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Following its premiere at the Venice Film Festival last month, Fox Searchlight has now debuted the first brief clip from Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s (21 Grams, Biutiful) latest film Birdman, which features Michael Keaton (Batman) and Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man 2). Check it out below…
“Birdman is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.”
Also featuring in the cast of Birdman are Edward Norton (The Incredible Hulk), Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion), Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover Part III), Naomi Watts (21 Grams) and Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone).
Birdman is set for release in the States on October 17th and on January 2nd 2015.
- Gary Collinson
On the surface, it may have seemed as though Edge of Tomorrow, Doug Liman’s under-seen cerebral sci-fi from earlier this year, leaned heavily on CGI to bring its time travelling tale to life. However, in this recently-released clip the creative team reveal just how much work went into the film’s practical effects.
Here’s the five-minute video, courtesy of io9:
From the extensive battle sequences to the mechanised power suits, it turns out that a major chunk of Edge of Tomorrow was hand-crafted. Which is refreshing, given that a lot of similar genre pieces would so easily turn to CG effects in lieu of this more realistic approach — we’re looking at you, Oblivion.
Released back in May, Edge of Tomorrow orbits around Tom Cruise’s Major William Cage who repeatedly dies on the battlefield only to wake up at Heathrow airport earlier that morning — think Groundhog Day meets Source Code. »
- Michael Briers
Directed by Susanne Bier.
A veteran police officer with a wife and new baby makes a fateful decision when he is brought back into contact with a pair of junkie parents.
A middle class couple are enamoured with their baby boy who sleeps in a hanging basket beside the bed. It turns out that the husband is a police officer who upon responding to a domestic disturbance discovers a neglected infant belonging to a pair of junkies. The two worlds become entwined when the law enforcement officer wakes up in the middle of night hearing the screams of his wife who has discovered that their beloved child is dead and she threatens to kill herself; he makes a fateful decision to switch babies to save his marriage only to »
- Trevor Hogg
Destiny is the latest game from Halo developers Bungee, and despite the fact that it's only been on sale for a few days, one gamer has already used it to recreate the brilliant opening scene from James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. It's obviously not an exact recreation, but it's still a pretty fun video which will have to keep us going until we can all watch the scene again and again when the DVD and Blu-ray hits! Pretty cool, eh? If you'd like to learn more about Destiny, click here for the trailer and here for the live-action promo directed by Oblivion's Joseph Kosinski. »
Even by the expensive standards of modern blockbuster video game making, Bungie's new release Destiny — a first-person shooter set in a massive, Star Wars-like universe, out today for current and last-generation PlayStations and XBoxes — still seems pretty extravagant. The game's voice cast features Peter Dinklage and Nathan Fillion. The ad campaign includes a slick live-action commercial directed by Oblivion's Joseph Kosinski and soundtracked by Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song." And maybe most impressively, Paul McCartney contributed music to the score. We spoke with Bungie's Community Manager Eric Osbourne about how they pulled it off. Suppose that I’m a casual player of video games and I’m trying to figure out exactly why Destiny is such a big deal. I know that it is, because your TV ad has a Led Zeppelin song, which couldn't have been cheap. But I’m not sure exactly what separates Destiny from »
- Lane Brown
Bungie and Activision are teaming for the “living game world” of the next-gen game title Destiny, and now Joseph Kosinski has directed a live-action ad/trailer for the game. While “live-action” might at first seem a bit generous in this context, as so much of the ad is CG, eventually you’ll see stunning environments pulled from […]
- Russ Fischer
Tron: Legacy and Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski directed this insanely cool live-action/CGI trailer for Bungie's new sci-fi video game Destiny. It also features the voice of Peter Dinklage as one of the main characters, which I thought was great. Here's a little description that came along with the trailer:
A Fireteam heads out on an epic, action-packed road trip across our Solar System to face our enemies, take back what is ours and, in the end, Become Legend. Featuring “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin.
I enjoyed watching this immensely, it has a lot of great action, fun humor. Then, of course, the visuals were stunning. If a Destiny movie ever happens, Kosinski is obviously the guy who needs to make it. Enjoy the trailer! »
- Joey Paur
After making a sleek but somewhat narratively clunky directorial debut with Tron Legacy, director Joseph Kosinski followed it up with Oblivion, a superior film that shows he has vision, but maybe not a lot of originality in the storytelling department. Well, now Kosinski has gotten back behind the camera to direct an awesome live-action commercial for the forthcoming next generation video game Destiny. Complete with the help of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," this is a pretty badass commercial for the video game, with flares of Oblivion and the Halo game franchise (the game has the same creators) in its visuals. Watch! Here's the live-action commercial for the video game Destiny, from the game's YouTube page: From the creators of Halo and the company that brought you Call of Duty, Destiny is a next generation first person shooter, with rich cinematic storytelling set in huge worlds to explore. Personalize and »
- Ethan Anderton
Best know for Oblivion and Tron: Legacy, director Joseph Kosinski tries his hand at this live-action trailer for the upcoming, multi platform video game Destiny. While it won't make me run out to get the game (I'm currently soured on any first person shooter for console. Thank you Call of Duty), it does have me wishing for a Kosinski directed balls out sci-fi action flick. Also look out for some neat references to Star Wars and Independence Day. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
The critics really liked it, international audiences checked it out, but in the United States it seemed no-one was catching the Tom Cruise-led "Edge Of Tomorrow" in cinemas and many wrote it off as a flop on launch.
Yet, rather sneakily, the film has stuck around and this week officially crawled past the $100 million mark at the U.S. domestic box-office. That is significant as according to Box Office Guru, this marks the first Cruise-led film outside the "Mission: Impossible" franchise to have done so since 2005's "War of the Worlds".
Yes, 'Edge' has outpaced "Jack Reacher" ($80M) "Knight and Day" ($76M), "Oblivion" ($89M), "Rock of Ages" ($38M), "Valkyrie" ($83M) and "Lions for Lambs" ($15M) domestically. "Tropic Thunder" ($110M) did pass the mark, but Cruise was not the lead in that and it wasn't marketed on his involvement.
Considering 'Edge' opened to around $28 million, it has made three-and-a-half times »
- Garth Franklin
The Machete Kills writer has joined Warner Bros' sci-fi project, reports Variety.
Bay is producing the adaptation of Daniel Simon's 2007 concept art book of the same name, which features designs for classic and futuristic vehicles.
The text alludes to an overarching world, but is not presented as an ongoing narrative.
Ward also wrote the upcoming Hitman movie Agent 47.
Cosmic Motors is yet to sign a director. »
Director: Adam Wingard
Running Time: 99 minutes
Synopsis: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Adam Wingard, director of You’Re Next, serves up another plate of uninvited guests with this joyously over the top and violent movie that flits between the slasher genre, with added appreciative nods to the 1980′s. Fans of the film genre will get a kick out of the postmodern elements in Wingard’s latest project and although the film’s trailer doesn’t sell these great qualities, there’s a lot here to admire.
Dan Stevens is unrecognisable as the ex-army soldier David, and knocks »
- Louise Tooth
Whether or not Michael Bay ends up directing Transformers 5, high-concept sci-fi vehicles are clearly still a part of his future. He's currently in the process of setting up Cosmic Motors at Warner Bros., a film based on Daniel Simon's book of lavish concept art. Kyle Ward, who wrote Machete Kills and the new Hitman movie Agent 47, has been tasked with creating the screenplay.Ward will also need to come up with a narrative on which to hang it, since Cosmic Motors in book form is more about concept than story. Simon has worked as a car designer for Lamborghini and Bugatti, as well as on projects like Tron: Uprising, Captain America: The First Avenger and Oblivion. His book imagines "spaceships, pods, race cars, giant trains, warships and balloons from various planets of the Galaxion system... from concept to completion" via sketches and 3D modelling.There's already a »
Daniel Simon is one of Hollywood's most popular vehicle designers, having worked on such films as "Oblivion" and "Captain America: The First Avenger." Back in 2007, he gave fans a look at his work by putting together a concept art book featuring his futuristic vehicle designs. Now comes word that Michael Bay has teamed up with Warner Bros to turn this art book into a feature film, called "Cosmic Motors." Kyle Ward (Machete Kills) has has been hired to write the screenplay. The book doesn't have a storyline, which means that Ward will have to come up with something original. Check out some of the images from the book below. Images: (click to enlarge) »
The story is based on a 2007 concept art book by German designer Daniel Simon that features futuristic vehicle designs. The book tells a story about the design and the purpose of his various futuristic vehicles.
Simon was the lead vehicle designer on "Tron: Legacy" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" as well as a concept illustrator on "Oblivion" and "Prometheus". He's also worked on futuristic concepts for companies like Bugatti and Lamborghini.
Bay is on board to produce the project. Ward is currently penning the launch film of Universal's "Arabian Knights" franchise.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
The project is based on Daniel Simon's 2007 concept art book of the same name, which features a number of futuristic vehicle designs. Daniel Simon served as the lead vehicle designer on Tron Uprising and Captain America: The First Avenger, while also serving as a concept artist on Oblivion.
The Cosmic Motors book shows readers vehicle designs from a "planet" known as Galaxion. Here's an excerpt from the author's official website regarding the book.
"Come explore the vehicle designs of a far away galaxy called Galaxion where futuristic concepts exist in everyday life. Nine different spaceships, pods, race cars, giant trains, warships and balloons from various planets of the Galaxion system are shown from concept to completion."
No story details were given for this feature adaptation, which will be produced by Michael Bay. »
Daniel Simon got his first big screen credit for his work as a vehicle designer on Tron: Legacy and ever since, he’s been adding more and more titles to his resume. And it makes sense the guy’s getting more work. Have you seen his book Cosmic Motors? It’s absolutely loaded with incredible vehicle designs that he puts in a fictional realm called Galaxion, a place where futuristic concepts aren’t relegated to artwork, but actually exist. Clearly Michael Bay enjoys doing out-of-this-world things with cars on the big screen, so it should come as no surprise that he’s the one developing the Cosmic Motors movie. Hit the jump to find out who Bay just recruited to pen the screenplay. According to Variety, Bay and Warner Bros. just hired Kyle Ward, the scribe behind Machete Kills and Agent 47, to write the Cosmic Motors screenplay. Ward also »
- Perri Nemiroff
Michael Bay isn’t getting out of the cool car business just yet; he’s set to produce a film for Warner Bros. based on a book of futuristic designs by Daniel Simon called “Cosmic Motors”. Simon has designed vehicles for movies like Captain America: The First Avenger, Prometheus, Oblivion, and Tron Legacy. Released in 2007, the book shows different vehicle creations for a sci-fi universe in each chapter. Simon explains the design and purpose behind each »
- Graham McMorrow
The project is based on Daniel Simon’s 2007 concept art book of the same name that features futuristic vehicle designs. Simon has worked in Hollywood as the lead vehicle designer on “Tron: Uprising” and “Captain America: The First Avenger” and as a concept illustrator on “Oblivion.”
Ward is currently writing “Arabian Knights,” which was based on an original pitch, for Universal with Imagine producing, and recently wrapped work on “Underworld V.”
Bay is on board to produce “Cosmic Motors.” He directed “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the only 2014 movie to gross over $1 billion worldwide, and produced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “The Purge: Anarchy.”
Ward is repped by Wme and managed by Management 360.
- Dave McNary
For anyone who grew up when Nintendo 64 was new and popular, the James Bond game GoldenEye is easily one of the best games from that time. Today there are still plenty of people who held on to their system and play the game with their friends. But what if you could play the game with James Bond himself? Well, that's exactly what Jimmy Fallon did on "The Tonight Show" last night when Pierce Brosnan came on the show to promote The November Man, the film hitting theaters next week and that also just had a sequel announced to be in development. So did Brosnan hold his own against Fallon at all? Watch below! Here's Pierce Brosnan playing Goldeneye with Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" last night: The November Man is directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, Thirteen Days) and written by Michael Finch (Predators) and Karl Gajdusek (Oblivion »
- Ethan Anderton
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