Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
For a while there, it looked like Hollywood might be learning a lesson about toy-based films. Yes, the Transformers franchise continues to rake in the dough, but Battleship was one of the floppiest flops of the year, and Universal scrapped their plans to make movies based on other Hasbro board games.
Then The Lego Movie hit theaters, dominating the box office and earning stellar reviews besides. Suddenly, a Monster Trucks movie looks like a good idea. Such a good idea, in fact, that it’s begun casting, with Suburgatory‘s Jane Levy and X-Men: First Class‘s Lucas Till eyed for the leads.
After the jump, find out more about that, as well as why Warner Bros. is considering making Ninjago before it gets around to The Lego Movie 2. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
As Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones, Jason Momoa was the feared leader of a vicious tribe of warriors. As Connor in David Hayter‘s Wolves, he’s pretty much the same thing, only his charges are werewolves instead of horse-lords.
X-Men: First Class star Lucas Till plays the protagonist, a recently orphaned high school student who’s horrified to discover that he’s turning into a wolf. He runs away from home and winds up in a town populated by two warring werewolf factions, one of which is led by Connor. Then he makes the mistake of falling for Connor’s girl Angelina (Merritt Patterson). Watch the first trailer after the jump.
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Would Joss Whedon make The Avengers 2 without Robert Downey Jr.? Want to see a steelbook for the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray? When will Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. start filming again? Where can you read more about Thor’s activities in The Avengers? Which Superman world record was recently set? Are James Gunn and Edgar Wright sharing Marvel secrets? Read about all this and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
To coincide with its long-awaited Sundance debut, Chan-wook Park‘s Stoker has just unveiled a new international trailer. The first English-language outing from the Oldboy auteur stars Mia Wasikowska as India, a teenage girl mourning the death of her father (Dermot Mulroney). The unexpected arrival of her mysterious Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) further complicates matters, especially as he seems to have taken an unhealthy interest in both India and her chilly mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman). Watch the new video after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, August 24th, 2012 by Angie Han
X-Men and Watchmen scribe (and Solid Snake voice actor) David Hayter has been trying to break into feature filmmaking for some time now, but luck hasn’t really been on his side. He was working on a (pre-Iron Man 2) Black Widow project before Lionsgate hit the brakes on that, and tried for years to land the Watchmen helming gig before Zack Snyder ultimately got the job. When a werewolf thriller titled Wolves was announced back in 2010, it seemed he was finally getting ready to settle into the director’s chair. Then not much was heard about the movie for a couple of years, and we more or less forgot about it.
Hayter’s continued working on the project under the radar, though, and now the first pieces of casting are falling into place. Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class) nabbed the lead role a few weeks ago, and now he’s being joined by Jason Momoa (a.k.a. Khal Drogo) and relative newcomer Merritt Patterson. Dave Elsey, who won an Oscar for his makeup work on The Wolfman, is on board to design the creatures. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 by Angie Han
Today’s edition of Sequel Bits is particularly chatty, as everyone has a little something to say about their next big project. After the jump:
- Adam McKay teases a minor Anchorman 2 detail
- Steve Carell talks about reprising his role as Brick
- Fast & Furious 6 gets an early bit of marketing
- Tom Cruise is still excited to fly jets in Top Gun 2
- Lucas Till lobbies for Polaris in X-Men: First Class 2
- Simon Pegg promises more of the Enterprise in Star Trek 2
- Damon Lindelof discusses the film’s “nuanced” villain
- Chris Pine thinks Trek 2 is really about the characters
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Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 by Angie Han
The superhero-supervillain showdown is a staple of any costumed-hero flick, but writer/director Jason Trost‘s indie thriller Vs takes it to a whole new level by expanding that central conflict and mixing in an element of horror. Described as “Kick-Ass meets Saw,” Vs revolves around a quartet of young superheroes who are forced by their archnemesis Rickshaw (James Remar) to pass a series of deadly tests, lest he destroy the 100 innocent civilians he’s kidnapped. Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class), Sean Whalen, Nick Principe, Sophie Merkley, and Trost also star. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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NOTE: Because we experienced some issues with our previous exclusive clip, Fox has asked that we remove that one and replace it with this one. Our apologies for any confusion this might have caused.
One of the biggest surprises of the summer was Matthew Vaughn‘s X-Men: First Class. A film that was rumored to be rushed and have all kind of production issues turned out to be the best X-Men film since Bryan Singer was behind the camera. The cast, including star making performances from James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, was stellar, the action was top notch, the writing was sharp and at the end, almost everyone was left hoping to see where this period reboot of the X-Men franchise would go next.
While we still don’t know the answer to that question, you can soon dive headfirst into X-Men: First Class on Blu-ray. It’ll be released September 9 and has a ton of special features including several deleted and extended scenes. Slashfilm is proud to exclusively debut one of these scenes after the jump. It shows a bit more of what Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon) has planned for the world as Charles Xavier (McAvoy) looking into the mind of Emma Frost (January Jones). Read More »
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