FROM MTV MOVIES: After the record-breaking success of "The Hangover" and the endless speculation about where the sequel would take place, after the casting gossip and the Mel Gibson controversy, after the first photos and the behind-the-scenes set visit, we're about to get our first peek at actual footage from "The Hangover Part II."
"We have a teaser trailer that I just finished color for yesterday night, so that'll come out next week," Todd Phillips told MTV News on Friday (February 18) while promoting the DVD release of "Due Date." "And I think it comes out in theaters on 'Hall Pass,' which should be next Friday."
Head to MTV Movies for more info about the "Hangover Part II" trailer!
In the latest "Scream 4" trailer, Emma Roberts survives a very close call with Ghostface, ducking just in time as he comes a-slashin' at her and escaping with only a cut on her arm. At the Sundance Film Festival last month, the 20-year-old actress pulled off an escape move that was, in a way, no less perilous.
(Before going any further, know that you're about to set foot on potential spoiler territory. The following is based on our own hunch, but if you're looking to keep the entirety of your "Scream 4" experience purely unspoiled, now is a good time to turn away.)
That's because Roberts nearly gave away the fate of her "Scream 4" character, and if you read between the lines, it's not hard to arrive at a certain conclusion about what happens to her in the upcoming horror flick (needless to say, a potentially massive spoiler exists below).
It's a story about vampires and American socio-political history set to be directed by a guy best-known for a comic book adaptation starring Angelina Jolie. Which begs the question: just what the heck is gonna go down on screen when Timur Bekmambetov's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" hits theaters in the summer of 2012?
Anthony Mackie, who co-stars as the 16th President's best friend, laid out the answer for MTV News: "'The Matrix' meets 'Gladiator,' " he told us while promoting the sci-fi drama, "The Adjustment Bureau." "A lot of me with a muddy shirt on, slicing dudes open."
It's been over a year since news broke that Mark Pellington ("Arlington Road") was attached to direct a remake of the Spanish horror flick, "The Orphanage." But unlike Larry Fessenden, who reportedly departed the project after a casting dispute, Pellington told MTV News that he remains committed to the production. Yet he, too, is clearly frustrated at the slow development pace.
"I don't know. That's been a year in discussion," Pellington told us at the Sundance Film Festival, where he was promoting "I Melt with You." "I'm ready to go whenever they can find an actress and pull the trigger….I've been attached for a year, and it's actually because it's been delaying, delaying, delaying that I decided to do this. I was like, 'How long are you going to wait?'"
"It's hard. We're nervous," Brooklyn Decker told MTV News.
She's not speaking, as you might suspect, about the situation in Egypt or who's going to triumph on the new season of "Celebrity Apprentice." Rather, the oft-bikini-clad Decker, star of "Just Go With It," was referring to the competition her comedy faces at the box office this weekend: a young singer named Justin Bieber and his new 3-D concert film, "Never Say Never."
Which flick will nab the B.O. crown? According to most box-office predictions, only a few million dollars in ticket receipts will separate the two films by weekend's end. It's anybody's guess which one will end up on top.
There's one person on planet Earth having a better time today than Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rogers. His name is Max Page and he's the six-year-old kid who starred in arguably Sunday night's funniest commercial, a Volkswagen ad in which he appears in full Darth Vader garb, attempting to use the Force on everything from a sandwich to the family dog.
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Page and his mom appeared on "Today" this morning for an interview that was too adorable for words. Turns out Page is a regular on "The Young and the Restless," playing the spawn of a predictably dysfunctional twosome. He's also appeared in two regional commercials, one for Clear Communications and another for Walgreens. Smiling delightfully throughout his interview with Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira, Page said that friends have been asking for his autograph and wondering, perhaps because the Super Bowl spot aired after their bedtimes, where they can see the commercial themselves.
The Super Bowl kick off is just minutes away, and we have to admit we're just as excited to see the Steelers butt heads with the Packers as we are to check out a slew of brand-new movie trailers. Sometime between now and the final whistle, we'll be treated to the first ever trailer for "Captain America: The First Avenger," lengthy peeks at "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" and "Super 8," and further fresh video for "Battle: Los Angeles," "Thor," and much more.
Throughout the game, we'll be gathering video of the best ads and trailers right here, so keep checking back for the latest footage from the Super Bowl. But actually, we don't even have to wait until the pigskin goes airborne, because in the last few days we've already gotten early peeks at some of the upcoming trailers, like "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides."
The Super Bowl is set to toss us a bomb filled with movie magic this Sunday (that is, if the game actually happens, and with Dallas currently in a "Day After Tomorrow"-style deep freeze, who knows what's gonna happen come game time). But assuming all systems are go, we'll be treated to trailers from the likes of "Captain America: The First Avenger," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," "Super 8," and more.
Most of the spots won't see the light of day until the game kicks off. But some trailers — like "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" — we get to peep early.
Such is the case with the "Drive Angry 3D" spot slotted for the big game. The ad features everything you could hope for from this hard-R, 3-D action flick about a rage-filled man on a bloody vendetta: explosions, car chases, Amber Heard throwing punches and Nicolas Cage being, well, Nicolas effing Cage.
There's a scene in "Here" — a beautifully shot travelogue of a movie starring Ben Foster that premiered at Sundance — in which Foster's character is detained at the Armenian border. He's a high-tech cartographer named Will Shepard, who is journeying across the country with his tour guide/love interest, and as guards with machine guns looks on menacingly, it's unclear if the movie is about to take a dark turn.
The production itself threatened to take a dark turn, as Foster told us at Sundance, when the film crew itself was detained. "We were pulled over by the KGB. We were shooting on the Iranian border," he explained. "We were locked down at the border. It was wild."
As "The Ledge" begins, Terrence Howard is having a really bad day. He's just discovered that he's actually not the father of his two young children and is sent up to a tall building to convince a suicidal man not to swan dive onto the street below.
But at the Sundance Film Festival last week, I'm quite sure no one was having a better time than Howard. He popped into MTV News HQ early and gleefully crashed our 50 Cent interview — turning the chat into a raucous and giggle-heavy affair — then began the "Ledge" conversation by showing off all the free gear he'd picked up — boots, watch, necklace, fur-lined coat — and instructed his castmates, "Get your swag, get your swag, get your swag!"
Yep, Howard was having a very good time. And it'd only get better, as IFC nabbed the rights to "The Ledge" shortly after our interview. For good reason. The film is a unique hybrid: part thriller, part philosophical treatise, part forbidden love story. It's the product of Matthew Chapman, the veteran scribe behind "Runaway Jury" and "Color of Night," who decided to see if he could take a familiar Hollywood genre and transform it into something fit for the art house. Read More...