Watchmen TV show

HBO’s Watchmen TV series has been filming in Macon, Georgia for a little while now and the sets haven’t exactly been a secret. We’ve already seen some photographs of the alternate world the show is creating, which exists in the same superhero-filled and science fiction-tinged timeline we visited in Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ rightfully iconic comic book miniseries.

But a /Film reader who lives in Macon snapped some new photos of the re-dressed city and what’s on display is…interesting. Very interesting. And especially interesting if you’re familiar with the source material. Naturally, these images should be considered potential spoilers until we know more, so consider this your one and only warning.

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Green Lantern Corps movie

If you’re going to make a new Green Lantern movie, you might as well get the guy responsible for the definitive comic book run of the character to steer the ship.

Earlier today, it was announced that Geoff Johns was stepping down from his position as president and chief creative officer of DC Entertainment. But the popular and influential comic writer wasn’t being cast out into the void. Rather, he’s founded his own production company, Mad Ghost Productions, which will develop the long-gestating (it was announced in 2015) Green Lantern Corps movie via an exclusive partnership with Warner Bros.

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Game of Thrones Prequel Show

After years of teasing it, winter arrived in Westeros, bringing with it war and dragons and giant armies of the undead. However, a little White Walker invasion isn’t going to keep HBO out of the Seven Kingdoms, even as the network’s flagship series comes to a conclusion with its eighth and final season next year.

Yes, HBO has officially ordered a Game of Thrones spin-off. Specifically, they’ve ordered a Game of Thrones prequel series, set thousands of years before Ned Stark was even born.

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Samuel L. Jackson Incredibles 2

Years before he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Nick Fury, Samuel L. Jackson lent his talents to another superhero universe. As the voice of Frozone in Pixar’s The Incredibles, Jackson’s familiar voice provided scene-stealing comic relief, bringing to life the super-powered Parr family’s best friend and partner in crimefighting.

Now, Jackson is back for Incredibles 2 and if you think someone was going to ask him a Marvel-related question at the press conference for the latest Pixar sequel…well, you’d be right. Jackson responded to the question by playfully complaining about being left out of the latest Avengers adventure and the Marvel “secret sauce” that makes their movies work. Oh, and he also explained that kids couldn’t care less that he voices Frozone.

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Mortal Engines Characters

A scarred woman out for revenge. A young historian who learns the awful truth about his home. A swashbuckling archeologist with a checkered past. A badass air-pirate with a sweet airship. A mummified cyborg assassin on a violent mission. The world of Mortal Engines is packed with colorful characters, perfect for a distant future where cities are mobile and devour each other for resources.

When I visited the set of this Peter Jackson-produced, Christian Rivers-directed science fiction epic last year, I was able to learn all about this cast of characters and what the actors brought to them. Here’s what you need to know.

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Mortal Engines trailer

I don’t envy anyone having to cut a trailer for Mortal Engines. Based on the novel by author Philip Reeve, this big-budget genre epic is set in a universe that feels like a bit of a tough sell. The world as we once knew it is gone and civilization has become mobile. Giant “traction cities” roam the wasteland, preying on each other for parts and supplies, manned like giant ships in a sea of sand.

It’s wild. And it’s strange. But producer Peter Jackson has a little bit of experience in bringing tough-to-translate fictional worlds to the big screen. The new trailer offers a new taste of this ambitious vision.

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Last year, as I flew to Wellington, New Zealand to visit the set of Universal Pictures’ Mortal Engines, I read the source novel by writer Philip Reeve. It was a brisk read, one intended for younger audiences, but I immediately understood why filmmaker Peter Jackson had been working for a decade to bring it to the big screen. The world Reeve had crafted on paper was spellbinding. It was a fascinating foundation upon which all kinds of stories could be told and all kinds of characters could be constructed. The storytelling itself was a bit simplistic, a side effect of the novel’s intended young adult audience, but it was easy to imagine the material being remixed into something a bit bolder, a bit more complex, and whole lot more thrilling.

And after spending two days on the Mortal Engines set, speaking with cast and crew and touring various locations and sound stages, it seems that Jackson and director Christian Rivers are working to do just that. Mortal Engines looks be less of a direct adaptation of the book and more of a wider and wilder exploration of the source material’s thrilling world-building. And that is very exciting.

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andrew lincoln leaving the walking dead

UPDATE: We’ve got new details on how The Walking Dead will continue without Andrew Lincoln. Our original story from May 29 with updated information follows below.

All long-running television shows eventually start shedding their leading characters…and AMC’s The Walking Dead has never been shy about shedding them directly into a meat grinder. The ever-popular zombie series has killed plenty of folks over the years, but Andrew Lincoln‘s Rick Grimes has always seemed untouchable, the one person on the buffet who would avoid becoming zombie chow.

But it seems that Lincoln is looking to exit the series after season 9, which means his license to survive is about to expire.

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keegan-michael key predator interview

If the thought of Keegan-Michael Key, one of the funniest men alive, spouting Shane Black dialogue appeals to you…well, make sure The Predator is on your radar.

We visited the Vancouver set of the latest film in the alien hunter series last year and Key was as fast and funny in-person as you’d hope. But even while he brought the laughs, the actor made it clear that his soldier character is no joke: he’s going to give the Predator a challenge. Read More »

Olivia Munn Predator Interview

The Predator franchise has been all about tough guys and tough aliens. Big heroes and bigger guns. But Olivia Munn’s role in Shane Black’s upcoming sequel is something different. For starters, she’s a scientist, not a soldier. And she’s also a woman playing a key role in a series that has traditionally leaned toward the hyper-masculine.

We visited the Vancouver set of The Predator last year and Munn talked all about her experience on the film, including how she created some of her own character’s backstory.

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