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The final trailer for Ron Howard’s seafaring epic In the Heart of the Sea breached for air yesterday, offering audiences one last glimpse of the film’s grizzled splendor before its full release on December 11.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)