20,000 Leagues Under the Sea setting

For the past few years, director Bryan Singer has been preoccupied with the X-Men franchise. Singer’s fourth installment in the series, X-Men: Apocalypse, opens in theaters this summer, and we saw another trailer for the film just this week. But following the comic book movie’s release, Singer will turn his full attention to 20,000 Leagues Under a Sea, which will start shooting this fall.

The director has now revealed that 20,000 Leagues will be set around 1865, following the aftermath of the Civil War. Although we should expect a “sci-fi twist” from the adaptation, Singer is intent on actually reflecting what a post-Civil War America was like.

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Wolverine in X-Men Apocalypse

Just yesterday, the final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse arrived, and along with all the destruction that comes from the film’s title villain played by Oscar Isaac was a little tease of the return of Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman. When we last left Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past, he was being rescued from drowning by Mystique in disguise as William Stryker, and many fans have been wondering where we’ll find him in this sequel.

The X-Men: Apoclaypse trailer offered a little hint of the clawed, healing mutant helping out the young versions of Cyclops and Jean Grey take down some bad guys. Now director Bryan Singer talks a little more about what we can expect from his place in the movie, which he says features “the birth of a new direction.” Find out more about Wolverine in X-Men Apocalypse after the jump. Read More »

Alien Day Artwork

Don’t let your chest burst open from nerdiness, but it’s officially Alien Day! In honor of LV-426, there are all sorts of celebrations happening today including double feature screenings of Alien and its sequel, releases of new memorabilia, and a handful of new collectible prints from a few different artists.

Today Bottleneck Gallery has three new prints that are going on sale. One of them may be more difficult to get than the other two, but if you’re a fan of artwork by Laurent Durieux, Mark Englert and Chris Skinner.

Plus, Mondo has two new vinyl releases featuring the scores for Prometheus and Aliens. Get a look at the Alien Day artwork and the Mondo vinyl releases after the jump. Read More »

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Our favorite mutant superheroes are out in full force in the latest X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, but Apocalypse, as his name suggests, is a pretty formidable foe. The X-Men are going to need all the help they can get, and if said help comes in the form of a certain fan-favorite Canadian with adamantium claws, all the better. Check out the latest X-Men: Apocalypse trailer, featuring the first little peek at Wolverine, below.

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Uber movies

Universal and 20th Century Fox both have Uber-themed movies in the works. The studios paid good money for the projects, both of which were announced this past week. Now, it’s a question of which movie will make it to theaters first.

Learn more about the competing Uber movies below.

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Noah Hawley

Noah Hawley is a TV vet whose credits include BonesThe Unusuals, and My Generation, but he’s probably gotten the most attention for creating and showrunning Fargo. FX was so pleased with the results that it quickly set up two more projects for him, the Kurt Vonnegut adaptation Cat’s Cradle and the X-Men-inspired Legion, in addition to a third season of Fargo.

You’d think all that would be enough to keep him busy for the foreseeable future, but Hawley’s apparently still got room on his plate for more. He’s just added another new project to his list, and this one’s a little different from the others in that it’s a movie. Hawley is set to make his feature directing debut on Man Alive, a sci-fi script set up at 20th Century Fox.  Read More »

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At one point, it looked like the Alien franchise could branch off into two directions, with Ridley Scott helming a series of Prometheus movies while Neill Blomkamp revived the Alien films. But then Blomkamp’s Alien movie was put on hold and then delayed indefinitely while Scott finished Prometheus 2 — which was subsequently renamed Alien: Covenant. At this point, it’s unclear when we’ll see Blomkamp’s planned Alien sequel. But star Sigourney Weaver assures fans the project is still on. It’s just a matter of when.  Read More »

Mondo Alien

In case you haven’t heard, Alien Day is coming next week with a slew of screenings, collectibles, artwork, clothing and more. The celebratory day has been set for April 26th, inspired by inspired by the planet LV-426 from the original Alien. Mondo just released their new posters that will be sold in honor of Alien Day, and now they’ve unveiled the new gear they’ll have on sale starting next week. The new items include a couple of knit sweaters, a knit cap, a t-shirt and a special enamel pin. Check out all the new Mondo Alien gear below. Read More »

Independence Day Sequels

A new trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence just arrived this morning, showing off even more destruction than Earth received the first time around. And if all goes well when the film hits this summer, it sounds like the sequel will set up the possibility of even more sequels to come and introduce some new aliens into the mix. Find out more about the potential for more Independence Day sequels after the jump. Read More »