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!
"Mike Magic" came out of nowhere last summer to not only win big at the box office, despite it's meager budget, but it also scored with critics, appearing on many year-end "Best Of" lists. It wasn't long after the male stripper movie debuted that talk began to circulate of a possible sequel.
Word on any follow-up has been mostly quiet since last year, but recently, Steven Soderbergh opened up to PrideSource about "Magic Mike 2" and revealed that the project is indeed progressing with a hilarious true-life experience of Channing Tatum's at the heart of it.
Read what else Soderbergh had to say after the jump!
There's something you need to know about Mark Wahlberg. He'll play a tough guy in movies like "Broken City," which hits Blu-ray and DVD today, but he can also have his more tender moments.
For example, in this exclusive deleted scene from "Broken City," Wahlberg has some quiet time with his girlfriend, played by Natalie Martinez. Her character, also named Natalie, has a film premiere that she needs to attend in L.A., but her New York-based beau, Wahlberg's Billy Taggart, doesn't want her to go alone.
It's just one of the quieter moments in what is otherwise big bang crime thriller, which also stars Russell Crowe as the mayor of NYC.
"Broken City" hits Blu-ray and DVD today, April 30.
The hordes of "Gears of War" fans who have clamored for a big-screen adaptation have something to celebrate today, besides a really sweet head stomp. After years of uncertainty, the "Gears of War" movie is back on track with producer Scott Stuber.
Variety reports that after an intense bidding war for the rights to the mega-popular Xbox franchise, Stuber, who recently produced "Ted" and "Batteship," walked away as the victor.
With a major studio producer backing the adaptation, "Gears of Wars" is closer to becoming a reality than any time since 2007.
Read more after the jump!
Jamie Foxx's star power continues to rise in the wake of "Django Unchained." The Oscar-winner is currently filming his role as Electro in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Foxx is lining up another high-profile role.
According to the trade, Foxx will play Benjamin Stacks in "Annie" starring Quvenzhané Wallis from "Beasts of the Southern Wild" as the famed comic strip orphan. If you're looking sideways at the name "Benjamin Stack," let us clear up some of the confusion. Stacks is a version of the Daddy Warbucks character from the original comic and the musical. Since the kids aren't as familiar with the concept of "war bucks" these days, an equally unsubtle name has been subbed in.
Halle Berry's "Catwoman" has been the butt of jokes since it premiered in 2004, but how many people out there have actually seen it? Not many apparently, because it took one Redditor to point out that the movie contains the single worst basketball scene in the history of film.
If "Catwoman" had been seen by the throngs that openly mock it, this scene would be better known and add a ton of fuel to the fire of fanboy hatred. Still, even nine years on, the sequence which features Berry and Benjamin Bratt doing something that could never be mistake as a "game" or "fun," plays like anything but a game of one-on-one basketball. It looks more like you showed two people a 15-second clip of a middle school game, and told them to do something vaguely similar and make it all look like a bad '90s music video.
You can watch the abomination for yourself after the jump!