When you look at how director Edgar Wright presented Scott Pilgrim vs the World for the big screen, you would think that the film adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley‘s graphic novel series would be pretty loyal to the source material. For the most part, that’s true. But since the screenplay by Michael Bacall went into development shortly after the release of the first volume in the book series, there was a time when the books were being released while the screenplay was being written.
Beyond that, since films rarely are able to directly translate a book to the big screen, there are plenty of differences between the Scott Pilgrim vs the World movie and the books that inspired it. Thankfully, a new video essay runs through all the Scott Pilgrim book differences, and you can watch it below. Read More »
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This summer, Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures are taking a big risk by bringing the video game Warcraft to the big screen. While the property on which the film is based is one of the most popular video games ever, the trailer has already shown that this is some deep fantasy material, complete with different races of orcs, some powerful wizard magic, and much more.
Now a new Warcraft trailer has arrived from the international side of the film’s marketing where the title of the movie is Warcraft: The Beginning. The visual effects seem to be a little more polished for anyone who was concerned that the movie would look more like a video game cinematic. See for yourself after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Sunday was the first official day of spring, so naturally Universal is celebrating with a trailer that’s all about winter. The Huntsman: Winter’s War takes Eric the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and Ravenna (Charlize Theron) back before they met Snow White, to a time when he got caught up in the battle between Ravenna and her sister Freya (Emily Blunt).
As one of Freya’s loyal protectors, Eric is forbidden to fall in love with a fellow Huntsman — but that rule becomes awfully difficult to follow when he sets eyes on Sara (Jessica Chastain). Watch the Huntsman: Winter’s War trailer below.
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I’m sure I was like many other children, watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and imagining what it would be like to visit this fictional candy wonderland. Well now news comes that Universal Studios will be building a real-life Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory as part of their Universal Orlando resort. And coincidentally, Warner Bros has announced that they will be launching a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical on Broadway in spring 2017. Learn details on both of these projects, after the jump.
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Not too long ago, we learned that new DeLorean cars would be manufactured beginning in 2017, but they were going to cost significantly more than they did when the car was originally sold back in the 1980s. But if you don’t have the cash to buy your own DeLorean, you’ll just have to settle for being able to see the original DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future when it heads to its new home at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Find out more about the new Back to the Future DeLorean exhibit at the museum below. Read More »
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In today’s edition of Theme Park Bits:
- Universal Studios Hollywood announces a new Walking Dead attraction coming this summer. See concept art and a teaser trailer.
- Pixar’s Inside Out is coming to Walt Disney World resort’s EPCOT.
- And see some new photos from inside Shanghai Disneyland, which opens in just a few months.
Grab your FastPass and enter this e-ticket ride.
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10 Cloverfield Lane opened this weekend to an estimated $25.2 million domestically, which a huge success considering the film’s low-budget price tag. So fans are already wondering if Bad Robot could end up giving the film a proper sequel. When I chatted with 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg late last week, I talked to him about the possibility of a 10 Cloverfield Lane sequel.
And everyone is wondering what the filmmaker might be doing next, so we spoke a little bit about that. We learned about his time travel heist film Crime of the Century which is being developed at Universal, and also about what happened to the Y: The Last Man movie and what his film version of the comic book series might have been.
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Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
Andy Samberg‘s big-screen career has been, frankly, hit or miss, but the first red-band trailer for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping suggested this one would land firmly in the “win” column. The film sees Samberg and his Lonely Island buddies doing what they do best: sending up pop music in all its ridiculous glory. Directed by Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer and written by all three, Popstar centers on a singer/rapper called Conner4real who faces a long downhill slide when his sophomore album flops.
The new green-band trailer is worth watching even if you’re adult enough to have already seen the red-band one, as it’s packed with a ton of new gags and cameos. Check out the Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping trailer after the jump. Read More »
Every time I write about Universal’s plans to revive their classic monsters in a big shared universe that will allow the iconic monsters share adventures and what-not, I get a little apprehensive. After all, those original movies (Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, etc.) are sacred ground. They are holy texts. These movies are a cornerstone my modern self. They’re my church.
And quite frankly, I have no idea what to make of The Mummy, the first entry in the new monsters universe. So much about this project sounds promising, but the very nature of it makes me antsy. And now, there’s another piece of news for everyone to wrap their brains around – Jake Johnson has joined the film’s increasingly interesting cast.
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