Joe Cornish to Direct Legendary’s ‘King Kong’ Reboot ‘Skull Island’


Attack the Block helmer Joe Cornish has been offered the director's seat in Legendary's upcoming King Kong reboot Skull Island. Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein will be writing the script.

The offer came after the studio revealed the project at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. The film is rumored to be a origin story for the giant gorilla and will explore the movie monster's life before he was taken into captivity.

No confirmation has been given by the director. He will next be helming Universal Pictures' Section 6 starring Jack O'Connell. That project follows a British war veteran that is tasked with a secret mission to recover coded assassination orders in Russia in 1919 to prevent a diplomatic catastrophe.

No production schedule has been released.

Skull Island comes to theaters November 4th, 2016.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ TV Spot Brings More Critical Praise


After a week chocked full of Marvel news from Comic-Con, including the confirmation of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, some may have forgotten that Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters in just four short days. Marvel Studios has released a new TV spot for director James Gunn's cosmic adventure, where a group of misfits (Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper) team up to save the universe from the nefarious Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace). Check out the latest footage to prepare yourselves for this Marvel Phase Two adventure, hitting theaters nationwide August 1.

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team-the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

Guardians of the Galaxy comes to theaters August 1st, 2014 and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan. The film is directed by James Gunn.

Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley Connect in Third ‘Begin Again’ Trailer


We are excited to announce the premiere of a new Begin Again trailer, from The Weinstein Company. Director John Carney follows up his critically-acclaimed debut Once with this new musical drama, centering on a struggling musician (Keira Knightley) who connects with a downtrodden record label executive (Mark Ruffalo) during a New York City summer. Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, Yasiin Bey and Catherine Keener round out the all-star cast in this critically-acclaimed drama, which is currently playing in theaters nationwide following a successful limited release.

The latest film from writer-director John Carney (Once), Begin Again is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Begin Again is produced and financed by Exclusive Media and produced by Anthony Bregman, Tobin Armbrust and Judd Apatow.

Begin Again was released July 4th, 2014 and stars James Corden, Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Yasiin Bey, Karen Pittman, Paul Romero, Catherine Keener. The film is directed by John Carney.

‘The Killing’ Season 4 Preview Clip & Posters Revealed


Ahead of the August 1st premiere of the fourth and final season of The Killing, Netflix has released a preview clip and two new posters from the series to accompany the previously released previously released trailer. The Seattle-based crime drama centers on homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephan Holder, played respectively by Mireille Enos (World War Z) and Joel Kinnaman (the RoboCop reboot).

The video picks up directly after the events of season 3’s finale. A panicked Linden hurriedly sheds her pants and trademark sweater before stepping into a shower and letting blood and mud wash from her body and down the drain. After scrubbing the bathroom with bleach and packing the incriminating articles in a Hefty bag, the beleaguered detective burns them in a trashcan.

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SR Geek Picks: Best ‘Pulp Fiction’ Cosplay Ever, ‘Star Wars 7′ Set Description & More


Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find a Star Lord rap; how Captain Picard would propose; a toddler photoshopped into iconic geeky movies; Kevin Smith describing what he saw on the set of Episode VII; teens watching and discussing music videos by Weird Al; a huge Death Star rug; and a mapped history of A Song of Ice and Fire. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, Flavorwire has 10 Banned Movie Posters.

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!


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