The creatures in the upcoming “Monster Hunter” film from Paul W.S. Anderson will re-create several of the most notable foes in the original Capcom video games the movie is based on, Rathalos and Diablos monsters.In a recent video for Sony, the game series’ producer Ryozo Tsujimoto said the show is trying to stay true to the original concept of the monsters in the games while giving them high-definition upgrades.The Rathalos and Diablos, both gargantuan horned dragons, face off against the film’s heroine, Captain Artemis, played by Milla Jovovich. Artemis’ military unit (which includes Cliff ‘T.I’ Harris, Diego Boneta and Tony Jaa) is swept off to an alien world during a sandstorm. Of course, that alien world is chock-full of mythical creatures and flesh-eating dinosaurs that Jovovich’s character must dispose of with gigantic flaming swords.Also Read: 'Monster Hunter' Trailer: Milla Jovovich Fends Off Gigantic Dragons With Fire Swords (Video)Besides some slight coloration changes and straightening out the curved horns on the Diablos monster, both it and the Rathalos look nearly identical to their game counterparts.Kaname Fujioka, the game’s director, said the animations in the movie look “very, very close to the game.”In the trailer, a herd of Apceros (the fictionalized, and deadlier version of an Anklyosaurus) fans out across a lake and prepares to charge. Fujioka told Anderson the team wasn’t able to incorporate a huge group of the beasts into the “Monster Hunter” games, but was delighted to see it on film.Also Read: Matthew A Cherry to Direct King Tut Story as Feature Debut at Sony Pictures Animation“With the pack of Apceros, you guys were able to do something he wasn’t able to do in the game development, so he was really happy to see that,” Fujioka said, speaking for Tsujimoto as well. “And you incorporated so many things we discussed, so we are really thankful, really impressed.”The original “Monster Hunter” game was released by Capcom in 2004 for the PS2. The most recent game, “Monster Hunter: World” came out in 2018 and became Capcom’s best-selling game of all time, with over 16 million units sold by this June. Over 70% of those sales came from outside of Japan, Capcom said.Two new installments in the series — “Monster Hunter Rise” and “Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin” will come out next year for the Nintendo Switch.This project is Anderson and Jovovich’s latest video game to film adaptation — they also worked together on the live action “Resident Evil” films. “Monster Hunter” will hit theaters Dec. 30.Check out the full video interview with the original “Monster Hunter” creators below.Read original story Upcoming ‘Monster Hunter’ Film Re-Creates Fan Favorite Creatures From Original Game At TheWrap
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CBS All Access released the first full-length trailer for the upcoming limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand” during a New York Comic-Con panel to promote the show on Thursday.The trailer introduces Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail, a 108-year old prophet who receives visions from God and guides survivors of a plague that has decimated the world’s population, and Alexander Skarsgard as “The Dark Man,” a shadowy figure with supernatural abilities who attempts to construct a totalitarian civilization amid the destruction.James Marsden, Amber Heard, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga also star in the nine-episode series, which is set to premiere on the streaming platform on Dec. 17.Also Read: 'The Stand': Watch the Trailer for CBS All Access' Stephen King Limited Series (Video)“The Stand,” first published in 1978, is King’s longest standalone work and the first to introduce the character of Randall Flagg, who would go on to appear in much of King’s other work.King himself penned the finale for the series, which will include material not previously featured in his novel. According to CBS All Access, the ending will provide “a new coda” to the story.“SEAL Team” creator Benjamin Cavell is showrunner and executive producer on the CBS Television Studios series, alongside executive producers Taylor Elmore, Will Weiske, Jimmy Miller, Roy Lee and Richard P. Rubinstein. Josh Boone serves as director and an executive producer for the series premiere and final episode. Jake Braver, Jill Killington, Owen King, Knate Lee and Stephen Welke also produce.Read original story ‘The Stand’ Trailer: It’s Alexander Skarsgard vs Whoopi Goldberg in CBS All Access Limited Series (Video) At TheWrap
Amazon dropped the adorable first trailer for its canine-and-human competition series “The Pack” on Tuesday, and it features host and Olympic medalist Lindsey Vonn and her extremely cute dog, Lucy.The series premieres Nov. 20 on Amazon Prime Video, and it features 12 teams of dogs and their human counterparts competing in challenges across multiple continents. The winning team wins $500,000 for themselves and $250,000 for their animal charity of choice.“The teams will have to depend on their understanding of one another’s strengths and weaknesses and prove to have the strongest bond in the pack,” according to Amazon. “In each locale, the human and dog duos will face fun and exciting challenges, designed in concert with a team of accredited veterinarians and certified dog experts that also accompany the group on their exciting journey, making sure it is a positive experience for everyone.”Also Read: Chloe Grace Moretz to Star in 'Westworld' Creators' Amazon Drama 'The Peripheral'The teams include Brian Calvert & Dixie (Camby, IN); Chelsey Lowe & Gryffin (Newport Beach, CA); Chisum Joe Johnson & Kepo (Cogar, OK); Daniel Reese & Allister (Chicago, IL); Donna Modafferi & Charlie (New York City, NY); Josh White & Snow (West Hollywood, CA); Kioni “Kentucky” Russell Gallahue & Derby (San Diego, CA); Linh Iacona & Chance (Brooklyn, NY); Lucy Riles & Duchess (Woodland Hills, CA); Mark LeBlanc & Ace (Salt Lake City, UT); Mitra Najibeth Yosri & Bozley (Los Angeles, CA), and Vania Zuniga & Jax (Long Beach, CA).“The Pack” is produced by Amazon Studios and Renegade 83, with Jay Bienstock executive producing with Jay Renfroe and David Garfinkle of Renegade 83.Watch the trailer above.Read original story Amazon Drops Adorable First Trailer for ‘The Pack’ Hosted by Lindsey Vonn – and Her Dog (Video) At TheWrap
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Hulu released the first full trailer for its Marvel TV drama, “Helstrom,” which features what has to be the worst family reunion.The series will debut all episodes on Oct. 16. You can watch the video above.“Helstrom” is based on the Marvel comic “Hellstrom,” which centered on Damion Helstrom, aka the Son of Satan. In Hulu’s version, Daimon and Ana (who goes by Satana in the comic) Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity — each with their attitude and skills.“Homeland” alum Elizabeth Marvel will star as their mother, Victoria, who has been institutionalized for the last 20 years. The series also stars Ariana Guerra, Robert Wisdom, June Carryl and Alain Uy.Also Read: 'WandaVision': Watch the Trippy First Trailer for Marvel's Disney+ Series (Video)“Helstrom” was ordered to series last year along with “Ghost Rider,” which was set to see Gabriel Luna reprise his role from “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” However, the series was shelved following creative differences and a larger corporate shift. In October, Marvel TV was moved under Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige, who was named chief creative officer across all of Marvel. Since then, Jeph Loeb stepped down as head of Marvel TV and all future development was shuttered.“Helstrom” is one of the last remaining productions from Loeb’s team.Read original story ‘Helstrom’ Trailer Proves That ‘Every Family Has Their Demons’ (Video) At TheWrap
The trailer for “The Croods: A New Age” is out, and it turns out the Croods aren’t the only family on earth.There’s another, more evolved family living in a utopia of irrigated fields of produce and a fancy treehouse named the Bettermans. Leslie Mann and Peter Dinklage play Phil and Hope Betterman, and Eep Crood (Emma Stone) couldn’t be happier to meet their daughter, Dawn (Kelly Marie Tran) her first-ever friend that’s a girl her own age. But Grug Crood (Nicholas Cage) isn’t so sure all this fancy new stuff, like the TV-like bird-watching that’s got all of Guy’s (Ryan Reynolds) attention, is a good idea.Watch the trailer above.Also Read: Emmys' Historic Diversity: Majority of this Year's Acting Winners Are Black“The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home. When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved … except for one thing. Another family already lives there: the Bettermans,” reads the official description from Universal Pictures and Dreamworks Animation.“When they take the Croods in as the world’s first houseguests, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between the cave family and the modern family,” the description continues. “Just when all seems lost, a new threat will propel both families on an epic adventure outside the safety of the wall, one that will force them to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other and forge a future together.”Other cast includes Catherine Keener as the voice of Ugga Crood, Clark Duke as Thunk and Cloris Leachman as Gran.Read original story ‘The Croods: A New Age’ Trailer: Meet the Bettermans, Featuring Peter Dinklage and Leslie Mann (Video) At TheWrap
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AMC released the first trailer for its episodic anthology series “Soulmates” on Tuesday.The six-episode series takes place 15 years into the future, following the discovery of a test that unequivocally tells you who your soulmate is. Each episode features a different cast and explores an entirely new story around “discovering (or opting not to discover) the results of this new test and the impact of those results on a myriad of relationships,” according to AMC.The series, which has already been picked up for a second season, premieres Monday, Oct. 5.Also Read: 'Soulmates' Creators Brought '4 Seasons' Worth of Ideas' to AMC Pitch MeetingThe cast includes Sarah Snook (“Succession”), Kingsley Ben-Adir (“The OA,” “High Fidelity”), David Costabile (“Billions”), Sonya Cassidy (“Lodge 49,” “Humans”), Charlie Heaton (“Stranger Things”), Malin Akerman (“Billions,” “Dollface”), Bill Skarsgård (“Clark,” “Castle Rock”), Betsy Brandt (“Breaking Bad,” “Life in Pieces”), JJ Feild (“Turn”), Laia Costa (“Victoria”), Shamier Anderson (“Goliath”), Georgina Campbell (“Black Mirror”), and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (“Candyman”), among others.The series is created by “Black Mirror” alum Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein, based on their short film “For Life.” The duo executive produces along with Jolyon Symonds of Fearless Minds, a Banijay Group company.Read original story Sarah Snook Finds Her Perfect Match in AMC’s ‘Soulmates’ Trailer (Video) At TheWrap
CBS All Access dropped the trailer for its long-awaited third season of “Star Trek: Discovery” on Tuesday during CBS All Access’ virtual Star Trek Day celebration. You can watch the trailer — which sees the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery flung nearly a millennium (930 years to be exact) into the future. — in the video above.Commander Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) finds herself stranded from her crewmates after leading the Discovery on a one-way trip through a wormhole in the second season finale.She’s not alone though, as she encounters a man named Booker (David Ajala) who tells her the United Federation of Planets has collapsed after “The Burn,” or as he describes it, “the day the galaxy took a hard left.”Also Read: 'Star Trek: Discovery' Adds Non-Binary and Transgender Characters for Season 3The trailer also shows the Discovery crash landing on an icy planet. Eventually, Burnham reunites with her ship with Booker in tow.“Discovery” stars Martin-Green, Doug Jones (Commander Saru), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Commander Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Ensign Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber) and newcomer Ajala (Cleveland “Book” Booker), with Yeoh and Tig Notaro (Jett Reno) in guest roles.“Star Trek: Discovery” is adding the first non-binary and transgender characters in the franchise’s vast, decades-long history. Blu del Barrio will portray the non-binary character Adira, described as highly intelligent with confidence and self-assurance well beyond their years. The first transgender character is Gray, portrayed by Ian Alexander. Gray is empathetic, warm and eager to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a Trill host, but he will have to adapt when his life takes an unexpected turn. Adira and Gray are seen holding hands in the new trailer.The third season debuts on Oct. 15.Lawrence Yee contributed to this report.Read original story ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 Trailer Finds the Crew In the Next Millennium – Without the Federation (Video) At TheWrap
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