Teaser Trailer: Inferno

Confession: I had totally forgotten they were making another of these movies. But the teaser trailer is here and it looks VERY DRAMATIC. (Further confession: I’m not sure I actually saw Angels & Demons. I should do that.) Inferno, based on the book by Dan Brown, stars Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones and will be in theaters on October 28th.

If you’d like a slightly different look at Inferno, here’s the international version:

BAFTA Nominations: 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, & More

BAFTAThe 2014 nominees for the BAFTAs – basically the British Oscars – have been announced. (The awards will be given out on February 16th.) 12 Years a Slave and Captain Phillips lead the pack with ten and nine nominations, respectively. Here’s how they and various other adaptations stacked up:

12 Years a Slave: Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Director, Editing, Film, Leading Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Original Film Music, Production Design, Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender), Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o)

August: Osage County: Supporting Actress (Julia Roberts)

Behind the Candelabra: Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design, Make-Up and Hair, Production Design, Supporting Actor (Matt Damon)

Blue Is the Warmest Color: Film not in the English Language

The Book Thief: Original Film Music

The Butler: Make-Up and Hair, Supporting Actress (Oprah Winfrey)

Captain Phillips: Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Director, Editing, Film, Leading Actor (Tom Hanks), Original Film Music, Sound, Supporting Actor (Barkhad Abdi)

Frozen: Animated Film

The Great Gatsby: Costume Design, Make-Up and Hair, Production Design

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Make-Up and Hair, Special Visual Effects

The Invisible Woman: Costume Design

Iron Man 3: Special Visual Effects

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Outstanding British Film

Philomena: Adapted Screenplay, Film, Leading Actress (Judi Dench), Outstanding British Film

The Wolf of Wall Street: Adapted Screenplay, Director, Editing, Leading Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio)

Movie Casting: Gone Girl, Dark Places, Hologram for the King, The Giver

Happy Friday! Let’s kick things off with some recently-announced movie casting news.

Dan Brown’s Inferno Set for December 2015

Yesterday, Deadline reported that Sony has scheduled the movie version of Dan Brown’s fourth Robert Langdon novel, Inferno, to hit theaters on December 18, 2015. Yes, this means that it will come before the movie based on the third book, The Lost Symbol, if indeed Lost Symbol ever actually happens. Star Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard are both set to return for Inferno. David Koepp, who wrote Angels and Demons, will write the screenplay.

News Briefs: Dracula, Fleming, Beautiful Creatures, Masters of the Air

  • Jessica De Gouw has been cast to star opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in NBC’s Dracula series.
  • Annabelle Wallis has joined Fleming.
  • Here are 50 new images from Beautiful Creatures.
  • Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks have acquired the rights to Donald L. Miller’s Masters of the Air as source material for their names WWII miniseries.