Source: Vice | /Film | Posted By: Dan Geer

Before the Dawn

20th Century Fox has teamed up with Vice to produce three short film prequels that lead up to the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes film (which, by the way, is getting rave reviews). The project is called Before the Dawn, and the films (each directed by a different director) take place during the ten years in between Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn, chronicling the pandemic caused by the Simian Flu that devastated the human population. Hit the jump to watch!

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Source AICN | Posted By: Dan Geer

Jupiter Ascending

Originally included in Popcorn Monster’s Top 10 List for movies to see this summer, the release of the Wachowski sibling’s sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending has since been delayed from July 18th to Februrary 6, 2015, presumably due to so many other big releases arriving this summer (since their last film, Cloud Atlas bombed, the studio may not have as much confidence in the directors’ latest endeavor to put it up against other summer releases).

Nevertheless, the previews for the film look astounding to say the least, and it truly bums me out that this film isn’t coming out sooner. Hopefully the delayed the movie’s release to the traditionally more dead movie month of Februrary will give the Wachowskis enough time to polish the film more and make it an even better experience for audiences (and perhaps produce better box office results). Hit the jump for the amazing second trailer!

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Source: Apple | Posted By: Dan Geer

Dracula Untold

The first trailer for Dracula Untold, starring Luke Evans (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) as the man who becomes the blood-sucking vampire of legend, has made its way online. This is really the first movie where we actually get a full-blown origin story on the character, and, from the looks of it, we’re basically getting The Lord of the Rings with vampires. The trailer really does sell on the story as well as the visual effects, and it actually doesn’t look all that bad. Perhaps a giant fantasy epic featuring Dracula may just be what we need to breathe new life into the character? Hit the jump to check out the trailer and decide for yourself!

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Source: TMNT | Posted By: Dan Geer

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If you thought the first trailer for director Jonathan Liebesman’s upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action film didn’t look so hot, you might want to take a look at the new trailer that just debuted today. It is by far a much better look at what to expect from the movie, and it looks awesome. Lots of action, better glimpses at what the Ninja Turtles look like, a brief look at Master Splinter, and we finally get to see the Shredder – who, by the way, is going to give “Super Shredder” from 1991′s TMNT II a run for his money. Hit the jump to watch!

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Source: Deadline | Collider | Posted By: Dan Geer

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Just when we though we couldn’t receive bigger news than who will be helming the next two Star Wars spinoff films (Godzilla‘s Gareth Edwards and Chronicle‘s Josh Trank), Deadline has dropped an even bigger bomb today, reporting that Disney/Lucasfilm have chosen a new director for Star Wars: Episode VIII.

What?! No more J.J. Abrams after Episode VII?! Read on…

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Source: StarWars.com | Posted By: Dan Geer

Star Wars Episode VII

All good things come to those who wait…

After months and months of speculation and endless casting rumors, we now finally have an official casting announcement for director J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. Of course, it comes as no surprise that the original cast is returning (especially after having been spotted in London recently where Episode VII will begin filming). But this announcement also contains a list of other names added to the cast – some of which would be considered “unknowns,” meaning they’re not incredibly famous actors (not uncommon for a Star Wars film), and others that are definitely more well-known, and quite a surprise to say the least! Hit the jump for the official press release!

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Source: Peter Jackson Facebook | TheOneRing.net | Posted By: Dan Geer

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Last week a rumor hit that the third film in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy, There and Back Again, might get a new title, following a report that the title The Hobbit: Into the Fire was recently registered by New Line.

As it turns out, Peter Jackson himself revealed to the world through his Facebook page that indeed the title of the third film has changed, but not to Into the Fire. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is now the title of the third film, rather than The Hobbit: There and Back Again. Read what Jackson had to say about the change, as well as some brief details on the Extended Edition of The Desolation of Smaug below!

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Written By: Dan Geer

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The summer blockbuster season seems to have already started with Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier (which was amazing, by the way), but we still have a steady diet of highly-anticipated movies heading our way to feed every geek craving that nags at us all the way through August. Summer is just around the corner, at least when it comes to movies, just waiting for all of us to hang out with mutants, apes, giant monsters… well, just so long as it is behind the safety of the silver screen. Hit the jump to check out this year’s Top 10 Movies to See This Summer!

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Source: THR | X-Files News | Posted By: Dan Geer

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Chris Carter made his mark in television history in a big way with The X-Files and Millennium back in the 90s. Gale Anne Hurd became one of the biggest producers in film with The Terminator, Terminator 2, and Aliens, and more recently in television with AMC’s The Walking Dead. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the two TV/film legends have teamed up to create a new series for AMC titled Area 51. Seems right up Carter’s alley. Hit the jump for details!

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Source: Collider | Posted By: Dan Geer

Ninja Turtles Teaser

Attention, 80s kids! Our first real look at this summer’s new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is now online in the first teaser for the film. Produced by Michael Bay and directed by Jonathan Liebesman, this film will be the first Ninja Turtles live-action movie to feature the title characters using CGI and motion-capture effects, and I have to say, it looks both quite realistic – and also kind of creepy. Judging from the teaser, however, it does look like they are definitely pushing for the dark and gritty feel of the original comics, while still capturing the light-hearted essence of the original cartoon and movies. Forgetting the live-action sequels of the 90s, the first film proved that this concept can work quite well. Let’s hope they finally pull it off again. Hit the jump to watch the teaser!

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