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Check out the new extended TV spot for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

26 August 2014 4:53 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Another summer movie season is wrapping up and while we feel it could have gone a little better, there's still some huge films set to be released before the year's end. The Hunger Games finale is right around the corner (the first part, anyway), Ridley Scott's Exodus looks to deliver the epic, and Peter Jackson will finally be closing his overlong Hobbit trilogy as well. Not to get lost in the shuffle, Christopher Nolan will deliver his latest opus, Interstellar, in »

- Sean Wist

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Film4 FrightFest Review – I Survived a Zombie Holocaust (2014)

23 August 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

I Survived a Zombie Holocaust, 2014

Written and directed by Guy Pigden

Starring Harley Neville, Jocelyn Christian, Ben Barker, Reanin Johannink, Mike Edward, Andrew Lang, Simon Ward, Mark Neilson, Patric Davies, Harry Love

Synopsis:

A young runner, on a Zombie film set, has the first day from hell when real Zombies overrun the set.

Any movie that comes with the tag of “zombie comedy” or “zomcom” will always be unfairly painted with the Shaun of the Dead comparison brush. Last year’s superb Stalled suffered the same fate as did other not-so-good attempts like Cockneys vs. Zombies. Given the movie’s country of origin, comparing it to Brain Dead feels more apt, but in many ways I Survived a Zombie Holocaust is a Kiwi Shaun of the Dead. With that said, it deserves to be praised for much more than just being mentioned in the same sentence as Peter Jackson’s »

- Luke Owen

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Frightfest 2014: ‘I Survived a Zombie Holocaust’ Review

23 August 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Harley Neville, Jocelyn Christian, Ben Baker, Mike Edward, Andrew Laing, Reanin Johannink, Simon Ward, Mark Neilson, Patrick Davies, Harry Love | Written and Directed by Guy Pigden

It’s the third day of shooting the low budget horror ‘Tonight They Come’ on location in the wilds of New Zealand. The director is already beside himself having to work with a self-obsessed leading man and a bimbo actress when into his line of fire comes a new runner, wannabe screenwriter Wesley Pennington. An accident-prone nerd, Wesley tries his best to fit in with the crazed cast and demented crew while falling head over heels for Susan, the set caterer. But something nasty has entered the local water supply and suddenly the zombie extras start acting like genuine members of the living dead, gore stunts looks even more authentic and actual severed limbs fly. “Reel life” turns real life as Wesley attempts »

- Phil Wheat

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Frightfest 2014: ‘Housebound’ Review

22 August 2014 10:31 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Cameron Rhodes, Millen Baird | Written and Directed by Gerard Johnstone

Permanently pissed-off Kylie Bucknell is, after a bungled robbery, forced by the courts to return to her family home when she’s given an eight-month home detention sentence. Her punishment for a botched Atm raid is made all the more intolerable by the fact she has to live with her over-bearing motor-mouth mother Miriam who’s convinced the house is haunted. But after dismissing Miriam’s superstitions, rebellious Kylie too starts hearing unsettling whispers in the dark, creaking floorboards and strange bumps in the night. Has she inherited her mother’s overactive imagination or is there indeed evil afoot between the windows and doors?

New Zealand has one hell of a track record when it comes to horror. From the early work of Peter Jackson and his film Bad Taste and »

- Phil Wheat

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Harry Potter Director to Return for ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Spinoff (Exclusive)

21 August 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Harry Potter” filmmaker David Yates has a few more tricks up his sleeve.

Sources tell Variety that Yates, who directed several Harry Potter movies including the final “Deathly Hallows” installments, has agreed to return for the first installment of the Harry Potter spinoff trilogy “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

No deal has been made but insiders confirm both sides are in negotiations.

Warner Bros. announced the Harry Potter-themed project last September with J.K. Rowling, author of the hit franchise, making her screenwriting debut.

Set in New York roughly seven decades before Harry Potter’s saga starts, “Fantastic Beasts” is based on the Hogwarts textbook of the same name and follows the adventures of its author, Newt Scamander.

“Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is neither a »

- Justin Kroll

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‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Divergent’ Franchises Coming to TNT

21 August 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TNT has secured the network television rights to “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent” movie franchises in an expansive deal with Lionsgate. The acquisition includes the network premiere windows for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” bowing in theaters this November, and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” slated for theatrical release in November 2015.

The deal also includes network premiere windows for “Divergent” and sequel “Insurgent,” which will hit theaters in March 2015, along with two further follow-up films, making TNT the first basic cable network with access to all four “Divergent” pics at the same time. Additionally, the pact includes telecast rights to “The Hunger Games” and sequel “Catching Fire.” “The Hunger Games” will air on TNT in winter 2015, with “Catching Fire” following in winter 2016, “Mockingjay – Part 1″ airing in 2017, and “Part 2″ in 2018.

The cabler’s premiere window for “Divergent” begins in 2016, with the three sequel films following in the subsequent three years. »

- Laura Prudom

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‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Divergent’ Franchises Coming to TNT

21 August 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

TNT has secured the network television rights to “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent” movie franchises in an expansive deal with Lionsgate. The acquisition includes the network premiere windows for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” bowing in theaters this November, and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” slated for theatrical release in November 2015.

The deal also includes network premiere windows for “Divergent” and sequel “Insurgent,” which will hit theaters in March 2015, along with two further follow-up films, making TNT the first basic cable network with access to all four “Divergent” pics at the same time. Additionally, the pact includes telecast rights to “The Hunger Games” and sequel “Catching Fire.” “The Hunger Games” will air on TNT in winter 2015, with “Catching Fire” following in winter 2016, “Mockingjay – Part 1″ airing in 2017, and “Part 2″ in 2018.

The cabler’s premiere window for “Divergent” begins in 2016, with the three sequel films following in the subsequent three years. »

- Laura Prudom

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'Harry Potter' Director David Yates May Work His Magic on 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

21 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Harry Potter" spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" may be adding a familiar face to the director's chair.

Variety reports that David Yates, who helmed several "Potter" films, including the two-part "Deathly Hallows," is in serious negotiations to direct "Beasts." So far it seems he's just in contention for the first film in the planned trilogy, based on the titular fictional textbook used by Harry and his friends in the "Potter" books and movies.

According to Variety, there is no production schedule in place just yet for "Beasts," and Yates is currently tied up with filming another flick, "Tarzan," until November. But the trade notes that his existing relationship with studio Warner Bros. -- following his direction of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1," and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - »

- Katie Roberts

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Rockin' Rock and Shock Announces Second Round of Guests for 11th Annual Event

21 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Never ones to disappoint, Rock and Shock has just announced the second wave of guests who will be appearing at this year's horror/metal convention. In this round of celebs some new faces are named as well as some Rock and Shock favorites.

Among the newest guests announced are Victoria Price, daughter of the iconic Vincent Price, who will be hosting a special presentation on her father's life. WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper will be making his triumphant return to Worecester. They'll be joined by Dee Wallace, Jake Busey, Tiffany Shepis, Sarah French, and Joe Knetter.

This line-up joins an already alluring celebrity list that includes John Ratzenberger, Jeffrey Combs, and Brad Dourif among others.

More names will be announced in the upcoming weeks so be sure to visit the official Rock and Shock website, "like" Rock and Shock on Facebook and follow Rock and Shock on Twitter »

- Scott Hallam

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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins ‘The Jungle Book’ As Shere Khan

20 August 2014 12:41 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Looks like Disney will be shaking in their boots, as Warner Brothers have cast Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan the tiger, in their adaption of The Jungle Book: Origins.

Warner Brothers will soon be competing against Disney’s adaption of Rudyard Kipling’s books, who famously brought to screen the much loved animated version in 1967. Callie Kloves has wrote the script and her father, Steve Kloves (scriptwriter of all the Harry Potter films) will be producing. While Disney have Idris Elba to voice Shere Khan, Warner Brothers have successfully bagged Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, to play the man-eating tiger, who wants to kill the orphan boy, Mowgli.

You could say this is a perfect role for Cumberbatch, due to his other villainous roles as Khan in Star Trek In To Darkness and as Smaug the mighty dragon in The Hobbit. What’s even more interesting is that motion-capture king Andy Serkis is directing! »

- Louise Tooth

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Jungle Book: Origins (2016): Benedict Cumberbatch voicing Shere Khan

19 August 2014 9:48 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Benedict Cumberbatch cast in Jungle Book Origins. If you’re like me (and you aren’t because you’re not currently listening to Randy Newman thinking, ‘Gosh, he should score a film adaption of pretty much any/every Mark Twain story.’), then you agree that one of the standout features of Peter Jackson‘s The [...]

Continue reading: Jungle Book: Origins (2016): Benedict Cumberbatch voicing Shere Khan »

- Frank Falisi

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Benedict Cumberbatch to roar as Shere Khan in Andy Serkis's 'Jungle Book'

19 August 2014 2:41 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As we already documented (see video above), Benedict Cumberbatch is a huge admirer of his "Hobbit" co-star Andy Serkis - and now he's re-teaming up with the man behind Gollum for the latter's directorial debut. The "Sherlock" star is set to voice villainous man-eating tiger Shere Khan in the upcoming Warner Bros. adaptation, which is based on Rudyard Kipling's classic stories, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will be a mixture of live-action and performance capture, the latter of which Serkis has become famous for thanks to his work on Peter Jackson's Tolkien films and in Fox's "Planet of the Apes" reboots. The Callie Kloves-scripted project is one of two "Jungle Book" films currently in development; Disney has a live-action/CGI version in the pipeline with Jon Favreau directing, Bill Murray (Baloo), Idris Elba (Shere Khan), Ben Kingsley (Bagheera), Christopher Walken (King Louie), Giancarlo Esposito (Akela »

- Chris Eggertsen

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New Trailer Will Feed the Gods

19 August 2014 12:12 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Love sasquatchploitation? Good, then listen up! On tap for you right now we have a brand new trailer for the latest Bigfoot on the block flick, Feed the Gods, courtesy of XLrator Media, which will release the film under its horror friendly Macabre label.

Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Afterlife, Diary of the Dead), Tyler Johnston (“The Killing,” “Supernatural”), Emily Tennant (Jennifer’s Body), and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War) star. Braden Croft directs.

You can learn more about the movie by visiting the Feed the Gods Facebook page.

Synopsis:

Drawing inspiration from early Sam Raimi, Peter Jackson, and Cabin in the Woods, Feed the Gods marks the second feature film from writer/director Braden Croft. When slacker/aspiring filmmaker Will (Roberts) finds the parents of his adopted brother, Kris (Johnston), he sees the opportunity to get some closure for his brother as well as maybe capture a heartwarming reunion on camera. »

- Steve Barton

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Voice Shere Khan in Warner Bros.’ ‘Jungle Book: Origins’

19 August 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Benedict Cumberbatch has come on board Warner Bros.’ live-action version of “Jungle Book: Origins” as the voice of the villainous tiger Shere Khan.

The studio recently dated “Jungle Book: Origins” for Oct. 21, 2016 — a year and a week after Disney’s rival project opens.

Andy Serkis will direct along with producing with “Harry Potter” scribe Steve Kloves and Jonathan Cavendish, Serkis’ partner at his London-based production company The Imaginarium. Callie Kloves wrote the adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling stories about a young boy raised by wolves.

Disney’s own “Jungle Book” opens Oct. 9, 2015, with Jon Favreau directing and Idris Elba voicing the evil tiger. Kipling’s original stories were published in 1894 and are in the public domain.

The casting of Cumberbatch is the first for “Jungle Book: Origins.” It is the first feature directing gig for Serkis, although the actor was a second unit director on two of Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” movies, »

- Dave McNary

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Benedict Cumberbatch to voice Shere Khan in Jungle Book: Origins

19 August 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Benedict Cumberbatch is to provide his voice for an upcoming Jungle Book adaptation.

The Sherlock actor will voice villainous tiger Shere Khan in Warner Bros's new version of Rudyard Kipling's story.

Andy Serkis is making his directorial debut with Jungle Book: Origins, which follows a boy named Mowgli who is raised by jungle animals.

The script has been written by Callie Kloves, with her father Steve Kloves producing.

It will compete with Disney's own new adaptation, with Jon Favreau directing and Idris Elba voicing Shere Khan.

Cumberbatch has also worked with Serkis in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy of films, with the former voicing the dragon Smaug.

Jungle Book: Origins will arrive in cinemas on October 21, 2016, a year after Disney's version, which is released on October 9, 2015.

Coincidentally, this is not the first Khan that Benedict Cumberbatch has played, after he previously starred as the tiger's villainous namesake in Star Trek Into Darkness. »

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Benedict Cumberbatch Is Khan -- Shere Khan, in 'Jungle Book: Origins'

19 August 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Well, maybe Benedict Cumberbatch can recycle his dressing room nameplate from "Star Trek Into Darkness." The actor, who played Khan in the sci-fi flick, is set to play another Khan -- Shere Khan in Warner Bros.' live-action adaptation of "Jungle Book: Origins."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cumberbatch will voice the man-eating tiger that is young Mowgli's nemesis. Based on Rudyard Kipling's stories, the movie follows the orphaned Mowgli as he's raised by wolves, befriends Baloo the bear and Bagheer the black panther. It will be the directorial debut of Andy Serkis (you know, the guy who played Gollum in "Lord of the Rings" and Caesar in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes").

Cumberbatch and Serkis both did motion capture and voice work on Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" movies, as dragon Smaug and and Gollum respectively.

Cumberbatch will have some Shere Khan competition, as Disney is making a competing "Jungle Book" movie. »

- Kelly Woo

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Warner Bros.’ Jungle Book: Origins Gains Benedict Cumberbatch As Shere Khan

19 August 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though Disney clearly has the lead in the race to adapt Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book into a big-budget blockbuster, Warner Bros. is quietly moving along with its own take, now officially titled Jungle Book: Origins. Andy Serkis is making his directorial debut on the pic, after having served as Peter Jackson’s second unit director on the Hobbit trilogy. Now, the first voice lead for the film has been announced - Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch will be lending his voice to the fearsome tiger Shere Khan.

Jungle Book: Origins centers on an orphaned human boy Mowgli, who is raised by wolves and eventually befriends the bear Baloo and the panther Bagheera. Khan, a vicious predator, is Mowgli’s sworn enemy, and each has vowed to slay the other.

Callie Kloves penned the script. Her father Steve, who penned seven out of eight Harry Potter films, is on board as a producer. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Fall Movie Forecast: Can ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ and ‘The Hobbit’ Finale Save the Box Office?

19 August 2014 6:40 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It will take major scores by Christopher Nolan‘s starry space epic “Interstellar,” Jennifer Lawrence's latest “Hunger Games” installment and the finale in Peter Jackson‘s “Hobbit” trilogy for the 2014 box office to match last year's record-breaker. And it still won't be easy. The fall and holiday box office seasons will have lots of ground to make up after a roller-coaster summer that is ending on high notes — as in a record-breaking August — but still has the year running about five percent behind 2013's unprecedented $10.9 billion domestic total. In addition to the biggest films delivering, the year would benefit greatly if. »

- Todd Cunningham

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How ‘World of Warcraft’ Will Fight to Stay Relevant Before ‘Warcraft’ Movie in 2016

14 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When Legendary Entertainment in 2006 announced plans to produce a movie based on Blizzard Entertainment’s “Warcraft,” the fantasy videogame franchise had completed a successful platform shift to the massively multiplayer online “World of Warcraft,” introduced in 2004, from its 1994 PC-based origins. “Warcraft” became one of the most popular and profitable role-playing games in history.

A decade later, Blizzard has been watching millions of players turn to other properties, many of them recently to free-to-play titles on mobile devices. At its peak in 2010, “World of Warcraft” had 12 million subscribers paying $15 a month. That’s been falling ever since, to 6.8 million at the end of June. And millions more could leave for so-called fremium mobile games before Legendary’s film — directed by Duncan Jones, and with a cast that includes Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Dominic Cooper and Paula Patton — is released by Universal Pictures on March 11, 2016.

Blizzard and its parent, Activision, expected to »

- Marc Graser

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Exclusive: Cate Blanchett and Luke Evans on the legacy of The Hobbit

14 August 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

It’s not every day that you get to talk to two elves and Middle Earth’s Bard the Bowman, but that’s exactly what we were able to do recently at Comic-Con.

While actors of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies were paired as they made their way through the press lines, we were lucky enough to score some solo time with both Cate Blanchett and Luke Evans, plus we got some bonus face time with Orlando Bloom.

We talked to the radiant Blanchett about what we will see Galadriel get up to in the final chapter of Jackson’s Middle Earth saga.  Can you believe that it’s been 13 years since she first appeared on screen as Galadriel? 

Evans, who hasn’t quite been a Jackson collaborator as long as his co-stars Bloom and Blanchett talked to us about our favourite human in the »

- Rachel West

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