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This Chappie TV Spot Favors Action Over Emotion

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We’re still a few months out, but Sony Pictures picked this week to kick up the marketing campaign for Chappie, the latest from District 9 and Elysium director Neill Blomkamp. We’ve seen a domestic trailer, an international trailer, and now a new TV spot. And the people behind the project are talking, too, shedding light on the process and story.

This new commercial definitely plays up the action side of the movie, and if you’ve seen any of Blomkamp’s other films, you know that’s one of his strong points. It does, however, skip over what we expect to be the more central concerns of the film, the story and emotional component. Chappie is just like any other child, curious, eager to learn and be loved, the only difference is, he’s also a robot. The first of his kind that can think and feel for himself, he faces all kinds of prejudice and obstacles, including fighting that huge, ED-209 looking robot. That’s going to be awesome on the big screen.

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The World Only Has One Generation Left In This 12 Monkeys Clip

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At this rate, we’ll probably see at least the first 20 minutes of Syfy’s new 12 Monkeys series before it has it’s proper debut this Friday. Over the last few days the cable network has gradually been revealing the pilot in bits and pieces, starting with that nine-minute chunk. There will be five in total, and now we’ve got number four for your perusal.

As usual, this picks up where the last left off. In this case, James Cole (Aaron Stanford) wakes up three days after Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schall) patches him up, and after he’s had some crazy-ass fever dream, flashback-style hallucinations. Losing lots of blood and getting sewn up without anesthetic will do that to you. I also feel like someone at the fancy hotel they’re at would have called the cops after a crazy, ranting, blood-covered homeless man stumbled into their establishment, but maybe it’s the kind of place where the guests get all the leeway they want or need.

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Comic(s) Relief: Archie vs. Predator Looks Like The Most WTF Mash-up In A Long Time

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There have been some weird damn comics crossovers throughout the years. IDW Publishing has teamed the Ghostbusters up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, not to mention joining forces with BOOM! Studios for the recently launched Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive. But for sheer WTF factor, you’d be hard pressed to find a weirder crossover concept than the upcoming Archie vs. Predator. Yes, you read that right.

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28 Months Later Is Alive In Discussions Between Danny Boyle And Alex Garland

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28 days laterOne of the most critically acclaimed zombie movies ever to exist, Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later was a stark and gorgeous triumph, ushering in a new wave of fast-as-shit undead threats and paving the way for the more action-oriented sequel 28 Weeks Later. All these years later, people are still clamoring for a third entry in the film, and although optimism for such a project has been negligible, screenwriter Alex Garland has confirmed he and Boyle are starting to give serious consideration to 28 Months Later. Somebody find me some rage-filled monkeys to dance with.

Garland, who is busy promoting his directorial debut Ex Machina, stopped by the London offices of IGN and shared some of the most exciting news that could ever hit the world of sci-fi horror. Here’s how he put it:

We just started talking about it seriously. We’ve got an idea. Danny and Andrew [Macdonald, producer] and I have been having quite serious conversations about it so it is a possibility. There’s a whole bunch of reasons why it’s complicated, which are boring so I won’t go into, but there’s a possibility.

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That Men In Black Crossover With 21 Jump Street Could Still Happen

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men in blackEven though the Sony hack is officially a thing of the past, much of the leaked information has remained relevant in Hollywood. Yes, even the most ridiculous proposed crossover in recent Hollywood history: a Men in Black meets 21 Jump Street mash-up, from Jump Street writer-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. It turns out that wasn’t just a “clean and rad and powerful” fever dream of Jonah Hill, and the filmmaking duo recently came out and said that bonkers concept could still possibly come to fruition. More magical crossover-centric words have never been spoken.

Lord and Miller were on the red carpet for the Golden Globes this past weekend, having been nominated for their surprise box office smash The LEGO Movie, and MTV caught up with them to ask about the comedy/sci-fi masher, and here’s how Lord put it:

Nothing’s changed. It’s still a crazy idea, and we only do things that seem like they’re going to be terrible.

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Doctor Who Season 9 Has Already Started Filming, Here’s What We Know

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Doctor-Who-Deep-Breath1We’re only a few weeks removed from the most recent Doctor Who Christmas special, not to mention the news that Jenna Louise Coleman is staying on as the Twelfth Time Lord’s latest companion. Now the BBC just announced that the cameras are already rolling at the Cardiff studio for season 9, as well as revealed a list of guest stars for the first episodes of the season.

One of the visiting stars of the debut, which is a two-part affair, will be familiar to fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Actor and comedian Paul Kaye, who plays Thoros of Myr, the leader of the Brothers Without Banners in the third season of the fantasy epic, stops by for a turn, and seems pretty excited about it. He says: