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Watercooler – July 17, 2011

Posted on July 17th, 2011

Movie-List’s Watercooler is a “this-week-in-movie-news” aggregated from our friend’s around the ‘net.


This week’s Trailer Roundup:

Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion starring: Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Winslet .

Martin Scorsese’s 3D family adventure Hugo starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley and Jude Law.

Disney’s John Carter starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton and Mark Strong.

Aardman Animation’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits voiced by Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Jeremy Piven, and Salma Hayek.

The prequel? / reboot? / remake? of The Thing starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

We’ve also added the 1982 original of John Carptenter’s The Thing to our Classics section.

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are back together in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

and we’ve added a 3rd (and the best one) trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes set for release on August 5th, 2011.

▪ The Amazing Spider-Man trailer coming next week

Next week is set to be one hell of a week for trailers. Warner Bros. is expected to release The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer online, having attached it to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and now SHH has word that the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man will be attached to Captain America: The First Avenger.

Sony have already made efforts to increase the hype by releasing a bunch of new images, giving us a good look at the cast, costume and Spidey’s web shooters.

Click here to see all 15 pics from Entertainment Weekly!

Source: Filmonic

▪ ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Viral Videos

As part of the Apes marketing, 20th Century Fox has released several short, viral clips, posing as actual footage, of apes doing incredible things. If the words “20th Century Fox” weren’t splashed all over these clips, people might get legitimately scared.

These videos have been everywhere (hence the name “viral video”) but the fine folks at Gamma Squad slapped them all together.

Source: /Film

▪ First Look: Colin Farrell in ‘Total Recall’

Yesterday we saw the first images of sets for the new Total Recall sets, on them some white-suited troopers. Now we’ve got the first image of Colin Farrell in the lead role of Doug Quaid, a factory worker who learns, or thinks he learns, that he is really a spy for one of two nation states, Euromerica or New Shanghai.

The scan is from the same EW issue that gave us those new photos from The Amazing Spider-Man. It’s a great shot of Colin Farrell, and the accompanying text, not yet online, says that we can expect a “less jokey” film than the 1990 Arnold Schawarzenegger version. Colin Farrell’s interview suggests that the Arnie one-liners are gone — no real surprise there.

Source: /Film

▪ Neil Burger will direct Uncharted

Neil Burger, director of this year’s Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper, is in negotiations to direct Uncharted, based on the PS3 game franchise. Until May, the film was (notoriously) going to be directed by David O. Russell, whose comments on the project caused quite a bit of uproar from fans.

Source: Filmonic

▪ Official Pic of Karl Urban as Judge ‘Dredd’

Lionsgate released an official photo of actor Karl Urban in the upcoming film “Dredd.” Urban plays the futuristic law enforce Judge Dredd.

Here is a synopsis:

‘Dredd’ takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Urban) is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot – if necessary.

The film also stars Lena Headey (“300,” “Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles”), Olivia Thirlby (“Juno,” “No Strings Attached”) and Domhnall Gleeson (“Harry Potter” series, “True Grit”).

The film is directed by Pete Travis (“Vantage Point”) from a script written by Alex Garland (“28 Days Later,” “Never Let Me Go”).

The film is a remake of the 1995’s “Judge Dredd,” which starred Sylvester Stallone and Rob Schneider.

“Dredd” is scheduled for release in the United Kingdom on December 1st later this year. There is no release date for the United States at this time.

Source: Latino Review

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