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How Star Wars: The Force Awakens Should Have Ended

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The latest episode of the animated webseries How It Should Have Ended has arrived online, with the creators tackling a number of scenes from December’s blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Check it out here…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Ken Leung (Lost), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Takodana Encounter action figure set and Nerf Super Soakers unveiled

11 February 2016 1:33 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the New York Toy Fair set to take place this weekend, Entertainment Weekly has posted some first look images of Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens Takodana Encounter action figure playset, which features Rey, Finn, Maz Kanata and Bb-8. Take a look…

 

Meanwhile, the site also has first look images of two Nerf Super Soakers featuring Chewbacca’s bowcaster and First Order Stormtrooper blaster designs, along with Hasbro’s 12″ InteracTech Stormtrooper…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens production company prosecuted over Harrison Ford on-set accident

11 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The UK’s Health and Safety Executive is prosecuting the Star Wars: The Force Awakens production company Foodles Production (UK) Limited – a subsidiary of Disney and Lucasfilm – over the on-set accident that left Harrison Ford with a broken leg.

The BBC reports that the Hse has brought four criminal charges against the company, having found sufficient evidence during an investigation into the incident to charge the company with alleged health and safety breaches. The case will be heard at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on May 12th.

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The accident occurred in June 2014, with a hydraulic door on the Millennium Falcon falling on the actor, fracturing his leg and leading to production being suspended for two weeks. Ford then returned to work in the August following his recovery.

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Listen to the Terrifying Rejected Score for 'The Exorcist'

9 February 2016 7:47 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Watching The Exorcist just wouldn't be the same without the use of Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells". But the movie almost had different music all together. Director William Friedkin wanted the classic thriller to have an original soundtrack. And composer Lalo Schifrin did provide a score, which was later notoriously rejected. We now get to hear some of this music. And it is down right terrifying.

Even though some younger audiences laugh at it now, The Exorcist is still considered to be one of the all-time scariest movies ever made. And it has since been entered into the National Film Registry (class of 2010) and the Library of Congress. But the movie was almost altered in a big way. This was one of the first horror movies to truly use its musical track in an extreme, visceral manner. And that was certainly helped along by 'Tubular Bells', which the film turned »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes only the third movie ever to gross $2 billion worldwide

7 February 2016 9:58 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having become the first release ever to gross $900 million at the North American box office this past Friday, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now achieved another milestone, with the movie crossing the $2 billion mark worldwide today.

It’s only the third time ever that a film has reached the landmark figure, with James Cameron achieving the feat twice with Titanic ($2.187 billion) and Avatar ($2.788 billion). However, it is unlikely that The Force Awakens will have enough left in the tank to knock either of those from their current positions and will surely have to settle for third in the list of the highest-grossing movies of all time, leaving Cameron as the king of the box office world.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo »

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes the first movie to hit $900 million at the domestic box office

5 February 2016 1:13 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It had already taken the crown of the highest-grossing North American release of all time back in early January, and now after fifty days on screens Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens has become the first film in history to pass $900 million at the domestic box office.

“The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come,” states Disney’s Alan Horn.

Worldwide, The Force Awakens is expected to become only the third film ever to reach $2 billion this Saturday after James Cameron’s Titanic ($2.18 billion) and Avatar ($2.78 billion).

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Hot Toys Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cosbaby Bobble-Heads

5 February 2016 11:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has released a batch of promotional images for its latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens product line, with two series of Cosbaby Bobble-Heads based on characters from the recent blockbuster; check them out here…

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Each Cosbaby Bobble-Head stands approximately 11cm tall with base. The first series is led by Kylo Ren, and features the First Order Stormtrooper Officer, First Order Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper, First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper, and Finn (Fn-2187) in stylish and adorable baby form.

 

This series is commanded by Captain Phasma, and features the First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Flametrooper, First Order Snowtrooper, and First Order Tie Pilot in stylish and adorable baby form.

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[Sundance Review] Antibirth

5 February 2016 10:45 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Ugly and occasionally entertaining, the female-led Antibirth is a punk rock horror thriller set in a decaying suburb somewhere in Michigan. Opening in the middle of a hardcore rager, we’re introduced to pals Lou (Natasha Lyonne) and Sadie (Chloe Sevigny), two aging party girls pushing 40 who are living fast in a landscape that offers little else. The film takes this element seriously, even if its surely an ugly one. Lou, a military vet, lives rent free in her dead father’s trailer. To make ends meet she cleans rooms part time at a local budget motel, snorting a few lines of whatever to make it through the day.

With a background in music videos and shorts, director Danny Perez strings together a few sequences that seem to work. The opening moments are punk rock trashy as is the film’s over-the-top sequences. Style creeps in over substance in the more surreal moments which, »

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Rupert Wyatt to direct The Exorcist TV pilot

4 February 2016 12:15 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having departed 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spinoff last year, Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) is heading to the small screen for his next project, with Deadline reporting that the director is set to helm the pilot for Fox’s TV adaptation of The Exorcist.

The one-hour drama is a modern reimagining of William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel and is described as “a propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil.”

The Exorcist is being executive produced by Jeremy Slater (The Lazarus Project, Fantastic Four), who has also written the script for the pilot.

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‘The Exorcist’ TV Series: Rupert Wyatt Will Direct the Pilot

3 February 2016 5:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Over a week ago we learned Fox was moving forward with a pilot based on William Peter Blatty‘s book The Exorcist. The new adaptation of The Exorcist has been in the works for a few years now. Originally, Martha Marcy May Marlene director Sean Durkin was a part of the series. Then, after Durkin’s departure, screenwriter Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four) stepped in to the write the adaptation. […]

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Rupert Wyatt To Resurrect A Horror Icon By Helming TV Pilot Of The Exorcist

2 February 2016 3:04 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fox is moving fast in its efforts to resurrect dormant horror classic The Exorcist. Barely a week has passed since the network ordered a pilot episode of the modern reimagining, and now Fox has appointed director Rupert Wyatt at the helm.

Best known for his work across Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Mark Wahlberg drama The Gambler, Wyatt will take point for a reinvention of William Peter Blatty’s seminal 1971 book, a different spin on an old horror that has been pitched as a “serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession and confronting the face of true evil.”

For Wyatt, it marks a return to TV following a string of stop-starts in the blockbuster space. Not long after opting to pass up tentpole sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the filmmaker also pulled out of The Equalizer and, »

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Rupert Wyatt To Direct Pilot For 'The Exorcist' TV Series

2 February 2016 11:49 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

How scary is William Friedkin's 1973 horror landmark "The Exorcist"? So scary that even the stuff that didn't make the film is genuinely terrifying. As the sequels for the movie demonstrated, there was simply no matching the original. However, it's a valuable brand, which means there's more possession to come, this time in the shape of a TV series. Rupert Wyatt ("Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes") has been tapped to direct the pilot for Fox's upcoming TV version of the ordeal undergone by Regan MacNeil. Jeremy Slater ("Fantastic Four," "The Lazarus Effect" —hmm, those are some worrying credentials) has penned a script that will be inspired by William Peter Blatty's novel, following two priests who must help one family overcome a case of demonic possession. Read More: Review: 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Monkeys Around, Showcasing Action Over Nuance Wyatt's suggests that Fox »

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Rupert Wyatt To Direct Pilot For 'The Exorcist' TV Series

2 February 2016 11:49 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

How scary is William Friedkin's 1973 horror landmark "The Exorcist"? So scary that even the stuff that didn't make the film is genuinely terrifying. As the sequels for the movie demonstrated, there was simply no matching the original. However, it's a valuable brand, which means there's more possession to come, this time in the shape of a TV series. Rupert Wyatt ("Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes") has been tapped to direct the pilot for Fox's upcoming TV version of the ordeal undergone by Regan MacNeil. Jeremy Slater ("Fantastic Four," "The Lazarus Effect" —hmm, those are some worrying credentials) has penned a script that will be inspired by William Peter Blatty's novel, following two priests who must help one family overcome a case of demonic possession. Read More: Review: 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Monkeys Around, Showcasing Action Over Nuance Wyatt's suggests that Fox »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Rupert Wyatt To Direct "Exorcist" TV Pilot

2 February 2016 9:15 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" director Rupert Wyatt has been set to direct the pilot for "The Exorcist," Fox's upcoming TV series adaptation of Willam Peter Blatty's novel.

Like the book and the famed William Friedkin-directed film, the story follows two men who must face one family's case of demonic possession. The new take will set it in contemporary times

Jeremy Slater ("Fantastic Four," "The Lazarus Effect") has penned the script. Wyatt will executive produce with Slater, James Robinson, David Robinson and Barbara Wall.

Source: The Live Feed »

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Round-Up: Scream Factory’s Love Is in the Scare Livestream, Damien Teaser, The Girl In The Photographs, 6:66 Pm Photos, Nailed Down

2 February 2016 8:03 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Feast your eyes this Valentine's Day on a livestream horror movie marathon featuring some of Scream Factory's cult classic films for free. Also in this round-up:  a new teaser for A&E's Damien, The Girl in the Photographs release details, a gallery of images from 6:66 Pm, and release date / trailer for Nailed Down.

Love Is in the Scare Livestream: Press Release: "Have no fear, love is in the scare. This Valentine’s Day, ditch the roses and keep the box of chocolates for yourself while you watch Love Is in the Scare, a marathon of Scream Factory classics streaming free on Sunday, February 14th, from noon to midnight Pt at loveisinthescare.com.

Brace yourself for 12 hours of heart-stopping shocks from seven terrifying films including the Shout! Factory TV premiere screenings of Beyond Darkness, Ghosthouse, Metamorphosis, Nomads, Class of 1984, Witchery and The Editor. The marathon event serves as »

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Listen: Spine Tingling Rejected Score For 'The Exorcist,' Plus Watch The Banned Trailer

1 February 2016 12:05 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

William Friedkin’s “The Exorcist” is still a profoundly terrifying experience forty-three years after its release. It sounds impossible, but it turns out that a minimalistic, chilling unused score written for the film might have made the bloody-cross-masturbating, green-pea-soup-projectile-vomiting experience even scarier than it already was. A piece on Dangerous Minds indicates that before Friedkin settled on primarily using Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells” in the film, he tapped a composer whose previous work was not particularly known for sending chills down audience’s collective spines. That composer was Lalo Schifrin, who had previously written scores for “Dirty Harry” and “Cool Hand Luke,” as well as the brain worm theme tune to “Mission: Impossible.” Unfortunately, Friedkin decided not to use Schifrin’s score. Read More: Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973  So what happened? An educated guess would be that »

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Explore the creatures, worlds and action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in new VFX video

30 January 2016 1:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety has posted an in-depth video exploring the visual effects of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which sees visual effects supervisors Roger Guyett and Patrick Tubach, creature supervisor Neal Scanlan and special effects supervisor Chris Corbould reveal the artistry behind the film’s droid hero Bb-8, its its creatures, alien worlds, action sequences and more. Check it out here…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens sees J.J. Abrams directing returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), in addition to Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block »

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Kevin Smith voiced a Stormtrooper in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

26 January 2016 3:02 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It seems that Daniel Craig wasn’t the only celebrity Stormtrooper to feature in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as the official site has revealed that filmmaker Kevin Smith also lent his voice to one of the First Order troops in the J.J. Abrams-directed blockbuster.

The official Star Wars site has revealed that Smith – who was actually the first person to reveal that Stormtroopers would feature in Episode VII – lent his voice to a Stormtrooper during the attack on Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana, delivering the line “We have incoming at 28.6! Move!”

Head on over to the site here for details on the many other voices featuring in the film, which includes several Star Wars veterans from Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

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Movie News: 'The Exorcist' Heads to TV; Watch Smashing New 'Warcraft' TV Spot

25 January 2016 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Exorcist: A new version of William Peter Blatty's 1971 novel The Exorcist is heading to television. It's described as a "propulsive, serialized psychological thriller" about two men trying to help a family dealing with demonic possession. The success of the first screen adaptation, William Friedkin's 1973 horror classic, inspired two sequels and two prequels. Jeremy Slater (The Lazarus Effect, Fantastic Four) has written the script for the pilot episode of the proposed series. [Variety]   Lady Bird: Saoirse Ronan, who recently received an Academy Award nomination as best actress for her performance in Brooklyn (above), will star in Lady Bird, the directorial debut of actress and writer Greta Gerwig (Mistress America). Ronan will portray a young...

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The Exorcist TV Series Nabs Pilot Order at Fox

25 January 2016 9:05 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been summoned forth to the brink of production before being condemned to the fiery pits of development hell. However, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Fox has ordered a TV pilot of The Exorcist.

Three years ago, it was Martha Marcy May Marlene director Sean Durkin that was attached to adapt William Blatty’s spine-chilling novel to the small screen, though once the project began spinning its wheels Durkin soon moved on. Leave it to Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four), then, to pen the screenplay, with plans in place for James Robinson, David Robinson and Barbara Wall to executive produce.

Morgan Creek, holders of The Exorcist license, was once eyeing a TV reboot to coincide with the 40th anniversary of William Friedkin’s seminal horror masterpiece, though a prolonged spell in pre-production ultimately placed the project on the back-burner. Now, Slater’s rendition has been offered a new lease of life, »

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