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Video – Netflix’s ‘Bright’ Is Almost Here

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Set in an alternate present-day, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds (Ward, a human played by Will Smith, and Jakoby, an orc played by Joel Edgerton) who embark on a routine patrol night that will ultimately alter the future as their world knows it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything. Video at the link below. 

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Troy The Odyssey Trailer

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Swords, adventure, monsters, armies, intrigue – this one could be fun! Video at the link below.

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Happy Birthday To The Hobbit

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Incredible to think that The Hobbit was published 80 years ago today. This book and it’s followup series – The Lord Of The Rings went on to become cornerstones of modern fantasy. Here’s more on this story from The Independent:

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the publication of JRR Tolkien’s classic fantasy novel The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. This literary institution was born when the Oxford don(1892-1973) had grown bored of marking students’ coursework in his study one evening and reached instead for a blank sheet of paper, idly jotting down a sentence that would become the book’s famous opening line: “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”

From this simple starting point, Tolkien spun the epic tale of Bilbo Baggins’ journey of self-discovery to the Lonely Mountain in pursuit of treasure, completing the work in 1932 and presenting a draft to a number of his eminent colleagues for inspection.

One of these was CS Lewis, whose own Chronicles of Narnia (1950-56) would likewise cast its innocent protagonists into a fight between the forces of good and evil in a magical realm and share Tolkien’s deeply felt Christian sentiments. The men were close friends and fellow members of the exclusive Inklings club, a group known to meet at the Eagle and Child pub in St Giles every Tuesday during term-time to discuss literary matters.

Tolkien had also presented a copy of his manuscript to one of his students, Elaine Griffiths, who in turn showed it to Susan Dagnall, a friend then working for publishers George Allen & Unwin. Dagnall tipped off her boss, Stanley Unwin, who decided to go ahead and print the novel on 21 September 1937 after rave reviews from his young son. The Hobbit has never been out of print since.

Tolkien’s story and its sequel The Lord of the Rings (1954-55) have delighted children and adults of all ages for eight decades now, their popularity only growing with the turn of the millennium thanks to Peter Jackson’s three-film adaptations of both books, The Hobbit cycle filmed more recently (2012-14) and starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage. Read more on this story here

Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms (Clip)

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Chapter One / Valyria’s Last Scion: House Targaryen Told in the animated, storybook style of the History & Lore features, Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion brings you the never-before-seen story of the turbulent events that shaped Westeros for thousands of years before the series start. The 45-minute bonus disc is a limited time DVD & Blu-ray™ exclusive gift when fans purchase Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season. Video at the link below. 

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Death Note Clip: L Confronts Light

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In this new trailer for the live action Death Note, one wrong move and the game is over. See Light and L face off on Death Note, streaming on Netflix 25 August.

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Trailer – Fantasy/Adventure Film ‘Mike Boy’

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An orphaned waiter is forced to carry out dangerous missions for a powerful secret society in exchange for the truth about his past. This one looks pretty good! Trailer at the link below. 

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Trailer – Fantasy Film ‘The Veil’

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Here’s a cool, action-filled fantasy film for you called The Veil. Haven’t had a fantasy film up in a while, would really like to see more films around fantasy and sword and sorcery. What do you think?

Set in a war-torn land where tribal factions live in fear of annihilation, The Veil tells the story of a deadly warrior (William Levy) leading a destructive war campaign. When he is betrayed by his own and left for dead, he is healed by a mysterious princess and taken in by a hidden tribe that believes he was chosen to wage a final battle.

Have a look at the trailer and more images and details on the film via the link below.

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Can Warner Bros. Adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion?

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Was wondering when someone was going to seriously look into this. Here’s an idea: why not try making an animated version?

Via ScreenRant: 

It isn’t easy to make a successful big-budget fantasy movie franchise, but Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy beat the odds and has inspired a flurry of similar efforts in the decade-plus since its release. But despite the widespread acclaim for the trilogy, Warner Bros. has a troubled relationship with the Tolkien Estate that grew particularly ugly in 2012, when the latter filed an $80 million lawsuit alleging breach of contract. The Hobbit trilogy was already underway by that point, but the legal troubles stymied fans’ hopes of future film adaptations of Tolkien’s work – in particular, the posthumous collection of Middle-earth history called The Silmarillion.

The lawsuit was finally settled “amicably” earlier this month, so does that mean that we can expect to see more adventures in Middle-earth on the big screen any time soon? Unfortunately, the chances are very slim for a multitude of reasons – though it’s certainly not impossible. 

More on this story here…

Video – Exploring Middle-Earth: Elves

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Nice short video on the Elves of the Tolkien stories. “We’ll be discussing specific elves throughout Tolkien history later on. I debated discussing more Elven customs instead of history, but this is primarily a lore series. ” Video below – enjoy!

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“Middle Earth” Tolkien Biopic Will Be Made

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“We’ve already gotten three Lord of the Rings movies and three Hobbit movies, but there could be even more Tolkien on the way in the not-too-distant future. No, we’re not talking about a Silmarillion movie. It’s Middle Earth, a J.RR. Tolkien biopic coming from Lord of the Rings producers Robert Shaye and Michael Lynne. James Strong (BroadchurchDownton Abbey) has just been set to direct from a script by Angus Fletcher

Deadline reported on the J.R.R. Tolkein biopic. Fletcher reportedly spent six years sifting through archival research and personal interviews with Tolkien as he wrote his script. Middle Earth is described as an “epic story” about “Tolkien’s early life and love affair with Edith Bratt, whom he later married. The couple lived happily in Oxford, surrounded by friends, but when war broke out in 1914 Tolkien embarked on four years of battle and hardship, an experience that influenced his Middle Earth stories.””

Read more on what looks to be an awesome biopic here

h/t Slashfilm.com

Sci-Clops Podcast 6

sci-clopscolorBells ring and banners fly! Sci-Clops podcast 6 has arrived! Loaded with SF/Fantasy/Horror topics!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assassin’s Creed – Official Trailer 2

assassinscreed“Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.” With Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. In theaters Dec 21, 2016. Trailer below – enjoy!

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The Gods Be Praised! Sci-Clops Podcast 5 Has Arrived!

sci-clopscolorRun into the streets and join thousands – no MILLIONS of others joyously celebrating this exciting news! The long, six day wait is over and a new Sci-Clops podcast is ready for your listening pleasure. Please like/share/subscribe – enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

J.K. Rowling Says 5 Movies Planned For Fantastic Beasts

fantasticbeastsWell that’s ambitious! Will it have the same effect on young readers as Harry Potter did? What do you think? Are you excited for Fantastic Beasts as a movie series/universe? “JK Rowling told fans attending a global event for Warner BrosFantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them that the upcoming movie starring Eddie Redmayne will be the first of five total movies in the series spinoff of her Harry Potter stories. That’s new news as the author originally considered the spinoff idea to be a trilogy of films. n addition, director David Yates, beamed into via satellite to the TCL Chinese Theatre from London with Rowling and Harry Potter film series producer David Heyman, also teased that the second movie in the follow-up series will be set in another global capital city — though he wouldn’t say which one. Another tease: he said the first Fantastic Beasts will feature a cameo by a young Albus Dumbledore as well as another character from the original Harry Potter movies, Gellert Grindelwald.” Read more and see the official tweets/pics here

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Here’s The Trailer For The Great Wall

greatwallCentering around the mystery of what the Great Wall of China was trying to contain. Lots of big booms, pretty girls, cool costumes, great scenery. Hopefully this monster-filled film can get over the casting controversey. Trailer below – enjoy!

 

 

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