A "Transformers" movie will always feature the good robots, the Autobots, fighting some kind of evil machine, typically the villainous Decepticons, but, as is tradition in the Michael Bay films, there also has to be a human threat for the main characters to manage.
For "Transformers 4," Bay has enlisted the most dastardly bad guy from "The Simpsons" universe, Sideshow Bob himself, Kelsey Grammer. The "Frasier" and "Boss" star will play a man by the name of Harold Attinger, who according to the initial report from Deadline is a "counter intelligence guy."
The previews and clips from Ryan Gosling's upcoming movie with "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn, "Only God Forgives," have made two things about the Thai-set crime thriller: It's going to be beautiful, and it's going to be violent.
"Only God Forgives" doesn't open in U.S. theaters until July 19, but festival audiences will be able to catch it this month at Cannes and in June at the L.A. Film Festival. If you can't make it to those special screenings and cannot wait until July, a new behind-the-scenes featurette (via The Playlist) explores Refn's thoughts on violence and how to show it properly in movies.
The whole speech makes sense, but it's certainly odd. And Refn's audience for the talk, Gosling, seems to agree with that sentiment. He spends most of the video shooting curious looks back at the camera, making sure he's not the only one hearing the director take about how violence is sex.
"Only God Forgives" opens in theaters on July 19.
After stealing the show as the misplaced baby in "The Hangover," Carlos the baby is back with a vengeance for the final installment in the series, and he gets his own character poster.
Also, read all about the making of the first "Hangover" in today's Dailies!
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Daniel Radcliffe has found his next role, according to Deadline, and once again, he has picked something unlike anything that he's done before.
As the lead in "Tokyo Vice," Radcliffe will play real-life journalist Jake Adelstein, who risked his life to investigate the yakuza while working for a newspaper in Japan. The film's title and source material comes from the book that Adelstein wrote about his experiences covering the dangerous beat.
Read more after the jump!
The curtain on Gavin Hood's "Ender's Game" adaptation has slowly started to pull back, with a handful of photos and a poster to its name. It can now add the first photo of Ben Kingsley's Mazer Rackham to the list, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
As the mysterious and weathered warrior, Kingsley went deep into his research and embodied the character. Learn what he told EW about his preparation after the jump!
The trailer for Geoffrey Fletcher's upcoming movie "Violet & Daisy" has arrived, and it definitely is not what we were expecting. The flick stars Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel as two teenage assassins who love their line of work but are drawn into a hit they don't quite understand and quickly get in over their heads. It seems like a simple enough premise, but the trailer reveals that the movie could actually be much more.
First of all, it's a whole lot funnier than the story would lead one to believe. There's a certain tongue-in-cheek quality to the trailer that is intriguing, but it's unclear if that's indicative of the movie as a whole or just the marketing. Hopefully it's the latter, as one of the main plot points in "Violet & Daisy" is that the girls take on a hit so they can have enough money to buy dresses.
Yesterday, during a press conference for "Star Trek Into Darkness," J.J. Abrams did something unusual. He told us something about "Star Wars: Episode VII."
Specifically, the director said that John Williams, the composer who wrote the score for every "Star Wars" movie to date, was likely to return for the seventh installment, scheduled to hit theaters in 2015. A self-proclaimed champion of the mystery box approach, Abrams has never been one to openly share information, especially about "Star Wars," which he claims is too early in development to discuss.
But there he was at a "Star Trek Into Darkness" press conference, revealing a detail about "Star Wars: Episode VII." It would all seem a little too strange if it hadn't been for what Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said last week.
After filming roles in one of Terrence Malick's upcoming projects, on-set drama foiled Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman's big screen reunion in "Jane Got a Gun," but the pair won't have to wait too long to make up for it.
Screen Daily is reporting that Fassbender and Portman have both taken roles in a new screen adaptation of one of William Shakespeare's most beloved, and feared, plays, "Macbeth." The take of a Scottish lord and his—let's call her—eccentric wife will be directed by Justin Kurzel, who won praise for his breakout film, the brutal "Snowtown."
According to the site, "Macbeth" starring Portman and Fassbender will not be a modernization of the psychologically terrifying play. "The new take on Shakespeare's classic... is set in the 11th century and in the original language," Screen Daily explains.
This may be an astonishing fact to some of the "Star Trek" fans who have waited years upon years to see a follow-up to J.J. Abrams' 2009 reboot, but "Star Trek Into Darkness" arrives in theaters this month. We're almost two weeks away from finding out who John Harrison is for crying out loud!
Just in case you haven't had your fill of "Star Trek Into Darkness" promotional material by now, there are two new TV spots and a special Uhura-centric preview that gives us our first look at the Abrams-ified Klingons without their masks on.
You can see all three previews after the jump!
During a press conference for "Star Trek Into Darkness," J.J. Abrams suggested that John Williams would indeed return to score "Star Wars: Episode VII." That's a semi-official word on one returning personality. Can we get something more substantial, Disney?
Also, jaegers and kaiju fight it out in new "Pacific Rim" banner in today's Dailies!