Production Begins on Melissa McCarthy comedy Superintelligence

Production begins on Melissa McCarthy comedy Superintelligence

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that filming began this week on location in Atlanta for Superintelligence, starring Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, and James Corden. Ben Falcone is directing the new action comedy, from a script by Steve Mallory.

Nothing extraordinary ever happens to Carol Peters (McCarthy), so when she starts getting snarky backtalk from her TV, phone and microwave, she thinks she’s being punked. Or losing her mind. In fact, the world’s first superintelligence has selected her for observation, taking over her life…with a bigger, more ominous plan to take over everything. Now Carol is humanity’s last chance before this artificial intelligence-with-an-attitude decides to pull the plug.

Falcone and McCarthy are also producing, alongside Rob Cowan, whose credits include the Falcone/McCarthy comedy Tammy and the Conjuring films. Screenwriter Steve Mallory additionally serves as an executive producer.

Falcone’s creative behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Barry Peterson (22 Jump Street, Game Night), editor Tia Nolan (How to be Single, Angie Tribeca), production designer Jefferson Sage (who has worked with McCarthy on several films, including Spy, The Heat, and Bridesmaids), and costume designer Louise Mingenbach (the Hangover and X-Men franchises).

Filming on location in and around Atlanta, Georgia, Superintelligence is scheduled for release on December 25, 2019.

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First Man Poster Debuts on 49th Moon Landing Anniversary

First Man poster debuts on 49th moon landing anniversary

Universal Pictures has released a new movie poster for Damien Chazelle’s upcoming film, First Man. The poster debuts on the 49th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing. NASA will share more about the Apollo 11 landing later on today as part of the celebration of the anniversary. Check it out below!

Chazelle (Whiplash) and Gosling (Blade Runner 2049) are teaming up again following the smashing success of the 2016 musical La La Land for the film based on James Hansen’s biography “First Man: A Life Of Neil A. Armstrong.” Written by Academy Award winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the First Man movie will be produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight SagaThe Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle and Gosling. Isaac Klausner (The Fault in Our Stars) will executive produce.

The film features an ensemble cast that includes Gosling, Claire Foy (The Crown) as Janet Shearon, Armstrong’s first wife, Corey Stoll (The Strain) as Buzz Aldrin, Kyle Chandler (Game Night) as Deke Slayton, Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Ed White, Shea Wigham (Kong: Skull Island) as Gus Grissom, Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) as David Scott, Brian d’Arcy James (13 Reasons Why) as Joseph A. Walker, Pablo Schreiber (Den of Thieves) as Jim Lovell, as well as Patrick Fugit (Outcast), Cory Michael Smith (Gotham), Lukas Haas (The Revenant) and Christopher Abbott (The Sinner).

First Man is set to hit theaters October 12, just in time for Oscars season.

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Our First Round of San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Cosplay!

Our first round of San Diego Comic-Con 2018 cosplay photos and SuperHeroHype are still covering the annual Comic-Con International: San Diego and we have our first batch of cosplay photos from the convention! Check them out in the gallery below and stay tuned to our Comic-Con Hub for even more cosplay photos, official promo material, floor pics and more!

RELATED: Check Out the First Comic-Con 2018 Show Floor Photos!

Comic-Con International: San Diego returns to the San Diego Convention Center in 2018, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 18 with the four days of the event running Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 23, 2018. This year marks the 49th year for the show, making it the country’s longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention. With attendance topping 130,000 in recent years, the event has grown to include satellite locations, including local hotels and outdoor parks. Programming events, games, anime, the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, and the Eisner Awards all take place outside of the Convention Center, creating a campus-type feel for the convention in downtown San Diego.

RELATED: Official Comic-Con 2018 Bags Include CW Heroes, Sabrina, and Castle Rock

You can peruse the big events for the four days in detail yourself by clicking on any of the below days:

THURSDAY 7/19    FRIDAY 7/20     SATURDAY 7/21     SUNDAY 7/22

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Star Trek Online, the online roleplaying game that continues the story of the Star Trek universe, has completely revamped the look of one of the most-classic Star Trek ships, the Excelsior. This brand-new visual update, done by superstar 3D artist Tobias Richter, will be free to anyone who already owns the Tier 3, Tier 5 or Tier 6 versions of these ships, and you’ll be able to fly the original Excelsior, the Enterprise B, or the experimental NX-2000 versions of the ship. To celebrate, all versions are on sale for 20% off until July 23rd.
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is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game that allows players to explore the Star Trek universe from within. Players can forge their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy as a Klingon Warrior, rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird or carry out daring missions on behalf of the Dominion as a Jem’Hadar soldier. Captains can also explore iconic locations from the Star Trek universe, make contact with new alien species and battle alongside other players in customizable starships. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation4 and Xbox One.

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The Hellfest Trailer is Your E-Ticket Ride to Die

The Hell Fest trailer is your E-Ticket ride to die

CBS Films and Lionsgate have released the first trailer for Hell Fest, starring Amy Forsyth (The Path, Rise), Emmy-nominee Reign Edwards (MacGyverSnowfall), and Bex Taylor-Klaus (Here and Now, Arrow). Check out the Hell Fest trailer below, along with the poster in the gallery!

College student Natalie (Forsyth) is visiting her childhood best friend Brooke (Edwards) and her roommateTaylor (Taylor-Klaus). If it was any other time of year these three and their boyfriends might be heading to a concert or bar, but it is Halloween which means that like everyone else they will be bound for HELL FEST – a sprawling labyrinth of rides, games, and mazes that travels the country and happens to be in town. Every year thousands follow Hell Fest to experience fear at the ghoulish carnival of nightmares.

But for one visitor, Hell Fest is not the attraction – it is a hunting ground. An opportunity to slay in plain view of a gawking audience, too caught up in the terrifyingly fun atmosphere to recognize the horrific reality playing out before their eyes. As the body count and frenzied excitement of the crowds continues to rise, he turns his masked face to Natalie, Brooke, Taylor and their boyfriends who will fight to survive the night.

The film is directed by Gregory Plotkin (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Editor — Get Out, Happy Death Day) and produced by Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, Aliens).

Hellfest is set for release on September 28 of this year.

What do you think of the Hell Fest trailer? Let us know in the comments below!

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Cats Movie Cast Revealed to Include Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, and More

Cats movie cast revealed to include Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, and more

The upcoming feature film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical, Cats, has found it’s felines. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen have all signed on to the musical adaptation. Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) is set to direct the film from a script by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot). Production will reportedly begin at the end of this year in the UK.

First performed in 1981, Cats is the fourth longest-running show in Broadway as well as West End history, with a direct-to-video version of the production released in 1998. Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show is set amongst a larger- than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favorite feline characters including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks.

The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year – the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.

Working Title Films, who previously worked with Hooper on the hit 2012 film adaptation of Les Miserables, will produce the Cats movie alongside Lloyd Webber. No casting has taken place yet.

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10 Movies Since 2008 Inspired By The Dark Knight

10 Movies Since 2008 Inspired By The Dark Knight

In honor of The Dark Knight‘s 10th Anniversary earlier this week on July 18, is celebrating by delving into all the movies that Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece has inspired in the ensuing decade. Check out our list in the gallery below, and let us know of other Movies Since 2008 Inspired By The Dark Knight in the comments below!

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Ten years ago, Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking blockbuster The Dark Knight was released. Commemorating the 10-year anniversary, Warner Bros. Pictures is bringing the film to four select IMAX locations for an exclusive, one-week engagement, beginning August 24, 2018.

With The Dark Knight, Nolan broke new ground—shooting select sequences of the movie with IMAX film cameras—making The Dark Knight the first major feature film to utilize IMAX 70mm film and take advantage of the format’s massive scale and increased resolution. The movie was hailed by both critics and audiences and went on to be the top-grossing release of 2008.

The exclusive limited engagement will offer the public an extremely rare opportunity to see The Dark Knight on the biggest screens possible, as it was intended to be seen—in IMAX 70mm film—offering a uniquely immersive cinematic experience. Tickets for the opening day go on sale this Friday, July 20, with showtimes only announced for August 24. The theatres will list additional showtimes for subsequent dates closer to release.

The Dark Knight will be playing for one screening a day at the following theatres:

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AMC Lincoln Square IMAX, New York City
AMC Metreon IMAX, San Francisco
Ontario Place Cinesphere IMAX, Toronto

The Dark Knight stars Christian Bale in the title role and Heath Ledger, who won an Oscar for his performance as The Joker. The ensemble cast also includes Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Morgan Freeman.

Nolan directed The Dark Knight from a screenplay written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan produced the film. Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull served as executive producers.

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Fantasia 2018: Unfriended: Dark Web Review

Fantasia 2018 – Unfriended: Dark Web review attended Fantasia Fest‘s International Premiere of Blumhouse’s latest horror offering, Unfriended: Dark Web, the stand-alone sequel to the 2014 hit film Unfriended. While the sequel retains the same format of real-time horror unfolding over a group Skype chat, it loses the supernatural angle, instead choosing to focus on the more “realty”-based idea of mysterious Dark Web forces controlling our innocent protagonists.

RELATED: Death Wants Some Face Time in the Unfriended: Dark Web Trailer & Poster

The story kicks off when twenty-something protagonist Matias (Colin Woodell) cracks into a laptop he stole from a local cafe. He’s a budding software developer, and has been building a beta version of a program to communicate with his deaf girlfriend Amaya (Stephanie Nogueras), although their relationship is on the rocks. His opening of the laptop coincides with an online game night planned between Matias and his friends Nari (Get Out‘s incredible Betty Gabriel) and her fiancee Serena (Rebecca Rittenhouse), computer expert Damon (Andrew Lees), conspiracy theorist AJ (Connor Del Rio) and hipster DJ Lexx (Savira Windyani).

While the news of Nari and Serena’s engagement is given added weight with the revelation that Serena’s mom is dying in a hospital, the real drama is between Matias and Amaya… that is until Matias accidentally realizes the laptop is chock full of black & white surveillance footage which is later revealed to contain snuff films. After accessing the previous owner’s Facebook pages, he begins an involuntary dialogue with said owner whose online nickname is Charon IV (Douglas Tait). As Matias slowly unravels the mystery of what sort of sick things Charon IV has been doing, he begins a deadly game of cat and mouse while trying to protect his friends from sinister forces.

Screenwriter and first-time director Stephen Susco (The Grudge, Texas Chainsaw 3D) delivers a steady pace and elicits consistently solid performances across-the-board from his cast. He also wisely keeps all the footage authentic. There’s nothing worse than a movie with phone or surveillance footage that looks like it was shot and lit by a master DP. Susco keeps the look of everything grounded (all the operating systems on the laptop are up-to-date!), and doles out just enough scares to keep us invested. He also included a fun blink-and-you’ll miss it Cambridge Analytica joke that made this reviewer smile.

Where the film eventually strains credulity is when the evil Dark Web sickos start encroaching in on our leads, and the level to which they can quickly control and access anything they need to manipulate or hurt them starts to take on an almost magical aura that would make Newt Scamander skeptical of its authenticity. It’s clear this is a horror movie and we can suspend disbelief to an extent, but some of the kills are a little too neat and tidy. It also should be noted that at the Fantasia screening the audience erupted into cheers and applause at one particular character’s death, and it’s hard to tell if it’s because the character deserved to die, the audience had no empathy, or both.

For a Blumhouse scarer, Unfriended: Dark Web is not breaking any new ground, proving more “Dork” than “Dark,” although it may encourage a few horror fans to put a piece of tape over that little camera on top of your computer… even when it’s not on!

Unfriended: Dark Web will arrive in theaters on July 20, 2018.

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Comic-Con: American Horror Story Season 8 Title Revealed as Apocalypse

American Horror Story season 8 title revealed as Apocalypse

FX has officially announced the subtitle for the upcoming American Horror Story season 8, confirming it will go by the name “Apocalypse.” Check out the first promo image for the new season below! American Horror Story: Apocalypse will premiere on September 12 on FX.

Series co-creator Ryan Murphy has already confirmed that the new season will be a crossover between season 1 (Murder House) and season 3 (Coven). The two different seasons had dramatically different endings when they concluded, with Murder House ending with the impending arrival of the Antichrist and Coven ending with the witch school happily opening itself up to the public. It remains to be seen how the two will intertwine, or what the narrative will be.

It was previously announced most of the returning cast members would come back for the eighth season, including Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman and Billie Lourd, as well as franchise newcomer Joan Collins. It remains to be seen how actors like Paulson or Peters will factor into the crossover, having played two different characters in both seasons.

The Emmy, Golden Globe and AFI Award-winning series from co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk aired its seventh season on FX last year. The sixth installment, American Horror Story: Roanoke, recently received four Emmy Award nominations in the hairstyling, makeup and sound editing categories. The American Horror Story franchise has received 28 Emmy nominations and four wins over its previous six seasons. It is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television. American Horror Story was renewed for two more seasons back in January of 2017.

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Comic-Con: Marvel's Iron Fist Season 2 Teaser Reveals Premeire Date

Marvel’s Iron Fist season 2 teaser reveals premiere date

Straight from the series’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con comes the first official look at Marvel’s Iron Fist season 2! Revealed in the Marvel’s Iron Fist season 2 teaser is the premiere date for the all-new episodes, which is September 7. Check it out in the player below!

RELATED: Loeb confirms Iron Fist season 2 for 2018, no more plans for Defenders

Marvel’s Iron Fist will once again star Finn Jones as the titular hero, Danny Rand. The cast for the series will also include the return of Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum), and Sacha Dhawan as Danny’s childhood friend Davos. New additions include Alice Eve who will be playing the Marvel villain Typhoid Mary. In the pages of Marvel Comics, Typhoid Mary had pyro and telekinetic powers while also a master swordsman.

In the second season of Marvel’s Iron Fist, Danny Rand, The Immortal Iron Fist and Colleen Wing set off on a new adventure as the protectors of Chinatown in NYC – where death, action and surprises await them around every corner. Raven Metzner has replaced Scott Buck as the new showrunner for the series.

Marvel’s Iron Fist season 2 will premiere September 7 on Netflix.

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Zazie Beetz in Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix in Joker

Zazie Beetz in talks to join Joaquin Phoenix in Joker

Fresh off her Emmy nomination for the hit comedy series Atlanta, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that actress Zazie Beetz is in talks to join Joaquin Phoenix in the upcoming Joker. The outlet notes that details are being kept under wraps but Beetz would play “a single mother who catches the interest of the man who will become the Clown Prince of Crime.” Fans will also recognize Beetz for her portrayal of Domino in this year’s Deadpool 2, she’s expected to reprise that role in the X-Force movie as well.

RELATED: The Joker Origins and Evolutions

Under the direction of Todd Phillips (The Hangover franchise), the new film centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.

Phillips will direct from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver (The Fighter). The film will be produced by Emma Tillinger Koskoff and executive produced by Richard Baratta and begins production later this year. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Joker is set to debut in theaters on October 4, 2019. On that release date the film will go up against Paramount’s Gemini Man from director Ang Lee and Fox’s thriller The Woman in the Window starring Amy Adams.

Warner Bros. is also reportedly in development on a separate Joker feature film which would star Jared Leto as the villain, reprising his role from Suicide Squad

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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comic-Con Trailer & Sneak Peek

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comic-Con trailer & sneak peek

Nickelodeon today released the the full trailer for Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles along with a full clip from the brand new 2D-animated series. Check it out in the player below!

The series stars the voice talent of Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raphael, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You’re The Worst) as Michelangelo, Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O’Neil and Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Splinter. WWE Superstar John Cena lends his voice as villain, Baron Draxum, an alchemist warrior mutant who seeks to turn all of humanity into mutants.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reimagines the iconic series and breathes new life into the classic characters, with jagged-shelled Raphael as a snapping turtle, wielding twin tonfas as his weapons; Leonardo as a red-eared slider, using an ōdachi sword; Donatello as a soft-shell turtle, sporting a tech-bo staff; and Michelangelo as a box turtle, arming himself with a kusari-fundo. Along for the adventure is the Turtles’ most trusted ally, April O’Neil, a street savvy native New Yorker, and Splinter, father figure and sensei to the Turtles.

The Turtles also hold distinct personality traits and skills: Raphael, as the oldest and biggest brother, is the leader full of enthusiasm and bravado; Leonardo, the self-professed coolest brother possesses irreverent charm and a rebel heart; Donatello is a mechanical genius and tech wizard whose ninja skills are second only to his coding; and Michelangelo, the youngest brother, is a skateboarder and artist who is wild and imaginative.

The new 26-episode series is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano (character designer, Samurai Jack) and Ant Ward (supervising producer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) at Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif. Veteran animation industry voice actor Rob Paulsen is voice directing the series.

Blending action and comedy and features a dynamic fresh look, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debuts Monday, September 17 on Nickelodeon.

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