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No Heroes Only Rebels Headline News

Netflix Drops Official Trailer for ‘Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon - Part Two: The Scargiver’

The epic two-part science-fantasy continues with the saga’s next chapter in the people of Veldt’s fight against the Motherworld; film debuts April 19.

Straddling the Earth and Cosmos VFXWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Oppenheimer’ – Clarity of the Fractured Lens

Christopher Nolan’s 7-time Oscar-winning biopic invites audiences to share the ‘father of the nuclear bomb’s insight and vision through extraordinary images of exploding stars, spinning atoms, and esoteric phenomena that depict his co-existence between earthly and cosmic realms and begs the question: ‘Is he blessed or cursed?’

The Crow Returns Headline News

Lionsgate Drops ‘The Crow’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 8:05am

Bill Skarsgård takes on the iconic role in this modern reimagining of the original graphic novel by James O’Barr, and this gritty, grisly supernatural thriller is not for the squeamish; in theaters June 7. 

Streaming Salem Headline News

New Line’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ Remake Will Debut on Max

Warner Bros.’ forthcoming feature adaptation of the Stephen King vampire novel, first pushed from a Fall 2022 to Spring 2023 release before being shelved by the SAG-AFTRA strike, will bypass cinemas and stream later this year.

Bye Bye Batty Headline News

‘The Batman Part II’ Release Pushed to 2026

And the wait goes on! Previously slated to swoop into theaters on October 3, 2025, the film will now premiere October 2, 2026; it stars Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight alongside familiar franchise faces Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon and Andy Serkis as Alfred.

That’ll Do Donkey Headline News

'Shrek 2’ to Re-Release in Theaters for 20th Anniversary

Revisit the adventures and experience the joy of Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona's adventures all over again when the beloved 2004 3DCG animated classic returns nationwide starting April 12.

Awards Headline News

‘The Boy and the Heron,’ ‘Godzilla Minus One’ Take Home Oscar Gold

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 9:03pm

The two films finish out the 2024 awards season with wins for Best Animated Feature and Best Visual Effects, respectively, on a night that also saw ‘WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko’ win for Best Animated Short Film and ‘Oppenheimer’ take home 7 statues, including Best Picture and Best Cinematography. 

Everybody Wants to Save the World Headline News

Prime Video and Kilter Films Unveil Official ‘Fallout’ Series Trailer

Walton Goggins is positively ghoulish; set in the post-apocalyptic world of the best-selling global video game franchise, the series adaptation will exclusively premiere all episodes April 11 on Prime Video.

Oscar Contenders Headline News

Hulu Drops ‘Poor Things’ Trailer Ahead of March 7 Streaming Debut

The BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated film from Yorgos Lanthimos, starring producer Emma Stone, follows a young Victorian woman brought back to life by the unorthodox Dr. Godwin Baxter; stream it before the 96th Academy Awards on March 10.

Flex Those Casting Cordyceps Headline News

‘The Last of Us’ Season 2 Adds Four New Cast Members

HBO’s award-winning live-action adaptation of the hit Naughty Dog videogame brings on Danny Ramirez as loyal soldier Manny; Ariela Barer as young doctor Mel; Tati Gabrielle as military medic Nora; and Spencer Lord as gentle soul Owen.

It’s Looking Like Fire Headline News

Netflix Picks Up ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ for Seasons 2 and 3

Based on Nickelodeon’s animated series, the live-action adaptation has rapidly hit the top in global viewership, triggering a 2-season renewal less than a month after its February streaming debut.

Blood for Blood Headline News

‘House of the Dragon’ Kind of Sets Season 2 Premiere

The highly anticipated second season of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series, based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ will debut on HBO and stream on Max this June.

Feature Film SFX VFXWorld

Weaving Visual and Special Effects Together in ‘Madame Web’

SFX Supervisor Jeremy Hays and VFX Producer Whitney Richman discuss the challenges of conceptualizing and creating scenes involving astral projection, underwater characters that aren’t actually underwater, and the lead character, Cassandra Webb, falling off a bridge during a motor vehicle rescue, on S.J. Clarkson and Sony Pictures’ suspense thriller. 

No Heroes Only Rebels VFXWorld

Framestore VFX Takes Flight on ‘Rebel Moon: Part One – A Child of Fire’

VFX supervisor Bob Winter and his teams created the Bennu, a mythical winged, griffin-like creature based on animals including an eagle and lion, the Harmada/Nemesis fight, and the epic 20-minute third act Gondival battle, delivering 580 shots on the first installment of Zack Snyder’s two-part science-fantasy, now streaming on Netflix. 

The Anvil Drops Again Headline News

Stars Will Forte and Eric Bauza Praise ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ Despite its Likely Demise

The former ‘SNL’ star reveals the wayward film is ‘super funny throughout, visually stunning, sweet, sincere, and emotionally resonant,’ while the famed voice actor hopes the film’s characters inspire new projects.

On to Ratification! Peace at Last Headline News

SAG-AFTRA Members to Vote on New TV Animation Agreements

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 1, 2024 at 4:15pm

3-year contracts, which benefited from gains made during last year’s 118-day strike, have been approved by the executive committee and now await member ratification.  

sci-fi drama Headline News

David S. Goyer Steps Down as ‘Foundation’ Showrunner Over Budget Battles

EP Bill Bost will now oversee Season 3 photography, while Goyer will retain the ‘showrunner’ title and continue to write for the hit series, which was renewed by Apple TV+ for a third season last year.

Book Adaptations Oh My! Headline News

Roku Drops Teaser Trailer For ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ Series

The live-action project stars Christian Slater as the evil ogre Mulgarath, Joy Bryant as loving matriarch Helen Grace, and Lyon Daniels and Noah Cottrell as twins Jared and Simon; all eight episodes will be available to stream on April 19.

Pushing the Filmmaking Envelope VFXWorld

ILM’s Ian Comley and Charmaine Chan Talk ‘The Creator’ VFX

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 4:51pm

The VFX supervisors explain director Gareth Edward’s innovative, slightly radical new approach to filmmaking, a type of ‘reverse engineering,’ including the integration of visual effects, when during the process they’re created, and when it’s best not to use them, on his multiple VES Award-winning sci-fi thriller that’s been nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar. 

Madness of Two Headline News

Director Todd Phillips Shares New Images For ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’

In what is now a franchise tradition, the ‘Joker’ director once again shared new images of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn on Valentine’s Day, as a ghoulish gift to fans; the film dances into theaters October 4.

A New Jurassic Era Headline News

Gareth Edwards in Talks to Direct New ‘Jurassic World’ Movie

The ‘Rogue One’ and ‘The Creator’ helmer may pick up the mantle after negotiations fell through last week with original choice David Leitch; the next franchise installment, touted as the ‘new Jurassic era,’ is slated to release July 2, 2025.

Awards Headline News

15th Dorian Film Awards Nominees Announced

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics nominations in animation include ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ ‘Elemental,’ ‘Nimona,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ which also scored a nomination for Visually Striking Film of the Year; winners will be announced February 26.

Flame On… Again Headline News

Marvel Sets Cast for ‘The Fantastic Four’

Marvel’s First Family is here… upcoming reboot to star Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards (aka Mister Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby as Susan Storm (aka The Invisible Woman), Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm (aka The Thing), and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (aka The Human Torch); the film flies into theaters July 25, 2025.

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