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Patrón Teams With Guillermo del Toro For New Limited-Edition Tequila

Oscar-nominated film director Guillermo del Toro, has brought his imaginative art to an unlikely canvas, an intricately elaborate, limited-edition release from Patrón tequila.

This partnership marks one of the first collaborations in which del Toro has engaged outside of the entertainment industry, and among a handful of partnerships carefully selected by Patrón over its long history.

The drawings on the packaging were inspired by jimadores, the skilled laborers in Mexico who for generations have hand-harvested and trimmed the Weber Blue Agave that creates tequila centerpiece glass bottle.

Only a very limited number of sets of Patrón x Guillermo del Toro were produced, and are currently available at fine spirits and liquor retailers across the US for the suggested retail price of $399.

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The Beatles: Yellow Submarine Coming To Titan Comics In 2018 

For the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine, the Apple Corporation is authorizing a comic book adaptation of the classic film with Titan Comics. The book is slated for release in 2018.

The movie, originally released in July 1968, saw animated versions of Paul, John, George and Ringo led to Pepperland by Captain Fred in an attempt to rescue it from the menace of the music-hating Blue Meanies. A mix of psychedelia and straight-forward animation that featured unreleased Beatles tracks and a cameo from the live-action band themselves, Yellow Submarine went on to become both critically acclaimed — it received a New York Film Critics Circle Special Award in 1968 — and warmly embraced by fans.

“We’re thrilled to be publishing The Beatles: Yellow Submarine for the 50th Anniversary of this fantastic movie,” Titan publishing director Chris Teather told the Hollywood Reporter. “We can’t wait for Beatles fans to experience this official adaptation.”

Incoming MAD Magazine editor Bill Morrison wrote and illustrated The Beatles: Yellow Submarine.

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Watch The LEGO Ninjago Movie Comic-Con Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the new LEGO Ninjago Movie Comic-Con trailer.

A new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures’ LEGO franchise, The LEGO Ninjago Movie stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan.

In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.

Jackie Chan (Kung Fu Panda, The Karate Kid) stars as Master Wu; Justin Theroux (Megamind, The Leftovers) is Garmadon; Dave Franco (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) plays Lloyd; and Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse) is Lloyd’s mom, Koko. Making up the secret ninja crew, Fred Armisen (The Jim Gaffigan Show, SNL) voices Cole; Abbi Jacobson (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) plays Nya; Kumail Nanjiani (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) is Jay; Michael Peña (Ant-Man, The Martian) is Kai; and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley) voices Zane.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie marks the feature film directorial debut of Charlie Bean (TRON: Uprising). The screenplay is by Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher, story by Kevin Hageman & Dan Hageman and Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher, based on LEGO Construction Toys.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie is produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee, who previously collaborated on the worldwide box-office phenomenon The LEGO Movie, along with Maryann Garger (Flushed Away). Serving as executive producers are John Powers Middleton, Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKay, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone.

The film is slated to open nationwide on September 22, 2017.

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Todd McFarlane Teams With Blumhouse For Spawn Reboot

Todd McFarlane officially announced on Facebook that a new Spawn film is coming and he has big guns behind him.

Todd McFarlane and his entertainment division (McFarlane Films) is partnering with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions, the producing force behind recent hits Get Out, Split, and The Purge franchise, to develop a feature film around the Spawn comic character created by McFarlane and published by Image Comics. McFarlane has written the first draft of the screenplay and is set to make his directorial debut in this dark exploration of one of comics’ most popular characters.

“Having worked with many visionary directors, I think Todd’s unique artistic talents will only add to his role as director of this film,” Blum said.

“We’ve gone from the theoretical to now we’re making movies,” McFarlane said. “Blumhouse. Spawn. Badass. R. Get ready for it, we’re going into production. No more talking, it’s time to do.”

McFarlane is known for reinventing the look of Spider-Man as well as co-creating the Venom character for Marvel Comics.

First appearing in 1992’s Spawn #1, the character quickly became the symbol for 1990s comics dark and brutal antiheroes. His Hellspawn powers allow him to teleport, shape shift, and utilize a variety of weapons (notably chains) in combat.

Spawn previously made the leap to the big screen in 1997 with Michael Jai White in the title role and then on television as an HBO animated miniseries, titled Todd McFarlane’s Spawn.

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Comic Con Exclusive Loungefly Star Wars Limited Edition Denim Patch Backpack

Swing by booth # 5346 at San Diego Comic Con and pick up this exclusive Loungefly Star Wars Limited Edition denim patch backpack.

It retails for $80 and be limited to only 400 backpacks. Loungefly will have an allotment reserved for each day of the show so get yours before they’re gone. I liked the backpack so much, I pickled up one for myself!

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Watch The Dark Tower Magnum Opus Featurette

A new Magnum Opus featurette for Sony Pictures‘ upcoming The Dark Tower has arrived online!

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen. The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Elba and McConaughey are joined in The Dark Tower by Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, and Jackie Earle Haley. The film is directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair) from a script by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel. The producers are Akiva Goldsman, Ron Howard, and Erica Huggins. G. Mac Brown is executive producing.

The Dark Tower book series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum.  It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.

The Dark Tower is coming to theaters on August 4, 2017.

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Shazam Set For Next DC Films Production, Eyeing 2019 Release Date

DC Films have set their sights on their next film production and it will harness the wisdom of Soloman, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury. Yes, the next DC Films movie will be Shazam!

Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation director David F. Sandberg is set to step behind the camera for the film, with Peter Safran set to produce. Jack the Giant Slayer scribe Darren Lemke previously penned the script for Shazam, which also previously had an April 5, 2019 release date, though it remains to be seen if it will hold that date. Should the film arrive that April, however, it will debut just a month before Marvel’s Untitled Avengers 4.

Dwayne Johnson will not appear as the villain Black Adam in the film and is developing a solo film for the anti-hero as a separate project. Without Black Adam, the most well known villain for the hero, there aren’t many villains left for Shazam to tussle with. One potential replacement villain could be Doctor Sivana, who made his debut with the hero in Whiz Comics #2 in 1940.

As for the rest of the DC Films slate, cameras are already rolling on Aquaman, with Justice League in the midst of post-production and reshoots (with new director Joss Whedon still developing a Batgirl film that won’t see much progress until after Justice League‘s release). Development is also underway for The Batman, sequels to Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad, as well as Gotham City Sirens.

Created in 1939 by artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker, Shazam first appeared in Fawcett Comics’ Whiz Comics #2. By saying the world “Shazam,” teenager Billy Batson was transformed into the “world’s mightiest mortal” and given extraordinary abilities by ancient gods. Originally known as Captain Marvel, legal disputes between DC and Marvel comics over the decades led to the hero receiving an official name change in 2011.

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Announcing The Stephen King Issue of Birth.Movies.Death. Magazine

The next issue of Birth.Movies.Death. magazine celebrates the one and only King – Stephen King, that is! They’re celebrating the upcoming films The Dark Tower and IT with a full-color, hyper-limited, commemorative issue that dives into King’s four decades as a published author, as well as the many brilliant and horrifying adaptations of his very best works.

This gorgeous issue features an exclusive cover by acclaimed artist and graphic designer Chris Bilheimer that honors King’s best works on page and screen. And the issue will include only-available-here images and interviews with some of the best minds behind The Dark Tower and IT, including Dark Tower director Nikolaj Arcel and more!

The issue will embrace everything from The Shining to The Stand, Christine to Carrie, Dead Zone to Dark Tower. Team BMD has always been impassioned devotees of all things Stephen King, and they are so excited to take that passion to the page with a magazine unlike any they’ve ever done before!

You can pre-order the issue HERE and it will ship in September.

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Radio Flyer Debuts Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder At San Diego Comic Con

Radio Flyer – maker of the iconic little red wagon – today unveiled Radio Flyer’s first-ever Luke Skywalker Landspeeder at San Diego Comic Con. This product allows kids to experience riding in the Landspeeder first depicted in Star Wars forty years ago.

The Landspeeder was designed with features mirroring that from the film, modeled after the sand-packed and sun-faded X-34 craft from Star Wars: A New Hope. It features scuff marks on the hood, a dashboard that lights up just like Luke Skywalker’s and R2-D2 sounds and lines from the movies.

It seats two people and is recommended for children ages four and older, with a maximum weight capacity of 130 pounds. The vehicle includes a 12 volt rechargeable battery that allows speeds up to 5 miles per hour.

Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder will be available on ToysRUs.com and beginning September 1, the Landspeeder will be available in Toys ‘R’ Us stores.

For more information, visit landspeeder.radioflyer.com.

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New IT Comic-Con Art Features The Losers’ Club and Pennywise

New Line Cinema has revealed some exclusive IT Comic-Con art from the upcoming horror adaptation.

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

IT stars Bill Skarsgård (Allegiant, TV’s Hemlock Grove) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip), Sophia Lillis (37), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming Cops and Robbers), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) and Nicholas Hamilton (Captain Fantastic).

Andrés Muschietti (Mama) directed IT from a screenplay by Chase Palmer & Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman, based on the novel by King. Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti are the producers, with Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Walter Hamada, Marty P. Ewing, Doug Davison and Jon Silk serving as executive producers.

Slated for release on September 8, 2017, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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