By Craig Flaster
Peter Facinelli became a young adult heartthrob with his role as Carlisle Cullen in "The Twilight Saga," but now is adding an unexpected twist to his resume: comic book creator.
"I can't believe that I actually have a comic book that I created out there now," said Facinelli about his comic, "Protocol: Orphans."
The series follows the exploits of orphans who have been taken by the government and trained as part of a special program to have superhuman-like abilities.
Facinelli's love affair with comic books began at an early age, as he followed the adventures of a fellow Peter: Peter Parker. "I grew up reading "Spider-Man," he said. "He was from Queens, I was from Queens. His name's Peter, my name's Peter....we had a lot of similarities."
By Amelia Mularz
So your zero-gravity Sandra Bullock costume isn't exactly panning out. We've got a couple other movies that might inspire your Halloween wears. Here's what's playing this weekend:
On the Big Screen: "Carrie"
It's time for a whole new generation to develop illogical fears of tampons and high school dances. The new "Carrie" opens today, and it's got something big that the original didn't have. Social media.
This go-around the mean girls capture Carrie's menstrual nightmare on camera and the video goes viral. Age-old agonies are suddenly magnified when placed in the present day. Imagine if we revisited other Stephen King-created horrors and unleashed advanced technology on each of them. Give Cujo a blog so he can chronicle every moment of his rabid rampage. Let the clown from "It" terrorize children with Snapchat. See? So much scarier.
For her follow-up to the first "Twilight" movie, director Catherine Hardwicke didn't stray too far from the paranormal romance genre with "Red Riding Hood." Since that movie was — let's call it — less than successful, it comes as no surprising that Hardwicke is going in a different direction for her next movie. But she's hanging onto the love triangle.
"Plush," her new film starring Emily Browning and "Twilight" baddie Cam Gigandet, just debuted its first trailer, giving us a look at Hardwicke's twisted take on the world of rock and roll.
In the film, which hits theaters this week and debuts on DVD next month, Browning plays a rocker that faces the challenges of producing another hit. Things get even more complicated when she hires a sexy new guitarist and begins to get mysterious packages from an apparently obsessed fan.
Check out the trailer after the jump!
Today Paramount and Warner Bros. announced the start of production for Christopher Nolan's new movie called "The Christopher Nolan Movie With Matthew McConaughey."
Even though that might be what we care most about, the movie is actually called "Interstellar," and it boasts an all-star cast that includes our dude McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, David Oyelowo, Topher Grace, your mom, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, and Michael Caine, plus a killer concept.
"Interstellar" is based on Nolan's original idea and a previous script that his brother Jonathan developed back when Stephen Spielberg had an eye to direct it. It tells the story of "a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage." The original concept dealt with the theories of a guy named Kip Thorne, a CalTech physicist that did some amazing work with theoretical wormholes and their potential for time travel (read more about those here), so perhaps that's a clue where "Interstellar" will take us.
"Interstellar" opens in theaters on November 7, 2014 and will use a combination of regular 35mm film and IMAX, similar to "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises."
Click past the jump to read the full press release.
Whenever a young actor is a part of an enormously popular series of films, "The Twlight Saga" for example," the public keeps a close eye on what they do after the series ends, usually expecting big things. Rob and Kristen for the most part have gone off, following their own independent spirits, to low budget art films, but we have not heard too much from the rest of the cast, leaving the franchise without another true breakout star, until now.
That's because Mackenzie Foy, the young actress who played Renesmee Cullen, is the real breakout star from "Twilight."
You may have not heard too much from Mackenzie since "Breaking Dawn - Part 2's" head-rippingly exciting finale, but with a new movie, "The Conjuring," opening this week and a high-profile gig just announced, Foy is well on her way.
By Rachel Samples
This weekend, zombies take over the globe in "World War Z," and they're going to do so to a rocking soundtrack, some of which was provided by Muse, the band Brad Pitt handpicked for the film.
"World War Z" is just the latest example of movies and music coming together to make some memorable moments. Here are some of our favorite musical movie moments from the past few years.
Any movie that features vampires and wants to be taken seriously, as a rule, will face comparisons to the throngs of blooding sucking fiction and films that came in the wake of "Twilight."
For Gemma Arterton, whose new movie "Byzantium" is about a vampire mother-daughter duo from acclaimed director Neil Jordan, there are perks and drawbacks to belonging to that trendy club, as she explained to MTV News' Josh Horowitz during a recent visit to the newsroom.
"Actually, it's kind of a double-edged sword because they're marketing it as a vampire movie because there is a market for that," Arterton said. "It's much more human in a way. It's actually about mother and daughter and what it's like to be 200 years-old with your mother or daughter. It's much more of a traditional vampire story in many senses."
"World War Z" is going to be getting a healthy dose of the Grammy-winning band Muse. Not only will two of the band's songs be featured in the film, but Muse will also perform at the movie's upcoming London premiere.
Paramount Pictures has revealed that two tracks from Muse's album "The 2nd Law," which debuted in 2012, will be featured in the movie. Muse has been featured prominently in a film before, as the band also had a big presence in "Twilight" back in 2008.
FROM MTV NEWS
Today, MTV News is premiering a very exclusive, very NSFW, and very gross red band trailer for "Hemlock Grove," the new Netflix-only series from producer Eli Roth.
As you can see in the trailer, when all of the episodes for "Hemlock Grove" debut on Netflix on April 19, there will be plenty of grisly sights to take in before it's all over.
The Avengers handled the 2013 MTV Movie Awards like that were an alien invasion on New York City. In other worlds: they won, big time.
Marvel's ultimate team of heroes were the biggest winners of the night, taking home three awards: Best Fight, Best Villain, and Movie of the Year. Other winners included Jennifer Lawrence and her "Silver Linings Playbook" co-star Bradley Cooper. Each won their respective acting categories and took the Best Kiss Golden Popcorn.
Check out the full list of winner after the jump!