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Dennis Quaid Talks Pandorum and LegionApparently, there still are a lot of secrets in space. That can be the only explanation why actor Dennis Quaid wasn’t able to give up the goods when recently talking to Dread Central about his upcoming sci-fi/thriller Pandorum.

Quaid did give us a little peek into the world of Pandorum, which also stars Ben Foster and Cam Gigandet, by giving us a rundown on his role of Lt. Payton.

In Pandorum Ben and I are criminals that wake up after being in hypersleep deep in space,” Quaid explained. “The thing is with hypersleep, you can’t remember who you are or where you are – it’s pretty disorienting. We wake up locked in a room, and I send Ben out of the room to explore the rest of the ship, and of course you’re never really alone. So that’s when all hell breaks loose.

While Quaid wouldn’t say that he’s only a genre fan (“I love having a broad taste in films that span across the board,” he said), he did explain that what brought him into the world of Pandorum was an amazing script and the vision of director Christian Alvart (Antibodies).

Quaid said, “I thought the script for Pandorum was really different so I was eager to jump on board. Plus, Christian is a guy who’s not afraid of bold and powerful filmmaking so I was happy to get to work with him. He’s not afraid to tackle very dark subject matter either so I knew this was going to be a special project.

Something else that made Pandorum a must-do project for Quaid was the similarities in the story to one of his earliest ventures into space – Enemy Mine.

I still love Enemy Mine so much. That movie was all about the human emotions set in a very non-human place, and I saw a lot of that in Pandorum. I know that right now there are a lot of remakes circling Hollywood, but I really hope that Enemy Mine never gets that treatment because the film still holds up after 24 years,” said Quaid.

The veteran actor also has another genre film hitting theaters in January – Legion, starring Paul Bettany, Adrienne Palicki, and Tyrese Gibson.

In Legion my son has a relationship with this girl who is pregnant,” explains Quaid. “Her pregnancy has something to do with the impending apocalypse, and there’s a small group of us locked in a diner left to fight against the forces of evil. It was similar in shooting to Pandorum because you have a limited cast in a very small space. The only difference is that Legion is on Earth, where Pandorum is otherworldly. But I shot them back-to-back with GI Joe, so last year was definitely a busy year for me.

Up next for Quaid is The Special Relationship, where the actor will portray none other than former President Bill Clinton.

Pandorum opens in theatres this Friday.

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Did You Catch Chucky and King Kong’s Cameo in the Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s New Movie?

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You may remember a few months back there was a kick-ass trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new action-adventure flick Ready Player One that sported a quick glimpse of not only Freddy Krueger, but Stephen King’s Christine as well.

If those slick horror nods weren’t enough for you, today we have the new trailer for the film and guess who shows up? Yep, you guess it (from the headline) but Mr. Charles Lee Ray lends a helping knife to a battle, and the king of the jungle, Kong himself!

Very cool.

The cameos in the trailer is one of those “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” things, but let’s hope he has a bit more screentime in the actual movie. By the way, is Ready Player One reminding anyone else of the “Imagination Land” episode(s) of “South Park”…?

You can check out the trailer below and then make sure to let us know what you think!

The film is directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernie Cline, and stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, T.J. Miller, Hannah John-Kamen, and Letitia Wright.

Ready Player One hits theaters March 30, 2018.

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In the near future, outcast teenager Wade Watts escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.

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The Shape of Water Scores 7 Nominations at This Year’s Golden Globes

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Earlier today we let you know Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller Get Out scored nods at this year’s Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture and Best Actor – both in the Comedy category.

Strange.

That said, another film from our beloved genre is getting some love in the form of writer-director Guillermo del Toro’s new creature feature The Shape of Water.

The film was given nominations in a staggering 7 categories including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Sally Hawkins, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Octavia Spencer, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for Richard Jenkins.

Del Toro also scored nods for his work as director and co-screenwriter for the film.

You can check out the full list of nominations right HERE.

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The Shape of Water is currently playing in theaters.

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It was a few weeks back now when we let you guys in on the rather puzzling news that the Golden Globes was considering Jordan Peele horror-thriller Get Out as a nominee…

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As strange as that news was, it seems it wasn’t a joke in its own right as Jordan Peele’s Get Out has scored a nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The news broke this morning with the full release of this year’s nominations via EW.

You can check out the full list HERE.

One cool thing is that actor Daniel Kaluuya also scored a nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – again, Musical or Comedy. Sad and borderline ridiculous that Peele didn’t score nods as director OR screenwriter. For shame, Golden Globes.

What do you think of this news? Are you just glad Get Out got SOME love from this year’s Gloden Globes, or could you care less about awards season? Let us know below!

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