It's been awhile since Keanu Reeves has really done anything worth paying attention to, but maybe a new shot of him getting back into action, and not in some weird medieval fantasy world, will help him get his groove back. John Wick is a new action thriller coming this fall, and while the title doesn't sound like anything special, the first look image of Reeves in the film is pretty bad ass, showing the star of The Matrix franchise armed and dangerous, complete with some longer hair and a beard. The film sees Reeves as the titular character, an ex-hitman who is out for vengeance. Sounds generic, but we're hoping for the best. ›››
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While we've heard that the cast of Quentin Tarantino's new western The Hateful Eight would be utilizing the cast that came together for the live reading of the script earlier this year, it sounds like there might be an addition to the cast no one expected. As of now, the return of Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins and Zoe Bell have mostly been assumed with no official confirmation. Kurt Russell seems to be the only one definitely returning since he knew that production was going to begin soon. Now Collider is hearing that Jennifer Lawrence is in talks for a role. ›››
Continue reading Jennifer Lawrence Maybe Taking a Role in Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'
Nowadays, in order to make a great pitch for a potential film, a director needs a proof-of-concept video to convey the style and tone of a project that they hope to get in front of a camera. In the case of original films that don't have established intellectual property and really need a convincing pitch, this is one of the most important elements of a pitch, especially when the film is a complex time travel thriller like Looper. Director Rian Johnson, who will soon be entering high pressure territory by directing Star Wars: Episode VIII, had to create one of these videos when he was pitching the superior sci-fi flick, and it's pretty cool. ›››
Continue reading Rian Johnson Used 'Se7en' & 'Blade Runner' to Get 'Looper' Made
Following big success with Gravity last year, plans for Sandra Bullock to return to Warner Bros. are solidifying as the studio has just given a greenlight the political dramedy Our Brand is Crisis. The project has been in development for years at George Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures, and Bullock began circling the project late last year during awards season. Now it seems to be coming together as Variety has learned Pineapple Express and Prince Avalanche director David Gordon Green is set to direct the film based on Rachel Boynton's 2005 documentary of the same name about American political strategies used in Bolivia. ›››
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Well, director Shane Black already has a full future slate with projects like an adaptation of the pulp hero Doc Savage and a reboot of Predator in the works, and now one more has been added to the mix. Sony Pictures has announced that Black will direct an adaptation of The Destroyer, the adventure book series by Warren Murphy that follows Newark cop Remo Williams, who is framed, sentenced to death, then resurrected following a botched execution in order to serve as enforcement arm for CURE, a top-secret, extra-Constitutional arm of the U.S. government. That absolutely sounds like the perfect project for Black. ›››
Continue reading Shane Black Set to Direct Remo Williams Adaptation 'The Destroyer'
After a brief flirtation with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron to return to the wizarding world for the spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them didn't work out, Warner Bros. has found another seasoned director of their multi-billion dollar franchise to take on the project instead. Variety has word that David Yates, responsible for the final four films in the Harry Potter film series, had agreed to get back behind the camera for the first film in a new trilogy that will adapt the faux textbook from J.K. Rowling's magical universe into an adventure about the author Newt Scamander. ›››
"I never saw this land when it was green, before the drought came." Following some short teases from France and a very brief domestic trailer, we finally get a much better look at the ambitious sci-fi western Young Ones. Director Jake Paltrow has created an intimate sci-fi world that also has a subtly wide scope for what lies beyond our characters who are plagued by a seemingly endless drought. Michael Shannon attempts to keep his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and daughter (Elle Fanning) safe and grounded as the society around them, including the untrustworthy Nicholas Hoult, is getting more desperate all the time. ›››
Step aside Comic-Con, it's time for MondoCon! Coinciding with the Alamo Drafthouse's annual film festival FantasticFest this year is MondoCon, a brand new convention created by Mondo, the guys behind all those gorgeous artistic posters (and vinyl) we've been throwing our money at for the past few years. This Con will bring "together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, and toys with the world’s finest artists, designers, toy creators as well as filmmakers, composers and more." There are screenings, exclusive collectibles, panels with artists and lots to spend money on. Impressive line-up for their first year. ›››
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"I want something people can't turn away from." In this age of sensationalized news, it's the perfect time for this twisted thriller Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a desperate freelance crime journalist in Los Angeles willing to do anything to get a good story. However, when some of his shady activities to craft the best feature for a hungry network executive (Rene Russo) get him in trouble with the law, he just might end up being the next juicy headline himself. This looks pretty damn intense and even gruesome, showcasing another fantastic performance from Gyllenhaal, which is becoming a regular thing. Watch now! ›››
Continue reading Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Chases a Story in Full 'Nightcrawler' Trailer
"Sometimes demons get attached to objects." Following a terrifying introduction to the origin story of Annabelle, the doll who made her big screen debut in The Conjuring, the full theatrical trailer for the horror spin-off has arrived. There's the average horrors you would expect, but they're heightened by the presence of a newborn baby being caught up in the terror. Plus, there's one particular creepy surprise towards the end of the trailer. James Wan is only producing this one, but John Leonetti, the director of photography on The Conjuring, seems to have his honored horror spirit (no pun intended). Watch below! ›››
Before premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, we saw an otherworldly teaser for White Bird in a Blizzard, the drama starring Shailene Woodley (Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars), directed by Gregg Araki (Smiley Face). Now the film is poised for release this fall, and the first full trailer has arrived, and it paints a much more conventional picture. Woodley plays Kat Connors, a teenage girl who feels relief from her repressed adolescence when her beautiful homemaking mother (Eva Green) suddenly disappears. But that feeling doesn't last long as she realizes just how much she needed her mother to keep order in her life. ›››
In this edition of movies that might just be crazy enough to work, we have a wild comedy developing between Hyde Park Entertainment, Image Nation Abu Dhabi and the sterling WWE Studios. Deadline has word that The Hangover and "Community" co-star Ken Jeong is being placed in the lead role of a comedy that is currently being referred to as Untitled Celebrity Death Pool. The film will see Jeong playing a struggling night club owner with a massive debt to a loan shark. So in order to get the money he needs to pay them back, he decides to make good on his club's celebrity death pool by killing David Hasselhoff. ›››
Continue reading Ken Jeong Wants to Kill David Hasselhoff in WWE Studios Comedy
In case you forgot, there's a sequel coming to the 2012 gothic horror flick The Woman in Black, the first film that saw Daniel Radcliffe venture outside of the Harry Potter franchise. However, the British star isn't returning for The Woman in Black: Angel of Death. Instead, it's Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Helen McCrory (Skyfall) and Phoebe Fox (Switch) starring in the horror sequel with a new tale of terror in the old, abandoned Eel Marsh House. Now we have a teaser trailer from across the pond, and it doesn't show us much, and that's not just because the YouTube version of this video is far too dark to see anything. Watch! ›››
Continue reading Watch: Creepy UK Teaser Trailer for 'Woman in Black: Angel of Death'
A filmmaker can have all the production value in the world, but it's not worth a damn if your actors think they're starring in a high school play. That's exactly what seems to be happening in this trailer for Outcast from Arclight Films. In the film Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen are thrown back into 12th century China, which is already a hilarious premise in itself, as ex-Crusades warriors who team up to help the children of a deposed Chinese Emperor battle their murderous uncle. Honestly, despite how pretty this film looks, Cage and Christensen make it look laughably bad, especially with whatever accents they're poorly trying to pull off (Cage saying "lad" puts it over the top). But for that reason, it ay be worth seeing. Watch! ›››
Continue reading Nicolas Cage & Hayden Christensen in Epically Bad 'Outcast' Trailer
Will it be called Star Wars: Revenge of the Tauntauns or just Episode VII? Who is John Boyega playing and when does he get to have dinner with Luke? So many questions! So few answers. But that doesn't mean we should be making up answers and filling the void, instead we should be waiting patiently to see the new Star Wars in all its glory sometime in 2015. In a genius move, Slate has launched what they're calling the "Star Wars Rumor Generator", a fun little interactive script that creates random Star Wars posters with rumors like the title, who each person is playing, and so on. Yes we're often caught up in the Star Wars news game, but we try to focus on what is actually worth knowing, not every last rumor someone comes up with. ›››
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"A father must avenge his son!" Time for some Norwegian revenge. The UK trailer for Hans Petter Moland's new film In Order of Disappearance has debuted, featuring the always-awesome Stellan Skarsgård as well as an impressive Norwegian ensemble cast. The film's structure involves following the deaths of many people, with the madness beginning when Skarsgård's son is found dead. It turns out he was involved in a drug ring and Skarsgård goes a bit crazy and takes on the entire clan, single-handed. It's a very dark, but incredibly fun thriller about the cold, snowy world of Norway. I highly recommend the film after first seeing it in Berlin and I hope it gets a strong US release soon enough. We'll be following it. Until then - have fun! ›››
Continue reading Watch: 'In Order of Disappearance' UK Trailer with Stellan Skarsgård
As one of the few people who gave a positive review of Seth MacFarlane's western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West, I'm absolutely still looking forward to Ted 2, the sequel to the "Family Guy" creator's 2012 raunchy comedy about a grown man and his talking teddy bear that he's had since childhood. The film is set for release on June 26th, 2015 with Mark Wahlberg back in the lead, MacFarlane voicing the title stuffed animal, and Amanda Seyfried taking a female lead role (with Mila Kunis likely not back in a large capacity). Now Deadline reports another character will be back too with Patrick Warburton returning. ›››
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We've seen Katie Holmes smirk her way through many performances like Batman Begins, Thank You for Smoking, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark and Jack & Jill. But now she's entering a whole new realm with Miss Meadows. The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, and now the first trailer has arrived showing Holmes as a sweet, inspirational grade school teacher by day, who totes a cute little gun as a ruthless vigilante outside of the school yard. She goes from trimming roses to cutting down the scum of her small town. This looks so weird, especially with someone like Holmes in the lead, but you can see for yourself. ›››
Over the weekend, an unsubstantiated rumor claimed that Disney had plans to release the original cuts of the Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray, without all the "Special Edition" alterations made to the films when they were re-released in theaters in 1997. With the exception of a limited DVD release, the unaltered, original cuts haven't been available in high-definition, so that would be awesome. However, Badass Digest smartly pointed out that Fox owns the rights to those films, so it's not really up to Disney whether or not that happens unless some serious negotiations are done (and that's not out of the question). In the meantime, a video from Geeks are Sexy (via SlashFilm) shows some big fans have taken matters into their own hands. ›››
Continue reading Watch: Fans Are Making Their Own 'Star Wars' Non-Special Editions
Following a pair of breakthrough performances from Ezra Miller in We Need to Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being A Wallflower, we haven't seen the actor get nearly as much work as we want him to. But now he's lined up what could be a promising indie project with Billy Crudup and Michael Angarano in the Stanford Prison Experiment. Based on the social study of the same name, the film has been in development for over a decade and The Wrap reports it's coming together with C.O.G. director Kyle Patrick Alvarez at the helm. This certainly seems like timely subject matter considering what's going on in Ferguson, Missouri. ›››
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