Harry Potter Jr movie

Not long after Chris Columbus was talking about a desire to return to the wizarding world of Harry Potter with a sequel taking place after The Deathly Hallows, a press release has announced a new animated film called Troll: The Rise of Harry Potter, Jr. But it has nothing to do with the Harry Potter most are familiar with today.

Instead, this new project is a reprisal of the 1986 cult classic film Troll, with original director and writer John Carl Buechler heading back to his fantasy world in the format of a 3D animated feature film. So what’s with the Harry Potter Jr movie angle? Find out after the jump! Read More »

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Monster Hunt trailer

A movie titled Monster Hunt has just become the highest grossing Chinese movie of all time. The live action/CGI fantasy epic has now grossed $211 million worldwide after just two weeks of release. So what is Monster Hunt? Hit the jump to find out and watch the Monter Hunt trailer.

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Rachel McAdams in Doctor Strange

Earlier this month, a rumor surfaced that Rachel McAdams has been offered the female lead in Marvel Studios forthcoming Phase Three film Doctor Strange, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. But as usual, Marvel didn’t confirm or deny these rumblings, so we were left in the dark as to the truth of the matter.

Now McAdams, who can currently be seen on HBO each Sunday in True Detective, as well as in theaters in Southpaw starting this weekend, has confirmed discussions about taking a role in the Marvel cinematic universe. Find out more about Rachel McAdams in Doctor Strange after the jump! Read More »

Game of Thrones visual effects breakdown

The fifth season of Game of Thrones has been done for barely over a month, but fans are undoubtedly already looking forward to the sixth season, hoping that one beloved character killed off at the end of last season will make a return. Even though one of the Game of Thrones directors confirmed the death of this character to President Obama, recent rumblings seem to confirm that the character probably isn’t really gone.

Anyway, we’ve got plenty of time to learn more about the sixth season of Game of Thrones over the next year. For now, why not take a look back at one of the more impressive elements of the fifth season: the visual effects. Some of the visual effects are merely scene extensions while others are used to create entire shots.

Check out the Game of Thrones visual effects breakdown after the jump! Read More »

King Arthur photos

Next month brings Guy Ritchie‘s swinging spy action adventure The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (watch the trailer here), but the Snatch and Sherlock Holmes director is already busy on his next film, in a completely different time period yet again.

Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur is a new telling of the classic monarch legend, a 6th century king who has been said to have defended Britain against Saxon invaders. Pacific Rim and Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam plays the title role, and now some first look photos have just surfaced, showing off a rather gruff King Arthur and his trusty sword Excalibur.

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Harry Potter sequel

Before the Harry Potter franchise grew up to be the darker fantasy franchise that became a global box office sensation, right along the bestselling books, it started out a little light and more whimsical in the hands of director Chris Columbus. Much like the first two books in the series, Columbus’ first two films help set the stage for what would mature into a much more serious fantasy adventure.

And now Columbus says he would love to go back to the wizarding world of Harry Potter by directing another sequel. But he’s not necessarily interested in something like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Find out more about Chris Columbus’ desire for a Harry Potter sequel after the jump! Read More »

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Scott C Game of Thrones Great Showdowns

When fans think of HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones, they don’t usually think of words like cute or adorable. But they will once they see characters from the show put together for artist Scott C.‘s popular Great Showdowns art series.

Scott C. already has a couple books out with Great Showdowns pieces, featuring illustrations of some of the most iconic character match-ups in film and television done in such a charming way. And at Comic-Con he unveiled a whole slew of drawings with characters from Game of Thrones. If you’re a fan of the show and Scott C.s artwork, these are great.

See the Scott C Game of Thrones Great Showdowns pieces after the jump! Read More »

Sword in the Stone live-action movie remake planned

That helpful guide to Disney’s animated remakes, spin-offs and sequels we reblogged over this weekend is already outdated. Walt Disney Pictures is developing a live-action feature film remake of their 1963 animated fantasy film Sword in the Stone with Game of Thrones writer/producer Brian Cogman working on the screenplay.

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Game of Thrones - Kit Harington as Jon Snow

Even before the big cliffhanger at the end of Season 5, Jon Snow was the subject of one of Game of Thrones‘ most enduring fan theories. Now some new shooting and casting info suggests we could finally get confirmation on said theory in the upcoming sixth season. Hit the jump to find out what it means for the show (and be warned that spoilers follow).  Read More »