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We’re going to change things up with The Toy Box a bit so we can get all this cool stuff to you a little faster than once a week. Instead, we’ll be rounding up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves a few times a week so you can get your hands on stuff right away.

The latest installment features an Indiana Jones Funko POP Vinyl that you can only get at the theme park shops, an incredible set of new, detailed Ghostbusters statues, some lightsaber-themed housewares, an impressive figure featuring King Leonidas from 300, and a batch of exclusive Mondo goodies for Planet of the Apes.

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Gerard Butler in 300

Despite being a massive box office success and arguably one of the most influential films of the past ten years, Zack Snyder‘s 300 has yielded only one sequel so far, the tepidly received 300: Rise of an Empire. Still, Snyder has hopes the series could keep going — albeit in a slightly different way than we might have expected.

Earlier this month, Snyder revealed he was considering a 300-style movie about George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Well, as it turns out, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Snyder says he’s looking at “different incarnations of 300” set in various locations at various points throughout history, including the Alamo.  Read More »

Robot Chicken George Washington

Just yesterday brought word that Man of Steel and Watchmen director Zack Snyder has been considering making a movie about George Washington in the style of 300. Inspired by the fact that many of the paintings of the American Revolution hero aren’t far removed from the style of Frank Miller’s graphic novel, Snyder doesn’t think it would be too hard to make that movie.

However, it’s not exactly an original idea. In fact, back in 2009, the folks over at Robot Chicken predicted that the filmmakers behind 300 would tackle the story of the Revolutionary War with a flick called 1776. And yes, it included all the slow motion and stylized action from 300. Watch it below. Read More »

VOTD: Zack Snyder Loves Slow Motion

Zack Snyder Slow Motion Supercut

Love Zack Snyder or hate him, it’s hard to deny he’s got a distinctive visual style. (Indeed, detractors often argue that’s his problem — that he’s nothing but style.) And one of his very favorite go-tos from his bag of tricks is tweaking the pace of the action onscreen.

Dude loves himself some slow-mo, as demonstrated by this new supercut. He loves it so much, the video is even set to Emily Browning‘s slowed-down version of the Eurythmics“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” from Snyder’s Sucker Punch. Watch the Zack Snyder slow motion supercut after the jump.

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Jean Claude Van Damme in The Expendables 2

Whether you like family-friendly animated adventures or hard-R action thrillers, someone out there is trying to make a sequel for you. After the jump:

  • Kristen Bell would do Frozen 2 “in a heartbeat”
  • Sullivan Stapleton really wants there to be another 300
  • Jean Claude Van Damme would like to be in Expendables 4
  • The Raid 3 won’t get going “for a couple of years”
  • Fast & Furious 7 is heading to Abu Dhabi to shoot
  • Leigh Whannell doesn’t know anything about Saw 8
  • … but does have a few details to share about Insidious 3
  • Transformers 4 reveals a bunch of (human) character posters
  • The GNN staff goes wild in a deleted scene from Anchorman 2

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Have you ever flipped your TV to a movie and been delighted it was one of those presentations with facts that pop up on the screen? If so, you might want to know about a new site just launched that provides that sort of presentation all the time.

The site is called Yeah! and is run by AMC Networks, which own AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv and IFC Films. Basically, the site allows you to stream movies like Scream, Reservoir Dogs, 300, The Terminator, Clerks, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Pulp Fiction, and This is Spinal Tap. Along with each film are 400-500 pieces of new, original context and facts that appear on the screen during the film. Check out a video and read more below. Read More »

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Briefly: The prequel to 300 was once referred to as Xerxes, because that’s what Frank Miller‘s graphic novel sequel to 300 was using as a title. Eventually the film started going by the informal title 300: The Battle of Artemisia (also Battle of Artemisium), which was in play for the past year or so. Not the best title, but at least “battle” suggests something energetic and interesting, and it wasn’t the sort of title we see all the time.

Now WB has given the film a different, official title. 300: Rise of an Empire is now the moniker for the film that Noam Murro is directing based on a script by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad. Gerard Butler, star of 300, won’t be back, but Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Eva Green, and Jamie Blackley are in the film, which is set for release on August 2, 2013.

 

Disgusting as the Human Centipede franchise is, I’ve gotta hand it to director Tom Six. Most sequels try to go bigger and better, but few try to go 50 times bigger. After the jump:

  • Tom Six says Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) will feature a 500-person chain
  • Rodrigo Santoro talks 300 2, or whatever they end up calling it
  • Joss Whedon continues to spill his thoughts on a potential Avengers 2
  • In case you were still wondering, no, there are no plans for a Green Hornet 2
  • Skyfall set pics reveal a familiar-looking car and a handsome-looking Bond

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Briefly: The cast is shaping up for Noam Murro‘s prequel to the unexpected blockbuster hit 300. The film, 300: The Battle of Artemisia, is scripted by Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad based on Frank Miller‘s graphic novel Xerxes, and we’ve had a couple major cast announcements in the past few weeks: Sullivan Stapleton is playing Greek warlord Themosticles; Rodrigo Santoro is returning to play the Persian leader Xerxes; and Eva Green will be the title character Artemisia.

Now Jamie Blackley, recently seen (by some) in William Monahan’s London Boulevard and soon to be on screens in Snow White and the Huntsman, has been cast in a role that is described as one of the co-leads of the film. He’ll be Calisto, “a teen whose desire to become the heroic man/soldier his father was leads the 16-year-old to become a leader of a small band of soldiers.” [Deadline]