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First "Warcraft" Trailer Battles Ahead‏

Universal Pictures and Legendary have released the first trailer for “Warcraft” an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon. The trailer may be viewed at

In the film, the peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.

REEL DEAL: Poster, Cast of Characters Revealed For "WARCRAFT"

Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have revealed the teaser posters for their highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of “Warcraft.” The one-sheets implore the viewer to either “Fight for the Alliance” or “Fight for the Horde.”

Along with the revelation, the studios have also confirmed the characters assigned to previously-announced castmembers.


The lead protagonist for the Alliance is Anduin Lothar (“Vikings” star Travis Fimmel), a war hero who has sacrificed everything to keep the people of Azeroth safe.

King Llane Wrynn (Dominic Cooper) is the leader of the Alliance city of Stormwind and a beacon of hope to its people in a time of darkness.

Known as ‘the Guardian,’ Medivh (Ben Foster) is a mysterious and reclusive protector who wields formidable power.

Khadgar (Ben Schnetzer) is a gifted young mage, embarking on a daring search for the truth.

Rising Star Is Prince Vlad's Wife, Mirena In “DRACULA UNTOLD”

Best known for her work in “A Dangerous Method” (opposite Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender) and the recent blockbuster “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” upcoming actress Sarah Gadon plays Mirena, Prince Vlad’s light and moral compass, in Universal Pictures' action-adventure “Dracula Untold.”

When director Gary Shore began the process of casting Mirena, Vlad’s wife, he had in his mind a woman who was the antithesis of her husband: one who was of purity and light. The director explains: “Mirena is the innocence in all of this. When you see Vlad’s journey to the dark side, you have to have a counterpoint and Mirena is that. She stays pure all the way to the end—pure virtues, pure values. She doesn’t become morally corrupt.”

REEL DEAL: Luke Evans Bites Into The Lead Roles of “DRACULA UNTOLD”

Finding an actor who could embody Dracula, a character full of complex emotions—all while overriding preconceived conceptions of a world-renowned creature—was going to be a challenge for the filmmakers of Universal Pictures' “Dracula Untold.”

He is so multilayered—as a loving father and devoted husband, ruthless warrior and learned man—yet the screenplay also combines history with fiction: the heritage of Vlad III with the folklore of a creature of many names…from Kaziglu Bey to the Dark Prince.

REEL DEAL: “DRACULA UNTOLD” Flies to PG IMAX Theaters Oct 15

IMAX Corporation and Universal Pictures, a division of Comcast Corp. and Legendary Pictures recently announced that “Dracula Untold,” the origin story of the man who became Dracula, starring Luke Evans (“Fast & Furious 6,” “The Hobbit” series), will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released into IMAX® theatres internationally, including The Philippines, beginning Oct. 15, 2014.

Gary Shore directs and Michael De Luca produces this epic action-adventure that co-stars Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh and Samantha Barks.

"Dracula is perhaps the most iconic horror story ever told, and this new twist on this classic tale is sure to appeal to IMAX audiences around the world," said Greg Foster, CEO of IMAX Entertainment and Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. "We're excited to have the opportunity to once again partner with the terrific team at Universal and our long time collaborators at Legendary as we present this exciting film in IMAX."

REEL DEAL: Dominic Cooper Is Prince Vlad's Nemesis In "Dracula Untold"

Exciting British actor Dominic Cooper (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Need for Speed”) stars as Mehmed, the nemesis of Prince Vlad (Luke Evans), in Universal Pictures' epic action-adventure, “Dracula Untold.” A dangerous adversary with a misplaced vengeance, Mehmed’s greed directly prompts Vlad’s transition into a creature of the night.

Director David Shore shares: “It’s easy to take it too over the top and be too ‘arch’ with this arch-nemesis character, so I wanted Mehmed to be engaging, charming, a conversationalist—a wonderful man to have in the room, but someone who you do not trust as far as you can throw!”

REEL DEAL: Master Of The Undead Returns Home In “DRACULA UNTOLD”

Since the publication of Bram Stoker’s definitive “Dracula” in 1897, one of the most enduring literary and popular characters of our time has been explored in film, animation, literature and music, and is as relevant today as he was when his creator spawned a cultural phenomenon almost 120 years ago. Although Dracula’s presence remains ubiquitous in culture, it remains surprising that the origins of this undead icon have never been explored on film...until now, in Universal Pictures' dark thriller “Dracula Untold.”

While the man history calls Dracula, for all intents and purposes, was actually a real historical figure, just as terrifying to millions of people are the vampires of ancient myth. Found in almost every culture and language on Earth—from the Babylonians’ Lilitu, a succubus who thrived on babies, to the iron-toothed Asasabonsam of the Ashanti peoples of Ghana—the legend of blood-sucking creatures of the night may be traced back thousands of years. But it was not until the 10th century, in Slavic Europe, that the word “vampire” first appeared in modern language.

“DRACULA UNTOLD” Teaser Revealed

The teaser trailer for the epic action adventure "Dracula Untold," the origin story of the man who became Dracula, starring Luke Evans (“Fast & Furious 6,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”), has been released by Universal Pictures.

REEL DEAL: “DRACULA UNTOLD” Unwarps Teaser Posters

Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have unveiled the first one-sheet artworks from their upcoming epic action adventure "Dracula Untold," the origin story of the man who became Dracula, starring Luke Evans (“Fast & Furious 6,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”).

Blending historical elements from the life of Vlad the Impaler with fantasy and horror, Evans stars as Prince Vlad, a man who fights for his people and his family but makes a dark pact to ensure their protection. This pact sets him on a path into the supernatural until he becomes the legendary monster we all know.

Directed by Gary Shore and produced by Michael De Luca, the film also stars Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh and Samantha Barks.

Opening across the Philippines on October 15, 2014, “Dracula Untold” will be distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

REEL DEAL: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Dominic Cooper SPOTLIGHT

On July 4, the secret part of Lincoln’s life and the secret part of the battle he fought will be revealed in cinemas nationwide in the blood-curling, non-stop action thriller “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” starring Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Rufus Sewell. 

Every good vampire slayer needs a mentor (even Buffy).  For Lincoln, that turns out to be Henry Sturgess, a 500-year-old vampire who has tired of his peers’ bloodlust and attitude towards humanity. For that role, the filmmakers chose Dominic Cooper, who saw his career enjoy a boost with the likes of “Mamma Mia” and and “An Education” and won plenty of acclaim for “The Devil’s Double.” But Cooper wasn’t quite sold on the idea when he was first handed the script. 

REEL DEAL: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter REVIEW

As I thought that vampire movies would be boring because  of the same plot every time, but rule out this new flick by Timur Bekmambetov (The Darkest Hour) from the novel made by Seth Grahame-Smith, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is something that brings the best elements with no sparkling vampires.

Although this not what history is, but incorporates American history with emphasis not only on vampires but also the historical events that shaped the union. Honest Abe is not just a smart layer and to-be-president. It also have the simple yet fun love story on how he met his wife (of course he is married according to the history books!). But the best thing about this is how Abe becomes a ass-kicking badass vampire-killing President of the United States. 

REEL DEAL: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Ruffus Sewel SPOTLIGHT


Seth Grahame-Smith’s historical and mythical fruition “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” adapted into film by acclaimed filmmakers Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton introduces Honest Abe (played by Benjamin Walker), America’s 16th president as a vampire slayer who is pitted against Rufus Sewell’s Adam, the movie’s main vampire antagonist.

Adam’s character didn’t appear in the original book but, in the writing of the screenplay, evolved out of a need to create a key focus for Lincoln’s fight. Adam, played by Rufus Sewell, is a creature of almost limitless power.  “I see him as a kind of president of the vampires, “adds Sewell. 

Author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, who created the character especially for the film, as its central villain, was attracted to the idea of someone who has existed for untold millennia. “I wondered what it would be like to live for hundreds of thousands of years – to have been around since the building of the pyramids,” says Grahame-Smith.  “What kind of personality would emerge from that eternal existence?”

REEL DEAL: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Linkin Park Soundtrack


In anticipation of the upcoming theatrical release of Twentieth Century Fox’s 3D action adventure “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” director Timur Bekmambetov has created a special music trailer featuring multi-platinum alternative rock band Linkin Park. The music trailer can now be seen online at and at 20th Century Fox’s (Phils.) YouTube page

REEL DEAL: Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter SPOTLIGHT

Based on the bestselling vein-thumping mashup novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, Timur Bekmambetov directs while Tim Burton and Jim Lemley produce “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”

Dubbed as a revisionist tale of the 16th US President’s life as a politician by day and a vampire hunter by night, it  stars Benjamin Walker as the iconic commander-in-chief and Dominic Cooper as his mentor. The film also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, Jimmi Simpson as Josh Speed and Anthony Mackie as Will. Alan Tudyk takes on the role of Stephen A. Douglas, while Rufus Sewell is the film’s chief antagonist vampire Adam.

 “It was an adventure, like I'm entering a new world I had never been before and I wanted to explore it,” Bekmambetov says of his attraction to the project. “I wanted to meet these unbelievable characters, Abraham Lincoln, his friend, Will, his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, his enemies and his friends.  And I wanted to go with him through his journey.”