Todd McFarlane- the legendary comic book artist behind the original character design of Venom- seems pretty hyped about how his creation will look in the upcoming Sony Pictures film starring Tom Hardy. In a new Facebook Live video, McFarlane praises the design of the character, such as his ape-like shoulders and imposing size. He also tweaks a screenshot taken from the new trailer for the film and makes a few adjustments to show his fans how the design could look more like his original work. McFarlane’s version features slightly different eyes and more gnarled teeth, with the back fangs being slightly more hidden by his cheeks. You can watch the entire process for yourself below:
In an exclusive report by Deadline, it has been confirmed that Mission: Impossible Fallout’s Rebecca Ferguson has just landed a key role in Sony Pictures’ Men In Black, also starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Rafe Spall, and Kumail Nanjani.
It was reported in February by HNN’s John Evans that F. Gary Gray (Straight Out of Compton) will direct the new film which is currently slated to be be released sometime in 2019.
The news of Ferguson’s casting added another exciting element to the film, as evidenced by her recent work in the last two Mission Impossible films, and may help convince some of the naysayers to give the sequel/reboot a chance. Details about the script or who Ferguson will be playing in the film are currently unavailable. read more
Sony’s earlier trailers for Venom largely focused on the fantastic Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, with only a few fleeting moments of his symbiotic suit flashing across the screen. That all changes with today’s new clip!
Venom’s official second trailer shows the symbiote talking, the symbiote making a giant shield, and the symbiote turning its arms into big swinging axe-like pendulums as they often do in the comics and video games. Riz Ahmed’s character, Dr. Carlton Drake, has some moments to share his twisted vision which ultimately leads to the fusion between Brock and the alien life form. read more
Okay… I guess this is really happening! HNN’s Nick Banks has been chronicling the many release dates of the upcoming Slender Man movie for nearly a year now, but it seems like Sony Pictures intends to finally stick with their planned theatrical debut on August 10th. The studio just released a new trailer that’s chock full of jump scares, creepy computer screens, and a slide that says, “ONLY IN THEATERS AUGUST 10” (Perhaps the caps lock is meant to inspire confidence…): read more
In the middle of July, most people aren’t thinking of Halloween. But for some of us, those hot summer nights are merely a reminder that soon the air will turn crisp, the leaves will morph into beautiful autumn colors, and Halloween will be upon us. If that wasn’t enough, Sony just stoked the flames of excitement for the creepiest season of all with a new trailer for Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, based on the legendary books of R.L. Stine!
The clip opens with imagery from the first Goosebumps film, an it’s clear that the movie will follow the same concept of horror stories literally coming to life when the screen version of R.L. Stine’s books are unlocked. Speaking of “the screen version of R.L. Stine,” the role was previously played by Jack Black, who doesn’t appear in the clip at all. His participation in the film was never officially confirmed nor denied, so it’s possible he may appear in the movie in a secret cameo role than an official starring role. Evidently, the new film will focus on an entirely new cast of young actors, consisting of Caleel Harris, Madison Iseman, and Jeremy Ray Taylor in the three lead roles. read more
After months of anticipation, the first trailer for The Girl in the Spider’s Web is finally here! Sony’s upcoming film- which contains an entirely different cast than the group featured in David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, stars Claire Foy as the iconic Lisbeth Salander, a coveted role which has been previously played by Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara. Foy looks completely unrecognizable in the new clip. While she portrays all of Lisbeth’s iconic physical characteristics- such as her dark clothing, black tattoos, and signature hairstyle- the talented actress approaches the character with some new subtleties which make her performance unique. You can watch the trailer below: read more
Variety is reporting that Sony’s upcoming film Slender Man is experiencing some major troubles behind the scenes which will almost certainly delay the film.
In Variety’s exclusive report, it appears that the “… producers are having heated disagreements about the release strategy with Sony Pictures, the studio that is supposed to debut the film in August. Sony sees the film as a low-budget, Blumhouse-style release, according to two insiders, while the producers, a group that includes William Sherak and James Vanderbilt, have more confidence in the movie. The are pushing for the picture to unspool across more screens and also want a bigger marketing push, which will cost more money than Sony is willing to spend.” read more
John Cho last entertained horror audiences in Season Two of The Exorcist. This summer, he’ll return to suspenseful territory with Sony Pictures’ Searching, a missing person thriller with an interesting visual twist. In the movie, David Kim’s (Cho) daughter goes missing and he becomes desperate to solve her disappearance. What makes this movie different from other missing person stories is that Searching is told from the point of view of Kim’s computer! The movie was a big hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and it was quickly purchased by Sony Pictures for release in cinemas. read more
Tom Hardy appeared at opening night of CinemaCon on Monday evening to show off a new trailer for his upcoming film featuring everyone’s favorite symbiote, Venom! The new clip features the first footage of Hardy in the iconic costume, as well as more hints as to what the movie will be about.
Based on the new footage, it’s clear that Hardy’s Eddie Brock will be the deeply conflicted anti-hero from the pages of the comic book. While there’s certainly an explosion or two, the trailer shows this film is going to have a darker tone than your typical Marvel cinematic universe movie. You can watch the full trailer below: read more
Some grudges never die! Sony Pictures will be re-animating 2004’s The Grudge franchise in the form of a new “re-imagining” of the series.
Variety reports that Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce the new film for Ghost House in a co-production with Good Universe. Nicolas Pesce (writer/director of 2016’s disturbing film, The Eyes of My Mother) will write and direct the movie, and Demian Bichir (The Hateful Eight, The Nun) and Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Oblivi0n) will star in lead roles in the new film. read more