Saving Mr Banks : first official poster
July 25, 2013 - 1 comment
A couple weeks ago we brought you the first trailer for Saving Mr. Banks, and now we have the official poster! In the poster we see Disney and Travers walking together, and their shadows show the legacy they left behind. Disney's shadow is his famous Mickey Mouse of course, while Travers is shadowed by Mary Poppins herself. You can click on the image to enlarge it.
The all-star cast also include Ruth Wilson, Paul Giamatti, Rachel Griffiths, Colin Farrell, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, B.J. Novak and Kathy Baker. The movie directed by John Lee Hancock hits limited US theaters on December 13th, followed by a wide expansion on December 20th.
Australians will have to wait one more week and the movie will be released on January 17, 2014 in the United Kingdom.
Tom Hanks returns as Robert Langdon for Inferno
July 18, 2013 - 0 comment
Tom Hanks is returning as Robert Langdon for Inferno, the fourth Robert Langdon book written by The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons author Dan Brown.
Chronologically, the third one was The Lost Symbol, released in 2009 and was set in Washington, DC. The film rights had been bought by Sony Pictures and the movie had been in development since 2011. But not much had been heard about the possible adaption of this novel after the news of Danny Strong hired to write that adaptation in March 2012 and the expectation that Mark Romanek would direct as Ron Howard had stepped away to produce.
It now looks like we'll have to wait for this one to be made… if it ever happens.
Instead, Sony Pictures has acquired the film rights for Inferno and has already set a December 18th, 2015 release date for it. David Koepp, who wrote Angels & Demons’ is aboard to write the script and Ron Howard will reprise his director’s role. Tom Hanks is set to return as Robert Landon for what could be another box-office success. The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons combined for more than $1.2bn box office worldwide.
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces... Dante’s Inferno.
Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust… before the world is irrevocably altered.
The story starts with Harvard University professor Robert Langdon waking up in a hospital with a head wound and no memory of the last few days. His last memory is walking on the Harvard campus, but he quickly realizes that he is now in Florence. Sienna Brooks, one of the doctors tending to him, tells him he suffered a concussion from being grazed by a bullet, and had stumbled into the emergency ward. Suddenly, Vayentha, a female assassin who has been following Robert, breaks into the hospital, shoots the doctor in charge of Robert's care, and approaches Robert's room. Sienna grabs Robert and they flee to her apartment.
Are you going to read the book?
Saving Mr Banks : official trailer
July 11, 2013 - 0 comment
Yesterday, we showed you the very first official picture for Saving Mr Banks featuring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. Today, the official trailer has been revealed! You can watch it in our videos by clicking on the thumbnail.
The movie will tell the scripted saga of how Walt Disney persuaded Australian author P.L. Travers to sell him the rights to make a film out of Mary Poppins. That courtship took 14 years.
P.L. Travers first published Mary Poppins, which tells the story of the Banks family and their enchanting nanny, in 1934 and went on to write seven sequels. Because of her treatment during filming, and the addition of an animated sequence, Travers refused to sell Disney the rights to any of the other Poppins properties after the original 1964 film.