New King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Poster Debuts

by Spencer Perry

New King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Poster Debuts

New King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Poster Debuts

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a brand new King Arthur: Legend of the Sword poster and announced a partnership with Snapchat for the film featuring an interactive puzzle on the app that  will reveal a special King Arthur filter beginning Sunday, January 22. While you wait though, check out the new poster in the gallery below!

RELATED: Charlie Hunnam Wields Excalibur in the King Arthur Trailer

Fantasy Action Adventure. Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.

Also starring Astrid Berges-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Eric Bana (Star Trek, Lone Survivor), and Djimon Honsou (The Legend of Tarzan, Guardians of the Galaxy), the new King Arthur was written by Joby Harold, who is producing with Akiva Goldsman, Tory Tunnell and Ritchie himself. Cate Adams and Niija Kuykendall are overseeing for Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword arrives in theaters on May 12.

 

Exclusive Evil Bong 666 Teaser Poster Premiere

by Chris Alexander

Exclusive Evil Bong 666 Teaser Poster Premiere

Venerable fantasy film studio Full Moon releases teaser poster for latest stoner horror comedy Evil Bong 666

In what is becoming a ritual for the Full Moon folks, the studio will once more be releasing another in their popular weed horror/comedy franchise Evil Bong on a designated pot-themed date. This one is called Evil Bong 666, because it’s the 6th movie, naturally, and it premieres on the Full Moon Amazon channel and Full Moon Streaming plus other digital platforms on April 20th (4/20) of this year.

Consider this your first look at the fiery teaser poster. Scroll back to the top of this page in case you were too baked to notice.

Synopsis:The bong is BACK! Back from Hell, that is! Everyone’s favorite iconic and evil bong, Eebee, returns in the new, hellaciously dark Full Moon fantasy comedy. This time, she’s brought sexy demons, stoner creatures, and a brand new, freakish Full Moon puppet you’ll have to see to believe! When a brutal blood sacrifice opens a portal to Hell, Eebee and The Gingerdead Man are returned to Earth. But his trip to Hell has driven Gingerdead even more insane, and unless someone can stop his murderous cookie-cuttin’ rampage he’s gonna ruin Eebee’s plans for world domination.In a last-minute fit of inspiration Eebee channels her inner Dr. Frankenstein and creates The Gingerweed Man! A tiny, cobbled together monster made from the greatest strains of weed on earth, this little killer is ready to get high with a little help from his friends!

It’s pot-burning sex, violence and silliness as usual in Evil Bong 666! The movie is in production and will be launching an Indiegogo campaign next week to make the effects more maniacal. We’ll have the official trailer and more puppet shots for you in the weeks to come so stay tuned!

James Cameron and Tim Miller Teaming on a New Terminator Movie!

by CS

James Cameron and Tim Miller Teaming on a New Terminator Movie!

James Cameron and Tim Miller teaming on a new Terminator movie!

Deadline is reporting that James Cameron, Deadpool director Tim Miller and David Ellison of Skydance (Terminator Genisys) are teaming up for a new Terminator movie. Cameron, who will regain the Terminator rights in 2019, is reportedly “godfathering” the new film.

According to the site, Ellison is “bankrolling an exploratory effort that includes engaging some top-flight science fiction authors to find the movie creatively. Ellison still holds many Terminator rights, after his 2013 acquisition from sister and Annapurna principal Megan Ellison. She bought them in 2011 at Cannes for $20 million.”

Cameron sold the rights to the original film for $1 to producer Gale Anne Hurd, with the agreement that Cameron would be allowed to direct The Terminator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The first film earned $78.4 million worldwide and was topped by Cameron’s highly-acclaimed sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, which grossed $519.8 million worldwide. Cameron stepped away from the franchise after that film, though three more were made, with the most recent one, Terminator Genisys, having earned $440.6 million globally (though only $89.8 million of that was domestic) on a $155 million budget.

The site adds that they don’t know what form the new Terminator movie will take, whether it will be a reboot or a continuation of Cameron’s first two films. The plan is for Miller to direct with what they come up with, as Cameron will be busy directing the four Avatar sequels.

Are you looking forward to a new Terminator movie? Let us know in the comments below!

Witchblade Heads Back to Television

by Silas Lesnick

A new Witchblade series is on the way.

The Top Cow heroine returns to the small screen as NBC plans a new Witchblade series

Another ’90s comic book hero is headed to the small screen today as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that NBC has plans for a new Witchblade series. Witchblade, created by Brian Haberlin, Marc Silvestri, David Wohl, and the late Michael Turner, debuted as the star of her own series in 1995, published through the Top Cow imprint of Image Comics. CSI‘s Carol Mendelsohn and The Vampire Diaries‘ Caroline Dries are working together on a script.

RELATED: Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Universe Heads to the Big Screen

Witchblade tells the story of NYPD detective Sarah Pezzini who, while on the hunt for a serial killer, finds herself imbued with superhuman powers via an ancient artifact. The artifact, the sentient Witchblade, has existed for ages and has come into the possession of women throughout history. As such, it remains to be seen whether or not the new series will follow Pezzini or if it might begin with an all new character.

The Witchblade comic ran for two decades, ending an 185-issue run in 2015. The character has had a substantial number of crossovers through the years. She has met both DC and Marvel Comics heroes as well as Lara Croft, Vampirella, Red Sonja and even creatures from Alien, Predator and Mars Attacks!

Adaptations of Witchblade in the past include a two-season series on TNT that stars Yancy Butler and a 24-episode anime version.

Witchblade is just one of several properties based on Image Comics publications. The Walking Dead is famously based on Robert Kirkman’s long-running horror series and word recently broke that a cinematic universe is being planned based on Rob Liefeld‘s Extreme Universe (originally Image’s Awesome Comics imprint).

What do you think of bringing Witchblade back to the small screen? Is there anyone you’d like to see star as Sarah Pezzini or would you rather the show follow a different Witchblade? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Win a Death Race Prize Pack!

by Chris Alexander

Win a Death Race Prize Pack!

Win a copy of Death Race 2000 and Death Race 2050 on DVD/Blu-ray

We couldn’t be happier to see the amazing Roger Corman’s name, face and words splashed all over film media these past few weeks, celebrating as he is his latest production, the deranged Death Race 2050, a go-for-broke satirical sequel to/reboot of his 1975 cult classic Death Race 2000.

Critics are responding favorably (read our chirpy review here) since the film’s DVD/Blu-ray release this past Tuesday and dozens of outlets have interviewed the spry, 90-year-old producer/director/maverick about the film and his almost 60 years making mad movies.

RELATED: Video interview with Roger Corman talking Death Race 2050 and his many movie adventures

Shot in Peru and produced by both Corman and his business partner and wife, producer Julie Corman, Death Race 2050 is yet another go-for-broke look at an America gone made, where auto enthusiasts entertain the masses in a cross-country race where running over and murdering both pedestrians and each other is encouraged and celebrated. Manu Bennett replaces the late David Carradine as the leather clad driver “Frankenstein” and the immortal Malcolm McDowell appears as The Chairman, a character with eerie similarities to a certain current President Elect. Actor-turned-director G.J. Echternkamp takes over for the long since passed Paul Bartel, the multi-hyphenate Corman regular who helped steer the original to screen.

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Today, ComingSoon.net is stoked to have a Death Race double feature prize pack that includes the deluxe Death Race 2050 DVD/Blu-ray combo pack and a DVD copy of the original Death Race 2000 (pictured above).

One winner will get the pair of releases and four runners-up will get a copy of Death Race 2050.

To win, email chris.alexander@shocktillyoudrop.com and answer this skill-testing question: name all the Roger Corman-directed Edgar Allan Poe films starring Vincent Price.

Winners will be chosen at random. Good Luck and Drive Safe!

Annapurna Pictures Dates Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Project

by Silas Lesnick

Annapurna Pictures sets a release date for Kathryn Bigelow's next.

Kathryn Bigelow’s latest marks the first film marketed and distributed by Annapurna Pictures

Annapurna Pictures announced today that it will be launching its long-planned, full-service distribution and marketing operation with Kathryn Bigelow’s next feature. The Untitled Detroit Project will hit the big screen August 4. Marc Weinstock, who recently joined Annapurna as President, will oversee the new division alongside President of Marketing, David Kaminow; President of Distribution, Erik Lomis; and their respective teams.

“Kathryn’s ‘Untitled Detroit Project’ is exemplary of the type of films we will be distributing. I couldn’t be more confident in the team we are establishing to distribute and market the film in a way that is as creative and masterful as her film is,” says Weinstock.

The Untitled Detroit Project, directed by Bigelow, is a crime drama set against the backdrop of Detroit’s 1967 riots. Bigelow is producing the film with Annapurna’s Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman. Mark Boal, who penned the script, and Colin Wilson are also producers with Greg Shapiro executive producing. The release date will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the riots.

The film stars an ensemble cast comprised of John Boyega, Chris Chalk, Nathan Davis Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Austin Hébert, Joseph David-Jones, Malcolm David Kelley, John Krasinski, Jacob Latimore, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Ben O’Toole, Will Poulter, Jack Reynor, Algee Smith, Peyton Alex Smith, Jeremy Strong, Ephraim Sykes, and Leon Thomas III.

“Kathryn took a chance on me 6 years ago and I’m honored that she has put her faith in me and my team once again. I could not be more excited to be launching this new part of our company with such a groundbreaking filmmaker, tremendous collaborator, and dear friend,” says Ellison.

This film is the second feature collaboration between Annapurna and Kathryn Bigelow, who previously worked together, alongside Boal, on the Academy Award-winning film, Zero Dark Thirty.

“Megan has been such a huge supporter of filmmakers as a producer and the fact that she is now offering a full-fledged distribution and marketing home run by such innovative and creative executives is great news to all of us,” says Bigelow. “I am thrilled to be working with them.”

The August 4 release date will see the Untitled Detroit Project open opposite the Marc Forster thriller All I See is You and Sony Pictures Animation’s The Emoji Movie.

Shaft Reboot Finds a Director in Fantastic Four’s Tim Story

by Max Evry

Shaft Reboot Finds a Director in Fantastic Four's Tim Story

Shaft reboot finds a director in Fantastic Four’s Tim Story

According to Deadline, New Line Cinema’s Shaft reboot has scored a director who won’t cop out when there’s danger all about, and his name is Tim Story. Best known for Fox’s first two Fantastic Four movies from 2005 and 2007, respectively, Story has carved out a healthy run of recent comedy hits, including Think Like a Man (and its sequel) and Ride Along (and its sequel).

As in the 2000 reboot where Samuel L. Jackson played the legendary detective’s nephew, the new one will reportedly be a loose sequel and focus on the son of John Shaft. It will be set in New York City.

The Shaft reboot has a script by Kenya Barris and Alex Barnow, and will be produced by Barris alongside John Davis and Ira Napoliello for Davis Entertainment.

Originally a 1970 novel by Ernest Tidyman, Shaft was famously made into a feature film, directed by Gordon Parks, in 1971. Richard Roundtree played the title role, Detective John Shaft, in the original film, immediately reprising the role for two sequels: Shaft’s Big Score in 1972 and Shaft in Africa in 1973. Later in ’73, Roundtree played Shaft once again for a short-lived CBS television series.

The small screen Shaft ran for only seven episodes, but Roundtree returned more than two decades later for a cameo in John Singleton’s Shaft reboot. Although Samuel L. Jackson played the lead in the 2000 release, the film actually maintained a singular continuity with the rest of the franchise, revealing that Jackson’s Detective John Shaft was actually the nephew of Roundtree’s.

Injustice 2 Comic Set to Debut in April

by Spencer Perry

Injustice 2 Comic Set to Debut in April

Injustice 2 comic set to debut in April

When the first Injustice: Gods Among Us game was released, its comic book tie-in nearly eclipsed the game in popularity and continued to run for 72 issues. Now, DC Entertainment has announced the tie-in comic for the upcoming Injustice 2 has been officially confirmed with writer Tom Taylor and artist Bruno Redondo returning for the series.

RELATED: The Lines are Redrawn in the New Injustice 2 Story Trailer!

“Returning to INJUSTICE and working with Tom again feels like a homecoming,” said Redondo. “Much of the work I’m most proud of is what Tom and I did during the first comic and it feels great to come back. Tom is one of my favorite writers and one that I enjoy working with the most. We have a similar understanding of the characters, the drama and the humor, which I think helped make the first series so successful. Working in the Injustice universe allows us to do so many things we’re unable to do in any other comic and I can’t wait for fans to see what we have in store for INJUSTICE 2.”

“I am so excited to continue working with Bruno Redondo. He’s a good friend and an incredible talent,” said Taylor. “I think Bruno ‘gets’ me as well as any artist ever has. We compliment each other well, and Bruno lifts INJUSTICE up with every stroke of his pen. As a former theatre director and performer, my main focus is always on how well our characters ‘act’ on the page. Bruno brings so much emotion to the page, nailing the low points and the high. His characters breathe, and he’s just as comfortable delivering big action and shocks as he is with my ridiculous humor.”

The prequel comic book storyline will look to bridge the gap between the first Injustice video game and the upcoming Injustice 2 game that debuts in May 2017. Taylor previously noted, “Our overarching goal is to tell one complete story between the comics and the games. There are a lot less ‘Gods Among Us’ in INJUSTICE 2 than when we started our story, but we hope to join Batman and the world’s finest Super Heroes in cleaning up the mess an evil Superman and his regime left behind.”

The series is set to debut digitally on April 11 with new chapters releasing weekly, the series will be printed as a twice-monthly print comic by DC starting in May.

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Riverdale Episode 2 Photos Tease A Touch of Evil

by Spencer Perry

Riverdale Episode 2 Photos Tease A Touch of Evil

Riverdale episode 2 photos tease A Touch of Evil

The CW has released the first photos from the second episode of Riverdale, their upcoming Archie-comics inspired series. Check them out in the gallery below! Titled “Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil,” the episode is set to air February 2 and is officially described as follows:

“As new details of Jason’s death begin to emerge, Archie pleads with Miss Grundy (guest star Sarah Habel) to come forward with what they heard at Sweetwater River. Betty makes an effort to mend her friendship with Archie but takes a different stance with Veronica, who is trying to make up for her actions. With rumors around her brother’s death running rampant, Cheryl deals with the pressure in true Queen Bee fashion, while tensions boil over when Jughead stumbles upon a secret Archie was hoping to keep hidden. Finally, plans for the annual fall pep rally move forward with a performance by Josie and the Pussycats and a special appearance by Mayor McCoy (guest star Robin Givens).”

KJ Apa stars as Archie Andrews in the series along with Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom.

Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale hails 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.

Riverdale will premiere on The CW on Thursday, January 26 at 9 PM ET.

Amazon Series I Love Dick Gets a Premiere Date

by Max Evry

Amazon Series I Love Dick Gets a Premiere Date

Amazon series I Love Dick gets a premiere date

Amazon Studios today announced Friday, May 12 will be the premiere date for Jill Soloway’s highly-anticipated Amazon series I Love Dick in the US and UK.

Adapted from Chris Kraus’ 1997 cult classic, combining feminist art criticism, memoir, and epistolary novel, I Love Dick is a bold new series from the team that brought you Transparent. Chris (Kathryn Hahn) is a frustrated New York filmmaker who finds herself marooned in Marfa, Texas, where her academic husband, Sylvère (Griffin Dunne), has a writing residency. Amid the dusty silence, art snobs, and tumbleweeds, she meets renowned scholar Dick (Kevin Bacon). An infuriating and beguiling exchange with this enigmatic, macho character unleashes in her a dramatic awakening.

I Love Dick will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, January 23. Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Hahn, Griffin Dunne, India Menuez, Lilly Mojekwu, Roberta Colindrez, Jill Soloway, Co-Creator Sarah Gubbins and other cast and crew will be attendance.

The series is executive produced by Soloway (Transparent), Andrea Sperling (Transparent), Victor Hsu (Transparent), and Gubbins (Ten Aker Wood).

Clowntergeist Trailer Brings Greasepaint and Gore

by Chris Alexander

Clowntergeist Trailer Brings Greasepaint and Gore

Killer clown flick Clowntergeist premieres bloody new trailer

Remember that scene in Tobe Hooper’s 1982 classic Poltergeist? No? Well, you must remember the same scene in the 2015 Poltergeist remake? Whatever riff on the theme sits higher in your head, both supernatural chillers feature a toy clown getting possessed by spooks and terrorizing young people.

RELATED: Pennywise the clown says hello in Stephen King’s IT

It’s probably that damned clown in the first film that launched our unending fixation on evil clowns in contemporary horror. These past 12 months have seen films like Clown, Clowntown and Circus of the Dead and this year, genre fans are getting excited to see the new incarnation of Stephen King’s Pennywise in the IT remake (or rather, the new adaptation of King’s massive novel).

No doubt in a bid to quote both Poltergeist and IT, comes Clowngeist, a new indie flick from High Octane pictures that sees a young woman and her pals at the mercy of an otherworldly grease-painted ghost.

RELATED: 8 awesome circus horror movies

Synopsis: Emma, a college student with a crippling fear of clowns, must come face to face with her worst fear when an evil spirit in the body of a clown is summoned terrorizing the town she calls home. One by one Emma and her friends receive a balloon with the exact time and date of when it will appear to kill them written on it. After receiving her balloon, Emma realizes that she has two days left to live, and must fight against the clock to find a way to survive.

Brittany Bellard (The Sleeper, Fear Itself) headlines. The film is directed by Aaron Mirtes.

Release date to be announced but we have your first look and the cheap and bloody trailer below. Have a look…

Justice League Photo: Central City Confirmed to Appear in the Film

by Spencer Perry

Justice League Photo: Central City Confirmed to Appear in the Film

Justice League photo: Central City confirmed to appear in the film

A new photo from the set of the upcoming Justice League movie has been revealed by the British Society of Cinematographers (via Comic Book) featuring the film’s cinematographer Fabian Wagner and a very specific sign. Reading “Central City: City Limit,” the sign reveals that The Flash’s home town will be featured in the team-up film. Check out the Justice League photo below.

Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.

While not in the official Justice League cast list released by Warner Bros., it is expected that Ciarán Hinds will play Steppenwolf, Amber Heard will appear as Mera, and Kiersey Clemons will appear as Iris West.

Fueled by the hero’s restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Justice League sees Bruce Wayne enlist the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder, the screenplay is by Chris Terrio from a story by Snyder and Terrio. The producers are Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. The executive producers are Jim Rowe, Wesley Coller, Curt Kanemoto, Chris Terrio and Ben Affleck.

Justice League will open in theaters on November 10, 2017.

Sterling K. Brown Joins Shane Black’s The Predator

by Silas Lesnick

Sterling K. Brown has joined The Predator.

Sterling K. Brown is the latest addition to the cast of Shane Black’s The Predator

The cast of Shane Black’s The Predator continues to come together today as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Sterling K. Brown (The People vs. O.J. Simpson, This is Us) is in talks to join the cast of the franchise sequel. The casting would place Sterling K. Brown as a government agent, starring opposite Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, Logan), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight) and Keegan-Michael Key (Keanu, Key & Peele).

RELATED: Sterling K. Brown Joins Marvel’s Black Panther

The Predator offers a reboot/sequel to the sci-fi action franchise sequel with Shane Black (Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys) directing from a script by himself and his Monster Squad co-writer Fred Dekker. Filming is expected to begin next month.

Details on the film are still under wraps, but producer John Davis previously said“The writing is so fresh, the perspective is so fresh. I’m telling you, you’re going to get something you don’t expect and you’re going to say, ‘This is the most entertaining way to reinvent a franchise.’”

Black also previously confirmed that the film remains in the continuity of the first two movies and isn’t a full reboot of the series. He said there is a reference in the script as to why the film has a singular title.

The original Predator was directed by John McTiernan and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of a United States special forces team that comes under attack from an alien entity that prizes the thrill of the hunt above all else. It was followed by a direct sequel, Predator 2, in 1990 before crossing over with Fox’s Alien franchise for two additional sequels, Alien vs. Predator and AvP: Requiem. In 2010, Nimrod Antal helmed a reboot with a new feature, Predators.

The Predator will be released in theaters on February 9, 2018.

(Photo Credit: Nicky Nelson / WENN.com)

Miguel Ferrer (1955-2017)

by Chris Alexander

Veteran actor Miguel Ferrer loses his battle with cancer

Veteran actor Miguel Ferrer loses his battle with cancer

Sad news out of Hollywood this evening as we’ve just learned that charismatic actor Miguel Ferrer has passed away after a battle with throat cancer. He was 61.

Ferrer was the cousin of actor George Clooney and the son of legendary singer Rosemary Clooney and iconic actor Jose Ferrer. He’s perhaps best known to fantasy film fans as the cocky Bob Morton, the man who created RoboCop in Paul Verhoeven’s same-named dystopian 1987 action satire classic, but his decades-spanning career yielded dozens of memorable movies and television roles.

Other key performances on Ferrer’s extensive resume included roles in Sean S. Cunningham’s 1989 thriller Deep Star Six, a pair of cult Stephen King adaptations in The Stand and The Night Flier, three episodes of HBO’s Tales from the Crypt, a myriad voice-over roles in notable animated fare including Disney’s Mulan and Superman: The Animated Series, hit TV shows like Crossing Jordan and NCIS: LA and much, much more.

And then there was his unforgettable turn as the miserable agent Albert Rosenfield in David Lynch’s cult TV series Twin Peaks and the feature film prequel, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. Ferrer had also reprised his famous role in the upcoming Twin Peaks revival series.

Miguel Ferrer’s life, professional and otherwise, was filled with adventure and color and yet, despite being born into the business, he never really played the Hollywood game and stayed well-clear of the tabloids. He will be missed and long remembered. We send our love and thoughts to his surviving family and friends.

Rest well, sir.

First Look at WB Animation’s Teen Titans: Judas Contract, Cast Revealed

by Spencer Perry

First Look at WB Animation's Teen Titans: Judas Contract, Cast Revealed

First look at WB Animation’s Teen Titans: Judas Contract, cast revealed

Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have officially revealed the first look at their upcoming animated film Teen Titans: Judas Contract (via THR), including two photos from the film and the full voice cast.

The feature is set to include actress Christina Ricci as hero Terra with character actor Miguel Ferrer set to voice villlain Deathstroke (Since the writing of this article, it has been confirmed that Ferrer has unfortunately passed away, though THR notes he had already completed his work on this film). The cast also includes returning DC animation voice actors Sean Maher as Dick Grayson / Nightwing, Kari Wahlgren as Koriand’r / Starfire, Jake T. Austin as Jaime Reyes / Blue Beetle, Taissa Farmiga as Raven, Brandon Soo Hoo as Garfield Logan / Beast Boy, and Stuart Allan as Damian Wayne / Robin.

Directed by Sam Liu (Justice League vs. Teen Titans) from a screenplay by Ernie Altbacker, the film adapts the classic comic from fan favorite combo Marv Wolfman and George Perez

Sam Register will executive producer the film, with James Tucker as supervising producer and Alan Burnett as co-producer. A spring release date is being targeted for the feature which joins an extensive animated DCU that also includes Justice League: WarSon of Batman, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Batman vs. Robin, Batman: Bad Blood, Justice League vs. Teen Titans, and the upcoming Justice League Dark.

Sneaky Pete Season 2 Greenlit by Amazon

by Max Evry

Sneaky Pete Season 2 Greenlit by Amazon

Sneaky Pete Season 2 greenlit by Amazon

Amazon today announced that the highly-acclaimed Amazon Original Series Sneaky Pete, which premiered on January 13, has been renewed for a second season. It’s not a surprise to hear about Sneaky Pete Season 2, as the series was the second-most streamed original scripted series on an opening day, behind The Man in the High Castle.

Sneaky Pete was co-created and is executive produced by Emmy winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), and executive produced by Graham Yost (The Americans), who is also the showrunner, as well as Michael Dinner and Fred Golan (Justified), and James Degus (All The Way). The series features an ensemble cast led by Giovanni Ribisi (Avatar) alongside Marin Ireland (Side Effects), Peter Gerety (Prime Suspect), Libe Barer (Parenthood), Shane McRae (Still Alice), Michael Drayer (Mr. Robot), and three-time Emmy Winner Margo Martindale (The Americans). Sneaky Pete is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and is now available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

“Bryan Cranston and Graham Yost have done a masterful job of steering the cast to fantastic performances,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy and Drama, Amazon Studios. “Both the critical response and our customers’ engagement with the series are key factors in our enthusiasm to bring our audience a second season of Sneaky Pete.”

Prime members can now stream all 10 episodes of Sneaky Pete at no additional cost to their Prime membership with the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/SneakyPete. Prime members can also download the series for offline viewing on iOS, Android and Fire devices at no additional cost. In addition to SD and HD, the series is also available in 4K Ultra HD on Amazon Fire TV and compatible smart TVs from Samsung, LG and Sony. The show will also be available on PrimeVideo.com for Prime Video members in more than 200 countries and territories.

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson are Nasty Women

by Silas Lesnick

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson are Nasty Women!

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson are Nasty Women in the big screen update of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

MGM‘s upcoming gender-swapped remake of Frank Oz’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels appears to have found a pair of stars. Deadline reports that Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway is in talks to join Pitch Perfect franchise star Rebel Wilson in the project, titled Nasty Women. They’ll play variations on the roles originally played by Michael Caine and Steve Martin in the 1988 original.

RELATED: Read Our Glowing Review of Colossal, Starring Anne Hathaway

Scripted by Jac Schaeffer, Nasty Women is based on the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels script written by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro, and Paul Henning. Dirty Rotten Scoundrel was, in turn, based on Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning’s 1964 script, Bedtime Story. Directed by Ralph Levy, Bedtime Story features Marlon Brando and David Niven in the respective Wilson/Martin and Hathaway/Caine roles.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels stars Martin as a low class con artist who makes a bet with a high class confidence man (Caine) to see who can swindle an heiress out of $50,000 (and sex) first. It later was adapted into a successful stage musical in 2005. The new version will update the story by putting the focus on two lady cons attempting to get money from a rich tech prodigy.

Anne Hathaway returned to Wonderland last year for James Bobin’s Alice Through the Looking Glass. She can be seen coming up in Nacho Vigalondo’s kaiju drama Colossal. She’s also slated to appear in the upcoming female-driven Ocean’s Eleven spinoff, Ocean’s Eight. Wilson, meanwhile, starred last year in the ensemble romantic comedy How to Be Single and appeared opposite Mark Strong and Sacha Baron Cohen in Grimsby. She’s currently filming the third chapter in the Pitch Perfect series.

What do you think of Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson headlining Nasty Women? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

(Photo Credit: Andres Otero / FayesVision / WENN.com)

Chris Evans Surprises Comic Fans with an Escape Room for Omaze

by Max Evry

Chris Evans Surprises Comic Fans with an Escape Room for Omaze

Chris Evans surprises comic fans with an escape room for Omaze

Omaze recently helped Chris Evans take over a comic book store to secretly create the ultimate Captain America escape room. Find out if some unsuspecting customers can escape the clutches of Hydra in the video below, and to win a chance to team with Evans on your own adventure, enter at this link!

Every entry of $10 or more benefits Christopher’s Haven, a nonprofit that provides supportive housing for families whose children are receiving outpatient pediatric cancer treatments in Boston, MA.

Founded by Matt Pohlson and Ryan Cummins, Omaze is an online cause marketplace that is revolutionizing the philanthropic space by giving people the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences that also support social missions. Omaze offers its community of donors transformative experiences, remarkable causes and compelling content.

Chris Evans will next be seen as Steve Rogers/Captain America in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, which opens in theaters on May 4, 2018.

Celine Dion to Perform All-New Song for Beauty and the Beast

by Max Evry

Celine Dion to Perform All-New Song for Beauty and the Beast

Celine Dion to perform all-new song for Beauty and the Beast

Five-time Grammy winning and best-selling recording artist Celine Dion will perform an all-new original song, “How Does A Moment Last Forever,” for Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast. The song will also be included on the film’s soundtrack. Check out the soundtrack cover in the gallery below!

Written by eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) and veteran lyricist and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Evita), “How Does A Moment Last Forever” is an emotional ballad about holding onto life’s precious moments. Portions of the song are performed throughout the film and interpolated into the underscore before Dion’s full-length version debuts in the film’s custom main-on-end title design.

Says Dion, “Being a part of the original ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was such a magical experience in my life, and I’m truly honored to be a part of this film again.”

President of Music for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Production, Mitchell Leib, approached the artist on behalf of the project with the idea of recording one of the three new songs written for the film. “Celine was the unanimous choice of the filmmakers and studio to perform this song,” says Leib, “And everyone involved with the film is thrilled she agreed to be part of this new live-action adaptation.”

Dion originally performed the duet “Beauty and the Beast” – featuring Menken’s haunting melody and two-time Oscar-winner Howard Ashman’s unforgettable lyrics – with Peabo Bryson for the animated film. The song became an instant classic and went on to receive an Academy Award, Golden Globe and three Grammy Awards.

Menken also provides the film score along with new recordings of the classic songs from the animated film written by himself and Ashman. The original motion picture soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records on March 10, 2017. The pre-order is available now at this link.

The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast, a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.

The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Directed by Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film Beauty and the Beast, the screenplay is written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman, p.g.a. and Todd Lieberman, p.g.a. with Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and Don Hahn serving as executive producers. Beauty and the Beast will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.

Roel Reiné Set as Inhumans Director

by Silas Lesnick

An Inhumans director has been found!

Roel Reiné is set as the first Inhumans director, helming the two-part IMAX pilot

Marvel has found their first Inhumans director today as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Roel Reiné is set to helm the two-part pilot. Produced in conjunction with ABC Studios and filmed entirely with IMAX digital cameras, the pilot will run worldwide exclusively in IMAX for two weeks at the beginning of September 2017. ABC plans to then premiere the weekly series this fall, offering additional exclusive content that can only be seen on the network.

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It was recently revealed that Marvel’s Iron Fist showrunner Scott Buck has been tapped to serve as the Inhumans showrunner. Reiné, meanwhile, is best known for his direct-to-home video sequel fare with films like Death Race 2, Death Race 3: Inferno and The Man with the Iron Fists 2. He’s also known for his Dutch work, including the acclaimed features The Delivery and Admiral. Recently, Roel Reiné directed an episode of Black Sails that is set to air next month as part of the STARZ series’s final season.

The Inhumans, a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe. Marvel’s The Inhumans series will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.

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What do you think of Roel Reiné as the first Inhumans director? Who would you like to see play the royal family? Share your thoughts in the comments below and check back for Inhumans updates as they become available!