It's been a long and dusty road on the way to see George Miller's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' realized. The film endured a lengthy production, and while we previously saw some less than official peeks, today brings a very much official first look at Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron's characters from the upcoming apocalyptic sequel.
There's a lot to admire in the new trailer for 'The Drop.' The first thing you'll notice is the presence of the late, great James Gandolfini is his final role. The second thing you'll notice is that Tom Hardy just plain smolders, even with a Brooklyn accent. The third thing you'll notice is that this is the American debut of director Michaël Roskam, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind the fantastic and truly unique crime film 'Bullhead.' Yeah, this is a movie you should keep your eye on.
You're going to be seeing a whole lot of Tom Hardy in the coming year, as the actor has been attached to various projects over the course of the last couple of years -- one such project was 'Locke,' a thriller that premiered last year at the Venice film festival and is already garnering excellent early reviews. Lionsgate UK has released the first official trailer for this minimalist flick starring Hardy on a long solo drive, and it seems intriguing, to say the least.
You all remember Tom Hardy when he broke the Bat as Bane in Christopher Nolan's finale to 'The Dark Knight' trilogy. Well, in case you weren't impressed with that transformation, here's one that is sure to raise a few eyebrows: Hardy has been announced to star as Elton John himself in the upcoming biopic 'Rocketman'!
Although remaking John Carpenter's 'Escape From New York' is the kind of thing that makes us quietly shake our heads and contemplate developing a drinking problem, we'll be the first to admit that sliding an actor like Jason Statham or Tom Hardy into the lead role will go a long way toward alleviating the pain.
'The Dark Knight Rises' hits DVD and Blu-ray on December 4th (just in time for the holidays!) and a few early copies have leaked in advance of the official release. One of the behind-the-scenes documentaries included on the discs shows off some behind-the-scenes photos of Tom Hardy as Bane plus some concept art on what Bane almost looked like.
Now this is an interesting looking project. Start with a novel by Dennis Lehane, whose work has inspired 'Shutter Island,' 'Mystic River' and 'Gone Baby Gone.' Put Michael Roskam, the Oscar-nominated director of the incredible 'Bullhead,' in the director's seat. Finally, headline it with Tom Hardy, easily one of the most interesting and talented actors working today. Yep, that's all you need to get us interested in 'Animal Rescue.'