Monday, September 10, 2012

Movies and Movies

Opening This Week:
The Master
Resident Evil: Retribution
Bangkok Revenge
Liberal Arts

New Trailers

Featured Video: Behind the Scenes of Les Miserables
(Notice halfway through the video in the bottom right corner you can see Hugh Jackman teaching someone how to properly die.

First Teaser Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln
We've seen trailers for just about every Oscar season movie this year, from Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master - which will be in theaters on Friday - to Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained - which won't come out until the end of December. On film that has remained a mystery, however, is Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. Sure, we've seen official images and a poster has been released (and Daniel Day Lewis looks absolutely awesome in the presidential makeup), but we've yet to see a trailer despite the fact that the movie will be out in early November. Today we finally have our first teaser and news of when we will be getting a full trailer. 

Google Play has posted the very first clip from the historical drama, and while its only a little over 40 seconds long it does pack a punch. Check it out below. 
Those of you who watched the entire video past the end of the footage now know that on September 13th - a.k.a. this Thursday - at 7:00pm EST we will be getting the first theatrical trailer for Lincoln. As we do with just about every movie in existence, we will be sure to have the preview online and ready to watch as soon as possible here on Cinema Blend. 

Based in part on the Doris Kearns Goodwin book "A Team of Rivals,"Lincoln stars the Oscar-winning Lewis as our 16th president as he works to end the Civil War and abolish slavery in the United States. The stunning supporting cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Jackie Earle Haley, Jared Harris, Lee Pace, James Spader, David Strathairn, Sally Field, John Hawkes and many more. The movie will be in theaters on November 9th.

Daniel Craig Confirmed to Return for Two More James Bond Films

Even though we're still a couple months away from seeing 007 back in action with Sam Mendes'Skyfall, there's good news for James Bond fans everywhere today. It's been rumored that Daniel Craig was going to stay on Her Majesty's Secret Service for at least two more films, and this week word came from MI6 (with confirmation from Deadline today) that the Brit will indeed return as James Bond for two more outings. That doesn't mean Craig won't do more, but that's all he's signed on for at this time. In addition, Sony and MGM have agreed to co-finance what will be the 24th and 25th films in the long running series. Read more

David Slade to Direct the Futuristic Love Story 'Matched' for Disney

Director David Slade may no longer be taking on an adaptation of Marvel's comic Daredevil (though neither is Joe Carnahan or likely anybody else anytime soon), but that's not keeping him from working. In fact, the 30 Days of Night and Hard Candy director is taking on a project we never would have expected. Heat Vision has word that Slade is attached to direct an adaptation of the young adult novelMatched, a futuristic love story which has Rock of Ages director Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot producing with a script from Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows writers Michelle and Kieran Mulroney. Read More here.

Jeffrey Wright Cast as Beetee in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Though Tony Shalhoub was said to be up for the part of Beetee, a previous victor and repeat tribute heading back into the arena for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, it looks like a deal couldn't be worked out. But today Lionsgate announce that Syriana and Casino Royale star Jeffrey Wright has landed the role instead. Hailing from District 3, Beetee earns the nickname “Volts” because of his electronics expertise and becomes a valuable asset to Katniss and Peeta in the Third Quarter Quell, or 75th Hunger Games. That makes Wright the last pivotal addition to an already impressive expanded cast for the sequel. Read More.

Paul McGuigan, Not Shawn Levy, is Bringing 'Frankenstein' to Life

About a year ago, it was confirmed that Real Steel director Shawn Levy would be directing a new takeon the classic horror movie monster Frankenstein. Things fell apart when Levy wanted a big budget take on Chronicle scribe Max Landis' script, and the studio wanted to keep the price to a minimum. Now Variety reports that Lucky Number Slevin director Paul McGuigan is there to pick up the pieces, as he'll now direct the project for Fox. McGuigan's got fantastic visual sensibilities, so it should be fascinating to see him tackle Landis' sci-fi script and hopefully give us something that has a fresh take on an old story. Read more.

Al Pacino is Joe Paterno in Biopic Including Penn State  Scandal

 Too soon? It seems that when every major media figure passes away, a movie about him or her isn't too far off. It happened with Ray Charles, it's happening with Steve Jobs, and now it's happening with the late Joe Paterno, former head football coach of Penn State who was the winningest coach of all time before many of his wins were stripped away following assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's sex scandal with young boys. Deadline has the report, which says that Al Pacino will star as Paterno in the project, which will be based on Joe Posnanski’s biography of the late coach that's become a New York Times best-selling book. Click here for more

Universal Hires David Guggenheim to Script a 'Safe House' Sequel Read here

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