The Spice Girls Are Making an Animated Superhero Movie, and No, We’re Not Kidding

Ready to spice up your life with an unexpected group of animated heroes? There’s a Spice Girls superhero movie on the way, despite the fact that – *double-checks* – yes, it is in fact the year 2018, not the late 1990s. Each member of the English quintet is set to voice a character based on her pop persona in an upcoming film project.A Spice Girls Superhero Movie? Yes, this is apparently a real thing. Variety reports that an animated Spice … [Read more...]

‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Star Will Appear as an Extra in Her Own Movie

It may not happen every day, but it’s not uncommon for the same actor to play multiple roles in a single movie. But how often have we seen the lead actor in a film also play an extra in the same film? That’s far more rare, but according to Rosa Salazar, the Alita: Battle Angel star who’s headlining Robert Rodriguez‘s adaptation of the acclaimed Japanese manga, we’re going to see it happen when she plays dual roles … [Read more...]

Daily Podcast: Pacific Rim Uprising Interviews with John Boyega and Steven S. DeKnight

On the March 23, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson presents a Pacific Rim Uprising-themed episode of the show, featuring interviews with star John Boyega and writer/director Steven S. DeKnight. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).In Our Feature Presentation:John Boyega on ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’, … [Read more...]

‘Astro City’ and ‘Street Fighter’ to Become TV Shows

The television arms race continues, as two more adaptations have been announced that will vie for audiences’ increasingly fractured attention. The comic book Astro City is heading for the small screen, and after some unfortunate movie adaptations, a Street Fighter TV show is on the way as well.Astro City TV Show FremantleMedia, the company responsible for the Starz adaptation of American Gods, is bringing Astro City to life. The show will … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Planet Will Be Introduced in New Novel

When the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed lands open next year at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, the setting will be the planet Batuu – a heretofore unseen area in Star Wars lore that’s located on the Outer Rim in a galaxy far, far away. But now Lucasfilm has revealed that the planet will first appear in a new book before guests get to explore the land up close and personal in the “real” world. Lucasfilm (via … [Read more...]

John Boyega on ‘Pacific Rim Uprising,’ ‘Blade,’ and More [Interview]

Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost cast a long shadow in 2013’s Pacific Rim. He was a military man willing to sacrifice everything for the greater good. But Jake Pentecost is not like his father. In Pacific Rim Uprising, Jake is a scavenger who’s happy to ignore his father’s sacrifice – until he’s thrust into battle himself. For 25-year-old John Boyega, Jake is different from Finn (Star Wars), Moses (Attack the Block), or any character he’s played … [Read more...]

The Hulk Hogan/Gawker Case is Getting Its Own Movie (Again)

Hulk Hogan may be coming back to the big screen – not as the latest member of the next Expendables cast, but played by another actor in a dramatic retelling of the most talked-about chapter of Hogan’s life. It’s a tale as old as time: boy becomes internationally famous wrestling superstar, boy films sexual encounter with friend’s wife, website gets ahold of sex tape and publishes it without boy’s permission, and boy sues … [Read more...]

Is Cryptocurrency a Viable Fundraising Option For Hollywood?

Could the next studio blockbuster be funded through Bitcoin? The concept of cryptocurrency has been around for years already, but it looks like Hollywood is starting to take notice. The producers of a planned Atari movie about the founding of the influential video game company are looking to raise as much as $40 million through a new cryptocurrency to secure enough funds to complete the film. Could this be a viable way for companies to make … [Read more...]

Go Inside ‘Westworld’ With New Season 2 Video

HBO’s Westworld has an interesting series of challenges when it comes to creating its sets. There’s a unique mix of western and futuristic elements at play, and now that the upcoming second season is going to open up the world even more, things are about to get a lot more complicated. In this new Westworld season 2 video, the show’s set decorator explains how she and her team visited an “airport graveyard” to find … [Read more...]

‘The Predator’ Being Converted to 3D, Trailer Coming Soon

Good news, everyone: we’re getting a new Shane Black movie this year. The filmmaker behind Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3, and The Nice Guys is roaring back with The Predator, a sequel to the stagnant sci-fi franchise about a race of alien hunters perpetually searching for worthy prey. Now we know the action is going to be even more immersive: co-writer Fred Dekker (The Monster Squad) has revealed that the film is getting the 3D … [Read more...]

Westworld Viral Campaign Opens “The Door,” Unlocks Hidden Footage and a New Poster

The first season of HBO’s sci-fi mystery series Westworld proved to be a breeding ground for fans who loved analyzing the show’s smallest details and theorizing about what’s to come. Now that the second season is exactly one month away, the Westworld viral campaign is shifting into high gear, and those fans hungry to step back into the maze have uncovered some hidden footage and a brand new poster inside one of the park’s … [Read more...]

Steven S. DeKnight on ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’, ‘Smallville’, Henry Cavill’s Superman, and More [Interview]

Steven S. DeKnight has been a steady presence in television since the late ’90s, working on shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Smallville, Spartacus, and most recently, Marvel’s Daredevil. And while he directed episodes of most of those shows over the years, Pacific Rim Uprising marks his feature directorial debut. Earlier this month, I spoke with DeKnight in an air-conditioned trailer on the Universal Studios lot, where he talked … [Read more...]

Steven Spielberg Vows to Never Digitally Alter His Movies Again

As the nostalgia-laden Ready Player One nears its theatrical debut, director Steven Spielberg is fielding questions about looking back on his own movies. And you can rest easy, film purists: after that debacle surrounding the re-release of E.T., The Beard has promised never to alter any of his movies again. Read the full Steven Spielberg digital alteration statement below. At the Ready Player One junket in Hollywood, a journalist asked Spielberg … [Read more...]