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Concept Art by Edward Eyth The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense, and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who's a secret Nazi spy (Timothy Dalton). With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero." Actors: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton & Paul Sorvino Director: Joe Johnston * Writers: Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo, William Dear »
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Mark Kermode's latest book - about the life of modern-day film critics - is an »
Is television quickly becoming overly swamped with horror themed shows? Or can the medium really help expand stories and develop characters beyond the usual 2 hour feature length. Well NBC seem to think the latter as they're busy developing a new series based on Joe Johnston's 2010 monster horror feature 'The Wolfman'. Deadline have picked up on news of the new project which Dan Knauf ('Dracula', 'Carnivale') will be heading. With yesterday's announcement of an upcoming show based on Frank Darabont's 'The Mist' it does seem that absolutely anything is up fro grabs at the moment. The movie, which was a remake of Curt Siodmak's 1941 version of the 'The Wolf Man', starred Benicio Del Toro ('Sin City') and Emily Blunt ('Looper'). »
NBC is developing a new series based upon the classic Universal Monster movie The Wolfman with a view to the show joining the network's supernatural programming block, which currently features Grimm and Dracula.
According to Deadline, The Wolfman "is described as a supernatural thriller that explores what it means to be a man and to be human. It centers on Lawrence Talbot, who is afflicted by an ancient curse and jacks into the powerful, primordial soul of the alpha-predator."
The Wolfman is being headed upon by Dracula executive producer and head writer Daniel Knauf, and will take its inspiration from Joe Johnston's 2010 feature film starring Benicio del Toro, which was itself a remake of the 1941 classic The Wolf Man. »
- Gary Collinson
NBC is tapping into Universal Pictures' horror catalog once again by developing a TV series based on the 2010 feature film The Wolfman, which starred Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. That film was a remake of the 1941 classic The Wolf Man that starred Lon Chaney Jr. as the title character.
Dracula head writer and executive producer Daniel Knauf is writing the pilot script and executive producing. The show will tackle themes of being a man and a human, centering on Lawrence Talbott, who suffers from an ancient curse that transforms him into a vicious werewolf when a full moon appears.
Scott Stuber, who produced The Wolfman movie, will serve as executive producer alongside Daniel Knauf and Quan Phung. No production schedule was given, but if the network orders The Wolfman to series, it will likely find a home on its Friday night block of supernatural-themed programming, which includes Grimm and Dracula. »
Captain America: The First Avenger was directed by Joe Johnston, from a script written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. It starred: Chris Evans as Captain America/Steve Rogers, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Sebastian Stan as James Buchanan 'Bucky' Barnes, Tommy Lee Jones as Colonel Chester Phillips, Hugo Weaving as Johann Schmidt / Red Skull, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Stanley Tucci as Dr. Abraham Erskine and Toby Jones as Dr. Arnim Zola. Captain America: The Winter Soldier will hit theaters April 4, 2014. ................................................................. Robert Downey Jr. returns as billionaire Tony Stark in this thrilling sequel to the worldwide blockbuster. Now that his super hero secret has been revealed, Tony's life is more intense than ever. Everyone wants in on the Iron Man technology, whether for power or profit... but for Ivan Vanko ("Whiplash"), it's revenge! Iron Man 2 was directed by Jon Favreau, from a screenplay written by Justin Theroux. The »
Fifty Shades of Grey fans meet Kate Kavanaugh. Universal Pictures and Focus Features has hired newcomer Eloise Mumford to play Anastasia Steele’s confident blonde roommate and best friend in the upcoming adaptation of the bestselling novel.
Mumford made her television debut in 2010, starring in the short-lived Fox series Lone Star. She went on to appear in the Dreamworks series The River opposite Bruce Greenwood, which helped her land a deal with ABC studios.
- Nicole Sperling
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 21 Nov 2013 - 05:51
The underappreciated films of 1999 are the focus in our last list of 90s overlooked greats...
The year 1999 was a significant year for film in many ways. Apart from being the year that George Lucas began his Star Wars prequels with The Phantom Menace, it also saw the release of The Blair Witch Project, a horror film which became one of the first to use the internet as a marketing tool, resulting in a massive hit. The Matrix ushered in a new age of special effects filmmaking, arguably paving the way for the superhero blockbusters crowding into multiplexes today.
Mainly, though, 1999 was simply a brilliant year for film. Justly lauded movies like Fight Club, The Green Mile and Eyes Wide Shut aside, there were a huge number of films that didn't get the critical or financial success they deserved - so many, »
Trevor Hogg chats with author J.W. Rinzler about a space opera which established a moviemaking empire for George Lucas....
“Right after finishing the Episode III [Revenge of the Sith] book, somewhere around 2005, I knew that the 30th anniversary was coming up and that there had never been a real making of Star Wars  book,” recalls Lucasfilm Executive Editor and Writer J.W. Rinzler. “There was almost no advance publicity. The Making of Star Wars got a couple of big reviews early on and people got excited. For me, I was trying to bring to it the feeling I had gotten from reading The Jaws Log when I was a kid; I found it to be an inspiration because the book told the story of production and not just how they did all of the trick shots.” Rinzler notes, “I don’t like it when writers get between the subject and the reader because »
Feature James Clayton 1 Nov 2013 - 06:42
With Thor: The Dark World out now, James comes up with his own ways of expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe...
The big blonde thunder god is back! By Thor, it's Thor and he's so Thor-some! Chris Hemsworth's Norse superhero is in cinemas again, wielding his magic hammer and headlining his own standalone-that-isn't-really-standing-alone feature which is, of course, Thor: The Dark World.
He's joined by all his old friends and familial frenemies, including Earthling astrophysicist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), one-eyed Allfather Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and beguiling trickster bastard god Loki (Tom Hiddleston). We like all of them and the supplementary characters that populated the 2011 film directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh. Now for The Dark World we have Alan Taylor at the helm, a fresh antagonist in the form of Dark Elf Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston) and the promise of a lot more Asgard-based action this time around. »
We won’t know if Thor: The Dark World is a spectacular installment in Marvel’s Phase Two lineup until the superhero sequel hits theaters – but one thing we do know, is that Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor will probably be making Thor 2 his only stop in the Marvel movie universe for the forseeable future. Taylor is taking over directorial duties on the sequel from Thor director Kenneth Branagh – who himself was one of Marvel’s burned-out directors from the Phase One lineup, alongside Captain America helmer Joe Johnston and Iron Man director Jon Favreau.
Phase Two has introduced an unlikely lineup of replacements for the solo character sequels: Shane Black (Lethal Weapon) divided fans with his vision of Click to continue reading ‘Thor 2′ Director Talks Marvel Movie Difficulties & Importance of Humor
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- Kofi Outlaw
The trailer for Marvel's latest sequel has an air of topical currency, showing Steve Rogers in conflict with his superiors over pre-emptive strikes against the enemy
• Doctor Strange movie 'in active development' at Marvel
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I have to say I'm a little surprised by the overwhelmingly positive critical reaction to Marvel's upcoming Thor: The Dark World, which seems to me to be a middling effort in the canon. Yet the new movie's current 86% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes certainly helps Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which might otherwise have been under pressure to return the Disney-owned studio to the top when it debuts next year.
Ironically, the debut full trailer for Anthony and Joe Russo's film suggests this rather intriguing-looking superhero caper might not need the boost. With Captain America now firmly ensconced in the 21st century, »
- Ben Child
Here's the main title to Cartoon Network's highly anticipated Steven Universe. Created by Rebecca Sugar, the show already has a cult following, well in advance of it's November 4th debut. Watch the open and join the club: Storyboard by Rebecca Sugar Art Direction by Kevin Dart Music composed by Rebecca Sugar, Arranged by Jeff Liu, Aivi and Surasshu Animation by Danny Hynes, Joe Johnston, Ian Jones-Quartey, Jeff Liu and Rebecca Sugar Background Design by Steven Sugar Character Color by Tiffany Ford Background Color by Amanda Winterstein Overseas Production by Sunmin Image Pictures Co., Ltd Animation Direction by Nick DeMayo and Ki-Yong Bae (via Ian Jones-Quartey)
- Jerry Beck
After Monday's revelation that Ty Simpkins ("Iron Man 3") is in negotiations for a role in the fourth installment of the "Jurassic Park" franchise comes news that actor Nick Robinson is also in talks for a part in the movie. Robinson, 18, would play the older brother of 12-year-old Simpkins's character.
Variety reports that Robinson, who made his feature debut last May in "The Kings of Summer," was being eyed for the role before production was briefly shut down earlier this year. The script, originally penned by "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" scribes Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa, has since undergone a rewrite by director Colin Trevorrow ("Safety Not Guaranteed") and writer Derek Connolly.
Also in the mix -- though nothing, including Robinson or Simpkins's involvement, has been »
- Katie Roberts
This past weekend’s New York Comic Con was the source of a lot of great information about upcoming projects on comics, TV, movies, and more, and one of our favorite updates was the latest on the upcoming animated Star Wars Rebels. Check out the all the deets (the kind that real Star Wars fans love) in press release form, followed by a featurette with showrunner Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and a first look at the new villain (he’s a Darth Vader hire), followed by a great screen shot of said villain:
The next great villain from a galaxy far, far away is here. Fans attending Lucasfilm‘s Star Wars Rebels panel today at New York Comic Con got the world’s first look at the Inquisitor, a black-clad, intimidating figure who »
- Erin Willard
The next great villain from a galaxy far, far away is here. Fans attending Lucasfilm's Star Wars Rebels panel today at New York Comic Con got the world's first look at the Inquisitor, a black-clad, intimidating figure who will play a prominent role in the upcoming animated series. In a special video (available below) screened at the end of the panel, Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni officially revealed the character, showing a sculpted maquette, design sketches, and disclosing that the Inquisitor is "tasked by Darth Vader to hunt down the remaining Jedi Knights."
The panel, hosted by Lucasfilm's Pablo Hidalgo, focused on the Empire and how it is central to the story of Star Wars Rebels. Pablo Hidalgo revealed that the series takes place about 14 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, a time in which the Emperor's rule is secure »
★★★☆☆ Featuring diminutive heroes wrapped up in a big adventure, Chris Wedge's Epic (2013) offers old-fashioned, if baggy, family fun. Based on the children's novel by William Joyce, Wedge blends elements of Bill Kroyer's eco-adventure Fern Gully (1992) with that of Joe Johnston's family classic Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989). An impressive voice cast that includes Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried and Beyoncé Knowles do provide some odd dialect shifts, but in a tale of miniature warriors and magic, the majority probably won't worry about a few Irish lilts being mixed up with the sugar-coated tones of middle-America.
Teenager Mary - or M.K. as she prefers to be called - finds herself living with her eccentric and estranged father, Professor Bomba (Jason Sudeikis), a scientist convinced that there is a race of tiny warriors living in the wood behind the house. Scoff as she might, M.K. soon finds herself »
- CineVue UK
Odd List Simon Brew Ryan Lambie 26 Sep 2013 - 07:09
The year 1991 is the focus for our latest underappreciated films list, which includes dramas, thrillers, and a smattering of horror...
Ah, 1991. The year Robert Patrick ran after cars in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and Kevin Costner grew a spectacular mullet for Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. But outside the top ten blockbuster list, there lies an entire world of other, less celebrated films to discover.
Some of the movies on this list have been included because they were overlooked in theatres, while others have been added because they were unfairly dismissed by critics. One or two others were modest successes, but (whisper it) we decided to include them anyway because we really, really like them.
So here, for your delectation, is our pick of 25 underappreciated films from 1991.
Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, announced today that Academy Award®-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal will be honored with this year’s Hollywood Supporting Actor Award for his extraordinary work in Denis Villeneuve’s acclaimed thriller “Prisoners.” The award will be bestowed at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 21, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. “We are thrilled to present the Hollywood Supporting Actor Award to Jake Gyllenhaal for his unforgettable performance in ‘Prisoners,’” said de Abreu. “His is a truly compelling, subtly layered portrayal of a man tasked with the impossible and driven by the demons of his own past. Jake has given a myriad of outstanding performances throughout his career, but his work in ‘Prisoners’ delivers a new level of complexity, as reflected in the rave reviews the film has received.” Jake Gyllenhaal received »
- Josh Abraham
The original Jurassic Park remains the definitive dinosaur flick, but these soulless blockbuster sequels deserve extinction
The early 1990s were, in terms of computer-generated characters, prehistory. A couple of movies, notably James Cameron's second Terminator film and his flawed but marvellous The Abyss, had flirted with bringing CGI creatures to the screen but they were otherworldly creations. Fantastical killer cyborgs and alien water-pseudopods can't suffer by comparison to reality. But we know dinosaurs.
Ok, the last dinosaur croaked its last Wilhelm scream some 60m years ago but we feel as if we know them. Perhaps it's some atavistic trace memory left over from our proto-simian forebears, but we do know a dinosaur when we see it. Dinosaurs have been popping up in movies throughout cinema history. Harry Hoyt's 1925 vision of Conan Doyle's Lost World is a great early example. But although the New York Times was impressed »
- Michael Moran
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