Abandon All Hope Ye Who Read this ‘Fantastic Four’ Synopsis

- 11-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Basically, nothing can be said or reported about Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot without fans getting a head of steam about it. It’s understandable for a number of reasons, primarily that we’ve been burned twice by Fantastic Four adaptations and because this is Twentieth Century Fox and they don’t have a sterling record of treating their comic book-based movies right. But hey, they could get it right this time, right? Right? Well, if you read the below synopsis you may have some second thoughts about that opinion. Especially if you’re a believe in the sanctity of the accepted comic origin of a superhero team. (more…)

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Is Online

- 11-28-14Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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We are pretty much rendered speechless here at NerdBastards, …but the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally here (…and with no lens flare might we add!)! The Sci-Fi tent-pole has been years in the making, since Disney acquired George Lucas‘ production company Lucasfilm (…and thank god for that after the mediocre CGI-ridden affair of parts I, II and III). Directed by JJ Abrams, the man behind the TV show Lost, and the recent Star Trek movies, the film features an all-star cast including the original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill. Some old favourites have also returned, with the likes of Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker in his iconic role as the diminutively bleeping droid R2-D2. The film also features a whole load of newcomers including John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis (working with his motion capture company), Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie and Peter Mayhew (more…)

‘Jurassic World’s D-Rex & Will An Old ‘Jurassic Park’ Friend Make An Appearance?

- 11-28-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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Shortly after the first Jurassic World trailer hit, which focused a lot of attention on the new genetically modified D-Rex without really actually showing what might be the most dangerous creature on the planet, a picture of the D-Rex has hit the Internet. While that is interesting, there’s another little tid-bit found on the Jurassic World website that might get many long time Jurassic Park fans even more excited. (more…)

‘Game Of Thrones': Season 5 Teaser And Three-Eyed Raven Viral Site

- 11-27-14Books, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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The epic fourth season of Game of Thrones bowed out with the highest ratings of any season finale hitherto. Filming for the 5th season has been ongoing since the start of the summer, and things have been pretty quite marketing wise for the upcoming season on HBO.

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New ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ Trailer and Character Posters

- 11-27-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Matthew Vaughn – of Kick Ass and X-men: First Class fame –  has directed a new movie based on Mark Miller’s (Kick-Ass 1 & 2) comic book that has got us real excited here at NerdBastards. Furthermore, after each update, our interest in the movie is ever increasing. With the release date of Kingsman The Secret Service set for February 13th and the film is entering the final stages of its marketing campaign, word on the film has been building incrementally with each update offering more of an insight into what we should be expecting to see when the movie finally hits the big screen. Starring Colin Firth stars as a dapper secret agent training a new recruit and we have some rad and rather risqué character posters featuring Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and an awesome little pug named Jack Bauer. Check em out below peepsters. (more…)

Guillermo Del Toro Has Completed ‘Justice League Dark’ Script

- 11-26-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Talk about a Guillermo del Toro overload?! (click to read our article on the Pacific Rim sequel here). Looks like the executives over at Warner Bros. are in for a treat at the weekend. While most people will be kicking back in front of the TV with a cold beer, or a glass of vino after a long hard slog at work, or perhaps heading out en masse to catch a certain trailer? (Star Wars: The Force Awakens anyone?), execs at Warner have their weekends sorted. Guillermo del Toro has confirmed he has finished his script for the tentatively planned movie adaptation of Justice League Dark and  handed it over to Warner for a planned weekend read. (more…)

James Cameron Plugs ‘Avatar’ Sequels with Racy Language

- 11-26-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Love them or hate them, three more installments of the Avatar franchise are on their way. Tentatively titled Avatar 2, Avatar 3 and Avatar 4, we’ll be seeing them rolling into the theaters one after then other in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Recently, Empire Magazine sat down and had a chat with James Cameron and asked him how the writing process was going. His response was positive and rather strongly worded. Scroll on to hear some of what Cameron had to say about the sequels. (more…)

Charlie Day and Burn Gorman To Feature In ‘Pacific Rim 2′

- 11-26-14Film Posted by Derek Robertson

Charlie Day and Burn Gorman

Guillermo del Toro is a busy man with a great work ethic it seems. With his recent announcement that he has finished and handed in the script for Warner Bros. tentatively proposed Justice League Dark adaptation, and having wrapped filming for his next directorial feature Crimson Peak (set for an October 17 2015 release), now – during promotional rounds for the DVD and Blu-ray release of FX’s The Strain – he has also been discussing the Pacific Rim 2 script that he has been developing (…does this man ever sleep, seriously?!). Guillermo has been elaborating on some plot details for the follow-up to the International Kaiju smashing blockbuster hit Pacific Rim, and it sound like we are going to be seeing more of Charlie Day’s Dr. Newton Geiszler, and Burn Gorman’s Gottlieb. (more…)

‘Blade Runner’ Will Feature Harrison Ford In 3rd Act: Ridley Scott Not Directing

- 11-25-14Books, Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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With the imminent release of Exodus: Gods and Kings upon us, Ridley Scott has been popping up here and there offering tidbits on various projects he is involved with including the widely anticipated follow-up to the Box Office smash hit Sci-Fi Prometheus and the follow up to perhaps one of the greatest Sci-Fi movies of our time: Blade Runner.  Scott had initially stated that the script for the Blade Runner sequel had been completed and he was happy with it, and with this news we all naturally assumed that he would be back on the director’s chair to helm the beefy sequel after finishing work on the Matt Damon starer The Martian. Turns out that is not the case (…yes, horrible news indeed). (more…)

‘Pan’ Trailer Takes Us Back to Neverland for the First Time

- 11-25-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s one of those weeks, a week when we seem to get a whole bunch of trailers in one go because with the holiday weekend approaching it’s presumed that a lot of us are going to spend it in a movie theater. We’ve already got Jurassic World, we’re going see Star Wars: The Force Awakens either at the end of the week or before, so now it’s time for Pan, the latest in a line of movies aiming to turn well-established fairy tales on their head. Will Pan do for Peter what Oz: The Great and Powerful did for the Wizard, or what Maleficent did for the Sleeping Beauty villainess? Unknown, but I’ll say this: it’s a damn good looking trailer. (more…)