Jaws (1975) - News Poster

(1975)

News

‘A Quiet Place’: How John Krasinski’s Horror Blockbuster Got its Badass Creature

‘A Quiet Place’: How John Krasinski’s Horror Blockbuster Got its Badass Creature
Designing the blind, shrieking creature for “A Quiet Place” was hard enough for Industrial Light & Magic. (Spoilers Ahead.) But when the first pass wasn’t scary enough for director John Krasinski and producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (of Platinum Dunes), the VFX studio had to start all over with less than a month to deliver the goods. They obviously succeeded, with the acclaimed horror blockbuster reaching $102 million and counting.

“We looked at a lot of new ideas and came up with a combination of teeth with no eyes,” said Scott Farrar, Ilm’s visual effects supervisor (the “Transformers” franchise). “That was scarier. John had his own ideas about weird fish with shells that looked like hard stone and having them run like bats with their wings folded.”

Read More: ‘A Quiet Place’: John Krasinski’s Sound Team Shaped a Blockbuster Out of Silence”

Opening Up the Flaps

Getting
See full article at Indiewire »

Good Old Reliable Steven: Author Barry Monush On The Legacy Of Steven Spielberg

  • CinemaRetro
(Barry Monush, author of the new book "Steven Spielberg Faq" enlightens readers as to how the famed director inspired him to write this overview of the famed director's career.)

By Barry Monush

Normal 0 false false false En-us X-none X-none

As it gets harder these days to find “reliables,” it’s nice to have certain filmmakers still around who have given me more pleasure than pain over the years. And even nicer when you’re given a chance to celebrate them in print. Such is the case with Steven Spielberg.

My publishers, Applause Books, were tossing around possible ideas for further volumes of their Faq series, and I tossed back at them the suggestion of a Spielberg book. Of course it got an instant response, because absolutely everyone is aware of Steven Spielberg. You needn’t be the sort of film aficionado that follows the scene with fervent interest (i.e.
See full article at CinemaRetro »

Steven Spielberg Becomes First Director to Top $10 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

Steven Spielberg Becomes First Director to Top $10 Billion at Worldwide Box Office
Steven Spielberg has further cemented his reputation as the most commercially successful filmmaker of all time, becoming the first director to ever gross more than $10 billion at the worldwide box office.

His new sci-fi blockbuster “Ready Player One” has racked up $475.1 million worldwide since its release last month, according to BoxOfficeMojo, making the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s best-selling novel his top-grossing film in the last decade and nudging him into eight figures in all-time career grosses.

What’s more, Spielberg is more than $3 billion ahead of the next director on the all-time box office list: Peter Jackson, whose “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies propelled him to a lifetime gross of $6,520.7 billion worldwide.

Also Read: Stephen King 'Maybe' Agrees With Steven Spielberg About Their 'Spiritual Connection'

Next up are Michael Bay ($6.451 billion), James Cameron ($6.139 billion) and Harry Potter series filmmaker David Yates ($5.347 billion).

Spielberg’s all-time top performer was 1993’s “Jurassic Park,” which grossed $983.8 million worldwide. That was followed by 2008’s critically reviled “Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Crystal Skull” ($786.6 million) and the 1982 classic “E.T. – The Extra-terrestrial,” which earned $717 million — without adjusting for inflation.

Also Read: Steven Spielberg Is Back! 'Ready Player One' Scores His Best Box Office Debut in a Decade

While Spielberg is credited with shaping much of populist cinema with films like “Jaws” and the Indiana Jones series, many of his biggest hits came at a time before opening weekends were a big deal at the box office.

“Crystal Skull” is his biggest opening weekend ever, and even if you adjust the numbers for inflation, Spielberg only has three films with $100 million-plus openings, the other two being his “Jurassic Park” films.

Read original story Steven Spielberg Becomes First Director to Top $10 Billion at Worldwide Box Office At TheWrap
See full article at The Wrap »

That Time James Cameron Tried to Buy the Rights to the “Jurassic Park” Novel

Remember that time that James Cameron tried to buy the movie rights to Jurassic Park? No? Well it did happen, the Aliens director made a bid for the novel but was just barely beaten out by a director named Steven Spielberg. Yeah, you know, that guy. The famous Jaws director managed to get there just in time to avoid showing us what might only exist in a parallel dimension where nightmares don’t just exist in space. Well, honestly it seems like they exist on earth too but at least with Spielberg you get a more family-friendly approach. To be honest

That Time James Cameron Tried to Buy the Rights to the “Jurassic Park” Novel
See full article at TVovermind.com »

Hallmark Reveals Their ‘Freddy vs. Jason’ Itty Bittys

As John Squires earlier noted, a few years back, Hallmark started giving some love to the horror genre with their annual holiday ornament collections, to date surprising us with ornaments based on films such as Jaws, Aliens, Predator and Frankenstein. We’re hoping that we’ll be getting more horror-inspired ornaments for Christmas 2018, but it’s too early to know. What we […]
See full article at Bloody-Disgusting.com »

New Deep Blue Sea 2 Clip Introduces Some New Characters

Cast your mind back to the year 1999, long before talk of the McU and Warner Bros.’ fledging DC Extended Universe, and you’ll likely recall a host of instant cinematic classics in the vein of The Matrix, Fight Club, and The Blair Witch Project.

But there’s another gem buried beneath the pile, and we’re not referring to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Instead, we’ll direct your attention to Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin’s oceanic thriller that ramped up the stakes by introducing a herd of sharks whose instincts, speed, strength, and size had been dramatically amplified in the name of bio-engineering. Yeah, we’re not sure whose idea it was, either…

Nevertheless, almost two decades later and we’re now on the verge of Deep Blue Sea 2, which promises the same edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, albeit with added bite. It’s coming sooner than you think (April 17th), too,
See full article at We Got This Covered »

International Trailer For The Meg Adds A Little More Bite

Look, if the prospect of seeing Jason Statham go to war with a prehistoric super-shark doesn’t have you sweating with anticipation, then you don’t know compelling cinema. While it won’t be the talk of awards season next year, except maybe the Razzies, The Meg has got brainless blockbuster written all over it, and we couldn’t be more ecstatic about it.

Earlier this week, Warner Bros. unleashed the first trailer for Jon Turteltaub’s action horror pic, and it delivered the teeth and testosterone. Now, the studio has smelt the blood in the water and has gone in for the kill, releasing an international preview for the adaptation of Steve Alten’s New York Times bestselling book. It doesn’t feature a whole lot of new footage, but there is a bit and it definitely dives deeper into the film’s plot.

Let’s face it, summer
See full article at We Got This Covered »

Jason Statham Almost Gets Eaten By a Giant Shark in New Trailer and Poster For The Meg

If you liked what you saw in the first trailer that was released for Jason Statham's The Meg, you'll definitely want to watch this new international trailer for the film. It's a shorter trailer that has a very different tone than the last one that was released, but it features some new footage including Jason Statham narrowly escaping being eaten by the giant Megalodon shark! I've also included a new poster that you can see above that amusingly takes a shot at Steven Spielberg's Jaws. I can't wait to see this movie!

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason
See full article at GeekTyrant »

New Poster For The Meg Pokes Fun At Jaws

Ever since Jaws caused moviegoers to be afraid of going back into the water in 1975, the concept of rampaging sharks has been a staple in the horror, thriller and science fiction genres, often blurring the lines between them. And while the topic of today’s discussion isn’t nearly as over the top as the likes of Sharknado, Sharktopus and Ghost Shark, it sure has been generating its share of online buzz as of late.

We are, of course, talking about The Meg. In it, “a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside.

With time running out, expert deep-sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes
See full article at We Got This Covered »

New ‘The Meg’ Poster Takes a Loving Jab at ‘Jaws’!

Warner Bros.’ The Meg dwarfs Steven Spielberg’s Jaws in size. The prehistoric shark is massive in the Jon Turteltaub-directed film that just got a trailer. There’s a ton of footage that shows the enormous shark swimming around and attacking, but nothing gives it scale like this new poster. The first one-sheet was absolutely stunning, showing Meg diving under […]
See full article at Bloody-Disgusting.com »

The Meg (2018) Movie Trailer: Jason Statham’s Jaws film with Cliff Curtis & Bingbing Li has Arrived

The Meg Trailer

John Turteltaub‘s The Meg (2018) movie trailer stars Cliff Curtis, Ruby Rose, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, and Winston Chao. The Meg‘s plot synopsis: “In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the [...]

Continue reading: The Meg (2018) Movie Trailer: Jason Statham’s Jaws film with Cliff Curtis & Bingbing Li has Arrived

The post The Meg (2018) Movie Trailer: Jason Statham’s Jaws film with Cliff Curtis & Bingbing Li has Arrived appeared first on FilmBook.
See full article at Film-Book »

‘The Meg’ Trailer: Jason Statham Battles a Giant Shark in Summer’s Wackiest Would-Be Blockbuster — Watch

‘The Meg’ Trailer: Jason Statham Battles a Giant Shark in Summer’s Wackiest Would-Be Blockbuster — Watch
Consider this one summer’s easiest — if not quickest — sell: It’s Jason Statham, battling a giant shark. Long-in-the-works, would-be blockbuster “The Meg” finally cruises into theaters this summer with an appetite for both blood and destruction. And that’s to say nothing of what the shark wants (which, yes, appears to be much of the same).

At first blush, “The Meg” looks like an unholy — but surely very entertaining — cross between “Deep Blue Sea” (another shark movie set on an exceedingly swanky research facility) and “Jurassic Park” (this particular shark is a prehistoric one, a monster from the past still alive today), a giant-sized “Jaws” for the popcorn cinema crowd. Basically, the perfect summer movie. And yet this one comes with an added edge that seems poised to make it even more wild: Statham’s character and the massive shark have a past together.

Billed as a “science fiction action thriller,
See full article at Indiewire »

Jason Statham Battles Gigantic Shark in First Trailer for ‘The Meg’ (Video)

  • The Wrap
Jason Statham Battles Gigantic Shark in First Trailer for ‘The Meg’ (Video)
Jason Statham battles a gigantic, 75-foot-long shark in the first trailer for New Line Cinema’s “The Meg.”

In the trailer, a creature called Megalodon, previously believed to be extinct, attacks an undersea observation program, causing the crew to be trapped at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) must race against the clock to save the crew, as well as everyone else that comes in the way of “The Meg.”

Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Robert Taylor, Ruby Rose and Winston Chao also star in the science fiction action thriller directed by “Last Vegas” director Jon Turteltaub.

Also Read: Body of 'Shark Tank' Entrepreneur Found in Philadelphia River

Honestly, the Meg puts Bruce from “Jaws” to shame in every way possible. This one seems bigger, more vicious, and more out for blood.

The Meg” will hit theaters on August 10.

Watch the trailer above.

Read original story Jason Statham Battles Gigantic Shark in First Trailer for ‘The Meg’ (Video) At TheWrap
See full article at The Wrap »

The Meg Trailer: Jason Statham Vs. the World's Biggest Shark

The Meg Trailer: Jason Statham Vs. the World's Biggest Shark
It's almost unbelievable. But here we are. The first trailer for The Meg has arrived. And it's nothing short of a miracle. It seems like forever that this movie has been in development. Based on the nationwide bestseller, it takes the idea of a shark attack and bloats it like a dead whale to unimaginable proportions.

In The Meg, A deep-sea submersible, part of an international undersea observation program, has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific. With its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew, and the ocean itself, from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as theMegalodon.
See full article at MovieWeb »

Jason Statham fights the biggest shark ever in this trailer for The Meg

  • The AV Club
Everybody remembers that “bigger boat” scene in Jaws, but this trailer for The Meg makes it clear that there’s no boat big enough to protect you from its eponymous shark monster. Luckily, the people in this movie have something better than a bigger boat: Jason Statham, a man who has never met a problem he couldn’t…

Read more...
See full article at The AV Club »

You're Gonna Need A Much Bigger Boat in the First Trailer for The Meg

  • Cinelinx
A giant shark movie is getting the big-budget Hollywood treatment and it shows in the ferocious first trailer for The Meg! Check it out!

There was a time when audiences couldn't get enough of Shark Movies. The Jaws franchise was the first to really set the standard for the genre, but as with most things too much of a good thing can get old quick. After Jaws 1 & 2, the franchise began taking very off-kilter directions, causing the genre to lie dormant for some time. Afterward, Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy) took hold of the Shark Film genre and ran with it, airing such films as the Mega Shark series and the iconic Sharknado franchise.

However, since movies like The Shallows and 47 Meters Down have come out, the genre has seen a revival. So, naturally, it's time for the genre to get a bit outlandish. The first trailer for Jason Statham's giant shark film,
See full article at Cinelinx »

Jason Statham Battles a Massive Shark in First Trailer for ‘The Meg’

The shark thriller has had quite a life in the many decades since Steven Spielberg’s landmark Jaws, but it was only a few years ago that we got a film that actually provided a similarly worthy jolt, with Jaume Collet-Serra’s brilliantly executed The Shallows. This summer, it’s Jason Statham’s turn with The Meg, which certainly bites off a more expansive scope than the Blake Lively-led film.

Ahead of an August release, the first trailer has now arrived which shows off its popcorn-munching, cheeky tone, courtesy of director Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure, Cool Runnings). Seemingly fully self-aware that those buying a ticket want to see Statham destory some sharks, hopefully it’ll be a fun late summer offering. Also starring Jessica McNamee, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao, Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis, and Robert Taylor, see the trailer and poster below.

A deep-sea submersible—part of
See full article at The Film Stage »

First Trailer For Jason Statham’s The Meg Swims Online

Ever since Jaws caused audiences to be afraid of going back into the water in 1975, the concept of rampaging sharks has been a staple in the horror, thriller and science fiction genres, often blurring the lines between them. And while the topic of today’s discussion isn’t nearly as over the top as the likes of Sharknado, Sharktopus and Ghost Shark, it’s certainly been generating its share of online buzz lately.

We are, of course, talking about The Meg. In it, “a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep-sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao) to save the crew—and
See full article at We Got This Covered »

The Best Movie Jump-Scares of All Time — IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

Last weekend saw the release of “A Quiet Place,” the premise of which is a fiendishly clever mechanism for celebrating the time-honored art of the jump-scare. Some of us love them, some of us don’t, but there’s no denying that they get the job done.

In that light, we ask: What’s the greatest jump-scare of them all?

Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko), Pajiba / Riot Material

Jaws.” There’s no jump scare as thrilling and iconic as when the shark pops out of the water while Brody is grousing and shoveling chum. Spielberg abandons that chilling theme that played as warning that the beast was coming. He breaks the
See full article at Indiewire »

Is ‘Ready Player One’ A Top 10 Spielberg Movie?

Now that our Top 50 Superhero Movies of All Time list has come and gone, it's on to the next! But this time around, we put the spotlight on one specific filmmaker - one of the best of all-time, Steven Spielberg. From 1975's Jaws, which started the summer blockbuster phenomenon, to 2017’s Academy Award-nominated The Post, Spielberg has moved audiences with his rich, emotional stories, thrilled them with some incredible action sequences; made them think with his political dramas and inspired them to explore a world beyond our own. Along the way, he has won three …
See full article at Collider.com »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites