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Wesley Snipes Talks ‘Blade': Hints At New Character

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:33

In a recent interview, Wesley Snipes spoke about the possibility of returning to the universe of Blade, saying that discussions have been happening and they are “favorable”.

Snipes tells CBR:

Well, we’ve had some discussions. We have had very positive and favorable discussions about the Blade character and other things they have in mind. We’ll see where it goes. For those Blade fans, if we never reprise Blade, I have another character that will stand toe to toe with Blade any day. It’s not done yet.

Snipes last portrayed the Day Walker in 2004’s Blade: Trinity, which was pretty terrible, if we’re being honest here. Aside from the horrible miscasting of Dominic Purcell as Dracula, it felt like Snipes really just phoned in his performance. Personally, I found the second film to be the best and I’m really hoping that they can bring back the series in a fun, exciting, and charismatic way.

Still, if Snipes thinks that he’s got another character that could go “toe to toe” with Blade, that alone sounds rather fascinating. I could get behind something fresh and new.

Which would you prefer?

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[TIFF Spotlight] ‘High-Rise’ to World Premiere!

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:25

Hailing out of the UK, Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise is finally set to World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival!

The pic features an insane cast, including Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss. We have a trio of pics from the thriller, one of which gives us a first look at Evans in the film.

1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go out and the elevators fail but the party goes on. People are the problem. Booze is the currency. Sex is the panacea.

The 40th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 20, 2015.

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Jason Voorhees Went to Hell On This Day In 1993

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:11

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the release of New Line Cinema’s 1993 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, Adam Marcus’ awful, yet seminal sequel in the Friday the 13th franchise that set the stage for Freddy vs Jason.

While Jason Goes to Hell was an abomination of a sequel, it was a huge moment for horror fans as it was the first time that New Line publicly tipped their hat to the notion that Jason would eventually battle budding slasher Freddy Krueger on screen.

Jason Goes to Hell was the first Friday the 13th since the 1980 debut by Sean Cunningham that turned its focus away from Jason Voorhees (noting that the Jason in A New Beginning was a copycat murderer). The film has a jarring opening sequence in which a SWAT team blasts a hail of bullets into Jason, eventually blowing him to smithereens. It sets the stage for a Jason-less sequel that’s clearly one of the biggest mistakes in the history of horror cinema.

Yet, after putting fans through their own personal hell, the filmmakers shocked audiences with an epilogue for the ages. This is where A Nightmare On Elm Street‘s Freddy Krueger makes a brief appearance. After Jason is pulled into the pits of Hell by a handful of demons, the camera zooms in on his infamous hockey mask… that’s when Freddy’s gloved hand comes bursting through, grabbing the mask, and pulling it down to Hell as well.

You see, in 1991 New Line Cinema released Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, which ended Freddy’s reign of terror and left him in the pits of Hell. That’s when they begun strategizing pitting Freddy against Jason, which would enter years of development hell.

Thanks partially to this on-screen tease, New Line remained committed to bringing the two slasher titans on screen together, only it would take a decade to bring into fruition. I say it was worth it, you?

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Be Ghostface From MTV’s “Scream” This Halloween

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:46

Buy Costumes has a garbage bag and a mask for sale so you can pretend to be Ghostface from MTV’s ongoing “Scream,” which has 3 episodes left until the Season One finale.

The below costume is officially licensed (and already on sale). It includes a hooded pull over poncho, and mask. However, it does not include gloves, knife, pants, or shoes. You’ll have to find your own knife to take trick or treating. Wait, that seems like a bad idea…

In “Scream,” “After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens – with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart – become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of a killer who’s out for blood.

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Katherine Heigl or Rosario Dawson Play a Crazed Ex-Wife in ‘Unforgettable’

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:41

Say what you will about Katherine Heigl, who you may remember from Bride of Chucky, but she’s a phenomenal actress.

It’s actually pretty exciting to see her return to her roots in the Warner Bros. thriller Unforgettable, which is to be directed by Denise Di Novi.

Christina Hodson is writing the script, which centers on a man whose new spouse is menaced by his ex-wife.

Heigl will star alongside Sin City‘s Rosario Dawson, adds Variety.

It’s unclear who will play the crazed ex-wife, but I damn sure hope it’s Heigl, who showed her emotional range in “Grey’s Anatomy” multiple times.

Di Novi is producing the film with her partner Alison Greenspan.

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[TIFF Spotlight] “Rowdy” Roddy Piper Featured In “Portal to Hell!!!” (Trailer)

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:30

Vivieno Caldinelli’s Portal to Hell!!! is heading to the Toronto International Film Festival.

Being that it’s “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s final performance, this 11-minute short is hotly anticipated.

In it, ““The apartment-superintendent hero of this primo slice of Canuxploitation has enough on his plate, what with all the plumbing and electrical problems and high-maintenance tenants. But then some jerks open up a multidimensional gateway in the basement. Thankfully, the guy standing between humanity and its certain destruction is played by the late, great “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

Matt Watts, Laura Robinson, Jordan Todosey, Millie Davis, Clyde Whitham, and Donald Tripe also star.

Check out the Portal to Hell!!! trailer debut below!

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‘Suspension’ Joins After Dark’s ‘8 Films to Die For’

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:26

The 5th spot in After Dark’s ‘8 Films to Die For’ is the indie Suspension, directed by Jeffery Scott Lando (Decoys 2: Alien Seduction).

Emily is a high-school student with a penchant for drawing gruesome pictures in her sketchbook. There’s a reason for her obsession with horrific images: Her father Tom once went on a murder spree and is now residing in a mental hospital. On a night she’s home alone babysitting her mute little brother, Tom escapes and targets Emily and her friends during a bloody killing rampage.

Also starring is Ellen MacNevin (Supernatural), Steve Richmond (iZombie), Rustin Gresiuk (Flicka: Country Pride), Taylor Russell (Falling Skies), and two-time Ampia Best Actor award winner Duncan Ollerenshaw (Hell on Wheels).

Suspension was written by Kevin Mosley (Puppet Killer) and produced by Jeffery Scott Lando. Sage Brocklebank (Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore) produced and starred in the film.

‘8 Films to Die For’ will be released in theaters on October 16, 2015, with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment handling all ancillary forms of media, including Digital HD, DVD and VOD.

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‘Blood Punch’ Pulls You Into Its Vicious Cycle This September

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 09:57

Bluff Road Productions and Midnight Releasing are excited to announce the DVD and VOD release of Blood Punch, which Patrick Cooper was a big fan of.

Directed by Madellaine Paxson, the film reunites “Power Rangers RPM” stars Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet and Ari Boyland in a bloody thriller, centered on a murderous love triangle that takes a shocking and grisly supernatural turn. Blood Punch pulls you into its vicious cycle on DVD, Digital HD and cable VOD starting September 1.

Blood Punch has been an audience and critical favorite since its premiere at the Austin Film Festival, where it won the Dark Matters Audience Award. Paxson was honored with Best Director and Best Feature at the Hoboken Film Festival, while the film has taken home seven additional Audience and Best Feature awards.

“Milton (Cawthorne, Deathgasm), a brilliant chemistry student breaks out of court-mandated drug rehab with a mysterious bad girl, Skyler (Tennet, “When We Go to War”). Looking to recruit a cook for a one-day drug score, she lures him to an isolated cabin with her psychotic and trigger-happy boyfriend Russell (Boyland, “Shortland Street”).

Russell reveals that he plans to murder Milton as soon as he is finished cooking the drugs, and their simple love triangle quickly descends into a mind-blowing supernatural cycle of carnage and mayhem with no end…and no escape.”

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[Blu-ray Review] ‘The Resurrected’

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 09:51

Dan O’Bannon is a name that resonates with genre fans everywhere. With a fairly small body of work, he left a great impact. This is the guy who wrote the first draft of Alien as well as the screenplays for Dead & Buried, Lifeforce and Total Recall, to name a few. O’Bannon also stepped behind the camera a few times to lend his hand at directing. The first time was in 1985 with the absolutely legendary Return of the Living Dead. A few years later he would direct his follow up, and last feature, The Resurrected.

The Resurrected, or Shatterbrain as it’s also known, was a straight-to-video release in the early 90’s that I never managed to see. A number of years back it received a DVD release but the only way to get a copy of that now is to pay more than anyone ever should for a DVD. Fortunately if you’re looking to get acquainted with the O’Bannon flick, OFDb Filmworks out of Germany has you covered with their DVD/Blu-ray combo.

Claire Ward (Jane Sibbett) wants to know what her husband Charles Dexter Ward (Chris Sarandon) is up to. Ever since learning of his ancestor, Joseph Curwen (also played by Sarandon), Charles has been acting very strange. It starts with Charles performing experiments in his home, before he eventually takes them to a secondary location. This is when Claire becomes most concerned as Charles simply does not come home anymore.

Claire enlists the help of a private investigator by the name of John March (John Terry). John starts by visiting the house where Charles is now conducting his experiments. Immediately John notices a foul odor that can be detected a mile or so away from the house. Once John gets to the house he encounters Charles and his assistant, both of whom are acting quite strange. Being the ace investigator that he is, John knows that something fishy is up. After doing some further digging, John discovers that Charles is attempting to resurrect the dead!

There’s a real pattern with Chris Sarandon that I’ve noticed over the years. Any time I see him in a movie, he’s awesome. The Resurrected is more of the same from Sarandon. He just has a very commanding presence about him and here he gets to demonstrate it in two roles. It’s a pleasure to watch.

The Resurrected did leave me with a bit of a bitter sweet feeling. Sweet because the movie is a ton of fun. It has the genre charm that was found in a bunch of horror movies from the late 80’s and early 90’s. There are some really great practical effects used throughout. One in particular is of what I believe to be the resurrected remains of a person who has dissolved into some weird looking creature. It’s hard to explain with words, but The Resurrected does a great job explaining it visually. The bitter part is that this is O’Bannon’s second, and ultimately last film as a director. That’s a real shame because much like he did in Return of the Living Dead, O’Bannon shows he has a great style and feel behind the camera. It’s a real bummer we didn’t get to see more from him.

Unlike most horror fans, I’m really not all too familiar with the work of H.P. Lovecraft. By that I mean the actual writings. All I really know of Lovecraft’s works is the adaptations. I bring this up because if there is a downside to The Resurrected, it’s a few issues here and there with the script. What I don’t know is whether or not these issues are tied to the actual source material from Lovecraft or the script itself, written by Brent V. Friedman. The issues I’m referring to are very minor. The script just isn’t as tight, as maybe something O’Bannon would have written itself. Parts get a little clunky at times, but this is really nitpicking. Overall, The Resurrected is a very fun horror movie that any horror fan would absolutely love.

Enough About the Movie, How’s the Actual Blu-ray Release

The release itself from OFDb Filmworks is quite nice. Starting with the packaging, which I’m admittedly a sucker for, down to the special features included on the three discs, this is the type of release I’d like to see most horror movies get. The packaging itself is a box that is quite a bit bigger than your typical Blu-ray case and even bigger than most DVD cases. It’s almost like a little boxset that a TV show would come in. The discs are contained inside a small flip book that comes in a large slip cover. The slip cover features gorgeous artwork and has the title in English, with everything else in German.

Inside the slip cover it the flip book containing the three disc – Blu-ray, DVD and DVD of special features. The case also contains a booklet, but this is also in German. There’s still a few cool pictures to look at in the booklet, but if you can’t read German, it likely won’t do much for you. Outside of the film itself, the real joy for fans, however, will come from the special features including on the 3rd disc. This thing is loaded and the majority are in English! There’s interviews with Sarandon, Friedman, Richard Band, audio commentaries and a ton more! The Sarandon interview in particular is a treat to watch.

I’ve said before that I’m no expert when it comes to judging the technical aspect on transfers of any release. I just know what looks good to me and what doesn’t. I think the transfer on this release of The Resurrected looks quite good, especially for a fairly obscure straight-to-video horror movie from the early 90’s. There was one very brief scene of a car driving that looked a little blurry to me, but other than that I had no issues. My biggest concern going into any release is whether or not darker scenes will be hard to see or contain lots of fuzz and I am to report that is not the case here. OFDb Filmworks used the true HD transfer they received from MGM and in the end I think it turned out quite well.

The Resurrected is now available on a special limited edition Blu-ray/DVD combo from OFDb Filmworks. If you’d like to order a copy of The Resurrected you can do so through Amazon Germany. If you’re in the U.S. and iffy about ordering from Amazon Germany, I can assure you that you can do so without a problem. I’ve done so many times without issue.

 

 

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Real-Life Jaws Would Eat Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’ In Seconds

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:48

A 4-meter long tiger shark was recently caught off the Tweeds Head coast in New South Wales, Australia after, get this, swallowing a six-foot hammerhead shark that was being reeled in by a fisherman.

The fisherman, who wished to only go by the name Matthew, told Northern Star, “I was fighting the hammerhead and he came up and swallowed it. You can’t turn around and go no, don’t touch, to something like that.

Images of the shark laying on the deck of the boat were spread rapidly online via Facebook.

According to the Northern Star, commercial shark fishing is legal in some areas off the coast of New South Wales and Queensland, which many conservation groups are trying to change.

Spokesman Karl Goodsell of the Byron Bay-based conservation group Positive Change for Marine Life tells SMH, “Fishermen between northern NSW and Cape York take around 78,000 to 100,000 sharks a year, some within the Great Barrier Reef and some of the species taken include … critically endangered scalloped hammerhead and the protected great white. We don’t see any point in pursuing the fisherman; it’s not their fault for doing their jobs. The problem comes from the government who allow these fisheries to exist for protected and endangered species.

While it’s always sad to see such powerful and majestic creatures in such a state, can we all agree that this shark is fucking huge and terrifying? Seriously, this thing looks like it could’ve eaten Jaws in one bite! I think sharks are beautiful creatures but this scares me the more I look at it. I still wish it were alive, though.

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Deadpool Tackles “The Walking Dead” Zombies!

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:29

Okay, this is just genius.

YouTube user David Elmaleh has taken clips from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and the latest trailer for Marvel’s Deadpool and combined them into The Walking Deadpool, a trailer that imagines Deadpool taking on hordes of zombies. The faux trailer wonderfully mixes the seriousness of the show with the humor of the film, all brought together by the gore and violence of both properties.

Seeing this makes me wish that studios would take super risks and actually create ridiculous crossovers like this, even if it’s just a one-off. I watch things to be entertained and this damn well entertained me!

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Woman Attacked By An Ax-Wielding Clown in North Carolina

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:29

This wasn’t a prank video, nor was it a scene from Bryan Bertino’s Mockingbird. This was real life, and fucking terrifying.

A woman in North Carolina told police she was attacked in her home by an ax-wielding clown, reports TIME.

A person wearing a clown mask and a multicolored wig had come by her residence at 4:30 a.m. Friday morning and began to swing his ax at her, the victim told the police in Hickory, N.C.

The site says she was able to take the mask off the attacker and discover that it was an acquaintance of hers, who then fled the scene. She was not injured in the incident.

Hickory Police Department spokesperson Chrystal Dieter told TIME that there was an “outstanding warrant” against the suspect.

“Any law enforcement officer who comes in contact with the suspect in question will have full ability to arrest him,” Dieter said.

Can you imagine having someone you know come attack you in a clown costume with an ax? Prank or no prank, this would traumatize me.

Photo Credit: Stock image from Thinkstock

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Coming This Friday: Cavity Colors Meets Bloody Disgusting!

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 11:00

We’re beyond thrilled to announce that this Friday, August 14th, we’re selling the first new Bloody-Disgusting t-shirt design in over five years! Designed by Cavity Colors, the shirt is a reimagining of our buzzsaw skull logo, only this time it’s a lot more meaty!

The shirts are printed on tagless, pre-shrunk, super soft 100% ring spun cotton shirts in all sizes.

These shirts are going up for pre-order over at Cloak & Coin and will be open for purchase throughout August. We’ll begin shipping them in mid-September.

Make sure to head over to the official Cavity Colors website to see more incredible original designs!

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Final Three Episodes of “Scream” Promise to Be a Shocker!

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:56

Last night’s episode of MTV was a shocker.

Someone major died.

We interviewed said star here.

Now, there’s only 3 episodes left. And only one thing is for certain… ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN.

Here’s the latest “Scream” promo that gives us a look ahead as MTV pushes into a second season.

What do you guys think of the adaptation of the Wes Craven film franchise? How’s this rendition of Ghostface? Are you sticking around until the end?

After tonight, I'm confident ANYTHING can happen. Check out what's to come in the final 3 episodes of #MTVScream. https://t.co/tu8RKmgjKR

— SCREAM (@MTVScream) August 12, 2015

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The Music Of ‘Halloween’ And ‘The Guest’ Get Swapped

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:51

A few weeks ago, we posted about how the music from Psycho and It Follows was swapped and how it genuinely worked. Now, the same channel, House By The Video Store, is back with another soundtrack swap, this time switching up the music between Halloween and The Guest.

House By The Video Store writes:

In this video, William swaps the soundtracks of John Carpenter’s Halloween and Adam Wingard’s 2014 film The Guest. This is to help illustrate how important soundtracks are to a film, and to examine how well scenes work when you change the music or sound effects.

What do you think? Do these swaps work or is this a dud?

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‘Orphan’ Director Heads ‘In the Deep’

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:46

Blake Lively, pictured below, is set to star in Sony’s shark movie In the Deep, which has been described as a cross between 127 Hours and Jaws, writes TheWrap.

The big news is that Orphan and House of Wax‘s Jaume Collet-Serra recently came on to replace Louis Leterrier as director! He’ll be working from a script by Tony Jaswinski that Sony acquired in a bidding war last fall.

“In the Deep will pit Lively against a sadistic shark that has her trapped on a buoy 20 yards from the shore. The script is said to provide a strong emotional vehicle for a young actress, and Lively is a solid fit for the material.

Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem are producing for Weimaraner Republic Pictures.

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Someone Send Me To Helsinki For Flashback Future

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:29

Does anyone by chance happen to have a gargantuan amount of frequent flyer miles that they’re not using that they’d be willing to give me?

If you’re in Helsinki, Finland at the end of this month, I’m going to go ahead and say that you should block out the night of Saturday, August 29th on your calendar. The reason, you ask? Well, it’s all about Flashback Future, a concert that features live performances from Perturbator, GosT, and Dan Terminus, which basically means it’s a night of pure retrosynth bliss and I’d lose my damn mind were I there. Hell, even John Carpenter himself is behind this event, as demonstrated by the teaser he recorded for it below.

More information can be found at the Facebook Event Page.

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[TIFF Spotlight] Wes Craven Exec Produces ‘The Girl in the Photographs’

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:05

Joining TIFF’s Midnight Madness lineup this September is The Girl in the Photographs, Nick Simon’s horror that will hold its World Premiere in front of thousands of screaming fans.

Wes Craven executive produces the film that will be lensed by the veteran cinematographer Dean Cundey (Back to the Future, Jurassic Park), which marks his return to horror after lensing the original Halloween films.

starring Kal Penn, best known as Kumar in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, we also have the lengthy synopsis:

“Colleen’s life isn’t going anywhere. The small town natural beauty is bored with her dead end job at a grocery store and is ready to distance herself from her abusive boyfriend. In the midst of her turmoil, a pair of deranged serial killers begins leaving her photos of their mutilated victims. Her chance to escape comes in the form of Peter Hemmings (Penn), a hipster celebrity photographer who has traveled back to his hometown of Spearfish, South Dakota with a pack of models, intent on copying the killers’ intense and unapologetic artistry and use it for an important ad campaign. When he learns Colleen is their muse, Peter resolves to make her his own and use her as the centerpiece of a photo campaign in Los Angeles. But before Colleen can leave her old life behind, she must contend with the desires of her murderous stalkers who have chosen her last night in town to execute their most provocative work to date.”

Here’s the first hi-res still from The Girl in the Photographs.

The 40th Toronto International Film Festival runs September 10 to 20, 2015.

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#StraightOutta Horror Part II

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:00

It truly was a meme-tacular weekend as ‘straightouttasomewhere.com’ continued to be embraced by the horror community.  Seemingly everyone took their turn to upload graphics and think of movie locations & hilarious “outta” juxtapositions.  After our first article with ones we made here’s an update collection that brought a smirk to our face.

With thanks to Andrew Barr, Leigh Young & Horrificion for making the majority of these news images.

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New Photos From ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Released

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 09:55

Several new photos from the upcoming sci-fi film Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been released and can be seen below, courtesy of EW. The photos are a mix of images from the film itself and some from the set, showing cast and crew strategizing.

While the photos mostly show nothing new, there is a curious image of C-3PO with an unexplained red arm. Not only is it striking in its difference, it also looks a bit more “junky” than the rest of him. Maybe C-3PO gets the Skywalker treatment and loses a limb at some point? Then again, C-3PO has been torn nearly completely apart before, so that’s nothing new.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, and features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.

They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.

The film is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk, and John Williams returns as the composer.

Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One will follow Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 16, 2016, with Star Wars: Episode VIII set for release on May 26, 2017, and the Han Solo anthology movie on May 25, 2018.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015.

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