Trick R Treat

Trick ’r TreatMichael Dougherty‘s Halloween-themed horror anthology film, sat on shelves for at least two years before finally getting a release, at which point genre fans ate it up. Trick ’r Treat has gone one to become something of a modern cult classic, the type of film horror fans revisit every Halloween season to get their fix. And while fans embrace the film as is, they likely would’ve loved it even more had the film gone with its original concept: hiring a string of horror movie legends to helm each of the film’s segments. Get the Trick r Treat directors news below.

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Godzilla 2 easter egg

Director Michael Dougherty is hard at work directing Godzilla 2, the next movie in Warner Bros. and Legendary’s MonsterVerse. But while this film will set up an eventual conflict between two cinematic titans in 2020’s Godzilla vs. Kong, it will first turn to villains of the past and feature battles between Godzilla and iconic characters like Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah.

Thanks to Dougherty, we know Godzilla 2 will also feature a connection to the 1954 original film that started it all. But what does that link mean for this sequel?
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Godzilla 2 Mothra

Godzilla 2 (formerly titled Godzilla: King of the Monsters) began production last month, and we’ve since seen a few set photos emerge that indicate overturned cars, things on fire, and the general amount of destruction one might expect from a 350-foot-tall giant lizard stomping around and battling monstrous enemies.

One of those enemies is the winged creature Mothra, and a new photo from the film’s marketing department gives us another look at Godzilla’s formidable foe.
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Godzilla 2 starts filming

Back in December, Legendary Pictures put out a press release declaring that the title of Godzilla 2 was Godzilla: King of the Monsters. That appears to have changed, because today Legendary and Warner Bros. jointly released a statement announcing that Godzilla 2 has begun filming, but there’s no official title to be found. Hmm.

But just because the title has dropped references to other monsters doesn’t mean the movie itself has done the same thing. Get the latest Godzilla 2 details below, including the confirmation of the cast and a head count of the creatures Godzilla will battle in this film.
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Zhang Ziyi

Zhang Ziyi is the latest to join the cast of the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla and the third movie in the Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. MonsterVerse, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

But the Chinese actress best known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Memoirs of a Geisha won’t just be playing monster fodder. Her role will reportedly figure prominently in the MonsterVerse, with Ziyi set to appear in future monster movie installments.

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Kyle Chandler Godzilla sequel casting

Actor Kyle Chandler will play the father of Millie Bobby Brown‘s (Stranger Things) character in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The actor, known for his excellent dramatic work in Bloodline and Friday Night Lights, will co-star in Michael Dougherty‘s (Krampus) monster movie, due out in 2019. Right now, Chandler and Brown are the only actors confirmed to star in Legendary’s sequel to Gareth Edward‘s hit 2014 film.

Below, learn more about the Kyle Chandler Godzilla sequel casting.

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Godzilla 2 Writers

UPDATE 2: Now, months later, Variety has added the official confirmation that Michael Dougherty is directing Godzilla 2. Our original article runs below.

UPDATE: After we learned yesterday that Godzilla 2 would be scripted by Krampus writers Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields, it turns out that one of them will also be directing. ScreenCrush reports Michael Dougherty will be directing Godzilla 2 as well. Legendary must have been very pleased with the work he turned in as the director of Krampus, which has some of the coolest horror monsters to hit the big screen in awhile.

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Trick 'r Treat decorations

As we continue waiting for a sequel, Trick ‘r Treat 2, writer-director Michael Dougherty and AtmosFX’s co-founder Pete Reichert are hoping some Trick ‘r Treat-themed Halloween decorations will tide folks over. The Krampus director and his old pal from his days at MTV are bringing fans of the anthology horror movie some vignettes involving Sam, the enforcer of Halloween’s rules and traditions.

The digital decorations will show the pumpkin-faced troublemaker confronting a bully without a costume, terrorizing a home handing out healthy snacks, and more. You can place these decorations in front of a window or on your lawn, and the images are, like the film, aimed a little more towards adults. We recently spoke with Dougherty and Reichert about making these Trick ‘r Treat decorations, what to expect from the vignettes, and Dougherty’s immense passion for his creation.

Below, get more information on the Trick ‘r Treat decorations.

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Krampus

If you prefer your Christmas cheer with a touch of terror, Krampus may be right up your alley. Directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat), the horror-comedy-fantasy follows a dysfunctional family (played by Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Emjay Anthony, and more) visited by a magical holiday spirit.

Unfortunately for them, Krampus isn’t a kind and giving entity like Santa Claus, but rather a demon who punishes those who’ve been naughty. Get your Krampus first look after the jump.
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Richard Taylor Warcraft Interview

One of the best things about Comic Con is getting up close and personal with objects and costumes designed for many films. Weta Workshop is here with artifacts from Duncan Jones‘s film Warcraft, for example. While waiting to speak to Jones at Legendary’s preview night event, I got a few minutes of private conversation with Richard Taylor, the Weta Workshop founder and creative director whose work with armor and weapons gave such weight to the Lord of the Rings movies.

The work Taylor and Weta have done for Warcraft is spectacular. You can see evidence above — that shot is of a statue of Dominic Cooper’s character King Llane Wrynn, unveiled this evening. We’ve got more shots of Weta’s armor work below, along with a nice chat with Taylor. The armor master says that new digital-enhanced techniques saved the day on Warcraft.

Taylor also brings up Krampus, from Trick R Treat director Michael Dougherty, for which he says about 80% of the effects are practical.

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