The founder of Legendary Pictures, Thomas Tull, has resigned as CEO. Tull founded Legendary in 2000, and by 2005, it was a production and financing partner of Warner Bros. The first movie they partnered on was Batman Begins, paving the way for their Dark Knight trilogy. By 2009, Tull was the majority shareholder of Legendary, which was a few years before the company went from working with Warners to Universal. During his years as CEO of Legendary Pictures, he made a lot of nerds happy, making movies like Pacific Rim, Godzilla, Watchmen, and other major titles.
Below, learn what’s next for Tull and Legendary Pictures.
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When it comes to animation, Walt Disney Pictures has long been a shining example of how to tell stories that not only strike an emotional chord but also deliver stunning visuals. Though there are some who think the House of Mouse is overrated, you’d be hard pressed to find another animation studio that has so abundantly and consistently delivered such magnificent movies.
Now one editor has assembled a supercut showing off the incredible visuals that Disney has brought to life over the 80 years that they’ve been making feature length animated films. With over six minutes of footage spanning from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937 to Moana in 2016, this video will have you wanting to go through your entire Disney catalog all over again.
Watch the supercut of Disney’s most beautiful shots after the jump. Read More »
If you’re a fan of the Resident Evil franchise, then you probably already know that Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is coming to theaters in 10 days. But what you may not know is that if you have some extra money lying around, you can try to get your hands on some props that were used in the last installment of the video game movie franchise.
Premiere Props will be holding an auction the day after Resident Evil: The Final Chapter hits theaters that will have over 600 props from the movie available for bidding. This includes smaller props, such as guns and knives wielded by characters, as well as entire costumes worn by stars such as Milla Jovovich and Ali Larter.
Find out about some of the items in the Resident Evil The Final Chapter props auction after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by David Chen
David, Devindra and Jeff discuss how much David doesn’t get Jim Jarmusch and get disappointed by The Girl on the Train. Then in the After Dark, Devindra gives a preview of the Nintendo Switch and Jeff and David discuss your (lengthy) feedback to our Silence episode.
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Why will a stand-in be used a little more often for Benedict Cumberbatch in Doctor Strange? What comic scene would Daredevil star Charlie Cox like to recreate with Mike Colter as Luke Cage? Does Ben Affleck know about the Sad Affleck meme that originated during the Batman v Superman press tour? Could Pierce Brosnan play Cable in Deadpool 2? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- A deep dive in the other secret history of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s aliens.
- Did composer Michael Giacchino hide one of John Williams‘ most famous tracks in Rogue One?
- Mark Hamill is reunited with one of the original trilogy lightsaber props.
- Check out concept art from that cancelled Darth Maul video game.
- Next week’s Star Wars Rebels will explore the origin of the Darksaber.
- Some insight into Rogue One‘s unique filmmaking process.
- A sneak peek at an upcoming issue of Marvel’s Doctor Aphra.
- And more!
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David Cronenberg was originally going to shoot the Eastern Promises sequel towards the end of 2012. For undisclosed reasons, Focus Features pulled the plug on the film, which would’ve brought back Viggo Mortensen, Vincent Cassel, and other actors from the excellent 2007 crime movie. Now, new details suggest the sequel might happen after all.
Below, learn more about the Eastern Promises sequel.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by Angie Han
It has been well over a decade now since the end of the U.K. Office, which centered around bad boss David Brent and the poor underlings forced to work with him. So what’s the old chap been up to since then? A new Netflix movie promises to answer that question.
Written by, directed by, and starring Ricky Gervais, David Brent: Life on the Road reveals the former Wernham-Hogg manager is now a traveling salesman for a cleaning products company. When he isn’t pushing mops and brushes, he’s pursuing his dreams of rock stardom with his band, Foregone Conclusion. The mockumentary follows the group on their self-financed U.K. tour, with predictably cringeworthy results. Watch the David Brent: Life on the Road trailer below. Read More »
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Whether a character from Daredevil, Jessica Jones, or any of Marvel’s other shows could cross over into Marvel’s movies is just a matter of timing, Marvel chief Kevin Feige always says. If there’s one actor from one of those shows that’d like to make the jump, it’s Vincent D’Onofrio. The Kingpin actor admits, however, it’s “pretty much been said it’s not going to happen,” or at least not for a long, long time.
Below, read what else D’Onofrio had to say about the MCU.
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In March, we’ll get to see Emma Watson become a Disney princess in the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. We’ve already heard her belt out one of the signature tunes from the movie in the most recent TV spot for the movie, and she just looks perfect as Belle, whether it’s her simple blue and white dress, or the elegant yellow ballgown she wears when she dances the night away with the Beast.
But before Emma Watson took on the role of Belle, you might remember that she was in talks to play Cinderella in Kenneth Branagh’s live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic that came out back in 2015. Lily James ended up landing the role of that Disney princess after Watson passed on the role back in 2013, but we never found out why. That changes today as an interview reveals why Emma Watson turned down Cinderella. Read More »