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- 03/15/17--10:26: Incredible Blood-Soaked New Trailer for Neil Gaiman's AMERICAN GODS
- 03/15/17--12:00: Check Out This Awesome KONG: SKULL ISLAND Concept Art
- 03/15/17--12:02: You Can Now Play The Cancelled PRIMAL RAGE Sequel
- 03/15/17--12:03: See the First Trailer for the Upcoming FAIRY TAIL Anime Movie
- 03/16/17--06:08: Watch: How BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) Should Have Ended
- 03/16/17--06:55: Satoru Iwata May Be In THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD
Disney has released a new teaser trailer for their upcoming animated film Coco. As you'll see, this is going to be a gorgeous film that tells the charming and magical story of a boy, a magic guitar, and his journey to the Land of the Dead. It looks like Pixar has another big hit on their hands, and I'm looking forward to seeing more!
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
The film comes from director Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and was co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University). Coco opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. Watch the trailer and tell us what you think!
Pixar Releases a Beautifully Charming Teaser Trailer for Their Next Film COCO
Hulu has released the first trailer for an original documentary called Becoming Bond. It tells the crazy and fascinating story of George Lazenby, the actor who replaced Sean Connery in the role of James Bond for only one film after Connery ended his run. That film was On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, which is one of the best films in the franchise.
What makes this story so interesting is the fact that Lazenby had no acting experience prior to landing the role. He was Australian car salesman, who managed to lie his way into the role and a six movie deal with a $1 million bonus that he ended up turning down. That's just crazy to me, but his whole story will be laid out in this documentary, which might bend the truth a little bit.
The movie combines interviews with Lazenby along with reenactments of his story being played out with actors that include Jake Johnson and Jeff Garlin. The movie looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. Here's the synopsis:
A unique documentary/narrative hybrid chronicling the stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next six Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down…
This film looks like it will be a real treat for James Bond fans. It's set to be released on Hulu on May 10th.
New James Bond Doc Tells the Crazy Story of One-Time 007 George Lazenby, Who Had it All and Gave it Up
While we are still waiting to find out how good the Ghost In The Shell movie is, I think we can all agree the effects we've seen so far for the film are phenomenal! This latest look from Tested shows us a close-up view of the robot skeleton featured in the film! This thing took a lot of 3D printing and crafting to create. In fact, Adam Savage says there are several hundred individual pieces to this skeleton! That's a lot of work, but it looks so beautiful it was totally worth it.
Hear more about the design process in the video below.
Adam Savage Shows Went Into Creating the Robot Skeleton for GHOST IN THE SHELL
With Mass Effect: Andromeda right around the corner, now is the time to start deciding what platform you're getting the game on. Luckily, this video shows the game looks pretty standard across Xbox One, PS4, and PC platforms...read more on GameTyrant
Here's What MASS EFFECT ANDROMEDA Looks Like Across Xbox One, PC, And PS4
In honor of the release of Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast this week, the team at ScreenJunkies is here with an Honest Trailer for the 1991 original animated feature.
Have you noticed that they've started doing this thing where they try to come up with their own clever take on the music in their Honest Trailer videos? The rest of the video isn't bad, but the part where they try to be funny with the music is one of the worst aspects of the show, and I'm hoping it's a phase they're going through and it doesn't become a permanent part of the web series moving forward.
Also, for the record, a lot of the questions they pose about the story here are actually answered in the new live-action version, so if you're interested, you should go see that when it comes out and see what I mean. The way the new movie improves the logic behind many of the character decisions and better fleshes out the story is one of its chief justifications for existing at all, in my opinion. Let us know what you think below:
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Honest Trailer Asks All the Nitpicky Questions You've Wondered About for Years
Netflix has acquired the rights to Orsen Welles' final uncompleted film, The Other Side of the Wind. He started shooting the film in the 1970s and was working on completing it up until the time he passed away in 1985.
Even though Welles was a master filmmaker, if was never really easy for him to get his films made because he played by his own rules. Well, Netflix is a supporter of that kind of filmmaker, and now they are stepping in to help out Welles.
Netflix has announced that they will finance the restoration of The Other Side of the World and complete the unfinished film. The movie is a Hollywood satire about a filmmaker attempting a comeback. Here's a more detailed summary:
The film covers the 70th birthday party of movie director Jake Hannaford, who is struggling to make a commercial comeback. It opens with Hannaford's death just after the party, and mostly focuses on the night before his death. We also see extracts of Hannaford's daring new film-within-a-film, The Other Side of the Wind. As we learn more about Hannaford at his party, the audience realises that he is a far more complex character than he seems, and harbors several big secrets.
The film presents a cynical portrait of Hollywood in the 1970s, parodying the passing of the studio system, and the experimental new film-makers of the new Hollywood, as well as mocking successful European directors such as Antonioni. It was shot in a variety of different styles—color, black-and-white, still photography, 8mm, 16mm and 35mm film, all rapidly intercut together, and was planned as a collage of these different styles.
The movie stars John Huston, Dennis Hopper and Peter Bogdanovich, who will help in the editing of the film. Producer Frank Marshall will oversee the finishing of the movie. He offered the following statement:
"I can’t quite believe it, but after 40 years of trying, I am so very grateful for the passion and perseverance from Netflix that has enabled us to, at long last, finally get into the cutting room to finish Orson’s last picture."
As a fan of Orson Welles, I'm happy that Netflix is restoring The Other Side of the Wind, and I can't wait to see it.
Netflix Will Restore and Complete Orson Welles' Final Film THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND
I loved the way Logan ended. I thought it was a perfect conclusion for the character that left audiences sad but fulfilled. Hugh Jackman originally wanted a different ending for the film, one that was heavily inspired by Clint Eastwood's Academy Award-winning film Unforgiven.
During an interview with Yahoo, Jackman said that he was inspired by Unforgiven, which we've heard was a heavy inspiration for Logan, and you can already see that in the film. Unforgiven follows a retired killer named William Munny, who is living the simple life as a farmer until an opportunity presents itself to make some much needed extra cash. This opportunity takes him on a journey that brings out the killer in him once again and by the end of the film Munny is physically and emotionally torn apart with more dead men weighing on his soul. Munny made it out of his journey alive, but he had to continue his existence with this weight of death on his soul.
When talking about this aspect of the film and the influence it had on his vision for Logan's end, Jackman said:
“It’s more powerful that Munny doesn’t die at the end. You assume he’s going to die, but by taking that final action and shooting everyone down, he embraces all the darkness he’s tried to put outside him. Now he’s got to live with it, and it’s almost more devastating.”
That is one of the aspects that made Unforgiven such an incredible and powerful movie, and I can see why Jackman would have wanted that ending for Logan. But I still prefer the version we got. Jackman pitched his idea to director James Mangold, but he was already set on Wolverine dying at the end. The actor explained why Mangold was right in his decision:
“It was always floated that Logan would possibly die. I said, ‘Let’s be open, because it may be more powerful for him not to die'. James was always certain of that ending, and he was right. Unlike a human character [like William Munny], what’s most poignant for someone who is thought to be indestructible is him dying while saying, ‘This is what it feels like.'”
Wolverine had to die at the end of Logan, and I felt his ending was just as powerful and meaningful as the ending of Unforgiven. Now all Logan needs is that Best Picture Oscar at next year's Academy Awards.
Hugh Jackman Says He Wanted LOGAN to End Like Clint Eastwood's UNFORGIVEN
Some really crazy shit goes down in the latest trailer for Starz' series adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods. This is an awesomely dark trailer, and as you'll see, it's filled with lots of blood gushing and raining from the sky! This series looks absolutely stunning, and I can't wait to watch it! This trailer is packed full of incredibly cool visuals that are sure to get fans excited.
The series premiered at SXSW this week, and it was met with a lot of positive reactions. Judging from what people are saying, this series will be an incredible adaptation of Gaiman's book.
American Gods finds traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fearing irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology and celebrity offered by the New Gods. The 100‘s Ricky Whittle plays Shadow Moon, an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Deadwood‘s Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.
Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (Kings) are developing the series, and it has a great cast that includes Emily Browning (Sucker Punch) as Laura Moon, Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black) as Mad Sweeney, Yetide Badaki (Sequestered) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley as Technical Boy, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as Mr. World and Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow) as Mr. Nancy. Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies), Gillian Anderson (Hannibal), Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope), Peter Stormare (Prison Break), Corbin Bernsen (Psych) and Jonathan Tucker (Kingdom) also have roles in the series.
American Gods is set to premiere on Starz on April 30th. Enjoy the new trailer!
Incredible Blood-Soaked New Trailer for Neil Gaiman's AMERICAN GODS
Kong: Skull Island stomped into theaters this past Friday, and while it definitely has some glaring flaws (the first 20 minutes...yikes), it also has some really kick-ass moments, too. It's the type of movie that could have been legendary with a great script, but since it only has a passable script, it's just a slightly-better-than-expected creature feature with some stunning camera work and terrific visual effects. And since the visuals are the best part of the film, it stands to reason that the film's concept art would be awesome, too — and man, does it deliver.
io9 tracked down a bunch of images from concept artist Eddie Del Rio's official website, and it showcases how integral Del Rio was in crafting the look of this movie. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has talked about how he reworked the entire concept of the movie when he came on board the project, and some of the images we see in the final product were based on ideas he himself had; it's unclear whether Vogt-Roberts asked to see any of these situations specifically or if this is just the result of Del Rio pumping out possible ideas, but either way, a majority of this should look very familiar to anyone who has seen the film (except for the final two). Very cool stuff.
Check Out This Awesome KONG: SKULL ISLAND Concept Art
For the first time ever, Ingvild Deila, the actress who played Princess Leia in Star Wars: Rogue One, is speaking out! The actress talks about what it's like to play a role previously held by Carrie Fischer, keeping the role under wraps for a year, and having her face CGI'd over so that no one would recognize her on the streets. Jamie Stangroom (the same guy who got that sad interview with the actor who played Jar Jar Binks) is back in an engaging interview that is definitely worth checking out!
Ingvild Deila Talks About Playing Princess Leia in STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE
Remember Primal Rage? It was that clay looking fighting game that let you play as giant monsters who battled for worshippers to achieve god-like status. You could also fart on your opponents...read more on GameTyrant
You Can Now Play The Cancelled PRIMAL RAGE Sequel
The first trailer for the second feature-length film in the Fairy Tail franchise is here! Unfortunately, it's all in Japanese, but I can break it down for English speaking fans of the series. Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry is a new film that will focus primarily on Natsu as we learn more about his past and his Dragon father, Igneel. If you haven't watched the series, it's definitely worth checking out the first season on Netflix as it's a really fun anime. The film premieres in Japan May 6th. Thanks to ComicBook for the heads up on this trailer! Even if you don't speak the language it's still great eye-candy for anime fans!
See the First Trailer for the Upcoming FAIRY TAIL Anime Movie
We've always known that Chris Evans wouldn't play Captain America forever, and it looks like his time as Steve Rogers is on the verge of coming to an end.
When Marvel first approached Evans to take on the role, they wanted him to sign a nine picture deal, which he turned down. They ended up agreeing to six films, and that obligation will be fulfilled with Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel.
A recent profile in Esquire reports that the actor is definitely ready to move on and that he most likely won't be coming back for more. As he has previously stated, he's looking to focus on directing and taking on new and different roles.
Settling in on the couch, he groans. Evans explains that he’s hurting all over because he just started his workout routine the day before to get in shape for the next two Captain America films. The movies will be shot back to back beginning in April. After that, no more red- white-and-blue costume for the thirty-five-year-old. He will have fulfilled his contract.
It's explained that the long film shoots, promotional tours, and preparation for these Marvel movies leave him little time to focus on his personal passions, the things he wants to fulfill.
I imagine Marvel has been preparing for his departure and maybe we'll see him sacrifice his life to help save the world in the upcoming Avengers film. Maybe they'll show him retire and maybe Marvel will try to get him to sign up for more films, but I doubt that's an option that will happen.
I'd be totally fine with Captain Amerca's run in the MCU ending with the Infinity War films, especially if he does end up sacrificing himself. That would actually add some heavy emotional weight to the MCU, which is something we've really never felt before. We have yet to experience the death of a main MCU hero.
Chris Evans Is Reportedly Done with Captain America After AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
One of the million projects that's currently on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's development slate is a Towering Inferno-style disaster movie called Skyscraper, and Johnson recently took to Instagram to announce a few details about it:
BREAKING: Grateful to share this big news. Universal Studios and @Legendary Pictures have declared JULY 13th 2018 SKYSCRAPER weekend. Massive scale of a movie we've been developing for almost two years and we start shooting this August - in CHINA. Our script, written and to be directed by Rawson Thurber, focuses on the world's largest skyscraper - that's on fire. A towering inferno almost a mile into the sky and my wife and kids are trapped on the top floor. My character is a disabled US War Vet and former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader. This character is inspired by the thousands of disabled US veterans and war heroes I've had the honor of shaking hands with over the years. This character is also an homage to the every day man and woman who, despite all odds, will dig deep and do everything possible to protect and save their family. Research for this film has been a real education for me (and that's saying a lot considering my horrible freshman year GPA) from meeting with the world's top skyscraper architects to spending amazing time with our US combat and disabled vets. Good thing I'm not afraid of heights. But at 4,000ft it's a different story. Let's get to work. #CHINA #SevenBucksProds #FlynnPicturesCo #Zhao #SKYSCRAPER JULY 13th 2018
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There are a couple of notable items in there. One of them is that the film is shooting — where else? — in China, marking yet another film to attempt to appeal to the ever-growing (and always lucrative) Chinese market by filming there.
But more importantly than that, Johnson says he'll be playing a disabled war veteran in this movie. That's the kind of character that isn't usually front and center in a mega-budget action blockbuster, and though we aren't sure the extent of the disability, it will presumably take him down a peg from his usual brash, confident on-screen persona. (To be clear, I'm not suggesting that disabled veterans can't be brash and confident, just guessing this kind of role might allow Johnson to stretch his range a bit more than what he's used to.) Johnson has a long history of working with veterans, going as far as to put on a whole show about it on Spike recently called Rock the Troops. Should be interesting to see what he does with this kind of role and the extent of his character's disability.
Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball, We're The Millers, Central Intelligence) wrote the script and will direct, and Skyscraper will arrive in theaters on July 13, 2018.
The Rock Will Play a Disabled War Veteran in His New Action Movie SKYSCRAPER, Which Now Has a Release Date
Beauty and the Beast is Disney's latest live-action adaptation of one of their animated classic films. They've been enjoying the success of these films over the years, and Beauty and the Beast is shaping up to be their biggest hit yet out of these live-action adaptations.
There's such a huge fanbase for the beloved original animated movie, and the majority of that fan base are going to absolutely love what this live action film has to offer. For the most part, the film is an exact remake of the original film. Many of the scenes are an exact shot for shot recreation.
There are a few differences, though. There are a few new songs that were included in the film, and some of the existing songs were changed up a bit. Some of the story elements and plot details were also changed, some of which worked better than what was in the original film, because they actually explain a few things that were unanswered in the original movie.
You'll definitely notice these changes, but I didn't find them that jarring. In fact, many of the changes might be considered by some to be improvements. Regardless of the changes, the spirit and the tone of the original movie were present from beginning to end.
I don't want to spoil any of these new story details for you. I'll just let you see it for yourselves and judge whether or not they helped or hurt the film. In the end, the film is still going to make an insane amount of money. It's got everything that Disney fans love about the films they make.
Emma Watson's Belle even got kind of an upgrade in the film, which I actually really liked. She is a much stronger female character in this version of the story and she is actively trying to make her little town a better place. She was kind of like an activist, which most people in the town don't really care for. My own girls seemed to connect more with Belle in this film than in the original animated movie. Watson also did a wonderful job portraying the character.
My favorite aspect of this new version of Beauty and the Beast was Luke Evans as Gaston. He was phenomenal, and he owned the role! When he was initially cast in the role, I was skeptical and didn't think he'd be able to pull it off, but he proved me wrong! He was perfect as Gaston and he did a fantastic job singing the musical numbers as well. All of the actors did a great job in their roles, but Evans' Gaston just stood out the most for me.
I've gotta say, though, one of the weirdest aspects of the film was seeing all of the cursed cartoon characters brought to life in a realistic way. It was just so strange to watch Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Chip, Feather Duster, Wardrobe, and the others in real world setting, and it was kind of disturbing, but in a fun way!
Director Bill Condon did a wonderful job bringing this magical story to life on the big screen again. I do have to say, though, as much as I enjoyed the film, I still like the original animated movie more. Nothing can replace the magic of that beautiful animation.
Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Is a Film Any Fan of the Original Will Enjoy
There were a ton of great moments in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. One of the most shocking and surprising scenes was when a young version of Princess Leia popped up on screen. The CG used to bring that character back to life for the story by ILM was so freakin' good! It definitely had audiences doing a double-take.
There was a good amount of controversy about the CG used in the film to recreate a younger version of Carrie Fisher and bring Peter Cushing back as Grand Moff Tarkin but I thought it was great! I had no issues at all as long as all the appropriate parties signed off on it.
When it came time for Fisher to sign off on it, according to director Gareth Edwards, when she was first shown the footage she didn't even realize it was CG. She thought it was some unused footage from the original Star Wars shoot that she had forgotten about. During an interview with Fandango, the director explains:
“We had about two weeks left, and Kathy went around her house and everyone was waiting to hear. [Kathy] said she showed it to her and [Carrie] thought it was footage. She didn’t realize it was CGI. She thought we had some footage. She didn’t remember the take and thought we had manipulated a take from the original film. But they told her it was all computer generated and she was really impressed. We were all just so pleased she approved it.”
Regardless of what you thought of the CG recreations of these actors, if some of you thought they looked fake, it's a testament to the awesome job ILM did when the actress who played the actual character couldn't tell the difference.
Carrie Fisher Couldn't Tell the Difference Between CG Princess Leia and Actual Footage Princess Leia
I've got three absolutely disturbing claymation videos for you to watch today featuring the brutally bloody deaths of people. Seriously, this is some insanely jacked-up stuff that is completely demented. So if you're anything like me, I'm sure you'll love it!
The claymation shorts were created by Lee Hardcastle, who was commissioned to make a series of these for James Gunn and Greg McLean's upcoming film The Belko Experiment. If what's shown in these videos are any indication of how violent the movie will actually be, we are in for one hell of twisted gore fest!
These are not for the faint of heart. In case you missed the first one that was released, click here.
3 New Twisted and Jacked-Up Claymation Shorts for THE BELKO EXPERIMENT
Disney's shiny new live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast comes out this Friday, and while I went into it thinking that it would be nothing more than a carbon copy of the 1991 animated classic, it surprisedly added a few things that improved the internal logic of the story. Joey has a review up here at GeekTyrant, so be sure to check that out. But in the meantime, the team at How It Should Have Ended has set their sights on the '91 movie in their latest video.
Side note: what is it with these YouTube shows trying to come up with "funny" song parodies all of a sudden? They do it at the end of this video, and it's a big part of this movie's Honest Trailer, too. Weird. Anyway, let us know if you dig this in the comments below.
Watch: How BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) Should Have Ended
John Krasinski has signed on to direct, rewrite, and star in the supernatural thriller A Quiet Place. His wife, Emily Blunt, will star alongside him. Variety reports that the couple usually keeps a wall between their private and professional lives, but they both loved the script for this one so much that they couldn’t pass it up. The project is based on a spec script by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods that Paramount loved so much they not only bought this one, they gave Beck and Woods a write-direct deal on their next project. We do not know anything about the plot at this point, but apparently Krasinski chose it after saying he wanted to do something similar to The Purge or Ouija, so I guess it is something kind of like The Purge and/or Ouija.
This will be Krasinski’s third time behind the camera. He previously directed an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s short story collection Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, which was interesting but kind of felt like student work, and The Hollars, which I thought was mediocre, quite frankly. Although it was more watchable than Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, so it seems like he is improving. (You can read our review of The Hollars here.)
Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes is producing this one, which makes it Krasinski’s third collaboration with the director and his production company. They previously worked together on 13 Hours, and Bay is producing the Amazon series Jack Ryan, which Krasinski is also set to star in. I guess this means Krasinski and Bay are in love and probably going to have a million babies. Or they just like working together. You decide.
I am calling myself cautiously optimistic about this one. If Blunt thinks the script is great I’m interested, because she has pretty good taste when she picks projects, but I haven’t loved anything her husband has directed, so I’ll just have to wait and see, I guess.
John Krasinski Will Rewrite, Direct, and Star in A QUIET PLACE With Emily Blunt
Former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata could be in The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. The news comes from Gamespot, who speculates the character Botrick is actually an homage to the deceased head of Nintendo. Besides the fact they look similar...read more on GameTyrant
Satoru Iwata May Be In THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD