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Meet the Rat of Wall Street in this 'Ratatouille'-'Wolf of Wall Street' mashup

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It’s certainly not the first time the comparison between Wall Street swindlers and sewer-dwelling vermin has been drawn—but it’s never been done with quite such cinematic flair before. Vimeo user Harrison Allen has created a mashup of 2007’s family friendly Pixar hit and last year’s expletive-laced Martin Scorsese flick, and the results are pretty brilliant. READ FULL STORY

'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' debuts axe-swinging teaser trailer

Seems the old rail-splitter has become the head-slicer.

After new photos from the history/horror mash-up Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter debuted last week, EW’s brothers and sisters over at Time.com have revealed the exclusive new trailer for the Tim Burton-produced thriller, due in theaters June 22.

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'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' frees bloodsuckers to be evil again -- NEW PHOTOS

It’s bizarre enough to imagine a world where our nation’s 16th president walks among vampires; thankfully, we don’t have to see him harboring a secret crush on one of them, too.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (out June 22) arrives at time when the scariest thing about bloodsuckers is how tame they’ve become. For decades they were merciless, seductive, and bloodthirsty villains, but now they’re more commonly seen as the sparkling, waifish, and weepy heroes of YA romantic chick-lit.

Look at this picture of ol’ Honest Abe: He’s mad as hell! And he’s not going to take it anymore, Stephenie Meyer! YAAARRGHH!

In this historical fantasy, produced by Tim Burton, vampires strike the same twitchy nerve among the citizenry that terrorists do in our real world.

“It’s not a sermon in any way, but it is interesting to look at vampires as the all-encompassing, unspeakable, unknowable evil,” says Benjamin Walker, who stars as the bearded slayer-in-chief. “This evil moves among us, and maybe lives next door. It’s an ideology that we don’t fully understand, but they live by it.” READ FULL STORY

'FDR: American Badass': The @#$% truth behind our werewolf-fighting president -- NSFW

Don’t watch this trailer around your kids. Or your boss. (Unless they’re awesome.)

And don’t watch this if you believe the man who steered our nation out of the Great Depression, helped lead the Allies to victory over fascism in World War II, and strengthened America’s social safety net through Social Security deserves to be treated with only total, unwavering respect.

But if you like your history served with a hefty helping of crack, then by all means — enjoy this profanity and blood soaked trailer for FDR: American Badass, starring Barry Bostwick as the man with the cigarette holder clenched in his smile.

If the Tim Burton-produced Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is the responsible older brother who went to college, started a nice family, and went on to a great and respectable career, then FDR: American Badass is the drug-addled little bro who gets arrested for disorderly conduct every time he leaves his parents’ basement. I mean both of those things as compliments.

Right now, FDR: AB doesn’t have a release date, but it may play an upcoming festival and sales agents are negotiating with studios to secure distribution for this landmark of American cinema. So watch the trailer embedded after the jump, and click through for EW’s exclusive Q&A with director Garrett Brawith, as well as a first-look at this movie’s take on Abe Lincoln, a.k.a. Hercules star Kevin Sorbo. READ FULL STORY

'You wanna see something really scary?': How anthology movies became horror's hot new trend

New horror movie anthology The Theatre Bizarre caused something of a ruckus when it screened at a film festival in Oldenburg, Germany, last September. The specific source of said ruckus? A segment called “Vision Stains” in which a young woman uses a hypodermic needle to transfer fluid from the eyeballs of her murder victims to her own ocular apparatus so she can “see” their memories.

“It was the first festival we played that wasn’t a genre festival,” says David Gregory, who produced the film and directed one of the segments, along with Richard Stanley (Hardware), Douglas Buck, and the “Vision Stains” -making Karim Hussein, amongst others. “Doug went to the bathroom and some dude came in, fell, and hit his head on the urinal. Doug ran out to tell everybody that someone was sick. Just as he did, another guy collapsed in the doorway of the auditorium. Both of them were fine but the combination of eyeball and needle just made the gentlemen pass out. They were there with their dates and the girls were like, ‘Whatever. P—ies.’” READ FULL STORY

Vincent D'Onofrio talks about his slasher musical, 'Don't Go in the Woods'

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The words “slasher film” and “musical” are not often heard together in the same sentence. That may be about to change, thanks to Vincent D’Onofrio and his directorial debut Don’t Go in the Woods, which opens in New York today. This “slasher musical” tracks a rock band as they attempt to write songs in the wilds of upstate New York only to get picked off by a mallet-wielding psychopath. Below, the star of Full Metal Jacket and Law and Order: Criminal Intent talks about how he came up with the idea for his genre-fusing film, why he tried not to think about Stanley Kubrick while he was making it, and his country & western alter-ego George “Geronimo” Gerkie.

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Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton seek vengeance in 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters' -- FIRST LOOK

What kind of adult does a kid become after surviving a trip to a cannibalistic witch’s gingerbread house?

That’s the premise of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters* (out March 2), which uses the centuries-old German folktale as a preamble to a larger story of vengeance and the bonds between siblings — particularly abused ones.

Next Thursday, look for a trailer from the Paramount film. But for now, we see a first look at Jeremy Renner’s Hansel and Gemma Arterton’s Gretel, all grown up. (Click the picture for a larger view.)

Though older, they’re still prowling the woods for little old ladies who like to devour wayward children. Arterton discussed the approach of the movie, directed by Tommy Wirkola (the Nazi zombie saga Dead Snow), and how it’s as much Pulp Fiction as fairytale… READ FULL STORY

Three Kings go epic as Warner Bros. picks up 'Unholy Night'

When last we spoke with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, the producing duo were putting together a pitch for a movie version of SGS’ recently finished novel Unholy Night.

It must have gone well. Today, Warner Bros. picked up the rights to the book in what Deadline reports was in the neighborhood of a $2 million deal.

The story is a revisionist take on the Christmas story of the three traveling wise men, but with a sinister, action-oriented edge. Here is how Grahame-Smith, author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, described it to EW: READ FULL STORY

KatzSmith duo grab movie rights to 'Alive in Necropolis' -- EXCLUSIVE

A book about a city of graves could be getting new life on the big screen.

David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith, the partners behind KatzSmith Productions, have picked up the movie rights to Alive in Necropolis, a noirish detective story set in the real-life cemetery-filled town of Colma, Calif.

The 2008 debut novel of Doug Dorst focuses on a rookie cop who begins encountering restless souls while pounding the nighttime beat in the Northern California city. Colma is famous for being the Bay Area’s go-to place for burials, with 73 percent of its land dedicated to graveyards. About 1,600 people live there, while the underground population soars to around 1.5 million. (The town’s slogan is “It’s great to be alive in Colma.”)

Dorst’s novel was praised for taking the naturally eerie setting and fusing it with both supernatural elements and a by-the-book approach of a police procedural. The producers are aiming to give it a Chinatown or Se7en vibe, joined with the creepiness of The Sixth Sense.

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'Tintin,' 'The Raven,' and 'Amazing Spider-Man' fill Friday movie line-up at Comic-Con

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A comic-strip reporter and his dog, Edgar Allan Poe, and Spider-man walk into Hall H …

Sounds like the makings of a Comic-Con joke, but it’s actually the film line-up for Day 2 – Friday, July 24 – at San Diego’s upcoming geekageddon: Comic-Con.

Here’s the movie rundown:

– 11:00-12:00 Director Steven Spielberg and producer Peter Jackson will show off The Adventures of Tintin, based on the classic Herge comics about an intrepid reporter and his dog Snowy engaged in death-defying danger for the sake of the story.

– 12:15-1:15 The Raven and Haywire – two very different films who share a distributor (Relativity) also share this hour (coincidentally, both will be moderated by yours truly – follow me @Breznican for details.) 

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The Raven stars John Cusack as Poe in a fictionalized thriller in which the gothic scribe is forced to solve a series of serial-killings performed in the style of his horror tales. Co-stars Luke Evans, Alice Eve and director James McTeigue (V For Vendetta) will also be on-hand.

Steven Soderbergh’s Haywire is a spy adventure about a covert ops specialist (MMA star Gina Carano, who does her own stunt-work and screen fighting) kicking ass and taking names after being double-crossed by her agency.

– 12:45-1:45 A parade of Legendary Pictures’ upcoming slate, including Pacific Rim, Seventh Son, Paradise Lost and Mass Effect, with Jeff Bridges, Bradley Cooper, Guillermo del Toro, Idris Elba, and Alex Proyas slated to attend.

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– 2:45-3:45 Fright Night — Colin Farrell takes over as the suburban vampire, Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) is the nervous kid next door and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin’ of Superbad fame) co-stars as his suspicious, geek-obsessed childhood pal in this remake of the ‘80s bloodsucking cult-classic. Imogen Poots (Jane Eyre), Dave Franco (brother of James), director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl), and screenwriter Marti Noxon (I Am Number Four) will join the panel.

– 4:00-5:30 Sony brings the genre-movie juggernaut starting with Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, with Nicolas Cage returning as the flame-skulled biker,  followed by 30 Minutes or Less, a comedy from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer in which Jesse Eisenberg plays a pizza delivery guy who has a bomb strapped to him by some knuckleheaded thugs who want to coerce him to rob a bank.

Then comes Total Recall – another remake starring Colin Farrell, this time in the Arnold Schwarzenegger role from the 1990 sci-fi adventure. We’ll see how the story has changed (no trip to Mars this time) and what from Philip K. Dick’s short story “We Can Remember it For You Wholesale” is brought in to the mind-bending action-adventure. Director Len Wiseman, Farrell, and Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston (Heisenberg forever!), and John Cho will also attend.

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Finally — The Amazing Spider-Man – New webslinger Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) will appear with co-stars Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans (playing the villain, The Lizard), Martin Sheen and Sally Field, alongside director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer).

– 6:00-7:00 – Comic-Con describes this as “something new” — a presentation called At the Drive-In, where two offbeat genre movies will get a berth to show-off their stuff to the Hall H crowd: Grave Encounters, about the crew of a ghost-hunting TV show who find themselves locked in an abandoned mental hospital with some true weirdness, and the horror-comedy Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, starring Tyler Labine and Alan Tudyk as the kind of slack-jawed huckleberries you’d see in The Hills Have Eyes or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – only this time, the hillbillies are friendly and harmless and the real menaces are the sexy coeds camping nearby (including 30 Rock‘s Katrina Bowden.)

Check back Saturday and Sunday for more schedule announcements from Comic-Con.

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