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First Look: 'Jurassic World' Now Operational in Sleek New Concept Art

Jurassic World

After just learning that only one original cast member from Jurassic Park would return for the developing sequel and pseudo-reboot Jurassic World, it looks like a rumor that has been swirling for awhile has finally been confirmed thanks to some concept are that has surfaced online. Last fall when the title and 2015 summer release date was revealed, we reported a rumor that the new film would be set in present day Isla Nublar, where Jurassic Park is now an actual attraction (likely called Jurassic World), as originally intended by John Hammond. It garners 10 million visitors per year and is completely safe – until it’s not. Now two pieces of concept art seem to confirm that, showing off an impressive island-wide theme park. Look below!

 Posted March 24 in First Look, SciFi | Comments

See Awesome Early Designs for Unused Official Posters for 'Gravity'

Gravity

Though the mind-blowing, sci-fi film Gravity didn't take home Best Picture, director Alfonso Cuaron still walked away with an Oscar for his work behind the camera, and it was well-deserved. And while the film is kind of old news now as we move on to the releases of 2014, there's still some cool stuff surfacing surrounding the impressive piece of cinema. In this case, Framestore, who was responsible for the insane visual effects that ran through the entirety of the film, crafted a bunch of poster designs to promote the film, but only a few were used. io9 has rounded up a bunch of the preliminary design sketches, and they even have the old 2012 release date, which just goes to show you how far in advance these kind of plans begin.

 Posted March 21 in Artwork, Posters, SciFi | Comments

French Star Omar Sy Latest to Join Impressive Cast of 'Jurassic World'

Omar Sy

He's on the rise, making big steps into Hollywood with two major roles coming up. French actor Omar Sy, who won the Best Actor César Award for The Intouchables a few years ago, is already starring as Bishop in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, the actor has also revealed via his twitter that he's also officially cast in Colin Treverrow's upcoming Jurassic World reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise. Oh hell yes, this is awesome, Sy is a great actor and he's yet another stellar name added to the impressive cast of the new Jurassic Park movie. Maybe this reboot is headed down the right track? We can only hope.

 Posted March 21 in Casting, Movie News, SciFi | Comments

The King of Monsters Shows Off His Spikes on Another 'Godzilla' Poster

Godzilla

While it's not quite as good as yesterday's poster featuring the King of Monsters destroying more buildings with his gigantic ass, this latest poster for Godzilla is still pretty cool. This time we get a look the giant lizard from behind, but we're a little closer than one of the other posters featuring Godzilla destroying San Francisco. Those spikes on his back are massive, and again, the size of Godzilla this time is almost unfathomable. How will we be able to stop this thing if an atomic bomb didn't do the job? Now we're just waiting to see how big some of the other monsters slated to appear in the film will be in comparison. Look!

 Posted March 20 in Hype, Posters, SciFi | Comments

'Godzilla' Destroys Even More Buildings with His Big Ass on New Poster

Godzilla

We just caught a glimpse of more destruction in a new international trailer for the new version of Godzilla from director Gareth Edwards, and even though Bryan Cranston was once one of the most feared drug dealers in the country, he just can't handle a giant lizard roaming about. Now a new poster shows us why since the King of Monsters is just endlessly destroying cities. It's the sheer size of this new Godzilla that's truly remarkable, and that's shown off yet again with his giant ass taking up a lot of space, and a helicopter just watching it happen. If the second trailer for this flick is any indicator, this is just going to be awesome.

 Posted March 19 in Hype, Posters, SciFi | Comments

Full Theatrical Trailer for Amblin-Inspired Sci-Fi 'Earth to Echo' is Here

Earth to Echo

After being originally slated for release this spring, Relativity Media decided to delay the Spielberg-style, found footage, sci-fi adventure Earth to Echo to a summer release. Now the full theatrical trailer for the film from short filmmaker Dave Green in his feature directing debut has arrived, and it definitely has a vibe of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial with a found footage twist. A group of friends start receiving strange, encoded messages on their cell phones, but when their parents and the authorities don't have an answer, they take matters into their own hands and discover something otherworldly that will change their lives.

 Posted March 19 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Must Watch: First Trailer for Fantastic Indie Sci-Fi 'The Signal' Arrives

The Signal

Following yesterday's viral reveal of the teaser poster and new first look photos for the Sundance selected sci-fi film The Signal, the first trailer has finally arrived. Thankfully, this full trailer is a tease in every sense of the word. We get a vague sense of the story, but the mystery is preserved and all of the cool twists and turns are kept under wraps. It has a flares of Chronicle and The Matrix, though Laurence Fishburne is in the interrogation role this time as Brenton Thwaites finds himself confined in some sort of strange base for an unknown reason. Alex loved this film at Sundance, and we can't wait for you to see it. Watch!

 Posted March 19 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Indie Sci-Fi 'The Signal' Trippy Viral Poster & Video + First Look Photos

The Signal

When Alex Billington and myself were at Sundance, we caught the awesome indie sci-fi flick The Signal. Now the film is poised for release this summer from Focus Features, and to kick off the hype machine, we have some viral goodies that just popped up. First off, the viral video led us to the website RUAGITATED.COM, and that's where we were given a special code to access the teaser poster featuring a pixelated Laurence Fishburne, and a few new first look photos from the film as well. This is seriously one cool little sci-fi flick with some impressive special effects and a cool, mysterious story. More details below!

 Posted March 18 in Indies, Photos, SciFi, Viral | Comments

Watch: More Destruction in New International Trailer for 'Godzilla'

Godzilla

"Whatever they're guarding so carefully, I need to be able to prove that it's real." The second trailer for Gareth Edwards' new take on the classic movie monster Godzilla gave us quite an awesome tease for the summer release. Now an international trailer shows off more of the destruction, complete with some new voiceover bits from a frantic Bryan Cranston. There are some really cool shots that just show brief glimpses of how big this new Godzilla is, and we're just glad Warner Bros. and Legendary are holding back their monster for the time being. It's nice to have a proper teaser trailer every now and then. Watch below!

 Posted March 18 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: Full Teaser Trailer for Wes Ball's 'The Maze Runner' Adaptation

The Maze Runner Trailer

"We don't know... what's out there..." 20th Century Fox has debuted the first teaser trailer for Wes Ball's The Maze Runner, adapted from the novel of the same name by James Dashner, who also worked on the screenplay. This story is about a bunch of kids trapped in a brutal game (another Hunger Games follow-up) but the game is actually a gigantic maze they're trapped in. Directing is Wes Ball, of that short Ruin, who's making his feature debut with Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Patricia Clarkson & Thomas Brodie-Sangster in his cast. This actually looks pretty damn good, it has a nice sci-fi tinge to it, I'm looking forward to seeing what's out there. "I think it's time we find out what we're really up against."

 Posted March 17 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Alfonso Cuaron Reflects on Entire Career in One-Hour BAFTA Chat

Alfonso Cuaron

For those who didn't pay attention to the BAFTA winners (the United Kingdom's equivalent of the Academy Awards), you might have missed that Gravity was considered a British film because it was produced by David Heyman and shot largely in studios across the pond. So it makes sense than director Alfonso Cuaron took one hour to sit down with the Los Angeles branch of BAFTA to talk about his whole career, including his influential childhood in Mexico, his time spent in film school and more. This took place in January before he won Best Director, so there's no talk about that, but he certainly dives into the making of Gravity, his previous films, and his tastes and influences in cinema. It's an incredible discussion. Watch!

 Posted March 17 in SciFi, To Watch | Comments

Meet PINN and See More Footage in First 'Transcendence' Featurette

Transcendence

After a new poster showed Johnny Depp loading as if it were accessed by dial-up internet, we have the first featurette for Wally Pifster's technologically centric sci-fi flick Transcendence. We get plenty of new footage in this highlight of the spring release, including an introduction to the primary computer system called PINN (Physically Independent Neural Network). We can't be sure, but it sounds like Sigourney Weaver. Otherwise, it's a traditional featurette with Pfister and Depp talking about the film's story along with the producers and other cast members, not to mention some real-world application. Watch!

 Posted March 13 in Featurette, SciFi, To Watch | Comments

Since No One Asked, Paramount is Remaking 80s Sci-Fi 'Explorers'

Explorers

When it comes to remakes nowadays, no one is really clamoring for any of them. But that doesn't stop studios from picking up old properties, especially from the 80s, and making them new again. THR has word on the latest with Paramount Pictures commissioning Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec to produce a remake of the 80s teenage sci-fi adventure Explorers. The original film followed three teen boys who create a homemade spaceship and blast off into the unknown and find a race of aliens who might be more than meets the eye. It's pretty easy to see how this could be remade.

 Posted March 12 in Development, Movie News, SciFi | Comments

Buy This: Mondo Selling Oscar Winning 'Gravity' Soundtrack on Vinyl

Gravity Soundtrack Vinyl

Whether or not you're a big fan of the Oscar winning score to Gravity by composer Steven Price, you can't deny that this vinyl is pretty damn cool. Mondo, known for their amazing posters, also does pressings of soundtrack vinyls, and we've featured a few in the past (Oblivion, Halloween). They've just announced that they're releasing Price's Gravity score on a 2XLP pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Ohhh boy this is going to sound amazing, but it could be just as good to pop in the Blu-ray with DTS. Anyway, artwork for the release has debuted on a new website announced via twitter. Check it out in full below with info on how to buy this.

 Posted March 12 in Cool Stuff, Feat, SciFi | Comments

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