Disney has released the first look at concept art for Jon Favreau‘s new “live-action” version of The Jungle Book. I use quotation marks around live action because the film will seamlessly blend live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, “using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world.” So basically imagine how James Cameron shot Avatar with some live-action elements but mostly a computer created world populated with photo realistic animals of Life of Pi or Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. See the full piece of Jon Favreau The Jungle Book concept art after the jump
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Over Black Friday weekend, Amazon offered a 30% off any print book they sold. If you missed out on that deal or if there is a second book you wanted to grab, Amazon is giving you one more chance today with a 25% off ANY printed book discount code ($10 maximum savings, doesn’t include kindle or audiobooks, and the code can only be used once per amazon account). Just use promocode BOOKDEAL25. If you’re looking for cool books, hit up the Graphic novel and book sections of the /Film Ultimate Film Geek Holiday Gift Guide 2014:
Posted on Friday, December 12th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer had everyone talking about the new baddie (and possible Sith lord) Kylo Ren’s lightsaber which featured a laser sword cross-guard. Some have argued about the practicalness of this new design, but most people think its cool regardless. And now we learn another radically different unconventional lightsaber design is about to be revealed in the Star Wars universe, but not on the big screen.
The unconventional new lightsaber design will debut on Disney XD’s animated series Star Wars Rebels. And no, I’m not talking about The Inquisitor’s double-bladed spinning lightsaber which premiered earlier in the season — I’m talking about an all new design we have yet to see. For those who don’t want to wait, check out the concept art after the jump along with all of the details on the new Star Wars Rebels lightsaber.
“Legendary Battle” by Sean Sumagaysay
Yesterday we learned that Sony was discussing a possible crossover movie between their successful 21 Jump Street franchise and their evergreen Men in Black series. This is obviously the next evolution of the Marvel-style universe trend that all of Hollywood is chasing. I know we’re supposed to hate this sort of thing but I couldn’t stop thinking about which modern movie properties could be combined into mega crossover movie events that (however ridiculous) I’d actually want to see. After the jump I list the best opportunities for big screen movie crossovers.
Posted on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
Welcome to /Film’s Ultimate 2014 Film Geek Holiday Gift Guide. We hope we can help you find gifts for your pop culture-loving loved ones and friends (or, maybe even yourself).
This guide includes a ton of cool gifts, including a wide range of books, graphic novels, toys, collectibles, music, movies, games, art and other fun gifts, the majority of which were released this year. I’ve also tried to include a wide range of prices, from small stocking stuffers to blu-ray box sets to huge expensive collectibles for most of us to drool over. Everything included in the guide is something I either recommend, have been recommended by trusted friends, colleagues and readers, or something that just looks damn cool.
We published the list in parts over Thanksgiving list, but since a lot of people were on vacation and just starting their Holiday shopping, I thought now would be a good time to post the guide in full. Hit the jump to find all the different sections of our Holiday Gift Guide.
Posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
Ever since Disney acquired Lucasfilm and Star Wars fans have been clamoring for a bigger Galactic and Rebel presence in the Disney theme parks. We’ve posted many rumors about a new Star Wars land being planned for Disneyland in Anaheim — at one point they were even testing out an idea for a third park which would’ve combined Star Wars and Marvel, but word has it didn’t test well with females. The latest rumor is that a Star Wars themed land will replace Disneyland’s Toon Town with construction beginning in 2016.
Today we learn a bit more about what the future of Star Wars holds in Disney Parks with a confirmation that any Star Wars theme park rides and attractions will be based on the new films, and not the older original (boo) and prequel (yay) trilogies.
Earlier this week we posted Matt Ryan’s poster for Angels With Filthy Souls, inspired by the movie that was made inside the movie Home Alone. Now Mondo has announced they are also releasing a Home Alone screen printed poster, this one by our friends at DKNG. The four color screenprint perfectly honors the John Hughes penned Chris Columbus modern holiday classic by showcasing the iconic McCallister home, and is filled with some fun easter eggs that fans of the film will love. Check out the DKNG Home Alone poster after the jump.
Posted on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness.
Header Photo: Either Bootleggers aren’t trying or they’re all in on the joke
Leaked: The Nightmare Email Drama Behind Sony’s Steve Jobs Disaster
The 20 Worst Films Of 2014
Grey Matter Art Announces Their Biggest License To Date “The Terminator” & “Terminator2: Judgement Day” By Gabz
How Fast is the Millennium Falcon? A Thought Experiment.
11 Actors Who’ve Played Santa Claus Like a Pro
“Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” By Berkay Daglar
12 TV Shows We Gave Up On In 2014
The Valley Plays Itself Paul Thomas Anderson’s Los Angeles