Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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The Walt Disney Company Acquires Lucasfilm: A New Star Wars Trilogy Set To Begin 2015

The Walt Disney Company has acquired Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion and has announced that a 'Star Wars: Episode VII' feature film is targeted for a 2015 release, meaning 2015 will give us a 2015 will give us 'The Avengers 2,' a 'Justice League' and the beginning of a new Star Wars trilogy.

Also included are the rights to the Indiana Jones franchise as well as effects firm Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. Hopefully Howard the Duck can make an appearance in 'Avengers 2' too.

The Ofiical statement is below:
“Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney’s unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value.”

“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said George Lucas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucasfilm.“It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”

Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of Lucasfilm, a leader in entertainment, innovation and technology, including its massively popular and “evergreen” Star Wars franchise and its operating businesses in live action film production, consumer products, animation, visual effects, and audio post production. Disney will also acquire the substantial portfolio of cutting-edge entertainment technologies that have kept audiences enthralled for many years. Lucasfilm, headquartered in San Francisco, operates under the names Lucasfilm Ltd., LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound, and the present intent is for Lucasfilm employees to remain in their current locations.

Kathleen Kennedy, current Co-Chairman of Lucasfilm, will become President of Lucasfilm, reporting to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. Additionally she will serve as the brand manager for Star Wars, working directly with Disney’s global lines of business to build, further integrate, and maximize the value of this global franchise. Ms. Kennedy will serve as executive producer on new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.

The acquisition combines two highly compatible family entertainment brands, and strengthens the long-standing beneficial relationship between them that already includes successful integration of Star Wars content into Disney theme parks in Anaheim, Orlando, Paris and Tokyo.

Driven by a tremendously talented creative team, Lucasfilm’s legendary Star Wars franchise has flourished for more than 35 years, and offers a virtually limitless universe of characters and stories to drive continued feature film releases and franchise growth over the long term. Star Wars resonates with consumers around the world and creates extensive opportunities for Disney to deliver the content across its diverse portfolio of businesses including movies, television, consumer products, games and theme parks. Star Wars feature films have earned a total of $4.4 billion in global box to date, and continued global demand has made Star Wars one of the world’s top product brands, and Lucasfilm a leading product licensor in the United States in 2011. The franchise provides a sustainable source of high quality, branded content with global appeal and is well suited for new business models including digital platforms, putting the acquisition in strong alignment with Disney’s strategic priorities for continued long-term growth.

The Lucasfilm acquisition follows Disney’s very successful acquisitions of Pixar and Marvel, which demonstrated the company’s unique ability to fully develop and expand the financial potential of high quality creative content with compelling characters and storytelling through the application of innovative technology and multiplatform distribution on a truly global basis to create maximum value. Adding Lucasfilm to Disney’s portfolio of world class brands significantly enhances the company’s ability to serve consumers with a broad variety of the world’s highest-quality content and to create additional long-term value for our shareholders.
The Boards of Directors of Disney and Lucasfilm have approved the transaction, which is subject to clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, certain non-United States merger control regulations, and other customary closing conditions. The agreement has been approved by the sole shareholder of Lucasfilm.
Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm 
 

The Future of Star Wars Movies 

'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' Red Band Trailer

Two trailers (one a red band) for 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters,' directed by Tommy Wirkola and starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Derek Mears and Thomas Mann.

'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' takes place 15 years after the siblings' incident at the gingerbread house. The two are now specialized bounty hunters looking to put down the cackling black-hat set.

The film opens  January 25, 2013 for the US, 15 March 2013 for Ireland and the UK.

Red Band Trailer


Trailer

'Stoker' One Sheet & Music Video Promo

One sheet and a music video promo have been released for Chan-wook Park's english debut 'Stoker,' starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney and Jacki Weaver.

After India's (Wasikowska's) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

'Stoker' is released March 1st 2013.

'Man of Steel' Animated Logo

Already released as a hires image released the animated form of the 'Man of Steel' logo from  Zack Snyder's Superman reboot starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe.

'Man Of Steel' June 14, 2013 release.

Update: Matthew Vaughn Leaves 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'

Updated: Bryan Singer is officially set for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.'

In a shock move 'X-Men: First Class' director Matthew Vaughn has decided not to helm the upcoming sequel, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.'  According to Deadline Bryan Singer the original director of the X-Men film is lined up to replace him.

Vaughn is rumored to instead move forward with his proposed adpatation of Mark Millar's 'The Secret Service,' he will still however remain aboard as a producer on 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.'

Scheduled for release on July 18, 2014, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is based on the comic book storyline, "Days of Future Past" which ran in Uncanny X-Men #141 and 142 back in 1981 during Chris Claremont and John Byrne's run and introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel's mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Skyfall Co-Writer John Logan Writing Bond 24 & 25

John Logan who was a co writer on 007 latest outing 'Skyfall' will be taking on scripting duites for a Bond next two outing which will be a two part tale. 

With Daniel Craig signed for two more movies, the path is clear for Eon productions to begin production on the next films around Craig once more, with the first due in 2014.  It is not yet known if 'Skyfall' director Sam Mendes will be returning for director duites.

George Clooney Assembles A Tremendous Cast For 'The Monuments Men'

For his fourth film George Clooney has assembled Daniel Craig, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban, and himself to star in 'The Monuments Men.'

The drama, which was scripted by Clooney and partner Grant Heslov, confronts the final chapter of Germany’s rule, which came down to the absolute destruction of everything that makes a culture keep its standing, including the lives that are lost and the sacrifices that are made. All of this is in danger of being lost forever as Hitler and the Nazis try to cover the tracks of a murderous regime. A crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renown works of art that were stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them.

The film will begin production March 1 in Europe.

'The Wolverine' Teaser Poster & Web Chat

The first teaser poster has arrived for James Mangold's 'The Wolverine,' starring  Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee.

Also below is the live web with  Hugh Jackman and James Mangold were they talk a little about the film, sadly not as revaling as his Empire chat its still a decent watch.

The film opens July 26, 2013.

Web chat

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Trailer, Clip & Featurette For Dustin Hoffman's 'Quartet'

A trailer, clip and story featurette have been released for Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, 'Quartet.' The film stars Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay and Sheridan Smith.

'Quartet' tells the story of Reggie (Courtenay), Wilf (Connolly) and Cissy (Collins) who reside in Beecham House, a home for retired opera singers. Each year they stage a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday, which also raises funds for the home. Reggie's ex-wife Jean (Smith) arrives at the home and creates tension, playing the diva part but refusing to sing in the concert.

It opens December 28 2012 for the US, January 1 2013 for Ireland and the UK.

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Clip


Featurette

Friday, October 26, 2012

'An Idiot Abroad' Series 3 Trailer

The first trailer for the 3-part 'An Idiot Abroad Special,' Karl Pilkington is joined in the clip by Ricky Gervais's and Warwick Davis who joins Karl on his latest globe trotting adventures.

The new series airs on Sky One next month.

Check It Out... The Criterion Top 10

For anyone looking to be recommended a good film to watch, they could do far worse than check out the Criterion Top 10, a personal top 10 of Criterion films.

Criterion films is a collection of some of the finest films cinema from around the world and the Criterion Top 10 is a collection of top 10 from some of the coolest people across the entertainment spectrum, from people like Nicolas Winding Refn, Mike Allred, Wes Anderson, Richard Ayoade, Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Anthony Bourdain, Guillermo del Toro, Edgar Wright, Adam Yauch and more.

So go explore and discover.

Their Can Only Be One Conan And Arnie Is King

Their was only ever one cinematic Conan the Barbarian and that was Arnold Schwarzenegger, after the failed 2011 reboot Arnie will once again reprise his role as the Cimmerian warrior in 'The Legend of Conan,' a new Robert E. Howard adaptation in the works from Universal Pictures.

The new film will ignore the  the events of the quite poor 'Conan the Destroyer' and instead focus on a older Conan as King with  producer Frederik Malmberg saying:
“The original ended with Arnold on the throne as a seasoned warrior, and this is the take of the film we will make,”
“It’s that Nordic Viking mythic guy who has played the role of king, warrior, soldier and mercenary, and who has bedded more women than anyone, nearing the last cycle of his life. He knows he’ll be going to Valhalla, and wants to go out with a good battle.”
Arnold had this to say about returning to the role:
 “I always loved the Conan character and I’m honoured to be asked to step into the role once again," says Arnold
"I can’t wait to work with Universal and the great team of Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan to develop the next step of this truly epic story.”

Ryan Gosling Call It Quits On 'Logan's Run' Remake

The long in development 'Logan's Run' remake has lost its leading man as its been reported Ryan Gosling has dropped out of the film, Nicolas Winding Refn was also attached to direct but there's no confirmation on whether he's still in the director's chair or if hes decided to leave with Gosling.

'A Good Day to Die Hard' Trailers

Teaser and feature trailer are below for John McClane's fourth outing 'A Good Day to Die Hard.'  Directed by  John Moore and starring Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Yulia Snigir, Cole Hauser, Amaury Nolasco, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Anne Vyalitsyna.

 John McClane goes to Moscow to see if he can convince the local police to go easy on his son, who did something stupid while on holiday. Upon arrival, McClane discovers that things are not what they seem and he and his son are forced to break up a terrorist plot that imperils the planet.

'A Good Day to Die Hard' opens 14 February 2013

Teaser Trailer


Trailer

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Detailed Look At The New RoboCop

Here's a couple of pretty pictures giving a detailed look at the Robocop costume for the Jose Padilha reboot.

Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams , Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

In 'RoboCop,' the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center 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 (Kinnaman) 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 utilizes 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.

'Robocop' has a 7 February 2014 release date.


James Mangold Talks 'The Wolverine'

Director James Mangold has revealed to empire that the 'The Wolverine' is not a prequel as many believed it would be, but the film actually takes places long after X-Men 3.  Could this potentially lead into 'X-Men: Days of Future Past?'
Where this film sits in the universe of the films is after them all," revealed Mangold.
"Jean Grey is gone, most of the X-Men are disbanded or gone, so there’s a tremendous sense of isolation for him."
He went on to reveal there will be prequel elements in the film saying:
"That’s something that for me was very important, that I land in a very specific place in his timeline," says Mangold. "I wanted to be able to tell the story without the burden of handing it off to a film that already exists and having to conform to it.
The ideas of immortality reign very heavily in this story and the burden of immortality weighs heavily on Logan. For me that’s such an interesting part of Logan’s character that is nearly impossible to explore if you have a kind of league or team movie."

'The Wolverine' stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima and Brian Tee.  It opens July 26, 2013.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Johnny Depp Is Set To Star In Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence'

Oscar-winning cinematographer and long time collaborator of Christopher Nolan,  Wally Pfister has cast Johnny Depp in his directorial debut 'Transcendence.'  It was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. With principal photography set to begin early next year

Taking a cue from Mr Nolan little is known about  'Transcendence' but Pfister did talk a little about casting Depp, saying: 
 “I'm thrilled, and feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Johnny. He is a creative and intelligent artist whom I feel will bring great depth to the character and the overall narrative."
 Kosove and Johnson also stated:
 “Johnny Depp is one of the most charismatic, talented actors imaginable and we are delighted he is with us on this project.”

'The Evil Dead' Red Band Trailer

Red band trailer for the remake of 'The Evil Dead,' directed by Fede Alvarez and starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore.

In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

The 'Evil Dead' will return April 12, 2013.

Updated 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' TV Spot

The first TV spot has gone live for Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.'

The film stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O'Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Aidan Turner and Billy Connolly.

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' follows the titular hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield.

Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever... Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum's "precious" ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities... A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' will be released December 14, 2012.

Update: New TV spot


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

'Django Unchained' 5 Character Posters & International Trailer

Five character posters and a new International trailer have been released for Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson, Kerry Washington, Anthony LaPaglia, RZA, Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo, Todd Allen and Jonah Hill.

'Django Unchained' will be released in the U.S. on December 25 2012, 18 January 2013 for Ireland the UK.


Update New poster Added

International Trailer 
 





Update 'Iron Man 3' Trailer

Iron Man 3 trailer is now online, directed by Shane Black the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley.

Marvel Studios' 'Iron Man 3' pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

'Iron Man 3' opens  April 26 2013 for Ireland and the UK, May3 2013 for the US.



Updated: ET Set Visit Video

Monday, October 22, 2012

Trailer For Guillermo del Toro's 'Mama'

Trailer For Guillermo del Toro produced horror 'Mama' directed by Andres Muschietti and starring Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nellsse.

A supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their mother was murdered. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night. The day their father killed their mother, sisters Victoria and Lilly vanished near their suburban neighborhood. For five long years, their Uncle Lucas and his girlfriend, Annabel, have been madly searching for them.

But when, incredibly, the kids are found alive in a decrepit cabin, the couple wonders if the girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home. As Annabel tries to introduce the children to a normal life, she grows convinced of an evil presence in their house. Are the sisters experiencing traumatic stress, or is a ghost coming to visit them?

How did the broken girls survive those years all by themselves? As she answers these disturbing questions, the new mother will find that the whispers she hears at bedtime are coming from the lips of a deadly presence.

The film opens 18 January 2013 in the US, 22 February 2013 for Ireland and the UK. 

Updated: First Look At the New 'Evil Dead'

Unveiled at the NYCC is you're first look at the rebooted 'Evil Dead' with the first imaging showing off a deadite and the leaked trailer from NYCC screening showing off Fede Alvarezand's remake in action, and it  looks very promising.  Also below we have a interview with the chin himself Bruce Campbell reassuring fans that this will not be a pointless cash in remake and sadly confirming that his Ash will not be making a appearance in the reboot.

The reboot stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore and has a April 12, 2013 release date.

Update: Interview with Fede Alvarez directing the remake:
So you’re taking on this beloved franchise. What’s the tone you’re going with? Can folks expect something similar to the original Evil Dead?

It’s definitely something that comes out of the first one. Sam asked me, “Fede, would you remake Evil Dead for me?” And of course any filmmaker, when approached with that question, you freak out. So when somebody tells you that, they’re waiting for you to pitch them your version of the movie. So of course I said, “Sam, yeah, sure.” So I locked myself into a room with one of my best friends back home, my co-writer on the movie. We thought about what Evil Dead is for us. For me, it’s like, Evil Dead, I saw it when I was 12. And when you’re 12, you’re not supposed to be watching that! I remember it was the same feeling of the first time I discovered porn. Like, I’m not supposed to do this but I’m gonna do it anyway. And I remember, it was a very, very, very bad call. I shouldn’t have watched that movie – I was too young, I was traumatized by it. I was so, so scared – it was a super, super-violent, scary movie. So coming back to right now, when me and my friend were trying to figure it out, I was like, “That’s the kind of movie I want to do again!” I didn’t want to go and re-watch it to try and figure it out, I wanted to remember the key ideas – like, what stayed with me after all this time. That thing you never forget about the time you watched it for the first time. So we knew those things had to be in the new one. And basically what we pitched to him…it basically was like, “Let’s try to make the scariest movie ever!” And that’s exactly what he [Sam] wanted – he wanted to make a straightforward horror, scary, violent film.

Can you tell us anything about how gory it’s going to be?

It is gory, that’s for sure. Sam always says this: “There’s a fine line between horror and comedy.” You go too far, everybody starts laughing. You hit it in the right place, everybody’s scared to death. So we were always trying to stand on that line. So sometimes gore can be very funny. It’s not that kind of gory film. It has a lot of blood. I would come back home after every day of shooting covered in blood. People on set would have to cover themselves with plastic bags because there was so much splatter.

What kind of effects did you use to make all this gore happen?

We didn’t do any CGI, so there’s no CGI in the movie. Everything you’ll see is real. This was a very long shoot – 70 days of shooting. That’s the reason why everybody goes to CGI, because it’s cheaper, faster. But I hate that – most people hate that, particularly in a movie like this one. So we searched a lot of magic tricks and illusions, like with disappearing arms, all those kind of things. We really pushed the boundaries trying to create those illusions. There’s also a particularly bloody ending. The last scene is just – we wanted it to be the bloodiest scene ever. And I think it is!

How would 12-year-old you react to the film that you made now?

I couldn’t imagine! They used to pull a lot of horrible and violent things back in the ‘70s that today is like, oh, no! Like The Exorcist, with the crucifix and saying, “Fuck me, Jesus” – you would never get a rating, it would never be released. Evil Dead is part of that also. A girl gets raped by a tree. And even myself, when we wrote the first script, we didn’t write that scene. We were like, “No way! Who’s gonna let us get away with that?” And that’s the beauty of this film, because it’s Bruce [Campbell], Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert … it’s the three of them and myself working together on all the creative processes. This is not a classic remake controlled by a big studio – this is the same creatives from the original doing this film. And so we’re working together, and, like, I said, “I didn’t write that scene,” and Tapert’s like, “Where’s my raping scene?” And I was like, “Oh, okay!” And of course now it has to be way more terrible than the original. So, yeah, I couldn’t watch it if I was 12, because this is more graphic, in a way. But also it’s really psychological.

There are a lot of iconic shots in the original. Did you recreate any of those as a fan nod?

No, not really. Well, yes. Some. But there are a lot of hints to the original. And Sam noticed, and he’d be like, “Why don’t you put like this or that?” And I’d be like, “No, that’s your movie. I have my pride – I’m a director. I’m not going to go and recreate another director’s vision.” But there were some moments when I’d look in the monitor and it’d look like the original and I’d be miserable, I’d be like, “I have no soul!” And I didn’t put most of those things in the cut, and thank God Sam backed me up with most of those things.
Trailer


Bruce Campbell Interview

Official Trailer Teaser

'The Man With The Iron Fists' Character Trailers, Animated Prequel & Music Video

Below is a whole fist load of character trailers,a animated prequel and a music video featuring the The Black Keys and RZA called 'The Baddest Man Alive.' All for the RZA' Kung Fu epic 'The Man With The Iron Fists,' starring Russell Crowe, RZA, Lucy Liu, Rick Yune, Jamie Chung, Cung Le, Dave Bautista, Byron Mann, Daniel Wu and Pam Grier.

Quentin Tarantino presents "The Man With the Iron Fists," an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a big-screen director and leading man, RZA-alongside a stellar international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu-tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who would destroy them all.

Since his arrival in China's Jungle Village, the town's blacksmith (RZA) has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction. When the clans' brewing war boils over, the stranger channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. As he fights alongside iconic heroes and against soulless villains, one man must harness this power to become savior of his adopted people.


 'The Man With The Iron Fists' hits cinemas 2 November for the US, 7 December for Ireland and the UK.

 Animated Prequel

  
'The Baddest Man Alive' By The Black Keys and RZA 


Character Trailers


Sunday, October 21, 2012

The 'Justice League' Will Face The Avengers In Summer 2015

The LA times is reporting that the summer of 2015 will see the biggest ever superhero showdown the sliver screen has ever seen as DC Comics' superheroes can finally team up on the big screen following the legal victory for Warner Bros. in its long-running fight over the rights for Superman and form the 'Justice League' to do battle with Marvels 'The Avengers 2.'   

Warner Bros. studio is expected to accelerate development of a planned "Justice League" movie that would join Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and other characters. Warner hopes to shoot the film next year and release it in the summer of 2015. The studio already has a "Justice League" script in the works. Next it needs to attach a director and then cast the lead roles.  The studio's plan is to spin out other superheroes into their own movies following 'Justice League,' the opposite of Marvels strategy.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Andy Serkis To Direct 'Animal Farm'


Andy Serkis is set to direct a big screen adaptation of the classic George Orwell  novel 'Animal Farm,' talking to THR described how he will bring the book to life:
 I think we found a rather fresh way of looking at it. It is definitely using performance capture but we are using an amalgamation of filming styles to create the environmments.

We are in proof of concept stage at the moment, designing characters and experimenting on our stage with the designs. It is quite a wide canvas at the moment as to how much and how far we can take performance capture with quadrupeds and how much we will be using facial [capture]. We are not discounting the use of keyframe animation or puppeteering parts of animals. We are in an experimental phase; it’s terribly exciting.
The movie will be produced by The Imaginarium, a London-based performance-capture studio that Serkis and producer Jonathan Cavendish(Bridget Jones’s Diary, Elizabeth: The Golden Age) formed in 2011.

'Zero Dark Thirty' Trailers

Two trailers are below for Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal's follow up to the 'The Hurt Locker,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' starring Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Edgar Ramirez, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, Nash Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Harold Perrineau and Frank Grillo.

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal for the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man.

'Zero Dark Thirty' opens 19 December 2012 in the US, 25 January 2013 for Ireland and the UK.

Trailers


'Carrie' Remake Teaser Trailer

Teaser trailer for the remake of 'Carrie,' directed by Kimberly Peirce and starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, Ansel Elgort and Julianne Moore.

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, "Carrie" is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

The film has a Irish release date of 12 April 2013, for the UK its 5 April 2013 and the US its 15 March 2013.

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'Jack Reacher' Feature Trailer

Feature trailer for 'Jack Reacher,' directed by Christopher McQuarrie. The film is based on the Lee Child character and stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Richard Jenkins, Alexia Fast, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney, and Werner Herzog.

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me.

And sure enough, ex–military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter—a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right—and soon the slam-dunk case explodes.

Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning—and then beat him shot for shot.


 'Jack Reacher' opens 21 December 2012 in the US, 26 December 2012 for Ireland and the UK. 

'Thor: The Dark World' Plot Summary

 Marvel have released the plot summary for 'Thor: The Dark World,' directed by Alan Taylor and starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.

Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself.  In the aftermath of Marvel's "Thor" and "Marvel's The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.  

The film releases November 8, 2013 

Ant-Man Gets A Date


Marvel and Disney have set a release date for director Edgar Wright's long-gestating Ant-Man movie and its November 6, 2015 which will make 'Ant Man' a post 'Avengers 2' film and part of phase 3?

Friday, October 19, 2012

'Gangster Squad' Trailer #3

 New trailer for Ruben Fleischer's 'Gangster Squad,' starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Robert Patrick, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, Emma Stone and Sean Penn.

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and--if he has his way--every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control.

It's enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop...except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen's world apart. "Gangster Squad" is a colorful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD's efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.

It opens 11 January 2013.

'The World's End' Poster

Here's the second poster for 'The World's End' the final part of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Cornetto trilogy

Five childhood friends reunite after twenty years to repeat a legendary pub crawl from their youth, returning to their hometown to once again attempt to reach the fabled pub "The World’s End". Over the course of the night, they begin to realise that the real struggle is "not just theirs but humankind’s", and completing the crawl becomes the least of their worries.

The film stars  Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan aswell as Pegg and Frost. It arrives in cinemas on Wednesday August 14, 2013.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

'Skyfall:' 50th Anniversary Trailers, TV Spots & Video Blogs


We have another 'Skyfall' super post featuring a whole host of trailers, TV spots & video blogs. Including 'Skyfall' theme song sung by Adele and a 50th Anniversary blog from the cast of the latest Bond chatting about he's 50 year legacy.

Directed by Sam Mendes, the 23rd James Bond movie stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory, Ola Rapace and Tonia Sotiropoulou.

'Skyfall' opens 26 October for Ireland and the UK, 9 November for the US.

'Skyfall' Theme Song Trailer


Full Theme Song Sung By Adele

Video Blog - 50th Anniversary


TV Spots

New Trailer 'Django Unchained'


New trailer has been unleashed for Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained,' starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson, Kerry Washington, Anthony LaPaglia, RZA, Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo, Todd Allen and Jonah Hill.

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, "Django Unchained" stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.

Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie's trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival...


'Django Unchained' will be released in the U.S. on December 25 2012, 18 January 2013 for Ireland the UK.


 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nicolas Winding Refn Says The Driver May Return

Sadly Nicolas Winding Refn has dispelled rumors that he will make a sequel to 'Drive' he has expressed a interest in seeing Ryan Gosling's Driver reappear on the big screen in another film, saying:
 "That is never going to happen. But the character of The Driver might return in another film. We're playing with that idea. We'll see what happens,"

'The Lone Ranger' Teaser Trailer

The first teaser trailer has arrived for 'The Lone Ranger' directed by Gore Verbinski and staring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.

 From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' "The Lone Ranger," a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice--taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption

'The Lone Ranger' rides back to the silver screen on 3 July 2013 for the US, 5 July 2013 for the UK and Ireland.