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Friday, October 23, 2009

New Wolfman Trailer Online

New Wolfman Trailer Online
Does Hopkins steal the show?
Source: Apple


New Wolfman Trailer Online

If you can get Anthony Hopkins as your voiceover man, then do so at once. It's a lesson that The Wolfman's latest trailer, now online over at Apple, has learned well, even if they do make the mistake of twinning him with some vaguely teen-friendly metal.

It's looking more and more, in fact, like Hopkins' might just steal the show as the sardonic and distant father to Benicio del Toro's Lawrence. A person might even suspect, with that buzzcut and grin combo, that this is Hopkins on bad guy form, but of course we could never speculate about something like that this far out, even if all the trailers seem determined to hit us over the head with it.

The Wolfman is due out (assuming there are no further delays) on February 12, 2010.

Source: EmpireOnline

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Twilight New Moon Clip Online

New Twilight New Moon Clip Online
Two wolves go to war...


New Twilight New Moon Clip Online

As the candlelit vigil continues (somewhere, we suspect) in anticipation of the release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, here's a tidbit to keep you going: a bunch of oiled and shirtless men turning into giant wolves. You know, as they do.

In this clip from New Moon, our heroine, Bella (Kristen Stewart) confronts the La Push gang that she believes has somehow stolen her friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner). Instead of talking things out reasonably with the nice shirtless young men, she resorts to an ill-judged slap across the face, prompting a fit of shape-changing and the appearance of a wolf the size of a pony. Can anyone save Bella? Well, maybe Jake-Abs can - if he has a wolfy secret of his own. Dur-dur-duuuuuuuurrrrr!

New Moon is out on November 20 here in the UK.

Source: EmpireOnline

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Jennifer's Body Poster

New Jennifer's Body Poster
Exclusive: the UK quad is here.


New Jennifer's Body Poster

The new Jennifer's Body poster may be just the thing to brighten up a cloudy Monday, because it offers something for everyone. There's Megan Fox smiling, Adam Brody singing and Amanda Seyfried selflessly abandoning dignity to amuse us with the single worst hair-and-dress combo ever to grace the screen.

The film, as you all know by now, stars Megan Fox as a high school hottie who becomes possessed by a demon, and starts going through local boys at a rate of knots - and not just in the romantic sense. Amanda Seyfried plays her friend Needy, the only one who seems to realise that there's something seriously out of whack with Jennifer, and it's not just her bitchiness. Oh snap!



















Jennifer's Body is out on November 4 here in the UK, with previews on Hallowe'en.

Source: EmpireOnline

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Exclusive: Upcoming X-Men Films

Exclusive: Upcoming X-Men Films
What next for the mutants & friends?


Exclusive: Upcoming X-Men Films

We got the chance to speak to X-Men producer Lauren Shuler-Donner recently at the DVD and Blu-ray release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine (out Monday!) and she gave us the lowdown on the X-Men spin-offs still to come. The full feature is over here, but here are a few tasters...

On Wolverine 2: "It's actually the story we wanted to use for the first Wolverine film, but [Fox head honcho] Tom Rothman preferred to set the character up with an origin story first. What’s cool about this part of the saga is that Wolverine will be fighting in a different style to what we’ve seen before. Mariko’s father has this stick-like weapon, so Wolverine will have to fight against that. There’ll be samurai, ninja, katana blades, different forms of martial arts — mano-a-mano, extreme fighting."

On X-Men: First Class: "We want it to be like the recent, darker Potters. It should not be a kiddie movie: we’re in the X-Men world so you can’t suddenly change the tone. The First Class comics are really fun — they’re funnier than any other comics I’ve read. Basically in each one the kids are fighting strange villains, sometimes it’s aliens, sometimes it’s monsters. I want to get a flavour of that world."

On Deadpool: "I don’t see it as a problem that Ryan [Reynolds] is also playing Green Lantern. I mean, look at Harrison Ford – he was in Stars Wars and Indiana Jones at the same time and everyone was fine with that. Green Lantern could not be more different to Wade Wilson. Green Lantern is a guy who finds a ring and is thrust into this world, much like Spider-Man. Wade Wilson is a bad ass, a wise-cracking mercenary, who will go out and kill anyone for money. But the thing about him is that, underneath it all, and he wouldn’t want you to know this, sometimes he’s not such a bad ass after all."

For more on this, and the latest on Magneto, read the full feature over this way.

Source: EmpireOnline

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Wolverine Character Spot

New Wolverine Character Spot
Exclusive: today, it's Gambit's turn


New Wolverine Character Spot

"My name is Gambit, and I play for keeps." Yes, the latest in our series of character spot tie-ins for X-Men Origins: Wolverine (after Wolvie himself, Victor Creed and Deadpool) is Remy Lebeau, aka Gambit, the card-playing, energy-wielding mutant with a deadly staff and a seriously bad attitude.








X-Men Origins: Wolverine is out on DVD and triple-play Blu-ray next Monday.

Source: EmpireOnline

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Exclusive: Deadpool Character Spot

Exclusive: Deadpool Character Spot
Ryan Reynolds in our new Wolverine clip


Exclusive: Deadpool Character Spot





Another day, another X-Men Origins: Wolverine character spot. Following Wolvie himself and Victor Creed yesterday, today it's the turn of Merc' with the Mouth Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool, aka Ryan Reynolds. Marvel at his swordplay and drool as he talks about what he'd like to see from a stand-alone Deadpool movie. Wolverine is out on DVD and triple-play Blu-ray next Monday.






Source: EmpireOnline

Exclusive: Sneak Peek At Thirst

Exclusive: Sneak Peek At Thirst
Park Chan-Wook's vampire story


Exclusive: Sneak Peek At Thirst

Park Chan-Wook, best known for Oldboy and Sympathy for Mr Vengeance, has gone all fangy for his latest outing, Thirst, about a priest who becomes a vampire*. And to give you a coppery taste of what you can expect from the film, check out this rather ace clip.

The Host's Song Kang-ho stars as Priest Sang-hyeon, who selflessly volunteers to trial an experimental vaccine but who is saved by a transfusion of blood that, sadly, comes from a vampire. D'oh! In this clip he's debating the ethics of vampirism with fellow vamp Tae-joo (Kim Ok-vin), who's having more fun with it than he is.

WARNING: Brace yourself for a moment of "ouch!" violence about halfway through this clip. It's nothing graphic in the gory sense, but it is squirm inducing.


Thirst is out in the UK this Friday.

*Not to be confused with the forthcoming Priest, about a priest who hunts vampires. Totally different. This one's Korean.

Source: EmpireOnline

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Law Abiding Citizen Posters

New Law Abiding Citizen Posters
Exclusive: Butler will have vengeance


New Law Abiding Citizen Posters

Gerard Butler always looks more comfortable onscreen when he's bringing the pain than when he's bringing the hearts and flowers. And by those standards he's never looked more at ease than in Law Abiding Citizen, where he plays a bereaved husband and father who's out for vengeance. And here to prove it are two brand new posters.

Yes, that's Butler's Clyde Shelton looking moody in the first poster, determined to get his revenge on the killers of his wife and daughter after they are offered a plea-bargain by ambitious District Attorney Nick Rice (Jamie Foxx, looking moody in the second). Only it turns out that Ordinary Joe Clyde has secret abilities that make him a pretty formidable guy when he puts his mind to something.



You can check out the trailer for Law Abiding Citizen right over here. It's out on November 27 here in the UK.

Source: EmpireOnline

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Toy Story 3 Posters Online

New Toy Story 3 Posters Online
Your first (third) look at Rex and Hamm


New Toy Story 3 Posters Online

If there’s one film over the next year or so that doesn’t need the hard sell, it’s Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3. After all, if there’s anyone out there who hasn’t already set aside some cash for a couple of tickets to see the continuing adventures of Woody, Buzz and the gang – in eye-popping 3-D this time – then we’d hate to meet them, and we take pity on their joyless souls.

Nevertheless, Disney has already begun to beat the promotional drum. A trailer for the movie is due out on Monday, and today they released two brand-new posters, giving you your first (well, third) look at two beloved characters, Rex and Hamm.

MySpace, has the Rex poster, which allows you to admire the advances in the detail of the CG (the cowardly dino looks less cartoonish, more like a real toy). And Slashfilm have the poster showcasing John Ratzenberger’s down-to-earth Hamm.

Toy Story 3 Poster | Rex

Click the image above for larger version on MySpace

Toy Story 3 Poster | Hamm

Click the image above for larger version on SlashFilm

Surely it can only be a matter of time before our first look at Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep and the rest… In the meantime, what do you think of the new posters?

Source: EmpireOnline

Exclusive New The Box Teaser Poster

Exclusive New The Box Teaser Poster
A fresh pic from Diaz's dark thriller


Exclusive New The Box Teaser Poster

Cameron Diaz's is turning to the dark side of Hollywood (after years of candyfloss like Charlie's Angels and Shrek) with this horror / sci-fi / thriller / moral dilemma flick from Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly.

Set in the 1970s, Norma (Diaz) and Arthur (James Marsden) are delivered a mysterious box to their door. In the box is a button. If you press the button you get $1 million. Also, someone in the world dies. Bummer.

A sticky situation like no other, it's based on the original story "Button, Button" by I Am Legend writer Richard Matheson. So that's Donnie Darko director, check, story by reknowned author, check, and A-list star, check... this may just work.



Source: EmpireOnline

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Stone And Evans Can Get Satisfaction

Stone And Evans Can Get Satisfaction
Duo sign on for male prostitute drama
Source: Prestige


Stone And Evans Can Get Satisfaction

Sharon Stone and Chris Evans have signed on to star in Satisfaction, a drama about a male prostitute and the older lady who looks after him. How do we know this? Because Stone herself blabbed about it to Prestige magazine (sadly, not an offshoot of Dale Doback and Brennan Huff’s Prestige Worldwide).

Evans will play a gigolo who becomes involved with an older lady, all while going through a traumatic relationship with his agency. Stone, we’re guessing, will play the older lady.

“You think they have legitimately fallen in love, by his behaviour and her behaviour,” Stone told Prestige, “until the call-out service starts sending him out again while he's with her. He starts trying to break her down. And it's incredible what they do together: a very, very fascinating journey."

So, is it an opposite-sex Midnight Cowboy for the Noughties? A riff on The Graduate? A new spin on American Gigolo? Only time will tell, but it should be interesting to see Evans in a straight drama, as we’ve got a feeling that, despite all the comic book movies and sci-fi stuff he keeps showing up in, that’s where his heart lies.

According to Stone, Carice van Houten has also joined the cast, which will be directed by Anya Camilleri. Shooting will take place in London and Rome, beginning in January.

For more scintillating quotage from Stone, not to mention a picture of her riding an elephant, click here to go to Prestige’s site. And thanks to Comingsoon for the heads up.

Source: EmpireOnline

Exclusive: New Centurion Pictures

Exclusive: New Centurion Pictures
And more on Neil Marshall's latest


Exclusive: New Centurion Pictures

Is your Monday a bit grey or drizzly or lacking in heavily-armoured Romans laying the smackdown on ferocious Pict warriors? We have the answer - and it's a nice cup of tea. Or, failing that, these rather spiffy new images from Neil Marshall's brutal, balls-to-the-wall take on Roman Britain in Centurion.

The movie speculates on the fate of Rome's reputedly 'lost' Ninth Legion*, who in this take are north of Hadrian's Wall, engaged in a bloody battle and facing a bit of trouble getting out of hostile Pict country. Our hero is Fassbender's Quintus, seen in the second of these pictures with Liam Cunningham (who of course starred opposite him in the harrowing Hunger).


Said Marshall of his latest, "The Picts are like the Indians and our Romans are like the cavalry. So, a Scottish-Roman Western! Who'd have thought?!"

Said Fassbender, "There's certainly a lot of head-chopping. I guess you can always make modern-day parallels, to the occupation of Iraq. But it's the idea of someone who believes in an ethos, becomes disillusioned and comes to his own sort of beliefs. So there are parallels, and it's interesting when you take it out of our timeframe and stick it back 2,000 years."

Empire Clash Of The Titans Cover
Click the image above for a larger version plus an exclusive sneak preview inside the new issue of Empire

Centurion is out in March 2010, and you'll have to pick up the new Empire for more on it. And yes, after last week's Clash of the Titans pics and Twilight: New Moon posters, we are spoiling you with new pictures. Sorry if we've ruined you forever.

*While the story that they were lost was accepted for years, it's not believed that they, er, weren't, since they turned up a bit later in the eastern Europe. But we're still looking forward to this one and to the similarly themed but more child-friendly Eagle of the Ninth.

Source: EmpireOnline

Monday, October 5, 2009

Box Office Goes To Zombieland

Box Office Goes To Zombieland
Zom-com takes US top spot
Source: Box Office Mojo


Box Office Goes To Zombieland

The undead hordes swept the box office in the US this weekend, with rom-zom-com Zombieland marching straight to the top with a pretty respectable $25 million opening weekend. In its wake was Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, falling off the top after two weeks, and the re-released double-bill of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3D in third. The moral of this story? If you're not in 3D, you better have zombies.

The Invention of Lying came in fourth with $7.35m, which was better than Gervais' Ghost Town but down on similar 'what if' comedies like Liar Liar. Surrogates followed, with a 50% drop on last week, and then was Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story, which expanded to wide release but still made only $4.85m, less even than Sicko nevermind Fahrenheit 9/11 or Bowling for Columbine.

New release Whip It!, about a girl rollerskating team, followed that with a disappointing opening of $4.85m - apparently men didn't want to go see a film about girl sports.

Much further down the charts, the Coens' new film A Serious Man opened on only six screens and took $252,000 - not a bad average by anyone's standards. However, we somehow doubt that the willfully niche film is going to repeat those numbers when it goes national.

For the full charts, head on over to Box Office Mojo.

Source: EmpireOnline

Friday, October 2, 2009

Exclusive: Clash Of The Titans Pics

Exclusive: Clash Of The Titans Pics
And more from the cast and crew


Exclusive: Clash Of The Titans Pics

Yesterday we brought you the new Empire cover with Sam Worthington's Perseus; today we can bring you a whole pantheon of new stills from Clash of the Titans. Two things should immediately become clear: this is not the Titans you remember, and this Perseus is not the sort of person who sports long, floaty locks and then goes off to become a lawyer.

"What I wanted to do was just tell a very human story," says director Louis Leterrier. "Yes, I was really interested in doing the big monster fight at the end of that, but what was really interesting for me was the human side of it. Perseus is a conflicted hero, he hates it, which is so much better than a 'real' hero. The original Perseus is embracing it and takes the weapons Zeus gives him."


"He's just your golden hero that you're meant to follow," says Worthington of the old Perseus. "I feel when my Perseus starts out, he should be this bombastic tank. The gods have killed his family. He's Charles Bronson! He's gonna go for revenge, and the best way to achieve that is to kill the Kraken. Well, to kill the Kraken you gotta kill Medusa. To get to Medusa, you gotta take on the witches. Then once he kills the Kraken, he's gonna kill fuckin' Hades and Zeus and everybody else! But along the way he needs to learn to calm down, ask for help. And out of that comes the true hero. A hero isn't someone who leads men; a hero is someone that's in the trench with the men."

Worthington also assured us that "we're not in fuckin' Harryhausen mode anymore", which we're choosing to see as an affirmation of the film's "grittiness" rather than a slight to the stop-motion legend.

Empire Clash Of The Titans Cover

Click the image above for a larger version plus an exclusive sneak preview inside the new issue of Empire

For more on filming and to find out who had the best Greek accent in the cast, pick up the November issue, out now. Yes, we know we're saying that a lot recently, but there's a lot of news to talk about in this issue.

Trouble getting hold of the new issue? Order your copy online now.

Source: EmpireOnline