rogue one bits

In today’s edition of Rogue One Bits:

  • Mads Mikkelsen sheds more light on his mysterious character.
  • Pablo Hidalgo makes it clear who isn’t in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
  • The complete story of Mon Mothma.
  • Composer Alexandre Desplat confirms that he’s still working on Rogue One.
  • Listen to a very cool Rogue One-infused Star Wars music remix.
  • ILM visual effects geniuses watch Rogue One trailer reaction videos.
  • A Rogue One VHS box that you’ll wish actually exists.
  • LEGO teases a Rogue One…something.
  • More information of Rogue One Force Friday toy releases.
  • Disney theme parks are set to sell the first Rogue One merchandise…for good cause!

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Dredd was an out-and-out flop when it hit theaters in 2012, but thanks to strong reviews and a solid home video performance it’s only gotten more popular as time has gone by. For years now fans have been calling for a sequel, and star Karl Urban has been more than happy to encourage that chatter. Still, when he mentioned recently that he wanted to make a Dredd 2, we chalked it up to wishful thinking. After all, he’s been saying as much for years and so far hasn’t had much to show for it.

But it looks like there might be a tiny bit more to his recent comments than we previously assumed. During an appearance at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, Urban teased that “conversations are happening” about bringing Dredd back, possibly as a streaming series.  Read More »

solarbabies oral history

In 1970, an L.A.-born artist who went by the name “Metrov” moved to New York City. He began the decade working as a designer for the famed Push Pin Studios and then eventually made a name for himself as a fine arts painter, working out of a loft studio across the street from Andy Warhol’s Factory. 

In 1979, inspired by a friend and guerilla filmmaker, Metrov came up with an idea for a low-budget, high-concept movie he wanted to direct: Solarbabies. This is a story about what happened next—how it was sold to Mel Brooks, how it was directed by a choreographer—and why, by the time Solarbabies was finally shot, its creator was no longer involved in his creation. 

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Custom LEGO Star Destroyer

There are some very talented master builders out there who create the most impressive custom LEGO creations. We love featuring impressive LEGO creations, especially ones that have a chance at getting turned into real LEGO sets like that recent Short Circuit set that puts Johnny Five together or the Voltron set that you can actually assemble five separate pieces to form the robot.

Now we have a truly stunning LEGO Star Destroyer that puts the official LEGO version of the Imperial vehicle (seen in the foreground above) to shame. We don’t know how many pieces were made to create this one, but it has three interior levels, houses some TIE Interceptors and an Imperial shuttle, and is an absolute marvel of LEGO engineering. See the custom LEGO Star Destroyer after the jump. Read More »

Andron Trailer

It’s safe to say we’ve probably had enough dystopian sci-fi films where people are forced to compete, train or play some kind of dangerous game in order to survive while a higher power oversees their struggle as a display of authority. The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner have all tapped into this trend, mostly thanks to the success of thee young adult books on which they’re based. But it seems like audiences may be getting tired of them.

That hasn’t stopped another attempt at bringing the concept to life, but this time with a bit of an older cast at the center of the story. Andron follows a group of men and women in the distant future who wake up in a dark maze with no idea who they are while Alec Baldwin is the man who controls the various challenges and dangers they face. As you’ll see in the Andron trailer below, it’s as derivative as it sounds, and not even the special effects make it worth watching. Read More »

The Maze Runner The Death Cure Delay

Just last month, some bad news came from the set of The Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Leading actor Dylan O’Brien was injured during production when a stunt went wrong. There were conflicting reports on the severity of his injury, with one report saying he had several broken bones, either fracturing his cheek bone or orbital socket.

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure will now shutdown production indefinitely. Dylan O’Brien’s injuries are reportedly more severe than initially expected, and he needs more time to recover before returning to work. Get more details on The Maze Runner The Death Cure delay after the jump. Read More »

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Short Circuit LEGO

The LEGO Technic line allows master builders to create working robots and other creations with moving parts, but now a custom LEGO Ideas project is hoping to bring a cinematic robot to life with building blocks, just without all the complicated moving parts.

Johnny Five is the lovable, curious robot from the ’80s classic Short Circuit. And while technology would certainly allow for someone to build their own Johnny Five pretty easily today, it would be much easier if you were able to build a LEGO Johnny Five. That’s what master builder PepaQuin is hoping happens with his custom creation, and the good news is this project is already on its way to hopefully becoming an official set. Check out the Short Circuit LEGO below! Read More »

Approaching the Unknown Trailer

Last year, director 20th Century Fox and Ridley Scott found plenty of success and critical acclaim with their sci-fi survival drama The Martian. The film ended up landing a Best Picture nomination as well as a Best Actor nod for Matt Damon. Now a little more drama is coming to the red planet with Approaching the Unknown, a new sci-fi thriller that sends Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass) on a one-man, one-way mission to Mars. In the trailer, he says he’s going to Mars to live, but he might also be going there to chill until the bad taste from The Brothers Grimsby has washed away.

Watch the Approaching the Unknown trailer after the jump. Read More »

star trek beyond images

We know that the next trailer for Star Trek Beyond is set to arrive on May 20 and will be revealed as part of a larger “fan event” that will include a Q&A with the cast and director Justin Lin. After all, it’s Star Trek‘s 50th anniversary – this is the perfect excuse to go big. But since that date is still weeks away and you may very well be thirsty for anything and everything related to the next film in the greatest science fiction series of all time, you can pursue a new batch of photos that have shown up online.

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