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A big-screen adaptation of the Hitman video game series casts Homeland star Friend as a spurned assassin known only as Agent 47.
Agent 47 is on the run from his former employers at the International Contracts Agency, and finds himself teaming up with another burned assassin (Hannah Ware).
Zachary Quinto gets back to his Hero-esque villainous roots to play the Ica's enforcer John Smith, while Avengers: Age of Ultron star Thomas Kretschmann leads a mysterious organisation known as the Syndicate International.
The film spinoff is being released to coincide with the debut of new video game Hitman, which was announced by Square Enix at E3 2015.
Hitman: Agent 47 opens on August 21 in the Us and August 28 in the UK. »
If the sequel was a late 20th century phenomenon, ushered into being thanks to the likes of James Bond, The Godfather and Planet Of The Apes, then the soft reboot is a peculiar product of the 21st.
Unlike a conventional remake or reboot, which often abandon characters, plots and settings in favour of an entirely new approach, the soft reboot is less drastic. Jj Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek movie is a prime example; it casts new actors in the roles of the Original Series’ famous roster of characters - Chris Pine replacing William Shatner as Kirk, Zachary Quinto replacing Leonard Nimoy as Spock, and so on - and sends them »
Today we have a teaser trailer for Oliver Stone's upcoming "Snowden" film, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Nsa whistleblower Edward Snowden. Check it out below. Plot: The story follows Snowden (Gordon-Levitt) as he moves from Hawaii to Hong Kong where he met documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras (director of the Oscar-winning Citizenfour) and journalist Glenn Greenwald to hand over top-secret Nsa documents, all before seeking asylum in Russia. "Snowden" co-stars Nicolas Cage, Shailene Woodley and Zachary Quinto. It's set to hit theaters on December 25th. Trailer: »
For a movie about a guy (in)famous for leaking classified information, "Snowden" is playing its own cards close to the vest. For now. Oliver Stone, who lives for this kind of story, directed the political bio thriller with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as former CIA employee Edward Snowden. The movie comes out on Christmas, which means it's a capital "B" Big Deal. Also a big deal: the rest of the A-list cast, which includes Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and even -- a bit randomly -- Nicolas Cage.
The first teaser trailer doesn't focus on the cast. It doesn't show them at all. It only lists their names at the end, after a series of facts are shown about the real Edward Snowden (who is also not shown at all). Here's what we see, amid close-up shots of an American flag, as pensive »
- Gina Carbone
The latest movie from director Oliver Stone is the story of Nsa whistleblower, Edward Snowden. Due in Us cinemas in December, the movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden, with the supporting cast including Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Nicolas Cage (yes!) and Rhys Ifans.
The film - which goes by the name of Snowden - is set to tell the story of how Snowden got hold of thousands of classified documents and then leaked them to the press, and the simple synopsis for the movie reads as follows:
Snowden stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and »
The project is aimed at celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek,” which aired for the first time on Sept. 8, 1966. Zachary Quinto, who portrayed the Spock character in the two latest “Star Trek” films, will narrate the film. David Zappone, the owner and president of Paramount-based 455 Films, will produce.
The campaign launched on June 3 and concludes at 4 p.m. Pdt on Wednesday. With less than 24 hours left, a total of 8,863 backers had pledged $621,721 with Adam Nimoy asking for more funds.
“Rest assured: every dollar raised through this campaign will find its way to funding this film or helping in the promotion and advertising campaign,” he said. “But the more we can raise, the better the end product will be. »
- Dave McNary
The next “Star Trek” adventure has been christened.
The third film in the rebooted adventures of James Kirk and crew has been dubbed “Star Trek Beyond,” Paramount said Tuesday. Justin Lin, the “Fast & Furious 6″ auteur who is taking over directing duties from a “Star Wars”-bound J.J. Abrams, tweeted the new title along with a sneak peek at the new Starfleet Uniform.
“Star Trek Beyond” continues a directional approach to titling, following 2013’s “Star Trek Into Darkness.” The film brings back Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, along with series newcomer Idris Elba. It hits theaters on July 8, 2016.
In addition, Paramount said it will release Michael Bay’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” wide on Jan. 15. The picture stars John Krasinski (“The Office”), Pablo Schreiber (“Orange Is the New Black”), and James Badge Dale (“World War Z”). It centers on the attack on the 2012 American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, »
- Brent Lang
Open Road Films has released the first trailer for their upcoming thriller Snowden, set to hit theaters on December 25. Written and directed by Academy Award-Winning Director Oliver Stone, Snowden features an all-star cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage. You may notice that Oliver Stone uses the same image of an upside-down American flag from Natural Born Killers, with the trailer including the tagline "One nation, under surveillance, for liberty and justice for all."
The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. The latter book mainly deals with former information analyst Snowden's time in Russia hoping to get asylum while the United States was demanding his extradition to potentially face jail time for leaking classified information. Edward Snowden »
Snowden tells the story of a man who rose from Us Army recruit to a National Security Agency contractor within the span of just nine years.
The controversial subject matter in Snowden is nothing new for Stone, who has famously directed acclaimed movies on the Kennedy assassination and the Watergate scandal. »
The one-minute teaser offers a recap of the career of whistleblower Edward Snowden: “Army recruit at 21; joined CIA at 22; Nsa contractor at 25; By age 29, the most wanted man in the world.”
The trailer concludes with an upside-down U.S. flag bearing the motto, “One nation, under surveillance, for liberty and justice for all.”
Snowden was charged in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Justice with two counts of violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property, and his passport was revoked a week later by the U.S. Department of State. He was granted temporary asylum by Russia last year.
- Dave McNary
The Teaser Trailer for Open Road Film’s upcoming thriller, Snowden, has arrived. Written and directed by Academy Award®-Winning Director Oliver Stone, Snowden features an all-star cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. Snowden stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is written and directed by Academy Award®-Winning Director Oliver Stone. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. Release Date: December 25, 2015 Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage Director: Oliver Stone Producers: Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff, Philip Schulz-Deyle Writer: Kieran Fitzgerald, »
Snowden hits theaters everywhere on December 25, 2015.
Snowden features an all-star cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans and Nicolas Cage. The script is based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena.
- Michelle McCue
Before you see Oliver Stone's Snowden, you should probably get to know subject Edward Snowden a little bit. The first teaser for the film will give you the highlights of Snowden's life before he became "the most wanted man in the world" at age 29. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is playing the infamous whistle-blower opposite Shailene Woodley, Zachary Quinto, Melissa Leo, Nicolas Cage, Rhys Ifans, and Tom Wilkinson. It's based on two books: The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. The movie is due out in theaters on Christmas Day, so you can definitely expect a full trailer and more pictures in the coming months. »
That title had been heavily rumoured in the press in recent weeks, but it was director Justin Lin who officially confirmed the Beyond tagline on Twitter on Monday (June 29).
Let the next Starfleet voyage begin! #StarTrekBeyond #Llap pic.twitter.com/VZh9YvJgqA
— Justin Lin (@trailingjohnson) June 29, 2015
A picture of a revamped Starfleet uniform was accompanied by Lin's caption: "Let the next Starfleet voyage begin! #StarTrekBeyond #Llap."
The 'Llap' hashtage was a reference to the 'live long and prosper' mantra often spoken by Spock, who was played by the late Leonard Nimoy in the original series, and by both Zachary Quinto and Nimoy in the new films.
Cast member Simon Pegg has »
Read More: The Films of Oliver Stone, Ranked Worst to Best Leave it to Oliver Stone to celebrate Christmas with an international thriller centered on controversial whistleblower Edward Snowden. After his last film, "Savages," turned out to be one of the biggest critical punching bags of 2012, there's a lot riding on "Snowden" to restore Stone's directorial clout with critics and audiences. Luckily, the political reality of Snowden and Nsa surveillance seems tailor-made for the filmmaker behind historical dramas like "Platoon," "Nixon" and "JFK." While the debut teaser above doesn't show any of the principle cast -- Joseph Gordon Levitt, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto and Shailene Woodley -- its ominous music and bold tagline ("One nation, under surveillance, for liberty and justice for all") clearly set the tone for what should be an intense drama. Open Road Films will release "Snowden" on »
- Zack Sharf
Oliver Stone is notorious for his button-pushing depictions of U.S. history, and this Christmas will see the W. director add another incendiary chapter to his filmography in Snowden, a biopic about the “most wanted man in the world.”
Shot in May and quickly edited as to get into the awards race this year, Snowden looks at the unusual life of former CIA employee and government contractor Edward Snowden, who in 2013 leaked information from the National Security Agency (Nsa) that uncovered invasive and unconstitutional global surveillance programs carried out in conjunction with telecommunications companies and European governments. The revelations led to a global outcry and Snowden being branded a traitor, forcing him to flee the United States for Russia.
The story of his whistleblowing was the subject of Laura Poitras’ instantly iconic documentary Citizenfour, which is a must-watch for any self-respected U.S. citizen. What Stone has to add is still unclear, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The first trailer for Oliver Stone's Snowden has arrived and it doesn't offer anything more than words leading to "One nation, under surveillance, for liberty and justice for all." Oooooh, deep stuff... The film obviously sets out to tell the story of controversial whistleblower Edward Snowden played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Stone wrote the screenplay based on the books "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man" by Luke Harding and "Time of the Octopus" by Anatoly Kucherena and directed the film, which hits theaters on Dec. 25. Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Olyphant, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and Nicolas Cage costar. Watch the trailer below. sb id="1539577" height="272" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
With a tagline like that, you have an idea of what sort of movie Oliver Stone’s Snowden is going to be. Stone has never been one to sugarcoat his politics in his films, so he’s an apt choice to take on a story about the Nsa’s Edward Snowden. And yet as creepy as this trailer is, no additional look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt as America’s greatest hero/traitor, depending on which side you sit.
Also starring are Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Nicolas Cage, Zachary Quinto (I think he could’ve made a better Snowden than Jgl), Tom Wilkinson, and Rhys Ifans. Snowden opens Christmas Day, just in time for the Government to add you to their own shopping list. Watch the teaser below:
- Brian Welk
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as the infamous NSA whistleblower, with a top-flight cast including Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and Timothy Olyphant. Read More: Nicolas Cage Boards Oliver Stone's "Snowden" roduced by Moritz Borman, Eric Kopeloff and Philip Schulz-Deyle, the film's script by Kieran Fitzgerald ("The Homesman") and Stone is based on "The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man" by Luke Harding and "Time of the Octopus" by Snowden's Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena. "Snowden Files" follows the cyber celebrity from Hawaii to Hong Kong, where he brought earth-shattering surveillance intel to filmmaker Laura Poitras and Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald before seeking asylum in Moscow, which is the focus of Kucherena's thinly fictionalized novel. The Academy Award-honored creative team includes cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Open Road Films has released the first teaser trailer for Oliver Stone’s upcoming thriller Snowden. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as government contracter Edward Snowden and recounts how he obtained and absconded with thousands of classified Nsa documents, which he then disseminated to the press in the interest of informing the public about privacy breaches from its own government. This teaser doesn't show any footage so it doesn't really give us any indication of whether this'll be any good or not--it's more of an announcement that Oliver Stone made an Edward Snowden movie. I'm curious to see what Stone put together, but can't say I'm hopeful just yet given Stone's recent output. JFK was a long time ago. Watch the teaser trailer below. The film opens in theaters on December 25th and also stars Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, and Nicolas Cage. Here's »
- Adam Chitwood
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