Brad Pitt Producing Steve McQueen Drama TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor
by Adam Chitwood Posted: August 16th, 2011
Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained isn’t the only film going into production that’s set to tackle the harsh realities of slavery. Brad Pitt is producing an adaptation of Solomon Northup’s harrowing autobiography Twelve Years a Slave through his Plan B production banner. THR reports that Steve McQueen (Hunger) is on board to direct, and British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (Salt) will star as Northup. McQueen co-wrote the script with John Ridley.
Written in 1853, the autobiography tells the story of Northup, a married and educated free black man living in New York. He was approached by two men about a job offer in Washington D.C., but when he showed up he was kidnapped and put into a slave pen where he began a life of forced slavery under the guise of several owners. This is definitely some heavy material, as the book recounts the grueling realities of slavery in D.C. in vivid detail. Hit the jump to read a synopsis of the book.
........... more; http://collider.com/brad-pitt-twelve-years-a-slave-steve-mcqueen/109658/
New Images from THE RUM DIARY and NEW YEAR’S EVE
by Matt Goldberg Posted: August 16th, 2011
New images have gone online for Bruce Robinson’s adaptation of Hunter Thompson’s The Rum Diary and the rom-com anthology New Year’s Eve. I want to see one of these movies and it isn’t the one with the bloated cast.
Hit the jump to check out the images and a synopsis for each film. The Rum Diary opens October 28th and stars Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, and Richard Jenkins. New Year’s Eve opens December 9th and stars Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Hector Elizondo, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Til Schweiger, Hilary Swank, and Sofia Vergara. Click here for all of the image articles we’ve posted today so far.
........... more; http://collider.com/rum-diary-new-years-eve-movie-images/109646/
Two New Character Posters for TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY
by Matt Goldberg Posted: August 16th, 2011
Two new posters have gone online for Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Like the previous poster for lead actor Gary Oldman, these posters turn their stars (in this case Colin Firth and Tom Hardy) into alphanumeric-faces.
Hit the jump to check out the new poster along with the Gary Oldman poster in hi-res. The film also stars John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Ciaran Hinds. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy opens November 18th. ........... more; http://collider.com/tinker-tailor-soldier-spy-movie-posters/109615/
3rd Trailer for Tarsem Singh’s IMMORTALS
by Matt Goldberg Posted: August 16th, 2011Relativity Media has released yet another trailer for Tarsem Singh’s Immortals and I’m starting to seriously doubt the film. I liked what I saw when the teaser trailer debuted at WonderCon, but every trailer looks the same. It’s the same footage again and again just in a different order. Also, the plot is that King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) wants to bring down the gods so the gods hire Theseus (Henry Cavill) to stop him. None of the trailers explain why the gods can’t do this themselves. It’s kind of an obvious question and no amount of speed-ramping can answer it.
Hit the jump to check out the new trailer. Immortals opens in 3D on November 11th.
.......... more; http://collider.com/immortals-trailer-3/109608/
New Images and Poster for TEN YEAR Starring Channing Tatum, Ron Livingston, Justin Long, Rosario Dawson, Chris Pratt, Kate Mara
by Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub Posted: August 16th, 2011
A few weeks ago we posted the first official image from director Jamie Linden ‘s Ten Year when the film got announced as part of this year’s Toronto Film Festival. Now, thanks to Voltage Pictures website, we’ve got a number of new images and the first poster. Starring Channing Tatum, Ron Livingston, Justin Long, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Chris Pratt, Kate Mara, Lynn Collins and Oscar Isaac, Ten Year is about a group of friends returning home for their ten year high school reunion. Hit the jump for more. ........... more; http://collider.com/ten-year-images-poster/109546/