AUTOMATA Trailer: Antonio Banderas Faces a Robot Uprising in Sci-Fi Thriller

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Millennium Entertainment has released the first Automata trailer for director Gabe Ibáñez’s upcoming sci-fi thriller.  The I, Robot-esque story takes place in the year 2044 where robots are ubiquitous and operate under two fundamental laws that prevent them from harming humans or themselves.  Antonio Banderas plays an insurance agent of the ROC robotic corporation who discovers that the robots may be more human than people are led to believe.  Though we’ve seen this story many times before, the film actually looks quite good.  Dylan McDermott fills the role of the robot-hating human, while Ibáñez imbues the picture with a washed out aesthetic reminiscent of Blade Runner that reflects the dire nature of humanity.

Hit the jump to watch the Automata trailer.  The film also stars Melanie Griffith and will be released in theaters and VOD on October 10th.

THE EXPENDABLES 3 Review

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The Expendables movies have never really thought beyond their casts.  The thinking has apparently been: “We’ve got classic action heroes, some new blood, and we shoot stuff.  The end.”  It’s been an action franchise without any memorable action, and a big cast of likable actors devoid of almost any charisma.  Although there’s something admirable in how the franchise has sought to be lo-tech in comparisons to today’s CG-loaded blockbusters, it rarely tries to even match the likable characters of those blockbusters.  The Expendables 3 is the same old bag of tricks, and while there’s a hint of passing the torch to a younger generation, Sylvester Stallone and his co-writers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt have no intention of really moving forward.  The cast just got bigger, the action remains bloated and unimpressive, and only magnetic performances from Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas manage to break through this tired series.

Antonio Banderas and Wesley Snipes Talk THE EXPENDABLES 3, Building Their Own Characters, Performing Stunts, Their Acting Process, and More

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With The Expendables 3 opening August 15th, a few days ago Lionsgate held the world premiere in London (at Leicester Square) and I was lucky enough to attend the event with a few other American reporters.  Like I said on TwitterThe Expendables 3 is a lot of fun and my favorite of the series due in large part to Mel Gibson,Wesley Snipes and Antonio Banderas.  All three are awesome and Banderas steals every scene he’s in.  In addition to the new cast, The Expendables 3 has a crazy third act that’s easily the best action scene of the franchise.  I think the team kills over a thousand people.  It shows once again how the MPAA doesn’t care about violence when giving out ratings.  Only in America can a film like this get a PG-13.

The day after the premiere, I got to participate in a small roundtable interview with Antonio Banderas and Wesley Snipes.  As a huge fan of Wesley Snipes since Major League, it was very cool seeing him kicking ass on screen and to finally get to talk with him.  During the interview both actors talked about creating their characters, the stunts, the way they prepare for a role, what being on set was like with so many huge movie stars, and a lot more.  Hit the jump for what they had to say.

Antonio Banderas and Wesley Snipes Reveal EXPENDABLES 3 Character Details; Banderas Talks AUTOMATA

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While revving up for the August 15th debut of The Expendables 3, Wesley Snipes and Antonio Banderas took to Reddit to field some fan questions.  The duo covered quite a bit of submissions, but we’ve got two highlights worth noting – Snipes and Banderas’ descriptions of their Expendables 3 characters and some information on Banderas’ upcoming sci-fi thriller, Autómata.

Based on what we’ve seen in previous films and from the third installment’s promos thus far, we’ve got a solid sense of what The Expendables 3 is all about – watching iconic action heroes kick some you-know-what (surprise, surprise) – however, we don’t know much about who these guys are playing and what the characters are all about.  Hit the jump to learn a little more about Snipes’ Dr. Death and Banderas’ Galgo.

THE EXPENDABLES 3 Character Posters Get Colorful

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Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, Lionsgate has unveiled a collection of The Expendables 3 characters posters, and they’re a bit, um, different.  Instead of the grit and grime of all the other marketing for the action franchise, these new posters go the opposite route and paint Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, and Co. in some bright primary colors.  I’m not sure these posters are “good” necessarily, but it’s certainly a welcome change from the bland marketing thus far.  If only the actual films were this lively.

Hit the jump to take a look at the Expendables 3 character posters.  The film also stars Mel Gibson, Wesley SnipesArnold SchwarzeneggerKelsey Grammer, Antonio BanderasJason StathamJet LiDolph LundgrenRandy CoutureTerry CrewsKellan LutzRonda RouseyVictor Ortiz, and Glen PowellThe Expendables 3 opens August 15th.

THE EXPENDABLES 3 Gets a Combustible Motion Poster and a New TV Spot

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Confession time.  I’ve never seen an Expendables movie.  But since I’m fairly certain I’ll be covering director Patrick Hughes‘ The Expendables 3 in some capacity this summer, maybe I’ll grab a few beers and make time for the first two installments sometime soon.  How can I not prepare myself fully for a film where Mel Gibson plays a character named Conrad Stonebanks?  To that effect, we’ve got a new motion poster for the film that features some fancy cigar action and a hell of a billing block.

Opening August 15th, the film stars Sylvester StalloneHarrison FordWesley SnipesArnold SchwarzeneggerKelsey Grammer, Antonio BanderasJason StathamJet LiDolph LundgrenRandy CoutureTerry CrewsKellan LutzRonda RouseyVictor Ortiz, and Glen Powell. Hit the jump for the new Expendables 3 motion poster along with a new TV spot. [Warning: Motion poster autoplays with sound, so adjust your speakers accordingly.]

New THE EXPENDABLES 3 Trailer and Banner Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, and Many More

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Lionsgate has released a new The Expendables 3 trailer and banner.  The follow-up finds Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross and his Expendables crew squaring off against Ross’ old partner Conrad Stonebanks, played by Mel Gibson.  This trailer is exactly what we’ve come to expect from an Expendables movie at this point.  You’re either in or you’re out, and there’s no changing the formula, only the cast members.  This new trailer gives more attention to new additions such as Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammer, and Gibson, but not too much since we also have to see lots of explosions and shooting lest we fear those elements may not be part of the film.  At this point, “Explosions” and “Shooting” should get their own character posters, top billing, and a chance to walk the red carpet.

Hit the jump to check out the new The Expendables 3 trailer.  The film opens August 15th, and also stars Harrison Ford Arnold SchwarzeneggerJason StathamJet LiDolph LundgrenRandy CoutureTerry CrewsKellan LutzRonda RouseyVictor Ortiz, and Glen Powell.

Antonio Banderas Talks THE EXPENDABLES 3, the Changes He Made to His Character, PUSS IN BOOTS 2, Working with Terrence Malick, and More

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Last year, when The Expendables 3 was filming in Bulgaria, I got to visit the set with a few other reporters.  Usually during a break in filming I’ll do interviews with the cast.  But due to how much was going on that day, interviews were tough to come by.  Thankfully, Lionsgate recently got me on the phone with Antonio Banderas for an exclusive interview.  He talked about how he got involved in the project, not wanting to play a villain, his character’s backstory, the weapons, if it was a competitive set, director Patrick Hughes, and more.  He also talked about working with Terrence Malick and the director’s unique way of working, Puss in Boots 2, and if he’ll be directing again.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

The Gang’s Mostly Here in New Images from THE EXPENDABLES 3 Starring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Wesley Snipes

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New images have been released from The Expendables 3.  The follow-up finds Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross and his Expendables crew squaring off against Ross’ old partner Conrad Stonebanks, played by Mel Gibson.  One of these images is presumably a promo photo with most of the cast members looking directly into the camera.  And yet, if this were an actual shot from the movie, I wouldn’t be totally surprised.

Hit the jump to check out The Expendables 3 images.  The film opens August 15th, and also stars Harrison FordWesley SnipesArnold SchwarzeneggerKelsey Grammer, Antonio BanderasJason StathamJet LiDolph LundgrenRandy CoutureTerry CrewsKellan LutzRonda RouseyVictor Ortiz, and Glen Powell.  For more on The Expendables 3, click on the respective links for Steve’s set visit report and interviews with Stallone and director Patrick Hughes.

Antonio Banderas Talks Terrence Malick’s Process; Says He Thinks He Made the Cut and Reveals All the Footage Edited Together Could Be a Week Long

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Terrence Malick might just be the most elusive filmmaker working today.  He hasn’t given a proper interview in years, and hasn’t been officially photographed in even longer.  Despite all of this, though, he’s become impossibly prolific.  There was a 20-year gap between Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, but in the past decade he has shot five full features.  After completing production on 2012’s To the Wonder, Malick began back-to-back shoots on two upcoming films—one untitled, and one called Knight of Cups.  A massive amount of actors shot scenes for both movies, but since Malick’s process involves filming days of footage and then shaping the film in the editing room, there’s no telling which actors will make the final cut.

One such actor who worked on Malick’s Knight of Cups is Antonio Banderas, and when we recently spoke with Banderas in anticipation of the action sequel The Expendables 3, he provided some fascinating insight into Malick’s filming process, going on to reveal that he thinks he’s made the final cut of Knight of Cups.  Hit the jump to read on.

Antonio Banderas Says He Just Started Work on PUSS IN BOOTS 2

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While some animation studios take a very calculated, conservative approach to its films, DreamWorks Animation is known for churning out as many as three feature films in the span of a year; the studio has become a well-oiled animation machine.  Though the Shrek franchise came to a close (maybe) with 2010’s Shrek Forever After, DreamWorks Animation kept the spirit of the series alive with the 2011 spinoff feature Puss in Boots.  The pic focused on the adorably feisty titular kitty, voiced by Antonio Banderas, and grossed $554.9 million worldwide.  We’ve known that the studio was developing a sequel to the fairy tale film, but extensive information on the follow-up has thus far failed to materialize.

However, when we recently spoke with Banderas in anticipation of the action sequel The Expendables 3, the actor revealed that he actually started work on Puss in Boots 2 a few days ago.  Hit the jump to read on.

35 Things to Know about THE EXPENDABLES 3 from Our Set Visit

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Sylvester Stallone, Randy Couture, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Dolph Lundgren and Jason Statham are walking through an abandoned building.  The hallways are torn apart.  Debris is everywhere.  The building looks like it’s in the middle of a war zone.  As the Expendables, clad in black clothing and carrying massive automatic weapons, take in their surroundings, they slowly make their way down a long hallway and carefully try to see what’s ahead.  As they reach a closed door they stop.  Stallone motions with his head to open the door and in an instant Couture kicks it open and they all rush in.

Last September, when director Patrick Hughes was filming The Expendables 3 in Sofia, Bulgaria, I was invited to visit the set with a few other reporters.  As a fan of The Expendables movies and especially the cast, I was excited to see them in action, and what I saw and learned on set made me think the third installment is going to be the best of the bunch.  Hit the jump for more.

3 New THE EXPENDABLES 3 Images Go Behind the Scenes with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, and More

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A new batch of The Expendables 3 images is making its way around the net this afternoon.  Hopefully you caught the image we premiered early today, which comes in advance of Steve’s set visit report dropping tomorrow morning.  The new images feature more behind-the-scenes looks at stars Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Dolph Lundgren, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, and director Patrick Hughes.  If you want to see all of them and more in action, click here to watch the film’s recently released roll call.  You can also check out 16 character posters here.  Hit the jump to take a look at the new The Expendables 3 images.

Watch a Roll Call for THE EXPENDABLES 3 Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and a Bunch of Other Tough Guys

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Lionsgate has released a roll call/teaser trailer for The Expendables 3.  While this footage bills this outing as the “last” time, I have trouble believing that.  But that’s a concern for the future.  Right now, this teaser provides the first footage from the movie (explosions!), and mostly provides a roll call of the many, many tough guys (and gal) populating the movie.  But that’s fine since The Expendables movies are more about a stacked cast than anything else.

Hit the jump to check out the The Expendables 3 teaser trailer, and click here to see some of the character posters/glamour shots.  The film stars (deep breath) Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kelsey Grammer, Antonio Banderas, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, and Glen PowellThe Expendables 3 opens August 15th.

First Teaser Trailer for THE EXPENDABLES 3

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Lionsgate has released a teaser trailer for director Patrick Hughes’ action sequel The Expendables 3.  The follow-up finds Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross and his Expendables crew squaring off against Ross’ old partner Conrad Stonebanks, played by Mel Gibson.  There’s no hint of that story in this first teaser trailer as the cast is simply too large to give everyone screentime in the time allotted.  Taking that into account, everyone and their mother is wheeled out to strike an action pose in what’s essentially a cast introduction.

Hit the jump to watch the teaser trailer.  The film also stars Wesley Snipes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kelsey Grammer, Antonio Banderas, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, and Glen PowellThe Expendables 3 opens on August 15, 2014.

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