Friday, November 16, 2012

3D Projects Confirmed: JUPITER ASCENDING, ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, SEVENTH SON, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 and POPEYE

Cruise's 1st 3D Movie: ALL YOU NEED IS KILL
There has been some rather sweeping 3D announcements of late so let's get started!

First we have IMAX making an announcement in cooperation with Warner Bros for the release of 20 movies in their theaters including these 3D productions:

Jack the Giant Slayer 3D (March 1, 2013)
Man of Steel 3D (June 14, 2013)
Pacific Rim 3D (July 12, 2013)
300: Rise of an Empire 3D (August 2, 2013)
Gravity 3D (TBD)
Seventh Son 3D (October 18, 2013)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D (December 13, 2013)
All You Need Is Kill 3D (March 7, 2014)
Jupiter Ascending 3D (TBD)
The Hobbit: There And Back Again 3D (July 18, 2014)
Tarzan 3D (TBD)
Fury Road 3D (TBD)
Journey 3 3D (TBD)

So some news has been made here obviously with the disclosure of ALL YOU NEED IS KILL 3D (probable 3D conversion), SEVENTH SON 3D and JUPITER ASCENDING 3D (the first 3D movie to come forth from the Wachowski's! ...and it's about FREAKIN' TIME! :-)

Hit the jump for more...



Here's what we know about SEVENTH SON 3D:
Shooting began on March 19, under the direction of award-winning filmmaker Sergei Bodrov, director of the Oscar®-nominated foreign language films “Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan” and “Prisoner of the Mountains.” “Seventh Son” stars Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart,” “Iron Man”), Oscar® nominee Julianne Moore (“Far From Heaven,” “The Hours”), and Ben Barnes (“The Chronicles of Narnia” films).

In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory.


SEVENTH SON Concept Art
In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. Now he has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.

The film’s international cast also includes Alicia Vikander (“The Crown Jewels”), Antje Traue (“Pandorum,” upcoming “Man of Steel”), Olivia Williams (“Hanna”) and Kit Harington (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”).

Bodrov is directing the film from a screenplay by Matt Greenberg, Charles Leavitt and Steve Knight, based on the book The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney. “Seventh Son” is being produced by Basil Iwanyk (“The Town,” “Clash of the Titans” upcoming “Wrath of the Titans”), Thomas Tull (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” upcoming “The Dark Knight Rises”) and Lionel Wigram (“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” the “Harry Potter” films). The executive producers are Jon Jashni, Brent O’Connor and Alysia Cotter, with Jillian Zaks and Erica Lee serving as co-producers.

The behind-the-scenes team collaborating with Bodrov includes director of photography Newton Thomas Sigel (“Drive”); three-time Oscar®-winning production designer Dante Ferretti (“Hugo,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Aviator”); Oscar®-nominated editor Paul Rubell (“Collateral,” “The Insider”); Oscar®-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Social Network”), and Oscar®-winning visual effects supervisor John Dykstra (“Spider-Man,” “Spider-Man 2″).

“Seventh Son” will be filmed entirely on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, “Seventh Son” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


We also have a rumored storyline for JUPITER ASCENDING via Vulture:
"Imagine a universe in which “human beings are just the Cro-Magnons, or even the Australopithecines, of what beings can ultimately go on to become in the galaxy. It’s a return to form for [the Wachowskis], because these higher forms of life are watching us from other, albeit this time non-meta worlds, but actual, other worlds, as in planets and moons.

...the film, which has yet to begin shooting and is supposed to be the first entry in a trilogy, centers on an unlikely (and as with The Matrix, ultimately reluctant) heroine: A recent Russian immigrant — played by actual Ukrainian immigrant Mila Kunis — who is busily scrubbing toilets for a living. Unbeknownst to her, she actually possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her otherwise immortal rule.

These evolved beings fall into various different groups, all of which share some human DNA but who have become evolved after being bred with animal DNA to heighten their best characteristics — e.g., soldiers getting their fearlessness, strength, and a pack mentality from wolves; workers getting their industriousness and reputation for diligence from bees.

Pretty soon, a bounty hunter of the evolved-being type is dispatched to dispose of the Cleaning Lady with the Great Pair of Nucloetides, but, as you’d expect with a Matrix re-dux, they fall in love. And for having fallen for his target, the bounty hunter — who we hear will be played by Channing Tatum — well, let’s just say that things get messy after that, because his employers take a-less-than-enlightened-being reaction to his decision to protect rather than kill her.

We also hear that an offer may soon be going out to Joseph Gordon-Levitt, though in what role we have no (Earthly) idea."

Finally we have some Sony Pictures Animation news with POPEYE casting off on September 26, 2014 (produced by Avi and Ari Avad) and HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 hitting theaters on September 25, 2015, both from director Genndy Tartakovsky.

More when we get it!

Sources: IMAX | Vulture | Box Office Mojo


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