January 2015 will close out with a new thriller from director Erik Van Looy (Shades, The Memory of a Killer) titled The Loft. The film is a new Americanized version of Looy’s 2008 foreign thriller Loft, written by screenwriter Bart De Pauw (Team Spirit, The Mole), who co-wrote the new adaptation with fellow screenwriter Wesley Strick (Cape Fear, Final Analysis). Leading the cast are actors Karl Urban (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Bourne Supremacy), James Marsden (X2:X-Men United, Superman Returns), Wentworth Miller (Underworld, Prison Break), Eric Stonestreet (Almost Famous, Identity Thief), and Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead, Rust and Bone) as five friends who go-in together on a secret loft where they can have their elicit affairs and outlandish indulgences. The plot turns, however, when the friends find a dead woman in the loft and begin to suspect each other of the crime. The trailer is here on MADE. Check it out in theater next Friday, January 30th.
Director Thomas McCarthy is currently working on his upcoming church-sex-scandal drama Spotlight, which follows the story of the Boston Globe reporters who uncovered the case of child molestation reports in the Catholic Church that had been covered up for decades in Boston, Massachusetts. The team won a Pulitzer-Prize for their work in uncovering the state-wide conspiracy that has since left the Catholic Church in increasingly lacking popularity. McCarthy already has an impressive line-up of actors set to portray the real life reporters and others involved in the case, including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, and Rachel McAdams, but now a new cast member has been added to the line up. Almost Famous and Big Fish star Billy Crudup is now set to take the role of Eric MacLeish, a high ranking lawyer in Boston. Other real-life individuals surrounding the case that will be depicted in the film are Boston Globe editor Marty Baron, Spotlight Team editor Walter Robinson, projects editor Ben Bradlee Jr., and investigators Michael Rezendes, Sacha Pfeiffer, and Matt Carroll. McCarthy is co-writing the script with Josh Singer, but there is still no word on a release date and some of the major roles still have to be filled by the production team, so we’ll look for more news as it comes along.
Last time we heard from the Adidas skate team, they were shredding the American northwest in preparation for 2014. Now it appears the crew has linked up with Juice Designs for yet another video, this time in Berlin, Germany. The video features Tjark Thielker, Phil Anderson & Lem Villemin among others; as they tear through the streets of Berlin. Check out the clip above and stay tuned for more from Adidas Skate.
Red Bull’s skate team recently took a trip to Mongolia to skate the ghost city known as Ordos. Built to accommodate millions, the city of Ordos only has a population in the tens of thousands resulting in what feels like a ghost town. This inadvertently created a skate haven, peep the video above and keep an eye out for more from Red Bull.
The Adidas skate team has been shredding the globe for most of 2013, it appears that now they’ve finally made their way back to the states. Yesterday the team released new footage of their journey through the American North West. Dennis Busenitz, Jake Donnelly, Mark Suciu & newbie Alec Majerus hit up Vancouver, Seattle & Portland for a few dope sessions; all of which were captured by Juice Design. Peep the video above and stay tuned for more from the Adidas skate team.
In recent years skateboarding has transformed from a mere form of underground recreation into one of the world’s newest infatuations. All sorts of brands from Levi’s to Diamond Supply have began assembling skate teams in the hopes of securing a piece of this huge market that has opened up. New Balance is no different, it seems that they have created a skate team but not just any skate team. New Balance Numeric features Arto Saari, PJ Ladd, Levi Brown & Tom Karangelov to name a few; cementing New Balance’s skate team as one of the industry’s most lethal. Check out the video above to see exactly what we mean.
Philly native and legendary skater Stevie Williams is preparing to launch his latest clothing brand in the form of Asphalt Yacht Club. The line up includes Stevie, Stefan Janoski, Nyjah Huston, Derrick Wilson, Riley Hawk (Yes Tony’s son) and Justin Figueroa among others; making for a team to be reckoned with. I’m not so sure about the name, but if the guys continue skating the way they are in the video; i guess the sky’s the limit. Asphalt Yacht Club is set to debut on the 15th of August so keep an eye out for a full look book soon.
Last Sunday Vic Mensa took the stage at Schuba’s along with fellow Save Money member Alex Wiley, The O’Mys and Phony Ppl for Closed Session’s Tribute to Independence. MADE was partying in Minneapolis for the 4th so we missed it, but word around town is that the young, up and comer shut it down. We’ll definitely be in attendance for the next one, until then check out this visual from awhile back.
A few weeks back Levi-Strauss announced that they would be diving into the world of skateboarding and now we’re finally getting a glimpse at the work they’ve been doing. The team took a trip to Bangalore, India to construct a skate park in order to promote a safe place for recreation amongst Indi youngsters; and now they’ve released the first episode of their “India” series. Check it out above and make sure to stay tuned for more from Levi’s Skate.
The newly resurrected Ice Cream skate team has been making a lot of noise lately mainly because of their young, shining star Andre Beverley. Hailing from Brooklyn New York; Andre has quickly established himself as one of NYC’s up and coming young skaters. Check out the video above for more and be on the look out for Ice Creams new skate video coming soon.