Of the sights Tolkien fans have been eagerly waiting to see in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," Beorn might be chief among them. The enormous shapeshifter has always been a fan favorite, mostly because he's a huge guy that can turn into a bear if he wants, and he's been noticeably absent from the marketing campaigns, which has been surprisingly liberal with looks at Smaug.
Then there were the leaked photos from an officially licensed calendar that depicted Beorn as sort of a wild man meets 80s hair metal guitarist, and fans weren't exactly pleased, with most hoping that the early look didn't accurately reflect Beorn.
Now a new image of the Beorn has gone online (via TheOneRing.net), confirming the hairsprayed look for the character.
Take a look after the jump!
By Alex Zalben
Super-sad about the end of "Breaking Bad?" Good news, then, it's coming back! In Spanish! Really!
The Spanish language remake of "Breaking Bad" – titled "Metástasis" – was announced a few months ago, but now we finally have a look at the weird, mirror-universe version that is the final product.
First, there's the classic shot of Walter White in his tightie-whities, except with Diego Trujillo playing Walter Blanco. (No, we're not joking.)
Any time that Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes a movie that he also stars in and that co-stars his "Angel in the Outfield" Tony Danza there are going to be a lot of questions.
That's why MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat the duo down at this year's Sundance Film Festival for the latest edition of the Yes/No Show.
During the game where they can only answer "yes" or "no," we discover the secrets behind "Angels in the Outfield," find out whether "3rd Rock From the Sun" was better than "Who's the Boss" and if Bane's voice had anything to do with Cobra Commander.
This week brought talk of new life for two dormant horror franchises. First, Ryan Turek of ShockTillYouDrop tweeted that producers of the new "Friday the 13th" are taking pitches from writers for a found footage version of Jason Voorhees. Concurrently, Harvey Weinstein is talking about a potential fifth entry in the "Scream" series to finally end the story.
The problem is — while we can't fully support any classic horror series making the leap to overplayed style — "Scream" would make a much more compelling found footage movie.
Everyone has seen "Halloween," "Nightmare On Elm Street," and "Friday the 13th" a million times. Throughout October, MTV Movies Blog will be spotlighting the best horror filmmakers working today, and we're kicking off our weekly profiles with Ti West, the writer-director behind "The House of the Devil," "The Innkeepers," and the upcoming "The Sacrament."
Ti West's "The Sacrament" just played for Fantastic Fest audiences in Austin, and Magnet Releasing has already scooped the film up for a theatrical run. The found footage tale centers on a group of investigative journalists who venture to a remote commune with the hopes of reuniting family members. There, they meet a charismatic figure known as "Father," and the trio witnesses the group's fanaticism run amok.
The previews for Kimberly Peirce's "Carrie" remake have pretty much just told us that it's a "Carrie" remake starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. We've seen the crazed religious mother, the shower scene, and Carrie going to the prom with glimpse of the telekinetic aftermath to come.
What we haven't seen until now is an extended clip of the movie, which might show off the style that Peirce is bringing to the movie, instead of highlighting the best-known moments from Stephen King's first book, and in turn, the Brian De Palma adaptation.
Johnny Knoxville is taking on only one character in his latest film, "Bad Grandpa," but he's making it count with gags like the one we see in this new clip.
Also, visit the set of "Breaking Bad" during the final scene in today's Dailies!
By Alex Zalben
In a bit of unfortunate timing, the same day author Tom Clancy passed away at age 66, the first poster for Kenneth Branagh's reboot of Clancy's most famous character, Jack Ryan has hit the 'nets.
Featuring a moody Chris Pine holding a gun, and what looks like a Russian city or possibly a Christmas tree village in the background, the poster doesn't tell us a whole lot. That said, with the first trailer hitting tomorrow at 7:30pm ET, here's what we're hoping to find out from Mr. Ryan's latest adventure:
The only thing more surprising than filming a movie over the course of 12 days without telling the press or anyone outside of the crew is doing so immediately filming "The Avengers."
That's what Joss Whedon did with his adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." The ultra-low-budget indie went onto become one of this year's most entertaining and well-reviewed films, but the story of how it got to the screen at all is still fascinating.
In this exclusive from the Blu-ray, which hits store shelves on October 8, Joss Whedon and his wife, Kai Cole, explain how the project came to be after principal photography ended on "The Avengers."
Check out the exclusive in the video above.
"Much Ado About Nothing" hits Blu-ray and DVD on October 8.
"Ted," last summer's comedy hit, made over half a billion dollars at the world box office, a bona fide hit for writer, director, star, and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, but even with all of that success, the sequel wasn't a guarantee.
It seemed that MacFarlane may have been the big hold-out on any sequel to "Ted."
But apparently, all that has been smoothed over because a new "Ted" movie is on the way.