Briefly: After the tragic death of Paul Walker, Universal Pictures decided to put a halt on production of Fast & Furious 7. Not only did the delay allow family and friends to mourn the loss of the actor, but it also allowed producers and director James Wan to figure out how to proceed with one of their lead characters not being able to finish the film. Now THR reports Universal is ready to get the film back on track in Atlanta with production picking up again in April with six to eight weeks left of shooting. Remember that Fast & Furious 7 has been pushed backed to a release on April 10th, 2015 to allow enough time for the reworked film to be finished. Supposedly Walker's character will simply be retired, but we'll have to see what happens. ›››
"I'm not telling you it's gonna be okay. Because it's not." The most recent red band trailer for Sabotage showed off plenty of blood and action in the latest action thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and now a new trailer from the UK dives a little more into the plot. This time we get the hint that someone on Schwarzenegger's skilled DEA team might be responsible for some of them being hunted down and killed after a pivotal drug cartel bust. Could Joe Manganiello, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard or Mireille Enos be the bad guy here? We'll find out when the film hits theaters early this spring. Watch it! ›››
Continue reading Watch: Arnold Schwarzengger Gets Betrayed in UK 'Sabotage' Trailer
Briefly: Though there have been various leaks of concept art, Halloween costumes and more showing us the new character design for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we want to wait until we get an official look at the franchise reboot of the comic book crime fighters. The film very well may end up be called Ninja Turtles though as the film's producer Glenn Walker revealed when we'll see the first official trailer. He posted on Facebook (via ComingSoon), The new Ninja Turtles teaser will make it's debut in front of the new Captain America film - April 4th." The trailer will likely arrive online earlier that week as well, hopefully with first look photos preceding it. Stay tuned for anymore updates for the film coming on August 8th. ›››
Though it sounds like Will Smith won't be returning for Independence Day 2, we've already heard that Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman were supposed to come back for the blockbuster sequel, straight from director Roland Emmerich. Now Goldblum himself has confirmed his return as David Levinson while making the rounds for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Goldblum told Huffington Post, "Yeah, they've talked to me about it and I've talked to them about it and they're excited and I'm anxious and eager to see -- I haven't read anything -- what they cook up." But what about Jurassic World? Will Ian Malcolm make a return? ›››
Continue reading Jeff Goldblum Confirms 'Independence Day 2' But Not 'Jurassic World'
Last year, Calvin & Hobbes and the comic strip's creator Bill Watterson got their own documentary called Dear Mr. Watterson. Now a new documentary called Stripped goes a little more broad by focusing on Jim Davis, Cathy Guisewite, Mort Walker, Mike & Jerry, Matt Inman and Jeff Keane, the names behind comic strips like Garfield, Cathy, Beetle Bailey, Penny Arcade, The Oatmeal and Family Circus respectively. And there's plenty more cartoonists interviewed in this documentary looking into the art of comic strips. We love how it spans from the oldest newspaper strips to today's online comics. In addition, the poster below is the first comic strip illustration Watterson has made in 18 years. Check it out! ›››
Continue reading Watch: First Trailer & Poster for Comic Strip Documentary 'Stripped'
So far we've only gotten one first look photo from Robert Rodriguez's anticipated graphic novel sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, based on Frank Miller's graphic novel series. Now we finally get a few more photos from the film featuring the return of Jessica Alba, still dancing at bars, and Mickey Rourke looking as tough as ever. In addition, we finally have the first photo of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the film, looking like he just got his ass kicked. With these photos being released, and Rodriguez talking about the cut of the film being complete (with effects being the next task), a trailer shouldn't be too far behind. Look now! ›››
Last fall, the forthcoming new adaptation of Masters of the Universe lost director Jon M. Chu but picked up writer Terry Rossio (one half of the duo responsible for writing the Pirates of the Caribbean movies) for a new take on the script. Now Sony Pictures and Escape Artists are on the look for a new director, and they have an interesting shortlist. The Wrap says Mike Cahill (Another Earth), Chris McKay (editor and animation supervisor of The LEGO Movie) and Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) are up for the job. In addition, Justin Kroll from Variety says Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow is also in the mix. More below! ›››
In just over a week, we'll see Wes Anderson's latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. The director behind The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and more has been making the publicity rounds (we'll have our own interview posted very soon), and he recently sat down with The New York Times for a 90-minute discussion on his career and more. One interesting fact includes Anderson's idea for a James Bond movie called Mission: Deferred where Bond doesn't get called into action because the Cold War is over, so he's just a guy, with a cool coffee machine. And that's just one small amusing part. Watch! ›››
Continue reading 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Director Wes Anderson's 90-Minute Chat
"You picking this up, John?" Dang, this is cool. There's an animated short making its way around online (tip via Wired) titled simply Batman versus The Terminator. Enough said. That title alone should be more than needed to make you want to watch this, whatever it is. Well, it's a 5-minute long animated short film from a New Zealand-based filmmaker named Mitchell Hammond that does indeed pit the legendary Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, against The Terminator, aka Skynet, among other things. Set in the year 2029, three decades after Skynet's nuclear blasts, Wayne emerges with a vehicle called "The Stinger" to head out to find John Connor. I love the visual style of this, it's an incredibly well made short, great work. Enjoy below. ›››
Continue reading Must Watch: Awesome Animated Short 'Batman vs The Terminator'
Time for our first look at what might end up being a Best Animated Feature nominee next year. The film is called The Book of Life, and is the feature debut of Jorge R. Gutierrez, who is working with Fox Animation to produce with Guillermo del Toro and Brad Booker. Set on the Mexican holiday the Day of the Dead, The Book of Life tells the story of a young man named Manolo (voiced by Channing Tatum) who is torn between what he wants to do - play guitar and win the heart of the girl of his dreams - and what his family wants him to do. We get a glimpse at Manolo, and his girl, who eventually travels across three worlds to find himself. ›››
Continue reading First Concept Art for del Toro-Produced Animation 'The Book of Life'
It's the annual cinephile challenge - trying to impress your friends by recalling all 85 of the Best Picture Oscar winners of past right as we get close to this year's Academy Awards. Can you do it? To help you on your quest, a new infographic has surfaced for 2014 profiling all 85 of the previous Best Picture winners as circular icons. It presents a particularly sleek look at each of the winners, making us think a bit differently about some of them. Perhaps some are the best way to identify the film. Whatever the case, it's a good way to get us in the Oscar mood as we near the big ceremony this weekend. There's even a look at 2013's noms. ›››
Continue reading Check This Out: Icon Infographic of 85 Best Picture Oscar Winners
We were already pretty excited about Monty Python troupe members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, and Michael Palin reuniting for the Terry Jones helmed comedy Absolutely Anything. The deal was made sweeter when Simon Pegg was announced to play a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has magical powers, bestowed upon him by aliens (all voiced by the Monty Python crew). And while Eric Idle is sitting this film out, another British comedian and a lovely English actress getting involved might make up for it as Deadline says Kate Beckinsale and Eddie Izzard have joined the cast of the comedy. Read on! ›››
It seems fortuitous that right now on the HBO series "Girls," the character played by Adam Driver just booked a big Broadway role that could change his life. Now Variety reports the real life actor has a role that will really launch his career. Driver is currently near closing a deal to play the villain in Star Wars: Episode VII, the follow-up to the classic original trilogy that concluded with Return of the Jedi. Though no details on the character are known, sources say the villain is in the same vein as the iconic Darth Vader. Driver has never had a role like this before, but he has a mysterious presence about him that's just perfect. ›››
Way back in 2010, Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison production banner picked up the short film Pixels in order to adapt it into a big screen adventure focusing on a slew of 1980s video game characters like Space Invaders attacking New York City, leaving four champion arcade gamers are called back into action to save the world. At one time, Seth Gordon was eyeing the project as a directing gig with Sandler in the lead, but as we learned last summer, it will be Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Home Alone director Chris Columbus at the helm. Now we have word on two cast members who will be joining Sandler. ›››
Continue reading Josh Gad & Kevin James Joining Adam Sandler for 'Pixels' Adventure
We've already seen a suspenseful trailer for Denis Villeneuve's thriller Enemy, the director's first collaboration with Jake Gyllenhaal before Prisoners even hit theaters. In addition, a cool featurette showed off how the filmmaker had Gyllenhaal act with himself. Now we have one more sexy promo spot that is chock full of some nudity and sex with Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds), so it's certainly NSFW. However, it does offer a glimpse into the madness of Gyllenhaal's character after he comes into contact with his doppelgänger, changing both of their lives for better or worse. Looks pretty intense and worth a glimpse. ›››
Continue reading Jake Gyllenhaal Loses His Mind in Sexy, NSFW Work 'Enemy' Promo
Last fall we caught a trailer for Nacho Vigalondo's interesting thriller Open Windows starring Elijah Wood. The film is poised to premiere at SXSW next Monday, March 10th, and we have a creepy new poster for the film with a gimp framing a shot for his body-mounted camera. For those who don't know the film follows Wood as Nick, a fanboy of actress Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey) who has won an online contest to have dinner with her. But when the plans get canceled, a stranger named Chord tries to make up for the loss by allowing Nick to spy on Jill from his computer, all leading to a much more sinister plan in mind. Look! ›››
Continue reading Gimp Creeps Us Out on Poster for Nacho Vigalondo's 'Open Windows'
Along with the news that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will be directed by Marc Webb, there were rumblings that Sony Pictures intends on releasing some sort of Spider-Man film every year starting in 2016, with spin-offs like Venom and The Sinister Six coming between the staple franchise films. That means Andrew Garfield is going to be pretty busy over the next few years, and in between these blockbuster roles, he's taking on smaller dramas. Garfield is already on board Silence from Martin Scorsese and 99 Houses with Michael Shannon, and now The Daily Mail reports he'll star in The Woman in Gold with Helen Mirren. ›››
Continue reading Andrew Garfield to Fight for 'The Woman in Gold' with Helen Mirren
"It jelled the entire VFX community into being horrifically pissed off at how they were being treated." The full online short has debuted for a documentary on visual effects company Rhythm & Hues, which became the center of attention in 2013 when their work on Life of Pi won the Oscar, despite employees protesting on the streets just outside, still waiting for their paycheck. The doc is called Life After Pi and is made by the employees of the VFX firm, discussing the events that occurred, the troubles in the industry regarding VFX work, and hopefully the outcome of their plight and the next big steps in the industry. See the full doc now. ›››
We already know that Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (which might end up throwing Frank Miller's name into the official title) is coming later this summer on August 22nd. It was originally slated for release last October, but director Robert Rodriguez wasn't going to be done with the visual effects heavy film in time. Now word from Rodriguez comes from an interview with Sirius XM's Ron and Fez Show (via Collider) that the cut of the film is finished, and now all the effects just need to be done. We're hoping that means we'll get a trailer soon, but the exciting news is that Frank Miller is already talking about Sin City 3 in the works. ›››
Well, what do we have here? M. Night Shyamalan is apparently out making a "microfilm", or a film on a microbudget, titled Sundowning and is shooting it as we speak. Maybe Shyamalan did heed the advice of critics and go back home to make something small and independent. Our friends at SlashFilm have noticed Shyamalan tweeting recently about Sundowning, which is now shooting mostly around Philadelphia as he at one point mentions digging out a house covered in a foot of snow. It may or may not have anything to do with Shyamalan's other new film Labor of Love, which just got Bruce Willis, as M. Night boasts at another point "the cast is sensational." This instead seems to be a horror: "They literally jumped out of their seats." ›››
Continue reading M. Night Shyamalan is Now Filming Microbudget Horror 'Sundowning'