In a viral campaign likely to expand during next week's Comic-Con, Columbia Pictures and MGM have revealed a first look at the robotic ED-209 design from their upcoming reboot of RoboCop. Based on the company from the film itself, the OmniCorp site features, along with the below video and image, the following mission statement:
For a half-century, these words have set the framework upon which OmniCorp has aimed to build a brighter world. We don't do passive technology. At OmniCorp, our solutions generate a beacon of safety that we shine upon on the dangers of the day. No matter the obstacle - political, cultural, philosophical - we pursue our convictions around the globe to secure peace of mind at home. And when this requires bold new direction, we never allow doubt to shrink our duty. When your quality of life is in the balance, our leadership team will tip the scales.
Our products have elevated your lives. Our people have inspired your future. Our passion will always be at your side.
Directed by Jose Padilha, RoboCop is about to enter production with a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and Hugh Laurie. It is currently targeting an August 9, 2013 release.
Warner Bros. and MGM have revealed, via EW, a massive banner for their upcoming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Check it out below!
Filled with familiar images from J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel, the banner seems to unfold in a chronological manner from left to right, so it may give us our first hint as to how much of the tale is featured in the first film. What's more, the banner offers a first look at Beorn, the woodsman who Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and the Dwarves encounter near Mirkwood who has the ability to transform himself into a bear.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens on December 14, but check back this weekend as we'll be live-blogging the film's Comic-Con panel on Saturday, July 14th.
We're just days away from having the cast of The Expendables 2 take the stage at Comic-Con's Hall H and, prepping for the Thursday panel, The LA Times has revealed a special poster that fans will have the chance to pick up in San Diego. Check it out below!
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scott Adkins and Yu Nan, The Expendables 2 hits theaters on August 17th, but you can check back on Thursday for our live panel coverage on ComingSoon.net.
It's been some time since his Stargate and Independence Day hit theaters in the 1990s, but director Roland Emmerich today tells The Hollywood Reporter that both sci-fi properties could be headed back to the big screen.
Independence Day, which is slated for a 3D re-release on July 3rd of next year, would go the sequel route and Emmerich has been working with his former creative partner Dean Devlin to get the story together.
"[C]reatively, for the very first time since we did the original, I feel we have a worthy concept, a worthy path to go," he says. "...Whether or not we can make this happen, if we can get all the pieces to come together, that’s gonna be challenging."
Plans for Stargate, meanwhile, are bit less distinct. "Stargate has always had this empty hole," he adds. "When we made the first one, we always intended on doing part two and three, and we were prevented for years. And our hope is that we can get another chance at Stargate and tell the entire story we wanted to tell."
Emmerich's next, White House Down, is set to star Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal and deals with a paramilitary takeover of the White House. Today, Variety revealed that James Woods is in talks to join the cast, playing the head of the President's secret service detail.
"Star Trek" fans may have to wait a year until J.J. Abrams' Star Trek 2, but they'll have a chance to watch "Star Trek" in theaters on Monday, July 23 at 7:00 PM as Fathom Events has announced the "Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event," an event celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the popular television show from the '80s and '90s, taking place a day before the Blu-ray release of "Star Trek: The Next Generation - The First Season" on July 24.
The event presented by NCM Fathom and CBS TV will feature two of the most popular Next Generation episodes: Ep. 106, “Where No One Has Gone Before” and Ep. 114, "Datalore.” Painstakingly retransferred from the original source material during its ongoing multimillion-dollar restoration. The two episodes will be introduced by well-known "Star Trek" experts and restoration consultants Mike and Denise Okuda, and fans will also be among the first to get a glimpse of the brand-new special features from the Blu-ray, including interviews with the team behind the restoration, as they discuss the process and countless man-hours dedicated to the upgrade of "The Next Generation."
Tickets for the "Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event" are available at participating theaters and at FathomEvents.com, where you can also find a list of participating theaters.
They've released a trailer for the event, which you can watch below and you can read the full press release below that:
This summer, Trekkers across the country can ‘boldly go where no one has gone before’ with “Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event,” a one night in-theater celebration on Monday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. local time, with an additional 10:15 p.m. showing in select theaters. Painstakingly retransferred from the original source material during its ongoing multimillion dollar restoration, this special anniversary event celebrating the debut of “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The First Season” Blu-ray on July 24 will feature two of the most popular episodes from the storied first season, “Where No One Has Gone Before” (Ep. 106) and “Datalore” (Ep. 114). The episodes were handpicked by well-known “Star Trek” experts and restoration consultants, Mike and Denise Okuda, who chose “Where No One Has Gone Before” for its beautiful space imagery and the Data-centric “Datalore” because the character played by Brent Spiner has long been a fan favorite.
In addition to the two episodes, which will be introduced by the Okudas, fans will also be among the first to get a glimpse of the brand-new special features including interviews with the team behind the restoration as they discuss the process and countless man-hours dedicated to the upgrade of “The Next Generation.” The evening will conclude with an extended preview of the Season 2 Blu-Ray, which will be released later this year.
Tickets for “Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event” will be available beginning Friday, June 8 at presenting theater box offices and online at http://www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of presenting theater locations and prices, please visit the web site (theaters and participants may be subject to change).
“We’re thrilled to be able to introduce ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ to a new generation,” said Ken Ross, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Home Entertainment. “Seeing the episodes in a theater setting is the perfect way to show off the pristine picture that high definition allows and launch the first season on Blu-Ray.”
Presented by NCM Fathom Events, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution, this event will be broadcast to nearly 500 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.
“‘The Next Generation’ series is timeless. It’s hard to believe 25 years have gone by since this iconic show premiered on television,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “This special event celebrates the magic that made this beloved series so memorable.”
Created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the “Star Trek” franchise, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” was produced 21 years after the debut of the original “Star Trek” series. Featuring one of the most endearing ensemble casts in television history, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” took fans on the remarkable continuing voyages of the Starship Enterprise set in the 24th century from the year 2364 through 2370. With 178 episodes spread over seven seasons, it ran longer than any other “Star Trek” series. In addition to “Next Generation,” the “Star Trek” franchise includes “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (1993-1999), “Star Trek: Voyager” (1995-2001), “Star Trek: Enterprise” (2001-2005), and “Star Trek: The Animated Series” (1973-1974), as well as 11 feature films.
“Star Trek: The Next Generation – The First Season” Blu-ray will be available at Best Buy as a six-disc set on July 24. The set includes a wealth of exclusive bonus material, including over 95 minutes of brand-new documentaries featuring never-before-seen cast and crew interviews and an inside look at taking “The Next Generation” to the next level of high-definition, archival footage, original episodic promos and featurettes from the DVD release.
There are lots of cool reasons why it's awesome that filmmaker Darren Aronofsky is on Twitter, but the coolest of them is that he can keep us abreast on his latest movie, the biblical epic Noah, as it happens.
This morning, he revealed on Twitter that Sir Anthony Hopkins will be joining the cast, which includes Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Saoirse Ronan, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ray Winstone, playing Methuselah, the world's oldest man mentioned in the Hebrew Bible who according to the story died seven days before the Great Flood.
As Aronofsky puts it on Twitter:
i'm honored to be working with the great sir anthony hopkins. we just added him to the stellar cast of #Noah; #methuselahlives.
Sir Anthony is only 74 years old, a far cry from the 969 years that Methuselah supposedly lived before he died.
The movie is currently filming, planned for a March 28, 2014 release by Paramount Pictures.
DreamWorks Animation has revealed the new trailer for Rise of the Guardians, featuring the voices of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law.
The November 21 release is an epic and magical adventure that tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman, and Jack Frost - legendary characters with previously unknown extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children everywhere.
The Hills Run Red director David Parker returns to San Diego Comic-Con International on Thursday, July 12 at 6:15PM PT with a new first look at his horror/thriller independent motion picture Coldwater.
Parker joins up and comer star Ivan Djurovic and co-star James Duval in Hall H as part of the Virtual Drive-In panel.
“In 2009, I had the opportunity to present my last picture The Hills Run Red in Hall H as part of Joel Silver’s Dark Castle panel along side films like Ninja Assassin and Sherlock Holmes,” Parker says. “It was an amazing experience, and I am thrilled to get the chance to return to Hall H to give the fans a taste of Coldwater.”
The panel will include an exclusive first look at two scenes from the highly anticipated thriller, in addition to the theatrical trailer. In addition, exclusive limited mini-posters (pictured) will be given out. Head inside for a larger look.
Coldwater is about Andre (DJUROVIC), who is recovering from a recent accident, agrees to help his friend Robert (RICK IRWIN) by taking over a house-sitting job at an unusual home nestled in the heart of Coldwater Canyon. As the day turns into night, Andre faces strange occurrences that lead him to believe he is not there alone, and someone or something is watching him.
David Parker, Ivan Djurovic and James Duval will be available for interviews from 3:30-5:30pm PT Thursday July 12th at the Hilton Bayside Sapphire Room CD.
Join Liam McIntyre and the cast and crew of the Starz Original Series "Spartacus: War of the Damned" as they take you on a behind-the-scenes first look at the making of the series’ final season.
"Spartacus: War of the Damned," currently in production in New Zealand, takes place following the defeat of Roman commander Gaius Claudius Glaber. Spartacus and his men have amassed major victories against the Romans after the Battle of Vesuvius. These victories have not only forged the legend of Spartacus, but have greatly increased the ranks of the rebellion slaves to more than 30,000. Rome is indeed beginning to tremble at the threat Spartacus now represents.
The "Spartacus" franchise began its run Friday, January 22, 2010 with "Blood and Sand." It was followed a year later with the prequel, "Gods of the Arena" (January 21, 2011). "Vengeance" hit the air on January 27, 2012 and "War of the Damned" is scheduled to air January 2013.
"Spartacus: War of the Damned" sees the return on Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Dustin Clare (Gannicus), Dan Feuerriegel (Agron), Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Naevia) and Ellen Hollman (Saxa). This year, Todd Lasance joins the cast as Gaius Julius Caesar, along with Simon Merrells, who will be playing Marcus Crassus and Anna Hutchison as Laeta.
The legendary Hammer Studios is widely recognized as the high watermark of the gothic macabre, creating some of the most chilling and recognizable horror films of all time.
Synapse Films is proud to present this essential collection of all 13 tales of terror from the legendary British film studio into The Complete Hammer House of Horror collector's set.
In 1980 Hammer took over the old Hampden Manor House in the heartland of England and produced a series of thirteen horror stories to air on British television. With a host of Hammer regulars, including Peter Cushing (Twins of Evil, Star Wars) and Denholm Elliott (Raiders of the Lost Ark), classic thespians including Brian Cox (The Ring), Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Georgina Hale (The Devils), Diana Dors (Theatre of Blood) and Dark Shadows stalwart Kathryn Leigh Scott, along with early appearances by actors like Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye), each episode provides a completely new and individual tale of terror and suspense.
Synapse Films is proud to present the complete series of Hammer House of Horror in its original airdate order, with all-new introductions and supplemental features. This five-disc Collector's Edition presents each episode with all nudity and violence intact.
Special features include:
Episode introductions GRAVE RECOLLECTIONS: A Visit with Kathryn Leigh Scott HAMMER HOUSEKEEPING: A Visit with Mia Nadasi Animated Stills Gallery
The trailer for the comedic thriller Bad Kids Go to Hell has arrived. The film will have its North American premiere at Comic-Con this Friday, July 13th.
In the film - which is based on the graphic novel of the same name - six private school high school kids find themselves stuck in detention on a frightfully dark and stormy Saturday afternoon. During their eight-hour incarceration, each of the six kids falls victim to a horrible "accident" until only one of them remains. And as each of these spoiled rich kids bites the dust, the story takes on a series twists and turns. Is one of the kids secretly evening the school's social playing field? Or have the ghosts of prestigious Crestview Academy finally come to punish the school's worst (and seemingly untouchable) brats? One thing is for sure... Daddy's money can't save them now.
Matthew Spradlin directed the film which stars Judd Nelson, Cameron Deane Stewart, Augie Duke, Amanda Alch, Ali Faulkner, Marc Donato, Roger Edwards and Ben Browder.
Any Hatchet fans out there heading to Comic-Con? Well, this Saturday, July 14th, Dark Sky Films and ArieScope Pictures will be distributing limited edition teaser posters for their upcoming horror sequel Hatchet III exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con.
On-hand at SDCC to sign the posters will be writer/producer Adam Green, director BJ McDonnell, and cast members Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan, Caroline Williams, and Rileah Vanderbilt.
The teaser poster, featuring Kane Hodder as slasher icon Victor Crowley, offers fans their first look at producer Adam Green's hotly-anticipated film. Head inside for a look!
The official Hatchet III signing will be held on Saturday, July 14th on the San Diego Comic-Con floor at area/table AA21 from 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM. Each fan who comes to the signing will receive a free limited edition poster, which will only be available at Comic-Con 2012. Fans can also catch Victor Crowley walking the convention floor throughout the day, and those who snap a picture of themselves with Crowley and tweet it (tagging @darkskyfilms), will be entered to win a Hatchet Army t-shirt and limited edition poster.
The sequel is a co-production of MPI/Dark Sky Films and Green’s Los Angeles-based ArieScope Pictures. The film marks cinematographer McDonnell's directorial debut after having handled A and B camera operations on such features as Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake, Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and Adam Green's first two Hatchet films.
Reps from WWE have passed along the one-sheet for The Day, a new apocalyptic thriller that revolved on the film festival circuit for a spell. The film is set to open on August 29th and stars Shawn Ashmore, Ashley Bell, Cory Hardrict, Dominic Monaghan and Shannyn Sossamon. Head inside for a larger look at the poster.
A group of five survivors, armed with shotguns, axes and machetes, wander the back roads of a ravaged landscape looking for refuge in The Day, a terrifying look into a post-apocalyptic future. As war ravages humanity, destroying civilization and most of life on earth, the survivors realize they must do whatever it takes to stay alive. Lost, starving, and exhausted, they seek shelter in a seemingly safe abandoned farmhouse. However, while searching for food and resources, they unwittingly set off a trap signaling to their ruthless predators lying in wait to begin their deadly attack. With food and ammunition dwindling, the group must make a desperate final stand - over a 24 hour period - battling for their ultimate survival.
Screenwriter Alex Garland discusses the potential for a Judge Dredd prequel and sequel.
by Chris Tilly
July 9, 2012
With the Dredd press tour ramping up in preparation for San Diego Comic-Con, the film’s star Karl Urban and screenwriter Alex Garland appeared at the London Film and Comic Con this past weekend to talk about the movie.
And amongst the many things they discussed was the potential for Judge Dredd sequels, with Bleeding Cool reporting Garland as saying the following...
“We’ll see a sequel if the gross is above $50m in the US. It’s a simple financial equation. We’re an independent movie.”
And in terms of what those sequels might revolve around, Garland explained that the Dark Judges could make an appearance…
“I wrote death into this script, but it didn’t feel right for the first film. I thought it felt right but after about 16 drafts it really didn’t work out. I needed to have set up the city and Dredd first before taking on what is essentially a riff on the Judges. You need to know what the Judges are before you can subvert them.
“I wrote a second script which was about Dredd going out to the Cursed Earth. That was rejected for similar reasons.
“If they want to make sequels, I’ve got a story that goes from this one into the origins of Dredd and the city. Then the third one would have a strange, existential attack from the Dark Judges.”
So 2,000AD fans, is this the way you’d like to see the Judge Dredd story progress?
Lionsgate unveils a trailer for the disc's bonus features.
by RL Shaffer
July 9, 2012
In anticipation of the August 18, 2012 home video release of The Hunger Games (details here), Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have unveiled a trailer for the disc's bonus features. Check it out:
Here's a breakdown of all the bonus features:
The World is Watching: Making of The Hunger Games: An eight-part documentary covering the "making of" the film in all aspects from the pre-production process all the way through the theatrical release and fan reactions Game Maker: Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games Phenomenom Letters from the Rose Garden featurette: Insights from Donald Sutherland on the development of his role as President Snow Controlling the Games: Stories and concepts behind creating the control center A Conversation with Gary Ross and Elvis Mitchell Propaganda Film (in its entirety) Marketing Archive Both the DVD and Blu-ray include a Digital Copy Preparing for The Games: A Director's Process (Blu-ray Exclusive)
Suggested retail for the Blu-ray is $39.99. You can pre-order the Blu-ray on Amazon for $22.96. The DVD suggested retail is $30.98. Amazon's pre-order price for the DVD is currently set at $18.96.