Another trailer for Louis Leterrier's magician-themed thriller Now You See Me has been released, showcasing an excellent cast and a fair few magic tricks.
Say what you will about Jose Padilha's upcoming Robocop reboot, but the Brazilian's filmic CV includes an action-packed pair of crime thrillers which were both critically lauded and box office smashes in his native country. Elite Squad won the Golden Bear at Berlin in 2008, and its sequel Elite Squad: The Enemy Within shattered records in Brazil, installing Padilha as a surefire candidate to make the jump to Hollywood.
Michael Bay's Pain And Gain looks like a wild ride. A return to Bay's unhinged, sociopathic Bad Boys 2 days, rather than Bay's unhinged, sociopathic Transformers days, which aren't hugely different but the kid-friendly veneer makes the whole thing considerably more offensive and creepy.
Pain & Gain stars Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Mackie and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a trio of bumbling meatheads who kidnap and extort a businessman for huge amounts of money. It's a Coen Bros movie, by way of Michael Bay. Basically, cause for celebration.
Only God Forgives is Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling's follow-up to the critically acclaimed Drive, so expectations are understandably high, yet the all-new red-band trailer steps out with confidence. Paradoxically understated and aggressive all at once, it's marvelous.
If you recall my reaction to the first trailer to Michael Bay's latest, Pain & Gain, you would know it was bordering on rapture. That feeling has only intensified on gazing upon the wonder of the new red-band trailer.
The latest collaboration between Nicholas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling is edging closer and to keep its potential audience intrigued, we have been treated to 3 new images from the film. They show a not-afraid-to-fight Gosling, his on-screen mother Jenna (Kristin Scott Thomas) and the film's aptly-named villain Angel of Vengeance (Vithaya Pansringarm).
You could be forgiven if, when hearing of a new comic book film adaptation, your mind leapt to the super hero icons of popular culture; Batman, Spider-Man, The Avengers, they litter our screens like they litter the streets in promotional advertising and disused packaging. The hero of the Button Man series, however, has no flashy costume with which to hide behind.
In an upcoming DreamWorks feature, Nicolas Winding Refn will direct the tale of mercenary assassin, Harry Exton, trapped in a twisted game where he and others like him are paid to kill each other by anonymous "Voices", gambling on the outcome.
Film fans all over the world are probably flatlining at the thought of it but Niels Arden Oplev, the Danish director of the original 2009 adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo is rumoured to be directing the remake of Joel Schumacher's Flatliners.
Brady Corbet, the brilliantly versatile actor who starred in Mysterious Skin and the Funny Games remake, is back and looking rough and nasty in Simon Killer, the new film from Martha Marcy May Marlene producer Antonio Campos.
Joe Carnahan just cannot catch a break.
Following the demise of his gritty, period take on Marvel's Daredevil, the Narc director was all set to direct a remake of 1974 classic Death Wish. Sadly, it appears his plans have now taken a bullet in the face.