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According to sources for Batman-On-Film the first teaser trailer for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been completed and could be attached to a film coming out this Fall. Which film that will be, is unclear at this time. The one thing that was made clear, was that the trailer would focus on the Caped Crusader and not the red and blue boy scout. This will surely disappoint Henry Cavill ("The Count of Monte Cristo") fans - if true. While on the other side of the fence, this will surely make Ben Affleck ("Pearl Harbor") fans very happy. Yahoo! According to a few of Bof’s BvS insiders, the first teaser trailer for the film is complete and ready to go. The overt hint I got from these folks is that the teaser will be revealed this Fall along with a November or December film release (and online, »
London — Goldcrest Films has acquired all international rights to the true-life adventure “Against the Sun.” Pic is toplined by Tom Felton, who starred as Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” pics, as well as playing in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Fangs of War.”
“Against the Sun” tells the true-life story of three U.S. navy airmen who battle for survival after their torpedo bomber crash lands in the South Pacific six weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
The film, which also stars Garret Dillahunt (“12 Years a Slave,” “Looper,” Fox hit comedy “Raising Hope”) and Jake Abel (“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), will have its market premiere at the American Film Market this November, and is due for release in the U.S. in late January 2015.
- Leo Barraclough
Director: Steven Spielberg
In my lifetime, there hasn’t been a more influential and exciting film director than Steven Spielberg. He’s a man who’s managed to pluck at every heartstring, surprise with every creation, excites with continual fresh ideas and given some of the finest and most unforgettable cinema in modern movie history. The Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection, available on Blu-ray today from Universal Pictures International Entertainment, is the first time they’ve collected eight of his best.
It begins with his first feature-length television movie Duel from 1971. The film is written by the legendary Richard Matheson and has a very basic premise but is still an effecting thriller to this day. Starring Dennis Weaver as an everyday travelling salesman, he’s heading back home on a long drive and unintentionally »
- Dan Bullock
Starz has handed out another early renewal. This time, they've picked up a third season of Black Sails. Season two of the pirate drama is set to debut on Saturday, January 24th, 2015.
Here's the press release:
Starz Orders Third Season Of Hit Original Series "Black Sails"
Beverly Hills, Calif. - October 11, 2014 - Starz announced today that its Emmy(R)-winning Original series "Black Sails" has been greenlit for a third season. The series is created by Jonathan Steinberg ("Jericho," "Human Target") and Robert Levine ("Touch") and executive produced by Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor) and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, producers on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Purge. The ten-episode second »
Black Sails fans have something to celebrate. Today Starz unveiled the first Black Sails Season 2 trailer and also announced that it has picked up the series for a third season. Acting as a prequel of sorts to the Robert Louis Stevenson classic Treasure Island, the show revolves around the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). Michael Bay acts as an executive producer on the series, but the day-to-day operations are overseen by showrunners/creators Jonathan Steinberg and Robert Levine. The series appears to be an international hit for the pay cable network, as it is airs in 130 countries and territories worldwide. Check out the first Black Sails Season 2 trailer after the jump. The 10-episode new season premieres on Starz January 24, 2015 at 9pm Et/Pt. Season 3 will likely debut roughly a year later. Watch the Season 2 trailer below, followed by the press release announcing the greenlight for Season 3. Beverly Hills, »
- Adam Chitwood
Starz announced today that its Emmy-winning Original series "Black Sails" has been greenlit for a third season. The series is created by Jonathan Steinberg ("Jericho," "Human Target") and Robert Levine ("Touch") and executive produced by Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor) and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, producers on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Purge. The ten-episode second season of the high sails drama series, premiering January 24, 2015 at 9 pm Et/Pt on Starz, follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens), and his men and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island." »
[Press Release] Beverly Hills, Calif. – October 2, 2014 – Starz announced that its Emmy®-winning Original series “Black Sails,” executive produced by Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor) and his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, producers on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Purge, and created by executive producers Jonathan Steinberg (“Jericho,” “Human Target”) and Robert Levine (“Touch”), will debut Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at 9pm Et/Pt. The ten-episode second season of the authentic high sails drama series follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint (Toby Stephens) and his men, and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” “Black Sails” season one set a Starz viewership record for a »
- Pietro Filipponi
With "Gone Girl" dominating the movie conversation for the past couple of weeks, thanks to a heavy (and probably expensive) campaign by 20th Century Fox, the studio probably didn't expect it to be this close. But David Fincher's thriller edged out Warner Bros. low budget horror spinoff "Annabelle" for the top spot this weekend. Earning $38 million, the film is Fincher's best opening weekend (not adjusted for inflation) since "Panic Room" in 2002. It's also Ben Affleck's third best opening, behind "Pearl Harbor" and "Daredevil." So the next question about "Gone Girl" is whether or not it'll play in the Oscar conversation, but you can sure that Fox will be strategizing as such over the coming weeks and months. As for "Annabelle" —who knew? Reviews were pretty savage compared to "The Conjuring" which it's spun off from, and it looked like just another scary doll flick, but clearly this. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We knew it might be close and boy is it ever as Gone Girl has taken in an estimated $38 million at the weekend box office to just barely edge out the horror prequel Annabelle at $37.2 million. With only $800,000 separating the two this could still end up in Annabelle's favor once actuals come in on Monday afternoon, but I have a feeling it will still be Gone Girl on top. Gone Girl, however, only scored a "B" CinemaScore, which has me wondering how it will holdover next weekend. For David Fincher, though, this is his largest opening ever, ahead of Panic Room's $30 million back in 2002. It's the third highest opening for Ben Affleck behind Pearl Harbor ($59m) and Daredevil ($40.3m), which I think is saying something considering how those are pretty much event films and Gone Girl is an R-rated adult feature. On top of that, the film played to »
- Brad Brevet
It was a neck-and-neck race for first place and it’s possible that when the final numbers are tallied, the two pictures could end up swapping places. Regardless of who wears the crown, the films’ debuts continue a fall box office turnaround following a devastating summer for the movie business. The overall box office was up nearly 20% from the same weekend a year ago when “Gravity” lifted off to $55.8 million.
“We were due for some breakout performances,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com “The market has the ability to expand if there are two quality films in it, even if both are R-rated thrillers.”
Produced by 20th Century Fox and New Regency for $61 million, “Gone Girl” unspooled across 3,013 locations. »
- Brent Lang
Ever since they wrote Good Will Hunting 18 years ago, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been one of Hollywood's most well-known bromances. But no bromance is complete without some healthy competition, which is why we've gone back through the years since their first Oscar win and looked at their careers. With Samantha Highfill representing Matt Damon in one corner, and Joshua Rivera representing Ben Affleck in the other, here's how the fight breaks down: 1997 Damon: Good Will Hunting Sure, both Damon and Affleck won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but only one of them was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor, »
- EW staff
Ben Affleck has been tough to miss these past 20 years, and he's not slowing down anytime soon.
Since having early success as a child star in the '80s, Affleck reinvented himself alongside lifelong friend Matt Damon in "Good Will Hunting" (1997), not only starring in the film, but also winning an Oscar as co-screenwriter. After the life-changing experience, the young actor found offers piling in and soon starred in blockbusters like "Armageddon" (1998) and "Daredevil" (2001), just to name a couple. The actor has since found his stride as a director, but this fall, he's back in front of the camera in David Fincher's critically-acclaimed thriller "Gone Girl."
2. His mother was »
- Jonny Black
Gone Girl, 2014.
Directed by David Fincher.
With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.
David Fincher, a favourite among many film critics and fans, has made a name for himself with really good adaptations of really good books. From the incredible Fight Club back in 1999 and The Social Network a few years back to the middling Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Fincher has proven that he knows what he is doing when it comes to taking the novel source material and putting it up on the big screen. This is on show once again with Gone Girl, adapted from the »
- Luke Owen
It goes without saying that Ben Affleck has had an incredible career. After winning a screenwriting Oscar for "Good Will Hunting" Affleck focused on his acting and tried the Hollywood leading man routine in hits such as "Armageddon," "Pearl Harbor," "Changing Lanes" and "The Sum of All Fears." After three films in 2003 his career began to crash. "Gigli" become a pop culture touchstone because it was such a bomb and so disliked, but besides a minor success with "Paycheck" Affleck started on a major string of bombs that no one thought he'd recover from. By 2006 he was on the comeback trail with a critically acclaimed performance in the indie "Hollywoodland" and followed that up with his directorial debut, the well received "Gone Baby Gone." The past seven years have completed the comeback with Affleck directing and starring in the hit thriller "The Town" and capping it off with a miraculous Oscar run for "Argo. »
- Gregory Ellwood
“What are you?’ That question has been on many a criminal’s mind for numerous decades. Out of absolute fear, these evildoers stare into the face of darkness personified, a creature of the night that is a true symbol of justice. I’m talking of course about Batman, the Dark Knight, a crimefighter who strikes fear into the hearts of those deserve it. He is a highly complex character and throughout his 75-year history, many talented (and some not so talented) actors have brought him to life on the silver screen.
Lewis Wilson Batman (1943) The first film appearance of the Caped Crusader occurred at the height of World War II in 1943, four years after the character’s creation. Lewis Wilson portrayed Batman in a 15-chapter film serial released by Columbia Pictures, in which he and trusty sidekick Robin go head to head with Dr. Daka, a demented Japanese scientist who »
- Randall Unger
“With an ever-growing, worldwide fan base, Michael is truly one of the most inspired and beloved filmmakers of our time,” said Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO. “We take great pride in the fact that Michael is part of the Paramount family and we look forward to growing our productive and successful partnership.”
Bay directed and produced the “Transformers” films, “Pain and Gain,” the “Bad Boys” films, “The Island,” “The Rock,” “Pearl Harbor” and “Armageddon.” The four “Transformers” have grossed over $3.7 billion worldwide.
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” has grossed $967 million worldwide, making it the top grosser of this year.
- Dave McNary
San Diego - When we last left "Penny Dreadful's" most eligible bachelors things weren't necessarily coming up roses. Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) had transformed into a werewolf type creature (although it turns out he isn't aware of what happens to him when he "blacks out" and goes wild) and suffered through the death of his lover, Brona Croft (Billie Piper). Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) had his heart unceremoniously broken by Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and found himself once more immortal and alone. Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) couldn't kill the Creature (Rory Kinnear) he created that was threatening to destroy everyone around him. Instead, he took Ms. Croft's life earlier than her terminal sickness would have allowed so that he could properly transform her into a "bride" for his monstrous creation. These gentlemen of questionable morals and virtues are three reasons why John Logan's Showtime series is so fascinating. »
- Gregory Ellwood
In addition to daily writings here on Dread, I also write for a fairly new website called iHorror, which I'm excited to report is making the move into feature film territory. Their first co-production is titled 10 Seconds to Run, and it'll only get made with Your help!
A joint production between Iyrus Entertainment and iHorror, 10 Seconds to Run is the story of a group of five friends driving to an electronic music festival. What was supposed to be a fun road trip ends up being a deadly mistake when they find themselves on a country road without cell and Gps service.
The friends become victims of a game that a few of the local backwoods residents like to play called "10 Seconds to Run." Players have 10 seconds to try to escape, and every new game has an added challenge to slow the victim down. The game is part of a bigger »
- John Squires
Chances are, if you hear the name Michael Bay, you will probably think of a combination of words including 'crap', 'explosions', 'lame' or 'silly hair'.
The big budget filmmaker has risen in the ranks over the past couple of decades to become one of the highest grossing director of all time (sitting alongside Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and company). Clearly, his films are hugely popular. So why all the hate?
Despite the continued box office success, Bay's films are more often than not critically panned, and it's not often that you'll hear people owning up to be a fan, but are his films as bad as everyone makes out?
Several critics, including Film Comment editor Scott Foundas, have labelled Bay as an auteur of his chosen art form. When you watch a Bay movie, you know you're watching a Bay movie. He has his own clear visual style, and that's »
Occasionally for better but often for worse, Michael Bay has been a trailblazer for this generation of studio filmmakers, whose films bear the mark of his dizzying editing and grandiose compositions.
Bay’s films generally feast at the box office but are poison to critics and fans of Hollywood classics. With “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” Bay may have crossed the line into self-parody — if there can be such a thing for a director who seems to take nothing seriously — but once again showed a sure sense of what sells tickets. Sure, one scene seems assembled from scenes shot anytime from noon to sunset, Nicola Pelz’s pants keep changing shade and Pelz herself ends up the same orange as every other “Transformers” heroine. And yes, the story makes no sense. Whatever. Discipline has never been Bay’s thing anyway.
But behind the incoherence and the bombast, Bay once again is »
- David S. Cohen
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