STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Blooper Reel Featuring Cast Dance Party

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The sooner Star Trek 3 happens, the better.  Why?  Because we need another one of these blooper reels.  Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch and co. get pretty serious in the film, but on the set of Star Trek Into Darkness there’s jokes, line flubs and even some pretty impressive dance moves.

The blooper reel is actually part of Star Trek: The Compendium, a four-disc Blu-ray box set that comes with the original two-disc Star Trek Blu-ray, the two-disc Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray special edition and loads of extras (click here to order it on Amazon).  Hit the jump to check out that Star Trek Into Darkness blooper reel as well as a full list of bonus features for Star Trek: The Compendium.

Fox Cancels ALMOST HUMAN Starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy

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Well, Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, you had a good run, albeit a short one.  Word has it that Fox has cancelled the J.H. Wyman sci-fi series, Almost Human.  Set in 2048 Los Angeles, Urban starred as Detective John Kennex, a snarky cop with some cybernetic enhancements and a sizable chip on his shoulder.  Partnered with Dorian (Ealy), a defunct model of android that was shelved for behaving too much like a volatile human, Kennex eventually gets over his artificial prejudices and learns to work in concert with his almost-human cohort.  Sadly, their buddy cop days are at an end.  Hit the jump for more.

Karl Urban Talks ALMOST HUMAN, Balancing a Futuristic World with a Human Story, Having the Time to Develop a Character, and More

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The Fox drama series Almost Human, from creator J.H. Wyman (Fringe) and executive producer J.J. Abrams, is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama, set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.  An unlikely and intriguing partnership is forged when part-machine cop, John Kennex (Karl Urban), is forced to pair with the part-human android, Dorian (Michael Ealy), to both fight crime and uncover the larger mystery surrounding the attack that landed John in a 17-month-long coma.  The show also stars Lili Taylor, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook and Michael Irby.

During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Karl Urban talked about the great balance between this futuristic world and maintaining a very human story, the appeal of having the luxury of time to develop a character, what drew him to this particular character, how naturally the bromance between Kennex and Dorian developed, what he likes about the relationship between Kennex and Maldonado (Taylor), and the experience of working with someone as collaborative as Joel Wyman.  Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Extended Trailer for J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman’s New Fox Series ALMOST HUMAN

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Fox has released an extended trailer for the new upcoming series Almost Human.  Executive produced by J.J. Abrams and Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman, the series is set in the not-too-distant future where human cops enforce law alongside android partners.  Karl Urban plays a human cop with a synthetic leg and a clear prejudice against robots who is assigned a robot partner, played by Michael Ealy.  The buddy cop genre isn’t exactly a novel idea, but as with most network series, execution is the key to success.  Wyman found a groove with Fringe that conjured up a loyal fanbase, and with Almost Human he and Abrams appear to be playing in a more commercial-friendly sandbox.  Urban’s a charming fella and the world building appears to be strong, so hopefully Almost Human delivers the goods.

Hit the jump to watch an extended movie-style trailer for the show, and click here to watch the opening eight minutes.  The series also stars Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Crook, and Minka KellyAlmost Human kicks off a two-night premiere this Sunday, November 17th and continues on Monday, November 18th.

Fox Offers First 8 Minutes of ALMOST HUMAN Premiere Starring Karl Urban

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Fox’s new sci-fi show, Almost Human, was recently pushed back a couple of weeks to debut in a two-night special, but now the first eight minutes of the premiere are now available.  Karl Urban (Dredd) fronts the series set in the not-too-distant future where human cops enforce law alongside android partners.  The series builds around Urban’s character who has a strong dislike for his robotic co-workers and even his own synthetic body parts, similar to Will Smith’s character in I, Robot.  Also starring Michael Ealy, Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Crook, and Minka KellyAlmost Human will premiere Sunday and Monday, November 17th and 18th.  Hit the jump to watch the first few minutes for Almost Human.

New Featurette for RIDDICK

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Universal has released new featurette for the sci-fi/action film, Riddick.  It opens with a slight contradiction between Vin Diesel and director David Twohy.  Diesel says “We always wanted it to be three films,” but then Twohy follows with “It was a question of where do we go next?”  The implication of a trilogy signals that they knew how it would be resolved, but clearly that wasn’t the case.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing.  Just because a film is planned that doesn’t mean the final result will be good and vice versa.  This featurette contains new footage, and does a good job of laying out the story without giving too much away, although there is no alien-puppy-saving.

Hit the jump to check out the featurette.  The film also stars Katee SackhoffDavid BautistaJordi MollàMatt NableBokeem WoodbineRaoul TrujilloNolan Gerard Funk, and Karl UrbanRiddick opens September 6th.

New Trailer for RIDDICK Starring Vin Diesel

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Universal Pictures has released yet another trailer for director David Twohy’s upcoming sci-fi sequel Riddick.  The film finds Vin Diesel’s titular character being hunted by mercenaries, and once again, they’re hopelessly outmatched by the anti-hero who can see in the dark.  But the mercs and their bounty are forced to team up when lethal alien monsters attack.  Everything we’ve seen from the film thus far hints at a movie closer to Pitch Black than The Chronicles of Riddick, and this trailer is no different—though it covers much of the same ground as the restricted trailer that was released during Comic-Con.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer, and if you missed it, click here to check out the motion comic prequel to Riddick.  The film also stars Katee SackhoffDavid BautistaJordi MollàMatt NableBokeem WoodbineRaoul TrujilloNolan Gerard Funk, and Karl UrbanRiddick opens September 6th.

Motion Comic Prequel for RIDDICK Starring Vin Diesel

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When we last saw Riddick (Vin Diesel) at the end of The Chronicles of Riddick, he had stumbled into being the ruler of the necromongers.  As we’ve seen from the trailers for the sequel, Riddick, he’s now fighting against mercenaries on a desolate planet populate by monsters.  So what happened in between?  A new motion comic prequel doesn’t fill in the gap completely, but it does pick up a little after Riddick was crowned the necromonger leader.  It also reminds us that Vakko (Karl Urban) is in Riddick even though he’s been notably absent from the film’s marketing.

Hit the jump to check out the motion comic prequel (slightly NSFW for violence and language).  Riddick opens September 6th.

Want a DREDD Sequel? Want to See Karl Urban Return as Judge, Jury and Executioner? Sign the Official DREDD Sequel Petition to Make Some Noise!

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Pete Travis’ 2012 film Dredd, starring Karl Urban, was the Judge Dredd adaptation many fans wanted to see.  Even so, it struggled to make back its budget during its theatrical running, leading many to speculate that the possibility of a sequel was dead and buried.  Then, Dredd was released on the home video market and found a new life on Blu-ray and DVD, which was just enough of a spark to give fans hope of seeing a follow-up film in the future.  Urban is certainly on board and has encouraged fans to make their voices heard if they really wanted a sequel.  The fans were listening.  Hit the jump for more information on the official Dredd sequel campaign and to find out how you can lend your support.

New International Trailer for RIDDICK Starring Vin Diesel

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Following the announcement that Riddick would have a panel at this year’s Comic-Con, a new international trailer has been released.  Once again, Riddick (Vin Diesel) is being hunted by mercenaries, and once again, they’re hopelessly outmatched by the anti-hero who can see in the dark.  But the mercs and their bounty are forced to team up when lethal alien monsters attack.  Judging by the trailer, Riddick is the true sequel to Pitch BlackChronicles of Riddick was an attempt to take the character to somewhere he didn’t really fit, and I’m excited to see Richard B. Riddick going back to what he does best.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Katee SackhoffDavid BautistaJordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Bokeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Gerard Funk, and Karl UrbanRiddick opens September 6th.

TOP 5: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, Christopher Nolan and JAMES BOND 24 Rumors, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., New PACIFIC RIM Trailer, ROBOCOP Remake Set Photos and Video

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As someone whose only firsthand experience with the Star Trek franchise comes by virtue of J.J. Abrams‘ two Trek films, I know I’m in over my head when the topic presents itself. When you mention Trek, you’re referencing (either directly or indirectly) a rich legacy filled with peaks and valleys, genre-defining characters and moments, and an international fanbase that rivals any of pop-culture’s most enduring titles. And yet here I am, with two films under my belt (both of which I enjoyed), talking about it. Obviously, I have nothing at stake with regards to Star Trek Into Darkness. Whether you like it or dislike it is of no consequence to me. My only aim today is to extend a humble word of caution to the Trek fans who have years of equity built-up in their beloved franchise: be careful not to dismiss or begrudge it solely because it’s trying to appeal to the largest possible audience. Abrams’ Trek films aren’t above reproach, but they also aren’t void of redeeming qualities. Try to at least acknowledge some of those qualities when tearing into them or risk coming off as someone whose real issue is that a bunch of people now enjoy this thing that you once considered yourself unique for liking.

All preachiness aside, this week’s Top 5 includes several interviews from Star Trek Into Darkness, rumors surrounding Christopher Nolan being approached to direct James Bond 24, the first trailers for Marvel’s new ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a new trailer for Guillermo Del Toro‘s Pacific Rim, and new photos and a video from the set of director Jose Padilha‘s RoboCop remake. If I haven’t lost you yet, a brief recap and link to each of the above can be found after the jump.

Karl Urban Talks STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, Reprising His Role, Working on the Practical Sets, IMAX 3D, Plus DREDD and ALMOST HUMAN

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With J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness now playing around the world, we recently landed an exclusive phone interview with Karl Urban.  During the interview, he talked about making the sequel, his reaction to reading the script, how things changed on set, who was the one who broke the most while filming, filming with IMAX cameras, the 3D, and more.  He also talked about the possibility of a Dredd sequel, his upcoming Fox TV show Almost Human, and The Loft.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

Karl Urban Says a DREDD Sequel Is “Not Off the Agenda”

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Fans of the comic series Judge Dredd have been clamoring for a worthy big screen adaptation for years.  The 1995 Sylvester Stallone-fronted iteration missed the mark entirely, but director Peter Travis and screenwriter Alex Garland brought a harneded, R-rated take on the character to the big screen last year with Dredd.  The film received generally positive reviews and a fantastic reception from longtime fans of the comics, but it didn’t exactly strike a chord with general audiences.  Against a budget of $45 million, the pic only grossed $35.6 million worldwide, making the prospect of a sequel rather slim.

Steve recently caught up with Dredd star Karl Urban for a phone interview in anticipation of the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, and Urban revealed that there’s hope yet for a Dredd 2 given the first film’s recent cult status.  The actor noted that he has been in touch with Garland and the prospect of a Dredd sequel is “not off the agenda,” suggesting the fate of the film ultimately lies with the fans.  Hit the jump for more.

New Trailer, Poster, and Images for RIDDICK Starring Vin Diesel

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Universal Pictures has released a new trailer, images, and a debut poster for writer/director David Twohy’s Riddick.  The Chronicles of Riddick follow-up finds the titular character, played by Vin Diesel, left for dead on a deserted planet filled with predators both alien and human, as bounty hunters once again are out for Riddick’s head.  Clocking in at two and a half minutes long, this trailer shows off much more footage than the first teaser, but there’s not much revealed by way of plot.  In fact, it really looks as though one could comfortably watch Riddick without having seen the first two films in the series and be completely onboard.  With Karl Urban returning, though, one imagines there’s at least a small throughline that connects Riddick with Chronicles.  Though some of the effects are a bit spotty, if you’re a fan of the character and/or the first two films, this trailer promises that Riddick is likely right up your alley.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer, poster, and images.  The film also stars Katee SackhoffDavid BautistaJordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Bokeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo, and Nolan Gerard Funk.  Riddick opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on September 6th.

25 High-Resolution Images from STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

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We’re just days away from the US release of J.J. Abrams’ sequel Star Trek Into Darkness, and to mark the occasion Paramount has released a batch of high-resolution images from the film.  By now, you probably already know whether you’ll be seeking this one out or not, but if you’re a fan of Trek and just can’t wait another 24 hours before seeing the film, this image gallery should appease you for now.  We’ve seen some of these images before, but a few of them are new and all of them are in glorious high-resolution.  If you missed Steve’s spoiler-free video blog review of the film, click here.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve, John Cho, and Bruce GreenwoodStar Trek Into Darkness opens in IMAX 3D tomorrow, and in both 2D and 3D in traditional theaters on May 16th.

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