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Super Troopers 2 crowdfunded quick with some unique perks

Super Troopers 2 crowdfunded quick with some unique perks

Some very wealthy individuals appear to have taken to the crowdfunding venture that is Super Troopers 2. While the film studio gave the go-ahead for the film with a guarantee of distribution, the creative team at Broken Lizard agreed to fund it. This means they needed to raise a minimum of $2,000,000 to get the film off the ground. Using an Indiegogo campaign to make the cash, they've claimed over $2.2 million in just over 24 hours. With 30 days left, the crew has 113% of their funding goal already.

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Ready Player One’s Steven Spielberg assignment

Ready Player One’s Steven Spielberg assignment

This afternoon it was confirmed that directorial duties for the movie Ready Player One would be given to Steven Spielberg. Easily one of the most famous movie directors in the history of the world, Spielberg will very easily give clout beyond reckoning to this science fiction project. The movie is based on the book by the same title, written by Ernest Cline, a fellow who today suggested that, due to the Spielberg assignment, he'd be having "a massive coronary" in the very near future.

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Tie Fighter Anime whets your appetite for Star Wars 7

Tie Fighter Anime whets your appetite for Star Wars 7

What's that - a TIE-fighter anime series? Not quite. More like a taste of what's possible made by a single artist. The artist known as MightyOtaking has created the full-sized version of the demo 2-minute picture he'd been working on earlier this year, this piece of work simply called "TIE Fighter (short film)". "Drawn and animated by yours truly," he says, "over 4 years worth of weekends." You'll notice several sound effects from the original TIE Fighter video game for PC - that's the inspiration for this whole project, after all.

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Super Troopers 2 may start filming this summer

Super Troopers 2 may start filming this summer

Apparently it seems like a fabulous idea right meow for the folks at Broken Lizard Industries to hinge their next movie on a crowdfunding campaign. Working with Indigogo, the five-man group has summoned a singular campaign to fund the second Super Troopers. This film would be a direct descendant of the first Super Troopers movie, also written by, directed by, and starring the five comedians in Broken Lizard back in 2001. This time the movie is bypassing collaborative studios and going straight for the money shot.

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Father, daughter team recreate Jurassic Park using $100k worth of Lego

Father, daughter team recreate Jurassic Park using $100k worth of Lego

These days, we've got Lego collaborating and releasing brick sets based on nearly every Hollywood action/adventure movie, video games about Lego versions of superheroes, and even Lego staring in their own movie. Well, as further proof of Lego's continuing dominance over popular culture, this news is about a father and daughter who recreated the original Jurassic Park film as a three-minute stop-motion movie using Lego. $100,000 worth of Lego, that is. There was a little bit of movie-making magic included as well, but the results are cute and just as cool as the original 1993 film.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron second TV spot drops

Avengers: Age of Ultron second TV spot drops

On May 1, Avengers: Age of Ultron will be hitting theaters, and as that time nears Marvel has been dropping a growing number of clips on YouTube and television. The latter of those two has been its focus lately, and if you haven't managed to catch it yet on TV, Marvel dropped a new TV spot today. This is the second one, and as we've come to expect it includes both content we've already seen and some new snippets, just enough to get viewers a little more excited for the theatrical debut.

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Sharknado 3 details unveiled: movie will premiere in July

Sharknado 3 details unveiled: movie will premiere in July

If you're a fan of Syfy's ridiculous Sharknado movies, you've likely known for a while now that a third movie will be arriving some time this year. The network has been relatively quiet about the movie's details, however, until today. NBCUniversal, the network behind it, has announced that the newest Sharknado movie will be called Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, and it'll be arriving on the Syfy channel on July 22 at 9PM. The movie will then debut across the globe elsewhere the next day.

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Furious 7 featurette: Cars drop from a C-130 aircraft

Furious 7 featurette: Cars drop from a C-130 aircraft

We've been waiting long enough. Furious 7 is almost here! Of course, we're going to show it to you here. In the earlier movies, the Fast and Furious crew drove the hottest supercars across America, Toyko, and Europe. Now they're driving souped up cars out of an airplane! In anticipation of the film's release April 3rd, 2015, they released a stunt featurette on YouTube. There isn't any cheesy CGI in this stunt. They actually drop two cars out of a C-130 military transport plane at 12,000 feet.

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Frozen 2 announced by Disney

Frozen 2 announced by Disney

It's officially time to start preparing for Frozen 2. While Elsa hasn't confirmed her return to the role, Olaf and Anna have - Disney has confirmed that development is really, actually underway. This comes after denial from directors / writers Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck suggesting that there's no sequel - none so far - now Disney has confirmed the inevitable. This bit of information came in the same Disney shareholders call that gave us information about Star Wars VIII and Star Wars Rogue One, two more full-powered Star Wars movies on the way.

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Star Wars VIII release date and director revealed

Star Wars VIII release date and director revealed

Today the Star Wars PR spirits have been kind - they've revealed the title of the next Star Wars stand-alone film AND details on Star Wars VIII. This next Star Wars film will be continuing the events that end at the finale of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Star Wars VIII does not yet have a title, but it does have a writer and a director - both will be Rian Johnson. This fellow also directed some of the most awesome action and sci-fi movies of the past several years, including Brick, The Brothers Bloom, and Looper.

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