Skip to main content


Showing posts from November, 2013

VIDEO: George Lucas Interview: War Stories

From the official Star Wars Youtube channel: In a recently recovered interview from Lucasfilm vault, George Lucas discusses crafting the story of Darth Vader and Star Wars. In the original Star Wars trilogy, viewers watched as Luke Skywalker redeemed his father, but it would take the prequel films to show  THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Warcraft Delayed Until 2016. No Leroy Jenkins Called To Battle Star Wars VII

It comes as no surprise that Duncan Jones' Warcraft movie based on the popular MMO game has been pushed back to 2016.  The original date was December 18th 2015 which was getting a bit crowded after the delay to Star Wars VII brought the two movies together and sharing the same release date. No movie wants to go up against J.J. Abrams Star Wars VII, it would be box office suicide.  The new release date for the Warcraft movie is now March 11th 2016.  At the moment March 2016 is looking quite quiet for other releases so a very good move from the movie studio. No need for Warcraft to pull a Leroy Jenkins at this time Rob @welshslider THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Casting calls sent out for Steven Spielberg sci-fi thriller CBS series 'Extant'

It seems casting calls are doing the trend at the moment. is reporting that Amblin Television and Energy Entertainment are gearing up to begin production on the new futuristic sci-fi thriller CBS television series "Extant", produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Halle Berry as the central character. The show's award winning casting director has sent out  casting calls and will be holding auditions in Los Angeles for series regulars. Additional casting for possible recurring and guest starring roles will be taking place. The extras will be hired beginning in February, 2014 when shooting begins in Los Angeles. The series is a sci-fi thriller about an astronaut trying to reconnect with her family after spending a year in space. Details on how talent can submit for acting roles, and registration information for extras can be found on the following casting post: CBS Series "Extant" Casting Calls Reaed more at  http://www.exam

Colin Trevorrow Takes To Twitter To Calm Our Nerves About Jurassic World.

The Jurassic World director takes to Twitter to calm our nerves about Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow, the director of 2015's ' Jurassic Park ' sequel, has reassured fans that 'Jurassic World' won't be a reboot. The American film-maker took to Twitter to answer a concerned dino-fan's question about the forthcoming film, assuring him that the fourth 'Jurassic Park' film wouldn't be a rehashing of the 1993 original.  He explained his film will pick up the story 22 years after the "horrific events" of the first 'Jurassic Park' film which, neatly, will be celebrating its 22nd anniversary when 'Jurassic World' is released in 2015. Trevorrow also clarified that the fourth installment would stay true to the roots of the original film, promising "a new, sci-fi terror adventure".   THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEB

Steven Spielberg Eyes Australian Director Baz Luhrmann For HBO's Napoleon

Producer Steven Spielberg is reportedly eyeing up the Australian director Baz Luhrmann to call the shots on HBO 's highly-anticipated miniseries "Napoleon," based on Stanley Kubrick 's famously unrealized screenplay. Luhrmann has directed movies such as The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge and Australia! Although no deal is yet in place, according to Deadline , the move would likely find Luhrmann directing the entire min, which centers on the 19th century French leader's staggering conquest of Europe, his defeat at the hands of coalition forces at Waterloo and his eventual island exile. No casting has yet been announced. Read more at THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

MUST SEE VIDEO: RC Star Wars Tie Fighter Interceptor!

From Gig540 's Youtube Channel.  You need to see this.  A fully working FLYING Tie Interceptor.  Impressive, most impressive. Here is a Tie Interceptor I built from drawings and pictures I found on the Internet. Since the first time I seen the Interceptor in the movies when I was a Kid it was my favorite ship. I always liked the aggressive style to it and the sounds they made. Here is a link to a forum to where I posted the entire build. Most of it I think A lot has changed in RC Flight with electrics and with that it has opened a whole new doorway of possibilities. Due to the extremely powerful brushless motors and light weight and high powered Lithium Batteries you can pretty much make anything fly that you may not have had the chance to 20 years ago. This was scratch built from balsa, blue foam from Lowes and some carbon fiber tubes and rods. Building with blue foam is fairly inexpensive and with the amount you get you can mak

How Much Do You Think A Stormtrooper Helmet Signed By George Lucas Would Go For?

Thanks to Jedi News for bringing this one to our attention.  Fancy a Stormtrooper helmet signed by George Lucas?  Well you've just missed out.  The famous Sothebys have just had an auction for just such a thing.  The lot went for...wait for it...$245,000.  Yes that's right, a quarter of a million dollars.  The reserve was just $10,000 to $15,000. I just paid £10 for a stormtrooper helmet to complete my last 17 Luke in Stormtrooper gear.  That was enough! Rob @welshslider THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Listen To The Bearded Trio On The Latest Episode Of Coffee With Kenobi. Now Out.

So it begins... Yes the first episode of Coffee With Kenobi where The Bearded Trio have a regular feature is finally here.  I have a five minute segment where I bring you the latest news on John Williams, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.  The segment is called "your espresso shot with The Bearded Trio."  Make sure you tune in and please let me know if you like my first crack at the podcast whip. In the first espresso shot from The Bearded Trio I talk about The Book Thief, Jurassic World, ILM and George Lucas.  I also play one of my favourite scenes from a Spielberg movie.  I want to thank Coffee With Kenobi for having The Bearded Trio on board and for their support. Rob Wainfur @welshslider Of course Coffee With Kenobi is packed with other great content including the latest Star Wars VII news, brought to you by Cory Clubb and Dan Zehr.  This episode they are joined by Scott Murray from Assembly of Geeks Podcast.  Their hot topic is Return of the Jedi.  Check out

Another Impressive Jurassic Park Poster From Paul O'Brien

Paul O'Brien who follows us on Facebook has sent us another impressive Jurassic Park poster that he has skill-fully put together. What do you think? THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

VIDEO: Star Wars: Theatrical Re-Release Trailer (1981)

From the official Star Wars Youtube channel: This Star Wars trailer is for a limited two-week re-release of the film on April 10, 1981. This re-release was historic, as it would mark the first appearance of "Episode IV A New Hope" in the movie's opening crawl, officially rebranding the film as Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope -- in its original release, it was simply called Star Wars. The short trailer features clips from several scenes, including Han Solo blasting Stormtroopers on Tatooine, Luke Skywalker's encounter with Sand People, and the Millennium Falcon's escape from the Death Star. The trailer's narrator calls the film "legendary" and describes it as "the most popular film of all time" -- referencing the box office record for ticket sales held by Star Wars at the time. THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Visual Consultant Rick Carter Talks About Jurassic World and Star Wars VII

Visual Consultant Rick Carter has recently talked about the state of play with Jurassic World.  Carter who previously worked on films such at Back To The Future and Avatar recently told  ComingSoon , (We’re going) To try and visualize where this could go next and make sure it had some the same—literally the same—the DNA of the previous movies. Ed Verreaux is the production designer on that one. He did the third ‘Jurassic Park.’ We’ve worked together going all the way back to ‘Back to the Future.’ It’s a real hand-off between the two of us. Jurassic World is pencilled for a 2015 release.  Carter will also be working on the equally anticipated Star Wars VII which is also set for 2015. On Star Wars VII Carter said: "I offered my services to Kathy Kennedy," Carter says of Episode VII , "who I had known for a long time. I said, 'If you're going to get involved with 'Star Wars' in this new generation, I'd love to be a part of the dialogue an

The Bearded Trio To Feature On Coffee With Kenobi From Next Episode.

The Bearded Trio are very proud to announce the collaboration with the hugely popular Star Wars podcast, Coffee With Kenobi. Starting from the next episode The Bearded Trio will be bringing you the latest news on the trio in a regular feature on Coffee With Kenobi.  The idea is to keep you up to date on Spielberg, Lucas and Williams along with any other related news such as ILM, Jurassic World, and much more in a five minute segment.  With so much packed into five minutes that's why we're calling it "your espresso shot with The Bearded Trio."  The segment will be presented by myself and I look forward to working with Cory and Dan on the show. Keep a look out for the next episode of Coffee With Kenobi and let us know what you think.  We really value your feedback. Rob Wainfur @welshslider THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

U.S. Senator For Hawaii Tweets Picture Of Herself With Spielberg While Preparing For Jurassic World

U.S Senator for Hawaii, Mazie Hirono tweeted last night a picture of herself with Mr Spielberg while preparing for Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World which is set for release in 2015. Here's the tweet along with the photo. Caught up w/ Steven Spielberg on preparing to film #JurassicWorld in Hawaii — Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) November 20, 2013 THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

STAR TREK CONTINUES. Watch THE Best Star Trek Fan Made Episode Ever

T here are a lot of Star Trek fan made movies on Youtube.  Some good, some not so good.  But this gem from StarTrekContinues must be the best on the web. Boasting high quality production values, impressive special effects, top quality script and actors who perform their roles admirably this is a labour of love that shines through.  You would swear you were watching a Paramount produced Star Trek show. The first episode features a return to an old adversary, Apollo who is actually played by the original cast member, Michael Forest.  Also joining the cast as Scotty is James Doohan's son, Christopher Doohan. Sit back, pour yourself an earl grey tea and enjoy an hour of new Star Trek.  Before you do make sure to follow StarTrekContinues on Twitter and Facebook for news of future episodes. Apollo returns to wreak havoc on Kirk and the Enterprise in the first episode of the new series. Michael Forest, original series actor who played Apollo, reprises his role .

Ian McDiarmid's First UK Signing Announced For London Film Comic Con 2014

Showmasters have just announced Ian Mcdiarmid's first ever UK signing.  That's a surprising fact.  Anyway the Star Wars star is bound for London Film and Comic Con 2014.  The show kicks off Friday 11th July with Mr McDiarmid there on the Sunday. The Bearded Trio attended last year and will be attending the 2014 event.  It's a weekend not to miss.  Book in advance though to avoid queues. Shomasters said: He will be attending the show on Sunday ONLY and taking part in a talk and photo shoots over the day. these are all now on sale in our shop until they sell out, and tickets will be limited. London Film and Comic Con is returning on Friday 11th - Sunday the 13th July at Earls Court 2. London Film and Comic Con promises to bring you some of your favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics as well as a whole host of fun activities including photo shoots, panels, autograph sessions and hundreds of stalls full of TV and Film memorabilia to browse. http://showmastersonl

Chart Compares Size Of All Your Favourite Sci-fi Spaceships.

Ever wondered how big a Star Destroyer is compared to say, the Defiant from Deep Space Nine?  Me too!  Well now you don't need to wonder.  Check out the chart above from artist  * DirkLoechel  to see the size comparison between all the ships from your favourite sci-fi show. It has Star Wars, Star Trek, Wing Commander, Eve, Stargate and much more.  It even has the ship from Close Encounters.  Click the link below to see a full size version. THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Spielberg Donates $10 Million To The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

It seems Spielberg's generosity has no bounds as he has just donated $10 million to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. write: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received separate $10 million gifts from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures . In recognition of these gifts, the two main galleries on the lobby floor of the Academy Museum will be named for Katzenberg and Spielberg – The Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery and The Spielberg Family Gallery. “I am so pleased to join with Jeffrey to help build this museum to celebrate, educate, and preserve the arts and sciences of motion pictures,” said Spielberg. “Having our family name on the lobby floor is a deeply personal way to say how much motion pictures and the Academy have meant to all our lives.” “Both Steven and I recognize that film’s global impact deserves a museum that reflects its unequaled heritage and serves as a beacon

VIDEO: George Lucas Interview: Writing Star Wars

Check out this recently unearthed video from the official Star Wars Youtube channel.  George Lucas talks about the tasks of writing Star Wars. This recently unearthed George Lucas interview covers the evolution of the first Star Wars script. Lucas, writer and director of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, says that his original screenplay was "way too big to make into a movie." He took the first third of his script and used that as the basis for what would become Episode IV. In the process of rewriting, he decided that Ben Kenobi was not necessary for the story after his duel with Darth Vader; in the original version of his rough draft, Kenobi lived, but Lucas realized it would be more interesting if Vader was to kill him, and Kenobi could take another form. After the success of the film, Lucas had to make other changes to the overall story. In the original concept, the Battle of Endor from Return of the Jedi was meant to take place on a Wookiee planet. Since Lucas had e

R2-D2 Where Are You? In Star Wars VII That's Where. OFFICIAL

Our first confirmed cast member for Star Wars VII has just been posted over on the official Star Wars blog and its R2-D2.  What makes it even special is the R2 we will see on the screen is actually going to be fan made.  Good stuff!  It also means that R2 will NOT be CGI. The blog tells us: The first behind-the-scenes photo from Star Wars: Episode VII hit Twitter last Thursday, featuring director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and a certain blue and white astromech droid — who can now confirm will indeed be in the film. But who are the two men standing behind Artoo, looking very protective of the “overweight glob of grease”? Meet Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples, Star Wars fans and members of the worldwide R2-D2 Builders Club . They create fully functioning, film-accurate astromech droids like the R2-D2 seen in the photo, and they’re officially part of the Creature Effects team for Star Wars: Episode VII. They didn’t apply for their jobs, but s

Watch Minute And A Half Trailer Of The Old Republic's Domination.

Domination Watch the latest "trailer and get ready to dominate your opponents in intense PvP space battles in the new Free-to-Play Digital Expansion, Galactic Starfighter, coming to Star Wars™: The Old Republic™! Beginning December 3rd, Subscribers get early access as well as exclusive Scout and Strike Fighter "Valiant" Paint Jobs, Pilot Suits, and in-game titles! For more information, visit ­starfighter THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Latest Indycast Podcast Celebrates Six Years.

The latest episode of the always excellent Indycast celebrates six years of podcasting excellence.  Make sure to check out the show notes and the link below to listen to the number one Indiana Jones podcast. This week we celebrate our 6th birthday with a roundtable featuring the IndyCast crew, we have 2 fantastic contests where you can win some Matt Busch prints plus your very own custom DX Indy figure thanks to Ron Hembling, we get a live report from the New Haven Indy 4 tour, Joe and Keith are back with the Further Adventures of Indiana Jones and we’ve got more of your emails in this special edition of the show! THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Poster: Jurassic World - "All Major Theme Parks Have Delays."

Thanks to Paul O'Brien for sending us this impressive Jurassic World poster.  2015 is going to be  a year to remember when it comes to movie releases. Rob @welshslider THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

'Harry Potter' and 'Jurassic Park' cinematographers honored by ASC

The American Society of Cinematographers has named the three cameramen who will be receiving honorary recognition at next year's ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards on February 1. Dean Cundey , Eduardo Serra and Richard Rawlings, Jr. will all be celebrated for their careers' work. Cundley, 67 has worked on movies such as Harry Potter and Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park.  Cundey has twice been nominated for the ASC Award, for "Apollo 13" and Spielberg's "Hook," missing out on an Oscar nod on both occasions -- somewhat surprisingly, in case of the former film. His lone Oscar nod to date came for the technical tour de force of Zemeckis' "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" Read more at THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Drew: The Man Behind The Poster Available To Buy On DVD And Download Nov 19th

Be sure to head over to the official website for Drew: The Man Behind The Poster to pre-order your copy of the top documentary on everyone's favourite artist, Drew Struzan.  The doc will also be available to download from Itunes.  Directed by Erik Sharkey, the documentary features interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Michael J Fox and Harrison Ford to name but a few. Here's the link.  Don't miss out on this much anticipated documentary. THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Dee Wallace To Appear In NBC's Drama Series "Grimm."

E.T. star Dee Wallace is set to appear in NBC's popular sci-fi drama, "Grimm."   Highlight Hollywood has exclusively announced the news.  The website write: Highlight Hollywood can exclusively announce that Dee Wallace cast in a role in the new season of NBC’s hit sci-fi drama “Grimm.” No stranger to playing the role of mother, Dee Wallace is possibly best known as Mary, mother of the E.T.-loving Henry in Steven Spielberg’s 1982 sci-fi hit and Donna, mother of the St. Bernard fearing Tad in Stephen King’s classic, CUJO, not to mention, Mother Dee in The New Lassie series. Dee’s recent appearances on Switched at Birth, Warehouse 13 and The Office, in addition to just completed THE ELEPHANT GRAVEYARD with Billy Zane and her own daughter, Gabrielle Stone, brings Ms. Wallace to well over an enviable 200 credits. Dee Wallace kindly answered our quick fire questions a few months back.   Click here to read what she had to say here. Read more from Highlight Hollywoo

John Williams Expecting To Be Working When He's 100. Looking Forward To Doing Indy V.

Here's some good news.  John Williams has said he is likely to be working until he's 100.  You won't get any complaints here.  Inquirer have reported the news and in the article the composer has also said he  "is raring to work on Steven Spielberg’s “Indiana Jones 5.” In the interview he also speaks of his relationship with Steven Spielberg: “I have a little theory about Steven Spielberg, whose father, Arnold, is a most wonderful man,” said the Boston Pops’ Laureate Conductor. “Arnold is well into his 90s. He was always working. I think every man and woman thinks, if your father was working at 90, that’s also what you will do. So, I think Steven expects to be directing 25 years from now—and he fully expects me to be with him. I will be over 100 years old then, so I will do my best.” He also mentions what his favourite work is: “I always remember certain passages in ‘Close Encounters…’ that I particularly enjoy playing with orchestras, away from film, so th

First Behind The Scenes Shot From Star Wars VII Just Tweeted By @bad_robot

Finally the ball is rolling.  Finally we get the first behind the scenes shot from Star Wars VII.  Check out this shot from the official Bad Robot Twitter feed. Hi from the workshop! #StarWarsVII — Bad Robot (@bad_robot) November 14, 2013 THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Chris Pratt Latest Name Set For Jurassic World.

Chris Pratt is the latest name rumoured to be set for Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World.  Pratt is well known for landing parts in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Parks and Recreation."  Well now it seems the actor is set to be along side Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson. According to  THR , Pratt is in early talks to star in the movie  which will be directed by   Colin Trevorrow  and produced by   Steven Spielberg . THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Disney Breaks All Time Global Box Office Record With $3.791 Billion

$3.791 Billion!  That's the amount of box office takings Disney have taken worldwide this year.  2013 becomes the most successful year for Disney to date.  If they're taking that amount of money now, imagine what 2015 will bring?  It must be expecting to be knocking on the $5 billion doors. Collider write: With Pixar, Marvel, ABC, ESPN, and now Lucasfilm (aka Star Wars) under its wing, Disney is close to completing its world domination with regards to entertainment media; it’s own Infinity Gauntlet of sorts. For further proof that Disney stands tall over everyone else, the studio has now surpassed its own global box office record of $3.791 billion, putting 2013 on track to be its most successful year ever. The studio first set the record in 2010 thanks to the $1 billion grosses of Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland, but 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful, Monsters University, and double dose of Marvel with Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World have pushed it past $3.79

Industrial Light & Magic To Work On Warcraft As Well As Star Wars. Both Pencilled For Dec 18th 2015.

December 18th 2015 is going to be a busy time for us movie goers. Why?  Well, at the time of writing this Warcraft, the movie by Duncan Jones and based on the popular MMO game is set to be released.  Oh yes!  Star Wars VII is out that day too. Well spare a thought for Industrial Light & Magic who have been confirmed they will be doing the special effects for Warcraft and it goes without saying Star Wars VII.  How busy are they going to be over the next 18 months? Gamespot write: Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), the prolific Academy Award winning visual effects studio behind franchises like Star Wars and Indiana Jones, is working on the upcoming Warcraft film, Blizzard Entertainment confirmed today at BlizzCon during a special panel for the movie. More specifically, ILM is creating the Orcs for the Warcraft film, which will be performed by real actors. Colin Farrell has reportedly been offered the lead role for the movie , though casting was not discussed today during t

Impressive Jurassic World Posters By Nicola Roversi.

We were contacted by Nicola Roversi over on our Facebook page to let us know of his two Jurassic World posters he created.  You must admit they are really impressive. See more over at THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

ILM Win HPA Award For Pacific Rim

Industrial Light & Magic keep on bringing quality to the movie industry and the HPA Awards recognise this by awarding them one of their awards for ILM's work on Pacific Rim. ILM said on their Facebook page: Congratulations to the entire 'Pacific Rim' visual effects crew on winning the HPA Award for Outstanding Visual Effects last evening. VFX Supervisors Lindy De Quattro and Eddie Pasquarello pictured with Animation Supervisor Derrick Carlin accepted the award. Also honored were VFX Supervisor Nigel Sumner and Animation Supervisor Chris Lentz who were not in attendance. Check out ILM's Facebook page here THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+


Corey Feldman has revealed he missed out on a major role in 1980s movie classic E.T. The Extra Terrestrial when the film's writers opted to abandon a storyline about two best pals who befriend an alien. The Lost Boys star was initially cast as lead character Elliott's buddy and landed a guided tour of the movie studio lot that was to house the production from director Steven Spielberg himself - but when the mogul sat down to finetune his family film, it was decided that Henry Thomas' character didn't need a best friend. Feldman tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood Live: "In the original script... Elliott, who was played by Henry Thomas, had a best friend, who was actually his partner in crime during all the adventures, so it was him and his best friend who found the alien... and then there was a massive rewrite right before they went into shooting. "Steven and I had kinda formed a friendship because he was showing me around the sets, showing me Polter

OFFICIAL - December It Is For Star Wars VII

Lucasfilm has just announced what we've been suspecting for some time.  Star Wars VII has been pushed back from a May 2015 release to December 18th 2015.  This news comes after it was revealed a few weeks back that Michael Arndt was no longer associated with the script for Star Wars VII.  The new writing team being J.J. Abrams himself and Lawrence Kasdan.  Maybe this change was the catalyst for moving the release date back and slightly releasing some pressure for the writing staff and crew. Here's the official press release: Star Wars: Episode VII to Open December 18, 2015 November 07, 2013 With pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm's highly anticipatedStar Wars: Episode VII. "We're very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has t

VIDEO: The Empire Strikes Back: Theatrical Trailer #2

The official Star Wars Youtube channel have treated us to yet another gem with this vintage Empire Strikes Back trailer.  Note how the trailer has no lightsaber effects and other effects too. You have to wonder if these trailers which they keep showing is a way of telling us that the trailer or more likely a teaser for Star Wars VII is not that far away. This theatrical trailer for The Empire Strikes Back features early looks at many sequences from the film. The trailer shows glimpses of Luke Skywalker's duel with Darth Vader on Bespin (in which lighstaber effects had yet to be added, making both Luke and Vader's weapons appear to have white blades), Han Solo shooting at Vader on Cloud City, and the Hoth battle (including AT-ATs and snowspeeders). The format of the trailer then shifts, showcasing each hero individually: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Chewbacca, and various scenes in which they are featured. The trailer featur

Bryce Dallas Howard Confirms She Is In Jurassic World

A few weeks back we reported Bryce Dallas Howard was rumoured to be in talks for Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World.  Today the news was officially herself. In an interview with USA Today the actress revealed in what was almost a throw away line: "They're relaunching the Jurassic Park franchise, so I'll be chasing dinosaurs. That's going to happen next year," Read the interview here Thanks to  for reporting this THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Jason Schwartzman May Be Headed to ‘Jurassic World’

Hypable is reporting that Jason Schwartzman is in talks for a part in Jurassic World. The actor is known for his roles as Gideon Graves in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Jonathan Ames on HBO’s Bored to Death TV series, and many a quirky character in the world of Wes Anderson. Schwarzman’s upcoming projects include the glimpse behind the Mary Poppins curtain, in Saving Mr. Banks , in addition to the latest Anderson shindig ( The Grand Budapest Hotel ) and a welcome low-key offering from director Tim Burton, with the memoir Big Eyes . Although this is just a rumour, Hypable are stating that this information comes from a very reliable source.  Hypable contacted Schwartzman's publicist who neither confirmed or denied the rumour. SOURCE THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+

Is Spielberg Set To Film In India In November?

Is Spielberg set to film in India during November and into December?   The Times of India think so (or more specifically, his unit.  This could involved Spielberg but likely to be a second unit) with this article, stating that the director is moving to India to finish shooting The Hundred Foot Journey. The last time Steven Spielberg was in India, it was a whirlwind trip during which he had met the top brass of Indian cinema. He had even conducted a master class on cinema then, with Amitabh Bachchan playing the emcee. Now sources tell us that Spielberg's unit will be in Mumbai from November 24 for the shoot of The Hundred Foot Journey, based on the book of the same name by Richard C Morais. The film, co-produced by Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, has Om Puri and Helen Mirren in the lead. A large portion of the film, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, has already been shot in France. And, now the makers will move to India. Since Om plays an Indian living in Paris, his portions neede

Jurassic Park In Real Life - Must See Video For Any Jurassic Park Fan.

After the most successful and simply brilliant "Indiana Jones in real life" video where we see our hero being chased by a boulder through Central Park, the folks now bring us the equally brilliant real life version of Jurassic Park.  The talented crew write: For our latest mission we drove a replica Jurassic Park Jeep through the streets of New York. Actors dressed like the characters from the film asked random New Yorkers for directions to Jurassic Park, eventually finding a T-Rex in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. This project is part of our new series,  Movies in Real Life . Every Tuesday, we’re releasing a new video that brings an iconic movie moment to life in the real world. This mission started with access to two amazing things, a 15-foot long animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex and a replica Jurassic Park Jeep. The owner of the dinosaur and the owner of the Jeep had never met, but both were excited to make this project happen. The challenge we faced in coming up with

IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS #2- Infographic Guide To The Movies Book

Great book to pick up and read at any time. We all love infographics.  Easy to read bits of data on a particular subject that make it easy to understand with clever graphics and diagrams.  Well this book is full of them and makes it a perfect gift for Christmas.  It's a book that easy to read thanks to the colourful infographics on all subjects related to the movies.   From "The Outer Limits Of Kevin Bacon" to "Zombie Outbreak Map."  This is a must have for any movie fan or general stat man.  The book is colour through out boasting 160 pages of fact finding. Infographics are a sure-fire way of learning heaps of information in one hit. Vast amounts of data are squeezed into various styles of graphs, charts and spider diagrams to ensure statistics are absorbed and retained. Infographic Guide to the Movies follows this awesome format entirely, and, as the title suggests, is wholly dedicated to film facts and trivia, as well as handy tips on how to create