Empress

Hollywood’s favorite comic book writer, Mark Millar, is preparing to bring yet another one of his stories to the big screen. Millar is joining forces with Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum for an adaptation of his latest new title, Empress, described as “part Star Wars, part Guardians of the Galaxy.” F. Scott Frazier (xXx: The Return of Xander Cage) is on board to write the script.

The news comes just one week after two of Millar’s other comics, Supercrook and American Jesus, were scooped up by Waypoint Entertainment, and days before Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, based on a comic book storyline by Millar, hits theaters. Seriously, the movie industry cannot get enough of this guy.  Read More »

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Richard Jenkins in Olive Kitteridge

Guillermo del Toro has about a hundred different projects cooking at any given moment, but as we reported back in March, his next directorial effort is a Cold War romance starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, and Michael Stuhlbarg. Of course, del Toro being del Toro, this isn’t just your run-of-the-mill period piece.

Earlier reports vaguely alluded to an “otherwordly” element, and now we might have a better idea of just what that might mean. A new report claims Richard Jenkins is looking to join the del Toro project… and that the story might involve an amphibious man.   Read More »

game of thrones home recap

After last week’s patient season premiere, Game of Thrones launched itself into action with “Home,” a truly tremendous hour of television that reacted to last week’s careful table-setting by overturning the table entirely. Major characters died. Power structures were radically changed. And Jon Snow…well, that would be a spoiler. Let’s run down the most important stuff that happened, shall we?

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Kubo and the Two Strings Trailer

There’s a good chance that I will always be stunned by how incredibly gorgeous stop-motion animation looks from Laika. The studio is host to dozens of animators who are masters of their craft, and when you see the new footage from the final Kubo and the Two Strings trailer, you’ll certainly agree.

The fantasy adventure follows a young boy named Kubo (Art Parkinson) who gets caught up in the kind of fantasy adventures with which he usually entertains his village. With the help of a monkey (Charlize Theron) and a trusty, loyal warrior named Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), Kubo must face gods and monsters in order to learn the true history of his family and become a hero in the process. Read More »

Game of Thrones Honest Trailer

Now that we’re fresh off the sixth season premiere for Game of Thrones, hopefully enough people are caught up on the fifth season of the show to partake in the riffing that happens in the recent Honest Trailers skewering of the popular HBO fantasy series. The latest Game of Thrones Honest Trailer sets its sights on the fourth and fifth seasons of the show that “used violence and boobs to trick non-nerds into liking fantasy.” Obviously, beware of spoilers for the previous two seasons of the show. Read More »

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenplay

This fall will bring the first in a hopeful new series of Harry Potter spin-off films with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It also marks the first time J.K. Rowling has written a screenplay adapting her own wizarding world for the big screen. And that’s enough for publishing companies Little, Brown & Company and Scholastic to package the script as a book for fans to add to their shelves alongside the rest of their Harry Potter books.

Find out when you can get the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay book after the jump. Read More »

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Walt Disney Studios

Riding high off the recent success of The Jungle Book, Disney has gone ahead and locked in four more release dates through 2019. Two of those will go to live-action fairy tales — which, combined with earlier announcements about Disney’s release dates, brings the total of live-action fairy tales on the studio’s slate to six. And to help you figure out which ones might go where, the studio has also released official details on several live-action projects currently in development.  Read More »

game of thrones season premiere recap

Last night brought us the season premiere of Game of Thrones season 6 and (dramatic drumroll, please)…it was a fairly typical Game of Thrones season premiere. By now, we all know the pattern: every season of HBO’s flagship series starts slow, assembling the players in their various formations and shifting the landscape, before dropping something big around episode four. And then things escalate and get nuttier and wilder until episode eight or nine, when everything comes tumbling down in the most dramatic fashion possible. And then episode ten lays the groundwork for the next season. I love this show, but let’s face it: you can set your watch to its patterns.

So when I say that the first episode of the new season is just good and not great, I say that as someone who knows that Game of Thrones never shows its hand too early. “The Red Woman” was not about dramatic reveals (although there were one or two) or huge action beats (although there were one or two) and even game-changing character decisions (although there were one or two). It was entirely about maneuvering everyone into place so it can deliver the goods at a later date. Game of Thrones takes its time, but it tends to reward your patience. With that said, let’s dive into this episode and run down the important stuff, shall we?

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Warcraft Featurette

Following a new trailer for the video game adaptation Warcraft last week, a new featurette from the film has surfaced online, and it offers a glimpse at a set that will be very familiar to those who have played the game. The Lion’s Pride Inn is in the town of Goldshire, located in Elwynn Forest, and it’s like a lot of taverns and bars we’ve seen in fantasy and western movies. There’s rough clientele, fights break out, and it’s a good place to get a drink. In the game, it’s where you gain classes and find quests.

Now The Lion’s Pride Inn has been built for the movie, and a new Warcraft featurette has actor Rob Kazinsky, who was an avid player of the game himself, talks about just how details the set is, including plenty of design elements and easter eggs lifted straight from the game. Check out the video touring the set after the jump. Read More »