Jupiter Ascending, the latest sci-fi epic from The Wachowskis, hit theaters this weekend and didn’t do too well. It grossed around $19 million over its opening weekend, which is about what Speed Racer did in 2008. Both film had big budgets and expectations but will ultimately be considered box office failures.
That’s unfortunate because both movies are visual marvels. Whether you think Jupiter Ascending is brilliant or boring, there’s little denying the costumes, props, sets and production design are pretty masterful. They’re a beautiful amalgamation of ideas from sci-fi, fantasy, anime, manga, video games and more, filtered through the visionary eye of the Wachowskis.
Of course, it’s not like Lana and Larry sit around designing all this stuff. They hire talented designers, concept artists and so many others to visualize their ideas, which they then approve or discard. Now, we’ve got our hands on a whole slew of Jupiter Ascending concept art that gives a great look at a bunch of the tech in the film, as well as some hints that Channing Tatum’s backstory might have played a larger part in the movie. See the Jupiter Ascending concept art below. Read More »
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Coming off reports that the opening of the Shanghai Disney Resort will be pushed back from late this year to the first half of 2016 (update: Disney head Bob Iger has now confirmed the park will grand open in Spring 2016), Disney has released the first photos of the theme park’s signature attraction Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure. The new E-ticket ride, located in the park’s Treasure Cove land, will feature “a combination of new technology and innovation and will take guests on a pirate adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Davy Jones, providing an experience unlike anything else in the world.” See the Shanghai Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean Ride images and more after the jump.
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This past weekend’s Super Bowl spot was the beginning of the marketing lead up to the release of Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland. The Disney flick, which stars George Clooney and Britt Robertson, opens May 22. It centers on a girl (Robertson) who discovers an alternate universe where anything is possible. It’s a world well-known by an older scientist (Clooney) who helps her discover its secrets.
The Super Bowl spot began to pull the curtain back more on the look of Tomorrowland itself and, on a newly launched viral site, a few more images have been revealed. If they feel a bit familiar, it’s because it looks a little bit like the city of Xandar in last year’s hit film, Guardians of the Galaxy. Check out some new Tomorrowland concept art below. Read More »
This is a story for anyone sick of all the recent Back to the Future Part II posts. Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you know that we’re now in the year that Marty McFly goes to as “The Future” in the 1989 sequel. And, of course, lots of things Robert Zemeckis and his team imagined in the film – hoverboards, flying cars, self-tying laces – are not yet real. But did you know those were only the beginning of how deep the film originally went with new technology?
Several pieces of Back to the Future 2 concept art have now been revealed that was created for the film but not actually used. More 2015 technology like a security droid, Robonanny, Compu-vend Kiosk and much more. Check out the Back to the Future 2 concept art below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 2nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Neill Blomkamp has already given us an alien movie, but it seems he could have also given us an Alien movie. The District 9 director posted some very interesting pictures from an Alien project he was working on at one point but has since left. The trove of images include illustrations of an older Ripley and a scarred-up Hicks, concept art of a Weyland-Yutani building, a photo of a xenomorph model, and much more. See all the Neill Blomkamp Alien material after the jump. Read More »
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Marvel has yet to reveal, or barely even acknowledge, the fact Paul Bettany plays Vision in Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Unfortunately for them, as they try and hold back a big, official reveal, they can’t help that the character is all over promotion, marketing and licensing tools for the film. So we’ve already seen a lot of what Bettany’s character will look like in the movie. Now, we’ve got even more images. Check out the latest Vision Avengers 2 images below, along with a new look at the Hulkbuster, Ultron and Black Widow. Beware – a few minor spoilers here. Read More »
Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: In 2005, Disney and Pixar were gearing up to split ways and was Disney Animation was creating its own and very different version of Toy Story 3 without John Lasseter and gang. A ton of new images have found their way online from the abandoned version of Toy Story 3. Hit the jump to see the abandoned Toy Story 3 concept art images now.
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Can you believe we’re only four months away from Avengers: Age of Ultron? The film opens on May 1 in the US, which is so close I can almost taste it. Soon we’ll see new trailers, posters, images and more. It’s pretty exciting.
We’re also going to see a lot of merchandise from the film and images to promote that merchandise. Case in point, a few new promotional images that came online this week. These artistic representation of the movie show Ultron in various different poses, the big Hulk vs. Iron Man Hulkbuster armor fight we’ve all been waiting for, and Thor standing on a mountain of destruction. Check out the first of what’s going to be a crazy four months of Avengers: Age of Ultron images below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 by Angie Han
Pixar released zero new features in 2014, but the company is making up for that absence by opening two films in 2015. The first is Inside Out, due out in June, and the second is The Good Dinosaur, scheduled for November. While we’ve already seen a trailer for the former, the latter remains a bit more mysterious for now. Still, we’ll take what we can get — and today, that means a new bit of concept art and an updated official logo.
Get a look at The Good Dinosaur concept art and logo after the jump.
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