A new trailer and photos from David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis have been released and can be viewed below. The film, starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, K'naan, Emily Hampshire, Samantha Morton and Paul Giamatti, will play in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival and will have its world premiere there as well.
In the film, set in not-too-distant-future New York, Eric Packer (Pattinson), a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, watches a dark shadow cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy, of which he is the uncontested king. As he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his father's old barber, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan's exchange rate: it is mounting against all expectations, destroying Eric's bet against it. Eric Packer is losing his empire with every tick of the clock. Meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city's streets. Petrified as the threats of the real world infringe upon his cloud of virtual convictions, his paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey. Packer starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination.
Martin Scorsese will direct The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The deal, which brings Scorsese and DiCaprio together for their fifth feature collaboration, was made official today.
Red Granite Pictures owns the rights to Jordan Belfort's best-selling memoir "The Wolf of Wall Street," on which the film is based. Red Granite principals Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland are producing along with Leonardo DiCaprio (Appian Way), Martin Scorsese and Emma Koskoff (Sikelia Productions) and Alexandra Milchan (EMJAG Productions). Irwin Winkler and Georgia Kacandes will executive produce.
Leonardo DiCaprio will star as Jordan Belfort – the ‘Wolf of Wall Street.’
Terence Winter (“The Sopranos,” “Boardwalk Empire”) adapted the screenplay, which chronicles Belfort’s dramatic rise and fall on Wall Street, along with his hard-partying lifestyle and tumultuous personal life, which included drug and alcohol addiction.
“Everything about this film plays to Martin Scorsese’s genius and visionary storytelling, said Riza Aziz. “At its heart, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is about the rise of new ‘modern’ gangsters in New York. Wall Street gangsters that redefined excess, greed and arrogance. We’re excited to see Mr. Scorsese take the reins of this visceral, tumultuous ride.”
“All of us at Appian Way are thrilled to collaborate, once again, with Martin Scorsese,” said Jennifer Killoran, partner in Appian Way. “With Martin’s unique vision and our partnership with Red Granite Pictures and EMJAG, we are excited to bring this story to film.”
Production on The Wolf of Wall Street is slated to begin in August in New York.
Hitting theaters domestically on May 18th, Peter Berg's Battleship has released a new clip that, for the first time online, reveals the look of the alien invaders' true face. Check it out in the player below!
Based on the Hasbro board game, Battleship is an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force.
The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Asano Tadanobu and Liam Neeson and arrives from screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber.
Scholastic has acquired North American rights to a five-book middle grade fantasy series by bestselling authors Holly Black ("The Spiderwick Chronicles") and Cassandra Clare ("The Mortal Instruments"); the first full-length collaboration between the authors. Constantin Films, meanwhile, is planning a feature adaptation of the first book, The Iron Trial with eyes towards adapting the entire franchise for the screen.
"Millions of readers have already been enthralled by the worlds that Holly Black and Cassandra Clare have created in their own books," said David Levithan. “Now that they’re combining forces, it's even more magical. This series is going to be one for the ages, and I am honored and thrilled to be publishing it."
"This project is the culmination of years of work and brainstorming with Holly," said Cassandra Clare. "She’s someone I've always wanted to write with, and I can’t express how proud we are of the story we’ve created, or how excited we are to work with Scholastic and David. And we can’t wait for people to read it, of course!"
"We’re so excited to be working on this series with David Levithan and everyone at Scholastic," added Holly Black. "From the moment it crossed his desk, he totally got it. He’s been the perfect reader for the books and we know he’s going to be the perfect editor too."
In the new series, twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has grown up knowing three rules by heart. Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium. Callum is about to break all the rules. And when he does, his life will change in ways he can't possibly imagine.
On the heels of the announcement earlier this month that writer/director Gary Ross will not be returning for The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, ComingSoon.net has learned that Francis Lawrence has officially been offered the job.
Lawrence, who has not officially signed on as of yet and who still has to go through the negotiation process, most recently directed the period drama Water for Elephants for the screen. On television, Lawrence also helmed the pilot episode of the Kiefer Sutherland series "Touch" and just wrapped production on the pilot of the upcoming supernatural drama, "Gotham." His previous big screen efforts include I Am Legend and the comic book adaptation Constantine.
Catching Fire is currently planned for a November 22, 2013 release with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland and Lenny Kravitz among those who are all expected to return for the franchise sequel.
At the end of the Los Angeles press conference for Marvel's The Avengers last week, Robert Downey Jr. dropped the following bit without providing more details:
"We're actually not done shooting. We're shooting another scene tonight. I'm not kidding."
There's been a lot of speculation since about may have been filmed. Blogomatic3000 talked to Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige at the UK premiere of the film and received this answer:
"I will tell you this: It was not a scene. It was not a scene. There's little things. It's been blown out of proportion. Which is fun, I like that things are blown out of proportion. Sometimes they’re true sometimes they're not." He was also asked if there will be any changes to the current cut of the film. He said: "There is the potential that there will be one little change. People might not even notice it. It's not a big thing."
Hey U Guys also caught up with Feige and got some quotes about the upcoming Marvel films, including interesting bits on the Ant-Man, The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver characters. You can watch the interview segment below:
Also in related news, Hot Toys has revealed its 1/6th scale Captain America Limited Edition Collective Figurine for Marvel's The Avengers. They say:
"The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Evans as Captain America in his hero costume in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume and weapons."
Entertainment Weekly recently spoke to TV writer/producer Bryan Fuller about possibly revisiting "Star Trek" on the tube. Fuller, whose credits include "Pushing Daisies" and "Heroes," as well as the upcoming "Hannibal" series, told the magazine that he has spoken to director/producer Bryan Singer about bringing "Star Trek" back to television.
"Bryan and I are big fans of Trek and have discussed a take on what we would do, and we would love to do it," Fuller said. "I don’t think anything is going to happen in any official capacity until after the next movie comes out. And I'm sure it would be wisely under J.J. Abrams' purview of what happens. He’s the guardian of Trek right now."
The Star Trek sequel is scheduled for a May 17, 2013 release.
If they did indeed develop a new series, what would you like to see?
Warner Bros. has set Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton for their DC Comics adaptation, Lobo, Deadline reports.
Created in 1984 by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, Lobo is a Czarnian (originally Velorpian) bounty hunter who, as a nearly indestructible anti-hero, drives a space-faring motorcycle across the cosmos in search of his next target.
When Guy Ritchie was attached to the project in 2009, Don Payne had written the most recent draft of the script and had Lobo tracking four alien fugitives to Earth and teaming with a small town girl to track them down.
Though there's no hint at casting as of yet (and, no matter what, the character is likely going to employ heavy makeup and CGI to be realized for the screen), Jeffrey Dean Morgan told Superhero Hype some time back that playing the ultimate bastich would be one his dream roles.
Guy Pearce, who recently starrred in Lockout and who appears in the upcoming Prometheus, is up for a role in the soon-to-shoot Iron Man 3, Variety reports.
Pearce would play Dr. Aldrich Killian in the Shane Black film. In the comics, Killian is a genetic scientist who was a key player in Warren Ellis' 2005 comic book storyline "Extremis", long-rumored to be a focus of the new film's plot. The Ellis tale involves the creation of a nanotech virus.
If he officially signs on, Pearce will join Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Ben Kingsley on the Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures project, which is beginning production in North Carolina and will, as was revealed earlier this week, will be co-produced in China.
Thanks to Nolan Fans, we've got this screenshot of the Warner Bros. Pictures Exhibitor site which confirms that the new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises will hit 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters with Marvel's The Avengers on May 4th.
It's not the first time a Christopher Nolan film has been advertised in front of a non-Warner Bros. movie. The third trailer for The Dark Knight debuted with Iron Man in 2008 and the final trailer for Inception played with Iron Man 2 in theaters in 2010.
There is no word yet when the trailer will be available online, but stay tuned!