FROM MTV GEEK
The forthcoming sci-fi film "Oblivion" opens in theaters on April 19th, but you can get look at home the film went from a Radical Comics pitch to a big screen epic starring Tom Cruise right now at MTV Geek. In the video below, Radical Comics' Art Director Jeremy Berger shows just how close the original illustrated novel concepts from filmmaker Joseph Kosinksi's ("TRON Legacy") are to the finished vision featured on-screen.
For more information on "Oblivion's" new iOS and Android app as well as stills from the above video, check out the full story over on MTV Geek.
Dwayne Johnson's "Hercules" will be coming to us a little sooner than we expected, as the Brett Ratner-directed movie's release date has officially been bumped up two weeks.
Paramount Pictures and MGM have announced that "Hercules" is now slated to come out on July 25, 2014. Originally it had been announced that "Hercules" would hit theaters on August 8, 2014, the week after "Guardians of the Galaxy." Now the movie has one up on that Marvel movie, but will have to deal with the aftermath of "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past," both of which are coming out on July 18, 2014. So far no other movies are slated for the July 25 release date.
Don't bother holding your breath for Dwayne Johnson as Lobo. According to the man himself, it isn't happening.
The Rock was attached to play the Main Man in a movie directed by "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" helmer Brad Peyton, but we've heard nothing on that front since the summer of 2012. And according to Johnson, who spoke with MTV News at the junket for his new movie "Snitch," the radio-silence on his end is because "Lobo" is now off his radar.
Tom Cruise does not look very happy in the new still from Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion." In the still, he's seen running from a helicopter and away from... something. Is it the alien race known as the Scavs? A human enemy? Something more terrifying? Your guess is as good as ours.
Though this photo and previous images and posters have offered vague impressions of "Oblivion's" premise, what's stuck out to us most is Kosinski's visual style. Regardless of your thoughts on "Tron: Legacy" as a film, it's hard to deny that the effects were phenomenal and a high point of the movie. The same seems to be the case in "Oblivion," though Kosinski has traded in "Tron's" blue and black palate for a lighter, grayer one.
The Dwayne Johnson-starring film "Hercules" is really happening, and it's finally found itself a release date. MGM and Paramount Pictures have revealed that we only have to wait until next year to see The Rock's take on the famous Greek hero.
"Hercules" is set to be released on August 8, 2014. It will be directed by Brett Ratner, who took over sometime after Peter Berg left the project. Ryan Condol wrote the script based on the Radical Publishing comic book series "The Thracian Wars" and "The Knives of Kush," both of which were written by Steve Moore and drawn by Cris Bolsin.
Find out the full synopsis for the movie after the jump, courtesy of SuperHeroHype:
It's hard to nail down exactly which movie we are most excited for in 2013, but Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion" and Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" definitely rank towards the top of the list. Despite some details from both movies being released, they are still shrouded in mystery and a whole lot of anticipation.
As part of their 2013 movie preview, USA Today has debuted new photos from the two movies. The "Oblivion" image is definitely the more intriguing one, as it shows Tom Cruise's character being interrogated by Morgan Freeman. We saw teases of this relationship in the movie's trailer, but it's clear that it will be an interesting dynamic going forward.
The "Oblivion" trailer showed that Earth is a memory worth fighting for — and it's certainly a memory that's been with director Joseph Kosinski for quite a while.
"I started writing this small character-driven science fiction story that was in the vein of those science fiction films of the 1970s that involved this lone survivor among the ruins of civilization, like 'Mega Man' or 'Silent Running' — it was kind of in that vein," the filmmaker told MTV News in a recent interview. "I thought if it was going to be my first movie it would have to be something very small and contained in order to even get a chance at pulling it off."
"Tron Legacy" director Joseph Kosinski is back on the grid with the trailer for his new movie, "Oblivion," based on his own graphic novel set on a ruined Earth. Tom Cruise stars as Jack Harper, a drone repairman mining Earth's surface for the human population living off-world. With two weeks to go before his job ends, Harper finds himself drawn into a conspiracy certain to shatter everything he knows about the world he lives in.
Watch it all go down in the trailer below.
"Oblivion" hits theaters on April 12, 2013.
We have little to go on when it comes to the upcoming Joseph Kosinski movie "Oblivion," but at least we now know that it will look pretty.
Universal has debuted the first poster for "Oblivion" via IGN, and it touts the headline "Earth is a memory worth fighting for." That doesn't tell us much about the film beyond what we already know, but the image on the poster does. Tom Cruise's Jack Harper stares up at a waterfall that has formed in between the wreckage of a major city, promising that this isn't a version of Earth that we've seen before.
Dwayne Johnson is one of the mightiest warriors in all of Hollywood. It only makes sense, then, that he'll play one of the mightiest warriors in all of mythology.
He'll do exactly that in "Hercules," his upcoming action movie set to start production in early 2013. Deadline reports that the film, based on the Radical Studios-published graphic novel "Hercules: The Thracian Wars," will see Johnson and director Brett Ratner teaming up with Paramount and MGM.