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Warcraft character promos for Durotan, Garona and Lothar

5 May 2016 7:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following last week’s international trailer [watch it here], Legendary and Universal have released three character featurettes for director Duncan Jones’ upcoming video game adaptation Warcraft focusing on Durotan (Toby Kebbell), Garona (Paula Patton) and Lothar (Travis Fimmel); check them out below…

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

See Also: Warcraft gets two new international TV spots

Warcraft is set for release on May 29th in the UK »

- Amie Cranswick

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Are You Ready for a Remake of 'Papillon' with Charlie Hunnam?

4 May 2016 5:48 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Deadline is reporting that Charlie Hunnam is attached to star in a remake of Papillon

The original starred Steve McQueen as "a man unjustly convicted of murder in 1930s France and condemned to life in a South American prison. He plots his escape, aided by a counterfeiter (Dustin Hoffman co-starred) who finances Papillon’s prison escapes in exchange for protection in prison."

The remake is being produced by Wolf Of Wall Street's Red Granite. Michael Noer will direct from a script by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners), with shooting expected to begin in the fall.

Hunnam is perhaps best known for his role as Jax Teller on FX's Sons Of Anarchy.  Since the hit series ended he's been trying to transition into film, with middling results. His biggest film to date was in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, which, although loved by del Toro's faithful, wasn't the hit it was expected to be. »

- Philip Sticco

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Star Wars: the surprising origins of the At-at

4 May 2016 5:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Star Wars: Rogue One will see the dramatic return of the At-at. Ryan takes a look back at the Empire walker's creation and hidden origins...

Their introduction almost matches Darth Vader's grand entrance in the original Star Wars when it comes to sheer menace. We see the walkers first as black dots against the planet Hoth's snow-white horizon. Then we see their huge, lumbering feet through a Rebel's Electrobinoculars. Cut to a reaction shot of R2-D2 in the underground Rebel base, whistling fractiously as chunks of ice are shaken loose by the thud-thud of those metal feet.

It's only after a squadron of snowspeeders is scrambled that we finally get a proper look at the Imperial walkers: looming some 15 metres above the ice, they're a startling amalgam of tank and beast: heads bristling with cannon and blasters, armoured body mounted atop four striding legs. Compared to the Empire's rank-and-file Stormtroopers, »

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Monsterpocalypse Movie Rights Snapped Up By Warner Bros.

4 May 2016 2:46 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

More than half a decade has passed since Privateer Press’ mythic board game Monsterpocalypse last flirted with the silver screen, at a time when Tim Burton was circling the director’s chair. But The Hollywood Reporter brings word of renewed interest in the project, after Warner Bros. snapped up movie rights following a “heated” bidding war that also encompassed DreamWorks and Sony.

Electing Evil Dead’s Fede Alvarez to co-write and helm Monsterpocalypse, Press’ source material revolves around an epic battle between monsters and humans armed with enormous battle suits. If it evokes memories of Pacific Rim, don’t be too surprised; part of the reason Burton’s vision stalled in development back in 2010 was due to Guillermo Del Toro’s colossal creature feature.

One thing worth noting is that sources close to THR suggest Warner Bros. will rework the core premise before it graces the big screen. Exactly what »

- Michael Briers

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Monsterpocalypse movie finally moving ahead

3 May 2016 10:09 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The director of the Evil Dead remake is to bring Monsterpocalypse to the big screen...

A project that seemed to have lived in limbo for much of the time we’ve been doing this very site is a film based on the board game Monsterpocalypse. The closest it came beforehand was back in 2010, when Tim Burton was earmarked to direct the movie. However, it seemed to fall away when Guillermo del Toro pressed ahead with his Pacific Rim project, which had similarities.

But now the movie project is back.

The board game features, at its heart, big monsters fighting each other, and numerous expansion packs have ensured there’s a wide selection of beasts for the film version to feast on.

What’s more, Evil Dead reboot director Fede Alvarez is now on board the movie take on Monsterpocalypse. He’s set to direct the film, and »

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'Monsterpocalypse': Board game to become movie

3 May 2016 3:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

At long last, the board game Monsterpocalypse will be getting the big screen treatment. THR.com is reporting that the popular game, in which humans as robots fight monsters, will be adapted as a movie. The publication adds that Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead) will co-write as well as direct the film. This is not the first time the game was being considered as a movie. In 2010, Tim Burton was attached to direct the project that was to be written by John August. But the movie never came to pass, reportedly because of similarities between the project and Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim. Monsterpocalypse ended up with Warner Bros after a bidding war that also included DreamWorks and Sony. Board games as movies have had mixed results at best. The 1995 film Jumanji, featuring Robin Williams, took in $262 million worldwide but outside of that, it’s slim pickings. In recent memory, »

- David Eckstein

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Expect a Monsterpocalypse Movie To Be Made by Warner Bros.

3 May 2016 1:09 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The classic board game Monsterpocaylpse is getting the movie treatment, something that has been happening a lot in Hollywood with all the movies getting made about classic games and the such. The film is going to have Fede Alvarez at the helm, and he will also help in providing a script for the it along with Rodo Sayagues. Monsterpocaylpse is a board game from Privateer Press that pits humans in robot suits against monsters.

This movie has a lengthy timeline in creative limbo, as it was originally going to be made way back when in 2010, but was halted once Guillermo Del Toro came out swinging with his movie Pacific Rim, a film that Monsterpocalypse shares a lot of strings with. Warner Bros. Pictures wasn't the only studio to try and get Monsterpocaylpse locked in under their blanket, as Paramount and even Sony threw their hats into the ring for a chance at the title. »

- Nicholas Williams

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Rumor: Guillermo Del Toro’s Next Film Is A Romance With An Amphibious Theme

3 May 2016 10:24 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

For his next movie, Guillermo del Toro will continue down his own quirky, non-tentpole, post-“Pacific Rim” path a with a movie that has mostly been kept under wraps until now. Earlier this spring, it was reported that Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (“The Help“) and Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine“) lined up roles in the untitled […]

The post Rumor: Guillermo Del Toro’s Next Film Is A Romance With An Amphibious Theme appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Guillermo Del Toro's 'The Shape Of Water' Adds An Oscar-Nominee To Its Cast

3 May 2016 7:08 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

I've always said that Guillermo del Toro's talents seem to be best-utilized in smaller films, with tighter budgets that force him to tap into his own ingenuity and creativity to really make them fly. His last two major studio outings, Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak, were both greeted by slightly-above-average reviews and box office receipts that didn't exactly blow anyone away. His next film, though, is being made over at Fox Searchlight- which is Fox's indie-minded shingle. It's called The Shape Of Water, and it sounds like a return to Pan's Labyrinth territory for the Mexican filmmaker. 

The Shape Of Water centers on a mute janitor, played by Oscar-nominated actress Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), who falls in love with an amphibious man creature at the lab where she works. He's being held captive, and so she enlists the help of her neighbor to try to break the creature she loves out of the facility. »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Why 'The Dark Tower' movie needs to have two black lead characters

29 April 2016 4:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I love Vikings. I love the costumes, I love the hair, I love the strong women who take no guff. I love how the show hides education inside interesting character arcs, betrayal, and violence. It’s edutainment for adults. So when I heard yesterday that Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha) had been cast in the film adaptation of Steven King’s The Dark Tower, I was excited. But then I remembered the how Hollywood thinks, and I got nervous. Back in March, Idris Elba (Luthor, Pacific Rim) was announced as Roland Deschain, the Gunslinger in The Dark Tower. A great piece of news. But if Hollywood is known for anything, it’s tempering a good decision with a terrible one. And the track record for casting two black leads in a fantasy-action film is…not good.Off the top of my head, the only one I can think of is Will Smith’s After Earth. »

- Donna Dickens

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‘Monsterpocalypse’ Movie Coming From ‘Evil Dead’ Director Fede Alvarez

29 April 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Hollywood is ready to roll the dice on another board game adaptation. A bidding war has broken out over Monsterpocalypse, a robots-versus-monsters game adaptation that has Fede Alvarez on board to direct. If the concept reminds you a bit of Pacific Rim, you’re not the only one who’s noticed — an earlier version of the project […]

The post ‘Monsterpocalypse’ Movie Coming From ‘Evil Dead’ Director Fede Alvarez appeared first on /Film. »

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Evil Dead Reboot Director Fede Alvarez Attached To Direct Monsterpocalypse Board Game Adaptation

29 April 2016 1:28 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When book and video game adaptations fail, turn to board games about giant monsters fighting man-made robots in the apocalypse. That’s what a group of big-wig Hollywood studios are thinking it seems, with news coming in that an intense bidding war is underway to net the movie rights for the tabletop game Monsterpocalypse.

Winning the deal will also get them Evil Dead reboot helmer Fede Alvarez, who is attached to not only direct Monsterpocalypse, but co-write the screenplay with writing partner Rodo Sayagues. Apparently Warner Bros., Sony, and DreamWorks are all in the Kaiju scuffle to come out on top for the auction, but no word was given on who might win it all.

The story of the game sounds very Pacific Rim-esque – pitting human-controlled robots against giant evil monsters in an attempt to save the Earth from destruction. That’s the reason Tim Burton’s adaptation of »

- Mitchel Broussard

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TV: Legends of Tomorrow “Leviathan” Review

29 April 2016 11:23 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

This episode got to see the team travel to the future of 2166 to finally confront Vandal Savage at his pinnacle.  While the first half of the season was mainly focused on stopping Savage in the past, the suspense and pace of the show has gotten a boost since going to the future.The best episodes of this season has been when the team has travel to the future.  Seeing Oliver as an old version of the Green Arrow, Ray Palmer and Palmer Tech creating the foundation for Vandal Savages army of robots, and when Ray supersizes to fight the Leviathan have been the big highlights of the show.  I think the overall fun of these episodes are due to the unknown for the audience.  Moving into next season I believe the foundation of this show needs to be focus more in the future.

The introduction of Cassandra Savage was a nice twist to the show, »

- Michael Connally

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'Monsterpocalypse' Film Adaptation Is In Studio Bidding War, 'Evil Dead' Remake Director Fede Alvarez Attached

29 April 2016 7:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If there's anything that can be counted on in this world, it's that Hollywood will always be on the lookout for the next big film franchise, even if it's in the unlikeliest places, e.g. board games. The Hollywood Reporter announced that studios like Warner Bros., DreamWorks, and Sony are currently bidding over a "Monsterpocalypse" movie, an adaptation of the popular board game where humans in robot suits fight against monsters. The project has been in development since 2010 when an adaptation with director Tim Burton ("Pee-Wee's Big Adventure") and screenwriter John August ("Big Fish") attached, but it eventually stalled after Guillermo del Toro filmed "Pacific Rim," a movie that also pits humans in robot suits against monsters. Needless to say, sources close to the project say that the new project is much different than the original conception as well as "Pacific Rim." Read More: Guillermo Del Toro To Direct 'Fantastic. »

- Vikram Murthi

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Studios Fight Over "Monsterpocalypse" Film

29 April 2016 5:08 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A bidding war has broken out between Warner Bros. Pictures, DreamWorks and Sony over the upcoming sci-fi action feature based on the board game "Monsterpocalypse".

"Evil Dead" remake director Fede Alvarez is attached to helm and co-write the project with Rodo Sayagues. The story will tie back to the game in which humans in robot suits battle against monsters.

An adaptation was previously in the works back in 2010 with Tim Burton, but that stalled due to the similar sounding Guillermo del Toro film "Pacific Rim" moving forward.

Now it has picked up steam again with a version said to be substantially different from both the previous iteration and "Pacific Rim," despite retaining the core concept. A fourth studio is also said to be in contention for the project with a deal potentially being made in the next few days.

Alvarez made his breakthrough debut on the popular short film "Panic Attack! »

- Garth Franklin

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New international trailer for Warcraft

29 April 2016 4:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The trailers for Warcraft just keep on coming! Following last week’s second trailer [watch it here], Legendary and Universal have released an international preview for director Duncan Jones’ upcoming video game adaptation, which we’ve got for you below…

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

See Also: Warcraft gets two new international TV spots

Warcraft is set for release on May 29th in the UK and June 10th in the Us, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Film Review: ‘Ratchet & Clank’

28 April 2016 10:34 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As evinced by a digital graveyard’s worth of game-over attempts, adapting video games for the big screen is fraught with difficulties — not least the introduction of an emotional rooting element, minus first-person interactivity. “Ratchet & Clank” faces a slightly different challenge. As one of the more character-oriented PlayStation franchises, there’s a personal relationship of sorts to be preserved here — though Kevin Munroe and Jericca Cleland’s busy, clattering, soda-pop-hued toon sometimes loses sight of the eponymous duo’s buddy dynamic amid a whirl of zippy space racing. Whether or not they’re familiar with the source property, kids are unlikely to be bothered: There’s just enough blaring sound and color to this knowingly silly tale of interplanetary derring-do to adequately offset its impersonal corporate sheen.

As with Munroe’s 2007 debut “Tmnt,” an animated and immediately disposable extension of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” franchise, source material spanning more »

- Guy Lodge

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Wanda Cinema Confirms Plan to Absorb Legendary

21 April 2016 5:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

China’s giant Dalian Wanda group has confirmed plans to absorb Legendary Entertainment into its Shenzhen-listed theaters subsidiary Wanda Cinema Line.

Wanda unveiled plans in January to acquire Legendary, producer of “The Dark Knight” and “Pacific Rim,” in January this year for up to $3.5 billion.

Shortly afterwards the property to hotels group began to reorganize its various entertainment assets. It has taken advantage of massive investor interest in the booming Chinese entertainment sector to bring in outside investors and reduce the cost to Wanda of the Legendary acquisition.

On several occasions Wanda group chairman Wang Jianlin had suggested new IPOs for the company’s film distribution and production operations. Though now it appears the group is favoring expansion of the existing Wanda Cinema Line.

In a brief regulatory filing Wanda Cinema Line said that it plans to issue new shares to buy units including Legendary. The filing gave no details of timing, »

- Patrick Frater

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Warcraft gets two new international TV spots

21 April 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week we brought you the second trailer for Duncan JonesWarcraft [watch it here], and now two new international TV spots have arrived online for the upcoming video game adaptation; check them out below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Eight character posters for Warcraft

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

Warcraft is set for release on May 30th in the UK and June 10th in the Us, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Newport Beach Film Festival Capitalizes on Track Record, Chic Destination

21 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

How do you turn a local festival based in the 89th-most populous city in California into an international destination?

The Newport Beach Film Festival’s rise in prominence over the past 17 years holds a few lessons for similar events looking to expand their global appeal.

“We work throughout the year to build partnerships with major international organizations, integrating with them in substantial ways to directly engage with expatriate communities here in Southern California,” says CEO/co-founder Greg Schwenk. “We let them know that the Newport Beach Film Festival not only cares about them but, more importantly, about the unique voices that their filmmakers possess.”

Reaching out to local branches of such institutions as the German American Business Assn., British-American Business Council, Brazil California Chamber of Commerce and Australia’s G’Day USA for the April 21-28 event also has helped organically boost its international profile. “Through the filmmakers, we’ve »

- Gregg Goldstein

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