Everything about "Pacific Rim" indicates that Guillermo del Toro and writer Travis Beacham have their fingers firmly on the pulse of geek culture. Everything about their film, which comes out July 12, seems coated in the stuff that makes us go crazy for a new movie, book, or game.
A large part of that is certainly the mythology that the two have built for the world of Jaegers and kaiju. As Beacham explained in a Wired preview of the official graphic novel prequel, the duo mapped out years and years of unused stories just to make the universe more believable.
"We've listed every single battle that happens, where it takes place, when it takes place, what the kaiju's name was, what the Jaeger's name was, who the pilots were, and the circumstances of the battle," Beacham told the magazine.
"Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero" hits shelves tomorrow, June 5, and it's definitely worth checking out. Click the page above to see another full page and read more of the interview with Beacham over at Wired.
"Pacific Rim" opens in theaters on July 12.
Jason Statham sure knows how to start a relationship out on the right foot. In an exclusive new clip from his upcoming movie "Parker," Statham tests whether he can trust Jennifer Lopez the only way he knows how: By telling her to strip.
Of course, he has a valid reason for asking her to take off her clothes: He wants to see if she has a wire on her. Still, the demand doesn't seem to go over too well judging by the expression on J.Lo's face.
Alongside side drinking a ton and killing men and sleeping with women in equal proportions, traveling the world is one characteristic essential to the James Bond mythos. From his starts during the airline boom of the 1960s, world travel and 007 have gone hand-in-hand, and over the course of 50 years, Bond must have racked up some serious frequent flier miles.
Thanks to a fascinating infographic from Empire we have an easy-to-read overview at all of Bond's travels over 23 films.
In all, Bond has traveled to 146 locations, including that one trip to space that we try to forget about. Roger Moore visited the most locales as 007, totaling 49 different destinations. Daniel Craig is doing pretty well for himself, covering 23 different spots in only three films.
Head over to Empire to see the entire package and get ready to lose a lot of your day.
The brawl for it all is officially on!
Voting for round one of the MTV Movie Brawl 2013 is officially open, giving you the chance to pick the film you're most excited for in the coming year. Here's how it works: after the jump, vote for the films you're most excited to see in 2013 from our list of 40 movies. You'll be able to fight for your movie of choice in this play-in round until voting closes early on Monday morning (January 14). And if you don't see the movie you're most excited about on our poll, leave the film's title in the comments section or tweet it to @MTVMoviesBlog using the hash-tag #MTVMovieBrawl — if your unrepresented movie of choice gets enough fan support, we'll add it to the poll later in the week as a wild card entry.
But be warned: round one will knock out a huge chunk of the competition. Starting January 14, our original list of 40 will be whittled down to 16 movies based on your votes. That's when our bracket launches and the 16 flicks will start going head-to-head, March Madness-style, in single-elimination contests — until only one movie reigns supreme.
So, without further ado, click on the photo above to start voting on your most anticipated movies of 2013!
Which film are you rooting for in MTV Movie Brawl 2013? Let us know in the comments section or hit us up on Twitter!
As someone who observes the film industry from a journalistic standpoint more so than a fan these days, it's easy to get jaded and cynical about all of Hollywood, full of overpaid actors with too-fragile egos, studios churning out quantity over quality, making movies to win awards, award season, etc. Thankfully there are ways to drown out that noise with little reminders of why movies and a lot of the people who make them are awesome. Case in point, Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman's innovative and wholly entertaining project Live Read, which brings together a group of known and working actors to read live a script from a beloved or classic film in front of an audience.
By Hannah Soo Park
Go deeper and deeper into J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth and you'll realize that it's pretty tough to reach a dead end—the mystical world is complete with its own races, languages (spoken and written), geography and vast history. So when you're dealing with a series that involves such finely imagined details, it's almost inevitable that someone, somewhere, would feel compelled to make an actual database out of it all.
And that's exactly what Swedish chemical engineering student Emil Johannson did. Thanks to his painstakingly detailed pet project, the LotrProject, we can have a better grasp at the many moving parts of Middle-earth in the form of interactive pie charts, graphs, family trees, timelines and more.
So before you head into theaters to catch "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," do your homework and get familiar with the most surprising Middle-earth findings we pulled from the site's stats.
"Star Wars" has always had one of the most dedicated fanbases in all of geekdom. There are tomes of fan fics, hours of homemade movies, and galleries of art to prove that, but the news of "Episode VII" has once again brought them out in full Force.
We've been covering all of the news surrounding "Episode VII" on MTV News and over here on MTV Movies Blog, but let's use this wondrous occasion to look back at some of the wildest fan creations in recent years.
Click past the jump to see everything from a galaxy far away.
By Meg Malone
Anything presented by Quentin Tarantino is definitely worth checking out, and "The Man With the Iron Fists" is no exception. Wu-Tang Clan's RZA has taken on triple-threat duties, directing, co-writing and starring in this project, and we are psyched to show off an exclusive image from the film.
Those rich pink, red and gold background colors are absolutely striking, and the blurred effect definitely lends itself to the fast-paced action expected from a Kung Fu movie. Not sure I would be as calm as Lucy Liu seems if I only had a fan (albeit with spikes) to protect me from a guy wielding a claw on a stick, however, as we saw in the red-band trailer released last month, we already know she can definitely hold her own in the midst of action and extreme violence.
Welcome to Friendsy's, where everyone's your friend, and everybody is welcome — even wolves!
In this exclusive clip from "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," the impending-apocalypse dramedy starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley, our two heroes find themselves in a shockingly jovial place considering that the world's about to end.
Arriving at Friendsy's, Carell and Knightley's characters can't help but grin at all the ridiculousness on display: public weed-smoking, endless congo lines, and waitresses who are "rolling really hard right now."
This is not the story of Snow White that you know, but it just might be the one you love. Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron and Sam Claflin star in "Snow White and the Huntsman" an epic revisioning that imagines the classic princess character as a not-so-helpless warrior.
A never-before-seen clip from the upcoming blockbuster is about to premiere on MTV at 7:56 p.m. ET, and then immediately after, you can catch a 30-minute interview with the cast where nothing is out of bounds. The topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to, fighting, dresses, armor, skinny dipping and porn.
You can watch the stream as it happens right here on Movies Blog, and then stay here for all the "Snow White and the Huntsman" coverage you need.
"Snow White and the Huntsman" opens in theaters on June 1.