In the past few weeks The Avengers has turned into the summer’s first superhero juggernaut, and Fox’s Prometheus has taken the lead in capturing the attention of event-movie trainspotters, thanks to an excellent ad campaign.
In comparison, Warner Bros. and The Dark Knight Rises have seemed fairly quiet. But that changes this weekend with a new trailer bowing in front of The Avengers, and likely other new materials making their way into the wild before the film hits on July 20.
Before that trailer, however, there’s a nice little bit of viral marketing that appeared on the official site for The Dark Knight Rises. What you’ll find below is a reproduction of the wanted pages put together by the Gotham City PD as part of the official hunt for the Batman. But related to that is a graffiti campaign that is helping unlock new images from the upcoming trailer. You can get instructions for the graffiti hunt below, along with some of the newly revealed screens. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 by Angie Han
The last we heard of Sony’s American Bullshit, David O. Russell‘s reps were adamantly denying his involvement in the picture, as well as the rumor that he’d cast his The Fighter star Christian Bale in the lead role. As of today, however, it seems that not only are Russell and Bale indeed attached, they’re about to add a couple more collaborators. Indie financer Megan Ellison is negotiating to fund the picture, while Bradley Cooper is in talks to join Bale on the cast list. Not a bad start for a movie whose very existence looked kind of iffy just a few weeks ago. More details after the jump.
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Batman with a tablet? Bruce Wayne in a bathrobe? Bane sporting a new vest? Yes, yes and yes, as new images from Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises are afoot. They come from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, the always revealing Summer Movie Preview and – no surprise – Nolan’s third and final Batman film graces the cover. Inside, six new pictures give clues to some new moments in the film and provide alternative glances at things we’ve already seen. But it’s The Dark Knight Rises and any new glimpse just brings us that much closer to July 20. Check out all the images after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 by Angie Han
I can hardly keep track of all the projects David O. Russell has been attached to or rumored for since his Oscar nomination for The Fighter, but here’s another one to add to the list. Recent reports claim that he’s signed on for Sony’s American Bullshit, a 2010 Black List script by Eric Warren Singer that Ben Affleck was eyeing earlier this year. The crime drama recounts the true tale of “Abscam,” a Congressional sting set up in 1980 by the FBI in an effort to eradicate corruption. The operation was masterminded by an individual described as “the world’s greatest con man.”
THR writes that Russell may or may not stick with the movie depending on who gets cast in the two lead roles; one rumor names Christian Bale as a potential star for the project. However, according to Deadline, Russell’s reps have flat-out denied that the filmmaker has anything to do with the picture at all. We’ll have to wait and see how this one pans out, but either way, it’s worth noting that Russell’s involvement is far from a sure thing at this point.
After the jump, Jake Kasdan gets sexy with Jason Segel.
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The latest actor to join Christian Bale in Scott Cooper‘s Out of the Furnace is likely to be Zoe Saldana. She’s in early talks for the film that Cooper is rewriting (based on Brad Ingelsby‘s The Low Dweller script) and will direct as his follow-up to Crazy Heart.
Bale will be an ex-con who is determined to avenge the death of his younger brother after being released from prison. Various actors have been mentioned as possible choices for the brother (Casey Affleck, Garrett Hedlund, Taylor Kitsch and Channing Tatum) and Robert Duvall is nearly set to play the main character’s helpful uncle, while Viggo Mortensen could end up being the villain.
Out of the Furnace could shoot this spring if the cast comes together and Relativity gives it the final green light. As we’ve heard before, that green light will primarily be based on the finalization of a deal with Bale, which hasn’t yet happened. [Variety]
After the break, a film called The Occult signs Rufus Sewell and Anne Heche, and Julianna Margulies joines Al Pacino in the comedic action film Stand Up Guys. Read More »
Last year, before The Dark Knight Rises had fully shot, there was a lot of speculation about what Christian Bale would do after his tenure as Batman ended. Turns out he planned a couple films with Terrence Malick, but another project that was mentioned as a possible one for Bale has reared its head once more.
We’d heard that Scott Cooper, who directed Crazy Heart, was courting Bale last year to star in The Low Dweller, a revenge drama that Brad Ingelsby wrote and Cooper had latched on to as director. Cooper was also rewriting, and the project got a new title: Out of the Furnace. Bale had fallen away from the project late last year, but now he’s back in talks to take the lead role. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 by Angie Han
After taking a hiatus for the birth of her son, Natalie Portman is gearing up to get back to work. Portman, who won Best Actress at last year’s Academy Awards, has found her first post-Oscar roles in two upcoming Terrence Malick films, Knight of Cups and Lawless. Details on the two films are still scarce, but given the combination of Malick, Portman, and her co-stars on the two projects, I’m pretty excited all the same. More details after the jump.
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You didn’t think Entertainment Weekly would run a cover story on The Dark Knight Returns and not feature some other new photos inside, did you? Last night we showed you the cover image from the new EW, which features the best look yet at Christian Bale in the new Batman suit. Here are three more images, of Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon, Tom Hardy as Bane and Bale as Batman.
Update: Two more images showed up, so they’ve been adeed to the gallery below.
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