After three weeks atop the box office heap, The Lego Movie has finally ceded first place at the domestic box office.
In its place is Liam Neeson's latest turn as a gun-toting harass, Non-Stop, followed in second by the Christian drama Son of God.
Everything is awesome and everybody loves Lego right now. Everybody also loves Liam Neeson, who next stars in Non-Stop.
You know where this is going: a brickfilm version of the Non-Stop trailer, meaning a little Liam Neeson minifig caught up in all manner of airborne action.
Synopsis: During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the government to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every 20 minutes.
Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller began their careers as writers and producers on the popular TV show How I Met Your Mother, and have since gone on to produce the Golden Globe-winning series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. They soon made the leap to the big screen when they wrote and directed the popular animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Then in 2012 Lord and Miller directed their first live-action movie with the box office hit 21 Jump Street, and they are currently busy working on its sequel 22 Jump Street. But first, they return to the world of animation with their latest film The Lego Movie, which opens in theaters on February 7th.
In The Lego Movie, an ordinary mini-figure named Emmet (Chris Pratt) is mistaken as being the Special (the greatest Master Builder who can save the Lego universe). With the help of an old wizard named Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), and a tough young woman named Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett), Uni-Kitty (Allison Brie), Benny (Charlie Day), and a pirate named Metalbeard (Nick Offerman), Emmet will have to unlearn everything he saw in the instructions and discover the power of imagination to defeat the evil tyrant Lord Business (Will Ferrell), who is bent on destroying the Lego universe on Taco Tuesday and recreating it as he sees fit by gluing it together. In addition, the film also features the voices of Liam Neeson (The Grey) as Bad Cop/Good Cop, Channing Tatum (Haywire) as Superman, Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Green Lantern, Cobie Smulders (Delivery Man) as Wonder Woman, and NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal as himself.
I recently had a chance to travel to Legoland California in Carlsbad, California for The Lego Movie press day and speak with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller about their new movie. The talented filmmakers discussed their new movie, Lego’s unique licensing rights, combining characters from several different franchises into one project, why there are no Marvel characters in the film, getting approval to use Star Wars characters, casting Will Arnett as Batman, convincing Morgan Freeman to make the movie, taking advantage of Liam Nesson’s vast resume of work, making Will Ferrell the bad guy, Superman and Green Lantern’s odd relationship, why a lot of Wonder Woman’s scenes were cut, Shaquille O’Neal, a possible sequel, and what to expect from 22 Jump Street.
The Liam Neeson action renaissance continues unabated.
Neeson is kicking ass in the first clip from this month's Non-Stop, in which he finds asses to be kicked on an airplane. And the actor is clearing up a story element on Taken 3, which now has a director and two co-stars to join Neeson as he kicks ass.
The red band trailer for A Million Ways to Die in the West doesn't just offer up the first look at actual footage from Seth MacFarlane's upcoming comedy, it also shows off quite a few of those ways to die on the frontier.
If you like puns, then you're going to love seven out of eight posters for A Million Ways to Die in the West, the new live action comedy from Seth MacFarlane.
The second still from A Million Ways to Die in the West finds Charlize Theron making like she's in a John Woo movie, wielding duel pistols with aplomb.
Opening in theaters on January 17th is the new 3D computer animated comedy film The Nut Job, which was directed by Peter Lepeniotis (Toy Story 2). The movie is based on Lepeniotis' short film Surly Squirrel, and features the voice acting of Will Arnett (The Secret World of Arrietty), Katherine Heigl (The Big Wedding), Brendan Fraser (Stand Off), Stephen Lang (Avatar), Maya Rudolph (The Way Way Back), and Liam Neeson (The Grey).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently attended a press conference, along with a few other members of the media and several dozen children, and spoke to Will Arnett and Katherine Heigl about their work on The Nut Job. The two popular actors discussed their new movie, their characters, doing voice work, the perks of working on an animated project, director Peter Lepeniotis, and the message of the film.
You don't see many westerns getting made these days, let alone comedy westerns. For his second live-action directorial feature, though, Seth MacFarlane is heading to the wild frontier.
As you can see in the first image from A Million Ways to Die in the West, he's brought some formidable acting company in Charlize Theron, Neil Patrick Harris, and Amanda Seyfried.