It’s Halloween, the season for scary movies is upon us and October is drawing to an end. It’s been an exciting month for film fans. On 21 October 2015 the future met the present as film fans around the world celebrated Back to the Future Day, whilst the past week has seen Bond frenzy following the release of the highly anticipated Spectre. Amidst all this excitement, you may have missed some of the exciting movie news updates from the past few weeks. Feeling out of the loop? Read on to catch up on the top movie news you need to know:
Johnny Depp & Edgar Wright Team Up For Neil Gaiman Adaptation
Fantasy author Neil Gaiman, the man behind Stardust and Coraline, will see another of his tales get the big screen treatment.
Fortunately the Milk is a children’s adventure story about a father who pops out to get milk, only to be inconveniently sidetracked by adventures with aliens, pirates and dinosaurs. The movie is being written by Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie and directed by Shaun of the Dead’s Edgar Wright, with none other than Johnny Depp set to star as the lead.
This all-star line-up and the big screen success of Stardust and Coraline make this film one to watch out for. Check back with us for more updates as they come.
The Revenant – Teaser Poster
The Revenant, director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s ambitious follow-up to his Oscar hit Birdman, follows explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), a man betrayed and left for dead, and his subsequent attempts at survival.The teaser trailers have received widespread praise for arresting, immersive cinematography and spectacular landscapes. The newly released poster is equally as striking, depicting a bleak, blue-toned snow-capped scene, with a figure on a horse barely distinguishable in the foreground. The only colour in the poster is the red-tinged embers of a fire, flickering over the lettering of the title. The word ‘revenant’ means, the poster tells the viewer ominously ‘one who has returned, as if from the dead.’
The poster favours simplicity over flashiness, and interesting chooses not to list details of the cast, which includes Tom Hardy alongside DiCaprio, preferring instead to let the visuals do the talking. The Revenant is released by Fox in the UK on 15 January 2016.
The 33 Featurette – The World is Watching
A poignant featurette has been released to promote The 33, an upcoming drama chronicling the real life events surrounding the rescue of the Chilean miners who were trapped underground for more than two months.
The film stars Antonio Banderas and Juliette Binoche and depicts the personal journeys of those above and below ground. The film is described as ‘a story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit.’
The new featurette juxtaposes dramatic clips from the film with archive news footage from around the world, emphasising the international reach the story had and its effect on people around the globe. The director and cast also feature, talking about the events that transpired and the very real human emotions behind the headlines. The 33 hits UK cinemas 29 January 2016.