Mila Kunis’ character Jupiter Jones may clean toilets for a living, but she also poses a threat to the reign of the Queen of the Universe thanks to her perfect genetic makeup in the Wachowskis’ latest sci-fi spectacle Jupiter Ascending. Fortunately she has a protector in the form of a glassy-eyed, part-albino/part-wolf Caine (Channing Tatum).
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Jonah Hill tries to play football, gets attacked by a giant octopus, and is hit in the face by a beanbag all in the latest trailer for 22 Jump Street. The green-band trailer shows Hill and Channing Tatum at it again, this time posing as college students to bust a drug dealer. “We’re like a power couple,” Tatum tells Hill in the trailer. Yes, yes, you are. Watch the trailer below: READ FULL STORY
Break out the dollar bills and practice your dance moves: Magic Mike 2 is coming. For real. Not long after the breakout debut of Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 stripper film, star Channing Tatum dropped hints that a sequel was already in the process of being developed. Though there was nary a script to speak of — just a concept, according to Tatum — the announcement pumped up fans who couldn’t wait to see the actor reunite with co-stars Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, and Alex Pettyfer.
Dueling Everest movies: Jake Gyllenhaal film begins shooting; Sony's 'The Summit' still in base camp
When it comes to ascending a summit, first to the top usually wins. News this week confirmed that Working Title’s Everest, to be released by Universal, is a go. The film, from director Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns) began production Monday in Italy, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke and John Hawkes playing four of the climbers who attempted the disastrous 1996 ascent of Mount Everest in the Himalayas, only to be thwarted with terrible conditions that led to the loss of many lives.
Now that this film is in production, will it kill a competing Everest film at Sony?
Sony declined to comment on its project, which takes place in the 1920s and chronicles British climber George Mallory’s attempts to scale the world’s tallest mountain. One source close to the production says the studio is still committed to the movie, but the film, which Doug Liman (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) is set to direct after finishing the upcoming Tom Cruise-starrer Edge of Tomorrow, will no longer begin production in the next couple of months as originally planned.
Rather, the start date on the film — which now carries the title The Summit and still has Tom Hardy (Inception) attached to play Mallory and Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6) to play his Australian rival George Finch — has been pushed to either early summer or perhaps even to 2015.
According to another source, the studio’s hesitation on the project centers on concern over how to sell the the film domestically. Overseas, the film’s prospects appear much healthier considering the storyline and international cast but in the U.S. audiences are often reluctant to give period films a chance.
Complicating matters, a schedule change may force star Hardy to drop out. As reported earlier, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) is still interested in the lead role should Hardy need to leave.
Sony is also being more cost conscious after a rough 2013 and launching a $60 million movie with a competing film in the pipeline may not look too appealing. Last summer the studio was on the wrong end of dueling White House disaster movies. Their White House Down with Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx opened at the end of June, earning $73 million. It had followed Film District’s Olympus Has Fallen, which opened in March and grossed $98 million.
Still, sources close to the project says the film, which was scripted by Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air), is still important to the studio.
The trick now is to keep that enthusiasm from falling off the mountain.
To quote Nick Offerman’s meta Deputy Chief Hardy in the official red-band trailer for 22 Jump Street: “Nobody gave a sh– about the Jump Street reboot, but you got lucky. So now, this department has invested a lot of money to make sure Jump Street keeps going.”
And keep going it will after the surprising success of the 21 Jump Street reboot (and Channing Tatum as a comedic actor) last year, the boys are back to bust up another drug ring, this time as undergrads. Perhaps Jenko and Schmidt, a.k.a. almost-30-year-old Jonah Hill and 33-year-old Channing Tatum, will have a better time blending into the collegiate lifestyle than they did in high school. But according to one student — “You look old as sh– to be here” — perhaps not.
Set perfectly to Wallpaper.’s #STUPiDFACEDD, the trailer shows Ice Cube, Rob Riggle and Dave Franco also returning, the latter two sharing a jail cell (and a very special one-sided relationship). Check out the joke-filled trailer below:
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What do you get when you pair Channing Tatum as the “perfect hunting machine” with Mila Kunis as the wanted earthling named Jupiter? Jupiter Ascending, the next sci-fi adventure from Lana and Andy Wachowski, a.k.a. the people who brought you Cloud Atlas.
The first trailer for Jupiter Ascending revolves around Tatum’s character hunting Kunis and then seemingly falling for her. Kunis seems to be the key to something much larger than most people on Earth can understand. Add in some elf-like ears and a lot of futuristic guns, and you’ve pretty much summed up the trailer.
Watch it below:
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There’s nothing Ellen Degeneres likes more than her hometown of New Orleans and male strippers — at least if you buy the intro that actor Channing Tatum (Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street) received during a satellite appearance on Friday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he kicked off this year’s Team Oscar college search.
The competition is aimed at giving young filmmakers an opportunity to appear on stage during the live Oscar broadcast.
Tatum and Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will pick the six winners of this year’s competition. Students who win will be flown out to attend the 86th annual Academy Awards where they will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters on stage.
“It’s inspiring to see talented young people passionate about movies, and I’m excited to help shine a spotlight on them through Team Oscar,” said Tatum who will return to The Ellen DeGeneres Show sometime early next year to announce the Team Oscar winners. Team Oscar is open to U.S. college students and runs through Jan. 5, 2014. To enter, students must visit The Academy’s Facebook page and submit a creative short video explaining how they will contribute to the future of movies. Additionally, entrants will be asked to answer a brief essay question on a similar topic.
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• Magic Mike star Channing Tatum is in early talks to produce and star in Bad Romance for writer and director Jonathan Levine (50/50). No details about the plot were revealed. Tatum can be seen next in Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, recently bumped to a 2014 release, and 22 Jump Street. He also voices the part of Superman in The Lego Movie. [THR]
Forever Fest, a new film festival in Austin, Texas, that runs Nov. 1-3, aims to flip the genre’s usual dude-heavy script and honor all things girly. Picture a giant slumber party of a weekend stuffed with chick flicks, mimosa brunches, a clip show of film’s best chiseled abs and biceps, and photo booths where you can get your picture taken with Channing Tatum and Ryan Gosling cutouts. Lots of glitter, though not necessarily the movie Glitter. The co-founders Sarah Pitre and Brandy Fons have standards when it comes to their girly programming. They gave the stultifying ensemble mash-up Valentine’s Day as an example of a romantic comedy they’d never inflict on Forever Fest audiences.
Fons, 41, who handles publicity for Alamo Drafthouse, was obsessed with the movie Pitch Perfect when the idea for Forever Fest was first born. “In Austin there’s a gaming festival, there’s a television festival, there’s a beer and food fest,” she said, “but there’s not a festival celebrating films over a weekend like the Pitch Perfects of the world.” Pitre, 34, who works as a lead programmer for Alamo Drafthouse and runs the website Forever Young Adult, says they approached their inaugural fest as a chance to reclaim the term chick flick. “We define chick flick as any film that celebrates the female experience and by that definition that makes chick flicks a vital, important genre,” says Pitre. “For us we really want to lift up that term and provide a place for people to come and celebrate chick flicks without any sense of shame.” They named their baby Forever Fest because, as Pitre says, “forever is such a word that you use as a teenager. Like, best friends forever, I’ll love you forever. But it also brings to mind these movies that we’ve seen a hundred times but we’re going to love forever.”
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