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    Thursday
    Apr242014

    First Stills from JURASSIC WORLD Drop, Director Might be Up for Sequels and Williams Returns?

    If you're looking forward to next summer's Jurassic World, which is currently filming in Hawaii, you'd be in luck to see three new stills for the upcoming sequel as well as some interesting news regarding director Colin Trevorrow and some upcoming inevitable sequels.

     

    Empire spoke with Trevorrow:

    “We definitely talked about [sequels] a lot,” the director/co-writer revealed. “We wanted to create something that would be a little bit less arbitrary and episodic, and something that could potentially arc into a series that would feel like a complete story.”

    With those story arcs already in place, Trevorrow hinted at the characters likely to participate in them across further films. One of them is cast newbie and Untouchable star Omar Sy, who's soon to be seen as Bishop in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. “He’s essentially Chris Pratt’s best friend,” he said of the Sy character. “They work together and have some pretty cool action scenes together. I wanted to create a relationship there that could be memorable and potentially carry on to future films.”

    But don't get too cozy with Pratt:

    Before anyone points and shouts ‘Spoilersaurus!’, Trevorrow did say “could” rather than “will”. There’s still a chance, albeit a slender one, that Pratt’s ex-military man will end up on a pterodactyl’s water biscuit.

    Trevorrow also confirmed to expect animatronic dinosaurs akin to the acclaimed visuals we saw in Spielberg's 1993 film, Jurassic Park. The film will also be moving to New Orleans after they're done in Hawaii to film. 

    Also according to fan-site Jurassic World-Movie, fans should expect the legendary John Williams to return to score the film:

    John Williams is in fact returning to do the score for Jurassic World, and is currently working on it according to my source and Jurassic Park Legacy.

    Jurassic World, starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Ty Simpkins, Irrfan Kahn, and Vincent D'Onfrio stars principal photography this month, and will release June 12 2014 in theaters and IMAX.

    Thursday
    Apr242014

    Third HOBBIT Film Gets New Title; Probably Gets Split Into 2, Eh

     

    The upcoming sequel to The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, which was set to be released as The Hobbit: There and Back Again will now be referred to as Peter Jackson Presents Lee Daniel's The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies: A Spike Lee Joint.

    Variety reports:

    Originally titled “There and Back Again,” Jackson wrote that the new name will be “The Battle of the Five Armies.” Rumors of a name change have been circulating for the past week, sparked when fan site TheOneRing.net reported that New Line had registered the name “The Hobbit: Into the Fire.”

    The franchise’s studio Warner Bros. confirmed the change.

    If I were you, I'd also expect an announcement soon that the film will be split into another part for maximum IMAX 3D money.

    Jackson took to Facebook to address the change:

    Inside Information...

    Our journey to make The Hobbit Trilogy has been in some ways like Bilbo's own, with hidden paths revealing their secrets to us as we've gone along. “There and Back Again” felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo’s arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film. But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced—after all, Bilbo has already arrived “there” in the "Desolation of Smaug".

    When we did the premiere trip late last year, I had a quiet conversation with the studio about the idea of revisiting the title. We decided to keep an open mind until a cut of the film was ready to look at. We reached that point last week, and after viewing the movie, we all agreed there is now one title that feels completely appropriate.

    And so: "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" it is.

    As Professor Tolkien intended, “There and Back Again” encompasses Bilbo’s entire adventure, so don’t be surprised if you see it used on a future box-set of all three movies.

    Before then however, we have a film to finish, and much to share with you. It’s been a nice quiet time for us—Jabez and I happily editing away in a dark cave in Wellington—but those halcyon days are quickly coming to an end. It will soon be time to step into the light. Expect to see and hear much about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in the coming months.

    And there’s also The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Cut, which we’re in the process of finishing, with over 25 mins of new scenes, all scored with original music composed by Howard Shore.

    It’ll be a fun year!

    Uhg. 

    Anyway, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies cash-grabs into theaters this December.

    Thursday
    Apr242014

    Zack Snyder Adds Diversity As Ray Fisher Joins "Batman Vs Superman" As Cyborg

     


    According to an exclusive from Variety, Theatre actor Ray Fisher has been tapped to play Victor Stone, AKA Cyborg, in the upcoming still untitled Batman-Superman feature from Warner Bros and Zack Synder.

    Variety notes that well over the past few weeks, Warner Bros. have been test-screening several actors for this role, and whilst Variety's sources state that he won't have an important role in Batman vs. Superman, they claim that he'll have a major role in Warner Bros' upcoming film plans, including Justice League. Fisher is well-known for portraying Muhammad Ali in the Broadway play "Fetch Clay, Make Man".

    It's no surprise that Warner Bros. is looking to include Cyborg into their upcoming film universe. He's a fantastic superhero that naturally adds some great diversity to their coveted superhero roster, unlike Marvel Studios. Cyborg has been apart of the Justice League in all major media over the past 2 years, ever since the New 52 launched and gave him a spotlight role, so most of the audiences are already aware of the character. Additionally, Henry Cavill noted that he would love to have Cyborg join the roster of superheroes in the future of Warner Bros feature films. Now, it looks like the "United Nations Justice League" that we reported about is falling into place with Zack Snyder casting people with a variety of ethniticies and cultural backgrounds.

    Meanwhile, the untitled Batman vs. Superman picture shot a football game scene almost six months ago, before the big re-write and delay. It's unknown if this will be included in the picture at this point, but Vic Stone's origin as Cyborg in the New 52, and animated features involve the character as a star football athlete. Warner Bros is also including S.T.A.R Labs in their small-screen shows such as Arrow and The Flash, which are also important to Stone's origin. Heck, there was also an easter egg of the scientific company in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. In case you haven't noticed, Warner Bros. have for years, prepped the audiences with a character or theme that they plan to present in an upcoming DC Comics film.

    Batman vs. Superman(: Age of Diversity*) is currently doing camera tests in Detroit and is said to head into production next month. We should be expecting the first images of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman to drop within the coming weeks.

     

    *Not the actual title.

    Thursday
    Apr242014

    Warner Bros. Take Note Of These "Batman Vs Superman" Fan Posters

    Posters for Summer blockbusters have steadily declined in both originality and creativity the past several years. One bad poster after another have appeared on websites and the walls of your favorite local theater. Sure, there have been a real gem here or there, but it's a rare sighting. SuperHeroHype Forum user Asteroid-Man is trying to break that tradition of awful poster fatigue with to very well done "Batman Vs Superman" posters. Check them out below.

    Wednesday
    Apr232014

    New Poster for EDGE OF TOMORROW Promises Mecha Suits and Swords

    The Official Facebook Page for the upcoming Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt starring sci-fi thrilled, Edge of Tomorrow debut an exclusive new poster earlier today, which shows Cruise and Blunt staring into the face of annihilation on a war-torn battlefield.

    The epic action of "Edge of Tomorrow" unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.
    Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again.

    But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

    Edge of Tomorrow blasts into theaters June 6. 

    Monday
    Apr212014

    'Terminator: Genesis' Has Officially Started Production

    Production on next year's Terminator reboot, Terminator: Genesis, has officially begun.

    Directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) and starring Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke as John Connor, Dayo Okeniyi as Danny Dyson, and last but not least, Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, Skydance Productions posted the above image on their official Facebook page.

    Though it's not much to go off of, it can be seen the production is going under the code name 'Vista' as it will be shooting in and around New Orleans.

    Also, it seems Arnold has begun shooting as well as I came across this image of him on set below:

    Source:  Skydance Productions - Facebook, The Arnold Fans - Message Boards

    Monday
    Apr212014

    Paul WS Anderson Confirms New "Resident Evil 6" Details


    Almost a year ago, Screen Gems had confirmed that visual auteur Paul WS Anderson would be directing the sixth and final installment of the highly-popular Resident Evil film franchise set for a September 2014 release. Obviously, this release window isn't going to happen since filming hasn't even started and we haven't even heard news about a cast.

    However, CNTV got word from Paul WS Anderson at the Beijing Internation Film Festival (via SuperheroHype) that the next Resident Evil film may be titled "Resident Evil: Rising". There could definitely be something lost in translation or this could be a working title that gets changed, however it finally gives fans something to be excited about. Anderson also confirms the return of Li Bingbing as Ada Wong, and says the film will definitely be 3D as was the case with the previous two installments.

    If the ending of Resident Evil Retribution is any indication, this film will be the real Avengers film I'm looking forward to. Stay tuned for updates to see if other cast members, such as Wentworth Miller or Ali Larter will join the sixth installment. Milla Jovovich will also return as Alice in the sixth installment of Resident Evil.

    Wednesday
    Apr162014

    FRIDAY THE 13th Re-Reboot Coming from V/H/S Director 

     

    Jason will march through Camp Crystal Lake on a killing rampage again soon, as Platinum Dunes (Michael Bay's production company) are eying David Bruckner (Amateur Night from V/H/S) to bring the classic 1980s slasher franchise to the big-screen again after their 2009 adaption.

    The Wrap reports:

    While plot details aren't necessarily under wraps — expect a bunch of good-looking teenagers to die in grisly ways — it's unclear what approach Bruckner plans to take with the reboot, or how it will incorporate the Jason Voorhees/Camp Crystal Lake mythology.

    Friday the 13th classically tells of Jason Voohrees, a deformed child who was drowned and abused at a summer camp who comes back from the dead donning a hockey-mask, a machete, and a thirst for the blood of teenagers who have sex a lot.

    A release date for the reboot has already been set for March 13, 2015.

    It was previously rumored the film would be told through found-footage; but that has yet to be confirmed if it's still true. 

    Tuesday
    Apr152014

    Final X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Trailer 

     

    The final trailer for this summer's X-Men: Days of Future Past is here from the film's Official Facebook Page

    The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original "X-Men" film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from "X-Men: First Class," in an epic battle that must change the past -- to save our future.

    Tuesday
    Apr152014

    Cowboy Leo DiCaprio Will Fight Bears to Try and Win an Oscar in THE REVENANT

     

    Leonardo DiCaprio will go through hell and high-water if it means getting his long sought-after statue of a golden naked man, including starring in a revenge movie that's a remake of an old Western.

    Deadline has the skinny:

    Leonardo DiCaprio has committed to star this September in The Revenant, a gritty thriller that Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will direct for New Regency, for fall 2015 release through Fox.Gonzalez Inarritu and Mark L. Smith co-wrote the script.

    As for what the film's plot entails, it seems like it'll be a pretty gritty revenge story:

    An adaptation of the Michael Punke novel The Revenant: A Novel Of Revenge, Inarritu Gonzalez’s next film will star DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a 19th century fur trapper who gets mauled by a grizzly bear, and then is left for dead by cohorts who rob him. When he survives, he is as pissed as a bee-stung bear and sets out on a treacherous journey to exact revenge on those who betrayed him.

    DiCaprio, just off of Scorcese's The Wolf of Wall Street seems like he'll be a good team with Inarritu who recently wrapped Birdman with Michael Keaton, and has brought Javier Bardem to an Oscar win in Biutiful as well as almost bringing Benicio Del Toro for a supporting win at the Oscars with 21 Grams and himself winning an Oscar for his 2006 film BABEL.

    The Mexican born director seems to space and choose his projects carefully, and his upcoming Birdman releases in the fall.