The first official trailer for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie has officially arrived.
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
ASSASSIN’S CREED stars Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, La Vie en Rose). The film is directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, Macbeth); produced by New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, DMC Films and Kennedy/Marshall; co-financed by RatPac Entertainment and Alpha Pictures; and distributed by 20th Century Fox . ASSASSIN’S CREED opens in theaters worldwide on December 21st, 2016.
Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson save the world in a new ‘Men in Black: International’ trailer
Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for Men in Black: International, the newest installment in the long-dormant franchise that originally starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, which now finds Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in the lead roles.
MIB: International follows Agent H (Hemsworth) and Agent M (Thompson) as they carry out their usual duties of protecting the Earth from the alien scum of the universe. However, things become increasingly more dangerous for the pair when they’re assigned to their biggest mission yet: identifying a mole in the Men in Black organization.
In addition to Hemsworth and Thompson, the reboot also stars Liam Neeson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, and Emma Thompson, who reprises her role from Men in Black 3.
F. Gary Gray, who directed 2015’s Straight Outta Compton and 2017’s The Fate of the Furious, helmed MIB: International using a script written by Art Marcum and Matt Halloway, based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham.
Men in Black franchise veterans Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald produced the film, with Steven Spielberg, E. Bennett Walsh, Riyoko Tanaka, David Beaubaire, Edward Cheng, Howard Chen, and Barry Sonnenfeld serving as executive producers.
Men in Black: International will hit theaters on June 14.
Christopher Abbott, George Clooney star in the first trailer for Hulu’s limited series ‘Catch-22’
Hulu has released the first trailer for Catch-22, the upcoming limited series based on Joseph Heller’s classic 1961 novel of the same name, which follows the adventures (and misadventures) of a U.S. air squadron stationed in Italy during World War II.
The series stars Christopher Abbott as Yossarian, a bombardier whose only real mission is to stay alive; Kyle Chandler as Colonel Cathcart, who keeps raising the number of missions the men have to fly; George Clooney as Scheisskopf, a parade-obsessed Lieutenant-General; and Hugh Laurie as Major de Coverly, whose perhaps a little too mellow and checked-out for somebody in the airforce.
The title, Catch-22, comes from the rather asinine military by-law in Heller’s book, which states that if you fly your missions, you’re crazy and don’t have to fly them—all you have to do is ask and you’ll be relieved of your duties. But if you ask not to fly your missions, you’re sane and are required to carry out the missions as assigned.
Clooney, who directed several episodes of the six-part limited series along with Ellen Kuras, also serves as an executive producer with Grant Heslov, Richard Brown, Steve Golin, Luke Davies, and David Michôd. The latter two names also served as co-writers.
Catch-22 will hit Hulu on May 17.
Ang Lee’s first ‘Gemini Man’ trailer finds Will Smith facing off against a clone of his younger self
Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Gemini Man, the latest big-budget project from Oscar-winning Life of Pi director Ang Lee, which finds Will Smith setting out on a mission to take down his younger self.
Smith stars here as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that can seemingly predict his every move. At first, Henry is unsure of who this young operative is or why he’s being tracked down by him.
But it isn’t long before Henry learns that the operative is actually a clone of himself, just 25 years younger. They share the same body, the same mind, and the same particular set of skills, but the younger version Henry has one advantage: he doesn’t suffer from his older’s self pain. (Whether that pain is physical or emotional is unclear, however.)
“The emotional and physical challenges of making this film have been the most demanding of my career. Ang is pushing the limits to give people an experience in the movie theater that you can’t get anywhere else. This is not only an action film, but an exploration of what one’s younger self can ultimately teach one’s older self,” Smith said. “Our hope is that this story provides something for everyone: never before seen cinematic wizardry, nuanced, relatable characters, and next-level action.”
Peter Jackson’s VFX house Weta Digital, utilizing a combination of performance capture and state-of-the-art de-aging technology, created the younger version of Smith for Gemini Man, which was shot on a specially developed camera from ARRI at a whopping 120 frames per second.
“This story is not one that could have been told with cinema as we know it. However, thanks to incredible new digital technology, not only can we finally see both younger and older Will Smith embodied together on screen, but we can also experience the story in a deeply immersive way. It is my great fortune to be able to experiment and test the limits of what new digital cinema has to offer us,” Lee said.
He added that the “immense effort and technical skill of the crew in creating a new aesthetic, between the cinematography, art department, visual effects, and technical team, was both inspiring and heartwarming” and he hopes “that this movie delivers a completely new theatrical cinematic experience to audiences across the world.”
Gemini Man also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, and Benedict Wong, and will hit theaters on October 11.