A new still from this August's Paranoia shows Liam Hemsworth looking very relaxed. But rest assured, the film isn't all poolside recreation.
In fact, Paranoia is a taut, white-knuckle corporate espionage thriller in which Hemsworth's character finds himself in a high stakes game between two captains of industry, played by living movie legends Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman.
If we told you that the new poster for Machete Kills has Sofia Vergara using her boobs as automatic weapons, you'd probably assume we were being figurative.
We knew that Danny Trejo would once again lay waste to a villain's nefarious plans in the sequel Machete Kills, but we didn't know when. Open Road Films changed that today by announcing the release date for Robert Rodriguez's next film.
Director McG's as-yet untitled thriller for Relativity Media and EuropaCorp is currently filming in Paris with two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Costner starring. With Costner capably leading the cast, this darkly comedic thriller has officially added three world-class actresses: Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, and Connie Nielsen.
The first official still from the Robert Rodriguez sequel Machete Kills has very little Machete and exactly no killing.
Relativity Media has unveiled the very first look at Paranoia, next year's thriller exploring a high-stakes game of corporate intrigue that could have lethal consequences. The two official stills show up-and-coming movie star Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), along with established cinematic icons Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight) and Harrison Ford (Raiders of the Lost Ark).
Robert Rodriguez is no stranger to stunt casting, and he's revealed the stunt cast equivalent of doing a midair back flip on an airborne dirtbike with another supporting player in the sequel Machete Kills. The film will once again ostensibly follow the violent exploits of Mexican badass and sex machine Machete, played by Danny Trejo, but like its predecessor, it will be filled with many an over the top character played by recognizable actors of many different stripes, including, it seems, international pop star Lady Gaga.
What started out as a gag trailer for Grindhouse improbably got the feature-length treatment with Machete, and now the unstoppable Mexican is returning for an equally-improbable sequel, Machete Kills. The second in a proposed trilogy that would find Danny Trejo's Machete venturing into space for the third installment, Machete Kills Again, is currently in production in Texas under the direction of Robert Rodriguez. The story this time finds Machete helping the government stop a madman intent on nuclear destruction. With shooting underway, Rodriguez and his cast are tweeting up a storm, offering up a bunch of set photos, as well as announcing a new addition to the cast.
Before 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl provided the perfect vessel for his slightly askew charisma, Johnny Depp was generally viewed as a weird actor. He toplined many a movie and was certainly a household name, but his predilection for strange, often daring material marked him as alienating off kilter for mainstream American audiences. In fact, the Edward Scissorhands, Dead Man, and Ed Wood actor was fond of joking that he would never make a profitable movie. Now, though, he's undoubtedly one of the biggest movie stars on the planet; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides grossed more than a billion dollars over the summer, a fear it most assuredly wouldn't have accomplished without Depp's face on every billboard.
One of the very weirdest roles of Depp's pre-Jack Sparrow career was his pitch-perfect take on Raoul Duke, the somewhat-fictionalized narrator of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the Terry Gilliam-directed adaption of Gonzo journalist and American firebrand Hunter S. Thompson's book. Thompson was a real-life friend and mentor to Depp, an avowed reader said to own a formidable literary collection. For literally years, Depp has been trying will into existence The Rum Diary, based on the first novel Thompson ever wrote.
The film finally hits theaters today, six years after the author's death. Dep, who actually paid to have Thompson's ashes blasted from a cannon in accordance with his will, discussed the film during the official press conference, attended by IAR Managing Editor Jami Philbrick. At a panel with The Rum Diary writer-director Bruce Robinson, Depp discussed once again playing a Thompson surrogate, how he and Robinson tackled the material, and living with Hunter inside him.
Last week, we saw two clips from The Rum Diary, an adaptation of the first novel written by legendary Gonzo journalist and literary ass-kicker Hunter S. Thompson. Those two excerpts highlighted a familiar side of the latest Thompson surrogate played by Johnny Depp, as freelance journalist Paul Kemp dabbled in psychedelics and driving utterly without caution. Now, with the movie hitting theaters in mere hours, FilmDistrict has released two more clips that show the more taciturn side of freewheeling Kemp. In the first, he's scrutinized by his toupee-wearing new editor, played with relish by the always-great Richard Jenkins, and in the second, he raises an eyebrow at the ruminations of a wealthy, wealthy man, played by Aaron Eckhart.