ComicCon 2012: True Blood Season 5 ComicCon Trailer

A new trailer presented before the True Blood panel in Ballroom 20 teased the drama coming up in the rest of True Blood: Season 5.

Even though Season 5 of True Blood is currently airing now, HBO released a trailer that shows lots of juicy scenes to come in the remainder of season 5, including plenty of sex and lots of drama.

True Blood is an American television series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in northwestern Louisiana. The series centers on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality.




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ComicCon 2012: The Walking Dead Zombie Escape Experience

For San Diego Comic-Con 2012 and in celebration of the 100th issue of The Walking Dead comic, Petco Park across from the convention center has been infested by zombies and The Walking Dead Escape puts participants in the middle of it, taking on a grueling obstacle course while avoiding infection.
This video shows the entire experience with only a few quick cuts to reduce wait time between areas, as participants are pulsed in small groups throughout the course.

Many thanks to Ricky Brigante from “Inside the Magic” for the footage and running commentary.



Zombies are a common site in San Diego during Comic-Con. But on red carpets they most certainly are not. However, when the carpet is for a party celebrating the 100th issue of AMC TV show-inspiring comic book The Walking Dead, you will see blood-stained zombies.




At the Friday night event inside Petco Park – home of the Padres, just across the street from the San Diego Convention Center – actors playing pretty convincing zombies growled and moaned behind chain link fences that lined the celeb-filled black carpet. This didn’t seem to faze the stars of Comic-Con, but many screams were heard from reporters who got as close as they dared to the monsters while they filmed their segment intros.

The man of the hour, the comic book’s creator, Robert Kirkman, was very involved in helping plan the other zombie event that’s taken over Petco Park this weekend, The Walking Dead Escape, an obstacle course where fans can pay $70 to either be a zombie or be chased by one. But going into the party Friday night, Kirkman was not at all privy to what the set-up would be.

“I have no idea. It could be a parade of unicorns dancing on rainbows for all we know,” he told EW on the carpet. “After the zombies, I would trade those for some unicorns in a minute. It’s a little nerve-wracking.”


Filled with red lighting, the event overlooked the ballpark’s field and featured plenty more zombies inside. Enlarged panels from the comic book lined the walls. The food was Walking Dead-inspired. As promised in the invite and as written on a sign above the bar, fried squirrel skewers were the top item of the night. But the party planners must have decided to not go quite all out – smaller type on that sign revealed it was really barbeque chicken. And the catering staff wasn’t playing along with the food’s part in the theme. An eager “Ah, so this must be the fried squirrel” was met with “Uh, no, this is chicken.”

The zombie-ridden party – not to mention the Ballroom 20-packing panel for the TV show earlier on Friday – wasn’t something Kirkman had on his mind when he started penning issue one.

“Never in a million years could I have ever thought that The Walking Dead would grow into what it’s grown into. It’s really just awesome and bizarre,” he said.

Attending from the TV show were star Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Green), Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori Grimes) and David Morrissey (The Governor).



As you can see left, Cohan was speaking the truth when she told EW of the zombies, “They don’t scare me!”


Reedus was impressed with the actors portraying the zombies along the carpet. “They’re actually doing a really good job,” he said. “I thought [makeup artist Gregory] Nicotero did it because he’s notorious for putting the black on the tongue.”

But Lincoln did have some criticism for the undead entertainment: “They seem to be working it a little bit harder. They’re party zombies. I think Greg Nicotero needs to whip them into shape a little bit. Less is more, should we say.”

Among the other attendees at the party were Comic-Con favorite Seth Green (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Robot Chicken), Lance Reddick (Fringe), Chad Michael Murray (he’s at the con promoting a graphic novel) and Lucas Till of X-Men: First Class.

Till – clearly a true fan of The Walking Dead as he talked animatedly about the series with several reporters – told EW he tried out The Walking Dead Escape earlier in the day.

“It was a lot more physically taxing than I originally thought,” Till said. His strategy? “Juke like I’m in Madden [NFL],” he said. But, alas, maybe he should have been zig-zagging a little faster – he did find out that he had been infected at the end of the course.

Later on, Till could be seen chatting by the bar with the cast mates-that-could-have-been: Alexander Ludwig, Jack Quaid and Dayo Okeniyi of The Hunger Games (Till was considered for the part of Peeta). On the black carpet, the trio of alums from the box office hit were very fired up about Comic-Con and excited to be back together with their fellow tributes. Ludwig called the three of them “the wolf pack” à la The Hangover’s Alan.

They were also self-proclaimed fans of The Walking Dead and eager to talk about zombies – Quaid even had a detailed, L.A.-specific zombie escape plan that involved commandeering a boat in Marina Del Rey and taking it to Catalina Island where the buffalo there would become his food supply.

Well, at least that’s better than fried squirrel.


CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO CHECK OUT THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 3 TRAILER

THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 3 TRAILER


SOURCE: Inside the Magic, Entertainment Weekly

-Brian Lansangan

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ComicCon 2012: Resident Evil: Damnation Trailer

The exclusive worldwide Comic-Con trailer debut of the CGI-animated sequel Resident Evil: Damnation.Resident Evil: Damnation, known as Biohazard: Damnation in Japan, is a feature-length computer-animated horror 3D film by Capcom and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan. It is a sequel to Resident Evil: Degeneration, and is planned for a cinema release on October 27, 2012, premièring in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

The film will be directed by Makoto Kamiya and produced by Hiroyuki Kobayashi.The story of Resident Evil: Damnation will revolve around bio-organic weapons used in the European warzone, and will see the return of Leon S. Kennedy as the protagonist.

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ComicCon 2012: Breaking Bad Season 5 Trailer!!!

AMC released the trailer for the 5th and Final Season of “Breaking Bad” at this year’s ComicCon and we have it for you….right here.

The fifth and final season of the American television drama series Breaking Bad will premiere on July 15, 2012. It will consist of 16 episodes, each running approximately 47 minutes in length. AMC will broadcast the fifth season on Sundays at 10:00 pm ET in the United States. The season will be split into two parts, each containing eight episodes, with the second half debuting in summer 2013

The fifth season has received unanimous acclaim from television critics, and currently earns a perfect 100 out of 100 score based on 17 reviews on the aggregate review website Metacritic.












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ComicCon 2012: New Superman Henry Cavill to Make Surprise Appearance at WB Panel

Superman is coming to Comic-Con. Henry Cavill, the actor who is portraying the DC superhero in Warner Bros’ Man of Steel, will make an appearance at the studio’s Saturday Hall H panel, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter.

Henry Cavill, the actor who is portraying the DC superhero in Warner Bros’ Man of Steel, will make an appearance at the studio’s Hall H panel Saturday, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter.

Whether Cavill would show up had been rumored but not confirmed. When the Comic-Con schedule was first officially revealed in late June, the only thing written about the Man of Steel panel were the words “Man of Steel.”

On Wednesday, Warners sent out a press release elaborating details of the participants of its panels forThe Hobbit (Ian McKellan, who plays Gandalf, is one of those attending) and Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi monster epic for Legendary.

But for Man of Steel, the studio said only that director Zack Snyder would be on hand and that footage would be shown; no one else was mentioned.

Other actors from the movie, such as Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe, are not expected to attend.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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ComicCon 2012: OZ the Great and Powerful Trailer debuted at Panel

Director Sam Raimi, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis were all on hand at San Diego Comic Con where they revealed the first trailer for “OZ the Great and Powerful”.

Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis and director Sam Raimi at the panel for their film Oz the Great and Powerful during day one of 2012 Comic-Con at the San Diego Convention Center on Thursday (July 12) in California.

During the panel, the ladies debuted the first trailer from the film, which also stars James Franco and Rachel Weisz. In case you missed it, check it out now below!!!

When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot: fame and fortune are his for the taking, that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity and even a bit of wizardry. Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.


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*NEW Halo 4: Foward Unto Dawn "First Look"

Recently IGN, released more information and footage for their Live-Action web-series “Forward Unto Dawn” based on the Halo game franchise.


LOWDOWN:
The web-series will revolve around Master Chief and how he inspired a young UNSC cadet who will eventually become a leader aboard the UNSC Infinityspacecraft, with pre-war flashbacks spliced in. It will play out over five weekly installments, each being around 15 minutes in length. Frank O’Connor, franchise development director at 343 Industries, told Variety, “We needed a way to ensure there was a way for people to get on board this universe without feeling intimidated.”

“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” is a live-action digital series based on the best-selling Xbox franchise that brings a brand-new “Halo” story to life on a scale never before seen in the “Halo” universe. “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” delivers an exciting story of heroism and sacrifice, taking fans back to the beginning of the human and Covenant war and leading into the events of “Halo 4,” the biggest entertainment event of 2012.

Set against the backdrop of a United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy, a group of highborn cadets are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC’s ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets. Among these cadets, Thomas Lasky struggles with his doubts about this war and with the burden of expectations he may not be able to carry. As Lasky comes to terms with his potential as a military leader, the terrifying alien alliance known as the Covenant arrives and turns his world upside down. Inspired by the Master Chief, he must decide what it means to be a hero. “Halo” fans who experience Lasky’s thrilling origin story in “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” will be rewarded with special insights into the story of “Halo 4” and the “Halo Infinity Multiplayer” experience.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW:

The series will debut on Oct. 5, 2012, on Machinima’s premium YouTube channel, Machinima Prime (http://www.YouTube.com/MachinimaPrime), and on Halo Waypoint (http://halo.xbox.com/ForwardUntoDawn), and will unfold through a series of five episodes leading up to the worldwide launch of “Halo 4” on Nov. 6. An extended, 90-minute Special Edition featuring never-before-seen bonus footage, in-fiction content and behind-the-scenes videos will be available Nov. 6, 2012, on video-on-demand services and in the “Halo 4” Limited Edition, for $99.99 (U.S.)

HALO FRANCHISE:

The “Halo” franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original “Halo: Combat Evolved” (2001), the critically acclaimed and record-shattering series of games has since inspired multiple New York Times bestselling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more.
Published by Microsoft Studios, the “Halo” franchise of games is exclusive to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network. To date, more than 42 million copies of “Halo” games have been sold worldwide, driving more than 3.3 billion hours of gameplay by people connected to Xbox LIVE.

VIDEOS from IGN:

CREDITS:

Directed by Stewart Hendler (“H+,” “Sorority Row”) and written by Todd Helbing and Aaron Helbing (“Smallville,” “Spartacus”); “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” features a diverse cast of established and up-and-coming Hollywood talent, including Tom Green (“Dance Academy”) as Thomas Lasky, Anna Popplewell (“The Chronicles of Narnia”) as Chyler Silva, Daniel Cudmore (“X2,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “The Twilight Saga”) as the Master Chief, Ayelet Zurer (“Angels & Demons,” “Munich”) as Mehaffey, Mike Dopud (“Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol”) as General Black, Enisha Brewster (“Footloose”) as April Orenski, Masam Holden (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Elizabethtown”) as Michael “Sully” Sullivan, Osric Chau (“2012”) as JJ Chen, Iain Belcher (“Supernatural”) as Vickers, and Kat De Lieva as Dimah.

Backed by a top-tier production team, including producers Lydia Antonini and Josh Feldman, former Warner Bros. and Playtone executives, respectively. Continuing its involvement with the “Halo” franchise, Legacy Effects (“The Hunger Games,” “The Avengers,” “Avatar”) is creating specialized costumes and armor, and visual effects are being designed by an award-winning team led by John Sullivan (“The Pacific”). Production services are provided by Herzog & Company.

TEMPLAR NOTE:

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn debuts this Fall on Oct. 5th in anticipation of the release of Halo 4 on November 6th 2012.

Microsoft has produced several Halo live action trailers in the past but this is the biggest live action Halo project to-date.

343 Industries, the developer of Halo 4, is involved in the development of the web series and will use it to introduce the franchise to a new audience.

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"Assassin’s Creed" Film to Star Michael Fassbender

The big screen adaptation of Ubisoft’s video game franchise: “Assassin’s Creed” has just signed Michael Fassbender (300, Inglorious Bastards, Prometheus, X-Men: First Class) to produce and star.
“Assassin’s Creed” is the duo’s most high-profile project, given that the game is Ubisoft’s biggest franchise, selling over 30 million units since 2007. A third “Assassin’s Creed” game bows Oct. 30 and is set during the American Revolution. First two take place during the Crusades and Renaissance. Altogether there have been a total of nine games released across various platforms.

Plot revolves around a man who learns his ancestors were trained assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret org with ties to the Knights Templar, and sent back in time to retrieve historical artifacts.

“Michael Fassbender was our first choice” to play the franchise’s iconic hooded hero, said Jean-Julien Baronnet, CEO of Paris-based Ubisoft Motion Pictures. “Michael (Fassbender) is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor.”

The plan is to hire a writer and director before reaching out to movie studios.
Ubisoft sees adaptations as a way to turn its games into larger brands that will get the titles in front of more consumers while creating lucrative new revenue sources for the company. One of its first projects is an animated TV series based on the “Raving Rabbids” franchise that will air on Nickelodeon. Ubisoft chief Yves Guillemot also wants to develop films for the games “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell” and “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon.”

Check Out our previous post on anything Assassns Creed by clicking the links below:



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Debut Trailer and Poster for RZA’s "The Man with the Iron Fists"

Universal Pictures has unveiled the Debut Poster for RZA’s “The Man with the Iron Fists”, Presented by Quentin Tarantino and starring RZA, Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Rick Yune, and Jamie Chung,

Quentin Tarantino presents ‘The Man With the Iron Fists,’ an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a big-screen director and leading man, RZA alongside a stellar international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu, tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who would destroy them all.

Since his arrival in China’s Jungle Village, the town’s blacksmith (RZA) has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction. When the clans’ brewing war boils over, the stranger channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. As he fights alongside iconic heroes and against soulless villains, one man must harness this power to become savior of his adopted people.

Blending astonishing martial-arts sequences from some of the masters of this world with the signature vision he brings as the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan and as one of hip-hop’s most dominant figures of the past two decades, RZA embarks upon his most ambitious, stylized and thrilling project to date.

RZA, one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time and de-facto leader of Wu-Tang Clan (the legendary group that was highly influenced by Asian culture and 70s martial arts flicks – hence the name), has released through his Twitter account this debut poster for ‘The Man with the Iron Fists.’ Starring RZA, Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Rick Yune, Jamie Chung, Cung Le, Dave Bautista, Byron Mann, Daniel Wu and Pam Grier, the story follows a blacksmith (RZA) in feudal China who makes weapons for a small village. He is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers. Look out for the trailer soon.

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Ryan Reynolds officially cast as the "HIGHLANDER"

After roughly a month of negotiations, Ryan Reynolds has officially been cast in the lead role for HIGHLANDER.


Reynolds will play Conner MacLeod, a Highlander who discovers he is one of a dwindling group of immortals who wander the earth and kill each other in combat for the final “Prize”…mortality.

The remake is set to be helmed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (director of 28 weeks later), who is also in negotiations to rewrite the script. Neal Moritz and Peter Davis will produce the film.

Reynolds started his film career in comedy, most notably playing the titular college slacker in “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder” and a sarcastic waiter in the cult hit “Waiting”. His career accelerated after a small but memorable turn as Deadpool in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” He has since starred as the superhero Hal Jordan in “Green Lantern” and played opposite Denzel Washington in CIA thriller “Safe House.” He is currently voicing lead characters in two DreamWorks Animation films to be released next year – “The Croods” and “Turbo”.

The role was originally played by Christopher Lambert and also costarred Sean Connery and Clancy Brown
“Original” Highlander Fanmade Trailer:


SOURCE: Tracking Board

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