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35 years ago, a young aspiring filmmaker named Sam Raimi and his ragtag team of friends, including the Joel half of the Coen Brothers, used their limited resources to craft one of the greatest horror films of all time: The Evil Dead, a frenzied, frantic, fiercely original vision of pretty young people chopping each other up in a cabin in the woods, starring a then-unknown Bruce Campbell. Raimi and co. flaunted their Diy aesthetic, splashing gallons of blood and viscera all over everyone and everything. The film was, in Raimi’s own words, a “comedy of errors." It also ushered in a new era of indie horror filmmaking, and engendered a new horror trope (later skewered, with deft precision, by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, in The Cabin in the Woods). Now Raimi and Campbell have revived The Evil Dead as a television series for Starz called Ash vs Evil Dead »
- Greg Cwik
Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe Retaliation, District 13 Ultimatum) joins Season 2 of Marvel's Daredevil, streaming only on Netflix in 2016! Yung will play Elektra, a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock's past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle. The first season of Marvel's Daredevil made reference to Elektra, but now Yung will portray one of Daredevil's fan-favorite characters.
Elektra marks the most recent major addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as she will join Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle in the upcoming season of the Netflix Original Series Marvel's Daredevil. Here's what Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television, had to say about the casting.
"After a worldwide search, we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra's impressive and deadly physicality, as well as her psychological complexity. Paired with Charlie as Matt Murdock, the two will bring one of the most beloved »
Steven Spielberg big screen adaptation of Robopocalypse has been in the works for years now. The script was being developed by Spielberg and Drew Goddard based on the Daniel H. Wilson novel. Actors such as Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw were all said to be in line for roles in the film about “a global war between man and machine.” In […]
- Peter Sciretta
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With a script penned by Cabin in the Woods scribe Drew Goddard, Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Skyfall‘s Ben Wishaw all on board to star, and Steven Spielberg at the helm, it’s small wonder why DreamWorks opted to postpone the director’s sci-fi adaptation Robopocalypse indefinitely with such an enticing line-up on both sides of the camera.
Alas, with a half-baked script and a spiralling production bill, Spielberg’s rendition of Daniel H. Wilson’s best-selling novel was ordered back to the drawing board, and the filmmaker has noted on multiple occasions that the project has been delayed – not cancelled. Two years later, there’s nary a mention of the project aching into motion anytime soon, though a flurry of concept art for Robopocalypse has surfaced online, showcasing some of the menacing machines controlled by Archos – a sentient super-intelligence that has gone rogue.
Set in the near-future, »
- Michael Briers
Several years ago it was looking like a film adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's best-selling novel "Robopocalypse" was going to be Steven Spielberg's next film and one that would star Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw in key roles.
Then, all of a sudden, the project got indefinitely postponed as Drew Goddard's script wasn't ready along with financial issues making the budget swell. Spielberg insisted the project wasn't dead at the time, but two years on and nothing has really moved on it since.
Today though, some concept art from artist Patrick Janicke has surfaced online over at Comic Book and shows off some of the character and weapon designs that sadly we'll be unlikely to see on the big screen.
- Garth Franklin
Based on Daniel H. Wilson’s 2011 novel of the same name, Robopocalypse was set to hit the big screen in 2013, with none other than Steven Spielberg at the helm. Telling the story of a dark future where humanity is locked in a bitter war with their former robotic servants after a sentient A.I goes rogue, Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, The Martian) was hired to write the script, and Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway, and Ben Whishaw joined the cast in 2012. But after rumours of budgetary concerns and the release date been put forward to 2014, the project was put on hold indefinitely on January 9th 2013, with word that the script was not ready and the production was proving to be too expensive. Even though Spielberg has said he was going back to the drawing board and starting on a more economical and personal script, that was two years ago, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
It was announced a couple of years ago that Steven Spileberg’s adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson’s sci-fi novel Robopocalypse was going to be postponed indefinitely. No word has come to light yet on whether this film will make it out of Development Hell, but some concept art for the movie has been uncovered, which you can view below:
In the future, robots have been created to serve Mankind. Archos, the 14th version of an advanced Artificial Intelligence developed by the U.S. government, continuously deleted for displaying hostility towards humans, escapes from being destroyed and soon becomes a virus, downloading itself into every piece of A.I.-controlled technology in the planet, leading to a worldwide robot uprising where the humans caught in the chaos struggle to survive.
- Luke Owen
The new Spider-Man has been chosen. Deadline has confirmed that the new Peter Parker, following Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, has been cast. Sony has decided upon 19-year-old actor Tom Holland to star as the new Spidey, and they've set Jon Watts to direct. Watts is still an up-and-comer and many may not recognize his name, but he's the filmmaker behind Cop Car, a Sundance midnight film that we enjoyed - see the trailer here; he also directed the film Clown previously and a number of "The Onion News Network" episodes. Holland was on the shortlist for actors under consideration, along with Asa Butterfield, Judah Lewis, Matthew Lintz, Charlie Plummer and Charlie Rowe. This seems like he might be the best choice. Our last update before this on Sony's next new Spider-Man movie identified Drew Goddard as the potential frontrunner to write and direct. However, that seems to have changed »
- Alex Billington
Winner of the inaugural “Nightfall Award” at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival —an accolade bestowed upon the festival’s best horror or "midnight" film— Viet Nguyen’s feature directorial debut “Crush The Skull,” is a hilarious, thrilling hybrid of a heist film and a gory, old-school slasher flick. The screenplay, written by Nguyen and one of the film’s stars Christopher Dinh, skillfully balances comedic moments with frightening, unexpected twists and turns. Nguyen’s direction also adeptly brings many of funny and fear-inducing scenes to life, an effect no doubt bolstered by the excellent performances of a stellar cast that includes Dinh, Tim Chiou, Katie Savoy, Chris Riedell, Lauren Reeder, Walter Michael Bost, Leonard Wu, Jerry Ying and Lincoln Hoppe, in a film reminiscent of other comedy-horror hybrids such as Eli Craig’s “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil” or Drew Goddard’s “The Cabin in The Woods.” Read More: L.A. »
- Timothy Tau
By now, I hope all of you have seen the downright amazing First Trailer for Ridley Scott’s The Martian. Starring Matt Damon, this potentially epic science fiction adventure has been my most anticipated film of the year ever since I learned that it had a 2015 release date. I really think this has ridiculous potential. To be fair, I’m a huge fan of the book of the same name by Andy Weir, which was one of the fastest and most compelling reads I’ve had in some time. While reading the page turner, I couldn’t help but imagine the movie version, one that could be a perfect blend of fun and intelligence. If my hunch is right this fall, we might have the rare sci-fi flick that the Academy can’t resist in The Martian. The story is pretty straightforward, at least initially…what if an astronaut was accidentally stranded on Mars? »
- Joey Magidson
Last year came Chris Nolan's "Interstellar," a movie which featured Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded for years alone on a cold and desolate planet, and also boasted Jessica Chastain in a supporting role. Later this year comes Ridley Scott's "The Martian," a movie which features Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded alone on a cold and desolate planet, and also boasts Jessica Chastain in a supporting role
Therefore you can understand people's initial and skeptical reaction upon hearing about "The Martian," even though the premise and tone of the movie is much more rough and ready action-adventure as opposed to more philosophical and sentimental science fiction. The concerns were something that Damon himself initially had before signing onto the movie, and Damon tells Yahoo that the film's director, Scott was the one who ultimately persuaded him:
"I went in to meet [Ridley Scott], then I signed on really quickly. »
- Garth Franklin
One of the many things I love about Matt Damon is his infectious charm and easy-going attitude. While he’s one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, he never acts like one. He’s always grounded and honest, willing to answer anything with a smile. Last year when Ridley Scott’s The Martian was filming in Budapest, I got to visit the set with a few other reporters. If you aren’t familiar with the material, the film is based on Andy Weir’s self-published 2012 novel of the same name, and revolves around an astronaut who finds himself stranded on Mars after he is injured and presumed dead by his team. With limited resources and a finite amount of time before his oxygen runs out, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) must use the power of science to keep himself alive on the red planet and find a way to »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
20th Century Fox definitely wants to keep science-fiction drama The Martian on our radar screens. With the trailer (sitting at the bottom of the page) and a featurette already online, here comes some new imagery from the movie. Based on Andy Weir’s bestseller, the film finds a manned mission to Mars going chaotically wrong when a massive storm hits. Presumed dead, botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left behind as the rest of the crew, led by Commander Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain) head back home in their ship, the Hermes. But Watney is merely injured, and, as he contemplates trying to survive on the Red Planet with a limited number of supplies, he finds a way to contact Earth. There, the likes of Nasa official Teddy Sanders must find some method to rescue him, even as Lewis and the crew of the Hermes risk treason charges to come to Watney’s aid. »
With production set to begin on the second season of Netflix's "Daredevil," we've had a slew of casting rumors, but now something fun has actually been officially revealed: Marvel announced on Tuesday (June 9) that "The Walking Dead" veteran Jon Bernthal is joining the "Daredevil" Season 2 cast, playing one of the most iconic characters in the publisher's arsenal. Bernthal will play oft-filmed vigilante Frank Castle/The Punisher on "Daredevil," following in the live-action footsteps of Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson. "Jon Bernthal brings an unmatched intensity to every role he takes on, with a potent blend of power, motivation and vulnerability that will connect with audiences," blurbs Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. "Castle’s appearance will bring dramatic changes to the world of Matt Murdock and nothing will be the same." "Marvel's Daredevil" returns to Netflix in 2016. In addition to his run as Shane on "The Walking Dead, »
- Daniel Fienberg
Matt Damon strikes a delicate balance between intensity and levity in the new trailer for Ridley Scott's The Martian, in which the actor plays Mark Watney, an astronaut trying to survive after being accidentally stranded on Mars.
As the clip shows, Watney and his Ares 3 crew are hit by a sudden, severe storm and ordered to evacuate their mission on the red planet; Watney, however, gets caught in the chaos and is left behind and presumed dead. When he wakes up alone, he returns to the Ares 3 base and »
The first trailer for Ridley Scott's The Martian starring Matt Damon and based on the bestselling novel of the same name by author Andy Weir has been released by Twentieth Century Fox. You can watch The Martian trailer below in high definition, though beware that it's full of spoiler and unfortunately spells out a good bit of the plot.
The Martian also stars Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Setting aside the obvious Interstellar jokes, the story focuses on a manned mission to Mars that is cut short when a violent storm bears down on the Nasa astronauts that set up shop on the planet's surface.
In the chaos of the escape, one astronaut -- played by Damon -- is left behind and presumed dead. Only he's not dead, and now without means of contacting Nasa »
The rest of the film's cast includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Directed by Ridley Scott with a script by Drew Goddard, the film has an official synopsis: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
The Martian hits theaters [Continued ...] »
Sneak Peek a new trailer, plus viral footage from director Ridley Scott's upcoming 3D science-fiction feature, "The Martian", starring Matt Damon, written by Drew Goddard, based on the novel of the same name by author Andy Weir, opening November 25, 2015:
"...during a manned mission to Mars, 'Astronaut Mark Watney' is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived, finding himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet.
"With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
"He knows, however, that even if his survival was somehow made known, there is no conceivable prospect for a rescue..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Martian"...
- Michael Stevens
“Help is only 140 million miles away,” the trailer notes.
Directed by Ridley Scott, “The Martian” follows Damon’s astronaut character who’s stranded on Mars. He must survive in a brutal environment and find a way to notify Nasa that he’s still alive. Damon has been stuck for four years at a science station that’s designed to support him for 31 days.
Fox screened footage of the pic in April at CinemaCon, where it elicited a strong response from exhibitors.
The film hits theaters on November 25.
- Dave McNary
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