FROM MTV MOVIES: While gearing up for the release of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," director Michael Bay has not been shy about his desire to right the missteps in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen": putting more focus on writing a better story, making the action more accessible, yet "epic" in scale. Based on the footage and trailer MTV News saw on the Paramount lot before a candid chat with Bay on Thursday, it looks like he's making good on his word.
We can't get into specifics, of course, but with regard to the trailer — the 2-D version of which will roll out in theaters on April 28, while a 3-D version will hit in front of "Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides" — it takes the intrigue of the teaser trailer, plus the intensity from the action-packed 30-second Super Bowl spot and adds enough mind-blowing, mesmerizing robotgasm goodness to leave even the most passive of fans slack-jawed. Or googly-eyed. One of the two.
We also saw snippets of returning and new supporting cast members, a possible Pink Floyd tie-in and a tantalizing, yet not at all overwhelming, 3-D sizzle reel.
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The countdown continues! The epic "Game of Thrones" premiere is inching closer and closer... and as such, MTV News is at your service with as much "GoT" goodness as we can muster. Like tidbits from author George R.R. Martin and stars Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Sean Bean.
This latest clip from my interview with Bean is focused on the very complex and heartbreaking relationship that his character, Ned Stark, has with his illegitimate son, Jon Snow.
"It's a quite sad relationship, really," Bean said. "It's quite heartbreaking because Ned cannot show too much love and tenderness towards his son because his wife knows that he is Ned's bastard, he was born out of wedlock when Ned had a fling. It's very heartbreaking for him."
Winter is still coming! Only five more days until HBO's epic new series "Game of Thrones" is finally unveiled upon the masses, and to celebrate this highly-anticipated occasion, MTV News is rolling out a few more fun snippets from our interviews with the cast members and creators.
Today's installment features Sean Bean, an esteemed actor who is no stranger to the realms of fantasy and fiction. Bean plays Eddard "Ned" Stark, a noble commanding officer and Lord of Winterfell who is faced with the very challenging and politically-charged dilemma of answering a call of duty versus staying out of things altogether.
When we caught up with Bean back in January, he revealed that one of the reasons he was eager to take on the role was the chance to play a good man for a change, a character with an extraordinary sense of honor.
Things finally seem to be moving along nicely for Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's "Dark Shadows" adaptation. They've assembled a fun, high-caliber cast in Depp, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer and Chloe Moretz. And now they have up-and-comer/Depp lookalike Thomas McDonell in the mix to play young Barnabas Collins.
When MTV News caught up with McDonnell at the "Prom" junket we tried to pry a few details about the project out of him. And when I say "pry," I mean it. McDonell is a young man of very, very few words. See the video and exchange below for proof.
"We're going to do a lot of rehearsals," McDonell said regarding how he's prepping for the role. "But we've got awhile before we do that."
With the premiere of HBO's highly-anticipated "Game of Thrones" series just around the corner (six days and counting!), author and co-executive producer George R. R. Martin has been on a publicity blitz promoting the show. In doing so, during one of his many countless interviews, the subject of "Lost" was brough up in relation to the amount of pressure surrounding an ending to something so beloved by fans -- much like the pressure Martin feels in bringing his "Song of Ice and Fire" series to an end.
Long story short, Martin was not a fan of the "Lost" ending, which incited an almost immediate response from executive producer Damon Lindelof via Twitter and a brief chat with "Entertainment Weekly"
Lucky me, I was able to snag a few minutes with Martin when he stopped by the "Game Of Thrones" food truck in Venice, CA. on Friday. Here is what he had to say about the "feud."
"Most of this has broken while I've been out here [doing publicity for the show] and I don't travel with a computer, so I'm vaguely aware of it," he said. "But I haven't read any of it so I'll have to get caught up on all that when I get home."
Although we still have quite a ways to wait for Tarsem Singh's sweeping, stylistic, sword and sandals epic "Immortals" to arrive in theaters, stars Henry Cavill and Luke Evans recently hit up WonderCon to start building some fan excitement.
We don't know too much about the film, other than the fact that it revolves around characters from Greek mythology and also stars Mickey Rourke, Kellan Lutz and Freida Pinto, so when we sat down with Cavill and Evans, we asked them to explain their characters and how they fit into Singh's world.
Former studio chief-turned big time Hollywood producer Mark Canton has a lot on his plate at the moment, what with big films like "Immortals" and the soon-to-be-retitled "Xerxes" in the works. Not to mention a little adaptation of Conn Iggulden's popular "Emperor" book series.
When MTV News caught up with the busy man at WonderCon last weekend, he revealed a few exclusive details about his plans for the film.
"There are four books that we're doing with Nigel Sinclair's company, that are a take on the life of Julius Caesar and Brutus from the time they were 20," Caton explained. "And they have that thing that all 20-year-olds who watch MTV do, which is to believe that they can take over the world, which they did."
We don't know much about "Super 8," aside from teaser trailers and posters and such, but a lot of people will say that all the mystery surrouding the J.J. Abrams-directed, Steven Spielberg-produced summer flick have made it a must-see.
Me? I'm conflicted. One one hand, all my crazy-obsessed Abrams-worshipping friends will not. stop. frothing at the mouth all over this film, which can get annoying. [Editor's Note: I'm one of them, and Kara is crazy. Carry on.] But on the other hand, I had a chance encounter with the young stars of the film at the Kids Choice Awards, where their bright-eyed, unabashed enthusiasm and general adorable-ness has me sort of reinvested.
"The movie is about a group of six kids filming a zombie movie," Riley Griffiths told us of the "Super 8" plot. "And one night they’re filming in a train station and this car turns onto the tracks and there’s a head-on collision with the train. The train derails and everything is just exploding… we’re all caught up in the midst of this."
For the most devoted fans, HBO's forthcoming TV adaptation has been almost 15 years in the making. George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy "Game of Thrones" has received the esteemed home box office treatment and will premiere in just thirteen days! So far we've seen tantalizing trailers, posters and exclusive chats with Martin himself and a few key cast members.
Now, winter is here a little bit early -- well, mostly! -- as HBO has released the first fifteen minutes of the "Game of Thrones" pilot. I don't want to spoil it for everyone, but for those who don't have access to the video just yet, read our brief summary after the jump.
We still don't know much about Sam Raimi's mysterious forthcoming film, "Oz The Great And Powerful," but the fact that James Franco and Mila Kunis are set to star has our curiosity decidedly piqued. As such, when we stopped by the press day for "Your Highness" recently, we had to ask Franco for some details about the film, particularly what tone Raimi is taking with his trip into "Oz" and his thoughts on his co-star.
“It will have a lot of humor," Franco said, adding that he's very excited to work with Kunis on a big project. "I’ve done two small things with her. I’ve done something for Funny Or Die, a spoof of 'The Hills' TV show, and then we did a little scene in 'Date Night.' She’s great, I love working with her."