April start of production date for "Inferno," the third film adaptation of a novel by "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons" author Dan Brown.
Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in the Italian set tale in which Langdon awakens in a Florence hospital with amnesia. He teams with a doctor in an effort to recover his memories and prevent a madman from releasing a global plague connected to Dante’s Inferno.
Once again Ron Howard will direct and Brian Grazer will produce. David Koepp, who penned "Angels and Demons," will also pen this adaptation which is currently targeting a December 18th 2015 theatrical release.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
It’s been in the works for more than a year, and has had to wait for a gap in director/producer Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks’ schedules. But now the third instalment in cinema's Professor Robert Langdon franchise, Inferno, is set to go before cameras in April. Based once again on Dan Brown’s book, this latest outing finds Langdon in Italy, grappling with amnesia and a chilling puzzle revolving around Dante’s Inferno. He’ll face a new and cunning adversary and an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Can he solve the problem before the world is forever changed? Given his track record, we’re going to guess he has a good shot. But he’ll need the help of Doctor Sienna Brooks, who must help him recover his memories if he’s to stop the madman. »
Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting
Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumoured to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.
Johnny Depp sets out on an international adventure in the new teaser trailer for his upcoming action film, ‘Mortdecai.’ The actor stars as the comedy’s title character, Charlie Mortdecai, who’s faced with a mysteriously missing piece of art. The trailer follows Charlie as he sets out to uncover the stole item that may hold the code to unlimited wealth. ‘Mortdecai’ was written by Eric Aronson, who based the story on Kyril Bonfigllioli’s novel, ‘Don’t Point That Thing At Me.’ The action comedy was helmed by David Koepp, who previously directed Depp in the 2004 mystery thriller, ‘Secret Window.’ Lionsgate, which will distribute the film in theaters on February 6, 2015, [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
In David Koepp’s spy comedy Mortdecai, Johnny Depp plays a dapper James Bond type (an art dealer by trade) whose good looks and roguish charm are his only weapons during the hunt to recover a stolen painting. He also has a “man servant” named Jock Strapp (Paul Bettany). Fine, Depp. You win this round. How can we refuse? The film is adapted from the Mortdecai Trilogy written by Kyril Bonfiglioli — who was actually an art dealer in a former life. The books have been compared to the works of P. G. Wodehouse, particularly the Jeeves-Wooster novels. The gimmick seems to fall somewhere above the outright ridiculousness of the Austin Powers series. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn and Aubrey Plaza also star. Mortdecai hits theaters...
- Alison Nastasi
We’ve got to wait till 2015 for the delightful Johnny Depp to reach our big screens in David Koepp’s comedy crime movie, Mortdecai. But luckily, there’s a new teaser to keep us occupied in the meantime.
The feature’s adapted from a series of ’70s novels by Kyril Bonfiglioli. Mortdecai follows Depp as Charlie Mortdecai, an aristocratic, dodgy art dealer, and various japes he gets into involving MI5, angry Russians, beautiful women, stolen paintings and Nazi gold. A bit like Bond meeting Lovejoy, and then going on a road trip with Indiana Jones in a Carry On film?
Watch your teaser here:
- Claire Joanne Huxham
Is Johnny Depp a movie star anymore? He is certainly famous, but he doesn’t have the box office clout he used to. The actor consistently does well internationally, but in the States, he hasn’t opened a major release in years, at least one that wasn’t already an established brand. Transcendence, The Lone Ranger, The Tourist, Dark Shadows and The Rum Diary all bombed here. Of course, the quality of those titles aren’t up there with his finer films, so that’s a slight hindrance. Maybe all Depp needs is simply a really good movie to win back moviegoers. Reuniting with writer/director David Koepp is a step in the right direction. The two collaborated on 2004′s Secret Window, which is an especially good Stephen King adaptation. It’s also one of the last times Depp pulled off playing an average joe. For some reason he couldn’t do the same in The Tourist and »
- Jack Giroux
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