Lionsgate has released 13 new character posters for the upcoming epic, Midway, giving us a pristine look at the star-studded cast. From Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow director Roland Emmerich, Midway is an epic underdog film that tells the story of real-life events during World War II. It explores the pivotal clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy that acted as a turning point in the Pacific Theater during the War. The film aims to portray the heroic story of the leaders and soldiers who, “used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.”
Each poster gives a close-up of the thirteen characters that make up the powerful cast. With warm light and artful shadows, the portraits speak to the classic, war epic feel Roland Emmerich is striving for.
Saban Films announced on Thursday that it has picked up U.S.
rights to Steven C. Miller’s “Line of Duty,” starring Aaron Eckhart.
of Duty” follows a disgraced cop (Eckhart) who finds himself in a race against
time to find a kidnap victim whose abductor he accidentally killed.
action thriller was directed by Miller (“Escape Plan 2: Hades,” “First Kill”)
from a script penned by Jeremy Drysdale (“Grand Theft Parsons”). In addition to
Eckhart, the film stars Giancarlo Esposito, Courtney Eaton (“Mad Max: Fury
Road”), Dina Meyer (“Starship Troopers,” “Saw”) and Ben McKenzie (“Gotham”).
“This fast-paced thriller is action-packed and bound to
captivate audiences and keep them on their toes,” Saban Films President Bill
Bromiley said in a statement. “It’s a testament to Steven’s skills as a
filmmaker and the cast, led by Aaron, give stunning performances.”
Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films along with Myles Nestel and Lisa
Wilson (who also executive produced the film) on behalf of The Solution. The
Solution represents worldwide rights, with Wilson selling the remaining
international rights at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
film was produced by The Solution Entertainment Group’s Myles Nestel, Craig
Chapman, Skip Williamson, Scott LaStaiti, Martin Sprock, Tiffany Stone, Renee
Tab and Christopher Tuffin.
“We are excited to continue our long-standing relationship with Saban as our US distributor on the title,” Nestel said in a statement. “Steven knocked the film out of the park and Aaron gives a tour-de-force performance as Frank Penny.”
Vikings starKatheryn Winnick has joined Aaron Eckhart on VMI Worldwide’s conspiracy thriller Wander, which marks April Mullen’s follow-up to female gaze romance Below Her Mouth.
Production is set to kick off in New Mexico in July. Eckhart plays Arthur Bretnik, a mentally unstable private investigator convinced there is a link between a suspicious death case and the cover-up that caused the death of his daughter.
Midway will be in theaters November 8, 2019 and stars Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano, Luke Kleintank, Jun Kunimura, Darren Criss, Keean Johnson, Alexander Ludwig, with Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid and Woody Harrelson.
Aaron Eckhart has worked with a number of standout writer-directors — Steven Soderbergh, Jason Reitman and Christopher Nolan, to name a few — over his 25-year film career. So when the opportunity to work with Matthew Weiner on his new star-studded Amazon anthology series, The Romanoffs, came up, Eckhart jumped at the opportunity.
Appearing in the premiere episode, “The Violet Hour,” which is now streaming, Eckhart plays Greg, the lone nephew and caretaker to a bigoted, wealthy aunt played by Marthe Keller. Over the course of the episode, which is set in Paris and is acted mostly in French, the family’s connection to the Romanovs is revealed as an unexpected person changes the course of Greg’s future.
“It was beautifully written,” Eckhart tells ET of the script. “I thought that Matthew was putting relationships together that were unconventional.”
Lionsgate has set Nov. 8 for the opening of Roland Emmerich’s $100M World War II epic “Midway”. Next year Veterans Day, which has always been a bountiful holiday at the box office, falls on a Monday, giving Midway a four-day run.
“Midway” will star Aaron Eckhart, Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson, Ed Skrein, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas and more.
Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore, Ed Skrein, and Patrick Wilson have already been revealed for the strong ensemble and they are now joined by Asano (Zatoichi), Eckhart (The Dark Knight), Johnson (Alita: Battle Angel), singer and actor Jonas (Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle), Quaid (Day After Tomorrow), Luke Kleintank (Man in the High Castle), Jun Kunimura (Kill Bill: Vol. 1), and Etsushi Toyokawa (Love Letter).
Based on the true story of the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II, the $100M+ action-drama will chronicle the exploits of the soldiers and pilots at the heart of the conflict. Shoot is due to get under way from September 5 in Honolulu.
A car flies through downtown Birmingham, flips into the air, and lands upside down on it’s hood.
The man driving it, is applauded.
“This is every little kids dream come true to do this kind of stuff on a film set and get paid for it,” explains Kevin Watterman. He is the one who was behind the wheel, and is the Assistant Stunt coordinator for the movie “LIVE”
The action packed flick staring Actor Aaron Eckhart has been filming in downtown Birmingham all month – and has included chases, explosions, gunfire and crashes.
Crews even tried out a new hamster wheel like apparatus they created to make a car roll multiple times in one take.