Will Assassin’s Creed break the video game movie curse? World of Warcraft might accomplish that task first, based on director Duncan Jones‘ (Moon) involvement, but later this year, if Jones’ adaptation does disappoint, then director Justin Kurzel has a real shot at shattering the curse. Kurzel reunites with Macbeth stars, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, for this Ubisoft adaptation, which Fassbender says is “old school” and inspired by The Matrix.
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I’ve never played a minute of the Assassin’s Creed games in my life, but that isn’t stopping me from looking forward to this year’s big screen adaptation of the popular video game. Directed by Justin Kurzel (Macbeth), this Ubisoft property has a real shot at breaking the deadly video game movie curse.
After months of shooting, Assassin’s Creed wraps principal photography. Learn more about the project after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
One of the most promising aspects of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is how different Ben Affleck‘s take on the Caped Crusader appears to be. This isn’t Michael Keaton’s neurotic weirdo or Christian Bale’s angry young man – this is a tired, middle-aged vigilante whose fear and rage has boiled over into general world-weariness. Whether the film is ultimately good or not (and no number of lousy trailers can fully diminish every speck of hope), at least this Batman will stand apart from the others.
The difference between Batfleck and his predecessors can be seen in the film’s new take on the Dark Knight’s base of operations, the Batcave. Glimpsed in several of the trailers, this version of Batman’s laboratory/armory/garage/museum certainly looks like a refreshing take on the most famous secret lair this side of the Fortress of Solitude and two new photos are here to drive that point home.
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Posted on Monday, December 21st, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Director Justin Kurzel‘s Assassin’s Creed movie opens exactly one year from today and you know what that means: the marketing has begun. The adaptation of the long-running and occasionally beloved video game series has been filming for a few months now, but details of any kind have been shaky at best. Is this a direct adaptation of a single game in the franchise? A mishmash of concepts drawn from across the series and assembled into one story? A totally new storyline that will coexist alongside the rest of the games? Who is star Michael Fassbender playing, exactly? What’s up with that photo from October? Those are the questions that are on our minds now that the hype machine is slooowly starting to turn its gears.
And no, none of those questions will be answered today. But we do get a banner, a new official website, a mysterious phone number that takes you to a mysterious message. Let’s dive into the Assassin’s Creed viral marketing and see what it has to offer.
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After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year, Ben Wheatley‘s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel High-Rise was finally picked up by Magnolia Pictures for release via their niche distribution arm Magnet Releasing. And with that deal in place, we now have the first High-Rise trailer, which functions as both a teaser for the movie and an advertisement for the titular London apartment complex where strange and vicious things may be afoot, all narrated by star Tom Hiddletson. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 2nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Assassin’s Creed is assembling a murderer’s row of big-name talents. The latest stars to board Justin Kurzel‘s video game adaptation are Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson, joining Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Ariane Labed. Get details on the Assassins Creed Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Want a first look at Jon Bernthal sporting the Punisher logo? Will the DC movies and shows ever cross over? Who else is getting dragged into the S.H.I.E.L.D. / Carter Dubsmash wars? What does Paul Bettany think of Jason Statham‘s superhero diss? Is Josh Brolin nervous about playing Thanos? What can Jeremy Irons say about Batman v Superman‘s Alfred? Are there new photos from the Flash and Arrow premieres? Who’s who in the Luke Cage cast? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
There’s no trailer for Ben Wheatley‘s High-Rise, seemingly in part because there’s isn’t a firm release plan announced in the UK, and no US distributor. We’re waiting eagerly for news of the film’s theatrical release. In the meantime, however, we’ve got two new High-Rise images showing Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston, and Elisabeth Moss as they appear in the film.
And while images of Hiddleston’s character that we’ve seen in the past (like the one above) made the guy look like his life is pretty together, this new shot shows him in a different place. And then there’s a shot of Irons which is a bit mysterious, even ominous. Read More »
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Thankfully, for fans anticipating Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the footage that was shown to fans in Hall H at Comic-Con was a new trailer that was officially released online immediately after it premiere, and you can watch it right here.
But what fans weren’t easily able to see immediately was the panel (hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler) for the film that featured Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and director Zack Snyder. Thankfully, the entire panel for the first big screen meeting of The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel is now available for you to watch online.
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The big reveal for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice at Comic-Con was a brand new trailer, showing off the first big screen meeting of The Dark Knight and Man of Steel. You can watch the extended peek of the movie right here, but there was also a whole panel for fans to soak up where some interesting tidbits were revealed, especially about Metropolis and Gotham City.
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons and Holly Hunter were all on hand for the panel, each with some interesting things to say about their characters, the legacy that comes with them, and much more. After the jump, find out everything we learned from the Batman v Superman Comic Con 2015 panel! Read More »