I love this behind the scenes glimpse (via IGN) at Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim because it shares and explores one of the movies most interesting concepts. If you’re a Jaeger pilot, your co-pilot has to know everything about you. Literally. I think this is the key to lending the film some immense human relationship stakes without having to break away from the action too much, the film combines the two.
In theaters July 12, “When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.”
Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Robert Kazinsky, Ron Perlman, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, Larry Joe Campbell, Diego Klattenhoff and Brad William Henke all star. READ MORE
Paramount has released an EPK style first look featurette from Marc Forster’s World War Z, their zombie movies raising the dead on June 21. The video includes comments from the cast and creative team along with some footage, nothing earth shattering though.
Starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox and David Morse, the one-sheet displays a mile-high piling of rotting, decaying zombies attacking a helicopter.
“The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.”
Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen. READ MORE
We’ve got our first behind the scenes look at Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to Twentieth Century Fox’s 2011′s hit franchise reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Matt Reeves is currently directing the sequel, which has already enlisted Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, and Gary Oldman playing some human characters with Judy Greer and Andy Serkis (and many others) playing the chimps. These photos from the Daily Mail cropped up after a shoot in the woods that presumably features both humans and chimps, since Russell and Clarke look normal and Serkis is wearing the mo-cap dots.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, in theaters May 23, 2014, continues the story of how ultra-intelligent simian Caesar (Andy Serkis) presides over the fall of human civilization. After the apes break out of their facility, a virus breaks out that causes the collapse of human society. The new project is taking the story to the next level, with the apes on the path to emerge as society’s new rulers.
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I’m incredibly excited for The Last Of Us. I love developer videos for games, because you don’t quite understand how much goes into a game until you see them. In this latest video, which you can check out past the break, the team goes in depth on extensive lighting, dead foliage, and much more. The Last Of Us comes out June 14th exclusively for the Playstation 3.
Now that Evil Dead is finally out, we can share a SPOILER HEAVY 4-part series of b-roll footage from behind-the-scenes of the film, taken last year on the New Zealand set.
The film features cast members Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, and Jessica Lucas, whom you’ll see working on set.
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film in theaters now “Five twenty-something friends who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist’s tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.”
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Are you ready for April 5th? Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead hits theaters on that day but if for some reason you’re still itching for more content, we’ve got this behind the scenes featurette. It’s got a few quotes from Alvarez and Sam Raimi but nothing in the way of new footage. Be sure to stay tuned tomorrow for my exclusive interview with Fede Alvarez and Jane Levy!
“In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist’s tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.”
Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, and Jessica Lucas all star.
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The Collection arrives on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Digital Download and Video On Demand today March 26th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The Blu-ray Disc and DVD will both feature Ultraviolet Digital Copy. The Blu-ray and DVD include audio commentary with Director/Co-Writer Marcus Dunstan and Co-Writer Patrick Melton and a host of special features – from one of which this exclusive clip was taken. It’s a cool look at the practical effects work of the film that I’m sure is much longer on the Blu itself.
The Collection follows a twisted madman who “collects” humans in a booby-trapped house of horrors. Starring Josh Stewart (The Dark Knight Rises), the film also stars Emma Fitzpatrick (The Social Network), Lee Tergesen (Texas Chainsaw: The Beginning) and Christopher McDonald (HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”), and is written by established horror writing team Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (Feast series, Saw IV – Saw 3D: The Final Chapter). Directed by Dunstan, it is the second time he has directed a film the pair has written.
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Beyond: Two Souls is taking on the form of a fancy Hollywood blockbuster movie with the likes of Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe as 2 of the main characters. Quantic Dream has gone above and beyond to make their characters as real as possible, those of you who played Heavy Rain know from experience. If you head past the break you can see Willem Dafoe’s reveal trailer, followed by a motion capture behind the scenes video. It’s incredible to see what they do to get as many details as possible in the characters. Beyond: Two Souls will be gracing your Playstation 3′s this October.
If you’re looking forward to Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, then perhaps you know who Magnus Bane is. I have no idea, personally, aside from the fact that he’s played by Godfrey Gao. Anyway, MTV caught up with Gao on the set and the rest, as they say, is some middling promo material.
Directed by Harald Zwart for Sony Screen Gems, “Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures.”
In theaters August 23, 2013, Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Durand, Robert Maillet, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Kevin Zegers and Jonathan Rhys Meyers also star.
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The Dyatlov Pass Incident, the Renny Harlin-directed alien-thriller penned by Vikram Weet, is certainly becoming a bigger blip on the radar having released it’s second trailer (this one is international) in two weeks! There’s also some behind the scenes footage that Movies.com came across.
“The Dyatlov Pass Incident follows a group of students on a trek to investigate the true life mystery of nine Russian skiers who befell an unexplained death while skiing in the Russian mountains in 1959. To this day, their deaths have been one of the most bizarre unsolved mysteries of the 20th century.”
The film, starring Richard Reid, Matt Stokoe and Holly Goss, is based on a true story. Head inside for the goods! Beware, the BTS clip may have some spoilers. READ MORE
Anchor Bay Films will be releasing Rob Zombie’s The Lords Of Salem on April 26th, 2013. And now we’re starting to see more and more from the film as the months until its release wind down. We’ve got four new images today, courtesy of Zombie’s Facebook page. Two of them are stills which feature cleaner looks of Sid Haig and Michael Berryman doing their hobo wiccan thing. And then we’ve got a behind-the-scenes look at Mr. Zombie onset as well as a snapshot of Sheri Moon Zombie and Bill Moseley chilling in between takes.
In the film, “Heidi, a radio station DJ, receives a wooden box containing a record. Heidi listens and the bizarre sounds within the grooves immediately trigger flashbacks of Salem’s violent past. Is Heidi going mad or are the Lords of Salem returning for revenge on modern day Salem?”
Written and directed by Rob Zombie, The Lords of Salem stars Sheri Moon Zombie (House of 1,000 Corpses, Halloween) as well as Bruce Davison (X-Men), Jeff Daniel Phillips (Halloween 2), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Dee Wallace (E.T.) and Judy Geeson (To Sir, With Love).
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The new Evil Dead movie is just 3 months away. Crazy! I’ve still got more from my set report coming, but a couple of behind-the-scenes pics for the film just surfaced and I figured I’d quickly share them with you.
One of them shows Lou Taylor Pucci in front of the slate (seated in front of the Book Of The Dead) and the other features Fede Alvarez providing some direction onset.
Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Elizabeth Blackmore and Jessica Lucas also star in the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film. “Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.”
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Gearing up for the January 18 release, Universal has released a new behind-the-scenes clip from Mama, the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror thriller about a group of feral children raised by something sinister. The video features interviews with Del Toro, Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau along with some new footage!
“Five years ago, sisters Victoria and Lilly vanished from their suburban neighborhood without a trace. Since then, their Uncle Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend, Annabel (Jessica Chastain), have been madly searching for them. But when, incredibly, the kids are found alive in a decrepit cabin, the couple wonders if the girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home. As Annabel tries to introduce the children to a normal life, she grows convinced of an evil presence in their house. Are the sisters experiencing traumatic stress, or is a ghost coming to visit them? How did the broken girls survive those years all alone? As she answers these disturbing questions, the new mother will find that the whispers she hears at bedtime are coming from the lips of a deadly presence.”
Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse and Daniel Kash all star. The pic is based on a short of the same name and was directed by Andres Muschietti from a script he wrote with Barbara Muschietti. Head inside for the clip! READ MORE
Summit Entertainment has just released 3 new clips and over 10 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and 50/50 director Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies. I really like the unique tone to the clips and I think this movie is using the zombie metaphor in ways that have previously gone untapped. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part One of my Set Visit, as Part Two hits tomorrow.
In theaters February 1, “Warm Bodies is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.”
Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, John Malkovich and Analeigh Tipton all star. Head inside for the clips! READ MORE
A few weeks back Alan Moore and partner in crime, Mitch Jenkins, released Jimmy’s End, the first part of their short film series. Alan Moore’s flare for the weird is at the forefront in the 30 minute-short, and it’s definitely worth a watch. Now, Moore and Jenkins have released a behind the scenes video with interviews and a glimpse into the making of the film project. Check it below. READ MORE
Magnolia releases V/H/S (write your reviews) DVD/Blu-ray TODAY, December 4th! Extras include deleted scenes, a featurette on the visual effects, a behind the scenes featurette, an AXS TV: A Look at V/H/S feature, a filmmakers’ commentary and trailers. If you’re not into physical media, it’s also available on iTunes – though I’m not sure if all of the extras come with that version.
In the film “When a group of petty criminals is hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room, a lifeless body holds court before a hub of old television sets, surrounded by stacks upon stacks of VHS tapes. As they search for the right one, they are treated to a seemingly endless number of horrifying videos, each stranger than the last.”
To celebrate we’ve got some (in most cases) new/previously unpublished quotes from filmmakers Adam Wingard (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Pop Skull), Simon Barrett (You’re Next, Dead Birds, Red Sands), Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Roost, The Innkeepers), David Bruckner (The Signal), Joe Swanberg (Silver Bullets), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), and Radio Silence.
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On November 30th, Anchor Bay Films presents Silent Night on screens in ten major U.S. metropolitan areas. That following tuesday, December 4th, the Blu-ray/DVD combo and DVD will be available to unwrap nationwide.
Now we have a new behind the scenes featurette that features the leads talking about their roles in the film as well as a good bit of new footage. But before that, we’ve got a clip that features Santa garroting an unsuspecting fellow while the Malcolm McDowell’s chief of police is on the other line.
The film, directed by Steven C. Miller (Automaton Transfusion, Under the Bed, The Aggression Scale), is a loose remake of the horror classic Silent Night, Deadly Night. The cast includes Malcolm McDowell (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Easy A), Jaime King (Sin City, My Bloody Valentine 3D), Donal Logue (Shark Night 3D, Blade), Lisa Marie (Sleepy Hollow), Brendan Fehr (Final Destination, X-Men First Class), and Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World).
In the film, “McDowell and King star as a small-town sheriff and deputy on the hunt for a murderous Santa Claus terrorizing their community on Christmas Eve. But with the streets full of Santas for the annual Christmas parade, the killer is hiding in plain sight. He’s made his list, checked it twice, and the naughty are going to pay with their lives.”
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In previous weeks Bloody Disgusting presented you with an exclusive look at never-before-seen special effects test footage that’s been unearthed from William Friedkin’s 1973 horror masterpiece The Exorcist! The footage was provided by someone very special to us, who unfortuantely cannot be named.
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I don’t really play handheld games. I tried so hard to play handhelds but I just can’t do it. I don’t know what it is but I can’t sit still when I play handhelds. I have a.d.d. or something. But ZombiU, it looks like a game changer. And with the WiiU handheld hybrid, it’s the perfect game for me to disconnect and take into the bathroom. Check out this behind the scenes video below to get an awesome look into the games location. ZombiU will be available on the WiiU’s launch day, November 18th in North America.
“May 2013? Fuck that.” That’s what I said out loud to myself just now. It’s just too damn far away. I can’t even begin to express my excitement for the new Tomb Raider. The game is beyond gorgeous looking and it’s such a fresh awesome take on the series. This game tops my most anticipated games list an is holding strong. The video below is a behind the scenes look as Zachary Levi talks to the games creators, voice actors, writers and more about the game. When I watch the gameplay I play a loop of Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Stronger’ in my head. You’ll never be the same.
Just last night “Dexter” returned to Showtime in this highly anticipated Season 7 premiere that picks up immediately after the shocking Season 6 finale. In the episode “Are You?,” “Deb tries to cover up involvement in Travis’ murder; Detective Mike Anderson has an unfortunate run-in; Quinn and Batista make amends; LaGuerta rethinks the Bay Harbor Butcher case.” This morning Showtime has uploaded a seemingly important clip from the episode, along with a look behind-the-scenes. Also, take a break from work and check out the entire premiere here, for free, right now!
At the above link we’ve also scored a preview of next week’s episode, 07.02 “Sunshine and Frosty Swirl”: “When a local convict claims he has new information regarding a 15-year-old crime spree, Miami Metro sets out to unearth new evidence on the case. Debra attempts to cure Dexter of his killer tendencies. Meanwhile, the Mike Anderson case leads to the Ukrainian mob and a vengeful Louis won’t stop meddling with Dexter’s life.”
A last piece of news for the fanatics: Website Vulture has an exclusive 1:1 interview with Jennifer Carpente who plays Deborah Morgan, about the big reveal that sets off the Season 7 explosion. Be warned that there are some pretty heavy spoilers. READ MORE
The first episode of “American Horror Story: Asylum” hits on October 17th. The new season is set at an East Coast asylum for the criminally insane in 1964, and revolves around Jessica Lange’s new character — a nun — and her boss at the institution, played by James Cromwell.
Episode 1 is entitled “Welcome to Briarcliff”. “Welcome to Briarcliff Manor, a notorious insane asylum home to the deranged serial killer, Bloody Face. Lurking in the shadows of this “sanctuary of healing” are terrifying evils that blur the boundaries between reality and insanity.” It’s written by Tim Minear and directed by Bradley Buecker.
Clea Duvall, Chris Zylka, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, The Voice’s Adam Levine, Mark Consuelos and newcomer Lizzie Brochere round out the cast. Other returning cast members set to play new roles include Sarah Paulson, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters and Lily Rabe.
Now we have a brand new behind the scenes look at the new season and concept, it’s a must-see for any fan of the show. READ MORE
Sean Byrne’s Aussie thriller The Loved Ones (reviewed here) was released by Paramount Insurge in limited theaters on June 1st with a last minute switch to DCP over film along with the issuing of a cut censored for the MPAA. Thankfully, the unedited director’s cut will be available on DVD, VOD and digital download on September 11th along with special features that include Cast and Crew interviews. And now we have a cool clip from one of the behind-the-scenes features on the disc!
Starring Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Jessica McNamee, Richard Wilson and Victoria Thaine, “Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he’s screwed. What happens when Lola doesn’t get what she wants? She enlists Daddy’s help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king — whether he likes it or not. THE LOVED ONES is what happens when puppy love goes horribly, violently wrong. Brent should have said yes…”
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V/H/S is now available on various On Demand platforms (a month before its October 5 theatrical release!)! While iTunes (AppleTV) has it, it’s also hitting Amazon, Charter, Comcast, Google Play, DirecTV, Playstation 3, SuddenLink, Time Warner, VUDU and Xbox Zune via Magnet Releasing. You can find out exactly where to rent it by clicking here.
The filmmakers include Adam Wingard (You’re Next, A Horrible Way to Die, Pop Skull), Simon Barrett (You’re Next, Dead Birds, Red Sands), Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Roost, The Innkeepers), David Bruckner (The Signal), Joe Swanberg (Silver Bullets), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), along with YouTube sensations Radio Silence. And now we have a behind-the-scenes clip that features interviews with many of the above! It’s also got a ton of footage you haven’t seen in the trailers.
BD will not be reviewing the film. But it was made for true horror fans – so that’s where YOU come in! It would ROCK if you could write a review! We’ve also set up a pretty cool V/H/S HUB where you guys can live chat your thoughts on the film.
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