First Look: Jason Clarke Faces the Cold in Baltasar Kormákur's 'Everest'

Everest

This year Jason Clarke will face a revolution of simians in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but next year he'll be facing the elements in Everest, a mountain climbing drama from Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband). Now we have the first look at the film which will be presented in 3D when it hits theaters in February of 2015. There's no sight of the rest of the impressive cast, which also includes Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Jake Gyllenhaal (sadly no sign of John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt). With a script from Simon Beaufoy, we're anxious to see how this cold and dangerous expedition turns out. Look below!

 Posted February 12 in First Look, Photos | Comments Closed

Akiva Goldsman Details the Now Dead 'I Am Legend' Follow-Up Plans

I Am Legend

The last real news about a potential sequel to the 2007 blockbuster I Am Legend arrived nearly two years ago with Warner Bros. closing deals with producer Akiva Goldsman and Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment banner to get a follow-up off the ground. At the time, Smith had not yet committed and wouldn't until the script was ready. However, today we have news that the project is dead in the water as Goldsman (promoting the release of his film Winter's Tale) detailed ideas they had for a prequel and another film to follow, but insists it never came together. It's a bummer, because some of this sounds great.

 Posted February 12 in Movie News | Comments Closed

Watch: Teaser Trailer for 'The Purge: Anarchy' Definitely Ups the Ante

The Purge: Anarchy

"No one's gonna help us tonight." Though last summer's horror thriller The Purge put forth a brilliant concept, the idea felt wasted as the story unfolded like almost any other hostage or home invasion thriller. But with The Purge: Anarchy coming this summer, the teaser trailer makes it looks like we're finally going to get the story we want in this universe where one night a year allows for rampant crime that goes unpunished and uninhibited for 12 hours. The clash of the public service announcement with that upbeat opening before the terror sets in is definitely effective, and this seems like a sequel that will deliver. Watch!

 Posted February 12 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Review: 'RoboCop' Remake is Lowbrow and Messy But Still Entertains

RoboCop

Don't be fooled into laying a false sense of infallibility to the RoboCop franchise. Two dreadful sequels and a short-lived TV series that was even worse - not to mention the WCW Wrestling appearance and Japanese chicken endorsement - makes it so that a remake is not the worst thing imaginable for the half-man/half-machine/all-cop character. But any forewarning is moot when it comes to the RoboCop remake, a noticeably tamer but still entertaining take on the story that, despite its dip into idiocy, still makes an attempt at the satirical subtext that places the original film in such high regard. Like the character, the film is clunky, but when all its pieces are in motion, it's a more enjoyable thrill than this series possibly deserves. More below!

 Posted February 12 in Review | Comments

'Raiders of the Lost Ark' Remake Needs Kickstarter for One Last Scene

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

There's already a book on shelves and a documentary adaptation in the works about Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, two kids who decided to put together a homemade adaptation of Raiders of the Lost Ark when they were kids. The film has been shown at some special screenings around the country, but catching it has been pretty damn hard. However, the film has never been 100% completed because it's missing the infamous airplane scene featuring Indiana Jones facing off with a tough, bald Nazi mechanic before meeting a bloody end. But now Strompolos and Zala are trying to finish it, and they've asked Kickstarter for help.

 Posted February 12 in Cool Stuff, Kickstart This, To Watch | Comments Closed

Watch: Paul Walker Back in Action in First Trailer for 'Brick Mansions'

Brick Mansions

"Brick Mansions: It's so dangerous we built a wall around it." Following yesterday's explosive poster for Brick Mansions, the first trailer for the film featuring one of the final performances of Paul Walker has arrived. There's some pretty impressive action on display here, including plenty of parkour style fighting from Walker's convict partner played by David Belle. And for those can't get enough of Walker in Fast & Furious mode, it looks like there's some car chase action too. It's a little bittersweet knowing he's gone, but Walker seems pretty bad ass in this flick. Plus RZA is the bad guy, so that's a decent bonus. Watch below!

 Posted February 12 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

'RED' Director Robert Schwentke Lands 'Divergent' Sequel 'Insurgent'

Insurgent / Robert Schwentke

After delivering the successful action comedy RED to Summit Entertainmnt in 2010, the studio has rounded up director Robert Schwentke for their young adult franchise that kicks off with Divergent next month. THR has word that Schwentke has been hired to direct Insurgent, the next chapter in the young adult novel series written by Veronica Roth. The sequel was already given a release date of March 20th, 2015, and at the same time it was revealed that Divergent director Neil Burger would not return to direct the sequel, like Gary Ross left The Hunger Games franchise after the first film and Francis Lawrence took over.

 Posted February 11 in Development, Movie News | Comments Closed

Watch: Second Full Trailer for 'Transcendence' Starring Johnny Depp

Transcendence

"What is this?" "It's evolution…" Time to set your mind free. Warner Bros has unleashed the second full theatrical trailer for cinematographer Wally Pfister's directorial debut, an original science fiction movie called Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp. We've seen a couple of teasers and one full trailer already, but this one delves more into the concepts and focuses on the love story before its unveiling this April. We also get to spend a bit more time with the rest of the cast in this trailer: Rebecca Hall as Evelyn, Kate Mara, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany, Cole Hauser & Cillian Murphy as the antagonist Anderson. I'm actually looking forward to seeing this, it looks like it could be a very thrilling watch. "This is the future."

 Posted February 11 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments Closed

Trailer for 'Teenage' Documentary Produced by Jason Scwhartzman

Teenage

As a sucker for coming of age films, a new documentary produced by actor Jason Schwartzman about the dawn of youth culture has caught my eye. At one time, the idea of teenagers didn't exist, but they are now a coveted demographic and audience as kids grow into adults and are easily influenced and building their tastes. The documentary Teenage focuses on the rise of these young people and their culture during the late 19th century and early 20th century by way of archival footage from history. Complete with voiceovers from Jena Malone and Ben Whishaw, this adaptation of Jon Savage's novel looks pretty interesting.

 Posted February 11 in Documentaries, To Watch, Trailer | Comments Closed

James Franco to Lead Crazy 'Crack-Up At The Race Riots' Adaptation?

Harmony Korine / James Franco

Following Spring Breakers last year, the talents of director Harmony Korine and actor James Franco might turn in some even more strange cinematic fare. The New York Post (via The Playlist) recently spoke with the rappers ATL Twins (they were part of Franco's crew in Spring Breakers) where they revealed a new project with Franco involved, and it's based on an older piece of writing from Korine. Supposedly ATL Twins are working with Franco on an adaptation of Korine's 1998 novel A Crack-Up at the Race Riots where Franco would "be like a KKK leader" and the rappers are "his goons." But that's not the weirdest part.

 Posted February 11 in Development, Movie News | Comments

Warner Bros. Releasing 'Tarzan' with Alexander Skarsgard in July 2016

Tarzan

After casting has been slowly revealed, Warner Bros. announced their new adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic jungle hero Tarzan will hit theaters on July 1st, 2016 in 3D. The summer holiday release indicates the studio's confidence in their new property which features "True Blood" star Alexander Skarsgard as the title hero and The Wolf of Wall Street leading lady Margot Robbie as his female counterpart Jane Porter. There's not confirmed much in the vein of plot details, but the press release says it will follow the man orphaned as a baby and raised in the jungle as he returns to the urban jungle of London.

 Posted February 11 in Movie News, Release Dates | Comments

Watch: Video on the Mise En Scène & Visual Themes of Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson

Our own Alex Billington has already seen Wes Anderson's latest film The Grand Budapest Hotel (read his review right here), and with the film's release not too far away beginning on March 7th. Now a video essay from Way Too Indie (the same group behind that Darren Aronofsky piece from last week) dives into one of Anderson's most trademark elements: the mise en scène, a term used to describe visual themes that come from cinematography, art direction and production design. Anderson films are easy to spot, and this video uses voiceover from Anderson himself and film clips (some not his own), to offer insight. Watch now!

 Posted February 11 in To Watch | Comments

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