The teaser trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2 introduced us to an older hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his trusty dragon companion Toothless five years after the events of the first film. Now a teaser poster for the DreamWorks Animation sequel gives them the spotlight as the film's summer 2014 release gets closer. We're not sure if this means a new trailer is coming, but with Disney's Frozen just around the corner, it would be a good time to push the film to families. In this sequel, Kit Harrington ("Game of Thrones") joins the cast along with Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou, joining the returning cast. View below. ›››
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Back in March of 2012, Will Ferrell appeared as Ron Burgundy on "Conan" to announce Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was finally happening, and last night the legendary newsman returned to the TBS late night talk show to promote the upcoming comedy sequel from director Adam McKay. Never one to disappoint and put on a good show, Burgundy decided to pay tribute to Toronto mayor Rob Ford (currently being ridiculed for smoking crack, hanging out with hookers and other douchebaggery) by singing to his "dear, dear, dear friend." Ford is in hot water, but he had time to to post the video on Twitter saying, "I had to laugh at my friend Ron Burgundy & his take on my 2014 re-election campaign song." Watch now! ›››
Continue reading Ron Burgundy Belts a Tune for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on 'Conan'
Following yesterday's first look images, we now have the first trailer for the action thriller Sabotage starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film from End of Watch director features an ensemble cast, but unlike The Expendables, this one looks to be a little more grounded and features an interesting assemble of talent like Joe Manganiello, Sam Worthington, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Josh Holloway, Olivia Williams and Mireille Enos (the latter looking like a perfect fit for The ExpendaBelles). This looks pretty decent, and Worthington has one hell of a braided beard. Watch below! ›››
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Everyone has been calling the Man of Steel sequel that brings Batman into the mix simply Batman vs. Superman, but the reality is the film remains untitled. Many think that going by the comic book title World's Finest is a great idea, but not everyone is a comic book fan, and that title doesn't make it clear that the movie features Batman or Superman. However, the alternative may be one of a series of awkward and basically terrible titles that Warner Bros. has registered through the internet brand protection company MarkMonitor. They all feature the phrase Man of Steel to make sure everyone knows this is a Superman sequel, but they also feature some generic phrases and Batman related puns. It's kind of a mess. Read on! ›››
Continue reading 'Batman vs. Superman' May Be Going By One of These Awkward Titles
Over the past few years, Hammer has returned to the horror game with films like Let Me In, The Woman in Black (which has a sequel on the way) and the forthcoming supernatural horror The Quiet Ones. Now they're adding one more project to the mix that feels appropriate for the forthcoming winter season. Hammer just sent over a press release announcing a new version of The Abominable Snowman, inspired by the iconic 1957 horror film from the company's archives. This new version comes from writers Matthew Read (Pusher) & Jon Croker (The Woman in Black sequel), and puts a modern spin on the tale. ›››
Continue reading Hammer Plans Remake of 1957 Arctic Horror 'Abominable Snowman'
Let the hype continue. Two more posters have arrived online for Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac starring Charlotte Gainsbourg as Joe. We've been featuring the teaser clips and other genius marketing art for this so far, and things keep getting better. Another new erotic poster has arrived, and another brings together most of the character posters. Commenting on the existence of a 5 1/2 hour director's cut version, producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen said one does exist "and it contains deeply explicit scenes", but "we signed right from the beginning for a 4 hour version and that’s the one we decided to release in two parts." So that's what we expect to see in theaters. The film will release in Europe starting January, but still no US dates confirmed. ›››
Continue reading Two More Posters for Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' as Debut Nears
With Mission: Impossible 5 preparing to shoot early next year, Christopher McQuarrie is already busy as a director following his debut with Jack Reacher. In addition, we've also recently heard that McQuarrie will direct the adaptation of the sci-fi series Star Blazers (for which he also wrote the script) and he still has an adaptation of the British series Unforgiven and a remake of Ice Station Zebra on his plate. We're not sure if he'll end up working on all these projects, but now he has another one added to his slate as Deadline reports he will direct an adaptation of the French novel Three to Kill and Colin Firth will star in the film. ›››
Briefly: It looks like we now have an actual release date. Its being reported by BoxOfficeMojo that Warner Bros has set a May 15th, 2015 summer release date for George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, the return of Mad Max, starring Tom Hardy as the new Mad Max. We've been following this sequel for many years, as it was shot down in Africa back in 2012 but has been stuck in post-production hell ever since, with extensive reshoots and more over the last few years. 2015 is already becoming one of the most exciting years for movies in a while, with the new Star Wars, Avengers and Jurassic Park movies on the docket already. Hopefully this is finally confirmation that we may finally see this new Mad Max within two years anyway. ›››
For awhile there had been discussion and hopes of turning Neil Gaiman's comic Sandman into a series, with the author hoping it would end up at HBO. However, it sounds like some moves are being made to potentially bring the iconic comic book from the author of Coraline and American Gods to the big screen instead. Badass Digest has learned that Man of Steel and The Dark Knight trilogy writer David Goyer just recently pitched a big screen version of Sandman to Warner Bros. and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is involved in some capacity, though it's not clear if he'd take the lead or be involved just as a producer or something. ›››
Continue reading Joseph Gordon-Levitt Part of David Goyer's Pitch to Adapt 'Sandman'
Never being met with the same respect as the other categories at the Academy Awards, the Best Animated Feature race is always one of the most interesting ones for to analyze and cover each year. This category is about as different from the others as it gets at the Oscars, so it's always worth a little bit of a different focus. It's also one of the harder ones to predict, especially when Pixar doesn't have a runaway frontrunner (which is becoming more normal now) in their prequel Monsters University. With the impending release of Frozen, the final contender for the prize, I wanted to discuss the category to see where the race is headed. ›››
Continue reading What Does the Oscar Race for Best Animated Feature Look Like Now?
Earlier this month, we learned that James DeMonaco was returning to write and direct a sequel to The Purge, this year's high concept horror thriller starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey. Produced by Paranormal Activity and Insidious franchise's Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Production banner on a budget of $3 million, the film went on to make nearly $90 million. Now Universal has announced that The Purge 2, which is just beginning production next month, has a release date of June 20th, 2014. That's a quick turnaround, but the first film was cheap, so it doesn't require a long post-production period. Read on! ›››
Continue reading Universal Sending 'The Purge' Sequel to Theaters in Summer of 2014
For those who aren't aware, The World's End is now officially on Blu-ray and DVD (we recommend picking up Edgar Wright's entire film trilogy if you don't have the other two films). And one of the glorious treats on the release of the film starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in their third go round with their "Spaced" brethren is a blooper reel. Thankfully, a tease of all the flubs is now online featuring some outtakes from Pegg's monologue reciting every single pub on The Golden Mile and also some hellacious burps. This is just a small amount of the fun that was had on set, but there were probably hard days too. ›››
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Towards the beginning of the year, John McClane (Bruce Willis) went to Russia for the mostly panned action sequel A Good Day to Die Hard, but shortly thereafter we heard that a sixth film was already in the works with the working title of Die Hardest. At the time, Ben Trebilcook was hired to write a treatment for a sequel that would take McClane from New York City to Tokyo, which made us think that it sounded similar to an unused spec script that the writer handed in to Fox for Die Hard 4. Well, the writer recently spoke to WhatCulture and he revealed tidbits of what he wrote including returning characters and more. ›››
Continue reading Returning Characters and Franchise End in Next 'Die Hard' Sequel?
We got a glimpse of some of the explosive mayhem (or Bayhem) on the set of Transformers: Age of Extinction in a first look photo from earlier this year, but now an even better look behind the scenes has popped up. The airheads over at Entertainment Tonight were given access to the set in "Hong Kong" where they filmed some segments during production of a scene with plenty of action. Of course, since the Autobots and Decepticons will be added in post-production, we don't know what's going on besides explosions, vehicle destruction and chaos. Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor were there too. Watch! ›››
Over a year ago, we got a first look at Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action thriller Ten from director David Ayer (End of Watch, Street Kings), but now the film is called Sabotage and we have some more photos from the film. The film follows an elite DEA task force who find themselves being taken out one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house. The first photo only featured Schwarzenegger, but now some new photos show us some of his team, though the only ones we can pick out seem to be Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike) and Mireille Enos (World War Z), but Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Josh Holloway and more are also in the movie. It looks like there's going to be some kick-ass action in this one. ›››
Continue reading First Look: Arnold Schwarzenegger Gears Up for 'Sabotage' Thriller
While everybody and their mother has been auditioning for Star Wars: Episode VII, most of the names that have popped up in discussion have been pretty discreet about trying out for the film until after the fact. Saorise Ronan has indicated she didn't get the role, but her audition involved using lightsabers and doing dialogue. Otherwise, we haven't heard much about the auditions. But now X-Men: First Class star Jason Flemyng (he played Azazel) has been pretty bold and posted a page from the Star Wars script. How do we know? Well, along with the picture from Instagram, he wrote, "Pint of Stella and Star Wars script!" Look! ›››
For anyone who doesn't want to know anything about Alfonso Cuaron's incredible film Gravity, then don't read any further, because there will be some spoilers from here on out. You've been warned. In the sci-fi film, Sandra Bullock's character Ryan Stone ends up by herself inside a Russian space capsule, on the verge of giving up. While at her lowest point, she tries to use the vessel's radio, and ends up communicating with a foreign guy who has a dog and a baby with him. Well, Jonas Cuaron, son of the filmmaker, co-wrote the feature screenplay and directed this companion film called Aningaaq that follows the man on the other end of the radio, an Inuit fisherman stationed on a remote fjord in Greenland. Watch! ›››
We haven't heard anything about the action thriller El Presidente since 2010 when Tom Cruise was attached to the project and the actor was trying to get the likes of Jack Nicholson and even Robert Downey Jr. involved in the project with Jay Roach (Game Change, The Campaign) directing. Now Cruise is back with a vengeance trying to get the film off the ground at Warner Bros. again, and this time he has his Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman at the helm, and the two are making a last ditch effort to get Nicholson involved in the project which would mark their first big screen reunion since A Few Good Men back in 1992. ›››
"It's not easy being mean." Following the underwhelming childish teaser trailer for Muppets Most Wanted earlier this year, the full theatrical trailer has arrived delivering more of what we expected from the Disney comedy sequel. This time we get a much better glimpse at the human stars in the film including Tina Fey as a prison guard, Salma Hayek caught up in the madness of a Muppet show and Ricky Gervais as an unfortunately named sidekick of the thief frog Constantine who is a dead wringer for Kermit the Frog. Plus there's quick shots of Ray Liotta, Celine Dion and P. Diddy. This looks like a hell of a lot of fun. Watch! ›››
Continue reading Must Watch: Two Full Trailers for Disney's 'Muppets Most Wanted'
If you've been on the Internet at all this past week, then you've probably seen an epic splits stunt performed by veteran action star Jean-Claude Van Damme where he performs the trademark legs spread maneuver between two moving Volvo semi-trucks moving in reverse. It's one of the most impressive things you'll ever seen. Well, not to be outdone, Channing Tatum decided to perform his own stunt as Jenko on the set of 22 Jump Street. It's a great, timely spoof, and it's also a first look at what Jenko looks like undercover in college. It seems like he's playing somewhat of a douchebag if he's wearing that Affliction shirt. Watch now! ›››
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