News Bits: Gravity, Prisoners, Knights of Badassdom, Days of Future Past, The Wolverine, Dredd, & More!

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Header Photo: Some ridiculously awesome Bumblebee cosplay found at this year’s SDCC. 

* Warner Bros. released two new trailers for Gravity yesterday, and have come out with a third one today.  Again, it feels more like a clip, but who cares?

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* Need more X-Men in your life? How about the first pair of official posters from X-Men: Days of Future Past featuring the young and old crossing over. 

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* Speaking of posters, Warner Bros. has released this latest one for Prisoners.

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* And Disney also released their latest poster (which for some reason is so neat to me), for Saving Mr. Banks.

* Watch the first trailer for The Crying Dead releasing on September 17th, 2013 (DVD, VOD, Redbox).  Here’s the official synopsis:

“In 2008, a cast and crew set out to shoot a pilot for a paranormal reality show. During the first night, vague apparitions became violent hauntings. One by one they lost their lives.The Crying Dead is a diary of the final tortured moments of nine real people in an unthinkable situation”

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* The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired US rights to HOW I LIVE NOW, the new film from Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, Marley) starring Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, Atonement), based on the award winning novel by Meg Rosoff. The film was produced by Charles Steel, Alasdair Flind, Andrew Ruhemann and John Battsek.

Set in the near-future UK, Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings, and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive.

* Entertainment One (or eOne) has picked up the rights to distribute The Knights of Badassdom, which will be released in theaters and VOD at the same time. 

KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM is directed by Joe Lynch from a script by Kevin Dreyfuss and Matt Wall.  The film was produced by IndieVest Pictures’ Mark Burton and Matt Wall, and by Kevin Dreyfuss.  Daniel J. Heffner, Ketura Krestin, Rizwan Virk, Rich Cowan and Mike Elizalde executive produced.

In KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM, live-action role players (LARPERs) mistakenly conjure up a demon from Hell and must deal with the consequences.

* Here’s something you don’t see everyday.  Comics Publish 2000A.D. (better known for their Judge Dredd comic series) has released an official petition demanding a sequel to DREDD.  I guess it’s always a good thing when the publishers loved the film interpretation of their comics.  If you want to sign it, feel free to do so at the link

* Vulture has an exclusive picture from Lars Von Trier’s upcoming Nymphomaniac.  It’s very NSFW, which is why I’m not posting it here…

* Lastly we were sent an awesome interactive Infographic taking at look at Wolverine through all his movie incarnations and what would have happened in the films if he’d been without his healing powers.  It’s pretty big, so I went ahead and put it on the second page, so click away for awesomeness!