Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
A few weeks ago, Disney bumped Star Wars Episode VIII from May 2017 to December 15, 2017. The move made perfect sense from a business standpoint: Episode VII had a record-breaking run in December, and why fix what’s not broken? But the announcement put the rest of the 2017 release calendar into disarray. Pirates of the Caribbean moved from July to May. Spider-Man swung from late July to early July. Jumanji jumped up from December to July.
And the effects are still rippling outward. Now Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One has been pushed off the 2017 slate entirely, in an effort to get out of Episode VIII‘s way. Meanwhile, The Flash is, appropriately enough, getting here a bit faster than we expected — it’s been bumped up one week by Warner Bros. Read More »
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Posted on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
We’ve heard that Warner Bros. didn’t actually buy any airtime during Super Bowl 50, but that doesn’t mean Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was left on the sidelines during Super Bowl Sunday’s big ad bonanza. Thanks to partner Turkish Airlines, they managed to drop not one, but two promos today, and pretty clever ones at that.
The Batman v Superman Turkish Airlines spots take the form of tourism ads for the twin cities of Metropolis and Gotham, spotlighting local celebrities Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) and Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). Watch ’em both after the jump. Read More »
Christopher Nolan‘s next movie, the World War II action thriller Dunkirk, will already serve as a reunion for several of the filmmakers previous collaborators. Tom Hardy is slated to star in the film and Hans Zimmer will compose the score. And now one more name who has worked with Nolan preivously has come on board the project as well.
Instead of going with his usual director of photography Wally Pfister, Nolan made Hoyte van Hoytema his Interstellar cinematographer. And now van Hoytema has been confirmed to reunite with Nolan for Dunkirk as well. Read More »
Whether you like it or not, Warner Bros. is still developing a new Gremlins movie. Once rumored to be a remake of the original 1984 horror comedy, recent details have pegged the film as more of a reboot/sequel in the same vein as Jurassic World. While we don’t know any specifics of the story, it has been said that the movie will keep the original film’s mythology intact while retelling the same story 30 years later.
Carl Ellsworth (Goosebumps) was the last writer reported to be hired on the Gremlins reboot back in April of last year, but some details on one of the rejected ideas for the project have just come to light thanks to Freddy vs. Jason writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift posting a couple of pages from their pitch. Even though this story won’t make it to the big screen, it’s cool to see how this rejected Gremlins 3 pitch answers a big question about one of the three Mogwai rules. Read More »
Between One Crazy Summer and Better Off Dead, it’s almost impossible not to pick the latter as the more satisfying of the two Savage Steve Holland and John Cusack collaborations. The ’80s comedies have both aged well, though. Neither film was a hit at the box-office, but time has been kind to them. Now, Holland wants to revisit some of the characters from One Crazy Summer in a sequel.
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Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Countless gallons of digital ink have been used to write about the special effects of Mad Max: Fury Road. George Miller‘s masterpiece is a throwback in many ways, utilizing practical effects, old school stunts, and some seriously deranged working vehicles to craft action set pieces that are just plain jaw-dropping. However, not enough time has spent praising the special effects that are often hidden in plain sight. Like any modern blockbuster, Fury Road is filled with digital effects, the most impressive of which can’t be seen until you know what to watch for.
A new special effects reel has appeared online, offering a very cool look at the digital stitches that hold the practical elements of Mad Max: Fury Road together. There is more CGI than you think – the real magic trick is how it works to enhance the practical and physical work.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
George Miller is a fascinating man.
Decades before directing one of the best movies of 2015 and earning an Oscar nomination for his efforts, he was a doctor working in Sydney, Australia who practically stumbled into filmmaking with the original Mad Max. Between now and then, he’s written, produced and directed mainstream successes and cult favorites alike, experimenting in various mediums and never settling on a single genre. And in a new interview, he opens up about his life and career in a big way, talking about Mad Max: Fury Road and Babe and his canceled Justice League movie and his relationship with Stanley Kubrick and so much more.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Love is in the air, what with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, and that means it’s the perfect time for Warner Bros. to try and get you to swoon for Me Before You. Emilia Clarke (of Game of Thrones fame) and Sam Claflin (of Hunger Games fame) meet and fall for each other in Thea Sharrock‘s adaptation of Jojo Moyes‘ bestselling novel.
This being a romantic drama, of course there’s a tragic twist: he’s basically given up on life following a terrible accent that’s left him a quadriplegic, and she’s his caretaker. Moyes wrote the screenplay with Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter, who basically specialize in tearjerker romances these days — they’re also the duo behind The Spectacular Now, The Fault in Our Stars, and Paper Towns. The first Me Before You trailer has arrived today, and you can watch it after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Just who is Scoot McNairy playing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?
It’s a question that has been asked in our headlines on more than a few occasions, but every query has been met with silence by Warner Bros. Because of the secrecy, and because McNairy was spotted on set wearing bright green stockings that would allow visual effects work to be done to his legs, fan speculation took a dive into the deep end. He’s playing the Flash! He’s playing Metallo! He’s playing Jimmy Olsen, albeit a new, grim ‘n gritty version of Jimmy Olsen who was horrifically maimed during the final battle in Man of Steel!
Now, a new report claims to know the truth and it’s most definitely not what you’d expect.
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