NEW “CREED II” POSTER SHOWS ROCKY IN ADONIS’ CORNER

Creed II

 

Warner Bros. Pictures has just released the new one-sheet art for “Creed II” highlighting the unbreakable bond between Rocky and Adonis Creed.

Check out the poster below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas November 28.

About “Creed II”

In “Creed II,” life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. “Creed II” is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.

Directed by Steven Caple Jr., written by Sylvester Stallone and Cheo Hodari Coker (“Luke Cage”) and taking direct inspiration from Ryan Coogler‘s 2015 “Creed,” ”Creed II” will see Michael B. Jordan return as Adonis Johnson, son of Apollo Creed, to continue his training under Rocky Balboa (Stallone) in order to prep for what’s sure to be a brutal fight against Vitor Drago (Florian Munteanu), the son of Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Tessa Thompson also returns as Adonis’ love interest, Bianca, and Coogler is on board as an executive producer.

“Creed II” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” stars teen actress Mackenzie Foy (“Interstellar,” “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”) as Clara, an intelligent 14-year-old with a penchant for science.

Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and “The Nutcracker,” the big-screen adventure showcases the wondrous journey of Clara, who finds herself in the mystical world of the Four Realms, home to a host of eccentric characters and no shortage of surprises.

According to screenwriter Ashleigh Powell, Clara isn’t really comfortable in her skin. “She’s kind of a fish out of water,” says Powell. “She doesn’t fit into the normal stereotypes of a Victorian girl—she’s not interested in fancy dresses and the like. She’s more of a tomboy. She likes creating and building and figuring out how things work. In that respect, she’s very similar to her godfather, Drosselmeyer, so they’re kindred spirits.”

But Clara struggles with the recent passing of her mother. “It’s the first Christmas that her family is spending without Marie,” says Powell. “And her mother has left behind Christmas presents for Clara and her siblings, which sets everything into motion.”

Clara receives an egg-shaped music box with a note that reads, “Everything you need is inside.” But the box is locked and, surprisingly, there is no key. Clara is disappointed and confused, but determined to unlock the music box and the secrets it holds. Her confusion persists until a golden thread, presented to her at her grandfather’s annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. She is welcomed with open arms by the regents, particularly Sugar Plum Fairy, who confides that she was once very close with Marie.

But this strange new world is not whole. It is scarred with past conflict—one regent is in exile, her realm forgotten and crawling with mice who serve as her soldiers. Clara and Phillip must brave this ominous Fourth Realm, home to the regent-turned-tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.

Says director Lasse Hallström, “Clara learns through the course of the story that she’s worthy of trusting herself and worthy of being herself.”

Mackenzie Foy brings the character to life. “Clara is a very complex person,” says Foy. “She has all these different emotions—she’s hurting, but she doesn’t want people to see that. She’s also an outcast for being an intelligent young woman in a Victorian society. She doesn’t yet realize what a wonderful thing that is.”

“Mackenzie is a brilliant young actress,” adds Hallström. “She’s so alive, she’s technically brilliant and she has impeccable instincts.”

“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” opens in Philippine cinemas October 31, 2018.

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“RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET” –IMAGINE DRAGONS’ “ZERO” MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW

Imagine Dragons

 

The multi-platinum, GRAMMY®-winning Imagine Dragons’ new music video for “Zero,” the end-credit song they wrote and performed for Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” is now online.

Check it out HERE!

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j60ClcNYWu4.

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You can download the image HERE.

Plus, check EPK.TV at 11AM TODAY for a special behind-the-scenes look at the making of this music video!

Imagine Dragons, whose single “Natural” has spent eight weeks at No. 1 Alternative radio, appear in the arcade-based video (watch for the Disney Easter Eggs). In the movie, video-game bad guy Ralph struggles with his evolving friendship with fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz. According to Imagine Dragons’ lead singer Dan Reynolds, the film’s emotional themes are reflected in the song “Zero.” “They are compelling because they are real to each of us, personally,” said Reynolds. “That journey of feeling like nothing and trying to realize and recognize your worth as a human is an important part of life. And given the distorted version of reality kids face online and the expectations that come with it, this struggle is real for so many people right now.”

Dave Meyers directed the music video. Meyers was recently recognized at the Video Music Awards for video of the year (“Havana” by Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug), best pop video (“No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande) and best visual effects (“All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar ft. SZA). 

Featuring singles “Natural” and “Zero,” Imagine Dragons will release their fourth studio album, “Origins,” on Nov. 9 via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. “Origins” is available for pre-order HERE and can be purchased in a variety of formats and bundles HERE. 

“Zero” will also be featured on Walt Disney Records’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack—the digital album is available Nov. 16. Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” opens Nov. 21, 2018.

HICCUP MUST FIND “THE HIDDEN WORLD” IN NEW TRAILER FOR “HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3”

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The brand new trailer for Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World finds our hero Hiccup in a quest for the hidden world as dragons and Vikings face their greatest threats ever.

Check out the new trailer below and watch How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World in Philippine cinemas February 20, 2019.

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About How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…and how nothing can ever train you to let go.  What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives.  Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia.  When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth.  As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure.

For How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, series director Dean DeBlois returns alongside the all-star cast led by Jay Baruchel (This Is the End), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Cate Blanchett (The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Thor: Ragnarok), Gerard Butler (Den of Thieves, Geostorm), Kristen Wiig (Ghostbusters), Craig Ferguson (Doc Martin), and F. Murray Abraham (Homeland) as the villain Grimmel.

The film is produced by Brad Lewis (Ratatouille, ANTZ) and How to Train Your Dragon series producer Bonnie Arnold (Toy Story, Tarzan).

“BLACK MIRROR’S” WYATT RUSSELL LEADS RAGTAG SOLDIERS IN “OVERLORD”

Black Mirrors

He is best known for playing the lead role in the highly regarded Playtest episode of BBC/Netflix’s critically acclaimed series Black Mirror (directed by 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg).  Now, emerging actor Wyatt Russell stars in Paramount Pictures’ new suspense thriller Overlord (in Philippine cinemas November 07).

New Spot at YouTube: https://youtu.be/bT8EuWrWJ84

From producer J.J. Abrams, Overlord is a thrilling, pulse-pounding action adventure with a twist. With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion’s success.  Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen.

Wyatt Russell plays the hard-bitten Cpl. Ford.  An experienced explosives expert who’s seen more than his share of mayhem on the battlefield, Ford assumes command of the ragtag unit early in the film.

“Ford had to be someone who intimidates the audience on some level, but who’s also the guy you’d want on your side if you’re parachuting into Nazi territory,” saysJ.J. Abrams. “To play him, we needed someone with an inherent strength and gruffness, and it’s harder to find that combination than you might expect. But when we saw Wyatt, he had all the qualities we were looking for.”

The filmmakers were all ready to cast Russell when an issue over the actor’s hair threatened to derail the deal. He had already booked his role as a scruffy ex-surfer on the new AMC series Lodge 49, and his contract stipulated that he couldn’t cut his hair or beard, both of which would need substantial trimming for his role in Overlord. After months of negotiating, the Overlord team cut Russell’s hair and then added long extensions to prove to AMC that they would look realistic enough for his Lodge 49 role.

“We sent him back to AMC studios in person so their executives and producers could inspect his scalp up close,” says producer Lindsey Weber with a laugh. “Thankfully it all worked out, because Wyatt has a quiet intensity and strength that we really needed for Ford. When he smiles and his tough exterior breaks, you totally love him.”

Although the film shrouds Ford’s backstory in mystery, Russell developed a psychological profile of the character that allowed him to fully inhabit the role. “I think Ford was a guy who probably had a normal job before World War II came along,” says the actor. “He left it and joined the military because that’s what you were supposed to do at the time. He’s a natural leader who can tell people what to do and how to do it.”

Russell was formerly a professional hockey player before he turned his attention to acting.

Overlord is directed by Julius Avery and stars Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Pilou Asbæk, Mathilde Ollivier, John Magaro, and Iain de Caestecker.

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