Living large and loving life, Po realizes that he has a lot to learn if he is going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor. After reuniting with his long-lost father, Po must transition from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters. Together, the kung-fu brethren unite to take on the evil Kai, a supernatural warrior who becomes stronger with each battle.
Godzilla, the monster that has gathered many fans turning him into a cult classic monster, roars back into life in this new 2014 adaptation of the monster, in a film that mimics his origins but on a grander scale and intriguing story.
As reported by Variety, there’s not much information out there about Strathairn’s role other than that he’ll play “a military figure.” (Given that Strathairn is 63 years old, we can assume he’s a pretty high-ranking one). The cast already includes youngsters like Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, but Strathairn may find himself in a terrifying face-off with Bryan Cranston, who seems to hold all the gravitas remaining in Hollywood that Strathairn can’t already claim. There was also recent talk about Juliette Binoche joining the cast, although since Variety doesn’t mention her in their write-up, that deal may have fallen through.
Based on a a very early look we got at Comic Con last summer, this version of Godzilla is looking grittier and more intense than ever, and definitely more serious than the 1998 Roland Emmerich attempt. Other than a rumor about two monsters, though, we know virtually nothing else about the plot. Personally, I’m kind of happy to keep it that way– a cast this good and a director as promising as Edwards surely have something good up their sleeves. But if you want to speculate anyway, feel free to do so in the comments.
After riveting dramatic performances in five seasons of Breaking Bad, it’s dizzying to remember Bryan Cranston as the daffy dad on the quirky sitcomMalcolm in the Middle. Few actors can pull off the comedy and drama with the ease Cranston can, and for his next feature he’s taking menace to a whole new level, playing a cruel criminal in the indie drama Eye of Winter.
Variety reports Cranston will co-star with Men In Black 3‘s Alice Eve andPrometheus‘ Logan Marshall-Green. She’ll play the owner of a floundering motel whose taken hostage—along with her daughter—by Cranston’s crook, who is nearly blind, and so uses the two abductees as his eyes while he tries to get a payday from a dirty cop played by Marshall-Green. Ursula Parker from TV’s Louie has also signed on, presumably as Eve’s daughter, as has Leo Fitzpatrick, who may be best remembered as Telly from Larry Clark‘s disturbing teen drama Kids, though his role is unknown. The drama will be writer-director Tze Chun‘s follow-up to celebrated festival favoriteChildren of Invention. Oz Perkins and Nick Simon, who co-wrote the 2010 thriller Removal, also contributed to the screenplay.
This sounds like a deeply promising project for Cranston. While he offered memorable dramatic turns in Drive and Argo, he was a supporting player in both. Here, he’s the male lead, and it seems like a gritty role he can really sink his teeth into. Likely confined to a cramped hotel room, and thriving on its claustrophobic atmosphere, Eye of Winter sounds like a chilling crime drama out of the 1950s, like The Night of the Hunter. It’s unknown when this feature might make it to theaters, but it sounds like one worth looking out for.
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