2021 has been a tough year for the movie industry. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to drastically affect the world, the year’s biggest films were caught in the crossfire which resulted in a number of setbacks and cancellations brought upon by the pandemic. However, Walt Disney Australia has decided to put some of these skepticisms to rest, with the company revealing their Australian release schedule for all their films until 2023. Without further ado, check out Walt Disney Australia’s release schedule as of May 2022.
A new trailer for 20th Century Studios’ “Death on the Nile” is here. This tale of passion and jealousy, which is directed by and stars five-time Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh and features an all-star ensemble cast, opens in Australian cinemas February 10, 2022.
Based on the 1937 novel by Agatha Christie, “Death on the Nile” is a daring mystery-thriller about the emotional chaos and deadly consequences triggered by obsessive love. Kenneth Branagh, back as the iconic detective Hercule Poirot, is joined by Tom Bateman, four-time Oscar® nominee Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright. “Death on the Nile,” which reunites the filmmaking team behind 2017’s global hit “Murder on the Orient Express,” is written by Michael Green, adapted from Christie’s novel, and is produced by Ridley Scott, Kenneth Branagh, p.g.a., Judy Hofflund, p.g.a. and Kevin J. Walsh, with Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Matthew Jenkins, James Prichard and Mathew Prichard serving as executive producers.
Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this dramatic tale of love gone wrong features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travellers and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.
Filmed with 65mm Panavision cameras in late 2019, “Death on the Nile” transports audiences to the 1930s, recreating many of the locations that served as inspiration for Christie’s glamorous, high society thriller.
With audiences returning to cinemas, Disney has committed to an exclusive theatrical release for “Death on the Nile.” 20th Century Studios production president Steve Asbell says, “Ken’s sweeping, elegant vision for this classic story deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible. We’re so proud of this film, our brilliant cast, and the stellar work that went into bringing ‘Death on the Nile’ to screen. We know that audiences can’t wait to experience Hercule Poirot’s next adventure, and we’re thrilled to continue working with Ken as he lends his masterful storytelling vision to the newest film in this celebrated franchise.”
James Prichard, chairman and CEO of Agatha Christie Ltd., says, “More than 100 years after the publication of Agatha Christie’s first novel, her crime fiction works remain immensely popular and continue to be discovered anew by people around the world. I’m thrilled that Disney and our partners believe in this franchise, which has helped introduce millions of new fans to Christie’s classic works. We’re honored to be in business with Disney, Ken, and all who are dedicated to preserving the long legacy of these titles for future generations.”
Set in Sydney, 1999, after an unlikely encounter at a train station, a young terminally ill girl befriends a fugitive teenage boy and they travel to visit a moon rock that the girl believes will heal her
MONDAY, a nine-year-old girl home-schooled by her father BOB (Aaron Jeffery) in Sydney. Due to her terminal illness, Monday’s only contact with the outside world is her weekly visit to the hospital. Monday’s imagination is captured by the Moon Rock (Uluru) which she believes will heal her and desires to travel to the middle of Australia to find it. By a twist of fate. She becomes caught up in a police chase involving TYLER (George Pullar), a street kid with a massive heart. Tyler uses Monday to evade the police, but despite the circumstances, they soon form a friendship.
They decide to go on the run, road tripping to the Northern Territory to find the Moon Rock. Along the way, they meet a cast of outback characters, some helpful and some not-so. Meanwhile, Bob is desperately trying to track his daughter down before DETECTIVE LIONELL ( David Field) and the police – who are out for blood. It all culminates in a gripping finale set in the heart of Australia, and a heart-warming end to a touching journey of friendship.
DIRECTOR – Kurt Martin PRODUCER – Jim Robison WRITER – Kurt Martin PRODUCTION COMPANY – Lunar Pictures
Monday – Ashlyn Louden-Gamble The Bobbins – Nicholas Hope Nurse Roz – Jessica Napier Tyler – George Pullar Johnny – Clarence Ryan Roach – Alan Duke Bob – Aaron Jeffery Maddie – Bonnie Ferguson Elvis – Suzan Mutesi Detective Lionell – David Field Moose – Rahel Romahn
Available to rent or buy on digital and DVD 8th September 2021
20th Century Studios’ “The Last Duel,” a gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance set against the brutality of 14th century France directed by visionary filmmaker and four-time Academy Award® nominee Ridley Scott (“The Martian,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Gladiator,” “Thelma & Louise”), opens in cinemas October 14, 2021.
The historical epic is a cinematic and thought-provoking drama set in the midst of the Hundred Years War that explores the ubiquitous power of men, the frailty of justice, and the strength and courage of one woman willing to stand alone in the service of truth. Based on actual events, the film unravels long-held assumptions about France’s last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends turned bitter rivals. Carrouges is a respected knight known for his bravery and skill on the battlefield. Le Gris is a Norman squire whose intelligence and eloquence make him one of the most admired nobles in court. When Carrouges’ wife, Marguerite, is viciously assaulted by Le Gris, a charge he denies, she refuses to stay silent, stepping forward to accuse her attacker, an act of bravery and defiance that puts her life in jeopardy. The ensuing trial by combat, a grueling duel to the death, places the fate of all three in God’s hands.
Oscar® winner Matt Damon (“Good Will Hunting,” “Ford v Ferrari”) is Jean de Carrouges, two-time Academy Award® nominee Adam Driver (“Marriage Story,” “BlacKkKlansman”) is Jacques Le Gris, Emmy® winner Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve,” “Free Guy”) is Marguerite de Carrouges and two-time Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo,” “Good Will Hunting”) is Count Pierre d’Alençon. The screenplay is by Oscar nominee Nicole Holofcener (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) & Ben Affleck & Matt Damon based on the book by Eric Jager. The film is produced by Ridley Scott, Kevin J. Walsh (“Manchester by the Sea”), Jennifer Fox (“Nightcrawler”), Nicole Holofcener, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck with Kevin Halloran (“Ford v Ferrari”), Drew Vinton (“Promised Land”), Madison Ainley (“Justice League”) serving as executive producers.
“The Last Duel” is based on Eric Jager’s book The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France, which brings the turbulent Middle Ages to life in striking detail. When etiquette, social aspirations and justice were driven by the codes of chivalry, the consequences for defying the institutions of the time – the Church, the nobility at court, a teenage king – could be severe. For a woman navigating these violent times, one who had no legal standing without the support of her husband, the stakes were even higher.
“I love working with Matt, so it was an added bonus to be able to work with him and Ben as both actors and as screenwriters, along with Nicole Holofcener, and I knew it would be a great result,” says director/producer Ridley Scott. “I had admired the show ‘Killing Eve’ and had been looking for the opportunity to present Jodie Comer with a challenging role. Her performance as Marguerite will make her one of the great actresses of her generation.”
“This film is an effort to retell the story of a heroic woman from history whom most people haven’t heard of. We admired her bravery and resolute determination and felt this was both a story that needed to be told and one whose drama would captivate audiences the way it moved us as writers. As we further explored the story, we found so many aspects of the formal, codified patriarchy of 14th century Western Europe to still be present in vestigial ways (and in some cases almost unchanged) in today’s society,” says Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. “We chose to use the device of telling the story from several character’s perspectives in order to examine the immutable fact that although often multiple people who experience the same event come away with differing accounts, there can only be one truth.”
Check out the trailer below courtesy of 20th Century Studios AU:
It looks like HBO has begun the casting process for the up and coming Game of Thrones prequel series ‘House of the Dragon.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, HBO has begun casting for the much-anticipated Game of Thrones prequel named House of the Dragon. The premise is set 300 years before the current story of Game of Thrones, and it’ll apparently focus on the House Targaryen. EW also confirms that the pilot series has roughly around 10 episodes.
When George RR Martin was interviewed regarding this prequel, he said; “I expect to be involved in all of this to some extent… and, who knows, if things work out, I may even be able to script a few episodes, as I did for the first four seasons of GAME OF THRONES.
“But… let me make this perfectly clear… I am not taking on any scripts until I have finished and delivered WINDS OF WINTER. Winter is still coming, and WINDS remains my priority, as much as I’d love to write an episode of HOUSE.”
House of the Dragon will be based on George RR Martin’s Game of Thrones book Fire & Blood so we can’t wait to get stuck into this series!
Netflix has just released a trailer for Jamie Foxx’s latest film called “Project Power” and it looks pretty damn EPIC! Similar to the 2011 film “Limitless,” this new movie is also based on a powerful pill. While in Limitless, whoever takes the pill gains the ability to use the full extent of their brain, the pill in Project Power is a bit different — it can actually give whoever takes it temporary superpowers.
Here’s the full synopsis of the movie according to Netflix: “On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don’t know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction. But when the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams with a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta (Jamie Foxx) to fight power with power and risk-taking the pill in order to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it.”
Check out the trailer below courtesy of Netflix (screenshot from Netflix):
The current global lockdown caused by the coronavirus has everyone stuck inside their houses so what better way to cope with the isolation than to start getting up to speed on the latest romantic movies and TV shows in Netflix right?
If you’re a fan of rom-com then you’re in luck because Netflix has something special coming up for you.
A new romantic film called “Love Wedding Repeat” is about to be released by Netflix and it stars Sam Claflin and Olivia Munn. They’re joined by a notable cast that includes Joel Fry (Game of Thrones), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), Jack Farthing (Poldark). Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and comedian Aisling Bea.
The film revolves around Jack (Sam Claflin) who tries his best to make it through his little sister’s wedding without any hiccups. Unfortunately, chaos eventually ensues created by ex-girlfriends, jealous rivals, and even party crashers.
Jack himself is focused on getting a second shot with Dina (Olivia Munn), the “one who got away” years ago. As he tries to maintain peace within the wedding guests, Jack also attempts to finally make things work with Dina.
BUT…. there’s actually a big twist in Love Wedding Repeat: each wedding day scenario takes place in an alternate universe, which generates a new outcome depending on Jack’s every decision. Cool huh?
Love Wedding Repeat premieres on Netflix on April 10th and we can’t wait – check out the trailer below:
The Fast and Furious family is back and this is the ninth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise.
The trailer shows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez) attempting to raise Toretto’s son Brian (named after the late Paul Walker’s character) – but all hell breaks loose when Dom’s brother Jacob (John Cena) turns up to create havoc as the main villain in this movie.
Check out the trailer below courtesy of Universal: