Tuesday, 1 January 2013

James McAvoy: 'Trance' images and 'X-Men' hints

James McAvoy spies, Rosario Dawson sprints in first images from Danny Boyle's 'Trance'
We've been waiting a good long while for Danny Boyle's Trance. While the British filmmakers last movie, 127 Hours, only came out in 2010, he began talking about it all the way back in May of 2011, before he started his work on the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games. But with the film close to completion and confirmed for a March 2013 release date in the UK, we should soon start seeing a lot more from the movie - and that starts with the first official images.

USA Today has published the first pictures from the heist thriller, including three stills and one behind-the-scenes look at Boyle making the movie. The shots give us our first look at Rosario Dawson, James McAvoy and Vincent Cassell in their respective roles, and you can check out all of them at the source to see them in their highest resolution. 

Partially based on a 2001 British TV movie with the same title, the story follows a fine-art auctioneer (McAvoy) who is working with a group of professional theives (led by Vincent Cassell) to steal a valuable work of art. When he is struck with a case of amnesia, however, and the painting is lost, he turns to a hypnotherapist (Dawson) to try and rediscover the lost treasure. While the film will be out early next year over in Europe, Fox Searchlight Pictures has not yet said where they will be putting the thriller on the release calendar. Given the amount of success Boyle has had during award season, don't be too surprised if we have to wait a little while for Trance.
Source (including photo): Cinema Blend
Original photos and article at USA Today

Will bald Prof. X battle Sentinels in 'Days of Future Past'?
Will bald Prof. X battle Sentinels in Days of Future Past?
X-Men: Days of Future Past is bringing out the big guns. Actor James McAvoy, who plays a young Charles Xavier, recently discussed some changes in the upcoming sequel. The landscape is totally different, and so are the characters. The X-Men could encounter their biggest foes yet.
McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, will be joined by their older counterparts, Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen. Since the film deals with time travel, their appearances could be easily explained. Now that we've seen the team's origin in First Class, it's time to get down to the good stuff.
First off, will we ever see those overbearing robots called Sentinels? Even though Mark Millar (Marvel's Property Creative Consultant) has hinted at their inclusion, McAvoy is staying vague. He told Total Film, "As a fan of the X-Men world and lexicon, I share lots of other fans' hopes and dreams and I'd like to see Sentinels ..."
In X-Men 3: The Last Stand, there was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo of a Sentinel's severed head. Unfortunately, it wasn't from a legitimate battle. It was part of a Danger Room training exercise. Giant robots may be a nebulous subject, but Professor Xavier's hair isn't.
Prior to the release of First Class a lot of us wondered about two things: Professor X's walking and his luscious locks. McAvoy revealed that his character's hair loss is a topic of discussion for Days.
"[Screenwriter] Simon Kinberg and I had a chat about it and we came up with a whole bunch of idea about how, why and where he might go bald. It's got to be linked to the plot though," McAvoy explained. "In the comics, he lost his hair as soon as his powers awakened, and we clearly didn't follow the source material. It can't just be that he looks in the mirror at the end of the film and goes 'Oh [frick], I'm losing my hair'.
Are you ready for Prof. X to embrace his baldness?
X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in theaters July 18, 2014.
original source - (Total Film via ComicBookMovie)
Source (including photo): Blastr

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