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Exclusive: Cillian Murphy jas joined the cast of In The Heart Of The Sea, the Ron Howard-directed adaptation of the Nathaniel Philbrick book for Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures. Brian Grazer is producing with Joe Roth, Paula Weinstein and William Ward, with Palak Patel exec producing. Murphy will play Matthew Joy, second mate on the whale ship Essex. Citing reports of cannibals in the Society Islands, Joy and first mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth) convince first time Captain Pollard (Benjamin Walker) to sail to South America after an enraged sperm whale rams and sinks the Essex, leaving 21 crew members adrift in small boats, 3,000 miles from land. The film begins shooting around London in mid-September. Murphy is currently at work on Wally Pfister’s Transcendence with Johnny Depp in New Mexico. He wrapped Cry/Fly, an indie opposite Jennifer Connelly and Mélanie Laurent and this fall stars in Peak Blinders, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Man of Steel, Justice League, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers 2, Kick-Ass 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel, Ultimate Spider-Man, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Teen Titans Go!, Young Justice and more...
Well here we are, the penultimate Week in Spandex (sorry Mr. Byrne) before Superman returns to the big screen courtesy of director Zack Snyder, producer Christopher Nolan and star Henry Cavill in the hugely-anticipated reboot Man of Steel - and boy, is Warner Bros. making sure we know all about it. Not only has this week brought us a stunning, action-packed fifth trailer [which we have for you here, if for some bizarre reason you haven't already seen it], but the studio's marketing department has been working overtime to deliver a stream »
- Flickering Myth
Check out what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix. Cable On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pre-theatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Warm Bodies (zombie rom-com; Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich; rated PG-13) A Good Day to Die Hard (action sequel; Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney; rated R) Identity Thief (comedy; Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy; unrated) Escape from Planet Earth (animated adventure; voices of Jessica Alba, Brenda Fraser; rated PG) Broken (drama; Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy; pretheatrical release; not yet rated) V/H/S/2 (found-footage horror sequel; Kelsy Abbott, Hannah Al Rashid...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Since its release date was pushed back a couple of months ago, things have fallen pretty quiet on the Kick-Ass 2 front lately as Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s costumed crime-fighters take a back seat to A-list superheroes Iron Man, Superman and Wolverine. However, Universal has now released an international trailer for the Jeff Wadlow-directed sequel, and while we've already seen most of it in the first red band trailer, there are a few snippets of new footage here and there to tide us over until the marketing campaign kicks in properly ahead of the film's release this August.
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010's irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass' (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. »
- Flickering Myth
Ticket sales at Australian cinemas this year are running at about 7 per cent below the same period in 2012 despite strong trading in January and April, weighed down by relatively soft results in February and March.
Takings for the May 16-19 frame totalled just under $9.5 million, down 22 per cent on the prior weekend, as Star Trek Into Darkness and Iron Man 3 dominated the business. .The market is rather shallow with no robust depth below the top two titles,. observed one distributor.
- Don Groves
Director: Craig Viveiros.
Running Time: 82 minutes.
Synopsis: Adam (Jack O’Connell), 19, agrees to do a day’s driving for his mum’s gangster boyfriend and is soon pulled into a world of deceit, violence, murder and sex trafficking. Who knew being Tim Roth’s chauffeur was so demanding?
This cat-and-mouse British thriller manages to separate itself from the pack just long enough to entertain, largely thanks to its principal cast and dry script. Jack O’Connell heads up proceedings as typical lout and layabout Adam, who, after smashing up his mum’s boyfriend’s car, agrees to a driving job to make amends. Unluckily for him, said mum’s boyfriend is actually a gangster who sends Adam to drive for ageing assassin Roy (Tim Roth).
Craig Viveiros treads a fine line between light humour and serious drama in his second feature film as director, »
- Chris Wharfe
Since joining Curtis Brown in 1997, Nick Marston (pictured above) has led its transformation from musty literary boutique into one of London’s largest and most dynamic talent agencies, with its own flourishing production arm.
As chairman of the theater, film and TV department, Marston reps the film rights to novelists such as John Le Carre and David Mitchell. His writing and directing clients include John Hillcoat, Rowan Joffe, Hossein Amini and Niels Arden Oplev.
- Adam Dawtrey
The Liability is the tale of a seasoned assassin hoping to retire named Roy (Tim Roth), who gets teamed with a young, enthusiastic driver, Adam (Jack O’Connell) for his next job (as a result of Adam owing a ruthless local crime boss, played by Peter Mullan).
It should be a quick and easy hit, but the two find themselves at a cross-roads as Roy becomes increasingly desperate to escape this life, while Adam is drawn ever more into it, gaining a taste for killing. However, things get even dicier when a beautiful, enigmatic young woman (Talulah Riley) witnesses one of their murders, which by the professional hitman code, suggests that she must also be taken care of. Soon, it becomes clear that her coming into the fold is no accident, complicating their situation considerably.
Boasting strong visuals and a pulsing soundtrack, The Liability promises to be another potent demonstration »
"Downton Abbey" star Lily James has landed the title role in Disney's "Cinderella," the studio announced on Tuesday. Kenneth Branagh is directing the live-action film, which co-stars Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother. Alli Shearmur and Simon Kinberg are producing with David Barron. James, who came to attention on the racy series "Secret Diary of a Call Girl," is best known for playing Lady Rose MacClare on "Downton Abbey." She had a supporting role in "Wrath of the Titans" and co-starred alongside Cillian Murphy and Tim Roth in the indie movie "Broken." »
- Jeff Sneider
BBC America has announced that it is coproducing a seven-part adaptation of the giant book that has been sitting on my shelf for years, that I will now avoid until after the series airs in 2014, entitled Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, as an upcoming segment of its Supernatural Saturdays programming block.
New York – Monday, April 8 – Announced today, BBC America is co-producing for Supernatural Saturday a new drama series, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness (Wallander, Is Anybody There?), Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (7 x 60) is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return. The series will premiere in 2014 as part of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday programming block. »
- Erin Willard
BBC America is expanding its "Supernatural Saturday" lineup in 2014, and we have all the early details for its upcoming seven-part "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" miniseries, based on the novel by Susanna Clarke.
From the Press Release:
BBC America is co-producing a new drama series, "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell." Based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness ("Wallander," Is Anybody There?), "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" (7 x 60) is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return. The series will premiere in 2014 as part of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday programming block.
The series is produced by Cuba Pictures (Boy A, Broken) for the BBC and co-produced by BBC America, in association with Feel Film, Bell Media’s Space, Far Moor, and Screen Yorkshire. It is distributed by Endemol Worldwide Distribution.
- The Woman In Black
Kick-Ass 2 is directed by Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) and also stars Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine), Lyndsy Fonseca (Nikita), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Lindy Booth (The Philanthropist), John Leguizamo (Spawn), Robert Emms (Broken), Andy Nyman (Black Death), Daniel Kaluuya (Black Mirror), Augustus Prew (The Borgias), Morris Chestnut (The Call) and Claudia Lee (Hart of Dixie). The film opens in the UK on July 19th ahead of a North American release on August 16th. »
- Flickering Myth
Christopher Mintz-Plasse's Red Mist is out for revenge against the costumed crime-fighters Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) in the upcoming superhero sequel Kick-Ass 2, but before he puts his plans in action he's also set to undergo a makeover, transforming himself into the world's first supervillain, The Motherfucker, who just so happens to be the subject of the latest character poster. Somehow, I don't think we'll be seeing too many of these around the local multiplex:
It's certainly been a busy week for Kick-Ass fans, what with the release of a Hit-Girl-centric trailer (in both green-band and red-band versions), along with character posters for Hit-Girl and Jim Carrey's Colonel Stars and Stripes.
Kick-Ass 2 is based on the comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. and also features Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine), Lyndsy Fonseca (Nikita), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Lindy Booth (The Philanthropist »
- Flickering Myth
Earlier today Universal Pictures released an international trailer for Kick-Ass 2 centred on Chloe Grace Moretz's Hit-Girl (check it out here, along with a character poster for Jim Carrey's Colonel Stars and Stripes), and now the teen killing machine takes centre stage once more with the arrival of a red band version of the trailer, along with a new Hit-Girl character poster...
Kick-Ass 2 is directed by Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) and also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Godzilla), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad), Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine), Lyndsy Fonseca (Nikita), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Lindy Booth (The Philanthropist), John Leguizamo (Spawn), Robert Emms (Broken), Andy Nyman (Black Death), Daniel Kaluuya (Black Mirror), Augustus Prew (The Borgias), Morris Chestnut (The Call) and Claudia Lee (Hart of Dixie). The superhero sequel is set for a UK release on July 19th and is due to open in North America on August 16th. »
- Flickering Myth
After giving us our first look at director Jeff Wadlow's forthcoming comic book sequel Kick-Ass 2 to thanks to a red band trailer a couple of weeks back, Universal Pictures has now released a new international trailer focussing on Chloe Grace Moretz's teen assassin Hit-Girl, as well as a character poster featuring Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes; check them out below...
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: ‘Kick-Ass 2.’ After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, »
- Flickering Myth
The talented duo haven’t collaborated together since Four Rooms in 1995, but while promoting his new film Broken, Tim Roth hinted that his next acting project may be with none other than Quentin Tarantino.
Posed with the question of when he will work with the celebrated director again, here’s what Roth had to say:
“I actually saw Quentin the other night and so we’re gonna [sic] a meet for a beer now that all the awards season thing has faded away and we can have a serious talk about [his next film].”
Renowned for his stand-out role as Mr. Orange in Tarantino’s seminal crime thriller Reservoir Dogs, Roth was one of the actors stolen from Hollywood by TV’s resurgence in 2009 – wherein he starred as Dr. Cal Lightman in Fox’s short lived series Lie to Me.
As we approach a decade since their last mutual creative outing, this is news »
- Michael Briers
Last week we saw the first red band trailer for Kick-Ass 2, and now a new behind-the-scenes image from the Jeff Wadlow-directed comic book sequel has now surfaced online, featuring Christopher Mintz-Plasse (The Mother F*cker), Olga Kurkulina (Mother Russia) and Jim Carrey (Colonel Stars and Stripes):
Kick-Ass 2 is based on the comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. and sees Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz returning as the costumed crime-fighters Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl. Also featuring in the cast are Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine) as Battle Guy, Lyndsy Fonseca (Nikita) as Katie Duexma, Donald Faison (Scrubs) as Doctor Gravity, Lindy Booth (The Philanthropist) as Night Bitch, John Leguizamo (Spawn) as Javier, Robert Emms (Broken) as Insect Man, Andy Nyman (Black Death) as The Tumour, Daniel Kaluuya (Black Mirror) as Black Death, Augustus Prew (The Borgias) as Ass-Kicker, Morris Chestnut (The Call) as »
- Flickering Myth
2013 is going to be a busy year for fans of comic book movies, with the big-budget blockbusters Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, The Wolverine and Thor: The Dark World joined by the Jeff Wadlow-directed adaptation of Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.'s controversial comic book Kick-Ass 2, which has just received its first red band trailer today, along with an official poster.
The sequel to the 2010 cult hit sees Aaron Taylor-Johnson's Kick-Ass and Chloe Grace Moretz's Hit-Girl back in action as they take on Christopher Mintz-Plasse's Red Mist, now reborn as the super villain The Mother F*cker. Also reprising their roles from Kick-Ass are Clark Duke as Marty / Battle Guy, Lyndsy Fonseca as Katie Deuxma and Yancy Butler as Angie D'Amico, while newcomers to the cast include Jim Carrey (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) as Colonel Stars and Stripes, Donald Faison (Scrubs) as Doctor Gravity, »
- Flickering Myth
Disney's prequel to the Wizard of Oz aims to steal family audiences before Easter, knocking Wreck-It Ralph to third place
After four weeks where the market has been dominated by Wreck-It Ralph, Disney scored again with its latest family title, Oz the Great and Powerful. Oz's £3.71m is a decent opening figure, and Disney will be hoping to sustain the title throughout March and then coast through the two weeks of Easter school holiday.
In the Us, Oz opened with a muscular $79m, indicating a UK debut of about £8m could have been expected. The big UK shortfall on the rule-of-thumb projection may be explained by the huge popularity of L Frank Baum and all things Oz in North America, which is not matched in the UK. The respective opening figures for Alice in Wonderland, from Oz producer Joe Roth, were much better aligned, with $116m in the »
- Charles Gant
The man behind Michael Haneke's fake Twitter account revealed at last, plus news of two exciting film seasons
'Haneke' is hidden no more
His tweets fooled Hollywood and stars such as Salman Rushdie, Debra Messing, Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck. But he's also been acclaimed as "the best thing on Twitter" amid the carefully choreographed publicity of studio Oscar campaigns. And today, Trash can solve the mystery puzzling the film world: who is the genius behind the fake Michael Haneke Twitter account? The author of the funniest film gags of the awards season is 28-year-old Londoner Benjamin Lee, a journalist and deputy editor of the highly successful ShortList.com. The director of Amour and The White Ribbon has a reputation for austere seriousness but recently, through Lee's hilarious proxy tweets, he has become more famous for his love of KFC, his cat and the fruity chews Skittles.
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- Jason Solomons
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