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Video: Featurette For ‘Overlord’ From J.J. Abrams Released By Paramount
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Overlord

Paramount Pictures has released a new featurette video for the World War II horror Overlord from producer J.J. Abrams and director Julius Avery.

The video is brief, but includes some peeks at the movie along with some words from Abrams, Avery, and stars Jovan Adepo and Wyatt Russell. Click on over to the other side to check it out.

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‘Overlord’ Trailer: Americans Go To War Against Nazi Zombies
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Overlord Wyatt Russell

Paramount released another trailer for Overlord, the supernatural Nazi zombie thriller directed by Julius Avery. Set during World War II, American paratroopers go on a mission to infiltrate a Nazi base. Little do they know that the serum that Nazi scientists are creating could turn any mortal into a mindless zombie. And in this trailer, we get to see plenty of Nazi zombies. Check out the trailer here below.

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First Trailer For World War II Horror ‘Overlord’ From J.J. Abrams Released
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Overlord

Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Overlord from producer J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions.

The movie is a supernatural World War II horror, which for a long while was thought to be a part of the Cloverfield series. Abrams, however, recently said that while it is “batshit crazy,” it’s actually not related to the Cloverfield universe.

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Contest: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 Blu-ray Edition
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Game Of Thrones: The Complete Season 7 Blu-ray

In honor of the DVD and Blu-ray release of Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season, we are giving away a Blu-ray Edition to two (2) lucky readers!

Two (2) Winners will each receive:

  • (1) Game Of Thrones Season 7 Blu-ray Edition

TO ENTER: There’s just two simple steps:

(1) Subscribe* to Geeks of Doom Daily Email Digest.

(2) Fill out the entry form here below and submit. (Form is here after the jump.)

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A Look At The Incredible Practical Effects Of The ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Movie (Video)
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Weta Workshop's Ghost in the Shell Robot Geisha

A live-action movie adaptation of Ghost in the Shell is on the way, as you may have heard, and excitement levels vary from person to person after the controversial casting of Scarlett Johansson in the lead role.

But anyone who’s a fan of movies—no matter what their thoughts on this movie happen to be—appreciates the use of practical effects, and Ghost in the Shell has some incredible ones. Mythbusters star Adam Savage and his Tested YouTube channel paid a visit to the special effects masters over at Weta Workshop recently, where he was shown some of the work they created for Ghost in the Shell. More specifically, the robot geisha. A great deal of work went into creating them, and there’s a phenomenal amount of detail to appreciate. This video alone doubles my interest in the movie simply knowing they went this route over digital effects when possible.

You can see what Weta built in the video below.

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‘Ghost In The Shell’ Trailer: Scarlett Johansson Reclaims Lost Memories
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Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson

Paramount Pictures has released the newest trailer for their adaptation of the popular manga Ghost in the Shell. The film stars Scarlett Johansson as Major, the lead protagonist, a synthetic human who works as a field commander of Public Security Section 9. Recent trailers and a Super Bowl TV spot have shown that Rupert Sanders‘ latest directorial effort will be a visual stunner.

Watch the new trailer here below.

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‘Ghost In The Shell’ Super Bowl Spot: Scarlett Johansson Gets Assembled Anime Style
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Super Bowl Spot for Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson

Sure, Ghost in the Shell may be wrapped up in a whitewashing controversy, but Rupert Sanders‘ adaptation of the popular manga and anime starring Scarlett Johansson does look good visually. The film takes place in a highly technological futuristic setting, with a special-operations task-force made up of former military officers and police detectives assembled to act as a counter-terrorism force against corrupt officials, companies, and cyber-criminals.

Now Paramount has released the new TV spot that will appear during the Super Bowl this Sunday. Check it out below.

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ Trailer: Cyber Scarlett Johansson Plays That Depeche Mode In Futuristic Tokyo
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Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell

Despite the current whitewashing controversy that surrounds Ghost in the Shell, eager fans are very anxious to see if the film can justify the casting, and break the long-running reputation that live-action adaptations of popular animes are always bad. Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for the live-action adaptation of this fan-favorite manga and anime. Starring Scarlett Johansson as Major, the film is set in a futuristic Tokyo, where a security force is tasked with stopping a hacking extremist from destroying a highly advanced cybernetic technology corporation.

Check out the full trailer below.

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Paramount Releases 5 Teaser Videos For The ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Movie
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Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell

Back in April we saw the first image of Scarlett Johansson from Paramount Pictures’ live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga Ghost in the Shell.

Now Paramount is doing something a little different. They haven’t released the first teaser trailer, or a quick teaser video to promote the release of the first trailer as we see so often these days. Instead, they’ve released five brief teaser videos, each with a few moments of footage.

You can read more about the movie and watch all five of the videos below.

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Movie Review: ‘Ben-Hur’
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Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Screenwriter: Keith Clarke and John Ridley
Cast: Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Toby Kebbell, Nazanin Boniadi, Haluk Bilginer, Rodrigo Santoro.
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 123 minutes
Release Date: August 19, 2016

Since studios are big on remakes that use expensive CGI to achieve looks or stunts that couldn’t have otherwise been achieved when the film was first released, it only made sense that we get a remake for Ben-Hur. But just because it sounds good on paper doesn’t exactly mean that it should be made. Then again, if done well, it could avoid being a complete disaster.

And so that is where the new Ben-Hur from director Timur Bekmambetov finds itself. The film starring Jack Huston as the title character finds itself following other contemporary remakes that just don’t quite measure up to the originals despite their well-intentions to update the age-old story for a modern audience.

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