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Thanks to "The X-Files," there's no doubt that Gillian Anderson will always be one of the most prominent females in the genre of science fiction. However, since she's not so busy tracking conspiracies, aliens and other strange cases, she's looking to enter the world of the paranormal. Anderson just recently took part in a Reddit AMA (via THR) and was asked whether or not she was interested in the all-female Ghostbusters reboot that's in the works from director Paul Feig and his The Heat writer Katie Dippold. Surely every female actress in Hollywood is hungry for a role in the film, and Anderson revealed that she's no different.
It's been a big week for news regarding the future of the Ghostbusters franchise. It's been officially confirmed that the percolating project at Sony Pictures from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and The Heat writer Katie Dippold will be a hard reboot featuring an all-female team of paranormal investigators (teaser image from Mashable). That means there won't be any ties to the first two Ghostbusters films. In addition, Feig also said yesterday this wouldn't be a remake of the original Ghostbusters, and would have a completely new approach to the concept that wouldn't duplicate the original characters and simply adapt them for female actresses. That means anything is possible. So who do you want to star in the film? Discuss!
Next week, Fox Searchlight unleashes the madness and brilliance that is Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest film Birdman, which promises a tour de force performance from former Batman star Michael Keaton. We've already seen one awesome trailer, and an extended international trailer, and that's about all we need to see to get excited for the film. Our own Alex Billington already saw the film at Telluride and couldn't stop raving about it. Now we have a batch of cool posters promoting the film with artwork taking Birdman to various iconic American landmarks. You can even try to win all of these posters as well. Look!
News just hit yesterday that the all-female Ghostbusters reboot from The Heat and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig was officially coming together with writer Katie Dippold taking on scripting duties. Now Feig has taken the time to chat with EW about the highly scrutinized developing project where he does a little bit of damage control for fans who are outraged that this project is even happening, and also explains what he hopes to accomplish with the film that will have no ties to the original films at all. In addition, he also wants to have the film actually be scary, something that the original Ghostbusters accomplishes pretty damn well.
With pieces of art paying tribute to films like Interstellar, Guardians of the Galaxy and Godzilla, there's no doubt that Poster Posse has become a great collection of work paying tribute to some of the most talked about blockbusters in recent memory. Previously, Blurppy hosted the unveiling of their latest feature film projects, but now they have their own site, and they're kicking things off with another round of masterful artwork commemorating Disney and Marvels first animated feature film collaboration Big Hero 6, coming next month. And one of the below prints will be handed out at New York Comic-Con this week. Look below!
After a new poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies debuted yesterday with a grimy Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) wielding his trusty blade Sting, the character posters continue to be unveiled with fans being able to vote for which one they want to see next. This time, Gandalf (Ian McKellen) won the affection of the fans as his character poster was revealed today. The old wizard looks rather worried, and considering his predicament at the end of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, we don't blame him. How will this final chapter wrap things up and lead into Lord of the Rings? We'll find out in December. Look!
There's been tons of rumors about Star Wars: Episode VII circulating again ever since production started back up after a short hiatus last month. Some of them have been huge and full of spoilers (we won't touch them with a 10-foot pole), but Lucasfilm is keeping very quiet as usual. At this point, we're just waiting for some kind of teaser poster or trailer, and we don't want to know anymore about the film until it hits theaters next winter. And that's exactly how J.J. Abrams wants it too as producer Frank Marshall just posted a photo of a propaganda poster from the set that cautions against spoilers leaking. Look below!
With the launch of Interstellar in just one month, Paramount has kicked off their final marketing push for Christopher Nolan's epic sci-fi adventure. One of their key promotions includes an Interstellar Oculus Rift Experience, using the popular virtual reality headsets to provide an immersive experience. What does it show? I stopped by the promotion at the AMC Lincoln Square in New York City to check it out. Viewers are given a three-to-four minute tour of the spaceship Endurance, featured prominently already in trailers, which shifts into Zero G before jumping into the wormhole. As a fun, immersive promotion it's very cool - and really does provide a totally unique experience. It tricks your mind when the artificial gravity drops out.
"I have... I have never used a sword in my life." We're getting closer and closer to the grand finale of The Hobbit, with Peter Jackson's third and final movie The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies due out in theaters in just a few more months (starting December 17th). We've seen one full trailer so far, waiting for another one to hit soon (likely attached to Interstellar), and one teaser poster with Bilbo before. But now Warner Bros is releasing a series of character posters for The Battle of Five Armies and they've started with Bilbo - who is brandishing Sting like he definitely has handled a sword and knows how to kick some orc (and spider) ass with it. With a huge ensemble cast we expect to see many more posters soon. Check this one out.
Over this past weekend, filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson showed up in New York City for the premiere of his latest film Inherent Vice at the 52nd New York Film Festival. In addition to participating in a rather lackluster press conference afterwards, PTA also participated in a discussion event the next day where he spoke for over an hour about all kinds of different subjects. One topic that kept coming up was the film vs. digital battle, as PTA is one of the few still advocating and using film, and Inherent Vice was one of the only films at this year's NYFF showing (once) in 35mm. "That should just be how it is, nothing should go away" he explained, advocating that we should embrace digital AND 35mm, and not phase one out for the other.
Just a few days after we learned the failure of Tusk somehow resulted in writer/director Kevin Smith getting full financing for his sequel Clerks III, the filmmaker has an idea for revamping another, much more iconic film franchise. In case you don't know, in addition to be one of the most die hard fans of Star Wars, Smith is also a huge fan of Steven Spielberg's classic Jaws. Right now he's working on an homage of sorts with a horror film called Moose Jaws, described as being similar to the shark tale but with a moose, and while speaking to Wall Street Journal about the film talks turned to revamping the Jaws franchise.
There's not much to offer this fall in the vein of films that will be in the spirit of Halloween, at least when it comes to major releases on the big screen, but there are some great indie horror flicks coming to limited theaters and VOD this season. One of those treats is ABCs of Death 2, the second horror anthology with gruesome and scary stories to go with each letter of the alphabet. We've already seen a twisted red band trailer for the flick, and now we have an exclusive first look at one of the segments, V is for Vacation, from director Jerome Sable. We'll also have an interview and a special guest blog soon. See photo below!
There's already a lot of hype for the forthcoming action thriller John Wick starring Keanu Reeves, but everyone would be smart to remember that all the rave reviews came out of Fantastic Fest, where genre films are king. Having said that, the action-packed, gun-toting trailer absolutely makes it look like a blast. And now, if you're one of those movie goers who needs to see the film on the biggest screen possible, THR reports John Wick will be digitally remastered for an IMAX release on the same day the film hits regular screens on October 24th. The Summit Entertainment film wasn't filmed on IMAX, so do whatever want.
Yesterday, there was a story going around that Universal's forthcoming vampire origin story Dracula Untold had some reshoots done in order to tie it into the studios forthcoming reboot of their classic monsters universe that will include The Mummy, Frankenstein, The Wolfman and more. However, it seemed shaky since the ties to the Universal Monsters universe being put together by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan were said to be good enough to link the film to the world of these monsters, but small enough that if the film bombed, it wouldn't hurt the future potential of the series that will actually be rebooted by The Mummy. But it turns out the ties to the Universal Monsters universe are there. Read on!