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For a lot of people, the best and most exciting part of any comic book movie are the villains. And why not? Unlike the heroes, villains aren’t bound by rules, morals or obligation – they do whatever they want, when then they want to do it. And aside from usually being gifted with awesome abilities like super intelligence or super strength, comic book villains are almost aways of the eccentric kind. Whereas heroes have to play into the light, presenting themselves in a serious or stoic manner, a villain gets to play into the shadows: weird, quirky or just batsh*t crazy.
Since the early 2000s, cinema has gifted us with an elite smörgåsbord of brilliantly-realised villains, all of whom have been played memorably by a variety of talented actors: from Heath Ledger to Ben Kingsley, Kevin Spacey to Michael Shannon, these performers have relished the chance to »
The first image has arrived from 28 Days Later and Sunshine screenwriter Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina. The psychological thriller revolves around a billionaire programmer who invites a young employee to spend a week at his remote estate and to participate in a test involving an artificially intelligent female robot that he invented. Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson star, and based on this first image it appears that Isaac is playing the inventor. The actor previously told us that the pic is a “provocative, sci-fi sexual thriller” and described it as “a great three-hander with people torturing each other with their brains, in rooms.” It’s certainly a fascinating premise, and Garland’s track record as a screenwriter (which also includes Never Let Me Go and Dredd) is great so I’m eager to see how he fares in the director’s chair. Hit the jump to check out the first Ex Machina image. »
- Adam Chitwood
Though Dredd may not have fared as well as some hoped, writer Alex Garland is set to redeem himself by taking a turn directing with the sci-fi flick Ex Machina. Garland behind the scripts for Never Let Me Go, Sunshine and 28 Days Later, all unique films with great stories. As for Ex Machina, this one follows a love triangle between two men and a beautiful robot girl. That's definitely unlike anything we've seen before, and now we have a first look at the film with stars Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Domhnall Gleeson (About Time). No sign of the robot girl (Alicia Vikander) just yet, but we're certainly intrigued. Here's the first look at Alex Garland's Ex Machina (via The Playlist): Ex Machina is written and directed by Alex Garland (writer of Dredd, Sunshine, 28 Days Later). Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, »
- Ethan Anderton
Having penned some of the most memorable movies in recent years, Alex Garland is finally going behind the camera this year for the first time, bringing us a psychological thriller in the form of Ex Machina.
Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, and Alicia Vikander star in the leading trio, and with Vikander starring as a beautiful robot, you can be sure this is going to be an interesting one, and it should be a lot of fun when it lands. And whilst we await a glimpse at Vikander herself in the movie, the first still has now been released, teasing a look at Gleeson and Isaac, and what could well be some of the inner workings of Vikander’s robot, Ava.
Caleb, a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. »
- Kenji Lloyd
Details about Lego Movie 2 are being kept under wraps, but one thing Chris McKay says we can expect is more female characters. Also after the jump: Ivan Reitman is still gung-ho about Ghostbusters 3 Camera tests are underway for Jurassic World Karl Urban wants you to sign the Dredd 2 petition Those “Penelope Cruz […]
The post Sequel Bits: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, ‘Lego Movie 2′, ‘Bond 24′, ‘Ghostbusters 3′ appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Star Wars Last week, rumors began circulating that J.J. Abrams might be revisiting some of the classic environments of the original Star Wars trilogy in Star Wars: Episode VII, namely the ice planet Hoth and the desert planet Tatooine. Now, THR is adding some weight to at least half of that rumor by reporting that a "source" inside the production has revealed that Abrams is building a "re-creation of Tatooine." Abrams is a self-avowed devotee of the original movies and the entire Skywalker storyline revolves around the desert planet so this seems like one slam-dunk of a rumor.
Far less certain is the recent rumor that a virtual unknown has landed a major role in the new trilogy. Again, THR is out in front of this rumor, placing Oxford-educated actress Maisie Richardson-Sellers "in line to nab" a key role, possibly as the Jedi daughter of Obi-Wan Kenobi. So far, the »
- BJSprecher Sprecher
Some say being a real fan means deeply loving what you love and sharing it with others. And some believe that being a fan means never letting go, even in the face of seemingly certain failure. This is why fans remain gung-ho about the idea of a Dredd sequel, despite the fact that Lionsgate has very few reasons to make it. Y'all just can't let it go: you've seen Judge Dredd twice onscreen, and it's just not enough. Greedy! Now we've reached the petition phase. At the Emerald City Comic-Con (via Geeks Of Doom), Karl Urban urged fans that if they want a follow-up to 2012's grimy comic book adaptation, they best start signing petitions and liking the Dredd sequel Facebook page. Urban, who is currently in the on-the-bubble Fox series Almost Human, could use a career boost . we're years away from the next Star Trek movie. Of course, the »
While attending Emerald City Comic Con, the actor — who starred as the comic book hero in the 2012 reboot – thanked supporters and gave this update: “On behalf of everyone involved with the film Dredd — from Alex Garland to the DNA boys to myself — we really, really appreciate it and we’re working very, very hard to bring you Dredd 2.”
The Urban-led update grossed about $36 million worldwide and cost an estimated $50 million to make, but it performed well in DVD and Blu-ray sales, »
- Amber Ray
In his latest update to fans, the actor said that he’s working tirelessly with the movie’s original screenwriter-producer Alex Garland and DNA Films to make the dream of a sequel a reality.
“I just wanted to say on behalf of everyone involved with the film ‘Dredd,’ from Alex Garland to the DNA boys to myself, we really, really appreciate it and we’re working very, very hard to bring you Dredd 2,” he said after thanking fans for their ongoing support, which includes signing a petition calling for a second movie installment.
Although it grossed less than $36 million worldwide and cost $50 million to make, Urban, who starred in the 2012 comic book movie reboot, recently revealed that there were talks of a second movie after the release of a graphic novel sequel.
The movie found a new audience when it »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Despite the fact it struggled at the box office, the 2012 British comic book movie Dredd has certainly built a strong cult following, so much so that a 'Make a Dredd Sequel' petition has attracted over 100,000 signatures. While it remains to be seen whether a follow-up will become a reality, star Karl Urban has taken the time to deliver a message to fans, stating that: "I just want to say on behalf of everybody involved with the film Dredd from [writer-producer] Alex Garland to the DNA boys to myself we really really appreciate it and we’re working very very hard to bring you Dredd 2." Check out his full message here...
Do you want to see a sequel to Dredd? If so, then head on over to 2000Ad and sign the petition »
- Gary Collinson
The 2012 remake made just $36 million worldwide despite its $50 million budget. Despite this fans have been campaigning for a sequel and have even signed a petition.
The original film's lead, Karl Urban, released a video to thank fans for their support.
"I just wanted to say on behalf of everyone involved with the film Dredd, from Alex Garland to the DNA boys to myself, we really, really appreciate it and we're working very, very hard to bring you Dredd 2."
He added: "So thank you so much and please, please continue your support as it really does help."
The actor recently admitted that talks of a second film were "happening" after »
Don’t give up, Dreddheads! Though 2012′s Dredd didn’t exactly take off at the box office (grossing only around $13 million in the U.S. and $36 million worldwide), the film was a massive hit with fans of the iconic comic-book antihero, and those same fans are still loudly clamoring for a sequel, organizing campaigns to boost sales of the home release and even pulling together a graphic novel sequel.
Now, Karl Urban, who starred as the titular Judge, is pitching in with a video aimed directly at that devoted fanbase. Though the video is brief, Urban reveals that “we’re working very very hard to bring you Dredd 2,” most certainly referring to writer Alex Garland and director Pete Travis, in addition to himself and others involved with Dredd. Check it out below:
Though the film’s box office numbers probably should have killed sequel talk immediately, the impressive praise that »
- Isaac Feldberg
The 2012 remake of Dredd wasn’t a big hit financially but critically, and among fans, it was revered. Since its release, fans have clamored for a sequel, starting Facebooks and even an online petition. Star Karl Urban, writer Alex Garland, director Pete Travis and others have all expressed interest in continuing the franchise but, unfortunately, they […]
- Germain Lussier
Will Dredd 2 happen? Star of the original 2012 reboot Karl Urban says the filmmakers are working very hard to make it a reality, sending out the following video message today as a sign of hope for this action sequel.
Back in February, Karl Urban revealed that conversations about a sequel were ongoing between Lionsgate and screenwriter Alex Garland. Since that time, the official "Make a Dredd 3D sequel" petition has over 100,000 signatures, which prompted today's video.
When it was released back in 2012, Dredd 3D did not have a great showing at the box office, taking in an abysmal $13.4 million domestically and $22.2 million in international markets for a worldwide total of $35.6 million. Despite these numbers, the comic book adaptation was well received by critics and fans alike, and has amassed a strong fanbase on home video and streaming services.
Dredd already has a sequel of sorts, with a graphic novel follow-up entitled Underbelly, »
Judge Dredd comic book movie reboot Dredd wasn’t a hit the box office, with a worldwide gross that fell below its $50 million budget, but then its strong DVD and Blu-ray sales renewed fans’ hopes that a sequel to the film could happen.
Over the year or so since then, star Karl Urban has continue to provide update after update, but with little actual progress to report. If nothing else, though, it’s been comforting for the Judge’s fanbase to hear that Dredd 2 is still being discussed by studio folk, regardless of how much closer (or not) it is to actually being made.
As you can see in the above video, Urban has once again provide some words of encouragement for Dredd fans to keep the faith alive. He not only offers his assurance that he and select ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Though pretty well received by critics and the public alike, Alex Garland's Dredd failed to make a big enough impact at the box office to warrant a sequel..and most of us thought that was that. But great DVD/Blu-ray sales gave the movie a new lease of life, and suddenly it looked like a (slim) possibility. Now the official "Make a Dredd sequel" petition has over 100,000 signatures, and the actor Karl Urban has put together the following video message thanking fans for their continued support. He promises that "we’re working very very hard to bring you Dredd 2". The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, »
Dredd. The lil’ movie that could. If you’ve been following our site then you may have noticed that certain writers have a bit of a wee crush on the 2012 box office flop. Ok, wee may be a bit of an understatement, but if you’ve managed to see the Karl Urban masterpiece then you understand our enthusiasm. Since its abysmal box office performance, Dredd has grown from a tiny cult wonder to a world wide phenomenon thanks in large part to Frank from Ohio. Frank is the founder of the Make a Dredd Sequel campaign, now officially endorsed by 2000 Ad itself. Since we last spoke to Frank the buzz had been growing but now that buzz has turned to booms as the word on everyone’s lips at the Emerald City Comic Con has been ‘sequel’. The official petition, which has reached 100,000 signatures (add yours Here) is growing daily! »
- Sean Tonelli
The Fantastic Four finally have a villain to face.
With Fox already selecting its main cast of Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell to play Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing, respectively, its taken a few weeks to select the actor that would play the Fantastic Four's most infamous adversary, Doctor Doom. As of last month, director Josh Trank was deciding between four young, fairly unknown, British actors, including Sam Riley (Maleficent), Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables), Toby Kebbell (The Counselor) and Domhnall Gleeson (Dredd) but Variety reports that the studio has chosen Kebbell and is now waiting for him to sign and make it official.
Kebbell is not exactly a household name but has been steadily appearing in prominent movies, including Wrath of the Titans, War Horse and the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which Fox will also release, »
- Ryan Gowland
Feature Simon Brew 3 Apr 2014 - 07:18
Just over 18 months ago, a film that remains very dear to the hearts of many readers of this site got its UK release. Launching on 7th September 2012, Dredd opened against films such as Lawless, Anna Karenina and the Adam Sandler vehicle, That's My Boy. Whilst, deservedly, the Sandler movie wouldn't even crack the top ten in the UK, it was Dredd that prevailed, off the back of encouraging reviews. The memory of the infamous (although not universally hated) 1995 Sylvester Stallone/Danny Cannon attempt to bring Judge Dredd to the screen had apparently been laid to rest.
Dredd opened to £1.05m of business, with its distributor choosing to play it pretty much exclusively in 3D. At the time, that had some initial upside, with the film being the first 18 certificate »
With Chronicle director Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four gearing up to go into production, Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox will take the first step in merging its Marvel properties with the upcoming reboot, with the site revealing that X-Men veteran Hugh Jackman will appear in a brief cameo role in the film as the adamantium clawed Logan.
According to the report, Jackman - who will next be seen as Wolverine in May's X-Men: Days of Future Past - has signed a new three film deal with Fox, which also includes 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse and the recently announced sequel to The Wolverine, which is set to hit in 2017. This third solo movie will mark Jackman's Tenth appearance as the fan favourite mutant, having been an ever-present in Fox's X-Men franchise since the first film in 2000.
The Fantastic Four is set for release on June 19th 2015, with a cast »
- Gary Collinson
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