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The End is Nigh in First 'Maze Runner: The Death Cure' Teaser Trailer

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Trailer

"Every maze has an end." 20th Century Fox has finally unveiled the first teaser trailer for Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third and final movie in the sci-fi series. This series had a small, humble beginning with a movie about a giant maze, then blew up into something much bigger with the second movie, The Scorch Trials, released in 2015. It definitely seems to be following in the footsteps of The Hunger Games, but there's an edge to it that makes it stand out in its own way. Dylan O'Brien stars as Thomas, and the full cast includes Kaya Scodelario, Walton Goggins, Nathalie Emmanuel, Katherine McNamara, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosa Salazar, Giancarlo Esposito, Patricia Clarkson, Barry Pepper, Ki Hong Lee, and Jacob Lofland. My first impression is that this actually looks pretty damn cool. Enjoy.

 Posted 15 hours ago in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Visit Our Frozen Future in Sci-Fi Action '2307: Winter's Dream' Trailer

2307: Winter's Dream Trailer

"The ice humbles all, it reveals our limitations, our weaknesses, our human-ness." Vertical Entertainment has unveiled an official trailer for a sci-fi action film titled 2307: Winter's Dream, set (obviously enough) in the year 2307 during a new ice age. The plot in this is a bit weird - scientists bio-engineered Humanoids that possess great strength, speed, and tolerance to extreme cold. When one of these humanoids escapes and threatens to lead a rebellion, an elite team of soldiers is sent to hunt him down. This seems to be much more about the gritty action and nefarious characters than the futuristic time it takes place. 2307: Winter's Dream stars Paul Sidhu, Branden Coles, Arielle Holmes, Kelcey Watson, Anne-Solenne Hatte, Timothy Lee DePriest, and Stormi Henley. This looks like it might be okay, but I'm not excited. You?

 Posted September 21 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Another 'Blade Runner' Promo Prequel Short '2048: Nowhere To Run'

2048: Nowhere To Run Short Film

"Don't like my offer, you're welcome to try somewhere else." Warner Bros has unveiled another new promo short film for Blade Runner 2049, a prequel this time set one year before the new movie takes place. A few weeks ago, they unveiled a short titled "2036: Nexus Dawn" featuring Jared Leto's character Niander Wallace talking about manufacturing replicants again. This next new short film is titled "2048: Nowhere To Run" and features Dave Bautista as an outlaw replicant named Sapper. He goes out into the streets of Los Angeles 2048 to sell some replicant leeches, but he loses control when he sees a mother and her child being threatened. I love these short film promos, they're exciting and the perfect way to bring us all back to this world. In the intro, Denis Villeneuve mentions there's three of these short films, so there's one more to come after this one. And only a few more weeks left until this hits theaters. For now - watch below & enjoy.

 Posted September 14 in SciFi, Short Film, To Watch | Comments

Jackie Chan Stars in First Trailer for Chinese Sci-Fi Film 'Bleeding Steel'

Bleeding Steel Trailer

"Whatever purpose you have, this is worse than you imagine." A new trailer has debuted for a sci-fi action film from China titled Bleeding Steel, which actually stars Jackie Chan as a hardened special forces agent protecting a young woman. The sci-fi element seems to involve a special metallic heart implanted in Chan's character, as far as I can tell. Which is, I guess, where the "Bleeding Steel" title comes from. The cast includes Tess Haubrich, Callan Mulvey, and Damien Garvey. This is one of those totally unbelievably wacky Chinese action movies that has almost everything thrown into it - including weird, hooded sci-fi-ish characters. There's even a fight on top of the Sydney Opera House. Why? I have no idea. Take a look below.

 Posted September 13 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: Awesome New Gritty Action Short Film 'Apocalypse Now Now'

Apocalypse Now Now Short Film

"I've killed people. Lots of people. At least, they tell me they were people. They looked more like monsters to me." Holy crap this looks awesome! A new proof of concept short film has arrived online this week titled Apocalypse Now Now, set in Cape Town, South Africa. The film is about a serial killer kid who partners with bounty hunter to clear his name. He ends up getting dragged into a "deep, dark Cape Town underbelly full of monsters and myth, shadowy government forces." The main creature in this is badass, and the rest of it is sleek and stylish, and just the right amount of gritty. Starring Garion Dowds, Louw Venter, and Faniswa Yisa. This also kind of reminds me of Attack the Block, and if that film can get made, turn into a big cult hit, and launch the career of John Boyega, then this deserves to get made (and launch careers), too.

 Posted August 30 in SciFi, Short Film, To Watch | Comments

New Short Film for 'Blade Runner 2049' Explains Jared Leto's Backstory

Blade Runner 2049 Short Film

"The off-world colonies are thriving…" Well, this is interesting. WB has debuted a new promo short film for Blade Runner 2049 that takes us back to the year 2036, telling the story of Niander Wallace (played by Jared Leto) and how he came to be allowed to manufacture new replicants. This was originally debuted on Collider, where they explain that "in 2023, government authorities legislated an indefinite 'prohibition' on replicant production." The short film also features an appearance by actor Benedict Wong (who you will remember from Doctor Strange) as well as Leto, but it does not feature Ryan Gosling or Harrison Ford. I like that they're promoting the movie with this kind of extra content (similar to the short film for Alien: Covenant) but I am worried we're seeing/hearing too much. I am ready to watch this movie and discover the full story before any of it gets ruined in marketing. Only a few months! Fire it up below if you want to watch.

 Posted August 29 in SciFi, Short Film, To Watch | Comments

Tom Hughes Stars in First Trailer for Futuristic Sci-Fi Drama 'Realive'

Realive Trailer

"This is a giant step in the history of medicine." SyFy has unveiled an official trailer for an indie sci-fi film titled Realive, set in the future. The played at various genre/fantasy film festivals around Europe last year, but is just now arriving in the US. Realive is about a man who decides to be cryogenically frozen, and is awoken 60 years later in the year 2084. He is the first person to be revived in history, and emerges into a "startling" future. Despite his attempts to escape the past, it still catches up with him. Tom Hughes stars Marc Jarvis, and the full cast includes Charlotte Le Bon, Oona Chaplin, Barry Ward, Julio Perillán, Rafael Cebrián, Bruno Sevilla, and Daniel Horvath. This does look intriguing, I'm very curious to see what ideas they'll address in the future and how things have changed in big ways and small. Check this out.

 Posted August 27 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

New Extended TV Trailer for 'Blade Runner 2049' Shows Us the Future

Blade Runner 2049 Trailer

"Replicants are the future of the species." We're only a few months away, strap in. Sony (who is distributing this internationally) has released a new extended TV spot which is essentially just a new trailer for Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049. We've already seen plenty of footage in the previous three trailers, but why not a bit more to whet our appetite? This direct sequel takes place 30 years after the original, and stars Ryan Gosling as a LAPD Officer who must find Deckard, who has been missing all this time. Harrison Ford returns to play Deckard, and the cast of 2049 includes Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, Mackenzie Davis, Robin Wright, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, and David Dastmalchian. After this trailer, I really don't want to see anything else from this before watching it on the big screen. I'm ready.

 Posted August 22 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First International Trailer for Cult Sci-Fi 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties'

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

"Do more 'punk' to me." An international trailer for John Cameron Mitchell's cinematic adaptation of Neil Gaiman's How to Talk to Girls at Parties has arrived online. This weird, totally wacky cult sci-fi film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this summer to mixed reviews (I wasn't a big fan of it). How to Talk to Girls at Parties stars Alex Sharp (of Tony-winning "Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" Broadway fame) as Enn, a boy from the dreary London suburb of Croydon. Set in the late 70s, it's a punk rock-infused, horny-adventure about a group of punk kids who discover a secret convent of aliens visiting planet Earth. The cast includes Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Matt Lucas, and Tom Brooke. It's really hard to describe this film, but thankfully this trailer helps set things up and I guess we need to just accept that the alien aspect of this isn't a spoiler and will be front and center. Get ready for this.

 Posted August 22 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Trailer for Sci-Fi Spin-Off Sequel 'Beyond Skyline' Starring Frank Grillo

Beyond Skyline Trailer

"Do exactly as I say." An international trailer has debuted for the sci-fi spin-off sequel Beyond Skyline, which is indeed related to the odd sci-fi disaster Skyline from a few years back. Anyone else remember that one? Why the directors of the original film have moved on, they did produce this, though their company Hydraulx is no longer involved. Instead, Liam O'Donnell has directed Beyond Skyline telling the story of a detective who goes into one of the alien spaceships to rescue his son. Frank Grillo stars, along with a cast including Bojana Novakovic, Iko Uwais, Callan Mulvey, Valentine Payen, Betty Gabriel, Jack Chausse, and Kevin O'Donnell. This looks kind of cool, I really dig the alien designs, but I have a feeling it's going to be terrible. No matter how much they tried to improve this, it still seems like a huge disaster.

 Posted August 16 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

New US Trailer for Sci-Fi Epic 'Osiris Child' Directed by Shane Abbess

Osiris Child Trailer

"This is going to be fun." RLJ Entertainment has unleashed another new full-length trailer for an under-the-radar sci-fi epic titled The Osiris Child, or rather, The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One in full. You may remember hearing about this, as we posted an international trailer earlier in the year. It's not getting a US release in the fall. Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonization, the story is about a drifter, played by Kellan Lutz, who gets mixed up with a lieutenant named Kane who works for a military contractor. They form an alliance and head out to rescue Kane's daughter amid an impending global crisis. Also stars Daniel MacPherson, Isabel Lucas, Rachel Griffiths, and Teagan Croft. This seems crazy ambitious with impressive VFX for an indie production, I just hope it isn't a complete disaster. Take a look.

 Posted August 15 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Official US Trailer for 'What Happened to Monday?' with Noomi Rapace

What Happened to Monday? Trailer

"What are you waiting for?! Go get her!" Netflix has debuted a new official US trailer for indie sci-fi film What Happened to Monday?, going by Seven Sisters in some countries (we posted another trailer for this film under this name a few months ago). This is set in the near future when governments have enacted a "One-Child Policy", but a family of seven sisters outwits the societal policy by existing in secrecy. Noomi Rapace plays all seven sisters, each with a different identity, and each named for the days of the week - Monday, Tuesday, etc. They go out one-by-one each day pretending they're the same person, and everything seems to be going fine until one day Monday doesn't come home. The cast includes Willem Dafoe, Glenn Close, Robert Wagner, Marwan Kenzari, and Pål Sverre Hagen. I actually saw this movie recently, and it's damn good. It gets a little weird, but entertaining throughout and Rapace is impressive as always.

 Posted July 31 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

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