'Fifty Shades of Grey' film finds its Christian Grey
Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam has landed the plum role of Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of the mega-selling Fifty Shades of Grey, announced Author E.L. James.
The other main character, Anastasia Steele, will be played by Dakota Johnson.
The film will be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside James.
Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises Trailer
Multitalented maestro Hayao Miyazaki returns with the first trailer for his latest film, The Wind Rises. Marking his first piece since 2011′s award-winning From Up On Poppy Hill – animated by Hayao’s Studio Ghibli and directed by his son, Goro Miyazaki – the piece is a decade-spanning historical animated fantasy and is based on the popular manga of the same name, itself an adaptation of Tatsuo Hori’s Showa-era short story. Inspired by the true story of the famed Zero Fighter, the film is a fictionalized biographical take on visionary designer Jiro Horikoshi and the World War II service of his Mitsubishi A6M Zero aircraft – a legendary dogfighter, the pride of the Imperial Navy, and oft associated with the kamikaze tactics of the Pacific Ocean theatre. The Wind Rises is set to debut at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival in September.
BRUCE LEE X SUPREME X VANS – UPCOMING COLLABORATION
With the unveiling of Supreme‘s Fall/Winter 2013 collection just weeks away, we’ve seen almost nothing in the way of leaked images. This upcoming collaboration with VANS doesn’t have confirmed release but there’s a good chance they’ll drop in 2013. Joint ventures between the New York and Cali-based skate brands are nothing new, but this project distinguishes itself with the addition of a third party: namely, martial arts legend Bruce Lee, whose brief filmography is still essential viewing for fans of the kung fu genre. The silhouettes take the form of a Sk8-Hi and Authentic, each available with Lee’s likeness plastered all over the exterior. Will these make their way to your seasonal Supreme wish list? Stay tuned for release details.
FRANK151 JAPAN – FALL 2013 COLLECTION LOOKBOOK
Themed around the concept of ‘school’, FRANK151 Japan launched their newest lookbook for the Fall 2013 season. Although the theme is loosely interpreted onto the garments, the varsity-inspired graphics are hard to dislike. Unlike their previous collections, these items are steering away from straightforward branding, where in many cases their brand name is not incorporated into the artwork at all. Scroll down the page to take a sneak preview of the pieces in their tongue-in-cheek lookbook. Some of these items are already available through select FRANK151 Japan stockists and on their web store.
Fruition x Off White x PYREX Surfboards
In commemoration of the launch of both PYREX and Off White respectively in Fruition‘s Los Angeles and Las Vegas stores, store founder Chris Julian partnered with Pyrex’s Virgil Abloh in creating a pack of surf-inspired pieces. Under the theme of Pyrex’s “best of heaven” and “best of earth” dichotomy, the resulting two boards feature Pyrex’s iconic religion/entombment print as well as a new visual. Together they will also be paired with cold water and warm water wax — of which will be for sale in a run of 100 pieces.
Hermès Releases $13’000 USD Basketball
French luxury brand Hermès celebrates the re-opening of its newly renovated Beverly Hills boutique in Los Angeles with the release of a basketball. It would not be Hermès if the materials used, the quality and of course the matching price tag were not a little bit different than your usual basketball. Priced at just under $13’000 USD, you can be pretty sure that this basketball will not be spending a lot of time on the court.
REBOOT BUGGY BY JOEY RUITER
Self-expression in design can take many forms, yet Joey Ruiter took the road less traveled by designing a car, more accurately a buggy, from scratch using common parts. Unsatisfied with the current line up of cars from major automakers, Ruiter decided to explore the idea of redesigning a buggy that is purely functional and fun. Through trial and error, he understood the mechanics of making a car, thus manufacturing a one-of vehicle named Reboot Buggy. This automobile runs on a Chevy small block V8 engine, which produces 470 horsepower.
Acapulco Gold Summer 2013 Caps
New for this summer comes a collection of three caps from Acapulco Gold. Two of these three caps are wrapped in that 2013 staple, camouflage, while the other is in tasteful black. And all three might make a good addition to your late summer style.
One of the camouflage hats is a tan camo, with an Acapulco Gold patch at front and center, and the other is in green, with “Crooklyn Vets” emblazoned across the front. As for the black one, the darkness is offset with a bright and colorful Kingfisher bird, joined by a script “Acapulco Gold” logo.
Vans x Belkin iPhone 5 & iPod Touch Cases
The Vans x Belkin collection concludes with three-piece offering for the iPod Touch featuring a slimmer version of the Waffle Sole Case and two polycarbonate plastic cases adorned with popular Vans prints. The Vans x Belkin iPhone 5 and iPod Touch cases are available this August at Vans retail locations, Best Buy and belkin.com.
300: Rise of an Empire Official International Trailer
300: Rise of an Empire is back with its official international trailer. The Noam Murro-directed sequel to the 2007 blockbuster 300 stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Callan Mulvey and Hans Maetheson. As a tie-in with the original story, the film focuses on the role played by Themistocles and The Battle of Artemisium, the naval conflict that occurred while The Battle of Thermopylae from the first movie was taking place. As such, Lena Headey and David Wenham will reprise their roles from the first film as will Rodrigo Santoro who plays Xerxes. The 300 sequel is slated for a March 7, 2014 release.