The Hercules trailer is upon us. Directed by Brett Ratner, someone known more for comedic action than epic mythological stuff, it features Dwayne Johnson doing what Dwayne Johnson does best – kicking butt and taking names with his shirt off.
With this adaptation of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars, Ratner and Johnson are aiming to bring the mythic hero to the big screen on a scale we’ve never seen before. Did they succeed? Watch the first Hercules trailer below. Read More »
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Project Almanac, the found-footage time travel film formerly called Almanac and Welcome to Yesterday, has been given a new release window. Paramount announced the film, directed by Dean Israelite and produced by Michael Bay, will now be released in January 2015, almost a year after its original February 2014 release date. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
Paramount’s Noah has come under fire from certain religious leaders, but the movie has its religious fans, too. Several of them have stepped up to defend Darren Aronofsky‘s Bible-based epic in a new featurette crafted by Christian media speaker Phil Cooke, praising it as a “powerful,” “profound,” “pro-faith and pro-God” work.
Even if you’re not particularly religious, the video is well worth checking out. Screenwriter Ari Handel and Noah biblical advisor John Snowden offer their insights into the making of the movie, while various Christian leaders discuss some of the major themes of the story. Check out the Noah featurette, and learn how it came to be, after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
After the jump, get the latest updates on all the sequels you’re looking forward to, along with some you’re probably not.
- Divergent is officially getting a sequel, Insurgent
- Find out when Terminator: Genesis starts shooting
- Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 is opening next spring
- Veronica Mars director addresses sequel speculation
- Blair Witch co-director talks about a potential sequel
- Listen to an energetic tune from the Raid 2 soundtrack
- Sophia Myles shows up in a new Transformers 4 still
- Linkin Park is contributing to Transformers 4
- See a new BTS image from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
- Here’s a new pic of Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road
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Thanks to Dwayne Johnson’s social media presence we’ve seen quite a few teasing behind the scenes glimpses of The Rock as Hercules. He’s starring in 2014′s other Hercules movie, the big one, which opens in July. Now we’ve got the first official look at the Rock as the hero of myth and legend. We’ll see a trailer for the Brett Ratner-directed film on Tuesday, but after the break you can see two rather different still images.
Update: The film’s first poster has also been released, and you can see that below.
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The director of films such as Anchorman and Step Brothers is taking a step in a slightly new direction. Next up for Adam McKay: directing The Big Short, based on the book by Michael Lewis. (Lewis also wrote books such as Moneyball and The Blind Side.) McKay will also script. Brad Pitt’s company Plan B is producing and Paramount will release the film.
But this is not the same sort of comedy McKay is known for. The full title of the book is The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine, and it covers “the housing and credit bubble of the 2000s.” Read More »
It’s just over a week until the public debut of Darren Aronofsky‘s new film Noah, but you can all but visit the set of the film thanks to a long reel of Noah b-roll footage. This look at the creation of Noah shows off the creation of the Ark (previewed in a featurette not long ago) but also takes us into the capture of a confrontation between Russell Crowe and Ray Winstone.
We see this sort of b-roll footage for some big movies now, but it’s surprising to get such a look at Aronofsky in action. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
Not a lot has been confirmed so far about the plot of Terminator: Genesis, other than the fact that it’ll involve some time-travel elements. But in terms of the movie’s tone, Arnold Schwarzenegger says it’ll have the “same feel” as 1991′s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. What it won’t be like, according to the Terminator, is director Alan Taylor‘s last movie, Thor: The Dark World.
Of course, capturing that same T2 vibe will be a lot easier if Taylor is allowed to aim for an R rating. And on that front, Schwarzenegger confesses he isn’t really sure what’s going to happen. Hit the jump to read Schwarzenegger’s comments.
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