The Jungle Book trailer mash-up

Just last week brought the first teaser trailer for Disney’s new live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book, giving a realistic makeover to the 1967 animated musical adaptation, complete with some impressive visual effects bringing the animals to life.

And now an inevitable The Jungle Book trailer mash-up has surfaced, taking footage from the original animated movie and cutting it in the style of the recent teaser trailer for the 2016 release. Read More »

The Jungle Book questions

The trailer for Jon Favreau‘s reimagining of The Jungle Book hit the web today (watch The Jungle Book trailer now if you haven’t already), and the filmmaker has taken to twitter to answer some of the fans questions. Since not everyone is following Favreau’s tweets, I thought I’d round-up the interesting answers and present them to you in a more digestible format (a blog post).

Also I tweeted this, but I wanted to bring this to everyone’s attention here on the site: After watching The Jungle Book trailer, consider this: 99% of the animals and environments you see in that trailer were created with CG. The film was all shot in a studio in downtown Los Angeles. Mowgli, the human boy, is the only live-action character, and aside from the ground he stood on, most of the environment around him was created digitally. Judging from the early footage in the trailer, I’m impressed. Hit the jump to read Favreau answer some Jungle Book questions and talk bout how he created the film and more.
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The Jungle Book

As you’ve surely noticed, Disney is obsessed with turning their animated classics into new live-action movies. Just this year alone we’ve gotten word of Tim Burton directing Dumbo, Alex Ross Perry writing Winnie the Pooh, and Reese Witherspoon starring in a Tinkerbell movie, not to mention live-action takes on Mulan, Pinocchio, Prince Charming and now an Aladdin prequel called Genies. And that’s not even all of them.

But the next one hitting theaters is The Jungle Book from Elf and Iron Man director Jon Favreau. The footage that played at D23 last month blew people away, and now you can get a sneak peek of that footage in a quick tease from the movie before the full trailer arrives on Monday. Watch The Jungle Book teaser below! Read More »

shannara-chronicles

Amid all the Miley Cyrus weed jokes, the Taylor Swift wins, and the #viral #unscripted #moments at last night’s VMAs, MTV debuted the first trailer for The Shannara Chronicles. Based on the novels by Terry Brooks, the fantasy drama unfolds centuries after a nuclear holocaust has wiped our current civilization off the map.

At the center of the story are three heroes — Elven princess Amberle (Poppy Drayton), human Eretria (Ivana Baquero), and half-elf, half-human Wil (Austin Butler) — on a quest to save the world from an evil demon. Watch The Shannara Chronicles trailer after the jump. Read More »

The Jungle Book

We haven’t heard much about Jon Favreau‘s live-action hybrid adaptation of The Jungle Book since production ended. The studio released a piece of concept art that revealed what the project might look like once it is done, and the filmmaker had Instagrammed a bunch of behind-the-scenes images showing the progress.

Otherwise, however, it’s been pretty much radio silence since December of last year. And so, this year’s D23 Expo was the public’s first major look at the new project. Happily, The Jungle Book did not disappoint. Get our Jungle Book D23 footage and panel recap — and see the first Jungle Book poster — after the jump.

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Cowboys & Aliens

Jon Favreau‘s Cowboys & Aliens was considered one of the biggest blockbuster bombs of 2011. The film, which was widely panned by critics and moviegoers alike, cost an estimated $170 million, yet earned only $100 million at the domestic box office. Producer Brian Grazer regrets making the movie just as much as you regret watching it.

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Shannara Chronicles Image

MTV is moving from the contemporary horror/comedy re-dos of Teen Wolf and Scream to realms of fantasy.

The channel has bankrolled The Shannara Chronicles, based on Terry Brooks‘ long-running series of fantasy novels. The first season is based on the second book, The Elfstones of Shannara, from when Brooks was still borrowing even more heavily from Tolkien than most fantasy writers of the ’70s and ’80s did.

Now we’ve got the first Shannara Chronicles photo, featuring the three actors who play some of the series’ lead characters. Read More »

Iron Man Honest Trailer

Marvel Studios may not have a panel at Comic-Con this week, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take time to look back at the film that has helped make the pop culture convention even bigger.

Iron Man was the first film to kick off the Marvel cinematic universe, the beginning of a lead-up to the assembly of The Avengers on the big screen for the first time ever. It still stands as one of the best films Marvel has made, but that doesn’t mean it’s immune to a skewering from the folks at Honest Trailers. They even take the time for a jab at The Incredible Hulk.

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Shakespeare - Revenge of the Sith

These Star Wars Bits are now the ultimate power in the universe. I suggest you use them. Here’s what you can expect from this round of Star Wars updates:

  • Simon Kinberg talks Darth Vader on Star Wars Rebels
  • See the Star Wars LEGO Dagobah Comic-Con exclusive set
  • Mark Wahlberg probably won’t see Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • JAKKS Pacific Boba Fett parade-inspired action figure
  • Second teaser for Episode VII sets a Guinness World Record
  • Mark Hamill growing his Jedi beard again
  • Original Star Wars screens theatrically in China for the first time
  • William Shakespeare’s Revenge of the Sith cover art revealed
  • New The Force Awakens promo image with Finn, Chewie and more
  • Ken Leung may have small role in The Force Awakens
  • Jon Favreau likely not directing any Star Wars movies
  • LEGO BB-8 is as adorable as you think

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Han Solo Lando Calrissian

Over the past month, the second Star Wars Anthology film has been the subject of much debate. Josh Trank left the project and we heard that Boba Fett was going to be the center of the film. Now, a new rumor adds more to that Boba Fett news by saying Fett’s rivalry with a certain smuggler named Han Solo between Episodes III and IV is the specific drive of the film. Among the characters who are part of that story? Lando, Chewbacca and Bossk.

But there’s more. The report also says Jon Favreau and Matthew Vaughn, two directors who were right in the middle of talks to direct Star Wars Episode VII, are potentially circling the 2018 project.

And that’s not it! The story says the third Anthology film could be that Yoda movie we’d heard about months ago too. Read more about this latest Han Solo Boba Fett Star Wars rumor below.

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