Underworld: Blood Wars 4K, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Release Details

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The next battle between the Lycans and Vampires is coming home, as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced an April 25th 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD release (following an April 11th digital release) of Underworld: Blood Wars.

Press Release (via Alien Bee): "Culver City, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2017) – The fifth installment in the blockbuster franchise, the high-octane sci-fi thriller, Underworld: Blood Wars, debuts on digital April 11 and 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ and DVD April 25 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Kate Beckinsale (Underworld franchise) returns as iconic Death Dealer Selene, more powerful than ever before. As the war between Vampires and Lycans escalates, Selene must end the battle that has raged for centuries, once and for all. Underworld: Blood Wars also stars Theo James (The Divergent Series), Lara Pulver (Edge of Tomorrow), Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”), Bradley James (“Damien”), James Faulkner (“Game of Thrones”) and Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”).

The Blu-ray,
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Last Trailer For Underworld: Blood Wars Arrives

The promotional snippets for Underworld: Blood Wars have been coming thick and fast ahead of the movie’s January 6th release date, and so far, have kept very much to intrigue and action-based ‘money shots.’ Just two days ago, an international trailer appeared, and reshuffled much of what we’ve already been teased with. Now, we’re moving into the closing stages of this marketing campaign, and it seems that Screen Gems have decided to leave it all on the trailer screen.

The Underworld franchise has been one of the more lucrative female-led action film series, with a total worldwide box office haul of $458.5 million from four films. The most recent instalment – 2012’s Underworld Awakening – generated the biggest box office, with $160.1 million. Screen Gems are undoubtedly hoping that this upward financial trend continues and, if the stunning scenes in the trailer are anything to go by, it could well move in that direction.
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Uncharted Movie Gets Stranger Things Director Shawn Levy

Uncharted Movie Gets Stranger Things Director Shawn Levy
Filmmaker Shawn Levy, who most recently executive produced the first season of Netflix's hit series Stranger Things, while directing two episodes of the show, has come aboard to breathe new life into Sony's long-gestating video game adaptation Uncharted. Joe Carnahan was previously set to direct from his own script, but he recently had to part ways with the project, due to his commitment to another Sony project, Bad Boys For Life, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. With Shawn Levy now on board, the movie has been put on the fast track, but it remains unclear when filming may begin.

Deadline broke the news about Shawn Levy taking the helm, but no further details about this project were given. Joe Carnahan wrote the most recent version of the script, but it isn't known if Shawn Levy will direct from that draft, or if another writer will be brought in. Shawn Levy
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Sony Pictures Reveals First Trailers For Resident Evil: The Final Chapter And Underworld: Blood Wars

Sony Pictures has unveiled two new trailers for films opening in 2017.

The next installment in the blockbuster franchise, Underworld: Blood Wars follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Directed by Anna Foerster, the screenplay is by Cory Goodman from a story by Kyle Ward and Cory Goodman.

Based on characters created by Kevin Grevioux and Len Wiseman & Danny McBride, the film hits theaters on January 6, 2017.

Milla Jovovich stars in Screen GemsResident Evil: The Final Chapter.

Based on Capcom’s hugely popular video game series comes the final installment in the most successful video game film franchise ever,
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Seth Gordon Leaves Uncharted

Sony’s attempt to turn the Uncharted game series from PlayStation success into potential movie franchise just can’t seem to get past the loading screen. In another blow for the project, director Seth Gordon has decided to move on. Treasure hunter Nathan Drake would seem to be a good fit for cinema, with his Indiana Jones-style attitude and scope for adventure. But try as it might, the studio just hasn’t been able to make it work. Writers such as Kyle Ward, David O. Russell (who also wanted to direct), Marianne and Cormac Wibberley, David Guggenheim and Mark Boal have all tried to crack it and Neil Burger briefly considered directing before heading off to do Divergent. What’s the hold up this time? As originally reported by Heroic Hollywood, it’s apparently financial issues, as Sony boss Tom Rothman wants to change the creative direction of the film
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'Hitman: Agent 47' Poster Featuring Rupert Friend

'Hitman: Agent 47' Poster Featuring Rupert Friend
Rupert Friend has run into some big trouble on the latest poster for Hitman: Agent 47. Based on the popular video game series, 20th Century Fox is rebooting the action-packed adventure, which hits theaters at the tail end of summer. And if this latest sneak peek is any indication, we're about to see some epic gunfire as Agent 47 goes to work!

Hitman: Agent 47 follows an elite and genetically engineered assassin, known only by the last two digits 47 of a barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. His latest target is a young woman on the run from powerful and clandestine forces. The mission brings startling revelations about the lethal agent and his prey, hurtling them on a collision course with their pasts. And this time, his number may be up.

Aleksander Bach makes his directorial debut with Hitman: Agent 47, from a script by Skip Woods, Kyle Ward and Michael Finch.
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First Trailer for 'Hitman: Agent 47' is Full of Crazy Action & Cliches

"He's an engineered human being. Strong. Faster. And more intelligent than normal people." Imagine if The Bourne Identity was a mindless action movie. You should be picturing this first trailer for Hitman: Agent 47, the latest attempt to bring the popular video game franchise to the big screen. This time, Rupert Friend plays the title assassin who starts to learn about his origins in the middle of a bunch of explosions and crazy action. This just looks like cookie-cutter silliness, but enough so that it might be fun. However, the script just sounds awful even from the little dialogue in the film, with one egregious theft form Watchmen. Here's the first trailer for Aleksander Bach's Hitman: Agent 47, originally from Apple: Hitman: Agent 47 is directed by Aleksander Bach, making his feature directorial debut with a script from Kyle Ward (Machete Kills), Skip Woods (The A-Team) and Michael Finch
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Robert Rodriguez Sues Over Unpaid $7.7 Million for ‘Sin City 2,’ ‘Machete Kills’

Robert Rodriguez Sues Over Unpaid $7.7 Million for ‘Sin City 2,’ ‘Machete Kills’
Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has sued the financers of “Sin City 2″ and “Machete Kills,” alleging non-payment of $7.7 million.

The suit was filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Rodriguez and his affiliate companies against Sergei Bespalov, Marina Bespalov, Maddartico, Vrelonovama, Aldamisa Entertainment and SC2 Productions.

It alleged breach of contract and fraud. The suit seeks a jury trial and unspecified damages.

“In order to induce Plaintiffs to enter into agreements with various of the Defendants relating to the Pictures, Defendants, including, specifically, Sergei Bespalov, falsely assured and represented to Plaintiffs that Defendants had more than sufficient financial resources and cash flow – not only from and related to the Pictures, but also from other projects – to honor all of their financial obligations to Plaintiffs.”

The suit alleged that when the money was not paid as promised, Rodriguez paid from his own funds to “Machete Kills” screenwriter Kyle Ward.

Plaintiffs include Fifth Brain Inc.
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Spaceships, Fast Cars, Bombshells and Michael Bay Collide for 'Cosmic Motors'

Daniel Simon’s book Cosmic Motors details the elaborate design of unique futuristic vehicles, revealing 3D models and other renderings of spaceships, racing cars, warships, balloons and more. It’s a neat science fiction art collection from our pals at Titan Books. Simon knows a thing or two about vehicle design, having worked on Tron: Uprising and Captain America: The First Avenger. Now Michael Bay is adapting Simon’s book for the big screen. Variety reports that Bay and Warner Bros. have hired Kyle Ward to pen the screenplay. He recently completed work on Underworld V and is currently writing Arabian Knights for Universal. Bay is producing Cosmic Motors. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t hoping to see his name touted as director one day soon since...

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Michael Bay Bringing Cosmic Motors To The Big Screen

Michael Bay is certainly no stranger to making movies based around shiny vehicles - that was basically the impetus behind all four Transformer titles. And while the director has said that he won't be back for the inevitable Transformers 5, that doesn't mean he's done playing around with flashy cars. Enter Cosmic Motors, a new film based on an adaptation of a concept art book that Bay is now producing and shepherding to the big screen. Cosmic Motors was written by Daniel Simon and first published back in 2007, but is only now on the fast track to become a movie, thanks to a partnership between Michael Bay and Warner Bros. Thought it's not yet clear exactly how the film will function story-wise, Kyle Ward has been brought on to pen the screenplay. His previous credits include the Robert Rodriguez-directed sequel Machete Kills, as well as the upcoming Hitman sequel Agent 47.
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Michael Bay's Cosmic Motors finds Machete Kills writer Kyle Ward

Michael Bay's Cosmic Motors finds Machete Kills writer Kyle Ward
Michael Bay's Cosmic Motors has signed writer Kyle Ward.

The Machete Kills writer has joined Warner Bros' sci-fi project, reports Variety.

Bay is producing the adaptation of Daniel Simon's 2007 concept art book of the same name, which features designs for classic and futuristic vehicles.

The text alludes to an overarching world, but is not presented as an ongoing narrative.

Simon has worked as a car designer for Lamborghini and Bugatti, and on films including Tron: Uprising, Captain America: The First Avenger and Oblivion.

Ward also wrote the upcoming Hitman movie Agent 47.

Cosmic Motors is yet to sign a director.
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Michael Bay Drives To Cosmic Motors

Michael Bay Drives To Cosmic Motors
Whether or not Michael Bay ends up directing Transformers 5, high-concept sci-fi vehicles are clearly still a part of his future. He's currently in the process of setting up Cosmic Motors at Warner Bros., a film based on Daniel Simon's book of lavish concept art. Kyle Ward, who wrote Machete Kills and the new Hitman movie Agent 47, has been tasked with creating the screenplay.Ward will also need to come up with a narrative on which to hang it, since Cosmic Motors in book form is more about concept than story. Simon has worked as a car designer for Lamborghini and Bugatti, as well as on projects like Tron: Uprising, Captain America: The First Avenger and Oblivion. His book imagines "spaceships, pods, race cars, giant trains, warships and balloons from various planets of the Galaxion system... from concept to completion" via sketches and 3D modelling.There's already a
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Michael Bay Developing Cosmic Motors Futuristic Car Film, Based on Art Book

Daniel Simon is one of Hollywood's most popular vehicle designers, having worked on such films as "Oblivion" and "Captain America: The First Avenger." Back in 2007, he gave fans a look at his work by putting together a concept art book featuring his futuristic vehicle designs. Now comes word that Michael Bay has teamed up with Warner Bros to turn this art book into a feature film, called "Cosmic Motors." Kyle Ward (Machete Kills) has has been hired to write the screenplay. The book doesn't have a storyline, which means that Ward will have to come up with something original. Check out some of the images from the book below. Images: (click to enlarge)
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Ward Pens "Cosmic Motors" For Bay & Warners

Warner Bros. Pictures and Michael Bay have picked Kyle Ward ("Machete Kills," "Agent 47") to write the screenplay for their "Cosmic Motors" project.

The story is based on a 2007 concept art book by German designer Daniel Simon that features futuristic vehicle designs. The book tells a story about the design and the purpose of his various futuristic vehicles.

Simon was the lead vehicle designer on "Tron: Legacy" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" as well as a concept illustrator on "Oblivion" and "Prometheus". He's also worked on futuristic concepts for companies like Bugatti and Lamborghini.

Bay is on board to produce the project. Ward is currently penning the launch film of Universal's "Arabian Knights" franchise.

Source: Variety
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Michael Bay Plans 'Cosmic Motors' Movie with 'Machete' Writer

Michael Bay Plans 'Cosmic Motors' Movie with 'Machete' Writer
Producer Michael Bay and Warner Bros. have hired Kyle Ward (Machete Kills) to write the screenplay for Cosmic Motors.

The project is based on Daniel Simon's 2007 concept art book of the same name, which features a number of futuristic vehicle designs. Daniel Simon served as the lead vehicle designer on Tron Uprising and Captain America: The First Avenger, while also serving as a concept artist on Oblivion.

The Cosmic Motors book shows readers vehicle designs from a "planet" known as Galaxion. Here's an excerpt from the author's official website regarding the book.

"Come explore the vehicle designs of a far away galaxy called Galaxion where futuristic concepts exist in everyday life. Nine different spaceships, pods, race cars, giant trains, warships and balloons from various planets of the Galaxion system are shown from concept to completion."

No story details were given for this feature adaptation, which will be produced by Michael Bay.
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Michael Bay Finds a Writer for Futuristic Vehicle Movie Cosmic Motors

Daniel Simon got his first big screen credit for his work as a vehicle designer on Tron: Legacy and ever since, he’s been adding more and more titles to his resume. And it makes sense the guy’s getting more work. Have you seen his book Cosmic Motors? It’s absolutely loaded with incredible vehicle designs that he puts in a fictional realm called Galaxion, a place where futuristic concepts aren’t relegated to artwork, but actually exist. Clearly Michael Bay enjoys doing out-of-this-world things with cars on the big screen, so it should come as no surprise that he’s the one developing the Cosmic Motors movie. Hit the jump to find out who Bay just recruited to pen the screenplay. According to Variety, Bay and Warner Bros. just hired Kyle Ward, the scribe behind Machete Kills and Agent 47, to write the Cosmic Motors screenplay. Ward also
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Warner Bros., Michael Bay Find Writer to Rev Up ‘Cosmic Motors’ (Exclusive)

Warner Bros. and Michael Bay are gaining momentum on their “Cosmic Motors” project, tapping Kyle Ward to write the screenplay.

Drew Crevello and Cate Adams are overseeing “Cosmic Motors” for Warner Bros.

The project is based on Daniel Simon’s 2007 concept art book of the same name that features futuristic vehicle designs. Simon has worked in Hollywood as the lead vehicle designer on “Tron: Uprising” and “Captain America: The First Avenger” and as a concept illustrator on “Oblivion.”

Ward is currently writing “Arabian Knights,” which was based on an original pitch, for Universal with Imagine producing, and recently wrapped work on “Underworld V.”

Bay is on board to produce “Cosmic Motors.” He directed “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” the only 2014 movie to gross over $1 billion worldwide, and produced “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “The Purge: Anarchy.”

Ward is repped by Wme and managed by Management 360.
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Hitman: Agent 47 Image Compares Rupert Friend To The Video Game Antihero

If you weren’t already convinced that Homeland actor Rupert Friend looked the part of the bald, unnamed assassin at the heart of upcoming video game adaptation Hitman: Agent 47, here’s a new pic that directly compares the actor to his computer-generated counterpart. Thoughts?

Friend definitely looks drastically different from how he did as a different assassin, CIA operative Peter Quinn, on Homeland, but no actual footage has slipped out of Comic-Con yet from the film, so it would be wise to reserve judgment for a while.

On paper, Hitman: Agent 47 does seem like it could be an entertaining, undemanding actioner. It’s adapted from a popular video game franchise, centers on a genetically engineered assassin taking on a dangerous mission and co-stars Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Thomas Kretschmann and Ciaran Hinds. So long as the movie doesn’t fall prey to the video game adaptation trope of convoluted,
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Tense New Images From Hitman: Agent 47 Highlight Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto And Hannah Ware

Comic-Con came and went, and one of the less buzzy films highlighted there was 20th Century Fox’s upcoming Hitman: Agent 47, which finds Rupert Friend, of Showtime’s Homeland, stepping into the title role of a nameless assassin. The trailer screened in San Diego hasn’t yet found its way online, though we did see two action-packed images featuring Friend and co-star Hannah Ware (Shame) hit the web a few days back.

Now, as we wait for the trailer release, some more shots from Hitman: Agent 47 have arrived, revealing the appearance of Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness), who plays the bad guy of the film. We don’t know too much about the plot of this video game adaptation, though it’s a safe bet that Agent 47 and Quinto’s baddie trade blows and bullets over Ware’s mysterious Katia van Dees.

Thomas Kretschmann,
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More New Photos from 'Hitman: Agent 47'

20th Century Fox has released some more new official photos from "Hitman: Agent 47" starring Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware, Thomas Kretschmann, Dan Bakkedahl, Ciaran Hinds.

The film is directed by Aleksander Bach from a screenplay written by Kyle Ward, Skip Woods, and Michael Finch.

A genetically-engineered assassin created from the recombinant DNA of five of the world's most dangerous criminals. The fact that the DNA came from multiple ethnicities allows 47 to blend in to a certain degree in most places in the world, or at least not look immediately suspicious and out-of-place. His name comes from the last two digits of a bar code on the back of his head – 640509-040147. He is a tall, bald, blue-eyed, no-nonsense individual and usually wears a suit with black leather gloves and a red tie and is known to disguise himself. Engineered from conception to be the perfect killer, 47's strength, speed,
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