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Mad Max, Hobbit, Penny, Ant-Man Hit Comic Con

8 July 2014 4:08 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Announcements regarding what movies and TV shows are slated to appear at Comic Con later this month have begun popping up.

First up, Warner Bros. Pictures has confirmed that their panel this year at the San Diego Comic Con will include "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Jupiter Ascending".

Filmmakers Peter Jackson and George Miller are expected to be in attendance this year to show off the first footage from their films. No mention was made of it, but it's hoped something "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" related will take place.

Star Wars.com has confirmed that whilst there will be a "Star Wars: Rebels" panel, there will Not be one for "Star Wars Episode VII" due to the production's tight turnaround time.

Michael Douglas has confirmed he's coming to this year's Comic Con to be a part of Marvel's panel for »

- Garth Franklin

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Season Finale Review: 'Penny Dreadful' - Farewell to a daughter, hello to a bride

29 June 2014 9:31 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There have been numerous interweaving and not so interweaving plots during this inaugural season of "Penny Dreadful," but there have been two constants.  The first has been the search by Sir Malcom (Timothy Dalton) and Ms. Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) to save Mina (Olivia Llewellyn) from the clutches of a vampire demon.  The second has been the systematic haunting of Doctor Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway, Jr.) by his first creation (Rory Kinnear), a vindictive son who brutally demands a bride from his creator.  If the series finale told us anything it's that creator John Logan had no intention of dragging these story lines out any more than necessary.  More so, Logan appears to have a lot more in store for "Dreadful's" unexpected group of flawed "heroes." Two of the series' best performances have been from Green and Dalton.  Their characters have behaved like two adversaries forced to grit their teeth »

- Gregory Ellwood

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[Editorial] Penny Dreadful’s Eva Green Has Made Possession Scary Again

24 June 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Have you been seeing the work Eva Green is doing on Showtime's Penny Dreadful? It is stellar. No, make that spellbinding and, dare I say it, scary. I'm getting ahead of myself here. Let me first ask the question: Are you even watching Penny Dreadful? Our own Paul Doro gave its first episode a positive review before its airing in May. I'll admit, I was a bit apprehensive about the show after seeing the series debut, but - sticking to my "2-3 episode rule" - over time, I've become engrossed in this horror series which stitches together a world populated by various classic horror characters like Victor Frankenstein, Van Helsing, Dorian Gray, Dracula, the Frankenstein monster. There are other notable characters on the periphery of this show waiting to enter. They're either mentioned or hinted at, sending viewers like me into a state of excitement thinking about the possibilities in »

- Ryan Turek

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The 7 Gayest Things About “Penny Dreadful”

24 June 2014 8:16 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Penny Dreadful creator and showrunner John Logan has said that his interest in classic horror stories comes partly from his identity as a gay man. He’s certainly given his gorgeously gory show a gay sensibility, and that’s part of what makes it so entertaining. Here are The 7 Gayest Things About Penny Dreadful

1. Dr. Frankenstein’s Body Issues

Would you believe I’m a leg man?

Sensitive, intelligent, Victor Frankenstein loves the romantic poetry of Keats and seems inordinately fond of his latest creation, the scarred, bug-eyed, yet totally doable Proteus.  (Hey Doc, is that a physical examination or a lover’s caress?)

Unfortunately, Frankenstein’s first creation is a vicious troll and can’t stand to see his creator happy. So poor Proteus is…. splitsville and until the Doctor makes him a Bride, the original monster is going to keep killing everyone that Frankie hangs out with.

 

The »

- Aaron Landry

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Three Quickies: Caesar, Victor, Jared

19 June 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

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Have you ever considered the job of Location Manager? I can quickly confess that I have not despite often considering plentiful jobs that go on behind the scenes on motion pictures. The Credits discusses the complicated work with Catou Kearney the Location Manager of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. It's a technically challenging movie, not least of which because they shot so much outdoors and needed a lushly overgrown forest.

The apes ... have created a vast forest utopia. Finding such a place, one that looks as abundant as the script demands, but that could also support a large crew and a ton of equipment, takes months of research, legwork, and a few thousand phone calls. Kearney is a seasoned location manager, and relishes the opportunity. “It’s like putting a ten-thousand piece puzzle together,” she says. “When that last piece falls into place, there’s nothing like it. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Fox's Frankenstein Prequel Has A New Title And Synopsis

19 June 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Frankenstein is getting a facelift. Fox's upcoming Frankenstein movie always sounded like it was going to differ heavily from the source material, with James McAvoy as a passionate and paranoid Victory Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe as Igor. But we didn't know exactly how different this Paul McGuigan-directed version would be. Are you prepared for a full-on origin story? Fox has announced that the new film will be titled Victor Frankenstein, telling the story of the haunted doctor through the eyes of his young assistant Igor. A synopsis has been released, and you can read it below. Told from Igor.s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant.s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man.and the legend.we know today." Presumably, this is basically Medical School Frankenstein, with only lip »

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Daniel Radcliffe's 'Frankenstein' take: New title, plot details

19 June 2014 7:04 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

As anyone who’s read Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel (or seen one of the many film adaptions of the story, now in the public domain) can tell you, the creature most people think of as “Frankenstein” should really be called “Frankenstein’s monster.” 20th Century Fox’s upcoming take on the tale, however, has a title that makes the delineation even clearer: It’s called Victor Frankenstein, emphasizing the man, not the monster.

The film, announced last year, will star James McAvoy (X-Men) as the eponymous doctor and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) as Igor, his hunchbacked lab assistant. »

- Jackson McHenry

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Film Synopses: Gods Of Egypt, Victor Frankenstein, Miss Peregrine

19 June 2014 6:49 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Gods Of Egypt, Victor Frankenstein, Miss Peregrine‘s Synopses. The official plot synopses for Gods Of Egypt, Victor Frankenstein, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and Untitled Pets Project have been released. As with any plot synopsis, beware of unintentional spoilers by overzealous studio copywriters. The official plot synopsis for [...]

Continue reading: Film Synopses: Gods Of Egypt, Victor Frankenstein, Miss Peregrine »

- Rollo Tomasi

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9 reasons I'm obsessed with 'Penny Dreadful'

19 June 2014 12:53 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Yep, I'm obsessed.  And, no, "Orange is the New Black" is not the object of my affection.  Instead, John Logan and Sam Mendes' "Penny Dreadful" has me spinning. Set in Victorian England, "Penny" centers on a number of familiar literary characters who have allied to investigate supernatural mysteries.  Our "heroes" (and that's a lose term here) include Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcom, Eva Green as Vanessa Ives, Josh Hartnett as Ethan Chandler, Reeve Carney as Dorian Gray and Harry Treadaway as Dr. Victor Frankenstein (including someone's famous monster).  The show could have easily been a pale imitator of Alan Moore's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" comic book or the 2003 movie that it inspired.  Instead, its rambling storylines are somehow weaving a very different spell. While the concept was intriguing enough to watch the pilot, the real reason I was drawn to the show was Juan Antonio Bayona's involvement. »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Daniel Radcliffe's Frankenstein Gets A Title Change

18 June 2014 5:04 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Hot on the heels of the first posters for the just-retitled Dracula Untold comes news of Fox's Frankenstein project starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, with Paul McGuigan directing from a script by Chronicle's Max Landis. In another title change, the film is now called Victor Frankenstein, the better to indicate an origin story and hopefully erase any memory of I, Frankenstein.This latest take on Mary Shelley’s chilling tale of man’s scientific hubris has McAvoy as the titular doctor and Radcliffe as his assistant Igor, through whose eyes the story will be told. Frankenstein, you’ll recall, is the man who thought it would be smart to build a creature out of dead people, which ultimately led to the screaming and the smashing and the mobs with the torches and property values going down all over the place.You won't find Igor in Shelley: his origins are in the Universal films, »

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Synopses Revealed for Gods Of Egypt, Victor Frankenstein, and More

18 June 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We have some new information on three upcoming films that are being released over the next couple of years. Thanks to Collider we have synopses for Alex Proyas' Gods of Egypt, Paul McGuigan's Victor Frankenstein, and Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. All of the films sounds like they are going to be great, and one day we'll get to witness the adventures when we watch them up on the big screen!

Gods of Egypt stars Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Elodie Yung. It's set to be released on February 12th, 2016.

Magic, monsters, gods and madness reign throughout the palaces and pyramids of the Nile River Valley in this action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt. With the survival of mankind hanging in the balance, an unexpected hero takes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. »

- Joey Paur

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Plot details and new title for Daniel Radcliffe & James McAvoy's Frankenstein flick

18 June 2014 12:42 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

His is a story that has been recounted numerous times on screen, but now we’re about to see him in a whole new light.  The Frankenstein tale is heading our way once again this fall, this time with James McAvoy as the eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe as his servant Igor.

Mary Shelley’s iconic horror novel is getting Gothic, thanks to director Paul McGuigan (“Sherlock”).  Originally under production as Frankenstein, then titled Igor, Fox, the studio behind the film, announced a name change today to Victor Frankenstein.   Universal, the studio behind the early monster movies and creature films owns the right to the title “Frankenstein,” one of a few factors that likely prompted the change.  Purists will rejoice at the name change as it sets apart the clear distinction to the mis-used “Frankenstein” as the name of the monster with bolts in his neck, when he »

- Rachel West

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That Daniel Radcliffe Frankenstein movie has a new title

18 June 2014 10:08 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Hollywood has certainly released its fair share of Frankenstein films over the decades, but 20th Century Fox's upcoming film starring "Harry Potter's" Daniel Radcliffe and "X-Men" star James McAvoy is putting a new twist on Mary Shelley's classic novel. Fox has just announced that the film will be titled "Victor Frankenstein," and the newly-revealed synopsis makes it sounds like more of a prequel (also distancing it from the recently reviled "I, Frankenstein"). Here's the official synopsis: James McAvoy is Victor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today. We'll also, presumably, meet the monster once again, »

- Dave Lewis

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Fox’s Frankenstein Flick Officially Titled Victor Frankenstein, Gets New Synopsis

18 June 2014 8:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In the past few years, we’ve seen a number of creative takes on Mary Shelley’s iconic horror novel Frankenstein, some much better than others. To name a few of the most high-profile ones, Tim Burton delivered a gorgeously animated kiddie flick called Frankenweenie, Stuart Beattie directed the action-fueled, thinly-written fantasy thriller I, Frankenstein, and Showtime very recently compelled us by recounting Doctor Victor Frankenstein’s origin story on horror series Penny Dreadful.

Now, however, it’s time for us to get back to basics, with a Gothic new version of the Frankenstein tale led by James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe. The film, directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number SlevinPush), is in post-production now, and we’re finally hearing some details about it. Though we had all been referring to the project as Frankenstein, now word has emerged that the actual title is Victor Frankenstein. That’s a »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Max Landis Is Now Working on Ghostbusters 3

18 June 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis is the latest writer to work on the script for Ghostbusters 3. The news comes a few days after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were offered a chance to direct the project and passed on it. 

The news comes from Nikki Finke, whose source tells her, "Landis probably is doing more of a ‘polish’ than a Page 1 rewrite." Another said that they're "not huge changes, but could be cool." Sony Pictures brought him in after they watched some of his upcoming film Victor Frankenstein and apparently loved it.

The report goes on to say that the executives at the studio are happy with the script, and they believe that "all the parts are there, as in beats, structural mechanics, etc, but they’re not all doing their jobs." They are also going to try one more time to convince Bill Murray to reprise his role as Peter Venkman… »

- Joey Paur

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Max Landis-Penned Frankenstein Film Gets a New Title

18 June 2014 6:06 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

When Twentieth Century Fox's new Frankenstein film arrives in theaters January 16, 2015, it will carry a new title: Victor Frankenstein. Paul Mcguigan directed the film, working from a script by Max Landis (Chronicle). James McAvoy is Viktor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley's classic 19th century novel.

The post Max Landis-Penned Frankenstein Film Gets a New Title appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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Ghostbusters 3 – Max Landis rumours untrue

18 June 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ghostbusters 3 is looking to be more and more real as each day goes by after the new rumours that Ruben Fleischer is in talks to direct. While he is yet to be confirmed, he is not directing Marvel’s Ant-Man which he was also in line for. But in terms of writing, former Deadline Hollywood reporter (and founder) Nikki Finke reported that Chronicle‘s Max Landis was set to work on the script.

Finke’s post, which has since been removed, claimed that Sony was impressed with Landis’ script for Victor Frankenstein and hired him to cast his eye over the script for Ghostbusters 3. According to Finke, Landis would be doing “more of a polish than a page 1 rewrite”

However, this was quickly squashed by Landis himself.

Shortly after the post was set out into the Internet and news sites picked it up, Landis took to Twitter to squash the rumours:

 

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- Luke Owen

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Official Synopsis Revealed for Victor Frankenstein

17 June 2014 6:06 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fox’s Frankenstein is now officially titled “Victor Frankenstein,” and the official synopsis has been revealed:

James McAvoy is Victor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today.”

Directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin) from a script written by Max Landis (Chronicle), Victor Frankenstein is set to be released on October 2nd, 2015.

The post Official Synopsis Revealed for Victor Frankenstein appeared first on Daily Dead. »

- Jonathan James

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Fox's Frankenstein Retitled to Victor Frankenstein; Official Synopsis Revealed

17 June 2014 5:17 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

There was Rocky and then Rocky Balboa. There was Rambo and then there was John Rambo. Thanks to a quick name change, what was 20th Century Fox's take on Frankenstein is now Victor Frankenstein!

Yep, the flick starring James McAvoy as the title character and Daniel Radcliffe as Igor. Paul McGuigan is at the helm of this revisionist take on Mary Shelley's masterpiece, based on a script by Max Landis (Chronicle).

Check out the official plot crunch below.

Synopsis

James McAvoy is Victor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today.

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- Steve Barton

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Official 'Victor Frankenstein' and 'Gods of Egypt' Synopses Released

17 June 2014 4:47 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The official plot descriptions have been released today for 20th Century Fox's Victor Frankenstein (formerly known as Frankenstein) and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Summit Entertainment's Gods of Egypt and Universal's Untitled Pets Project. Take a look at the official synopses below for these upcoming projects.

Victor Frankenstein - January 16, 2015

James McAvoy is Victor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley's classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man-and the legend-we know today.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - July 31, 2015

From director Tim Burton and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable, thrilling and haunting tale. Sixteen-year-old Jacob follows clues that take him to a »

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