Director Duncan Jones finished shooting Warcraft almost a year ago. Production wrapped in May of 2014 but the film is not scheduled for release until March 11, 2016. In the meantime, the director and his team are working hard not only on post-production, which includes a lot of performance capture and computer graphics, but marketing. How do you sell the masses on a super-geeky property based on a popular video game which still remains a niche property as far as the mainstream is concerned?
One idea Jones had was to do two separate Warcraft trailers for two of the major factions in the action fantasy adaptation: one for the Horde and one for the Alliance. Whether or not that’ll happen, or when it’ll happen, we don’t yet know. But below, read Jones discuss Warcraft’s marketing and offer an update on the film. Read More »
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Harry Potter fans could surely pick J.K. Rowling‘s brain for hours, asking the author about why the story went the way it went, how she came up with the ideas, specific plot points. Now they’re asking for information about her latest creation, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Recently, a few fans got through to the author via Twitter and had their Harry Potter burning questions answered. Questions like what happened to the three headed dog, Fluffy, from the first book and movie? How did the Black house, which is in a muggle area, become a magic headquarters? And one linking the second book/movie with the series finale. Read the J.K. Rowling’s answers to Harry Potter burning questions below. Read More »
After a holiday break, Sam Mendes is back at work on the 24th James Bond film, Spectre. The film returns Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinneear, and Ben Whishaw while adding Christoph Waltz, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux to the cast. It opens November 6, so there’s a lot of work to do in the next few months.
Unfortunately, none of those cast members are in this new photo.
Instead, we get to once again see the film’s only officially revealed on-set star, the camera slate, which is now seen in a very evocative snow-covered locale. See the new Spectre set photo below. Read More »
Director Scott Derrickson gave Marvel fans an early Christmas present late Sunday night when he posted an image that appears to be Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. It was accompanied by the quote “Strange but not a stranger,” from the Talking Heads song ‘Burning Down the House.’ Is it fan art? Is it official? Probably somewhere in the middle. But either way, it’s an endorsement from the director of the Phase Three film set for release November 4, 2016. Check out the mysterious Benedict Cumberbatch Doctor Strange image below. Read More »
New episodes of Sherlock probably won’t hit the air, at least in America, until 2016. If we’re lucky, maybe late 2015, but nothing is set in stone. Well, that’s not entirely true. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, who’ll both be seen in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, will soon shoot a special episode of the show that will air during 2015.
We don’t know exactly what will happen in the episode as the finale of the third season offered quite the cliffhanger, but we have the first image that hints at the story. Maybe this episode won’t actually be in sequential order with the rest of the show. Check out the Sherlock special image and see for yourself. Read More »
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UPDATE: StarWars.com has revealed the full list of theaters that will be playing the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer starting Friday. Find it below.
This morning, our scoop about the Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer hitting select theaters this Friday was confirmed. Regal Cinemas mistakenly jumped the gun and revealed which of their theaters were among the few chosen. AMC Theaters and Cinemark then joined suit.
Well, J.J. Abrams has released one of his patented notes recognizing this plan and even revealed the trailer’s total length: 88 seconds. See the Star Wars trailer release date note below. Read More »
The Last Starfighter has seen a nice little bump in nostalgic recognition over the past few days. The reason? This awesome “Modern Trailer,” which /Film was among the first to post. Many fans have been watch the trailer and wondering the same thing I wondered in the text of the piece. Why hasn’t this fantastic, yet underrated movie, with a premise so perfectly engrained in modern pop culture, been remade yet?
Several filmmakers and writers, among them Star Wars stand alone writer Gary Whitta and actor/writer/director Seth Rogen, have been discussing this topic on Twitter. Each has looked into getting the rights. As it turns out, they are near impossible to acquire. How impossible? Steven Spielberg himself couldn’t get the Last Starfighter remake rights. Read More »
After last week’s odd tease about “Something Big Is Coming” in the Jurassic Park world, it’s come true. The official Jurassic World Twitter posted a short, awesome, tease of the first Jurassic World trailer, which will premiere Thursday at 9 p.m. EST during the Seahawks/49ers game on NBC, and online everywhere.
In the footage, you’ll see Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, the new park gates and lots of dinosaurs running around. It’s pretty exciting.
Check out the first footage from Jurassic World below. Read More »
Toy Story 4 will be in theaters June 16, 2017 and fans are incredibly excited. Or mad. You see, Toy Story 3 had such a perfect, beautiful ending that many fans though the franchise was over and should never be touched again. A perfect trilogy. Series co-creator, and director of Toy Story 4 John Lasseter, agrees with you.
“Toy Story 3 ended Woody and Buzz’s story with Andy so perfectly that for a long time, we never even talked about doing another Toy Story movie,” he said in a press release. “But when Andrew [Stanton], Pete [Docter], Lee [Unkrich, director of TS3], and I came up with this new idea, I just could not stop thinking about it. It was so exciting to me, I knew we had to make this movie—and I wanted to direct it myself.”
So what was this amazing, groundbreaking, wow idea that made Pixar try to top one of the highest grossing and most critically acclaimed animated films of all time? We don’t know (though Lasseter did tease it’s a love story in another interview) but we’re going to try and figure out.
We took to Twitter to ask you, the /Film readers, for your ideas. Oddly enough lots of them fell into similar categories. For example, many of you felt the film would have something to do with new technology. The Toy Story films have usually ignored that. Or maybe something to do with Disney synergy, bringing in Marvel or Star Wars characters.
Nevertheless, the ideas were plentiful and, below, we grabbed a whole bunch of Toy Story 4 plot pitches for you to check out. Read More »