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With The Huntsman: Winter’s War, director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan makes his feature directorial debut with the fantasy sequel. Nicolas-Troyan worked on Snow White and The Huntsman, as a visual effects supervisor and second-unit director. After the experience of collaborating with director Rupert Sanders, the 47-year-old visual effects artist decided to finally direct a movie of his own.

The sequel stars Chris HemsworthJessica ChastainEmily Blunt, and Charlize Theron. This time around, the story centers around Hemsworth’s Eric the Huntsman, who must retrieve the lost mirror for Snow White, in order to prevent — you guessed it — winter’s war.

Below, read our Cedric Nicolas-Troyan interview, in which he discusses his debut feature, a surprise narrator in the film, a key VFX shot, and, of course, Gore Verbinski‘s 2005 drama, The Weather Man.

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Jason Bourne Trailer

You know his name, and now he remembers everything. What’s left for Jason Bourne to do? We’ll find out this summer when the fourth chapter of the franchise (fifth if you count The Bourne Legacy) that began with The Bourne Identity continues the path of the Treadstone asset who lost his memory, gained it back, and waged a war against those who turned him into a weapon.

However, a new Jason Bourne trailer shows us that Matt Damon‘s character is going to have to come to terms with the things he’s done. After all, he volunteered for the job to begin with, and now he’s caught up in more danger and intrigue again, this time taking the action to Greece, Las Vegas and more. Read More »

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Its been a while since we’ve done a proper Theme Park Bits round-up, so we have a lot to share with you. Here are some of the stories we’ll be talking about today:

  • A tease of the Na’vi Animatronics from Avatar Land
  • See photos of Avatar Land‘s construction
  • New Footage and concept art from Star Wars Land
  • Watch a preview of Soarin Around The World and learn when you’ll be able to ride it
  • Finding Dory characters will be added to EPCOT attraction
  • Watch sneak preview of Animal Kingdom‘s new Tree of Life and Rivers of Light night-time shows
  • A first look at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, which will include Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman rides
  • A look at Universal Studios Japan’s walking dinosaurs from Jurassic Park
  • Universal Orlando raises annual price passes

All this and more, after the jump.

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warcraft trailer

When I say that Warcraft looks like the John Carter or Jupiter Ascending of 2016, I say that as someone who unabashedly adores both of those films and finds their singular, off-kilter, and frequently oddball worlds fascinating, charming, and drunk on imagination. However, both of those films were too weird to attract mainstream audiences and died painful, ugly, public deaths at the box office. When I watch the new Warcraft trailer, I see so much that I like…and I can’t help but wonder if anyone other than me is fully prepared to give this wacky-looking movie a big ‘ol bear hug.

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Much in the way that a hubristic entrepreneur might revive a long-extinct species, Colin Trevorrow resurrected the dormant Jurassic Park franchise last year with Jurassic World. But while bringing dinos back to life has only ever gone poorly for the humans within the Jurassic Park universe, the relaunch worked out spectacularly in ours. Universal had a massive hit on its hands, and former indie director Trevorrow gained so much momentum that he steered himself right into a Star Wars movie.

Which, in turn, left the director slot wide open for the inevitable Jurassic World sequel. Now we finally know who’ll fill it. Juan Antonio Bayona has been set to helm Jurassic World 2, which will once again star Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.  Read More »

Mower Minions

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have announced that a new Minions short film will play before their summer release The Secret Life of Pets. Learn about the short film, titled Mower Minions, and see the first image, after the jump.

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The Fast 8 family just keeps on growing. Scott Eastwood has just been set for the high-octane action sequel as a protégé to Kurt Russell‘s character, following Charlize Theron and Kristofer Hivju‘s casting last week. They join a cast of familiar faces including Vin Diesel as Dom Toretto, Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty, and Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw.

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The more we see from Duncan Jones‘ Warcraft, the more compelling it looks. While fans of the video game were divided over the first trailer, which featured unfinished VFX, the last extended TV spot presented a more tactile glimpse at the world Jones and all involved have crafted. The orc, in that TV spot, was completely convincing, and so was the environment it was fighting in.

To get another close-up look at the film, check out the new Warcraft character posters below.

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