“Aquaman” Debuts Stunning New Poster

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Its been awhile since we heard news about director James Wan’s DCEU film “Aquaman.” Today, Warner Bros released the film’s official teaser poster, in time for the long-awaited trailer release this week.

Starring Jason Momoa as the title character “Aquaman” follows the events of last year’s Justice League. The new poster shows the ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis holding a trident while surrounded by sharks and whales. “Home is Calling,” it says on the poster.

Wan is clearly hard at work for the trailer, set to make its debut at this weekend’s Comic-Con in San Diego.

“Working overtime to put the finishing touches for this coming week!!” Wan posted, along with an epic shot from the film from inside the editing room.

Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Nicole Kidman co-star in film. Aquaman will be in theaters December 21st, 2018.

Lost Stanley Kubrick Script

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1968 epic sci-fi 2001: A Space Odyssey. MGM

A once lost screenplay written by filmmaker Stanley Kubrick has been found after more than 60 years, The Guardian is reporting.

According to report, the screenplay titled “Burning Secret,” was written by the legendary filmmaker with American novelist and screenwriter Calder Willingham, who had also has screenplay credits with another Kubrick classic “Paths of Glory.”

“I couldn’t believe it. It’s so exciting. It was believed to have been lost,” says Nathan Abrams, a film professor and Kubrick scholar who found the screenplay. “Kubrick aficionados know he wanted to do it, [but] no one ever thought it was completed. We now have a copy and this proves that he had done a full screenplay.”

Based on Stefan Zweig’s 1913 novel, “Burning Secret” follows a lecherous man who befriends a young boy in order to secure his married mother at a spa resort.

The influential and controversial filmmaker is responsible for a broad range of classics including “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968), “A Clockwork Orange” (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), “The Shining” (1980) and Full Metal Jacket (1987).

Kubrick died in 1999 at the age of 70, shortly after completing his last film “Eyes Wide Shut,” the controversial erotic drama starring then husband and wife Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

Chadwick Boseman Boards Action-Thriller “17 Bridges”

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Fresh off the massive success of this year’s “Black Panther,” all eyes are on it’s star Chadwick Boseman and what his next film will be. And now that question is finally answered.

STX films has announced today that the actor is set to star in the studio’s upcoming action-thriller “17 Bridges”. The film will feature Boseman as a disgraced NYPD detective who, after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.

Boseman will also produce the film with his writing and producing partner, Logan Coles along with “Avengers: Infinity War” directors Joe and Anthony Russo under their recently launched Agbo banner. Mike Larocca of Agbo will executive produce. Brian Kirk (The Tudors, Game of Thrones) is directing from a script by Adam Mervis.

“STX has assembled a dream team of collaborators on 17 BRIDGES, bringing together the global talents behind two of the biggest action films ever made to give audiences a thrilling new take on the race against the clock crime-drama,” said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms. “Chadwick Boseman’s razor-sharp instincts and undeniable charisma captivated millions of people around the world in Black Panther, and Joe and Anthony Russo have breathed a new energy into the action genre with films like Avengers: Infinity War. Their unique and intelligent approach to filmmaking is anything but formulaic, and with Brian Kirk at the helm directing, this film promises to go beyond the typical popcorn fare.”

Black Panther was released earlier this year and has so far grossed more than $1.3 billion at the global box office, almost $700 million of which it made domestically, where it is now the third highest grossing film of all time.

New Trailer For Bobbito Garcia’s “Rock Rubber 45s”

ROCK RUBBER 45s

ROCK RUBBER 45s is a cinematic odyssey exploring the connectivity of global basketball, sneaker, and music lifestyle through the firsthand lens of authentic New York City culture orchestrator Bobbito Garcia. The film explores García’s youth dealing with mistreatment, educational quandaries, identity, and loss as well as his ascension to self-determination as an adult freelance creative.

The ballplayer/author/DJ/filmmaker has carved an independent career that has inspired millions throughout the world, and has affected the growth and direction of the footwear, hip hop, and sports industries in the process.

DJ Bobbito Garcia is the critically acclaimed author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987. As an award-winning filmmaker, Garcia has directed DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC, STRETCH AND BOBBITO: RADIO THAT CHANGED LIVES, and his autobiographical documentary ROCK RUBBER 45s. Currently, “Kool Bob Love” produces his b-ball tournament Full Court 21™ in four continents, and co-hosts NPR’s “What’s Good With Stretch And Bobbito” podcast.

The documentary features Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rosie Perez, Stevie Wonder, Questlove, Patti LaBelle, Mike Rapaport, Chuck D, Chris Paul, Scottie Pippen, Maxwell and more.

ROCK RUBBER 45s will be released in the US, CANADA and WORLDWIDE on July 24 on all major VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo, Vudu and Google Play.

Rock Rubber 45s from Saboteur Media on Vimeo.

Its Official: Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Is Happening

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Joaquin Phoenix will be playing the iconic character for Warner Bros. origin film, Variety is reporting.

The “Walk the Line” actor finalized the deal recently with shooting set in September of this year. Todd Phillips of “The Hangover” films is said to be directing and co-writing the script.

Phoenix has been nominated for an Academy Award three times, twice as lead actor for The Master (2012) and Walk The Line (2005), and once as supporting actor for his role as Commodus in 2000’s best picture winning film Gladiator.

Some might wonder about Jared Leto, who recently played the role in 2016’s DC Comics antihero ensemble film Suicide Squad. Well, that is apparently also moving forward. A month ago, Variety also reported that his own stand-alone film based on his version of the character from Suicide Squad is in development.

How the two films will co-exist in some form remains to be seen, though Phoenix’s Joker film, said to be a more “gritty crime drama,” could potentially kick-start a new cinematic universe that is different from its current DC Extended Universe.

Warner Bros. has a slate of upcoming films based on the DC Comics including James Wan-directed Aquaman later this year.

“Elizabeth Harvest” To Open In LA And NY In August

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Starring Abbey Lee, Carla Gugino, Ciaran Hinds, Matthew Beard, Dylan Baker, IFC Films is set to open this summer on August 10 in New York and Los Angeles.

Variety’s Joe Leydon describes writer-director Sebastian Gutierrez’s effort “a clever “Bluebeard” update in this idiosyncratic gothic sci-fi melodrama” after its play last March at SXSW.

The film is described as a “a modern-day riff on the French folktale of Bluebeard (in which a violent nobleman in the habit of murdering his wives is confronted by a new wife trying to avoid the fate of her predecessors) ELIZABETH HARVEST is a science fiction thriller told from a young woman’s point of view, acting as both fairytale gone wrong and parable about female empowerment.”

Here’s the synopsis for “Elizabeth Harvest”:

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Newlywed Elizabeth (Abbey Lee) arrives with her brilliant scientist husband Henry (Ciaran Hinds) to his magnificent estate, where he wows her with lavish dinners and a dazzling tour of the property. The house staff, Claire (Carla Gugino) and Oliver (Matthew Beard), treats her deferentially but she can’t shake the feeling something is off. Henry explains that everything in his world now belongs to her, all is for her to play in — all except for a locked-off room he forbids her from entering. When he goes away for business Elizabeth decides to investigate and finds she may not be who she thinks she is at all.

Gundam Live-Action Film In The Works

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Get ready, Mobile Suit Gundam is about to get a live-action feature film treatment, as Legendary and Sunrise are teaming up for the production, Variety is reporting.

The collaboration to produce the first ever live-action film of the popular mecha anime was announced at Anime Expo 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The multibillion-dollar Gundam franchise is massively successful, having grossed over $5 billion in retail sale, animated films, models and books among others.

The original Mobile Suit Gundam debuted in 1979 and was set in a fictional universe Universal Century wherein human space colonies wage war against earth for their independence. It is here where we saw mobile suites, a new type of humanoid weapons.

Recently, one of the more popular Gundam mecha made a special appearance in Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg’s science fiction adventure film which references various pop-culture characters. It was a crowd pleasing cameo which sees the character battle against Mechagodzilla and possibly aided the film’s box-office success.

The film’s plot has not yet been revealed, and no actors or director is currently attached.

Legendary has a new film set for release this month in the form of Skyscraper, Dwayne Johnson’s latest action-thriller.

Intense New Trailer for Peter Berg’s “Mile 22”

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Mark Wahlberg is back in action as STX Films releases a new red-band trailer for “Mile 22,” his latest collaboration with Peter Berg.

The two clearly work very well together, having previously collaborated three times in Deepwater Horizon (2016), Patriots Day (2016), and Lone Survivor (2013).

With Wahlberg playing a badass intelligence officer, the film looks is incredibly violent, perhaps a fitting film to slot a late summer release, a strategy that worked well with The Bourne Identity film franchise.

The upcoming thriller also stars Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey and John Malkovich. “Mile 22” is set for release on August 30, 2018.

Here is the film’s official synospsis:

In a visceral modern thriller from the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least-understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in.

Teens Hunt A Serial Killer In “Summer of 84” Trailer

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Its the 80s and there’s a serial killer in the neighborhood. Four teenage kids are out to investigate it. No, we’re not talking about supernatural creatures as in “Stranger Things” and or “It” remake this time, but it does ring a bell.

Gunpowder & Sky has released a new trailer for “Summer of 84” and its full of nostalgic thrills and and chills, complete with an 80s tunes of synth music soundtrack, giving viewers an idea of what the film has in store.

Its a great time for nostalgic horror fans right, and “Summer of 84” seem aimed at an audience that has made similarly theme horror films that’s come out lately.

Co-directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell from a screenplay by Matt Leslie and Stephen J. Smith, the film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The fil stars Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery, Cory Gruter-Andrew, Tiera Skovbye, and Rich Sommer.

Gunpowder & Sky is set to release “Summer of 84” on August 3, 2018.

Here is the film’s official synopsis:
Summer, 1984: The perfect time to be 15 years old and care free. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.

“FROM THE BRIDGE,” a feature doc hosted by George Takei to be unveiled at SD Comic Con

Writer/Director Spencer F. Lee presents a star infused panel moderated by Greg Grunberg

Executive Producer George Noe is pleased to announce the San Diego Comic-Con debut of the sci-fi documentary, From The Bridge. In this film, fans will be treated to a whirlwind cinematic journey chronicling the evolution of sci-fi, horror and comic book fandom as recounted by some of the biggest names in these genres. Host, George Takei (Star Trek) will guide us through never-before-seen archival footage featuring creators like George Lucas and never before aired interviews with the likes of Gene Roddenberry, Leonard Nimoy and many more. This is a first look at this groundbreaking feature which will, assuredly, set the pace for the largest Comic-Con ever in the San Diego Convention Center’s 4000 seat Ballroom 20 on Thursday, July 19th beginning at 10am. Sneak peek: https://youtu.be/o_Lh9o8j49k

From The Bridge features original interviews with Stan Lee, Nichelle Nichols, Gene Simmons, Joe Dante, Tom DeSanto, Adam Nimoy, Bryan Fuller, Neal Adams, Doug Jones, Rod Roddenberry, Howard Roffman and many more including Super Fans. This groundbreaking documentary feature is set for a theatrical run in late summer 2018 and will be released on VOD, DVD, and Blu-ray in November. North American distribution will be handled by Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company.

Comic Con favorite Greg Grunberg (Star Trek: Beyond), often nicknamed the “Mayor of Comic-Con”, will serve as moderator for the panel featuring writer-director Spencer F. Lee, Nichelle Nichols, Rod Roddenberry, Kerry O’Quinn, Tom DeSanto, uber cos-player Cecil Grimes and special guests. Following the debut clips which will screen at the start of the Thursday, July 19th 10am panel, Grunberg will lead a spirited discussion and Q&A on the evolution of science fiction, fantasy, comic book and horror fandom and the positive impact each has had on popular culture.

“When I created ‘From the Bridge,’ I set out to tell the amazing, awe inspiring story of the many iconic artists and visionaries who helped shape a historic movement that, today, is collectively known as ‘Fandom.’ To the non-fans who might not know this rich history and may believe it is defined by crazy, cool costumes, the heart of this movement is a celebration of acceptance of the diverse and unique things that make each of us human. It is my honor to be able to share the history of these groundbreaking innvators and historic fans’ stories with everyone,” says Spencer F. Lee.

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