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For fans of 1972’s “Match of the Century,” the film is everything you’re hoping for. Zwick’s movie is flawless right down to the re-enactment of the 1971 interview with Dick Cavett.
Bobby Fischer first makes waves in the elite world of chess as a 6-year-old whiz-kid from Brooklyn famous for his laser-like concentration and ability to dominate all challengers. By his teens, the boy wonder has gone from chess savant to international grandmaster, but his meteoric rise is punctuated by unpredictable personal behavior and escalating demands that raise hackles in the conservative chess establishment.
- Michelle McCue
'The Audition' poster with Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Martin Scorsese short 'The Audition' pulled from Venice Film Festival No major international film festival is worth its mainstream U.S. media salt unless there's at least one screening featuring the latest work of a major Hollywood name. The Venice Film Festival is surely no exception, especially as it's the year's final internationally renowned European movie fest, held shortly before the fall – i.e., awards – movie season begins. Well, one work by a top Hollywood name will no longer be available at Venice: The Audition, a short film directed by and featuring veteran Martin Scorsese, has been pulled out. "We have just been informed by the production that due to unexpected technical problems the film could not be here in time," festival organizers said in a statement earlier today, Sat., Aug. 29, '15. According to The Hollywood Reporter, »
- Anna Robinson
Michael Peña's played a wide range of roles in his career, always providing viewers with fully believable characters who enhance the stories they inhabit. His latest onscreen roles—Father Lozano in The Vatican Tapes and Luis in Ant-Man—are no exceptions, and Daily Dead recently had the chance to talk with Michael Peña about playing an exorcism-tasked priest, working with Paul Rudd in the new Marvel movie, and more.
The Vatican Tapes is your first foray into the horror genre. What attracted you to this story?
Michael Peña: For me, it always starts with the script. I remember reading the script—whenever you're feeling scared when you're reading something, when there's a big emotional response, that's always a pretty good thing. And that's what happened on this one. It stuck with me even when I went to bed. I'm friends with Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi—the guys who produced this movie. »
- Derek Anderson
Set during the 1972 World Chess Championship, in "Pawn Sacrifice" (Bleecker Street, September 18) Tobey Maguire plays brilliant but troubled Brooklyn chess maverick Bobby Fischer as he faces off against his level-headed Russian rival Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) in the most famous chess match ever. Fischer struggles to keep his head on straight, which drives his various handlers nuts, because he can't be counted on to even show up. Ed Zwick is a director who can handle intimate television ("Relativity," "Once and Again") and epic spectacle ("Courage Under Fire," "The Last Samurai," "Blood Diamond," "Glory"); this drama combines both. Zwick got a great performance out of Schreiber in "Defiance"; he is also strong here. Maguire has never been better; this could mark a comeback for him. The movie scored at Toronto 2014 and was acquired by Bleecker Street which has so far delivered modest art-house hits »
- Anne Thompson
Leonardo DiCaprio’s road to Oscar gold is one fraught with troubles (and enough supermodels to fill an entire magazine).
Frequent collaborator Martin Scorsese has banked the forty-year-old actor two Oscar nominations – on top of two others for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? and Blood Diamond – but never a win. Leo has never held an Academy Award at the actual ceremony unless it was Kate Winslet’s.
In a shrewd move, Leo had the foresight to work with Alejandro González Iñárritu on Oscar Attempt #3,876 – The Revenant. Iñárritu won the big prize from the Academy this winter, going home with both Best Director and Best Picture for Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, and Edward Norton.
Based on the novel by Michael Punke, The Revenant also stars Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road), Will Poulter(The Maze Runner), Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and a bear that might just eat them all. »
- Sasha James
The Robert Kirkman-produced Air premiered last night at Comic-Con, and the Norman Reedus-starring film's official trailer has now been revealed, teasing the claustrophobic thriller ahead of its August 14th release.
Air, which was directed by Christian Cantamessa (Red Dead Redemption, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor) and arrives in theaters on Aug. 14, focuses on the last livable place on Earth and the two men tending to humanity’s last hope as they start to lose their grip on their own sanity."
The post Comic-Con 2015: Watch New Trailer for Air, Starring Norman Reedus appeared first on Daily Dead. »
- Derek Anderson
A full length trailer has been released for Air starring Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) and Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond). The trailer premiered as part of the busy schedule at San Diego Comic-Con.
The trailer comes on the back of the release of a first theatrical poster for the upcoming feature, which you can see here.
Air is set in an underground cryogenic facility after a nuclear fallout renders the atmosphere unbreathable. Air centers on its two custodial workers (Reedus, Hounsou), who take care of the cryogenically sleeping personnel that are to re-establish society, but they struggle to preserve their own sanity and lives while maintaining the extremely fragile environment of the last livable place on earth.
The film is written and directed by Christian Cantamessa, who worked on the games Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Air is set for release in the States on August 14th. »
- Jake Wilson
Ahead of its August 14th theatrical release, the Norman Reedus-starring sci-fi thriller Air will premiere at San Diego Comic-Con on July 10th.
Press Release: "Torrance, Calif, June 23, 2015 – Scion Audio Visual, in partnership with Skybound Entertainment, is giving fans an opportunity to walk the red carpet on July 10 at the San Diego screening of the eagerly awaited film, Air. Produced by The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman, Air stars Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) and Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, Amistad).
Eight lucky winners and their guests will be invited to the screening on July 10 at The UA Horton Plaza as well as Skybound Entertainment’s 5th anniversary party which follows the screening. To enter the contest, and for full contest rules, please visit http://scion.us/skybound or http://www.scion.com/blog/news/win-tickets-air-movie-premiere-san-diego/.
Air, which was directed by Christian Cantamessa (Red Dead Redemption, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor) and arrives in theaters on Aug. »
- Derek Anderson
Contributed by Melissa Thompson and Gary Salem
Wamg was among members of the media and invited guests to witness the Grand Opening of Fast and Furious Supercharged, the latest movie-themed attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. The presentation treated everyone to an extensive display of cars from the movies, a dance performance, speeches by top Universal execs and L.A.’s mayor, all topped off by an exciting assortment of live car stunts including a 90-foot jump through a billboard that caught us by surprise.
After the presentation concluded, we were lucky enough to go on a test-ride of the adrenalin-pumping, high-speed adventure with Dom, Hobbs and the rest of the Fast and Furious gang. Coming at the end of the famous Back-lot Tram Tour, Supercharged literally puts you smack dab in the middle of a high-flying, breakneck speed chase. The technology is pretty cool, in that with the giant 360-degree screen and 3D glasses, »
- Movie Geeks
Gramercy Pictures has released a special Sinister 2 video message for all of the dads in the world. Also in this round-up: new stills from The Vatican Tapes, a second clip from The Gallows, and release details on the Psycho Beach Party Blu-ray.
"The sequel to the 2012 sleeper hit horror movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in “Sinister,” a protective mother (Shannyn Sossamon of “Wayward Pines”) and her 9-year-old twin sons (real-life twins Robert and Dartanian Sloan) find themselves in a rural house marked for death as the evil spirit of Buhguul continues to spread with frightening intensity."
- Tamika Jones
Read More: Tiff Buy: Bleecker Street Acquires Ed Zwick's 'Pawn Sacrifice' with Tobey Maguire and Liev Schrieber Written by Steven Knight ("Locke," "Eastern Promises") and directed by Ed Zwick ("Defiance," "Blood Diamond"), "Pawn Sacrifice" tells the story of real-life American chess champion Bobby Fischer: the youngest person to ever achieve the Grandmaster status and, at the height of his fame, a U.S. political symbol, as a result of his widely publicized match against Russian champion Boris Spassky. Tobey Maguire stars as Fischer and Liev Schreiber appears in the role of Spassky. Other notable members of the cast include Peter Sarsgaard and Lily Rabe. Based on the trailer, which you can watch above, Tobey Maguire appears to give a performance that we won't soon forget. Oscillating between genius and madness is not an easy feat, but Maguire seems to have a glint of both in his eye »
- Sarah Choi
We’ll soon be seeing a lot more of Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when the Mad Titan takes centre stage for Avengers: Infinity War, but in the meantime we’ve had to make do with his post-credits scenes in The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as a brief appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy.
While we await his next appearance (Thor: Ragnarok?), the folks at Luma Pictures have posted a featurette which delves into the VFX work that went into bringing Thanos to life for Guardians of the Galaxy, and you can check it out here (via ComicBook)…
“Loic Zimmermann our concept designer took the most prevalent features of Josh Brolin that we thought would stand out the most and put them into who the character is underneath,” Luma Pictures VFX supervisor Vincent Cirelli tells FX Guide. “He began blending those elements. We’ve taken Josh’s eyes, »
- Gary Collinson
Jack Reacher may not have been the biggest hit of Tom Cruise's career, but it grossed a cool $218m at the box office off a $60m budget. That got it over the sequel line, should all concerned want to make one.
And now they do.
Tom Cruise is set to return as Reacher in a new adventure that's going to be based on the most recent of author Lee Child's novels, Never Go Back. This time though, Christopher McQuarrie - who's currently putting the finishing touches to this summer's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - won't be directing. Instead, we now learn that the job has gone to Ed Zwick.
This will be a reunion for Zwick and Cruise, who previously collaborated on the Academy Award-nominated war film The Last Samurai in 2003.
His deal with Paramount could also include the hiring of Last Samurai co-writer Marshall Herskovitz to work with him on Never Go Back as well.
Tom Cruise is set to re-team with his ‘Last Samurai’ director Edward Zwick for the follow-up to his extremely successful Jack Reacher adaptation, which was released in 2012. Zwick, along with Marshall Herskovitz, will rewrite the screenplay by Richard Wenk.
The new film will be based on the novel ‘Never Go Back’ by Lee Child, which sees Reacher head back to his old military base in Virginia to take a woman to dinner who is now the commanding officer. By the time he gets there, she has been arrested, and Reacher finds himself being charged with pummeling one guy and fathering a child with a woman. He can’t remember either transgression but gets to the bottom of it with cunning and sometimes brute force.
Christopher McQuarrie directed the first movie, which grossed over $210 million worldwide and he will return to executive produce.
Zwick has a host of critically acclaimed credits to his name, »
- Paul Heath
Though prospects of a sequel to Jack Reacher looked dim, it’s now being reported that Paramount is indeed looking to get Tom Cruise behind the wheel of Reacher’s Chevelle once more, and are looking at The Last Samurai and Blood Diamond director Ed Zwick to make it happen.
According to Deadline, Zwick is currently in negotiations with the studio and Skydance to take the reins of the fledgling franchise. The 2012 film was directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and though everyone wanted him back for the sequel, he’s been busy dangling Cruise off of an airplane for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
As previously rumored, the sequel will be based on the Lee Child Jack Reacher novel Never Go Back, which was published in 2013. In it, Reacher heads back to Virginia for a date with a woman who’s now the commanding officer of his old military base. But by the time he gets there, »
- James Garcia
Tom Cruise may be reteaming with The Last Samurai team of Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz for a Jack Reacher sequel, now that Paramount and Skydance have entered into negotiations with the pair to rewrite a script by Richard Wenk (The Equalizer) adapted from the Lee Child novel Never Go Back. If a deal is made, Zwick will also sit behind the camera on what’s being tentatively called Jack Reacher 2.
Though it was first believed that a sequel to the 2012 actioner was a no-go given underwhelming box office receipts, it was later revealed that Paramount and Skydance were planning to use Never Go Back as the source material. Everyone wanted Jack Reacher director Christopher McQuarrie to return to take the reins, but he was too busy in post-production on Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (also with Cruise) to commit to anything. And so, the studios started looking elsewhere.
- Isaac Feldberg
Having made his mark as one part of the Neveldine/Taylor filmmaking duo (co-directors of Crank, Gamer and Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance), Mark Neveldine’s first solo effort, the Michael Peña-led good vs. evil film The Vatican Tapes, is set to possess horror audiences when it hits theaters this July 24th, via Pantelion Films. The official one sheet and trailer for the demonic horror film has made its way online, and judging from the trailer, it looks like Neveldine is applying the same breakneck speed, frantic pacing that he and Taylor have become quite well known for executing in their films. I’m curious to see how he does as a solo director, and this could very well be quite the entertaining possession flick.
- Jerry Smith
Imagine being a custodial worker in a bunker that’s the last livable place on Earth. The air outside is unbreathable, and a select group of humans are in cryogenic slumber around you. This is life for workers Bauer and Cartwright, but great responsibility and a dark secret could threaten to destroy their sanity and the human race. Produced by Robert Kirkman and starring Norman Reedus, Air now has an official release date for late this summer. Also featured in our latest round-up is a bit of good news for Revolution fans and the cover art and synopsis for another unexpected showdown in Riverdale.
Air: Scheduled for an August 14th theatrical release, Air is the first feature film from Skybound Entertainment. Joining Reedus in the movie is Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Blood Diamond,Fast & Furious 7), who plays Cartwright opposite Reedus’ Bauer. Christian Cantamessa (co-writer of the video game, Red Dead »
- Derek Anderson
When charismatic terrorist Adam Qasim (Elyes Gabel) escapes from MI5 custody during a high profile handover, the legendary Harry Pearce (Peter Firth), Head of Counter-terrorism, is blamed. Disgraced and forced to resign, no-one’s surprised when Harry disappears one night off a bridge into the Thames…
With MI5 on its knees in the wake of the Qasim debacle and facing controversial reform, former agent Will Holloway (Kit Harington) is brought back from Moscow to uncover the truth they feared – Harry’s still alive. He’s gone rogue, and needs Will’s help.
As Qasim prepares his devastating attack on the heart of MI5 in London, Will must decide whether to turn Harry in – or risk everything by trusting the damaged, »
- Gary Collinson
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