The New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser has Dropped

John Boyega

Thursday morning, “the official home of Star Wars on Instagram” dropped 15 seconds of footage from The Force Awakens.

The new snippet-length teaser features new footage (about 9 whole seconds) of Finn (John Boyega) wielding his own shining blue lightsaber,

First Look at Michael Fassbender in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Movie

Ubisoft Motion Pictures

New Regency and 20th Century Fox (via Yahoo!) have revealed the first image of X-Man star Michael Fassbender in costume as Callum Lynch in Ubisoft Motion Pictures’ Assassin’s Creed adaptation.

Fassbender plays a brand new character not from any of the many games in the series.

First Trailer for Indie Drama ‘Nasty Baby’ Starring Kristen Wiig

Drama Starring Kristen Wiig

Check out the first international trailer for indie drama Nasty Baby, the latest from Chilean writer-director Sebastian Silva (Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus), starring Kristen Wiig and Tunde Adebimpe.

New U.S. Trailer for Sorrentino’s ‘Youth’ Featuring Michael Caine

Michael Caine,Harvey Keitel

Fox Searchlight has released the first U.S. trailer for The Great Beauty director Paolo Sorrentino’s new drama Youth, starring Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano and Jane Fonda.

Robert Pattinson to Headline Claire Denis’ Sci-Fi Film

Claire Denis Rob Pattinson

The Twilight star Robert Pattinson has been set to star in Claire Denis’ upcoming English-language sci-fi film, co-written by Zadie Smith, author of the acclaimed novel “White Teeth,” and her husband Nick Laird.

Additional collaborators include Denis regular writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau as well as astrophysicist Aurélien Barrau and artist Olafur Eliasson (The Weather Project, Tate Modern 2003 installation).

Trippy ‘The Forbidden Room’ Trailer

Celine Bonnier And Louis Negin

The first official trailer for Guy Maddin‘s new film The Forbidden Room has been released online. The trippy teaser for the movie is basically a long cast list, excerpting the film’s credits sequence.

The film, co-directed by Evan Johnson, stars Roy Dupuis, Clara Furey, Udo Kier, Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Rampling, Geraldine Chaplin, Maria de Medeiros, Celine Bonnier, Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles and Maddin’s longtime muse Louis Negin.

Kylo Ren is Not a Sith in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Adam Driver’s Character

In the new issue of Empire Magazine, director J.J. Abrams confirms that Adam Driver’s character Kylo Ren “is not a Sith.”

“Kylo Ren is not a Sith. He works under Supreme Leader Snoke, who is a powerful figure on the Dark Side of the Force.”

‘War of the Planet of the Apes’ Casts ‘Low Riders’ Actor for Lead Role

War Of The Planet Of The Apes

War of the Planet of the Apes, the third movie in the newly rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise is scheduled to begin shooting in Vancouver this October.

Now Deadline reports that War has hired Gabriel Chavarria (“East Los High”) to play one of the two main human leads in the film, which brings back Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves.

First Trailer for ‘Kill Your Friends’ Starring Nicholas Hoult

Starring Nicholas Hoult

StudioCanal has debuted a teaser trailer for Kill Your Friends, the big-screen adaptation of John Niven’s darkly satirical novel, starring Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road). If it is anything like the book, this is going to be a good thing.