We’ve been waiting quite some time to see anything besides still photos from The Rum Diary, in which Johnny Depp stars as Paul Kemp, essentially a stand-in for Hunter S. Thompson as seen in Thompson’s early novel The Rum Diary. The film went into development quite some time ago and shot in 2009. It won’t hit the festival circuit this fall, but it will hit some theaters in October and you can see a trailer below.

In addition to Depp, Richard Jenkins features as Kemp’s editor, with whom he has a contentious relationship, and Amber Heard plays Chenault, the partner (more or less) of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart), both of whom he meets while spending some time in the Caribbean. The great Bruce Robinson (Withnail & I, How to Get Ahead in Advertising) wrote and directed.

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As two Snow White films gear up to go into production, the next big fairy tale that’ll be racing to the big screen is Peter Pan. Several competing projects, all with slightly altered takes on the classic J.M. Barrie tale, are in various stages of development and now one seems to have jumped ahead of the pack. Essential Entertainment has reportedly cast Aaron Eckhart, Sean Bean and AnnaSophia Robb in a dark take on the Peter Pan tale last year rumored to be called Pan, written by Ben Magid (Hack/Slash) and directed by Ben Hibon (who did the animated sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One). In the film, Captain Hook (Eckhart) and his partner Smee (Bean) would chase Pan, a villainous kidnapper, whose last victim Wendy (Robb) helps track him down. Read More »

Neil LaBute’s career has taken him to some crazy places. He started off with the visceral and brutal In the Company of Men and followed that up with more films sharing the same dark humor, honestly and venom. At some point though, things changed and he became more of a mainstream director with films like Lakeview Terrace and the abysmal The Wicker Man and Death at a Funeral remakes. It seemed like his talent for inciting controversy had gone away.

It now seems like he’s attempting to blend those more mainstream sensibilities with his earlier independence as he’s set to reteam with the star of his earlier films, Aaron Eckhart, as well as Ed Harris, for The Geography of Hope. The script was written by LaBute, well before he achieved success, and follows two thieves who flee to Mexico only to find another problem: whether to rob or romance all the beautiful women they meet. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Columbia Pictures has released a new video clip and three television spots and  from their upcoming alien invasion action film Battle: Los Angeles. Watch them all embedded after the jump.
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Columbia Pictures have released a new one-minute tv spot/mini-trailer for Jonathan Liebesman‘s Battle: Los Angeles. Watch it now embedded after the jump. I’ve talked with a couple people who saw early screenings in New York City and Los Angeles, and the buzz is completely positive. I’m very excited to see this movie. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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‘Battle: Los Angeles’ Super Bowl Commercial

The Super Bowl television commercial for Battle: Los Angeles aired before the big game on Sunday night. If you missed it, you can watch it now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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The consensus has been overwhelming positive in regards to Jonathan Liebesman‘s upcoming alien invasion movie Battle: Los Angeles and that’s not going to change after fans get a glimpse of a new viral website for the film which provides all kinds of details on the aliens. The structure of their command center, their biology, weapons and transportation are just a few of the categories that have been uncovered and they all hint at a world that is way more dense for one movie to handle.

Battle: Los Angeles stars Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Lucas Till and Michael Pena and will invade theaters on March 11. Find out how to access this secret site and see some of the images on it after the break. Read More »

Battle: Los Angeles Movie Trailer #3

When Sony released the first teaser trailer for Jonathan Liebesman‘s Battle: Los Angeles in November, I was kind of disappointed that it was a montage of cool shots. Knowing what I did about the film, I thought the the opening of the movie could have been played for a more Cloverfield-like surprise/shocking reveal. The full length trailer released today begins with that idea — and looks like a fun sci-fi action film. Although, it should be noted that this is yet another trailer which copies  the Inception trend of using a big bassy noise for dramatic effect. For those who haven’t been following the project, Battle has been described as a Black Hawk Down-style military story set in an alien invasion. I really think this film will surprise people when it is released in March. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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The news routine on The Dark Knight Rises has lately been more about what isn’t in the movie than what is. For example, there was the recent ridiculous rumor about Heath Ledger‘s Joker returning via outtakes and CGI, which director Christopher Nolan and producer Emma Thomas quickly shot down.

And now we know for sure, end of story, that Aaron Eckhart isn’t in the film, either. (This has been a subject of speculation even though all evidence says, yes, Two-Face is dead.) Don’t feel too out of the loop if you thought it was possible for him to appear. Even he wasn’t sure until he asked Mr. Nolan. Read More »