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Ari Folman's Anne Frank Drama Blends Stop-Motion & 2D Animation

Anne Frank

Last year, director Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir) brought the ambitious live-action, animated hybrid film The Congress to the big screen, and now he's doing something else innovative with animation for his next project. Folman is currently working on an animated drama that tells the story of Anne Frank with a blend of stop-motion and traditional 2D animation. The filmmaker is using stop-motion backgrounds while the characters themselves are 2D animated. The film has been in production since last winter, and now we have some photos showing off the style of the film along with some behind the scenes shots. Look!

 Posted March 31 in Animation, First Look, Photos | Comments

Bryan Singer Reveals Angel in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Production Art

X-Men: Apocalypse

Last month, director Bryan Singer revealed some concept art from the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, seemingly showing off the title villains ship and a shadowy figure. Now the filmmaker is teasing more of the mutant sequel, this time with a little less mystery. The artwork in question looks to be in a theater with a caged attraction, a winged man that must be none other than Angel. It looks like he's become a sideshow attraction of sorts, but we can't imagine he'll be there for long and will end up crossing paths with the X-Men. But will we get to see him become Archangel this time? That would be cool. Look!

 Posted March 30 in First Look, Marvel, Photos | Comments

First Look: 'Deadpool' Asks to Draw Him Like One of Your French Girls

Deadpool

Production on the anticipated 20th Century Fox adaptation of Deadpool just officially began last week as Ryan Reynolds and some of his co-stars revealed some photos from behind the scenes, mostly of the chairs they sit in on set during production. But now we finally get some good stuff as Reynolds has just taken to Twitter to post the first official photo of himself in wardrobe as Deadpool. And in perfect Merc with a Mouth fashion, he's posing on a bear rug in front of a fireplace, not unlike one of Jack's French girls from Titanic. At least we know that Deadpool will have his signature sense of humor for this feature film. Look!

 Posted March 27 in First Look, Marvel, Photos | Comments

New Photos of Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson in Paris for 'Zoolander 2'

Zoolander 2

Earlier this month, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson made a surprise appearance at the end of the Valentino fashion show during Fashion Week in Paris, each in character as Derek Zoolander and Hansel for the forthcoming comedy sequel Zoolander 2. But the fun with the male model duo isn't over yet as some new photos have surfaced from Valentino's Facebook page. Production hasn't officially begun yet, but surely these photos could be used in some capacity for the film, perhaps in some kind of photo montage. What's cool is that they're actually wearing real clothes from Valetino's fashion, just like real models. Look below!

 Posted March 25 in First Look, Photos | Comments

'Fantastic Four' International Banner Finally Shows Off The Thing

Fantastic Four

Following yesterday's new poster for Fantastic Four, which showed a vague display of powers from the quartet of Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell, we have a new look at the team, but this one reveals a bit more. While the teaser trailer and even yesterday's poster have obscured our look at The Thing from any angle other than behind is naked stone body, an international banner has gone up that gives us our first good lock at the clobbering hero from the front. And he looks…exactly like you'd expect him to look. Hopefully he's less of a punchline than the one Michael Chiklis played before. Look!

 Posted March 25 in First Look, Hype, Photos | Comments

First Look: Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in 'Batman v. Superman'

Lex Luthor / Jesse Eisenberg

After director Zack Snyder gave us a look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in the forthcoming DC Comics blockbuster Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, it's time for a glimpse at another familiar comic book character, but this time on the villain's side. We've known for awhile that Jesse Eisenberg will be playing Superman's arch nemesis Lex Luthor in the film (he may even reprise the role in Suicide Squad), but we've been waiting to see if he would be bald from the beginning or eventually lose his hair. Well, now we have confirmation with a first look photo, or rather portrait, of Eisenberg completely bald. Look below!

 Posted March 25 in DC, First Look, Photos | Comments

First Look at Matt Damon on Mars in Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

The Martian

Later this year we'll get another sci-fi flick from director Ridley Scott, and we're hoping it's better than Prometheus. This time there's not the pressure of fitting into the Alien universe and living up to the hype as The Martian is based on the book of the same name by Andy Weir. Shooting is underway with the film slated for release this fall, and Weir himself seems to be involved on the set, or at least visiting the production as he's just posted a playful photo with Matt Damon. And if you look in the background, you can see a practical Mars rover on the set as well. It's hardly an official look at the film, but it's cool to see.

 Posted March 20 in First Look, Photos, SciFi | Comments

New Photos from the Sundance Selected Hit 'Diary of a Teenage Girl'

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

One of the more buzzed about titles from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year was The Diary of a Teenage Girl, a provocative coming-of-age tale following a young girl exploring her sexuality in the groovy 1970s. After seeing the film, my review called the film "a wonderful portrait of a teenager girl exploring her body, trying to understand love, and just figuring out the world around her." In addition, I found the film to be "sincere, funny, passionate and easily one of the best female-centric coming-of-age dramas." Now some new photos from the film have emerged featuring breakout star Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard, and hopefully we'll see the first trailer arrive soon too. Look below!

 Posted March 18 in First Look, Indies, Photos | Comments

First Images from 'Paper Towns' Arrive Before First Trailer Tomorrow

Paper Towns

Last week brought the first poster for Paper Towns, the film adaptation based on the book of the same name by John Green, the author who wrote the book that inspired The Fault in Our Stars. This time the film is led by Nat Wolff (Admission) and Cara Delvingne (Anna Karenina), and follows a young man (Wolff) who wakes up one night to find his neighbor Margo (Delevingne) dressed as a ninja, asking him to help her get revenge on people who have hurt her. She disappears the next day, but the man subsequently begins to receive clues from her that he must follow. The trailer arrives tomorrow, but here's the first look photos.

 Posted March 18 in First Look, Photos | Comments

First Look: Paul Reubens Back in the Bowtie in 'Pee-Wee's Big Holiday'

Pee-Wee Herman

As we learned last month, Netflix had officially picked up the return of Pee-Wee to feature films with Pee-Wee's Big Holiday. Production just began this week, and Pee-Wee himself, Paul Reubens, has posted the first official photo from the film. Little is known about the film, but Reubens told EW, "It’s a road-trip movie across the country. It’s very similar in style and tone to Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. I never really thought of [that] as a family movie, but I didn’t try to make an adult movie or a kid movie. We wanted to make something that appealed to a wide age range, and I think that’s the case with this movie." Look!

 Posted March 18 in First Look, Photos | Comments

John Williams No Longer Scoring Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies'

Bridge of Spies

Last winter we got a first look at Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on the set of their the-untitled cold war thriller. Since then, we've learned that the title was Bridge of Spies and that John Williams was composing the score. However, only one of those tidbits has proven to be true as a press release (with the first official still from the film you can see below) has revealed that American Beauty and Skyfall composer Thomas Newman will score the film instead. The release says, "John Williams’ schedule was interrupted and he was unavailable to score the film due to a minor health issue, now corrected." And the good news is that Williams will still get back with Spielberg for another collaboration to compose the score The BFG next.

 Posted March 18 in First Look, Photos | Comments

Check Out Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs Promoting the NeXT

Steve Jobs

Earlier this year, we got a look at one of the sets for Steve Jobs, the film about the iconic technology innovator and co-founder of Apple Computers. Director Danny Boyle was using the real garage that Jobs created Apple in along with his right hand man Steve Wozniak, and it was made to look just as it did decades ago. However, with the exception of some spy photos from production on-location in California, we've yet to get a good look at Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs. But now we have one glimpse of the actor in the role in the form of a vintage promotional poster that has him promoting Apple's NeXT line of computers.

 Posted March 17 in First Look, Hype, Photos | Comments

First Look: Dylan O'Brien & Gladers in 'Maze Runner: Scorch Trials'

Maze Runner: Scorch Trials

After The Maze Runner became a successful young adult sci-fi adaptation last year, the sequel Maze Runner: Scorch Trials was fasttracked for release this fall. And now we have our first look at the next chapter of this action adventure as EW has released a few photos showing off Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Ki Hong Lee. No sign of new cast members Rosa Salazar, Aidan Gillen and Giancarlo Esposito, but we probably won't see them until the first trailer makes its way online sometime down the road. Can the sequel keep the excitement going? I'm mildly interested to see.

 Posted March 11 in First Look, Photos | Comments

Guy Ritchie Shows Off First Look at His 'Knights of the Roundtable'

Guy Ritchie

As we await the arrival of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. this August (the first trailer doesn't look half bad), director Guy Ritchie is already in production on his next film, the medieval action drama Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur. Taking the title role is "Sons of Anarchy" and Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam, and we get a glimpse at the actor in the role as Ritchie has just posted a photo from the set of the film, showing off a set in the middle of the woods. No sign of any of the other cast members yet, but we're bound to get a look at them later this year since the film is already slated for release next summer. Look!

 Posted March 11 in First Look, Photos | Comments

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