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.
Always wanted a Batmobile and have $844K burning a hole in your pocket? Russian tuning shop Fast Boom Pro has just the vehicle for you. This rear-wheel-drive Batmobile is powered by a 5.0L V8 engine and includes several technologies found in its movie counterpart, including bulletproof windows, thermal imaging with 255x zoom, and even a night vision camera. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Movie enthusiasts and Will Smith fans probably already know that he turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix in favor of Wild Wild West in 1999. In an alternate universe, this is how he might have looked in the film. Despite Wild Wild West not being a wild box office success, Smith says he has no regrets about his decision, saying that Keanu Reeves’s performance as Neo was superior to what he would have achieved. Read more to see what deepfake algorithms can do.
South Carolina-based Himalaya specializes in creating one-off Land Rover Defender vehicles, and their latest project is a limited-edition Spectre Defender based on the one used by James Bond in the film. At $250,000, this vehicle sports the crew cab pickup configuration, a reinforced galvanized frame, and most importantly, a GM-sourced LS3 engine generating 525 horsepower, mated a six-speed automatic transmission. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The end of an epic film series is coming for the Skywalker “Star Wars” saga after 40 memorable years, but it’s going out with a bang. New footage of “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker” that was shown at the D23 fan convention this past Saturday has now been released online, with footage from all nine “Star Wars” movies, starting with 1977’s “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.” Read more for the trailer and additional information.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and that holds especially true for this group of teens from Nigeria. These group of eight from northern Nigeria have now become social media stars for making science fiction movies using a broken smartphone. They call themselves the Critics Company and started this whole journey back in 2016 using special effects they learned from YouTube videos. Read more for a video and additional information.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios today revealed a new Mortal Kombat 11 teaser trailer showcasing the final two guest characters to join the Kombat Pack roster, including the Terminator T-800 modeled after actor Arnold Schwarzenegger from “Terminator: Dark Fate,” alongside The Joker, one of DC’s most iconic supervillains. They’ll be released on October 8th, 2019 (early access) and January 28th, 2020 (early access). Read more for the teaser trailer and additional information.
It’s official, we’re getting a new “The Matrix” movie. This fourth installment in the franchise will see stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity. Lana Wachowski, co-creator of the original trilogy, will co-write, direct and produce the film, while being joined by writers Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell, as well as producer Grant Hill. Read more for a behind-the-scenes video and additional information.
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Many already know that Fast & Furious 9 is set for release next year, with principal photography currently ongoing around the world. Instagram user “_pw40_” was fortunate enough to be in Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, where main production is happening and spotted several orange 2020 Toyota Supras being used for stunts and what not. This could mean a return of Brian O’Conner or just used as a tribute to his MkIV Supra used in the first film. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Dutch inventor and computer technician Bjorn Harms fell in love with the DeLorean DMC-12 when he watched the Back to the Future films as a youngster. So, when he came across the perfect project vehicle, he decided to snatch it up and six months transforming it into a life-sized, remote-controlled version of the one found in the movie. It wasn’t an easy task to say the least, since he had to first replace the robotic servos under the dashboard – the one that control the break, throttle and steering. Read more for a video and additional information.