Mike Tyson Talks THE MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES, Pigeons, and SILENCE OF THE LAMBS at Comic-Con

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In a world with 500 cable channels, nearly infinite webpages, an ever-growing list Netflix original series, and billion-dollar-grossing video games, standing out is difficult.  Because of this, many shows and movies fall back on shock factor or name recognition to gain traction. The Mike Tyson Mysteries – premiering this fall on Adult Swim – has both in spades.  The latest cartoon from the venerable late night comedy block that seems to green light shows after extensive focus grouping on people whom they have dosed with LSD, stars the real Mike Tyson who, with the help of his adopted Korean daughter (Rachel Ramas), the ghost of the man who codified the rules for boxing (Jim Rash) and a talking, and extremely lecherous pigeon (Norm MacDonald), travel the countryside, solving mysteries.  Yeah.

Last week at Comic-Con, Collider sat down with Tyson and talked about how Tyson came to Warner Brother’s with the idea and more.  Lots more.  At one point, Tyson even tells a moving story about his parents that begins with a reference to Silence of the Lambs.  Hit the jump for our Mike Tyson interview!

Comic-Con: Chris Evans and Co-Producer Dooho Choi Talk SNOWPIERCER, Elaborate Fight Scenes, the Distribution Model, and More

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Even in a year full of excellent science-fiction fare, Joon-ho Bongs Snowpiercer stands out.  The film tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world where all life on Earth is contained to a single luxury train that circles the frozen planet once yearly.  Within the train, a tightly controlled caste system has developed.  When members of the train’s underclass attempt a rebellion, all hell breaks loose and long held secrets of this world come to light.  The movie stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, The Hosts Kang-ho Song and Ah-sung Ko, Ed Harris, John Hurt,, Jamie Belle, Octavia Spencer and Alison Pill is available in theaters and most every VOD marketplace now.  But it really, really should be seen on the big screen.

Last weekend at Comic-Con, Collider sat down with Evans and Co-Producer Dooho Choi for an intimate press conference to discuss the film.  During the small group chat, Evans and Choi described Bong’s artistic vision, the elaborate fight scenes, avoiding the Harvey Scissorhands treatment, why a film with so many stars and such good reviews hit VOD two weeks after theatrical, the magic of Tilda Swinton, crooked-necked giraffes, watching a cut of the first two acts before the final day of principal photography and more.  Hit the jump for the full transcript.

Frank Miller Talks SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, the future of 300, Reincarnating Robocop, Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot, and More at Comic-Con

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Though he is not exactly a household name, Frank Miller is still one most singular and influential storytellers of the last 40 years.  His miniseries The Dark Knight Returns redefined the character, allowing for more cerebral and experimental efforts like Grant Morrison’s phantasmagoric Batman: Arkham Asylum Coupled with Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns helped pave the way for a whole generation of adult-oriented and serious-minded graphic novels.  These novels served as the template for the gritty, hard-edged superhero fare that has dominated cineplex’s for almost a decade.  And it has seeped deeply into films featuring no spandex at all.  Without Miller, Tim Burton might not be an A-list director.  There would certainly be no Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy.  No Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles either, for that matter.  And if we are to include the technological advancements of Robert Rodriguez and Zack Snyder’s respective adaptations, Miller might well be more influential to the future of filmmaking than he has been to comics.  So all things considered, I think we can agree that Robocop never had any sequels and Holy Terror! exists only as an Onion article penned by David Mamet during his Andy Kaufman period.

Collider sat down with the perpetually-fedora-adorned author and artist at Comic-Con to talk about his long-awaited Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  During our exclusive one-on-one,  Miller talked about adapting his own work, original material added to the sequel, the importance of trusting actors, why he never writes a comic with the movie version in mind, the future of the 300 and Sin City franchises, the possible return of Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot and more.  Hit the jump for the full transcript. 

Comic-Con: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Director/Producer Peter Atencio Talk KEY AND PEELE Season 4, Animated Spinoffs, FARGO, and More

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Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele may well be the best damn comedy team working today.  After honing their skills on MadTV for five seasons, the duo struck out on their own to create Key and Peele.  Within months of premiering, the series produced a viral hit so popular that President Barrack Obama felt the need to comment on it publicly. Three seasons, (with Key and Peele Season 4 coming this fall), two Emmy nominations, and one Peabody Award later, these funnymen are just getting started.

Now they’re branching out into dramedy with turns on Fargo, features with Judd Apatow and even animated spin-offs of their meta-textual YouTube characters Vandaveon and Mike.  Yesterday afternoon, Collider sat down with the comedians and their Director/Producer Peter Atencio at Comic-Con to discuss all of the above.  And Cyrano de Bergerac by way of Cholo culture.  Read on for the full interview and some video snippets.

Hasbro’s Comic-Con Breakfast Recap: Images and Video of All Things TRANSFORMERS

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Transformers has been a household name for 30 years. While there have been many iterations – the original ‘G1’ series of the ‘80s, the reedited ‘G2’ in the early ‘90s, the CGI wizardry of Beast Wars and Beast Machines, and the Japanese/American co-productionTransformers: Armada – the rise of Michael Bays tetralogy has – if you will forgive the pun – transformed and expanded the storied franchise to the point where Hasbro held its own convention-within-a-convention this morning to celebrate the many, many, many ancillary versions of the brand.

The breakfast expo included a Transformers museum, footage from multiple concurrent TV series, a build-your-own-Transformer buffet, a beta test of a free MMOG, a variety of nostalgic and ironic repaints, a preview of upcoming toy lines, a selection of non-toy ancillaries, and even a few of the brand’s shepherding executives. Hit the jump for details, pictures, and video.

Eric Bana Talks DELIVER US FROM EVIL, the Origins of the Script, Exorcism Movies, Why He Can’t do a TV Series in America, and More

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Now in theaters, is Deliver Us From Evil, a supernatural crime thriller that writer/director Scott Derrickson describes, “Serpico meets The Exorcist.”  While this may seem like the most unlikely pairing since Abbot and Costello first encountered The Wolfman, it’s actually a pretty good assessment of the film’s tone and style.  The Jerry Bruckheimer production tells the very-loosely-based-on-fact story of Ralph Sarchie, (Eric Bana) a hardboiled Police Sargent from the Bronx who, – with the help of a knife-wielding partner (Joel McHale) and the guidance of a Priest (Edgar Ramirez) carrying a dark past of his own – slowly discovers that the perp in his latest murder investigation just might be Satan himself.  As the walls close in and the bodies pile up, Sarchie and his cohorts race against time to find the culprit and protect his own family (Oliver Munn).

Recently, Collider sat down with Eric Bana to discuss his role as Sarchie.  During the conversation, he talked about what made this script stand out from other exorcism-centric films, the origins of the script, finding himself in a literal lion’s den, why he can’t do a TV series in America, and more.  Hit the jump to watch the full interview, and be sure to check out our previous Deliver Us from Evil interviews with Derrickson, Bruckheimer, Munn, McHale, and Ramirez.

Joel McHale Talks DELIVER US FROM EVIL, the Superiority of Knife Fights, His Fear of Tom Selleck, and More

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Hitting theaters July 2, is Deliver Us From Evil, a new supernatural crime thriller that writer/director Scott Derrickson describes, “Serpico meets The Exorcist.”  While this may seem like the most unlikely pairing since Abbot and Costello first encountered The Wolfman, it’s actually a pretty good assessment of the film’s tone and style.  The Jerry Bruckheimer production tells the very-loosely-based-on-fact story of Ralph Sarchie, (Eric Bana) a hardboiled Police Sargent from the Bronx who, – with the help of a knife-wielding partner (Joel McHale) and the guidance of a Priest (Edgar Ramirez) carrying a dark past of his own – slowly discovers that the perp in his latest murder investigation just might be Satan himself.  As the walls close in and the bodies pile up, Sarchie and his cohorts race against time to find the culprit and protect his own family (Olivia Munn).

Recently, Collider sat down with McHale to discuss his ‘psychotic’ role in the film.  During our interview, he gave us a prophecy about the return of his then-still-canceled sitcom’s rise from the crypt, his affinity for knife fights, his deeply ingrained fear of Tom Selleck, how Derrickson looked deep into the bowels of the Golf Channel to cast this film, whether we are living in the darkest timeline and more.

Olivia Munn Talks DELIVER US FROM EVIL, THE NEWSROOM Season 3, MORTDECAI, and Working with Jon Stewart and Johnny Depp

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Press junkets are weird.  First, you walk into a room in a fancy hotel where you come upon a complete stranger whose face you know well, and on whom you have been given a dossier.  Then, you sit down and for about four minutes this person is basically contractually obligated to answer your questions.  You talk, but it’s not really a conversation because both your questions and, generally speaking, his or her answers are scripted riffs.  This situation is even more strange if you initially knew this stranger’s face from a talk show where you saw her conducting interviews of her own.

This is the situation I found myself in when I sat down with actress Olivia Munn to discuss her role in director Scott Derrickson’s new, semi-fact-based religious thriller Deliver Us From Evil.  The Jerry Bruckheimer production, which also stars Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, and Joel McHale unfolds as a mix between Serpico and The Exorcist and is now playing in theaters nationwide.  During our discussion, Munn was forthcoming and seemingly unscripted. We talked about Jon Stewart taking a chance on her for The Daily Show, the shocking twist ending of The Newsroom, how her geek knowledge could have helped out during the action scenes, working with Johnny Depp and mustache fetishes for the upcoming Mortdecai, and more.  Hit the jump to watch the full interview, and be sure to check out our previous Deliver Us from Evil interviews with Derrickson, Bruckheimer, Ramirez, and real-life counterpart Ralph Sarchie.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Talks DELIVER US FROM EVIL, BAD BOYS 3, NATIONAL TREASURE 3, and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5

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Now playing in theaters is Scott Derrickson’s new demonic police thriller, Deliver Us From EvilThe Jerry Bruckheimer produced chiller, starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Joel McHale and Olivia Munn tells a fictionalized version of real-world NYPD Sergeant Ralph Sarchie’s (Bana) lifelong struggle with evil, both manmade and supernatural.  The surprisingly thoughtful film mixes elements of Serpico and The Exorcist to create a gritty, violent drama with flourishes of the grotesque and moments of real emotional sincerity.

Recently, Collider sat down with producer Jerry Bruckheimer to discuss the film.  During the conversation, he told us what he looks for in a potential project, the how and why of Deliver Us From Evil and what scares him.  He also gave us quick updates on what to expect from several of his upcoming sequels including Pirates of the Caribbean 5 (which he says will be more of a straight pirates movie this time), Bad Boys III, National Treasure 3, and more.  Hit the jump for the video interview and transcript.

Edgar Ramirez Talks DELIVER US FROM EVIL, Tortured Souls, Creating a Memorable on-screen Priest and the POINT BREAK Remake

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Hitting theaters tomorrow is Deliver Us From Evil, a new supernatural crime thriller that writer/director Scott Derrickson describes asSerpico meets The Exorcist.”  While this may seem like the most unlikely pairing since Abbot and Costello first encountered the Wolfman, it’s actually a pretty good assessment of the film’s tone and style.  The Jerry Bruckheimer production tells the very-loosely-based-on-fact story of Ralph Sarchie, (Eric Bana) a hardboiled Police Sargent from the Bronx who, – with the help of a knife-wielding partner (Joel McHale) and the guidance of a Priest (Edgar Ramirez) carrying a dark past of his own – slowly discovers that the perp in his latest murder investigation just might be Satan himself.  As the walls close in and the bodies pile up, Sarchie and his cohorts race against time to find the culprit and protect his own family (Oliver Munn).

Last week, Collider sat down with Ramirez to discuss the origins of his character, the concept of strength through suffering, real life ghosts, Olivier Assayas, the upcoming Point Break remake (he says it’s “going to keep the subversive, rebellious spirit of the first one”) and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

HALLOWEEN DOP Dean Cundey & Producer Malek Akkad Talk Franchise Past, Future, What Happened to HALLOWEEN 3D, Announces Release of HALLOWEEN 6 Producer’s Cut, and More at Saturn Awards

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Last Thursday Collider hit up the Saturn Awards to cover the red carpet and meet the most eclectic group of Hollywood and not-quite-Hollywood talents imaginable.  In addition to our exclusive interviews with James Gunn, Len Wiseman, Neil Marshall, Robert Rodriguez, Walking Dead Executive Producer Scott M. Gimple, and Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller, we also go to meet and talk to the man who shot Micheal Meyers in 1978 and the guy who rebooted him in 2007.

Early in the evening, legendary Director of Photography Dean Cundey – a man who shot the first three Halloween films and Jurassic Park -  as well as producer Malek Akkad, who took over the family business and worked on the five most recent Michael Myers outings.  During the two discussions, we talked about early applications of Steadicam, the legal issues involved in wearing a William Shatner mask for over 30 years, the end of the Thorn, what happened to Halloween 3D, when we can expect to finally buy a copy of the long lost Producer’s Cut of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers, and the future of the franchise.  Hit the jump for the video interviews and the best quotes.

Director Don Mancini, Brad Dourif and Fiona Dourif Talk CHUCKY, Alternate Chucky Movie Ideas, and More; Mancini Says He’s Working on CHUCKY 7

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Last Thursday, Collider attended the red carpet festivities for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards, held at at the Castaway Starlight Ballroom in Burbank, Calif.  Always one of the best events for geeks with eclectic tastes, this is the only award show where you can find cinematographers from obscure exploitation movies walking the red carpet right alongside A-list directors, with both getting equal attention.

During the show, we got a chance to talk with Don Mancini who has written all six movies in the Childs Play series and directed the last two.  With him were series star, Brad Dourif and his granddaughter, Fiona Dourif, who joined the franchise 2013’s more serious-minded, The Curse of ChuckyIn our interview, Mancini and the Dourifs talk extensively about Chucky movies that were almost made, where Chucky’s children Glen and Glenda would be today, contending with decreasing budgets, Universal Hollywood Horror Nights’ Chucky themed shows and mazes, his abandoned hijacking-themed children’s movie The Fur Flies and Mancini says he’s writing Chucky 7 and it continues “quite quickly on the last movie and Chucky bedevils [Fiona’s] character again.” Hit the jump for more.

Ernie Hudson Talks GHOSTBUSTERS, the Direction of the Sequels, His Love of CONGO, and More at the Saturn Awards

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Thirty years and a couple of weeks ago, Harold Ramis, Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson unleashed Ghostbusters onto the world.  The film went on to gross over $240 million domestic, beating out Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom for 1984’s top slot at the box office.  A few years later, I was born.  And while everyone else on the playground fought over the role of Peter Venkman, I grew up calling dibs on Winston Zeddmore.

Last Thursday, Collider attended the 40th Annual Saturn Awards and I got to meet one of my childhood role models, (even if the only thing he taught me was how to break my mother’s vacuum cleaner).  I then promptly turned into a Chris Farley-esque babbling idiot spewing, one “Remember that one time when you” question after the next.  Fortunately, Mr. Hudson was gracious and kind, answering questions about everything from Ghostbusters 2’s bad rap, to annoying fan catcalls, to his vision of Ghostbusters 3 and even Ayn Rands influence on the franchise.  Hit the jump to watch.

Saturn Awards Red Carpet Interviews with Daniel Cudmore (Colossus in the X-MEN Movies) Emmett Skilton (THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS) and Seth Gabel (SALEM)

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Last Thursday’s 40th Annual Saturn Awards was a big night for genre filmmaking.  Career achievement awards went to Bryan Fuller, Malcolm McDowellGreg Nicotero and author Mac Cushman and new categories, including Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series and Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture took the stage for the first time.

Collider was on the scene, hitting the red carpet to chat with established stars and up-and-comers alike.  Our coverage continues with a triptych of interviews.  First up is X-Men: Days of Future Past’s Colossus, Daniel Cudmore, who’s pushing The Legacy Virus as a sequel plot.  Next up is Emmett Skilton, star of SyFy’s The Almighty Johnsons, who tells us about getting naked for the premiere episode.  Finally, Seth Gabel explains why Salem is about misogyny and not an example of the same.   Hit the jump for the full interviews and key quotes.

Director Neil Marshall Talks CONSTANTINE, THE DESCENT, His Thoughts on the Recent MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Images, and More at the Saturn Awards

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Last Thursday, Collider attended the red carpet festivities for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards, held at at the Castaway Starlight Ballroom in Burbank, Calif.  Always one of the best events for geeks with eclectic tastes, this is the only award show where you can find cinematographers from obscure exploitation movies walking the red carpet right alongside A-list directors, with both getting equal attention.

While working the carpet we got a chance to chat with director Neil Marshall about a slew of his past, present and future projects.  During the conversation, we discussed how The Descent is arguably scarier than a gun pointed at your head, the upcoming book of essays on the film’s themes, the origins of Doomsday and his thoughts on the new Mad Max: Fury Road stills, how network censors cured Constantine of lung cancer, what the NBC series’ monsters may look like and more.

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