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It’s been over a year since the last Marvel Studios theatrical release, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe is coming back in a big way. Black Widow brings us back to theaters this summer, followed closely by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which just released its first trailer. But perhaps highest on the list of most anticipated new Marvel Studios releases is Eternals, directed by recent Oscar winner Chloé Zhao. Hailed as Marvel’s most ambitious and cosmic tentpole, Eternals could be like nothing we’ve seen the studio release before.

And we can see what the film looks like in the new Marvel Studios teaser, which shows the very first Eternals footage. Watch it below

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Young Rock pitch video

Dwayne Johnson hasn’t appeared in a movie since last year’s Jumanji: The Next Level. That’s through no fault of his own, of course – the pandemic has pushed back a couple of his projects which, ideally, would have been released by now. But that means that we’ve gone many months without seeing a new Rock vehicle, and diehard fans are probably wondering when they’ll be able to see his next project.

Today, Johnson shared a new pitch video for his upcoming NBC series Young Rock, which is based on three different time periods in his own early life. Does the whole video end with an extremely obvious ad for his tequila company? You bet your ass it does. But you’ve already come this far, so what are you going to do – not watch it? Check out the Young Rock pitch video below. Read More »

Deadpool Animation Test

If you’re still disappointed that the Deadpool animated series previously ordered by FX isn’t happening anymore, and the hilarious script pages mocking the cancellation written by would-be showrunner Donald Glover only made you lament the show’s cancellation even more, we have a treat that might make you feel a little better.

One of the animation studios who vied for the chance at being behind the Deadpool animated series was Titmouse. They’ve done work on the Netflix adult animated comedy Big Mouth, the underrated live-action animated hybrid Son of Zorn, and Marvel’s Black Panther series for BET. Now that the Deadpool animated series has been scrapped, Titmouse has posted the test footage they created as part of their pitch, and it makes us wish they got the job. Read More »

Rust Animation Test Footage

A live-action adaptation of Royden Lepp‘s family-friendly graphic novel Rust has been in the works since the summer of 2011, a few months before it was even available to purchase. A year later, Attack the Block director and The Adventures of Tintin co-writer Joe Cornish was attached to direct the film, produced by Simon Kinberg, with a script by The Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna. Since then, we haven’t heard anything about the project, but that changes today.

Sadly, there hasn’t been any update on the development of Rust, but it appears there may have once been an idea to turn the movie into an animated adaptation instead of a live-action movie. Some Rust test footage has been discovered online, created by animator Ryan J. Woodward, the same guy who has worked on movies like Space Jam, Osmosis Jones, The Iron Giant and Tomorrowland.

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John Carter pitch reel

Before Disney brought John Carter to movie theaters, resulting in one of the biggest box office bombs in recent memory, the film was in development at Paramount Pictures. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow director Kerry Conran was attached to direct the adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough‘s classic sci-fi novel John Carter of Mars, but it never came to fruition before the rights lapsed and ended up at the House of Mouse.

But for anyone who has ever wondered what this first iteration of John Carter of Mars might have looked like, a presentation reel has surfaced online with some very impressive designs that would have been awesome to see on the big screen. Watch the John Carter pitch reel after the jump! Read More »

Paul Reubens Roger Rabbit test footage

Walt Disney Productions purchased the film rights to Gary K. Wolf‘s novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? shortly after the book’s publication in 1981, and Disney spent many years trying to bring Who Framed Roger Rabbit to the screen.

In the early 1980’s, Disney developed test footage with animation director Darrell Van Citters with Paul Reubens voicing Roger Rabbit, Peter Renaday and Mike Gabriel as Eddie Valiant, and Russi Taylor as Jessica Rabbit. This was right around the time that Reubens was getting ready to reveal his Pee-Wee Herman persona to the world.

The early test footage was broadcast once on a 1983 Disney Channel show called Disney Studio Showcase, and never seen from again — until now. Thief Archive (via CartoonBrew) has found the footage of the television airing of these early animation tests. Watch the Paul Reubens Roger Rabbit test footage now, embedded after the jump.

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I’m not sure if /Film readers are looking forward to The Maze Runner, as it might look like another young adult book adaptation. But the footage that was screened at Comic Con surprised those in attendance, and I think it will we will all be pleasantly surprised by the film when its released.

We’ve been following filmmaker Wes Ball since the release of his computer animated short film Ruin a couple years ago. (He has a deal with Fox to eventually make a big screen adaptation of the short.) Ball is part of a new generation of filmmakers who display a mastery of computer-generated imagery and know how to use it as part of the filmmaking toolset. Yesterday the filmmaker went on a mini-rant on Twitter about how he believes audiences are ready for a fully-CG computer-animated feature film for adults, and how he wants to see a “photographic” quality computer-animated feature. He even teased a project he’s been working on for some time. Check out some concept art, a poster and a concept pitch teaser trailer for Wes Ball‘s In Search Of Humans. Learn more, after the jump.

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In recent years it’s become pretty common for filmmakers to put together proof-of-concept trailers to give studio executives a visual aid for pitches. Sometimes they are edited together from a mash-up of existing movies (which is very time consuming), and other times they involve the filmmakers spending their own money and time to shoot it on spec for real (which is more costly). We’ve featured some of these on /Film in the past, including Kevin Tancharoen‘s pitch trailer for The Hunger Games.

While this is a common practice in the realm of film, its isn’t done too often in the world of television. Networks usually spend millions of dollars to cast and create pilot episodes, most of which are never aired to the public. So what you’re about to see after the jump is unique, a proof-of-concept pitch trailer for a television series that doesn’t yet exist.

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Watch A Pitch Trailer for ‘Jurassic World’

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Last night’s announcement that Jurassic Park 4 would be titled Jurassic World just left us hungry for more information about the movie, and today we’ve something really juicy.

Someone has uploaded a pitch trailer for the film, giving us a sense of what it might look like. Keep in mind that this isn’t actually a clip from the movie — in fact, Frank Marshall has confirmed that it isn’t — but it’s an exciting peek at a long-developing project nonetheless. Check it out after the jump.

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Back in Time

Back to the Future is one of those films we all have, and continue to make, great memories about. Whether it’s the first time we saw the film, a piece of merchandise we own, a new wrinkle about its production, on an almost weekly basis Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale‘s 1985 masterpiece keeps reminding us of its cultural significance.

The film will be 30 years old in 2015 and Jason Aron has just created a Kickstarter to finish a movie celebrating that fact. It’s called Back in Time and it’ll explore the cultural significance of Back to the Future in a very unique way. It’ll use the Delorean automobile as the through line. Check out the trailer below. Read More »