For years — almost a decade — the script The Last Voyage of the Demeter has been a revolving door of directors who could never quite get the film made. Robert Schwentke (Red), Marcus Nispel (Conan the Barbarian), Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters),and David Slade (Hard Candy) have all tried to film the script by Bragi Schut (Season of the Witch).

The story explores in detail the sea voyage that brings Dracula from Transylvania to England.¬†Ruzowitzky even had a cast lined up, with Noomi Rapace and Ben Kingsley attached, but his version never happened, and even when Slade came on board over a year ago, the ship didn’t sail.

Now Neil Marshall (The Descent, Doomsday, Centurion) is attached to direct for Millennium Films. Read More »

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‘The Expendables 2′ Theatrical Trailer

We’ve seen two teaser trailers for Simon West’s sequel to The Expendables — well, one teaser, and one trailer for this trailer. But now we’ve got an actual trailer, with actual footage showing some of what happens when you put Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the same movie.

I don’t think there’s anything else I can say here; see the trailer below. (Header image is, sadly, not from the trailer. Consider it a bonus.) Read More »

Now Lionsgate is getting into the ‘trailer for a trailer’ business with The Expendables 2, and below you can see a quick video featuring co-star Terry Crews and a little bit of explosive action. The spot immediately calls to mind some of the Old Spice spots the actor has done, and his amped-up pitchman act is just right for this movie. Sadly, we don’t get much more than that. Read More »

We haven’t seen all that much from The Expendables 2, outside of one very thin teaser trailer, a few photos, and that whole conversation over whether the film will be rated R or PG-13. (It will be R. Unless it isn’t.)

This movie being what it is, however, I don’t know how much we really need to see. Simon West directs the sequel to the biggest-ever collection of aged action heroes (and Liam Hemsworth), and anyone who sees the lineup pretty much knows what they’re in for. But maybe you want to see what guys like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Randy Couture, Bruce Willis and everyone’s favorite Van Damme, Jean-Claude, looks like in the film. In that case, the twelve character posters below will do the trick. It’s like The Dirty Dozen, if they were The Avengers, or vice versa. Read More »

For the past several years, Juno Temple has alternated between mainstream projects and indie fare. And though 2012′s shaping up to be her biggest year yet, her basic M.O. is no different. Temple is poised to make her biggest splash yet in Christopher Nolan’s¬†The Dark Knight Rises as Catwoman pal Holly Robinson, but first, she’ll be leading the indie coming-of-age tale Little Birds.

Written and directed by first-time helmer Elgin James, Little Birds revolves around Lily (Temple) and Alison (Kay Panabaker), a pair of teenage best friends stuck in a dreary ghost town on the Salton Sea. When an opportunity arises for the girls to start more exciting lives in Los Angeles, Lily jumps at the chance and Alison tags along for the ride. Before long, however, they find themselves in over their heads as they get increasingly involved in their new friends’ life of petty crime. Leslie Mann, Kate Bosworth, and Kyle Gallner also star. Watch the first trailer after the jump.

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A PR email alerted me to the existence of this new trailer for the romantic dramedy A Little Bit of Heaven, which follows the life and loves of a young, pretty ad exec (Kate Hudson), who gets some pretty bad news at a visit to her doctor (Gael Garcia Bernal).

At first, the trailer seemed to be appropriate for some direct to DVD filler material, with moments that played to me with about as much success as if someone stretched the “I have breast cancer” scene from The Room to feature length.

And then Peter Dinklage showed up, and all was forgiven. (Hint: he provides the film’s title, or so it seems.) Check out the footage below. Read More »

Here’s a pretty rote teaser trailer for Affliction: The Motion Picture… er, The Expendables 2, which puts Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham back at the forefront of an action extravaganza that also stars Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Check it out below if you want to see all those faces for a second or two each. Read More »

Briefly: As if the cast of Simon West‘s The Expendables 2 wasn’t already big enough, here’s one more. The film already features Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in what may be the most egregious collection of biceps and testosterone since Pumping Iron II: The Women.

Now we’ve learned that the current top-ranked tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic, will cameo in the movie. Why? Because producer Avi Lerner is a fan and wants him in the movie. (Or wanted to hang out with him for a minute, and so got him to be in the movie.) Djokovic has already gone to Bulgaria, where the film has been shooting for weeks. He’ll cameo as himself in the movie. Hopefully he’ll kill someone with a racket. We’ll find out on August 17, 2012.

After the jump, check out a couple videos featuring Djokovic, one of which shows him doing impersonations of other players. Read More »

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