First Trailers for the Anthology Film RIO, I LOVE YOU Directed by Fernando Meirelles, Paolo Sorrentino, Jose Padilha, and More

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The first Rio, I Love You trailers have gone online.  The movie is the latest in the “Cities of Love” series, which includes Paris, je tamie and New York, I Love You.  This latest anthology includes short segments from directors Fernando Meirelles (City of God), Carlos Saldanha (Rio), Im Sang-soo (The Housemaid), Stephan Elliott (Easy Virtue), Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty), Guillermo Arriaga (Babel), Andrucha Waddington (Party Crashers), Nadine Labaki (Where Do We Go Now?), José Padilha (Elite Squad), and John Turturro (Fading Gigolo).  Vincent Cassel, Rodrigo Santoro, Jason Isaacs, Ryan Kwanten, Emily Mortimer, Harvey Keitel, and more appear in the segments.

Hit the jump to check out the Rio, I Love You trailer.  The movie opens in Brazil on September 11th, and while it doesn’t have a U.S. release date, I’m sure it will open here eventually.  I also wouldn’t be surprised to see it pop up during the fall festivals.

First Images from TRUE BLOOD’s Seventh and Final Season

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HBO is ramping up the marketing campaign for the upcoming seventh and final season of the vampire series True BloodA trailer arrived online a little over a week ago, and now a batch of the first True Blood season 7 images has been unveiled.  I stopped watching the show a few seasons ago so I’m not quite sure where everyone stands going into the finale, but from the looks of the trailer it appears that vampire zombies have now been added to the fantastical hodgepodge that is True Blood.  Producers have promised a more focused final season for this last batch of 10 episodes, and moving the action exclusively back to Bon Temps is certainly a good start.  It should be interesting to see how this unabashedly campy—and oftentimes crazy—series comes to a close.

Hit the jump to check out the True Blood season 7 images.  The series stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Deborah Ann Woll, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Joe Manganiello, Ryan Kwanten, and Chris BauerTrue Blood kicks off its seventh and final season on HBO Sunday, June 22nd at 9pm ET/PT.

Exclusive New Image from NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA Featuring Ryan Kwanten

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We here at Collider are happy to debut a new image from director Claudio Fäh’s new film Northmen – A Viking Saga featuring True Blood actor Ryan Kwanten.  The story revolves around a band of Viking marauders who sail down the coast of Britain with dreams of pillaging gold, but a shipwreck forces them to travel on foot to a Viking stronghold while being pursued by the King of Scotland’s infamous mercenaries, the Wolf Pack.  Kwanten plays the enigmatic Conall, a monk who “preaches with his sword” and helps the Vikings try to reach safety and combat the deadly Wolf Pack.

Hit the jump to check out the full image.  The film also stars Tom Hopper, Charlie Murphy, and Ed Skrein.

Watch an Exclusive Clip from KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM Featuring Peter Dinklage and Ryan Kwanten

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We’re happy to debut an exclusive clip from the long-awaited fantasy adventure comedy Knights of Badassdom.  The film follows three best friends played by Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Steve Zahn (Treme) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) who accidentally conjure up a succubus during their live-action role playing.  They must then put all of their LARPing skills to the test in order to save the day.

Knights of Badassdom, also starring Summer Glau, Margarita Levieva, and Danny Pudi, opens theatrically on January 21st, and will be available on-demand and digitally February 11th.  If you want to bring a theatrical screening to your town, head over to Tugg to find out how.  There’s also an on-going text-based adventure prequel to the film going on here.  Hit the jump to watch our exclusive clip.

Teaser Trailer for KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM Starring Ryan Kwanten and Peter Dinklage

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Director Joe Lynch’s (Wrong Turn 2) horror comedy Knights of Badassdom is finally set for release early next year, but as it turns out it might be incorrect to credit the film to Lynch.  The film, which is set in the world of LARPers (Live-Action Role Players) and revolves around a group accidentally summoning a blood-thirsty demon, ran into problems in post-production when the pic was taken away from Lynch and a 70-minute cut was created by the owner of the film’s production company.  eOne has acquired the film for distribution and released an announcement trailer, but it appears that, sadly, the film they’re releasing is not Lynch’s cut.  That’s unfortunate, because the footage we saw at Comic-Con two years ago looked like a lot of fun.  Hopefully Lynch’s version will see the light of day at some point.

Hit the jump to watch the announcement teaser trailer.  The film stars Ryan Kwanten, Peter Dinklage, Steve Zahn, Jimmy Simpson, and Summer GlauKnights of Badassdom will be available in theaters via TUGG starting January 21, 2014 and will be released on VOD February 11, 2014.

First Image from NORTHMEN: A VIKING SAGA Starring Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Charlie Murphy and Ed Skrein

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Principal photography has wrapped on Claudio Fäh’s Northmen – A Viking Sagaand we’ve got the first official image from the film to share with you.  The story centers on a band of Viking marauders who sail down the coast of Britain with dreams of pillaging gold, but a shipwreck forces them to travel on foot to a Viking stronghold, pursued by the King of Scotland’s infamous mercenaries, the Wolf Pack.

Tom Hopper (Knights of Badassdom), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Irish actress Charlie Murphy (Philomena), Ed Skrein (The Sweeney), Ken Duken (Inglorious Basterds), Anatole Taubman (Quantum of Solace) and James Norton (Rush) star.  Hit the jump to see the first image and for more on the film.

Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten and Anthony Hopkins Star in KIDNAPPING FREDDY HEINEKEN; Peter Dinklage to Topline R-Rated Comedy

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Here’s a bit of casting news for you today:

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Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko & Vincent Cassel Gain MOMENTUM; Rupert Grint & Charles Dance Brew Up Macbeth Adaptation; Ryan Kwanten in NORTHMEN

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Here’s the first of what promises to be a lot of casting news over the next few days:

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As great a time as I’ve had at the movies this summer, basking in the glow of giant blockbuster after giant blockbuster, watching The Way, Way Back last weekend was a relief. A barely average waterpark stood in place of the massive action set pieces I had grown accustomed to. A teenager from a broken home struggling to find a shred of self-confidence was the substitute for the oft-used extinction of civilization as we know it stake. Although I hesitate to call the film great (I would reserve that attribute for the similarly-themed Adventureland if pressed), it was exactly what I needed at the time: a small-scale comedy/drama with both feet planted firmly on the ground and characters I could invest in. With films like The Way, Way Back currently playing nationwide, if you’re still suffering from blockbuster sensory overload then you only have yourself to blame.

My recommendation for curing the common blockbuster aside, this week’s Top 5 includes the moving first trailer for Ben Stiller‘s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2 Guns interviews with director Baltasar Kormakur and more, the first trailer and official images from David O. Russell‘s American Hustle, Joe Lynch‘s very cool short film Truth in Journalism featuring one of my favorite Marvel characters, and our own Christina Radish covering the heck out of the TCA Press Tour with Breaking Bad, Homeland, and Game of Thrones related posts. Let’s meet on the other side of the jump for a brief recap and link to each of the above.

Ryan Kwanten Tackles a Fan-Favorite Marvel Character in Joe Lynch’s New Short Film TRUTH IN JOURNALISM Produced by Adi Shankar

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Writer/director Joe Lynch’s (Wrong Turn 2) new short film Truth in Journalism has been released online, and Marvel fans should be pretty pleased with the finished product.  The film premiered this year at Comic-Con and is a sort of follow-up to last year’s The Punisher short Dirty Laundry, which starred Thomas Jane and was produced by Adi ShankarTruth in Journalism, which was also produced by Shankar, stars Ryan Kwanten as a New York City journalist whose work is being chronicled by a French documentary film crew.  A rather exciting reveal takes place later in the short, but I won’t spoil that here on the front page.  Hit the jump to check out the film for yourself.

Check Out Posters for the Thomas Jane Short DIRTY LAUNDRY and the New Short TRUTH IN JOURNALISM, Which Stars Ryan Kwanten and Debuts Tomorrow

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A little over a year ago, Thomas Jane and friends shocked Comic-Con by premiering a very cool short film based on The Punisher titled Dirty Laundry.  Directed by Phil Joanou, scripted by Chad St. John, and produced by Adi Shankar, the short was a slow burn that eventually erupted into bloody and brutal violence.  If you’ve never seen it, I strongly suggest watching it here.

If you’re like me and thought Dirty Laundry was extremely well done, I’ve got some cool news to share: tomorrow morning, producer Adi Shankar is releasing his next short film titled Truth in Journalism, and it stars Ryan Kwanten.  Written and directed by Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn II, Knights of Badassdom), the film is sure to excite comic book fans, and I have a feeling everyone will be watching it within the first twenty-four hours.  While I really want to go into more details about why you should be excited, just trust me.  Anyway, with the short hitting the net tomorrow morning, Shankar is letting us premiere the posters for both short films.  Hit the jump to check them out.

Comic-Con: TRUE BLOOD Panel Recap; Cast and Crew Preview Intense Second Half of Season 6; Watch the New Trailer

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Even with a recent string of shuffling showrunners, the cast and current True Blood showrunner and executive producer Brian Buckner promised a thrilling second half of an already pretty intense season six.  As has been shared before, this season has been about bringing the focus back to the people of Bon Temps and the characters that the show has been following for so long.  Not much was said or shared about what remains of season six, but a trailer for the remaining episodes of the season was shown, and one memorable quote to sum it all up would be, “Death ain’t the end anymore.”

Moderated by TV Guide’s Kate Hahn, the panel included Buckner, Anna Paquin, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Deborah Ann Woll, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Nelsan Ellis, Joe Manganiello, Anna Camp, Michael McMillian, and Rob Kazinsky.  Hit the jump for my recap of the panel and to watch the trailer for the second half of season six.

THE PUNISHER: DIRTY LAUNDRY Producer Adi Shankar to Debut New Short Film at Comic-Con; Check out the Exclusive First Images Here

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While we’ve seen time and time again that it’s hard to keep any reveals at Comic-Con secret, last year we got a really cool surprise by way of the short film Dirty Laundry.  Produced by Adi Shankar (Dredd, The Grey) and directed by Phil Joanou, the short saw Thomas Jane reprise his role as The Punisher in a hardcore, unrated portrayal that was made purely for and by fans of the comics character.  We just may be in for another similar kind of surprise this year, as Shankar recently tweeted a pre-VFX still from his “follow-up to Dirty Laundry,” teasing that the mystery character would be revealed at the Machinima Comic-Con panel on Saturday, July 20th at 10am in the Indigo Ballroom.

We’ve got a few more exclusive images from the secretive short to debut today, and we can tell you that the film stars True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten and was directed by Joe Lynch.  Hit the jump to take a look at the images, and stay tuned for the very, very exciting reveal.

Over 20 New High-Resolution Images from TRUE BLOOD Season 6 Featuring Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard, and Stephen Moyer

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We only recently just saw a full trailer for the upcoming sixth season of the HBO series True Blood, and now the network has unveiled a large batch of high-resolution images previewing the drama to come.  In addition to giving us looks at fan favorites like Sookie (Anna Paquin), Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), Bill (Stephen Moyer), and of course Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), these images also introduce us to a host of new characters played by the likes of Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket), and Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Friday Night Lights).

Hit the jump to peruse the gallery of images.  The series also stars Ryan Kwanten, Joe Manganiello, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Deborah Ann Woll, Carrie Preston, Todd Lowe, Nelsan Ellis, Michael McMillian, Lucy Griffiths, Lauren Bowles, Chris Bauer, Kelly Overton, Rob Kazinsky, and Amelia Rose Blaire.  Season six of True Blood premieres on HBO Sunday June 16th at 9pm/8c.

Watch Two New TRUE BLOOD Season 6 Promos

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Two new promos for HBO’s gory vampire drama True Blood focus on Sookie’s brother Jason and the werewolf Alcide, giving viewers a little hint of what might be coming up in the show’s sixth season.  Some fans were relieved that Alan Ball was relinquishing his showrunner duties this year (moving on to create the fantastic Banshee on Cinemax), but with the news that new showrunner Mark Hudis left shooting halfway through this new season and was replaced with series writer Brian Buckner, well, to quote one of my favorite films, “alarm bells are ringing, Willie!”  Still True Blood always has a way of pulling us back into its chaos, and I’m sure this season will be no exception.  Hit the jump for the new teaser videos.

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