Orion Pictures announced today that Mark Hamill (“Star Wars,” “Knightfall”) has been cast as the voice of Chucky in CHILD’S PLAY. The legendary actor stars alongside Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman and Brian Tyree Henry in a contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic that follows Karen (Plaza), a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Bateman) a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature.
Rising filmmaker Lars Klevberg (“Polaroid”) directs from a script by Tyler Burton Smith (“Sleeping Dogs,” “Quantum Break” video games) based on the original motion picture. David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith produce under their KatzSmith Productions banner (“It”). Aaron Schmidt and Chris Ferguson executive produced the project.
“We feel incredibly lucky to have an icon creating a new take on an iconic character,” said Katzenberg. “Mark is a gifted actor and celebrated vocal performer, and he’s approached this challenge with incredible energy and commitment.”
Marvel kicks off year-long event celebrating eight decades of the world’s greatest stories
Eighty years ago, the Marvel Universe roared into existence with the publication of the now-historic MARVEL COMICS #1. Over the years, the company expanded mightily under the guidance of legends Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and countless other industry titans. Today, Marvel is one of the most exciting and recognizable brands shaping pop culture, modern mythology and entertainment around the world – and this year, you can join millions of fans in celebrating MARVEL’S 80TH ANNIVERSARY.
For all of 2019, Marvel will be honoring its iconic characters and stories across every decade of the company’s rich history – from the early years as Timely Comics, to the latest adventures in the Marvel Universe fans know today. Whether you have been following Marvel since the beginning or you’ve just discovered The House of Ideas, you won’t want to miss this year-long celebration across publishing, animation, new media, collectibles, games, and more.
Starting this month and continuing through the year, Marvel will bring back some classic and reimagined Marvel Super Hero teams; revisit some of Marvel’s early classic titles, like MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS and MARVEL TALES; release facsimile editions and trade collections of your favorite issues and storylines over the decades – exactly as you remembered them – and deliver brand new takes on Marvel’s history, characters, and more. Marvel will also be featuring special 80th Anniversary-themed variant covers throughout the year, kicking off with nine connecting variants from superstar artist Phil Noto on select titles in January.
And later this fall, stay tuned for an extra-special, extra-sized publication of a Marvel-ous Millennial Milestone that promises to change the course of Marvel history forever (or at least until the 160th Anniversary.) Continue reading →
The weekly series begins this January. Daredevil is NO MORE. But the mayhem in Hell’s Kitchen waits for no one, and this January, a weekly series asks the question that everyone is grappling with – how DO you live in a world without Daredevil?
MAN WITHOUT FEAR brings together the heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen to face the chaos and disorder of a city without a Guardian Devil, including Foggy Nelson, the Defenders, the many loves of Matt Murdock, and Wilson Fisk, formerly the Kingpin of crime, now the Mayor of New York.
In the wake of the DEATH OF DAREDEVIL, Hell’s Kitchen will need a protector…and whoever he is, he’ll need to be A MAN WITHOUT FEAR.
MAN WITHOUT FEAR
Written by JED MACKAY
Art by DANILO BEYROUTH
Covers by KYLE HOTZ
Issue #1 on sale 1/2/19
Saoirse Ronan is Mary and Margot Robbie is Elizabeth and they are rivals in power in this December’s “Mary Queen of Scots.” Today, Focus Features has released a brand new trailer, giving us a first look at what the film has in store.
The 16th century historical drama is directed by Josie Rourke and written by Beau Willimon, and is based on “My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots” by British historian and biographer John Guy.
Along with some beautiful cinematography and sweeping vistas of England and Scotland, the trailer shows plenty of confrontations between the two rivals, try as they may to say otherwise.
“My dear Queen Elizabeth, I hope we might meet in person so that I may embrace you,” Mary says in the trailer. “But ruling side by side, we must do so in harmony, not through a treaty drafted by men lesser than ourselves.” To which Robbie’s Queen Elizabeth I replies: “My dear cousin, let our nations cherish each other as we would. Two kingdoms unite.”
Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie were both academy award nominees earlier this year: Ronan for the coming-of-age film “Lady Bird” and Robbie as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya.”
The movie also stars Brendan Coyle, David Tennant, Joe Alwyn, Guy Pearce and Martin Compston. Mary, Queen of Scots is set to hit theaters on Dec. 7.
Here is the film’s official synopsis:
“Mary Queen of Scots” explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.
Dubbed “American Treasure,” the 60-track box set will feature previously unreleased music and live recording from Tom Petty and is set to be released on Sept. 28, SiriusXM’s Tom Petty Radio channel announced today.
The materials were selected by Petty’s daughter Adria, is wife Dana, former Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and keyboardist Benmont Tench, along with “studio collaborator” Ryan Ulyate.
Meanwhile, Tom Petty‘s official website appears to have a new countdown clock, together with an image of singer-songwriter, with the clock set to expire on 7 AM PT on Wednesday, July 11. This leads meany to speculate that more announcements and details will be coming tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose last October just a few weeks after the Heartbreakers’ last performance on their 40th Anniversary Tour. He was 66 years of age.
Petty was indicted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in December 2001 in New York along with his band the Heartbreakers. In 2005, he received the Billboard Century Award, the organization’s highest honor for creative achievement. In total, the artist has released three solo albums and thirteen with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
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Dinosaurs are not going extinct soon, at least at the box-office, as Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom crosses the one billion dollar mark at the global box-office.
The Chris Pratt-starred sequel to Jurassic World crossed the mark on Thursday, $304m of it it made domestically, where it is still number one at the box-office. The Universal/Amblin Entertainment film still has to open in Japan on July 13.
With this feat, Universal joins Disney as the only studios to have two films in three different franchise films to reach $1billion. In Universal’s case, apart from the two Jurassic World films, it also includes two films from The Fast And Furious Franchise (Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious) and two from the Despicable Me franchise (Despicable Me 3 and Minions).
2015’s “Jurassic World,” ended its box-office run with $1.7 billion, which at the time was third in all time list, just below two of James Cameron’s juggernauts Avatar and Titanic.
Directed by J.A. Bayona, ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ had a staggered release pattern, first opening mostly in Europe and Asia on June 6 ahead of it’s domestic release on June 22, 2018.
‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ is currently playing in theaters everywhere.
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Quentin Tarantino’s already impressive ensemble cast for his upcoming film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” just got even bigger as the production adds James Marsden (X-Men, Westworld) and Julia Butters (American Housewife), Variety announced Friday.
Just a day earlier, Al Pacino joined the film, which is set in 1969 Los Angeles with the Charles Manson murders serving as the backdrop to the story.
The film follows Rick Dalton (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), the former star of a Western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), who are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. Margot Robbie is set to portray actress Sharon Tate.
Others previously announced as part of the ensemble are Burt Reynolds, Damian Lewis, Margot Robbie, Luke Perry, Clifton Collins Jr., Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Keith Jefferson, and Nicholas Hammond.
Tarantino is writing, directing and producing the film. Filming is expected to start this summer and will be released by Sony.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ hits theaters August 9, 2019, 50 years after the Tate-LaBianca murders.
Bayonet Media has released a trailer for its documentary film “Pressing On: The Letterpress Film” which explores the growing allure of letterpress in the digital era.
Co-directed by Andrew P. Quinn and Erin Beckloff, the documentary is set for release in all VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo, Vudu, among others and on DVD/Blu-ray on June 19.
Here’s the synopsis for the documentary:
The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretaker’s age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, PRESSING ON: THE LETTERPRESS FILM explores the question: why has letterpress survived in a digital age?
Worlds of each character emerge as unusual narratives—joyful, mournful, reflective and visionary—are punctuated with on-screen visual poetry, every shot meticulously composed. Captivating personalities blend with wood, metal and type as young printers strive to save this historic process in a film created for the designer, type nerd, historian and collector in us all.
Its Titanic meets Perfect Storm in the new trailer of “Adrift,” the latest disaster romance drama starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin from Lakeshore Entertainment.
Based on the harrowing true tale of avid sailors two Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp who 1983, sailed directly into Hurricane Raymond, one of the most disastrous hurricanes ever documented in history. The duo was delivering a 44-foot yacht from Tahiti to San Diego when the storm hit.
The trailer shows their yacht riding down massive waves during the storm, with Tami (Woodley) shown rescuing Richard (Claflin) after he’s thrown overboard.
Woodley was last seen on the big screen in 2016’s Snowden and HBO’s acclaimed Big Little Lies. British actor Claflin recently appeared the war drama Journey’s End.
Directed by Icelandic actor, theater and film director Baltasar Kormákur (A Little Trip to Heaven), from a script by Aaron & Jordan Kandell, Adrift was shot in Fiji and New Zealand. The filmarrives in theaters this summer on June 1.
Here’s the film’s synopsis:
As the two avid sailors set out on a journey across the ocean, Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Claflin) couldn’t anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved.