A terrific monster-extravaganza, “The Valiant” #1 is a top-notch read for anyone who wants their superhero action mixed in with horror. The heroes of the Valiant Universe are teaming together to fight off an ancient evil. The first issue is an awesome setup with tons of eye-popping action and bloody kill scenes. This will offer you a one way ticket to the Valiant Universe, with no other required reading it’s the best intro to a thriving world.
WRITTEN BY: Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt
ART BY: Paolo Rivera
PUBLISHER: Valiant Entertainment
RELEASE: December 10, 2014
Reviewed By Jorge Solis
The Immortal Enemy has been around for centuries, taking on different shapes and names. An unstoppable killer of civilizations, the Immortal Enemy has been recognized by mere mortals as the Minotaur or Grendal. Each time the Immortal Enemy has arrived for the Geomancer, and each time their protector, The Eternal Warrior, has failed. There is a new Geomancer living today in our modern time, and the Immortal Enemy has returned once more for the thrill of the hunt.
I loved what Jeff Lemire did for “Animal Man” in The New 52. Matt Kindt’s “Mind MGMT” is one of my all-time favorite comics. When you put these two creative minds together, they really don’t disappoint. Not only do we get the thrills of a slasher/creature-fest, Kindt and Lemire bring in the wicked humor in their snappy dialogue. In her opening, Kay McHenry, the latest Geomancer, has the most hilarious lines in her witty monologue.
These writers do a fantastic job presenting the Valiant heroes, such as Bloodshot, Armstrong, and X-O Manowar, for newcomers. Each character is given their own solo arc, an introductory piece giving just enough about their origin story. Each of them is appealing for readers in their own way, while none of them steal the spotlight. I liked a lot about Bloodshot. It makes me what to buy more of his comics.
Artist Paolo Rivera delivers different nightmarish designs of the Immortal Enemy. The Immortal Enemy appears much like a Lovecraftian monster in the opening pages. Because the Immortal Enemy can look like anything it wants, Rivera plays around and combines literary, mythological, and alien aspects into the character designs. Rivera gets to let loose his dark imagination whenever the Immortal Enemy shows up on the page.
My favorite part of this installment is Rivera’s action sequences. Bullets and explosions are everywhere in the background as Bloodshot goes on a rampage. Bloodshot doesn’t even flinch when his eye gets shot out by a stray bullet. The one-eyed Bloodshot continues to take down the bad guys and robots with an endless supply of ammo.
A fantastic read, “The Valiant” #1 puts the Valiant heroes into an epic and thrilling crossover event. They’re all fighting an unstoppable killing machine straight out of a horror movie.
From Paul Solet, director of the acclaimed hit Grace, comes Dark Summer, a suspense thriller said to combine the supernatural terror of classic horrors The Shining and Poltergeist, with the tension and modern cool of Disturbia.
Check out the film’s first trailer with IFC Midnight releasing in limited theaters and on VOD platforms January 9!
Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara), Stella Maeve (Chicago PD), Maestro Harrell (The Wire, Ali), Grace Phipps (The Vampire Diaries) and Peter Stormare (Arrow, The Last Stand, Fargo) star.
“Summer is a time to relax, unwind, take a vacation, and be free. But 17 year old Daniel Austin gets none of that because his obsessive online stalking of his classmate and crush, Mona Wilson, got him put on house arrest for the whole summer. So, no cell phone, no Internet, no leaving the property, and especially no Mona. Then Daniel’s single mother has to go on a long business trip, and Daniel has the place to himself.
Daniel figures out a way to piggyback onto his neighbors’ wireless signal and
believing he’s surfing off the grid, uses his time to check in on his friends – and Mona… But what Daniel didn’t expect is for Mona to check up on him. And what she does next shakes him to his very core.
And then things start to happen. Daniel receives mysterious packages in the
mail, hears phantom noises, sees inanimate objects move, and feels a strange presence in the house…”
Japanese alt-metal group Dir En Grey have released a promotional music video for their new single “Revelation Of Mankind”, which comes from their upcoming album Arche (out tomorrow).
The video shows a man who is obsessed with the stereotypical nuclear family (mother, father, son, daughter). He then enters their home and begins torturing the parents, convincing the children to join him in the “fun”. the video is also cleverly cut with footage of the band performing live.
Arche is the follow up to 2011′s Dum Spiro Spero, which I felt was a fantastic album, full of dynamic and fascinating songs. I’m very hyped for this new album, especially with this track and the previous single “ASHIOTO of Kukoku” (note: title translated from Google Translate).
IFC Midnight has set a date for Paul Solet’s follow-up to Grace, releasing Dark Summer in limited theaters and on VOD outlets come January 9th. While we wait, the first trailer for the film has hit the net, teasing the paranormal thrills and chills to come.
Check it out below, courtesy of Yahoo!
Written by Mike Le (Patient Zero), Dark Summer stars Peter Stormare (Fargo), Maestro Harrell (“The Wire”), Keir Gilchrist (“United States of Tara”), Stella Maeve (The Runaways), and Grace Phipps (Fright Night).
Summer is a time to relax, unwind, take a vacation, and be free. But 17-year-old Daniel Austin gets none of that because his obsessive online stalking of his classmate and crush, Mona Wilson, got him put on house arrest for the whole summer. So, no cell phone, no Internet, no leaving the property, and especially no Mona. Then Daniel’s single mother has to go on a long business trip, and Daniel has the place to himself.
Daniel figures out a way to piggyback onto his neighbors’ wireless signal and, believing he’s surfing off the grid, uses his time to check in on his friends – and Mona… But what Daniel didn’t expect is for Mona to check up on him. And what she does next shakes him to his very core.
And then things start to happen. Daniel receives mysterious packages in the mail, hears phantom noises, sees inanimate objects move, and feels a strange presence in the house…
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Remember how much fun it was playing the Cloverfield guessing game? I loved trying to figure out what the movie was. Abrams did it again with Super 8, and even though it wasn’t as good as the aforementioned, it was a blast feeding into the hype.
It begins again, right here, right now, with a new “top secret” project JJ Abrams brought to Sony.
Sony Pictures is putting the finishing touches on a deal for an untitled top secret project that JJ Abrams will produce through his Bad Robot banner, says Deadline. It’s a science fiction film that will mark the feature directorial debut of Chris Alender, who helmed the short “Eye of the Storm.”
The site claims the pic has a Cloverfield feel and a contained budget and that it involves aliens.
Let the speculation begin.
Hey you! Yeah you… come here… quietly! Gotta secret to tell you! Ready? Okay… Deadline is reporting that Sony Pictures is putting the finishing touches on a deal for an untitled top secret project that JJ Abrams will produce through his Bad Robot banner.
It’s a science fiction film that will mark the feature directorial debut of Chris Alender, who helmed the short Eye of the Storm.
The site goes on that they’ve “heard” that the flick has a Cloverfield feel and a contained budget and that it involves aliens. That’s all we know, but now you know too. Pass it on… quietly!
Words cannot describe how stoked we to return to “Twin Peaks” via Showtime and David Lynch. If you’re like us and simply cannot wait to absorb all of the surreal goodness that lies ahead, this story is for you!
Showtime has gone live with its official “Twin Peaks” website. Get to clicking!
The groundbreaking television phenomenon, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winner “Twin Peaks” will return as a new limited series on Showtime in 2016. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series, and Lynch will direct every episode.
Set in the present day, “Twin Peaks” will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers and a satisfying conclusion for the series’ passionate fan base.
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We told you weeks ago that the MTV series based upon the Scream franchise would be rocking a new Ghostface mask, and today the franchise’s creator, Wes Craven, unveiled the mask via Twitter. It’s… well… see for yourself.
Jill Blotevogel (“Harper’s Island”) is executive producer and showrunner; she also rewrote the original script by Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin. Under the Dimension TV production umbrella, Harvey and Bob Weinstein executive produce. Additional executive producers are Wes Craven, Tony DiSanto, Liz Gateley, Marianne Maddalena, and Cathy Konrad.
“The Killing’s” Bex Taylor-Klaus plays Aubrey Jensen. Also starring on the series are Willa Fitzgerald, John Karna, Connor Weil, Amadeus Serafini, Carlson Young, Tracy Middendorf, and Joel Gretsch. Jamie Travis directed the pilot.
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Today, Scream director Wes Craven tweeted out the following photo, proclaiming it as a new Ghost Face mask, created by Fun World and R.J. Torbert. The new mask, which is green and has cracks throughout, is being introduced publicly at tomorrows Halloween Show in NYC.
Last month we told you that MTV’s new “Scream” series would introduce a new fleshy Ghostface mask. Is this the new “fleshy” mask created for MTV’s “Scream” series? It’s not, as Torbert previously explained that his Ghost Face (he created the iconic mask) wouldn’t be part of the new series.
So what is it?
It’s a new retail version of the infamous slasher’s mask, only this one glows in the dark (and will fade in and out)! More on it as revealed – and hopefully we’ll see the new MTV mask revealed some time soon as well…
— Wes Craven (@wescraven) December 9, 2014
Chelsea Grin – Typically, two one inch incisions are made at the corners of the victim’s mouth. Then the victim is tortured causing them to scream. This tears the flesh along the sides of the mouth, leaving a “grin”. [Source]
Australian hip-hop/electronica duo Smacktown recently released an official video for their track “Chelsea Grin”, which features Jarren Benton, Jeff Turner, AntiMatter, and Matuse. Both the track and the video are heavily inspired by horror, featuring voodoo, possession, and a dark, industrial setting.
Because they’ve tackled the most terrifying of smiles in song, we had the group put together a list of their Top 5 Terrifying Horror Smiles, which features some damn fine picks! Head on in to check it out.
Make sure to pick up Powerless/Chelsea Grin via iTunes.
Starring Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Zoë Soul, Justina Machado, John Beasley, Jack Conley
Written and directed by James DeMonaco
Distributed by Universal
“This is not a test. This is your Emergency Broadcast System announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge sanctioned by the U.S. Government. Weapons of Class 4 and lower have been authorized for use during the Purge. All other weapons are restricted. Government officials of ranking 10 have been granted immunity from the Purge and shall not be harmed. Commencing at the siren, any and all crime, including murder, will be legal for twelve continuous hours. Police, fire, and emergency medical services will be unavailable until tomorrow morning at 7 a.m., when The Purge concludes. Blessed be our New Founding Fathers and America, a nation reborn. May God be with you all.”
So begins the 2023 Purge, the annual event that has made everything in the New America that much better. And it is a good one. The Purge: Anarchy is a sequel that does what we always hope a sequel will do (but rarely ever manages to accomplish): It enhances the original story while providing a new tale that builds on the foundation laid by the original movie.
The Purge was a simple story built on a very intriguing concept. And it was the original concept (and a pretty impressive marketing campaign) that drew audiences to The Purge. We all imagined how we would respond to 12 solid hours of lawlessness. An interesting idea, indeed. And the first film was okay. Although surprisingly slow in points and painfully predictable, The Purge did manage to introduce a reality where this 12-hour, crime-free span of time existed, and The Purge: Anarchy capitalized on it.
If you want to really boil things down, The Purge: Anarchy is probably more purely an action film than a horror movie, but the concept and the second half of the movie that’s reminiscent to The Running Man or the business side of Hostel do a commendable job of adding a horrific element to the movie. There’s also an uber-creepy skater gang, and the underlying fact that anyone can kill you at any time in any way they choose does help lean The Purge: Anarchy back into the horror genre. The sequel also has off-putting masked marauders as we saw in the original, but somehow these baddies seem much badder than the prep school blazer-wearing blue bloods in the original film. The gritty, city-dwelling purgers of this new movie are definitely more unsettling.
Where the original movie focused on one particular household during The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy is comprised of three separate stories that converge during the movie and bring several strangers together on the streets in the middle of the annual Purge with nothing but survival on their minds and no one to rely on but each other. However, one Mad Max-ish roving gang after another make survival one damn difficult goal to achieve in the year 2023.
In addition to expanding the story to include three separate groups of people dealing with the Purge, the new film seriously evolves the story, explaining why these things are happening, what The Purge means to society, and what the government’s (i.e., the New Founding Fathers’) role is in the annual event. As you would hope a sequel would do, The Purge: Anarchy successfully grows the story, making the audience aware of what’s going on and thereby making things that much more enjoyable and relatable.
All this being said, we do have to mention that The Purge: Anarchy, for the most part, is more of an action film. It feels like a Stallone-enegger 80’s shoot-‘em-up, like Commando or Cobra, more than a horror movie like The Strangers, which the original marketing campaign for The Purge greatly resembled. That’s not necessarily a bad thing since action movies are great at keeping audiences riveted to the screen, but there isn’t a real genre element introduced until the final sequence of the movie, and even then it’s a stretch to call it horror.
In terms of special features, there are only two to be found: around seven minutes of deleted scenes and a thirteen-minute behind-the-scenes featurette featuring cast and crew interviews.
In all, The Purge: Anarchy is an entertaining movie. It takes an intriguing concept introduced in the original and succeeds in not only expanding on the idea, but producing a superior picture as well that definitely keeps audiences intrigued throughout. It’s not a true horror flick. Nothing here is really going to scare you or creep you out, aside from thinking about how some of the things you see in the movie could conceivably happen in our society. Other than that, there isn’t much to be scared of here. But it is a movie that is loaded with thrills that will certainly keep you intrigued throughout.
- Behind the Anarchy featurette
- Deleted scenes
We’ve been talking about Rustam Branaman’s devilish child flick The Culling for well over a year now, and finally the first trailer for the supernatural thriller has arrived along with new images and release details!
The Culling stars Elizabeth Di Prinzio (The Devil Within), Jeremy Sumpter (“Friday Night Lights”), Brett Davern (“Awkward”), Chris Coy, (Hostel: Part III) and Linsey Godfrey. Director Rustam Branaman’s film involves a lost and lonely young girl. She encounters five friends at an isolated cafe, and they bring her back to her home. But a secret lies in the bowels of this cursed structure, one from which none of the friends can escape.
The trailer shows the five friends with Lucy (Harley Graham). They drive her back to her home, but the house is strangely empty. As the night grows darker, Tyler, Emily, Sean, Hank, and Amanda begin to suspect that Lucy has brought them into a ghostly trap. Can they escape this curse? Only if the home’s demonic inhabitants will let them.
Recently The Culling was picked up by Signature Entertainment for distribution in the United Kingdom with a DVD release taking place this upcoming March 23, 2015. There are also plans to release the film in North America via New Media Millenium Distributors. A release date for the United States and Canada is coming soon.
More info and additional photos can be found at the Silver Lining Media Group Facebook page.
If you like to watch shit get destroyed (and who doesn’t?), you are likely going to love San Andreas, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the only badass standing between a massive earthquake and the complete destruction of the world. On tap for you today is the first teaser so we hope you brought your appetite for destruction!
Brad Peyton directed the action thriller for New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures. The screenplay is by Carlton Cuse, story by Andre Fabrizio & Jeremy Passmore.
The film also stars Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum, “Entourage”), Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, “True Detective”), Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer), Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (“Home and Away”), Art Parkinson (“Game of Thrones”), and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man).
Look for San Andreas in both 3D and 2D formats on Friday, May 29, 2015.
To learn more, visit the official San Andreas website.
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over… it’s just getting started.
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The original Dead Snow was a riot and then some. Combining awesome gore and a cool setting, mixed in with some (subjective) comedy and an obvious love for the genre, director Tommy Wirkola hit a lot of the right notes with this Nazi zombie fest. After a so-so response from Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters, Wirkola’s back to bring us more undead goose-stepping mixed with more plasma.
Picking right up at the end of Dead Snow, Martin (Vegar Hoel), despite missing his arm, manages to fend off Colonel Herzog (Orjan Gamst). A car crash later, Martin wakes up chained to a hospital bed. Seems the police found his friends, and Martin’s the prime suspect. All’s not lost for Martin, however, as his arm was found and successfully reattached. Problem is, the reattached arm isn’t his. An even bigger problem? Herzog’s still kicking, and is looking to bolster his ranks by killing Norwegian villagers and raising them for his undead army. What’s Martin to do but make a call to the Zombie Squad for help, along with raising an undead army of his own?
Let’s get this out of the way: Wirkola is an obvious fan of the Evil Dead series. So much so, that like Sam Raimi, Wirkola cranks up the laughs and camp in this sequel to a film that was already leaning in that direction. As such, Dead Snow 2 is pure splatter with a heaping of dark humour and camp. The film definitely doesn’t take itself too seriously, and why would it? You have Nazi zombies rampaging around Norwegian villages in a tank, our protagonist’s new arm having some wicked power and a mind of it’s own, and over-the-top splattering of anyone and everyone that ranks up there with Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive? Yes, the Evil Dead 2 nods aren’t lost on me, either. It’s just a blast.
On the acting front, Vegar Hoel is lots of fun as Martin. The poor guy just can’t seem to catch a break with his arm, as it’s overpowered (I had a genuine laugh when he tried doing CPR) and just downright mean. While not as big on the physical acting front as Bruce Campbell, Hoel elicits as many laughs as he does sympathy. As head of the Zombie Squad, Martin Starr’s Daniel is appropriately geeky (no pun intended for the “Freaks & Geeks” star). His compatriots in the group, Monica (Jocelyn DeBoer) and Blake (Ingrid Haas), are also appropriately geeky in their own right, but also a lot of fun.
If there was anything negative to be said about Dead Snow 2, it’d have to be the film’s constant straddling of the line between the hilarious and the attempts at trying too hard. Aside from a couple of painful attempts at eliciting laughs (a plunger for a leg?), the film’s subplot about the cops trying to figure out just what the hell’s going on threatens to grind things to a halt. Things start to peter out once the third act rolls around, but Wirkola switches things up to keep things going with the giant zombie brawl as the climax.
So, is it fair to say that Dead Snow 2 surpasses the original? In many ways, yes. The absurd and and over-the-top humour and gore in this film far outshines the original, and the cast is far more likeable. And while the first film may have felt uneven to some, things are better-paced this time aroun. The obvious gross-out gore and political incorrectness of some of the humour won’t appeal to everyone, but Dead Snow 2 is still a fun ride to take, and definitely worth the watch. Heil Wirkhola!
Presented in 1.85:1 AVC-encoded 1080p widescreen, the film looks damn gorgeous. Iceland looks absolutely beautiful (and was cheaper to film), with vibrant colour and great detail. Fleshtones (the living and the undead ones) look natural and consistent. The night scenes are appropriately dark, although details are kind of hard to discern because it’s perhaps a bit too dark (more of a lighting issue, really). Top marks all around.
Things are pretty solid with the English 5.1 DTS Master Audio track. The sound gets appropriately busy with the frenetic action, and the surrounds do a great job of immersing the viewer in the heat of the fights. Dialogue is clear and free of any distortion. The same can be said for the other language tracks included (English 2.0 Stereo, Norwegian 5.1, French 5.1).
In what you definitely don’t see everyday, Dead Snow 2 is available in two cuts. The International Cut is essentially the same film, however with some differences. Being that this is a Norwegian film, Dead Snow 2 had scenes filmed twice: once in English, the other in their native Norwegian. As such, we get the same scene, but with two very different takes. Definitely a cool feature. Some people will want to stick with the English version, but it’s pretty cool to have both versions on the same disc. The International Cut is available in Norwegian or French 5.1 tracks, with optional English subtitles.
For the English version, we get an Audio Commentary by Director Tommy Wirkola and Writer Stig Frode Henriksen. The duo obviously had a hoot doing this commentary (Stig providing more of the humourous comments while Tommy dished more info), and cover a wealth of trivia and production notes. Very enjoyable and informative, there are few dead spots while they’re watching the film, but it’s a minor nitpick.
Following that is a short film called “Armen”. The short follows a man (Jan Martin Johnsen) who loses an arm in an industrial accident, but then regrows the arm. Problem is, the arm doesn’t quite behave as the man wants to. It’s actually a pretty funny short with some great physical acting by the man, and serves as a great little companion to the main film.
“Dead Snow Comic Book” is a prequel slideshow comic book that details the origins of just how Herzog and his troop received all that gold, and how it became cursed. It’s all done in black and white with red being the only colour used for the blood and Nazi armbands.
“VFX Breakdown” is a short piece that goes over the compositing work done for the film, which is pretty cool, though me being an effects junkie, I would’ve loved to have seen more than just one minute and a half of this stuff.
Rounding things out is the film’s trailer, as well as some other previews that play when you first start the disc.
There’s also a nice slipcover for the case, replicating the cover, but with some reflective red foil.
Overall, the disc should please fans of the film, but the extras could’ve used a little more meat.
An Indiegogo fundraising campaign was launched last month for Iron Sky: The Coming Race, a sequel to the 2012 film that brought Nazis into outer space. The goal amount has been more than halfway raised thus far, and we fans have been rewarded today with a batshit crazy new clip that’s sure to inspire more donations. Dig it!
Once again directed by Timo Vuorensola, the idea of the sequel is to go bigger and crazier than the 2012 film, and it’s being described as Iron Sky meets Indiana Jones on a safari in Jurassic Park. In other words, there are going to be Nazi dinosaurs this time around, and Hitler is totally going to ride a T-Rex.
If this sounds like fun to you, then head over to the Iron Sky: The Coming Race Indiegogo campaign to pitch in and help out. At the time of writing this, there are 12 days left to donate with nearly $300,000 of the necessary $500,000 in the can.
While we wait for the finished film, check out two teaser clips below featuring Jesus Christ and Adolf Hitler – because of course!
Iron Sky: The Coming Race stars Udo Kier, Julia Dietze, Stephanie Paul, Lloyd Kaufman, Jukka Hilden, and Tom Green. Yes, that Tom Green.
Twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devastated by a nuclear war, but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save the last of humanity – or destroy it once and for all. The truth behind the creation of mankind will be revealed when an old enemy leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth. To save humanity they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race, and their army of dinosaurs.
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How many of us have watched a horror movie and put ourselves in the shoes of the characters on screen, no matter who they are? Trust me when I say that my hand is raised high up above my head. After all, it can be rather fun to envision ourselves as the killer, the villain who stalks his prey. Or seeing ourselves as the victim, especially when our death has meaning as we saved the life of someone else. Or maybe we can be the survivor, the one who weathered through the trials and tribulations to make it through all the violence to emerge victorious.
Well, to find out which one of these you would be, why not take the quiz below? That’s right, just head on down, answer a few questions, and you’ll know which role best suits you!
I got “The Killer”, which reads:
You are the killer in your movie. You have some serious demons playing in your head and you let them roam free in your thoughts. You more than likely have a quick temper and are more likely to respond to a hostile situation with violence than with logical thinking. Perhaps you should seek some psychological help if you’re not getting it already.
Which of you will be my victims?
Another one-sheet has arrived for the new flick The Hallow, this one is coming at you all the way from Ireland. Check it out, and look for more on this one soon… if yer lucky!
Corin Hardy’s The Hallow was announced to World Premiere at this coming January’s Sundance Film Festival.
Empire scored the official festival one-sheet for the film, starring Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, and Michael Smiley.
When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland to survey an area of ancient forest believed by the superstitious locals to be hallowed ground, he unwittingly disturbs a horde of terrifying beings and must fight to protect his family.
Up for checking out the first 7 minutes of the Spierig brothers’ Predestination? All you’ve gotta do is sit back, chill out, and read on!
Directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Undead, Daybreakers), Predestination stars Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Christopher Kirby, and Noah Taylor. It will be available both On Demand and in theaters on Friday, January 9th, from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Related Story: Predestination Images Offer a Glimpse of the Future
Based on the short story “All You Zombies” by Robert A. Heinlein, Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must recruit his younger self while pursuing the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.
I’m about to live vicariously through Warner Bros. Pictures’ new disaster pic that imagines the long-gestured “BIG ONE” – an earthquake of biblical proportions – sinking California so deep into the ground it’ll be gone forever.
Warners just released the film’s first trailer, and it’s pretty spectacular. We get a few shots of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, but mostly a lot of atmosphere of the damage the earthquake causes. California will sink – and the quake will shake so hard that people on the east coast will feel it. CRAY.
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter.
But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.
The film also stars Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum, TV’s “Entourage”), Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, TV’s “True Detective”), Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer), Archie Panjabi (TV’s “The Good Wife”), Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Australian TV’s “Home and Away”), Art Parkinson (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man).
San Andreas is slated to open in theatres in both 3D and 2D format on Friday, May 29, 2015.
If it weren’t cool enough news that Earth to Echo‘s Dave Green will be directing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel, Platinum Dunes producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form revealed monstrous news in the interview over at Omelete.
“We can say that Bebop and Rocksteady are in the film, and Casey Jones is a character that we love and we’re trying to fit him in as well,” Form told the foreign online mag.
For those unacquainted, Bebop and Rocksteady, pictured above, are two gang members that were mutated by Shredder and Krang, thus becoming his henchmen.
They were exclusive to the cartoon series, which is why they previously had not been included in any movie. Now, it seems, Paramount and Platinum Dunes have acquired said rights, which makes me even more excited to see Krang and the mother fucking Technodrome!
Casey Jones, pictured below, has been a fan fav sidekick to the turtles. He’s a badass street vigilante that was played by Elias Koteas in the first TMNT films.