With post-production well underway, Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel has been off the grid for several months. The director has been in the editing room working towards a release date that’s almost exactly a year away. He says it’s “gigantic and crazy” and most people seem to think the first footage from the film will be at San Diego Comic-Con. Until that happens, though, fans have become rabid for new information and finally we have some.
Today brings the biggest Man of Steel update in some time as Warner Bros. and Legendary brought three of the film’s costumes, including Jor-El and Kal-El, to the floor of Licensing Expo 2012 in Las Vegas. Check them out below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
It’s not often you’ll see Piranha 3DD and Anna Karenina mentioned in the same breath, but every film needs a release date, no matter how trashy or elegant. After the jump, check out new release dates for those two movies, plus Henry Cavill‘s The Cold Light of Day, Robert Pattinson‘s Bel Ami, and the comedy Lola Versus.
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Here’s an international trailer for the thriller The Cold Light of Day, in which Henry Cavill (The Tudors, Immortals, Man of Steel) discovers that his father, played by Bruce Willis, is actually involved in international espionage. As we’ve discussed before, the film looks a bit like a more grown-up version of the story told in the Taylor Lautner vehicle Abduction. Hopefully it will fare a bit better overall. Check out the new trailer below. Read More »
Before Bryan Singer was brought on board to direct Superman Returns, McG was developing a Superman reboot titled Superman: Flyby, a screenplay written by a younger JJ Abrams. McG ended up leaving the project when Warner Bros became adamant about shooting the movie in Australia instead of New York City and Canada to save money on Budget. But I sometimes wonder what could have been when it comes to McG’s take on the Man of Steel.
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In 2013, we’ll see Henry Cavill jump buildings in a single bound. After that, he’ll be building them. The Man of Steel star, who is just about done shooting that film, is busy lining up his next project. Variety reports he’ll star in Ed Zwick‘s The Great Wall, an action epic produced by the new Legendary East banner of Legendary Pictures, which will uncover the mystery of how The Great Wall of China came to be. Read more after the jump. Read More »
People have been talking about Abduction a bit today, because of the tangentially-related news about Stretch Armstrong dumping Taylor Lautner and going to a new studio home at Relativity. Which, strangely, makes today a good one for the arrival of the trailer for another film in which a son discovers that his parents are connected to something secret and potentially violent.
This film is called The Cold Light of Day. It is a thriller directed by Mabrouk El Mechri (JCVD), in which Henry Cavill (The Tudors, Immortals, Man of Steel) is on vacation with his family, but returns to find them gone. Turns out his dad (Bruce Willis) is actually CIA, and Cavill’s character is caught in the middle of a violent information exchange driven in part by Sigourney Weaver. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
The first real shot of Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Snyder‘s new film Man of Steel wasn’t quite what fans expected to see, but it did start to give us a look at the suit that Cavill will sport as the new man from Krypton.
We saw some other pics of Cavill in a stripped-down suit, which clued us in to some of the unusual alien accents that decorate the suit. Those images started a minor argument amongst fans who are concerned, to various degrees, about the fact that one traditional element of Supes’ costume, the red ‘underpants,’ have seemingly been banished.
Now here’s one more new image that shows a good old-fashioned friendly Superman. Still no underpants, though. Read More »
Immortals is a flagrantly artificial, insanely violent film. ‘Insanely’ violent because minutes at a time pass where the frame is filled with nothing but graphically split bodies and crushingly brutal combat, with no point beyond the arresting visual of digital viscera in slow motion. But the director of Immortals, Tarsem, who also made The Cell and The Fall, is talented at fooling us into thinking that looking cool is good enough, and so I drank in the gory violence like spring water at an oasis.
The movie is as dumb as it is gory and pretty. It is, on one hand, imaginative enough to present a creepy and ugly reworking of the myth of the Minotaur. But on the other it is so blind to all but the self-indulgence of beautiful design that all concerns are subverted to the cause of presenting weird and beautiful things. It sets up potentially provocative conflicts, like the virgin oracle who really wants to get laid, but will lose her powers if she does, and then abandons them.
Tarsem is a cinematic Prometheus, who steals ideas from others in order to make them available to everyone, but there’s no arguing that the guy knows what catches the eye, and he is adept at putting a certain sort of energy on screen. I might not want to make it a regular practice, but I had a good time watching his weird little Grand Guignol of the Titans. Read More »
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