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Watch: Crimson Peak International Trailer

Watch a new international trailer for Crimson Peak, which is directed by Guillermo del Toro starring Tom Hiddleston.

Crimson Peak has an October 16, 2015 release also starring Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, Mia Wasikowska, Burn Gorman and Doug Jones.

Synopsis:

Legendary Pictures’ Crimson Peak, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam.  In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider.  Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.  Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Callum Greene produce, and Jillian Share executive produces.

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Channing Tatum Gambit Movie Set For 2016

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The Channing Tatum Gambit movie is now official as Fox Studios has announced it will have an October 7, 2016 release date.

Tatum will star as the mutant with the power to manipulate kinetic energy and is first expected to appear in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse, which hits four months earlier on May 27, 2016.

Channing Tatum has been involved with the role for quite a while and most recently said Gambit would be “something different” suggesting it would be more of an anti-hero movie than a superhero film.

The writer on Gambit is Joshua Zetumern who recently wrote the 2014 RoboCop movie.

Channing Tatum has Jupiter Ascending coming out next month as well and is involved in the sequels to Jump Street and Magic Mike.

Tatum’s name also surfaced with the Sony leaks where it was stated the actor is interested in a Ghosbusters spinoff with fellow actor Chris Pratt.

Fox also announced the third Planet of the Apes movie will be delayed a year to July 14, 2017.

Fox’s Fantastic Four 2 previously held the July 14, 2017 release, which will now be moved up six weeks to June 2, 2017.

Fox also gave the Assassin’s Creed movie a December 21, 2016 release which will star Michael Fassbender, with Justin Kurzel directing.

The P.T Barnum movie starring Hugh Jackman opens on December 25, 2016, and The Mountain Between Us starring Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike will open February 10, 2017.

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Pacific Rim Blu-Ray Available October 15th

Warner Bros. released details and cover art for the Pacific Rim Blu-Ray that goes on sale October 15th.

The special features include:

• Audio Commentary by Guillermo del Toro

• Drift Space

• The Digital Artistry of Pacific Rim

• The Shatterdome

• Focus Points

• Deleted Scenes

• Blooper Reel

• The Director’s Notebook Featurette

The Pacific Rim Blu-Ray can be ordered through Amazon at a discount.

Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, has made over $400 worldwide and stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman.

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Charlie Hunnam Cast As Christian Grey For Fifty Shades Of Grey Movie; Dakota Johnson As Anastasia Steele

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Charlie Hunnam has been cast as the lead role in the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie as Christian Grey.

Hunnam comes off Pacific Rim, which has made over $400 million at the box office as well as starring in the popular TV series Sons of Anarchy.

Universal also officially announced Dakota Johnson (The Social Network, 21 Jump Street) as Anastasia Steele. 

Full details below.

 

Press Release

Charlie Hunnam will star as Christian Grey, the lead male character in Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ highly anticipated film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” it was announced today. He joins Dakota Johnson, who will star opposite him as Anastasia Steele. The film, which will be released by Focus Features on August 1, 2014 in North America, is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E L James, the author of the #1 bestselling book on which the film is based. The screenplay is by Kelly Marcel. The announcement about Mr. Hunnam’s casting in Fifty Shades of Grey was made today by Ms. James.

Mr. Hunnam currently stars as a regular on the critically acclaimed FX series Sons of Anarchy. His feature film credits include Pacific Rim, Children of Men, Cold Mountain, and Nicholas Nickleby.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” has become a global phenomenon and the trilogy has been translated in 50 languages worldwide since its release. To date, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has sold over 70 million copies worldwide in e-book and print, making it one of the fastest-selling book series ever.

Universal and Focus acquired the rights to the three books in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy in March 2012. Focus Features will market and distribute the first film in partnership with Universal.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” follows the relationship of 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey and college student Anastasia Steele. Subsequent novels in the series, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed,” explore the couple’s deepening relationship.

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Movie Review: Pacific Rim (2013)

Let’s Go Voltron Force!

A Film Review of Pacific Rim

By: Lawrence Napoli

 

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Well, not exactly, but Guillermo del Toro’s giant f’ing robots vs. giant f’ing monsters-scifi action-extravaganza has certainly set the table for a series of non-Transformers films to be promptly adapted, mass produced and shuttled to your local cinemas ASAP. Yes, yes, Michael Bay’s Transformers were very visually dynamic films and certainly showed off the proficiency of today’s technology not to mention the talented digital artists behind those computers, but the stories within Bay’s films didn’t exactly have the same impact as the look of the bots. I respect the fact that Pacific Rim is a film that attempts to be more serious than displaying Shia LaBeouf screaming at his mother to “put away the booties!” That’s not to suggest that this film is entirely gloom and doom as Charlie Day’s contributions see fit to break up the tension regularly. But it does suggest that having more respect for your own subject matter can work with impressive CG to galvanize better filmmaking in general and more satisfying end products in particular. Film adaptations of Voltron, Robotech and MechWarrior are sure to come, and the stories within those fictions are much more dramatic than giant f’ing robot films have delivered so far, so let’s hope whoever helms those projects expands on del Toro’s playbook.

The teasers for this film brought a high level of anticipation, but I’m not going to lie; I had serious reservations due to the fact that it was a brand new Hollywood IP and del Toro’s history with Hellboy, Blade II (sperm removal?) and Pan’s Labyrinth didn’t suggest he had the pedigree to deliver a story on as massive a scale as Pacific Rim. There’s a difference between being a talented creature designer and being able to aptly envision things as large as skyscrapers smashing each other and their environment into oblivion. Thankfully, del Toro was not intimidated by the scale as well as the vast number of visual effects artists contributing to the overall spectacle. His leadership delivers a sci-fi-action film that is visually impressive, contains satisfactory human elements of drama while maintaining good pacing throughout to deliver a very entertaining, CG-heavy movie. Pacific Rim is easily one of this summer’s better popcorn flicks, but it is by no means perfect.

Part of the problem is that this story requires a heck of a lot of setup and this is reflected in the inordinately long introduction that precedes the title flash on the screen. Co-writers del Toro and Travis Beacham have an interesting story on their hands, but this film is intent on highlighting the end of a drawn out, global conflict over the course of many years. This is a difficult task to accomplish for any script because it demands the audience to accept a lot of bullet points on faith alone without any form of emotional investment in characters or situations. As a result, what seemed like explaining the important detail of the Pacific Rim disturbance in the first place actually gets glazed over because ultimately, this movie is concerned with getting right into the action as soon as possible. Details like describing the use of giant robots as defense and their functionality gets the same kind of treatment. In fact, just about every instance of uniqueness that the story presents receives the same kind of brief lip service which gives the audience yet another “end of the world” scenario that seems formulaic, predictable and all too familiar. This is one of the reasons why this film counters with so many scenes featuring the giant robots at work because quite frankly, when they do what they do, the audience is suddenly less concerned with plot, dialogue and character. When compared to del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim has the intelligence of an episode of Sesame Street (no offense Big Bird), but dumb can still be fun. It has just enough human drama as depicted via the pilot teams for the “Jaegers” (what the giant f’ing robots are called). The special relationships they share with each other keeps the story disciplined. Character development is as much of a wash as the story’s details, but simply seeing these individuals work together is a real treat and, as it turns out, a vital infusion of the human element in a film where almost everything on every single frame is digital fabrication.

As for all that action, it really is something special to see. The cinematography by Guillermo Navarro gives the audience all kinds of dynamic angles while juxtaposing them with excellent close-ups to get us as close to the action as possible. In many respects, the action is framed like some of the best boxing films of the past, and yes, once the punching begins, those familiar with Real Steel will begin to notice some parallels. All of the fighting is essentially savage fisticuffs between robots and monsters, but naturally there are moments where “special attacks” are used to finish off opponents. Oh yes, plenty of lasers, missiles, giant swords and buzz saws abound which don’t exactly channel the awesome power of the Blazing Sword, but it comes awfully close. What helps the viewer really appreciate this mammoth combat is the fact that movement within the frame is relatively slow when compared to other contemporary action films. Remember, the combatants are still the size of buildings and they simply do not demonstrate the agility of Bruce Lee. The action sacrifices fluidity for shear, wrecking-ball brutality, but make no mistake, this is a plus for Pacific Rim. The only thing I would have amended to the overall philosophy behind capturing all of this digital mayhem is to cut to more super wide shots to really give the audience a more appropriate sense of scale to these titans having at each other. Sure we see plenty of buildings and cities getting turned to rubble, but seeing large things get stepped on like a 3 year old steps on his or her Matchbox cars gives the viewer a whole new perspective on destructive force.

Pacific Rim boasts a cast filled with mostly newcomers who produce satisfactory performances in their respective roles, but the best belongs to the one recognizable veteran: Idris Elba as Marshall Stacker Pentecost. The Marshall is the man in command who’s in charge of the Jaeger Program and exudes everything you need in a prototypical leader. Dignity, respect, presence and dominance are all balanced by Elba’s temperance which makes him the kind of leader soldiers go the extra mile for as opposed to cowering in fear or scheme in spite of. The true main character, Raleigh, played by Charlie Hunnam, produces the typical white man, pretty boy save the world with something to prove performance, which is fine, but what was truly lacking was the flaccid romance he shared with onscreen love interest Mako, played by Rinko Kikuchi. Yet again, the romantic angle of any action film gets chopped off at the knees because there just isn’t enough screen time, but man, actors got to have chemistry to even have a chance to show chemistry. I didn’t even realize that Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Horrible Bosses) was in this film, but his golden nuggets of screen time shared with fellow bumbling scientist played by Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises) were welcome moments of reprieve without shifting the tone of the film to ridiculous.

Pacific Rim may have had a budget on the same level of the AAA comic book adaptation ($180 million), but it certainly isn’t being marketed as such. I wouldn’t be surprised if this film underperforms in North America for this specific reason, but also because word of mouth will not spread like wildfire in its favor. This film delivers a very specific kind of sci-fi action, and if you aren’t into giant f’ing robots, you lose 80% of this film. I also wouldn’t go so far as to qualify this film as a must see, but during a summer that has been filled with good, but not great blockbusters, Pacific Rim is worthy of consideration. Sci-fi seems a tad underrepresented in 2013, and though del Toro’s love letter to Mecha-centric fiction is a little light on brains, it certainly delivers some serious brawn. If you’re bored with name brand adaptations, check out the Rim, just be sure to activate interlocks, have your dynotherms connected and get your infracells up so you can get your megathrusters to GO!

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Charlie Hunnam, Guillermo Del Toro & Thomas Tull Talk Pacific Rim (Video)

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Below you can check out video interviews on Pacific Rim with Charlie Hunnam, Guillermo Del Toro and Thomas Tull of Legendary Entertainment.

Charlie Hunnam talks about the story, his character Raliegh Bracket, controlling the Jaeger robot, working with Del Toro and Rinko Kikuchi.

Guillermo Del Toro describes the film and the international flavor, talks the Kaiju, The Drift, creature design and more.

Thomas Tull speaks about Del Toro’s fan base, the scope and cast of the film and the giant robots.

Pacific Rim opens July 12th, 2013, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman.

Synopsis:

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes – a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) – who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

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Awesome Justice League Movie Poster (Fan-Made)

Feast your eyes on the following Justice League movie poster put together by DiamondDesignHD.

We see new Superman Henry Cavill front and center with girlfriend Gina Carano as Wonder Woman, the Christian Bale Batman, Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern, and is that Bradley Cooper as The Flash? Or Charlie Hunnam?

Regardless, it’s pretty darn cool.

The latest regarding a Justice League movie is that Zack Snyder said nothing is planned at the moment, but the Man of Steel does include a DC shared movie universe.

Both Snyder and new Superman Henry Cavill stated there needed to be more build up before a Justice League movie gets made.

Regarding the involvement of The Dark Knight Trilogy director Christopher Nolan, producer on Man of Steel, it’s currently up in the air as when asked about future involvement said, “no comment,” but recently WB president Jeff Robinov gave Nolan a lot of credit for the new Superman movie coming out his week.

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Pacific Rim International TV Spot Now Online

Pacific Rim International TV Spot Now Online

A new Pacific Rim TV spot for the UK has landed online and can be viewed below.

Pacific Rim opens July 12th, 2013, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman.

Synopsis:

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes – a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) – who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

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Charlie Hunnam Raleigh Becket Pacific Rim Image Released

Below you can check out a new image of Charlie Hunnam as the Gypsy Danger Jaeger pilot, Raleigh Becket, in Pacific Rim.

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Pacific Rim opens July 12th, 2013, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman.

Synopsis:

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes – a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) – who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Cast As Lead In Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6586:]]Before we get Guillermo Del Toro‘s Justice League Dark film, the director is bringing us a haunted house thriller with Crimson Peak, which has just been announced to feature Star Trek Into Darkness villain, Benedict Cumberbatch, as the lead.

Variety reports that Benedict Cumberbatch has joined Amazing Spider-Man actress Emma Stone and Pacific Rim‘s Charlie Hunnam for the Guillermo Del Toro-directed Crimson Peak.

No details about the plot for Crimson Peak are known, with Legendary Entertainment (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Man of Steel, Pacific Rim, Godzilla) on as producer and co-financier along with Universal Studios.

Benedict Cumberbatch can be seen in Star Trek Into Darkness on May 17th.

Cumberbatch is also featured in the upcoming movies: 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and will be returning for the popular BBC series Sherlock.

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Superman Man of Steel Henry Cavill Up For Role of Tarzan From David Yates

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:2432:]] Harry Potter‘s David Yates has been officially named as the director of the upcoming Tarzan movie, which appears to be the reason why he bowed out of doing the Justice League movie.

According to Vulture, Yates is set to meet with a few up-and-coming actors for the role, one of which is said to be the new Man of Steel Superman, Henry Cavill.

Henry Cavill recently finished filming Man of Steel and looks to begin work on the Great Wall of China mystery thriller, The Great Wall, which is said to be in pre-production with a 2014 release.

In addition, there has been mention of a sequel for Man of Steel as well as Henry Cavill appearing as Superman in the Justice League movie, which has a 2015 release date.

Among the other actors also said to be up for the role of Tarzan are Pacific Rim‘s Charlie Hunnam, True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgård and Tom Hardy of The Dark Knight Rises.

If Henry Cavill does indeed play Tarzan, he would need to squeeze it in by next Fall if the rumor that the Justice League movie will begin filming in September is true.

Stay tuned to Cosmic Book News as more on the Man Of Steel develops.

Man Of Steel flies into theaters June 14th, 2013 directed by Zack Snyder starring, Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, Diane Lane as Martha “Ma” Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan “Pa” Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as Zod, and Russel Crowe as Jor-El.

Be sure to check out the Cosmic Book News Superman Movie Hub for even more news and information.

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