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Adam McKay to Direct Ben Schwartz & Seth Rogen in a New Comedy

Adam McKAy

Though Seth Rogen had bit parts to play in both Step Brothers and the original Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, he's let to have a lead role in a comedy from director Adam McKay. That all changes today with an announcement from McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions, Rogen's Point Grey Pictures and Good Universe (the company behind Neighbors and 50/50) that they've picked up a comedy pitch from "Parks & Recreation" star and Emmy-winning writer Ben Schwartz for an untitled feature film. Both Rogen and Schwartz will also star in the film produced by all of the aforementioned companies. Read on!

 Posted September 18 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

20th Century Fox Finally Making 'Deadpool' Movie for February 2016

Deadpool

The power of social media and the positive reaction to a leaked test reel for an adaptation of the Marvel Comics hero known as the Merc with a Mouth has pushed 20th Century Fox to set a Deadpool movie for release on February 12th, 2016. From their official Twitter account, 20th Century Fox made the announcement by linking to a story from THR that confirmed visual effects wizard Tim Miller is still set to direct the film for the studio. And it's presumed that Ryan Reynolds is still attached to star, since he's been a big part of getting this project made and starred in the test reel, but there's no deal locked in place.

 Posted September 18 in Development, Marvel, Movie News | Comments

First Look: Animation Test Footage from Genndy Tartakovsky's 'Popeye'

Popeye

Sony Pictures Animation isn't slated to release their adaptation of the classic cartoon Popeye into theaters until sometime in 2016. But that's not stopping the studio and director Genndy Tartakovsky from giving audiences their first look at the spinach-eating sailor and his computer animated feature film. Some animation test footage has just surfaced online, but rather than this just being a leak or a random bit of footage from the movie, it's all part of a lovely little featurette that shows how Tartakovsky has always been fascinated with Popeye. We get to see sketches, storyboards and more. It's a nice introduction. Watch now!

 Posted September 18 in Animation, To Watch | Comments

Watch: 'Tusk' Featurette on How Film Went from Podcast to Screen

Tusk

Starting this weekend, you can finally catch Kevin Smith's odd little indie Tusk, the story of a podcast personality who finds himself held captive and obligated to fulfill the strange desires of a man with a walrus obsession. And if you're curious as to just how a peculiar story like this found its way to the big screen, a featurette has come online explaining how one of Smith's real podcasts actually inspired him to make the movie. Alex caught the film at TIFF last month and called it "cult horror comedy done right, with silliness creeping around every corner." And don't forget about the medical marijuana tie-in to smoke it up. Watch!

 Posted September 18 in Featurette, Horror, To Watch | Comments

Teaser Poster for 'Insidious: Chapter 3' Will Make You Scared of Vents

Insidious: Chapter 3

Production began on Insidious: Chapter 3 earlier this year, complete with a first look photo giving us a glimpse at the film that actually predates the first two films in the horror franchise from Blumhouse Productions. It's writer Leigh Whannel stepping up to direct this time with a story he hatched with previous franchise director James Wan, and now a teaser poster has popped up hinting at the terror that awaits. It's enough to make you consider checking your vents before bed. We're curious to see what haunted this family before the events we've already seen unfold from the mysterious place called The Further. Look!

 Posted September 18 in Horror, Hype, Posters | Comments

'Interstellar' Gets New Poster + Solar System Creation & Travel Game

Interstellar

Just after two new posters for Christopher Nolan's space travel drama Interstellar debuted, one more gorgeous one is here, this one with a bit more hope and inspiration in the tagline "Go further." And now, if you just can't wait to see Matthew McConaughey trek across space in November, you can do some space exploration of your own. Along with the new poster, Paramount Pictures unveiled a new game app that allows you to create your own solar system and also travel through other player-created systems in the ship Endurance from the movie. There's even real science applications with how you use gravity and fuel. Look!

 Posted September 18 in Cool Stuff, Hype, Posters, SciFi | Comments

Bloody & Monstrous Red Band Trailer for 'V/H/S: Viral' Has Arrived

V/H/S: Viral

Following an erotic first look at V/H/S: Viral, the third film in the found footage horror anthology, the first red band trailer for the film has arrived, and it's absolutely nuts. There's some crazy aliens, big monsters, a crazy guy with real magical powers, and tons of blood and stuff that is just NSFW at all. This promises to be the craziest installment yet with Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel Sarmiento and Nacho Vigalondo all directing segments this time around. It's a shame this one didn't premiere at Sundance like the last two, but at least we'll get to see it later this fall. Watch below now!

 Posted September 18 in Horror, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Must Watch: Oscar Isaac in J.C. Chandor's 'A Most Violent Year' Trailer

A Most Violent Year

"When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump." So far, we've only gotten a single first look photo from A Most Violent Year, the latest film directed by J.C. Chandor, who last was at the helm of All is Lost. But now we finally get a good look at the film by way of a teaser trailer, along with the announcement of an awards qualifying release in NY and LA at the end of the year. The film starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac is set during one of the most violent years in The Big Apple's history, following an immigrant family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities amid violence, decay and corruption. There's definitely a Godfather vibe at work and it looks great. Watch below!

 Posted September 18 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Paramount Sets a Fast December Release for Chris Rock's 'Top Five'

Top Five

Just over a week ago, we learned that Paramount Pictures had picked up Top Five, the latest directorial effort from comedian Chris Rock, from the Toronto International Film Festival. While we thought the studio would hold on to the film until 2015, it sounds like they think the film which also stars the "Saturday Night Live" veteran in the lead role, might have some potential to make waves . Deadline reports Paramount has set the film for a limited release on December 5th with a wide release the following week on December 12th. That's definitely a prime awards season release date. Is this Chris Rock's own Annie Hall?

 Posted September 18 in Movie News, TIFF 14 | Comments

Whoa! Bad Robot Shows Off the Millennium Falcon with a Bonus Part

Millennium Falcon

There's been a fun little back and forth between the productions of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Star Wars: Episode VII over the past few months. Director Zack Snyder kicked it off with a picture of Henry Cavill as a Jedi (inexplicably with a red lightsaber), and went on to create an action figure scene with Batman on Tatooine with R2-D2 and most recently, a Stormtrooper getting caught trying to steal the new Batmobile. Bad Robot previously fired back with a picture of C-3PO protecting Gotham City and now they've released a new video of the life-size Millennium Falcon set piece, and there's a special treat.

 Posted September 18 in DC, Hype, Star Wars, To Watch | Comments

Watch: Cheer for World Destruction in Sci-Fi Short 'It's Payback Time'

It's Payback Time

From Pixar to Studio Ghibli to Laika, we love all kinds of animation. And because we also like showcasing short films from time to time, calling attention to this fantastic animated short called It's Payback Time seemed right up our alley. These little gray creatures find their world in upheaval when a mysterious blue substance is leading to catastrophic destruction. Where is this coming from? What's going on? Will they ever survive? While normally you might find yourself rooting for the little guys to overcome this disastrous development, the twist ending will actually have you glad to see this world destroyed. Watch the short now!

 Posted September 18 in Animation, Short Film, To Watch | Comments

Liam Neeson to 'Tell No One' in Adaptation of Harlan Coben's Thriller

Liam Neeson

This weekend, Liam Neeson heads into thriller territory again for Universal Picture in A Walk Among the Tombstones, and he's already in the midst of lining up another one. Deadline reports the studio is looking to reteam with Neeson by making him the star of Tell No One, the adaptation of Harlan Coben's thriller novel that was already turned into the French thriller of the same name directed by Guillaume Canet. Previously, the new adaptation was set to be directed by Warrior helmer Gavin O'Connor, and before that Ben Affleck was going to direct the film, but it appears there's no director attached to the project anymore. Read on!

 Posted September 18 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Channing Tatum Gets a Beautiful Mind When He's 'Struck by Genius'

Channing Tatum

Following his forthcoming, buzzed about performance in Foxcatcher this fall, which could get him some Oscar love, Channing Tatum seems poised to be taking some more challenging roles between his forays into action and comedy. THR reports Sony Pictures has picked up the rights to Struck by Genius, a memoir written by Jason Padgett and Maureen Ann Seaberg about a man who became a surprise math sensation at the age of 31. Following in the footsteps of Matt Damon and Russell Crowe's turns in Good Will Hunting and A Beautiful Mind, Tatum will take the lead role of the sudden mathematical genius. Read on!

 Posted September 18 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Watch: Second Trailer for Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women & Children'

Men, Women & Children

"I think if I disappeared tomorrow, the universe wouldn't really notice." Following a bleak and depressing teaser trailer last month, the full theatrical trailer for Jason Reitman's social media based relationship drama Men, Women & Children has arrived. This is a great trailer, but man does this look like a downer. It seems like everyone's relationships are crumbling or in some state of disarray, with everyone looking for something or someone to fill a void in their lives. This looks like a showcase of stellar performances from Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt and everyone else in the film. Watch below!

 Posted September 17 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

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