Game of Thrones Black Knight

There has been some pretty crazy stuff happening on Game of Thrones this season. If you haven’t watched this past weekend’s episode yet, you’re missing out on one of the biggest revelations of the series, as well as the shocking origin story of one of the most beloved character’s on the show. That’s all we’ll say just in case you’ve fallen a little behind and haven’t checked out our latest weekly episode recap.

However, nothing that has happened in Westeros this season is crazier than this trailer mash-up that just hit the web. What if the newest character addition to Game of Thrones was Martin Lawrence, as seen in the fantasy comedy Black Knight? Thanks to some clever editing, the results are pretty entertaining. Watch the Game of Thrones Black Knight mash-up below. Read More »

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Warcraft Featurette

This summer Universal Pictures and Legendary are taking a pretty big gamble on the video game Warcraft by turning it into a feature film. While the massive, multiplayer online role-playing game is extremely popular, it also has a niche audience. That audience also happens to be very dedicated to the Warcraft mythology, and they might not like seeing how certain characters, settings and more are handles in the movie from director Duncan Jones.

In order to help with that, Universal paraded around star Rob Kazinsky, an avid player of the game himself, in a previous featurette to help lend some credibility to the production for gamers who may be skeptical. Now another featurette shows how the filmmakers are bringing the video game world to life with some of the largest motion-capture sets ever created for a movie. Plus, there’s some new footage from the film itself. Watch the Warcraft featurette after the jump. Read More »

Michael Fassbender in Prometheus

In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Michael Fassbender teases the return of David in Alien: Covenant as set pictures arrive online.
  • Vin Diesel mourns Paul Walker and confirms the return of another cast member i Fast 8.
  • Sia covers “Unforgettable” for Finding Dory.
  • Justin Lin takes responsibility for blowing up the Enterprise in Star Trek Beyond.
  • Disney releases two new Alice Through the Looking Glass Clips.

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the door recap

We’ve reached the halfway point of Game of Thrones season six and the meticulously assembled dominos of the past five or so years have officially started tumbling down. “The Door” is an hour of major story progression, vital character development, and revelations that manage to redefine much of what we’ve seen before. If we didn’t already know that the show had an end in sight, episodes like this would clue us in to that fact. Game of Thrones is burning Westeros down this season and, as usual, no one is safe. Let’s run through the most important things that happened this week.

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Beauty and the Beast Teaser Trailer

Disney has been raking in box office dollars with The Jungle Book this year, and they’re bound to have the same kind of success when their live-action retelling of the classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast arrives next spring.

Harry Potter franchise star Emma Watson stars in the movie as Belle while Dan Stevens takes the role of the prince turned into a beast and the first Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer has just arrived. It doesn’t really show much as far as footage from the film is concerned, but it does show some of the beautiful settings. Watch it below. Read More »

game of thrones season 6 posters

It seems like everyone with an ounce of artistic talent and a finger on the pulse of popular culture has paid tribute to HBO’s Game of Thrones at this point. You can’t walk two steps on the internet without stumbling over a cool poster or a nifty sketch or a fun re-imagining of the show’s characters. So it takes something special (like the brilliant Beautiful Death series) to stand out.

And these new Game of Thrones season 6 posters from artist Fernando Reza do stand out, taking a single image or concept from each episode and putting it to paper. And yes, they are available to purchase right now. Each poster should be considered a spoiler, of course.

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote star

Terry Gilliam is like the human punching bag of filmmakers. No matter how many hits he takes — which has been far too many throughout his bumpy career — he remains passionate, persistent, and unwilling to let go of dream projects, such as The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Gilliam’s long-suffering fantastical adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ novel recently showed new signs of life, when the director acquired financing from overseas, which he couldn’t even get with Ewan McGregor and Robert DuVall attached to the project.

We last heard Jack O’Connell would play the protagonist, Toby, but if — and this is one big if — The Man Who Killed Don Quixote starts principal photography this September it’ll instead star Adam Driver. As for the titular role, Gilliam has enlisted an old collaborator of his, Michael Palin (Monty Python).

Learn more about Gilliam’s passionate project and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote star below.

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Andy Serkis

Disney’s The Jungle Book was a roaring success by any metric. It broke new ground for CG animation, wowed critics with its updated interpretation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic, and has racked up $828 million in global box office grosses to date. All of which means Warner Bros.’ upcoming Jungle Book, directed by Andy Serkis, has quite a lot to measure up to. But the director doesn’t seem too concerned about the competition, explaining that his will be a “darker” take for a “slightly older audience.”  Read More »

warcraft facial capture

It’s not often that I get invited down to Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco, CA, but when the invite is thrown my way it’s usually to see something cool. Earlier this month I traveled up north to see how filmmaker Duncan Jones used ILM to create the orcs in his big screen adaptation Warcraft, based on the popular Blizzard video game series.

I’ll be completely honest with you: the marketing for this movie had done little to convince me that it was a film I wanted to see. I’m not a video gamer and have never played World of Warcraft, and to be completely honest, I’m not a big fantasy (orcs, wizards, dungeons and dragons) type of guy. But I’m a big fan of Duncan Jones and that alone had me continuously searching for reasons.

So I hopped on a plane and visited the visual effects house that George Lucas built, hoping I would be wowed. The filmmakers behind the movie pulled the curtain back to show us how the magic was created, and that in itself was not only very interesting but very impressive. So hit the jump and learn why ILM considers the Warcraft facial capture advancements to be groundbreaking.

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