Morning Must-Read: Stallone and Schwarzenegger in 'The Tomb,' New 'The Master' Images and Jeremy Renner's R-rated Fairy Tale
As you wait, patiently, for Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger to share scenes in The Expendables 2 (which opens on Friday), we’re happy to post the first official image from the action duo’s next collaboration. Miles Chapman’s The Tomb casts Stallone as a brilliant prison designer who, coincidentally, is framed for a crime and dropped in his own impenetrable cell. Schwarzenegger plays a convict who – we assume – helps Sly spring himself out. Is it a metaphorical sequel to Lock Up? We can only hope. (Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal):
The Olympic Games concluded in spectacular (and somewhat bizarre) fashion Sunday evening, and if Twitter was any indication, the reunited Spice Girls were the hit of the closing ceremonies. Did you miss Danny Boyle's visually stimulating but often puzzling Opening Ceremonies from the early stage of the Summer Games? THR says the Transpotting director is working on a feature-length DVD of his ceremony, one that will help explain some of the cultural references he was trying to make with the presentation. “It will make more sense in this version,” Boyle said. Thank goodness.
New Photos: A number of preview images for some anticipated dramas landed online over the weekend.
The Weinstein Company released 15 new photos from Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams. The movie is gearing up for the fall film festival circuit. Here are a few images. Catch the rest right here.
Ron Howard has wrapped filming on his Formula-1 drama, Rush, with Chris Hemsworth playing iconic English racer James Hunt. Universal revealed that the film will open on Sept. 20, 2013. With that came a handful of official images, via the movie’s Website:
News & Notes: Rush wasn’t the only film to get a new release date.
Tom Cruise’s Oblivion moved its release date ahead by two weeks. The sci-fi thriller, helmed by TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, will be in theaters on April 19, 2013. In addition, Universal says it will screen on IMAX screen where available.
Earlier in the year, the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film Mama, with Jessica Chastain, will open on Jan. 18.
And we have two casting notes. Jesse Eisenberg has replaced Paul Dano in Night Moves, the latest from director Kelly Reichardt (Meek’s Cutoff, Wendy & Lucy). Eisenberg will play the leader of a group of eco-terrorists who plot to blow up a dam. Variety says Dakota Fanning is eyeing a role in the film that once was reserved for Rooney Mara.
Elsewhere, Star Trek alum Alice Krige revealed during a Trek convention in Las Vegas that she might have secured a small role in Thor: The Dark World. Geekscape says the actress admits it’s a tiny part, and she might be unrecognizable in the film. But fans can look out for her.
Finally, it was revealed over the weekend that Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton’s fairy tale mash up Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters would be released in theaters with an R-rated cut. So breathe easy, gore fans.
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Sean is a film reviewer for The Washington Post and daily contributor to Fandango.