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Comic-Con News: Matt Damon and director Neill Blomkamp talk ELYSIUM

Matt Damon in ELYSIUM | ©2012 Sony Pictures

After making a big splash with his directorial debut DISTRICT 9, writer-director Neill Blomkamp returns with his latest sci-fi epic ELYSIUM hitting theaters next year. At Comic-Con 2012, Blomkamp and star Matt Damon spoke to the press about what to expect from this previously top secret film. “It’s a film about an orbital space station called Elysium,” explains Blomkamp during a press conference. “Earth is diseased and has been left behind and the money and resources have left with it.” In the film Matt Damon plays a character that’s trying to get off earth and head to Elysium. “My character …Read On »

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Comic-Con News: KICK-ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL news from actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse

KICK-ASS 2 comic book | ©Icon

Even though the original Matthew Vaughn directed 2010 movie KICK-ASS (based on the Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.) didn’t make a mint at the boxoffice, KICK-ASS 2: BALLS TO THE WALL is on its way and co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse is thrilled. “The budget is cheaper,” says Mintz-Plasse talking about the new film while promoting his new animated film PARANORMAN at Comic-Con 2012. “It made money, but not a lot of money so we all took a cut because we wanted to make it.” In KICK-ASS 2, his character Chris D’Amico trades in the Red Mist hero to become a …Read On »

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Comic-Con News: The scoop on SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE DAMNED

Liam McIntyre in SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE - "Wrath of the Gods" | ©2012 Starz

As the SPARTACUS franchise on Staraz comes to its final season with SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE DAMNED, both star Liam McIntyre and executive producer/creator Steven S. DeKnight spoke to the press about the new season at Comic-Con 2012. As Spartacus leads an army into war, DeKnight is particularly excited about more deaths coming our way. “Yes, there are some deaths in the coming season that I have been thinking about for quite awhile,” he admits without naming names. “I can’t even hint at what it is, but it occurs later this season. I will say, we wanted to explore the …Read On »

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Comic-Con News: BONES Season 8 scoop from star David Boreanaz

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 7 - "The Suit on the Set" | ©2012 Fox/Ray Mickshaw

At the end of Season 7, a whole lot of bad was happening to the characters on the hit Fox series BONES. With Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) now in a relationship (and proud parents), a monkey wrench was thrown into the system where Brennan was framed for murder. At the end of the episode, she goes on the run as the team tries to clear her name. At Comic-Con 2012, Boreanaz spoke to the press about where BONES  Season 8 will be headed. “He’ll be interviewed by the Bureau and will have to answer questions about where …Read On »

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Comic-Con News: Noah Wyle chats about FALLING SKIES and character development

Noah Wyle in FALLING SKIES - Season 2 - "Young Bloods" | ©2012 TNT/James Dittiger

Fans of the TNT series FALLING SKIES may have wondered why there’s been such a slow burn with the budding romance between Tom (Noah Wyle) and Dr. Anne Glass (Moon Bloodgood) and at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, Wyle shed some light on it while speaking to the press. “It’s very difficult to write an interpersonal romance relationship on the show when you’re always trying to establish a base level of threat being ever present,” says Wyle of the hit alien invasion series which just got renewed for Season 3. “So we write these scenes where I would be on …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Gale Anne Hurd talks THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 – Part 1

Gale Anne Hurd at the 37th Annual Saturn Awards | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Based on Robert Kirkman’s ongoing graphic novel series THE WALKING DEAD, AMC’s series about a small band of survivors trying to survive in a world overrun by zombies is now in production on its third season. Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd spoke to ASSIGNMENT X about THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 in this exclusive interview. Hurd is a genre veteran, having produced and co-written the original TERMINATOR and served as a producer on ALIENS, ALIEN NATION, THE ABYSS, THE RELIC, CLOCKSTOPPERS and THE INCREDIBLE HULK, as well as acclaimed non-genre fare like THE WATERDANCE and the documentary CHOCTAW CODE TALKERS. …Read On »

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Comic-Con News: WRECK-IT RALPH star John C. Reilly talks about his new animated film and his favorite arcade game

WRECK IT RALPH movie poster | ©2012 Disney

The new animated Disney film WRECK-IT RALPH focuses on an 8-bit character named Wreck-It Ralph from a fictitious 1980s arcade game who decides he’s tired of being a bad guy and starts to game hop into other worlds. Voicing Ralph is John C. Reilly who spoke to the press at Comic-Con 2012 about being in the new cartoon and getting used to the voiceover medium. “With voice over work, you take the whole experience you normally do with your body and channel it all into your voice,” says Reilly. “I became somewhat good at various sound effects. They had to …Read On »

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Comic-Con News: Michelle Williams says she would consider a DAWSON’S CREEK reunion movie

DAWSON'S CREEK - THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON

While promoting her new film OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, Michelle Williams was asked by the press whether she would consider doing a DAWSON’S CREEK reunion movie where she played Jen Lindley from 1998 to 2003. Her response is quite surprising. “I would,” she admits. “I’d very happily do a reunion show, but I don’t know what it would be since my character died in the end. There are certain limitations – either I come back as a ghost or you film me through a gauzy lens in flashbacks as my 19-year old self. I would love to. Independently, we’ve …Read On »

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Comic-Con News: Sam Raimi talks OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL and reveals Bruce Campbell has a cameo

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL teaser poster | ©2012 Disney

Even though the current poster for OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL looks very much like THE WIZARD OF OZ, director Sam Raimi says it shares the DNA of the L. Frank Baum books, but this is a prequel not a remake or sequel to that beloved 1939 film “We all loved THE WIZARD OF OZ and we were careful not to tread on it and careful to respect it,” admits Raimi. “Ours is a different story that leads up to THE WIZARD OF OZ. It’s how the Wizard came from Kansas to the land of Oz. It’s about a selfish …Read On »

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Comic-Con News: Tim Burton says his BATMAN looks like BATMAN ON ICE compared to newer, darker superhero movies

BATMAN (1989) movie poster | ©1989 Warner Bros.

With the brooding Christopher Nolan directed THE DARK KNIGHT RISES about to hit theaters, people forget that the original BATMAN movie from Tim Burton in 1989 was also perceived as the darkest superhero movie up until that point. While promoting his FRANKENWEENIE stop-motion animated movie at Comic-Con in San Diego, the director remembers the nervousness surrounding his vision and how it compares now with all these dark superhero movies hitting the theaters. “I recall back when we were doing BATMAN how people were worried that it was ‘too dark’, but now it looks like a light-hearted romp – BATMAN ON …Read On »

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