Posted on Monday, March 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
Who wants to see the first trailer from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug? Well, too bad, because it’s not coming for another few months. Also after the jump:
- Anchorman: The Legend Continues goes ice skating
- The sequel to Gareth Edwards‘ Monsters starts filming
- The Muppets… Again! adds two fine English actors
- See a new image from Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End
- And familiar-looking one for The Hangover Part III
- Scary Movie 5 has a relatively inoffensive TV spot
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Edgar Wright has wrapped principal photography on The World’s End, which is his third film with Spaced co-creators Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. (Following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.) The film is set for a UK opening in mid-August, and will roll out in other countries through late summer and early fall, but wasn’t going to hit the US until late October.
Good news comes in from Wright, however, who tweeted some new release info. The new US date for The World’s End is August 23. In a manner appropriate to the film, raise a pint to celebrate the new release date for the film that Pegg has said is “a much bigger proposition than the other two films.” Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 by Angie Han
Animation house Laika only has two completed features to its name, but thanks to the strength of those two outings (Coraline and ParaNorman), it’s already earned a reputation for unusually smart, creative family fare. Now they’re joining forces with Focus Features a third time for The Boxtrolls, an adaptation of Alan Snow‘s book Here Be Monsters!
Open Season co-director Anthony Stacchi and Coraline/ParaNorman story artist Graham Annable are teaming to direct, with an excellent voice cast that includes Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Jared Harris (Mad Men) and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Game of Thrones). Hit the jump for more details.
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The human race survived 2012, but we will survive The World’s End? The latest film from Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost has an apocalyptic promise in the title and in a the latest set of images, there’s a whole lot of drinking going down. Pubs played a big role in both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, the first two films from the trio. They’ll play an even bigger role here as Pegg and Frost are joined by Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan. All play characters involved in a bar hopping adventure aimed towards the titular pub, and might end up having to saving the world.
Check out two brand new images and some quotes below.
UPDATE – A third image has now been revealed too. Read More »
Posted on Friday, December 21st, 2012 by Angie Han
The predicted end of the world may have some folks in a panic, but for Hollywood filmmakers working on apocalypse-themed movies, it’s proving to be a marketing boon. Yesterday, we got the first trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s This is the End. Today, we have the first official look at Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End. Check it out after the jump.
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Nick Frost dancing. Those three words alone can sell a movie to a certain audience. Throw in Rashida Jones and Chris O’Dowd and you’ve got Cuban Fury, an upcoming comedy directed by James Griffiths and written by Jon Brown. Frost plays a former dancing prodigy who is injured in his youth, only to be reinvigorated later in life but his beautiful new boss. The film will be released in the United Kingdom in March and the first images and plot synopsis have just have come online. Check them out below. Read More »
We’ve seen one teaser poster for Edgar Wright’s The World’s End, which reunites Wright with his Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. In fact, the film is the third part of a loose trilogy — the “blood and ice cream” films, which will be united by Cornetto ice cream and, er, blood. Now we’ve got another, which gives us a much more specific view of the film, even if it doesn’t show a single character.
The World’s End was scripted by Pegg and Wright, and follows a group of five friends on an epic pub crawl, during which they end up at a pub called The World’s End, which is likely a name that becomes quite close to literal by the conclusion of the film. The film also stars Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine , and Eddie Marsan, and is now set for release in the UK on August 14th, 2013 and October 25th of that year in the US. The poster is below. Read More »
This summer has been great for fans of Edgar Wright. A few people got to see his compelling test footage for Marvel’s Ant-Man, for one. For those who aren’t willing to wait for that, however, the third film of his loose, so-called ‘Blood and Ice Cream’ trilogy with Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz co-conspirators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost is finally moving forward.
The World’s End, as the film is called, kicks off with a group of five friends going on a reunion pub crawl, and the first teaser poster for the film promised an epic round of drinking. But we can expect it to be much more than that, and even if the title of the film is also the name of one of the visited pubs, it is also fairly ominous. We don’t have much info on the cast that will support Frost and Pegg, but Baz Bamigboye reports that Rosamund Pike (Pride and Prejudice, An Education, Wrath of the Titans) will play one of the characters, and that’s a great start. Read More »
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