FROM MTV NEWS: No doubt you, a fanperson extarordinaire, are already deeply and terribly psyched for this weekend's Lionsgate panel at Comic-Con, where the long-awaited new trailer for "Catching Fire" will be making its big debut. But if you won't be in San Diego to slobber all over that sneak peek at this year's most-anticipated movie, you can slobber over this one right now: two exclusive posters featuring the wiliest techies ever to grace the arena at the Quarter Quell!
Beetee and Wiress, the District three tributes, are front and center on these new character posters—a whole herd of which are being released all over the internet today as a lead-up to the big-deal Comic-Con panel. But you won't see these two anywhere but here, so click through to ogle them in all their enormous glory before you go hunting down the rest! It's only polite.
Alright, you guys, we'll start with the good news: the new Dior Homme campaign featuring Robert Pattinson has certain choice components that we all like very much, and particularly when it comes to their choice of setting! What's that, you ask? Oh, only a sexy photoshoot featuring everybody's fave British hottie in a bathtub, a sneak peek of which was tweeted out from the designer's official Twitter feed. (In case you missed it, Rob is the new face of Dior Homme and has been hard at work on the upcoming ad campaign.)
The bad news is, this is, like, possibly the least nude bath anyone has ever taken in the history of the world. Rob actually appears to be wearing a suit, at least from the waist up—and needless to say, they aren't showing any choice bits from below the belt. Also, to be perfectly honest, we're not even convinced that there's water in that tub. Such a tease! But whatever, his smile is adorable and that's plenty. Even if he is lolling around in a bathtub, fully clothed, in the company of some other woman.
Listen up, Initiates! The "Divergent" train is leaving the station, and we hope you'll hop aboard with us for the ride. MTV News' intrepid movie guy Josh Horowitz visited the dystopian drama's Chicago set recently, where he chatted up stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James and author Veronica Roth. And here, today, we have your first look at that interview!
The highlights? Well, Shailene can't seem to say enough nice things about her co-star Theo, which bodes well for the budding romance their characters share in the Veronica Roth adaptation.
"I really love Theo," Shailene enthused, right before Theo crashed the interview. "He has a lot to offer as far as a person. He's just a good human being. He's very pure."
If the literati had a cheerleading squad, they'd be stomping and clapping like the dickens right now to herald the nearly-here excitement of Holly Black's "The Coldest Girl in Coldtown." (I said, BRRRRR! It's cold in here! There must be some vampires in the atmosphere!)
Come September, we'll all be able to sink our teeth into the story of Tana, who survives an inexplicable massacre only to end up in Coldtown—a walled enclave in which humans trade the juice in their veins for a chance to party with predators—and a race against time to unravel the mysteries at the heart of the city. But today, lucky you, you can get an EXCLUSIVE first taste of the excitement to come...because we've got an excerpt that you can't read anywhere else.
If you somehow missed the excitement of "The Host" when it was in theaters, there's some behind-the-scenes stuff in this EXCLUSIVE featurette that'll have you running out the door, like a rabid madman, to snag it on DVD/Blu-ray today. Intrigued? Then get clicking, my friend, because only here can you see author Stephenie Meyer gushing over the amazing talents of Saoirse Ronan in bringing her characters to life—and only here can you find out whether Saoirse chickened out when it came time to do the scary stunt work in the action-packed film. (Hint: Not bloody likely. She's a boss.)
"The Host" tells the story of Melanie, one of the last uninfected survivors of an alien plague that infests the bodies of human hosts with the consciousness of invading "souls"; after being captured and claimed by the world's extraterrestrial overlords, a struggle for control between her human self and her alien overtaker finds her fleeing into the desert in search of other survivors, and the boy she once loved. It's a super-exciting love story with lots of apocalyptic thrills, and this glimpse into the making of the movie should be all the impetus you need to watch it immediately.
Today is anything but just another mundane Monday, because look what we have: the final one-sheet for the highly anticipated "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" adaptation, based on the best-selling novel by Cassandra Clare! And this is one dark and sexy bit of marketing collateral, to be sure.
Set against the tumultous backdrop of the New York City skyline rise our heroes (from right to left): Clary Fray (Lily Collins), Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbell Bower), Alec Lightwood (Kevin Zegers), Isabelle Lightwood (Jemima West) and Simon Lewis (Robert Sheehan), who according to the accompanying tagline are among the "chosen." And that swooping symbol behind them? Well, that's a rune—and a hint at Clary's covetable powers.
Never before have we been this excited about a bunch of non-descript pictures of grimy, sweaty young men (plus one occasional girl) running around a barren landscape for no apparent reason: The first, EXCLUSIVE batch of stills from the upcoming "Maze Runner" movie made their debut on MTV, and ohmigod, they're fabulous. Everyone is so sweaty! And scared-looking! And carrying machetes!
This first look at the movie adaptation of the bestselling dystopian novel is all we'd ever hoped for in a sneak peek...minus a glimpse of the maze-dwelling monsters, of course, but whatever, you can't have everything.
The five new stills mostly show the film's cast—led by Dylan O'Brien and with supporting stars Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen and Thomas Brodie-Sangster—as they negotiate the terrors of the concrete maze and grassy Glade where they've been mysteriously dumped by captors unknown.
Gird your loins, "Divergent" fans—and prepare to keep 'em clenched nice and tight for the next few weeks, right on up to the great Comic-Con gathering of glorious geeks taking place in beautiful San Diego later this month.
The reason for all this loin-girding? Some extremely exciting scoop from Summit Entertainment, who announced today that the first-ever footage from the dystopian teen thriller will be debuting July 18 at the Con, right alongside a panel discussion with the film's heavy hitters both on-screen and behind the camera. Stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James will be there, plus author Veronica Roth and director Neil Burger.
This is some seriously top-secret stuff, so there's not so much as a whisper yet about what moment from the story we might be seeing in this first glimpse of the "Divergent" movie. (Personally, we'd like to see some knife-throwing scenes from the Dauntless compound—but we'll settle for a shot or two of Tris jumping onto a moving train.)
Much like the romance between guardian-in-training Rose Hathaway and her dreamy Dhampir instructor Dimitri Belikov, bringing "Vampire Academy" to the big screen has been a complicated process full of twists and turns and anxiety-inducing cliffhangers. But, after years of will-they-won't-they, the powers that be have green-lit the production (re-titled "Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters"), which is currently being shot in London with leads Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Danila Kozlovskiy.
In celebration (and anticipation) of the film, we hopped on the phone with author Richelle Mead to talk about the long road to movie, a "21 Jump Street"-inspired cameo idea and the next "Bloodlines" novel, "Fiery Heart."
At this point, there are probably no more than a dozen people left on the planet who haven't read Ransom Riggs' bestselling novel, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," in which a precocious teenager loses his grandfather, travels to Wales, and has a series of astounding adventures involving dental tentacles and World War II wormholes and creepy vintage photographs. But if you've been waiting for the paperback—because it's cheaper, or you like floppy books, or you didn't yet know how to read when the hardcover came out last year—then now's your chance to snag it!
The book is out in stores now, and in honor of its release, we've got something... well, peculiar to show you. It's an image from the "Miss Peregrine's" sequel, "Hollow City," which picks up right where the first book left off, following the merry band of peculiar orphans as they travel to London in search of answers.