Sundays short film

Here we are again: a short film with heavy use of VFX has attracted the eyes of a studio, which has bought rights to turn it into a feature. The short, Sundays, is described by its creators as “an ambitious philosophical science-fiction proof-of-concept short.” It’s pretty, I guess, but it also looks like a pastiche of a bunch of other recognizable concepts stitched together with glossy CG. (Think The Matrix meets District 9 as a basic starting point.) Nevertheless, Warner Bros. has now bought rights to the 14-minute short, and is making some plan to turn it into a feature. Read More »

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Hobbit Battle of the Five Armies honest trailer

Screen Junkies couldn’t simply end their series of Honest Trailers for The Hobbit Trilogy with an Honest Trailer. They’ve teamed up with the How it Should Have Ended animation team for a mega-takedown of Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Check out The Hobbit Battle of Five Armies Honest Trailer below. Read More »

Robotech live-action movie

Sony has taken over the rights for a Robotech live-action movie from Warner Bros. Variety reports that Sony “hopes to move quickly into production” with Gianni Nunnari and 300/The Immortals’ Mark Canton producing and 300/GI Joe screenwriter Michael Gordon writing the script. This comes only a a month and a half after it was reported that Warner Bros would be adapting the anime to the big screen.

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Billion Brick Race

Warner Bros. is Lego crazy. The studio did so well with The Lego Movie that a sequel has been set, and that film’s version of Batman is being spun off into his own movie. Plus there’s the Lego Ninjago movie already set for release in 2016. Now Warners is developing yet another Lego spin-off movie, called Billion Brick Race.

We don’t know the plot of the film, but it sounds like a Lego version of The Cannonball Run, or of The Amazing Race. But we do know that Jason Segel and Drew Pearce will write and co-direct it.  Read More »

Steven Spielberg to Direct ‘Ready Player One’

Ready Player One director

The film version of Ernie Cline’s novel Ready Player One just got a huge shot of adrenaline, as it is now set to go at Warner Bros. thanks to a collaboration with Village Roadshow. It has also attracted one of the biggest talents in filmmaking. As of now, the Ready Player One director is Steven Spielberg.

The novel features a teen gamer who lives his life exploring secrets and details of a “virtual utopia” called OASIS, which features details of games and movies from decades past. He and others are all searching for an in-game easter egg which will give them control of the entire world.

And while people have wondered how this novel could possibly be faithfully adapted, given that it features references to a whole host of real-world properties, having Spielberg’s name on the film could be the answer.

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Batman v Superman logo

For months we’ve wondered what Jesse Eisenberg was going to look like as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Would he be bald? Would he show some other distinguishing characteristic? Now, exactly one year until the release of the film, the first official image of Eisenberg in character is out, and he’s pretty much as expected:  Bald and mean. The pic also just shows a disembodied head so we don’t learn too much else beyond that. Check out the first Jesse Eisenberg Lex Luthor photo below.

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Bradley Cooper Directs

Anyone who has been following along with Bradley Cooper‘s career knew that he had higher ambitions than being one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. He has started to achieve that first goal. Then his work producing American Sniper led that film to being the highest-grossing studio film of 2014, and an awards contender as well. Now Cooper will direct his first film. The interesting detail is that, if the deal works out, it will be a project his American Sniper director Clint Eastwood had tried to make: a new version of A Star Is Born. Read More »

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Vincent Chase and the boys from Queens are back in the second Entourage trailer. The film, written and directed by show creator Doug Ellin, opens June 5. It brings back to the screen the entire original cast including, but not limited to Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven.

This time, Ari Gold (Piven) is running his own studio and his first big bet is on Vince (Grenier). Vince not only wants to star in his own movie, he wants to direct it. That film is called Hyde, a modern take on the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story, and it’ll make or break the long-time friends. Will things work out? Check out the new Entourage trailer – which is chock full of cameos – for a glimpse. Read More »

Daniel Espinosa directing Safe House

Now that he’s done putting the finishing touches on Child 44, Daniel Espinosa is lining up his next project. He’s entered talks to direct Morningstar, a sci-fi actioner for Warner Bros. It’s something of a change of pace for him, as he’s known for more “realistic” crime dramas and action thrillers. Read all about the Daniel Espinosa Morningstar project after the jump.  Read More »

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