Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
2016 looked like it could be a turning point for video game movies, but so far the results have been severely mixed. The Angry Birds Movie has made good money, but did little to change the minds of people who thought a film based on an iPhone game was a dumb idea. Ratchet & Clank was a flop all around. And Warcraft may have made big money in China, but it opened to poor reviews and dismal box office at home.
Fortunately, the genre will have one more chance to break the curse later this year with Assassin’s Creed. Directed by Justin Kurzel, the fantasy adventure stars Michael Fassbender as a modern-day man who gets roped into an ancient conflict between the Assassins and the Templars. He’s forced to relive the “genetic memories” of his ancestor Aguilar, who lived in 15th century Spain. A new Assassin’s Creed behind-the-scenes trailer shows off some of the cool, crazy stunts in store, along with some talking-head commentary from Fassbender and Kurzel. Watch it below. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
As James Wan enjoys the success of The Conjuring 2 and prepares to dive into Aquaman, another of his projects is taking a big step forward. San Andreas director Brad Peyton has signed on for Malignant Man, an adaptation of a Boom! Studios comic that Wan co-created. Yep, in between all his directing and producing commitments, Wan somehow found time to write a comic. Read More »
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has taken it upon himself to point out the scientific inaccuracy of some sci-fi movies, taking some of the fun out of the fiction part of the genre. However, it’ll be interesting to see if he goes out of his way to point out the inaccuracies in the forthcoming animated sequel Ice Age: Collision Course, especially since he’ll have a small role in the movie, appearing as an anthropomorphic animal version of himself.
Get a first look at Neil deGrasse Tyson in Ice Age Collision Course after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
Fox’s Murder on the Orient Express remake has a long way to go if it hopes to catch up to the star power of Sidney Lumet’s 1974 version, which featured Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, and Vanessa Redgrave. But getting Angelina Jolie on board is probably a good place to start. The actress has reportedly entered early talks to join Kenneth Branagh, who will both star in and direct the mystery. Read More »
There are many reasons why the original Predator is an all-timer, but chief among them is its cast of human characters. For most of its first act, the alien hunter remains hidden and we watch as Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s Dutch and his team of soldiers are firmly established as unstoppable, untouchable, and entirely believable killing machines. Only then, once they have been showcased as a group of guys who cannot be beat, does the creature begun to pick them off with stunning ease. The result is jarring but shocking – this thing is powerful and smart enough to kill these guys?
When the credits roll (and spoiler alert for a thirty-year old movie), Schwarzenegger is the last man standing, but he’s taken one hell of a beating. Then Predator 2 moved on to a new location with new characters. And then we all had a fever dream where two Alien vs. Predator movies happened. And then Predators took us to another new location with another new set of characters. Will Shane Black‘s upcoming The Predator finally bring Dutch back into the fold? Maybe. Maybe not. But if so, we now know that he won’t be the main character.
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Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
So far we’ve heard a lot about the Alien: Covenant cast — which includes Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, and Jussie Smollett — but not a lot about the characters they’ll be playing. We know Michael Fassbender will reprise his role from Prometheus as “synthetic” David, of course, and that at least some of his new co-stars will be playing members of the colony ship Covenant. Beyond that, details have been zipped up tight.
But that hasn’t stopped rumors from leaking out, and the latest one might be the juiciest yet. A new report claims to have intel on “Daniels,” the character Waterston is playing in the movie, and if true it puts the film in an interesting position. Click through for the Alien Covenant Katherine Waterston rumor (but be warned that SPOILERS might be ahead). Read More »
Later this month, Independence Day: Resurgence hits theaters, nearly 20 years exactly after the original sci-fi action blockbuster hit theaters. Now if somehow you haven’t seen the film in those two decades, or if you’re looking to experience it on the big screen again, 20th Century Fox has just the ticket for you.
The studio has announced that an Independence Day double feature has been planned to screen the day before the sequel hits theaters everywhere. Get more details after the jump. Read More »
Right now X-Men: Apocalypse is in theaters, but this weekend it’ll have to do battle with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their cartoonish sequel. It’s likely that the X-Men won’t be able to top the box office again, but 20th Century Fox is already focused on the future of the X-Men franchise anyway.
The next X-Men sequel has been said to take place in the ’90s and may also head to space for a more loyal take on the Dark Phoenix saga. Plus there’s the delayed Gambit sequel, a Deadpool sequel, and the New Mutants coming as well. But director Bryan Singer thinks another longtime franchise character deserves their own movie: Mystique. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 by Angie Han
Blockbuster franchises can do great things for a filmmaker’s career, but most of them don’t want to remain stuck churning out sequels for the rest of their careers. Case in point: After four X-Men movies, Bryan Singer is ready to step away from the X-universe for a little while. “I’d like to do something different,” he said, while adding that he could still return in the future.
Meanwhile, Sam Mendes, who directed Skyfall and Spectre, says he’s done with Bond for good, for real this time. Read their comments below. Read More »