Into the Badlands trailer

Do you prefer Westerns or martial arts actioners? Gritty dramas or medieval fantasies? The antebellum South or steampunk dystopias? Whatever your genre preference, you’ll probably find a bit of it in Into the Badlands, AMC’s completely batshit-looking new drama.

Loosely based on the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, Into the Badlands stars Daniel Wu as Sunny, a skilled fighter who takes a mysterious young boy (played by the majestically named Aramis Knight) under his wing in a land ruled by feudal barons. Watch the Into the Badlands trailer after the jump. Read More »

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Warcraft comic con 2015

Director Duncan Jones has been coming to Comic Con with Warcraft for three years now. With the movie finally set to arrive in theaters just under a year from now, Comic-Con finally got a first look at some official footage from the video game adaptation, and it’s definitely something to talk about.

The footage on display has simultaneously some of the most beautiful visual effects footage I’ve ever seen, along with some of the most niche, heavy-fantasy, somewhat confusing story elements in recent memory. As someone who hasn’t ever dove into the world of Warcraft, I’ll do my best to break down what we saw in Hall H.

Check out our Warcraft Comic Con 2015 panel recap after the jump! Read More »

Into the Badlands cast

A few weeks ago we were surprised by the first teaser for AMC’s new series Into the Badlands, starring Daniel Wu as a warrior journeying across the western US with a young boy in tow. Now, thanks to some casting news, we have some more info. The show remains almost as mysterious as it was originally, but there are just enough new Into the Badlands cast details to keep us going. Read More »

Into the Badlands teaser

One of AMC’s fall 2015 shows is Into the Badlands, a series starring Daniel Wu in a story that loosely adapts the ages-old Chinese story Journey to the West. We don’t know much about the show other than what little AMC has revealed so far, but during the finale of The Walking Dead the network debuted the first teaser for the show, and it raises far more questions than it answers. Check out the first Into the Badlands teaser below. Read More »

Warcraft movie characters

We haven’t seen much at all from the new Duncan Jones movie Warcraft, but at Blizzcon today the gates are opening on some of the film’s story. We’ve known most of the cast of the film, which includes Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu and Clancy Brown. Until today we weren’t certain about most of their characters beyond the fact that Foster would play Medivh. Now we know roles for all the major players, and we’ve even got early renders of a couple of them in character. Meet the Warcraft movie characters below.

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Clancy Brown and Daniel Wu Join ‘Warcraft’

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The primary cast for Warcraft, directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) was announced weeks ago, but we’ve got a couple new names.

Clancy Brown, who has played a couple of the screen’s most memorable growling villains, is now taking a role. And Daniel Wu, of films such as New Police Story, The Shinjuku Incident, and Tai Chi Zero, has also signed on. Read More »

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The indie Europa Report features Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium) and Michael Nyqvist (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) as members of a crew in space. The film has been fairly under the radar until now, with only a couple images, a poster, and some teaser footage to give us an idea of what to expect.

Now a trailer introduces the crew that is making a voyage to Jupiter’s moon Europa, and starts to give away glimpses of just how things go wrong as the crew is millions of miles from Earth. The found-footage aesthetic appears to be used to good effect, and there’s a final shot in this trailer that is just chilling — just as much so as anything in the trailer for Gravity. Europa Report has also been said to be very quiet and low-key, and I wouldn’t be surprised to find that this trailer makes the film look like a more conventional bit of found-footage horror in order to get audiences into the theaters. Read More »

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Later this summer Sharlto Copley will go into space thanks to Neill Blomkamp and the film Elysium. Before that, however, he has another sci-fi offering: the much more low-key Europa Report. The film follows a six-person team on their three-year journey to Jupiter’s moon Europa, and in an early report on the film io9 calls it “the most painstakingly accurate space movie we’ve seen in ages.”

We haven’t seen much from the film at this point apart from a quiet teaser, but now there’s a new poster and a bit more info on the film thanks to the report mentioned above. Read More »

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Last year’s martial arts/steampunk action/comedy film Tai Chi Zero was explicitly designed to be followed by a sequel — the two films shot back to back — and now that second film, Tai Chi Hero, is almost upon us. (It was released in Hong Kong last fall.) A variety of posters are being revealed today highlighting characters from the film, and we’ve got the villain.

More than anything else this line in the synopsis for the second film makes me very curious: “that suits Lu Chan just fine, as the mutant horn on his head gives him incredible kung-fu power, but leaves him dumber each time, and closer to death.” Lu Chan is the hero of the title, and I love the idea of a trade-off in power represented there. It’s a video game concept, and these films embrace such things whole-heartedly. But it’s also a classic idea inspired by tales that are centuries old, where the thing that gives a character power also destroys them.

See the poster and a trailer below. Read More »