1-20 of 190 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
It doesn't feel quite like Comic-Con unless filmmaker Guillermo del Toro takes to the Hall H stage at some point during the four-day tribute to all things pop culture and fan-ish. Having showcased both Hellboy and Pacific Rim to rapturous enthusiasm in the past, the San Diego event is old hat for the Mexican auteur. Del Toro has been consistently hilarious, honest and -- to the delight of the crowd - blasphemous in each and every one of his appearances, spinning pure gold with every comment. He (probably correctly) believes the warning on-stage talent receive about keeping their comments family-friendly is a result of his earlier panels. The glee he takes in ignoring the rule is just one of the many reasons the filmmaker always seems to have the Hall H audience in his thrall.
This year del Toro was on hand to bring the assembled masses a short but »
- Emma Badame
Without a doubt, Doug Jones is one of our favorite actors. The personable, prolific performer always has some interesting projects to talk about, and he recently sat down with Dread Central to discuss some current and future endeavors.
Jones began by describing an intriguing new movie series. Space Command: Redemption is the first installment in a proposed franchise.
"It's an original piece by writer/director Mark Zicree, who has such a pedigree in writing for film and television in the science fiction genre," Jones said, "a hugely decorated writer who has written for everything from "Star Trek: Incarnation" to "Babylon 5" and beyond. So there's elements of all that. It's got all the trappings of a science fiction show that takes place in space, but it also has a warm, heartfelt soul that's unlike anything I've read and I think that's what attracted me to it. And to be surrounded »
- Scott Hallam
Few filmmakers have as much geek cred as Guillermo del Toro, who has brought us some of the most visually enchanting fantasy films in cinematic history. He’s the man who made us love the Antichrist with Hellboy, created the terrifying Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth, and who brought us giddily back to our childhood days of mashing together action figures with Pacific Rim (among other stunning accomplishments). So, it wasn’t exactly a shock when his Comic-Con panel in Hall H, showcasing del Toro’s upcoming Crimson Peak, was received with wild excitement from attendees.
Before showing off some material from the horror flick, which is 18 months away from release still, del Toro told fans that the film is “a gothic romance” and, thanks to Legendary, will be R-rated, violent and beautiful. The crowd liked that promise very much. They liked what he had to show even more. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Dark Horse, the elder statesman of independent comics, continues to show no signs of slowing down during this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Even though Marvel now holds the rights to Star Wars, its biggest licensed comics property, Dark Horse struck back by announcing a several creator owned titles in different genres as well as an expansion to the Mignolaverse and a sequel to one of the most beloved novels of the past century. Dark Horse also won some Eisners in a wide variety of categories showing the company’s comics appeal to many types of readers from kids to people who wouldn’t normally read comics.
1. Hellboy and the Bprd Miniseries
Even though Batman has gotten most of the publicity, another comics character is celebrating a big anniversary. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Hellboy’s first appearance in the Seed of Destruction miniseries by Mike Mignola and scripted by John Byrne. »
- Logan Dalton
Due out in October of 2015 from Guillermo del Toro, the psychological horror film Crimson Peak was discussed at Legendary’s Comic-Con panel today and we have a look at the film’s foreboding logo that debuted at the outset of Comic-Con.
The red skull logo for Crimson Peak creepily symbolizes the horror the film surely contains. You can check out the image below (thanks to Legendary for the image!).
“Legendary Pictures’ Crimson Peak, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, »
- Derek Anderson
With Legendary’s Thomas Tull on hand, fanboy fave Guillermo del Toro didn’t waste his Sro Saturday audience in Hall H. After premiering electric and ambitious first-look footage from his gothic romance Crimson Peak, del Toro unabashedly polled the enthusiastic Comic-Con crowd asking if they’d like to see another sequel to his Hellboy films. “Hellboy 3? They’re listening! At The Mountains of Madness?” Both passion pics are in hot demand with the filmmaker’s fans, who unleashed deafening screams of support. Related: Comic-Con: Fox Brings The Biz For Del Toro’s ‘Book Of Life’ Are Tull and Legendary also onboard? ”When you’re done with […] »
One of the briefest bits of Legendary's Comic Con panel this afternoon was the premiere of the first trailer for "Warcraft," filmmaker Duncan Jones' upcoming movie adaptation of the popular online role-playing video game which is still over a year from release.
Jones says the plot deals with the origin of the conflict in Azeroth between humans and orcs, and they're going with an origin to make what is essentially high fantasy accessible to everyone. Described as "Avatar" meets "The Lord of the Rings," the trailer then showed a lot of human vs. Orc violence ranging from sword fights to lightning shooting from people's hands in very colorful environs.
The company has also released an animated version of the logo which you can see below.
- Garth Franklin
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is a Comic-Con favorite. Films like Hellboy and Pacific Rim went over extremely well at the massive convention in the past, and he’s also just an incredibly likeable guy—he loves movies, monsters, and has no filter when it comes to speaking on the Comic-Con stage. However, at this year’s Legendary panel in Hall H, del Toro brought a very different kind of film that just may end up being a highlight of his oeuvre. With the gothic romance horror pic Crimson Peak—which stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, and Charlie Hunnam—del Toro is aiming to meld the artful and more adult-geared tone of his Spanish-language films (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone) with the colorful and pop nature of his English-language features. During the film’s Comic-Con panel, del Toro unveiled the first incredibly promising (not to mention gorgeous »
- Adam Chitwood
You have to be a pretty brave guy to battle a headless horsemen, or a bike gang, or Nazi Germany and the crazy crowds at Comic-Con. But on Friday afternoon at EW’s Brave New Warriors panel, hosted by our very own Darren Franich, actors Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Jon Bernthal (Fury), Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow), Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) and Brenton Thwaites (The Giver) showed how tough it can be to be the tough guy in the spotlight. Here are the highlights:
• Highmore, Mison, and Thwaites are all playing characters with a storied history already documented in previous movies, »
- Jake Perlman
“From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. The Book Of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, The Book Of Life encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.”
- Gary Collinson
If you're around tonight at this year's Comic-Con, you'll want to check out what might be one of the best horror movies of the year as The Orchard and Shock Till You Drop bring Ivan Kavanagh's The Canal with a special preview screening at San Diego's Gaslamp 15 at 8pm. Set in rural Ireland, it stars Rupert Evans (Hellboy) as David, a film archivist with a morbid fascination for old films in which the subjects have since died. Right after learning that his wife (Hannah Hoekstra) may be cheating on him, she mysteriously disappears at the same time that his assistant Claire (Antonia Campbell Hughes) finds an old reel of film that points to a murder that took place in his house a hundred years ago. David starts to suspect her disappearance may involve some form of the supernatural but he also quickly becomes the prime suspect.
The post Comic-Con Preview: Director Ivan Kavanagh, »
- Edward Douglas
If you’ve ever wondered what you would look like as an infected vampire while watching Guillermo del Toro’s new TV series The Strain, then you can now find out without going through the painful process yourself. A new transformation app has been released that allows users to see themselves depicted in various stages of the ancient vampiric infection, and you definitely wouldn’t want to use it as your LinkedIn profile photo.
The Strain Transformation app is now available as a free download in the iTunes and Google Play stores:
Los Angeles, July 24, 2014 – “FX’s newest hit series, The Strain, from acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro and executive producer Carlton Cuse, has a warning for the general public: They may be infected with The Strain.
The Strain Transformation app is available as a free download in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Fans can discover what will happen »
- Derek Anderson
Because you can only "Dead Yourself" so many times, right?
The Strain Transformation app is available as a free download in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Fans can discover what will happen when an ancient parasitic plague enters their system and transforms them into a monstrous vampire. From examination to diagnosis, they’ll see their transformation in seconds. The app enables the infected to quickly share photos of their results on Facebook and Twitter to inform and warn their friends of the spreading infection. It offers exclusive video and access to The Strain social media, including the official Strain Facebook and Twitter pages..
FX worked with the agency Neo-Pangea to execute the Transformation App experience.
- Chris Connors
Guillermo Del Toro and Legendary Pictures have created a “Pacific Rim” attraction for Oculus Rift, the virtual reality glasses that Facbook paid $2 billion to bring in-house. An Oculus representative told TheWrap this was the first time such established figures in Hollywood crafted an experience specifically for virtual reality using assets from a major motion picture. Some tech enthusiasts have branded virtual reality the future of movies, though Del Toro, the director of “Pan's Labyrinth” and “Hellboy,” sounded less certain. Also read: Comic-Con 2014: The Movie Schedule “It's great for a single user,” Del Toro told TheWrap, citing video games as the. »
- Lucas Shaw
San Diego Comic-Con originally branded itself by aptly showing primarily comicbooks. Now, in its 45th year, the convention has become an entertainment haven, showcasing producers, stars, writers and hundreds of personalities to promote pop culture from July 23-27. View our tentative schedule of Comic-Con’s film panels and events below, with further updates as they are announced. Variety will be in attendance at Sdcc as well, bringing the news, interviews and important panel information to the web.
Variety’s constantly updating TV schedule for Sdcc can be found here.
“The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica” (10:30 a.m., Room 6Bcf) Original series actors Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber and Luciana Carro, as well as the show’s science consultant Dr. Kevin Grazier and auction producer Alec Peters, host a discussion on the upcoming movie. Surprise guests and theatrical trailers are planned.
“Godzilla and The Master of Monsters” (11:00 a. »
- Sebastian Torrelio
You have seen Doug Jones in the past few decades playing various sort of creatures and monsters from your favorite fantasy, sci-fi or horror movie.
In a lengthy exclusive phone interview, Jones talked with us about his San Diego Comic-Con International plans for “Space Command.” He went into depth on the new sci-fi movie series with his android character.
In addition, he also discussed his other work including the TV shows of “The Strain,” “Falling Skies” and the movie “Marble Hornets.” He also discussed his involvement or soon to be with Guillermo del Toro’s “Crimson Peak,” and “The Haunted House.” And finally, he gave us some juicy details about “Hellboy 3” and “Frankenstein” that doesn’t appear to be on the radar at this time.
Doug Jones will be at »
- Gig Patta
Pixar's first special - Toy Story of Terror - was released last year. »
There might not be a Pixar film in theaters this year, but that doesn't mean the animation studio doesn't have something in store for fans. This Christmas, a new TV special is coming around Christmastime called Toy Story That Time Forgot. There will be a sneak preview of the ABC TV special at Comic-Con on Thursday, July 24th, and that's where you can get ahold of a cool poster designed by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. That might seem like a weird match-up, but when you see the poster with a dinosaur warrior that has a mace in his hand, it'll all make sense. The Halloween short was fun, and this seems cool too. Look! Here's Mike Mignola's Toy Story That Time Forgot poster for Comic-Con from TV Line: During a post-Christmas play date, the Toy Story gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures »
- Ethan Anderton
Last fall, ABC aired a charming Halloween special starring the Toy Story franchise’s beloved playthings. Its ratings success has paved the way for another half-hour that’ll air on the network later this holiday season—and this one has more dinos than the first.
The second special, called Toy Story That Time Forgot, finds the heroes tangling with a gang of new action figures led by Reptillus Maximus (voiced by Grey’s Anatomy star Kevin McKidd). Much like Buzz Lightyear in the franchise’s first film, Reptillus and his crew don’t know that they’re just toys—which causes some major complications, »
- Hillary Busis
Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang will be reuniting this winter for Toy Story That Time Forgot, the latest Toy Story TV special. And with Comic-Con just around the corner, ABC has debuted a fun first look in the form of a poster designed by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. Why Mike Mignola? Well, can […]
The post See Mike Mignola’s ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ Comic-Con Poster appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
1-20 of 190 items from 2014 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners