Jacob Hall Biography

‘Star Trek 3’ Casts ‘Kingsman’ Star Sofia Boutella

by Jacob Hall April 10, 2015 @ 2:39 PM
20th Century Fox
Sofia Boutella was one of the many highlights in Kingsman: The Secret Service, so we’re happy to hear about her getting cast in any other high-profile project. But Star Trek 3? That’s just cool news, plain and simple. Between this and the rumored casting of Idris Elba, Paramount and director Justin Lin look to be making some pretty bold choices as they expand their ensemble.

Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ Is Still Alive at a New Studio

by Jacob Hall April 10, 2015 @ 2:13 PM
A few years ago, director Ron Howard, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, and producer Brian Grazer launched an ambition plan to make a series of movies and a companion TV series based on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower novels for Universal. And then: silence. Now, long after everyone assumed that this entire project was dead and buried and possibly in other hands, The Dark Tower has ben brought back to life at Sony where yes, the plan is still to make a film and TV series following the same characters.

Here’s the New Lucasfilm Fanfare That Plays Before ‘Star Wars’ Movies

by Jacob Hall April 10, 2015 @ 1:25 PM
Those of us who spent years wearing out our Star Wars VHS tapes have grown to associate the 20th Century Fox logo fanfare with the phrase “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.” Even when we heard that iconic music blast before another movie, we half-expected that shimmering Lucasfilm logo to appear, followed by that familiar blue text and Star Wars title. But Disney owns Star Wars now and the Fox music will no longer be heard before each movie. In addition to being a real punch right in the nostalgia, this means that Disney has created new music to accompany the Lucasfilm logo and ... it’s weird.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season Five: 10 Things We Want (And Hope) to See

by Jacob Hall April 10, 2015 @ 1:09 PM
Game of Thrones season five arrives this weekend and fans couldn’t be more excited and nervous and prematurely frustrated. This is the season that promises to go beyond George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books, spoiling future events and inventing storylines that don’t exist in the novels. Unlike the past four seasons, book-readers will be just as in the dark as everyone else ... which means that making predictions about what will happen on the show has gotten a lot more difficult.

WookieeLeaks: Will We Ever Get to See the Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Again?

by Jacob Hall April 10, 2015 @ 12:55 PM
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From Episode VII, to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, learn what you’re getting (and not getting) in the new Star Wars digital releases, listen to some George Lucas stories, and dive into the latest The Force Awakens spoilers.

‘Independence Day 2’ Recruits Joey King and Resurrects Brent Spiner

by Jacob Hall April 10, 2015 @ 9:55 AM
20th Century Fox
The last time we saw Brent Spiner’s Dr. Brackish Okun, his body was being forcibly used as a psychic transmitter to convey the malicious intentions of the invading aliens in Roland Emmerich’s bombastic, semi-masterpiece Independence Day. And then his weak, human husk was thrown across the room and he died. But now, some new Independence Day 2 casting supposes that ... maybe he didn’t?

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Concept Art Reveals Ben Hardy’s Archangel

by Jacob Hall April 9, 2015 @ 11:47 AM
20th Century Fox
From the moment we knew that the next X-Men movie was going to be titled X-Men: Apocalypse, comic geeks knew to expect the return of Angel. But not just any Angel, and certainly not the traditional, angelic version that showed up in X-Men: The Last Stand. Now, all of those geeky suspicions and predictions have come to fruition. Director Bryan Singer has revealed new concept art that shows off Archangel, the nastier, slightly more villainous version of the character.

New Movie Theaters Will Let Audiences Feel Rain, Snow and Wind

by Jacob Hall April 9, 2015 @ 10:37 AM
CJ 4DPlex
Remember the good ‘ol days, when you went to movies to get out of the rain and escape the snow? That kind of thinking is sooo 2014. In 2015, the movies will rain and snow on you! Cats and dogs, living together! Mass hysteria! CJ 4DPlex, the company behind various 4D theaters around the world, has revealed the latest additions to its bag of tricks, which now include rain effects, snow effects and blasts of warm air.

First ‘Jurassic World’ Clip Has Arrived and It’s Funnier Than You’d Expect

by Jacob Hall April 9, 2015 @ 9:36 AM
The first clip from Jurassic World has arrived and it showcases something much bigger and so much more unstoppable than any dinosaur. Yes, we’re talking about Chris Pratt, who became one of the biggest movie stars in the world overnight thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy. Despite those Jurassic World trailers that made him appear a little too wooden and glum, this clip is proof that Colin Trevorrow’s sequel will take full advantage of its leading man’s roguish charms.

‘Avengers 2’ Entertainment Weekly Covers Offer Our Best Look Yet at Paul Bettany’s Vision

by Jacob Hall April 8, 2015 @ 4:25 PM
Avengers: Age of Ultron is less than a month away and it seems that most of the film’s biggest secrets have managed to remain hidden. The film has done a particularly good job of keeping Paul Bettany’s Vision a mystery from everyone who ... oh, wait. They went ahead and fully revealed Vision on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Nevermind.