The "Sin City" sequel might be a movie to kill for — but you won't be killing for it until next year.
Dimension Films have announced that "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" won't hit its previously announced October 4, 2013 release date as originally expected. Instead, the film has been delayed by nearly a full year. It's now arriving on August 22, 2014.
Following the debut of "300: Rise of an Empire's" first trailer, MTV News got director Noam Murro on the phone to discuss his visually striking follow-up to Zack Snyder's groundbreaking original film. The director desired to expand upon the first film's visual vocabulary, which was a desire shared by producer Zack Snyder and the studio.
"I think that was the great thing about working with Zack and working with the studio. The idea was always to create a point of reference of the old movie, but technologically and visually push it further up the hill," he said. "It really is quite a difference in the way that it feels and looks. It does happen in water, and geographically, it is open. I think we've pushed it from a visual spectacle uphill, but the roots of this tree are grounded in the '300' world. We wanted to create different styles of battles, and there are very distinct ones in this movie. There's the fire battle and the fog battle."
Despite losing director Zack Snyder, "300: Rise of an Empire" director Noam Murro looks to have turned in a film that matches the original's unique look, striking visuals, and penchant for slow-motion and ultra-revealing Spartan garb. People who wanted to see more "300" will indeed see more "300"! The film follows the 2007 adaptation of Dark Horse Comics' "300" by Frank Miller. Check out the trailer below.
The film stars returning actors Lena Headey and Rodrigo Santoro, as well as new leading man Sullivan Stapleton, and Eva Green. It looks like the film takes place concurrently with the first one, focusing on the Battle of Artemisium instead of the Battle of Thermopylae, which was the focus of the first film. The Battle of Artemisium was comprised of naval battles, hence the trailer's abundance of ships ramming into each other and bloody bodies falling into the ocean.
Yes, a lot of Wikipedia research went into this post.
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Is it possible for a TV spot to be better than a movie's actual trailer? That's the case with "R.I.P.D.," whose new TV teaser does a better job capturing our interest than the trailer that was released last month.
There's plenty of new footage in this spot and it just seems to work better -- and feel like less of a "Men in Black" rip-off -- than what was previously released. Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds seem to have some fun chemistry together, and it's nice that this TV spot plays up the comedy and action aspects of the film instead of just teasing its entire plot.
So much for "300: Rise of an Empire" getting its time in the sun. Warner Bros. has delayed the movie once again, pushing it back all the way to March 7, 2014.
"Moving '300: Rise of an Empire' to March 7 continues in the tradition of the first '300,' and kicks off the Spring movie-going season in epic style. The film is on track to become all that audiences have come to expect from the franchise," Warner Bros. Pictures' President of Domestic Distribution says in a statement.
A new poster for "R.I.P.D." has made its way online, and it offers a bit more exposition than the last one did. Touting the tagline, "Defending our world one soul at a time," the poster teases the supernatural forces at work in the upcoming movie.
Nothing screams, "Watch this movie!" like a R.I.P.D. car getting sucked up through a gaping hole in the sky, and this poster seems to try to underline the crazy ridiculous action sequences that will take place in the comic book adaptation. The trailer already showed off "R.I.P.D.'s" "Men in Black"-meets-"Bleach" vibe, and that's pretty much what this new image reveals as well.
The first trailer for the dead cops hunt the dead flick "R.I.P.D.," based on the Dark Horse comic series, is here and it looks like a blast of goofy fun.
Jeff Bridges -- in full-on scenery-chewing mode -- is Roy Pulsipher (his name is Powell in the comic), dead cowboy. Ryan Reynolds is Nick Cruz Walker, newly-dead cop. Both men work for the Rest in Peace Department and answer to one boss, the BIG boss.
In fact, Reynolds is right back in the thick of it with this summer's "R.I.P.D.," an action-comedy based on the Dark Horse Comics series of the same name. A brand new poster for the film has gone online via Collider, showing Reynolds and co-star Jeff Bridges glowering with guns aglow.
Dark Horse Comics is pound for pound the best comics publisher in the world with super franchises like the "Hellboy" universe, "The Goon," the "Whedonverse," and "Star Wars" under its belt. They've also released Frank Miller's finest work (not published by Marvel or DC), and many new, cutting edge series and graphic novels. Dark Horse has more than proved its reputation as the biggest non-big two publisher, though it's yet to truly hit that Marvel movieverse or "Dark Knight" level of success at the multiplexes. The "Hellboy" flicks, "Sin City," "300," and "The Mask" were big but not BIG. And we'll pretend the Pam Anderson vehicle "Barb Wire" never happened.
There are a number of great Dark Horse titles in various states of production including "R.I.P.D.," "Mind MGMT," "The Goon," "Beasts of Burden," and others. Some of those could very well blow up the box office, if some of them ever get out of development and see the light of day. With news that "Hellboy" creator Mike Mignola has firmly said that a third adventure with Red and the "B.P.R.D." is a no go at cinemas, we figured it'd be fun to compile a list of other Dark Horse Comics that might be ripe for adaptation.
Madness? This is not madness. These are Sparta's neighbors!
A first look at photos from "300: Rise of an Empire," the follow-up to Zack Snyder's "300," has gone online courtesy of USA Today, highlighting new leading man Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles, the Greek general leading soldiers out to sea against the Persian army.
Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.