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Before we see him back as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VII, Mark Hamill will return to the big screen this year with a role in Kingsman: The Secret Service, director Matthew Vaughn’s adaptation of the comic book series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, and thanks to Coming Soon we’ve got our first look at Hamill in the film alongside Colin Firth…
From the writer of Kick-Ass and the artist of Watchmen comes a collaboration decades in the making! The world’s greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next James Bond? meanwhile, what’s the secret link between a series of kidnapped sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town, and a dark secret from inside Mount Everest? »
- Gary Collinson
Yes, what you see above is indeed how Mark Hamill meets his maker in the pretty amusing opening to The Secret Service comic book. However, the still above confirms that the Star Wars Episode VII actor will indead be playing Doctor Arnold. There do seem to be some similarities between the two (in that he's kidnapped), but even if his character does go out the same way, the fact that he's no longer playing himself indicates a very different tone and perhaps some major changes to the plot. We'll just have to wait and see. Either way, it's good to see Hamill doing something which isn't Luke Skywalker or Joker related, wouldn't you agree? Sound off with your thoughts below. Starring Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, and Mark Strong, Kingsman: The Secret Service is set to be released on October 24th, 2014. »
Somewhere between this year’s “The Railway Man” and next year’s “Genius,” in a loose and unintended trilogy of Nicole Kidman-Colin Firth collaborations, comes “Before I Go to Sleep.” Breaking up the biopic trend of the other two films, their next collaboration is a full-blown thriller directed by Rowan Joffe (“Brighton Rock”). Kidman plays a woman whose short-term memory loss causes her to question her environment. A previous trailer shows her husband (Firth), trying to assuage her fears, who is undercut by a doctor (Mark Strong). Who's on her side? Surprise: shades of Hitchcock's "Suspicion," her beau is a little hard to trust. The preview sells a high class thriller of the sort where violence and sexual intrigue play a larger part than mere titillation. There is, of course, the chance that things could quickly go off the (ahem) rails, but Joffe earned points with 2010’s “Brighton Rock” — which, »
- Nick Newman
It's been well over a year since we've had anything to report about Rowan Joffe's Before I Go to Sleep, and today the long-awaited trailer has finally come across our desk here at Dread. It comes courtesy of the UK, and has definitely served to whet our appetite for the Memento-like thrills and chills. Dig it!
Look for Before I Go to Sleep in theaters on September 12th.
Before I Go to Sleep is based on the worldwide bestselling novel about a north London woman who wakes up every morning remembering nothing. Her husband tells her she suffered a trauma and that she dare not leave home. She sneaks off to a doctor who gives her a small digital recorder and urges her to play back her thoughts day after day in hopes of re-integrating her mind. »
- John Squires
The elusive nature of memory can certainly be good fodder for drama. The idea of things remembered, forgotten or selectively recalled motivating the actions of a character is rich territory, but unfortunately, it doesn't really seem to be put to good effect in the forthcoming "Before I Go To Sleep," even when navigated by a cast like this. Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong are the leading trio in this Ridley Scott-produced thriller that follows a woman with an unusual problem: every time she goes to sleep, she wakes up with total amnesia, unable to remember anything about her life. Could a therapist be the one to lead her back to a normal life? Is her husband hiding dark secrets? Guess we'll see, but outside of the concept, this looks like standard genre fare at best. "Before I Go To Sleep" opens on September 12th. Watch below. [EW/Empire] »
- Kevin Jagernauth
In the new teaser for Before I Go to Sleep, Nicole Kidman plays a traumatized woman who can’t remember the violent attack she suffered 10 years ago. Her husband (Colin Firth) and doctor (Mark Strong) say they only want to help her recover, but every morning, when she wakes up, her memory of everything is gone. So she starts to document her days, Memento style, so that each day slowly brings her closer to the truth.
- Jeff Labrecque
Based on the best selling debut novel from Steve Watson, Before I Go To Sleep, takes that classic plot device of amnesia in order to deliver a thriller at our door. Starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, and Mark Strong, the film sees Kidman having to put the pieces of her life back together but soon realises her life may all be a lie. Although not the most original selling point, the strong cast ensures that we’ll be seeing some great performances. Rowan Joffe, the screenwriter behind 28 Weeks Later and The American, steps up to direct his second feature film after 2010′s Brighton Rock. Can this do for him what Memento did for Nolan and what 51 First Dates did for Peter Segal? Who knows?
The poster captures the idea of looking at things from different perspectives, as well as suggesting that not everyone is who they seem. No doubt readers »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Several new posters have been released recently and I'll begin with the above banner for David Ayer's Fury (click for full size), which clearly has the makings of three separate posters so I separated them and offer larger looks directly below. Featured front and center is obviously Brad Pitt as Wardaddy, leader of the World War II tank crew and he's joined here by Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Josh Bernthal and Shia Labeouf. Fury is set at the very end of World War II, in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. The film hits theaters on November 14, check out the individual posters below. »
- Brad Brevet
The Hitchcockian thriller Before I Go to Sleep has received a UK trailer in anticipation of its overseas bow on September 5th. You can now watch the promo via the player here. Starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth & Mark Strong, Before I Go To Sleep is a psychological thriller based on the worldwide best-selling novel about a woman who wakes up every day remembering nothing - the result of a traumatic accident in her past - until one day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
The post Trailer Debut for Before I Go to Sleep Starring Nicole Kidman appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
The last time Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman shared a screen it was in a solid relationship in The Railway Man. Things are a little less calm this time. Before I Go To Sleep promises enough psychological shenanigans to send even the strongest couple into therapy, and its new poster, a Persona-like effort, gives a flavour of the turmoil beneath the surface. Rowan 'son of Roland' Joffé's second feature, the dark-hued thriller sees Kidman play the amnesiac Christine Lucas. Her burden is to solve a dark riddle, Memento-style, despite being stricken with total amnesia every 24 hours. She's understandably reliant on husband Ben's (Firth) help with her frustrating life. Could Mark Strong's doctor be the man to help them out of the maze?Before I Go To Sleep is based on the bestselling mystery potboiler by first-time author S.J. Watson and Joffé promises to mine golden-age Hollywood traditions in his interpretation. »
The Weinstein Company just unveiled the trailer for "The Imitation Game," starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong. Check it out below. Plot: Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal. The new movie is directed by Morten Tyldum and is set to hit theaters on November 21st. Trailer: »
Plink. Plink. Plink. Plink. Plink. What’s that? Oh, just the sound that signals that a serious, dangerous, historical trailer is coming on through (consider it on par with the “brrrrannngghhh” of setting a mood). Plink. Plink. Pllllunk. The Imitation Game is indeed serious, dangerous, and historical — fortunately for all involved, it also looks pretty good. After years of development back and forth (remember when Leonardo DiCaprio was going to star in this?), Graham Moore‘s Black List script about the life of Alan Turing (“the father of computer science”) is finally an actual movie with a bunch of actual stars and enough street cred to push it into “hey, maybe we need to think about awards or whatever” territory. Cool beans, and maybe it will get kids interested in computer science! It’s a win-win! (Although we wonder what kind of kids will be checking out the historical Benedict Cumberbatch film this fall, but »
- Kate Erbland
Studio Canal and The Weinstein Company have released two trailers for Benedict Cumberbatch's intense World War II thriller The Imitation Game. The actor plays plays the brilliant yet troubled mathematician, logician, cryptologist, and computer scientist Alan Turing.
This looks like it will be a hell of a great movie, and it's based on the true story that follows Turing as he leads "the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal."
- Joey Paur
British mathematician Alan Turing had the tough job during World War II of deciphering Nazi codes, a task that ultimately helped lead to the Allied victory. But Turing’s life wasn’t smooth sailing even after his huge success: He was later prosecuted for being gay, then considered a crime.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Turing in the upcoming The Imitation Game, which documents Turing’s race against time during the war and his life before and after. Directed by Morten Tyldum, the film also features Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, and Mark Strong.
The Imitation Game arrives in theaters November 21. »
- Ariana Bacle
The Weinstein Co. has released the first trailer for “The Imitation Game,” four months before its Nov. 21 release in the U.S.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the crypotgrapher and mathematician who cracked the German “Enigma Code” during WWII.
“We’re going to break an unbreakable Nazi Code and win the war,” he tells fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke, played by Keira Knightley.
Turing was later prosecuted by the British government in the early 1950s for being a homosexual. Morten Tyldum directs “The Imitation Game,” which was announced Monday as the opening film in the 58th BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 8.
TWC picked up the U.S. rights for a reported $7 million earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival.
- Dave McNary
After helping the Allies win World War II with his cryptology skills, British mathematician Alan Turing fights a much more personal war at home in the first trailer for The Imitation Game. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, whose work in cracking the German Enigma Code was essential to the Allies' winning World war II. Upon returning home, taking a job at the University of Machester, he was prosecuted by the U.K. government for homosexual acts that were viewed as illegal.
In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist »
Benedict Cumberbatch fights time and his colleagues to build the first machine able to break Nazi code in the first trailer for “The Imitation Game,” which also stars Keira Knightley. Cumberbatch (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) plays English mathematician and logician Alan Turing, who Winston Churchill said made the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in World War II. Also read: Comic-Con: Legendary Bringing Guillermo del Toro's ‘Crimson Peak,’ Other Surprises The U.K. preview (above) shows Turing clashing with colleagues, played in the drama by Matthew Goode (“Watchmen”), Mark Strong (“Sherlock Holmes”) and Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”). “The Imitation Game, »
- Greg Gilman
The Weinstein Company has released the first The Imitation Game trailer. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a brilliant cryptanalyst whose expertise cracked Germany’s “Enigma code” and helped turn the tide of World War II for the Allies, but his homosexuality made him a target of persecution. Judging by this trailer, I'm sure there will be superficial Sherlock comparisons since Turing is brilliant but off-putting to those around him, but I think this looks like a solid World War II drama with some good performances. Hit the jump to check out The Imitation Game trailer. The film opens November 21st, and also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, and Matthew Beard. Additionally, The Imitation Game will open the 58th BFI London Film Festival on October 8th. [Update: We've added the U.K. trailer after the jump.] Via The Weinstein Company. Via StudioCanal UK. And here's the press release for the »
- Matt Goldberg
Considering The Weinstein Company paid a record $7 million to secure the rights earlier this year, it's no surprise that The Imitation Game has gone on to become one of the most highly anticipated films of 2014. The first trailer for the biopic arrived today, fast on the heels of the announcement that film will have its European premiere as the BFI Film Festival opener in October. The big question then becomes is there still a chance the early Oscar contender could hit Tiff in September for its world debut?
The film sees Benedict Cumberbatch star as mathematician Alan Turing, the man behind the cracking of the German's WWII Enigma code and the British team at the top-secret code-breaking centre at Bletchley Park. Though Turing is credited with significantly shortened the war and saving thousands upon thousands of lives across the world, he went on to be persecuted for his homosexuality, rather than lauded for his contributions, »
- Emma Badame
The first footage has arrived for the potential major awards contender "The Imitation Game" in the form of two quite different trailers. The Weinstein Company and Studio Canal have released a U.S. trailer and a U.K. teaser respectively for Morten Tyldum's film, a biopic of computer genius and WWII hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch).
Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Rory Kinnear and Allen Leech also star in the story of Turing whose work at Bletchley Park helped cracked the German 'Enigma Code' which was essential to the Allies winning World War II. Rather than celebrated as a hero though, he was chemically castrated by his own Government and ultimately committed suicide.
The UK trailer at the top plays this very much as a straightforward thriller about the code's cracking. The U.S. trailer is a more sentimental and wider ranging piece about the impact »
- Garth Franklin
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