Lionsgate has released the first American Ultra red-band trailer for the upcoming-action comedy. Written by Chronicle scribe Max Landis and directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X), the story finds a stoner/sleeper agent (Jesse Eisenberg) and his girlfriend’s (Kristen Stewart) life disrupted when a government operation descends upon their small town with the aim of wiping the stoner out. You can really feel the high concept (no pun intended) of taking a traditional spy-action-thriller film and then trying to give it a twist of making the lead characters stoners, but thankfully this still comes off as an amusing film. Nourizadeh looks like he has a knack for action filmmaking, the jokes are solid, and Topher Grace is clearly having a good time chewing the scenery as the villain. Pineapple Express went over similar ground back in August 2008, and I wouldn't be surprised if American Ultra also found the same kind of success. »
- Matt Goldberg
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart seem to have a good thing going. They paired up in "Adventureland," and this summer they'll shoot Woody Allen's next feature, but for their next project together, the duo are going for genre thrills. The first trailer for "American Ultra" has arrived. Directed by "Project X" helmer Nima Nourizadeh, which already guarantees a certain level of energy, the movie follows stoner and equally chill girlfriend, who find their lives turned upside down when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out. Yikes. So a stoner/action/comedy/thriller? Okay, we're intrigued. Too bad the title "Adventureland" was already taken... Co-starring Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Bill Pullman, Topher Grace, and Tony Hale, the film opens on August 21st. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Lionsgate has released the first red-band trailer for the action comedy "American Ultra". Max Landis ("Chronicle") penned and Nima Nourizadeh ("Project X") helms the story of a stoner/sleeper agent (Jesse Eisenberg) and his girlfriend (Kristen Stewart) whose lives are disrupted when a government operation descends upon their small town with the aim of wiping the stoner out. Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Bill Pullman, and Tony Hale also star in the film which opens August 21st.
- Garth Franklin
In an unsurprising move, a sequel to 2012.s Project X has been ordered because of the fact that the original made a ton of money off a nothing budget. But rather than breaking the mold with the title for the follow-up, those involved simply decided to name it Project Xx. Which, while pretty obvious, suggests that the raunchy comedy will pick-up right where the original left off. The Wrap were the first to report that the Todd Phillips-produced sequel is currently in pre-production. At the moment though we.re still not sure if either the film.s trifecta of stars (Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, and Jonathan Daniel Brown), its director Nima Nourizadeh, or its writing team of Matt Drake and Michael Bacall will return. However, the last details we had on the sequel suggested that Bacall had been asked to write a draft of the script. Project Xx has »
Warner Bros. has announced release dates for several of its upcoming movies, and the studio has also removed a planned film from its schedule. Project Xx, the sequel to the 2012 found footage party comedy, will be released on August 19, 2016. There's no word on who will direct or if the original cast will return, but Project X co-writer Michael Bacall is penning the script. The Gavin O'Connor-directed (Warrior, Jane Got A Gun) action thriller The Accountant starring Ben »
- Jesse Giroux
Warner Bros has confirmed a collection of new release dates for some of its upcoming projects, Each of these thus far as an American date, but we expect the UK arrival in each case to be roughly around the same time.
First up, there's The Accountant, from Warrior director Gavin O'Connor. The film stars Ben Affleck, Jeffrey Tambor, Anna Kendrick and J K Simmons. It follows the story of a man who's an accountant most of the time, and an assassin the rest of it. And it's now due to arrive on January 22nd.
Then there's the new film from The Hangover director Todd Phillips. Entitled Arms & The Dudes, the new comedy stars Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as a pair of friends who decide to bid on Us military contracts during the Iraq war. »
It's already three years since director Nima Nourizadeh put the tricks of the microbudget found-footage horror trade to use on the teen comedy genre and came up with Project X. Polarising as the finished product was, a sequel has been talked about ever since, and Warner Bros. have now announced Project Xx's release date, along with arrival times for The Accountant and Arms And The Dudes.Not much is yet known about the hard-partying follow-up, outside the fact that original co-writer Michael Bacall has been working on it solo this time. No director is yet attached, and it's unclear whether Todd Phillips will return as producer. And given the time elapsed and the cast's advanced age, it seems unlikely that any of the first gang will be back - unless we ditch the high-school angle and put them in college or something. Even then, we'll be amazed if they get Miles Teller back. »
Affleck plays a brilliant accountant who moonlights as an assassin. The film is directed by Gavin O’Connor from Bill Dubuque’s script and co-stars Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal and Cynthia Addai-Robinson. Producers are Lynette Howell and Mark Williams.
Fox/DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 3″ and Disney thriller “The Finest Hours,” starring Chris Pine and Affleck’s brother Casey, are also set for Jan. 29. Warner Bros. moved an untitled New Line horror film forward a week to Jan. 22.
Warner Bros. also set Miles Teller-Jonah Hill crime-comedy “Arms and the Dudes” for March 11. Todd Phillips is directing the story of two Miami stoners who wound up with a government contract to supply weapons for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
The studio has also dated “Project Xx, »
- Dave McNary
Warner Bros. made some release date announcements today, and in the process finally dated its Project X sequel. The studio will drop Project Xx on August 19, 2016, where it will open opposite Laika’s next animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings. WB first put the follow-up into development in 2012, fresh off a respectable opening weekend for the found footage party pic Project X, but it appears that it’s taken them a bit to get the thing off the ground. It’s unclear who will direct or if any of the cast will return (Thomas Mann led the pic, while Miles Teller had a supporting role), but if I had to guess I'd say it'll just be another found footage party movie with a new cast. It’ll be interesting to see how the follow-up performs four years after the original came out, especially considering the first film wasn't exactly a culture phenomenon. »
- Adam Chitwood
There’s a box office bro-down — er, showdown — brewing between siblings Ben and Casey Affleck, as Warner Bros. has announced it will release Ben’s hit-man movie “The Accountant” on Jan. 29, 2016 — the same day Disney will unveil Casey’s Coast Guard drama “The Finest Hours.” Warner Bros. has also announced release dates for Todd Phillips‘ “Arms & the Dudes” starring Miles Teller and Jonah Hill, and a sequel to “Project X,” which was produced by Phillips. “The Accountant” is expected to serve as a strong counter-programming measure against DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 3” as well as “The Finest »
- Jeff Sneider
Get your first hit of Jesse Eisenberg & Kristen Stewart with a new image and teaser posters from Lionsgate’s American Ultra! From director Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and writer Max Landis (Chronicle), Eisenberg and Stewart reunite in this supercharged action-comedy about a stoner whose past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out. Buckle up and prepare for this ass-kicking romance and adventure when it blazes into theaters Friday, August 21! »
From director Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and writer Max Landis (Chronicle), Eisenberg and Stewart reunite in this supercharged action-comedy about a stoner whose past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.
American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.
- Michelle McCue
Jessie Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart are getting blazed and chased in “American Ultra.” The film, directed by Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”) and written by Max Landis (“Chronicle”), focuses on a stoner and his girlfriend who are on the run from the government, whose out for blood. “American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of [ Read More ]
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MTV has unveiled the first character posters for the upcoming "American Ultra" action comedy, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. Check everything out below. Plot: A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out. The new movie is directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) from a script by Max Landis (Chronicle). It's set to hit theaters on August 21st. Posters: (click to enlarge) »
What if Jason Bourne was a stoner in love? Then you’ve have the basis of American Ultra, the new film from director Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and writer Max Landis (Chronicle). Jesse Eisenberg and Kirsten Stewart, reuniting after Adventureland, are Mike and Phoebe. They’re huge slackers who smoke pot, hang out and watch TV but Mike wants to […]
- Germain Lussier
Our first look at Lionsgate’s action-comedy American Ultra has arrived, and the Adventureland reunion between stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg actually looks like it could function as a genuine sequel to Greg Mottola’s underrated coming-of-age drama. Written by Chronicle scribe Max Landis and directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X), the story finds a stoner (Eisenberg) and his girlfriend’s (Stewart) life disrupted when a government operation descends upon their small town with the aim of wiping the stoner out. The picture begins as a romance, with Eisenberg’s character aiming to propose to his longtime girlfriend, but it’s soon revealed that he’s actually a sleeper agent. While the movie definitely has an action bent, Nourizadeh explains to MTV that at heart it’s a love story: “You start with this kind of like sweet love story,” Nourizadeh said. “I don’t want to turn people off with that, »
- Adam Chitwood
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart last teamed together on Adventureland and in they will be working together again on Woody Allen's next movie, but later this year we'll see them in their second project together, American Ultra, from Project X director Nima Nourizadeh. The duo play a pair of stoners whose sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out. Clearly, based on the first two posters for the film, the couple are a pair of stoners and Nourizadeh describes the situation to MTV saying, "His world just gets turned upside down and he starts to realize who he actually is," he continued. "For a lot of the movie, he's just like unaware of what's going on, why these people are trying to kill him, and he soon finds out. It's just this weird sort of entertaining, »
- Brad Brevet
This summer, "Adventureland" buds Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart are finding a new, uh, adventure, with "American Ultra." And in a much different tone from that aforementioned coming-of-age comedy, this one will find them as a pair of stoners who wind up on the run when the government puts their sights on them. The movie is from the director of "Project X," Nima Nourizadeh," and he tells MTV this is more than just a run 'n gun tale. “You start with this kind of like sweet love story,” he explained. “I don’t want to turn people off with that, but what’s really unique about this movie is the fact that it’s like this kind of crazy action-comedy, but really at the core there is this like romance and there’s this love story where all he wants to do is to propose to her. Really if you look at it, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Jim Shepard is one of the best writers you’ve never heard of. He’s a tenured professor at Williams College, a job he’s held happily for 32 years — raising his family in pastoral Massachusetts, teaching generations of admiring acolytes, writing dozens of short stories and seven lean novels (including the intense character studies Nosferatu and Project X) to his own strange, exacting specifications.Yet Shepard describes himself as “semi-obscure,” a “writer’s writer,” which he takes as a sort of consolation prize: “It used to mean, ‘writers like him, anyway.’” He is not happy with his place in literary culture; nor should he be, since his commercial timing has always been a little off. When he joined a friend to ghostwrite Ya novels, they decided to focus on sports instead of horror stories, that future genre of blockbusters. Project X, about an eighth-grader plotting a school massacre, showcased his »
- Boris Kachka
Amsgames are proud to announce the release date of the space shooter Stars Wagon for the PC, Mac and Linux systems. Stars Wagon is due for release on the Desura platform on the 31st May.
Stars Wagon: Standalone Edition is a 2D side scrolling space shoot-em-up in the same vein as the classic R-Type or Project X and will include new features and improvements over the mobile version.
Want to know more about the game? Watch the trailer below.
- Andrew Newton
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