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Star Wars: Concept Art & Gameplay From Cancelled Darth Maul Video Game

14 April 2014 1:28 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The May issue of Game Informer magazine contains an in-depth article regarding a video game that Red Fly Studio was developing for the sinister Sith Lord, Darth Maul. The character, who was played by martial artist turned actor Ray Park, made his first, brief appearance in George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Although he didn't have much screen time he did have the most memorable scene, as he battled Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn(Liam Neeson) and Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor). To this day, Darth Maul has remained a popular character among fans and it should come as no surprise that a video game was being developed to cash in out that interest. Sadly, the game was abandoned while it was still in its infancy. Check out a video below that contains gameplay footage, concept art and more information as to why the game never »

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6 Reasons Brian Blessed Needs To Appear In A Modern Comic Book Movie

13 April 2014 5:29 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Brian Blessed.

Those two words are enough to make anybody with a heart smile. The man is a British institution and a truly iconic and legendary figure in a world in which the term “legend” is thrown around all too often undeservedly.

Now 77 years of age, Blessed has lived one of the most remarkable, fulfilling, interesting and eventful lives that any human being could ever hope to live. He has acted, presented, explored, climbed mountains, boxed, turned his hand to football punditry and even appeared on television as the legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti – can anybody in the world boast such a versatile résumé?

Wonderfully, he is still showing no signs of slowing down and is still very much active in every sense of the word and that got us thinking: Wouldn’t it be great to see Brian Blessed back on the big screen in one of »

- Kev Stewart

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'Star Wars' likely returning to Tatooine for 'Episode VII' shoot

11 April 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tatooine may be pretty far from the bright center of the universe, but the desert world will reportedly continue to be important to the "Star Wars" galaxy. J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Episode VII" will head to the Middle East in May, where Abu Dhabi will stand in for Luke Skywalker's home planet, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The United Arab Emirates city-state is reportedly replacing Tunisia, where the Tatooine scenes from the previous "Star Wars" films were shot. The report claims that the switch was made due to the ongoing political instability in the North African country.  Universal's "Fast & Furious 7" is also currently shooting in Abu Dhabi, after resuming production earlier this month.  Tatooine was a major setting in the original 1977 film, 1983's "Return of the Jedi" and 1999's "The Phantom Menace," while both "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith" also had pivotal scenes take place there. »

- HitFix Staff

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'Star Wars' Set Of Tatooine Town Mos Espa In Tunisia Facing Destruction

10 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The Tunisian dessert set of Mos Espa, built to be Anakin Skywalker’s hometown on Tatooine in the Star Wars films, is on its way to being destroyed by encroaching sand dunes.

Anakin Skywalker's Hometown: Popular Tourist Attraction

The Tatooine settlement was originally built for the filming of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999). The Mos Espa settlement was also featured in Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002), but has not been used since. However, the Tunisian government has kept Darth Vader’s birthplace in tact as a popular tourist attraction.

Mos Espa consists of about 20 brown buildings spread around 10,000 square meters north of Tozeur, Tunisia. The desert’s sand dunes have already buried a reported 10 percent of the city, and officials have started an Indiegogo fundraiser online in the hopes that Star Wars fans will donate money to keep the sets in tact.

“Mos Espa is located in a very windy region, »

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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Will Shoot Tatooine Scenes in Abu Dhabi

10 April 2014 8:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following yesterday's report that Star Wars: Episode VII will utilize locations in Morocco to recreate Luke Skywalker's home on Tatooine, The Hollywood Reporter is now confirming that the shoot will actually take place in the United Arab Emirates city-state of Abu Dhabi.

The production begins in mid-May, and will last for four weeks. Our original report from last week claimed shooting would only last for two weeks, but it seems that the cast and crew will need to spend additional time on the desert planet. The sequel will also be shot at Pinewood Studios in London.

George Lucas used the country of Tunisia for the Tatooine locations, but sources claim that the political climate there is now too dangerous to host a big-budget Hollywood movie. Tatooine was the home to both Anakin and Luke Skywalker in the original and prequel trilogies, along with the Mos Eisley Cantina in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope »

- MovieWeb

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Star Wars Fans Can Help Save A Vital Part Of A New Hope's History

9 April 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Want to save a vital piece of Star Wars history, and etch your name in that vaunted mythology in the process? Sand dune movement in Tunisia is threatening original sets used to stand in as Tatooine in multiple Star Wars movies, notable Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. And now CNet is calling attention to an effort by the Tunisian tourism ministry and the Cdtos (Tourism Chamber for the Oasis and Sahara regions) to raise enough money to "keep the Mos Espa from being swallowed by the desert like a sarlaac swallowing a ne.er-do-well bounty hunter." R.I.P., Boba Fett. We reported a while back about the existence of these old New Hope sets . which also were used in The Phantom Menace -- when they were photographed by Ra di Martino. We speculated that J.J. Abrams, in an effort to return to practical effects in »

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Star Wars: 10 things you never knew about the galaxy far, far away

8 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Filming is about to commence on Star Wars: Episode VII, Jj Abrams's hotly-anticipated sequel that picks up the story 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.

With almost 40 years of history - encompassing films, TV, comic books, video games and novels - there's a wealth of interesting facts and information about the vast universe hatched by George Lucas.

Here are ten fast facts we've discovered from a galaxy far, far away…

1. Inspired by the swashbuckling Flash Gordon adventures that began in the '30s, a young George Lucas initially wanted to bring that serial to the big screen, but found the rights to the character difficult to untangle. From there he began to fashion his own space epic - a project that would eventually become the Star Wars we know and love.

However, things could have been a lot different as Lucas's first draft script was »

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Most Memorable Tattoos Featured in Movies

7 April 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I've recently been circling around the idea of actually getting a tattoo. If I get one, it will be my first. But I've been thinking about some of the tattoos that I've seen in the movies over the years, and I started looking them up online to remind myself of what they looked like. I would never get a tattoo that I saw in a movie, it'd have to be an original design, but I was looking for a little inspiration.

While going through all the movie tattoos that I could think of, I decided to put together a list of some of the most memorable tattoos have been featured on the big screen. Here they are in no particular order.

Reign of Fire - Matthew McConaughey

How many of you forgot about how badass McConaughey was in this dragon slaying action film?! He sported some crazy cool tattoo art in it. »

- Joey Paur

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Thoughts on 'The Matrix' 15 years later and 1999 as a great year for movies

31 March 2014 3:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On March 31, 1999, Andy and Lana (née Larry) Wachowski's "The Matrix" hit theaters. That's 15 years ago today, and it was a pretty significant event. I think anyone who has read me for any period of time knows my affinity for and fascination with 1999 as an overall annus mirabilis at the multiplex. I've gone so far as to start the process of reporting a book because I can never quite shake how that year just seems to mean something. On one hand, it's personal. It was my first year of film school and going to a double feature of "American Beauty" and "Three Kings" with some fellow classmates one night, that kind of power punch will do a lot to galvanize someone in the early stages of embarking on a career in film. But it was an objectively amazing time. First and foremost, let's pause and consider that for a brief period, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Custom Camaro Firebreather Featured in New Horror Film Jinn

25 March 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Jinn, a new horror thriller written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, seems to have it all: ancient mythology, supernatural beings, and humans battling overwhelming forces in a classic struggle for survival. But most of all, Jinn has Firebreather, a highly customized Chevrolet Camaro built especially for use in the film.

The hero in Jinn is played by Ray Park – Darth Maul from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Toad from X-Men. A former movie stuntman, Park drives Firebreather throughout the film as he takes on the Jinn, legendary supernatural creatures who walk invisibly among humans until they emerge to stir up trouble. Of course, this very special car plays an important role in an epic Bullit-meets-Underworld battle. While Park may technically be cast in the lead role, the real star of Jinn – well, for gearheads at least – is Firebreather.

Firebreather started life as a standard 2011 2Ss Camaro, »

- Peter Gareffa

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Watch Jimmy Fallon Sing 'Let It Go' from 'Frozen' as Vladimir Putin

21 March 2014 8:43 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In a recent episode of "The Tonight Show," host Jimmy Fallon offered up a hilarious impersonation of Russian prez Vladimir Putin, donning a hairpiece, swilling vodka and singing "Let It Go" from "Frozen" with President Obama. "I know you really want Crimea, but I've got some advice for you: just let it go," Obama tells Fallon's Putin, whose rendition of the Oscar-winning song goes, "Let go, let go, turn away and slam door!" See for yourself below.  Meanwhile the Oscar-winning song and movie "Frozen" are heading for the stratosphere. "Let it Go" is back at number one on the Billboard 200 for the sixth week in a row, and "Frozen" is now the 13th highest-grossing movie of all time, passing "The Dark Knight," "Jurassic Park" and "Star Wars: Episode I-- The Phantom Menace."

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- Ryan Lattanzio

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‘Frozen’ Surpasses ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Star Wars: Episode I’ at All-Time Box Office

20 March 2014 11:14 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Frozen” has added Spielberg's dinosaurs and The Force to the list of things its left in the dust. The Disney hit took the No. 13 spot on the all-time worldwide box office list this week, passing “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” and “Jurassic Park.” Since opening in November, Disney Animation's juggernaut recently upped its total to $1.031 billion. That haul tops the gross of Steven Spielberg's dinosaur thriller, which rolled to $1.029 billion for Universal in 1993. “Phantom Menace,” which brought in $1.027 billion for Fox in 1999, according to Box Office Mojo. Also read: Jimmy Fallon Sang ‘Let It »

- Todd Cunningham

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Star Wars: Episode VII set to roll cameras in May, set 30 years after Return of the Jedi

19 March 2014 4:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Finally some Star Wars: Episode VII news! Not terribly surprising news mind you. But at the rate it's been coming we'll take anything won't we?

So then, lets get down to it. Here's the news from StarWars.com...

"Disney and Lucasfilm are excited to announce that principal photography on Star Wars: Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams, will commence May 2014, and will be based at London's historic Pinewood Studios.

This will be the first Star Wars film to start shooting in the month of May. Lucasfilm has documented the first day of principal photography for every instalment of the Star Wars saga:

March 22, 1976 -- The first day of principal photography in Tozeur, Tunisia, for Star Wars. A crew of 130 ventures into the desert in 42 trucks and cars, including eight army trucks full of equipment. The first shot was completed at 9:35 a.m.

March 5, 1979 -- The first day of principal photography in Finse, »

- Chris Cooper

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‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Will Take Place 30 Years After ‘Return Of The Jedi’

19 March 2014 2:40 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve heard a lot of news, or should I rumours, revolving around Star Wars Episode VII, but there has been no solid, official releases from Lucasfilm and Disney of late, until now. StarWars.com posted an official release on the site late yesterday. A lot of the release was a timeline of the history of the first day of shooting on each of the films, but the last line of the release confirmed that Episode VII will be ‘set about 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and will star a trio of new young leads along with some very familiar faces. No further details on casting or plot are available at this time.’

Will the familiar faces be that of Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker? The timeline fits with the ageing of the actors, but we’ll have to »

- Paul Heath

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Official Star Wars: Episode VII News - Setting and Principal Photography

18 March 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Up until this point, most of what we’ve heard regarding Star Wars: Episode VII has been mere rumor or speculation. We all knew that with J.J. Abrams at the helm any details would be shrouded in secrecy, but this has been ridiculous. There still hasn’t been a single official casting announcement made — even for the expected return of the primary cast from the original trilogy. However, today two pieces of news have dropped straight from the house of Disney.

First off, Disney and Lucasfilm announced through their official Star Wars site that principal photography for Episode VII will begin in May. I’ve included the official announcement below, along with a timeline of all the start dates for the previous installments in the franchise.

The second piece of news comes straight from Disney CEO Bob Iger. Iger spoke at Disney’s annual shareholder meeting this morning and casually »

- Eli Reyes

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‘The Incredibles’ & ‘Ratatouille’ 3D Versions Coming At Yer!

17 March 2014 11:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

3D has probably outstayed many naysayers predictions, becoming an integral part to the box-office take of any big budget motion picture. However, it isn’t just new releases reaping the benefits of the extra dimension, but also re-releases that take older favourites and go all post-converted on us. One company that’s had a lot of success with this formula is Pixar, the guys behind Toy Story, Monsters Inc. and Finding Nemo. Now they are set to put two more of their animated films through the 3D process as both The Incredibles and Ratatouille are currently in development.

I’m still not a convert when it comes to 3D and I think the last 3D film I saw was Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace upon its re-release a couple of years ago. I’m much more of a 2D kind of guy, and it’s something that Josh Hollander, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Box Office Weekend: Peabody Makes Big Comeback

16 March 2014 6:36 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Maybe it was word of mouth, maybe the time-traveling dog went through time to correct last week’s mistake, but audiences finally gave the dog of critically well-received Mr. Peabody & Sherman his day with a first-place finish and an estimated $21.2 million weekend at the box office. It topped both its release rival 300: Rise of an Empire (estimated $19.1 million) and newcomers Need for Speed (estimated $17.8 million) and Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club (estimated $8.3 million), none of which have earned much praise from critics. While critics did not take Non-Stop well either, its estimated $10.6 million put it neatly into fourth place, along with being the only one of the top five to be domestically profitable.

The Lego Movie slides further down the list, but as a massive success; its estimated weekend take of $7.7 million added to a $236.9 million domestic total. Son of God has also done quite well, even despite an unreleased budget, »

- Seth Paul

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 6 Starts Off With a Bang

12 March 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Netflix is flexing its muscles once again by bringing what has become known as Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Lost Missions to the millions of subscribers of their streaming services. If fans of "a Galaxy Far, Far Away" weren't already plugged into their services, I'm sure they are now. Not only has the company acquired the rights for the sixth season's thirteen episodes, but all five of the previous seasons which were originally only available through Cartoon Network and on Blu-ray and DVD.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars was thought to be one of the fatalities of the buy-out of Lucasfilm by Disney. However, it was recently announced that the show's final season would indeed hit TV and media devices and finish what it started back in 2008. I can tell fans who have been waiting in feverish anticipation that your wait hasn't been in vain.

While in battle, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 6 Starts Off With a Bang

12 March 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Netflix is flexing its muscles once again by bringing what has become known as Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Lost Missions to the millions of subscribers of their streaming services. If fans of "a Galaxy Far, Far Away" weren't already plugged into their services, I'm sure they are now. Not only has the company acquired the rights for the sixth season's thirteen episodes, but all five of the previous seasons which were originally only available through Cartoon Network and on Blu-ray and DVD.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars was thought to be one of the fatalities of the buy-out of Lucasfilm by Disney. However, it was recently announced that the show's final season would indeed hit TV and media devices and finish what it started back in 2008. I can tell fans who have been waiting in feverish anticipation that your wait hasn't been in vain.

While in battle, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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First guests announced for McM Comic Con / Memorabilia Birmingham

11 March 2014 6:39 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Whether you’re into Doctor Who and Star Wars or The Wire and Sherlock, there’s a great line-up of special guests coming to the NEC on 22-23 March for McM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia. Here are just a few of them!

British actor, writer and director Phil Davis has appeared in a host of top TV shows including Whitechapel; Sherlock, Being Human, Merlin and Doctor Who, while his movie credits include Alien 3, Quadrophenia, Notes On A Scandal, Secrets & Lies and Vera Drake, for which he was BAFTA-nominated. Paul McGann – Famous for playing the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television film – a role he reprised in 72 audio dramas and the 2013 mini-episode ‘The Night of the Doctor’ – and for starring alongside Richard E. Grant in much-loved 1987 black comedy Withnail And I. Clarke Peters – Best known as detective Lester Freamon in acclaimed crime drama The Wire, as well as »

- Phil Wheat

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