Posts Tagged ‘James McAvoy’
James McAvoy stars in the British crime thriller Welcome to the Punch as a cop whose long lost nemesis, played by Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), suddenly reappears. There is a lot of action here and the usual cat and mouse hi-jinx, but the visuals make up for what could end up being a predictable plot.
Welcome to the Punch presents the story of a former criminal, Jacob Sternwood (Strong) who is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives detective Max Lewinsky (McAvoy) one last chance to catch the man he has always been after. As they face off, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive.
Welcome to the Punch opens on March 15, 2013.
I can’t help but admire the work that has gone into making X-Men First Class a ‘classy’ looking movie. This trailer shows off a lot of great looking action and expands more on the story. Director Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men First Class will look at he rise of Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender), also known as leaders Professor X and Magneto. The first trailer we posted is worth a watch too.
The movie hits us June 3 and thanks to Yahoo Movies for the trailer.
Synopsis: X-Men: First Class charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men.
The next film from The Wachowskis is officially underway with some seriously big casting in the form of Tom Hanks. They will be adapting the novel Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, co-writing and co-directing with Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, Perfume).
Deadline has the scoop saying the novel is a set of six interconnected stories that have very different settings, subject matter and style. So that might be where having three directors makes sense.
Deadline has this synopsis: An epic story of humankind in which the actions and consequences of our lives impact one another throughout the past, present and future as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a savior and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution.