News is coming out of Hall H from Comic-Con, stay tuned for more!
- He met with Maisie Williams (Arya form Game of Thrones) for a starring role in The Last of Us, Bruce Campbell may star too!
- Sam Raimi “definitely not directing” The Last of Us adaptation.
In the game a damaged man, Joel, escorts a young woman named Ellie across a United States ravaged by an infection that turns people into zombie-like cannibalistic monsters. Neil Druckmann, the writer and creative director at Naughty Dog (the studio behind the game), is writing the script for the film. The idea, according to Raimi and Druckmann, is to protect the original material while focusing the 15-hour game into a two-hour story that really hones in on the relationship between the two main characters.
Druckmann and Naughty Dog have final say on casting, and the director. And so, says Druckmann, “it’s on us to not make it suck.” Raimi said, “I think we’re going to make a great picture, that’s why we’re here so many years early to announce it.” Raimi also said of the idea of Druckmann writing the script. “I have great confidence that we’ll have a script that’s really true to the original.”
The game creator said he wants to make some changes and talked about writing a different opening, and “a very different ending.” Raimi convinced him to stick pretty close to the original. It doesn’t need to be different, it needs to capture the core of the game. “I started this process thinking I’d have to protect the story from producers,” joked Raimi,” and then I had to protect it from you.”
And it’s not a zombie. “The infected play a big role in setting up the world and putting pressure on characters,” says Druckmann. He “doesn’t write just setpeices where they run into infected and have a shootout.”
- He also just announced that he and Bruce Campbell are writing an EVIL DEAD TV show.
In regards to the TV show, we don’t know if there is there a network attached, what would it be about, or when would it be set. We will keep you posted.
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No one doesn’t like Dwayne Johnson and a lot of people don’t like Brett Ratner. What is a moviegoer to do? I suggest if you’re going to see Hercules, you turn off your brain a little and enjoy what looks like a fun actioner with not much in the way of game changing entertainment. It won’t make Johnson the break out lead he’s going to be soon enough, but it’s a good start I suppose.
Lucy looks like a silly mess that is sure to have a lot of interesting and face paced action; albeit without the logic (it is a Luc Besson film after all). Scarlett Johansson is in it, so there’s that.
Rob Reiner has made a lot of great movies; this is not one of them. Please watch: This Is Spinal Tap, A Few Good Men, Misery, When Harry Met Sally, and Stand by Me.
UPDATE 2: Quicksilver and Hawkeye!
UPDATE: Captain America has been added!
Marvel revealed three new pieces of concept art from writer/director Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. We get a great look at Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, and Black Widow doing battle against an Ultron army. There are sure to be more additions to this set that will make out a large banner (tiny glimpses of Thor’s hammer and Hulk’s big hand, and Hawkeye’s arrows can be seen).
Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Cobie Smulders, Thomas Kretschmann, Paul Bettany.
The film opens in theaters on May 1, 2015, check them out below and tell us what you think:
When last season’s Once Upon a Time finale aired (incoming spoiler) they left a teaser scene suggesting that a woman in a blue dress really was Elsa, the snow queen from Disney’s Frozen. It soon came to pass that it was indeed Elsa and now the first photo of Georgina Haig (Fringe) as the queen has been released at Comic Con.
The Internet will break if she belts out “Let it go” on that show. I never watched the series, but my wife does. I’ll walk in sometimes and find her fast asleep in the middle of it; I’m not sure if that’s a solid review or not.
The next season of Once Upon a Time will premiere on September 28, 2014.
Check out the image below:
Paramount Pictures has released the first Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer! Steve Pink’s sequel sees the return of Clark Duke, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Chevy Chase, with Adam Scott taking over for John Cusack. There are so many jokes crammed into this trailer; I hope the full movie is as over-the-top insane.
I am a big fan of the first film, and there wouldn’t be a point to making a sequel if it wasn’t ridiculous. Mission accomplished.
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 opens in theaters on December 25th 2014, watch the NSFW trailer below:
Zack Synder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters May 6, 2016 and at Comic-Con there is likely going to be some goodies during the Warner Bros. Hall H panel on Saturday. It would blow me away to see some footage already, but images are fine. So here we are already with a new Ben Affleck Batman v Superman image that gives us another look at Affleck as the Caped Crusader.
The image is from DC to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Batman character. The film also stars Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto, Scoot McNairy, and Jeremy Irons.
Check out the image below:
The new poster for Horns has arrived; the film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish, the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend (Juno Temple). He wakes one morning to find horns growing from his head, and finds these appendages give him the ability to force confessions from strangers. He will use this ability to aid him in his quest to find the real killer and exact his revenge.
Check out the new poster for Alexandre Aja’s upcoming film Horns below. The film will debut in theaters on October 31 2014.
The first Whiplash trailer from writer/director Damien Chazelle’s has landed online. The movie stars one of my favorite rising stars Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) as an aspiring jazz drummer who reaches for greatness under a ruthless instructor, played by J.K. Simmons. It looks like a great tension-fueled experience starring Teller as a student jazz drummer who aspires to greatness under a crazy instructor, played by J.K. Simmons.
Whiplash opens in theaters on October 10th 2014, watch the trailer below:
I can’t say anything more when it comes to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, even now that it has a trailer. It looks as good as the book sounds, which is not very good. Dakota Johnson is the only redeeming quality this movie has going for it. She’s likely to have a split reaction from the women who are going to see this movie, good luck with all that.
Readers should know that the movie is said to be very tame compared to the book, so if you were looking forward to some sadomasochistic antics, sorry?
Opening in theaters on February 13, 2015, the Sam Taylor-Johnson-directed adaptation also stars Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden and Callum Keith Rennie.
Watch the trailer below:
They have released a new poster for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ahead of the film’s San Diego Comic-Con panel (Saturday, July 26). Check it out in all it’s glory below!
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.
Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain.
As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on December 17 2014.