Supergirl Adds Frederick Schmidt as Metallo!

by Spencer Perry

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Supergirl adds Frederick Schmidt as Metallo

EW reports that Supergirl has added another adversary to its upcoming second season with Frederick Schmidt as Metallo. The TV version of the character is described a follows:

“When international assassin John Corben is badly injured after taking on both Supergirl and Superman, he is reborn by a shadow organization into the Kryptonite-powered supervillain Metallo.”

First appearing in 1959’s Action Comics #252, Metallo has gone toe-to-toe with the Man of Steel on multiple occasions. Different versions of the character have different abilities, but recently the character has been able to absorb any metal and make it part of his exo-skeleton to make himself a gigantic swiss army knife of pain. The character is set to appear in at least two episodes this season, starting with the premiere episode.

Kara has left the safety of being Cat Grant’s assistant in order to figure out what she really wants to do, while as Supergirl she continues to work at the DEO, protecting the citizens of National City and searching for Jeremiah and Cadmus. Along the way, she will team up with Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) to battle new villains, as she strives to balance her personal life with her life as a superhero.

Benoist leads the cast of Supergirl as the title character alongside Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, Jenna Dewan Tatum as Lucy Lane (sister of Lois), David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord, with Dean Cain and Helen Slater. Supergirl season two is also adding recurring roles for Katie McGrath as Lena Luthor, Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer, Lynda Carter as the President of the United States, and Tyler Hoechlin as Superman.

Supergirl airs at 8/7c p.m. Mondays on The CW. The second season premieres on October 10th. If you missed an episode of Supergirl, or just need a refresher of what happened, you can read our weekly recaps by clicking here.

Travis Fimmel, Kate Bosworth & Forest Whitaker Board Finding Steve McQueen

by Max Evry

Travis Fimmel, Kate Bosworth & Forest Whitaker Board Finding Steve McQueen

Travis Fimmel, Kate Bosworth & Forest Whitaker board Finding Steve McQueen

It was revealed today that Travis Fimmel (Warcraft, “Vikings”) will star with Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns, 21), William Fichtner (The Dark Night, Armageddon), and Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, Lee Daniels’ The Butler) in the heist movie Finding Steve McQueen, which Mark Steven Johnson (Ghost Rider, Daredevil) will direct.

Also joining the cast in supporting roles are John Finn (Catch Me If You Can, Glory), Rhys Coiro (“Entourage”) and Louis Lombardi (Jersey Boys, Runner Runner).

Finding Steve McQueen is based on the true story of the biggest bank heist in US history. In 1972 a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions and blackmail money from President Richard Nixon’s secret fund. Keith Sharon (Showtime) and Ken Hixon (City by the Sea) wrote the screenplay.

The film is being produced by Anthony Mastromauro (Identity Films), Silvio Muraglia (Paradox Studios), Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi (AMBI Group), and Alexandra Klim. Mikael Wiren will executive produce.

AMBI Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of the AMBI Group, is handling global sales and will be introducing the project to buyers in Toronto during TIFF.

Principal photography is slated to begin next month in Atlanta, Georgia.

Said Andrea Iervolino, “Aligning a cast of this caliber with a fearless director like Mark has us all excited to see this story come to life. This is an explosive, character-driven film, smartly told in a way that will keep audiences guessing throughout. We’re eager to bring this amazing group together and start shooting in just a few weeks.”

Said Silvio Muraglia, “This is the most amazing script I’ve ever read, it’s hard to believe it’s actually a true story. I’m proud and excited to bring it to the screen with such a talented director and a great cast.”

Said Anthony Mastromauro, “I’m excited to see this caliber of talent come together on a project that has been near and dear to my heart for some time. Mark Steven Johnson has put together a wonderful cast led by Travis Fimmel, who I believe is a movie star in the making, and I’m thrilled to have him lead a truly fantastic cast.”

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Mark Hamill Hints He and His Beard Will Return for Star Wars: Episode IX

by Spencer Perry

Mark Hamill Hints He and His Beard Will Return for Star Wars: Episode IX

Mark Hamill hints he and his beard will return for Star Wars: Episode IX

Fans will never forget the closing minutes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and our first look at Luke Skywalker in over 30 years. Now that filming on its upcoming sequel, the untitled Star Wars: Episode VIII, has completed, the man himself Mark Hamill has taken to Twitter to reveal that he’s saying goodbye to his famous facial hair, until he returns for Episode IX that is.

Colin Trevorrow is already set to direct Star Wars: Episode IX from a script he’s co-writing with Derek Connolly. The film will be released in 2019.

Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is written and directed by Rian Johnson and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, also welcomes back cast members Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John BoyegaLupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and talented newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

Star Wars: Episode VIII is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. Joining the production crew will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Steve Yedlin (Director of Photography), Bob Ducsay (Editor), Rick Heinrichs (Production Designer), Peter Swords King (Hair and Make-Up Designer), and Mary Vernieu (US Casting Director). They will be joining returning crew members Pippa Anderson (Co-Producer, VP Post Production), Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Chris Corbould (SFX Supervisor), Rob Inch (Stunt Coordinator), Ben Morris (VFX Supervisor), and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).

Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release December 15, 2017.

Win a Digital Copy of The Neon Demon

by Chris Alexander
Nicolas Winding Refn takes us inside The Neon Demon on visit to the set and reveals that even he doesn't know exactly how the film is going to end.

Win an iTunes download of Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon

Did you catch Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon during its theatrical run in the spring? What did you think? The movie was certainly divisive, as are all of Refn’s films. We absolutely loved it. It’s a horror film — think Blood and Black Lace by way of Repulsion — that uses limitless style as its substance in the telling of a tale of corrosive L.A. and the broken young women and predatory men who skulk around its peripherals.
 
 
The Neon Demon is coming to DVD and Blu-ray in the U.S. and Canada on September 27th and is now available on most EST (Electronic Sell Through) platforms including iTunes and Google Play.
 
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We have 5 iTunes download codes of The Neon Demon to give away (valued at $14.99 per download) and it’s easy to win. Simply email chris.alexander@shocktillyoudrop.com with the words “I Want Neon!” in the subject line. Five winners will be chosen at random. Good luck!
 
 
 
 

Oliver Queen’s Legacy Lives on in Photos from the Arrow Season 5 Premiere

by Spencer Perry

Oliver Queen's Legacy Lives on in Photos from the Arrow Season 5 Premiere

Oliver Queen’s Legacy lives on in photos from the Arrow season 5 premiere

The CW has released the first official batch of photos for the fifth season premiere of Arrow, featuring the mysterious new villain Prometheus. Check them out in the gallery below!

Newly-appointed Mayor Oliver Queen finds himself challenged as he fights on two fronts for the future of Star City. With Diggle back in the military and Thea adamant about hanging up her hood as Speedy, Team Green Arrow is down to just Oliver and Felicity – but they’re no longer the only vigilantes in town. Green Arrow’s public defeat of Damien Darhk at the end of Season Four has inspired a new crop of masked heroes to step up and defend the city, though their painful inexperience makes them obstacles, rather than allies, in the field. The arrival of a deadly new adversary will force Oliver to confront questions about his own legacy, both as mayor and as the Green Arrow.

Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, John Barrowman as Malcom Merlyn, with Paul Blackthorne as Detective Lance. The series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schechter.

The guest stars for Arrow Season 5 continues to grow and currently includes Rick Gonzalez (Rush, Mr. Robot) as Wild Dog, Josh Segarra as Vigilante, Madison McLaughli as Evelyn Sharp, The Walking Dead star Chad L. Coleman in the villain role of Tobias Church, Joe Dinicol as mystical vigilante Ragman, and Marvel’s Jessica Jones star Wil Traval as Human Target

If you missed an episode of Arrow or just need a refresher on what happened you can read our weekly recaps to catch up. Arrow premieres Wednesday, October 5 on The CW.

New La La Land Poster Will Make You Want to Dance

by Max Evry

New La La Land Poster Will Make You Want to Dance

New La La Land poster will make you want to dance

Lionsgate has released a new La La Land poster featuring stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, which you can check out in the gallery below! 

Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), the film tells the story of Mia (Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

The film also features recent Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons playing a character called “Boss,” as well as Jessica Rothe, Sonoya Mizuno and Callie Hernandez playing Stone’s roommates.

Fred Berger, Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt are producing. Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment will release La La Land in theaters on December 16, 2016.

Flashpoint Arrives in Photos from The Flash Season 3 Premiere

by Spencer Perry

Flashpoint Arrives in Photos from The Flash Season 3 Premiere

Flashpoint arrives in photos from The Flash Season 3 premiere

The CW has released the first official photos for The Flash Season 3 premiere, titled “Flashpoint,” which you can check out in the gallery below!

Blinded by anger, Barry unwittingly plays into Zoom’s game and uncovers the evil speedster’s true goal: to destroy all Earths in the multiverse. In the race of his life, Barry ultimately gets the upper hand against Zoom and defeats his nemesis. But unable to celebrate victory, Barry makes a world-shaking decision and speeds back in time to the night his mother died to stop Reverse Flash from killing her, irrevocably changing his past and redetermining his future.

The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramo, Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West. Season 2 of the series also introduced Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West and the Earth-2 version of The Flash as played by John Wesley Shipp (who also played Barry’s father, Henry Allen). The Flash Season 3 premiere is already set to debut on The CW on Tuesday, October 4 at 8 PM ET.

If you missed an episode of The Flash or just need a refresher on what happened you can read our weekly recaps of every episode by clicking here!

Riverdale Cast Adds Shannon Purser and Robin Givens

by Max Evry

Riverdale Cast Adds Shannon Purser and Robin Givens

Riverdale cast adds Shannon Purser and Robin Givens

According to Entertainment Weekly, The CW‘s upcoming Archie Comics-inspired series Riverdale has added Shannon Purser (Barb from “Stranger Things”) as Ethel Muggs. Meanwhile, Deadline reports that Robin Givens (BoomerangGod’s Not Dead 2) has also joined the Riverdale cast as Mayor Sierra McCoy. 

The series is officially described as follows:

“As a new school year begins, the town of Riverdale is reeling from the recent, tragic death of high school golden boy Jason Blossom — and nothing feels the same… Archie Andrews is still the all-American teen, but the summer’s events made him realize that he wants to pursue a career in music — not follow in his dad’s footsteps—despite the sudden end of his forbidden relationship with Riverdale’s young music teacher, Ms. Grundy. Which means Archie doesn’t have anyone who will mentor him — certainly not singer Josie McCoy, who is only focused on her band, the soon-to-be-world-famous Pussycats. It’s all weighing heavily on Archie’s mind — as is his fractured friendship with budding writer and fellow classmate Jughead Jones. Meanwhile, girl-next-door Betty Cooper is anxious to see her crush Archie after being away all summer, but she’s not quite ready to reveal her true feelings to him. And Betty’s nerves – which are hardly soothed by her overbearing mother Alice aren’t the only thing holding her back. When a new student, Veronica Lodge, arrives in town from New York with her mother Hermione, there’s an undeniable spark between her and Archie, even though Veronica doesn’t want to risk her new friendship with Betty by making a play for Archie. And then there’s Cheryl Blossom… Riverdale’s Queen Bee is happy to stir up trouble amongst Archie, Betty, and Veronica, but Cheryl is keeping secrets of her own. What, exactly, is she hiding about the mysterious death of her twin brother, Jason? Riverdale may look like a quiet, sleepy town, but there are dangers in the shadows… “

The Riverdale cast includes KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Sarah Habel as Ms. Grundy, Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper, and Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge.

Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, in association with Berlanti Productions, with executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater.

Grindhouse Classic I Drink Your Blood Back in Theaters

by Chris Alexander

Grindhouse Classic I Drink Your Blood Back in Theaters

Classic American drive-in flick I Drink Your Blood launches theatrical tour this Friday

David E.Durston’s post-Manson hippie horror classic I Drink Your Blood is one of the signature grindhouse and drive-in films of the 1970s. Released in late 1970, not long after the gruesome Tate/LaBianca murders in California, the film (which stars a young Lynn Lowry) sees a small town boy, fed up with the endless assaults on his friends and family by a vile band of drug-drenched cultists, injecting the troublemakers’ meat pies with a nasty strain of rabies.

What seemed like a good idea at the time instead launches a wave of zombie-plague like carnage in the rural community, with the hippies turning into foaming, homicidal psychopaths!

Now, Grindhouse Releasing is bringing I Drink Your Blood back to theaters for a limited 35th anniversary release.

I Drink Your Blood (which was released as part of an infamous double bill with the unrelated 1964 clunker I Eat Your Skin) opens this Friday, September 2, at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema in New York City and continues at cinemas across the country through the Halloween season.

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Here’s the full schedule:

9/2 –4  – Landmark Sunshine, New York, NY
9/9 – Landmark Nuart, Los Angeles, CA
9/9 & 10 – Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
9/16 & 17 – Coolidge Corner, Boston, MA
9/16 & 17 – Moolah Theatre, St Louis, MO
9/17 – Skyline Drive-In, Shelbyville, IN
9/24 – Midway Drive-In, Dixon, IL
9/30 – Filmbar, Phoenix, AZ
10/1 – Alamo Drafthouse, Omaha, NE
10/4 – Alamo Drafthouse, Yonkers, NY
10/5 – Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston, TX
10/7 – Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA
10/7 – 13 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA
10/14 & 15 – Landmark Main Art, Detroit, MI
10/14 & 15– Landmark Inwood, Dallas, TX
10/14 – 16 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
10/19 – Alamo Drafthouse, Lubbock, TX
10/22 – Landmark Uptown, Minneapolis, MN
10/28 & 29 – Capitol Theatre, Cleveland, OH
10/31 –  Sun-Ray Cinema, Jacksonville, FL
11/12 – Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA

More dates and venues to be announced soon!

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Karen Gillan to Star in Jumanji!

by Spencer Perry

Karen Gillan to Star in Jumanji!

Karen Gillan to star in Jumanji

Sony Pictures has confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Who star Karen Gillan will be joining the cast of their upcoming Jumanji movie. She joins Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Nick Jonas in the film.

Johnson took to Facebook to talk about the addition of Gillan to the role, saying:

“Between myself, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Nick Jonas we’ve searched far and wide to find the one person to complete our JUMANJI family. This isn’t just any role, but in many ways the most important role of the movie. We had to find a girl. But not just any girl. A girl who has ‘Chutzpah.’ Guts and talent to stand her ground and hold her own against Nick’s cool rockstar ways, Jack’s relentless energy and genius, Kevin’s masterful timing and skills and the big, brown, bald tattooed guy who just simply stands there and oooooozes smoldering, captivating, sizzling, can’t take your eyes off this brilliant manly man.. never mind I got drunk on the ol’ DJ kool aid again.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I’m proud to announce a girl who’s playing the most important role in our movie – the talented, beautiful and down for a Scottish fight at any time, Ms. Karen Gillan.

“And yes, this is the girl who is so bad ass she shaved her freaking head for Guardians of the Galaxy…We start production next month in Hawaii and as many of you already know, this isn’t a remake or reboot, but a continuation of the awesome JUMANJI story we love.”

Bad Teacher and Sex Tape helmer Jake Kasdan will direct from a screenplay by High Fidelity and Con Air scribe Scott Rosenberg with frequent Bad Robot executive producer Jeff Pinkner serving as a consultant. Matt Tolmach, William Teitler and Ted Field are producing. Mike Weber and Van Allsburg executive produce.

Jumanji is based on Chris Van Allsburg’s 1985 children’s book in which a magical board game causes jungle plants and creatures to invade a quiet American suburb. The 1995 original film was directed by Joe Johnston and starred the late Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Jonathan Hyde, Bebe Neuwirth, David Alan Grier and Patricia Clarkson.

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Anne Hathaway Signs on for Live Fast Die Hot

by Max Evry

Anne Hathaway Signs on for Live Fast Die Hot

Anne Hathaway signs on for Live Fast Die Hot

According to Deadline, Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the rights to the best-selling memoir Live Fast Die Hot by author/actress Jenny Mollen (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) as a starring vehicle for Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway (The Intern, Les Miserables). 

Here’s the Amazon synopsis for the book released this past June, which you can order right here

Jenny Mollen is a writer and actress living in New York. Until two years ago, her life was exciting, sexy, a little eccentric, and one hundred percent impulsive. She had a husband who embraced her crazy—who understood her need to occasionally stalk around the house in his ex-girlfriend’s old beach caftans and to invite their drug dealer to Passover seder (so he wouldn’t feel like they were using him only for drugs). Then they had their son, Sid, and overnight, Jenny was forced to grow up: to be responsible, to brush her hair, to listen to her voicemail.

Live Fast Die Hot is a collection of stories about what happens when you realize that some things are more important than crafting the perfect tweet. It follows Jenny to Morocco, where she embarks on a quest to prove to herself that she can travel alone without reenacting a plotline from Taken. It shows her confronting demons—most of them from childhood, a few from the spirit realm. And it culminates in Peru, where Jenny decides that maybe the cure for her anxiety as a mom lies at the bottom of a cup of ayahuasca.

Gail Berman (The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) will produce Live Fast Die Hot alongside Hathaway, with Mollen serving as an executive producer.

Hathaway will next be seen in Nacho Vigalondo’s sci-fi thriller Colossal, and will be part of the all-female ensemble for the spin-off Ocean’s Eight

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Jack Reynor, James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, and Dennis Quaid to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller Kin

by Spencer Perry

 Jack Reynor, James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, and Dennis Quaid to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller Kin

Jack Reynor, James Franco, Zoe Kravitz, and Dennis Quaid to star in sci-fi thriller Kin

Deadline reports that Jack Reynor (Sing Street, Transformers: Age of Extinction), James Franco (Pineapple Express, 127 Hours), Zoe Kravitz (X-Men: First Class, Mad Max: Fury Road), and Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow) have signed on to star in the sci-fi thriller Kin. Jonathan and Josh Baker will direct the feature based on their short film Bag Man, which premiered at 2015’s SXSW and which you can check out in the player below.

The outlet reports that the feature will expand on the concept of the short and “revolves around a recently released ex-con (Reynor) and his adopted younger brother who are forced to go on the run. Chased by a vengeful criminal (Franco), the feds and a cadre of otherworldly soldiers, their only protection is a found weapon of mysterious ancestry. Quaid will play the father of the siblings, and Kravitz a young woman who joins them on the run.”

Daniel Casey has penned the script, which will be produced by 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen. Production begins on the film in October.

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August 30: This Week on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD

by Silas Lesnick

August 30 brings home Me Before You, The Jungle Book, Star Wars: Rebels and more!

August 30 brings home Me Before You, The Jungle Book, Star Wars: Rebels and more!

Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s look at all the top titles arriving this week on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Check out the gallery viewer below for a look at the major new releases, catalogue films and television collections hitting shelves and/or VOD beginning Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Kicking off the week is a pair of recent big screen releases. Walt Disney Home Entertainment brings to Blu-ray Jon Favreau’s massive box hit, The Jungle Book, while Warner Bros. Home Entertainment delivers Thea Sharrock’s romantic drama Me Before You, starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin.

There’s a double feature for Tom Hiddleston fans with both director Ben Wheatley’s take on J.G. Ballard’s novel High-Rise and AMC‘s miniseries adaptation of John le Carré’s The Night Manager.

The Criterion Collection, meanwhile, offers their own double feature with a pair of Orson Welles titles. Joining the collection on August 30 are both 1965’s Chimes at Midnight and 1968’s The Immortal Story.

Kino-Lorber continues to explore the work of Fritz Lang with an HD release of his 1921 silent, Destiny.

Shout! Factory is experimenting with a new limited edition line of cult titles, the first of which debuts August 30 with a Deathstalker / Deathstalker II Blu-ray double feature. Limited to 1,000 copies, the set is only available directly from Shout! Factory.

Celebrating the film’s 25th anniversary, Image Entertainment is releasing a Blu-ray special edition of Alan Parker’s musical comedy drama The Commitments.

A trio of small screen shows head to Blu-ray August 30. Be on the lookout for season four of The CW‘s DC Comics series, Arrow, season two of Disney XD‘s animated adventure Star Wars: Rebels, and season six of Showtime‘s dark comedy Shameless.

Small screen titles arriving on DVD only this week include the first season of the STARZ comedy series Blunt Talk, the fourth season of NBC‘s Chicago Fire, the first season of the spinoff, Chicago Med, the seventh season of CBS‘ NCIS: Los Angeles, 11th season of the network’s Criminal Minds and the 12th season of ABC‘s Grey’s Anatomy.

Debuting via Digital HD this week is Marvel Studios‘ massive summer blockbuster Captain America: Civil War, Nicolas Winding Refn’s haunting stylistic thriller The Neon Demon and, debuting directly to home video, the franchise sequel Kickboxer: Vengeance.

Also arriving via Digital HD this week is Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. You can go behind the scenes of the animated feature with an exclusive video that explores the film’s use of motion capture technology and features stars Aaron Paul, Lena Headey, and Sean Bean.


You can check out cover art for all the August 30 releases in the gallery viewer below alongside a listing of each release’s special features (where applicable).

Duncan Jones Talks Potential Return for Warcraft Sequel, No Director’s Cut

by Spencer Perry

Duncan Jones Talks Potential Return for Warcraft Sequel, No Director's Cut

Duncan Jones talks potential return for Warcraft sequel, no director’s cut

The potential for making Warcraft into a feature film franchise seemed bleak after the film’s disastrous opening in the United States, but after it broke box office records intentionally there was a slight glimmer of hope. The film earned just $47.2 million domestically, but it went on to gross $386.3 million overseas for a worldwide total of $433.5 million. 

Speaking with Thrillist, director Duncan Jones was asked about the potential for returning for a sequel to the film, saying: “If there were an opportunity for us to make another film in the Warcraft universe, I really feel like we did the hard work in the first movie as far as setting the table. I would love to capitalize on three-and-a-half years of hard work and be able to have some fun in that world now that I’ve done the hard work. [So] who knows? Maybe I’m just being a masochist.”

Jones also confirmed that no extended version of the film exists.

“A lot of people ask me, ‘When is the director’s cut coming out?’ There will never be a director’s cut. With a film like this, where there are so many visual effects, every concession that you make you lose those shots. They cease to exist because the effects work never gets done. Some of it’s not even at that stage. You go through a writing stage right up to the deadline of shooting the thing. [You lose] ideas in the writing process. Then sets change for whatever reason and notes come in. You’re changing things around a three-and-a-half year process. You get these little changes which are constantly course correcting you. So there is no possibility of ever being a director’s cut. It’s purely in my head.”

Warcraft will be released on Digital HD on September 13, and on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, 4K Ultra HD, DVD and On Demand on September 27. You can pre-order your own copy by clicking here.

Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, Warcraft stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu.

Demian Gregory to Produce Thriller The God Four

by Max Evry

Demian Gregory to Produce Thriller The God Four

Demian Gregory to produce thriller The God Four

It was announced today that Demian Gregory has come onboard to produce The God Four, a feature film written and directed by Todd Komarnicki. The project is being co-financed by Gregory’s Aristocracy Group and Composite Media Capital. Michael Douglas (Wall Street), Natalie Dormer (“Game of Thrones”), Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad) and Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) are set to star. The film is scheduled to go before cameras in Spring 2017, with additional casting currently underway.

Komarnicki is the screenwriter of Sully, the highly-anticipated biopic directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks. He also produced the box office hit Elf starring Will Ferrell.

Demian Gregory is fully financing the project and will produce alongside Peter Winther (Stargate, Independence Day, Godzilla and The Patriot), Lars Winther (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Avengers, Captain America) and executive producers Nicholas Cafritz and Robert Reed Peterson.

Academy Award-nominated director of photography Donald McAlpine (The Chronicles of Narnia, Moulin Rouge!, Romeo+Juliet) and production designer Jane Muskin (Ghost, Glengarry Glen Ross, When Harry Met Sally) are also attached to the production.

Based on an original novel by Ron Irwin adapted by Todd Komarnicki, The God Four is a thriller that tells the story of Rob Carrey, a filmmaker who, on the eve of his 10-year school reunion, discovers that one of his championship rowing crew has just committed suicide. The discovery compels him to look back at his final year at college, a time of rivalry, romance and dangerous secrets.

“We are thrilled to be working with Demian and his partners,” said producer Peter Winther.

“We are proud to be a part of ‘The God Four.’ This is a project that fits in with the type of original and sophisticated films that the company is producing,” said Composite Media Capital in a statement.

Aristocracy Group is a consortium of vertically integrated media companies specializing in production and financing of filmed entertainment privately held by Demian Gregory. Composite Media Capital is a US-based film finance outfit launched by Demian Gregory, Nicholas Cafritz and Robert Reed Peterson. With offices in London and Los Angeles, Aristocracy Group and Composite Media Capital are currently producing 5-6 sophisticated and commercially-driven feature films per year with budgets up to $30m USD.

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Michael Fassbender Confirms Alien: Covenant Will be Way Scary

by Max Evry

Michael Fassbender Confirms Alien: Covenant Will be Way Scary

Michael Fassbender confirms Alien: Covenant will be way scary

20th Century Fox‘s Alien: Covenant is currently in post-production, and Collider has spoken to star Michael Fassbender to confirm that the crew of the title ship are in for a scary ride in the Ridley Scott film.  

“I have to say, this Alien is going to be – I’m really excited to see it and everybody in the film was saying that there’s a film that we all wanna see,” Fassbender stated. “It’s much scarier than ‘Prometheus,’ but it’s got that sort of same scope as ‘Prometheus,’ that imminent sort of disaster feel that ‘Alien’ had. So it’s kind of a beautiful meeting of both of those films. I’m really excited to see it, I think it’s gonna be super scary, number one. And again, with the massive scope of ‘Prometheus’… Yeah, you know once it starts and the ball starts rolling, it’s definitely going to bring chills to the cinema.”

Michael Fassbender (reprising his Prometheus role) stars in the film along with Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight), Jussie Smolett (Empire), Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color), Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills), and Billy Crudup (Watchmen). Noomi Rapace is also expected to reprise her role as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw.

Set as the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PrometheusAlien: Covenant connects directly to Ridley Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. It begins with the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. There, the crew discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Jack Paglen (Transcendence) and Michael Green (Green Lantern) are providing the Alien: Covenant screenplay, which Ridley Scott once again directs. 20th Century Fox is set to distribute the film in theaters on August 4, 2017.

Noah Hawley Talks Exploring Legion’s Lead Character, Casting Dan Stevens

by Spencer Perry

Noah Hawley Talks Exploring Legion's Lead Character, Casting Dan Stevens

Noah Hawley talks exploring Legion’s lead character, casting Dan Stevens

Noah Hawley is a busy man. While working on a third season of the critically-acclaimed Fargo, adapting Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle for TV, and writing one of Universal’s upcoming monster movies, he also decided to dive into the world of the X-Men on television with Legion. Speaking with IGN, Hawley spoke about crafting the story for the series and how it’s an exploration of the lead character.

“My approach to the Legion material is similar (to Fargo), which is it’s about a respect for the world, but it’s not about telling stories in that world that the reader is familiar with. It’s about taking that character and really exploring, almost on an existential level, what it’s like…So, I would be remiss, I feel like, if I didn’t deconstruct this, if I didn’t really try to do something for the genre that feels personal and interesting to me and to really explore if you have a character who for his whole life has believed that he’s schizophrenic, and is now starting to think that he may have these powers, but he doesn’t know and he doesn’t know what’s real – well, that’s the experience the audience should have. To be put into his world is to enter something that’s by definition surreal, because he’s hearing things, he’s seeing things… Are these things real or not real? What can you trust that you’re seeing? And he’s stuck in this moment until he meets a girl and he falls in love and now he’s got something to hope for and that’s the catalyst that pushes everything forward.”

RELATED: Bryan Singer Teases Legion’s Connection to Future X-Men Movies

Building off of speaking about his lead character, Hawley talked about casting Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, The Guest) in the title role, saying:

“I think what you need in a leading man is their real skill is that you’re able to see what goes on behind their eyes. I’m not a big fan of having characters say their truths out loud, so you have to show them. But still, the audience has to know what’s going on in his head, and Dan is great for that. He’s also a great romantic lead, which I think we’ve seen, and he has a sense of humor, which is important to me.”

Legion introduces the story of David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real. Dan Stevens (The Guest), Rachel Keller (Fargo), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) and Jean Smart (Fargo) star in the series that is set to premiere on FX in 2017.

Terminator 2 3D Announced for 2017!

by Max Evry

Terminator 2 3D Announced for 2017!

Terminator 2 3D Announced for 2017!

He said he’d be back and he wasn’t lying. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 stands tall and proud in Studio Canal‘s brand-new announcement poster for Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D, which will allow fans to see James Cameron‘s 1991 classic in a whole new dimension in 2017! Check out the full Terminator 2 3D poster in the gallery below.

Produced by Carolco Pictures and originally released by Tri-Star Pictures, the film picks up in 1995 — 11 years after the original Terminator — with Schwarzenegger’s T-800 reprogrammed to go back in time and protect a young John Connor (Edward Furlong) and his mom Sarah (Linda Hamilton) from an advanced prototype Terminator known as the T-1000 (Robert Patrick). 

Upon its release, T2 was the most expensive movie ever made at $102 million ($180 million adjusted for inflation), and paved the way for computer-generated imagery with the CG-enhanced liquid metal T-1000. The film grossed nearly $520 million dollars at the worldwide box office, won four technical Oscars, and was followed by three sequels (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation and Terminator Genisys).

Cameron has good reason to convert his classic to 3D, as his 2012 3D re-release of Titanic grossed $343 million worldwide, the bulk of that made overseas. The core cast of T2 (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Robert Patrick) were reunited in 1996 for the 12-minute-long Universal Studios attraction T2 3D: Battle Across Time, which Cameron co-directed with effects men John Bruno and Stan Winston.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience Announced

by Spencer Perry

Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience Announced

Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience announced

Since applying the prefix “Metal Gear Solid V” to two different games was probably confusing for some, Konami has announced Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience, including both Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, plus all of the DLC content for both games.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 11 at a MSRP of $49.99. You can check out the cover art for the release below.

Several months after the events of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes takes place at a US facility in Cuba in 1975. Snake has received word that Paz, a female spy who had once infiltrated his army’s Mother Base is alive and being interrogated there. The base housed a prison facility – a black-site that could operate outside the laws of both Cuba and the United States, where extreme forms of interrogation were sanctioned. Upon learning of the situation, Chico, a young volunteer in Snake’s army with feelings for Paz, took it upon himself to rescue her. It wasn’t long before Snake received a distress call from Chico revealing that he had also been captured. With few options left, Snake embarks on a covert mission to reclaim both Paz and Chico from Cuba while Mother Base prepares to welcome its nuclear inspection.

The Definitive Experience also includes the Déjà Vu and Jamais Vu missions, which were previously only released on the PlayStation and Xbox consoles, respectively.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain takes place in Afghanistan 9 years after the events of Ground Zeroes. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan has brought a new edge to the Cold War, and in 1984, a one-eyed man with a prosthetic arm appears in the country. Those who know him call him Snake; the legendary mercenary who was once swept from the stage of history and left in a coma by American private intelligence network Cipher. Snake is accompanied by Ocelot, an old friend who saved him from attack when he finally awoke.

Now, Snake’s former partner Kazuhira Miller is being held by the Soviet forces in Afghanistan. Snake must undertake a solo mission to rescue Miller and prove to the world that the legendary mercenary is not dead and gone. That first step will lead to a path of vengeance against the very Cipher that slaughtered so many of Snake’s men, and to a battle that will embroil the whole world…

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Siren Clip Unleashes the Beast

by Chris Alexander

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Chiller Films releases a new clip from supernatural thriller Siren

Gregg Bishop’s upcoming Chiller Films horror feature Siren will hit theaters on December 2nd and lands on VOD, Digital HD and DVD on December 6th, but Chiller has just given us our first look at the film in the clip below.

Siren (which is an expansion of David Bruckner’s short film Amateur Night) stars Chase Williamson (The Guest, John Dies at the End), Justin Welborn (The Final Destination), Michael Aaron Milligan (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Hayes Mercure (Mascots), Randy McDowell (Elvis) and the wide-eyed Hannah Fierman (V/H/S), who is fast becoming this writer’s favorite indie genre actress.

Here’s the official Siren synopsis: Jonah is an apprehensive groom-to-be whose bachelor party turns into a nightmare when he frees a seemingly innocent victimized girl locked up in a supernatural sex club. Her ruthless handler and proprietor of the sex club will stop at nothing to re-capture his prize. Jonah struggles to rescue the girl only to discover it is he who needs to be rescued as he comes to the realization that she is a dangerous fabled predator who has chosen him as her prize.

Check out the clip below, in which the Siren of the title is finally freed and the first hint of Hell is unleashed…

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