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Acting alongside Chris Hemsworth in Thor was cool and all, but is there anything that tops sharing the screen with a colossal gorilla? We'll have to ask Tom Hiddleston! The 33-year-old Avengers star is set to star in a new King Kong movie called Skull Island! Per Legendary, the production company behind the flick, Skull Island will look into the cinematic origins of the feared ape, particularly the island he comes from. This is the follow-up film to the 2005 movie King Kong, which was directed by Peter Jackson. Legendary debuted a teaser trailer at San Diego's Comic Con in July. In it, viewers got a glimpse of the eerie placed that birthed King Kong—and there were dinosaurs, monstrous urchins and giant »
During the San Diego Comic-Con, Legendary Pictures revealed that it's developing a "King Kong" prequel, called "Skull Island," focusing on the island where the giant ape lives. Soon after, we heard that "Attack the Block" helmer Joe Cornish was being considered to direct. Meanwhile, "King Kong" director Peter Jackson wanted Guillermo Del Toro to get behind the camera. Now comes word that the job went to Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kings of Summer). And the star of the new film will be Tom Hiddleston (Thor, The Avengers). "Skull Island" is set to hit theaters on November 4th, 2016. »
Fans of the Hobbit films will rejoice in seeing the latest glimpse inside Peter Jackson's Middle-earth with this recently revealed tapestry. The new artwork, which was first released by Entertainment Weekly, shows multiple scenes from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, which is currently scheduled for a Dec. 17 release date. And before you crack out your handy magnifying glass, we've split up all of the extremely detailed, action packed scenes from the tapestry so you can get a close-up look at everything that's being depicted—because, honestly, there's a lot going on. Almost every major player in Jackson's final piece to the trilogy is featured in the new artwork, from »
In cinematic circles, James Cameron and bleeding-edge technology go hand in hand. Whether it’s overseeing the construction of the world’s largest indoor water tank for Titanic back in 1997 or pushing the envelope for Avatar with ultra-realistic motion capture, the filmmaker likes to establish his own filmic parameters.
And now, it seems as though Cameron is eyeing up the possibility of shooting the Avatar sequels in full 4K resolution through the use of Douglas Trumbull’s patented gizmo, Magi — an experimental process that renders the image in 4K 3D at 120 frames per second.
“I know that Cameron admired Showscan [Trumbull's earlier invention of a large-format high-frame rate projection system] and that he is a huge advocate of high frame rates [HFRs]. The use of HFRs for Avatar would be very appropriate and very successful. »
- Michael Briers
According to The Wrap, the Loki actor will appear in Legendary's recently announced film.
The film is pencilled in for a November 15, 2016 release date.
The first King Kong movie was released in 1933 and brought its monster to life using stop-motion animation. A high-profile remake, starring Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange, was released in 1976, with a Linda Hamilton-led sequel following in 1986.
At Comic-Con this past summer, Legendary Pictures made a surprise announcement regarding development of an action adventure called Skull Island, a film that was said to explore the "cinematic origins" of King Kong. Since then, we've heard that Attack the Block director Joe Cornish was being courted to be at the helm, and 2005's King Kong director Peter Jackson suggested that Guillermo del Toro should direct the film. But instead, a press release from Legendary has announced that Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts will be at the helm of the film, and Thor franchise star Tom Hiddleston is in talks to lead. Here's Jordan Vogt-Roberts following up on the announcement with his excitement on Twitter: Honored to join the @Legendary family. Brace for Skull Island!! pic.twitter.com/wufi6ejNwE— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) September 16, 2014 Considering the film from Legendary and Universal Pictures is already slated for release on November 4th. »
- Ethan Anderton
Unlike some of his esteemed colleagues, James Cameron has never shied away from new technology. He’s been a proponent of 4K resolution and higher frame rates for years. In fact, he’s been telling people he wanted to shoot his Avatar sequels in 60 Fps since 2011 — before Peter Jackson’s 48 Fps Hobbit even hit […]
The post Will The ‘Avatar’ Sequels Shoot in 120 Frames Per Second? appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Fan favorite Tom Hiddleston has already fought the hulk, now he's ready to face King Kong. The "Thor" and "Avengers" star has been cast as the lead human in Legendary's "Skull Island," which will explore the origins of King Kong. Previous "King Kong" films -- including the 1933 original and Peter Jackson's 2005 remake -- have visited the island before bringing the ape action to NYC. However, according to a press release, "Skull Island" will "take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions." The "parallels" line could be implying that we'll one day see Kong battle it out with Godzilla, another Legendary Pictures property. Jordan Vogt-Roberts ("The King of Summer") has been selected as director of "Skull Island." The script is by Max Borenstein, who co-wrote "Godzilla." "Skull Island" comes to life November 4, 2016. »
- Dave Lewis
A few months ago at Sdcc, Legendary surprised us all when they announced plans for a King Kong spin-off movie called Skull Island, and even screened a brief teaser. Back then they claimed that it wasn't going to be prequel to Peter Jackson's movie, but in the official press release below they definitely make it clear that it will be an origin tale for the great ape. Not only that, but they've signed a director in Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Sundance hit Kings Of Summer) and Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston, as a leading man. Have a read of the press release in full for yourselves. Legendary announced its plans to make a feature film based on the cinematic origins of King Kong during this year's San Diego Comic Con with an original draft of the script by Max Borenstein. Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring »
Breaking: Legendary Pictures shocked the Comic-Con crowd with a teaser for the King Kong origin film Skull Island. They’ve set Jordan Vogt-Roberts to helm, and Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston, to star in the Max Borenstein-scripted pic. Previous works have touched on the island, but staying on and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world, which was the most electrifying parts of Peter Jackson’s King Kong done for Universal several years ago. Universal Pictures will release on November 4, 2016.
Vogt-Roberts directed and executive produced the Sundance darling The Kings Of Summer and the FX pilot and subsequent episodes of You’re The Worst. He’s directing Metal Gear Solid for Sony. Hiddleston wows the Comic-Con crowd every time he comes, so this is fanboy catnip right here. UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment and attorneys Alan Wertheimer and Andy Galker rep the helmer, »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Remember when The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey came out? Remember the while who-ha in regards to film being shot at a whopping 48-frames-per-second? The world was in uproar as to why the new technology was being used, despite the fact that you could march on down to your local multiplex and still have the choice of viewing the film in the new higher frame rate format or the old 24-frames-per-second one. Very much like you have a choice of viewing a film in 2D or 3D. Well, as much as Peter Jackson got excited about projecting at a higher frame rate, another has gone one step further? James Cameron.
The word around the campfire is that Cameron’s people are holding meetings with tech folk about potentially screening the two planned Avatar sequels at a huge 120-frames-per-second. Take that Internet. A guy named Douglas Trumbull has developed a new way of projecting a 3D, »
- Paul Heath
Legendary Pictures have confirmed that Tom Hiddleston will star in "Skull Island," a film exploring the mythical home of King Kong, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts assuming the role of director. It's currently unclear what character Hiddleston will portray, but he will almost definitely be the film's lead. Legendary has not revealed any more plot information, nor whether it will have any connection to the original 1933 "King Kong" or Peter Jackson's 2005 remake. "Skull Island" was originally announced during Legendary's panel at Comic-Con International in July, with a very short teaser trailer and few other details. The production company did say that the movie will "take audiences deeper inside the rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions," citing 2013's »
Warner Bros just unveiled a massive banner for the third installment in "The Hobbit" franchise, called "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies." Check it out below. Plot: The new movie concludes the adventure of Bilbo Baggins, who joins the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" is once again directed by Peter Jackson and is set to hit theaters on December 17th. Banner: (click to enlarge) »
VFX veteran Douglas Trumbull has revealed that he's had discussions with James Cameron's producing partner Jon Landau about potentially using Trumbull's Magi technology on the upcoming "Avatar" sequels.
Trumbull has developing a filming system that shoots 4K 3D at 120 frames per second, one that could overcome some of the issues with Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" films which were shot at 48 frames per second rather than the 24 frames per second of standard film. Trumbull tells THR:
"I know that Cameron admired Showscan and that he is a huge advocate of high frame rates [HFRs]. The use of HFRs for Avatar would be very appropriate and very successful. I don't know if Cameron is interested [in using Magi for the Avatar sequels]. He's in seclusion writing the screenplay for Avatar . I am talking to Jon Landau, and we plan to have a screening [of Ufotog] soon."
"Ufotog" refers to a ten minute, demonstrative and experimental sci-fi adventure film which showcases the technology. »
- Garth Franklin
Click the image above for a closer look.With the final chapter in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, The Battle Of The Five Armies, steadily marching towards our cinemas, Warner Bros. has launched a hefty new piece of tapestry art showing some of the conflicts and forces featured in the film. Take a look courtesy of Digital Spy…For those who may not have read the book, beware spoilers from this point on. The Battle Of The Five Armies sees Goblins and Wargs (one army, supported by nasty bats) face off against dwarves, elves, men and giant eagles (four much smaller armies) in a quest to gain control of Erebor (the Lonely Mountain) and Smaug's treasures within.In the book, Bilbo spends much of the conflict unconscious; we suspect that will have changed onscreen. One change this time will see the Orcs being led by the still-very-much loose Necromancer (Benedict Cumberbatch »
Director Peter Jackson helped push the envelope of frame rate technology by presenting The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in the high frame rate (Hfr) of 48 frames per second, double the industry standard of 24 Fps. Now it seems filmmaker James Cameron may go even further with his upcoming Avatar sequels, Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 by filming at 120 frames per second.
Douglas Trumbull, who developed a 4K 3D system that is shot at 120 Fps dubbed Magi, revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he has spoken with James Cameron's producing partner Jon Landau about using this technology on the Avatar follow-ups. Here's what Douglas Trumbull had to say about setting up a screening of his short film Utofog, which showcases the Magi technology.
"I know that Cameron admired Showscan [Trumbull's earlier invention of a large-format high-frame rate projection system] and that he is a huge advocate of high frame »
The first teaser trailer launched over the summer to a great reception, and now Warner Bros. has released an awesome new banner, in keeping with the same tapestries it’s launched over the last two years for the first two films in the trilogy.
“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 »
- Kenji Lloyd
In terms of box office, this Winter comes down to two sequel: The Hunger Games: MockingJay Part 1 and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Well the first one released a trailer today and Peter Jackson‘s epic isn’t far behind. They’ve revealed a massive, massive banner for the film that’s basically the equivalent of […]
The post ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies:’ Check Out This Massive Banner appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Warner Bros. has released a huge banner for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The studio has released a banner like this for each of their Hobbit films and they are always awe-inspiring. I love the epicness of it, make sure to click on the image above to see it in all its glory. It's full of great little details.
The movie will be released in theaters on December 17th, 2014, and it will most likely be the last time fans will get to see a new Middle Earth movie. Here's the full synopsis:
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, »
- Joey Paur
As has been done with all The Hobbit movies to date, Warner Bros. has unveiled a massive new banner for the final part, The Battle of the Five Armies, of Peter Jackson's epic return to Middle-Earth. Picking key moments from the no doubt to be epic final chapter, this is indeed a massive creation. Be sure to enlarge it to see it in all it's glory. Released: 12th December (Irl/U.K.)/ 17th December (U.S.) Synopsis: From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “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. »
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