The streak of J.J. Abrams talking about Star Wars, but not really talking about Star Wars continued this weekend. Abrams was at the Produced By Conference in Los Angeles, discussing his career when the topic of his next film, Star Wars Episode VII, was breached. He revealed he’ll be moving to London in late 2013 to likely start production in early 2014. In addition, he talked about his number one goal with the film, which is to “honor” the franchise but not “revere” it. Read his quotes below. Read More »
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Warner Bros is opening their biggest movie of the year this week, which opens the door to start promoting the second biggest. The first trailer for Peter Jackson‘s second Hobbit film, The Desolation of Smaug, will be online this week and in theaters with Man of Steel this weekend. It should provide our first glimpse at the continuing adventures of Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin and the rest of the dwarves as they venture to the Lonely Mountain to confront the dragon, Smaug.
Ahead of that, Jackson updated his Facebook with the first teaser poster. Echoing the teaser poster for the second Lord of the Rings film, The Two Towers, we see the intimidating visage of the Lonely Mountain with just a hint at the evil within. Read More »
Memories seem to get shorter during the summer movie season. Even if we’ve been following a blockbuster for years, the instant it opens, we’re on to the next one. Who cares about Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, or Fast and Furious 6, when Man of Steel is coming, right? But once that’s out, it’ll be on to Pacific Rim and then The Wolverine, extending through to the release of Star Wars Episode IX, Star Trek 5 and Spider-Man vs. The Avengers.
On that note, it’s good to step back and dig into these blockbusters after we’ve had our way with them. Take Star Trek Into Darkness, for example. The J.J. Abrams-directed sequel is still in theaters. Whether you love it, hate it, or or are somewhere in the middle, it’s a towering technical achievement. There are IMAX 3D scenes, massive digital effects and the re-introduction of the most famous Trek villains of all: The Klingons, sure to appear in a third film.
After the jump, check out some concept art detailing the look of the Klingons in the film as well as some designs of the spacesuits. Read More »
The Expendables 3 is going full steam ahead. It’s got directorPatrick Hughes, a release date of August 2014, and a slew of brand new stars likely to join. They include Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage and Milla Jovovich.
But who could be powerful enough, or evil enough to tackle that string of stars along with returning players Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture? It might end up being someone mentioned as a possible cast member a few months back: Mel Gibson. The actor is once again rumored to be joining the film, this time as the villain. Read More »
Briefly: Michael Bay has just revealed another vehicle that’ll appear in his currently filming Transformers 4. While some of the previous vehicles, like Bumblebee’s Camaro and Optimus Prime’s big rig, were instantly recognizable, there’s no indication of who this new car is. An Autobot? A Decepticon? One thing’s for sure, it’s a car that’s sure to turn heads. Check out the 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe below. Read More »
Briefly: Making a hot tub travel through time is never easy, so it’s good to have a repairman on hand just in case. Thankfully, in Steve Pink‘s upcoming Hot Tub Time Machine 2, the original hot tub repairman will be returning. Chevy Chase has signed to reprise his mysterious role in the 2010 cult comedy. There’s no word on how big his role will be this time around, but we do know the film (which also returns Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Rob Corddry) takes the friends a decade into future where they meet the son of John Cusack’s character (who isn’t returning) played by Adam Scott. [Deadline]
Update: Deadline offers the further news that Chase’s one-time Community co-star Gillian Jacobs will play the film’s lead female role.
As you read this, three major superhero movies are shooting out in the open, and set photos are proliferating. There’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which has been shooting in New York for over two months now, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been in various cities across the country for weeks. The latest is X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Director Bryan Singer is currently in Montreal, Quebec shooting the sequel to X-Men: First Class. Thursday, a day after giving us a glimpse at Magneto and a two months after showing us Beast, those two characters are going at it. Check out some images of Nicholas Hoult, in full updated Beast make-up, fighting Michael Fassbender‘s villain below. Obviously, minor spoilers follow. Read More »
Insidious Chapter 2 probably shouldn’t exist. It’s the sequel to a 2011 film starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey that was made for $1.5 million. Released with zero expectations, the tiny little film exploded at the box office, grossing almost $60 million, a success ratio that puts it in firmly blockbuster range.
Now director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell have brought back the entire cast to pick up the pieces of their haunted house story with an inventive twist. The first Insidious was one of those movies that begs for conversation after. It created a story about people who could astrally project themselves into other worlds and, sometimes, bring back horrible things from a place called “the Further.” Ending on a crazy cliffhanger, fans have clamored for a sequel ever since, hoping to find out what was really happening in the first movie.
The first footage of that sequel, Insidious Chapter 2, is finally here in the form of its first trailer. Scheduled for release on September 13, the film picks up seconds after the original ended making Insidious Chapter 2 look just like the first movie, but with a decidedly bigger feel. Read More »
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