Bruce Campbell Talks EVIL DEAD Remake, Trying to Get an R Rating, the End of BURN NOTICE, His Spinoff, EVIL DEAD Tattoos, and More

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I need to start by saying I’m sorry to Bruce Campbell and Screen Gems.  I thought I’d posted this interview right after NYCC, and it was only this morning that I realized it never went online.  While it’s a bit late, I promise you it’s still worth checking out.

When I first heard Screen Gems was remaking Sam Raimi‘s Evil Dead, like many of you, I was extremely nervous.  But then I found out the original creative team (Raimi, producer Rob Tappert, and star Bruce Campbell) were heavily involved in the remake and they were the ones that picked Fede Alvarez to helm the project.  Shortly after the project wrapped, Raimi told us that the remake would definitely be rated R and is “so bloody it will make your head spin.”  Needless to say, this calmed my nerves and after Matt said that he loved the NYCC footage and everyone loved the red band trailer, next March can’t come soon enough.

Shortly before the Evil Dead panel at Comic-Con, I got to sit down with Bruce Campbell for an extended video interview.  He talked about the fan reaction to the remake, the gore of the film and trying to get an R rating, how he’s seen the cut of the film and it’s 90 minutes, and more.  In addition, he talked about the end of Burn Notice and how he’d like to do a spinoff, scripts he’s written, future projects, and the best part of the interview: he showed me a ton of awesome tattoos that fans have sent him.  Hit the jump to watch.

David S. Goyer Talks DA VINCI’S DEMONS, MAN OF STEEL, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Deleted Scenes, Cable vs. Network TV, and More

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Premiering on Starz in the first half of 2013 is David S. Goyer‘s Da Vinci’s Demons.   Starring Tom Riley (as Leonardo Da Vinci), Laura Haddock and Lara Pulver, the show is a “historical fantasy, following the ‘untold’ story of the world’s greatest genius during his turbulent youth in Renaissance.”

At this year’s New York Comic-Con, I was able to talk with Goyer before his panel.  During both a roundtable and exclusive interview he talked about how he got attached to the project, how Da Vinci’s Demons could never air on network TV, the exciting visuals for the show, the fact that he “shamelessly pillaged the crews of Luther, Sherlock and Game of Thrones,” getting Bear McCreary to do the score, and more.  In addition, I also asked when we might see the next trailer for Man of Steel (which he wrote), the difference between working on cable and network TV and why he became frustrated with Flash Forward, and he set the record straight regarding whether there were a lot of deleted scenes from The Dark Knight Rises.  Hit the jump for more.

Adelaide Clemens Talks SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D, THE GREAT GATSBY, GENERATION UM, Comic-Con, and More

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Opening this weekend is Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.  The film is a sequel to 2006’s Silent Hill, and centers on a daughter and father who are on the run from dangerous forces that remain unknown to the young girl.  When her father (Sean Bean) goes missing, the young girl (Adelaide Clemens) must set out to discover what happened.  When she becomes trapped in a demonic world, the girl learns she’s not who she thinks she is. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D also stars Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Radha Mitchell, and Malcolm McDowell.  For more on the film, here’s Matt recap of the NYCC panel, some clips, a TV spot, and the trailer.

Shortly before her panel at Comic-Con, I got to sit down with Adelaide Clemens for an exclusive video interview.  We talked about how she got involved in Silent Hill, what it’s like to be at Comic-Con, what she geeks out about, what it was like to work with Malcolm McDowell, and more.  In addition, she also talked about working on The Great Gatsby with Baz LuhrmannGeneration Um with Keanu Reeves, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Jane Levy Talks EVIL DEAD, the Practical Effects, Easter Eggs, the Rating, the Violence and Gore, and a Lot More

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When I first heard Screen Gems was remaking Sam Raimi‘s Evil Dead, like many of you, I was extremely nervous.  But then I found out the original creative team (Raimi, producer Rob Tappert, and star Bruce Campbell) were very involved in the remake and they were the ones that picked Fede Alvarez to helm the project.  Shortly after the project wrapped, Raimi told us the remake will definitely be rated R and it’s “so bloody it will make your head spin.”  Needless to say, this calmed my nerves and after Matt said that he loved the NYCC footage last week, next March can’t come soon enough.

Shortly before the Evil Dead panel at Comic-Con, I got to sit down with lead actress Jane Levy for an exclusive video interview.  We talked about what fans can look forward to, why the movie is on the edge of an NC-17 rating, what it was like to film in New Zealand, Easter Eggs, the experience of shooting such a violent movie and the physical toll it took on her, how it’s mostly practical effects and not CGI, and a lot more.  Hit the jump for what she had to say.

Kit Harington Talks SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D, THE SEVENTH SON and GAME OF THRONES; Says Season 3 Has a Bigger Budget

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Opening this weekend is Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.  The film is a sequel to 2006’s Silent Hill, and centers on a daughter and father who are on the run from dangerous forces that remain unknown to the young girl.  When her father (Sean Bean) goes missing, the young girl (Adelaide Clemens) must set out to discover what happened.  When she becomes trapped in a demonic world, the girl learns she’s not who she thinks she is. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D also stars Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Radha Mitchell, and Malcolm McDowell.  For more on the film, here’s Matt recap of the NYCC panel, some clips, a TV spot, and the trailer.

Shortly before his panel at Comic-Con, I got to sit down with Kit Harington for an exclusive video interview.  We talked about how he got involved in Silent Hill, did he play the game, what it’s like to be at Comic-Con, what he collects, starring opposite Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in The Seventh Son, and more.  In addition, for all the Game of Thrones fans, Harington talked about the bigger budget for season three and how the season compares to seasons one and two.  Hit the jump to watch.

Emmy Rossum Talks BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, SHAMELESS Season 3, RISK (the Boardgame), and More

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One of the many films being promoted at this year’s New York Comic-Con was director Richard LaGrevenese’s Beautiful Creatures.  Based on the three-book series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, the story centers on two mystically charged teens who are mysteriously drawn to one another despite never having met, and uncover some unsettling secrets about their families and the small southern town in which they live.  The film stars Alice Englert, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis and Emma Thompson.  For more on Beautiful Creatures, here’s the first trailer, a featurette, our set visit preview, and Matt’s recap of NYCC.

Shortly before the panel, I got to sit down with Emmy Rossum for an exclusive video interview.  We talked about her experiences with Comic-Con, whether there’s anything she collects, her preferred version of the board game Risk and how she’s looking for a first edition, how she got involved in Beautiful Creatures and her accent, the third season of Shameless, her plans for hiatus, Twitter and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Patrick Wilson Talks THE CONJURING, Rob Marshall’s INTO THE WOODS, CAUGHT STEALING, an INSIDIOUS Sequel, WATCHMEN, and More

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One of the many films to premiere footage at this year’s New York Comic-Con was director James Wan‘s (Insidious) supernatural thriller The Conjuring.  The film stars Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as “a husband and wife team of demonologists and psychic investigators who enter the most horrifying case of their career, spirits in a Rhode Island farmhouse.”  Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor play a couple who unknowingly move into the haunted farmhouse with their kids.  For more on the film, here’s Matt’s recap of the Comic-Con panel.

Shortly before the panel started, I saw down with Wilson for an exclusive video interview.  We talked about how he got involved in The Conjuring and what attracted him to the material, what it’s like attending a comic convention after playing Nite Owl in Watchmen, what’s his favorite cut of the film, his thoughts on walking around a future convention in costume as Nite Owl, an adaptation of Caught Stealing, the status of an Insidious sequel, what it was like to do a reading for Rob Marshall‘s screen adaptation of Into the Woods, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Chloe Grace Moretz Talks CARRIE, KICK-ASS 2, Video Games, XBox 360 vs. PS3, Future Projects and More at NYCC

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One of the films to premiere footage at this year’s New York Comic-Con was director Kimberly Peirce‘s (Boys Don’t Cry) remake of Carrie.  Based on the book by Stephen King, Screen Gems says Carrie is “a reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.”  While many were nervous about the remake, Matt was very impressed with the footage.  Read his recap here and here’s the first trailer.

Shortly before the Comic-Con panel, I did an exclusive interview with Chloë Moretz.  We talked about her experiences with comic-con, why she prefers the PS3 to the XBox 360, video games, how she got the role in Carrie and the audition process, the challenges Hit-Girl faces in the Kick-Ass sequel, whether Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) will make an appearance, what she has planned next, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

200 Cosplay Images from New York Comic-Con Featuring Bane, Captain Planet, Admiral Ackbar, Doctor Who, and Many More

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As someone that has been attending San Diego Comic-Con/Sci-Fi/Star Trek/Star Wars/Comic Book conventions for almost my entire teenage and adult life, this year’s New York Comic-Con blew me for one reason: I’ve never seen so many people Cosplay in one place.  While conventions always get a few people dressing up, NYCC absolutely set a new record for percentage of attendees willing to cosplay.  I was very impressed.

Over the last four days, as I walked up and down the convention floor, I always had my camera ready to go.  So if you’re a fan of cosplay and want to check out some great costumes including Batman, Bane, Spider-Man, Captain Planet, Doctor Who, Megatron, Admiral Ackbar, Two-Face, Terminator, Ghost Rider, and so many more, hit the jump for almost 200 images.

New York Comic-Con: BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Panel Recap; Unfolding a Southern-Set Coming-of-Age Romantic Drama with Sorceresses

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Even though the trailer for Richard LaGraveneseBeautiful Creatures is online, I decided to go into the New York Comic-Con panel cold.  This approach worked well for The Conjuring, and I’m always ready to be pleasantly surprised by a film.  LaGravenese’s film certainly has a cast worthy of our attention: Emma Thompson, Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons, and Emmy Rossum star alongside up-and-coming lead actors Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich.  But as for what the movie is about, that’s a bit harder to explain.

Hit the jump for my recap of the Beautiful Creatures panel, and click here for all of our New York Comic-Con coverage.

New York Comic-Con: EVIL DEAD Panel Recap; Self-Mutiliation, The New Ash, and Bruce Campbell Dazzles the Crowd

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I spent a full day at New York Comic-Con watching panels, and the one with the best footage was easily Fede Alvarez‘ remake of Sam Raimi‘s Evil Dead.  Not so much as an image had leaked from the movie, and while it had Raimi’s stamp of approval (he hand-picked Alvarez to write and direct), we still didn’t know what to expect.  Judging by the trailer we saw, he came up with something truly terrifying that’s strong enough to stand on its own.  But even if the audience at the IGN Theater at the Javits Center were wary of a remake before they saw the footage, they were completely taken with the original Ash, Bruce Campbell, who also served as a producer on Alvarez’ film.  Half of the panel was Campbell just owning the crowd.  At one point, Evil Dead remake star Jane Levy broke out her iPhone to record what was happening and said, “I’m sorry.  I’ve never seen anything like this.”

Hit the jump for my recap of the Evil Dead panel, and click here for all of our New York Comic-Con coverage.

New York Comic-Con: CARRIE Panel Recap; First Look at the Teaser Trailer, Buckets of Blood, the First Poster, and More

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Remaking Carrie is a tough prospect.  Even if it hadn’t been made into a classic horror film in 1976 by director Brian De Palma, you’d still be adapting a beloved book by Stephen King.  However, director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) has a pretty good shot at her new adaptation by finding a new take on the material that goes further in depth regarding the relationship between abused telekinetic teenager Carrie White and her mother Margaret.  The shot at successful remake becomes even higher when you have Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore playing Carrie and Maragret, respectively.  At this year’s New York Comic-Con, we got our first look at Peirce’s remake, and it looks like she may have brought King’s troubled girl back from the dead with more than just an inopportune grave visit.

Hit the jump for my recap of the Carrie panel, and click here for all of our New York Comic-Con coverage. [Update: Hit the jump to see the new international poster for Carrie.]

New York Comic-Con: THE CONJURING Panel Recap; A Cool Take on a Real Haunted House Story in the Vein of THE AMITYVILLE HORROR and THE HAUNTING

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I went into the panel for The Conjuring knowing nothing about the film other than James Wan (Insidious) directed it and it starred Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, and Ron Livingston.  I came away thinking that Warner Bros. might have a surprise horror hit on their hands for 2013, and I say this as someone who is not a fan of Wan’s breakthrough film, Saw (I have yet to see Insidious).  We got to see a solid trailer and a clip that really got the crowd going, and it looks like Wan may have created a nice period flick that puts a nice spin on the paranormal investigators-vs-haunted-house horror sub-genre.

Hit the jump for my recap of the panel, click here for all of our New York Comic-Con coverage.

New York Comic-Con: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, PART 2 Panel Recap; Surprise Voice Cameo, New Clips, What Animated DC Movies Are Set for 2013, and More

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Frank Miller‘s The Dark Knight Returns isn’t just a must-read for Batman fans or comic-book fans.  It’s a must-read for everyone who wants to understand the current state of superhero books and movies.  While its influence has been far-reaching, it wasn’t directly adapted until Warner Premiere took the title and turned it into a two-part animated feature.  The first part was released earlier this year, and now The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 is due out in 2013.  New York Comic-Con 2012 hosted a panel for the film, and Warner Home Video’s Gary Miereanu, voice casting director Andrea Romano, and executive producer Bruce Timm were on hand to show off some clips, talk about the voice cast, what will and won’t get your animated film an R-rating, a surprising cameo, and much more including other films Warner Home Video has on tap for 2013.

Hit the jump for the recap, and click here for all of our 2012 New York Comic-Con coverage.

New York Comic-Con: SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D Panel Recap; SILENT HILL 3 Inspirations, Using 3D, and More

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For me, there are two seminal video game horror franchises:  Resident Evil and Silent Hill.  Both came out for the original PlayStation, and they each had a niche.  Resident Evil was the haunted house story, and Silent Hill was the psychological horror.  When it comes to their film adaptations, Resident Evil has veered wildly away from the original games, and also become a huge franchise.  Meanwhile, Silent Hill was adapted in 2006, but it failed to leave an impression.  This month, Director Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane) will try to bring the franchise back to life with Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.  The film had a panel at this year’s New York Comic-Con with Bassett, producer Samuel Hadida (who also produced the first film), and stars Adelaide Clemens and Kit Harington.

Hit the jump for my recap of the panel for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.

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