David Fincher's Great New 'Gap' Ads Make Us Want to See Him Direct a Rom-Com
At some point between directing his hit movies (like The Social Network and the upcoming Gone Girl) and TV series (like House of Cards), David Fincher always finds time to put out a commercial or four. More recently the filmmaker reunited with his Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara for a Calvin Klein ad, and now he returns with four fantastic TV spots for the Gap.
What's so great about these four short Gap ads (especially for fans of the director) is that we get to see a side of David Fincher we don't normally see in his movies. Light, sexy and playful, the spots delight in their retro-romantic sensibilities, to the point that we're now kinda jonesing to see Fincher tackle an offbeat romantic comedy for his next movie.
Check out all four spots below... Read More
'Saw' Celebrates Its 10-Year Anniversary by Returning to Theaters for Halloween
Do you want to play a game? Lionsgate is banking on your answer being yes, as the studio has revealed plans to bring the original Saw back to theaters in celebration of the film’s 10-year anniversary. Is it just me, or does it seem like Saw has been around longer than a decade? Must be all those sequels…
To celebrate the birth of the iconic Jigsaw, Lionsgate will re-release the original Saw in theaters starting on Halloween day. Select locations will have screenings on Halloween Eve, and the whole thing will end a week later. Lionsgate is really excited about their plans and hopes horror fans will be too. The studio’s President of Acquisitions & Co-Productions, Jason Constantine, offered these thoughts:
“The launch of Saw was a signature event in... Read More
Movie News: 'Underworld' Rebooting; Charlie Hunnam Will Be Guy Ritchie's King Arthur; 'The Pyramid' Trailer
Underworld: After four installments, it's time for a reboot of the Underworld series. The first film, starring Kate Beckinsale and directed by Len Wiseman, was released in 2003, the last (so far) in 2012, and now Lakeshore Entertainment has hired Cory Goodman (Priest, the upcoming The Last Witch Hunter) to write a reimagined version of the vampires vs. werewolves franchise, which has made more than $450 million worldwide. [Heat Vision]
King Arthur: Charlie Hunnam (TV's Sons of Anarchy) is in final negotiations to star in Guy Ritchie's untitled King Arthur project, an epic retelling of the legendary story that is intended to span six films. Last year Hunnam was set to star in the sexy 50 Shades of Grey before pulling out of the movie before production... Read More
Comics on Film: Ranking 2014's Comic Book Movies
As people everywhere get ready to say good-bye to the summer season, Comics on Film has reached that time in the year where we can look back on the major comics-based movie releases of the year and figure out which we liked best and which we didn't like so much. From the blockbuster releases provided by the characters of Marvel Comics at multiple studios, to the return of the Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird-created Ninja Turtles, on down through the harsh and unforgiving streets of Frank Miller's Basin City, 2014 has proven to be a surprisingly diverse year for comic book cinema. Maybe, even, a transformative one.
With eight live-action comic book movies released between March and August of this year, let's get right into the rankings for 2014's comic book... Read More
Tyler Perry Would Have Turned Down 'Gone Girl' if He Knew Who David Fincher Was
A major player in the movie industry not knowing who David Fincher is seems impossible. Even if you've never seen the likes of Se7en or Fight Club or Panic Room, the man's received two Oscar nominations for Best Director in the past five years. Fincher is big-game Hollywood talent. If you're involved in the industry, you'd have to at least know who he is, right?
Well, no. Not if Tyler Perry is to be believed.
The creator of the Madea series and a seemingly endless supply of other low-budget, high-earning hits is actually in David Fincher's new movie Gone Girl, but he revealed to New York Magazine that he wouldn't have said yes to the movie if he knew who David Fincher was:
"When he agreed to play Gone Girl’s charismatic defense attorney... Read More
The YA Countdown: New 'Hunger Games' Posters, Plus: 'The Maze Runner,' 'Frostbite' and More
Welcome to the YA Movie Countdown, our resident expert’s biweekly guide to young-adult book-to-film adaptations.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1
With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’s November 21 release date coming up, Lionsgate just released a brand new set of character posters. That last batch primarily stuck to familiar faces, like Finnick and Effie, but this time we're getting a closer look at some of the film's new characters, namely Katniss' camera crew, which includes Cressida (Natalie Dormer), Pollux (Elden Henson), Messalla (Evan Ross) and Castor (Wes Chatham). We also got a poster for Katniss' personal protector, Boggs (Mahershala Ali), and Gale, too. You can check them all out below.
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Is 'Acme' the Next 'Lego Movie'?
Warner Bros. may seem to be have franchise-building problems, if only because of the Justice League stuff, but otherwise the studio is doing just fine. It's continuing to churn out Harry Potter, Hobbit and Mad Max movies that we actually want to see, and recently it gave us the beginnings of new Godzilla and Lego movie series. Again, that we're actually looking forward to seeing more of.
The next hopeful franchise the studio is going for is Acme, as in the fictional company from the Looney Tunes animated universe (that we've noted in the past would be a fun place to intern at). Warner Bros. is moving forward with a live-action/CG hybrid that will star Steve Carell and center on a warehouse, presumably filled with anvils and rocket-powered roller skates and... Read More
Here's What a Virtual Reality 'Star Wars' Video Game Might Look Like
The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset could change the way we play video games – making the VR future hinted at in so many sci-fi films a modern-day reality. While I’m not entirely convinced the technology will take off, demos like this new video from developer Kit 2 are certainly swaying my opinion in a positive direction.
The developer shows off the new STEM pack, which works with the headset to provide full-motion tracking for each of the user’s hands by allowing us to live out our nerd fantasies and actually simulate the clutching of a lightsaber.
The demo is not a licensed LucasArts project, but it’s not a stretch to imagine that we’d eventually see a Star Wars lightsaber game on the Oculus Rift (or Sony’s Project Morpheus) at some... Read More
Disney Fans Get a First Look at Pixar's Next Female Hero
What if the seven dwarfs had lived inside of Snow White's head? The next Pixar animated feature will kind of play on that idea, as Inside Out will focus on a little girl whose emotions are personified and put on display for the viewer. Her name is Riley, and the studio has given us our first look at the 11-year-old by way of a brief behind-the-scenes feature available on the Disney Movies Anywhere site (it's almost sort of hidden within a video labeled "1 Fact About Monsters University + a Peek at Inside Out").
In addition to the four seconds of Riley reading a book, looking unsure of something and then finally beaming with a joyous smile of apparent enlightenment, we also get more of those "dwarfs," as director Pete Docter (Up) likens the emotions to... Read More
'Captain America 3' Codirector Anthony Russo Says "Fans Are Going to Freak Out"
Anthony and Joe Russo scored a box office and critical success with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and were rewarded with directing duties for Captain America 3, currently scheduled for a May 6, 2016 release. That might seem like a long way off, but the brothers are already charged up about the possibilities for Cap (Chris Evans) and want to pass that along to Marvel fans.
"We just got another incredible draft from the writers and are very excited about the film," says Anthony. "I can't divulge who is going to be in the film, but I think the fans are going to freak out when they hear about it."
One hint about what's to come in Cap 3 is revealed when Anthony talks to us about the character of the Winter Soldier, played by... Read More
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