New Trailer for FINAL DESTINATION 5
by Matt Goldberg Posted: July 7th, 2011The new trailer for Final Destination 5 has gone online and as always, every thing can be boiled down to “Go to mundane location, bad things happen.” The Final Destination franchise preys on our fears that we could die from a freak accident at any time. I would love to see the Final Destination film where someone escapes the big accident at the beginning and then instead of the reaper getting him or her with a Rube Goldberg project of death, the person just dies from a long, protracted illness. At least this one kind of raises an interesting moral quandary about whether or not you would kill an innocent person if it ensured your own survival. And really, what would a Final Destination movie be without an arbitrary new rule that was never mentioned in the previous entries?
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Final Destination 5 opens in 3D on August 12th. http://collider.com/final-destination-5-trailer-2/100882/
Neil Burger to Write and Direct UNCHARTED: DRAKE’S FORTUNE
by Matt Goldberg Posted: July 7th, 2011Neil Burger (Limitless) has signed on to write and direct the adaptation of the video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Burger replaces David O. Russell who left the project in May after Sony disagreed with O. Russell’s decision not to give fans exactly what they think they wanted (which, if it’s a straight adaptation of Drake’s Fortune, is just a video game they can’t play). Variety reports that “producers Avi Arad, Ari Arad, Charles Roven and Alex Gartner sparked to [Burger's] new take on the pic.”
Hit the jump for more on Uncharted.
Marc Forster’s MACHINE GUN PREACHER Slated for September 23rd
by Matt Goldberg Posted: July 7th, 2011Relativity Media has picked up Marc Forster’s drama Machine Gun Preacher and will give the film a limited release on September 23rd. The movie is based on the real-life story of Sam Childers (played by Gerard Butler), a former drug-dealer who eventually became a crusader for hundreds of refugee children in East Africa. The film also stars Michelle Monaghan, Kathy Baker, and Michael Shannon.
Since it’s opening in limited release (most likely to build buzz for a possible awards run), it won’t really be competing against the movies opening in wide release, but here’s the list anyway: Abduction starring Taylor Lautner, the family film Dolphin Tale 3D, the action flick Killer Elite, and the sports drama Moneyball starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. Hit the jump for the press release from Relativity. http://collider.com/machine-gun-preacher-release-date/100875/
International Teaser Trailer for THE IRON LADY
by Matt Goldberg Posted: July 7th, 2011The international teaser trailer for the Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady has gone online. Because Meryl Streep can be nominated for an Oscar for just about anything she does and because the Academy loves impersonations of historical figures within a dramatic context, I’d say Streep is looking pretty good for her 17th Oscar nomination (it also helps that she’s an incredible actress). This is all a way to say that if The Iron Lady hits US theaters before the end of the year (and since it debuts in the UK in January 2012, it would probably be ready before year’s end), one of the Best Actress nominations will be taken. Sorry, other actresses.
Hit the jump to check out teaser trailer. The Iron Lady also stars Harry Lloyd, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head, and Olivia Colman.
First Look at Nori, Ori, and Dori in Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT
by Matt Goldberg Posted: July 7th, 2011The first part of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit is a still over a year-and-a-half away, but Warner Bros. is showing no hesitation in letting fans get an early look at how the project is developing. We’ve already seen the first images from the movie and now the studio have released a first look at dwarves Nori (Jed Brophy), Ori (Adam Brown), and Dori (Mark Hadlow). Nori, Ori, and Dori are three of the thirteen dwarves that accompany Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) “who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug.” I like the design of the costumes and make-up. It’s clear they’re trying to emphasize that not all dwarves look like Gimli.
Hit the jump to check out the image along with a brief bio on the brothers Nori, Ori, and Dori. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released on December 14, 2012. The Hobbit: There and Back Again will hit theaters on December 13, 2013. Both movies will be in 3D. http://collider.com/hobbit-movie-image-nori-ori-dori/100724/