With just over two weeks to go before The Dark Knight Rises lands in theaters, Warner Bros. has released a new synopsis. There's not much there that wasn't already known. Here's the updated synopsis:
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.
The first trailer for Jack Reacher (formerly titled One Shot) starring Tom Cruise has landed online. The dialogue is Russian, but you can get a sense that this film has the tone of last year's Drive. The story finds a homicide investigator (Cruise) digging deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who has shot five random victims and is based on a book in Lee Child's crime series. You can read a humorous translation of the monologue here.
A&E is describing their upcoming Pyscho prequel series Bates Motel as a cross between Twin Peaks and Smallville. Sing it now: Somebody saaaaave me… [THR]
Cloris Leachman has joined the cast of Raging Bull 2 and will play Penelope Ann Miller's mother. The film stars William Forsythe in the Robert DeNiro role and also co-stars Joe Montenga, Paul Sorvino and Natasha Henstridge. [Deadline]
A new 30-second spot for Total Recall arrived online over the weekend. The film will be a part of Sony's Comic-Con panel next weekend and arrives in theaters August 3.
Warner Bros. announced a special outdoor festival for Comic-Con where, among other things, they'll showcase all six Batmobiles from Adam West's 1955 Lincoln Futura to Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher's versions and a pair of Tumblers from Christopher Nolan's films.
A new minute-long teaser for Django Unchained features new footage and remixed Ennio Morricone. The film will kick off Saturday at Comic-Con with an hour-long panel and arrives in theaters December 25.
The first theatrical trailer and poster for Compliance has premiered. Based on true events, here's the official synopsis:
Inspired by a chilling true story, Compliance explores just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority. On a particularly busy day at the local ChickWich, the fast food joint's high-strung manager Sandra (Ann Dowd, Garden State) receives a phone call from a police officer saying her employee Becky (Dreama Walker, “Don’t Trust the B____ in Apt. 23”) has stolen money from a customer. Convinced she's only doing what's right, Sandra commences the investigation, following step-by-step instructions from the officer at the other end of the line, no matter how invasive they become.
Here's a first look image of Naomi Watts as the late Princess Diana from the upcoming Caught in Flight. The film focuses on the last two years of Diana's life and features the aftermath of her 1995 divorce and her relationship with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan. There's no release date as the film has been delayed, but its set to be directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (The Invasion, Downfall). [THR]
Another new, menacing image from Brian De Palma's Passion starring Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams has surfaced. The film is aiming to open the Venice Film Festival on August 29, if De Palma can get the film completed in time.
A pair of new IMAX posters for The Amazing Spider-Man have landed in advance of tonight's midnight screenings. Check them out below.
Resident Evil: Retribution unveils a new promotional banner. The film will have a blink-and-you'll-miss-it Thursday panel at Comic-Con. Click image for a much larger version.
Entertainment Weekly has revealed the cover for their upcoming issue featuring Martin Campbell and Ian McKellan from The Hobbit.
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