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2025 – the Shuttle has been relegated to glorified taxi. On a routine mission shuttle Atlantis encounters bursts of light shutting down its instrumentation leaving it adrift in space with Rookie Astronaut Travis Black. The rest of the crew find themselves in the middle of a barren, desert wasteland. Crewmembers begin dying in bizarre ways. Travis comes to realize that he has been chosen to compete in some sort of galactic chess game with an Alien entity.
Now, I don’t want to give reviews based on the quality of special effects. Not every film studio has as much money as the big blockbusters so you know they are going to have to go for slightly less impressive graphics. Unfortunately, if »
- Richard Axtell
Shooting an action/horror/thriller movie in the Colombian capital Bogota sounds like a potentially scary experience. Not at all, according to Wolf Creek creator Greg Mclean, who spent three months in the country working on The Belko Experiment. Funded by MGM and written and produced by Guardians Of The Galaxy.s James Gunn, the movie focuses on the Us Belko Corporation in South America, whose employees mysteriously are forced to either start killing each other or be killed. .We had no security for cast or crew - we didn't need it,. Mclean tells If from Los Angeles, where he is in post after a six week shoot.
.Most people.s impressions of Colombia are unfortunately from about a decade ago and mainly from 1980s action movies where there's gangsters in the streets shooting up the place.
.It's very, very different »
- Don Groves
Cosplay costume: Jacket from ‘Hotline Miami‘
The 7th annual Montreal Comiccon, was held at the Palais des Congrès this past weekend and for the first time in seven years, I was able to attend the event. Past Cons were held in early September, conflicting with my coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival, but this year, the organizers decided to change the date allowing me to geek out to a variety of attractions catering to fans of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, games, television and film. I’m pleased to announce that I was pleasantly surprised with the event as a whole. Montreal’s geek extravaganza is extremely laid back. There was little time spent waiting in line and everyone seems to be having a good time. I counted over two dozen booths filled with comic book artists ready to draw up an original piece on the spot, sign an autograph »
During a promotional interview with Collider for Marvel’s upcoming superhero adventure Ant-Man, studio chief Kevin Feige referred to the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy sequel as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and now director James Gunn has confirmed on his Facebook page that the follow-up to last year’s cosmic blockbuster is indeed going by that title.
See Also: Benicio Del Toro unsure if he’ll appear in Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is set for release on April 28th 2017 in the UK and on May 5th in the States. Confirmed as returning to the cast are Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebulda), Michael Rooker (Yondu) and Sean Gunn (Kraglin).
- Gary Collinson
Despite being an important character in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie and maybe an even more important character in the overall McU, Benicio Del Toro has said that he is unsure whether his character Taneleer Tivan – better known as The Collector – will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
During an interview with IGN to promote his latest movie Escobar: Paradise Lost, Del Toro said he would like to return “but it’s not up to me.”
“I would like to keep working on that character, though…It was kind of like a cameo. I would like to keep developing the character based on what’s written in the comic books. I’d like to see some different sides. I had a blast working with James Gunn and the cast.”
Del Toro also spoke about trying to understand the character and his motives, “One of the most interesting things »
- Gavin Logan
The world of entertainment has been paying tribute to Sir Christopher Lee, who has died at the age of 93.
The prolific British actor was best-known for his work with Hammer Horror as well as The Wicker Man and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and many stars and fans have paid tribute to the star on Twitter today (June 10).
It's terribly when you lose an old friend, and Christopher Lee was one of my oldest. We first met in 1948.
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) June 11, 2015
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) June 11, 2015
The great, always criminally underrated Sir Christopher Lee has left us. A Titan of Cinema and a huge part of my youth. Farewell.
— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) June 11, 2015
An extraordinary man and life lead, Sir Christopher Lee. You were an icon, »
Earlier this week Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn revealed that he’s completed the first draft for the sequel to last year’s Marvel blockbuster, and now he’s shared a few details about Guardians of the Galaxy 2 during a Periscope interview (via Screen Rant).
“It’s a very moving script,” states Gunn, responding to Chris Pratt’s admission that he had tears in his eyes from the script. “Listen, one of the main things with Guardians of the Galaxy is not to add a bunch of characters, not to make it bigger in that way but to go deeper with the characters. And yeah, there’s going to be the big things we’ve come to expect from those big battles and action sequences and things like that, big colorful locations and beautiful set pieces, and wonderful designs by visual effects artists and all of us, but »
- Gary Collinson
It’s no secret that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 will introduce Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord and the rest of his unconventional team of heroes to a whole new bunch of characters, and though director James Gunn isn’t giving up exactly which Marvel figures will play a role in the sequel, he’s more than happy to rule out a pair of potential baddies.
According to Gunn, who responded to a fan inquiry on Facebook, neither Kang the Conqueror nor the Shi’ar Empire will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – most pressingly because Marvel doesn’t own the rights to either of them.
“Shi’ar and Kang are both owned by Fox,” Gunn said, adding that, “All decisions about who is in GotG2 were made a long time ago.”
In the comics, Kang the Conqueror, a time-traveler from the year 3000 Ad who is actually related to the Fantastic Four’s Reed Richards, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon on The Walking Dead) has returned for the third installment of the web series, The Driving Dead. Also in this round-up: release details for Lost After Dark and a trailer for Caesar & Otto's Paranormal Halloween.
The Driving Dead Series launched in August 2014 as part of a new initiative led by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Renowned for his roles in Marvel’s, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and AMC’s, “The Walking Dead,” Rooker has been involved with the series from its inception. Now in its third installment, The Driving Dead addresses the importance of seatbelt safety for everyone in the car – drivers and passengers alike.
To watch “The Escape,” and learn more about the series, visit www.TheDrivingDeadSeries.com. »
- Tamika Jones
It’s hardly the most surprising piece of casting news given their long professional association, so we’re more shocked it took this long for James Gunn to announce. But announce it he has: Michael Rooker will be part of the cast for horror thriller The Belko Experiment. Rooker, who has worked with Gunn on the likes of Guardians Of The Galaxy, Slither and Super, is set to play Bud Melks, the head of maintenance for the Belko building in the film, who is concerned when mysterious forces make his colleagues start killing each other lest they die themselves.Wolf Creek’s Greg McLean will be directing Gunn’s script for the film, which already features John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Melonie Diaz and John C. McGinley in its cast. The cameras are set to start rolling in Bogota, Colombia, next month. Rooker will next be seen in a drama called Bolden! »
We’ll soon be seeing a lot more of Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when the Mad Titan takes centre stage for Avengers: Infinity War, but in the meantime we’ve had to make do with his post-credits scenes in The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as a brief appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy.
While we await his next appearance (Thor: Ragnarok?), the folks at Luma Pictures have posted a featurette which delves into the VFX work that went into bringing Thanos to life for Guardians of the Galaxy, and you can check it out here (via ComicBook)…
“Loic Zimmermann our concept designer took the most prevalent features of Josh Brolin that we thought would stand out the most and put them into who the character is underneath,” Luma Pictures VFX supervisor Vincent Cirelli tells FX Guide. “He began blending those elements. We’ve taken Josh’s eyes, »
- Gary Collinson
Aaron Paul is in negotiations to join Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Amy Ryan and Danielle Nicolet in Rawson Marshall Thurber's action comedy "Central Intelligence" at New Line. Filming is underway in Boston.
Hart plays a boring accountant who was previously the cool guy in high school. He reconnects with an acquaintance (Johnson), a formerly bullied nerd who turns out to be a rogue spy. Paul will play Johnson's CIA partner who seemingly sacrifices himself for Johnson. [Source: THR]
The Belko Experiment
Greg McLean helms and James Gunn produces the film which deals with an American company after it’s mysteriously sealed off in South America. It's currently targeting a May 5th 2017 release. [Source: Variety]
- Garth Franklin
“Rooker plays Bud Melks, the head of maintenance in the Belko building. He’s not a racist thug like Merle in The Walking Dead, and he doesn’t have a flying arrow like Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy – in fact, he’s a pretty nice guy – so he’s ill-equipped to deal with the mysterious forces who start making all of the employees in Belko start killing each other unless they want to be killed themselves,” states Gunn on Facebook.
The Belko Experiment has been scripted by Gunn and will be directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek), with Rooker joining a cast that so far includes John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom), John C. McGinley (Scrubs), Tony Goldwyn (Scandal) and Melonie Diaz »
- Gary Collinson
Before he takes a return voyage to the deepest reaches of space, James Gunn is taking a side trip to his old stomping grounds of horror for The Belko Experiment. But don.t worry about him getting lonely, as he.s bringing along Guardians of the Galaxy star, frequent collaborator, and buddy Michael Rooker along for the ride. Gunn is a big fan of social media, and posted a photo of himself and Rooker on his Facebook page announcing this latest team up. His message read: We've done three movies, two reality shows, a video game and a web series together, been on a bromantic trip to Paris with just the two of us, and spent many nights as the last two maniacs at a party, so did you ever think there was any possibility that my pal Michael Rooker would not be cast in our horror/action/thriller The »
All this week, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has been posting to Facebook casting announcements for his upcoming action horror thriller The Belko Experiment. Gunn writes and produces the feature, which is set to be directed by Wolf Creek‘s Greg McLean. The latest announcements include longtime Gunn collaborator and Walking Dead actor Michael Rooker and Scrubs and Office Space‘s John…
The post Michael Rooker joins The Belko Experiment appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
Rooker played Yondu Udonta in Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Gunn noted in the announcement Friday on his Facebook page. He has also revealed castings this week of “Scrubs” alum John C. McGinley, “Fruitvale Station’s” Melonie Diaz, “The Newsroom” star John Gallagher Jr. and “Scandal” president Tony Goldwyn.
“We’ve done three movies, two reality shows, a video game and a Web series together, been on a bromantic trip to Paris with just the two of us, and spent many nights as the last two maniacs at a party, so did you ever think there was any possibility that my pal Michael Rooker would not be cast in our horror/action/thriller ‘The Belko Experiment,’ especially when it’s been comprised of such overwhelming talent? Of course not.”
Rooker will play Bud Melks, »
- Dave McNary
'JFK' movie with Kevin Costner as Jim Garrison 'JFK' assassination movie: Gripping political drama gives added meaning to 'Rewriting History' If it's an Oliver Stone film, it must be bombastic, sentimental, clunky, and controversial. With the exception of "clunky," JFK is all of the above. It is also riveting, earnest, dishonest, moving, irritating, paranoid, and, more frequently than one might expect, outright brilliant. In sum, Oliver Stone's 1991 political thriller about a determined district attorney's investigation of the assassination of U.S. president John F. Kennedy is a slick piece of propaganda that mostly works both dramatically and cinematically. If only some of the facts hadn't gotten trampled on the way to film illustriousness. With the exception of John Williams' overemphatic score – Oliver Stone films need anything but overemphasis – JFK's technical and artistic details are put in place to extraordinary effect. Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia's editing »
- Andre Soares
Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con May 22nd through the 24th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101). As usual, Wizard World has an impressive line-up of celebrity guests including Elvira, Christian Kane, and George Romero, but the star I’m most excited to meet is actor Michael Rooker.
Michael Rooker was born in Jasper, Alabama in 1955. He has eight brothers and sisters. His parents divorced when he was 13 years old, and he moved with his mother and siblings to Chicago, Illinois, where he studied at the Goodman School of Drama. Rooker made his feature film debut by playing the title character in the gritty 1985 horror classic Henry Portrait Of A Serial Killer. He followed this with significant big-screen roles in Tombstone, Days Of Thunder, Cliffhanger, JFK, Mississippi Burning, Sea Of Love, The Dark Half, Mallrats, »
- Tom Stockman
*Updated 5/12 with new events and guests* There are dozens of horror and comic events every year, and that gives fans plenty of opportunities to meet Robert Kirkman or one of the many cast members from The Walking Dead. Although it's a bit early for some of the bigger conventions to announce their full guest lists, we put together an initial list of stops so you can start making your travel plans.
New to the The Walking Dead convention circuit in 2015 are Tyler James Williams, Alexandra Breckenridge, and Seth Gilliam, along with some of the other new cast members we've seen in Season 5. If you're looking to catch most of The Walking Dead cast together at once, your best chance will be at the San Diego Comic-Con in July and the New York Comic Con in October. Those looking to meet Norman Reedus will have plenty of opportunities, as he is »
- Jonathan James
Confusingly, the follow-up to the 1995 comedy will be called MallBrats, as announced by the cult filmmaker on social media.
20 years in the making. 113 pages fulla old friends & new jokes. This is for you, Jim. Wish you were here. #MallBrats pic.twitter.com/O6HfIWbRY6
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) May 11, 2015
Comics legend and professional cameo artist Stan Lee has confirmed that he will be back in a bigger role for the sequel.
Details of MallBrats remain light, although the film will apparently deal with the destruction of the mall. »
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