Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla. is still on its’ first week of production under director Gareth Edwards and there’s already a second set video. In a way I think it’s smart that they’re doing these, but part of my wants to be blown away sight unseen when I enter the theater. But for those of you who are aching for it, it seems like they’re giving you what you want on the destruction tip.
Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche and David Strathairn all star. Frank Darabont polished the most recent draft and Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers.
Godzilla will roar on May 16, 2014. Head inside for the video! READ MORE
Pack another good actor on to the pile for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla. Per Variety, Juliette Binoche (pictured above; Dan In Real Life, Cosmopolis) is in negotiations to star in the film to be directed by Monsters helmer Gareth Edwards. As always, character descriptions are being kept under wraps.
While Legendary awaits Frank Darabont’s polish on the script, it’s worth noting that apparently none of the talent will be officially signed until he turns in a draft. This includes Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene, Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) and Aaron Johnson (Kick Ass).
Pic will bow May 16, 2014, with production expected to start next month. I’ll still believe it when I see it re: that production start date. READ MORE
A few weeks back we shared some intriguing snippets from an interview Stephen King gave to EW regarding his new novel “Doctor Sleep,”, which also happens to be a sequel to “The Shining”, out on September 24.
The interview has now been posted in its entirety and there’s a couple of other interesting tidbits. For instance, what was King’s inspiration for “The True Knot” – what had previously been described as a Near Dark-ish tribe of winnebago driving vampires, “Driving back and forth from Maine to Florida, which I do twice a year, I’m always seeing all these recreational vehicles — the bounders in the Winnebagos. I always think to myself, ‘Who is in those things?’ You pass them a thousand times at rest stops. They’re always the ones wearing the shirts that say ‘God Does Not Deduct From a Lifespan Time Spent Fishing.’ They’re always lined up at the McDonald’s, slowing the whole line down. And I always thought to myself, ‘There’s something really sinister about those people because they’re so unobtrusive, yet so pervasive.’ I just wanted to use that. It would be the perfect way to travel around America and be unobtrusive if you were really some sort of awful creature.”
Head inside for his take on Warner Bros. proposed prequel to The Shining. READ MORE
The THQ many of us once knew and loved is dead. Has been for some time now actually, but now its games and assets are up for auction, or will be on January 22. Saints Row, Metro, Darksiders, Red Faction, Warhammer, Homefront… all these and more will soon go up for auction, and the list of potential buyers is growing. At least five publishers are interested in purchasing the bankrupt company’s intellectual properties when they’re auctioned off on a “title-by-title” basis. Currently, that list includes Double Fine (Brutal Legend, The Cave), Electronic Arts (Dead Space, Battlefield), and Warner Bros. (F.E.A.R., Injustice: Gods Among Us), among others.
It’s important to remember that this shouldn’t affect development of these titles, all of which are already well underway at their respective developers. THQ owned and published the IPs, but because it isn’t around to publish anymore those titles are being sold to interested publishers. You should still get your Saints Row 4 and Metro: Last Light, it just won’t have that snazzy new THQ logo in front of it.
Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema literally abandoned us in 2012, but hope to redeem themselves with a solid 2013 genre slate.
Dark Shadows was the sole WB release last year, and we’re still beginning for a new A Nightmare on Elm Street or Friday the 13th. Until then, Saw and Insidious director James Wan is set to blow our minds with The Conjuring, one of the most hyped horror films in years.
Read on to see what else Warners has in store for 2013! READ MORE
Warner Bros. has just blasted out the first official trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, and it looks EPIC! I rarely go all-caps like that, but it looks like Del Toro has been given the ultimate sandbox to play in and he built the ultimate castle. Also added in a super sweet teaser banner and official one-sheet.
In the film, “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.”
The battle begins on July 12, 2013. Head inside to check it out!! READ MORE
Judging from the trailer, if you’re into American J-Horror and have been feeling pangs of pain since the trend fell off the grid a few years ago, you should be looking forward to Todd Lincoln’s The Apparition. If you’re scratching your head and wondering what the hell I’m talking about, don’t feel bad; the marketing is practically non-existent.
Warner Bros. has provided us with fifty passes – good for two people each – to an early screening at Regal Winter Park on Thursday, August 23rd at 8:00 pm. To win, all you have to do is show up. We’ll be waiting in front of the theater starting at 6:30 pm, and will give out the passes on a first come, first served basis.
When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force… READ MORE
The Shining is one of my all time favorite horror movies. Actually it’s one of my all time favorite movies, period. No qualifier needed. That being said… I’m not entirely sure how much I need or want a prequel. But we may be getting one regardless.
Per The LA Times, “Warner Bros.is quietly exploring the possibility of a prequel to “The Shining,” the 1980 Stanley Kubrick chillfest that many fans regard as the scariest movie of all time. The studio has solicited the involvement of Hollywood writer-producer Laeta Kalogridis and her partners Bradley Fischer and James Vanderbilt to craft a new take as producers, according to a person familiar with the project who was not authorized to talk about it publicly… The film would focus on what happened before Jack Torrance (of course played memorably onscreen by Jack Nicholson), his wife and their psychic son arrived at the haunted retreat where Torrance soon descends into violent madness. A WB spokeswoman cautioned that any ‘Shining’ prequel was in a very early stage and not even formally in development.”
Now, that sort of leaves open two possibilites. The first would be that the prequel explores what was happening with the Torrance family beforehand. I’m not interested in that at all. I feel like their backstory in Kubrick’s film is handled perfectly. The second possibility – and from the above paragraph, the more likely one – would be that it explores the origins of The Overlook Hotel. The crazy horrible stuff that had been happening there for ages. I’d certainly be more interested in that as a standalone story and, in the right hands, it could be a cool exploration as long as we’re not expecting anything as great as the 1980 film.
The LA Times article makes some interesting points about Kalogridis, but doesn’t really touch on what I think could be the most promising sign. James Vanderbilt. Sure, he wrote the new (and apparently pretty bad) Spider-Man, but he also wrote David Fincher’s Zodiac. If he ends up writing this film, lets hope he tries to bring the same sense of measured, slow-burn menace.
Either way, it’s sort of an interesting idea. But also something we shouldn’t expect too much from. There’s no better way to kill your perception of a movie than to compare it to a masterpiece. Remember Prometheus?
Holy crap, holy crap, holy crap! I’m sure some of you have already sat through the insufferable bootleg copy of this Dark Knight Rises trailer, but now you can enjoy it in all it’s HD glory! This is an incredibly epic trailer to say the least, offering a first real peak at Bane. In case you’re wondering what Bane mumbles under his mask, he says “When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die.” That’ll give you the chills. Check the trailer below!
The official website for The Dark Knight Rises revealed a brand new poster for the upcoming, and final, Batman film with a caption that reads, “the legend ends”…that’s enough to give ya the goosebumps. Check the larger, wallpaper size poster, after the break.
At this point I am pretty sure that each and every one of us is going to be able to see Christopher Nolan’s “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES” before the year is out from bootleg footage alone, but who am I to deny any of you that privilege? Beyond the break you can check out even MORE on-looker footage directly from the set in PA, and feast your eyes on Bruce’s all new aerial vehicle! Read on for the skinny…
At this rate we won’t even have to pay the $10s for a ticket to see director’s Christopher Nolan’s “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES” if the filmmakers continue to allow amateur footage to be taken the way that they have lately. Today two all new, spoiler filled, videos hit the net, and if you dare to make the trek beyond the break you can see yet another action packed fight sequence between The Dark Knight himself, and Tom Hardy’s “BANE”. Read on for the skinny…
It is very rare that Christopher Nolan (“MEMENTO”, “THE DARK KNIGHT”) allows so much early footage of films leak out into the ether, but thankfully due to the efforts of some very dedicated fans armed to the teeth with digital media and unrestrained by journalistic red-tape, we now have the clearest imagery yet of several of the “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES” characters, including Bane! Inside you can get some more JPEG – oodness, but if MPEG’s are all that will tickle your jollies, then you can take a look at a handful of videos from the set, including an action packed throw-down between the Dark Knight himself, and Bane! Read on for the skinny…
With the Harry Potter series finished and Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy coming to a close next summer, Warner Bros. is scrambling to get a new franchise in the works (Green Lantern sure didn’t work out…). Young adult novel adaptations are still all the rage thanks to the success of Potter and Twilight and the obscene amount of interest in next year’s Hunger Games, and the studio is looking to appeal to the demographic with A Discovery Of Witches. Warner Bros. is said to be putting a writer on the adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ best-selling novel immediately, though it’s unknown who they’re reaching out to. The next book in the All Souls Trilogy, Shadows Of Night, will be out in 2012.
When historian Diana Bishop opens a bewitched alchemical manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library it represents an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordinary life. Though descended from a long line of witches, she is determined to remain untouched by her family’s legacy. She banishes the manuscript to the stacks, but Diana finds it impossible to hold the world of magic at bay any longer.
For witches are not the only otherworldly creatures living alongside humans. There are also creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires who become interested in the witch’s discovery. They believe that the manuscript contains important clues about the past and the future, and want to know how Diana Bishop has been able to get her hands on the elusive volume.
Chief among the creatures who gather around Diana is vampire Matthew Clairmont, a geneticist with a passion for Darwin. Together, Diana and Matthew embark on a journey to understand the manuscript’s secrets. But the relationship that develops between the ages-old vampire and the spellbound witch threatens to unravel the fragile peace that has long existed between creatures and humans–and will certainly transform Diana’s world as well.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that 2012 could possibly be the most lucrative box office season that film companies have seen in the better part of a decade. Looking up and down the list of films hitting theaters next year, you also start to see just how dependent production companies have gotten on the “Nerd Dime”. That said, beyond the break you can check out the official teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan’s (“BATMAN BEGINS”, “THE DARK KNIGHT”) “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES”, and a bootleg recording of the “AVENGERS” trailer which will be making its debut after the credits of this weekends’ “CAPTAIN AMERICA”. Read on for the skinny…
After three years Linkin Park will release the follow up to 2007′s “Minutes To Midnight” with their fourth full length “A Thousand Suns” which will be released through Warner Bros. on September 13. The first single “The Catalyst” will hit radio stations in early August. The album was produced by Rick Rubin (Slayer, Beastie Boys) and Mike Shinoda.
Read past the break for the track listing as well as the video for “New Divide”!
A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.
Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable…and manmade. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City…and maybe the world. But he is not alone. He is surrounded by “the Infected”—victims of the plague who have mutated into carnivorous beings who can only exist in the dark and who will devour or infect anyone or anything in their path. For three years, Neville has spent his days scavenging for food and supplies and faithfully sending out radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. All the while, the Infected lurk in the shadows, watching Neville’s every move, waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind’s last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But his blood is also what The Infected hunt, and Neville knows he is outnumbered and quickly running out of time.
In a remake of the 1973 British horror thriller of the same name, Nicolas Cage plays a reclusive sheriff who goes to search for his estranged daughter after she mysteriously disappears on a secluded island. When he arrives, he senses something more is amiss among the island’s secretive residents as he starts to uncover a mystery involving strange sexual rituals, a harvest festival and possible human sacrifice.
In “Lady in the Water,” a story originally conceived by Shyamalan for his children, a modest building manager named Cleveland Heep (Paul Giamatti) rescues a mysterious young woman (Bryce Dallas Howard) from danger and discovers she is actually a narf, a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the treacherous journey from our world back to hers. Cleveland and his fellow tenants start to realize that they are also characters in this bedtime story. As Cleveland falls deeper and deeper in love with the woman, he works together with the tenants to protect his new fragile friend from the deadly creatures that reside in this fable and are determined to prevent her from returning home.
The story follows the mysterious “L” and others as they try to catch cool and brainy high school student Raito Yagami (Fujiwara), who has come into possession of a notebook that allows him to summon a murderous demon simply by writing the name of his intended victim. Although Raito is aware that killing is wrong, he strongly believes that the violent crimes he perpetrates are justified because “evildoers must die in order to create a better society.”
In a 19th-century European village, Victor (Depp) travels to the underworld for a quickie wedding to a mysterious corpse bride (Bonham Carter) while his living wife (Watson) pines for his return.
A group of friends on their way to a college football game falls prey to a pair of murderous brothers in an abandoned small town. They discover that the brothers have expanded upon the area’s main attraction – the House of Wax – and created an entire town filled with the wax-coated corpses of unlucky visitors. Now the group must find a way out before they too become permanent exhibits in the House of Wax.
Based on the DC/Vertigo comic book Hellblazer and written by Kevin Brodbin, Mark Bomback and Frank Capello, “Constantine” tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine (Reeves), who has literally been to hell and back. When Constantine teams up with skeptical policewoman Angela Dodson (Weisz) to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister (also played by Weisz), their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldy events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.