It’s one of the most mysterious projects to be coming out in 2015, and it will be in theaters smack dab in the middle of one of the busiest “Summer of Sequels” in the increasingly long, sad Hollywood history of franchise dependence. Originality is hard to come by in Tinseltown these days, and certainly recent evidence (Jupiter Ascending and Chappie) seems to indicate that people would rather trust the devil they know when it comes to high-profile sci-fi/fantasy films, but can Tomorrowland buck that trend? Disney is hoping so, even though they’re set to make it rain in 2015 with The Avengers and Star Wars alone, and the studio’s looking to convince fans further that Brad Bird’s latest film is definitely worth checking out when it’s released next month. (more…)
This week IMAX released a trailer for HBO’s Game of Thrones upcoming IMAX event where they will screen the season four episodes “The Watchers on the Wall” and “The Children” back-to-back. HBO’s fan favorite adaptation is the first TV program to be shown in IMAX, which is excellent news for the nerd community being that most of us are farsighted. But wait, it gets better – this trailer also includes a glimpse of what is to come in season five. Spoilers and such after the jump, sweetie… (more…)
While fans of Game of Thrones are itching for more Thrones and binge watching past seasons to take the edge off, HBO and IMAX are delivering two episodes and a brand spanking new Season Five Trailer to IMAX screens across the country in late January. That ought to have the average Game of Thrones fan salivating. Wanna know all the when, where, and what? (more…)
As we count down to the release of Guardians of the Galaxy, prepare for a full blown media assault: Videos! Posters! Press Junkets! Red Carpets! The whole Hollywood enchilada! Next on the hit parade an extended clip, a trailer promoting the IMAX version of the film, some character posters featuring the film’s myriad of villains, and images from the red carpet of last night’s world premiere. (more…)
We’re closing in fast on the August 1st release date for James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy and there’s still plenty of GOTG goodness coming out of the Internet’s woodwork. We’ve got a featurette about the galaxy’s galactic band of ruffians and some details on the exclusive premiere of 17 minutes of GOTG movie being showcased at selected IMAX theaters. (more…)
With the upcoming return to the Star Wars universe, there will likely be many changes to take advantage of newer and better technologies. While Kathleen Kennedy has already stated their intention to retreat from the all-CGI mess that haunted Episodes I through III and return to a more model and location based approach, that doesn’t mean they’ll be stepping all the way back. According a new rumor, it looks like J.J. Abrams has his eyes on IMAX to heighten the Star Wars Episode VII experience.
According to IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond, he is in talks with Abrams concerning the use of IMAX for the new flick. It only stands to reason that this would be on the agenda, especially considering Abrams used the format for his last movie, Star Trek Into Darkness.
Some may say that this goes against returning to what made the first three movies so visually appealing, though I have to wonder how much of Episode VII is going to truly throw so far back as to have the gritty neo-industrial feel that we love so much. What do the Nerd Readers think? Is there even a need to use IMAX?
Thanks to BleedingCool for the heads-up.
You like that? It could be yours if you go to the midnight IMAX screening of Iron Man 3 at your local IMAX theater, according to Screen Rant. The poster was designed by comic book artist Jock (The Losers, Hellblazer), and is the latest in 12:01 poster series, which previous has included unique works honoring the release Real Steel, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Frankenweenie.
In other Iron Man 3 new, Marvel Studios head honcho and Iron Man 3 producer Kevin Feige recently talked to the LA Times about Tony Stark’s mind set going into the movie, and where the character’s head is at this point in his story arc. Here’s what Feige had to say:
“He’s experienced things now that frankly was a wake-up call. You don’t have gamma-powered strength that anger can bring about. You don’t have super-soldier serum flowing through your veins. You’re not a thunder god from Asgard. You’re just a guy. And Tony doesn’t necessarily like to be reminded of those kinds of things because he likes to be at the top of the food chain.
“Where we meet Tony, he wants to be in that suit all the time, and he wants a lot of suits around him. And just as we sort of learn that’s his issue, we blow them all up and take him out of that comfort zone.
“We wanted to take Tony to a place that he hadn’t been since the first half of the first ‘Iron Man’ film, which is, essentially, by himself without his money, without his toys, without his gadgets, with just his mind, his intellect. We wanted to do that in a big climactic fashion by literally taking away everything that is near and dear to him, as symbolized in that mansion crumbling down into the Pacific.”
In other Iron Man 3 developments, a new featurette has been released, and it outlines just how Extremis comes into play in the film and how it factors into The Mandarin’s (Ben Kingsley) master plan. Included is commentary by director Shane Black, star Robert Downey Jr., and new head henchman James Badge Dale. Press play below (courtesy of Collider):
Finally, from the people who have more time on their hands than I do (and Geeks Are Sexy), a break down of just how much it costs to be Tony Stark. Enjoy!
Crazy, Moving “Cinemoasic” ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Poster & Advanced Ticket Sales Crash the IMAX Site
Heads up, tickets for the early IMAX 3D screenings of Star Trek Into Darkness are already on sale, and hopefully we won’t experience the site crashing issues the U.K. had yesterday when their ticketing went live. Multiple tweets went out yesterday from BFI and ODEON Cinemas confirming the issue with booking tickets, and Paramount eventually tweeted a phone number frustrated fans could call to order their tickets. Wow, IMAX hasn’t experienced site crashes like this since The Dark Knight Rises. Could Into Darkness be on its way to busting some box office records?
The buzz around this next Star Trek flick is unlike anything I’ve seen for Star Trek before, so who knows! They sure a promoting the crap out of it, and this latest poster is a weird one. Moving images, or GIFs, are all the rage right now and clearly the hope is to capitalize on this, but I’ve seen this “cinemoasic” thing done better by fans on Tumblr.
Hit the jump to check it out.
Ender’s Game is easily one of the most anticipated sci-fi films in years thanks to a stellar cast and ground-breaking source material. Now we have not yet seen a trailer, although it should be coming soon, and we’ll have to wait till November before we can see the movie in all its glory, but in the meantime Yahoo has some tidbits to tide us over: a teaser poster and a couple of notes from director Gavin Hood about a key set.
But first, behold the poster!
Now let’s hear what Hood has to say about the Battle Room, a massive zero-gravity mock battlefield where Ender and other Earth children recruited to be military leaders practice the maneuvers and strategies they learn in class. “This is the high school football field, only it’s in three dimensions,” Hood explained. “It’s the size of a football field in all directions: up, down, left, right. And the idea is teams jump out from opposite ends of this amazing space and play this amazing game of 3D paintball, almost.”
Hood added why he decided on a critical geometric difference between the Battle Room in the book, which is a cube, and the Battle Room in the movie, which is a sphere. “What if we could see through? What if we could see out of the space, and we’re moving around the Earth and turning at the same time?” He said, adding that he felt making the room a sphere would create “a really strange, disorienting experience.”
I guess we’ll find out for ourselves when Ender’s Game – starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin and Viola Davis will be released on November 1st in regular and IMAX cinemas.
The flag of Comic-Book-Movie-Market-Domination (CBMMD) that Marvel has planted over the last few years (Right through the heart of everything DC except Batman) has put then in a position where they can pretty much do as they please and nobody’s going to say a word. Unless that involves re-shoots, then moviegoer fan boys and girls tend to trot out a litany of complaints for Shane Black and the Iron Man 3 production. Thankfully, it’s usually all for the better.
Last night in Hollywood the studio filmed a small series of re-shoots for Iron Man 3 at the TLC Chinese Theater, with plans on
This is the point where you stop if you have any intention of complaining about spoilers, do not click the jump, do not collect $200.
If you don’t give a frack . . . carry on.