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    From Legendary Television & Inspired By Legendary’s SKULL ISLAND and Square Enix’s Iconic Video Game Franchise Source: Netflix press release, Legendary Special Thanks to Sarah Jarvis Netflix and Legendary Television announce two new anime series, the first based on Legendary’s SKULL ISLAND and the second on Square Enix’s Tomb Raider global franchise. Netflix and Legendary Television are also currently in production on the previously announced anime series PACIFIC RIM: THE BLACK. SKULL ISLAND

    Source: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox Japan Official Site: projectprometheus.com SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from a new movie. Sir Ridley Scott, the renowned filmmaker who reinvented the science fiction film genre, offers his signature brand of action, thrills, scares, and much, much more, when Prometheus is unleashed in theaters worldwide this June. With Prometheus, Scott has created an original mythology that tips its hat to elements of the original Alien. In the story a team of explorers discovers a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey aboard the spaceship Prometheus to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Although he has not helmed a science fiction picture in three decades (1982’s Blade Runner)

    Source: Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures Japan Official Site: theamazingspiderman.com SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from an upcoming movie. INTRODUCTION One of the world’s most beloved characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb. Screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves. Story by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will

    Opens July 22nd Source: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox Japan Official Site: abelincolnvampirehunter.com SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from an upcoming movie. ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER explores the secret life of our 16th president, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of “Wanted”) bring a fresh voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history`s greatest hunter of the undead. Abraham Lincoln. Vampire Hunter. The very words evoke a juxtaposition that is unexpected, if not downright bizarre. Yet it’s an idea to which the filmmakers have fully committed. Their work is a portrait of the man and leader we’ve all studied and the seminal events that defined him and our nation – interwoven with the immersive, visceral action of a vampire story. At

    Source: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Warner Bros. Pictures Japan Official Site: thedarkknightrises.com SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from an upcoming movie. INTRODUCTION The Dark Knight Rises in theaters and IMAX Friday, July 20 Warner Bros. Pictures` and Legendary Pictures` "The Dark Knight Rises" is the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan`s Dark Knight trilogy. It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a

    Universal Celebrates 100th Anniversary with 8 Chilling Classics Digitally Restored and Released on Blu-ray for the First Time Source: Universal Studios Home Entertainment press release For the first time ever, eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre are available together on Blu-ray as UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION debuts on October 2, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Digitally restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound for the first time ever, UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION brings together the very best of Universal’s legendary monsters -- imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror that launched a uniquely American movie genre. This definitive collection features eight films on Blu-ray, a collectible 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, correspondence and much more. Each iconic film is accompanied by an array of

    Source: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Inc. press release Official Movie Site: disney.go.com/arrietty (US) Coming this fall, the third highest-grossing movie of all time and the #1 movie in the world, MARVEL`S THE AVENGERS assembles as you’ve never seen it before on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On-Demand platforms on September 25, 2012. In anticipation of this release, Marvel is also launching an all-new App in July -- “The Avengers Initiative: A Marvel Second Screen App” (available for the first time on iPhone) -- that gives fans unprecedented access to exclusive content building up to the home entertainment release. The announcement comes as MARVEL`S THE AVENGERS crossed the incredible $600 million domestic box office threshold on June 26 -- only the third film in history to do so. It has now grossed an estimated $1.44 billion globally. Providing viewers with the ultimate

    Source: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Warner Bros. Pictures Japan Official Site: thedarkknightrises.com Today, Warner Bros. released new images from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, opening in theaters and IMAX Friday, July 20th. For much more information and 44 additional images from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Production Notes

    Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Distribution Rights to Popular Animated Series from Hasbro Studios Source: Shout! Factory, Click Communications press release Special Thanks to Scott Neumyer Los Angeles, CA and Pawtucket, RI – July 13, 2012 – Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios today announced a strategic distribution collaboration to bring current animated hit series KAIJUDO: RISE OF THE DUEL MASTERS and TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS to the home entertainment marketplace in the U.S and Canada. This new multi-year alliance provides Shout! Factory with exclusive DVD rights to these two programs produced by Hasbro Studios. The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory’s founding partners Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos; and Hasbro Studios President Stephen Davis. “We are incredibly excited and look forward to presenting these highly entertaining series on family home entertainment shelves. Having worked closely with Hasbro Studios on top brands like animated series TRANSFORMERS

    Source: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Official Site: thedarkknightrises.com Today, Warner Bros. released another batch of images from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, opening in theaters and IMAX this Friday, July 20th. For much more information and additional images from THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Production Notes Warner Bros. Releases New THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Photos

    Source: Shout! Factory, Click Communications Special Thanks to Tom Chen and Scott Neumyer The chart-topping super-team of Joss Whedon (Marvel’s THE AVENGERS) and John Cassaday (Captain America, Planetary) return for more action on home entertainment shelves this summer in ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN! Comic book pages from the third story arc of this acclaimed series by one of Marvel’s greatest collaborations between Whedon and Cassaday come alive when Shout! Factory, in association with Marvel Knights Animation, unleash the highly anticipated ASTONISHING X-MEN: TORN on DVD August 14, 2012. This DVD invites viewers to delve deep inside the imaginative world of the Marvel Universe. A must-have for collectors and loyal fans, this deluxe DVD is featured with a graphic rich cover and a unique replica of comic book-style packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept. It is priced to own at $14.97. Fans and collectors can

    Double the Terror, Double the Action, Double the D`s! Source: Anchor Bay Entertainment, Brigade Marketing Official Site: piranha-3d.com Special Thanks to Nicolas Sera-Leyva The grisly horror creature feature PIRANHA 3DD will be releasing nationwide on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD this summer. Full of flesh-eating fish, hot girls, nudity, and sick, sick humor, this campy sequel to the 2010 hit swims to retail on September 4, 2012. PIRANHA 3DD incorporates the classic elements of the teen horror/exploitation movies of the 1970s, packed with ferocious flesheaters, scantily-clad young victims, and bizarre and exciting twists and turns. Whereas PIRANHA 3D took place on a lake, the 2012 sequel is set at a water park, complete with water slides and a lazy river -- the perfect places for piranha mayhem! Back for more outrageous fun, Christopher Lloyd reprises his role as the eccentric piranha expert. After

    Press Notes for New Sci-Fi Comedy Source: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Official Site: jointhewatch.com SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from an upcoming movie. Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood -- and the world -- from total extermination. ABOUT THE PRODUCTION The only things more dangerous than the threat facing the good citizens of suburban Glenview, are the four guys who’ve come together to save them. Meet the Neighborhood Watch: civic-minded Evan (Ben Stiller), fun-loving family guy Bob (Vince Vaughn), tough-talking “wild card” Franklin (Jonah Hill) and the looking-for-love divorcé Jamarcus (Richard Ayoade). Glenview, Ohio – United States

    Opens Nationwide August 3rd Source: Sony Pictures, Sony Pictures Japan Official Site: welcometorecall.com SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from an upcoming movie. Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he`s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) – there

    3-Disc Set Featuring All 26 Adventurous Episodes and Special Bonus Content Source: Shout! Factory, Click Communications press releases Special Thanks to Tom Chen and Tyler Gagnon YO JOE! Fans of the popular animated series G.I. JOE: RENEGADES rejoice! On September 25, 2012, G.I. JOE: RENEGADES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Blu-ray Collection debuts on home entertainment shelves from Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. This highly anticipated 3-disc Blu-ray set collects all 26 adventure-filled episodes and an original behind-the-scenes look at G.I. JOE: RENEGADES bonus feature. Delivering exciting, action-packed storytelling and spectacular animation, this special Blu-ray collection is a must-have for fans and collectors of all ages and has a suggested retail price of $49.97. This Blu-ray collection is now available for preorder at Amazon.com. Also available to own on the same day is the G.I. JOE: RENEGADES Season One, Volume Two DVD set, highlighting the

    Judgment is Coming on September 21st Source: Lionsgate, Brigade Marketing press release Official Site: dreddthemovie.com Special Thanks to Jim Gerlach DREDD! Based on the famed John Wagner comics series, this futuristic thriller starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby & Lena Headey about a powerful law enforcement officer (Urban) caught in a high-stakes drug war with his rookie trainee (Thirlby) opens in theaters on September 21st, 2012! The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One -- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge

    Fan Favorite Live-Action Pop Culture Series Debuts for the First Time on DVD Source: Shout! Factory, Click Communications press releases Special Thanks to Tom Chen and Tyler Gagnon Four green turtles, heard the news? Changed to mutants by an ooze. Found on the floor and raised by a rat. Now they’re ninjas, how about that? Check it out, another one found made her way to Chinatown. With the rest, now that makes five. Ninja Turtles are alive! Cowabunga! Get ready to relive the live-action TV adventures of Saban’s Ninja Turtles when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Saban Brands, will unleash the NINJA TURTLES: THE NEXT MUTATION, Volume 1 DVD set on September 4, 2012. Delivering fun-filled family entertainment for all ages, this highly anticipated 2-DVD set features the first 13 action-packed episodes of the memorable 90s pop culture series. A must-have for Ninja Turtles fans, collectors

    Own It on November 6th from Shout! Factory Source: Shout! Factory press release Special Thanks to Tom Chen The truth is more than meets the eye. You’ve been listening to their speeches and watching them on TV. They influence our decisions without us knowing it. Think again and the choice is yours! On November 6, 2012, SCREAM FACTORY presents John Carpenter’s politically-charged science fiction thriller THEY LIVE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD. Featuring anamorphic widescreen presentation of this cult classic movie, this special collector’s edition home entertainment release of THEY LIVE boasts a bounty of special bonus content, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and much more! Horror master John Carpenter (HALLOWEEN, THE THING) directs this heart-pounding thriller in which aliens are systematically gaining control of the Earth by masquerading as humans and

    Opens Nationwide August 10, 2012 Source: Universal Studios Official Site: thebournelegacy.com SPOILER WARNING: This article contains plot details and images from an upcoming movie. The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, TONY GILROY, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: THE BOURNE LEGACY. Building on the foundation of the Bourne universe created by ROBERT LUDLUM, the writer/director expands the saga with an original story that reveals a larger conspiracy. Twelve years ago, audiences were introduced to Jason Bourne when he was pulled unconscious from the Mediterranean. Over the course of three films, they followed his journey to survive and discover his identity. They watched his CIA handlers mount an increasingly desperate worldwide manhunt. They learned about the Treadstone program and Bourne’s special skills and

    Source: Universal Studios Official Site: jawsonbluray.com JAWS -- the landmark motion picture that still makes audiences afraid to go in the water -- comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever on August 14th, 2012. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered and fully restored picture, as well as 7.1 surround sound, the JAWS Blu-ray Combo Pack with DVD, Digital Copy and UltraViolet gives fans the ultimate way to watch the breathtaking and terrifying action-thriller. One of the most influential motion pictures of all time and nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award, JAWS stars Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss and Oscar nominees Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw. Produced by legendary filmmakers Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown, the film earned an Oscar for composer John Williams’ instantly recognizable minimalist score, as well as Oscars for Best Editing and Best Sound. When it was first released

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