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5:35 PM 7/30/2014 by Jeff Giles
Shortly after being hired to shepherd the new "shared universe" that's being stitched together for Universal's monster movie properties, it appears as though Alex Kurtzman is just a signature or two away from getting the green light to direct the studio's upcoming reboot of The Mummy.
1:21 PM 7/28/2014 by Jeff Giles
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies won't march into theaters until December 17, but the marketing campaign for the final installment in director Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy has already begun -- and now the film's first trailer, which debuted at Comic-Con, has made its way online.
1:13 PM 7/28/2014 by Jeff Giles
Whether writing talent is truly hereditary is up for debate, but aside from typing out a slew of bestsellers, Stephen King has also sired a pair of highly regarded young novelists in sons Joe Hill and Owen King. Now, Hill's well-received horror tome Horns -- about a man whose tormented existence following the mysterious death of his girlfriend is complicated by the sudden appearance of horns sprouting out of his head that compel everyone around him to share their ugliest, darkest truths -- is headed for the big screen.
5:24 PM 7/27/2014 by Jeff Giles
His name is Max. His world is fire and blood. After a 30-year layoff, he's just about ready to make his way back to theaters with Mad Max: Fury Road, the long-brewing fourth installment in George Miller's classic post-apocalyptic franchise -- and if you weren't lucky enough to be in attendance at Comic-Con last weekend to catch the first trailer's debut, now you can watch it from the comfort of your own browser.
1:32 PM 7/26/2014 by Jeff Giles
As expected, the superhero news is starting to fly (ha!) out of Comic-Con, and some of the earliest comes from Zack Snyder, who tweeted the first official image of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice just as Warner Bros. was unveiling a brief teaser showing Batman (Ben Affleck) engaging in a long-distance staring contest with Superman (Henry Cavill).
1:26 PM 7/26/2014 by Jeff Giles
With Gareth Edwards tied up working on one of the pending Star Wars spinoffs, there's no telling when Legendary will be able to get him back on the lot for a Godzilla sequel -- but as the studio revealed during its Comic-Con panel, they're keeping Edwards in the fold for a follow-up. Appearing in a videotaped message during the panel, Edwards thanked everyone who turned out to see Godzilla earlier this year and added, "It means we get to make another one.
1:19 PM 7/26/2014 by Jeff Giles
It's been a frightfully long time since Kevin Smith made a movie that made us feel like watching it again (or, in the case of dreck like Cop Out, even finishing the damn thing once), and on paper, it doesn't look like Tusk -- the story of a doofus podcaster who wanders into the Canadian wilderness and gets himself mixed up with a mad scientist who wants to turn him into a walrus -- stands a prayer of breaking that dismal streak.
5:34 PM 7/25/2014 by Jeff Giles
In today's penny-pinching Hollywood, few things are ever left to chance, and Marvel leaves fewer than most. It should surprise no one, then, that even though Guardians of the Galaxy hasn't even arrived in theaters yet, the studio's already making plans for a sequel -- and given the impressively robust early critical reaction to the movie, it also comes as no surprise that they're bringing back pretty much every member of the original team.
5:15 PM 7/25/2014 by Jeff Giles
Ant-Man has already been plagued with an abnormally high amount of turnover -- especially for a Marvel production, where things are generally made to appear as though they've rolled off a high-grade assembly line -- but the movie's recent change of directors, with Peyton Reed stepping in for the departed Edgar Wright, wasn't the last shakeup the cast and crew will have to face.
4:59 PM 7/25/2014 by Jeff Giles
Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder must really love what they've seen in Chris Terrio's script for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, because he's reportedly in talks to report for duty again with the studio's upcoming mega-superhero movie, Justice League.