Prometheus is still nine months away, but anticipation continues to build. The prospect of Ridley Scott dipping his toes back in to the Alien universe is tantalising, even if he is only promising shared DNA as opposed to a direct prequel/sequel. Fans have been chomping at the bit with theories about what this means for the story, and the possibility that the famous xenomorphs will only be glimpsed briefly in the film. Well Fox has set the theorising off anew with a fresh synopsis on the Prometheus Facebook page.
Rumours abound that the wonderful Eric Bana will take the lead in Robert Luketic’s new thriller ‘Brilliant’ with Cameron Diaz also thrown into the mix. The film will see Bana playing a criminal who tags along with more experienced thieves to pull off a huge diamond heist.
Bruce Robinson‘s film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson‘s The Rum Diary has been given a spiffy new poster depicting a drunken Johnny Depp in Puerto Rico. Depp plays the character of Paul Kemp, a freelance journalist who travels to P.R. to start writing for a run-down newspaper. Along the way he picks up the habit of drinking rum and becomes obsessed with a beautiful woman.
An official poster for The Iron Lady has been released, and Maggie looks more freakier than ever.
Ewan McGregor and Eva Green chain-smoke their way through the plot as the tortured-soul leads, Michael and Susan. The film's beginning is promising, as the Glasgow-based narrative cuts away to shots from around the world of people simply living life, while emphasising food, work and disease amongst other themes. Chef Michael has intimacy issues and epidemiologist Susan is unlucky in love. It's not long after the initial outbreak of "severe olfactory syndrome" (which would struggle to sound any more meaningless) that the two cross paths and fulfill the prerequisite new-love-in-uncertain-times quota.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been preparing for their directorial debut, The Apocalypse, and have recently confirmed a number of big names for the action-comedy. Cast members include Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill and James Franco. Formerly titled Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse, the film follows two guys (Rogen and Baruchel) who find themselves dealing with the end of the world. The whole cast will be playing themselves and one big name that had been attached to the project was Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. Those rumours have been debunked by Radcliffe's comments that he doesn’t think he will be doing it now. Still, after saving the world from Voldemort's armageddon it's fair enough that he wants to kick back and chill for a little bit...
The first trailer for Joe Carnahan’s thriller, The Grey, hit the internet last week. The film stars Liam Neeson alongside a group of oil-rig roughnecks whose plane crashes in the snowy Alaskan wilderness. With only a few days to escape their freezing surroundings, a pack of grizzly wolves make the journey even more of a challenge.
Anne Hathaway has been snapped in downtown Los Angeles this weekend during filming for The Dark Knight Rises, and she has been showing off her leather Catwoman costume whilst straddling her own jet-black mode of transport. The photos show Hathaway alongside Christian Bale as Batman and Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon and can be viewed here.
The film also stars Tom Hardy as Batman’s most deadly and powerful foe, Bane, and Joseph Goron-Levitt as John Blake, a new Gotham Detective who joins Commissioner Gordon’s squad to catch the Batman.
Although The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence is unlikely to be released in the UK, the film marked its debut at Fantastic Fest in Texas last week with a new poster. As hard as it is to count the number of attached naked bodies, the poster shows a sequence of about 40 people attached mouth-to-anus. The film follows The Human Centipede: First Sequence which consisted of three people. The sequel only involves a sequence of twelve - not that that makes the film any less grotesque.
Stories surrounding the RoboCop reboot have been circling for some time, with Darren Aronofsky at one point attached. However, now it appears to finally be moving forward, with Brazilian Elite Squad director Jose Padilha – promising a return to Detroit, and the same biting social commentary as the fantastic Verhoeven original. In an interview with his native Globo 1 TV channel the director confirmed his attachment – while also musing on the possible casting to replace Peter Weller as the law enforcement cyborg.