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Friday, 31 March 2017

Aquaman Scribe To Pen Creature From The Black Lagoon


Universal Pictures has tapped Aquaman scribe Will Beall to write The Creature From The Black Lagoon, a remake of the 1954 classic that will serve as part of the studio's rebooted classic movie monster universe.

Beall is not only known for his writing talents. He recently served as an executive producer on Training Day, the CBS series transplant of the hit movie.

Creature From The Black Lagoon will be produced by both Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan. Both men are the architects of Universal’s Monsters Universe - which kicks off on June 9th with The Mummy starring Tom Cruise.

Released in the summer of 1954, the original Creature From The Black Lagoon followed a group of scientists as they traveled up the Amazon river searching for rare fossils. During their expedition, the team discovers a prehistoric human-fish hybrid who is eventually vanquished. That film, which starred Julie Adams, Richard Carlson, Richard Denning and Nestor Paiva, spawned two sequels. A remake has long been under development at Universal.

What do you think, Infinite Earths fans?

Creature From The Black Lagoon is easily our most favorite out of all Universal's classic movie monsters, so we're very eager to see a new take on the iconic beast grace the big screen!

Source: Deadline

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A New Trailer Teaser Rises For The Mummy

 

Universal Pictures has released a brand new trailer teaser for The Mummy. The second full-length trailer for the Alex Kurtzman reboot rises on Sunday.

Check it out, along with a new poster, posted below...




Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
 


The Mummy rises on June 9, 2017.

Source: Universal Pictures

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Star Trek Discovery Casts Rainn Wilson


The Office alum Rainn Wilson has joined the cast of Star Trek Discovery.

Wilson will portray Harry Mudd on the new show, a charismatic interstellar con man who had repeated run-ins with the crew of the Enterprise in the original Star Trek TV show. Roger C. Carmel not only played the character in the original series, but also voiced him in an episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series.


Aside from his role on the hit NBC comedy The Office, Wilson has also appeared in Backstrom, Six Feet Under, The Rocker, Monk, and Sahara. He has also leant his voice to roles in Monsters vs. Aliens and the upcoming Smurfs: The Lost Village.

Rainn Wilson joins a cast that includes Sonequa Martin-Green, James Frain, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Jason Isaacs, Terry Serpico, and Maulik Pancholy.

Originally slated to debut on CBS All Access beginning in January 2017, Star Trek Discovery has been pushed back numerous times, and is now scheduled to launch at some point between late this summer or early this fall.

Once it eventually does premiere, fans outside if the United States will be able to enjoy Star Trek Discovery through additional streaming platforms such as Netflix.

Source: Variety

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Advanced Review - Aliens: Dead Orbit #1


Aliens: Dead Orbit is a brand new comic book series from Dark Horse set to arrive on newsstands next month. Canadian comic book creator James Stokoe takes readers on board the Weyland-Yutani waystation Sphachteria - where everyone is miserable, and the most valuable thing you can get your hands on is a hot cup of coffee.

It won't take long for readers to realize that this new series will be leaning closer to Ridley Scott's 1979 original Alien movie - and that's a very good thing. Everything seems cramped and littered with garbage on board the Sphachteria, hinting that this station has been in operation for quite some time.

It is here that we meet our hero, a tech specialist named Wascylewski.

The first issue of Aliens: Dead Orbit alternates between two settings with Wascylewski taking up space on a seemingly deserted ship, and the crew of the Sphachteria popping over to, and investigating, another seemingly empty transport. It is here that James Stokoe does a great job of reinventing the same sort of atmosphere and tension that made the original Alien film so suspenseful - and just wait until you get to those last couple pages!

Everything within the first issue of Aliens: Dead Orbit comes together so very nicely. There really is nothing all that surprising or out of the ordinary here, but it is just the first issue after all. More time for that later, right?

Stokoe has done an excellent job with this first issue. More focused on the atmosphere rather than plot, this new series has clearly taken some inspiration from Ridley Scott's original movie to give us something that feels positively tense and terrifying - without saying too much!

Bring on that second issue.









 

































Rating: 4/5 - "Taking inspiration from Ridley Scott's original Alien film, this new tale promises to be both tense and terrifying in the same way that made the 1979 original so great!"  

Aliens: Dead Orbit  #1 hits newsstands on April 26th - Alien Day!

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David Leitch To Ramp Up Action For Deadpool 2


After Tim Miller's Deadpool emerged a juggernaut at the box office in 2016, there was no doubt that Fox would be moving ahead with a sequel - even if it meant getting a new director.

After Tim Miller exited the sequel citing creative differences, the studio brought in John Wick co-director David Leitch. A one-time stuntman and expert fight choreographer, it comes as no surprise that Leith recently revealed that he's planning to ramp up the action with Deadpool 2.

"There's more action in this film. I hope we can expand it and make it interesting in an 87Eleven kinda way," Leitch recently told Empire, referring to the fight choreography school he runs with John Wick co-director Chad Stahelski.

However, while the sequel will feature more action, the director promises that he'll be sticking to the same formula which made Tim Miller's movie such a big hit. “The completely irreverent tone was the thing that won me over about the first Deadpool movie,” he admits. "I want to deliver on what they did and at the same time hopefully expand the universe."

But, before those cameras get rolling, Leitch will have to find the right actor to portray the time-traveling mutant known as Cable. While many names have come up, from Man Of Steel baddie Michael Shannon to Brad Pitt, Fox has yet to announce who will be stepping into the part.

Who do you think it should be?

Source: Empire

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Sideshow Collectibles Announce New Chewbacca Premium Format Figure


Sideshow Collectibles have announced an upcoming Premium Format Figure of everyone's favorite walking carpet - Chewbacca! Based off his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the loyal Wookie stands 23″ tall on a Millennium Falcon themed base, while cradling his trademark Bowcaster weapon. Check out all the details, and official images, posted below...

Sideshow is honored to introduce an all new Premium Format™ Figure of everyone’s favorite Wookiee™ – the mighty Chewbacca™!

“Chewbacca here is first mate on a ship that might suit us.” ―Obi-Wan Kenobi™

Smuggler, Warrior, Resistance Fighter, Chewbacca’s name has become synonymous with bravery, loyalty and strength in opposition of the Empire.  A veteran of the Clone Wars, the Galactic Civil War and the further ensuing conflicts with the First Order, he is a skilled fighter, expert pilot and much-cherished member of the Resistance.

Towering over both friend and foe alike, Chewbacca is a stalwart companion and trusted friend, or…if you are a member of the Empire…your worst nightmare!

As the co-pilot of the Millenium Falcon, and loyal sidekick to Han Solo™, this heroic Wookiee is a much-loved character in the Star Wars™ universe, and when we stepped up to create our own collectible statue of Chewbacca it wasn’t a task we took lightly!

Every inch of this limited edition museum-quality collectible, from his intricately sculpted fur to his painstakingly reproduced miniature leather-effect satchel, is so detailed that it simply has to be seen “in the flesh” to be truly appreciated.

Standing over 23” tall, Chewie is displayed on a highly detailed and movie accurate Falcon-themed character base, clutching his trusty Bowcaster, and ready to spring into action!

Whether displayed alongside other characters from our ever-expanding range of Star Wars Premium Format™ Figures, or on his own as a stand-alone piece of movie memorabilia, Chewbacca is a must-have for any collector!

 















Pre-Orders are slated to go up on April 6th. This brand new Chewbacca Premium Format Figure will be priced at  $499.99, but optional payment plans will be made available.

Source: Sideshow Collectibles 

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New Figuarts Spider-Man Revealed


Tamashii Nations has updated their official website with a new product page for their upcoming S.H. Figuarts Spider-Man: Homecoming Spider-Man figure. The figure will stand about 6" tall, come fully articulated, and will include interchangeable hands, replaceable eye pieces, web effects pieces, a cellphone, a backpack, and more!

Check out all the official images posted below...
















Pre-Orders for the figure will be going up on Monday, April 3rd.

Priced at 6,264 Yen (about $56 USD), fans can expect the new Figuarts Spider-Man: Homecoming Spider-Man figure to swing into their homes on August 11th.

Source: Tamashii Nations

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