Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jurassic World trailer, stills, and more!

Who's excited for Jurassic World? I'm excited for Jurassic World! Here's the first trailer for the movie that will see the original vision for Jurassic Park finally brought to life, with a few dinosaur complications of course:



Alongside the trailer several still have been released on the Jurassic World website:








But there aren't nearly enough dinosaurs in the above image selection, so continue after the jump for oodles of screencaps from the trailer, to drink in every moment. Plus some other teases from the film:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thunderbirds Are Go

Thunderbirds is one of my all time favourite things in the universe, so when I heard a new Thunderbirds TV series was in production, excitement doesn't even begin to describe my feelings! Thunderbirds Are Go is set to air next year, with a first season of twenty-six episodes made by ITV Studios, Pukeko Pictures, and Weta Workshop.

There have been a few teaser images around for a while, but now all five of the new Thunderbird designs have been revealed. Here are the clearest images so far released, of Thunderbirds one through four:


There's not been such a well presented image of Thunderbird 5 yet, but you can see it here in this size comparison image of all five:


Continue after the jump for more on the Thunderbird designs and more from this exciting new series:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

New King Kong movie, Skull Island, coming in 2016

Exciting news for King Kong fans, Legendary Pictures have announced they will be releasing a new film from the universe of King Kong. Skull Island is set to explore Kong's home, which hopefully means plenty of dinosaurs too! They screen a teaser video at Comic Con, MTV have this description:
The short clip raced over a restless ocean, then through the foliage and rocks on a deserted island, before the giant gorilla was finally revealed from the shadows.

“Being alone in the wilderness, it had gone mad,” a voiceover intoned. “It looked at you with a vengeful aspect.”
The clip would seem to imply Kong will be featured, I wonder how this will work around the main Kong story. The film is set for release in 2016, but no other details have been announced yet.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Is this the new Jurassic Park?

In the world of infinity spawning sequels, there are a lot of films on the way I am excited about from lots of my favourite franchises. But right at the top of my oh-boy-I'm-excited-scale is the fourth Jurassic Park film, Jurassic World, which is due out in 2015.

It's rumoured Jurassic World will be taking us back is Isla Numblar, where a now successful and fully operational dinosaur resort has opened. Now concept art from the production gives us a look at what the future of Jurassic Park might look like, and it's quite spectacular. The Film Stage reports these images are from artist Nathan Schroeder:


Stunning! The new design seems to play off the original Jurassic Park visitor center, giving it a futuristic Calatrava-esque flare. If the final design is even half as impressive as this, the film is going to look amazing! Here's a look at what we might see inside:


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sherlock returns, and if only he could meet The Doctor

The BBC have delivered a most excellent Christmas present, in the form of a new mini-episode of Sherlock, ahead of the start of the new season next week:



And here also is the trailer for said new season:



In wholly less official realms, there is also a rather wonderful fan video doing the rounds lately, a dream crossover of Sherlock and Doctor Who. It's a pretty impressive feat of editing:



And, if you're curious how that was made, here's a behind-the-scenes video too:



Thursday, September 12, 2013

New Harry Potter film! (sort of)

Warner Brother have today announced J.K. Rowling will be expanding the wizarding world of Harry Potter with a new film series based on the adventures of Newt Scamander, the author of the in-universe and real world book, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rowling will be scripting the films, which will presumably focus on the magical animals of the title. The first story will be set in New York, seventy years before the events of the Harry Potter series. Here's what Rowling had to say in Warner Brothers' press release:
It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ into a film. I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ realized by another writer was difficult. Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hard-core Harry Potter fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favourite characters from the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood.

As I considered Warners’ proposal, an idea took shape that I couldn’t dislodge. That is how I ended up pitching my own idea for a film to Warner Bros.

Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.

I particularly want to thank Kevin Tsujihara of Warner Bros. for his support in this project, which would not have happened without him. I always said that I would only revisit the wizarding world if I had an idea that I was really excited about and this is it.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Jurassic World, coming 2015!

Universal Pictures have officially announced the fourth film in the Jurassic Park series is coming! Released on the 12th of June 2015, in 3D (spared no expense) will be Jurassic World. The Jurassic Park Facebook page posted the blue tinted teaser logo for the film.

Deadline reports that the film will be directed by Colin Trevorrow, with a script from Trevorrow and Derek Connolly - The two have worked together on several films, although none I am familiar with. Steven Spielberg will be producing, along side Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley.

I love Jurassic Park, and The Lost World, and, well, Jurassic Park 3 has some nice dinosaurs in it... Lets hope Jurassic World can do justice to the earlier films. Hurry up 2015!

So blue tint, that surely means we're going to see pre-historical aquatic reptiles (not dinosaurs!) this time? And "Jurassic World", sounds like a new take on the original dinosaur theme park idea...

Monday, July 29, 2013

First look at Star Wars: Rebels

At the past weekend's Star Wars Celebration Europe convention the first images from the new Star Wars animated series, Rebels, were revealed. The series will be set between the the prequel and original trilogies, focusing on the Rebel Alliance (or its fore-bearers), as StarWars.com describe:
It takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.
The series is being heavily influenced by the aesthetic of Ralph McQuarrie's concept art for the original trilogy - Which I think is an excellent decision; I really like that look! The logo above, and the following images were released by StarWars.com, as you can see, they really capture the crisp clean and bright look of McQuarrie's art:



The central ship in the above image is the hero ship of the series, the Ghost. TheForce.net uncovered a schematic of the ship, from a url hidden on badges given away at the convention:


Hoth Bricks posted photos from the Rebels presentation at the convention, there are a few highlights after the jump, but you can see lots more of the Ghost, new stormtroopers, droids, and location designs on Hoth Bricks:

Friday, June 21, 2013

Monty Python, Benedict Cumberbatch, and aliens

So you know what's awesome and hilarious and wonderful? Monty Python. Definitely one of the best things there is.

And you know who's captivating, irresistibly watchable, and stupendously talented? Benedict Cumberbatch for sure; who doesn't LOVE Sherlock? And, controversial, better Khan than the original Khan, I think so.

And you know what else is great? Aliens, because they mean sci-fi, and sci-fi is awesome.

Well, if you agree with all the above, you're in luck, because those three things are soon to be combined, in one of those sequences of images they call a movie. A movie called Absolutely Anything. Here's how First Showing describe this film:
The Pythons are voicing key roles as a group of aliens who endow an earthling (Benedict Cumberbatch) with the power to do "absolutely anything" to see what a mess he'll make of things — which is precisely what happens.
Also there's a talking dog voiced by Robin Williams. I like Robin Williams, less enamoured by talking dogs... But am willing to chance it. Here's a poster:


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

That my lad, is an excellent trailer

Warner Brothers has released the first trailer for the second film in The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug. I think it's a pretty excellent trailer, well structured. Have a watch:



They have also released a poster, which I'm less impressed by, it seems a bit bland. Then again, I suppose it's meant to be showing a dead landscape, so maybe that's half the point...