Articles by Nick Martin
Okay it’s not that big deal, but anyway, while promoting his latest interpretation of a classic work, The Great Gatsby, director Baz Luhrmann revealed that he has learned first hand that you can’t repeat the past. Luhrmann, whose Gatsby just crossed the $100 million at the North American box office once had a chance to adapt an even more lucrative feature: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Diana, the eponymous biopic starring Naomi Watts as the late Princess of Wales has just been picked up for US distribution after it was screened at Cannes and with the news comes irst official photo of the actress as the People’s Princess.
Here’s the first trailer for David Lowery‘s outlaw western thriller Ain’t Them Bodies Saints starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, which premiered at Sundance in January and then screening in the Critics Week sidebar of Cannes. Lowery’s debut feature that aches with excellent performances from its ensemble won the Best Cinematography Award at Sundance.
Tom Cruise has reportedly dropped out of the big screen reboot of the American spy series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. The actor came on-board to play Napoleon Solo in March, but he has stepped out of the Guy Ritchie‘s picture to focus on gearing up for producing and starring in Mission: Impossible 5.
Robert Redford has joined Wim Wenders‘ another 3D project, ‘Cathedrals of Culture‘, an ambitious omnibus documentary series of six films, each by a different director. Redford, who has been earning rave reviews in Cannes this week for his performance as the abandoned sailor in All Is Lost, will direct the second part of the series dedicated to the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, a building by architect Louis Kahn.
Last we heard, Naomi Watts was set to star next to previously announced Ben Stiller and Girls star Adam Driver in Noah Baumbach‘s upcoming project, While We’re Young. Now comes word that the Les Miserables star Amanda Seyfried has emerged as the potential candidate to play the free-spirited young lass, Driver’s girlfriend in the movie who enjoys making homemade ice cream.
If you haven’t had a decent DVD from DC in a while, so I’m sure you’ll enjoy Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, due out on Blu-Ray and DVD July 30th, 2013. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has unveiled in advance of home release, first trailer for the film, based on the Geoff Johns/Andy Kubert miniseries ‘Flashpoint‘.
The first trailer for Joshua Oppenheimer‘s The Act of Killing, produced by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris has now landed today. The most upsetting and politically charged documentary that was featured at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, The Act of Killing focuses on executioners from 1965-66 Indonesia who were allowed to murder practically anyone they wanted, and are still treated as heroes today.
Quicksilver a.k.a. Pietro Maximoff who along with his sister Scarlet Witch will be joining the team in the upcoming Avengers sequel is also going to be appearing in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is currently filming! Director Bryan Singer who quickly became a social media mastermind has revealed, broke the news via his Twitter feed that Evan Peters will be joining the film as Quiksilver, the super-fast son of Magneto.
A second domestic trailer for Rush has arrived in the U.S. where NASCAR is tremendously popular and Formula 1 is not. This clip takes out, therefore, the entire detail of the true story that chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth).
Universal Pictures is reportedly developing a remake of Jean-Claude Van Damme‘s 1994 film, Timecop and it doesn’t sound like JCVD would be involved with it in any way. Universal is planning on doing a complete re-imagining of the 1994 time travel classic based on the series from Dark Horse Comics.
The first trailer for Metallica‘s IMAX 3D concert film/ coming-of-age hybrid Metallica Through The Never is now online teasing the experience that awaits audiences. A music-driven feature film that combines a narrative with live performance footage, stars Chronicle’s Dane DeHaan as Trip, a Metallica roadie who’s sent on a mission to meet up with a disabled delivery truck to pick up a mystery item.
Warner Bros. has debuted two formats of the first trailer for the upcoming comedy We’re the Millers in all of its vulgar glory. The red-band trailer features Jennifer Aniston stripping, Jason Sudeikis’ impersonation of Bane, etc., while the green-band features sliiightly different footage.
A fairly easy-going guy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt introduces the first trailer for his porn-themed directorial debut Don Jon, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year to fairly positive reviews.