Opening in theaters on August 29th is the new horror adventure thriller As Above, So Below from sibling filmmakers John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle.
The movie is based on a script written by both brothers, while John Erick Dowdle directed, and Drew Dowdle produced the project. Their previous films include Quarantine, as well as Devil, which John directed and Drew executive produced. They are currently in post-production on their next film The Coup, which stars Pierce Brosnan (The November Man), Owen Wilson (Free Birds), and Lake Bell (Million Dollar Arm), and is scheduled for release on March 6th, 2015.
As Above, So Below, which was produced by Legendary Pictures, follows a team of explorers led by archaeologist Scarlet Marlowe (Perdita Weeks). Their adventure leads them into the catacombs beneath the streets of Paris. They soon uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. In addition to Weeks, the film also features Ben Feldman (Cloverfield), Edwin Hodge (The Purge: Anarchy), and Francois Civil (Frank).
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with director/co-writer John Erick Dowdle, as well as his brother co-writer/producer Drew Dowdle about As Above, So Below. The sibling filmmakers discussed their new movie, coming up with the concept, how Legendary Pictures’ Thomas Tull helped them combine one of their older character ideas with setting the story in the catacombs, their writing process together, how much time they had to actually write the script before they began production, casting Scarlet Marlowe, the challenges of making a found footage film, and how they share filmmaking duties while on set.
With Life of Crime, Jennifer Aniston heads to the seventies, a decade known for some regrettable styles.
"It’s a tough look," the actress and international superstar commented. "It was awesome for the time and a lot of fun to wear all of that polyester and the handkerchiefs around the neck. My favorite piece of wardrobe was the sunglasses."
"I basically looked like my mom," Aniston quipped. "I pulled out a lot of her old pictures and tried to rock the old Nancy Aniston 1970s look."
Her outdated costuming was part of creating the period look and feel of Life of Crime, which is based on an Elmore Leonard novel first published in 1978. Leonard, a master of American crime fiction who died almost exactly one year ago, was known from crackling dialogue, sharp humor, and unforgettable characters in a world of bad choices and worse consequences.
One of his many indelible characters is Mickey Dawson, played by Aniston. A Detroit housewife, Mickey goes on an unconventional journey of self-discovery when she's abducted by a pair of first-time kidnappers.
At the Los Angeles press day, Jennifer Aniston shared her enthusiasm for Life of Crime, saying, "I was so excited because I’ve always loved Elmore Leonard. I had read The Switch, which was the actual name, but we had to switch because I was already in a movie called Switch about best friends making a baby. Then I read the book and I love how he writes his characters. They’re all so interesting and detailed. Also his bad guys aren’t the brightest, yet they somehow always make it happen and they’re actually lovable."
Remember Seventh Son?
You know, the fantasy action-adventure starring Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore, the one that was supposed to hit theaters last October then again this January? Well, it's finally arriving in February.
Don't believe us? A new theatrical trailer and poster prove that Seventh Son is finally on the way, and it remains packed with genre signifiers and weightless visual effects.
For his debut movie as director, Jon Stewart is setting aside the nimble sense of humor that made him a national treasure.
The first trailer for his film Rosewater suggests that Stewart has tapped dramatic depths in order to tell a searingly intense true story.
The Fantastic Four reboot is less than a year away, but not a single official look at Marvel's First Family has been released.
20th Century Fox has kept a tight, tight lid on The Fantastic Four, but a small crop of leaked pictures from the set purportly reveal our first look at Toby Kebbell in costume as Dr. Doom, the titular team's arch-nemesis.
Over the course of two really long Amazing Spider-Man movies, Peter Parker still hasn't learned a lick about great responsibility.
In 99 Homes, though, Andrew Garfield leaves behind super-angst to play a full grown adult, a man who takes his responsibilities seriously.
The first clip from Ramin Bahrani's sure-to-be-upsetting shows just what Garfield can do in a role that's not a teenager.
With Sons of Anarchy cruising into its seventh and final season, Charlie Hunnam is going medieval.
The actor has been selected by director Guy Ritchie to star as the title character in King Arthur, Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow's attempt to start a new Arthurian action franchise.
A star is born … and his name is Luke Bracey!
You may not know the actor by name right now, but you soon will as he has several high profile projects that will be released over the next year. On October 17th, Bracey (who up to this point is best known for playing Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Retaliation) will be seen in the romantic drama The Best of Me, based on a book by Nicolas Sparks. But the actor’s most anticipated upcoming film is Point Break where he will play the iconic role of Johnny Utah, which was portrayed by Keanu Reeves in the original. Bracey is currently shooting the remake now, which also stars Edgar Ramirez (Deliver Us from Eviliam), Ray Winstone (The Sweeney), and Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), and is scheduled for release on July 31st, 2015. But first, Bracey can be seen going up against former James Bond Pierce Brosnan (The Love Punch) in the new spy thriller The November Man, which was directed by Roger Donaldson (No Way Out) and opens in theaters on August 27th.
The November Man is based on the novel There Are No More Spies by author Bill Granger. The movie follows ex-CIA operative Peter Devereaux (Brosnan) as he is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil, Mason (Bracey), in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect. In addition to Brosnan and Bracey, the film also stars former Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), and Bill Smitrovich (Iron Man).
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Luke Bracey about his work on The November Man, as well as Point Break. The talented young actor discussed his latest film, working with director Roger Donaldson, shooting guns at James Bond, what he learned from working with Pierce Brosnan, the father/son relationship between Peter and Mason, Point Break, status on filming, how his Johnny Utah will be different than the one Keanu Reeves played, and acting opposite Edgar Ramirez and Ray Winstone.
Half a dozen new posters show off (mostly) new characters and also underline some big changes on the way in The Hunger Games: Mockingkay - Part I.