Author Archives: Brendon Connelly

Another Trailer For Jupiter Ascending – The Film’s Pushed Back But The Marketing Show Must Go On

I assume Warner Bros. had a plan to put a new Jupiter Ascending trailer before Transformers: Age of Extinction. Otherwise it seems a little odd to drop another promo having recently pushed the film right back to next February. Maybe …

James Bond 24 Getting A Rewrite By Series Vets Wade And Purvis, Production Reportedly Pushed Back

I’ve said it before and I’ll doubtlessly have many chances to say it again but while Baz Bamigboye writes for one of the most passionately disliked of newspapers it doesn’t he mean he doesn’t do a good job. When it …

Doctor Who To Return On August 23rd With Feature Length Episode Deep Breath, Here’s A Teaser

This teaser isn’t desperately different to the last one but the BBC have announced plenty of other info on the side, most importantly perhaps that the show will return on August 23rd. The first episode of Doctor Who series 8 …

Report: JJ Abrams And Kathleen Kennedy Want Star Wars Episode VII Pushed Back To May 2016

Let’s boil this down to it’s bones. Latino Review are saying that JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy would rather have more time to get Star Wars: Episode VII ready and prefer the idea of releasing on May 4th 2016. Meanwhile, Disney’s …

Free IMAX-Only Preview Clips Of Guardians Of The Galaxy Coming To Hundreds Of US And Canadian Cinemas

Marvel have announced 150 IMAX preview sessions of Guardians of the Galaxy on July 7th. You won’t get to see the whole film, just 17 minutes worth, but it’s free and as I said, on July 7th. That’s not much …

Jim Mickle On Cold In July And Remaining Faithful To Joe R. Lansdale

This week I sat down for a chat with Jim Mickle, the director of Mulberry Street, Stake Land, We Are What We Are and now, an adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale‘s Cold in July. Here’s the trailer, to set you …

Full Trailer For Into The Storm

Certain high concept movie premises feel stripped down enough that they’re almost definitive. With Into the Storm the appeal seems to be that the storm is the subject, not the context. This is a film that “does” a storm for …

No Doctor Who Panel At Comic Con This Year So BBC Worldwide Can Have Their Own Parties

Instead of stopping off at Comic Con, the Doctor Who team are going to give all of their summer marketing efforts to a “world tour” the BBC are planning in August. Thanks to Nerdist for bumming us out with this official …

Watch Guillermo Del Toro Officially Announce Pacific Rim 2 For 2017 Plus A Spin-Off Cartoon Series

April 7th, 2017. Regular readers know that I loved Pacific Rim. Regular readers are probably imagining that I’m doing a funny little dance right now. Regular readers are completely correct. Thanks to Buzzfeed for the video, and this statement from …

Frank Darabont Gettting Set To Direct Snow White And The Huntsman Spin-Off With Little Or No Snow White

A year or so ago I passed along some tattle that Snow White might well be written out of the sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman. I got hate Tweets and e-mails about it. I guess The Wrap will be …

Some Fresh Footage In New Guardians Of The Galaxy Video Report

Had I been the producer, editor and director of this video things would have gone down rather differently. Nonetheless, there’s fresh footage from Guardians of the Galaxy here, and that was way more than enough to get my clicking finger …

Shane Black Says His Predator Film Is A Sequel Not A Remake Or Reboot

Just some clarification on the new Predator movie, courtesy of the man set to direct and co-write it. Shane Black answered a few questions from Collider, giving his reasons for not hitting the big red reset button. Why start over, …

Full Trailer For The Live Action Lupin III Movie

This looks like a riot. Translating this kind of elastic, super-stylish manga or anime into live action takes a certain sensibility, but I think Ryuhei Kitamura has the right taste. I hope he also brings the craftsmanship too. There are …

CW Really Won’t Let You Miss The (Official Screening Of) Flash This Fall

When The Flash premieres on the CW this October it’s going to take a Tuesday slot. Some might be surprised to see that the network isn’t pairing the show with Wednesday night’s Arrow and trying to get a boost that …

New Image Of Tom Hardy And Charlize Theron As Their Mad Max Characters

From the cover of this week’s EW, and complete with a slightly disturbing joke about Charlize Theron‘s character only having one arm, here’s the hero and villainess of Mad Max: Fury Road. Hardy is playing “Mad” Max Rockatansky, Theron is playing Imperator …

Lego Recreate The Star Wars Read-Through With Some Nice Jokes And References

One of the most seen photographs of 2014 is undoubtedly the official shot of the Star Wars: Episode VII cast and crew read through. In nerd terms, it won’t get bigger than that. But it did just get a lot …

Chronicle’s Alex Russell Joining Peter Fonda In Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Series, Galantyne

I believe that Galantyne was the name of Gawain’s sword. Wikipedia suggests it’s a meat dish of some kind. It’s also now going to be a TV series set in a post-technology future. I guess the reference is more likely …

Warner Bros. Planning Young Adult Creature Feature Series Based On Monstrumologist Books

I love a good monster movie, all the way from the G rated to X. For exactly the same reason I like any good fantasy movie, really. For the heightened, metaphorical meanings, the allegorical value, the twisting of the imaginary …