Transformers - The Island

Did you know that not every single shot in a movie is overseen by any given film’s primary director? There’s an entire crew of people called the second unit whose responsibility it is to shoot supplementary footage such as establishing shots, stunts, inserts and cutaways. The director still has to approve that footage, but he’s not on set to actually shoot it. It’s not exactly a secret in Hollywood, even if most people outside of Hollywood don’t know it.

However, what you may not be aware of is that there are instances when recycled movie footage is used to complete a movie. We’re not just talking about a shot of a cityscape or mountainside, but very specific shots and scenes that were reused between two different movies. For example, did you know War and Peace footage can be seen in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure? Read More »


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Blade Runner art by Benjamin Carré

Blade Runner art by Benjamin Carré

In today’s edition of Sequel bits we take a look at:

  • Brad Bird teases the origins of The Incredibles 2 story.
  • Director Denis Villeneuve talks about why he is taking on Blade Runner 2.
  • Screenwriter Max Landis pitches his idea for Man of Steel 2.
  • Shaun the Sheep 2 in development.
  • Lara Pulver joins Underworld 5.
  • Eli Roth has an idea for Hostel: Part IV.
  • Two new attraction posters for Jurassic World.
  • A new tv trailer for Ride Along 2.

All this and more. Hit the jump to get started.

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new Blade Runner trailer

Whether you like it or not, we’re heading back into the universe of Blade Runner with a sequel to the 1982 sci-fi, film noir classic starring Harrison Ford and directed by Ridley Scott. If the film arrives in 2017 as scheduled, there will have been 35 years between the original and the sequel, and that’s a long stretch of time to let pass before returning to the dark, futuristic version of LA. And if you thought Blade Runner 2 was a bad idea, you weren’t the only one.

In a recent interview, Prisoners and Sicario director Denis Villeneuve talks Blade Runner 2, addressing the legacy of the original film, the huge challenge of directing a sequel now and how he even thought the movie might be a bad idea at first. Read More »

summer movies of 1982

Among cinephiles, sometimes discussion turns to what the best summer ever for movies was. Everyone has their own idea of the greatest summer for blockbusters, and a new retro TV clip from 1982 just might give the definitive answer.

Entertainment Tonight is mostly a bastion of gossip and garbage today, but they used to be much more focused on real entertainment, and that’s where this sneak preview clip of movies hitting theaters in the summer of 1982 comes from, and your mind will be blown by the sci-fi titles that were released in that season.

See the retro sneak preview of the summer movies of 1982 after the jump! Read More »

Both Sides: An Art Show Celebrating Heroes & Villains' With Dan Mumford & Jeff Boyes

Tomorrow night kicks off Gallery 1988’s Both Sides: An Art Show Celebrating Heroes & Villains featuring artwork by Dan Mumford and Jeff Boyes, two pop culture artists we’ve featured on the site previously. The show will also feature some “cameo” artwork from Ashton Gallagher, Chet Phillips, Clark Orr, Dave Quibble, Jeffrey Everett/Rockets are Red, Ryan Binkerhoff and Sam Gilbey. Hit the jump to get a preview of some of the artwork from the show.
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UnReal Estate art show

Just because Germain Lussier is no longer part of the SlashFilm crew doesn’t mean we’ve lost interest in awesome artwork inspired by film and television. In fact, one of our favorite artists has an awesome new art show coming up inspired by some of your favorite movie locations.

Tim Doyle is unveiling a new show called UnReal Estate at the Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco, California on July 2nd. And in case you haven’t guessed from the show’s name, it will feature artwork inspired by some of the most famous locations from the big screen. Doyle has previously focused on TV locations for this kind of show, but this time he’s focusing on cinema.

Check out some of the UnReal Estate art show pieces after the jump! Read More »

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Raid 71 Bottleneck gallery- The Fisher King

One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone takes a photo in terrible light. It’s dark, everything is quiet and then huge flash goes off. I think ” You just ruined that.”

Most people are blissfully ignorant to the importance of light in art, not just in photography, but anything visual. Which, I assume, is one of the reasons why artist Raid 71 is calling his latest solo show Illuminate. The pop culture art show features works from films like Blade Runner, Tron, The City of Lost Children, Akira, Mean Streets, Dark City, Midnight Cowboy, The Fisher King, Taxi Driver and more that focus on light, and light juxtaposed with architecture, in cinema. The show opens May 15 at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and below you can see a bunch of art from the show. Read More »

Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives

As the Internet freaks out about Harrison Ford‘s return as Han Solo in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, another long-anticipated sci-fi sequel featuring Ford has taken a step forward. Ryan Gosling is boarding the Blade Runner sequel, which is being directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Get all the details on the Blade Runner 2 Ryan Gosling announcement after the jump.  Read More »

new Blade Runner trailer

Blade Runner is not often screened in the US, but it is getting a re-release in the UK next month. More specifically, Blade Runner: The Final Cut will be back in UK theaters. That’s the version of the film overseen by Ridley Scott for the 2007 blu-ray release of the movie. This cut features a handful of small changes from the previous Director’s Cut and, most significantly, has the full “unicorn dream sequence” that ties directly into the argument over whether or not Harrison Ford’s character is a replicant.

You’re probably familiar with various trailers for the film, but the BFI has cut a new one for this release, and it is quite good. Ridley Scott even says “This new trailer captures the essence of the film and I hope will inspire a new generation to see Blade Runner when it is re-released across the UK on 3 April.”Check out the new Blade Runner trailer below. Read More »