ATM Viral Video From ‘Skyline’

These days, people do so much important business at ATM’s that it’s completely normal to be nervous and guarded around them. We’re standing on the street, with money in plain sight, inputting numbers that unlock our lives. At any moment, someone could steal the PIN from over your shoulder or run by and grab the cash out of you hand. Being held up in that situation is certainly a real fear for many of us and, until today, it was the worst possible thing that could happen at an ATM. Now, in a short viral clip for Skyline, we have footage from something much worse that can happen while you are standing at an ATM. For added effect, it’s shown from the perspective of the machine.

Skyline, directed by the Brothers Strause and starring Eric Balfour and Donald Faison, opens Friday. Check out the viral video jump. Read More »

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Movie Trailer #2: ‘Skyline’

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We got our first look at Skyline at Comic Con, along with a great deal of exposure to the PR line that the movie is a homemade affair. Directors Greg and Colin Strause did pay for the movie themselves and shoot a great deal of it in their own condo in Los Angeles, but they also happen to own an effects company that does digital work for big-budget movies. That company, Hydraulx, did the effects for Skyline, so it’s not quite like this was assembled with a PC from Best Buy and a copy of Adobe After Effects.

Still, Skyline looks like an entertainingly flashy alien invasion thriller, with some big setpieces. Now there’s a second trailer, which can be seen after the break. Read More »

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UPDATE: The Simon Pegg tweet from which the Andy Serkis info was ‘sourced’ has been deleted. Was this a case of announcing too soon and/or without authorization, or is something else in the works? Mark this one as ‘uncertain’ for now. Original article follows.

Sad news if you were looking forward to seeign Dr. Who‘s David Tennant work opposite Simon Pegg in Burke & Hare, the upcoming horror comedy from John Landis. Tennant has been forced to drop out, leaving a core cast of Pegg, Bill Nighy and John Cleese. But all is not bleak, as Tennant has been replaced by Andy Serkis.

The news comes direct from Simon Pegg, who said “David Tennant had to drop out of B&H but by sheer glorious serendipity a legend of Middle Earth and Skull Island has come aboard. Welcome AS.” Good enough for me. I’d love to see Tenant do more feature work, but I’ll take Serkis in a pinch. As we’ve reported before, Burke and Hare were itinerant Irish immigrant murderers who sold corpses of their victims to a medical college in Scotland. Very much looking forward to seeing Landis return with this one. [Pegg's Twitter, via CHUD]

After the break, news on two projects that couldn’t be more different. Read More »

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I hate to do another compilation post, but I have a lot of first look production photos to show you.

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