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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

Confirmed: Michelle MacLaren Signed on to Direct 'Wonder Woman'

Michelle MacLaren / Wonder Woman

Briefly: After entering talks to direct Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment's female superhero blockbuster Wonder Woman, we finally have confirmation from THR that Michelle MacLaren has signed on to direct the film. She will also develop the project with the film's writers, who haven't been revealed yet, with Zack Snyder producing. MacLaren was on a shortlist of female directors for the job, which the studio specifically wanted for this particular property for obvious reasons, and we're just glad to see her get this kind of opportunity. Other names in the running included The Babadook director Jennifer Kent and "Homeland" director and co-executive producer Lesli Linka. Stay tuned for more information!

 Posted November 24 in Movie News | Comments

'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' Trailer Gets Sweded & Kids' Reactions

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

We've had some time for the hype surrounding The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer to die down, and now the focus is on this week's first trailers for Jurassic World (watch a teaser for the trailer here) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (see where you can find it this weekend here). But how about we revisit the trailer for the Marvel superhero assembly sequel, but with a couple twists. First of all, there's a fun sweded version of the trailer that just came online today. And second, there's an adorable video showing kids reacting to seeing the trailer for the first time, some of the interested, others not so much. Watch below!

 Posted November 24 in Humor, Hype, Marvel, To Watch | Comments

Vincent Kartheiser & Olivia Thirlby Star in First Trailer for 'Red Knot'

Red Knot

Now that we've gotten all the buzz about the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens out of the way (see where it's playing this weekend right here), it's time to look at a little indie romance on the complete opposite end of the spectrum. "Mad Men" star Vincent Kartheiser and Juno supporting actress Olivia Thirlby star in the film chronicling the rocky relationship of a newly married couple as they take a trip on a research vessel bound for Antarctica. There's beautiful imagery and a promising, quiet and intimate drama here as what starts as a makeshift honeymoon slowly begins to unravel a couple's love. Watch the trailer!

 Posted November 24 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Sylvester Stallone Says 'The Expendables 4' Will Surely Be R-Rated

Sylvester Stallone

There were certainly plenty of fans who were disappointed when it was revealed that The Expendables 3 was going to be rated PG-13 in order to get some of the younger demographics into the theaters. However, the film wasn't exactly a smashing success, and now producer and star Sylvester Stallone is blaming that on the lack of an R-rating. Speaking with Crave Online, Stallone was asked if he regretted the reduction of violence in order to get that more teen friendly rating, and he said, "Absolutely unequivocally yes. I believe it was a horrible miscalculation on everyone’s part in trying to reach a wider audience, but in doing such, diminish the violence that the audience expects. I’m quite certain it won’t happen again.” Read on!

 Posted November 24 in Hype, Movie News | Comments

Oscar Isaac Set to Play the Title Villain in 2016's 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Apocalypse / Oscar Isaac

Though Tom Hardy was rumored to be in the running to play the title villain in the next installment of the X-Men franchise, the role has gone to one of the cast members of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (which will unleash a teaser trailer this weekend). Variety reports that 20th Century Fox has signed Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, A Most Violent Year) to play the villain Apocalypse in the aptly titled X-Men: Apocalypse, already slated for release on May 27th, 2016. This comes just after learning that Fox is also eyeing actors and actresses to play the roles of young Cyclops and Jean Grey for the sequel set in the 80s.

 Posted November 24 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

James Gunn Cautions Against Hollywood's Shared Universe Trend

James Gunn

Ever since Marvel Studios created their cinematic universe, every other studio in Hollywood has been trying to build big franchises with the opportunity for similar crossover opportunities to build a shared universe on the big screen. However, those paying close attention to developing projects have already begun to grow tiresome of studios desperately trying to mimic Marvel's model. Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment is one thing since their comic book universe makes sense in that capacity, but there are plenty of other examples that just sound pointless. Now Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn volunteered his opinion on this growing trend, and he's got a smart perspective on things. More below!

 Posted November 24 in Movie News | Comments

Jim Parsons Hides on Earth in Second Full Trailer for Animated 'Home'

Home

Originally slated for release this week, DreamWorks Animation opted to send their sci-fi adventure Home to theaters next spring. And since Penguins of Madagascar gets the prime holiday release slot this weekend, that means we get a new trailer for the film featuring the voice of Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") as the unfortunately nicknamed Oh, a clumsy alien in hiding on Earth. Speaking in a dialect that seems lifted from cat memes (you'll see what I mean), this guy seems to be a lovable walking accident, but there are more of his race (including Steve Martin as their leader) coming to our planet, looking for a new home. Watch!

 Posted November 24 in Animation, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Rumor: First 'Star Wars' Spin-Off to Focus on Death Star Plans Heist

Star Wars

Hot on the heels of news when the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer will arrive, a new rumor has popped up about the first spin-off that will come one year after Episode VII hits theaters. We already know the film will be directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards with a script from Book of Eli scribe Gary Whitta. Now SlashFilm has learned from a variety of sources that the first Star Wars spin-off will focus on one of the most important plot points in the saga's history. However. this is something that we've never seen played out or discussed in detail on the big screen: the heist to obtain the plans to the original Death Star.

 Posted November 24 in Development, Movie News, Rumors, Star Wars | Comments

First Look: Hugh Jackman & Flying Pirate Ships in 'Joe Wright's 'Pan'

Pan

Over the summer, we learned that Hugh Jackman completely shaved his head in order to play the villainous pirate Blackbeard in Joe Wright's new adaptation of the classic tale of Peter Pan. The new fantasy adventure is simply called Pan, and it definitely offers a new spin on J.M. Barrie's classic characters. This version finds Peter as a young orphan in World War II who never grew up. He ends up getting kidnapped by Blackbeard's pirates and taken away to Neverland. And while this Neverland is still full of pirate ships, this time they also happen to fly. And we have a first look at the title hero, Jackman wearing an unconvincing wig (though we think that's the idea) and these cool flying ships. Look below!

 Posted November 24 in First Look, Photos | Comments

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Hits Theaters on Black Friday

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

After Thanksgiving on Thursday, you'll probably be recovering from stuffing your face with turkey and pumpkin pie, and hopefully excited after the Jurassic World trailer premieres during NBC Thursday Night Football. However, if you're not already planning on heading out into the world to get insane bargains on stuff you don't need, you may want to specifically go out of your way to hit up one of only nine Regal Theater locations around the country, because that's where the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere, but only from November 28th-November 30th. Read more details below!

 Posted November 24 in Hype, Movie News, Star Wars | Comments

Teaser for This Week's 'Jurassic World' Trailer Finally Shows Dinos!

Jurassic World

While we're all anxiously anticipating when and where the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut (SlashFilm says it's coming this week on the big screen first), there's another huge 2015 blockbuster that's definitely getting teased on Turkey Day. The first trailer for Jurassic World arrives on Thanksgiving Day at 9pm ET during NBC Thursday Night Football, and you can bet we'll be posting it as soon as it's online. In the meantime, Universal Pictures has finally released a short teaser for the trailer, and while we normally don't like these kind of videos, we actually get to see dinosaurs in action for the first time! Watch!

 Posted November 23 in Hype, SciFi, To Watch | Comments

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