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A trailer, poster and images have been unveiled for Guillermo del Toro's new horror film Mama.
It stars Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) and arrives in UK cinemas on February 22.
Del Toro executive produces the film, which is directed by Andy (Andrés) Muschietti - his first time in the hotseat on a full-length feature - and also stars Megan Charpentier and Isabelle Nelisse.
The supernatural thriller tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come and tuck them in at night.
Five years ago, sisters Victoria and Lilly vanished from their suburban neighbourhood without a trace. Since then, their Uncle Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend, Annabel (Jessica Chastain), have been madly searching for them. But when, incredibly, the kids are found alive in a decrepit cabin, the couple wonders if the girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home.
As Annabel tries to introduce the children to a normal life, she grows convinced of an evil presence in their house.
Are the sisters experiencing traumatic stress, or is a ghost coming to visit them? How did the broken girls survive those years all alone? As she answers these disturbing questions, the new mother will find that the whispers she hears at bedtime are coming from the lips of a deadly presence.
The trailer is included here, along with the poster and a selection of stills from the production.
Though he’s talked a lot about Star Trek Into Darkness over the past several months, J.J. Abrams makes it a point not to reveal too much. Luckily, his latest interview about the flick is spliced with some intense new footage—so we get some nifty details, regardless.
A new featurette promoting the sequel has surfaced featuring interviews with Abrams and the cast, and Abrams promises they’re “upping the ante” this time around. Judging by the footage here, he’s not exaggerating.
After playing the young version of Professor Xavier in X-Men: First Class, James McAvoy is next appearing on screen in Welcome to the Punch.
Also in the cast are Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Peter Mullan, David Morrissey, Johnny Harris and Daniel Mays.
Director Eran Creevy (who previously helmed 2008's Shifty and was a production assistant on Layer Cake) collaborates with iconic filmmaker Ridley Scott, who is executive producer on this project, for the upcoming action thriller.
The story sees ex-criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong) forced to return to London when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives his nemesis, detective Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy), one last chance to catch the man he's always been after.
Welcome to the Punch is released on March 15, 2013. A trailer is included below.
McAvoy then appears in Danny Boyle's crime thriller Trance, due out on March 27.
It sees a fine art auctioneer, who is mixed up with a criminal gang, join forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting.
As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur, the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.
Ridley Scott sure is picking awesome projects these days.
Case in point, Mind MGMT just got optioned by Fox and Scott is set to produce. Never heard of Mind MGMT? That's not surprising, because it's a relatively new Dark Horse comic from writer Matt Kindt. It's also got a great concept.
Well, we probably all assumed this was happening, but we didn't really expect comic book panel confirmation.
Sony Pictures Animation has unveiled a first-look image (see above) and UK release date for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
The animated adventure will arrive in cinemas on October 25, 2013, the studio said. Click on the image above to open up a larger version.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up where the first hit comedy left off.
Inventor Flint Lockwood's genius is finally being recognised as he's invited by his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, where the best and brightest inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind.
Chester's right-hand-gal - and one of his greatest inventions - is Barb, a highly evolved orangutan with a human brain, who is also devious, manipulative and likes to wear lipstick.
It's always been Flint's dream to be recognized as a great inventor, but everything changes when he discovers that his most infamous machine (which turns water into food) is still operating and is now creating food-animal hybrids - "foodimals!"
With the fate of humanity in his hands, Chester sends Flint and his friends on a dangerously delicious mission, battling hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, apple pie-thons, double bacon cheespiders and other food creatures to save the world again!
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, from a screenplay by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein and Erica Rivinoja, and is based on characters from the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett.
Bill Hader (Flint Lockwood)
Anna Faris (Sam Sparks)
James Caan (Tim Lockwood)
Will Forte (Chester V)
Kristen Schaal (Barb)
Terry Crews (Earl)
Andy Samberg (Brent)
Neil Patrick Harris (Steve)
Benjamin Bratt (Manny)
The image featured here shows Earl (Terry Crews), Manny (Benjamin Bratt), Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) holding Barry the strawberry and Steve (Neil Patrick Harris) on top of Flint Lockwood's head (Bill Hader), as they discover Flint's most infamous machine is still operating and is now creating food-animal hybdrids including fruit cockatiels, bananostriches, watermelophants and cucumbirds.
The first official image of Amy Adams as Lois Lane has us wondering what sort of news lady she'll be.
Lois Lane, to our mind, has always been one of those on-the-go reporters. There's not a lot of sitting at a desk and waiting for a story to come. She gets up, finds the news and, if Superman is involved, often makes the news. With that in mind, we've got this first image of just Lois from Man of Steel, and while it may not seem like much, it sort of tells a tale of modern journalism. Check it out.
Primeval stars Andrew Lee Potts and Hannah Spearritt will be joining Star Wars actor Jeremy Bulloch, who played bounty hunter Boba Fett, at the Midlands Comic Con in Telford on Saturday, February 16.
Andrew and Hannah will meet fans, host an on-stage panel - and handle any prehistoric peril that arises while they are there.
Playing palaeontology student Connor Temple, Andrew Lee Potts starred in five seasons of hit British sci-fi show Primeval and made a guest appearance in its North American spin-off, Primeval: New World (currently airing on the UK's Watch channel).
In addition to Primeval, Andrew played the Hatter in popular SyFy mini-series Alice; other credits include Band of Brothers, Absolute Power and Doc Martin.
Following musical fame as one of the original members of S Club 7 - a career that saw her garner four UK No1 singles, one UK No1 album and a string of hits worldwide - Hannah Spearritt joined the cast of Primeval in 2006.
Acting alongside real-life fiancé Andrew Lee Potts, Hannah has appeared in all five seasons of the show in the role of lizard-loving zookeeper Abby Maitland. Last year also saw her enjoy West End theatrical success as Pauline in critically-acclaimed comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.
Famous for playing the iconic bounty hunter in the original Star Wars trilogy, British actor Jeremy Bulloch will be meeting fans, signing autographs and taking part in an on-stage panel.
While Jeremy Bulloch's credits range from James Bond movies to TV series such as Doctor Who, Spooks and Robin of Sherwood, it was his role as Boba Fett that most captured the public imagination.
In addition to his scene-stealing appearances in The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi, Jeremy has revisited the Star Wars universe with a cameo in Revenge of the Sith, an appearance in much sought-after mockumentary Return of the Ewok and a number of charity fan films.
One of the most popular of all Star Wars characters, the galaxy's coolest bounty hunter struck a chord with audiences for his mysterious nature and baddass attitude... and the man inside the Mandalorian's armoured suit has been a firm convention favourite ever since.
Midlands Comic Con is at the International Centre, Telford, on Saturday, February 16. Tickets are available from the official website.
All the way up until he officially signed on, J.J. Abrams kept saying he had no plans to direct Star Wars Episode VII. Turns out he was telling the truth—at least until Lucasfilm head honcho Kathleen Kennedy made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
We’re still about a week and a half from the return of AMC’s The Walking Dead, but luckily we have a few teasing tidbits to tide us over. The latest bit of intel? A long-lost survivor will show up in the midseason premiere when we least expect it.
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Doctor Who is turning 50, and it's celebrating by going back to the very beginning.
One of the most fun things the BBC has been planning for the good Doc's big five-oh is a special, An Adventure in Space and Time, which would dramatize how Doctor Who first got started. It's being written by Who scribe and longtime fan of the show Mark Gatiss, but the big news is that the show has finally been cast.
The team behind The CW’s Arrow is making a subtle play for some of Fringe’s leftover fan base this week, with the addition of Seth Gabel as new enemy the Count. Though at first glance it looks like a one-and-done baddie of the week, don’t count the Count out just yet.
Gabel set up some lofty comparisons with his take on the classic DC character, likening the character to Heath Ledger’s unhinged turn as the Joker in The Dark Knight. He’s going for creepy and imposing, regardless of physical stature.
Sci-fi fans are known for their devotion, and it’s not uncommon for us to go to almost insane lengths to get a peek at something early. The latest high-tech trick? Satellites.
Kittens are capable of a lot, but can they know the power of the dark side? Yes. Yes, they can.
We already told you once that, when you're not looking, cats can get into all manner of shenanigans, including, but not limited to, having a lightsaber duel. But if you think that's all the Star Wars trouble they can get into, then you are mistaken.
Earth is pretty good at supporting life, but according to a new estimate of what constitues a planetary "habitable zone," it looks like our planet (and perhaps many others) is only barely in the right place.
The little-known comic title Guardians of the Galaxy may seem an out-of-the-box choice for a blockbuster, but it's just the beginning for Marvel's cinematic roster expansion.
We now know for sure that the Sorcerer Supreme himself, Doctor Strange, is joining Ant-Man as part of the studio's Phase Three of filmmaking.
Previously the only post-Avengers 2 film on the schedule - penned and directed by British talent Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) - Ant-Man's diminutive exploits were filling one of the two announced slots kicking off the third wave of Marvel adaptations.
Already dismissing concerns that the miniature hero will vanish into box office oblivion, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige explained to MTV the reasoning behind Phase Three's second selection.
"Doctor Strange, which I've been talking about for years, is definitely one of them (the films in Phase Three). He's a great, original character, and he checks the box off this criteria that I have: he's totally different from anything else we have, just like Guardians of the Galaxy," said Feige.
"He's totally different from anything we've done before, as is Ant-Man, which keeps us excited."
Although no specifics were given regarding the good Doctor's release date, casting or creative team, we know Ant-Man is set for release on November 6, 2015, with scientist Hank Pym the version of the hero doing the shrinking to insect proportions.
As for Strange, rumors of an appearance in both Thor 2 and Guardians could indicate a pre-Ant-Man release. Or they could mean nothing at all.
Any thoughts on who should play the Doctor or Ant-Man? With no casting short-lists circulating for either, there's room for plenty of suggestions. State your choice in the comments section below.
As the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past begins to take shape, director Bryan Singer has teased a few more pieces of information about this hotly-anticipated project.
He told Empire: "It's epic. I don't think people realise how big this movie's going to be. We get to bring both casts together."
If that sounds worryingly ambitious, Singer assures fans: "We've cracked it in a way that it makes sense. I had a two-hour conversation with James Cameron about time travel, string theory, multiverses and all that.
"You have to create your rules and stick wtih them. That's why Terminator and Back To The Future work so well. And there are certain mechanisms in X-Men, certain powers, perceptions and characters, that make this possible."
Those who hope the original comic book story is respected needn't be concerned either. Singer says: "It has a lot of aspects of the comic. The actual comic of Days Of Future Past had a whole ton of stuff going on, so it's like any of these things; you have to distil it. But I think the fans will be pleased that some of the most exciting parts of Days Of Future Past are going to be connected to this movie."
And he ends the speculation that he might be tempted to ignore the X-Men films in which he was not involved: "I'm taking into account every movie - I'm not just grabbing my first two movies and First Class and smashing them together.
"I'm taking into account the entire universe as it's been laid out so far on the screen, and really respecting it and trying to work with that. People took things in various directions, so there's some clean-up. But ultimately I'm not just ignoring them either."
Singer says he will continue announcing the cast with tweets via his personal account, saying: "I'll be using Twitter as an avenue. I think Twitter is an amazing thing. Very often something gets out there in the rumour-sphere, and people start building up an impression of something that might not be right. So what I want to do is just little by little drop out whatever information is official."
X-Men: Days Of Future Past is due in cinemas on July 18, 2014, with filming set to start in April.
The cast of Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past tonight expanded by three names.
Singer tweeted that Anna Paquin, Ellen Page and Shawn Ashmore had joined the production, which starts filming in April.
Paquin played Rogue in the original trilogy alongside Ashmore's Iceman, while Page was cast as Kitty Pryde aka Shadowcat in Brett Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand.
Singer said he was "very excited" to welcome the trio and, referring to the fact their characters were among the survivors in The Last Stand, added: "Thank you Brett Ratner for letting them live."
Already cast in the film are Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Hugh Jackman, alongside X-Men: First Class actors Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence.
Actors have been playing it cool over their involvement in the new film, with Ashmore quoted a week ago as saying he had "no idea" if he was returning. The same message came from January Jones who has not yet been confirmed and very recently said she didn't think she was in the film.
There's also no word yet on the inclusion of Halle Berry's Storm. Berry re-teams with X-Men co-star Hugh Jackman in the huge ensemble cast of Movie 43, out in UK cinemas this weekend.
Also in the cast of Movie 43 is Liev Schreiber, who appeared alongside Hugh in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. For more about Movie 43, see my earlier report here.
Martin Freeman says Sherlock is one of the best shows he has worked on.
The Hobbit actor stars in the BBC drama as Dr John Watson, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as detective Sherlock Holmes.
"Sherlock is one of the best written things I'll ever do. If I live to 100, I won't do many things that are better written than Sherlock," he said.
"Same with The Office, which was a perfect half-hour of comedy for my taste. As a fan, I'd like it."
Martin admits he looks for both physical and intellectual challenges in roles.
"Dr John's quite physical because he's a soldier, so he's a man of action, he's handy with a gun and has been shot on the battlefield.
"When something is well written and you get to run around and fire guns and chase people but also have fantastic dialogue, that's when it's most pleasurable."
Sherlock will be back on BBC1 for a third three-part series in 2013.
Freeman - pictured above at the UK premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey with co-star Cate Blanchett and director Peter Jackson - returns to his Bilbo Baggins role in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, released on December 13, and then the final instalment, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, out on July 18, 2014.