Lots of exciting announcements have been made in the last seven days, with previews of some of the biggest films still to come this year and even a few hints for what next year will look like. In case you’ve missed them, here’s what’s happened in cinema over the last week:
Jamie Foxx has announced that he will be starring in a biopic of Mike Tyson. The project is in its very early days, but the screenplay will be written by Terence Winter, whose recent credits include The Wolf of Wall Street and The Sopranos.
After a few problems in production, Quentin Tarantino’s next project, The Hateful Eight, is confirmed for release next year. A new poster for the film, which was exclusively released in this month’s issue of Empire Magazine looks beautifully violent, and hints at the story which involves a number of bounty hunters. Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Samuel L. Jackson are all on board for Tarantino’s eighth feature, with further cast members and plot details still to be announced.
The third trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar has undoubtedly been the most talked about this week. Accompanied by an ominous new site, the new trailer gives a lot more insight into the characters and their missions. Unlike Nolan’s previous films of recent years, the central roles are arguable far more emotive, with Matthew McConaughey proving a perfect lead as he leaves his children to save civilisation. The third trailer follows McConaughey’s Cooper and his team after they leave Earth, and boasts some spectacular images of other worlds and outer space. The details of the plot are still mostly under wraps, but this trailer confirms a struggle for the future existence of humankind and the hopes of a planet resting on but a few people. Interstellar is released on the 7th of November.
Into the Woods has been an eagerly awaited adaptation of the musical of the same name, and this week the film got a limited but exciting first look. A tangle of adaptations of popular fairy tales, the trailer begins with some of its central characters at a time of need, including Anna Kendrick’s Cinderella and Lilla Crawford as Red Riding Hood. From there it’s just a great score and a host of great names, showing Meryl Streep as The Witch, James Corden and Emily Blunt as The Baker and The Baker’s Wife and mere glimpses of Jonny Depp as The Wolf. The film is due to be released on Christmas Day.
The Testament of Youth also received its first trailer this week. Based on Vera Brittain’s book and starring Kit Harrington and Alicia Vikander, the film is being released to mark the 100th anniversary of World War I, which is the setting of Brittain’s romance with her fiancé Roland (Harrington.) As readers of the book will know, this is a heart wrenching account of life during the war and it’s devastating effects of all involved. The film is due for release next year.