First Independence Day 2 poster cut

When Roland Emmerich first unleashed Independence Day on the world in 1996, major cities were under attack. Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles — each city was leveled when a city-sized spaceship set off a blast over an iconic building. In Independence Day 2, it seems that idea is being expanded globally. A nice licensing poster for the film shows the aliens back in Earth space, but not floating over cities. This time, they’re floating over the entire planet.

Below, check out the first Independence Day 2 poster and read a synopsis that offers a few more details. Read More »

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Kingsman upgrade

It feels like nearly every week a new Mark Millar property is being turned into a movie. From Wanted to Kick-Ass, through Civil War, Chrononauts, Jupiter’s Legacy and more, there’s always some new development to discuss with the comic writer.

The latest film based on his work, Kingsman: The Secret Service, was just released on Digital HD and Blu-ray/DVD. We spoke to Millar, not so much to look ahead, but to take a deep dive into that project’s transition from page to screen. How is Millar’s vision get reimagined for the big screen? Why are major changes made in the translation?

Then, of course, he told us about some general ideas he’s had about a potential Kingsman 2 and the madness that sees his Marvel story Civil War being made into a movie. Below, read our Kingsman Mark Millar interview.  Read More »

Matt Damon in The Martian

We’ve gotten a couple of intriguing peeks at Ridley Scott‘s The Martian in recent days, and now Fox has unveiled the first real trailer for us to enjoy.

Based on the novel by Andy WeirThe Martian stars Matt Damon as an astronaut who’s stranded on Mars after a dust storm sends the rest of his crew bolting. As Mark struggles to survive, his crewmates and NASA hatch a plan to rescue him. Watch the first The Martian trailer after the jump.

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The Martian viral teaser

Hot on the heels of some new images from Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi adaptation The Martian, a viral video has surfaced online in the form of a video diary from astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) on the Hermes. The ship is in the process of heading to Mars, and all the astronauts are preparing for the mission ahead. It’s a pretty cool way to introduce the characters.

Watch The Martian viral teaser after the jump! Read More »

The Martian photos

Just last month, the first images from Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi drama The Martian surfaced, showing off Matt Damon stranded on Mars. We’re not sure when the first trailer will pop up, but now we have another glimpse at the film as two more photos have surfaced, one with our first look at The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels in the film as well.

Check out The Martian photos after the jump! Read More »

Josh Trank Star Wars

The departure of director Josh Trank from the second Star Wars Anthology film, written by Trank’s Fantastic Four writer/producer Simon Kinberg, was the final stage in a sequence of rumors and Hollywood storytelling that had, for weeks, cast a shadow over both Fox’s new Marvel movie and the in-development Star Wars spinoff. Now Trank has broken his silence on the topic for the first time since the brief statement that accompanied his departure from Star Wars.

At the time, rumors said that Trank had been fired from the Star Wars spin-off, in part due to his behavior and/or performance on Fantastic Four. “None of those facts were true,” Trank said in a new interview this week, “and any of the facts that were true were spun in such a maliciously wrong way.” Read his explanation of the chain of events and rumors that follow, and try to sort out the truth of the matter for yourself. Read More »

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Earlier this week we learned that The Rock Dwayne Johnson will star in a Big Trouble in Little China remake. Someone decided to ask John Carpenter, the director of the original now-classic Big Trouble in Little China, his thoughts on the news. Find out what the filmmaker said and learn if he has any involvement in this new film, after the jump.

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Fox 2000 Pictures has released a new trailer for Paper Towns, the new mystery romantic drama following a young man and his friends who go on the “road trip of their lives to find the missing girl next door.” I’m mainly interested in this film because it was written by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, the screenwriters behind (500) Days of Summer and The Spectacular Now. I also enjoyed director Jake Schreier‘s first feature Robot & Frank when I caught it at Sundance a few years back.

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Big Trouble in Little China remake

Maybe it just took a big opening weekend for a non-franchise movie for The Rock to get this one rolling, but here is is: Dwayne Johnson will star in a Big Trouble in Little China remake.

John Carpenter’s 1986 film, originally designed as a western but modernized to be a San Francisco-set martial arts action/comedy starring Kurt Russell, is one of the set of Carpenter classics that has yet to be remade. In fact, we hadn’t even heard much news of a developing remake. So while all side-eyes were on the slow-developing Escape From New York remake this one snuck in. What details we have on the Big Trouble in Little China remake are below. Read More »