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"There's something there with you, isn't there?" The second trailer for Hammer's newest horror film The Quiet Ones showed a mix of found footage and traditional narrative filmmaking, and now a new shorter trailer does the same, but this one is pretty intense, showing a lot of the craziness that happens in this supernatural college experiment gone wrong. Fans of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire should be happy to see Sam Claflin in this film, but it's Jared Harris and his ominous British voice that really adds some ambiance. This looks better than Hammer's The Woman in Black, so we're definitely interested. Watch it!
After starring in last year's Best Picture nominated Her from Warner Bros., Rooney Mara is getting comfortable at the studio again with their new adaptation of J.M Barrie's classic tale of Peter Pan directed by Joe Wright. The film is simply called Pan and it already has Hugh Jackman on board as the villain Blackbeard and Garrett Hedlund as a young Captain Hook in this origin story of the flying orphan of Neverland. Mara has landed the role of Tiger Lily, which seems a little odd since she's the princess of the tribe of Native Americans living on the fantasy island. We couldn't just find a talented non-white actress?
Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts made a splash with the indie hit Kings of Summer, and at Sundance this year, his stand-up concert documentary Nick Offerman: American Ham was a real crowdpleaser. More recently, Vogt-Roberts had some fun with Arnold Schwarzengger in order to promote a contest with all the proceeds going to the charity After-School All-Stars. What's the prize? You get to fly to LA and spend the day with Arnold, including riding in his personal tank and crushing things. And that's exactly what is shown in this hilarious spot for the charity, complete with tons of awesome movie references. Watch below!
Following the full trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction, along with the poster featuring Optimus Prime standing like Lancelot with a sword, we have a new IMAX poster for the pseudo-reboot and sequel in the Hasbro toy film franchise. This one simply takes a shot from the trailer where the enemy arrives near Mark Wahlberg's farm and begins wreaking havoc on Earth again, and just puts it in the frame of a poster. It's a cool shot, but there were plenty of quick glimpses in the aforementioned trailer that felt like they were straight out of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, but that's Michael Bay for you. See the poster!
Right now "Dexter's Laboratory" and "Samurai Jack" creator Genndy Tartakovsky is busy working on an animated feature film adaptation of the classic sailor cartoon Popeye at Sony Pictures Animation. But Tartakovsky will be very busy at Sony with two more projects in development at the studio. Tartakovsky has just signed on to direct a Hotel Transylvania sequel after directing the original film starring Adam Sandler as Dracula, but he's also working on his own original creation that is currently titled Genndy Tartakovsky's Can You Imagine?, and it might be a little similar to something Pixar has coming soon.
While it might sound like bad news that Phil Lord & Chris Miller won't be back to direct the sequel to their fantastic animated hit The LEGO Movie, it's not all that disappointing. Deadline has word that while Lord & Miller won't be returning for the sequel to the brilliant Warner Animation Group film, but Chris McKay will be taking over directing duties. You may not know McKay, but he was a co-director with Lord & Miller, though the 21 Jump Street duo has been getting all the glory. And he's no stranger to animation having directed over 40 episodes of "Robot Chicken" including "Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III."
The winners of the SXSW film festival have already been announced, and while only two films took home the top honors for narrative features and documentary features, the unique festival does dole out some other interesting awards. One such awards goes to Excellence in Poster Design, and that went to one of the Midnight films, Starry Eyes. We have the awesome poster designed by Jay Shaw below, but we also have a quick and intense teaser trailer for the film. It's somewhat NSFW because of some flashes of bloodiness in this story of an aspiring actress (Alex Essoe) who gets caught up in a strange and terrifying production.
Down in Austin, Texas, the film and music festival South by Southwest is coming to a close, and the two big winners were Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers' Fort Tilden in the Narrative Feature Competition and Margaret Brown's The Great Invisible in the Documentary Feature Competition. But there were plenty of other great films that premiered down South, and we have a red band trailer for the midnight premiere 13 Sins starring Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). It's a horror flick where a mysterious phone call sets a downtrodden salesman on a dangerous series of tasks that prove to be pretty gruesome. Watch it!
With Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller and Kate Mara lined up to play the title superhero quartet in Fantastic Four, it's time for the 20th Century Fox comic book reboot to find a villain. The film won't be going an alternate route by using someone other than the team's arch nemesis: Dr. Victor von Doom. So who is up to play the metallic bad guy? The Wrap reports the shortlist has been narrowed down to Domhnall Gleeson (About Time), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Sam Riley (On the Road) and Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes). This just might be the youngest superhero cast yet. More below!
At this past Sundance Film Festival, "Saturday Night Live" veteran Kristen Wiig got plenty of praise for a fantastic performance alongside late night sketch cohort Bill Hader in The Skeleton Twins. While we're awaiting a release date for that indie, it looks like we'll see another surprising low key performances from the Bridesmaids star in Hateship Loveship. This looks like an odd drama, with Wiig as a housekeeper deceived into forming an unlikely friendship with a family outcast (Guy Pearce), still blamed for the death of his wife and mother of his daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) by his father-in-law (Nick Nolte). Watch now!
Though The Wolf of Wall Street may not have been a big winner at the 86th Academy Awards earlier this month, the film is still one of the best of 2013 (it was actually my favorite of the year). Martin Scorsese's latest film will hit Blu-Ray and DVD on March 25th, but someone has already had fun with the film in a bit of a weird way. By now we've all seen at least a part of Matthew McConaughey's chest bumping scene (which was turned into an Oscar brag against Leonardo DiCaprio), and someone decided to remix that into a song that wouldn't be out of place in the crazy world of cocaine and quaaludes in the film. Watch and listen!
After teaming with rapper turned actor Ice Cube for Universal's buddy cop comedy Ride Along (and a forthcoming sequel), comedian Kevin Hart is getting ready to work with another hyphenate actor and singer. Variety reports Hart is in talks to join Jamie Foxx in an action comedy called Black Phantom set up at Screen Gems. The film would reunite even more of the Ride Along team with Tim Story in talks to direct and Will Packer producing the story about a hitman who is double-crossed and forced to enlist the help of another hitman called The Black Phantom, the same assassin hired to kill him in the first place.
This fall, DreamWorks Animation has their film Home hitting theaters. Formerly known as Happy Smekday!, the film is an adaptation of Adam Rex's children's book, The True Meaning of Smekday. The film follows an alien race invading Earth as their new home to hide form a mortal enemy. But when one lowly alien (Jim Parsons) accidentally notifies the enemies of his whereabouts, he is forced to go on the run with a stubborn teenage girl (Rihanna) to right all of his wrongs. Now an animated short film introduces us to the alien characters trying to find a new home planet, including the leader voiced by Steve Martin. Watch!
With his latest indie effort Chef having just premiered at SXSW, Jon Favreau is looking to reteam with the buddy who helped launch his filmmaking career. Deadline has word that Favreau is getting back together with Vince Vaughn for the crime thriller Term Life at Universal. In the film Vaughn plays a man named Nick Barrow (Vaughn) who makes money planning heists and selling them to the highest bidder. But soon he finds himself chased down by mobsters, assassins and corrupt cops. Thinking of his estranged daughter (Hailee Steinfeld), he takes out a $1 million insurance policy on himself, payable to her. But there's a catch.