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Comic-Con '11: 'Immortals' Footage Is "Insane," May Be "Best Use Of 3D You've Ever Seen"

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  • July 23, 2011 11:46 AM
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Tarsem Says His Greek Gods Epic Is More "Hardcore" Than The Trailers SuggestPlaylist scribe Kimber Myers down at Comic-Con 2011 sounds both confounded and dazzled from the footage of filmmaker Tarsem Singh's "Immortals" that she and countless other fans saw this afternoon at the convention's hallowed Hall H. To wit: "The footage is fucking insane and gorgeous," she writes. "It might be a mess, but it could be the best use of 3D you've seen."

Comic-Con '11: Francis Ford Coppola Uses iPad To Remix 'Twixt' Live & Plans To Tour The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2011 8:34 AM
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Francis Ford Coppola Reveals He's Already At Work On A New Script & Says He Doesn't Like 3D Glasses For A Whole FilmReturning to Comic-Con for the first time nearly two decades after he hit San Diego to stump for "Bram Stoker's Dracula," director Francis Ford Coppola made sure it was an event to remember. In what will likely be one of the most talked about presentations when everyone wakes up in a geek hangover on Monday, Coppola unveiled footage from his upcoming gothic horror flick "Twixt," but in an interesting twist that set Twitter on fire, he edited and shaped footage on the fly using an app on his iPad. Though there were some technical problems in what was described as a "dress rehearsal attempt," our man on the ground Jeff Otto described it as a "pretty crazy presentation" that was "definitely original and entertaining."

Rhys Ifans Not In 'Bond 23,' But Is In Trouble With The Cops Following Brouhaha At Comic-Con

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2011 7:46 AM
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According to a recent Brit report, Rhys Ifans was joining his "Enduring Love" co-star Daniel Craig in "James Bond 23." Well, you can scratch that. Asked by MTV at Comic-Con yesterday if he was in the film, Ifans joked, "No. I just have a license to kill," before confirming, "No I'm not," in the upcoming Bond flick. Bummer. But that's not all the colorful Welshman was up to in San Diego.

Terrific Lizard Footage Revealed In 3D During 'Amazing Spider-Man' At Comic-Con '11

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  • July 23, 2011 4:08 AM
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Andrew Garfield Says: "We’re Approaching 'Spider-Man' Like It’s Shakespeare, Or A Greek Myth"The cast of "Total Recall" were ushered off the stage while a massive title card for "The Amazing Spider-Man" was emblazoned on the screen behind them. Before Garman introduced anyone, he showed the film’s theatrical trailer, which hit the Internet just a few days ago, but was admittedly much more impressive on the big screen and in 3D. Apparently, it even knocked out star Andrew Garfield because he appeared in front of the microphone where attendees ask their questions – in a homemade Spider-Man suit, no less – and read an impassioned letter he wrote about how important the character was to him and his life, not to mention how the excitement of premiering footage at Comic-Con. “You have no idea how much this means to me,” he said, gushing. “Here I am as a fan.”

Comic-Con '11: Colin Farrell Welcomed The Opportunity To Take On Tentpole 'Total Recall'

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  • July 23, 2011 3:38 AM
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Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale & Bryan Cranston Talk Remaking A Wacko Sci-Fi ClassicAfter "30 Minutes or Less" at yesterday's Columbia panel at Comic-Con 2011, "Total Recall" stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston and director Len Wiseman took the stage to show footage and field questions from the audience. “We’re halfway through shooting so we don’t have enough to put together a trailer, but I know not seeing something is a big bummer. So it’s the first sequence we shot; it’s a scene, it’s very rough, and it’s cut together with a lot of pre-vis.” Although he was certainly correct that the footage was incomplete, it clearly echoed the early sequence from the 1990 film where Arnold Schwarzenegger, as Doug Quaid, visited Rekall in order to have a memory implanted, only to awaken to an entirely different reality.

Exclusive: '30 Minutes’ Star Aziz Ansari Talks Plans For 'Spacemen’ & ‘Olympic Sized Asshole'

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 23, 2011 3:31 AM
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Ansari Hopes To Shoot Judd Apatow-Produced/Mandate Projects During His Next 'Parks And Recreation' HiatusYesterday, The Playlist spoke exclusively with Aziz Ansari, whose comedy “30 Minutes or Less” opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Danny McBride, hits screens August 12th. In the film, Ansari plays the best friend of Eisenberg, who is in a bit of a predicament: he has a bomb strapped to his chest and unless he robs a bank for some would-be thugs, they'll detonate it. It's the first major leading role for 28-year-old Ansari who has previously been seen in smaller parts in "The Rocker," "I Love You Man," "Observe and Report" and of course, as Randy in "Funny People." His career is certainly on an upward trajectory and in addition to a role in the hit TV show “Parks and Recreation,” he's got some more feature film roles in the cooker.

Comic-Con '11: Vampires --The Biting Kind -- Are Back With 'Fright Night' & 'Underworld: Awakening'

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • July 23, 2011 3:21 AM
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Though "Breaking Dawn" has captured the hearts of teens and their moms, the brutal, blood-sucking, non-sparkly vampire remains immortal. After Thursday's "Twilight" lovefest, Comic-Con's Hall H was taken over by two vehicles for the meaner brand of the undead with "Fright Night" and "Underworld: Awakening" on Friday. "Fright Night" reimagines the '80s classic, this time casting Colin Farrell as the not-so-neighborly vamp Jerry and Anton Yelchin as the threatened boy next door. Meanwhile, "Underworld: Awakening" revives Kate Beckinsale's role in the franchise as her Selene comes out of a coma after more than a decade.

Watch: David Tennant Teaches Anton Yelchin How To Kill A Vampire In New 'Fright Night' Clip

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2011 2:50 AM
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While most of us at the Playlist have been pleasantly surprised by what we've seen so far in Craig Gillespie's "Fright Night" remake, a small contingent still remains unimpressed, not quite charmed by Colin Farrell's hearty chomp into the villain role or the balance between horror and comedy Gillespie is going for. But for those who have enjoyed what they've seen so far, this latest clip from the film will certainly keep those expectations high.

Comic-Con '11: 'Ghost Rider 2' Boasts It Will "Fuck Up Your Shit" Come February 2012

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  • July 23, 2011 2:05 AM
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'Spirit Of Vengeance' Co-Star Idris Elba Says He Would Love To Play 'Power Man' Character Luke CageBookended by a title card that read “fucking your shit up in 3D February 2012,” the "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" footage showcased co-directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's particularly physical style of filmmaking. Both filmmakers ran cameras simultaneously in certain shots, Taylor held on to moving motorcycles wearing only rollerblades as he filmed the action, and the two of them generally disregarded their personal safety as they shot some fairly epic action sequences. When asked whether they’ve ever been hurt, Neveldine knocked on the table and said, “Nope – and we would never ask stunt men or actors to do anything we wouldn’t do.” They added that they always try to include any shots where stunt men injure themselves, as a tribute to their efforts: “You will see real bones breaking in this movie,” Taylor said.

Comic-Con '11: The Team Behind 'The Amazing Spider-Man' On Why The Reboot Was Necessary

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 22, 2011 12:56 PM
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Judging by the reaction to the first teaser trailer for "The Amazing Spider-Man," Sony has a fair amount of work to do in the next year before they can convince fans that the film is more than a cash-grab designed to keep the franchise alive: the clip's reworking of the origin tale and an emo-leaning that goes even further than the much-derided "Spider-Man 3," were generally poorly received in the blogosphere earlier in the week.

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