With news from Comic-Con filling our Twitter feeds over the past couple of weeks, here’s a list of the most recent trailer releases, some of which the Con was thrilled about – Oz: The Great And Powerful – and others that didn't get a mention – try an upcoming film about phone sex. With wizards, dinosaurs, gangsters, and cowboys, we’ve got it all this week.
After the two experiments that were Stereo and Crimes Of The Future, David Cronenberg finally made his first foray into conventional cinema in 1975 with Shivers (aka The Parasite Murders aka They Came From Within aka Orgy Of The Blood Parasites), which is the film that for many epitomises the idea of raw, sexually charged body horror that defines the word Cronenbergian.
Thomas Jane revealed a rather expensive looking short film to Comic-Con during which it looked like the actor was revisiting his Frank Castle role in 2004's The Punisher - although clearly in a way that would avoid any potential legal action.
William H. Macy once joked that Paul Thomas Anderson, with his bare hands, ground the lenses for Magnolia's cameras. Anderson has a reputation for traditional and total auteurism to the point where he has been known to personally design the launch materials for his films. So when a poster for The Master appears, we can be fairly certain the man himself at least selected the font.
Actor and comedian Robin Williams hasn’t appeared on the big screen for several years now, but he has recently signed on to star in two feature films – the first in the comedy The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, and the second in director Lee Daniels' upcoming biopic The Butler.
With shooting on the sequel to superhero/comedy hit Kick-Ass 2 set to begin in September, news is circulating on the internet that a casting call has been put out for the brutal antagonist Mother Russia.
Due to some insider whispering picked up at Comic-Con, we’ve received an interesting little titbit of information about Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot: Man Of Steel.
After the well-publicised replacement of original director Gary Ross for Catching Fire, Lionsgate are reportedly on the lookout for another new director to helm the two-part finale of the Hunger Games franchise.
Joe Cornish will be directing the live action adaptation of Royden Lepp's Rust, a sepia-toned graphic novel set on a post-robot-war farmstead. Cornish has been enjoying deserved recognition following co-scripting Tintin and writing / directing Attack the Block. With his proven flair for both characterisation and action, Rust is a great story for him to tackle.