Freddie Highmore of A&E’s “Bates Motel” took a little trip to the original Psycho house for the first time. Check out what happens below when the team behind-the-scenes drives Highmore “a little crazy.”
“Bates Motel” serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho, giving viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans have access to the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.
Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring, The Departed), Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland), Max Thieriot (House at the End of the Street), Olivia Cooke (Blackout), and co-star Nestor Carbonell (“Lost,” The Dark Knight Rises) all attended the Comic-Con panel.
Season Two of “Bates Motel” is currently in production and is slated to air early 2014. READ MORE
Now on home video as of Tuesday, Bloody Disgusting sat down with Evil Dead (review) director Fede Alvarez at the Movies on Demand Lounge at the Hard Rock during the San Diego Comic-Con to get you the scoop on the film’s inevitable sequel and more. The biggest juice is that we may see Ash, played by Bruce Campbell, eventually team up with Mia (Jane Levy) in the sequel!
First on our agenda we wanted to know the scoop on if and when there will be an extended cut of the film released as an alternate extended version was referenced in the Blu-ray commentary several times. “People are always asking me about the director’s cut of the film,” Alvarez tells us. “Honestly though, the version out right now IS the director’s cut. I feel it is the best cut of the movie and it’s also my favorite. We really didn’t cut much as the MPAA had us make only minimal trims, like when Jane cut her tongue in half, we could only show that for two seconds instead of three. They didn’t want us to over-expose the film’s violence so if you only see things like that for a couple of seconds then you most likely won’t become a homicidal maniac and go on a rampage.” READ MORE
At the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures joint panel, the film giants discussed a number of upcoming projects. But undoubtedly what made the biggest splash was Warner’s announcement of “Superman/Batman,” a live-action film directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill and a Batman (actor unknown). There’s been a lot questions from fans over the past few months, asking what’s the next step for DC on the road to the anticipated “Justice League” film. It seems now we have that answer. READ MORE
Twentieth Century Fox has already started their viral campaign for the Matt Reeves-directed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes at the San Diego Comic-Con with the following viral video, entitled “Simian Flu: OPHA Public Service Announcement.”
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In theaters July 18, 2014, “A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.”
After a projected $37M opening weekend for James Wan’s The Conjuring, Warner Bros. has already announced the film will have a sequel.
During our chat with star Vera Farmiga about “Bates Motel,” Farmiga, who plays Lorainne Warren, revealed to Bloody Disgusting that both her and co-star Pattrick Wilson are already contractually locked into The Conjuring 2!
She tell us that she loves playing Lorraine, working with Patrick, and is so happy to continue in the part and with the franchise.
Based on a true story, The Conjuring tells the horrifying tale of how world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Read my positive review here. READ MORE
Thanks to annoying planning, the line to get into Hall H was wrapped for miles just to catch a sneak peak at the new Hunger Games film. This came as a major disappointment to the Comic-Con fans who wanted to catch a first glimpse at Godzilla, which was shared at Warner Bros. and Legendary’s panel before Lionsgate’s. This meant, all the of the Hunger Games fans filled the room, instead of Godzilla fanatics.
Anyways, Evan Dickson wasn’t able to get in, so we’re more than happy to credit our friends at /Film for the follow footage description, which played beyond gangbusters as I watched through Twitter. READ MORE
Edge of Tomorrow has been announced as the title of the upcoming sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, directed by Doug Liman and based on the book All You Need is Kill. The film made a splash in Hall H at SDCC today, and the studio has just released a Blunt centric character poster.
The movie, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, is set for release on June 6, 2014, and the first look . READ MORE
Lionsgate debuted some footage from I, Frankenstein in Hall H today, but before all of that went down I spoke to creator and screenwriter Kevin Grevioux about the Stuart Beattie-directed adaptation starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Socratis Otto, Yvonne Strahovski, and Miranda Otto.
In theaters January 24, 2014, “Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein’s creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality. ”
Check out the interview below! You might be surprised to learn about the gargoyles…. READ MORE
Yesterday, Universal Pictures premiered an all-new Kick-Ass 2 Extended NSFW Trailer at their Comic-Con panel. Directed by Jeff Wadlow, the violent comic adaptation battles evil on August 16. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Jim Carrey all star, and that last name caused a bit of controversy last month when he announced he wouldn’t be supporting the film due to his feelings about onscreen violence after Sandy Hook.
I spoke with creator Mark Millar yesterday about the issue, head below to check it out! READ MORE
Lionsgate just debuted the con trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Hall H. Lucky for us it’s already on the web (via Yahoo).
The Francis Lawrence-directed sequel, in theaters November 22, “continues the story of Katniss Everdeen and the fictional, futuristic nation of Panem. Due to the events of the previous novel, a rebellion against the ruling Capitol has begun, and Katniss and fellow tribute Peeta are forced to return to the arena in a special edition of the The Hunger Games.”
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Maria Howell, Sam Claflin all star. READ MORE
While Harald Zwart’s Mortal Instruments: City of Bones may be a high-budget YA adaptation geared towards a PG-13 crowd, the director drew inspiration from some unlikely – and very gory – sources.
I spoke to him earlier today at SDCC and he told me, “The first monster you meet in the movie, I was inspired by ‘The Thing’, which I think is a great movie. One of the scariest movies I ever saw and I loved every second of it. I just loved the idea of demons taking possession of other creatures and when they surface, the living creature is just a host. The body is cracked to pieces and wrongly reassembled. I used that as a hook to the creature design here. I liked the idea of a demon as something you haven’t seen before.
I watched ‘The Exorcist’ a lot of times for this as well, I wanted to have some of that feel. You can feel the actor [at work] there.’”
In theaters August 23, 2013, Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Durand, Robert Maillet, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Kevin Zegers and Jonathan Rhys Meyers all star.
We mistakenly took the first image in the teaser as a picture to promote the 10th anniversary of “The Walking Dead”, but it turns out Image Comics is planning something else entirely with Justin Jordan and Matteo Scalera. USA Today reports that the new western series, “Dead Body Road” will be “debuting in November and featuring artist Matteo Scalera (Indestructible Hulk), the series sends an ex-cop named Gage on a mission of ultimate vengeance when his wife is killed during a bank robbery where the culprits were looking for more than just loot, and Gage makes it a point to dispatch every single one of them no matter what”.
IDW announced that they will be releasing a prequel comic book series to Joe Hill’s latest novel, “NOS4A2″, which will be written by Hill himself. As Hill describes, “In NOS4A2, we learn about Charles Talent Manx the iii, who has kept himself alive for over a century by draining an essential life force out of children, warping them into giddy monsters. When he’s done with them—when Charlie has what he wants—he takes them to Christmasland, where they live forever and ever in an eternal Christmas Day”. I have not read “NOS4A2″ yet, but it’s been getting rave reviews and I imagine the comic will follow in its footsteps. “Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland” will be illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III. READ MORE
Hunter S. Thompson’s renowned gonzo journalism novel, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, is being adapted into a graphic novel. While IDW did not release details about the creative team during the panel, I’m curious to see how this story gets told in comic form. There is a lot of potential for some crazy drugged-out visual storytelling. We’ll keep you posted on any updates. READ MORE
To no one’s surprise, Darwyn Cooke took home an Eisner last night at SDCC for his work on “Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score”. IDW announced that Cooke’s latest adaptation of the Parker series, “Slayground”, will be released just in time for the holiday season this year. In the latest crime tale, Parker goes up against crooked cops and gangsters as he finds himself trapped in a run down amusement park. Congrats to Cooke on the Eisner win! READ MORE
There are now a pair of two-part behind-the-scenes video that takes us to the set of Elysium where new Matt Damon and director Neill Blomkamp discuss how WETA built the mechanical exoskeleton – known as the ‘H.U.L.C. Suit’ – for the film, as well as talk on the Special ops.
In theaters August 9, “In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) will stop at nothing to preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium – but that doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in by any means they can. Max (Matt Damon) agrees to take on a life-threatening mission, one that could bring equality to these polarized worlds.”
Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Alice Braga, Diego Luna all star. READ MORE
Watch the absolutely hilarious and entertaining ENTIRE panel for The World’s End from San Diego Comic Con 2013 featuring Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright, and stars Nick Frost and Simon Pegg.
In theaters August 23 2013, “20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.” READ MORE
The Woman In Black writes in for Bloody Disgusting and Dread Central as she took part in roundtable interviews with “Hannibal” series star Hugh Dancy (Will Graham), creator/showrunner Bryan Fuller, director/exec producer David Slade, and exec producer Martha De Laurentiis at San Diego Comic-Con (watch the entire panel). They couldn’t divulge a lot of details, but we did learn enough to whet our appetites even more for the continuing adventures of Dr. Lecter and Will.
Slade kicked things off by discussing the look and tone of the show, which he attributes to Fuller being such a visual writer. Bryan gives them all the pieces to create a mini-horror movie each week; his and the other directors’ job is to ground it in reality. All the episodes are shot in a specific way so that while everyone talks about how surprised they are such a “gory” show is allowed on network TV, audience members really just think they are seeing much more than they actually do. Things are suggested or blurred or shot a bit out of frame to get past the censors but still keep the horror crowd happy and engaged. READ MORE
Before blasting San Diego attendees with an insanely private event, Metallica took Hall H by storm and blasted what was said to be the loudest panel in Comic-Con history. What came from the showing was the debut of a new convention trailer and trailer for Metallica Through the Never, which is something I’m absolutely excited for. There’s no gimmick here, just straight up metal bliss. Boner inducing, in fact.
Award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal (Predators, Kontroll) creates a groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event, Metallica Through the Never. The music-driven feature film combines a bold narrative and spectacular live-performance footage of one of the most popular and influential rock bands in history to produce a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience. Emerging young star Dane DeHaan (The Place Beyond the Pines, Kill Your Darlings, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallica’s roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena audience. READ MORE
Evan Dickson first reported from the San Diego Comic-Con with news about MGM and Sony Pictures’ RoboCop definitely being PG-13.
Now, we have both video of the press panel, as well as footage from the remake’s panel, where the cast and crew talk about RoboCop’s retracting visor and wifi (yeah).
“In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilises their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.”
Director Jose Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak. Peter Weller played the character in the original and the 1990 sequel. READ MORE
Lionsgate brought the You’re Next “Animals” to the San Diego Comic-Con, along with a print of the film for some lucky slasher fans to witness nearly a month early.
Since new reviews are beginning to hit the Web, we thought we’d point you to our previous two that are both insanely positive.
Right here is Fred Topel’s review of the Adam Wingard/Simon Barrett home invasion slasher, which was one of the first ever. We were both on hand in 2011 for the World Premiere at the TIFF’s Midnight Madness.
We also have a review out of the super secret Fantastic Fest screening that took place later that month.
In theaters August 23, “When a gang of masked, ax-wielding murderers descend upon the Davison family reunion, the hapless victims seem trapped…until an unlikely guest of the family proves to be the most talented killer of all.” READ MORE
Whats the San Diego Comic-Con without a little cosplay?
Evan Dickson snapped a shot of two that were quite impressive, one of Hellboy”, the other of “The Walking Dead” walkers. READ MORE
We have excellent news for those of you out there hungry to see the two-hour and forty-five-minute version of Clive Barker’s Night Breed known as Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut (read our review).
After years of rumors and rumblings, Scream Factory has just announced that the highly sought after release is officially on its way to home video!
The announcement was made during the Scream Factory panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. The stunning news came from Scream’s Mark Miller and Cliff MacMillan who have been working on bringing this film to the masses with Michael G. Plumides, Jr. since January. This is incredible news for fans of the film and there’s no doubt this will be one of the single most highly anticipated releases of not only the year, but probably the whole damned decade! READ MORE
We’ve got the 4-minute long trailer premiere. We’ve got an announced October 13 premiere date. And now we have the FULL San Diego Comic-Con panel for AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” Watch the near-hour long event below!
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home in the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. The series stars Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Emily Kinney. READ MORE