Ghost in the Shell Trailer - Scarlett Johansson

Longtime fans of the anime Ghost in the Shell have been waiting for years to see how a live-action adaptation would turn out, and now that wait is over.

The first Ghost in the Shell trailer was unveiled overnight after a major release event was held in Toyko, Japan, and now you can see just how badass of a sci-fi movie this looks. This has all the right vibes of Blade Runner, but with some absolutely outstanding action carried out by director Rupert Sanders and star Scarlett Johansson.

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Transformers The Last Knight Trailer Release

The buzz surrounding the next installment of the Transformers franchise is about to take off as the first trailer is on the verge of arriving next week. Word on the street is that the first Transformers: The Last Knight trailer will debut in theaters next week and then hit the web shortly thereafter. But that’s not the only good news for Transformers fans.

Find out a bit more about the Transformers The Last Knight trailer release and the status of the developing Bumblebee spin-off after the jump. Read More »

Ghost in the Shell Featurette

If the recent video from the set of Ghost in the Shell featuring one of the numbskulls from Entertainment Tonight asking Scarlett Johansson stupid questions didn’t give you the behind the scenes glimpse of the movie you were hoping for, we have something better today.

A new Ghost in the Shell featurette has been released that features the director of the original anime, Mamoru Oshii, paying a visit to the set in New Zealand. And since this is official publicity material, he obviously has some nice things to say about the movie’s vision for adapting his work.

Watch the Ghost in the Shell featurette after the jump. Read More »

Arrival Trailer - Amy Adams

Arrival is one of 2016’s best movies, an intelligent and humane science fiction epic powered by big ideas that ultimately reveals a big, beautiful, and deeply heartfelt soul. And the soundtrack to those ideas, the key to that soul, comes courtesy of composer (and two-time Academy Award nominee) Jóhann Jóhannsson.

This is Jóhannsson’s third collaboration with director Denis Villeneuve, following Prisoners and Sicario, the latter of which earned him one of those Oscar nods. If there is any justice in this vast, infinite universe full of aliens that only linguists played by Amy Adams can learn to understand, he’ll have a third nomination early next year.

With Arrival in theaters today, I spoke with Jóhannsson about his creative process, developing a short hand with directors, and knowing when to utilize another artist’s music in place of your own.

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Arrival - Amy Adams

Arrival isn’t a political movie.

It is, in so many ways, an apolitical movie, a movie that wants to rise above the muck, cut through the nonsense, and cast a spotlight on concepts that should be universal to every member of the human race. Arrival is a film about patience and restraint, kindness and hope, communication and understanding. It sees our differences, the imagined barriers that divide us, as nothing short of apocalyptic. To survive, humanity must rise to the occasion and come together. To thrive, we must reconcile our passions and our intellects. We need to be smart. We need to be kind. We need to be brave.

But now, just a few days after the 2016 United States presidential election, Arrival has transformed into a beacon in the dark, a glimmer of light in a black room. The opening of a movie has never felt more fortuitous or more necessary. This was a great movie when I saw it over a month ago, but it is now a moral salve, an engine that can transform despair into hope.

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God Particle Cloverfield connection

We’ve theorized that the upcoming JJ Abrams-produced Julius Onah-directed space station set thriller God Particle might be the third film in a Cloverfield film series before last month, it was confirmed by The Wrap, God Particle is Cloverfield 3. But if you ask the star of the movie, she claims she doesn’t have any idea how the films are connected and was shocked as anyone to hear these reports. Find out what she said about the God Particle Cloverfield connection, after the jump.

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Mission Impossible 6 release date

The Mission: Impossible franchise will return in 2018 to try and kill Tom Cruise yet again. Paramount has just set a release date for the sixth installment of their action blockbuster franchise, which is being directed by returning Rogue Nation helmer Chris McQuarrie. More details, plus a new date for Alexander Payne‘s Downsizing, below.  Read More »

Ghost in the Shell Behind the Scenes Video

This weekend, we’ll be getting the first full trailer for Ghost in the Shell, the live-action adaptation of the anime of the same name. There’s a whole big event planned over in Tokyo where the trailer will be unveiled, and who knows what else will be coming from across the world.

While we’re waiting for the trailer to arrive, we’ve got a brief look behind the scenes of the set down in New Zealand, which doubles as the mid-twenty-first century fictional Japanese city of Niihama. If you can handle the overly enthusiastic mannequin of a host from Entertainment Tonight, you can get a glimpse of some of the action on set, as well as a quick chat with star Scarlett Johansson.

Watch the Ghost in the Shell behind the scenes video after the jump. Read More »

ghost in the shell trailer

I have no dog in the race when it comes to Ghost in the Shell, Rupert Sanders‘ upcoming adaptation of the massively popular Japanese science fiction franchise. I have not read the original manga and I haven’t seen the the animated films or television shows based on it. Honestly, my knowledge of the whole thing practically begins and ends with “female cyborg police officer goes on adventures throughout future Tokyo.” I will say this much, though: the latest snippet of footage is stylish enough to grab my attention and get me intrigued for the first trailer arriving this Sunday.

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avengelyne movie

Another character from Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld might get the big screen treatment. Paramount Pictures has purchased the rights to Avengelyne, a story about an angel banished to Earth. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (Winter’s Tale) is producing the comic book movie, and he’s eying the director’s chair.

Below, learn more about the potential Avengelyne movie.

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