Nov. 07, 2014 | 3:35 p.m.
Legendary Pictures revealed character details for its upcoming adventure film “Warcraft” during its panel at BlizzCon on Friday afternoon. The film, based on Blizzard Entertainment‘s massively multiplayer online role-playing game “World of Warcraft,” is directed by Duncan Jones (“Source Code,” “Moon”), who co-wrote the screenplay with Charles Leavitt. “Warcraft” filmmakers shared details about the film’s characters and plot in a panel at the game publisher’s annual expo, which runs through Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center. The characters are divided into two warring tribes (well known to “Warcraft” gamers) — the Alliance (whose races include humans, dwarves, night elves, gnomes and others) and the Horde (orcs, trolls, blood elves, trolls and others). Check out the cast and character list below. Alliance Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel): The lead protagonist for the Alliance, Lothar is a war hero who has sacrificed everything to […]
May 09, 2014 | 10:00 a.m.
Inside an editing bay on Warner Bros.’ Burbank lot, Gareth Edwards listened carefully to the sounds of war spool out from a cluster of speakers. The young director kept his eyes locked on a high-definition screen as crimson flares illuminated the night sky over Oahu, watching as explosive blasts demolished stands of trees and helicopters in mid-flight violently plummeted to Earth, threatening a battalion of soldiers tearing through the Hawaiian jungle. “I’m always trying to get a bit of ‘Apocalypse Now’ into anything I do,” said Edwards back in January, when the soft-spoken Brit was still in the throes of completing his Hollywood debut. But it wasn’t a conventional war movie Edwards was crafting; rather, it was another new take on “Godzilla.” Due in theaters Friday, Edwards’ “Godzilla” reboot might not necessarily inspire comparisons to Francis Ford Coppola’s meditative epic, […]
July 20, 2013 | 7:29 p.m.
“Godzilla” was king during Legendary Pictures’ panel presentation in Comic-Con’s Hall H on Saturday. Fans in the 6,500-member audience cheered during the bass-pounding “Godzilla” preview footage, which, in addition to showing off its titular kaiju, revealed a first glimpse of a winged monster that could be Mothra. The panel also featured presentations for “300: Rise of an Empire” and “Seventh Son.” FULL COVERAGE: San Diego Comic-Con 2013 “Godzilla” is directed by Gareth Edwards, whose ambitious independent film “Monsters” garnered critical praise for its mashup of big visual effects and small art-house atmosphere. It’s exactly what attracted “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston to the project. “It was fantastic because he was able to make a monster movie also into a character-driven component where you really felt for these people,” Cranston said of “Monsters.” “And that’s what he transformed this ‘Godzilla’ into.” […]