[VIDEO] REWIND: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Trailer

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Race-Obsessed Social Justice Warriors Target Director Tim Burton, Director Flips Bird

 reports: For fans of Ransom Riggs‘ 2011 bestseller Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, one of the things that made the news of its big-screen adaptation so intriguing was imagining which actors would make up the ensemble. The book features a large cast of characters, from the eponymous children to the many adults who throw them into peril.

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“Nowadays, people are talking about it more,” he says regarding film diversity. But “things either call for things, or they don’t. I remember back when I was a child watching The Brady Bunch and they started to get all politically correct. Like, OK, let’s have an Asian child and a black. I used to get more offended by that than just… I grew up watching blaxploitation movies, right? And I said, that’s great. I didn’t go like, OK, there should be more white people in these movies.”

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“I had to go back in my head and go, ‘how many black characters have been in Tim Burton movies?’ And I may have been the first, I don’t know, or the most prominent in that particular way, but it happens the way it happens. I don’t think it’s any fault of his or his method of storytelling, it’s just how it’s played out. Tim’s a really great guy.”

— Samuel L. Jackson

Of the film’s entire cast, Jackson appears to be the only nonwhite character, playing the villainous Barron, the leader of a group of creatures who aim to murder children with supernatural abilities. When I ask Jackson about the film’s lack of diversity, he says that while he “noticed it,” it didn’t deter him from taking on his part. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Preview: ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ [HD] 

In theaters September 2016.

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[PHOTOS] Poland: Badass Batman Trike

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This awesomely badass Batman trike is the work of Game Over Cycles, a Poland-based shop that specializes in building custom motorcycles and restoring vintage cars. Their Batman Bike is styled after the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns films. And for as phenomenal as it looks now, it’s actually still a work in progress.

Head over to the Game Over Cycles Facebook page to check out many more photos and the technical details about this custom trike.

[ via Laughing Squid and Game Over Cycles]


Johnny Depp in Talks to Headline ‘The Secret Life of Houdini’

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For Screen Rant reports: Johnny Depp has portrayed a number of famous historical personalities over the years – including, American filmmaker Ed Wood in Tim Burton’s movie of the same name, ‘20s era bank robber John Dillinger in Public Enemies, and journalist/author Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas among others. With these roles under his belt – as well as many popular fictional characters – he has become one of the most successful and well-known character actors in Hollywood.

Now, Depp may tackle another historically famous and beloved character: the legendary magician, escape artist, and stunt performer, Harry Houdini.

THR reported that Depp is in negotiations with Lionsgate/Summit to star in their upcoming film, The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero. The movie will delve into both Houdini’s illusionist career, as well as his legacy of investigating and disproving spiritualists and the occult. (This version of Houdini’s story has been likened to an Indiana Jones-style adventure.)

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Dean Parisot (Red 2) will direct and Noah Oppenheim (The Maze Runner) adapted the script from William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s original book of the same name. Christi Dembrowski, Depp’s producing partner at his production company Infinitum Nihil, is also in talks to produce the Houdini film, along with Frank Marshall (The Bourne Legacy) and Bruce Cohen (Silver Linings Playbook). Read the rest of this entry »