Batmobile concept art

A fun piece of trivia is making the rounds again, and since we’ve never written about it at /Film, now’s as good a time as any to share it. H.R. Giger, one of the designers of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Alien, was hired to create some Batmobile concept art for director Joel Schumacher‘s 1995 film Batman Forever – and Giger’s design is just as odd as you’d expect from the man whose mind birthed the Xenomorph. Take a closer look below. Read More »

john wick chapter 3 visual soundtrack

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum blasts into theaters this week. In honor of the return of Keanu Reeves and his many methods of killing people, we have an exclusive John Wick: Chapter 3 visual soundtrack for you to feast your ears and eyes on. The visual soundtrack features a selection of cuts from the score Tyler Bates and Joel J. Richard, along with footage from the film. Check it out below.

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The Magic Order

When famed comic book writer Mark Millar sold his Millarworld company to Netflix back in 2017, the plan was for him to develop new properties that could work as both comics and potential film or TV shows. The streaming service announced last year that several adaptations were coming soon, and now another adaptation is one step closer to reality.

James Wan (Aquaman, Saw) will direct the pilot episode of The Magic Order, based on an original comic that Millar wrote and Netflix published last year. This is exciting both because Wan rarely steps into the world of TV, and because the premise for this show is pretty damn great. Here’s what we know so far. Read More »

mark dacascos interview

“What does your name mean?”

Those are the first words to come out of Mark Dacascos‘ mouth when he greets me during the John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum junket ahead of the third film’s theatrical release. I tell him it means “Forever precious” in Vietnamese, and he launches into an excited monologue about the importance of retaining one’s cultural roots, something he’s trying to teach his kids. It’s a fitting start to our conversation about his villain, Zero, in the upcoming action film sequel starring Keanu Reeves as the titular assassin.

The John Wick series has grown to become a bonafide cultural phenomenon for its blending of Hong Kong-influenced martial arts with rapid gunfire, in a new style that director Chad Stahelski has cheekily coined “gun-fu.” Stahelski has described the style to be a combination of “Japanese jiu-jitsu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, tactical 3-gun, and standing Judo” — a blending of rich and varied cultures, much like Dacascos’ own cultural identity.

Born to a Hawaiian father of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry and a mother of Irish and Japanese ancestry, and trained in martial arts by his parents from a young age, Dacascos is the embodiment of the John Wick franchise’s cross-cultural mix. He’s starred in a number of martial arts film in his 34-year career, often as the one token Asian fighter. But in John Wick: Chapter 3, he’s not alone. His villainous assassin Zero has a whole entourage of fighters of Asian ethnicity, while the film features cameos from the Indonesian martial arts hit The Raid as well as Tiger Hu Chen from Reeves’ Man of Tai Chi.

/Film sat down with Dacascos to talk about everything from representation, to Iron Chef America, and how he improvised one of the funniest scenes in the John Wick franchise.

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angel has fallen trailer

Mike Banning, aka Dirtbag John McClane, is back yet again in Angel Has Fallen. The third entry in the Fallen franchise has Gerard Butler‘s ever-capable Secret Service agent framed for attempting to kill President Morgan Freeman. Now Banning has to clear his name, and blow up a lot of people in the process. Watch the Angel Has Fallen trailer below.

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John Wick Fortnite

John Wick has invaded the world of Fortnite.

A new trailer has arrived for a LTM (limited time mode) in the game which features the character from the Keanu Reeves-starring action movies, and after some early rumors suggested he was on the way, players better watch their backs, because Baba Yaga is officially here.
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Speed Honest Trailer

Honest Trailers continues their run through blockbuster summer with a look back at the role that solidified Keanu Reeves as a certified action star long before he got pissed off at someone for killing his wife and his dog.

Speed is probably one of the more unbelievable action movies to come out of the 1990s, but that doesn’t stop it from being a non-stop thrill ride that finds a bus tearing through the parts of greater Los Angeles at over 50 miles per hour. And just in case you forget how fast the bus is supposed to be going, don’t worry, because they’ll keep reminding you every five minutes or so. Watch the Speed Honest Trailer below. Read More »

primal trailer

Genndy Tartakovsky makes his highly anticipated return to TV with Primal, an Adult Swim animated series that looked to be as ambitious and visionary as his acclaimed show Samurai Jack. But even the title, and the show’s premise of a caveman who befriends a dinosaur, couldn’t prepare us for just how bloody this show would be. Watch the Primal trailer below.

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John Wick Chapter 3 training

Looking forward to John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum? That’s a rhetorical question, because the answer is obviously yes. And you absolutely should be: in his review for /Film, Chris Evangelista called the film “a bone-cracking, horse-kicking, dog-biting, book-smashing, ax-throwing action masterpiece.”

But it takes lots of hard work to pull off those incredible action sequences, and now a new John Wick Chapter 3 training video is here to showcase how stars Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry pushed themselves to their limits in order to achieve a sense of reality on screen. (Spoiler alert: their hard work paid off.)
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Despite delays and a network change, it seems like nothing can stop the perpetual train that is the Snowpiercer TV series from chugging along. The sci-fi series adaptation of Bong Joon-ho‘s acclaimed 2014 film of the same name has already been renewed for a second season at TBS before it has made its 2020 release.

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