Dracula Untold: First Trailer - Undead Monday

This Undead Monday, have a closer look at Dracula Untold, Gary Shore's upcoming film adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel with Luke Evans as Vlad III Țepeș thanks to the release of the first trailer by Universal Pictures.
Dracula Untold: First Trailer - Undead Monday

When Marnie Was There: First Look

Set to premiere on July 19th, Studio Ghibli is back with another awesome-looking anime feature film with an unconventional concept. With the release of the first trailer for the anime film, here's our First Look at When Marnie Was There.
When Marnie Was There: First Look

Batman: The Animated Series by Khoa Ho

Brace yourself for a nostalgic treat courtesy of this amazing take on Batman: The Animated Series by Poster Posse artist Khoa Ho.
Batman: The Animated Series by Khoa Ho

Escape Dead Island: First Look - Zombie of the Week

Between Dead Island and Dead Island 2, there lies Escape Dead Island, yet another spin-off title published by German studio Deep Silver's prolific survival horror franchise. With the release of the first trailer for the title, we take a first look at the title described somewhat differently as a Survival-Mystery.
Escape Dead Island: First Look - Zombie of the Week

The Strain: Final Preview - Undead Monday

This Undead Monday, we celebrate the premiere of The Strain, FX's television adaptation of the horror novel created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, by checking out two awesome prints of the series by Phantom City Creative and Mondo.
The Strain: Final Preview - Undead Monday

She-Ra by Stjepan Šejić

The Princess of Power returns in the pages of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #18 in grand fashion courtesy of artist Stjepan Šejić.
She-Ra by Stjepan Šejić

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Final Preview

The Dawn is almost here... for the Ape-ocalypse to be televised. With Matt Reeves's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes swinging into the big screens in mere hours from now, we take a final look at what appears to be yet another remarkable reboot prequel to the classic Planet of the Apes franchise.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Final Preview

Big Hero 6: New Trailer, Posters & Images

With the release of the first full trailer of Big Hero 6 by Walt Disney Animation Studios, here's our first good look at the much-anticipated first-ever collaboration between Marvel and Disney.
Big Hero 6: New Trailer, Posters & Images

Avengers: Age of Ultron: First Look at Ultron, Iron Man & Captain America

Ahead of next week's much-anticipated Marvel Studios Panel at Hall H of Comic-Con, we have our first close look at Avengers: Age of Ultron courtesy of this week's Comic-Con edition of Entertainment Weekly.
Avengers: Age of Ultron: First Look at Ultron, Iron Man & Captain America

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - First Look

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With the Comic-Con panel of the final chapter of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy hitting San Diego this weekend, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first poster and image of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. 

It started Unexpected. Then it got Desolated. And now with the concluding, or shall I stay in line with the marketing department of Warner Bros. Pictures and call it "The Defining" chapter of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy hitting the screens in December, we get our first look at the film with a new poster and image ahead of the film's Comic-Con panel this Saturday at the San Diego Comic-Con.

Admittedly, the second chapter of the film has improved tremendously and we have no doubt that we are getting one hell of an epic final battle setting the Middle-Earth stage for the future events of The Lord of the Rings with this one. Nevertheless, we are always one for the subtlety and would have love the original title of "There and Back Again" though we have agree with Jackson's notion that "There and Back Again felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo’s arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film. But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced—after all, Bilbo has already arrived “there” in the Desolation of Smaug."

Nevertheless, while The Battle of the Five Armies is a battle fought behind the scenes in the novella, the ambition of realizing it is in itself a valiant effort and with a visionary film-maker the likes of Jackson, we can certainly set our high hopes for one epic medieval clash with the final chapter. 

With no further ado, check out the first poster followed by the first image right below.

And here's the first official image for the film.

Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. But there are even greater dangers ahead. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide – unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

The concluding chapter of The Hobbit trilogy,  The Battle of the Five Armies is set to be released on 17th December, 2014. 

Avengers: Age of Ultron: First Look at Ultron, Iron Man & Captain America

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Ahead of next week's much-anticipated Marvel Studios Panel at Hall H of Comic-Con, we have our first close look at Avengers: Age of Ultron courtesy of this week's Comic-Con edition of Entertainment Weekly

Brace yourself. Easily atop the treacherous peak of most anticipated films of 2015 (a most treacherous year in tentpole cinema by the way), Avengers: Age of Ultron is no doubt the pinnacle of Marvel Studios' box office-stomping Phase Two following next month's Guardians of the Galaxy.

With San Diego Comic-Con set to kick off next week, we are fully anticipating some awe-inspiring Avengers goodness at the Marvel Studios Panel at Hall H given the pedigree of Marvel's showmanship during the past few Comic-Cons. And here to entice us further on what awaits us in the eleventh installment of Marvel Cinematic Universe, Entertainment Weekly is here to whet our appetite with the cover of this week's Comic-Con edition of the magazine: The first ever unveiling of post-Iron Man 3 Iron Man, post-Winter Soldier Captain America, and most important of all, Ultron, or shall we say Ultrons?

With no further ado, here's the cover featuring new outfits for both Stark and Cap, with Ultron right smack in the middle and some Ultron-bots in the background.

Some spoilers from the magazine ahead.

For those still speculating if Ultron will be built by Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark given how the teaser trailer of last year's Comic-Con hinted how the Ultron armor appear to be spawned from Iron Man's armor, speculate no more.

From Downey Jr.:

“What you said about abdication is apt, but I think it’s also about recognizing limitations. The downside of self-sacrifice is that if you make it back, you’ve been out there on the spit and you’ve been turned a couple times and you feel a little burned and traumatized.”

Following the events of Iron Man 3, Stark invented the self-aware robot played by James Spader via performance capture) to keep himself from taking on the helm of Iron Man until its ultra intellect pushed further to determine that human beings are the true problem on Earth.

Ultron (played by James Spader through performance-capture technology) lacks the human touch, and his superior intellect quickly determines that life on Earth would go a lot smoother if he just got rid of Public Enemy No. 1: Human beings. “Ultron sees the big picture and he goes, ‘Okay, we need radical change, which will be violent and appalling, in order to make everything better’; he’s not just going ‘Muhaha, soon I’ll rule!’” Whedon says, rubbing his hands together. “He’s on a mission,” the filmmaker adds, and smiles thinly. “He wants to save us.”

We are quite certain that there will be more information unveiled in the magazine so do hit the newsstand this weekend to pick up the special Comic-Con edition of Entertainment Weekly

Meanwhile, on other news releases of the film, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige discussed at length with IGN on the status of the Mighty Avengers in the sequel following the game-changing event of Captain America: The Winter Soldier:

“Last time we saw Stark Tower, from The Avengers, it had gotten beat up a little bit thanks to Hulk and thanks to Loki and the Chituari, and Pepper and Tony were standing over a table looking at plans” he explained. “That’s where we pulled out and all the letters had fallen away except the ‘A’ in Stark. So what they were doing was retro-fitting for The Avengers. And that’s what we see in this next film.
“S.H.I.E.L.D. is gone – for people who are following along. S.H.I.E.L.D. was disbanded and brought down at the end of The Winter Soldier because it turned out to not be the best organisation ever. So Tony’s bank-rolling The Avengers now. And he’s bank-rolling their headquarters. So it’s now Avengers Tower.

“Tony designed it so in addition to a hanger for a brand-new Quinjet, laboratories, places where he can build and store his Iron Man suits, there are I believe two bars. Beautiful multiple space living rooms which are perfect for parties and social gatherings. But it’s a primary location in the film this time around.”

When asked if asked the casting of Paul Bettany as Vision is by coincidence or design since Bettany has already been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the first Iron Man as Tony Stark's faithful artificial intelligence butler, J.A.R.V.I.S., Whedon plainly said, "It’s not coincidence. And I’m not going to tell you any more about The Vision."

Downey revealed more though: "Things only happen arbitrarily in Kevin Feige’s Marvel universe by mistake, and I think he’s maybe made two mistakes and they weren’t really in the movies. They were more in like the Easter eggs early on. Things that he didn’t have as much final say over but would nowadays." 

Update: Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, here are some red hot new images from the film.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is currently scheduled for release on May 1, 2015 in 2D and IMAX 3D.

Big Hero 6: New Trailer, Posters & Images

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With the release of the first full trailer of Big Hero 6 by Walt Disney Animation Studios, here's our first good look at the much-anticipated first-ever collaboration between Marvel and Disney. 

With Walt Disney Animation Studios capturing thunder with their box-office smashing Frozen last year, many have been awaiting what Disney has in mind as the follow-up to their mega-popular animated film franchise. We here at The Daily Zombies have already seen this coming from way back, having covered the first-ever Disney/Marvel collaboration in their 2014 animation film, Big Hero 6. 

Back in May, we checked out the film via the teaser trailer and are generally amused by the sci-fi superhero setting in a pseudo Land of the Rising Sun known as San Fransokyo (that's' San Francisco collided with Tokyo for the uninformed). Here to warm our collective undead hearts further now that we are four months away from the animated film's release, Walt Disney Animation Studios has released the first full trailer of the film. And sure enough, all undead cold-blooded hearts are warmed instantly. Check out the trailer followed by an international trailer that is remarkably different in tone. 

And here's the remarkably different Japanese trailer.

The posters for the animated film.

The character images for the entire team, complete with the character description from Disney.

Voiced by RYAN POTTER (“Supah Ninjas,” “Senior Project”), robotics prodigy HIRO HAMADA has the mind of a genius—and the heart of a 14-year-old: his state-of-the-art battle-bots dominate the underground bot fights held in the dark corners of San Fransokyo. Fortunately, big brother Tadashi redirects Hiro’s brilliance, inspiring him to put his brain to the test in a quest to gain admission to the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. When a tragic event changes everything, Hiro turns to a robot named Baymax, and they form an unbreakable bond—and two-sixths of a band of high-tech heroes on a very important mission.

SCOTT ADSIT (“30 Rock,” “St. Vincent”) provides the voice of the world’s most compassionate robot. BAYMAX cares. That’s what he was designed to do. The plus-sized inflatable robot’s job title is technically Healthcare Companion: With a simple scan, Baymax can detect vital stats, and given a patient’s level of pain, can treat nearly any ailment. Conceived and built by Tadashi Hamada, Baymax just might revolutionize the healthcare industry. But to the inventor’s kid brother Hiro, the nurturing, guileless bot turns out to be more than what he was built for—he’s a hero, and quite possibly Hiro’s closest friend. And after some deft reprogramming that includes a rocket fist, super strength and rocket thrusters that allow him to fly, Baymax becomes one of the “Big Hero 6.”

Voiced by T.J. MILLER (HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2”), fanboy FRED comes off like a laid-back dude with no direction. But this sign-twirling, monster-loving, comic-book aficionado is sure to go places—when he’s good and ready. For example, Fred doesn’t hesitate to join “Big Hero 6,” and he has a lot of ideas for his super-hero skillset, too. His ferocious, fire-breathing alter ego comes complete with claws, integrated communications and a super bounce.  But his sign-spinning may still come in handy.

JAMIE CHUNG (“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” “Once Upon A Time,” “The Hangover Part II & Part III”) steps up as the voice of the aptly named GO GO TOMAGO, who knows what it takes to be fast. She’s tough, athletic and loyal to the bone, but not much of a conversationalist. Popping bubble gum and delivering well-placed sarcasm are totally her speed. The daredevil adrenaline junkie is at her best on wheels, and when Go Go joins forces with “Big Hero 6,” she rolls like never before, using maglev discs as wheels, shields and throwing weapons.

GENESIS RODRIGUEZ (“Tusk” and “Run All Night”) was called on to help bring Honey Lemon to life. It’s elemental when it comes to chemistry whiz HONEY LEMON. Don’t let her glasses and funky fashion fool you: Honey may be as sweet as her namesake, but she has a fire in her belly and a can-do attitude that make her pretty much unstoppable. Her knowledge of alchemy proves powerful, too, when the effusive brainiac becomes part of the “Big Hero 6” and creates clever concoctions that when thrown, can get her team out of nearly any jam.

DAMON WAYANS JR. (“Let’s Be Cops,” “Happy Endings”) provides the voice of WASABI, who’s committed to precision. He’s super smart and just a touch neurotic, but the big and burly neatnik can’t help but join the cause when Hiro needs him most. As part of “Big Hero 6,” Wasabi amplifies his martial arts skills with jaw-dropping plasma blade weaponry. Sharp doesn’t even begin to describe this guy.

Official images from the film.

Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Big Hero 6,” an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the CG-animated “Big Hero 6” hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.

Marvel Announces Female Thor

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Say "Thee Nay" in a female voice as Marvel announces an all-new, all-different, all-girl power, female Thor. 

Marvel certainly chose a rather unconventional venue to make their most recent earth-shattering announcement for one of their flagship characters though given the context, it made perfect sense. At the daytime talk show The View, Whoopi Goldberg dropped the bombshell:

“It’s a huge day in the Marvel Universe. Thor, the God of Thunder, he messed up, and he’s no longer worthy to hold that damn hammer of his. For the first time in history, that hammer is being held by a woman. That’s right. Thor is a woman!”

As an aftermath of the events in "Original Sins" where Thor is going to do something unworthy enough that he will no longer be able to wield Mjonir and as a result, a female character close to Thor stepped into the role and voila, female Thor.

And just so you get the picture that this is not a "what if" storyline, current Thor writer Jason Aaron has this to say:

“This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”

This is definitely not the first time someone else took on the role of the son of Odin and may i remind you that just recently Loki spent years as a woman when he stole the body of Sif. And while one might point to the fact that Angela,, the recently-revealed sister of Thor (in the pages of Original Sin), it is apparently not based on the new line-up announced for Avengers NOW.

"Thor" #1 will debut in October, from the creative team of writer Jason Aaron and artist Russell Dauterman.

Here's the promotional art for the announcement.

The new female Thor by Russell Dauterman

The new female Thor by Esad Ribic

Illustrated by by Esad Ribic, Unworthy Thor has apparently gotten back to wielding his old giant axe, Jarnbjorn .

Here are the full details from Marvel's official press release:

Marvel is excited to announce an all-new era for the God of Thunder in brand new series, THOR, written by Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder, Original Sin) complimented with art from Russell Dauterman (Cyclops).

This October, Marvel Comics evolves once again in one of the most shocking and exciting changes ever to shake one of Marvel’s “big three” – Captain America, Iron Man and Thor – Marvel Comics will be introducing an all-new THOR, GOD OF THUNDER. No longer is the classic male hero able to hold the mighty hammer, Mjölnir, a brand new female hero will emerge who will be worthy of the name THOR. Who is she? Where did she come from and what is her connection to Asgard and the Marvel Universe?

“The inscription on Thor's hammer reads ‘Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.’ Well it's time to update that inscription,” says Marvel editor Wil Moss. “The new Thor continues Marvel's proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn't a temporary female substitute - she's now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!”

Series writer Jason Aaron emphasizes, “This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.”

THOR is the latest in the ever-growing and long list of female-centric titles that continues to invite new readers into the Marvel Universe. This female THOR is the 8th title to feature a lead female protagonist and aims to speak directly to an audience that long was not the target for Super Hero comic books in America: women and girls.

The Strain by Phantom City Creative & Mondo - Undead Monday

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This Undead Monday, we celebrate the premiere of The Strain, FX's television adaptation of the horror novel created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, by checking out two awesome prints of the series by Phantom City Creative and Mondo

Being big fans of Guillermo del Toro's works here at The Daily Zombies, we are understandably anxious over the premiere of FX's television adaptation of The Strain, the first novel of a vampire trilogy co-written by notable horror filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan published in 2009. With the premiere of "Night Zero", the pilot episode of the series, we are just plain delighted that we are back in the unspeakable horror and gore when it comes to blood-sucking vampires having been through the rough patches thanks to True Blood and Twilight. 

As we stumble around the internet to muster support for the series, we encountered these two new prints conjured by the ever-dependable Phantom City Creative and Mondo, the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. With no further ado, check out both awe-inspiring prints that capture the unique sense of horror from the series right below.

The Strain
By Phantom City Creative
Hand numbered edition of 125
Price: $40

The Strain
By Phantom City Creative
Hand numbered edition of 125
Price: $40

Tekken 7: First Look

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Our favorite fighting game franchise returns with Tekken 7 announced by Bandai Namco producer Katsuhiro Harada at the 2014 Evolution Championship Series with a teaser trailer.  

At the recent Evolution Championship Series, longtime Tekken producer at Bandai Namco dropped a bombshell that have been somehow speculated with the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con in our immediate horizon: Tekken 7, the ninth installment of the one of the most acclaimed fighting game franchises, is set to return and this time, courtesy of Unreal Engine 4.

Details on the title have been sketchy but based on the teaser trailer we saw, Kazuya Mishima is set for a final battle with his arch-nemesis/father, Heihachi Mishima, as more are revealed between the estranged father and son. With no further ado, check out the teaser announcement trailer in both original Japanese and English dub right below as we await the full trailer set to be unveiled at the Comic-Con Fighting Panel.

In English

In Japanese

Night of the Living Dead by Kilian Eng & Grey Matter Art - Zombie of the Week

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Artist Killian Eng takes on George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead in his latest collaboration with up-and-comer Grey Matter Art

In their latest print, up-and-comer in the crowded industry of graphic galleries of limited edition prints, Grey Matter Art, take on George A. Romero's 1968 seminal zombie film epic, the original black-and-white Night of the Living Dead. Conjured by artist Killian Eng, the print captured the classic ambience of what has became one of the most influential horror films of our time.

In an interview with Blurppy, Grey Matter Art's Mike Gregory have this to say on the piece:

“Before we decided to tackle this project, we really wanted to find the right artist to agree to it. This film is very special to me, and I see it as one of the best horror classics of all time. It still holds up to this day when I watch it. So picking the right artist to portray it correctly was important to me. When I think of Kilian, I don’t immediately think of him doing this type of genre, but for some reason it just seemed to fit well together. So we got in touch, and he said before he agrees, he wanted to view it. He did, and said yes. It didn’t take long for the piece to come together, he pretty much nailed the idea the first time around after adding a couple of tweaks.

I think even though Kilian is known for his amazing Sci-Fi posters, I see this poster as one of his absolute best. Night of the Living Dead may have some great posters out there already, but I see this as an instant classic, representing the movie perfectly, I wouldn’t be too surprised to see Kilian taking on more classic horror films in the future.”

Night of the Living Dead
By Killian Eng
Regular edition of 250
Price: $50

Night of the Living Dead
By Killian Eng
Variant edition of 150
Price: $65

And here's an animated version of the piece that captured the awesome ambience effortlessly.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Final Preview

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The Dawn is almost here... for the Ape-ocalypse to be televised. 

With Matt Reeves's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes swinging into the big screens in mere hours from now, we take a final look at what appears to be yet another remarkable reboot prequel to the classic Planet of the Apes franchise. 

For a sci-fi film franchise, Planet of the Apes is truly as unique as they come both in terms of its timeless quality and its copious quantity. Nevertheless, if you are by any chance happened to be here yet uninformed on the franchise, a short history is prerequisite. The Planet of the Apes film series begun in 1968 with Planet of the Apes, based on the 1963 French novel La Planète des singes (Monkey Planet or Planet of the Apes) by Pierre Boulle. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall, the ground-breaking science fiction film has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" in 2001. 

As they called it, the rest is history and over here, this is pretty much storied history with sequels after sequels that somehow reinvigorate itself into prequels seamlessly from Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Conquest of the Planet of the Apes(1972), and Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973). And if you thought that this is it, we are just about half way there with not one, but two television series (one live-action, the other animated) based on the series were released in the 1970s.

Then came Tim Burton's critically panned though relatively lucrative remake of the original film in 2001. And a decade-long hiatus took place before British writer and film director Rupert Wyatt reintroduce us with Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, a true-blue prequel to the evergreen Planet of the Apes franchise that also successfully revitalise the entire franchise. Indeed, as far as reboot of a film franchise is concerned, we are definitely looking at one of the most successful one right here with the 2011 film starring James Franco,Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, and Andy Serkis as the main protagonist, Caesar. While great performances are only reasonably expected with that great cast, Rise of the Planet of the Apes still manage to surprise us with a heavy focus on the characters while providing a visual feat of pulling off the emotional drama between the computed generated apes in nuanced stroke. All while reminding us that the doomsday clock for puny human is ticking slowly and surely.

After all the positiveness from the first film, the one most apparent positive for it is that it has by now set up tremendous interests in the ape-pocalypse drama and we are dying to check out the story of Caesar and the impending doomsday of man, be it by nature or nurture. With director Matt Reeves, on board, we are confident that the film-maker who brought us Cloverfield and Let Me In is capable of lending that nuanced balance necessary of a film like this one where the heart truly matters. There is no doubt that Andy Serkis and the amazing wizards at WETAare here to pull off their magic but what truly matters here is a human story that ironically enough will be acted out by "apes". But we believe all it takes is that slight suspension of disbelief and we are in for one of the most human and intriguing "end-of-days" cinematic journey ever realized.

And of course, with a great stellar cast featuring Jason Clarke, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirk Acevedo, Toby Kebbell, Enrique Murciano, and Judy Greer, the film is in good hands and based on what we have seen from marketing materials, there is certainly good reason to go ape with this one. Speaking of marketing, let's run down the unconventional route the film took in its marketing campaign as we brace ourselves for the Dawn of the Ape-pocalypse.

First up, the powerful final trailer.

In this special trailer, we get a recap of the story thus far to get up to speed with the film.

Here's a short trailer in the spirit of the 4th of July.

Here are two Behind-the-scenes clips on the transformation from the actor's intricately-captured performance to the final product.

Reminiscent of the intriguing pseudo viral video clips shown in the first film's viral promotion campaign, this clip featuring Koba is a proof of how dark the film is willing to go. 

For everyone ranging from those who have watched the first film or are just plain unfamiliar with the franchise, 20th Century Fox really need a pat on their collective marketing people's back with this series of short films seeking to bridge the decade-long gap between Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  Isaiah Seret directs Spread of Simian Flu: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 1), Daniel Thron directs Struggling to Survive: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 5), and “thirtytwo” directs Story of the Gun: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 10). For your viewing convenience, we have lined them all right below.

Amidst a widespread viral outbreak known as the 'Simian Flu,' a mother is quarantined after testing positive for the virus, leaving her husband and daughter to fend for themselves. 

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes presents this moving short film directed by Isaiah Seret in a series inspired by the ten years between The Rise and The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Five years after the Simian Flu all but wiped out humanity, an orphaned teenage girl survives by bartering things she has stolen from dead people's homes. 

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes present this short film directed by Daniel Thron in a series inspired by the ten years between The Rise and The Dawn Of The Planet of the Apes.

Story of the Gun: Before the Dawn of the Apes (Year 10)
The journey of a shotgun through the hands of several ill-fated owners as the 'Simian Flu' ravages the world around them. 

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes present this ambitious short film directed by "thirtytwo" in a series inspired by the ten years between The Rise and The Dawn Of The Planet of the Apes.

At the poster department, we open with an unexpected rendition from an official source that is more in line with the print house types the likes of Mondo. Believe it or not, 20th Century Fox actually commissioned this awesome piece conjured by artist Janee Meadows.

Back to the usual posters, here are two versions of the same official image that are making the rounds at most theaters.

The international posters.

Side-tracked by the amazing trailer,  Poster Posse member and UK artist Matt Ferguson also took a shot at the film with this awesome rendition.

Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.  They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is currently available at fine theaters everywhere. 

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Big Hero 6: New Trailer, Posters & Images

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decaying walking corpses, compelled by their unshakably irresistible hunger for human flesh, had gotten their daily fix of brain tissue. Want some?

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