Avengers: Age of Ultron & Ant-Man - New Posters & Concept Art Image - SDCC 2014

Ahead of the much-anticipated Marvel Studios Panel at Hall H of Comic-Con, here's a closer look at the predicament the Mighty Cinematic Avengers are scheduled for come next year in Avengers: Age of Ultron courtesy of the sequential unveiling of the film's first inter-connected poster series as well as a good look at Ant-Man.
Avengers: Age of Ultron & Ant-Man - New Posters & Concept Art Image - SDCC 2014

Mad Max: Fury Road - First Look - SDCC 2014

Only the Mad survive in George Miller's unbelievably fourth installment of the post-apocalyptic of the first film of a franchise in almost three decades with Mad Max: Fury Road. At the Comic-Con, we get our First Look at the film with the release of the first trailer.
Mad Max: Fury Road - First Look - SDCC 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: First Look - SDCC 2014

With Lionsgate releasing the first teaser trailer of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 right after its premiere at the Comic-Con, we take this opportunity to have a comprehensive First Look at the much-anticipated film's remarkable marketing campaign.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: First Look - SDCC 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - First Trailer - SDCC 2014

Here and Back Again. For those who checked out the first trailer of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Here at the final Comic-Con panel of the film series, you can now enjoy the clip when you are Back Again at home courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - First Trailer - SDCC 2014

Interstellar: New Trailer

Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures, we have a closer look at the cosmic aspect of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar in the third trailer of the much-anticipated sci-fi drama.
Interstellar: New Trailer

[REC]4 Apocalypse - First Look - Zombie of the Week

The fourth and final chapter to [REC], the original Spanish Survival Horror franchise is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September and we have our First Look at [REC]4 Apocalypse with its first trailer.
[REC]4 Apocalypse - First Look - Zombie of the Week

Assassin's Creed Rogue: First Look

For the first time ever, play the role of the Knights Templar in the newly-announced next chapter of Ubisoft's flagship video game series, Assassin's Creed Rogue.
Assassin's Creed Rogue: First Look

Silent Hills: First Look - Gamescom 2014

One of the most acclaimed survival horror franchise in video game history returns with the involvement of Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, visionary Mexican film-maker Guillermo del Toro, and actor Norman Reedus! Brace yourself for our First Look at Silent Hills with the announcement trailer revealed at Gamescom.
Silent Hills: First Look - Gamescom 2014

Seminal Film Series & The Twilight Zone by Tom Whalen & Dark Hall Mansion

This Undead Monday, we take a comprehensive look at the awe-inspiring Seminal Film Series of Dark Hall Mansion with the release of a cool new entry in the series as well as the arrival of the first print for the much-anticipated The Twilight Zone series courtesy of artist Tom Whalen.
Seminal Film Series & The Twilight Zone by Tom Whalen & Dark Hall Mansion - Undead Monday

Seminal Film Series & The Twilight Zone by Tom Whalen & Dark Hall Mansion - Undead Monday

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This Undead Monday, we take a comprehensive look at the awe-inspiring Seminal Film Series of Dark Hall Mansion with the release of a cool new entry in the series as well as the arrival of the first print for the much-anticipated The Twilight Zone series courtesy of artist Tom Whalen. 



Easily one of the most influential TV series ever, there is without a shadow of a doubt that The Twilight Zone have went on to inspire an entire generation of creators both in and out of the genre. Which explains our excitement upon learning that Dark Hall Mansion will be kicking off a series of prints paying homage to iconic episodes of Rod Sterling's sci-fi/horror television anthology series as a follow-up to their popular Universal’s Classic Monsters series

Similar to the Universal’s Classic Monsters series, each piece of the 10-print series will be conjured by artist Tom Whalen. With the first piece unveiled and set to be available online from 19th August, we take a first look at the much-anticipated series with Whalen's take on "Eye of the Beholder". 

Eye of the Beholder
By Tom Whalen
24″x36″ 
Regular Edition of 230

Eye of the Beholder
By Tom Whalen
24″x36″ 
Variant Edition of 70

Here's a brief excerpts from the official press release:


PRNewswire/­Dark Hall Mansion, www.DarkHallMansion.com, is thrilled and honored to reveal its latest officially licensed limited edition project and release: “The Twilight Zone.”

Dark Hall Mansion, under license by CBS Consumer Products, will release a 10-print “The Twilight Zone” series focused on key classic episodes of the legendary series that redefined television and set a creative bar by which decades of writers and filmmakers still measure themselves today. The importance of “The Twilight Zone” and its unparalleled creative output and unflinching mirror on the individual and society, particularly in an era when this was simply not done, cannot be underscored. Its impact on television, films, screenwriters, directors, authors, the comics industry, and creative artists within all fields still resonates and informs every genre to this day.

Dark Hall Mansion’s officially licensed 10-print limited edition subscription screenprint series goes on sale Tuesday, August 19th, and will feature 10 classic “The Twilight Zone” episodes rendered by leading contemporary artist, Tom Whalen. The 10-print “The Twilight Zone” editions will be offered as a subscription print series with an exclusive worldwide run of only 230 Standard edition subscriptions and 70 Variant edition subscriptions. Each of the 10 individual prints will focus on one classic “The Twilight Zone” episode, each rendered in artist Tom Whalen’s inimitable and dynamic style, each measuring 18″ x 24″ and each fully screen printed. Prints will include classic episodes like “Eye of the Beholder,” “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” “Living Doll,” and “Nick of Time,” plus surprises along the way. The series will be fittingly lead off by an appropriately unsettling and slightly creepy “The Twilight Zone” episode that happens to be one of Tom’s (and his Dad’s) personal favorites, “Eye of the Beholder.”

A disturbing classic, the episode’s final imagery is arresting and unforgettable even to contemporary audiences. Tom Whalen has created a piece for “Eye of the Beholder” that is deliberate and meticulously crafted, from its “The Twilight Zone” ‘eye’ element, to its “Beholder” font, a font
that Tom noted specifically echoes a studied association with the word “beautiful,” the print’s composition is at once grounded in the reality of the episode while still subtly dissolving into an ethereal upper plane that fans will instantly recognize as Tom’s nod to the starry sky from “The Twilight Zone’s” famous opening credit sequences. The episode’s climactic scene of a patient’s terrified attempt at escaping her monstrous doctors is made all the more jarring by Tom’s expressionistic hallway and visual suggestion that one false step and her feet will simply slide into that
very land of shadow and substance.


For worldwide fans of the “Twilight Zone,” this is a very limited release
as only 230 Standard edition subscription allocations will be available-worldwide-with an even more limited allocation of just 70 Variant subscriptions available worldwide. The Standard edition subscription-which will include all 10 prints-will price at $450 and the Variant edition subscription-also including all 10 prints-and printed with striking metallic ink highlights underscoring the print series’ vintage TV aesthetic will price at $650. “The Twilight Zone” prints will be issued throughout
2014-15 per artist Tom Whalen’s scheduling, and know Tom’s very next “The Twilight Zone” print will feature a gentle little girl and her very unique and disturbing doll, “Talky Tina.”

"Talky Tina"? Sign me up already.

Apart from the first unveiling of the print for The Twilight Zone, Whalen's first print for Dark Hall Mansion's Seminal Film Series has also been revealed as a new take on "War of the Worlds". Here's a quick peek at both versions of the print.

War of the Worlds
By Tom Whalen
24″x36″ 
Regular Edition
Price: $65

War of the Worlds
By Tom Whalen
24″x36″ 
Variant Edition
Price: $100

And here are the earlier two entries in the Seminal Film Series by the inimitable Laurent Durieux.

Regular edition of Metropolis by Laurent Durieux

Variant edition of Metropolis by Laurent Durieux

Regular edition of The Phantom of the Opera by Laurent Durieux


 Variant edition of The Phantom of the Opera by Laurent Durieux


Evil Dead 2 & Army of Darkness by Randy Ortiz, Tom Whalen, Richey Beckett & Mondo

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Courtesy of Mondo, you can declare the coming weekend an Evil Dead one with these cool new prints conjured by extraordinary artists the likes of Randy Ortiz, Tom Whalen, and Richey Beckett


Here to announced an Evil Dead Weekend, Mondo, the Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art boutique, will be releasing three awesome new prints set to be on sale on this coming Thursday. Circling around the subject of Evil Dead 2 as well as Army of Darkness, Sam Raimi's two sequels to his horror epic, Evil Dead, these cool prints are conjured by a collection of artists the likes of Randy Ortiz, Tom Whalen, and Richey Beckett.

With no further ado, check out these cool prints right below and do follow Mondo on Twitter on Thursday to get ready for the announcement of sales.

Evil Dead 2
By Randy Ortiz
24″x36″ 
Regular Edition of 225
Price: $45

Evil Dead 2
By Randy Ortiz
24″x36″ 
Variant Edition of 100
Price: $65

Army of Darkness
By Richey Beckett
24″x36″ 
Regular Edition of 275
Price: $45

Army of Darkness
By Richey Beckett
24″x36″ 
Variant Edition of 125
Price: $65

Army of Darkness
By Tom Whalen
24″x36″ 
Regular Edition of 275
Price: $45

Army of Darkness
By Tom Whalen
24″x36″ 
Variant Edition of 125
Price: $65

Silent Hills: First Look - Gamescom 2014

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One of the most acclaimed survival horror franchise in video game history returns with the involvement of Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, visionary Mexican film-maker Guillermo del Toro, and actor Norman Reedus! Brace yourself for our First Look at Silent Hills with the announcement trailer revealed at Gamescom. 



Earlier last month, we just talked about the return of notable franchise in the particular sub-genre of Survival Horror when we had our First Look at Tecmo Koei's Nintendo Wii U-exclusive Fatal Frame V. And here we are at Gamescom with the stunning unveiling of Silent Hills. 

Marking the return of Konami's critically acclaimed Survival Horror game series, an announcement teaser trailer was originally showcased to display the excitement of those trying out the then-undisclosed first person horror game. Then came the latest interactive teaser trailer where an especially annoying female player who just can't contained her excitement in a less irritating way that later find herself getting out of the horror house at the end of the teaser trailer as the character she has been playing as turned around to revealed that he is none other than Daryl Dixon himself (from AMC's The Walking Dead), Norman Reedus, right after dropping the double bombshell that both Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and visionary Mexican film-maker Guillermo del Toro will also be involved in the latest installment of the series, unveiled as Silent Hills.

While many were first exposed to the announcement trailer via the aforementioned teaser clip complete with the irksome commentaries, we have managed to find the blissfully "silent" version of the same clip for your enjoyment right below.



For those with a penchant for masochism, you can check out the irksome original announcement right below. You have been warned so do go in with the volume down a few notches.


 

No word on the consoles available for the title though it is a no-brainer for Sony PlayStation (3 and or 4) to be included since the interactive teaser clip was made available earlier on at the PlayStation Store.




Tekken 7: First Look at New Arabian Character?

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Courtesy of Katsuhiro Harada, producer of Tekken at Bandai Namco, here's a sneak peek at a likely new character entering the ring in Tekken 7, the ninth installment of our favorite fighting game franchise. 



We have earlier checked out the first full trailer for Tekken 7the ninth installment of the one of the most acclaimed fighting game franchises, at the San Diego Comic-Con. 

To keep the momentum of the anticipation of the new title going, Katsuhiro Harada, longtime Tekken producer at Bandai Namco, has taken to the social media to unveil the design of a new Arabian character that might just make the roster in an effort to gather views from fans of the series. With no further ado, check out the concept art of the character courtesy of Harada's Facebook page.




And here's what Harada commented on the unveiling of the character concept art:


Hi everyone, this is Harada from the TEKKEN Project.

This will probably catch you all in a surprise, but I have a question I’d like to ask all of you “TEKKEN fans”.
Asking a question like this is very rare in the history of TEKKEN development.

I believe all of you know by now that we are developing TEKKEN 7 at the moment.
Of course, in TEKKEN 7, there will be “some” new characters that will be featured in the game.
The ideas of these new characters are changing daily, and nothing is totally decided yet.

Today, I wanted to ask about “one of the ideas within the several new character ideas”.
That is, a design concept of an Arab character.
I would particularly like to hear the feedback from our TEKKEN fan community in the Middle Eastern countries (and of course, the all TEKKEN fan community).

However, the character lineup for TEKKEN 7 has not been decided!
This character that we have shown you this time has not been decided as the character to be featured in the game yet.
It will be decided depending on the reactions and feedback from the TEKKEN fan community.

Please do comment on this design concept that we have revealed this time.

To be honest, we did have an idea of an Arab fighter since 2008, but since most of the development team members are Japanese and do not know much about the Middle Eastern culture or clothes, we were not able to fully design it back then.
But in recent years I (Harada) have been visiting places such as Dubai and Saudi Arabia, and many of the development staff members have been learning about Middle Eastern culture and designs.
From there we came up with this character’s outfit design.
If the TEKKEN fan community, especially those in the Middle Eastern area, end up liking this character, I would like to feature this character in the game.
On the other hand, if this character is not received well by the Middle Eastern TEKKEN fan community members, there is a possibility that the character will be considerably changed or letting go of the idea of featuring this character in the game.
The development team likes this design and think that this character is a cool Arab fighter, but if there is something in particular to mention, please do let us know.
We would like it if you all do like the character as well.

(Some precautions again)
-Note that featuring this Arab character in the game is not decided yet at this moment and will need the push from the TEKKEN FAN community.
-What we want you to look at is mainly the outfit concept, the fighting style, etc. but please do not debate about the gameplay portion at this stage.
-This is just a concept sketch. Nothing has been set in stone, so please do not jump the gun and think everything is already fixed and decided.
-We will not count as feedback those comments that use bad and inappropriate language or those that harm others. If it becomes a big issue, we will take down the post and seal it in the very firm Mishima Zaibatsu container box forever (and we will block you). We will erase those comments that does not relate to the topic. We look forward for TEKKEN fans to comment and feedback in a mannerly fashion.
-The development team will be reading the comments but will not (be able to) reply except for particular cases. In addition, we will have a cut-off time on the feedbacks after a certain time.
-There will be several new other characters in TEKKEN 7. We will not be revealing them yet. But I will collect feedbacks also about them in the future.

We ask for the TEKKEN fans’ help. Let’s build the excitement for TEKKEN 7 together.

I thank you for your help in advance!

Assassin's Creed Rogue: First Look

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For the first time ever, play the role of the Knights Templar in the newly-announced next chapter of Ubisoft's flagship video game series, Assassin's Creed Rogue. 



While Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series has long been known in the industry for its prolific entries across multiple gaming platforms, this year might just present the biggest challenge to the critically acclaimed action-adventure open world stealth video game series. Apart from Assassin's Creed Unity, the earlier-announced successor to last year's Assassin's Creed: Black Flag that will be set during the French Revolution returning to the series' signature melee action / stealth gameplay, Ubisoft has announced another new title that will however embraced Black Flag's naval combat element. 

Entitled Assassin's Creed Rogue, the eighth major installment of the franchise will be released on Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 in November while Unity, the seventh major installment will be targeting the next-gen consoles in October with releases on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4. As mentioned earlier, the challenge lies in a potential case of Ubisoft overexposing its biggest franchise and milking it to its demise with not one but two major releases with only a month's difference. With that said, since both titles contained drastically distinctive gameplay elements and more importantly, targetting two different audiences, Ubisoft might just be able to pull this off.

Speaking of drastic, Rogue will allow players to step into the shoe of a Templar for the first time with a story arc focusing on a new protagonist, Shay Cormac, an Assassin-turned-Templar on a vengeful hunt on his order. With no further ado, check out the freshly-unveiled announcement trailer right below.


And here are the key art and images released together with the announcement.










Here are details from the press release:

Today, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Rogue, an exciting new installment in the franchise currently in development for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, will be available worldwide on November 11.

Assassin’s Creed Rogue is being developed by Ubisoft Sofia, in collaboration with Ubisoft’s Singapore, Montreal, Quebec, Chengdu, Milan and Bucharest studios. Set in the middle of the 18th century during the Seven Years War, Assassin’s Creed Rogue gives players new locations across North America to explore, including the frozen North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley and New York. In Assassin’s Creed Rogue, players experience the Assassin’s Creed universe through the eyes of a Templar. As Shay Patrick Cormac, players suffer the brotherhood’s betrayal and transform into an Assassin hunter.

The acclaimed naval components from previous Assassin’s Creed games have been enhanced in Assassin’s Creed Rogue. The game also gives players new weapons to use on both land and sea in pursuit of taking down the Assassins, including a new ship called the Morrigan.

“We know that there are many Assassin’s Creed fans with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles who want to get their hands on a new Assassin’s Creed game this year,” says Martin Capel, game director, Ubisoft Sofia. “Assassin’s Creed Rogue completes the North American saga started with Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and gives previous generation console owners an exclusive opportunity to experience fan-requested features, such as playing as a Templar.”

For more information about Assassin’s Creed Rogue please visit the UbiBlog - http://blog.ubi.com/category/assassins-creed/ , follow us on our UK Twitter account - https://twitter.com/Assassins_UK, like our UK Facebook page -https://www.facebook.com/assassinscreed.uk and subscribe to our UK Youtube account.https://www.youtube.com/user/assassinscreedUK 

A collector’s edition of the game that includes an art-book, three lithographs, the original soundtrack, and two additional single player missions is available now via http://shop.ubi.com/store/ubiemea/en...ctID.306636500 as well as at selected retailers.

For more information about Assassin’s Creed, please visit: http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/ and for the latest news on Assassin’s Creed collectible merchandise, please visit and like the page www.facebook.com/ubicollectibles

[REC]4 Apocalypse - First Look - Zombie of the Week

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The fourth and final chapter to [REC], the original Spanish Survival Horror franchise is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September and we have our First Look at [REC]4 Apocalypse with its first trailer. 




Back in 2011 when we had our First Look at [REC]3 Génesis, the third chapter to the unexpected survival horror franchise, we were understandably elated with what appeared to be a worthy spin on the theme set up in the first and second film with a somewhat comedic take. Unfortunately, the final product left us uncertain if the franchise is running on its last legs, stripped of all the cool elements it had.

And here we are in 2014, with Filmax set to premiere [REC]4 Apocalypse at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. Taking us right back to particularly creepy note where the second film ended, Manuela Velasco will return to reprise her role of Ángela Vidal, the television reporter from the first two films, with Jaume Balagueró, the director of the first two films, also returning to the director chair. With the latest installment being announced as the final chapter of the franchise, we are certainly intrigued to see if the franchise ends with a bang or a whimper. Based on the first trailer, it does appear that the latter is not an acceptable option. 

With no further ado, check out the trailer right below, complete with English sub.


 

The official posters for the film.




Official images from the film.







Here’s the official synopsis for the film:


Angela Vidal wakes up in a high-security quarantine facility, sole survivor and witness to the horrific events inside the building. But does she remember what happened to her? Is she carrying a virus? Distrust spreads through the isolated facility while new, even more deadly forms of evil spread even faster.

[REC]4 Apocalypse is currently scheduled to premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September with a release in Spain on October 31st, 2014.



Interstellar: New Trailer

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Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here. 

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures, we have a closer look at the cosmic aspect of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar in the third trailer of the much-anticipated sci-fi drama. 




Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


- Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, 1914 - 1953

For a distinguished film-maker who have made a industry-bending cinematic trilogy of a pop culture icon who just celebrated his 75th birthday, it is nothing short of amazing that British film-maker Christopher Nolan has never attended a single Comic-Con. Until this year. Both Nolan and Matthew McConaughey, lead actor of Nolan's upcoming sci-fi drama, Interstellar (and incidentally, our favorite actor of the year here in The Daily Zombies for his astounding performances in HBO's True Detective), made an unexpected appearance at Paramount Pictures's panel at Hall H to standing ovation.

Apart from revealing a little more plot for the much-anticipated film featuring a stellar ensemble cast with the likes of Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, David Oyelowo, Ellen Burstyn and Michael Caine, a new trailer was screened to the delights of the attendees. For those who are not at the panel, fret not as the ever-friendly Warner Bros. Pictures has released the trailer, which was earlier only available online via the film's official website if you happened to know the access code (7201969, the date Apollo 11 landed on the Moon). 

While continuing to capture the moving story of family man Cooper (played by McConaughey) who are torn at leaving his family for a desperate quest to save the world, the new trailer opens up the stunning spectacle of space with some breathtaking composition. Like what Michael Caine is citing in the voiceover, “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” without checking the trailer out right below.

 


Images captured from the trailer giving us a good look at the great composition of the film.





















Here's the synopsis of the film, courtesy of Interstellarmovie.com:

Interstellar is a movie by Director, Christopher Nolan (Inception, Dark Night Trilogy).

Mainly based on the scientific theories and script treatment of renowned theoretical physicist, Kip Thorne. Interstellar is set to be released in November 7, 2014.

Nolan and Emma Thomas are producing with Lynda Obst, and Jordan Goldberg is exec producing. Obst commissioned the original treatment and Steven Spielberg came aboard in 2006, when Paramount owned DreamWorks and after the filmmaker became intrigued by Caltech physicist and relativity expert Kip S. Thorne and his scientific theory that wormholes exist and can be used for time travel. Spielberg set Jonah Nolan to write the script, which made it easy for Christopher Nolan to come aboard after Spielberg left the project. The ambition is that Interstellar will depict a heroic voyage to the farthest borders of our scientific understanding.

The film is co-finaced by Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment. In coming to a deal with its rival studio, Warners, which maintains an overall deal with Nolan's Syncopy label, relinquished to Paramount its rights to co-finance the next Friday the 13th horror film as well as a potential future South Park movie, which are two properties that were originally owned by Paramount before being brought by Warners. Also included in the negotiations was an agreement to let Paramount co-finance a to-be-determined A-list Warners property.

Interstellar is set to open on 7th November 2013.


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Silent Hills: First Look - Gamescom 2014

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