Just weeks after news broke that Scott Derrickson would be helming Doctor Strange, news had followed that Prometheus screenwriter Jon Spaihts would be tackling the script. While Derrickson has writing credits on all but one of his horror/supernatural movies, and then some, Movie Pilot asked the filmmaker during an interview late last month if he would be taking on more directing-only gigs starting with Marvel's Socerer Supreme adaptation. "Not necessarily," he answered. "Obviously it’s been announced there’s a writer on Doctor Strange but in that situation it’s maybe my favorite screenwriter in town. I’d read four of his scripts before ever meeting him. I think that the opportunity to work with great talent and people who can supersede my abilities in various areas is extremely exciting to me. Like, Jon Spaihts is a genius." It's presumed that Derrickson will only be directing Doctor Strange, but »
Sdcc 2014 kicks off soon, and we've already told you what's planned for Preview Night. Here's a quick recap along with the horror highlights of Day 1. On tap are "Hannibal," "Penny Dreadful," "Under the Dome," "Teen Wolf," The Walking Dead comics, WWE Studios, and Lots more.
Per usual, what we're posting is just the tip of the iceberg with panels running all day and evening. Check out our picks below, and be sure to visit the official San Diego Comic-Con 2014 website for the full lineup.
Preview Night: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
6:00 Pm - Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings
Constantine: Based upon the characters from DC Comics and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films), Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a morally challenged character who doesn’t »
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Did everyone have a good Fourth of July holiday? I mostly sat in my room and watched The X-Files on Netflix in between seeing people and fireworks while eating barbecue. And I read a bunch of Daredevil comics, because they are fantastic and Marvel Unlimited is a great program and app that gives me access to hundreds of comics on demand from all eras.
That sounded like a plug, and I wish. Marvel - buddy - pay me to plug your comics stuff. Or pay me in comics. »
A pair of movie trailers for some upcoming high profile films have recently been released, so I decided it'd be easier to lump them both together into one convenient spot for you guys to check them out. Come inside to see the first trailer for Ridley Scott's upcoming Biblical epic, and an all new trailer for David Fincher's incredible looking Gone Girl.
I'm going to kick this off with the first trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings, which landed later last night. Yesterday also saw the release of the first posters for the upcoming Ridley Scott film...and I hated them. I mean, really and truly, I feel they are some of the worst movie posters I've seen in a long time (and I get a ton of Indie ones in my inbox). I was hoping the trailer would banish those posters by blowing me away, but that's not the case. »
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2014 is the year of the Bible. After March’s Flood tale Noah saw a drenched Russell Crowe and Emma Watson fight for survival, another story from the Old Testament is parting the Red Sea and heading to theatres in December.
Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings sees Christian Bale as Moses squaring off against his adopted brother Ramses played by an unrecognizable Joel Edgerton. The 3D film covers the familiar story of the brothers-turned-enemies as Moses rises up against the Pharaoh Ramses in his quest to set 600,000 slaves free while the deadly plagues rain down on Egypt.
Edgerton gives his best Yul Brenner impression while a bearded Bale shows he’s adept at riding a horse and wielding a sword in the heat of battle. The trailer certainly gives new meaning to the term “epic” and is exactly what we have come to expect from the director of Gladiator and Prometheus. »
- Rachel West
Ridley Scott has a thing for the bible. Shortly before the first trailer for Exodus: Gods and Kings dropped, Variety announced that Scott wanted to bring another Old Testament story to the big screen; this time, the story of David and Goliath.
Fox has hired Jonathan Stokes to write an untitled pic inspired by the character from the “David and Goliath” story and focusing on the King of Israel. The plot, however, will probably focus on David's time as the king of Israel. We're unsure it his famous fight against Goliath will be included.
Though Scott will most likely direct the pic, it hasn't been made official. Thus far, we know that he will produce through his Scott Free banner and along with Chernin Entertainment. Then again, Scott has a lot on his plate, including the release of Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Martian, starring Matt Damon, and the sequel »
- Laura Frances
Yesterday the first trailer for Ridley Scott's Moses film Exodus: Gods and Kings was released, and it looks pretty damn good. The director isn't done with adapting Bible stories, though. According to Variety he's looking to adapt the story of King David for the big screen.
20th Century Fox has hired Jonathan Stokes to write the screenplay for the film, which is tentatively titled David. The movie is inspired by the character from the "David and Goliath tale and [focuses] on the King of Israel. Though the plot is under wraps, it’s likely that the film would focus on the king’s reign post-Goliath."
As of right now Scott is only set to produce, but he's also looking to direct it as well. He is currently prepping to direct The Martian, starring Matt Damon, as well as the Prometheus sequel. I imagine the studio will wait until Scott's »
- Joey Paur
Also starring Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul, Indira Varma, John Turturro and Sir Ben Kingsley, Exodus: Gods And Kings is scheduled for theatrical release on December 12th, 2014, through 20th Century Fox. From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods And Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharoah Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. »
- Pietro Filipponi
Following an Oscar nod for his work on American Hustle last year, Christian Bale could well be in line for similar recognition this December when Ridley Scott unveils his biblical epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings.
The film is set to retell the story of Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, and is sure to have one of the biggest scopes of any film this year.
Scott is directing from a script first co-written by Bill Coolage and Adam Cooper (Assassin’s Creed, Tower Heist), with Oscar winner Steven Zaillian (Moneyball, Schindler’s List) hired to do a subsequent rewrite.
- Kenji Lloyd
After dropping three posters yesterday [see here], the first trailer for Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings has arrived online, and you can watch it below after the official synopsis….
From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Exodus is set for release on December 12th 2014 and also features Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), John Turturro (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Emun Elliott (Prometheus), María Valverde (Cracks »
- Gary Collinson
Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects producer Allen Maris, production visual effects supervisor John Dykstra; visual effects supervisors Ken McGaugh, Guillaume Rocheron and Darren Poe, previs supervisor Eric Carney and designer Christian Pearce about the monstrous task of bringing a Toho Studios icon back to the big screen….
“I received a call from Kim LoCascio, Legendary’s VFX Executive, saying they had a cool project that was starting to gear up and asked if I’d like to meet for it,” recalls VFX Producer Allen Maris (Prometheus) as to how he became involved with reviving a Toho Studios iconic diakaiju (giant monster) called Gojira which is better known outside of Japan as Godzilla. “I met with her and Ty Warren and then they set up a Skype interview with Gareth [Edwards]. I started the week after that.” A major conventional presentation served as a starting point. “Coming into this one, they »
- Trevor Hogg
Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) just unveiled the trailer for his upcoming biblical film "Exodus: Gods and Kings," focusing on Moses (Christian Bale). And now comes word that he's working on another biblical movie. Variety is reporting that Scott's production company has teamed with 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment (Exodus) for a big screen adaptation of the King David story. The script is being written by Jonathan Stokes (Gringo) and will follow David in his time as King of Israel after the slaying of Goliath. It's not clear if Scott will end up directing or if he'll bring someone else on to take the helm. »
Today we have the trailer and posters for the upcoming "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) as Moses. Check out the photos below. Plot: The story of the defiant leader Moses (Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. The new movie is directed by Ridley Scott (Prometheus) and co-stars Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley. It's set to hit theaters on December 12th. Trailer: Posters: (click to enlarge) »
“So Let It Be Written. So Let It Be Done.”
Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharoah Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt »
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Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings is one of the many bible epics that's set to hit the big screen in the near future. 20th Century Fox finally released the first trailer for the December-release, featuring Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses. Check it out below.
The story of Moses has been adapted before – most brilliantly by Cecil B. DeMille in 1956's The Ten Commandments, which I watched religiously as a kid (call me crazy) – and some of you might be dismissing this film because of its bible roots. But this is a Ridley Scott production and here's what can be said about this short teaser: if anything, it'll be visually stunning. For some reason, the trailer only focuses on Moses relationship with Ramses (them growing up like brothers), and holds back from what came later – Moses taking the people of Israel out of Egypt's bondage. »
- Laura Frances
Having tackled the future with Prometheus and the present via The Counsellor, Ridley Scott is doing an inverse Scrooge for his next film and dipping into the past. The biblical past, in fact, with Moses tale Exodus: Gods And Kings. Scott's latest charts the relationship between Moses (Christian Bale) and Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), one that is quickly sent packing with demands, plagues, suffering and a very long walk. Yes, it’s the old story of Moses demanding that pharaoh sets his people free so he can lead them to the Promised Land. Pharaoh, of course, has no intention of releasing his largely slave workforce, and the stage is set for an epic showdown.Scott has opted for old-school scale on this one, constructing massive sets for his Egyptian story, which pumps up the story to match the ambition of the designs, with it all on display in this initial promo. »
Swords and sandals, giant armies on horseback clashing, and fire and brimstone falling from the skies? How much more epic can you get? This looks like a return to the Ridley Scott of “Gladiator” and “Kingdom of Heaven.” I have no idea how much the movie plays up the Bible, or if it’s one of those “gritty” revisionist takes. Who cares, really. Check it out, it’s Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton trying to cut off each other’s heads with swords! I think at one point a reddish looking sea is even involved? From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale »
Director Ridley Scott is now pushing 80 years old, but, if anything, his increased age is only helping his productivity. With both Prometheus and The Counselor, the director has had a feature in theaters two years in a row now - and in 2014 he's going for the hat trick. Exodus: Gods and Kings, the latest directorial effort from Scott, will be arriving in theaters this December, and today the first footage has been delivered online. Posted by Apple, the new trailer paints Exodus as a wide-sweeping epic with some really kick-ass visual effects at play - but at its heart it appears to be a much more intimate story. Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton star as Moses and Rhamses, respectively, two men who grew up as brothers but were divided as adults by their personal heritage. If you know your Torah/Bible, you know that what will happen is that Moses »
20th Century Fox has released the first Exodus: Gods and Kings trailer for director Ridley Scott’s upcoming Biblical epic. The film stars Christian Bale as Moses, focusing on the figure’s struggle to free his enslaved people from their ancient Egyptian rulers as Joel Edgerton fills the role of Ramses. The trailer is, well, curious. The eyeliner is very heavy, and it almost feels like there was no effort whatsoever put into making Bale and Edgerton look like they fit into the time period (or, you know, anything resembling Egyptians). That said, the visuals are striking and Scott certainly appears to be going all-out with the whole "Biblical epic" moniker. I have a feeling this movie might be pretty weird. Hit the jump to watch the first Exodus: Gods and Kings trailer. The film also stars Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, and Sigourney Weaver. Exodus: Gods and Kings »
- Adam Chitwood
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