When TNT announced that M. Night Shyamalan was spearheading a reboot of Tales from the Crypt, they were short on details. As of January, they had not committed to either a half-hour (like the original HBO series) or hourlong format, or even said whether they would feature a Crypt Keeper. The Crypt Keeper was a staple of the original EC comic books as the host of the macabre stories, and even more so on the HBO series as a Kevin Yagher puppet voiced by John Kassir.
Shyamalan was at Wondercon presenting the second season of his Fox series Wayward Pines. /Film participated in roundtable interviews with Shyamalan and the Wayward Pines cast and got a chance to ask him about Tales from the Crypt. He confirmed that there will be a Crypt Keeper in his Tales. “There will,” Shyamalan said. Read More »
Amazon brought their upcoming reboot Thunderbirds Are Go to Wondercon. The original 1965 children’s show used marionettes to animate the Tracy family’s sci-fi adventures. The new series uses a combination of computer animation and practical models. Old fans may notice that there is still a hint of the original style, as hovering spacecraft waver as if on strings, though they are entirely CGI.
“We’re not going so far as to have that sort of puppetry really on the nose aspect of it, but we definitely didn’t want to burnish away the style of the original,” said head writer Rob Hoegee. “Sometimes you’ll see when a ship comes in to land, while it’s a CG ship, every once in a while there’ll be a little bit of herky-jerkiness to it so it looks like it’s a model on a string coming down to land in the dirt. There was definitely some specific intent when the characters were being designed to give them that constructed look.” Read More »
James Wan presented a panel on this summer’s horror sequel The Conjuring 2 at Wondercon. Afterwards, /Film joined other journalists on a press line to speak with Wan. Being at a comic book convention, every journalist had their own question about Wan directing the solo Aquaman movie and Wan was gracious about answering every one. For us, he revealed that the world of Aquaman is inspiring some of his horror sensibilities. Think sea monsters! Read More »
Right now WonderCon is underway over in Los Angeles, and some little details from the panels at the pop culture convention are making their way online. Our first update out of the gate concerns Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows with a new addition to the cast.
In addition to the first big screen appearance of henchman mutants Rocksteady (Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly) and Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams), the sequel would also be bringing the inter-dimensional villain Krang into the fray. We got our first look at the little pink creature and his exo-suit in the Super Bowl spot for the movie, which was a cool little surprise. Now we have word on who will be providing his voice in the movie, and it’s a former Saturday Night Live cast member. Find out who will provide the Krang voice in the sequel, and check out an extended TV spot and a couple new posters after the jump. Read More »
The upcoming horror film Unfriended already has a unique look. From the first scene to the last, the entire thing takes place on a computer monitor as a bunch of friends interact on Skype and realize one of their dead friends may have returned, and is trying to kill them. However, what we learned at the WonderCon 2015 panel on the film is that director Levan Gabriadze took that concept to a whole new level. Each actor was in a separate room, actually on a computer, and they shot the entire movie in one take, in real time. Read More »
One of the smartest things writer/director Leigh Whannell did with Insidious Chapter 3 is go back in time. In the first film, the awesome character of Elise was killed. In Chapter 2, we see her as a character in the Further, the spiritual limbo the film series centers around. But for Chapter 3, the series goes rewinds the timeline to explain a bit more of how Elise – played by Lin Shaye – because so familiar with the spirit world of the Further.
At WonderCon 2015, Blumhouse premiered a new clip from Insidious Chapter 3 which shows a bit of this origin. We see Quinn (Stefanie Scott) ask Elise to help her contact her dead mother. Anyone who watches horror movies knows, this is a very, very bad idea.
Watch the new Insidious 3 clip below and read about a second, even scarier, clip. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
WonderCon is on the move, again. Officials have announced that the convention will relocate next year from Anaheim to Los Angeles, in order to accommodate construction at the Anaheim Convention Center. Get all the details on the WonderCon Los Angeles move after the jump. Read More »
“Tell anyone and we’ll kill you, and your whole family. And watch the film over and over.” Those ominous words closed out the Blumhouse panel at WonderCon 2015 as producer Jason Blum unveiled the first look anywhere at Sinister 2, the sequel to the surprise 2012 horror hit.
The sequel will be released August 21 from director Ciaran Foy, from a script by the team behind the original, Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. Once again, a family will find a box of films of murders that unleash a terrible evil. Below, check out the super short, super creepy first look at Sinister 2. Read More »
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WonderCon kicks off Friday for three days of comic convention madness. Movie wise, there isn’t a ton going on, but there’s always fun to be had and lots of exclusive merchandise to covet. One of our favorite spots at WonderCon is the Hero Complex Gallery booth. They always have beautiful prints that are only available at WonderCon and this year is no different. We’ve already shown you a few of them, a Batman series by Casey Callendar, but today we’ve got even more. Spider-Man, Wall-E, Watchmen, Star Wars, it’s a pretty solid cross section of cool stuff.
Plus, right now, you can get an officially licensed Mad Men poster from the gallery, by Milton Glaser, celebrating the final episodes that start this weekend. See all the WonderCon exclusives and more below. Read More »
The WonderCon 2015 schedule has been released. As expected, it filled with loads and loads of super cool stuff. Back to the Future, The Last Man on Earth, The Flash, Gotham, Batman vs. Robin, Superman, Big Hero 6, Powers, Orphan Black and more. But, in terms of major movie releases, it’s definitely a light year.
Warner Bros. will have a panel, which you assume will focus on some of their pre-Comic-Con summer releases like Mad Max: Fury Road, San Andreas, Hot Pursuit and or Entourage. Maybe they’ll even reshow that epic Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer from Comic-Con last year. Then Blumhouse will be in attendance, with Unfriended and Insidious Chapter 3. As good as both of those are, though, that’s it.
Below, check out the highlights of the WonderCon 2015 schedule and check back April 3-5 for our coverage of the event. Read More »