Home Alone in a Toy Store

“Home Alone in a toy store” is how the Disney film Overnight at 42nd Street is described, and now the film has Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess set to helm. At one point the film was developed as a Will Ferrell film, but at this point there’s no lead actor attached.  Read More »

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‘Expendables’ TV Series in the Works at Fox

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The Expendables franchise is based on a pretty simple formula: dump a bunch of action heroes into one picture, and watch the box office dollars roll in. It’s worked out pretty well so far for the series, which has collectively grossed $785 million worldwide. So why should movie stars get to have all the fun?

Fox is developing The Expendables, an action-drama event series which will bring together some of TV’s best loved ass-kickers for a brand new adventure. Get all the details on The Expendables TV series after the jump.  Read More »

Spider-man Avengers photoshop: Spiderman in Avengers Age of Ultron

Sony and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man reboot collaboration probably won’t be seen until Captain America: Civil War, but that doesn’t stop fans from dreaming right? How cool would it be if Spider-Man joined The Avengers in their fight against Ultron and Vision? Some fan inserted Spider-Man into Joss Whedon’s amazing hero shot from The Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer. See the geektastic Spiderman in Avengers animated gif image after the jump.

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No Escape Trailer

The Weinstein Company have released the trailer for their international thriller No Escape. No, this isn’t the big screen adaptation of Dan Trachtenberg’s Portal: No Escape you’ve been hoping for… The story follows Owen Wilson‘s family who move to Southeast Asia to suddenly find themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, and must escape as rebels attack the city. The story sounds like a grounded character thriller but the trailer focuses on big moments of action you might not expect from that logline. The film is from Quarantine/Devil director John Erick Dowdle, and co-stars Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell. Watch the No Escape trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Following the Oscar-nominated District 9, Neill Blomkamp’s sophomore effort Elysium proved a major disappointment. Even Blomkamp himself knows it, and his recent admission that he “fucked it up” by pressing ahead with a script that “just wasn’t there” seemed like an encouraging step in the right direction.

But acknowledging your mistakes isn’t the same thing as figuring out how to avoid them. Unfortunately, Chappie indicates that, like the childlike protagonist that gives the film its name, Blomkamp still has a lot to learn. Read our full Chappie review after the jump. Read More »

Rats of NIMH series

The children’s book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH has been adapted to film once before. When Don Bluth and his compatriots broke away from Disney to form their own animation studio in the late ’70s their first feature effort was The Secret of NIMH, which adapted the book. (And did so pretty liberally in some ways.) Now MGM has picked up rights to Robert C. O’Brien‘s book, and plans a new hybrid live-action/animated Rats of NIMH series. Read More »

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Big Game UK trailer

Does Samuel L. Jackson ever not have people trying to kill him? In Big Game, he plays the President of the United States, whose plane goes down over Finnish countryside. Things take a turn from bad to worse when he realizes he’s being chased by a group of baddies who’ll stop at nothing to capture him. And here you thought Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a dangerous job.

This POTUS does have one spot of good luck, though, which is that he’s happened to crash-land in front of a 13-year-old hunter played by Onni Tommila. This kid knows his way around the forest, and apparently develops a touching loyalty toward this frazzled world leader. Watch the Big Game trailer after the jump.

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dust game movie

Lionsgate has acquired the big screen rights to Fantasy Flight Games’ popular sci-fi strategy board and miniature game series Dust and announced that Rawson Marshall Thurber will be directing the movie adaptation for producer Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes).

I almost included this game in my list of board game movies that Hollywood should make next, but did not know enough about the game itself. I’ve never played it, but the art has always stood out to me. The story is set in an alternate history steampunk-themed version of the 1940s where World War II never ended and the world is divided into three sides: the Allies (the US, the Commonwealth, and the French colonies); the Axis (not led by Hitler); and the SSU, a union of the USSR and China. In this landscape the discovery of a new alien resource allows our scientists to create cool-looking combat mechs for this new battle.

Find out more about the Dust game movie adaptation after the jump.

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hunger games Mockingjay making of

Why have you been seeing so much virtual ink on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1? Well, it’s currently available on Digital HD and the Blu-ray arrives on Friday, March 6. When the biggest movie of the year comes home, people are excited. And with that excitement, /Film is happy to exclusively debut a short clip from the two hour behind the scenes documentary included on that release. It’s called The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of Mockingjay ­Part 1 and features “never-before-seen interviews and on-set footage of the cast and crew, taking an in-depth look at the making of the film including the script adaptation, location scouting, set design including physically creating the hovercraft ­casting the new characters, and bringing District 13 to life.”

That last bit is the focus of our clip. It shows some of the incredible planning and preparation that went into building what is basically the film’s entire set – the underground fortress of District 13. Director Francis Lawrence explains how the planning was well under way while they were still shooting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and a bunch of the influences and research that went into the massive sets.

Below, watch our exclusive Hunger Games Mockingjay making of clip. Read More »

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