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Sir Ben Kingsley Talks The Boxtrolls At San Diego Comic-Con 2014 (Video)

28 July 2014 4:34 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

This past Saturday, at San Diego Comic-Con, Sir Ben Kingsley sat down with a small table of press to talk about his new film The Boxtrolls, along with some of his past work, including Gandhi. Check it out below.

A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

Get social with the Boxtrolls:

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Maleficent hits $700 million at the worldwide box office

28 July 2014 2:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It may have been met with a mixed reception, but that hasn’t prevented Disney’s live-action Sleeping Beauty reimagining Maleficent from crossing $700 million at the global box office.

The Angelina Jolie-headlined fairy tale fantasy is currently sitting on $715,019,000 worldwide, making it the third biggest earner of the year behind Transformers: Age of Extinction ($966.4 million) and X-Men: Days of Future Past ($739.5 million). In all, it’s the fifth film to reach the $700 million mark this year, with fellow Disney release Captain America: The Winter Soldier earning $713 million and Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sitting on $706.3 million.

Directed by Robert Stromberg, Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie (The Tourist), Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Imelda Staunton (The Pirates! Band of Misfits), Miranda Richardson (The Hours), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), and Lesley Manville (Romeo and Juliet). Read our reviews here, here and here.

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- Gary Collinson

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Ben Kingsley voices animated villain in The Boxtrolls

27 July 2014 7:10 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Sir Ben Kingsley was lying down on the job while making his latest film, the stop-motion animated feature The Boxtrolls.

"I did most of my recordings lying down, reclining on a kind of sofa bed," the 70-year-old Oscar winner told an audience Saturday at Comic-Con. "I wanted his voice to come from his belly, not from where my voice normally comes from. It was a very relaxed recording session, and I did nod off occasionally."

Kingsley added that he found it "very liberating just to depend upon my voice to bring this extraordinary creature to life."

Made by the studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls follows a family of underground creatures who come out after dark to collect above-ground garbage to construct their ever-evolving world. A human boy, voiced byIsaac Hempstead Wright of "Game of Thrones," lives among them and believes he, too, is a Boxtroll.

Kingsley's character, Snatcher, »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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Live from Comic Con: The Boxtrolls and Sin City's Sequel

26 July 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Anne Marie here, surviving on pop tarts and coffee and delivering film news live(ish) from Sdcc. This next bit covers two very different panels that were placed side-by-side: kid-friendly The Boxtrolls and blood-and-guts comic book noir Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

The Boxtrolls

The latest picture from the studio that brought us Coraline and ParaNorman is another stop-motion animation that made the chattering crowd of Hall H stop and stare. The trailer gave us everything we expect from Laika; a creative world, seamless animation, and humor. But they really got the audience's attention from a preview of a nearly wordless scene featuring the Boxtrolls searching through the garbage and playing with a trashed teddy bear. Have you ever heard 6,000 people "aww" at the same time? It's both loud and cute.

The panel assembled creators Travis Knight, Anthony Stacchi, and Graham Annable, along with voice talent Elle Fanning »

- Anne Marie

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Comic-Con: Ben Kingsley makes debut

26 July 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sir Ben Kingsley became yet another British star to make his Comic-Con debut as he joined a Focus Features panel to promote Laika Entertainment’s The Boxtrolls on Saturday.

“This is only my third or fourth animation,” said Kingsley, whose entry drew loud applause, particularly after the Mc referenced his role in Iron Man 3.

“It was very liberating to depend upon my voice to bring this extraordinary creature to life…I did most of my recordings lying down to allow the voice to come from a different place.”

Laika’s third feature after Oscar nominees Coraline and ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls is a period tale based on Alan Snow’s book Here Be Monsters!

The story takes place in a Dickensian-looking town where an orphaned boy was raised by a tribe of subterranean foragers targeted by an ambitious pest exterminator.

Kingsley plays said exterminator Archibald Snatcher, who deliberately demonises the harmless Boxtrolls to further his own cause »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Ben Kingsley makes Con debut for Boxtrolls

26 July 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sir Ben Kingsley became yet another British star to make his Comic-Con debut as he joined a Focus Features panel to promote Laika Entertainment’s The Boxtrolls on Saturday (26).

“This is only my third or fourth animation,” said Kingsley, whose entry drew loud applause, particularly after the Mc referenced his role in Iron Man 3.

“It was very liberating to depend upon my voice to bring this extraordinary creature to life…I did most of my recordings lying down to allow the voice to come from a different place.”

Laika’s third feature after Oscar nominees Coraline and ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls is a period tale based on Alan Snow’s book Here Be Monsters!

The story takes place in a Dickensian-looking town where an orphaned boy was raised by a tribe of subterranean foragers targeted by an ambitious pest exterminator.

Kingsley plays said exterminator Archibald Snatcher, who deliberately demonises the harmless Boxtrolls to further his own cause »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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The Boxtrolls Comic-Con Panel Recap: Getting Lost in the Lovable, Grimy World of Underground Scavengers

26 July 2014 3:46 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Boxtrolls is one of my most-anticipated films of the fall.  Laika is one of the most exciting studios working today because they’re the only one wholly committed to the beautiful art of stop-motion animation.  But beyond their medium, they’re telling rich, interesting stories about weird outsiders traveling through strange worlds.  The Boxtrolls looks like their most ambitious yet, and today’s Comic-Con panel made me even more eager to see this strange, gorgeous movie. Hit the jump for The Boxtrolls Comic-Con panel recap. Panel Highlights Panelists: Travis Knight (animation supervisor), Anthony Stacchi & Graham Annable (directors), Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Eggs), Elle Fanning (Winnie Portley-Rind), and Sir Ben Kingsley (Archibald Snatcher) They directors wanted Ben Kingsley because of Sexy Beast and thought he would make a great voice for a memorable villain like Snatcher.  “I think anyone who is constantly passed over by life,” says Kingsley, “…is hugely vulnerable.”  So »

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Ben Kingsley Wants to ‘Do More Comedy’ After Working on ‘The Boxtrolls’

26 July 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Boxtrolls,” the latest stop motion film from Laika, which created “Paranorman” and “Coraline,” seems sweet as can be. While there weren’t many guttural cheers at the Comic-Con presentation Saturday, there were a lot of sighs and “oohs” from the audience as footage was shown from the film that opens Sept. 26 via Focus Features.

Hall H was on a high from the big beasts and superheroes from the previous panels, Warner Bros. and Legendary/Universal, but the studio still charmed the crowd. Elle Fanning and Ben Kingsley star in the toon is based on Alan Snow’s novel “Here Be Monsters!”

Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable spoke about the nearly decade-long journey they embarked upon to create this film, including building every single part of every single prop. They also talked about its difficulty.

“It’s the worst way to make a movie, it makes no sense, there »

- Alexandra Cheney

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Comic-Con 2014: 'The Boxtrolls' Panel

26 July 2014 2:58 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Back again for another Halll H update from San Diego Comic Con. Boxtrolls is the next panel and we are treated to a clip right away. The characters are introduced and then some of the creators of the puppets talk about working on the film. Same group that worked on Coraline are the ones doing Boxtrolls.

Boxtrolls features the voice talents of Isaac Hempstead-Wright from Game of Thrones, Tracy Morgan, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. The panelists join the stage including Wright, Elle Fanning and Sir Ben Kingsley!

A second clip is shown which is a scene where the Boxtrolls are digging through trash and come across various items that have been discarded. The scene shows really well what the Boxtrolls are all about and their purpose in the film. Fans of stop motion films will indeed for this one full of heart and charm.

Before the end of the panel, »

- Robert Warners

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Comic-Con 2014: Full Movies and TV schedule for Saturday, July 26

26 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Note: All timings are Pacific unless otherwise specified.

Saturday, July 26

Warner Bros panel (10am, Hall H)

Actors from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Mad Max: Fury Road, footage from Jupiter Ascending confirmed, Batman vs Superman footage likely. Other announcements Tbc.

The Simpsons (10am, Ballroom 20)

Creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson and director since 1987 David Silverman.

Steven Universe (10am, Indigo Ballroom)

Phineas & Ferb (10am, Room 6A)

Marvel Animation Presents (10.30am, Room 6Bcf)

Once Upon A Time (11am, Ballroom 20)

Actors Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O'Donoghue, and Jared Gilmore, co-creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.

Regular Show (11am, Indigo Ballroom)

Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (11.15am, Room 6A)

Helix (12 noon, Indigo Ballroom)

Legendary Pictures panel (12.15am, Hall H)

Details Tbc

Family Guy (1pm, Ballroom 20)

Voice actors Seth Green and Mike Henry, executive producers Rich Appel, Steve Callaghan, Danny Smith, and Peter Shin, »

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Laika Unveiling 'The Boxtrolls' at Venice

24 July 2014 6:37 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Laika, the animation house behind 2009's "Coraline" and 2012's "Paranorman," is back: promoing Saturday at Comic-Con in San Diego, Focus Features release "The Boxtrolls" will premiere at this year's Venice International Film Festival, out of competition. Check out the newest trailer -- sporting the voices of Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Elle Fanning, and more -- below, as well as a full synopsis: The new 3D animated feature from Laika Studios tells the tale of the Boxtrolls, monsters who live underneath the charming streets of Cheesebridge, who crawl out of the sewers at night to steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend the townspeople have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are a community of lovable oddballs who are raising as one of their own an abandoned and orphaned human boy named Eggs. When »

- Nick Newman

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Venice: Al Pacino, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke Set for Double Duty

24 July 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Venice lineup was announced on Thursday, with a slew of Hollywood actors in its ranks. Among the red carpet names with movies set to premiere include: Jennifer Aniston, Elle Fanning, James Franco, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Bill Murray, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Owen Wilson. A few celebs are even planning on doubling down at the festival. To organize a star at festival premieres involves a huge chunk out of the marketing budget. Landing a star for two films in one place can be a great coup for any distributor. This year at Cannes, Robert Pattinson made

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- Ariston Anderson

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Venice unveils festival lineup

24 July 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The 71st Venice Film Festival announced its lineup this morning, highlighted by films from American directors, including David Gordon Green, Barry Levinson, Peter Bogdanovich, Lisa Cholodenko, Andrew Niccol, and James Franco. As had been previously announced, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and many others, will be the opening film when the festival begins on Aug. 27.

Click below for the entire list of 55 films playing in Venice.

Competition

The Cut, directed by Fatih Akin

Starring Tahar Rahim, Akin Gazi, Simon Abkarian, George Georgiou

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence, directed by Roy Andersson

Starring Holger Andersson, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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The Boxtrolls Character Posters

24 July 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Focus Features has released four character posters for Laika's new animated film The Boxtrolls. The film is based on the book Here Be Monsters, by Alan Snow, and it is being directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable. This is sure to be another fantastic film from the animation studio. The movie is going to have a huge presence at San Diego Comic-Con and I've listed The Boxtroll events after the posters.

The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge.

When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up »

- Joey Paur

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Focus Features Set Release Date for Sinister 2; Concentrate Their Promotion Campaign on The Boxtrolls

23 July 2014 8:07 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Focus Features has announced the release date to the much anticipated sequel to Sinister: August 21st, 2015.  Scott Derrickson will not be returning to direct the sequel. However, he did write the script for Sinister 2 with C. Robert Cargill, also from the original film. Ciaran Foy (The Citadel) will be in the directors chair.  Come inside for all the details!

The following excerpt is from the official press release: Focus Features will release Sinister 2, the sequel to the micro-budget horror-hit, wide on August 21, 2015. Ciaran Foy will direct the sequel which Scott Derrickson, the director of the first Sinister, is writing with C. Robert Cargill. Derrickson and Cargill also wrote the original film. eOne is financing the film which Jason Blum is producing via his Blumhouse Productions banner along with Derrickson. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, and eOne’s Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux are executive producing.

While horror movie »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jonathan M Cook)

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Comic-Con 2014 Film Panel Schedule: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘X-Men’ and More

23 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Diego Comic-Con originally branded itself by aptly showing primarily comicbooks. Now, in its 45th year, the convention has become an entertainment haven, showcasing producers, stars, writers and hundreds of personalities to promote pop culture from July 23-27. View our tentative schedule of Comic-Con’s film panels and events below, with further updates as they are announced. Variety will be in attendance at Sdcc as well, bringing the news, interviews and important panel information to the web.

Variety’s constantly updating TV schedule for Sdcc can be found here.

July 24

The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica” (10:30 a.m., Room 6Bcf) Original series actors Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber and Luciana Carro, as well as the show’s science consultant Dr. Kevin Grazier and auction producer Alec Peters, host a discussion on the upcoming movie. Surprise guests and theatrical trailers are planned.

“Godzilla and The Master of Monsters” (11:00 a. »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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Watch: New Visually Striking U.S. Trailer For ‘Young Ones’ Starring Elle Fanning, Michael Shannon & More

23 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It’s a dystopian near-future, water has run dry and America’s in a debilitating drought. That’s what sets the stage for Jake Paltrow’s new picture “Young Ones.” But it’s actually from many accounts, including our own review, more of a morality drama with a patriarchal struggle for power. The movie stars Michael Shannon as a father trying to protect his land and family. His children are played by Elle Fanning and Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Nicholas Hoult plays a young man with his eye on more than just the previous land the father owns. We described it as having both Spielberg-ian and Bresson-ian elements to it—the latter expressed through a dilapidated anthropomorphic robot perhaps not unlike the poor donkey in “Au Hasard Balthazar.” And I dunno about you, but any movie that can carefully balance those two filmmakers successfully is something I’d wanna see. The »

- Edward Davis

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See the Visually Striking Trailer for Young Ones, With Michael Shannon and Elle Fanning

23 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Comic-Con starts up this weekend with a full roster of megabudget spectaculars on display, but spare a moment for another sci-fi movie coming out soon that cost a lot less but still looks like a million bucks. Directed by Jake Paltrow (yes, you've heard of his sister), the dystopian Young Ones takes place in a future that's almost totally devoid of water, which makes farming a difficult task for hardened frontiersman Michael Shannon and his two children, played Elle Fanning and Kodi Smit-McPhee. Once Fanning's boyfriend Nicholas Hoult sets his sights on stealing Shannon's land, the stage is set for all the characters to clash, and they pursue their agendas in a visually stunning, barren futurescape that's shown off to great effect in this exclusive new trailer. Robots! Electronic spinal cords! Nifty, low-tech face masks! This rather different sci-fi Western arrives in theaters on October 17, so save the date. »

- Kyle Buchanan

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Stack ‘Em High In New ‘The Boxtrolls’ Poster

22 July 2014 11:15 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Laika have unfortunately been ignored when ut comes to the average Joe’s listing off of popular animation studios. However, their output is gradually proving to display a consistent and darker tone than the likes of Pixar, Disney, Dreamworks etc. With stop-motion animated films Coraline and Paranorman raking in a combined gross of over $220 million, it seems as though we have every reason to see continued success from the company. Next up on Laika’s slate is The Boxtrolls, a film in which a young orphan boy is raised by the titular trolls.

The film caused some controversy with those of a right wing persuasion after suggesting in an early teaser that families could be made of same sex couples, but with nonsense like that ignored we can now focus on what looks to be a lovely animated feature. Directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi have had varied careers in »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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[Comic-Con 2014] The Boxtrolls Schedule Includes Hall H Panel, Eating Experience & Limited Edition Posters

21 July 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Residents of Cheesebridge lock themselves indoors at night for fear of the Boxtrolls. But Eggs, an orphan raised by the Boxtrolls, knows they would never do humans any harm, and he just might bridge the divide between the two species. Based on the popular novel from Alan Snow, Laika’s The Boxtrolls hits theaters on September 26th, and the film will have a Hall H panel at Sdcc later this week.

Featuring Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, and more, The Boxtrolls Hall H panel will take place on Saturday, July 26th from 1:30pm – 2:30pm. There will also be an Eat Like the Boxtrolls event at Petco Park on Friday and Saturday afternoon, in which Bug Chef David George Gordon will be creating a menu of edible bug and insect creations for attendees to dig into. Signed limited edition posters will also be available at these eating experiences. »

- Derek Anderson

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