Next month, the animation studio that helped us explore the Ice Age and introduced us to many of its "mammoth" denizens will transport us to an all-new world, an inner world largely unseen by man, where tiny warriors combat the evil forces that threaten Mother Nature. When Blue Sky Studio’s Epic debuts in theaters on May 24th, you’ll be able to tag along with a young girl named Mary Katherine (voiced by Amanda Seyfried) as she stumbles upon the secret world of the noble Leafmen and destructive Boggans, but why wait until then? Titan Books has provided Reelz.com with an exclusive look at a new still image from the movie and several pieces of concept art used to bring the evil Mandrake (Christoph Waltz), the heroic Ronin (Colin Farrell), and several and other colorful characters to life on the big screen and we couldn't wait to share them with you. Get an exclusive look at the epic artwork of Epic! >> Posted 04.25.13 by BrentJS
Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have released the first trailer for the animated fantasy Epic (formerly Leaf Men) online. While the movie isn't due in theaters until next year, the studios behind Rio and the Ice Age likely want to spread awareness of their upcoming project before their latest, Ice Age: Continental Drift hits theaters in July.
Very loosely based on the children's book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce (who co-wrote the upcoming Rise of the Guardians), Epic is a labor of love for director Chris Wedge (Ice Age), who's been working on the movie for years.
The voice cast, includes Beyonce Knowles, Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Johnny Knoxville and Aziz Ansari, and was only announced last month. With voice-work probably still being worked out the trailer is filled almost entirely — appropriately and ominously — with the song "The Lightning Strike" from the band Snow Patrol. watch the trailer >> Posted 06.27.12 by Ryan
Amanda Seyfried may be best known for her role as a ditzy blonde in Mean Girls or a sweet, love-struck student in Dear John, but she'll prove her versatility in Gone (in theaters this weekend) and Lovelace (later this year). The actress sat down with Hit Fix to discuss her upcoming roles.
In Gone, Seyfried stars as a young woman who escapes a serial killer, though cops believe her story to be fictional, who is left to rescue her own sister that she believes has been kidnapped by the same person. Read more >> Posted 02.22.12 by reelz
Last week, Demi Moore had to drop out of the upcoming Lovelace, just three weeks after being cast as feminist author Gloria Steinem in the biopic, which follows the life and career of the late 1970's porn star Linda Lovelace. While Moore had yet to shoot any scenes for the movie, her sudden hospitalization was a surprise for the production, which has been shooting since the end of December.
Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Howl) were sent scrambling for a replacement for Moore, and EW reports, have settled on Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) to play the role instead. Parker will start shooting this week. set photos reveal franco as hefner >> Posted 01.30.12 by Ryan
The first photo from Lovelace, the upcoming biopic of the late 1970's porn star Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried), was revealed last week and, in the recent issue of Entertainment Weekly—via scanner at The Playlist—another new photo has arrived online. While the first photo shows the early days of her relationship with her abusive husband Chuck Traynor (Peter Sarsgaard), in the print edition of EW, Seyfried revealed that the latest photo takes place later in the couple's marriage, though still before Traynor would violently force Lovelace into a pornographic career.
more on seyfried's performance, new cast members and more >> Posted 01.17.12 by Ryan
Chuck has just gotten out of jail and told me that we are broke. We have nothing. She's worried about what measures he'll take, what he's capable of in this situation.
Hollywood usually likes to make movies in two's (for example, two live-action Snow White movies will be competing at the box office this year), so it's no surprise that two biopics about late 1970's porn star Linda Lovelace — Lovelace and Inferno: a Linda Lovelace Story — would start shooting at roughly the same time.
The first to release an image is Lovelace, which stars Amanda Seyfried (Red Riding Hood) in the title role. Considering Lovelace's pornographic career, including the infamous 1972 movie Deep Throat, there may be some that expect a more titillating photo, but directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Howl) are creating a more historical look at the starlet's life, who later renounced her porn career and claims she was forced into it by her abusive husband Chuck Traynor (played by Peter Sarsgaard). Instead, first photo for Lovelace, revealed by EW, shows the couple in the early stages of the relationship, with Seyfried (as Lovelace) showing off either her engagement or wedding ring while the two embrace in their car. more about Lovelace >> Posted 01.10.12 by Ryan
For a while, it seemed that, of the two planned biopics about the late 1970's porn star Linda Lovelace, the Amanda Seyfried-starring Lovelace was getting the most traction. It recently added four actors to its cast and started production last month. Now it looks like the other Lovelace biopic, Inferno: a Linda Lovelace Story starring Malin Akerman (Watchmen) in the lead role, is finally putting together its cast as well.
So let's step back for a moment for Lovelace, which has also announced some new cast members. Deadline reports that Demi Moore, Eric Roberts and Adam Brody have all joined the cast. Moore will play feminist author Gloria Steinem, while Roberts is playing lie detector expert Nat Laurendi and Brody is playing Lovelace's Deep Throat co-star Harry Reems.
Meanwhile, Inferno, which, at one point, had Lindsay Lohan in the lead role until she was either fired or quit, has added cast members as well. Variety reports that Adam Goldberg (Saving Private Ryan), Harold Perrineau (Lost) and former porn star-turned-actress Sasha Grey (The Girlfriend Experience) have been cast in the movie. Goldberg will play Reems in Inferno, while Perrineau will play Lovelace's sometimes-lover Sammy Davis Jr. Grey's role in the movie was unspecified. More on Lovelace and Les Mis >> Posted 01.04.12 by Ryan
Actress Angelina Jolie is known these days as much for her on-screen work as her humanitarian efforts, and her next project will combine both.
THR reports that Jolie is attached to star in the biopic Gertrude Bell, based on the life of the English writer, archaeologist and explorer known for her British Intelligence work in the Middle East during the early 20th Century. Her intelligence work was instrumental in administering the creation of the modern state of Iraq after the end of the Ottoman Empire. Despite traveling and working in a predominantly male world, Bell has been described as "one of the few representatives of His Majesty's Government remembered by the Arabs with anything resembling affection".
Screenwriter Jeffrey Caine (The Constant Gardener) is working to tailor the script for Jolie, which could be directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator), who is already producing through his Scott Free production company. Reportedly, the movie is one of three projects Scott might direct after he finishes his upcoming sci-fi epic Prometheus, the sort-of prequel to his classic movie, Alien. According to the report, Scott is also looking at directing the drama Gucci, which would follow the famous fashion family through the 1970's and 80's, as well as serial killer mystery Child 44, which is set in Stalinist Russia.
Jolie is also set to appear in a sequel to last year's Salt. stone to star in one of two Lovelace biopics >> Posted 11.18.11 by Ryan
The first trailer for Brazilian director Heitor Dhalia's (Adrift) new movie, Gone, is now online. Written by Allison Burnett (Untraceable), the crime thriller stars Amanda Seyfried (In Time) as Jill Parrish, a young woman trying to move on with her life after being abducted by a serial killer two years ago. After returning home from work one night to find her sister missing, Jill becomes convinced that the killer came back to finish the job and took her sister instead. When the police don't believe her story, Jill realizes the only way to save her sister is to take matters into her own hands and find the killer herself. Jennifer Carpenter, Sebastian Stan, Wes Bentley, Emily Wickersham, Daniel Sunjata and Socratis Otto also star. watch the trailer >> Posted 11.18.11 by BrentJS
Writer-director Andrew Niccol's (Gattaca) new sci-fi thriller, In Time, opens nationwide in less than a week and 20th Century Fox has released a new character featurette and three new preview clips from the movie to help you to get to know the protagonist, Will Salas (Justin Timberlake), and the lengths he will go to change the world he lives in.
Set in a retro-futuristic world in which the aging process can be arrested as long as you can afford the time, Salas is hard-working, but time-poor. After watching a family member's time clock run out — resulting in sudden death — Salas becomes determined to find a way to fight the system and beat his own clock. When he inherits a century's worth of time from a wealthy man (Matthew Bomer) who is tired of living, Salas' future should be secure. Unfortunately, neither the corrupt, FBI-like "Timekeepers," nor the impoverished "Minutemen" want Salas to have that much time and both groups are determined to stop him from spending another second of it. watch the new featurette and preview clips >> Posted 10.22.11 by BrentJS