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PICTURE ROUND-UP: OZ The Great And Powerful, Jack The Giant Killer, Riddick, The Fifth Estate and Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2

January 23rd, 2013 by Marc Comments

Don’t you just love it when a merchandising campaign messes up the reveal of a character from a movie? Like the Lizard last year in The Amazing Spider-man, OZ The Great and Powerful has fallen victim to one such disaster. Mila Kunis’ look as the evil witch has been kept pretty secret until now! Here she is on, yes, a lovely mug courtesy of aintitcool and the Disney Store… the movie open on March 8th

Next up is yet another poster from Bryan Singer’s upcoming Jack The Giant Slayer. This time it’s a group banner. It’s still not totally inspiring us, but it’s pretty. Sort of. The movie hits cinemas on March 22nd

Principal photography has just kicked off onDreamWorks’ The Fifth Estate, telling the story of Wilkileaks’ co-founder Julian Assange. As you can see from the picture released to EW, Benedict Cumberbatch seems to have nailed the look of the international fugitive. The movie is directed by Bill Condon of Twilight: Breaking Dawn fame.

A new pic has appeared of Vin Diesel as Riddick in the movie of the same name coming this September 6th. The movie is a sequel to Pitch Black, Dark Fury and The Chronicles of Riddick and is written and directed again by David Twohy.

I have to admit I enjoyed Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatball, so this first look at the sequel is not entirely undesirable to me, anyway. Here’s the press release:

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up where Sony Pictures Animation’s hit comedy left off. Inventor Flint Lockwood’s genius is finally being recognized as he’s invited by his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, where the best and brightest inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. Chester’s right-hand-gal – and one of his greatest inventions – is Barb (a highly evolved orangutan with a human brain, who is also devious, manipulative and likes to wear lipstick. It’s always been Flint’s dream to be recognized as a great inventor, but everything changes when he discovers that his most infamous machine (which turns water into food) is still operating and is now creating food-animal hybrids – “foodimals!” With the fate of humanity in his hands, Chester sends Flint and his friends on a dangerously delicious mission, battling hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, apple pie-thons, double bacon cheespiders and other food creatures to save the world again!

Directed by: Cody Cameron & Kris Pearn. The animated sequel is due 25th OCTOBER 2013

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….