Ti West Scream Episode

Ti West, director of films like The Innkeepers and The Sacrament, is moving to television, at least for a brief stint. West is directing at least one episode of Scream, the TV series incarnation of the horror/comedy series originally directed by Wes Craven. Read More »

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del Toro off Justice League Dark

The news that Sandman would move from Warner Bros. to New Line, along with other potential movies developed from Vertigo Comics titles, also had a related piece of information. For a couple years Guillermo del Toro has been developing Justice League Dark, a team film that would incorporate characters like John Constantine and Swamp Thing. At first we assumed that project would also move to New Line.

But Justice League Dark is staying at Warner Bros., the better to keep characters who are primarily DC heroes in house. Thing is, Guillermo del Toro is no longer developing it.  Read More »

Marvel Studios update

With Marvel’s Ant-Man hitting theaters soon, the studio kicked the publicity machine into high gear this past weekend with the Ant-Man junket. That means studio president Kevin Feige is out doing interviews, which means we have quite a few bits of new information about upcoming Marvel movies.

In addition to talking about the tone of the new Spider-Man film, which Marvel is producing for Sony, and the question of the introduction of LGBT characters to Marvel movies, Feige has dropped comments about Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Civil War, and put to bed one rumor about the Thor: Ragnarok director. Read More »

Sandman Moves to New Line

Sandman is moving away from Warner Bros. to the studio’s smaller, genre-oriented label New Line.

From a consumer perspective, there might not seem to be much difference between Warner Bros. and its subsidiary New Line. Films from New Line carry the WB shield and are handled by the same publicity machine, after all. But there’s a difference in exec structure and budgeting, and in the nature of the movies themselves.

Now films adapted from the Vertigo Comics imprint, itself a subsidiary of DC Comics, will be made at New Line rather than Warner Bros. The first title to be affected, and the only one in active development at this time, is Sandman. Read More »

Ten Thousand Saints trailer

Ten Thousand Saints, which comes from the American Splendor team of Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, has an incredible cast for a story set at a tense period in New York City history. Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Emile Hirsch and Emily Mortimer play a collection of characters who create an unlikely extended family finding their way through Manhattan in the days of hardcore punk and the Tomkins Square Park riot of 1988.

This Ten Thousand Saints trailer doesn’t show much of Hirsch as the leader of a straight-edge hardcore band (that’s him on the mic in the background of the image above), but it does introduce Asa Butterfield as his damaged younger brother, Hailee Steinfeld as the young woman caught between them, and Ethan Hawke as the boys’ rakish, charming dad, imported more or less directly from Boyhood. Read More »

Rogue Nation IMAX Preview

Every once in a while the IMAX release of one film will provide an opportunity to do promotion for another. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, for instance, featured a preview of footage from The Dark Knight Rises when the Tom Cruise thriller came to IMAX theaters in December 2011. Four years later, a new Mission: Impossible film is coming to theaters, and this time you can preview it in IMAX by seeing a different movie. Those who see Terminator Genisys in IMAX theaters will get a five-minute preview of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Details below. Read More »

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Ant-Man international trailer

Ant-Man reactions are out in the wild after the first screenings took place this week. Most audiences can’t see the film for a couple more weeks, however, so how about a long new Ant-Man international trailer to ease the wait? This one has quite a lot of new footage, including some hero-on-villain battle action, and also a less-heroic moment in which Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is canned from his job at Baskin-Robbins.  Read More »

Channing Tatum Ghostbusters

Channing Tatum speaks his mind, and we love it. When asked about Jupiter Ascending during a recent Reddit AMA, he professed to be just as baffled as the rest of us were by that movie. And today, talking to Howard Stern, he was very clear about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, saying “I fucking hate that movie.”

Stern also asked Tatum about the report that he’s developing his own Ghostbusters movie with the Russo Brothers. The actor talked about the project, a little bit, but mostly just gave off the impression that things are still very much up in the air at Sony.

Update: During junket interviews for Magic Mike XXL, Tatum’s creative partner Reid Carolin talked about Ghostbusters, saying “we’re not doing that any more.” Further details are below.

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Daredevil vs the Punisher

Daredevil season 2 has new showrunners, Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, and a big new Marvel character as the anti-hero Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, is set to bring violent vigilante justice to Hell’s Kitchen. Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) will play Castle when the show’s second season gets going.

Since the casting announcement, we’ve wondered to what degree the Punisher would factor in to Daredevil. Turns out, he might be a huge part of the season, to the degree that he could provide the most significant opposition to Daredevil in the new collection of episodes. Read More »