The first preview for Angelina Jolie's latest directorial effort, 'Unbroken,' premiered during the 2014 Winter Olympics today -- appropriate, as the story of her latest film follows an Olympian who tragically becomes a prisoner of war during World War II. And it looks to be pretty inspirational stuff from the sophomore director and A-list actress, whose debut film, 'In the Land of Blood and Honey,' also told a harrowing and inspirational story.
"Hook! Hook! Give us the Hook!" comes to mind when thinking of the infamous pirate Captain James Hook, played famously by Dustin Hoffman in the Robin Williams-led 'Hook' film of the early '90s. Of course, there's also Jason Isaacs' Hook from the 2003 film, but now director Joe Wright ('Anna Karenina') is helming a new Peter Pan tale for Warner Bros., and word on the street is that Garrett Hedlund from 'Tron' is up to take over as the new Captain.
Once director Alan Taylor finishes with all the 'Thor: The Dark World' promotional rounds, he'll reportedly have to deal with 'Terminator 5' next (though he's been a bit wary of officially stating he's on board). But who will be the new faces of this next installment, besides Arnold Schwarzenegger, of course? A new report has emerged pointing fingers at some of the hottest names of the moment, including some from 'Game of Thrones,' '21 Jump Street' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street.'
It's arguable that the Coen Brothers are the greatest working directors of our day. Sure, there's Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino (among others), but Joel and Ethan Coen have delivered some of the best films of all time, and some of the greatest films of the last ten years. Their latest, 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' opens in December and it's likely that it will be another Oscar favorite.
It wasn't too long ago that work on a 'Tron 3,' the sequel to 2010's Disney action flick 'Tron: Legacy,' was announced with 'Eragon' writer Jesse Wigutow whipping up a script treatment. Considering how poor the Joseph Kosinski-directed movie performed, it wasn't that big of a surprise that the studio decided to swap out their writing team, but there is one person from 'Legacy' Disney will definitely be sticking with, and that's Garrett Hedlund, aka Sam Flynn himself.
It's hard to know if Walter Salles's 'On the Road' will be a game changing film for its leads, or it will join the ranks of such dubiously famous films as Sam Raimi's 'The Gift' and 'Swordfish' for Kristen Stewart's topless scene. Sundance Selects and IFC films think they might have a winner on their hands, as they're going to release it December 21 in New York and Los Angeles, which means it's getting a Oscar qualifying run.
One of the big casting decisions for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' (as it is now so artfully titled) is the role of Finnick Odair, a survivor of previous games who's called back in for one more fight. Supposedly the choice is down to three actors: Armie Hammer, Garrett Hedlund, and Taylor Kitsch.
The last time a "fine artist" made the big transition to film, we watched Steve McQueen craft two great films ('Hunger' and 'Shame') with Michael Fassbender. If he can do it, why can't acclaimed painter, photographer and metal works artist Andrew Levitas? His directorial debut, 'Lullaby,' has already attracted a cast that screams "OSCAR!" at the tops of its lungs.