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Interview: 'Jodorowsky's Dune' Documentary Director Frank Pavich

Frank Pavich

All he said is, "I want to change the world." One of the year's must-see documentaries is Jodorowsky's Dune, profiling the Chilean filmmaker and his ambitious attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's Dune in the 70s. Jodorowsky amassed one of the most insane casts ever: Salvador Dalí, Orson Welles, Gloria Swanson, David Carradine and Mick Jagger of all people. This outstanding documentary, directed by Frank Pavich of the music doc N.Y.H.C. previously, debuted at last year's Cannes Film Festival where I first caught it and fell in love with it. I finally spoke with Pavich over the phone in March for a fun discussion on this excellent doc.

 Posted April 4 in Docs, Interview, SciFi | Comments

Watch: Three 'Godzilla' TV Spots Reveal a Bit More of the Monster

Godzilla

"What happened was not a natural disaster. You're lying." After a recent TV spot featured a conversation between a concerned Elizabeth Olsen and her husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson, we get another look at the family taking a toll as the presence of Godzilla creates chaos for mankind in two new TV spots. This time,  it's Taylor-Johnson's son who asks if he's coming back, and it's sandwiched in between some new footage of the King of Monsters stomping around at an airport and also a new shot of him roaring in the rain. Another features more of the frantic Bryan Cranston, so that's always fun. Watch the TV spots now!

 Posted April 4 in SciFi, To Watch, TV Spots | Comments

Watch: Alternate 'Gravity' Opening Would Have Changed Everything

Gravity

Following the release of Gravity, we've seen plenty of cool glimpses behind the scenes, including this impressive visual effects breakdown, and also some cool alternate poster designs for the marketing campaign leading up to the film's theatrical release. The film has been out on Blu-Ray and DVD for over a month now, but there's still some cool stuff to be seen. For example, how about an alternate opening to the Alfonso Cuaron film starring Sandra Bullock that would have changed the film completely? It adds another character into the mix that would effectively change how the entirety of the story unfolds. Watch it!

 Posted April 2 in SciFi, To Watch | Comments

Watch: Elizabeth Olsen Sounds Concerned in New 'Godzilla' TV Spot

Godzilla

The revival of Godzilla from Monsters director Gareth Edwards isn't too far away, and after we featured some spectacular fan artwork for the film from Blurppy, we're back to the official hype machine chugging along with a new TV spot. This one focuses more on the human characters, and the fear and uncertainty of survival we face as the King of Monsters wreaks havoc across the planet. Elizabeth Olsen sounds scared when Aaron Taylor-Johnson isn't sure he's going to come back from whatever mission the military has tasked him with to stop the giant lizard. We really can't wait to see how this remake turns out. Watch below!

 Posted April 2 in SciFi, To Watch, TV Spots | Comments

Amy Adams May Lead 'Prisoners' Director's Sci-Fi 'Story of Your Life'

Amy Adams

Following an Oscar nomination for American Hustle last year, Amy Adams is lining up another sci-fi project as she waits for Batman vs. Superman to begin shooting later this year for the pushed back release in the summer of 2016 where the film will face-off with Captain America 3. Deadline reports Adams is in early talks to star in Story of Your Life, a new film from Prisoners and Enemy director Denis Villeneuve and writer Eric Heisserer (the remake of The Thing and A Nightmare on Elm Street) we learned about in January. The thriller takes place on Earth after alien spacecrafts have landed around the world. Read on!

 Posted April 2 in Casting, Development, Movie News, SciFi | Comments

See the First TV Spot + New Poster for 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes TV Spot

"That's their advantage... that's what makes 'em stronger." Whoa. Chilling new TV spot for Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sequel that originally aired during "The Walking Dead" on AMC last night. The 30-second spot has now hit the web via YouTube, and to compliment the footage we've included a new poster debuted by our friends at Collider from CinemaCon. We saw footage at CinemaCon as well and can only reiterate the same - this movie looks amazing. And this little tease of new footage continues to hint at the setup to this sequel and the two sides of the war we'll see battling in this. One of our most anticipated.

 Posted March 30 in Posters, SciFi, To Watch, TV Spots | Comments

Worth Watching: Alien Planet Coming-of-Age Sci-Fi Short 'Prospect'

Prospect Short Film

"Do not under estimate the danger..." After teasing the trailer just a few months ago, the mesmerizing sci-fi coming-of-age short film Prospect has finally debuted online in full. The short just premiered at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this month and was funded primarily through Kickstarter last year. In the sci-f film, a teenage girl and her father have traveled to a mysterious, toxic alien planet hunting for precious materials to make money. Above all it's just a very well-made, beautifully shot short that will draw you in to its world. I'm looking forward to seeing more from these filmmakers, but for now, watch this for free below and enjoy.

 Posted March 28 in SciFi, Short Film, To Watch | Comments

Even More Fantastic, Monstrous Fan Artwork for 'Godzilla' Has Arrived

Godzilla

Just a couple days ago we featured a new round of artwork from Blurppy for their "Poster Posse" proposal. Now we have a second round of artwork celebrating the giant lizard, and these might be even better. There's plenty more pieces showing off the impressive size of Godzilla and his infamous radioactive energy blasts. As usual, we've picked some of the cooler pieces that were submitted to pay tribute to the monstrous reboot from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, but there's a whole slew of more great artwork (and variants) to check out at Blurppy, and plenty more Poster Posses coming later this summer, so stay tuned. Look below!

 Posted March 27 in Artwork, Posters, SciFi | Comments

First Look: New 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Production Photos

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Following last year's teaser for the anticipated sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, we're due for a new look at the summer release. And while we're not sure when the new trailer will hit (though X-Men: Days of Future Past would be a good time to debut a new trailer), we have some new behind the scenes photos showing Andy Serkis and Toby Kebbell in the motion capture suits used to create their ape performances as a guide for visual effects artists. There's another shot of Serkis on horseback speaking with Jason Clarke and Keri Russell, but the more interesting shots have the ape actors holding big guns. Look!

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

Watch: Second Full Trailer for Wachowskis' 'Jupiter Ascending' Sci-Fi

Jupiter Ascending

"No matter who or what he is, he's after our bounty." Earlier today, a couple posters showed off an interesting marketing aesthetic for Jupiter Ascending, the latest original sci-fi film from Andy & Lana Wachowski at Warner Bros. Pictures. Now the second theatrical trailer has arrived, showing off more of the vast sci-fi universe the siblings have created for the film starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. It looks pretty damn epic, giving the vibe of a blockbuster sci-fi fairytale, complete with cool weapons, weird alien creatures, and rocket boots. Plus Eddie Redmayne is having plenty of fun as the villain. Watch now!

 Posted March 26 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

'The Great Gatsby' Meets 'Cloud Atlas' on 'Jupiter Ascending' Posters

Jupiter Ascending

A new trailer for Jupiter Ascending, the latest sci-fi endeavor from Andy & Lana Wachowski, should be arriving anytime now. In the meantime, the first posters for the hopeful summer blockbuster have arrived, and they're not all that convincing. Since the first trailer seemed a bit odd, and the Japanese trailer didn't improve that vibe much, Warner Bros. has a lot of convincing to do in order to get butts in the seats for this original sci-fi flick. Otherwise, the Wachowskis just might have another flop on their hands (which might be why The Matrix is rumored for a reboot). The two posters feature stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, but the aesthetic is an odd, fantasy mix of The Great Gatsby and Cloud Atlas marketing. Look!

 Posted March 26 in Hype, Posters, SciFi | Comments

Focus Features Indie Sci-Fi 'The Signal' Trippy Second Poster Arrives

The Signal

Just after the viral marketing for the indie sci-fi flick The Signal kicked off last week, we got the first trailer for the film that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Now a second poster has arrived for the film, and it's pretty trippy. A walking, radiation-suited figure (maybe Laurence Fishburne) is given a kaleidoscopic effect, and it's just a stylish image that catches the eye and even creates a bit of mystery. This is such a cool movie, and we hope audiences will seek it out this summer and enjoy the ominous feel, the twists and turns, and just an original sci-fi flick amongst a pool of franchises, sequels and reboots. Look!

 Posted March 26 in Hype, Indies, Posters, SciFi | Comments

Watch: 'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' Gets Impressive Fan Film Short

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

There's already a feature film adaptation of the Square Enix video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution in the works with director Scott Derrickson and his Sinister co-writer C. Robert Cargill behind the project. But since we've yet to hear any updates about the film since 2012 (Derrickson has been busy with Deliver Us from Evil with Eric Bana), Moe Charif and his Decode Films production team decided to make their own 12-minute short fan film, and while the action leave something to be desired, the production quality is great, and it's something cool for fans of the game to sink their teeth into while the real film develops. Watch it!

 Posted March 26 in SciFi, Short Film, To Watch | Comments

Schwarzenegger Talks Some 'Terminator: Genesis' Time Travel Tidbits

Terminator: Genesis

Production on the franchise reboot Terminator: Genesis begins next month, and while the lead cast is set with Jason Clarke as John Connor, Emilia Clarke as mother Sarah Connor and Jai Courtney as Kyle Reese, we still don't have much in the vein of plot. The recent casting of J.K. Simmons in the role of a weary and alcoholic detective who has followed a bizarre case involving Sarah Connor and robots for more than three decades since the story emerged in 1984. Now the Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has revealed some tidbits about the plot, mainly his cyborg character and the confirmation of more time travel.

 Posted March 25 in Movie News, SciFi | Comments

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