Jungle Book

Jon Favreau is filling his jungle with the best of the best. He’s currently casting a new, live action take on The Jungle Book and just added Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito to the cast. That cast already includes Oscar winners Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong’o alongside popular actors Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson. They’ll all provide voices as Mowgli (newcover Neel Sethi) grows up among the animals in the jungle. Read more about The Jungle Book cast, including their roles, below. Read More »

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens in theaters very soon, but Paramount still wanted to prove to Comic-Con that after years and years of controversy, they’ve made a winner. According to co-creator Kevin Eastman, the movie is “absolutely fantastic” and to prove it the producers (Andrew Form and Brad Fuller), director (Jonathan Liebsman) and stars (Megan Fox and Will Arnett) showed up to present not one, but two extended clips from the film. Each one was a big action sequence that gave a much better idea than the trailers of the look, attitude and tone of the movie, and the Turtles themselves. Below, read about the two Ninja Turtles scenes with some impressions. Read More »

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WWE Studios has released a first look at the Leprechaun from Leprechaun: Origins, a reboot of The Leprechaun horror film series. reveal was made during a presentation at Comic Con this week. The B-level iconic horror villain is played in the movie by Dylan Postl, better known as WWE wrestler/superstar Hornswoggle. Hit the jump to see Leprechaun: Origins photo reveal.

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The Thunderbirds are back, and the Comic-Con gods have given us our first peek at the new remake. ITV’s upcoming series Thunderbirds Are Go! made a showing at the Weta booth on the Comic-Con floor, displaying a model of the iconic Thunderbird 1. Take a peek after the jump.

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Heavy Metal teaser poster

This new poster for Heavy Metal, designed by Swedish artist Killian Eng and set for release at Comic Con, doesn’t seem to have much relation to the 1981 film of the same name. The poster is fantastic (and would pair well with Eng’s great poster for Jodorowsky’s Dune) but doesn’t feature any elements of the animated anthology film. In fact, it looks a lot more like it could be a cover for an issue of the magazine from which the film drew stories, artists, and inspiration.

In truth, the current owners of Heavy Metal are looking to make a bit of a scene at Comic Con this year. This poster by Eng and Mondo is billed as the teaser for a new Heavy Metal film. And while we don’t have any details on the movie, we’ve got the Heavy Metal teaser poster below. Read More »

Universal Monsters Spider-man

Over the past week, a great deal of talk has centered on two men: Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Formerly partners, the two split amicably a few months back to work on different projects. Before the split, however, the team behind Star Trek and Transformers were both attached to the Amazing Spider-Man and Universal Monsters franchises. Then Orci moved onto Star Trek 3, said he was off Spider-Man, and Kurtzman gained Chris Morgan on his quest to expand the story of the Universal Monsters. Basically, there are a lot of moving parts to both sets of films, and we’ve been wondering how was it all going to work. Is Amazing Spider-Man 3 dead? What about Sinister Six and Venom? Which would come first? And what’s up with those Universal Monsters projects like The Mummy?

Lucky for us, Kurtzman and Orci also work on TV and that means they’re at the TCA Press Tour in Los Angeles this week. There, Kurtzman did his best to clear up a bit of what’s going on with both franchises, without revealing too much of course. Read More »

Mark Ruffalo Columbo

Say thanks to Gary Whitta. A couple days ago, The Book of Eli and Star Wars screenwriter mused about Columbo on Twitter. He soon made the same declaration that others have made in the years since Zodiac: that Mark Ruffalo would be perfect to take up the mantle of the disheveled, persistent LAPD detective originally played by the late (and unimpeachably great) Peter Falk.

Whitta pushed the idea of Ruffalo as Columbo… and then the actor responded, revealing that he’s actually talked about a Columbo project with Now You See Me screenwriter Ed Solomon. The conversation that resulted was terrific. Read More »

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It worked for Marvel and now Universal is hoping it works for their monsters. A new report says Universal Studios is in the early stages of creating “a substantial new production endeavor” which will “expand and unify” the Universal Monsters properties, including characters such as Dracula, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, and Creature from the Black Lagoon. The initial architects of this endeavor are Alex Kurtzman, of Transformers, Star Trek and Amazing Spider-Man 2 fame, and Chris Morgan, who wrote the bulk of the Fast and Furious movies. Potentially, this means all of the above characters would get their own movies before teaming up for an Avengers-type finale. Read more about this possible Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe below. Read More »

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