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Multiple sources are telling TheWrap that Benicio del Toro, who won an Oscar for his performance in Traffic, has been offered the main villainous role in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which Rian Johnson (Looper) has closed a deal to direct for Lucasfilm and Disney.
Discussions are still in early stages for the acclaimed actor, who is well-versed in everything Disney thanks to his part as The Collector in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but execs are reportedly euphoric about handing over the role of a key antagonist to del Toro.
Disney and Lucasfilm went after an A-list actor for the role – Joaquin Phoenix was also a contender, but he passed on the role. Interestingly, del Toro was at one point rumored to be playing antagonist Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness – but we all remember how that one turned out.
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- Isaac Feldberg
Wilmer Valderrama is having a good year as he returns to play the villain in Robert Rodriguez's second season of "From Dusk Til Dawn" on El Rey, and he's on the good side in another television adaptation for Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report" on Fox in the fall. CineMovie talked to him at a recent movie premiere where he dished about what role is more fun to play. He jokes he's having more fun than a blonde.
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Ahead of its upcoming release on August 25th at 9pm Et on the El Rey network in America, a new set of images have been released for the second season of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. The images feature Eiza Gonzalez as Santánico Pandemonium, D.J. Cotrona as Seth Gecko, Madison Davenport as Kate Fuller, Patrick Davis as Rafa Infante and Esai Morales as Lord Amancio Malvado.
See Also: Watch the trailer for From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series season 2
Previously we have been given a trailer for the series, another set of images featuring other stars that will feature, whilst singer/actresss Demi Lovato revealed on Instagram that she is signed on to make a guest starring appearance in Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn television series. We readily await its release.
Season two of the show expands the universe across two borders from Mexico to Texas, and »
- Jake Wilson
While “The Hateful Eight” nearly never saw the light of day after the script was leaked in January 2014, the film is now rounding into shape for a Christmas 2015 release. Quentin Tarantino and much of the cast -- including Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Dern -- descended on Comic-Con Saturday (July 11) to tease the flick and announce that legendary composer Ennio Morricone will score the film. Morricone is an Oscar and Golden Globe winner and has scored famed Westerns like “Fistful of Dollars” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” but hasn’t composed music for the genre in 40 years. The other big news for “The Hateful Eight,” a movie that follows bounty hunters in Wyoming after the Civil War, is the release of the new movie poster -- see it below. It’s is Tarantino’s second Western. The first, of course, »
- David Eckstein
Treyarch has unveiled the official trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Zombies - Shadows of Evil, which is slated for a November 6th release and stars the voices of Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, Ron Perlman, and Robert Picardo.
Press Release: Santa Monica, CA - July 9, 2015 - Treyarch, the creators of Call of Duty® Zombies is back with, Shadows of Evil, the all-new undead survival co-op mode launching on November 6 with Call of Duty®: Black Ops III. Shadows of Evil will make its world-wide debut today at San Diego Comic-Con, which delivers an incredibly rich and deep narrative and action-packed co-op survival experience that is signature to Treyarch's strain of Zombies. Players are introduced to an all-star cast of characters, including Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Neal McDonough, Ron Perlman and Robert Picardo.
"Treyarch has crafted a totally unique and face-melting gameplay experience for our loyal Zombies community, »
- Derek Anderson
Before Disney and director Andrew Stanton ventured to Barsoom for 2012’s Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation John Carter, the project spent many a year in development, passing through the hands of a host of studios and filmmakers.
In the early 2004, John Carter was at Paramount, with the studio enlisting Kerry Conran (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow) to direct as a replacement for Robert Rodriguez, who was forced to abandon the project after resigning from the Directors Guild of America. Conran would leave the project himself the following year (with Jon Favreau then taking a failed crack at the material), but not before he put together a rather impressive presentation reel, which has made its way online in high-res courtesy of AICN’s Harry Knowles, who was also attached as a producer on the failed adaptation. Check it out here…
What do you make of the presentation reel? Are you »
- Gary Collinson
El Rey Network and Miramax have unveiled the first official trailer from Season 2 of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, which is set to return Tuesday, August 25th at 9 Pm Et. Beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 7th at 8:00 pm Et, fans will get a peek into the new season of from the creative minds behind the series, including Creator and El Rey Network Founder Robert Rodriguez with the special Dusk Returns. The new trailer offers our first look at Danny Trejo, who we reported in March will play The Regulator in Season 2.
The one-hour TV special entitled Dusk Returns contains insights into the character development, storyline, and costume design, as well as a sneak peek at iconic sets, some reimagined from the cult-classic movie of the same name, including the Titty Twister, and new sets and locals as the show travels between Mexico and the edgy, tricked-out Texas of Robert Rodriguez. »
Returning this August is the series adaptation of Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn, expanding the myth of both the Gecko brothers and the Mexican vampires they find down at the Titty Twister. This season brings From Dusk Till Dawn star and Robert Rodriguez regular Danny Trejo to the series, as well as Step Up 2 queen Briana Evigan. Accompanying…
The post From Dusk Till Dawn The Series Trailer: A Bloody Look at Season 2 appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
The El Rey Network just released the first full trailer for the second season of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, giving us a tease of new locations and new characters, including Danny Trejo as The Regulator. If this isn't enough to keep you satisfied until the August 25th premiere, it has been announced that a one-hour special will air tonight and give fans a deeper look into the new season.
"Season two of the El Rey Network/Miramax supernatural crime saga, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is set to return Tuesday, August 25th at 9pm Et. Beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 7th at 8:00 pm Et, fans will get a peek into the new season from the creative minds behind the series, including Creator and El Rey Network Founder Robert Rodriguez. The one-hour special entitled "Dusk Returns" contains insights into the character development, storyline, and costume design, as well »
- Jonathan James
Witten will attend Comic-Con, where Heavy Metal’s panel is set to disclose its future plans.
Witten’s producer and executive producer credits include an upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s “Cell,” with Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack; “Mother’s Day”; “Chernobyl Diaries”; and 2009’s “Friday the 13th.” Witten was president of Fangoria Film after working as a production exec at Paramount, where he oversaw “Vanilla Sky” and “Mission Impossible 3,” and at New Line, where he presided over “The Wedding Singer,” “Spawn,” “Dark City” and “Final Destination.”
Witten broke into the business in the early 1990s when he partnered with Image Comics co-founder Rob Liefeld on film and TV projects.
Heavy Metal magazine, which began publishing in 1977 in the U.S., specializes in dark fantasy/science-fiction and erotica. »
- Dave McNary
Anyone remember Party of Five? Exactly the same as Dawson’s Creek but without those homely qualities of a Katie Holmes or Michelle Williams. It aired on Channel Four in the Nineties, convincing Miramax producers that casting Neve Campbell in Scream was a good idea. Providing her with a means to pay the mortgage for twenty years and three subsequent sequels.
Initially championed by Wes Craven maker of original Nightmares on Elm Street. Scream was touted as a revisionist reinvention. That most post-modern of commodities known as the tongue in cheek slasher movie. A nudge, nudge, wink, wink wake up call for an outdated genre. Written by Kevin Williamson who went on to pen The Faculty for Robert Rodriguez, Scream is still heralded as a benchmark today. Spawning numerous copycat flicks including I Know What You Did Last Summer, »
- Gary Collinson
Daniel J. Harris on changing times in the TV industry…
It seems that times are changing in TV land with two different articles this week pointing out the potential for major shake ups in both the BBC and Channel 4. But, what does this mean for the next generation of film and programme makers?
The Telegraph was reported that ‘Channel 4 faces a shock move to Birmingham’ with the government looking to either oust them from their expensive home in central London and make a few quid on the property sale, or privatise it and sell the entire thing off to the highest bidder! The Guardian asks the question ‘do we still need the BBC?’ As once again it looks like cost cutting will lead to job losses. With the bad publicity surrounding the alleged hiding of unsavoury acts by those employed within the BBC being joined by many questioning »
- Gary Collinson
Univision Communications, the largest Spanish-language media company in the U.S., has filed for an initial public offering.
The company said the number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed Ipo have not yet been determined. Univision’s move to go public has long been expected.
Univision’s owners include Saban Capital Group, Texas Pacific Group (Tpg), Thomas H. Lee Partners, Providence Equity Partners, Televisa and Madison Dearborn Partners.
Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Co. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. are lead book-running managers for Univision’s proposed offering.
In 2014, Univision generated $2.9 billion in revenue and posted net income of $900,000, respectively.
Also Thursday, Univision announced an amended agreement with Mexican media company Televisa, extending Univision’s exclusive U.S. broadcast and digital rights to Televisa programming from its current expiration date of at least 2025 to at least 2030.
Univision’s deal with Televisa also revised royalty-rate structure, »
- Variety Staff
El Rey Network, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s cable channel, is launching “The People’s Network”: an online initiative to solicit creative ideas from aspiring directors, writers and other talent — with the ultimate aim of bringing unknown creators to TV.
The effort kicks off this week with the cabler’s “Epic Summer Movie” poster contest, inviting fans to design and submit a poster representing their idea for an amazing summer pic. Eventually, El Rey Network will seek submissions including scripts, short films and other creative projects, and plans to team up talented individuals it discovers through the process with industry professionals.
“When I started out, I didn’t have this kind of support,” Robert Rodriguez, El Rey Network’s founder and chairman, said in a statement. “By mentoring artists through ‘The People’s Network,’ I have a chance to give back.”
The cabler’s “Epic Summer Movie” contest kicked off Monday, »
- Todd Spangler
Grindhouse star says her own agents dismissed her after she took to Twitter to complain about request for candidates to read script and show off their cleavage with pushup bras
McGowan, best known for her appearances in Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse project and the television show Charmed, took to Twitter last week to rail against a casting note which called for actors to show off their cleavage with pushup bras. She later revealed the call was for an unspecified Adam Sandler film.
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- Ben Child
Everyone keeps expected video game movies to take off the way superhero movies have, but that just hasn't happened yet, with most being critically derided and not very well received by fans. Hollywood is hoping to change that with two big 2016 releases, Warcraft and Assassin's Creed. If they are as successful as expected, more will surely follow. Including a movie based on the popular Deus Ex franchise. Square Enix, publisher of the title, arrived at E3 2015 with, not news of the movie, but news of an announcement for the movie. Yes, according to producer Adrian Askarieh, we'll definitely know more about the Deus Ex movie sometime this summer.
The new video game sequel Deus Ex: Mankind Divided was being showcased at E3. It is a follow-up to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a title in the franchise that became so popular, it rejuvenated the series and was set up as a movie at CBS Films. »
From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...
Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.
Without further ado...
23 Jump Street
Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »
Fans of Southland and/or Robert Rodriguez's The Faculty should be pleased to know that Shawn Hatosy (aka Officer Sammy Bryant and Stan Rosado) has joined the cast of AMC's Fear The Walking Dead in a recurring role.
According to TVLine, Hatosy will play a "well-intentioned but out of his element military man with a soulful disposition."
“Fear the Walking Dead,” which is set in Los Angeles and focuses on new characters and storylines, stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia. Also joining the cast as series regulars are Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange is the New Black”) as Liza and Mercedes Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal) as Ofelia."
- Derek Anderson
This clip immediately reminds of the innovative way that Robert Rodriguez blended live-action with animated CG backdrops. Not only is it efficient and cost-effective to work this way, but in both cases it creates a surreal, dreamlike effect that lets the viewer know they’re in for a stylized genre movie. The rules of this film may not be the same as they are for others.
In this case, Stephen McHattie has seemingly created a very interesting palette and sense of immersion. I’m sold, on the visuals, at least. I want to explore more of this world, drive around more and see other parts of town. This strongly reminds me of the style of old Under The Killing Moon point-and-click detective games, or even the Blade Runner PC game.
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- Marco Margaritoff
It’s 13 years since Eli Roth made his debut with the grisly, inventive virus thriller Cabin Fever. And despite only directing four other full features since then — the latest of which, Knock Knock, is about to be released on June 26th — he’s made an indelible mark, a gory, bloody mark, on American horror cinema.
He’s one of that rare breed of directors, like a Scorsese or a Tarantino or a Hitchcock, that you know what they look and sound like. That aren’t just names behind a camera, but faces in other people’s movies, chat show guests, and have celebrity other halves. It doesn’t always mean that they are a great filmmaker, but it usually means that they are far more than just a person with technical skill. »
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