Max Borenstein is Returning to Script 'Godzilla 2' for Gareth Edwards

Godzilla

Briefly: After scripting the successful reboot of Godzilla this past summer, Deadline reports writer Max Borenstein has been brought back to Legendary Pictures to script Godzilla 2, which has already been given a release date of June 8th, 2018. That's pretty far out, mainly since director Gareth Edwards has a Star Wars spin-off to direct before he returns to the King of Monsters, but it's good to hear that Legendary is getting Borenstein to work on the script right away. He's also writing Skull Island, which just landed director Jordan Vogt-Roberts behind the camera and Tom Hiddleston in front of it. All we know so far is Godzilla 2 will bring monsters have Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah into the mix, so stay tuned for more.

 Posted 10 hours ago in Development, Movie News | Comments

Toby Kebbell Taking Villain Role in MGM & Paramount's 'Ben -Hur'

Toby Kebbell

We're going to be seeing a lot of Toby Kebbell in the near future. The actor has roles as the villain Dr. Doom in the reboot of Fantastic Four at Fox (which just got pushed back to later in 2015) and also a supporting role in the big screen version of the popular video game Warcraft. Plus, he'll be seen in lower profile films like A Monster Calls and the war drama Sand Castle. But now he's landed another big blockbuster role with Variety reporting that Kebbell has landed the role of the antagonist Messala in MGM & Paramount's remake of Ben-Hur, which landed "Boardwalk Empire" star Jack Huston in the title role.

 Posted 23 hours ago in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

Fantastic Fest Review: Kevin Smith's 'Tusk' is a Goofy, Shock-Comedy

Kevin Smith's Tusk

The ups and downs of filmmaker Kevin Smith's career would certainly not discount the strangeness of his latest film, Tusk, a body sci-fi/horror/comedy. The weird premise he and SModcast co-host Scott Mosier developed on the fly seems in Smith's stoner wheelhouse. It comes off, however, like a half-baked comedy, a flatly crafted horror feature, and a dully-paced, sometimes amateurish film that never lives up to the high points of what the writer/director has given us in the past. Nothing about Tusk gels well, all the more shameful when taken into consideration how much potential there is in its marijuana-induced design.

 Posted 23 hours ago in Fantastic Fest 14, Review | Comments

Fox Pushes Back Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four' & 'Assasin's Creed' Again

Fantastic Four

Late last fall, 20th Century Fox pushed back the release dates of both their reboot of Fantastic Four and the video game adaptation Assassin's Creed. Now it looks like those dates have been changed yet again. The Wrap reports Fox has pushed Fantastic Four from its June 16th, 2015 release to later in the summer on August 7th, 2015. That's not surprising considering the fact that Guardians of the Galaxy has been cleaning up the box office in the weeks since hitting theaters on August 1st, mostly because August and September are usually empty of big releases as the calm before the storm that is awards season begins.

 Posted 23 hours ago in Marvel, Movie News | Comments

Watch: First Trailer for Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' Starring Amy Adams

Big Eyes Trailer

"You don't even know what the truth is!" Finally! The first trailer for the latest Tim Burton film has debuted, but this may not be what you're expecting. Burton's Big Eyes stars Amy Adams as artist Margaret Keane, who painted the "big eyes" portraits that became popular in the 1950s and 60s. Her husband, Walter Keane played by Christoph Waltz, eventually claimed credit for her paintings. Burton's take on the story is much more realistic and straightforward than we most may be expecting, but that's not to say it doesn't look fantastic. Adams especially, my goodness is she always a powerhouse. Looking forward to seeing how this alters the Oscar game. From the looks of it, Adams may be the one to beat. Take a look at Big Eyes below.

 Posted 24 hours ago in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Adam McKay to Direct Ben Schwartz & Seth Rogen in a New Comedy

Adam McKAy

Though Seth Rogen had bit parts to play in both Step Brothers and the original Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, he's let to have a lead role in a comedy from director Adam McKay. That all changes today with an announcement from McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions, Rogen's Point Grey Pictures and Good Universe (the company behind Neighbors and 50/50) that they've picked up a comedy pitch from "Parks & Recreation" star and Emmy-winning writer Ben Schwartz for an untitled feature film. Both Rogen and Schwartz will also star in the film produced by all of the aforementioned companies. Read on!

 Posted September 18 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

20th Century Fox Finally Making 'Deadpool' Movie for February 2016

Deadpool

The power of social media and the positive reaction to a leaked test reel for an adaptation of the Marvel Comics hero known as the Merc with a Mouth has pushed 20th Century Fox to set a Deadpool movie for release on February 12th, 2016. From their official Twitter account, 20th Century Fox made the announcement by linking to a story from THR that confirmed visual effects wizard Tim Miller is still set to direct the film for the studio. And it's presumed that Ryan Reynolds is still attached to star, since he's been a big part of getting this project made and starred in the test reel, but there's no deal locked in place.

 Posted September 18 in Development, Marvel, Movie News | Comments

First Look: Animation Test Footage from Genndy Tartakovsky's 'Popeye'

Popeye

Sony Pictures Animation isn't slated to release their adaptation of the classic cartoon Popeye into theaters until sometime in 2016. But that's not stopping the studio and director Genndy Tartakovsky from giving audiences their first look at the spinach-eating sailor and his computer animated feature film. Some animation test footage has just surfaced online, but rather than this just being a leak or a random bit of footage from the movie, it's all part of a lovely little featurette that shows how Tartakovsky has always been fascinated with Popeye. We get to see sketches, storyboards and more. It's a nice introduction. Watch now!

 Posted September 18 in Animation, To Watch | Comments

Watch: 'Tusk' Featurette on How Film Went from Podcast to Screen

Tusk

Starting this weekend, you can finally catch Kevin Smith's odd little indie Tusk, the story of a podcast personality who finds himself held captive and obligated to fulfill the strange desires of a man with a walrus obsession. And if you're curious as to just how a peculiar story like this found its way to the big screen, a featurette has come online explaining how one of Smith's real podcasts actually inspired him to make the movie. Alex caught the film at TIFF last month and called it "cult horror comedy done right, with silliness creeping around every corner." And don't forget about the medical marijuana tie-in to smoke it up. Watch!

 Posted September 18 in Featurette, Horror, To Watch | Comments

Teaser Poster for 'Insidious: Chapter 3' Will Make You Scared of Vents

Insidious: Chapter 3

Production began on Insidious: Chapter 3 earlier this year, complete with a first look photo giving us a glimpse at the film that actually predates the first two films in the horror franchise from Blumhouse Productions. It's writer Leigh Whannel stepping up to direct this time with a story he hatched with previous franchise director James Wan, and now a teaser poster has popped up hinting at the terror that awaits. It's enough to make you consider checking your vents before bed. We're curious to see what haunted this family before the events we've already seen unfold from the mysterious place called The Further. Look!

 Posted September 18 in Horror, Hype, Posters | Comments

'Interstellar' Gets New Poster + Solar System Creation & Travel Game

Interstellar

Just after two new posters for Christopher Nolan's space travel drama Interstellar debuted, one more gorgeous one is here, this one with a bit more hope and inspiration in the tagline "Go further." And now, if you just can't wait to see Matthew McConaughey trek across space in November, you can do some space exploration of your own. Along with the new poster, Paramount Pictures unveiled a new game app that allows you to create your own solar system and also travel through other player-created systems in the ship Endurance from the movie. There's even real science applications with how you use gravity and fuel. Look!

 Posted September 18 in Cool Stuff, Hype, Posters, SciFi | Comments

Bloody & Monstrous Red Band Trailer for 'V/H/S: Viral' Has Arrived

V/H/S: Viral

Following an erotic first look at V/H/S: Viral, the third film in the found footage horror anthology, the first red band trailer for the film has arrived, and it's absolutely nuts. There's some crazy aliens, big monsters, a crazy guy with real magical powers, and tons of blood and stuff that is just NSFW at all. This promises to be the craziest installment yet with Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel Sarmiento and Nacho Vigalondo all directing segments this time around. It's a shame this one didn't premiere at Sundance like the last two, but at least we'll get to see it later this fall. Watch below now!

 Posted September 18 in Horror, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Must Watch: Oscar Isaac in J.C. Chandor's 'A Most Violent Year' Trailer

A Most Violent Year

"When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump." So far, we've only gotten a single first look photo from A Most Violent Year, the latest film directed by J.C. Chandor, who last was at the helm of All is Lost. But now we finally get a good look at the film by way of a teaser trailer, along with the announcement of an awards qualifying release in NY and LA at the end of the year. The film starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac is set during one of the most violent years in The Big Apple's history, following an immigrant family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities amid violence, decay and corruption. There's definitely a Godfather vibe at work and it looks great. Watch below!

 Posted September 18 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Paramount Sets a Fast December Release for Chris Rock's 'Top Five'

Top Five

Just over a week ago, we learned that Paramount Pictures had picked up Top Five, the latest directorial effort from comedian Chris Rock, from the Toronto International Film Festival. While we thought the studio would hold on to the film until 2015, it sounds like they think the film which also stars the "Saturday Night Live" veteran in the lead role, might have some potential to make waves . Deadline reports Paramount has set the film for a limited release on December 5th with a wide release the following week on December 12th. That's definitely a prime awards season release date. Is this Chris Rock's own Annie Hall?

 Posted September 18 in Movie News, TIFF 14 | Comments

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