First Trailer for SALVATION BOULEVARD Starring Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear
by Adam Chitwood Posted: May 23rd, 2011 at 5:40 pm
The first trailer for Fox Searchlight’s Salvation Boulevard has been released. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Greg Kinnear and Jim Gaffigan, the comedy centers on the preacher of a mega church who frames an ex-hippie for a crime he didn’t commit. The flick premiered at Sundance where Matt wasn’t too thrilled by the finished product. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. http://collider.com/salvation-boulevard-movie-trailer/92526/
Chris Ellis and Brett Cullen Join THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
by Brendan Bettinger Posted: May 23rd, 2011 at 7:21 pm
Chris Ellis (Transformers) and Brett Cullen (Lost) have signed on for small roles in The Dark Knight Rises. According to Variety, Ellis will play a priest; Cullen will play a judge. (Okay, so a priest, a judge, and a man dressed as a bat walk on to a movie set… ) Ellis and Cullen — who previously worked together in Apollo 13 — join Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon- Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Matthew Modine, Tom Conti, Joey King, Daniel Sunjata, Diego Klattenhoff, and Burn Gorman as newcomers to Christopher Nolan’s Batman universe. Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Gary Oldman will reprise their roles for the sequel.
Principal photography began last week in advance of a July 20, 2012 release. Read the official production announcement for The Dark Knight Rises after the jump.
First Posters for SHARK NIGHT 3D and THE DESCENDANTS
by Jason Barr Posted: May 23rd, 2011 at 5:17 pm
It’s been a busy day for movie posters as we’ve already brought you new sheets from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Real Steel, and Green with Envy just to name a few. Now, we’ve got a few more promos to add to the pile thanks to the release of the first posters from Shark Night 3D and The Descendants. Neither sheet does anything particularly exciting as each seems content in reminding moviegoers that Shark Night 3D has sharks (and bikinis) and that Oscar-winner Alexander Payne’s (Sideways) The Descendants has, well, George Clooney.
For those unaware, David R. Ellis’ (Snakes on a Plane) Shark Night 3D stars Sara Paxton, Chris Zylka, and Joel David Moore, and features a group of college friends whose weekend getaway quickly turns sour after an uninvited school of sharks show up. The film hits theaters on September 14th. On the other hand, Payne’s The Descendants is the tale of an indifferent husband (Clooney) who is forced to reevaluate his life after his wife is involved in a boating accident. Fox Searchlight is currently eyeing a December 16th release for the film which promises to be an awards-season contender. Hit the jump to check out the new posters.
Playwright David Auburn to Write Adaptation of THE CASEBOOK OF VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
by Adam Chitwood Posted: May 23rd, 2011
Following in the footsteps of vampires and zombies, it looks like Frankenstein may be Hollywood’s next supernatural obsession. Pulitzer-prize winning playwright David Auburn (Proof) has been tapped to adapt Peter Ackroyd’s novel The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein. The story focuses on a young Frankenstein who spends his days experimenting with corpses. Mary Shelly, who wrote the original novel and created the character, appears as a character in Ackroyd’s book alongside her mother. Deadline reports that RT Features and Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures will produce.
This is one of a number of Frankenstein-centered projects currently in development. Summit acquired the rights to Kenneth Oppel’s upcoming novel This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein, Sony is working on a contemporary version of the story, and Guillermo del Toro has been working with Universal on an adaptation for quite some time. Hit the jump to read a synopsis of Ackroyd’s novel.