Jeff Bridges trains an apprentice in the ways of dark magic to fight an evil witch played by Julianne Moore…and I’m sold. That’s the plot to Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ Seventh Son, directed by Sergei Bodrov (Mongol) and written by Matt Greenberg, Charles Leavitt and Steve Knight from the book The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney. It just went into production aimed at a February 8, 2013 release date and Legendary revealed a new piece of concept art from the film on the occasion of the launch of their new website.

Check it out in all its glory, as well as read the official plot description of the film – which also stars Ben Barnes, Olivia Williams and Kit Harington – after the break. Read More »


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You want Riddick photos, Star Trek 2 photos, Men in Black 3‘s website, Dazed and Confused 2 rumors, American Reunion images and news on who just saw the first screening of The Dark Knight Rises? It’s all here in Sequel Bits, which includes:

  • The first look at Battlestar Galactica‘s Katee Sackhoff on the set of Riddick.
  • Your first look at John Cho‘s Sulu in J.J. AbramsStar Trek 2.
  • A few new looks at Men in Black 3 on its official website.
  • Richard Linklater and Matthew McConaughey talk about bringing back Wooderson for a Dazed and Confused sequel.
  • New photos from the upcoming comedy American Reunion.
  • Christopher Nolan just showed the first cut of The Dark Knight Rises to Warner Bros. executives.

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For some onlookers, John Carter‘s opening weekend box office take of $30 million in the US earmarked the film as a failure. No one can be 100% sure about the movie’s financial future until the upcoming second weekend returns but it would take a Moses-size miracle for the $250-$300 million film to become profitable in the United States. (To be fair, its $70 million international opening weekend gross is far more encouraging.)

If you saw the film, however, you might agree that, no matter how you feel about its first two hours, the finish is phenomenal and a great cliffhanger for a possible sequel. It has inspired fans to assemble like the armies of Barsoom to tell Disney that, yes, we want to see more John Carter, even if the numbers aren’t too promising. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Do you ever get frustrated that certain movies don’t make it to your local theater or that you can’t see old favorites on the big screen? There is a new service that might let you change that. It’s called Tugg and it’s a social network that allows users to request, promote and eventually screen a film they want (current, classic, mainstream or independent movies) shown in a local theater.

The site is currently in beta but they already have deals in place with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, AMC Theatres, Bow Tie Cinemas, Cinemark Theatres, Goodrich Quality Cinemas, Rave Cinemas and Regal Cinemas to make sure the screenings actually happen in quality venues. Read much more after the jump. Read More »

Sony has unveiled the official website for The Amazing Spider-Man, with several new images, character descriptions, a synopsis, and yes, the promise of more Spider-Man. It’s not surprising that the studio’s been working hard to market this film, but it is nice that most of what we’ve seen so far looks pretty good, with the website being no exception. And it’s even better to see further proof that, yes, Marc Webb‘s Amazing Spider-Man really and truly is more than just a retread of Sam Raimi’s trilogy from the ’00s. More after the jump.

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J.J. Abrams is Answering Questions on Quora

Whether or not this will be an ongoing thing or if it’s just to help promote the home video release of Super 8 is unclear. But, as of right now, J.J. Abrams is answering fan questions or Quora.

Quora, for those who are unaware, is sort of Yahoo Answers meets Wikipedia. It’s a user generated database of information that’s based on people’s questions and answers. That said, it’s not like Formspring where you could ask Abrams absolutely anything. It has to be information based. So, for example, a question like “Who might Benicio Del Toro be playing in Star Trek 2?” would work. Not that he’d answer, but, it’s an objective question that provides information to readers.

After the jump, we’ll highlight a few of Abrams’ first answers – all Super 8 related – and give you the link where Quora users can post their own questions. Read More »

Has Armond White Been Kicked Off Rotten Tomatoes?

Thanks to Adam Sandler, Armond White is back in the news. The former New York Press film critic who notoriously loves almost universally panned movies like Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Jonah Hex while hating, and often being the sole voice of opposition against, beloved films like Inception and Toy Story 3, last week published a rave review for Jack & Jill, Sandler’s latest film which has gotten some of the worst reviews of his career. That film currently stands at a putrid 3% on Rotten Tomatoes but White’s review has not been included. In fact, he hasn’t been featured on the site for a few months. Has Rotten Tomatoes finally kicked off Armond White for being controversially contrary? It depends on who you ask. Read more after the jump. Read More »

It’s hard to hide from domain registration. In today’s Internet culture, URLs, Twitter handles and Facebook pages are a huge part of a film’s marketing strategy and it is paramount that studios acquire them before an official title is released. This way they won’t be squatted, or hilariously spammed, which happened to Sony this weekend.

Sometimes studios register domains on the off chance a project gets made. In other cases, domain registration can reveal a project’s title or existence way before it’s ready for public knowledge. For example, the title of the new James Bond film Skyfall was revealed a month before the official announcement and Marvel has domains for movies like Doctor Strange and Ant-Man years before those projects are likely to be made.

There’s your context, here’s your news. Lucasfilm has registered several domains revealing a project called Star Wars: Identities and Paramount just registered a few for something called Phantoms. What could these projects be? Explore the options after the jump. Read More »

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