Back in 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk purchased Wet Nellie, the Lotus Esprit submarine from the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, for a whopping $997,000. What you may not know is that initially a couple from Long Island, New York attended a blind auction in 1989 where they paid around $100 for an unclaimed storage unit. Inside that storage unit was this Lotus Esprit used in The Spy Who Loved Me. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Black Widow will be the twenty-fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), directed by Cate Shortland and starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, alongside David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz. It’s set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, but before the events of Avengers: Infinity War, and is centered around Romanoff being on the run, forced to confront her past while facing a new threat. Read more for the first teaser trailer and additional information.
Television fanatics most certainly know that The X-Files series revolved around Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. What better way to merge the 1997 film Men in Black with the series than with deepfake technology. Read more to see the clip that ensued.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director JJ Abrams previews Kylo’s Knights of Ren in the latest teaser trailer. Apparently, these deadly foes will play a large role in the new movie, but fans may need to wait until December 19th for confirmation. Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker starts off the “Fate” TV spot with a voiceover where he says “Confronting fear is the destiny of a Jedi” as a standoff between Rey and Kylo Ren is set up. Read more for the video and additional information.
Many already know that movies most always use replicas of rare or expensive cars, and Ford v Ferrari was no exception. The various Ford GT40 models seen in the film were actually replicas built by Superformance inspired by the same vehicle that Ken Miles drove at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car you see above was driven by Christian Bale for close-ups during filming and is one of two replicas made for the movie. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Disney has officially joined the streaming business with the debut of its Disney+ service. The company hopes that its $6.99-per-month service will attract millions of subscribers with its mix of Marvel / Star Wars movies, TV shows, classic animated films, new series and lots more. The most highly anticipated original show is “The Mandalorian,” a live-action “Star Wars” series created by Jon Favreau. Read more for a video that tells you all about the service and additional information.
Sonic the Hedgehog was originally slated for release on November 8, 2019, but after a very negative reaction to Sonic’s design in the first trailer, which was released on April 30th, Paramount decided to delay the film until February 14, 2020, pledging to redesign the main character. Today, they released a new trailer showing exactly what they’ve been working on these past few months. Read more for the video and additional information.
At the Ignite 2019 conference, Microsoft showcased Project Silica, an innovative method of storing data on glass. The company partnered with Warner Bros. archive the original 1978 “Superman” movie on this storage medium, or a glass disk measuring 75 by 75 by 2 millimeters thick. It uses infrared lasers to encode data in “voxels,” the three-dimensional equivalent of the pixels that make up a flat image, and stores data within the glass itself. How much data can it store? Well, a 2-mm-thick piece of glass can contain more than 100 layers of voxels, which is roughly 75.6 GB of data plus error redundancy codes. Read more for a video and additional information.
Are you a James Bond fanatic with deep pockets and have always wanted a vehicle used in one of the films? If so, then now is your chance. A Jaguar C-X75 stunt car built specially for the 2015 James Bond film Spectre is headed to RM Sotheby’s inaugural auction in the Middle East on November 30 th, with an estimate winning bid between $800,000 and $1.2 million USD. This vehicle, with chassis no. 001, is one of only a handful Jaguar C-X75 vehicles used as stunt cars in the film, starring Daniel Craig. Read more for a scene from the film, additional pictures and information.
Set for release on Dec. 20, the final Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer is here, and made its debut on Monday Night Football. This sneak peek shows us a fleet of First Order TIE Fighters, a large battalion of Rebel ships led by the Millennium Falcon, and of course space horses, in which Poe, new warrior Jannah (Naomi Ackie) as well as others, ride into battle to take on Stormtroopers. It also teases the return of Empire leader Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) from the original “Star Wars” trilogy. Read more for the trailer and additional information.