Sony's 'Uncharted' Gets a Release Date, Plus: First Look At New 'Hitman: Agent 47'
After years of false starts and an ever-changing series of directors, Naughty Dog’s Uncharted is finally coming to a theater near you.
Sony has set a June 10, 2016 release date for Nathan Drake’s first big screen adventure, a date that once belonged to The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Disappointing box office numbers for Marc Webb’s sequel has the studio pushing the third entry in the series back to 2018.
Spidey’s loss is Drake’s (and gamers’) gain. The wildly popular Sony PlayStation videogame series has spawned three entries to date (with a fourth announced), and follows main character Nathan Drake as he hunts treasure and becomes embroiled in a series of Indiana Jones-esque adventures.
The feature had a rocky development cycle that featured... Read More
'Amazing Spider-Man 3' Delayed, 'Sinister Six' Added, and Marvel Scoops Up Another Date in 2018
Marvel made a big announcement last weekend, claiming release dates for five more, unidentified superhero movies, starting in July 2017 and stretching forward to May 2019. Marvel has been doing this for awhile, namely, grabbing prime release dates and then deciding which of its movies fit best into that release strategy.
While Marvel has been making big noises about its superhero future, Sony has turned cautious, especially in view of the "disappointing" returns for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. (More on that in a moment.) The studio has decided to delay The Amazing Spider-Man 3 from June 10, 2016 to sometime in 2018, and has pushed The Amazing Spider-Man 4, which had been scheduled for May 4, 2018, off the table entirely, at least for now.
With these delays, that... Read More
Awesome Mondo Poster and Action Figures for New 'Heavy Metal' Movie Revealed at Comic-Con
Heavy Metal, the venerable sci-fi/fantasy magazine that spawned one of the coolest animated films of all time, is heading to Comic-Con this weekend – and the makers are looking to wow fans at the event as they outline their plans for the future.
The company, now run by Jeff Krelitz and David Boxenbaum, will be unveiling several awesome new items as they transition into a full-on media-production company. “This is an opportunity to connect with the fans and listen to what they want to see as well as presenting them with our vision,” Krelitz told Variety.
Part of this vision involves an awesome new Mondo poster for their planned reboot of Heavy Metal as a film. Sure to be one of the most sought-after items in San Diego this weekend, the new print is the work... Read More
'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer: Get Your First Peek into the Secret World of Christian Grey
E.L. James’ naughty fan-fic tale turned best seller Fifty Shades of Grey set the record as the fastest selling paperback of all time when it was released in 2011. Chronicling the sadomasochistic relationship between naive college grad Anastasia Steele and young entrepreneur Christian Grey, the novel wasn’t exactly popular for its writing (most of it pretty terrible) as it was for igniting the kinky imagination of readers across the world. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan were cast in the film adaptation, directed by Sam Taylor-Wood (Nowhere Boy), which is set to be released in time for Valentine’s Day — February 13, 2015. After Beyoncé debuted a teaser for the film over the weekend, featuring a new version of her hit “Crazy in Love," we... Read More
Movie News: Zack Snyder Shares Photo of Henry Cavill as 'Super-Jedi'; Funny New Trailer for 'The Interview'
Super-Jedi: Production on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is underway, but that doesn't mean director Zack Snyder can't have a little fun. On the eve of Comic-Con, Snyder shared a photo via Twitter, showing Henry Cavill, aka the Man of Steel, dressed up as a character from Star Wars, with the caption: "#SuperJedi." The movie is scheduled for release on May 6, 2016. [Twitter]
Painkiller Jane: The Soska Sisters, twin female directors (American Mary), will direct a film version of Painkiller Jane, based on a comic book created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada. It follows an undercover cop who is tortured by the gang she's investigating, giving her "preternatural regenerating abilities and a high tolerance for pain." The comic has... Read More
What News Do You Hope Is Announced at Comic-Con?
Another Comic-Con is nearly upon us, and with it we're sure to hear a lot of news about the most highly anticipated movies and TV series of the next few years. Maybe some that we don't even know are in the works yet. These aren't just superhero blockbusters and shows based on comic books, either. Maybe this won't be the setting for more Star Wars announcements, but there are plenty of other projects that the studios are ready to parade for the fans -- in Hall H and elsewhere around the San Diego Convention Center floor.
First of all there are those things we thing we already know that we hope are confirmed. Is the Rock really going to play Shazam in a 2016 release, and will he also be part of the Justice League movie megafranchise? What exactly are the unrevealed... Read More
Comics on Film: Will Comic Book Movies Burn Out Soon? Have They Already?
As we sit on the cusp of the most anticipated weekend of the year for many comics and movie fans, there are a lot of details that we actually already know about the future of the comic book movie for the next several years. Recently, Marvel Studios announced release dates for several untitled films on up through 2019, and rumors continue to persist about Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment readying a slew of DC Comics-related films to match their already impressive lineup of forthcoming TV programs. While many fans see these things as new projects to look forward to, some fans are becoming vocal about worries of dreaded oversaturation.
The idea isn't without merit. When one kind of product floods a marketplace, it tends to devalue all of the other... Read More
Jeremy Saulnier on the Most Challenging Scene to Shoot for 'Blue Ruin'
In this monthly column we spotlight new Blu-ray/DVD releases by interviewing directors about the scenes that stood out most for them while making their movies. This month, we talk to Jeremy Saulnier about his breakout thriller Blue Ruin.
One of the standout indie films of 2014, Jeremy Saulnier’s slow-burn thriller Blue Ruin has transformed him and his friend and lead actor Macon Blair from unknowns to hot commodities. The film is a stone-cold revenge tale with Blair playing Dwight, a drifter whom we meet at the start of the film living a simple existence out of his car. Haunted by the murder of his parents, he launches a bloody act of vengeance following the release of the man who killed them.
In one of the movie’s most tense moments, Dwight goes to his... Read More
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Blue Ruin - Radius-TWC - Blu-ray and DVD
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
Cast: Macon Blair, Amy Hargreaves, Bonnie Johnson, Sidné Anderson, Devin Ratray. Full cast + crew
This week one of our favorite movies of 2014 hits home video. It's called Blue Ruin, and it's about a lonely man (the superb Macon Blair) who is given the opportunity to punish the man who wronged him years ago, only to realize that there is no such thing as a simple murder. That may sound like the premise for your typical revenge thriller, but trust us when we say Blue Ruin is far from your typical indie revenge thriller.
Read our interview with Macon Blair and Jeremy Saulnier here.
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