Hosting the MTV Movie Awards is not an easy job. You have to entertain an audience of the hottest celebrities and their biggest fans, while introducing A-list actors like Christian Bale to present exclusive footage from highly-anticipated films like "The Dark Knight Rises." No pressure. This year comedy king Russell Brand was up for the task.
When Movie Awards hosting veteran Andy Samberg met up with us at Universal's CityWalk to talk "That's My Boy" for Sneak Peek Week, we asked him if he had any advice for Brand.
"It's gonna be a real stretch from the VMA's," Samberg joked, referencing Brand's previous hosting gig. "What's he gonna do? I just wonder in the beginning if he's gonna have some short film about how he needs to make it to the Movie Awards on time before it starts. Is he gonna make it? He's in this film, how's he gonna get there? Every host seems to have this problem."
It's no secret that readers become protective of their beloved novels when a film company takes on the ambitious task of turning it into a movie. Fans rally behind their favorite actors to play the lead roles and voice their concerns over the script staying true to the book. When it comes to Stephenie Meyer's, "The Host," the response has been no different.
Luckily fans have been warm to lead actors Saoirse Ronan and Max Irons, but will they be happy with the script? Cast your worries aside Meyer fans! When MTV News headed out for a behind-the-scenes look at the big-screen adaptation of Meyer's novel, she told us that she's had more input in this film thanks to director Andrew Niccol.
Sony video game "Shadow of the Colossus" is being developed into a feature, with "Chronicle" director Josh Trank signed on to the project — he also happens to be a big fan of the game.
When a young man believes his lover to be dead, he heads to a "forbidden land" to summon a demon that can wake her. In order to bring the woman back to life, however, he needs to slay 16 colossi. They're massive, "skyscraper-sized giants" that rise from the ground, fly through the air, and dwell in the water. Soon, the man questions his pursuit and wonders if he's made a deal with the devil.
Let us know if you're a fan of the video game and if you believe Trank can do the adaptation justice. In the meantime, keep on reading for more Horror Bites!
Two years ago, an impossible beam of bright light zapped out of an island and left "Lost" fans everywhere dumbfounded, for better or for worse. The series finale was polarizing, no doubt about it: was it brilliant? Was it moronic? Fandom remains divided on the issue to this very day, and we're marking the occasion with our own look back on "Lost" history.
Go back to the island, and find out what else we're watching, in this week's Watch It!
There's no escaping the phenomenon created by the erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." Beginning as "Twilight" fan fiction, the story follows billionaire tycoon Christian Grey and recent college graduate Ana Steele as they begin their sadomasochistic relationship. With the film's rights optioned by Universal Pictures and Focus Features, fans are wondering if Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson will land the lead roles for the characters adapted from Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. Well, the latest After Hours segment, titled "Erotica," may at least help Stewart get the part.
While she said she's interested in reading the sensual fan fiction about her "Twilight" character, she admitted she hasn't gotten around to seeing what the huge buzz is about. "I haven't bought ['Fifty Shades'] yet. I'm kind of dying to read it," she said.
Lucky for Stewart, MTV News' Josh Horowitz just so happened to have a copy on hand and he even generously dog-eared a page for her! She began to read, but not even a sentence in she closed the book and laughed, saying, "I can't believe I'm doing this."
By Jessica Marshall
Ahhh birth. The miracle of life. And one of Hollywood's favorite plot points.
Birth scenes in movies range from shouty and grunty to creepy and gooey and often leave viewers with the highly philosophical question: What is that baby really covered in?
You'll get birth scenes in spades when you catch "What To Expect When You're Expecting," the new star-studded rom-com opening today. Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Chris Rock and Anna Kendrick are just a few of the celebs who bring to life the wacky rollercoaster ride that anticipating a brand new bundle of joy can be.
It's loosely based on the bestselling self-help book by Heidi Murkoff (there's probably a well-worn copy stashed somewhere in your parents' house), and focuses on five couples as they anticipate parenthood. There are lots of preggo bellies, raging hormones, slapstick humor and moments of sheer terror — err, joy.
But just like giving birth in reality, you should be prepared. There are many different types of cinematic births. Here is a smattering of a few of the more notable ones to get you ready for "What To Expect." Think of it like taking a pre-film Lamaze class.
Kristen Stewart has been excited about "Snow White and the Huntsman." Like, really, really excited about it. Every time MTV News has spoken to the actress about her first blockbuster movie since she starred in "The Twilight Saga," she's expressed how much pride she takes in Rupert Sanders' theatrical debut. So when we caught up with Stewart at "Snow White's" junket, we had to ask if the movie met her expectations. It turns out that it did.
"I was so excited," she said about the opportunity to watch the film. "It's rare when you see concept art, it's always cooler than the movie ends up being. It's inspiration, I suppose. That's the way Rupert Sanders got the job as director, is kind of putting together this five-minute version of the movie and presenting the darkness and lightness of the world."
Kristen Stewart is a badass. Skeptics judging her based solely on her work in the "Twilight" series might not feel the same way, but brace yourselves for "Snow White and the Huntsman." Early buzz is very positive for the film, Stewart's heroic performance included.
It's not the last time Stewart will get into action hero mode, either. She recently signed on to star in "Cali" for director Nick Cassavetes. Described as a gritty action pic taking place in Los Angeles, "Cali" sees Stewart playing the star of a fake snuff film. After running away with the cash and disappearing for years, Stewart's character must return from "the dead" to save the sister she left behind.
As the 2012 MTV Movie Awards rapidly approach, there are a few big questions on everybody's mind: will "The Hunger Games" beat out reigning champion "Twilight" for Best Movie? Will "Harry Potter" finally get the recognition the film deserves? Can anybody win Best Kiss over Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart? You may be thinking, "MTV, it's your movie awards, why are you asking us?" Because YOU have the power!
Your votes decide which movies and their stars take home the Golden Popcorn and this year's biggest stars are urging you to raise your voice. Along with Kristen Bell, Liam Hemsworth, and Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans wants you to rise up and tune in to the power of the popcorn! And have you seen "Avengers"? Trust us, you don't want to mess with Captain America himself.
Who will you vote for? Sound off in the comments and on Twitter!
What happens when you take the masterminds behind "Lost," "Supernatural" and "Iron Man" and put them on the same creative project together? Apparently you get something so heated that it shuts down electricity all across the planet. Not the greatest thing that could happen to mankind, no, but it might make for some very compelling television.
J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke, together with director Jon Favreau, have joined forces for "Revolution," a new television series hitting NBC in the fall. Set in a world where all forms of electricity have been shut down for fifteen years, "Revolution" tells the story of the survivors living in the post-power world. Among those survivors are a certain "Twilight" favorite, a "Breaking Bad" master villain, and one of the counselors from Camp Firewood of "Wet Hot American Summer" fame.
Check out the first full trailer for the new series beyond the break!