Just back from Comic-Con, Paramount has released a trailer for its upcoming November 7 Christopher Nolan sci-fi mystery Interstellar starring Matthew McConaughey as a haggard, ex-pilot father of two, who has to leave his kids behind while he heads to outer space. Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Cainealso star. It’s no secret that Nolan is making a number of homages to one of his fave films, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The director, who made his first Hall H appearance at the San Diego fanboy confab last week, told the crowd: “I grew up in a time when being an astronaut was the highest ambition of any child. The idea that we’d keep exploring space seemed an inevitability.”
Sons of Anarchy hunk Charlie Hunnam couldn’t make the show’s final panel, ahead of its final season, at Comic-Con this weekend, thanks to a Vogue magazine photo shoot. So with some help from his suddenly servile show colleagues, the SOA people put together this hugely entertaining video showing what Hunnam was really doing on Sunday instead. The video drew big laughs from the audience at the Hall H panel. Check it out here:
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Fresh off unveiling a Sin City: A Dame To Kill For‘s opening sequence and red band at Comic-Con this weekend, Dimension Films dropped the new girls ‘n’ guns-packed trailer this morning. The original Sin City opened 2005, and in the nine years since Rodriguez and Miller have added more crispness to the series’ black-and-white comic book aesthetic. The hyper-stylized and ultra-violent footage for the second one, which bows August 22, more than perked up Comic-Con attendees. Check out the trailer:
The trailer has roared into town for Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller‘s long-in-coming next installment to his great dystopian sci-fi series of films. This one, which drew some of the biggest cheers of the weekend when it was shown last night at San Diego Comic-Con, will feature Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Hugh Keays-Byrne and Nicholas Hoult when it arrives next year. Miller shares writing credit with Brendan McCarthy and Nick Lathouris. Producers are Miller, P.J. Voeten and Doug Mitchell. Warner Bros. is distributing.
UPDATE: Microsoft just released this first-look trailer of Halo: Nightfall, the live-action series coming in November from Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions and Microsoft’s 343 Industries. The story is set between the events in the fourth and fifth Halo video games (Halo 5: Guardians is coming next year).
The live-action five-part series follows a new character, Jameson Locke (played by Mike Colter (The Good Wife)), described as “a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth’s most powerful and secretive military branch.” After a biological attack, Locke and his unit unravel a plot and track down an ancient artifact. The series will be part of The Master Chief Collection, the remastered set of the first four Halo games that Microsoft announced during E3 last month and set to debut in November.
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As part of a UNICEF fundraiser being run on Omaze.com, director J.J. Abrams unveils the X-Wing Starfighter that will be used in next year’s Star Wars VII. The fundraiser is part of an effort Disney has dubbed Force for Change, designed to raise money to “find solutions to the world’s biggest problems.” Last week, the campaign posted an amusing video featuring Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart (in drag as Princess Leia). Now they’ve gone full monte on the X-Wing to really wrap up the fundraiser in style. Here’s the trailer:
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Here’s the trailer for Annabelle, a spinoff rather than straight sequel to the New Line horror pic The Conjuring. The pic is directed by John R. Leonetti, written by Gary Dauberman and produced by James Wan and Peter Safran. It stars Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard and Eric Ladin. The main lesson to be drawn from the trailer seems to be that it’s not healthy for adults to play with dolls, but perhaps we’re being too literal minded in our assessment. Annabelle opens October 3, just in time to ruin the Christmas gift lists of doll collectors everywhere. What do you think of the trailer?
The trailer for ‘Laggies‘ has dropped, sloooowwwwly, of course. The Sundance selection from A24 stars Keira Knightley as a overeducated, underachieving woman lagging well behind her demographic cohort in life as she dodges responsibility and grown-up things like serious jobs and a marriage proposal. Chloë Grace Moretz plays the high schooler she befriends, then hides out with while dodging said marriage proposal, and Sam Rockwell plays Moretz’s initially bemused and then increasingly intrigued father. The film debuts Oct. 24, unless it lags a bit more, of course. Here it is. Let us know what you think.
Syfy just put out a trailer for its TV spinoff of the Terry Gilliam film 12 monkeys after screening it at the TCA Summer Press Tour 2014. The series stars Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean, and Kirk Acevedo, and is set to debut in January. Have to say that this trailer looks sufficiently creepy and excellent to stir lots of interest. What do you think?
Utopia, the way-out-there Fox reality show from John de Mol that would send “pioneers” to settle an uninhabited part of Earth together and figure out how to run it, has posted a teaser trailer featuring bits of interviews with some of those would-be colonists. Fifteen pioneers will be chosen for the experiment, then recorded around the clock, with video on the Internet as well as on TV. The catch, a pioneer can be replaced at any time by one of the show’s audience. It’s based on a Dutch show that’s been running since January. The show premieres for three nights in a single week this fall, beginning Sept. 7. Here’s the teaser:
Fox and Warner Bros TV have dropped a new 45-second teaser for Gotham, the gritty cop drama based on DC Comics’ Batman lore that premieres September 22. Ben McKenzie stars as James Gordon, war hero and newbie Gotham City homicide cop tasked with solving one of the city’s highest-profile crimes: The murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Here he crosses paths with some of Gotham’s once and future criminal masterminds, including Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, and Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle: Read More »
The countdown to social media’s biggest-ever question — Did Syfy‘s Sharknado jump the shark with a sequel? — continues with the latest look at Sharknado 2: The Second One, which premieres July 30 after it storms into Comic-Con. Check it out:
Boy, this brings back psychedelic memories from Brazil. Amplify released a fresh trailer for Terry Gilliam‘s upcoming The Zero Theorem about an eccentric hacker, Quohen (Christoph Waltz), whose given an opportunity by “The Management” to crack an enigmatic code. All the great Gilliam earmarks are here: the monstrous technology, the paranoia with authority, and the mysterious dame (in this case it’s Melanie Thierry’s Bainsley who seduces Quohen) who can possibly provide the escape from it all…or not. Also along for the ride: Matt Damon as Quohen’s boss, Lucas Hedges as a teenage boy who intends to assist the hacker as well as Tilda Swinton, David Thewlis and Ben Whishaw. The Zero Theorem is set to unspool theatrically on Sept. 19. Take a look:
UPDATED: Orange Is The New Black author Piper Kerman received high praise following her White House debut today when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder followed her at the podium at a D.C. powwow on prison rehab efforts. “Thank you for sharing your story in print and on Netflix – my wife just finished binge watching both seasons of your TV show,” said Holder, who praised the “realism” depicted on the acclaimed Netflix series.
Kerman, whose incarceration memoir is the basis for Netflix‘s hit Jenji Kohan-created series, joined business and community leaders as guest speaker alongside Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett at the event hosted by the White House Domestic Policy Council, the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and the National Reentry Resource Center. Kerman served 13 months in federal prison on money laundering and drug trafficking charges and was released in 2005. Her best-selling memoir hit stands in 2010 before Netflix’s series adaptation premiered last year.
BBC America will debut the eighth season of Doctor Who — ahem, the first season featuring new Doctor Peter Capaldi — at 8PM ET on August 23. The season will blast off with a feature-length episode entitled “Deep Breath” in which Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor makes his first full-episode appearance. Jenna Coleman returns as companion Clara Oswald and Samuel Anderson joins the cast as Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School, where Clara also works. Ben Miller (Primeval, Death In Paradise), Keeley Hawes (Line Of Duty, Upstairs, Downstairs), and Tom Riley (Da Vinci’s Demons) guest star. Check out the freshly unveiled Season 8 teaser (readers outside the U.S. can view the BBC version below it):
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Warner Bros./New Line released a full-length trailer for their Aug. 8 title Into the Storm and amid the onslaught of franchise films bowing that weekend (Lionsgate/Summit‘s Step Up All In and Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) this is one of the more underrated spectaculars on the summer release schedule. Clips were shown at Wondercon, and the film, helmed by Avatar VFX supervisor Steven Quale, literally puts the audience in the middle of the film’s small town, Silverton, that’s being beaten up by a series of twisters. Richard Armitage plays a single father trying to shield his teenage son from this bad weather day. Matt Walsh (Veep), changing his comedy hat for action, plays an obsessed stormchaser who along with his meteorologist associate portrayed by Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), cuts through the puddles like butter in their armored Titus vehicle as seen here. Though it looks like a tank from G.I. Joe, the Titus is based on an actual stormcashing vehicle and was constructed for the film out of an old Dodge pickup truck.
The Guest, a gory film to be shown at the Sundance NEXT festival in August, has released a teaser trailer. The movie stars Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens and is directed by Adam Wingard (You’re Next), who world premiered it last January at Sundance. The HanWay Films and Snoot Entertainment production will be released by Picturehouse in the US and Icon Pictures in the UK. Here it is: Read More »
Here’s the latest trailer for the Michael Bay-produced and Jonathan Liebesman-directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Megan Fox and Will Arnett star in the origin story which focuses on four unlikely outcast brothers who rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles team up with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Arnett) to save New York City from Shredder and his evil Foot Clan. Paramount releases the pic August 8. Check it out:
The international trailer for Fox Searchlight‘s September 12 crime drama The Drop was released on the web. The Brooklyn-set feature stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and the late actor James Gandolfini, who passed a away a year ago yesterday. The film centers around Hardy’s Bob Saginowski, an ex-con turned bartender who finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry, which sends a ripple effect through the neighborhood to his friends, family, and the gangsters on the block. Gandolfini plays Marv, another ex-con who is trying to go legit. Directed by Michael R. Roskam, The Drop is based on the short story Animal Rescue from author Dennis Lehane, who wrote Mystic River, Shutter Island and Gone Baby Gone.