Great Expectations is one of the most adapted stories of all time, and now it’s getting a new movie version courtesy of Mike Newell (Goblet Of Fire, Prince Of Persia), packed with Brit talent. War Horse’s Jeremy Irvine stars orphan Pip, who becomes the playmate and admirer of Estella (Holliday Grainger), the wars of the batty Miss Haversham (Helena Bonham Carter). Ralph Fiennes is the escaped prsioner Magwitch, while Robbie Coltrane, Jason Flemyng, Jeremy Irvine, Ewen Bremner & Sally Hawkins also star. The film debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, before getting unleashed in UK cinemas on November 30th.
We had the first poster at the end of last week and now the official teaser trailer for Skyfall has dropped, and if the rest of the film is anything like as stylish as this first look, we’re in for a real treat. It really is a fantastic looking promo for the movie. The one thing it lacks is much info on the plot, although it does reveal that the Skyfall title refers to some sort of job 007 is assigned. The film will begin its worldwide roll-out later this year in the UK and Ireland on October 26th and in North America on November 9th.
One problem Jame Bond movies have when it comes to still images is that one 007 flick looks much the same as the next, except for the occasional change of head in the main role, different cars and a fresh supporting cast. However people still like to look at them. A new batch has arrived online from Skyfall, featuring Daniel Criag looking moody and firing some guns, as well as some of out first views of Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench and more in the movie. The film is out in October, but take a look above and below for the new pics.
A couple of year ago Sam Worthington’s Perseus clashed with the Titans, and now he’s going to feel their wrath with the sequel to the Greek mythological hit arrives in cinemas on March 30th. Now a new trailer has popped up over at Yahoo! and we’ve embedded it here. The trailer certainly is action packed, and we’ll just have to hope the action makes more sense than it did in Clash Of The Titans. This time around Perseus embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, who has been targeted for capture by his traitorous son, Ares, and his brother, Hades. Enjoy the mythological madness below.
Although we’re still waiting to see whether Wrath Of The Titans can be a bit better story-wise than Clash Of The Titans, it’s certainly got some good artwork (and the trailer wasn’t bad either). We’ve just been sent three new posters for the movie which you can see above and below. Don’t you just love Perseus’ new bouffant hairdo?
Here’s the synopsis: ‘A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year-old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity’s lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld.
‘Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus’s godly son, Ares, switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans’ strength grows stronger as Zeus’s remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth. Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda, Poseidon’s demigod son, Agenor, and fallen god Hephaestus, Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.’ It hits UK cinemas March 30th.
At the Skyfall press conference a couple of months ago, director Sam Mendes refused to say who some of the actors in the movie would be playing, suggesting that to do so would be a bit of a spoiler.
One of those mysterious roles is who Ralph Fiennes is playing, but now Movieweb suggests they’ve got a well placed source at the studio who’s let it slip. So if you don’t want to know, stop reading now.
Fiennes recently said in an interview he’d be playing a government agent, and now Movieweb’s source says, “Ralph Fiennes play’s a government agent, which we never get a name on, because he is set to play the new M. Skyfall centers around M (Judi Dench) where her past forces her to leave as head of MI6, and find a new M. The board of MI6 then turns to a government agent (Ralph Fiennes) to take over. M (Dame Judi) is now forced to train the new head of MI6.”
At the moment this should be treated as rumour, but Movieweb’s stick by its source.
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Last year they clashed and now those Titans are going to have some wrath, with Sam Worthington returning as Perseus on March 30th, 2012. The trailer for the movie has just dropped, which suggests we’re in for more of the same, with lots of derring-do, battling monsters and Liam Neeson being a God. Hopefully though this film will be a little more coherent. Quite why Sam Worthington needs his new hairdo I’m not sure, although I suppose it does make him look more like Harry Hamlin in the original 1980s Clash. Click below to take a look.
Harry Potter has undoubtedly been one of the greatest phenomenons in movie history. It’s managed eight films without a dud, grossed more cash than any other franchise in history, and perhaps most impressively has kept nearly all the same actors throughout its run. It’s been a part of many people’s lives for a full decade, especially those who’ve grown up alongside Harry and co. Indeed, when I saw Deathly Hallows Part 2 in the cinemas I was sat behind a university-aged young man who announced as the end credits began to roll, “Well, that’s my childhood over.” [Read more…]
Yesterday a load of info emerged from the press conference for Bond 23, which was revealed to be called Skyfall. If you fancy watching the cast and crew at the press conference, revealing the info about the film and what’s going on in it, you can take a look at this excellent compilation of footage. The film will be in UK cinemas next October.
A few weeks ago rumours emerged that the next James Bond movie would be called Skyfall, as Sony Picture has purchased a bunch of 007-related website addresses with that name featured in them. Today a huge press conference was held for the film, where it was announced the movie would indeed be called Skyfall.
However, if you were hoping for lots of plot details to be announced at the same time, you’ll be disappointed, as those are still pretty much being kept under wraps. A short syopsis was released though, which just tells us, “Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.” Sounds like Judi Dench will be getting a bigger role this time around then!
The cast has also been confirmed, with Daniel Craig and Judi Dench joined by Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Wishaw and Albert Finney. While it’s been speculated that Harris would play Miss Moneypenny (who’s been missing from Craig’s 007 adventures), she’ll actually be a field agent called Eve. Marlohe meanwhile will be a glamorous, enigmatic character called Severin.
No character names were revealed for Bardem, Fiennes, Whishaw and Finney, with director Sam Mendes suggesting that the reason for that with at least some of their characters is that we’d recognise the names and it would give things away. We know Bardem will be the main villain, and there’s speculation Fiennes will be a Blofeld-type character, although whether he’ll actually be the SPECTRE baddie isn’t known.
Mendes also says he wants the film to have a similar tone to Casino Royale, partly because he wasn’t a fan of Quantum Of Solace. Shooting begins today in Whitehall, with filming also taking place at Pinewood Studios as well as Shanghai, Istanbul and Scotland.
It’s less than a year now until it hits cinemas, with the UK release due on 26th October, 2012
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