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[UPDATED] Check Out Entertainment Weekly's New TERMINATOR: GENISYS Promo Pics!
The past two days have been nothing short of active in lieu of recently-revealed promotional pics from Entertainment Weekly's exclusive coverage of director Alan Taylor's trilogy reboot starter, Terminator: Genisys. Based on EW's coverage, the film, writen by Patrick Lussier and Laeta Kalogridis, will forsee a revamp of the story that centers on iconic heroine Sarah Connor's orphaned upbringing beginning at the age of nine years old upon the arrival of a Terminator who becomes her "guardian" who she addresses as "Pops". Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has either starred in or appeared in all previous Terminator films dating back to helmer James Cameron's successful first in 1984, is returning to reprise the classic role as the killer-cyborg from the future whose living tissue, sitting atop his metal alloy, has become the segway for the Terminator's "aging" process while co-existing with mankind.
On Thursday this week, more details are being revealed by way of EW from the director, who says the new film will re-enact the Terminator's electrifying arrival in 1984 at the Los Angeles Griffith Observatory from the first film. "It's the holy grail of visual effects," Producer David Ellison told EW. "You create a walking, breathing human that doesn't exist." Of course, no great action thriller can exist without a great villain, and so the producers are keeping an extra tight lid on that detail, except for at least one hint they shared about the particular new villain in the film, describing what Comingsoon.net wrote as "a man-machine hybrid" which they hope will become a major stepping stone in visual effects delivery in addition to semi-digitally reviving Schwarzenegger's youth. "Part of the challenge is to dazzle people with something they haven't seen before," Taylor said. "There are elements in our main villain that are straining the capacities of our brilliant visual-effects people. So that's a good sign."
July 1, 2015 is the new date for Terminator Genisys from Paramount Pictures and Skydance before releasing the remaining two on May 19, 2017 and June 29, 2018. Schwarzenegger joins actress Emilia Clarke and actors Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney to lead the cast along with J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Byung-hun Lee, Michael Gladis, Sandrine Holt and Matt Smith starring. You can catch a handful of the cast in brand new promo pics from Entertainment Weekly just below.
UPDATE (6:32pm EST): ComingSoon.net forwarded more exclusive pics from Entertainment Weekly for Terminator: Genisys which you can view just below
Having had a stellar festival run throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. with last year's Fantastic Fest premiere, director Shimomura Yuji's new film, Re:Born, has seen quite the journey to its praise. The same can amply be applied to the resurgence of its star, actor Sakaguchi Tak who, given personal career circumstances, essentially had to keep off radar and thankfully, that dry patch is now over and done.
How so? Well, despite intial speculations of Re:Born being his last film, it has instead been noticeably buzzed as his return and one that stands deservedly on ceremony. Together with WAVE innovator, close quarters fighting expert Inagawa Yoshitaka and host to a story sampling from the inspired dark, reclusive tales of real-life commandos, Sakaguchi stars as a small town clerk forced to adhere to his bloodlust once again following a string of military murders and the emergence of a squad of clandestined soldiers and assassins led by his former commanding officer now seeking…
Honorary Oscar winner Jackie Chan is in Shanghai stirring a ruckus for attendees and fellow stars at the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival. More news on this will rollout eventually and there will be plenty to sift over amid the buzz for Chan and his upcoming titles, and the same goes for the Fall release of the new thriller, The Foreigner, which is getting an October 13 release from STX.
The film takes its cues from Stephen Leather's novel, The Chinaman and is adapted for the screen by David Marconi with Casino Royale helmer Martin Campbell directing. Chan is joined by Pierce Brosnan, Liu Tao and Katie Leung for the story of a South London restaurant owner who reverts to the lethal skillset built in his dark past, paving his own way for vengeance after an IRA terrorist attack that kills his family and the justice system fails him.
The film has already made itself a share of festival appearances with a few gamey one-sheets but we now have an official first poster for its …
It's understandable that one forgets things. Amid all the film festival hype I damn near forgot that a live-action adaptation of Sakurai Gamon's hit manga, Ajin: Demi Human was on the way which makes me wonder how come it's not heading to festivals this year, unless I'm wrong.
If not, I reckon part of this is due to the amount of work being put into the spectacular action sequences and immersive visuals with Bayside Shakedown film series and Shaolin Girl helmer Motohiro Katsuyuki at the helm. There wasn't a lot of footage in the previous teaser to showcase it much but there was just enough to garner some much-deserved interest and as of Sunday, to say the least, the official trailer guarantees the promise being offered here in a much more assuring fashion.
The film opens in Japan on September 30 and much to the delight of fans of both the manga, the anime series and films, as well as Rurouni Kenshin star Satoh Takeru. He leads the cast of the film as Nagai Kei, a …