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Blue Underground is resurrecting Amsterdamned on a limited edition Blu-ray / DVD, and we have all the details in today's Horror Highlights, which also includes Comet TV's July giveaway, covers for the new Captain Kronos comic book, and a new featurette for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
"Down in the murky depths of Amsterdam’s famous canals lurks a murderous predator. Surfacing at night, he kills at random and disappears without a trace. As the bodies begin to pile up and mass hysteria envelopes the city, Detective Eric Visser is assigned to head the investigation. With only the escalating number of victims to go on, Visser pursues his quarry with a vengeance, unaware that his beautiful new girlfriend may be the mysterious killer’s next victim.
Huub Stapel (The Lift) and Monique van de Ven (Turkish Delight) star in this pulse-pounding thriller written and directed by Dick Maas (Silent Witness), highlighted by an explosive speedboat chase through the city’s narrow canals. Long unavailable on U.S. home video, Blue Underground proudly presents Amsterdamned in a brand-new 2K restoration from the original Dutch negative, approved by Dick Maas!
Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Dick Maas and Editor Hans van Dongen The Making of Amsterdamned Tales From The Canal - Interview with Star Huub Stapel Damned Stuntwork – Interview with Stunt Coordinator Dickey Beer Dutch Trailer S. Trailer Loïs Lane Music Video – “Amsterdamned” (Directed by Dick Maas) Poster & Still Gallery Bonus Collectable Booklet with new essay by author Michael Gingold"
Comet TV July Giveaway: "June is an action packed month over at Comet TV! With so many films you can only see on the Sci-Fi and Horror channel!
But that’s not all, did you know that this July is the 70th anniversary of the famed Roswell UFO crash?
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Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on July 6th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per entry method, per household, will be accepted."
Written by Dan Abnett (Aquaman, Guardians of the Galaxy) with stunning art by Tom Mandrake (Sidekick, The Spectre) Titan Comics’ new series chronicles the adventures of the mysterious and powerful Kronos who has dedicated his life to destroying the evil vampire plague.
Hammer Comics: Captain Kronos #1
(Part 1 of 4)
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Tom Mandrake
Fc - 32pp - $3.99 - On sale: September 27, 2017
In the depths of Eastern Europe, the legendary vampire hunter, Captain Kronos, and his two assistants, Grost and Carla, are called upon to help rid a town of its vampire plague.
However, beneath the surface of the beleaguered town a malevolent force far more evil and deadly is awakening and it might just be the match of Kronos...
Cover A: Mike Perkins
Cover B: Hammer Glamour - Caroline Munro
Cover C: Tom Mandrake"
Director: Luc Besson
Producer: Virginie Besson-Silla
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.
In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
- Derek Anderson
19 June 2017 3:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
With roughly a month before the official release of his biggest film — not to mention the most expensive independent film — to date, Luc Besson used the first day of CineEurope to drum up further excitement for his space opera Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Taking the stage for the first session of the trade show in Barcelona, some three years after he last attended to unveil Lucy, his studio EuropaCorp's "unexpected success," the flamboyant French filmmaker unveiled four exclusive 3D scenes from the $200 million budget film, which he said was seven years in the »
- Alex Ritman
Deadpool 2, Valerian, and more make our daily movie newsDeadpool 2, Valerian, and more make our daily movie newsZachary Dent6/19/2017 5:06:00 Pm
We've got something for everyone today! A clip, behind-the-scenes featurette, trailer, poster, and an inside scoop from Ryan Reynolds make our daily movie news!
A new clip for War for the Planet of the Apes dropped today! Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. Quit monkeying around, watch the clip below and see War for the Planet of the Apes when it hits Cineplex theatres on July 14th!
“I came for you.” The ultimate showdown. See @AndySerkis and @WoodyHarrelson in the new clip from #WarForThePlanet. In theaters July 14. pic. »
- Zachary Dent
In the video, Besson comments on why he had to wait so long to realize his dream of bringing his favourite comic characters to the screen as well as his crush on
In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of A [Continued ...] »
Just six months in, and the year 2017 has already been particularly unkind to Scarlett Johansson, at least as far as box office returns are concerned. The four-time Golden Globe nominee has already bowed two (very different) movies this year, the much-hyped “Ghost in the Shell” live-action feature and the raunchy female-centric comedy “Rough Night,” both of which flopped at the box office. It’s hardly the sort of financial reception the actress is used to getting, as she’s long excelled at making massive box office bucks.
Just last year, Johansson emerged as the only actress on a newly generated list of the highest-grossing actors of all-time, which also includes names like Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise, and Johnny Depp. According to that running list from Box Office Mojo, first released last June, Johansson ranked in the top 10 with a total gross of $3.3 billion and counting, which »
- Kate Erbland
Next month will see the release of the science fiction film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. It’s an epic of the highest scale from the mind of Luc Besson, the director of such films as León, Lucy, and The Fifth Element. If you’re into hard sci-fi, this looks to be the film to help hold you over until Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters later this year.
Thus far, I’ve been pretty hard on the film’s marketing. The movie looks like it could be interesting, but the trailer have focused almost solely on the spectacle, and not so much on the characters in front of the camera. While that’s all well and good, if audiences don’t connect with those on the big screen, there’s no guarantee they’ll bother to check out the film once it hits theaters. While I don »
- Joseph Medina
A new U.S. featurette has debuted for the upcoming Valerian: City of a Thousand Planets from filmmaker Luc Besson.
Valerian: City of a Thousand Planets is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.
In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, »
- Paul Heath
Our favourite scenes from filmmaker Luc Besson before Valerian and The City of a Thousand PlanetsOur favourite scenes from filmmaker Luc Besson before Valerian and The City of a Thousand PlanetsAdriana Floridia6/15/2017 9:49:00 Am
Luc Besson has always made incredibly distinctive films, whether he's working in France or America.
This summer, he's bringing us the visual epic, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which is based on the material that inspired Star Wars. This is a passion project for Besson, who always wanted to adapt the French comic series "Valérian and Laureline". The comics also served as an inspiration on his film, The Fifth Element.
We can't wait to see Dane Dehaan and Cara Delevigne co-star in the film as Valerian and Laureline, two special operatives who are sent to Alpha, an incredible city that is being threatened by a dark force. We're confident that the visuals will blow our minds, »
- Adriana Floridia
June 20–22, 2017‘The heart of Paris beats for film industry’
Industry Week is the professional part of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival.
This label includes the Us in Progress and Paris Coproduction Village. Together they offer 24 film projects at different stages, from development to post production. More than 200 professionals from the industry, producers, international sellers, distributors, etc. are welcomed
Paris Coproduction Village Unveils Its Selection
Organized by Les Arcs European Film Festival within the frame of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival Industry Week, Paris Coproduction Village is made up of professional meetings and is also a financing platform for feature projects selected worldwide.
For its fourth edition, which will take place June 20–22, 2017 in Paris, the following projects have been selected:
“Amparo” by Simón Mesa Soto; 2016 — short film
“Madre” Official Competition Cannes, AFI Iff, Chicago Iff; 2014 — short film
“Leidi” Golden Palm Cannes, Best UK Short Award London Short Ff, Chicago Iff, Edinburgh Iff) produced »
- Sydney Levine
I really, really want Luc Besson’s Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets to do well. The trailers have promised a mind-meltingly, beautiful psychedelic science fiction fantasy that looks to be taking design cues from The Fifth Element. In comparison to the other blockbusters on offer this summer, it stands out by a mile, promising a shot of neon-soaked beauty against the gritty concrete cityscapes of its competition.
But it looks like it’s got its work cut out for it in attracting an audience. First, there’s the unwieldy name. Then there’s the fact that it’s based on a property that’s almost entirely unknown in the Us. And that’s all without mentioning that it kinda looks like famous Wachowski megaflop Jupiter Ascending (which I actually really enjoyed).
- David James
It’s going on three years now since acclaimed French director Luc Besson stepped behind the lens for Lucy – despite its wonky science, the ScarJo thriller still managed to score a very impressive $463 million internationally – and later this year, Besson will stage a suitably huge comeback in the form of his latest effort in the sci-fi genre, Valerian and the City Of a Thousand Planets.
Even if you’re not familiar with Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mézières’ cult comic series on which the upcoming space opera is based, you’ve no doubt caught wind of the director’s dogged pursuit to launch Valerian onto the silver screen over the years. It’s been a passion project of his for a while now, and as the film’s July release date draws closer, the studio’s doing everything they can to ensure that Valerian manages to find an audience amidst huge blockbusters like Spider-Man: Homecoming. »
- Matt Joseph
Elizabeth Debicki’s rise toward Hollywood’s big leagues continues unabated.
The Aussie actress, who first appeared in The Great Gatsby four years ago, brought a ferocious sense of intensity to the role of Ayesha, Golden High Priestess of the Sovereign, in last month’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – with an added touch of humor, of course – and will soon be seen among Steve McQueen’s ensemble cast for Widows, along with the Cloverfield anthology film formerly known as God Particle. Look for that one to arrive in October.
But it seems Debicki still has room on the stacked schedule for another project: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The wildly ambitious space opera from EuropaCorp and Lucy director Luc Besson is gestating in post-production, and Variety now reports that Elizabeth Debicki has signed on for a last-minute voice role. Further details regarding her character weren’t disclosed, »
- Michael Briers
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets may less than two months away from release, but director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Lucy) has added another cast member in Elizabeth Debicki, most recently seen as the villain Ayesha in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
The news comes from Variety, who also reports that the role is a voice over for an unspecified character, which makes sense considering that the film is currently in post-production and almost finished. It is also possible that she is replacing the voice work already done for a major character, but the most likely scenario is that she is coming on board for a small part.
See Also: Watch the final trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
- Robert Kojder
Buckle up! We've got a lot coming at you in our daily movie news! A couple new clips, a new poster, and a fresh trailer.
Baby Driver dropped a new featurette today in which Kevin Spacey introduces us to his character, Doc. This film is from Edgar Wright, the writer/director of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. Enough said, right? It's about a young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort), who after being coerced into working for a crime boss, finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
- Zachary Dent
Trailers, trailers, trailers are coming at you in our daily movie news!
The first trailer just dropped for Paddington 2! Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. For anyone who saw the first Paddington, it looks like there's more wholesome family fun coming your way. This one stars Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Sally Hawkins, and Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington. Check out the trailer below and see Paddington 2 in Cineplex theatres on January 12th, 2018!
I'm very excited to show you the first »
- Zachary Dent
The Hitman's Bodyguard, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Valerian, and more make our weekly movie newsThe Hitman's Bodyguard, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Valerian, and more make our weekly movie newsZachary Dent5/26/2017 4:46:00 Pm
A lot of new trailers, clips, and exciting news in general dropped this week! We've got it all coming at you to start the weekend off right.
We got some sad news this week, Sir Roger Moore passed away. Before we dive into our usual roundup of movie news we must acknowledge Roger Moore's illustrious career in Hollywood. He played the iconic character of James Bond 7 times between 1973 and 1985 (Live and Let Die, The Spy who Loved Me, and Moonraker being the most notable). He was the title character in the successful TV series The Saint. Many may also know him from the comedy The Cannonball Run. His career lasted decades but came to an end today when he passed away. »
- Zachary Dent
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking graphic novel series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.
In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, »
- ComicMix Staff
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Valerian, and more make our daily movie newsStar Wars: The Last Jedi, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Valerian, and more make our daily movie newsZachary Dent5/24/2017 3:31:00 Pm
In today's daily movie news we have some much anticipated set pictures, a few trailers, and a couple fresh posters!
New Star Wars: The Last Jedi set photos dropped today! We get a few glimpses of our favourite characters from The Force Awakens like Rey (Daisy Ridley), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), Poe (Oscar Isaac), Finn (John Boyega), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), and of course Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). In this installment Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the Star Wars saga. This is one of the most anticipated movie releases of the year and we can't wait!
Check out the pictures below and see Star Wars: The Last Jedi »
- Zachary Dent
The summer movie season is officially here and there are a whole lot of big blockbusters on the way. We definitely have our fair share of standard offerings coming, with plenty of comic book movies to choose from, but there is one unique and possibly risky one among the bunch. Director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Lucy) is bringing Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets to the big screen and the movie has just been given a final trailer that is absolutely loaded down with visual flair.
Stx Entertainment dropped the final trailer for Valerian today, just a couple of months away from the July 21 release date. As with the other trailers we have seen, this footage is crammed with gorgeous visuals and a whole bunch of expensive-looking CGI. However, for a final trailer, it is quite surprising how little story is put into this trailer. We know »
As the summer approaches, it’s time to figure out what movies to really get excited for, and if Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets isn’t already one of your top picks, there’s a final trailer that showcases the visual spectacle headed your way.
The new trailer finally addresses the problem that’s going to occupy Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne), even if we don’t get specifics, but it perhaps overly focuses on the action. The trailer makes it look almost like a video game, and while incorporating such elements isn’t necessarily a bad thing, the strength of the original works comes by way of the character study. It hardly looks like our heroes get a chance to slow down, much less explore the depth of the world, or each other, and if you weren’t sure about the idea from all the running and flying, »
- Marc Eastman
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