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Sneak Peek footage from the "...genre-bending futuristic, martial arts series..." "Into The Badlands", the new dramatic TV series, loosely based on the classic Chinese tale "Journey to the West", debuting November 15, 2015 on AMC:
"...a warrior and a young boy journey through a dangerous feudal land together seeking 'enlightenment'..."
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- Michael Stevens
AMC's new Into the Badlands premieres Sunday, November 15, 2015, at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Into the Badlands stars Daniel Wu, Aramis Knight, Marton Csokas, Oliver Stark, Emily Beecham, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger, Ally Ioannides, and Madeleine Mantock.
The photo heading this post is AMC's new key art, featuring Wu. Read AMC's latest press release and watch the trailer, below.
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AMC’s newest drama “Into the Badlands” is set in a dystopian futurewhere guns have been outlawed and martial arts experts abound. The mix of old and new world aesthetics is embodied in a new image released from the show, featuring star Daniel Wu wielding a sword while perched on a motorcycle. In the series, Wu plays Sunny, a skilled warrior who finds a young boy named M.K. (Aramis Knight) locked in a box. The two embark on a journey to find enlightenment. During their spiritual adventure, Sunny initiates M.K. into the martial arts. Also Read: Fall TV Preview: 126 New and Returning. »
- Linda Ge
AMC's new show Into the Badlands, made by the creators of Smallville and writers of Shanghai Noon, looks like a kung fu movie meets a steampunk western: The story is this: A feudal, Hobbesian society has emerged centuries into the future in a world called the Badlands, which has been divided among seven Barons. Each of them has an army known as Clippers, of which Sunny, played by Daniel Wu, is one of the best. He's the Head Clipper to Quinn (Marton Csokas), who has been the Hbic (Head Baron in Charge) in the Badlands for years. The newest baron, "The Widow" (Emily Beecham), though, has been challenging his rule. In one of the skirmishes between the two, Sunny finds M.K., a teenager with a bounty on his head (Aramis Knight), who trains to be a Clipper. Together, they have that classic martial arts student-teacher relationship — only with a »
- E. Alex Jung
Few films about terminal illness are as hyperactive and uproarious as “Go Away Mr. Tumor,” a live-action adaptation of mainland Chinese manga artist Xiong Dun’s illustrated book chronicling her struggle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This exuberantly styled, fantasy-filled dramedy confirms helmer Han Yan’s considerable talent for satisfying local demand for glossy escapism, while still cultivating vivid characters whose preoccupations resonate with mainland urbanites. Notwithstanding its bubblegum visuals and relentlessly perky hijinks, the yarn proceeds naturally toward a touching conclusion without high-handed lurches into tragedy or mawkishness. After a month-long run, the pic enjoyed healthy B.O. of about $80 million, proving that lead actress Bai Baihe (“Monster Hunt”) is a miracle drug in mainland cinema.
The film owes its emotional credibility to the real-life figure of Xiang Yao (pen name Xiong Dun), who in 2011 began to share how she coped with her illness on her blog and Weibo (the »
- Maggie Lee
When The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday that Pacific Rim 2: Maelstrom was on “indefinite hold”, they said that Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. saw Warcraft was one of the reasons. They also noted that the film based on the best-selling game was a, “problem movie”. However it’s director, Duncan Jones, has jumped to the film’s defense.
Check out the tweet below:
@Clawx I wouldn’t worry about that. Universal moved us to the same date as Jurassic World, so we must have done something right!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) September 16, 2015
It should be noted that Warner Bros. and Legendary probably don’t see Warcraft as a “problem movie” because of its quality, but more likely because it’s a video game movie which have not had much success in the past. Recently, Hitman: Agent 47 stalled at the box office with only $21 million domestically. And with a huge budget »
- Luke Owen
Part of the first trailer for the Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) directed Warcraft movie has leaked online, and you can check it out above. As you’d expect, the footage is full of orcs and humans engaged in battle, and even in this low-quality version, some of the shots look pretty damn impressive.
The Sdcc footage that leaked a while back was criticized for being (or rather, looking) far too CGI-heavy, but seeing some of the human characters integrated into the fantasy surroundings here does make things seem a little more… well, real. While this is only a small tease of what’s to come, it’s certainly a tantalizing one.
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- Mark Cassidy
Based on the hit online video game World of Warcraft, Warcraft has been shrouded in secrecy for a long time, but the leaked footage below gives us our first look at the movie. It's very CGI heavy, but looks pretty cool nonetheless. What it below before it's gone! Fighting for The Alliance, Warcraft features Dominic Cooper as King Llane Wrynn, Travis Fimmel as Anduin Lothar, Ben Foster as Medivh, Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar, and Ruth Negga as Lady Taria, and on the side of The Horde is also Clancy Brown as Blackhand, Toby Kebbel as Durotan, and Daniel Wu as Gul’Dan, with Paula Patton’s Garona apparently caught in the middle. Warcraft is set to be released on June 10th, 2016. »
Helped by several personal appearances in China by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the film scored $27 million, according to data tracker Ent Group, from 69,000 screenings on Sunday (Aug. 23).
That compares with its $89 million eight-week run in North America and its $352 million global haul to date. (Unconfirmed data point to “Terminator: Genisys” having added a further $10.5 million on Monday, for a two-day cumulative score of $37 million in China.)
That one day effort was enough to win the weekend, but placed it second in the weekly chart behind last week’s winner, the romantic comedy “Go Away, Mr Tumor.” The Daniel Wu-starring film added $36.1 million for a total of $67.9 million after 11 days.
The Fox-backed Chinese-language remake of “Bride Wars »
- Patrick Frater
China finally produced a film to topple record breaker “Monster Hunt” from the top of the box office chart.
“Go Away Mr Tumor,” a romantic comedy starring Bai Baihe and Daniel Wu, star of AMC’s upcoming TV series “Into The Badlands” earned a comfortable $29.7 million in four days, giving a total of $31.5 million including previews.
“Monster Hunt” finally gave up its top position, but held on to second with a still strong $25.8 million and the second best per screen averages among the top ten. It has scored $356 million after 32 days, the second highest film of all time in China (behind “Furious 7”) and far ahead of “Lost in Thailand,” the number two Chinese movie.
Third place went to sports drama “To The Fore,” which climbed up from fourth, but saw its weekly gross eroded. It earned $8.86 million to claim $20.6 million after 11 days.
China’s top animation of all time »
- Patrick Frater
“Into the Badlands” star and executive producer Daniel Wu, in talking up AMC as the appropriate home for his forthcoming martial-arts drama series, invoked the network’s signature genre show, “The Walking Dead.” “For us, that was the ambition of being on AMC — they elevated the zombie drama to something that was very artful,” Wu said Friday at a panel for the show during the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour. “That was sort of our ambition for this show, to take martial arts and create these fights,” Wu said, “but also create these characters that would be intriguing and have. »
- Daniel Holloway
Updated, 5:01 PM: AMC finally has nailed down a date for its martial arts drama series Into The Badlands, which will make its debut on November 15 at 10PM, right after The Walking Dead. The news was announced at TCA today after it was revealed at Comic-Con that the show would be premiering in November. The six-episode series was created by EPs/writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based loosely on the Chinese tale Journey To The West. Daniel Wu, who also serves as Ep… »
With several of the big trailers shown at the San Diego Comic-Con leaking over the past few days, it was starting to look like Legendary had managed to keep its upcoming fantasy epic Warcraft under wraps. Alas, it wasn’t to be, as the footage has now arrived online – albeit in awful quality. Watch it here, but move fast, as it probably won’t stay online for long…
Legendary’s Warcraft is a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones, the film is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production. The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. »
- Gary Collinson
Legendary’s Warcraft is a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones, the film is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production. The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce. Warcraft will be released by Universal Pictures. Fighting for The Alliance, Warcraft features Dominic Cooper as King Llane Wrynn, Travis Fimmel as Anduin Lothar, Ben Foster as Medivh, Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar, and Ruth Negga as Lady Taria, and on the side of The Horde is also Clancy Brown as Blackhand, Toby Kebbell as Durotan, and Daniel Wu as Gul’Dan, with Paula Patton’s Garona caught in the middle. »
Finding the Legendary booth on the floor of the main exhibition hall at Comic-Con is always fairly easy, because they don't do things by half-measures. This year, all you had to do was look for Ogrim, the giant Orc wielding the massive Doomhammer, and that's exactly where I found Duncan Jones, director of next June's "Warcraft." Google Cardboard struck a deal with Legendary to help them create a very nice viewer for the new Legendary Vr app that was being demoed at the booth. I got to run through all three of the experiences that they've put together, one of which was clearly based directly on last year's full-sized Jaeger Pilot exhibit. They've also created a "Crimson Peak" experience which is one long walk down a haunted hallway in the bones of the home that serves as the focus of Guillermo Del Toro's new film. Finally, they've created a »
- Drew McWeeny
For those who didn’t have the chance to attend and see the preview footage that was screened in Hall H, prepare to fly high above the epic world of Azeroth in this official 360 video inspired by the Warcraft movie and developed by Industrial Light & Magic xLAB.
Look all around you as you fly over the city of Stormwind on the back of the mythic gryphon.
Visit legendary.com/Vr to find out more.
The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. »
- Michelle McCue
Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have released two new Warcraft Comic-Con posters featuring the lead characters—the orc Durotan (Toby Kebbell) and the human Lothar (Travis Fimmel). In Duncan Jones’ adaptation of the bestselling video game series, the story follows both sides of a war that erupts between humans and orcs when a portal connects their worlds in the peaceful realm of Azeroth. The studio showed off some footage yesterday at the film's Comic-Con panel, and Adam liked what he saw. Presumably, it’s better than these posters, which make clear why they chose to reveal Orgrim (Rob Kazinsky) first since he looks a lot cooler than Durotan. As for Lothar, it looks like he’s taking a nap while levitating, and perhaps if he was more alert, he’s wouldn’t be losing all the sand he was holding. Check out the two new official Warcraft Comic-Con posters below »
- Matt Goldberg
Fresh off the San Diego Comic-Con presses, AMC debuted a trailer for its new martial arts/drama/fantasy series “Into The Badlands,” starring Daniel Wu and created, executive produced and showrun by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (“Smallville,” the 2011 “Charlie’s Angels,” “Shanghai Knights,” and “Shanghai Noon”). A panel was also held at Comic-Con with Wu (also an executive producer on the show), Gough, and Millar, as well as co-stars Emily Beecham, Orla Brady, Marton Csokas, Aramis Knight, and director/executive producer David Dobkin (“The Judge,” “The Change-Up,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Shanghai Knights”), along with fight director/executive producer Stephen Fung, most known for helming “Tai Chi Zero” and “Tai Chi Hero.” From the trailer, the show appears to be a fascinating composite of “Django Unchained” (Stacy Sher and Michael Shamberg, who produced “Django Unchained” and other Tarantino films such as “Pulp Fiction,” are also executive producers), the “Mad Max” films, »
- Timothy Tau
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