Riding on the wave of enthusiasm before and after the World Cup, film studios are preparing to release several movies celebrating the world's most popular sport. Two of this summer's soccer movies even have a connection to Brazil. The most anticipated of these is without a doubt "Pelé," a biopic on the legendary Brazilian player Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known throughout the world by his nickname. The film will focus primarily on the athlete's youth in Brazil and the lead up to his first World Cup victory in Sweden in 1958.
Warner Bros have uploaded the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming catastrophe movie, which is due in theaters in August. "Into the Storm" was directed by Steve Quale, who helmed the horror movie "Final Destination 5." The cast includes British actor Richard Armitage ("The Hobbit") and American actress Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead").
By his own admission, Arnold Schwarzenegger is famous for "black and white," good-versus-bad films. In "Sabotage," the 66-year-old actor plays Breacher, head of a special unit of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) whose members start being brutally killed one by one, after a cartel bust. My characters are usually black and white, I'm the good guy and there are the bad guys, then with a little bit of humor throughout the movie and that's it," he said. Challenging him was director David Ayer, who made 2012's "End of Watch" and wrote the screenplays for "The Fast and the Furious" and "Training Day" in 2001, and 2003's "S.W.A.T."
Martial arts fantasy "The Grandmaster" dominated the Asian Film Awards on Thursday with seven wins including best movie, as its emotional director mourned the film's stuntman who was on the missing Malaysian jetliner. India's "The Lunchbox" was the only other film to win multiple prizes at the star-studded event at Macau's City of Dreams casino resort, winning awards for best actor and screenwriter. "The Grandmaster", inspired by the life of Yip Man -- the mentor of legendary kung fu star Bruce Lee -- scooped awards in most other major categories, including best director for Wong Kar-wai and best actress for Zhang Ziyi. But despite the big wins a sombre mood hung over the film crew, with Wong using his acceptance speech to ask Malaysia for greater transparency in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which went missing on March 8 with 239 people on board.