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The composer who worked on two recent Best Picture winners is taking a monstrous leap. Alexandre Desplat, the composer of scores for The King’s Speech and Argo, as well as for Moonrise Kingdom and both Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows among others, will be writing the music for next year’s big budget remake of Godzilla. Read More »

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This is the best fan-made trailer I’ve seen in a while. Footage from Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim has been re-cut into a trailer that still sells del Toro’s movie, but in the style of old Toho Studios trailers. If you’re familiar with any of the classic ads for Toho’s own Kaiju films, this will be very familiar. Even if you’re not, however, the style is so expertly captured here that you’ll get the idea very quickly. Read More »

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News of a new G.I. Joe film, the continuation of Pacific Rim and some crazy riffs on potential follow-ups are all in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump, read about the following.

  • Jon Chu confirms Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis will be back for G.I. Joe 3.
  • Sandra Bullock doesn’t think there will be a sequel to The Heat.
  • Despite rumors, there are no plans to do a sequel to The Simpsons Movie.
  • Gareth Edwards comes up with a hypothetical idea for a Godzilla sequel.
  • James Wan says he’d love an electric car in Fast and Furious 7.
  • Mel Gibson‘s brother wants to lend his voice to the Mad Max video game.
  • Travis Beacham promises more Pacific Rim, at least in comics.
  • Dolphin Tale 2 gets a greenlight and the whole gang is back.

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‘Godzilla’ Trailer Roars at Comic Con 2013

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Last year at Comoc Con, Legendary Entertainment surprised the crowd with a very early teaser trailer for Gareth EdwardsGodzilla. The test footage kicked Hall H’s ass and was one of the most talked about things of that year’s Con. Warner Bros has returned a year later with Edwards, alongside cast members Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor Johnson and Bryan Cranston to premiere a new teaser trailer, our first look at actual footage from the film. Read all about it, and find what was said on the panel, after the jump.

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For the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, Legendary Entertainment spared no expense to create one of the coolest real world ARG experiences I’ve ever been part of. And thats a tough claim considering all the awesome viral events 42 Entertainment has created over the years in San Diego and elsewhere, most specifically for Tron Legacy and The Dark Knight. 42, an outside marketing company started by former Walt Disney Imagineers, has always struggled with the studios to provide these big real world experiences. Legendary Entertainment recently acquired film marketing agency Five33, which gives the team unprecedented access to work from within to create what might not be possible at other outside marketing companies.

The Godzilla Encounter is a ticketed experience set in a building which is a mere five minute walk outside of the San Diego Convention Center. /Film was given a preview of the experience, which will be open to fans from Thursday to Sunday. What did we see? Did we survive a Godzilla attack? See photos and watch our video blog after the jump.
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New ‘Godzilla’ Poster and Concept Art

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We’ll learn a lot about Gareth Edwards‘ new telling of Godzilla in the next couple days, beginning with a visit to the so-called Godzilla Experience set up by Warner Bros. and Legendary, later today. We might have the first full film image of Godzilla at that point, as well as a better description of the approach Edwards has taken to the movie.

For now, the Godzilla Experience app has provided a new piece of concept art that shows off what appears to be part of the giant beast, and in so doing helps give a sense of scale for the monster. Check that out below, along with a new poster.

Keep an eye open for a couple more Godzilla reports today or tomorrow and Saturday. (You can also revist the Mondo poster for the film’s Comic Con appearance, which also shows off a bit of the title beast.)

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If you’re heading to Comic-Con, your mind is probably beginning to melt at all the awesome possibilities. Now you can add another to the list. Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are teaming up for an event called the “Godzilla Encounter” to promote Gareth Edwards‘ May 2014 film, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Bryan Cranston and Sally Hawkins. Here’s the description of the event, which is happening every half hour from Wednesday through Sunday in San Diego, CA.

Be transported into the history of Godzilla and follow six decades of pop culture legacy through the backstreets of Tokyo. Then witness the legend reborn as you step into the world of the new Godzilla. Visit set pieces from the 2014 movie, unlock exclusive content and experience a thrilling close encounter with the creature itself.

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Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. have released a new Mondo poster for Godzilla, just in time for San Diego Comic Con this week where the big monster reboot will be further previewed.

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