Drew Pearce pic

In 2013, it was reported Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce would make his feature directorial debut with The Long Run, an original action comedy. We’ve yet to hear more about that project since its announcement, but Pearce is now working on another film, titled Hotel Artemis, which he intends on directing. Pearce also wrote the script, which is described as having shades of LooperEx Machina, and Drive.

Below, learn more about the project.

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Alien Covenant Noomi Rapace

Alien: Covenant isn’t even opening for another year, and already it’s throwing plot twists at us. Earlier this year we heard Noomi Rapace would not be returning as Elizabeth Shaw, despite being one of the few characters left alive at the end of Prometheus. Now it seems things have changed. According to a new report, Rapace will reprise her role after all, and in fact is on set as we speak.  Read More »

Independence Day Resurgence Video

With just a few days until Independence Day: Resurgence hits theaters, we still don’t know how good this sequel is going to be. As we reported over the weekend, the only screening being made available to press and critics will be on Friday morning, about 15 hours after the general public is able to see the movie at Thursday night preview screenings around the country. That either means the movie isn’t very good, there’s a secret they don’t want spoiled, or since their confidence in X-Men: Apocalypse backfired, they’re just being more cautious. We’ll find out later this week.

But one thing we do know now is how Brent Spiner was able to return as the eccentric Dr. Okun after appearing to meet his demise in the original Independence Day. A new video from Earth Space Defense profiles the Area 51 scientist as one of the heroes of The War of ’96, and part of the video reveals what happened to Dr. Okun after being attacked by one of the aliens and used as a communication vessel to speak with President Whitmore.

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Westworld Trailer

When production was halted on HBO’s television adaptation of the sci-fi feature Westworld, some were worried that the show was on shaky ground before it had even premiered on the cable network. Thankfully, J.J. Abrams came around to put a positive spin on the situation saying that executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy just needed more time to fine tune the final four scripts for the show’s first season. Now that a new Westworld trailer has debuted, it looks like this show will be worth the wait.

Over the weekend, HBO debuted a new Westworld trailer showing a whole bunch of new footage from the show that will explore artificial intelligence and consciousness in a future where an elaborate amusement park is brought to life by sophisticated androids. But what happens when these creations begin explore what it means to be human by testing the boundaries of their existence and significance, thereby threatening the humans who have controlled them for so long? Read More »

Star Wars Celebration Europe Art

In addition to the usual hype that comes to San Diego Comic-Con, fans of the Star Wars saga across the pond are getting another opportunity to show their love for the sci-fi franchise that has new life following Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm and release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Next month brings Star Wars Celebration Europe to our friends overseas, and they’re getting a bunch of cool Star Wars goodies, including a batch of exclusive artwork that you won’t be able to get anywhere else.

Check out some of the Star Wars Celebration Europe art after the jump. Read More »

Independence Day Resurgence Las Vegas Tourism

This coming week, Independence Day: Resurgence brings back the alien threat, looking to finish the job they started 20 years ago in Roland Emmerich‘s original blockbuster. So far the trailers have promised some big alien invasion action, while viral videos have really played up the universe in which the world finds itself advanced by alien technology thanks to the Earth Space Defense program. Now we get a taste of the more depressing side of the world of Independence Day after 20 years.

In our interview with Roland Emmerich from the set if Independence Day: Resurgence, the director revealed that 2 or 3 billion people had died in the attacks from the first movie. That’s a huge chunk of the world population. And it appears we still have some reminders of the destruction from 20 years ago in the form of the ruins of Las Vegas. However, it’s less of a memorial and more of a tourist gimmick now.

Watch the Independence Day Resurgence Las Vegas tourism video after the jump. Read More »

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Alien: Covenant is deep into production and we know precious little about the sixth film in this legendary horror/science fiction series. We know that it is a semi-direct sequel to Prometheus, following a new group of characters who stumble into the mess created by the events of that film. We know that Michael Fassbender‘s morally murky android David is set to return. We know that it will follow tradition and embrace the R rating, because what is an Alien movie without a little viscera? Beyond that, 20th Century Fox has done a pretty good job at keeping most of the secrets related to this movie (with one noteworthy exception) from the public eye.

In other words, don’t expand any grand revelations from this newly released Alien: Covenant set photo. But hey, it’s a slow news day.

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