Ron Howard

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ Trailer: Chris Hemsworth Battles a Great White Whale

by Britt Hayes September 16, 2015 @ 6:12 PM
Warner Bros.
The latest trailer for Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea has arrived, promising an epic, harrowing showdown between Thor and Spider-Man and a great white sperm whale. Okay, it’s not actually the Marvel heroes, but Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland do star in Howard’s upcoming film, which recounts the horrific true story of the Essex whaling ship and the crew’s encounter with a gigantic whale, which later inspired Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.

Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ Is Still Alive at a New Studio

by Jacob Hall April 10, 2015 @ 2:13 PM
A few years ago, director Ron Howard, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, and producer Brian Grazer launched an ambition plan to make a series of movies and a companion TV series based on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower novels for Universal. And then: silence. Now, long after everyone assumed that this entire project was dead and buried and possibly in other hands, The Dark Tower has ben brought back to life at Sony where yes, the plan is still to make a film and TV series following the same characters.

‘Inferno’ Adds Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan and More for Tom Hanks’ ‘Da Vinci Code’ Sequel

by Britt Hayes February 17, 2015 @ 6:03 PM
The Weinstein Company
It was fairly inevitable that director Ron Howard and Tom Hanks would team up for another sequel to The Da Vinci Code, despite the largely underwhelming Angels and Demons. As Inferno finally gears up for production, the new project is certainly making a case for our interest, adding a trio of international stars to the cast, including actors from X-Men and Jurassic World.

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ Release Pushed Back to the Heart of Winter

by Britt Hayes January 14, 2015 @ 6:15 PM
Warner Bros.
If you were itching to see Thor take on a massive, deadly whale in Ron Howard's sure-to-be-harrowing epic 'In the Heart of the Sea,' you'll just have to wait a little longer. OK, a lot longer: the film has now been pushed from its March 13 release all the way back to December because whales fare better during Oscar season.

‘In The Heart of the Sea’ Trailer: The Thor and the Whale

by Jacob Hall December 22, 2014 @ 3:44 PM
There is only one person in Hollywood fit to play a ruggedly handsome ship captain who is forced to fight for his life when an inexplicably angry whale decides to make his life a living hell—and that person is Chris Hemsworth. Pretty (but not too pretty), tough (but no too threatening), and recognizable (without being too expensive), his casting makes ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ all the more interesting, because it’s hard to imagine very many other actors not looking totally ridiculous in new trailer. He really is a 19th century ship’s captain for the 21st century.

Ron Howard Eyes the Live-Action 'Jungle Book' -- But Not Disney's

by Nick Romano February 14, 2014 @ 2:23 PM
Getty Images/Disney
Not too long ago, Disney put a live-action 'Jungle Book' movie into development with Jon Favreau set to the direct for an October 9, 2015 release. However, because moviegoers were so clearly pining for two live-action 'Jungle Books' (that's sarcasm), another one is coming from Warner Bros., and the film is eyeing 'Rush' helmer Ron Howard for the director's chair.

See the Cast of 'Splash' Then and Now

by Britt Hayes September 26, 2013 @ 8:41 AM
Buena Vista
Released in 1984, 'Splash' tells the story of Allen (Tom Hanks), a guy who was recently dumped and encounters a beautiful mermaid and promptly falls in love with her. But, of course, there's a catch: after six days of staying on land as a human, she'll have to make a choice to stay on land forever, or return to being a mermaid. It's been almost 30 years since Ron Howard's classic film hit theaters, and today we take a look back at the director and cast of the film to see what they're up to now.

'Rush' Review

by Jordan Hoffman September 7, 2013 @ 8:59 AM
Universal Pictures
Ron Howard's 'Rush' is over two straight hours of lionizing F1 drivers as though they were Gods who ride among us. That aspect is demeaning and insufferable. But the thing is, 'Rush' is a good enough movie on its merits that I pretty much enjoyed it. If you are one who enjoys racing, I can only imagine how you'll react. (Perhaps you should wear a bib for all the drooling.)

Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are Bringing Back Robert Langdon in 'Inferno'

by Damon Houx July 16, 2013 @ 5:47 PM
Doubleday, Columbia Pictures
Though Dan Brown's reign as the king of airplane reading may be over, his Robert Langdon books produced two very successful movies. So it's no surprise that Brown's 'Inferno' is being adapted for the big screen, with Tom Hanks returning as Langdon, and with Ron Howard directing, and has been set for a December 2015 release.