Posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Furious 7 was a record-breaking success, but to paraphrase that old Biblical saying, man cannot live on Fast and Furious movies alone. So Vin Diesel is shaking things up a bit with The Last Witch Hunter, in which he plays — yup — the last witch hunter.
Immortal and kind of unhappy about it, Diesel’s Kaulder is locked in a centuries-long battle against a witch queen (Julie Engelbrecht) who wants to unleash a plague on humanity. Fortunately, he’s got some help in the form of Rose Leslie, of Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey fame. Elijah Wood and Michael Caine also star. Watch the first The Last Witch Hunter trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Vin Diesel just made the inevitable official. After grossing a billion dollars and counting with Furious 7, the star took the stage at CinemaCon in Las Vegas and announced that a eighth Fast and Furious film will be released on April 14, 2017. Diesel said it’ll be “the best movie you’ve ever seen.” Read more about the Fast and Furious 8 release date below. Read More »
On its opening weekend, Furious 7 grossed $392 million worldwide. That’s a jaw-dropping gross for a franchise that just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Many figured an announcement of an eighth installment in the franchise would happen almost immediately. However, that was not the case. Star Vin Diesel seems confident in a sequel, even suggesting the franchise will go to New York. Another rumor says Eva Mendes‘ character, last scene as a cameo in Fast Five, could return. But don’t go buying your tickets just yet. Produce Neil Moritz says nothing has been settled about Fast and Furious 8, but it should be soon. Read More »
We used to post an April Fools Day story each year on /Film, but I became annoyed by all the uncreative unfunny fake stories which infest this day. So we haven’t really participated in April Fools Day in a few years, and thats not changing this year — all the news you see on our front page is real news we believe to be true (hey, there’s always the chance that we’ll get fooled). So I’m not even going to pretend this is real for even a sentence or two (I know I’d almost have a mini heart attack), but I think its worth checking out.
I wanted to highlight this video from IGN, which claims to be a teaser trailer for a new Back to the Future reboot titled Fast to the Future starring Vin Diesel. I love this fake trailer as an April Fools Day release because you might buy it for a few seconds before it becomes so obviously ridiculous, It took some work to create this edit complete with computer generated effects… and its just fun. Watch the Back to the Future reboot trailer embedded after the jump.
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Furious 7 isn’t even in theaters yet but its star has begun teasing the follow up. Vin Diesel popped up on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week and said that Kurt Russell wasn’t cast in Furious 7 for Furious 7. He was cast for a story that happens afterward in New York, which is an obvious tease about Fast and Furious 8. Watch the video and read more about the Fast and Furious 8 setting below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Some new pics, some casting, and some very interesting quotes in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:
- Ethan Suplee is also back for Mallrats 2
- Alvin and the Chipmunks 4 books Bella Thorne
- Sam Jones says he’s already set for Ted 3
- Sharknado 3 will be “the worst,” says the Hoff
- See Zoolander and Hansel model for Valentino
- Vin Diesel predicts Best Picture for Furious 7
- There will be a gay couple in Independence Day 2
- James Wan is getting to work on The Conjuring 2
- Simon Pegg is “terrified” to write Star Trek 3
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Which superheroes might have cameos in X-Men Apocalypse? What adjective did Jeremy Irons use to describe the script to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Want to see a funny Avengers: Age of Ultron toy add? What are Bartman and Fall Out Boy fighting in Simpsons Tapped Out? Will Vin Diesel tease doing another Marvel role besides Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Does Ryan Reynolds know the rating of Deadpool? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Universal Studios Hollywood has released the first video of the upcoming Fast and the Furious Supercharged ride. In February Universal aired the first Fast & Furious Supercharged commercial during the Super Bowl, but this is the first time we actually get to see some of the ride being filmed with Fast and the Furious franchise stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez and Luke Evans. Watch the Fast & Furious Supercharged ride first look video embedded after the jump.
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I’d imagine you know everything you need to know about Furious 7 before hitting the theater in April. It’s the late Paul Walker’s last film, and it reunites much of the rest of the cast of the last few films and also brings in some new blood for a story about family (of course) and vengeance. Tonight a Furious 7 extended look went online, giving us a big excerpt of a scene that shows just how big and crazy this movie wants to go. Check it out below.
There’s also a new poster, and it’s a pretty great one-sheet — trouble is, we’ve only got a medium-sized version of it right now. Read More »