A royal alliance, a girl in disguise and two young people bonded in magic against a tyrant terrorist: We're just gonna come out and say that the soon-to-be-released fantasy romance "The Burning Sky" sounds so flippin' amazing, you may well require a fresh pair of pants after watching the EXCLUSIVE book trailer debut, right here, right now. (Related: You go on and watch it, and we'll be right back. With new pants on.)
The book by Sherry Thomas tells the story of a kingdom torn by war, and a young woman blessed with the supernatural abilities to finally end the madness. Her task: to defeat the tyrant known as the Bane, whose unparalleled magic has kept the Realm in thrall and under his power for years. What will Iolanthe, the chosen savior, have to sacrifice to fulfill her destiny—and what price will the Prince pay to keep her safe?
"Kick-Ass 2" actress Chloe Moretz may just be the busiest teen in Hollywood right now. In addition to her ass kickery in the upcoming superhero sequel (out August 16), she has a bevy of projects in the works, including the big-screen adaptation of Gayle Forman's young-adult novel "If I Stay" and the Kristen Stewart-, Juliette Binoche-starring "Sils Maria." It was the latter that Chloe opened up about to MTV News' Josh Horowitz.
"'Sils Maria,' it's a really cool film," Chloe enthused. "I'm actually starting that really soon. I get to go to Switzerland...and Leipzig in Germany." (We can only assume it's no coincidence Chloe is traveling to the land of Swiss chocolate with "Chocolat" star Juliette. Use that knowledge wisely, girl...)
Mysterious hotties, eerie events and gothic supernatural romance in a crumbling mansion on the lonely coast of Maine: these are just a few of the treats that await readers in the pages of the soon-to-be-released "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" by April Genevieve Tucholke, and also just a few of the reasons why we totally want this book to be our new boyfriend. (Which is to say, as soon as it becomes available, we plan to spend all weekend in bed with our face buried all up in it.) But if you're not already good and pumped for the August release, then this oughta do it: We've got the EXCLUSIVE debut of a brand-new trailer that shares some of the bestest critical buzz for this upcoming YA series.
The story goes something like this: On a summer afternoon, in a small, sleepy New England town, a charming and beautiful stranger named River arrives on the doorstep of Violet White's big, ramshackle house—and when he takes up residence in their guest cottage, it's not long before he and Violet are feeling the forbidden love. But the appearance of River in town coincides with some seriously strange goings-on that hint at something sinister, or worse, balls-out eeeeevil in his visit. And Violet should be ascairt! But like they say: You stop fearing the devil when you're holding his hand...or kissing his face...or touching his butt. Especially touching his butt.
With another Comic-Con comes another opportunity to quiz our favorite stars to find out if they are, in fact, Geeks or Poseurs. And they did not disappoint.
From Harrison Ford's refusal to imitate Chewbacca to Katniss Everdeen's new backstory, this video is both educational and completely absurd. Please enjoy.
Nerdfighters: Your beloved Hazel Grace Lancaster is in good hands.
While on the publicity trail for her other upcoming young-adult adaptation, "The Spectacular Now" (which co-stars her "Divergent" cast mate Miles Teller), Shailene Woodley opened up to MTV News about the process of landing the lead in "The Fault in Our Stars." And let's just say there wasn't much she wouldn't have done to support this story.
"Oh my god. Oh, god, it's so good. It's so good," Shailene said dreamily. "I read the script a year ago and basically said no matter what I have to do, I will do anything to be in this movie, even if I audition for Hazel and they're like, 'No, you're not her,' I just really want to be an extra because I'm so passionate about it. So I read the book and fought really, really hard for it. And, finally, when they cast the director, I auditioned for him, and I guess he liked what I did because I got it."
Of course, Hazel is only one-half of the adorable couple dreamed up by author John Green, and that's when the search for fellow cancer patient Augustus Waters began, ultimately leading to another of Shailene's "Divergent" co-stars (Ansel Elgort) landing the role.
This morning, MTV had the special opportunity—nay, the privilege!—to debut the very first and EXCLUSIVE trailer for "Romeo & Juliet", the most recent big-screen reboot of the classic Shakespearean tragedy. And you'll want to waste no time in getting your peepers on it, because ooooooh, the costumes and sets are sumptuous, and ahhhhhh,
Douglas Booth has a mouth like a piece of ripe pink fruit, and HEY! That's Sergeant Brody, from "Homeland," playing Juliet's angry dad! Oh man, this is gonna be so great.
The film stars Douglas and Hailee Steinfeld as the titular couple, and the trailer teases many of the moments that those who've read the play (in other words, everybody) are longing to see on screen. The masquerade ball where the pair meet for the first time, the confrontation between Romeo and Mercutio that ends in bloodshed, Juliet on her balcony (also offering a primo look at just how gorgeous this entire film is going to be), and plenty of passionate, yearning exchanges between the two young lovers—not to mention a last-minute clutch appearance of the "happy" dagger that's going to find its tragic home in a certain person's bosom.
Taylor Swift gave fans an inside look into her friendship with Selena Gomez earlier this week. On Monday, which just so happened to be Selena's 21st birthday, the “22” singer tweeted out a photo of the pals chilling near the beach, doing their best mermaid poses.
When we got some time with the lovely Selena to chat about her new album, Stars Dance (out now), she gave us the backstory on the pic.
"It’s actually at her house in Rhode Island. We were in Rhode Island. I ran away for like a weekend, just to go be with her. And we were doing poses and just dancing all around her house, her beautiful, big property,” she recalled. “And it was just amazing. It was so much fun. I love Taylor. She’s the best.”
Hey, remember that time when Godfrey Gao showed up to the "Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" set and made a couple of insta-friends? Ha! Just kidding, of course you don't, 'cause you haven't watched this interview from Comic-Con yet—an interview in which Godfrey shares his fond reminiscences from his first day on the job as the illustrious Magnus Bane.
"I remember the first day I came into the studio," he recalled. "I'd just arrived from Taiwan, I didn't know who was who, I just saw monsters and demons running around."
Fine, fine, we'll humor you "Hunger Games" noobs who haven't taken the time to devour the series' gripping sequel "Catching Fire" (but, seriously, why not!?!). Though it's safe to say the following interview with star Lenny Kravitz is spoiler free, we can't guarantee it's not without its hints of the action to come.
We caught up with the actor/musician at San Diego Comic-Con, where he helped debut the new trailer for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" alongside co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, and beforehand, he gave us a tease of what to expect from his costume-designing character Cinna.
"You get to see Cinna and Katniss' relationship become closer," Lenny said. "He's really, really behind her. She depends on him, and they trust each other. And he makes some statements with the fashion, sort of political statements that come through in his designs."
It's day three of Comic-Con, and guess who's blazing onto the set of our live stream? Only the cast of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"!
Stick close as we talk with your favorite tributes, in addition to atars from "Godzilla" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." It all starts at 2 p.m. ET, so get clickin'!