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Round-Up: Fire City: End Of Days Trailer, Mile High Horror Film Festival 2015 Lineup, Aquarius S1 Blu-ray, When It’S Over

2 September 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The end of days is nigh in the new trailer for Fire City: End of Days, directed by Tom Woodruff Jr. Also: new programming announcements from the 2015 Mile High Horror Film Festival, release details for Aquarius Season 1 and zombie web comic When It's Over.

Fire City: End of Days: Press Release: "Burbank, CA - Academy Award Winning Creature and Character Effects Designer Tom Woodruff Jr. makes his highly-anticipated directorial debut with Fire City: End of Days, hitting DVD and Digital October 6 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Set in a world where demons live among us, this exhilarating vitrine of effects and action sees a hard-boiled demon named Vine confronted with the ultimate choice between the salvation of his own kind and the life of an innocent human girl. Tobias Jelinek (Hocus Pocus), Danielle Chuchran (Saga: Curse of the Shadow), Glee’s Harry Shum Jr, and Kristin Minter (TVs E.R) star. »

- Tamika Jones

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50 Greatest Comic Book Movie Adaptations

1 September 2015 7:52 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

10. Watchmen

How do you go about adapting a supposedly unadapatable text? While faithful translations tend not to artistically successful, a faithful adaptation with fetishistic attention to detail can create something unique. While Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller had it comparatively easy when adapting Miller’s Sin City to screen as they more or less would just be recreating paintings but with moving parts, Zack Snyder’s Watchmen adaptation painstakingly recreated much of Alan Moore’s tome by hand, capturing much of Moore’s world in camera. Snyder creates a lived-in and breathing universe, a key part to selling the idea to the audience of this time-hopping opus about the natural decline of superheroism. Watchmen is often accused of being too literal, speaking in the language of comics instead of cinema, but it is precisely this literal approach that makes Watchmen a stellar page-to-screen success. By being a “literal” film, it becomes personal, »

- Staff

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Michael Shannon backtracks on Zod’s “flipper” hands for Batman v Superman, namedrops Doomsday

1 September 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A couple of weeks ago Michael Shannon offered up a few intriguing words on his role in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, suggesting that he had “flippers” for hands. Naturally this sparked a lot of debate amongst fans, and Shannon has now played down his comments in an interview with The Daily Beast, and in doing so he may have just inadvertently confirmed the inclusion of Doomsday in the DC superhero ensemble.

“Somebody was asking me about this in New York and I made up some ridiculous bullshit answer about how my character Zod has flippers, and this went viral on the Internet or something and people have been asking me about that,” states Shannon. “That is so obviously a complete bullshit story, right? But people took it seriously.”

“I wasn’t there [on set],” he continues. “It’s a really awkward situation—I’m in the trailer »

- Gary Collinson

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Henry Cavill on whether Lois Lane or Wonder Woman is a better fit for Superman

24 August 2015 1:56 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Lois Lane could find some competition for Clark Kent’s affections in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in the form of Gal Gadot’s Diana Prince, a.k.a. Wonder Woman, and Heny Cavill has offered a rather diplomatic response when asked by Cosmopolitan whether the intrepid Daily Planet reporter or the Amazon Princess is a better fit for the Man of Steel.

“This is a very long discussion because there are a lot of questions to be asked and answered,” states Cavill. “I mean who is better for a super-powered alien, a human or a goddess? Yes, the goddess can do all the normal things, which we would think are normal in a relationship, and not have any fear of Superman. But you also need to have that baseline of humanity, which Lois provides. And literally keeps his feet on the ground, keeps him down to earth. So »

- Gary Collinson

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Warner Bros. CEO on the decision to push Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice back to 2016

20 August 2015 1:22 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When Warner Bros. first announced Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2015, the DC superhero ensemble was originally set to arrive on July 17th 2015. However, the film was pushed back to May 6th, 2016, which put it head-to-head with Marvel’s then-unannounced Captain America: Civil War, before WB decided to shift the date again to March 25th 2016.

By the time the film rolls around, it will have been close to three years since the previous instalment Man of Steel, and now Warner CEO Kevin Tsujihara has offered up a few words on the studio’s decision to shuffle around the release date.

See Also: General Zod will have “flippers instead of hands” in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

“It was a tough decision at the time because it was going to create a hole in 2015,” Tsujihara tells The Hollywood Reporter. “But it was absolutely the right decision for the franchise, »

- Gary Collinson

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General Zod will have “flippers instead of hands” in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

19 August 2015 11:45 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Although Michael Shannon’s Man of Steel villain General Zod is confirmed to be making an appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, his exact role in the film has largely been kept a secret. While we may not know how Zod fits into the plot (spoilers), especially considering that he died in Man of Steel, actor Michael Shannon did reveal some information about his character’s strange new look in a recent interview with Vulture.

While telling an anecdote about how he got stuck in a porta-potty during the shoot, Shannon said, “I was in my costume, and I couldn’t use my fingers because in the sequel I have flippers instead of hands. So I had these wax flippers on my fingers, and I couldn’t open the door, and I could hear Zack [Snyder, the director] being like, ‘Where’s Shannon?'” 

He finished the story by saying that »

- Justin Cook

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Michael Wilkinson on designing the costumes for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

19 August 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following his work on Man of Steel, costume designer Michael Wilkinson then tasked with creating the look for The Dark Knight and the Amazon Princess (not to mention Aquaman) for the upcoming DC epic Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from director Zack Snyder. Now, during an interview with Peoples Choice, Wilkinson has offered some insight into his work on the hotly-anticipated blockbuster.

“We tweaked the Superman suit only slightly from our suit from Man of Steel,” states Wilkinson. “We streamlined plus sharpened the details of the costume a little to suit the more earthly (less alien) context of this film. The batsuit is a complete 180 degree turn from the previous film incarnations — our Batman’s power comes from his incredible physical strength and fighting skills, not from armor. The director Zack Snyder wanted him to look as much like the comic book version as possible — to be respectful to the original source. »

- Gary Collinson

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5 Cool Secrets To Look For In The Batman v Superman Superhero Costumes

18 August 2015 4:16 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As the DC Cinematic Universe grows, one of the most exciting elements of the movies will be seeing all of the classic comic book costumes adapted. and things are off to a great start in Zack Snyder.s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. So far we.ve seen the outfits for the Dark Knight, the Man of Steel, Wonder Woman and Aquaman, and while certain fans have made select complaints, the reaction overall has been positive. The man who made these cinematic outfits is costume designer Michael Wilkinson, and he.s just revealed some great details about the new supersuits of the DC Universe. People.s Choice recently had the chance to work with the filmmaker . who previously collaborated with Zack Snyder on 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, and Man of Steel - and while discussing the various costume designs for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice he made mention of »

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Henry Cavill talks Warner Bros’ plans for the DC Cinematic Universe, “They’re not thinking from movie to movie”

12 August 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The DC Cinematic Universe has faced an uphill battle against critics, who have either compared them to Marvel or have claimed they ‘don’t know what they’re doing’. But someone who reckons the studio has their finger on the pulse is Superman himself, Henry Cavill.

“There’s a big plan in place at WB for the whole DC franchise,” the actor told Uproxx while promoting The Man From U.N.C.L.E. “So, all of this stuff ties in. They’re not thinking from movie to movie, they’re thinking from a big tent pole type thing and each story has its own story, which is attached to the major issue. Yeah, there’s a big plan.”

See Also – Rumour: Wonder Woman fights Doomsday in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, »

- Luke Owen

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Rumour: Wonder Woman fights Doomsday in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

12 August 2015 9:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warning: possible spoilers below…

Another rumour has come from the world of Heroic Hollywood this evening as the former El Mayimbe is reporting that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will feature a one-on-one showdown between Wonder Woman and Doomsday.

“During the fight with Doomsday, Wonder Woman draws that awesome sword of hers, swings it at Doomsday and manages to chop off the hand of the beast! Kind of reminds me when I was a kid and saw Perseus cut off Calibos’ hand in Clash of The Titans. Wonder Woman is badass and got skills but don’t count Doomsday out! He is still in the fight! Complications ensue because a Bone Blade grows back where Doomsday’s hand used to be! In screenwriting that’s called a reversal. Now Doomsday got a blade of his own.What happens next? Find out when Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice drops in theaters”

Now, »

- Luke Owen

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The Trinity featured in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice promo image

10 August 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A textless version of Entertainment Weekly’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cover has arrived online, featuring the Trinity of Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)…

See Also: Zack Snyder talks Batman v Superman, Justice League and the DC Movie Universe

Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne »

- Gary Collinson

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Anthony Hopkins And Colin Farrell Play A Game Of Cat And Mouse In Thrilling Solace Trailer

6 August 2015 7:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Once conceived as a sequel to David Fincher’s excellent 1995 thriller SevenAnthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell play a dangerous game of cat and mouse in the thrilling international trailer for Solace - or Prémonitions.

Operating on each side of the law, each of the two nominal leads boast psychic abilities, though while Hopkins’ former doctor John Clancy puts his supernatural powers to good use, it is Colin Farrell’s elusive criminal who taps into his powers for nefarious reasons. It’s a ying-yang dynamic that is by no means novel, but Hopkins and Farrell have long proven their acting clout, and we’re intrigued to see them go head-to-head for a cerebral battle of the brains in Solace.

Afonso Poyart directs the genre piece from a script by Ted Griffin, which still retains its Seven sensibilites despite the creative overhaul. How do you catch a killer that is always »

- Michael Briers

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice graces the cover of film magazine

5 August 2015 1:16 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new piece of (likely unofficial) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice artwork has arrived online thanks to artist Nicolas Di Mattia’s cover for the Argentinian film magazine La Cosa Cine, which features the Trinity of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman

See Also: Zack Snyder talks Batman v Superman, Justice League and the DC Movie Universe

Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman »

- Gary Collinson

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New image of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

5 August 2015 1:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If there is one thing to be said about Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it’s that he will be a rather moody man. Never is that more true than in this new image from the movie, which sees the parentless billionaire roaming the grounds of his family estate.

Check out the picture below:

See Also: Jena Malone and Callan Mulvey’s Batman v Superman roles revealed?

Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th »

- Luke Owen

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News Bits: Macbeth, Children, Criminal, Women

4 August 2015 5:11 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Macbeth

The Michael Fassbender-Marion Cotillard led "Macbeth" is set to stream exclusively on Amazon soon after its December theatrical release. The Weinstein Company has not set the exact release date on Amazon for the film though.

Fassbender stars as the power-hungry Scot with Cotillard playing Lady Macbeth. Justin Kurzel directed from a script by Jacob Koskoff and Todd Louiso. [Source: Variety]

The Children

New Line has closed a deal to acquire Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis' script pitch "The Children" which will be fast tracked to go into production early next year. The story follows a social worker investigating the mysterious disappearance of two children discovers her own family might also be in jeopardy. [Source: Deadline]

Criminal

Lionsgate has pushed back its London-set action thriller "Criminal" from January 22nd to April 15th next year. Gary Oldman, Kevin Costner, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds star in the film in which a dead CIA operative's memories, »

- Garth Franklin

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Jena Malone and Callan Mulvey’s Batman v Superman roles revealed?

30 July 2015 2:33 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been a pretty good week for DC fans, what with some new images from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [see here and here] and comments from the likes of Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck. And now we have a couple of rumours to chew on, concerning the identity of the characters played by Jena Malone and Callan Mulvey

According to Latino-Review, Jena Malone – who has been heavily rumoured to play Carrie Kelley, the female Robin from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – is actually portraying Barbara Godon, who may or may not be in her Batgirl or Oracle guises. Meanwhile, Heroic Hollywood is claiming that Callan Mulvey will appear as the DC villain Anatoli Knyazev, a.k.a. KGBeast, who has long been rumoured to make an appearance.

As always, take these with a pinch of salt, particularly given the sources…

See Also: Wonder Woman and Justice League filming dates set

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- Gary Collinson

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Denise Richards & Jane Seymour Join Adi Shankar’s Gods And Secrets

30 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Yesterday we found out that producer Adi Shankar (Dredd, Punisher: Dirty Laundry) would team with Stewart Yost to co-direct a dark new superhero series for HBO titled Gods And Secrets, which is said to be (and very much sounds to be) inspired by Alan Moore's Watchmen. Now The Wrap reports that Denise Richards (Wild Things, Starship Troopers, The World Is Not Enough) and Jane Seymour (Live And Let Die, How I Met Your Mother, Battlestar Galactica) have joined the cast in unspecified roles. Gods And Secrets will focus on the exploits of a superteam known as the "Guardians of Justice", and will explore "the darker ramifications of a world filled with superheroes — for the people they protect and the famous heroes themselves." Former WWE Superstar Diamond Dallas Page, Jackson Rathbone (The Twilight Saga), Kellan Lutz (The Legend Of Hercules), Sharni Vinson (You're Next) and Andy Milonakis will also star, »

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Superheroes Go Dark In "Gods And Secrets"

29 July 2015 3:26 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following on from his work as a producer on "Dredd" and "The Grey" along with the much talked about "Power/Rangers" fan film, Adi Shankar is set to team with Stewart Yost for his directorial debut effort "Gods And Secrets".

The project is described as a dark drama akin to Alan Moore's "Watchmen" in that it will explore the darker logical underpinnings of superhero tropes in a world in which superheroes exist and the resulting celebrity culture are front and center.

The story deals with what happens when a tragedy strikes the super heroic team Guardians of Justice, and in its aftermath secrets are revealed, lives are changed, and the war to end all wars begins.

Diamond Dallas Page, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Sharni Vinson and Andy Milonakis star in the project. No further specifics about it are available at this time.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Adi Shankar to direct dark superhero drama Gods and Secrets for HBO

29 July 2015 2:57 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Adi Shankar, the producer behind the likes of Dredd and The Grey and the fanmade shorts Punisher: Dirty Laundry, Venom: Truth in Journalism and Power/Rangers, is set to make his directorial debut with the “dark superhero drama” Gods and Secrets.

Deadline reports that the show “will mine territory similar to Alan Moore’s Watchmen, exploring the darker logical underpinnings of superhero tropes. In a world in which superheroes exist, personal foibles and the resulting celebrity culture are front and center. In the story, tragedy has struck the superheroic team Guardians of Justice, and in its aftermath secrets are revealed, lives are changed, and the war to end all wars begins.”

Set to feature in the cast of Gods and Secrets are Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Sharni Vinson, Andy Milonakis and Diamond Dallas Page.

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- Gary Collinson

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Adi Shankar To Direct Watchmen-Inspired Superhero Drama Gods And Secrets For HBO

29 July 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Adi Shankar, the producer behind the 'Bootleg Universe' one-shot films Power/Rangers & The Punisher: Dirty Laundry and 2012's Dredd will make his directorial debut with HBO's Gods And Secrets. According to Deadline, Shankar will team up with Stewart Yost to co-direct this dark superhero drama that's said to be inspired by Alan Moore's seminal graphic novel, Watchmen. The drama will feature an original team named 'Guardians Of Justice', and explore the more secretive and shady aspects of celebrity culture by applying it to superheroes. The series is set to star WWE's Diamond Dallas Page, Jackson Rathbone (The Twilight Saga), Kellan Lutz (The Legend Of Hercules), Sharni Vinson (You're Next) and Andy Milonakis. The core premise appears intruiging, while the project's placement on HBO should be enough to pique most people's interest. The cast is admittedly rather uninspiring, but Shankar has impressed in the past with his Bootleg one-shots. »

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