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The Beguiled: First Trailer for Coppola’s Gothic Remake

Take a break from this summer’s blockbusters with a refreshing Gothic thriller from Sofia Coppola starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Colin Farrell. The Beguiled is sure to be a beautifully disturbing change of pace.

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Is Dredd 2 Ever Going To Happen? The Facts So Far.

Judge Dredd is a staple of the British comic industry. His exploits have been documented in a fantastic story arc, with Dredd getting older through each issue and his view points changing throughout the comic book series.

So it is not surprising that this wealth of Mega-City 1 history would eventually be mined for the big screen.

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The Dark Tower: Everything We Know So Far…

It has taken decades, but with the success of epics like Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, Stephan King’s own saga will finally, after several false starts, find its place on the silver screen.

Book to movie adaptations are no new thing, especially not to a veteran like King, who has seen nearly 100 screen adaptations of his work. Complaints about changes to those stories is likewise par for the course, and The Dark Tower will be no different.  One proposed change however, might give fans real reason to be bothered. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, King mentioned said change to the story structure;

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DC Correctly Chooses Original Lobo for Film

For once, DC has made the smart choice for one of their films on the first try.

In an effort to cash in on the surprising success of Deadpool, the people at DC have begun work on a violent R-rated comedy of their own, in the form of Czarnian bounty hunter Lobo. Scriptwriter Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman) recently confirmed that he is working on the script for a Lobo film, and that he will be using the original version of the character as the source.

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Scream Factory Celebrates Anniversary With Deluxe Release Of The Thing

Man Is The Warmest Place To Hide

It is with this tag-line, and a truly inspired piece of poster art that John Carpenter introduced the alien horror epic that is The Thing  back in 1982. Much like Labyrinth, this film failed to find its core audience during that initial theatrical run. Probably didn’t help it opened against Blade Runner, splitting the Sci-Fi crowd, and the fact that E.T. owned the box office for most of the year, winning the box office 16 of the first 26 weekends following its release. Still, The Thing has a strong cult following, and holds up well today with some amazing performances and stunning practical effects.

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Stephen King’s IT: We Have A New Pennywise…

“I’m every nightmare you’ve ever had. I’m your worst dream come true. I’m everything you ever were afraid of.”

It’s been a while since we checked in on the new production of Stephen King’s IT. When last we wrote about it (Dec. 2014), there had been no casting announced, all we knew was Cary Fukunaga was at the helm, and following the first season of HBO’s True Detective, he was about the hottest name around. It was the announcement of Fukunaga as director that had people so excited for the project. In May of 2015 they cast Will Poulter to play the infamous clown, but just days later things started to unravel;

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Thor: Ragnarok – Valkyrie, Urban, Goldblum, and Planet Hulk?

“In Norse mythology, Ragnarök is a series of future events, including a great battle, foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water.”

While Thor: Ragnarök still is a while away, there have been several updates recently, all following rumors of some hiccups in production. Around the beginning of the year we reported about the rumored, now confirmed, casting of Cate Blanchett as Hela the Goddess of Death.  Mark Ruffalo is also confirmed as he reprises his role as Bruce Banner.

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