A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. JOE: RISE OF THE COBRA, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association withHASBRO and di Bonaventura Pictures, commences production on G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. Starring D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu.
Showing across the Philippines March 2013.“G.I. Joe 2 : Retaliation” is released and distributed by united International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corp.
According to the blog of Michael Bay (http://michaelbay.com), he announce that he will bring back Megan Fox to the Family. Megan Fox will back again and her come back movie is the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. We all know that Megan Fox has out from the third part of the Transformers. So, it’s time to pay back with Megan’s talent. Michael Bay wants Megan to be back into the scenes.
Jason Clarke, whose marked, riveting performance opposite this year’s Golden Globes’ best actress Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty” has officially signed on to star in 20th Century Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”
Clarke whose role in “Zero Dark Thirty” as the gritty torturer opened possibilities for him within Hollywood arena as a potential leading man in the upcoming Fox’s tentpole franchise “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”
Directed by Matt Reeves, ““Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is set 15 years later after “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” previously starred in by James Franco. Though the plot is tightly under wraps, www.hollywoodreporter.com reports that the movie’s plot deals with the human scientists who are struggling to survive alone in San Francisco where the most memorable battle scene took place in “Rise” between man and ape struggling for freedom from both knots.
It is also reported that Andy Serkis is returning to reprise the role of Caesar, the alpha intelligent ape trying to maintain dominance over his kingdom.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” will be produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clarke, Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa of which script will be written by Mark Bomback.
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is set to be released in Philippine cinemas on May 22, 2014 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt now also known as JGL in Hollywood jargon whose recent role in “The Dark Knight Rises” started people talking about a spin off movie on Robin is on a roll after his strong screen presence as the masked crusader’s loyal ally. From his other previous works spanning various film genres such as “500 Days of Summer,” “Looper,” “Premium Rush,” “Inception” and “A River Runs Through It” now comes his most notable role in the Steven Spielberg-directed Academy-award nominated thrilling epic “Lincoln.”
JGL forms part of an Award-Winning cast in “Lincoln” headed by Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. The movie focuses on the last four months of Abraham Lincoln, illuminating the man as a political genius, as an anguished family man and, most of all, as a courageous defender of the United States of America.
A rich human drama plays out as Lincoln doubles down to end the devastating Civil War not merely by ending the war but by fighting to pass the 13th Amendment, permanently abolishing slavery. It will be an act of true national daring. He will have to call upon all the skill, courage and moral fortitude for which he’ll become legend. He will grapple with the impact of his actions on the world and on those he loves. But what lies in the balance is what always mattered most to Lincoln: to compel the American people, and thosein his government of opposite persuasions, to alter course and aim higher, toward a greater good for all mankind.
In condensing the last four months of Lincoln’s life, the filmmakers felt it imperativie to expound on the Lincoln marriage as well which was put under further stress by the desire of their oldest son, Robert, to join the Union Army and make his own contribution to the war effort. At 21 and a promising Harvard student, Robert Lincoln didn’t have to go war like so many young men, yet he felt compelled to be part of this historic moment. His parents felt otherwise. Knowing the staggering mortality rate and still reeling from the death of their son Willie, both tried to keep him a civilian in their own ways.
Portraying the president’s oldest son (and the only Lincoln child to survive to adulthood) is Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He tried to place himself into Bob Lincoln’s dilemma. “Being privileged, I think Bob knows he is fortunate—because who wants to fight in this war where so many are dying?” says Gordon-Levitt. “At the same time, because of his circumstances, he’s been taken out of what’s happening in the country. And that’s tough for him because he also really believes in the cause of this war, believes in the rights of human beings, and that makes him want to fight.”
Like Field, Gordon-Levitt first communicated with Daniel Day-Lewis in a more 21st century manner: via texting. “It was a little bizarre to be texting with someone that I’ve idolized all my life,” he muses. “But it was a delight. He is such a sweet and generous guy with his words. It really meant a lot when he said,‘You’re my first choice of who I want to do this.’”
Gordon-Levitt says that one of his greatest gratifications was bringing out the more fallible side of Lincoln’s character, a side many have never seen. “I like that this movie doesn’t turn Lincoln into a saint,” he says. “What he accomplished in abolishing slavery was a truly great thing; but this movie also shows the compromises he had to make, the things that he had to do that were questionable in order to accomplish that goal. Bob is a good example of that because he really never was able to have much of a relationship with his father. That was a big sacrifice and showed how complicated Lincoln’s life was. History is made by human beings and I like that this story portrays Lincoln as a human being with personal flaws and hypocrisies as well as real strengths and virtues.”
Gordon-Levitt felt a similar effect with Sally Field. “We were realistic towards each other, calling each other ‘Mom’ and ‘Son’ and things like that. I know that might sound weird to an outsider but when you play things that real, everything becomes more genuine,” he summarizes.
“Lincoln” opens February 20 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by WarnerBros.
The highly-anticipated thriller “Stoker” starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode tells of the bizarre coming-of-age of India (Wasikowska) as she enters womanhood written by Wentworth Miller and filmed by Park Chan-Wook.
Helmed by Korean director Park which is also his debut movie in English, the movie introduces India Stoker as she loses her beloved father and best friend Richard (played by Dermot Mulroney) in an unexplained car mishap on her 18th birthday. Upon her father’s demise, India’s life is suddenly shattered in their very secluded estate. Left with her unstable mother Evie (Kidman) and Uncle Charlie (Goode), her father’s brother who mysteriously showed up during her father’s funeral, India experiences an unraveling of herself that surprises and frees her at the same time.
Exquisitely sensitive, India has since exhibited an impassive demeanor which masks the deep feelings and heightened senses that only her father understood. While she initially finds herself mistrusting her uncle, he fascinates her as well and she begins to realize how much they have in common. As Charlie reveals himself to her little by little, India becomes increasingly infatuated with her charismatic relative and comes to realize that his arrival is no coincidence. With her uncle to guide her, she is about to fulfill her unusual destiny. “She is an introverted girl confined in a suffocating house, unable to mix with anyone outside,” says director Park. “She is very rebellious as she bears the pains of adolescence. Her father’s death, her uncle’s arrival, as well as the conflict with her mother and her peers, bring her to a realization about her true identity.” Finding an actress who could embody the contradictions of the character while making India’s transition to womanhood graceful and natural was critical to the film’s success. Park selected Australian actress Mia Wasikowska, whose delicate beauty and solemn serenity had already won the 22-year-old leading roles in films including Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” and Cary Fukanaga’s “Jane Eyre.”
“Mia has the natural liveliness of a young woman,” he notes. “But she is also composed and has internal maturity. To portray a girl who is neither a woman nor a child, but at an awkward in-between stage, Mia was the most suitable actor. She has a level of restraint surprising for someone her age. She is almost completely still when she is acting. But when you watch her on film, you realize that all the necessary emotion is there. She is very subtle and skillful in a way that I expect only from older actors.” For her part, the actress says she found much to like about the project. “It is such a strong piece of writing. Director Park and the creative team are brilliant. The story is something I have never seen before. The dynamic between the characters is quite mysterious. India is a really complex young woman. Without her father, she is completely disconnected from the world. She’s an outsider by nature, closed off from the rest of the world. She is still a young girl, but she’s becoming a woman with dreams and fantasies, although they’re of a different nature than other girls’ dreams.”
“It’s completely confusing and really intriguing,” Wasikowska further says. “She’s trying to figure out what role he has in her life and it’s far bigger than she ever imagined. She’s not sure what he wants from her at first, and as she slowly finds out how much alike they are, it’s both terrifying and appealing. There’s a definite sexual tension between Charlie and Evie, as well as Charlie and India, so it’s up in the air as to who and what he’s really there for. You are never really sure—until you are.”
Working with Park was a constantly evolving, and always stimulating experience for the actress. “Even on weekends, we would meet for lunch and continue discussing the character and the story,” Wasikowska says. “Ideas would snowball, becoming more and more complex and interesting. During shooting, he let us sit for long moments in silence where seemingly not much was happening, but there was always strong underlying tension. That approach was perfect for this material.”
“Stoker” opens in cinemas March 1 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.