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As much as the whole idea sounds like an oxymoron, it appears Paramount's plans for a 'brain trust' of writers to steer the "Transformers" franchise has come to fruition.
Not long ago came word that Paramount intends to expand their mega-selling "Transformers" series with not just further direct sequels but interconnected spin-offs as well.
To do this, the likes of Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura would lend their support to a team of writers who would come up with story ideas for that film series. Said team would be lead by producer/writer Akiva Goldsman.
Today comes word on who will be a part of that team with five names you'll probably be familiar with - "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman, "Pacific Rim" and "The Incredible Hulk" scribe Zak Penn," "Fringe" and "Lost" writer/exec producer Jeff Pinker, and "Iron Man" scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway »
- Garth Franklin
Back in March, Paramount announced its plans to form a Transformers shared movie universe using both direct sequels and spin-offs. Producer Akiva Goldsman will head up a “brain trust” to wrangle the various creative threads of each installment, and now he’s found his team.
According to Deadline, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, Iron Man scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, Pacific Rim writer Zak Penn and Lost‘s Jeff Pinkner have been brought on board to pen the scripts for the upcoming films. The report cites them as “Goldman’s four-team roster,” which could indicate that they’ve been brought on to work on separate projects.
Now that the brain trust has been assembled, we can expect more news about what films they’ll work on in the near future. As of right now, all we know for sure is that Paramount hopes to have Transformers 5 in »
- James Garcia
Celebrating 40 Years of Creating the Impossible! If you are a movie lover, you know Ilm. Also known as Industrial Light & Magic, Ilm was originally created by George Lucas as an effects house for the original Star Wars, and lead the industry for decades in special effects. They were the first to introduce computer-generated FX into movies in Young Sherlock Holmes (and The Abyss), and have since revolutionized (and blazed trails in) the CGI VFX industry. Ilm is not only preparing for a new Star Wars franchise, but they're also the VFX house behind the new Warcraft movie as well as Michael Bay's Transformers and Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. So, to celebrate, Wired has published a fascinating, extensive look at Ilm's history. To kick things off, the cover of the latest Wired features a third of this fantastic, epic Ilm photo. Seen in the photo is the entirety of Ilm history, »
- Alex Billington
Coming off near universally positive reviews, Mad Max: Fury Road had a solid opening weekend, but it wasn’t quite the stratosphere-breaking number that some were hoping. Pitch Perfect 2 was always going to win the weekend given its PG-13 rating, broad fanbase, and the fact that it’s a female-led movie marketed to female moviegoers (shocker: when Hollywood decides to make them, these movies do well!), but with a reported $150 million budget, some see Fury Road’s $44 million opening as disappointing. Why? Because they want a sequel, of course. Director George Miller hasn’t been shy about the fact that he’s planned more than one new Mad Max movie, previously confirming that he’s written the follow-ups. Speaking on The Q&A Podcast with Jeff Goldsmith (via The Playlist), Miller went one further and confirmed that the Fury Road follow-up is titled Mad Max: The Wasteland: “We »
- Adam Chitwood
For the Horde!! Finally, after years and years of waiting and buzz and details, we have an official first look at one of the Orcs from the upcoming Warcraft movie based on the popular video game. Moon/SourceCode director Duncan Jones is directing the Warcraft movie, about the Orcs vs the Humans, following various Orc and Human characters. This time we get to meet Orgrim the Orc, played by actor Robert Kazinsky, who we just saw as Chuck Hansen in Pacific Rim. Over at Wired, where the image is from, they explain: "Orgrim's likeness comes from the masterminds at Industrial Light and Magic, who took concept art from Blizzard Entertainment... and merged it with photographs and scans of Kazinsky to create the orc." Sweet. Here's the first two Warcraft shots, showing Orgrim the Orc as a character and from a scene in the movie: "We’ve gone beyond the point »
- Alex Billington
Probably best known to UK audiences for his role as Sean Slater in Eastenders, we have just been given our first look at Robert Kazinsky’s character from the upcoming video game adaptation, Warcraft. Unrecognisable as an orc known as Orgrim, Kazinsky finally gets his pretty sizable teeth into a fantasy role after ‘personal reasons’ caused him to leave The Hobbit trilogy. That’s alright though, as he got to star in teh absolutely awesome Pacific Rim.
Duncan Jones directs, hoping to put the curse of the video game adaptation to rest. Warcraft is set in a fantasy world with warring orcs, mages, knights and so forth. As the games are fairly open in terms of story, the film and predicted resulting universe certainly has a lot of freedom to move around.
Speaking of Kazinsky in the role, Jones had this to say:
We were looking for someone who would »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
All has been quiet on the Warcraft front ever since Universal opted to postpone the big-screen adaptation by 3 months, dropping the ambitious film smack bang in the middle of next year’s blockbuster season. Fast forward to today and Wired has unveiled a new still from Duncan Jones’ project, featuring Pacific Rim‘s Robert Kazinsky as a hulking orc known as Orgrim Doomhammer.
Described as the leading star of Universal’s Warcraft movie, Orgrim is said to mix gruff humor with a steely toughness, a trait that is overly apparent with a surname like Doomhammer, and Jones has said in the past that Kazinsky simply disappears into the role, despite the reliance on CG animation.
Fans of the Warcraft game series will no doubt recognize the design of Orgrims’ character, with the technical wizards at Industrial Light and Magic honing inspiration from the franchise’s illustrious vault of concept art and character design. »
- Michael Briers
We’re just over a year away from the release of Duncan Jones’ adaptation of popular Mmorpg series World of Warcraft and we’ve been given our first look at Orgim (via Wired), who will be played by Robert Kazinksy (Pacific Rim).
Check out the image below:
“We were looking for someone who would be able to perform the gruffness, the humor, and the toughness of this character,” Duncan Jones told Wired. “We’ve gone beyond the point where these are just creatures in movies. We now have the technology and the ability to make new characters entirely.”
- Luke Owen
An aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider
Legendary Pictures’ Crimson Peak, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro, Matthew Robbins and Lucinda Coxon and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam.
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. »
Legendary Pictures’ Crimson Peak, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Callum Greene produce, and Jillian Share executive produces. Crimson Peak stars Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, and Charlie Hunnam, and is set to be released on October 16th, 2015. »
One could argue there are two sides to filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. The weird and wonderful drama-slanted genre pictures (“Devil’s Backbone,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”) and the more mainstream, big blockbuster-sized version of his phantasmagorical leanings (“Hellboy,” “Pacific Rim”). And apologies to the disciples, but it’s been a long time (“Pan’s Labyrinth” in 2006) since the Mexican filmmaker has made a uniformly great picture. So it’s with a mix of trepidation and gentle excitement that we look forward to “Crimson Peak,” del Toro’s supernatural mystery/ haunted house movie that looks like a return to genre with a dramatic bent. And the cast—Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam—is superb. Perhaps, and more importantly, its R-rating and recent quotes from the cast suggest something a little bit genuinely macabre and transgressive. "It's really kinky," Hiddleston said during a recent set visit."There is a »
- Edward Davis
The two openers are pegged to end the weekend with around $40 million each at the domestic box office in the wake of widespread marketing campaigns and solid reviews. The frame will be highly competitive, with the third weekend of Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” projected to come in around the same range.
“Pitch Perfect 2,” which began showings Thursday night at 7 p.m., comes three years after the original debuted with an impressive $115 million worldwide. The sequel, which carries a $29 million pricetag, marks the feature directorial debut of Elizabeth Banks, with Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson reprising their roles.
- Dave McNary
Shared universes are big business right now, and here are seven franchises that could, and should be expanded...
It's likely that by the time you finish reading this sentence a new cinematic universe will have been born. In fact, it may be one of the cinematic universes I propose later in this article. If that's the case, I apologise for my obsolescence. Furthermore, if you're reading this in the future and any of my proposed cinematic universes have come to pass and turned out awful, I also apologise.
Just know that I'm sorry, and I've a feeling that many of us are going to be sorry and that the film industry could be in a sorry and confusing mess in five years time thanks to 'Cinematic Universe Fever' (a real affliction, and currently a very common complaint on the casebooks of doctors and private physicians in Hollywood). Right now, really »
Cannes is a fest littered with films and press conferences, so it’s perhaps no surprise that even the formal introduction to the jury becomes one of the hottest events of the day, with journos lining up well in advance to get a spot. The makeup of the jury is usually a fascinating and diverse group drawn from the world of cinema, and this year’s group seems particularly boisterous.
For North American audiences there are some faces not quite as familiar (such as Malian singer/poet Rokia Traoré, the Spanish Actress Rossy de Palma best known for her work with Pedro Almodovar), but the rest have had more out-of-the-fest bubble success. Sophie Marceau was in Braveheart and the Bond flick The World is Not Enough, and recently has directed several projects. Sienna Miller has had a massive year, including her major role in the box office hit American Sniper. »
- Jason Gorber
Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "Crimson Peak" horror film, which is directed by Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim). Check it out below. Plot: Set in the 19th century, the film stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) as a new bride who discovers that her husband (Tom Hiddleston) is not who he appears to be. Jessica Chastain plays her sister-in-law. "Crimson Peak" also stars Charlie Hunnam and Doug Jones. It's set to hit theaters on October 16th. Trailer: »
Ghosts, haunted houses and creepy, whispering winds. Everything you’d want in a horror movie.
“Ghosts are real. That much I know.” You said it sister.
In March, author Stephen King got a first glimpse of the film and went on Twitter with his early reactions.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 16, 2015
Legendary Pictures’ Crimson Peak, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, »
- Michelle McCue
Earlier today Universal uploaded a Us and an International trailer of Crimson Peak, Guillermo del Toro’s new film. The film stars Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, and Mia Wasikowska, and even Stephen King gave it good praise.
Legendary Pictures’ Crimson Peak, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and remembers. Thomas Tull, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike Petty)
Crimson Peak is pretty high on my list of most anticipated films of the year. This trailer does myself or anyone who has the same feelings any favors. Boasting a quote from Stephen King and featuring one of the creepiest yet most elegant houses I have seen, Crimson Peak makes me wish October was only a month away. Maybe if I’m lucky, it will show at Fantastic Fest.
There is also an International Trailer that is different from the one shown above. Let’s throw that in here as well.
Legendary Pictures’ Crimson Peak, a co-production with Universal Pictures, is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairy tales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy series, Pacific Rim), written by del Toro and Matthew Robbins and starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an »
- Andy Triefenbach
Universal and Legendary Pictures have released an new international poster and trailer for Crimson Peak, the upcoming Victorian-era ghost story from director Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim). Check them out here…
In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers.
Crimson Peak is set for release on October 16th, with a cast that includes Jessica Chastain (Interstellar), Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Tom Hiddleston (Thor: The Dark World) and Mia Wasikowska (Maps to the Stars).
- Gary Collinson
A new trailer for Guillermo del Toro‘s “Crimson Peak” has dropped, and it promises lots of creeps in store for audiences as they watch star Mia Wasikowska get haunted by a lot of ghouls. Wasikowska plays an aspiring author who believes “ghosts are real” before being swept away by a suitor, played by Tom Hiddleston, to a house that is chock-full of them. Jessica Chastain co-stars alongside Hiddleston as his sister, who appears to be keeping a dark secret from Wasikowska, and Charlie Hunnam reunites with his “Pacific Rim” director for a role, too. Also Read: Norman Reedus, Guillermo Del Toro Video Game. »
- Greg Gilman
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