Universal’s Classic Monsters by Nicolas Delort & Dark Hall Mansion - Undead Monday

Ahead of the impending All Hallows' Eve, we take a look at French artist Nicolas Delort's renditions on the very icons of Halloween themselves, the Universal's Classic Monsters, courtesy of Dark Hall Mansion.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Final Trailer

"It's true. All of it. The Dark Side, the Jedi. They're real." A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... The Force Awakens! Bid farewell to your mundane, functional life as Disney and Lucasfilm unleashed the third and final trailer of J. J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII during the halftime break of Monday Night Football.
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Suicide Squad: New Images

Say you want some new shots of Jared Leto's upcoming incarnation of The Joker in David Ayer's Suicide Squad? Courtesy of the latest issue of Empire Magazine, you will get that and more. Taskforce X Assemble!
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Sadako vs. Kayako (貞子 vs. 伽椰子): First Look - Undead Monday

What started out as an April's Fool joke is now an absurd horror film reality. Move away, Freddy vs. Jason. Brace yourself for Sadako vs. Kayako (貞子 vs. 伽椰子) as the two most deadly spirits that redefined J-Horror face off.
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R. Sikoryak's The Unquotable Trump

Hot on the heels of Mark Hamill's nefarious and downright realistic take on Donald Trump's tweet, we now have the Presidential Elect's most infamous tweets further glorified to iconic status courtesy of artist R. Sikoryak's The Unquotable Trump.
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Star Wars Portrait Series by Mike Mitchell & Mondo

FA long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... Los Angeles-based artist Mike Mitchell collide with the world's largest franchise at the Mondo Gallery.
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Darth Vader & 501st Legion vs. Aliens

With Spanish artist Guillem H. Pongiluppi's 501st Legion: Vader's Fist VS Space Cockroaches, we witness an astonishingly awesome illustration pitting the two of the most deadly scourges of any galaxy into the mother of all hellish war.
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Skyfall: New Trailers & Images

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Have your first look at Ben Whishaw's Q and Javier Bardem's Raoul Silva, one of the most terrifying villains we have seen in Bond's films, with the release of the first theatrical trailer for Skyfall.

Just last Friday, the world witnessed Danny Boyle's eccentric yet utterly breathtaking Olympic Opening Ceremony in London and one particularly entertaining spot would be the appearance of Agent 007, James Bond himself (Daniel Craig) in the short film, "Happy and Glorious", directed by Boyle. Anyway, who else can get the chance of a lifetime to jump out of the helicopter with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II?

Following the high profile appearance, the marketing engine of Sony Pictures Entertainment is making full use of the publicity by releasing the first full trailers both domestically and globally (yes, they are noticeably different with the International trailer slightly edging out for its highlights on Javier Bardem's Raoul Silva).

We have had our first teaser of the film back in May, but now you have a better grasp of Sam Mendes' touch of the legendary spy thanks to these clips. Hit the jump to check both trailers.

First, the US Domestic Trailer.

And the International Trailer.

The TV spot released to coincide with the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

And here are some of the official images released thus far.

Here's the official synopsis of the film:

Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Starring Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, and Judi Dench reprising her role as M, Skyfall is set to première in London on 26 October to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the entire Bond film series.

The True Face of Dracula Unveiled - Undead Monday

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This Undead Monday, stare into the eyes of Count Dracula himself, personified courtesy of a police composite sketch program.

Forget Max Schreck's theatrical portrayal, Béla Lugosi's classic interpretation or Gary Oldman's revisionist take on one of the most infamous dark creatures ever in literature history, Bram Stoker's Count Dracula. Thanks to Brian Joseph Davis's "The Composite" portrait series where he created images of famous literature characters with the help of commercially available law enforcement composite sketch software as well as descriptions of literary characters.

Now, with no further ado, go face-to-face with the immortal Transylvanian nobleman after the jump.

Terrifying, isn't it? Terrifyingly commonplace. Well, they do after all have the description to refer to thanks to Bram Stoker:

A tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache…His face was a strong, a very strong, aquiline, with high bridge of the thin nose and peculiarly arched nostrils, with lofty domed forehead…His eyebrows were very massive, almost meeting over the nose, and with bushy hair that seemed to curl in its own profusion. The mouth, so far as I could see it under the heavy moustache, was fixed and rather cruel-looking…For the rest, his ears were pale, and at the tops extremely pointed. The chin was broad and strong, and the cheeks firm though thin…The blue eyes transformed with fury.

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Life of Pi: First Look

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An unconventional story of incredible adventure, friendship and hope awaits in renowned film-maker Ang Lee's next film, Life of Pi. The Daily Zombies takes a look at the film with the release of the first trailer by 20th Century Fox.

The last weekend of July brings us intriguing first looks at some of the most offbeat yet utterly interesting upcoming films. Just yesterday, we covered on the stunning first extended trailer of Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski's incredibly ambitious project, Cloud Atlas.

Today, we take a first look at celebrated Asian film-maker Ang Lee's next film, Life of Pi, with the release of its first trailer by 20th Century Fox.

Based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Yann Martel, Life of Pi is about the incredible tale of an India zookeeper's son, who is also the sole survivor of a sunked freighter and spent 227 days at sea as he find himself stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger.

Hit the jump to check out the gorgeous visual effects of the film with the first trailer of the film.

And here's a ten-second teaser of the film.

Courtesy of Lebanese Movie Guide, here are some of the cool images from the official website of the film.

The first poster for the film.

Here’s the synopsis from the original novel by Yann Martel:

The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes.

The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them “the truth.” After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional–but is it more true?

Featuring Tobey Maguire, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Gerard Depardieu, and Suraj Sharma as "Pi" Patel, Life of Pi is currently scheduled to be released on November 21.

Cloud Atlas: First Look

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"Everything is Connected."

This October, brace yourself for one hell of a ride into a bold new cinematic realm courtesy of Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski. The creators of The Matrix Trilogy and the director of Run Lola Run teams together for their most ambitious project ever: Cloud Atlas. The Daily Zombies take a First Look at the much-anticipated film with the release of the astonishing first trailer.

To call The Wachowskis' next film as their "most ambitious project ever" might impress one of an obscene attempt at at hyperbole. But we implore you to reconsider your stance. After all they were the dynamic duo that brought us the original sci-fi epic franchise, The Matrix Trilogy. And with visionary film-maker Tom Tykwer tagging along as a co-director, one does indeed can't help but wonder what cinematic outings are we in for following The Wachowskis' visually-intriguing box office bomb, "Speed Racer" and Tykwer's relatively underwhelming "The International"?

For those who have read British author David Mitchell's 2004 novel of the same name, we are certain that there are no two ways about it in adapting the multiple-award-winning novel to a live-action feature film. Comprising multiple storylines set in eras spanning six millennia apart, the novel presented a revolutionary narrative that it will take the combined mad genius-ness of all three talented film-makers to unleash on the silver screen.

And from the first look of the film courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures releasing a nearly six-minute trailer and some cool official images, the terrific threesome certainly didn't disappoint. The stunning magnitude of the film is expressively injected into this extended trailer with plentiful preview of sprawling set pieces, gorgeous images, moving scenes, and an unspoken resonance that provide a eye-catching center to the clip. While we only get a brief glimpse at how the remarkable assembly of star-studded international cast will switch between characters of different ethnics, race and eras (for example, Jim Sturgess as a Korean, Halle Berry an Indian), the bold effort in conjuring the effect is a commendable move on the three directors' part. While we can't rule out the propensity of this film turning out to be an epic train-wreck in cinematic history, we like enough of what we saw and can't help but question the opinions of those who remained indifferent with the trailer that is truly a beautiful sight to behold.

With no further ado, hit the jump to check out the beautiful trailer spanning awesome images transcending the boundaries of language, genre and time.

The trailer with Director's Commentaries.

Head over to Apple to view both versions of the trailer in HD.

Here's the official synopsis from the book:

A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified "dinery server" on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation — the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small.

In his captivating third novel, David Mitchell erases the boundaries of language, genre and time to offer a meditation on humanity's dangerous will to power, and where it may lead us.

Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

“Cloud Atlas” explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.

The first poster of the film.

And courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, check out the slideshow of the official images below, followed by the individual images.

Featuring a star-studded cast of Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant, Cloud Atlas will premièred at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and is set to be released on October 26, 2012 in the United States.

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D - First Look - Zombie of the Week

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Six years after the original live-action film adaptation of Konami's critically-acclaimed survival horror video game franchise, we have our first look at Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, the sequel set to release on October 26, 2012.

When considering the particular genre of survival horror video games, the is without any shadow of a doubt that one title will come to mind: Resident Evil (or Biohazard, as they called them in Japan). With Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth installment of the live-action film adaptation franchise, set to be released in September, another notable film from the same genre has broken free of the development limbo that has unfortunately affecting the sequel.

Written and directed by Michael J. Bassett, Silent Hill: Revelation will be based on the well-received Silent Hill 3 and will be featuring Heather Mason as the new protagonist facing off against crazed cult, grotesque nurses, creepy priestess, and a certain pyramid-headed dude wielding a giant-ass sword.

Reuniting Game Of Thrones stars Sean Bean and Kit Harington, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D stars Australian actress Adelaide Clemens as Heather Mason, with Carrie-Anne Moss and Malcolm McDowell rounding up the cast. Radha Mitchell's protagonist in the first film, Rose Da Silva, set to be making an appearance.

Hit the jump to check out the first trailer (head over to Yahoo! to view in HD) as well as the first clip for the film.

Courtesy of IGN, here's the first clip from the film.

Adelaide Clemens as Heather Mason.
The first poster for the film.

Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

Based on the groundbreaking video game franchise, SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D is the sequel to the hit film SILENT HILL, which opened to number one at the U.S. box office and took in nearly $100 million at the worldwide box office. Featuring an unparalleled horror experience, Konami’s Silent Hill franchise has captivated fans for more than a decade and has spawned a hit comic book series, graphic novels, collectible action figures and numerous soundtracks from rock bands. In SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D, Heather Mason (Clemens) and her father (Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D opens on October 26th, 2012.

Christopher Nolan’s Farewell Note to the Dark Knight Trilogy

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Brace yourself for the moving farewell note from director Christopher Nolan to his epic Dark Knight Trilogy.

There was never any doubt that The Dark Knight Rises would be one of the most anticipated films in years given its impossible hype in the wake of the classic second installment, The Dark Knight. However, the swan song of Christopher Nolan's epic Dark Knight Trilogy is somehow in the news for mostly the wrong reasons. From the tragic the Aurora shooting to Rotten Tomatoes disabling its user commentary for the film due to massive backlash from fans against negative reviews, the mostly positive responses to the film has unfortunately been muted by these occurrences. Nevertheless, there is without a shadow of a doubt that all will agree that Nolan has indeed created one of the most successful, innovative, and simply-put, best cinematic trilogy that reinvented the iconic character.

In the foreword in the book The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy, Christopher Nolan shared with fans on the tumultuous journey he has undertaken since 2005's Batman Begins in a moving farewell note to the Dark Knight Trilogy.

Courtesy of SuperHeroHype forum, hit the jump and check out what the critically-acclaimed film-maker has to say when bidding farewell to Batman:

Alfred. Gordon. Lucius. Bruce . . . Wayne. Names that have come to mean so much to me. Today, I’m three weeks from saying a final good-bye to these characters and their world. It’s my son’s ninth birthday. He was born as the Tumbler was being glued together in my garage from random parts of model kits. Much time, many changes. A shift from sets where some gunplay or a helicopter were extraordinary events to working days where crowds of extras, building demolitions, or mayhem thousands of feet in the air have become familiar.

People ask if we’d always planned a trilogy. This is like being asked whether you had planned on growing up, getting married, having kids. The answer is complicated. When David and I first started cracking open Bruce’s story, we flirted with what might come after, then backed away, not wanting to look too deep into the future. I didn’t want to know everything that Bruce couldn’t; I wanted to live it with him. I told David and Jonah to put everything they knew into each film as we made it. The entire cast and crew put all they had into the first film. Nothing held back. Nothing saved for next time. They built an entire city. Then Christian and Michael and Gary and Morgan and Liam and Cillian started living in it. Christian bit off a big chunk of Bruce Wayne’s life and made it utterly compelling. He took us into a pop icon’s mind and never let us notice for an instant the fanciful nature of Bruce’s methods.

I never thought we’d do a second—how many good sequels are there? Why roll those dice? But once I knew where it would take Bruce, and when I started to see glimpses of the antagonist, it became essential. We re-assembled the team and went back to Gotham. It had changed in three years. Bigger. More real. More modern. And a new force of chaos was coming to the fore. The ultimate scary clown, as brought to terrifying life by Heath. We’d held nothing back, but there were things we hadn’t been able to do the first time out—a Batsuit with a flexible neck, shooting on Imax. And things we’d chickened out on—destroying the Batmobile, burning up the villain’s blood money to show a complete disregard for conventional motivation. We took the supposed security of a sequel as license to throw caution to the wind and headed for the darkest corners of Gotham.

I never thought we’d do a third—are there any great second sequels? But I kept wondering about the end of Bruce’s journey, and once David and I discovered it, I had to see it for myself. We had come back to what we had barely dared whisper about in those first days in my garage. We had been making a trilogy. I called everyone back together for another tour of Gotham. Four years later, it was still there. It even seemed a little cleaner, a little more polished. Wayne Manor had been rebuilt. Familiar faces were back—a little older, a little wiser . . . but not all was as it seemed.

Gotham was rotting away at its foundations. A new evil bubbling up from beneath. Bruce had thought Batman was not needed anymore, but Bruce was wrong, just as I had been wrong. The Batman had to come back. I suppose he always will.

Michael, Morgan, Gary, Cillian, Liam, Heath, Christian . . . Bale. Names that have come to mean so much to me. My time in Gotham, looking after one of the greatest and most enduring figures in pop culture, has been the most challenging and rewarding experience a filmmaker could hope for. I will miss the Batman. I like to think that he’ll miss me, but he’s never been particularly sentimental.

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