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King Kong Will Be A Mighty 100ft Tall In Kong: Skull Island

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There’s a line in the awe-inspiring Sdcc trailer for Kong: Skull Island – “you don’t go into someone’s home unless you’re picking a fight.” – that perfectly tees up an obscure shot of the great ape himself, standing tall against the shimmering sunset.

But just how tall will the immense gorilla be in Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ upcoming reboot? Well, according to producer Alex Garcia, Kong will stand at a mighty 100ft tall and is very much considered to be “his own species.”

Word comes by way of Empire, who quizzed Garcia in the lead up to Sdcc for their new issue. Considering that the 1933 version of Kong was estimated to be around 25ft tall, Tom Hiddleston and co. will be tackling a very different kind of horror – a monster from some bygone era, as Samuel L. Jackson’s booming character sums up.

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Legendary finally unveils their long-promised Chinese action film 'The Great Wall'

28 July 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to the future of blockbuster movies. Legendary Pictures was started as a major funding partner for studios, with an aggressive creative team of their own onboard, and over the years, I’ve talked to Thomas Tull repeatedly about his goals and his work. Tull has stayed very true to the earliest vision of what Legendary should be, and he genuinely seems to be driven by his own interests as a fan. He didn’t get interested in Batman and Superman because Warner needed someone to pay for their films; he specifically asked to be involved in those films because he adores them. Same thing with Godzilla. Same thing with Pacific Rim. These are things that hit Tull dead center in his nerd pleasure center, and he throws his support behind them because he wants to see them given all the resources possible. Legendary is now heavily involved with Chinese money, »

- Drew McWeeny

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9 Reasons to Be Excited for Star Wars: Rogue One

28 July 2016 9:12 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney and Lucasfilm are getting ready to go full-steam ahead on getting the hype train moving for their next Star Wars movie. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is due out in December, and because it is a Star Wars movie, there will be months of press, details slowly leaking out and mounting anticipation for the follow up to The Force Awakens. But Rogue One is going to be a very different type of Star Wars movie, and Disney has their work cut out for them to help the mainstream audience understand that.

The studio recently got a lot of excitement built up thanks to a massive amount of coverage about the movie from Entertainment Weekly, which got a lot of people on board. Prior to all of the new details that were revealed about Rogue One in that EW spread, we didn't know all that much about the movie. »

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[Review] Pete’s Dragon

27 July 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Normally predicated on mining compelling source material that worked the first time around in the hopes of drumming up an entirely new set of eyes, Hollywood’s remakes have a track record about as far from impeccable as it gets. Whether through needlessly upping the scale or tipping too far into unimaginative reverence, they can often leave out the original’s soul in favor of mass appeal. This is what makes another take on Pete’s Dragon such a peculiar proposition. The original, released in 1977, was a modest financial success, yet, in terms of quality, it’s perhaps a childhood favorite that is better not to revisit in order to hold onto those glimmers of nostalgia — if they may exist.

Unburdened by expectations — unlike some Sundance alums who have carried the weight of Hollywood’s biggest franchises — David Lowery is the ideal director to take on a new version of »

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First Look at Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal

25 July 2016 9:31 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After a seven-year gap, fashion designer and director Tom Ford is following up the success of his directorial debut A Single Man with Nocturnal Animals, which has just been given a first look. The thriller follows an art gallery owner, Susan Morrow (Amy Adams), who reads deeply (perhaps too deeply) into the words of her ex-husband’s (Jake Gyllenhaal) latest novel, one she believes is a threat and tool of revenge against her. Paranoia and fear ensue as Susan must discover whether or not words are just words.

Ford told EW that, in penning the adaptation of Austin Wright‘s Tony and Susan, he added much to Adams’ character — including by casting lookalike Isla Fisher as her story-within-the-story double. Ford is a man certainly interested in aesthetics, and Animals is lensed by Seamus McGarvey, whose back catalogue includes GodzillaAtonement, and We Need to Talk About Kevin.

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King Kong Returns in First Trailer For ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Starring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson

23 July 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After Gareth Edwards successfully brought Godzilla back to screens, it’s time for King Kong to get his due. Ahead of a mash-up down the line in 2o2o — and a Godzilla sequel in between — Jordan Vogt-Roberts will deliver Kong: Skull Island. Capturing the “mythos of Kong’s homeland,” the star-studded adventure will arrive next spring, and Warner Bros. has delivered its first trailer.

“From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore,” Vogt-Roberts tells EW, referencing the above image. “Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island.” He adds that, “We’re very explicitly not telling the beauty and the beast story.”

Kong: Skull Island also stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, »

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King Kong Returns in Kong: Skull Island Trailer

23 July 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Every studio in Hollywood is currently trying to put together some form of shared cinematic universe, but Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have one of the few in town that we actually we want to see. The studio is planning on making their giant monsters meet in future movies, and they already stated that process with Godzilla in 2014. Next up is reboot of King Kong, Kong: Skull Island, and we just got the very first trailer for the studio's next monster epic.

Warner Bros. premiered the footage at San Diego Comic-Con, which is currently taking place at the San Diego Convention Center in California. The studio decided to take a break from teasing their upcoming DC Comics superhero movies to deliver fans a first look of the latest attempt to bring King Kong to the big screen, and everything seems very promising. The last time we saw the legendary creature »

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King Kong Revealed in Skull Island Comic-Con Poster

22 July 2016 2:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Throughout the day, Warner Bros. has been unveiling posters for all of its new movies that will be put on display during their Hall H panel tomorrow morning at Comic-Con. We've already seen new posters from Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, but now we have a new one-sheet from Kong: Skull Island that gives us our first glimpse at the massive King Kong. It was previously teased that this ape will be the biggest version of King Kong ever seen on the big screen, and from the looks of this poster, that doesn't seem to be an exaggeration.

The poster, which debuted on Twitter this morning, is actually quite similar to motion posters that teased this massive ape is coming. One of these motion posters features an unnamed character standing atop a huge skull while holding a green flare, »

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Godzilla: Resurgence Is Coming to U.S. Theaters in Late 2016

22 July 2016 10:10 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last night in a surprise announcement to fans at San Diego Comic Con 2016, Funimation Films announced its acquisition of the live action film Godzilla: Resurgence (a.k.a. Shin Godzilla) from Toho Company, Ltd. The agreement includes theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights for the upcoming Japanese live-action feature film and covers all of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean). Funimation is currently planning to release Godzilla: Resurgence in theaters in late 2016. Here's what Gen Fukunaga, CEO and President of Funimation, had to say in his statement.

"Funimation is extremely pleased to be working with Toho to bring Godzilla: Resurgence to audiences across the Americas. Godzilla became a science fiction icon from the moment Toho brought it to the big screen in 1954. We're honored to be a part of its rich history."

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Sdcc 2016: Turns Out Shin Godzilla Will Get A Stateside Release!!

22 July 2016 9:08 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The other day we shared with you a trailer and several TV spots for a new, Japanese Godzilla movie. It has nothing to do with the rebooted American series that began with the 2014 Gareth Edwards film. No, this one- titled Shin Godzilla- actually comes from original Godzilla production house Toho. Well, those of you who liked what you saw and were hoping for a stateside release can now rejoice.

Funimation Films has just announced that they've purchased the North American distribution rights for Shin Godzilla:

"Last night in a surprise announcement to fans at San Diego Comic Con 2016, Funimation® Films announced its acquisition of the live action film "Shin Godzilla" from Toho Company, Ltd. The agreement includes theatrical, home entertainment, video on demand and broadcast rights for the upcoming Japanese live action feature film and covers all of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America and the »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Godzilla: Resurgence Will Stomp Into Us Theaters Before The Year’s End

22 July 2016 8:39 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

San Diego Comic-Con brings news that Godzilla: Resurgence, Toho’s creature feature that is a mere week away from its debut in Japan, will be released across the Americas before the year’s end.

Bearing the title Shin Godzilla in its native home, the studio considers Resurgence to be a “new chapter” in Gojira’s long-running history, and one that stands as a decidedly old-school tonic to Legendary and Gareth Edwards’ Hollywood blockbuster that stomped onto the scene in 2014. See the most recent trailer for evidence of that.

In anticipation of the international release, Funimation CEO and President Gen Fukunaga noted, “Shin Godzilla [Godzilla: Resurgence] represents a brand new chapter in the 62-year history of this iconic science-fiction monster. We’re excited to bring audiences this new vision of Godzilla from Toho as reimagined by directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi.” Helmed by Attack on Titan stalwarts Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, »

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Power Rangers Will Bring Back Alpha 5, Dinozords and Theme Song

22 July 2016 8:19 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans are anxiously awaiting the first trailer for Power Rangers, which could arrive during Comic-Con at any time. The Lionsgate franchise reboot doesn't have a panel planned, but yesterday in San Diego at the official Lionsgate booth, the New Rangers united on the convention floor. Dacre Montgomery (Jason the Red Ranger), Naomi Scott (Kimberley the Pink Ranger), Rj Cyler (Billy the Blue Ranger), Ludi Lin (Zach the Black Ranger), and Becky G (Trini the Yellow Ranger) all autographed posters and greeted fans.&#160And there were some juicy new details revealed.

Nerdist were on hand to gather some intel on this big screen reincarnation of the extremely popular kids show. And while star Bryan Cranston has teased that this is a darker take on the material, comparable to The Dark Knight, it's not going to forget its colorful edge or the things that made it stand out from the other kids shows of the 90s. »

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Skull Island Motion Poster Warns Kong Is Coming

21 July 2016 11:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, just days after the full Comic-Con schedule was announced, Warner Bros. revealed that they will be showcasing highly-anticipated movies like Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Kong: Skull Island, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Lego Batman Movie and King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword during their Hall H presentation. It is expected that new trailers for all of these movies will be showcased during the panel, which will take place Saturday, July 23 at 11:30 Am, moderated by Conan O'Brien. While we impatiently await this massive panel, the studio has released new motion posters for Kong: Skull Island, teasing that Kong will arrive in just a few short days.

While we still haven't seen King Kong himself yet, new photos debuted last week, featuring stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and John Goodman exploring a massive bone yard on the island, with an ape skull dwarfing the cast, »

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We’re All In for Godzilla Resurgence

21 July 2016 10:22 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

West versus East interpretations of a classic movie monster.I’m rooting for Godzilla.

2014 brought us Gareth Edwards’s Godzilla, the American movie reboot starring the quintessential Japanese monster. That film did so well worldwide, Japan’s Toho Studios (the production company behind all previous Godzilla movies, minus the terrible one starring Matthew Broderick; that was America’s bad) decided mere months later that they were also going to reboot the franchise domestically after the longest span of time between movies had elapsed since the creature’s inception, and it was going to be in the same spirit as the older versions. That is, they were going to dress up a guy in a lizard suit and have him thrash around for an hour and a half. Check out the newest trailer below for Godzilla Resurgence, opening next Friday in Japan:


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Kong: Skull Island Motion Picture Heralds The Return Of The King

21 July 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Batten down the hatches, folks, San Diego Comic-Con looks set to usher in the return of the king – and no, we’re not referring to Peter Jackson’s fantasy classic.

Instead, think bigger – the biggest King Kong yet seen on screen – and you’ll be a little closer to the news that Legendary Pictures is inching closer to lifting the lid on Kong: Skull IslandJordan Vogt-Roberts’ monstrous creature feature that is set to tee up a shared universe at the studio, one that will eventually dovetail with the real King of Monsters in Godzilla Vs. King Kong.

Long before that godly clash, Vogt-Roberts’ will beckon moviegoers to Skull Island in March of next year, and with the first trailer right around the corner, a new motion poster has landed online via Twitter.

Comic-Con: In 3 days, journey to Skull Island. #kongskullisland #SDCC2016 #WBxSDCC pic.twitter.com/eRJBoRKrpZ

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‘Godzilla Resurgence’ Trailer Arrives With a Purposeful Grimace and a Terrible Sound

20 July 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Movie fans are pretty evenly divided when it comes to director Gareth EdwardsGodzilla reboot from 2014. One viewer’s patient, crafty, and unnerving monster mash is another viewer’s self-indulgent and paper thin bore. I’m very much a member of that first group and think that the 2014 film is a brilliant way of reinventing one of […]

The post ‘Godzilla Resurgence’ Trailer Arrives With a Purposeful Grimace and a Terrible Sound appeared first on /Film. »

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Godzilla: Resurgence Trailer Heralds The Return Of Toho’s King Of Monsters

20 July 2016 7:32 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two years ago, Legendary Pictures and director Gareth Edwards unleashed the King of Monsters onto these shores, effectively reigniting interest on Gojira across the four corners of the world. Case in point: Toho Pictures, having collaborated with Legendary and Edwards on the 2014 creature feature, have circled back to the well in order to create their own, decidedly old-school film. And so, we arrive at the barnstorming new trailer for Godzilla: Resurgence.

Due to open in the Land of the Rising Sun later this month, Resurgence represents the first Godzilla-related feature to come out of the legendary film studio in more than a decade – you’d have to cast your mind all the way back to 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars for the alpha predator’s most recent outing.

Godzilla: Resurgence stomps into Japanese theaters on July 29. There’s currently no mention of a Us release, but we »

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Japanese Full Trailer: "Godzilla Resurgence"

19 July 2016 2:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Toho Pictures had released a new trailer for "Godzilla Resurgence," the upcoming monster film that returns the Japanese character back to the studio and country where he came from. This full trailer boasts almost all new footage from the project, Toho's first film in the franchise since 2004's "Godzilla: Final Wars".

'Resurgence' has an impressive pedigree with "Neon Genesis Evangelion" creator Hideaki Anno penning the script and co-directing with the live-action "Attack on Titan" helmer Shinji Higuchi who also oversaw the effects. The film opens in Japan on July 29th, no word on a U.S. release date as yet.

The big screen sequel to Gareth Edwards' recent "Godzilla" reboot is currently targeting a June 2018 release.


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‘Godzilla: Resurgence’ Trailer: The Beloved Monster Returns In Toho’s First Godzilla Movie In A Decade

19 July 2016 11:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Toho first introduced the world to Godzilla back in 1954 with Ishirō Honda’s landmark monster film “Godzilla.” The popularity and success of that film not only launched a multi-media franchise, but also propelled Godzilla into the pop culture stratosphere. Though Toho has made 28 Godzilla films, it hasn’t released one since 2004, but with the success of Gareth Edwards’ 2014 “Godzilla,” the first film in Legendary Picture’s Godzilla–Kong film series and the 30th Godzilla film in the franchise, Toho has decided to jump back into the franchise. Their new film “Godzilla: Resurgence” will reimagine Godzilla’s origins when he emerges in modern Japan for the first time. The film will be co-directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, and stars Hiroki Hasegawa (“Why Don’t You Play In Hell?”), Satomi Ishihara (“Attack on Titan”), Yutaka Takenouchi (“USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage”). Watch the trailer for the film below.

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Godzilla is Back With a Vengeance In New Trailer For ‘Godzilla: Resurgence’

19 July 2016 7:29 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Unlike the recent American vision of Godzilla, the Japanese interpretation of the scaly beast does not seem to be inadvertently protecting humans. The new foreign trailer for Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi‘s Godzilla: Resurgence features the massive, dark-green monster crushing buildings and anything else in his path over choir music. Mini-guns, tanks, and small arms are no match for the beloved beast; they seem to bounce off him like gnats. This will be Toho’s first Godzilla film in over a decade, making it a milestone for that alone. Whether it will surpass Gareth Edwards‘ recent feature, not to mention the countless Japanese visions before it, remains to be seen.

See the new trailer below. No translation required.

Godzilla: Resurgence stomps into Japan on July 29th, 2016.


- Mike Mazzanti

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