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Now that the Twilight franchise is over, it seems that The Hunger Games is the heir apparent to the Young Adult audience that Twilight targeted, and it's not as if there hasn't been plenty of competition. Supernatural love story Beautiful Creatures quietly crept into theaters in February, but couldn't even crack the Top 5 at the box office its opening weekend, putting a sequel highly in doubt. The Host, again adapted from a novel by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, opened in theaters last weekend, yet it too couldn't make the top 5 movies, losing mostly to movies that are already a few weeks in release.
The next challenger for the 'tween audience is August's The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which just debuted a new poster and trailer. It certainly has the usual elements for success: a hit novel series (written by Cassandra Clare), a love triangle, and a seemingly ordinary, teenage girl (Lily Collins) dropped into extraordinary circumstances. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.02.13 by Ryan
Move over Stephenie Meyer, another YA book-to-movie franchise is (possibly) ready to take Twilight's place.
With The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 opening last weekend (and owning it too), there has been a scramble for other Young Adult adaptations or other undead-romantic movies to ride the wave of Twilight mania for similar potential success. With The Hunger Games already a lock to absorb some of the Twilight fandom, the first trailer for zombie rom-com Warm Bodies arrived last week, and, over the weekend, the first trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has debuted as well.
Based on Cassandra Clare's prolific young adult fantasy series, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones follows Lily Collins as teenager Clary Fray, who learns she is a descendent of clandestine order of half-angel warriors called Shadowhunters who protect the world from demons. Clary joins forces with fellow Shadowhunters Jace Weyland (Jamie Campbell Bower) and siblings Alec (Kevin Zegers) and Isabelle Lightwood (Jemima West) on a quest to rescue her mother (Lena Headey) from the evil Shadowhunter Valentine (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers). Not to worry, the first trailer for the movie isn't too worried about revealing the movie's plot, instead focusing on the movie's action, while dropping the word "demon" a couple times.all the latest trailers
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Who Should Play the Fashionista Founding Avenger?
It's hard to find a moviegoer who has seen The Avengers who didn't love the movie — it's got a 92% approval rating among critics and an incredible 96% approval rating among fans on aggregate review site RottenTomatoes. Nevertheless, some die-hard comic book fans are still a little bent out of shape that Ant-Man and Wasp weren't included in some way, considering the diminutive heroes were both founding members of the super team in the Marvel comic books (Wasp even christened the team "Avengers" after their first battle with Loki). Though it hasn't specifically been said, it's generally understood that Marvel President of Production Kevin Feige has held Ant-Man in reserve to give co-writers Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) time to finish their Ant-Man screenplay.
What does Ant-Man have to do with Wasp, you ask? Well, wealthy debutante Janet Van Dyne, a.k.a. Wasp, has been linked to Henry "Hank" Pym, a.k.a. Ant-Man, since her first appearance in Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963). Initially only Pym's lab assistant, Van Dyne eventually teamed up with Ant-Man as Wasp — using the same "Pym Particles" that Hank uses to shrink, but also undergoing a procedure that gave her wings and a bio-chemical energy blast dubbed "wasp's stings" — to avenge her father's death. The two fell in and out of love over the years, but Van Dyne has always fought the good fight as Wasp whenever she has been needed. It's possible that Marvel will introduce Wasp in The Avengers 2, but considering her connection to Pym, we're betting on her making her big screen debut in Ant-Man, which hits theaters six months after the Avengers sequel. Who do you think has the right stuff to play the socialite superhero?
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Posted 10.21.12 by BrentJS
Since Twilight became an international sensation, studios have been trying to crack into the zeitgeist Summit Entertainment created by adapting the first of Stephenie Meyer's best-selling YA novel series.
Lionsgate answered first with The Hunger Games (currently enjoying its second week of being #1 at the box office) and, for good measure, purchased Summit in January just so IT wouldn't miss out on the box office receipts that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 will reap when it opens in November.
Sony is now ready to compete with Lionsgate's hold on young adults. The studio's genre arm has scheduled a release date for its adaptation of The Mortal Instruments — a little over a month after it had reportedly decided not to pursue the movie at all. more about The Mortal Instruments >> Posted 04.04.12 by reelz
Based on the look of his last movie, the swords-and-sandals epic Immortals, you would think that the Snow White adaptation directed by Tarsem Singh would be the gritty, militant Snow White and the Huntsman and not Mirror Mirror, with its ethereal landscapes populated by whimsical characters with cotton candy hair. But proof that Singh is the man behind the fairy tale look of Mirror Mirror can be found in a collection of new images released by Relativity Media that includes several high-resolution stills from the movie and two behind-the-scenes shots of Singh offering direction to a beetle carapace–attired Nathan Lane and six of the seven dwarves that try to protect Snow White (Lily Collins) from the Evil Queen (Julia Roberts) who covets her youth, beauty, and throne. see the new images >> Posted 02.18.12 by BrentJS
Well, that was fast. Just yesterday, Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) was cast as the male lead in the upcoming Evil Dead remake, and now the female lead has been filled as well.
Deadline reports Jane Levy (Suburgatory) has landed the role of Mia, the part Lily Collins (Abduction, the upcoming Mirror Mirror) was cast in last month until she a dropped out recently. Like director Sam Raimi's 1981 original, Evil Dead will be about five friends who head to a remote cabin for the weekend and end up finding the Book of the Dead and inadvertently unleash demons who end up possessing the friends one-by-one. Mia is going to the cabin to detox from a recent overdose, and ends up being the counterpoint to Ash, the protagonist played by Bruce Campbell in the trilogy of Evil Dead movies. More about the remake >> Posted 02.04.12 by Ryan
We wouldn't be the first to admit that the first trailer for Relativity Media's Mirror Mirror was a little disappointing. More of a comedic adventure than its live-action Snow White rival, Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman, the jokes in Mirror Mirror's trailer seemed mostly stale and uninspired and the movie lacked the visual feast usually associated with director Tarsem Singh (Immortals).
After releasing a sneak peak featurette only days ago (and pushing the release date back two weeks), Relativity is looking to improve on its previous effort with a new international trailer, which focuses more on the adventure aspect of the movie as Snow White (Lily Collins) learns some fighting techniques from the seven dwarves (Mark Povinelli, Jordan Prentice, Danny Woodburn, Martin Klebba, Sebastian Saraceno, Ronald Lee Clark, and Joey Gnoffo) in order to battle the Evil Queen (Julia Roberts). watch the trailer >> Posted 01.29.12 by Ryan
Relativity Media drew first blood in the battle of the live-action Snow White movies by winning a scheduling chess match last year and grabbing a March 16 release date for Mirror, Mirror — months before Universal will release its Snow White and the Huntsman. Now, it appears Relativity wants a little bit more time, granting director Tarsem Singh (Immortals) another couple weeks and rescheduling Mirror, Mirror for March 30.
While Singh started shooting the movie last June, the move may have been more of a marketing decision. Previously, Mirror, Mirror, a comedic take on the Snow White story, was set to compete against the two other comedies — 21 Jump Street (which has been receiving good online buzz) and Butter — but will instead go up against against action sequel Wrath of the Titans and the animated The Pirates! Band of Misfits. see the new photo of Kristen Stewart as Snow White >> Posted 01.26.12 by Ryan
The Evil Dead reboot isn't even in production yet and the "deadites" have already claimed their first victim. According to a tweet from Variety reporter Jeff Sneider, Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments), the 22-year-old actress who will next appear on screen playing Snow White opposite Julia Roberts's Evil Queen in Mirror, Mirror and who was supposed to play the lead character of Mia in Evil Dead, has dropped out of the reboot "due to a scheduling issue." more about Evil Dead >> Posted 01.25.12 by BrentJS
Sony Pictures already scheduled a March production start for its upcoming Evil Dead remake last month, and it hasn't taken long for casting decisions to follow.
Bloody-Disgusting reports that Lily Collins (Priest, Abduction) is in final negotiations to play the role of "Mia" in the remake of director Sam Raimi's 1981 cult classic (Raimi, along with The Evil Dead actor Bruce Campbell and producer Robert Tapert, is overseeing the project) and is the remake's first reported cast member. more about the Evil Dead remake >> Posted 01.05.12 by Ryan