Synopsis: New York, 1974. Fifty-year-old Chris has just been released on good behavior after several years in prison following a gangland murder. Reluctantly waiting for him outside the gates is his younger brother, Frank, a cop with a bright future. Chris and Frank have always been different, and their father, Leon, who raised them alone, seems to favor Chris despite all his troubles. Yet blood ties are the ones that bind, and Frank, hoping that his brother has changed, is willing to give him a chance -- he shares his home, finds him a job, and helps him reconnect with his children and his ex-wife, Monica. But Chris’ inevitable descent back into a life of crime proves to be the last in a long line of betrayals, and after his brother’s latest transgressions, Frank banishes him from his life. But it’s already too late, as the brothers’ destiny is bound together, forever.
The Japanese trailer for Jupiter Ascending doesn't provide a whole lot of new insight on the space opera from The Wachowskis, but it does reveal some new visuals that look like they were ripped from the cover of a sci fi paperback.
Like everything else we've seen from Lana and Andy Wachowski's next would-be blockbuster, the first official image of Channing Tatum in Jupiter Ascending is out there.
Way, way out there.
Synopsis: Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
The teaser trailer for Jupiter Ascending is now online, providing our first look at the next staggeringly ambitious story from the Wachowski Siblings.
Imagine you're going about your perfectly ordinary life when you discover that not only is there a vast interstellar civilization out there, but that you are, in fact, a vital part of that civilization. You're space-royalty, and before you've even come to grips with that, myriad political players are all maneuvering around you against sprawling backdrop of unfathomable tech and cosmic grandeur.
Following the Yellow Brick Road has never been easier.
As of Tuesday, June 11th, Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful is available to purchase on Blu-ray, bringing the magic of L. Frank Baum's fantasy landscape right into your living room with the sharpest possible high definition visual and audio quality.
Huzzah for original sci-fi!
Warner Bros. announced today that Andy and Lana Wachowski started principal photography on Jupiter Ascending, starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum, two weeks ago at Leavesden Studios in the United Kingdom.
Perhaps more importantly, the studio also revealed an official synopsis of the mysterious project's intergalactic story.
In under a week, Oz the Great and Powerful has collected $92.5 million domestically.
So Disney can afford to drop a length extended clip/trailer-thing in the hope that this glimpse at the lavishly created fantasy land will entice you to contribute your fifteen dollars to the movie's dumptrucks full of money.
Opening in theaters on March 8th is the highly anticipated new movie from visionary filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spider-Man 2) entitled Oz the Great and Powerful, which is a prequel to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. The film features an excellent cast that includes Academy Award-nominees James Franco (127 Hours) and Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn), as well as Mila Kunis (Ted), Zach Braff (Garden State), Joey King (The Dark Knight Rises), Abigail Spencer (The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia), Bill Cobbs (The Bodyguard), Ted Raimi (The Evil Dead II), Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness), and Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Zach Braff to talk about his work on Oz the Great and Powerful. The popular actor discussed the new movie, why he wanted to work with director Sam Raimi, his first reactions to reading the script, improvising, collaborating with James Franco, how they visually created his character - Finley the Flying Monkey, operating a puppet on set, and if he would want to return for a sequel to the prequel, as well as his canine companion who gives a special shout-out to iamROGUE.
Disney's Oz the Great and Powerful goes back to a fantasy world familiar to the millions of fans who adore The Wizard of Oz. Yet this time, they'll find no ruby slippers, no Toto, and no Dorothy.
Instead, this Friday's 3D adventure doubles back on the 1939 musical classic, to a time in Oz before Dorothy's arrival, to show just how the Wizard of Oz became the Wizard of Oz.
Inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum's children's novel first published in 1900, Oz the Great and Powerful stars James Franco (127 Hours) as Oscar Diggs, an ethically dubious small-time circus magician. When he inadvertently rides a hot-air balloon into a Kansas tornado, he finds himself in the strange and colorful land of Oz, where he's mistaken for a great wizard of prophecy. Oscar plays along, complicating the already fraught relationships between three powerful witches: Glinda, Theodora, and Evanora, played respectively by Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine), Mila Kunis (Black Swan), and Rachel Weisz (The Bourne Legacy). In order to save this magical landscape, Oscar Diggs must perform a miraculous trick by becoming a truly good man.
At the Los Angeles press day promoting Oz the Great and Powerful, IAR Managing Editor Jami Philbrick, along with other members of the press, had the opportunity to sit in on a press conference with James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, and Rachel Weisz. All four talented actors were happy to discuss the big-budget fantasy film, heaping praise on their director and discussing their memories of the 1939 film, the collaborative nature of this production, spending time on wire rigs, and finding the humanity in their outsized characters.