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The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while Krampus is figuring out how to rip off their heads. The first photos from the upcoming Christmas horror Krampus have been revealed via USA Today. From the same director who reinvented Halloween horror with Trick 'r Treat, Mike Dougherty is next bringing us Krampus, starring Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Allison Tolman, David Koechner and many others. It's about the Krampus monster (seen in a shrouded silhouette below) who comes to haunt children. I saw some footage from this at Comic-Con and it looks damn good. Until the trailer hits, check out these photos.
Meet Callum Lynch. Fox has unveiled the first photo of Michael Fassbender playing the lead character in an Assassin's Creed movie. We've been covering this one for years, as they've been developing it for a long long time ever since the Assassin's Creed game series became a huge hit. Lynch is actually a new character created for the film, and they're telling a story that isn't from any of the games. "After gaining incredible knowledge and skills he's poised to take on the oppressive Knights Templar in the present day." Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams and Ariane Labed also star, but are not pictured yet. Looks good so far.
"Have you felt it? The dark side, and the light." Which side are do you stand on? Empire magazine has just revealed their two new photos for Lucasfilm's upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and they actually look pretty damn cool. One cover features three characters from the Dark Side - Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver, with his mask and red cross-saber; Captain Phasma, played by Gwendoline Christie; and General Hux, played by Domhnall Gleeson. The other cover is for the Light Side (the good guys, yay!) - Rey front and center, played by Daisy Ridley, flanked by Finn played by John Boyega, and Poe Dameron, played by Oscar Isaac. Each one has an extended "pull out" side piece, which completes the image. Lots of tie fighters! And the Millennium Falcon. The line-up shown this way looks awesome. Nice score, Empire.
Here we go. Disney and Lucasfilm have officially announced cast & crew details and released a cast photo from the set of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Yes, that's also the new title for this Star Wars solo movie being directed by Gareth Edwards (of Monsters, Godzilla). During the D23 Expo presentation on Star Wars, a new title card flashed on the screen announcing that the Anthology series would by titled A Star Wars Story instead. The full logo can be seen below. In addition, the cast has been confirmed: Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen (seen in the photo); plus Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, and Alan Tudyk (in a Star Wars movie?! Yes!). Sounds promising.
"T-Rex doesn't want to be fed. He wants to hunt. Can't just suppress 65 million years of gut instinct." At the D23 Expo, Pixar unveiled a closer look at the three T-Rex from Pixar's upcoming The Good Dinosaur movie, due in theaters this November. According to Pixar, in the film an Apatosaurus named Arlo must face his fears and these three T-Rexes. The three of them are named: Butch - a tough T-Rex voiced by Sam Elliott, who has "the perfect voice for a T-Rex"; Ramsey - Butch's daughter, voiced by Anna Paquin, described as a firecracker; Nash - Butch's son, voiced by AJ Buckley with a "charming drawl." See below.
Gather round for your first look at Tom Hiddleston as a classic country western singer. In the upcoming film I Saw the Light, Hiddleston plays Hank Williams, who only lived to the age of 29 but "in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music." Sony Pictures Classics has just debuted the first official photo from the film, which is opening in theaters this November. I Saw the Light is written and directed by Marc Abraham, and in addition to Hiddleston stars Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson, Wren Schmidt. We hope to see more from this soon, as it could be one to watch.
Behold! More Star Wars! Hey, did you know there's a new Star Wars movie coming out this year? Because if you didn't, Entertainment Weekly is here to provide a fall preview looking at all the movies left to see the rest of this year. And the big one is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which gets the cover shot and an entire gallery of new photos inside the pages. We finally get a good look at Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux of The First Order, plus a better look at Captain Phasma, some more shots of J.J. Abrams on set, and some glimpses of John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Not that we haven't already seen plenty of excellent photos from the new Star Wars, but as always the more we see, the better. Only four more months left to go.
Get your first look right here! Sony Pictures Classics has revealed a photo from the upcoming film Truth, which is the directorial debut of screenwriter James Vanderbilt (of The Rundown, Zodiac, The Losers, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2, White House Down). The film stars Robert Redford as Dan Rather, and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes, and presents a behind-the-scenes look inside CBS News during Rather's final days there. This photo only shows Blanchett in the make-up room with Redford as Rather, though you can barely see him only through a mirror. At least it's something, and puts this on the map for the awards season as we end the summer and head deeper into the fall. Blanchett is always one to watch. See below.
While we wait patiently for more footage, let's take a closer look at a few behind-the-scenes images from Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman. Empire has debuted a new cover and photos and lots of info in their upcoming print issue. Along with new shots debuted online, a few scans of the magazine feature some cool behind-the-scenes shots of the set. We get to see Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Zack Snyder as Directorman, and Jeremy Irons as Alfred. You can see the full Comic-Con trailer here. I'm really excited for this, now it's just a countdown to the release. Check ’em.
A large portion of the official line-up of films playing at this year's Toronto International Film Festival were announced today. One of those films is Colonia, a thriller from German filmmaker Florian Gallenberger. Colonia stars Emma Watson as a woman on a desperate search for her abducted boyfriend. She's drawn to the infamous Colonia Dignidad in Chile, a "sect nobody has ever escaped from", where she also encounters Daniel Brühl. The cast includes Michael Nyqvist, Vicky Krieps and Jeanne Werner. Three photos from the film have been unveiled, to give you an idea of the feel of this real world thriller premiering at TIFF this fall.
One last time. Hugh Jackman has just posted the first promo photo from his final upcoming Wolverine movie. At Comic-Con a few weeks back Jackman gave a sentimental speech about his time playing Logan, confirming he would play him one last time in one final Wolverine movie (besides in X-Men: Apocalypse). He's now opening up the discussion on the final role for all the fans to contribute. The promo photo shows him holding up just one claw with the tagline #onelasttime. He also asks fans to write in 50 words or less what they want to see. It's sad this will be his last time, I must say, but all good things must come to an end.
Time to meet the new Bond Girls! Well, most of them are new, but Moneypenny is not. I do find it a bit odd that they're now pushing Moneypenny as a "Bond Girl" when she was always just an assistant and helper for Bond. I get it, she needs to be out there more as a power player. But "Bond Girl"? She's way better than that. Anyway. In the new Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes & starring Daniel Craig, we have four Bond girls: Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Noamie Harris, plus Stephanie Sigman from Mexico. There's a new trailer for Spectre arriving tomorrow, in the meantime new photos of each one have debuted. Take a look!