The work of Carl Sagan has led to some justly influential TV and film, in the form of the two Cosmos series, and the film Contact based on his novel, but now there is going to be a movie about Carl Sagan himself. Warner Bros. is developing a film based on Sagan’s life, with the participation of his widow and collaborator Ann Druyan. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
Two prominent actresses have just nabbed a couple of juicy roles in a pair of high-profile biopics. Jennifer Hudson is in talks to play Aretha Franklin in an upcoming biopic, as has long been rumored, while Laura Linney is joining Tom Hanks in Clint Eastwood‘s Sully Sullenberger movie.
Get details on the Jennifer Hudson Aretha Franklin casting and the Sully Sullenberger Laura Linney news after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Whenever there’s a big superhero movie coming to theaters, there’s usually a barrage of merchandising tie-ins and promotions that span toys to cereal to shaving cream to fast food and much more. However, did you know that there are DC Comics Super Heroes Cafes that serve food inspired by your favorite superheroes?
Over in Malaysia, there are two DC Comics Super Heroes Cafes, and you might be surprised to hear that these are actually officially licensed dining establishments. In fact, there’s actually a third one set to be opened next month in Singapore. If you’re curious as to what these DC Comics cafes look like and what kind of food they serve, we have some images you can check out. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Last summer we learned that Warner Bros. was putting together a new big screen version of Scooby-Doo, but at the time it wasn’t clear if it would be another live-action/CG hybrid or if the studio would return to Hanna-Barbera cartoon roots with an animated feature film. Now we have our answer.
The animated Scooby-Doo reboot feature will be an animated film from the Warner Animation Group banner, which had quite a big debut with The LEGO Movie, and they’ve brought in some promising talent with a history bringing Scooby-Doo to life in animated form. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Harry Potter franchise lives again. Warner Bros. has announced the start of principal photography on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spinoff film set 70 years before the start of Harry’s adventures.
And as cameras begin to roll, the David Yates-directed feature has made a couple of last-minute casting additions. Samantha Morton has joined Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, and Colin Farrell in the cast, along with Jenn Murray and Faith Wood-Blagrove.
Read the full Fantastic Beasts shooting announcement after the jump. Read More »
When you’ve got Will Arnett voicing Batman in a movie where the characters are all made out of LEGO, and Michael Cera to voice Robin, where does one turn to voice the Clown Prince of Crime? For Lego Batman, the first big Lego Movie spin-off that is planned for release in February 2017, the Lego Joker voice actor is Zach Galifianakis, who should bring something new to the role and be a great foe for Arnett. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
As of now, following his role as The Dark Knight in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, we already know that Ben Affleck is going to stick around as Batman for another solo movie that he will also write and direct. However, it sounds like Warner Bros. wants to stay in the Batfleck business for a little longer.
A new rumor has surfaced saying that a screening of Batman v. Superman just took place for the film’s crew and Warner Bros. executive, and Zack Snyder‘s working cut of the movie got a standing ovation from those in attendance. That’s not hard to achieve in a room of people that worked on a movie, but reportedly Ben Affleck does such a good job in this movie that the studio wants him for an entire Batman trilogy instead of just one more more.
Find out more about Ben Affleck Batman sequels after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
The poster and collectibles company Mondo has just begun shipping the LP pressing of the Mad Max: Fury Road soundtrack, but if you missed out on that order there are yet more Mondo Mad Max offerings.
The company revealed three posters, two by portrait artist Mike Mitchell and one by Ken Taylor, featuring the characters from George Miller‘s action blast. Even better, these are timed releases rather than strictly limited-edition prints, meaning that they’ll be printed based on the number of orders collected during a window of time — no lightning-quick web shop reflexes needed for these!
Check out all the Fury Road Mondo images below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
Warner Bros. has been in the Ben Affleck business for years, and that relationship only deepened after Affleck’s Argo won the Best Picture Oscar. But there’s a business that seemingly trumps the Ben Affleck biz, and that’s the superhero game. And so while WB has two Affleck films on the slate for the coming months — the already-shot The Accountant, and his next directorial effort Live By Night — the two films have been pushed back.
The supposition is that Warner Bros. is making room for more Batman, including the solo film to be co-written and directed by Affleck. Read More »