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Quentin Tarantino Says 'Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair' Will Hit Theaters In 2015

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Could it really be true? Of the many projects Quentin Tarantino keeps up in the air, the one that excites and frustrates fans in equal measure is "Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair." As the title suggests, it's a longer cut of the director's two-part martial arts/vengeance epic, the most notable inclusion being a 30 minute anime sequence. Way, way back in 2011, 'The Whole Bloody Affair' screened at the New Beverly... and that was the last anyone heard about it. Until this weekend at Comic-Con, that is. Tarantino was on hand at the Dynamite Entertainment panel to talk up his forthcoming "Django Unchained"/"Zorro" crossover comic, and when asked about 'The Whole Bloody Affair,' he gave a typically verbose answer. Here's Tarantino's response, the whole bloody answer, via Slashfilm: What’s going on with that is originally back when Kill Bill was going to be one movie, I wrote an even longer anime sequence. »


- Kevin Jagernauth

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Eva Green in Talks to Star in Tim Burton's ‘Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children’

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Having worked with Tim Burton on “Dark Shadows,” Eva Green is in negotiations to play the title character in the director's adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ novel “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,” multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. Story follows a teenager who must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to get them. Miss Peregrine acts as a guardian of the group. Also read: This ‘Sin CityEva Green Poster Has Too Much Nipple for the MPAA (Photo) 20th Century Fox is fully financing and distributing the movie, which will be produced by Chernin Entertainment. »


- Jeff Sneider

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The Jungle Book Adds Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito; Eva Green in Talks for Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine

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Disney continues to expand the cast of it’s The Jungle Book adaptation, even if only one actor will ever be seen on screen.  Director Jon Favreau’s iteration recently cast young newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, and he will be the only live-action actor to appear in the film.  The rest of the cast is filled out with CG-animated creatures, and today Disney announced that Christopher Walken and Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito have joined the voice cast.  Walken will fill the role of King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes, while Esposito will voice Akela, the leader of the wolf pack.  Other voice actors in the film include Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, and Sir Ben KingsleyThe Jungle Book is scheduled for release on October 9, 2015. Hit the jump for news concerning a Dark Shadows actress leading the next film from director Tim Burton. »


- Adam Chitwood

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Trailer and Poster: Peter Jackson’s Trilogy Concludes in Epic Fashion

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Warner Bros. has released the first The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies trailer for the final chapter in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy.  This is the trailer they showed us at Comic-Con on Saturday, and it's interesting to see how the prequel trilogy is trying to pull into The Lord of the Rings by using "The Steward of Gondor", which was sung by Pippin (Billy Boyd) in The Return of the King.  The song still works here because it's sad and somber, but the line that sticks with me from this trailer is when Thorin asks his company, "Will you follow me one last time?"  It's a line that's really directed towards the audience, but there's a weariness to it that's surprising.  It's almost like saying, "Well, we've already come this far.  May as well finish it out." Check out the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies »


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Film Review: ‘Paris of the North’

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“Paris of the North” is a small but appealing, character-driven dramedy about emotionally handicapped men, featuring several father-son relationships that humorously model various styles of manhood and schools of parenting. Like Icelandic director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson’s first feature, “Either Way” (remade Stateside as “Prince Avalanche” by David Gordon Green), the film is rooted in a droll script whose many universal elements offer significant remake potential, played out against a harshly beautiful landscape and featuring two main characters forced into shared isolation. Further fest travel is assured.

The action takes place over a summer in northwest Iceland, in a rundown fishing village so claustrophobically tiny (pop. 150), that sometimes situations become a bit too intimate. Take, for example, the Alcoholics Anonymous meetings attended by the protagonist, Hugi (Bjorn Thors, a tad too sour). The only other people in the group are Svanur (Sigurdur Skulason), the father of Erna (Nanna Kristin Magnusdottir »


- Alissa Simon

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Disney bolsters Asia exec suite

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Paul Candland has been named to the newly created position of president of The Walt Disney Company, Asia.

The 16-year Disney veteran will oversee Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia and Greater China. He reports directly to Walt Disney International chairman Andy Bird.

Rob Gilby, managing director of Twdc South East Asia, will report to Candland.

Stanley Cheung, managing director of Twdc Greater China, has been promoted to chairman of Twdc Greater China and reports to Bird.

Senior vice president Luke Kang will assume Cheung’s former role and report to both Cheung and Candland with direct oversight of Disney’s businesses in Greater China.

Kang’s remit does not cover Shanghai Disney Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, which report to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Tom Staggs.

“Asia is a region of incredible growth and great promise for Disney, and these management changes are designed to ensure we maximise our opportunities there today and in »


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China Box Office: $47 million ‘Continent’ Wins Weekend

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Hong Kong – “The Continent,” the nostalgia trip movie by celebrity blogger and race driver Han Han, dominated the Chinese box office at the weekend and quickly ended the reign of “Tiny Times 3.”

Released on Thursday (July 24), “The Continent” delivered a super strong first day gross of $12 million, before going on to amass $47.1 million in its four day weekend run, according to local data source Entgroup. Rentrak estimates on Sunday had put it at $45 million.

That was fractionally lower than “Tiny Times 3” had managed the previous weekend, but is still a huge number for a first time film-maker, and once again proves the power of social media in China at motivating youth audiences.

“The Continent”‘s $47 million total also holds up well in comparison with the $43.9 million scored by “Lucy,” the top film at the North American box office, though “The Continent” enjoyed four full days of release, while »


- Patrick Frater

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Mad Max: Fury Road's Sequel Is Ready To Go

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Yeah, people monkeyed with superheroes and CGI this weekend at the San Diego Comic Con. But one dude just decided to nut up and bring it . George Miller's trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road turned Hall H into a barbeque, and his footage roasted weenies on top of everyone. Warner Bros. spent a lot of money and a couple of years making this movie, and the gamble that might pay off is a return trip to the wastelands of Australia. The question is, will you be prepared for Mad Max: Furiosa? In an interview with Film School Rejects during Comic Con, George Miller unveiled his plans for Mad Max: Furiosa, saying that they already have a script for the film, as well as a novelization of even more, unrelated Mad Max material. "In order to tell this story, we came up with two others. We.ve written »

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Hot Trailer: Michael Apted’s ‘Bending The Light’

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Veteran filmmaker Michael Apted‘s new documentary focuses on the relationship between the artisans who craft camera lenses and the photographers and cinematographers who use them. Bending The Light features never-before-seen footage from inside a premier Japanese lens factory and delivers interviews with two-time Oscar nominee Stephen Goldblatt, Greg Gorman, Laura El-Tantawy and Richard Barnes. The pic premieres August 3 at at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival. Here’s the trailer: Bending the Light Trailer from Bending the Light on Vimeo. »


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Charlie Chaplin At Comic-Con

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One expects to see Star Wars figures, Doctor Who, and the characters from Game of Thrones at the San Diego Comic-con…but I didn’t think I’d encounter Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp. Yet there he was, in a new rendering at Diamond International Galleries. It just shows you the vast reach of this pop-culture convention, which began as a gathering of comic-book fans and has grown exponentially in recent years. Nowadays it’s a valued launch pad for movies and TV shows, but I like to spend my time wandering the dealer’s floor checking out collectibles and people-watching. I also participated in four panel discussions this year, two of which I hosted. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment...

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- Leonard Maltin

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Paul Candland Upped To President Of The Walt Disney Company Asia

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The 16-year Disney veteran and had been president of Walt Disney Japan and now will be charged with running Disney’s Asia strategy and coordinating its businesses in the region. Paul Candland will report to Andy Bird, chairman of Walt Disney International. The Walt Disney Company also said tonight that Stanley Cheung has been promoted to chairman of Twdc Greater China. He was managing director. Here’s the release: Burbank, Calif., July 28, 2014 – Underscoring the growing importance of Asia to The Walt Disney Company’s global growth strategy, Paul Candland has been named to the newly created position of president, The […] »


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Joe Cornish Wanted to Direct 'King Kong: Skull Island'

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Joe Cornish hasn't directed anything since Attack the Block, though he did co-write Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin with Edgar Wright and Steven Moffat and then went on to work with Wright on Ant-Man until the two stepped away from the project. He is said to be attached to Universal's Section 6, a film about the formation of MI6, but now another movie at Universal has caught his eye, the revealed King Kong: Skull Island movie Legendary has already dated for November 4, 2016. Deadline has the news saying Legendary has offered Cornish the gig, but no indication yet as to whether he'll take it, but the site does reveal Max Borenstein, who wrote the recent Godzilla remake, will pen the script. When the project was announced by Legendary they said previous King Kong films have touched on Skull Island but this new film will stay and explore the »

- Brad Brevet

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The CW Adds Ra’s al Ghul Footage to New Arrow Season 3 Trailer

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The CW released the first Arrow season 3 trailer on Friday.  On Saturday, Stephen Amell announced that Ra's al Ghul will be the big bad in season 3, so The CW has released a new extended trailer that adds about 30 seconds of Ra's al Ghul footage at the end of the clip.  Ra's al Ghul was referenced several times in season 2, so fans guessed this was coming.  His presence in this footage is represented by camera pans across a faceless costume and ominous voice-over, so it will be interesting to see who the Arrow team casts as the immortal villain. Starring Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Wolland and Caity Lotz along with new cast members Peter Stormare, Devon Aoki and Brandon Routh, Arrow season 3 returns October 8.  Check out the first look at Ra's al Ghul after the jump.  Some background on Ra's al Ghul from the comics: Ra's al Ghul »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Find Out When You Can See Interstellar's Newest Trailer

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Out of all of the news to come out of this year's Comic-Con, perhaps the biggest surprise was Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey making an unexpected appearance in Hall H during the Paramount Pictures presentation to promote their film Interstellar. Perhaps you've heard of it: it's a small indie film about reaching beyond our solar system to save the human race? Obscure stuff, I know. Anyhow, with their visit they brought a brand new trailer that showed off more of the film's visuals, as well as its thematic components. Everyone in the crowed oohed and aahed, and the rest of us on the outside were left to wonder just when we'd get to see what blew everyone's minds. Thankfully, Warner Bros and Paramount are a little more generous than Marvel Studios, as their Comic-Con footage will be hitting screens this weekend! Starting this Friday with Guardians Of The Galaxy, Interstellar »

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R.I.P. James Shigeta

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The actor whose 50-year career included a star turn in Flower Drum Song and a memorable roles in Die Hard and Midway, died today in Los Angeles. James Shigeta was 81. The Hawaii native had scores of film and TV credits from the late 1950s into the 2000s. In 1960, he shared a Best Male Newcomer Golden Globe Award with George Hamilton, Troy Donahue and Barry Coe after making his screen debut as a detective in The Crimson Kimono. Notable film roles followed in such early 1960s films as Walk Like A Dragon with Jack Lord, with whom he’d reteam […] »


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James Shigeta, Star of ‘Flower Drum Song’ and ‘Die Hard’ Co-Star, Dies at 81

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James Shigeta, one of the first prominent Asian-American actors, who co-starred in “Die Hard” and starred in “Flower Drum Song,” died Monday at 81.

Though largely a TV actor who guest-starred on dozens of shows, he appeared memorably in hit 1988 action film “Die Hard,” in which he played executive Joseph Takagi, who refuses to give up the security code to the skyscraper’s bank vault when a group of German terrorists seizes the building. He was shot in the head by the group’s leader, Hans Gruber, played by Alan Rickman.

In the big-budget WWII film “Midway” (1976), which told the story of the key battle from both American and Japanese points of view, Shigeta was featured prominently in the role of Vice Admiral Nagumo, whose despair at Japan’s loss in the battle is moving.

The actor had most recently appeared in the 2009 film “The People I’ve Slept With,” directed by Quentin Lee. »


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Disney Elevates Paul Candland in Asia Management Reshuffle

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Hong Kong — In a series of moves that put greater management weight in Asia, Disney has promoted Paul Candland to the newly created position of president, The Walt Disney Company, Asia, with oversight of Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Greater China.

Candland, a 16-year Disney veteran and president of Walt Disney Japan, will report directly to Andy Bird, chairman Walt Disney International. Rob Gilby, managing director, Twdc South East Asia, will report to Candland.

Stanley Cheung, managing director of Twdc Greater China, has been promoted to chairman of Twdc Greater China, reporting to Mr. Bird.

Senior vice president Luke Kang will assume Cheung’s former role as managing director of Twdc Greater China. Kang will report to both Cheung and Candland and will have direct oversight of Disney’s businesses in Greater China, excluding Shanghai Disney Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, which report to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs. »


- Patrick Frater

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Skull Island Looking At Attack The Block's Joe Cornish To Direct

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One could argue no project announcement at this weekend's Comic-Con carried the buzz of Legendary's Skull Island. Legendary's surprise trailer and revelation that this was their big mystery project threw the industry for a loop. The King Kong prequel/spinoff/whatever is now gearing up soon for a 2016 release, which suggests that they already have someone in mind to make it. And wouldn't you know it, that someone big just might be Joe Cornish. Deadline reports that Legendary has offered the Skull Island directing gig to Joe Cornish. This would be Cornish's first big film, as he's only directed once before. He was the man behind the absolutely brilliant Attack The Block, the Edgar Wright-produced aliens-in-the-slums actioner that revealed Cornish to be a student of John Carpenter and Walter Hill. Cornish, who recently co-wrote Ant-Man with Wright, has been seeking his studio debut for a while now, having turned »

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Legendary Offers King Kong Origin Story Skull Island to Attack The Block Director Joe Cornish; Godzilla Writer Max Borenstein on Board

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Legendary Pictures surprised Comic-Con 2012 audiences with Godzilla test footage.  The studio tapped fresh face Gareth Edwards to reboot Godzilla with just one small sci-fi feature, Monsters, on his resume.  As of this writing, Godzilla has earned almost $500 million worldwide, so Legendary is understandably motivated to follow the same template for its next reclamation project, Skull Island.  Legendary brought a stealth teaser for the King Kong revival to Comic-Con 2014.  Now Deadline reports the studio wants Joe Cornish---whose sole feature credit is the wonderful alien invasion thriller Attack the Block---to direct Skull Island.  Deadline is not sure Cornish will accept the offer.  The director apparently fields many offers, including the MI6 spy thriller Section 6.  I am very excited to see Cornish's next feature whether or not it's Skull Island, so best of luck to Legendary in getting their man. Additionally, Deadline's report states Godzilla writer Max Borenstein will pen the Skull Island script. »

- Brendan Bettinger

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100 Cosplay Pictures from Comic-Con 2014

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Every year at Comic-Con, half the fun is seeing all the people that cosplay.  While the convention has tons of famous panelists, Cosplay allows Con-goers to dress up like any superhero, anime character, or comic book character and get huge props from their fellow attendees.  Check out 100 pictures after the jump featuring great cosplay versions of Batman, Catwoman, Black Widow, Frozen, Doctor Who, Street Fighter, X-Men, Avatar, Dredd, the Mandarin, the Rocketeer, Loki, Captain America, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Groot, Star Trek, Green Lantern, and so much more. click on any image for high-res [gallery link="file" columns="1" ids="349760,349761,349762,349763,349764,349765,349766,349767,349768,349769,349770,349771,349772,349773,349774,349775,349776,349777,349778,349779,349780,349781,349782,349783,349784,349785,349786,349787,349788,349789,349790,349791,349792,349793,349795,349796,349797,349798,349799,349800,349801,349802,349803,349804,349806,349807,349808,349809,349811,349812,349813,349814,349815,349816,349817,349818,349819,349821,349822,349823,349824,349825,349826,349827,349828,349829,349830,349831,349832,349833,349834,349835,349836,349837,349838,349839,349840,349841,349842,349843,349844,349845,349846,349847,349848,349849,349850,349851,349852,349853,349854,349855,349856,349857"] Click here for all of our Comic-Con 2014 coverage.

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