Despite the worst kind of pre-release buzz that a tentpole has seen in a long way, "World War Z" did not burst into flames upon its release earlier this year. In fact, it remains one of 2013's biggest hits to date.
The film's success wasn't a surprise to anyone who actually saw the film, which got the benefit of a new ending from Damon Lindelof and Drew Goddard.
Now for the Blu-ray release of the film, MTV News spoke with director Marc Forster about the film's success and what it was like to sit through all that bad press.
The teaming of Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron is a pretty formidable one. In three films together, they made two bona fide classics, the first two "Terminator" movies, and one more highly respected action movie, "True Lies." With both men still working, it seemed like only a matter of time before we saw the credits back on screen together.
Cameron has publicly aired his intention to only make "Avatar" movies in order to fund his adventures to the ocean floor, and plans for the next three looked to tie him up even further down the road, but if Latino-Review has the story right, the Cameron-Schwarzenegger reteam might be sooner than we expected.
El Mayimbe over at Latino-Review is reporting that Schwarzenegger is in line to play the next big human bad guy for the fantasy-action series.
Up until now, "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" had been the unfortunate middle child of the popular series, the odd one-off with only tenuous connections to the movies starring Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. The series' surprisingly complex chronology — the Diesel-Walker movies just caught up to the events of "Tokyo Drift" — didn't help the matter.
That was until yesterday. Deadline is reporting that Lucas Black, who played the hero Sean Boswell in "Tokyo Drift," has been welcomed into the family with open arms. The site said that Black has signed on be a new series regular with appearances already set for "Fast 7, 8 and 9."
It's a very good day to be Lucas Black.
Pixar movies have always had a way of connecting in a big way, even if the main character is a rat or a toy. It's no secret that the animation studio is a fine-tuned machine, and they not long ago published their storytelling rules. Now redditor dinoignacio has laid them out in clean images.
Also, watch the fan film that has people talking today in Dailies!
If you've seen "Brick," "Brothers Bloom," "Looper," or follow him on Twitter, you know that Rian Johnson is not only a good dude; he can direct the crap out of a movie. He also happens to be very, very good at directing episodes of "Breaking Bad."
Last night's hour-long panic attack, "Ozymandias," was the third episode that Johnson has directed after "Fly," season three's bottle episode, and "Fifty-One" ("For the cancer to come back"), and boy, he must have felt like topping his already stellar record on the show.
In addition to delivering one of the finest hours in "Breaking Bad" history, Johnson tweeted a series of behind-the-scenes photographs that are absolutely worth checking out for any fan of the show.
A revealing music video for Robin Thicke's song "Blurred Lines" made an internet sensation out of Emily Ratajkowski, and now a role in one of the most highly anticipated literary adaptations will give her first shot at a big screen role that will involve slightly more clothing.
Ratajkowski, according to The Wrap, has just scored a role in David Fincher's "Gone Girl," the adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel. She'll play Andie, a mysterious girl who is revealed to have an important role in the disappearance of Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike).
As anyone who has read "Gone Girl" will tell you, spoilers are pretty deadly for the overall effect of the story, so click past the jump for more (slightly spoilery) info on the role!
Here we were getting ridiculously excited for "Fast and Furious 7" thanks to some serious casting news, but things are already underway on the set. Vin Diesel, who has taken to Facebook unlike any other celebrity, posted a picture from the set to his page that is already getting us pumped for our next dosage of insane action.
Diesel posted a picture with Paul Walker from the set with the caption, "The unknown road ahead... P.s. One from the set."
The road might be unknown, but it's certainly an exciting one. As teased after the credits of "Fast and Furious 6," Jason Statham is joining the cast as a man looking for revenge for his brother's death. Then there's Kurt Russell, who is also in talks to, along with Tony Jaa and Djimon Hounsou. These are all stellar editions to what was already a solid ensemble cast.
"Fast and Furious 7" is scheduled to hit theaters on July 11, 2014.
Andy Muschietti, the director behind the surprise horror hit of the year, "Mama," has been tapped by that film's studio to direct the reboot of "The Mummy." John Spaight, who penned the original draft of "Prometheus," wrote the screenplay.
Also, find out what happens to Huell on "Breaking Bad" in today's Dailies!
Yesterday, J.K. Rowling revealed her plans to spoil us all with a new movie set in the "Harry Potter" universe that she's writing. The films based on "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will follow the fictional encyclopedia's author, Newt Scamander, seventy years before the events of Rowling's classic series of books.
Since the events of the "Harry Potter" series begin in 1991, that places the timeline for the "Fantastic Beasts" movie somewhere in the 1920s, long before Harry or even his parents were born. So while we won't see the likes of Hermione Granger or Ron Weasley, there are a number of "Harry Potter" characters that could appear as younger versions of themselves.
"How I Live Now," a film that just premiered at TIFF starring Saoirse Ronan, may be about a third world war breaking out, but it's a love story at its heart. As a 19-year-old actress, Ronan is finding herself in more and more adult situations on screen, and "How I Live Now" was the actress' first experience filming a sex scene.
When MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with Ronan at TIFF, she recalled what it was like to go through a scene like that for the first time.
"I actually wasn't nervous about it," Ronan said. "It was always written in the script, and there needed to be a sex scene in this film. They needed to consummate their love, I think, in order for us to really feel the heartbreak when they're separated because obviously, it becomes a lot more intense after."