James Cameron Says 'Avatar' Sequels Will Make You 'Sh*t Yourself'

James Cameron

With all the hype surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens lately, plus all of the films coming from Marvel Studios and also Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment, it's easy to forget that James Cameron is working on three sequels to his 2009 blockbuster Avatar. Thankfully, Empire caught up with the filmmaker to find out how the back-to-back sequels are coming along. Production will begin soon with the first film scheduled to arrive late in 2016, and Cameron couldn't reveal much but did say, "I can tell you one thing about them. They’re gonna be bitchin’. You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open.”

 Posted 23 mins ago in Development, Hype | Comments

Snoopy Dreams Big on 'Peanuts' Poster for Charles Schulz's Birthday

Peanuts

After Snoopy "leaked" the latest trailer for Blue Sky Animation's adaptation of the classic Peanuts comic strip, a teaser poster has arrived with the iconic beagle and his bird friend Woodstock sleeping the Thanksgiving holiday away on the dog's trusty red doghouse. And in case you didn't know, it just so happens to be the birthday of the late Charles Schulz, creator of Charlie Brown and the whole gang. Honestly, this is a gorgeous teaser poster, simple in execution, and it doesn't try to sell Peanuts as something that it's not. Can it shake a stick at the classic cartoons that people watch every year around the holidays? We'll see.

 Posted 50 mins ago in Hype, Posters | Comments

'The Hobbit' Retrospective Trailer Relives Entire Middle-Earth Legacy

Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit

While the music video for Billy Boyd's credits song for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies proved to be a touching retrospective look at both the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy (concluding next month), a legacy trailer has just debuted looking back at both of these long adventures across Middle-Earth. Even though the prequel trilogy hasn't lived up to the quality of Peter Jackson's original ambitious jaunt into the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, there's no doubt that the filmmaker has achieved something massive and grand by giving fans the adaptations that most of them have always wanted. Watch!

 Posted 1 hour ago in Hobbit, Hype, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Mel Brooks Lends Voice to Dracula's Father in 'Hotel Transylvania 2'

Hotel Transylvania 2

Next fall brings the return of Adam Sandler as Dracula in the animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2. We have heard anything about the sequel since it was announced back in 2012, but now we have word on some of the returning voice cast, which includes Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James and Steve Buscemi, with Keegan-Michael Key stepping in for Cee-Lo Green this time. But the real news is one of the new cast members, and that's the legendary comedian Mel Brooks, director of the iconic monster comedy spoof Young Frankenstein, lending his voice to the ancient vampire Vlad, the cranky old father of Dracula. And we also have a first look at his character and the rest of the gang too. Look below!

 Posted 1 hour ago in Animation, Casting, First Look, Movie News | Comments

Pick a Puppy in the New UK Trailer for 'Kingsman: The Secret Service'

Kingsman: The Secret Service

"Give me a farfetched theatrical plot any day." From across the pond, a new trailer has emerged for Matthew Vaughn's big, fun spy action thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service, and fans of spies movies of all kinds are going to find something to love. It's like James Bond meets kick ass with all sorts of meta talk of other spies and their movies between Colin Firth and villain Samuel L. Jackson. Plus, the action looks to be pretty insane, especially with that henchwoman with giant blades for legs (she's also featured on four new character posters). This one also continues the trend of featuring adorable dogs (specifically a pug) in action thrillers, if that's something you love. It certainly looks like it'll be outlandish fun. Watch below!

 Posted 2 hours ago in Hype, Posters, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: Jennifer Aniston Enters the Oscar Race with First 'Cake' Trailer

Cake

Awards season is heating up, and one of the potential Best Actress contenders, believe it or not, may be Jennifer Aniston. The actress rarely goes down the indie road, but when she has before (The Good Girl), it's resulted in some solid work. This time she's getting plenty of acclaim for Cake, a film that strips down Aniston to being a plain, scarred, troubled woman, angry at the world and everyone around her. And there's an interesting supporting cast here too with Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington and Adriana Barraza appearing as well. The buzz indicates the film may not be as good as Aniston's performance, but we'll see.

 Posted 17 hours ago in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

'Blade Runner 2' Still Coming But Ridley Scott is No Longer Directing

Blade Runner

As we wait for Exodus: Gods & Kings to hit theaters next month, many are more interested in director Ridley Scott going back to sci-fi. He's already got The Martian with Matt Damon in the works, set for release next year, but there's also been development on Blade Runner 2. For awhile, it's been understood that Scott was going to direct the follow-up with a script that was originally coming from the first film's writer Hampton Fancher, but may now be coming from Green Lantern scribe Michael Green. However, in an interview with Variety (via The Playlist), Scott says he will produce the film, but not direct this time.

 Posted 20 hours ago in Development, Movie News, SciFi | Comments

Check Out Mondo's First 'Pulp Fiction' Print, For Sale on Black Friday

Pulp Fiction

If you're not venturing out to catch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer this Friday, or waiting in line for ridiculous bargains, then you may want to be near your computer in order to grab Mondo's latest print, their first one honoring Quentin Tarantino's modern classic Pulp Fiction. Yes, believe it or not, this is the first time Mondo has released a print with artist Laurent Durieux commemorating the film. The print is chock full of references to various characters and events from the movie, and the good news is that you'll have a much easier time getting ahold of one than you normally would with Mondo's releases. Look below!

 Posted 21 hours ago in Artwork, Posters | Comments

Watch: Take to the Skies in First Trailer for Joe Wright's New 'Pan'

Pan

After getting a first look at Joe Wright's new take on the infamous Lost Boy, the first trailer for the prequel story Pan has arrived. This time we find the title orphan living in the World War II era where he's kidnapped by pirates and taken to Neverland. There the boy slowly realizes his destiny to save this magical place. Hugh Jackman plays the villain Blackbeard, and Captain Hook (Garrett Hedlund) is here too, but he's not a captain yet, and he still has both hands. In fact, he's more of a dashing hero than a dastardly villain, but we all know how he turns out. This looks big and grand, but I'm not entirely sold just yet. Watch!

 Posted 24 hours ago in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Must Watch: Park Opens Early in First Official 'Jurassic World' Trailer

Jurassic World

"Remember, if something chases you, run." Arriving ahead of schedule, the official first trailer for Jurassic World has arrived, and the park is most definitely open. Not only does the trailer introduce to just how expansive and immersive the theme park of Jurassic World actually is, but it introduces us into their new project: a genetically modified hybrid. Chris Pratt doesn't seem all too happy with Bryce Dallas Howard's endeavor, especially when their creation escapes. There's some awesome stuff here, including seemingly trained velociraptors and barely a hint of what this new terrifying dinosaur looks like. Watch it!

 Posted November 25 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Asa Butterfield Does Math to Relate to the World in 'X+Y' UK Trailer

X+Y

"Did you know you can win medals for maths?" Yes, over in the United Kingdom, the subject is called "maths," and that's exactly what Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game) does to help him connect to a world he doesn't quite understand as a high-functioning autistic boy in the drama X+Y. Though it does have some hints of cheesiness and melodrama, there's a great supporting cast here that includes Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan, seemingly elevating this to a genuinely inspirational story. It looks charming and and uplifting, and we hope it gets a release here in the United States next year. Watch below!

 Posted November 25 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Big Sci-Fi Action in French Trailer for Wachowskis' 'Jupiter Ascending'

Jupiter Ascending

"I will harvest that planet tomorrow before I let her take it from me." We're finally getting close to Jupiter Ascending hitting theaters after it was delayed from its original release date this past summer. Because of the delay, we've already seen a good amount of what's in store for the film from Andy & Lana Wachowski, but a new French trailer teases a bit more of the big sci-fi action, and that along with the gorgeous visual seems to be the biggest selling point. It's undoubtedly a fairytale with a huge budget, and Channing Tatum fighting aliens with rocket boots just looks fun as hell. It may bomb, but I'm in. Watch!

 Posted November 25 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Universal Officially Grabs Steve Jobs Biopic with Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

About a week ago, Sony Pictures suddenly dropped development of the Steve Jobs biopic, a project that didn't stick with director David Fincher or star Christian Bale (twice). But at the time the project was dropped, Slumdog Miillionaire director Danny Boyle and acclaimed actor Michael Fassbender were attached to the project. Thankfully, THR reports the two talents are still with the project which has now officially been picked up by Universal Pictures for about $30 million. Not bad for an Aaron Sorkin scripted drama about one of the most well-known innovators of our time. Stay tuned to for any updates.

 Posted November 25 in Development, Movie News | Comments

Watch: Final Trailer for 'The Interview' Introduces Us to Kim Jong-Un

The Interview

"Did you just say China? And did you just say dong?" With almost exactly one month left until Seth Rogen and James Franco arrive in theaters with their latest comedy The Interview, the final trailer for the film has arrived, and this time we get much more Kim Jong-Un (Randall Park). The CIA paints the militant leader of North Korea as a master manipulator, but it appears as if the dimwitted talk show host Dave Skylark (Franco) finds a lot in common with him, like their love of Katy Perry. This trailer isn't quite as energetic or funny as the previous red band trailer, but there's still some great new stuff on display here.

 Posted November 24 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

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