Over on MTV.com, we took a look at the trailer for “The Unborn” with director David Goyer, going over specific shots he found most interesting and illuminative.
But you don’t need to be an expert to join in the fun. Watch the trailer for the film, which you can see here exclusively (click here for Hi-Def), and you’ll certainly notice lead actress Odette Yustman. You’ll see Jane Alexander and Gary Oldman too... But did you notice Matt Damon?
The Oscar winning thesp actually IS in the film, and the trailer, although you’re forgiven if you didn’t know about it. Truth is, neither did he. Read More...
Peter Jackson won three Oscars for his work on the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy out of seven nominations. He crafted films that pleased fans, critics, and bean counters alike – films that made something like a bajillion dollars worldwide. He’s the trusted modern face of J.R.R. Tolkien’s revered legendarium.
So given that he’s also working on “The Hobbit” as both a producer and a screenwriter, it’s natural to think that he’ll also step behind the camera at some point as well – to film at least one scene that connects the original trilogy with the two new films.
After all, the man’s earned one last drink from the well, right? He most certainly has, Guillermo Del Toro told MTV News, but that still doesn’t mean he’ll be given the opportunity. Read More...
What’s better than a second breakfast? For fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium, it’s the thought of two separate “Hobbit” films, the first of which comes our way in 2011.
But what could be even better still than two “Hobbit” films? How about just one? Make that one movie in two parts, director Guillermo del Toro insisted in an exclusive interview with MTV News, refusing, like Tolkien himself before him, to fractionalize his overall story into component parts.
“The reality is that we stopped talking the first movie and second movie, and we just started taking about the movie - the two episodes, or two parts, as if they were a single piece of narrative,” he said of scriptwriting meetings between “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson, his filmmaking team of Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, and del Toro himself. Read More...
Our good friends over at Cinematical have premiered the final "Twilight" poster. (Click to see the full, hi-res version).
It’s dark, it’s romantic, it’s decidedly reminiscent of the first poster, not that surprising, perhaps, given that photographer Joey Lawrence promised MTV that his creations would continue to focus on Rob and Kristen. Let's be honest, it’s probably going to someday wind up on your wall. Read More...
- Harrison Ford teases / threatens fans, says George Lucas is in "think-mode" for "Indy 5." (LA Times)
- Jeff Bridges compares "Tr2n" to Peter Jackson's "King Kong," briefly talks sci-fi sequel. (Guardian)
- Brandon Routh, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Gil Bellows join Sam Jackson and Michael Sheen in terrorist thriller "Unthinkable." (THR)
- Posters from "The Wolfman" pop up at Universal City's Halloween Horror Nights. (Shock Till You Drop)
- "Say hi to your mother for me!" Andy Samberg's dead on impression highlights hilarious SNL skit, "Mark Wahlberg Talks To Animals." (Hulu)
As Captain Kirk, William Shatner has saved the world on more than a few occasions. But could anything possibly prepare him for having to save Christmas?
We better hope so, writer/producer/"Die Hard" godfather Steven de Souza laughed – cause the holiday season is about to get seriously messed up. No, really messed up. As in so messed up the term messed up doesn’t even do it justice.
Shatner will star as the voice of Santa Claus in de Souza’s Rankin-Bass-esque animated “Gotta Catch Santa,” the filmmaker revealed, detailing a science-fiction fantasy plot which owes as much to quantum mechanics as it does to Christmas cheer. Read More...
After starring in the first two films in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, Paul Walker ultimately decided not to appear in Part III. So why in heaven's name, then, would he want to come back for Part IV?
"A lot of money," Walker laughed on the set of his new film "Bone Deep."
Here's the punchline: He's actually only half kidding.
"I don't know," Walker added. "I thought it would be fun to go back and do it one more time to close it out." Read More...
- Martin Scorsese to reteam with Robert DeNiro for "I Heard You Paint Houses," the story of a mob assassin believed to be involved in the death of Jimmy Hoffa. (Variety)
- "Kung Fu Panda 2" officially announced for June 3, 2011. Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, confirmed to return. (Coming Soon)
- Win a chance to star in Chuck Palahniuk's next book by getting as many people as possible to see "Choke" this weekend. (Chuck Palahnuik)
- Larry Flint making an X-Rated movie with VP candidate Sarah Palin look-alike. (Daily News)
- Music video for Jack White/Alicia Keys “Quantum of Solace” theme “Another Way to Die” now online. “Quantum of Solace” still the worst title in history. (Yahoo)
- Jack Black to star in untitled “Bourne” spoof, about a man believes he’s an international superspy after developing amnesia. (THR)
- Brett Ratner officially confirmed for “God of War” film. (UGO)
- “Queen” and “Frost/Nixon” thesp Michael Sheen joins Tim Burton’s “Alice.” (Variety)
Take “Pirates of the Caribbean.” You have this franchise that goes out, makes $3 billion in theaters, another couple billion in DVD and ancillary merchandise, and wouldn’t you know it? Suddenly, everybody wants to compare their new film to the series that launched a thousand Orlando Bloom fan pages. And in one case, they’d actually be right.
“Prince of Persia” isn’t just going to be like “Pirates” in terms of scope and tone, the newest Disney/Bruckheimer tag-team is actually going to “do for Arabian Nights movies what ‘Pirates’ did for pirate movies,” screenwriter and series creator Jordon Mechner told MTV News. Slated for 2010, the film will star Jake Gyllenhaal as the iconic video game character character.
“This is how we pitched it to Disney and Bruckheimer – as an old-fashioned swashbuckling action-adventure in a tradition going all the way back to the Doug Fairbanks movies. The modern equivalent being ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ an example of an old movie made new again, doing a fresh take on it for a modern audience,” Mechner said. “Tonally, I’d say it’s basically ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ with maybe a half-step towards ‘Gladiator.’” Read More...