Jeff Bridges is best known for appearing in dramas such as 2009′s Crazy Heart, which garnered the actor an Oscar, and the Coen brothers’ 1998 noir-stoner comedy classic The Big Lebowski, which garnered him an army of “Duderino”-quoting fans. But Bridges’ filmography also features a surprisingly large amount of sci-fi and fantasy movies, including 1976′s King Kong remake, 1984′s Starman, the two Tron movies, the first Iron Man film, and now this summer’s Robert Schwentke-directed R.I.P.D., in which he and Ryan Reynolds play dead, but still extremely active, law enforcers.
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Do you enjoy seeing behind-the-scenes photos of sci-fi actors drinking tea and eating HobNobs cookies? Then get ready to smile. According to the BBC, Star Wars: Episode VII will be shot in the United Kingdom, a regular production home for the franchise. “We’ve devoted serious time and attention to revisiting the origins of Star Wars as inspiration for our process on the new movie,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement “and I’m thrilled that returning to the UK for production and utilising the incredible talent there can be a part of that.”
Warner Bros. delays release dates for '300: Rise of an Empire' and Tom Cruise pic 'All You Need Is Kill'
Audiences expecting to return to the swords-and-sandals-and-CGI ancient Greece of 300 this summer will have to wait until next March. Warner Bros. has pushed the release date of sequel/side-quel 300: Rise of an Empire from Aug. 2, 2013 to March 7, 2014. READ FULL STORY
Director Edgar Wright recently told this writer that his new movie The World’s End is “definitely in the realm of social science fiction.” What does that involve in practice? Well, judging by the film’s international teaser trailer, it involves Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, a pub crawl, Primal Scream’s blissed-out dance-rock classic “Loaded,” a bunch of sinister folks with glowing eyes and mouths, and a gag involving a fence which will be warmly appreciated by fans of the two previous entries in Wright, Pegg, and Frost’s so-called “Cornetto trilogy” (2004′s Shaun of the Dead and 2007′s Hot Fuzz).
What else could you want on a Wednesday morning?
The World’s End, which also stars Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, David Bradley, and various other notables, arrives in cinemas Aug. 23. Check out the trailer below and tell us if you are happy that The World’s End is finally nigh. READ FULL STORY
As news spread Tuesday that Ray Harryhausen had died at age 92 there was an especially emotional reaction from sci-fi, horror and fantasy filmmakers — a community with a deep and formative affection for the old-school effects wizard and the work he did on films such as The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and Clash of the Titans (1981). EW reached out to some signature names in those circles on Tuesday to frame the legacy of Harryhausen and by phone and email they responded with praise for a departed master.
J.J. Abrams, director, producer and screenwriter (Star Trek Into Darkness, Lost): “He was, obviously, a genius, infinitely ahead of his time. He inspired us all with his skill and imagination, and will be missed.”
Teasers for teasers of trailers: They’re so hot right now!
The latest YA adaptation to perpetuate this trend is Ender’s Game, the highly anticipated sci-fi adventure based on Orson Scott Card’s beloved novel. Stars Asa Butterfield (Ender Wiggin) and Harrison Ford (Hyrum Graff) are on hand to introduce this 10-second sneak peek at footage that appears in the real teaser trailer, which will on May 7. Even though it’s slight, fans will be thrilled to get a glimpse at Ford’s growling colonel, Ender and his fellow cadets, and Ben Kingsley’s Mazer Rackham in action. Battle school is in session, people. Well, almost:
Sharlto Copley is teaming up with Neill Blomkamp for a third time.
The South African actor will play the lead role in Blomkamp’s next film, Chappie, Copley’s reps tell EW. Copley first teased the news in brief Facebook post this weekend.
Blomkamp is keeping details about the project largely under wraps, but he has described it as “a science-fiction comedy” in an “unusual setting.” Details on Copley’s character are also still under wraps. READ FULL STORY
It seems like only last year that the original V/H/S marauded its way into cinemas — maybe because it was. But the busy beavers behind that found footage horror anthology have already readied a sequel, the Sundance-screened V/H/S/2.
In the year 2072, all that’s left of earth is a lot of dust, the remnants of our cities and structures, and Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) and Jack (Tom Cruise), the maintenance team just awaiting permission to come join the rest of humanity on a space station before they relocate to another planet. But, not all is as it seems in director Joseph Kosinski’s (Tron) latest sci-fi dystopia Oblivion. When a mysterious stranger crash lands on earth, Jack Harper begins to question everything he knows.
EW spoke with Kosinski about the world creation behind Oblivion, the state of the art technologies he used, and his love of Indiana Jones. Check out the interview below before you see the film, which opens in the US on Friday.
We have some of our first images of Snowpiercer, and humanity is looking rough.
The film, adapted from a French graphic novel, is South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s English-language feature debut. It takes place at the near-end of humanity, in 2031, when an Ice Age has virtually frozen us off the planet and survivors are kept alive aboard an endless train ride. In the new character posters and stills, we see the film’s sprawling cast — which includes Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ed Harris, Kang-ho Song, and a desaturated and bespectacled Tilda Swinton — as well as a few glimpses of the world they live in, which features a lot of grime and frowns.
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