Tom Hiddleston Heads to 'Skull Island' for 'Kings of Summer' Director

Tom Hiddleston

At Comic-Con this past summer, Legendary Pictures made a surprise announcement regarding development of an action adventure called Skull Island, a film that was said to explore the "cinematic origins" of King Kong. Since then, we've heard that Attack the Block director Joe Cornish was being courted to be at the helm, and 2005's King Kong director Peter Jackson suggested that Guillermo del Toro should direct the film. But instead, a press release from Legendary has announced that Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will be at the helm of the film, and Thor franchise star Tom Hiddleston is in talks to lead.

 Posted 1 min ago in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Check Out Eric Tan's Limited Edition Set of 'Star Wars' Trilogy Prints

Star Wars by Eric Tan

We've featured the work of artist Eric Tan before, and he's frequently featured by Mondo and more. But he also gets commissioned to do a lot of official artwork for Disney. And now that Star Wars is under the House of Mouse, he was commissioned to create three pieces commemorating the original Star Wars trilogy. All three of the original episodes, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, all get their own cool print in Tan's signature style, and they look absolutely stunning. The only downside is they are extremely limited editions, and you'll have to spend a pretty penny to get all of them.

 Posted 21 mins ago in Artwork, Star Wars | Comments

How Awesome is the New 'Mockingjay - Part 1' Trailer?! It Looks Epic!

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

"It's the things we love most... that destroy us." Can we talk about how awesome the latest trailer is for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1? This sequel, only Part 1 of 2 (the second half is due November 2015) both directed by Francis Lawrence, hits theaters November 21st a few weeks after Interstellar. If I might say – this looks epic, I mean, seriously! The destruction, the stakes, the moments, Philip Seymour Hoffman!, freakin' Katniss, Jennifer Lawrence, the arrows, chills, Effie Trinket, President Snow, the White Rose, Peeta! It all looks so insanely awesome, yes yes yes. This is what we've been waiting for. I am so glad they went all out and are giving us the huge conclusion this deserves, even if it is two movies. Bring it on!

 Posted 1 hour ago in Editorial, Hype, Movie News, To Watch | Comments

Five and a Half-Hour 'Nymphomaniac' Director's Cut Arrives This Fall

Nymphomaniac

Director Lars von Trier had his explicit and sexual film Nymphomaniac released in two parts earlier this year (Volume I and Volume II are both available on Netflix right now). And while both films come together for a four-hour story, that's not all von Trier has to show. In fact, a five and a half-hour director's cut of the film screened at Berlin and Venice film festivals this year and will also screen at Fantastic Fest later this month. And now we have word that this extended, unsplit version of the film will arrive on VOD and in limited theaters October 2nd. So if you need more nymphomania, here you go.

 Posted 1 hour ago in Movie News | Comments

Watch: Latest Trailer for Horror Sequel 'Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead'

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

"The sequel you did Nazi coming!" Oh my, what a tagline. Well Go USA has debuted one last official trailer for Tommy Wirkola's sequel Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead, the follow-up to the insanely absurd horror comedy Dead Snow from 2009. This time they up the ante taking things out of the winter wilderness and onto the streets of a small town when the undead Nazi army returns to finish what they started. The film picks up where the first left off with Martin, played by Vegar Hoel, still alive after the first incident but stuck with a "super-powered Zombie arm" trying to kill him. We previously featured an early festival teaser for this a while ago, but this footage gives us a taste of the entire film and it looks wild 'n crazy, as expected.

 Posted 2 hours ago in Horror, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Review: Wes Ball Delivers with Engaging 'The Maze Runner' Adaptation

Wes Ball's The Maze Runner

What do we do? How do we get out? Sometimes I love going into a film without knowing anything about it, without knowing about or having read the book, without knowing the plot aside from whatever glimpses have appeared in trailers. Usually, if the film is compelling, and everything is laid out in a coherent way that builds properly, this can lead to an incredible experience involving suspense wrapped around mystery. The Maze Runner is an awesome, suspenseful movie that shows how easily a director can step up and compare to other "big" adaptations by focusing on telling a good story. I must admit that I haven't read the book and went into this fresh, but it was still a fully entertaining and engaging experience. Wes Ball is the real deal.

 Posted 2 hours ago in Review, SciFi | Comments

Ben Kingsley & Brie Larson Cross Daniel Radcliffe's 'Brooklyn Bridge'

Ben Kingsley

It's a shame that Ben Kingsley never got in on the Harry Potter franchise while the films were still being made, but the actor will get to work with Daniel Radcliffe on another project from across the pond anyway. THR has word from Goldcrest Films, a British production banner, that Kingsley has joined the cast of Brooklyn Bridge, a new drama from Emma and Infamous director Douglas McGrath. The film sees Radcliffe playing smart but inexperienced civil engineer Washington Roebling, the man who oversaw the creation of the Brooklyn Bridge, designed by his father, in the second half of the 19th century. More below!

 Posted 2 hours ago in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Get Inside the Historical Tiger Tank in David Ayer's 'Fury' Featurette

Fury

Following a different glimpse of the story in the latest UK trailer for David Ayer's World War II drama Fury, now we get a featurette that dives into the vehicles of war at the center of this story about a five-man crew of soldiers facing seemingly insurmountable odds and forces from Germany. As the featurette notes, Germans had a Tiger tank at their disposal, which were far superior to the U.S. Sherman tanks. Production was able to get the only Tiger tank in existence from a museum and use it to shoot Fury. It's basically the villain tank in this scenario, a rarity towards the end of the war, and certainly a force to be reckoned with.

 Posted 2 hours ago in Featurette, Hype, To Watch | Comments

Matthew McConaughey on Another World in New 'Interstellar' Poster

Interstellar

Following yesterday's awesome Poster Posse collection from Blurppy for this fall's release of Interstellar from director Christopher Nolan, an official poster from Paramount Pictures has debuted online. This one is a little more conventional as it merely shows Matthew McConaughey on another world, which we've seen glimpsed in the most recent trailer for the film as well. Some think that the most recent trailer showed too much, but considering it's all out of context and a Nolan movie has never been spoiled by trailers, it shouldn't be anything to worry about. Could we get one more trailer before the release? We'll see.

 Posted 3 hours ago in Hype, Posters, SciFi | Comments

Paul Greengrass & Matt Damon Get Back Together for More Bourne

Matt Damon & Paul Greengrass

It might be hard to believe, but Universal Pictures has managed to convince director Paul Greengrass and The Bourne Identity franchise star Matt Damon back together for the fourth film in the series following secret government organization Jason Bourne. This will be the third time Greengrass and Damon have worked on the Bourne series together (Doug Liman directed the first film in 2002), and we never really thought the studio could success in getting the duo back together after they couldn't figure out a way to continue the story of Jason Bourne after The Bourne Ultimatum when the character learned about his past.

 Posted 17 hours ago in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Get Even More Excited for 'Interstellar' with Blurppy's Latest Artwork

Interstellar Artwork

Our Destiny Lies Above Us. If you can believe it, we're only 53 days from the release of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. Meaning it's almost time...! To keep the nearly unbearable hype going, while not revealing anything big before release, there's a fantastic set of artwork for the film released from Blurppy as part of their Poster Posse series. This month they're highlight Interstellar meaning we get a bunch of new posters and digital art for the movie, created by great artists from all over. The first batch has arrived and it's quite wonderful, showcasing Matthew McConaughey as Cooper, and the space exploration theme with a rocket ship. Doaly even made a few stamps and mission patches, different from the one given out at Comic-Con.

 Posted 19 hours ago in Artwork, Hype, Posters, SciFi | Comments

'Oculus' Director Remaking 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' Now

I Know What You Did Last Summer

This year, co-writer and director Mike Flanagan delivered one of the better and more captivating original horror films in recent memory with Oculus, a truly mind-bending little flick. And his reward is getting sucked into the Hollywood remake machine as Deadline reports Sony Pictures has hired Flanagan to write and produce a remake of the 1997 teen slasher hit I Know What You Did Last Summer. Flanagan is co-writing with his Oculus writing partner Jeff Howard, based on the 1973 book by Lois Duncan. The studio is looking to fast-track the film through development and have it in theaters by 2016. More below!

 Posted 19 hours ago in Development, Movie News | Comments

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' VFX Breakdown of Facial Animation

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Though the Michael Bay produced adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mostly left something to be desired (some inexplicably liked it), little criticism could be thrown at the visual effects. The motion-capture performance of the turtles themselves actually looked crisp, realistic and very well done, even if the rest of the film didn't make any damn sense. Now a cool featurette from Wired (via io9) looks at how they were brought to life with motion-capture technology. More specifically, it focuses on how the facial movements of the actors on set were translated to the final computer generated turtles. You'll also find out how the best scene in the film wasn't in the script. We wish more of that creativity was in the film. Watch!

 Posted 20 hours ago in Featurette, To Watch | Comments

Leslie Mann to Play Audrey Griswold in New Line's 'Vacation' Reboot

Leslie Mann

After New Line's reboot of the comedy classic National Lampoon's Vacation gained a superhero in Chris Hemsworth and a cameo appearance by Charlie Day (reteaming with his Horrible Bosses writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, directing this time), the supporting cast continue to fill out. THR reports Leslie Mann (This is 40, The Other Woman) is now in talks to play Audrey Griswold, brother of Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) who is all grown up and taking his own family on the kind of road trip that his parents (Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo) took the family on when they were just kids. More below!

 Posted 21 hours ago in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

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