Human drug Mickey Rourke plays a downtrodden jazz musician attempting to free a beautiful winged woman from a circus sideshow in Image Entertainment’s upcoming supernatural romance Passion Play. It appears to be a role that the 58-year-old comeback king is none to happy with.
Another terrible movie. But, you know, in your career and all the movies you make, you’re going to make dozens of terrible ones.
Rourke goes on to say that he takes these terrible roles for the money, that Passion Play is getting a limited release because it’s so bad, and explained that his comment about costar Megan Fox being the most talented actress he had ever worked with was simply a backhanded compliment used to illustrate how much more his previous leading ladies sucked donkey balls.
Passion Play will have a limited theatrical run starting on May 6. Home editions will arrive on May 21.
IFC Midnight has released a trailer for Dark Sky Films and Glass Eye Pix’s new vampire-apocalypse thriller Stake Land. Directed by Jim Mickle, the film stars Nick Damici (”The Black Donnellys”), Connor Paolo (”Gossip Girl”), a rough-looking Kelly McGillis (The Innkeepers), and genre fav Danielle Harris (Shiver).
The footage shown in the clip is somewhat confusing in that it seems to suggest that vampires like to kill and devour people. In fact, there isn’t a single bloodsucker in this flick that sparkles, eats vegetarian, and dates high school goth chicks. I just don’t know if people are ready for man-eating vamps.
Stake Land will be in theaters for a limited run on April 22. It’ll be available On-Demand on April 25.
DreamWorks has released a second trailer for director Jon Favreau’s big screen adaptation of Scott Mitchell Rosenberg’s graphic novel Cowboys & Aliens, arriving in theaters on July 29. The new footage reveals some cool alien action and a whole lot of Olivia Wilde (finally).
Set in the mid 19th century, the sci-fi actioner follows gunslinger Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig), Ella Verity (Wilde), and Colonel Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford) as they set out to stop an alien race from enslaving humankind.
Cowboys & Aliens costars Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2), Walton Goggins (Predators), Clancy Brown (”LOST”), Abigail Spencer (Haunting in Georgia), Keith Carradine (“Dexter”), Paul Dano (Taking Lives), Ana de la Reguera (Nacho Libre), and Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers).
The film’s script was written by “LOST” co-creator Damon Lindelof with go-to collaborators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer serve as producers.
20th Century Fox has unleashed the first official trailer for director Rupert Wyatt’s new Planet of the Apes remake. Rise of the Planet of the Apes stars James Franco as Will Rodman, a scientist whose attempt to protect an ape named Caesar from the doctors using him as a test subject in Alzheimer’s research sets the stage for a simian revolution.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes costars the gorgeous Freida Pinto as a primatologist, John Lithgow as Will Rodman’s Alzheimer-stricken father, Tom Felton and Brian Cox as the flick’s heavies, and Andy Serkis as Ceasar. Oscar-winning effects house WETA Digital (Avatar, Lord of the Rings) provides the visual magic.
A short—but gruesome—sales trailer for Screen Media Films sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 2003 slasher The Toolbox Murders has hit the web. Entitled TBK: The Toolbox Murders 2, the film marks the directorial debut of make-up artist Dean C. Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides).
The film’s synopsis reads:
Survivors Nell and Stephen continue their night of hell as they’re rushed to the nearby Hollywood Memorial hospital. Meanwhile next-generation, tech-savvy CSI detectives Cole and Barnes coordinate with hard-nosed LAPD criminal profiler McGavin to exhume TBK’s modern day tomb and uncover its origins, leading toward a shocking revelation involving old Hollywood’s seedy underground and one doctor’s secret past.
TBK: The Toolbox Murders 2 was shot in Los Angeles and stars horror icon Lance Henriksen (Scream of the Banshee), Brian Krause (Camel Spiders), Ethan Phillips (The Island), Mila Brener, Bruce Dern (Choose), sexy up-and-comer Chauntal Lewis (pictured above) and Christopher Doyle, who returns as killer Coffin Baby.