Disney Releases Teaser Trailer for Rosario Dawson’s “Haunted Mansion”

Rosario Dawson is ready to thrill

Disney has released the teaser trailer for Haunted Mansion, its theme park attraction-turned-creepy comedy adventure film starring the 43-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American actress and activist.

Rosario DawsonJustin Simien directs a cast that includes LaKeith Stanfield, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Dawson, Chase W. Dillon and Dan Levy, with Jamie Lee Curtis and Jared Leto. Kate Dippold wrote the script.

The plot centers on a woman (Dawson) and her son (Dillon) who enlist a motley crew of so-called spiritual experts to help rid their home of supernatural squatters.

The opening shot of the trailer and some hat(box)-tips inside the house will be familiar to all who have been to Disneyland, and the comic-fright balance seems right especially thanks to the vibe put out by Stanfield and Wilson, with Roy Orbison’s “House Without Windows” playing in the background.

Simien introduced the film originally last summer at Comic-Con, where fans saw a fuller trailer for the film based on the ride that debuted at Disneyland in 1969 with characters including Madame Leota, the skeletal Bride and the cloaked Hatbox Ghost. Eddie Murphy starred in a 2003 movie version.

“For me, there was something about that ride I felt was there in the [new] script,” said Simien, who worked at Disneyland one summer and said Haunted Mansion was his favorite ride. “It was funny and full of interesting characters, but with a dark edge to it. I just related to it. It felt I knew how to make it. I love New Orleans and I felt I had a responsibility here to make sure all the little Easter eggs are there.”

Haunted Mansion will hit theaters on July 28.

Alice Braga & “The New Mutants” Cast to Take Part in Comic-Con@Home Panel

Alice Braga is readying for a Mutant-size appearance… 

The 37-year-old Brazilian actress will take part in a Comic-Con@Home panel dedicated to her superhero horror film from Marvel EntertainmentThe New Mutants at 2:00 pm Pacific (PDT).

Alice Braga in The New Mutants

The film, which stars Braga as Cecilia Reyes, will be released on August 28 after several date changes and delays since the film’s first trailer was released at CinemaCon in 2017, before the  Fox/Disney merger. 

Braga’s Comic-Con@Home panel will take place on Thursday, July 23.

In addition to Braga, the ComicCon@Home panel will feature writer/director Josh Boone, as well as fellow stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-JoyCharlie HeatonBlu Hunt and Henry Zaga.

The New Mutants is set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.

In addition, 20th Century Studios and Marvel released a new clip for the film.

Click here for the complete Comic-Con@Home schedule.

MTV Renews Posey’s “Teen Wolf” for a Sixth Season

Tyler Posey lives to howl another day…

MTV has renewed Teen Wolf, starring the 23-year-old half-Mexican American actor, for a sixth season.

Tyler Posey

During the show’s Comic Con panel, series creator Jeff Davis was visibly elated by the show’s success, telling the crowd of dedicated fans that “as long as you keep watching, we’ll probably get to keep making it. So thank you.”

Loosley based on the 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox, Teen Wolf debuted on MTV in 2011 and since then has been a ratings success for the network.

During the panel, Davis claimed that the popularity of the show on platforms beyond initial television broadcasts dramatically increase viewership numbers beyond standard ratings, in some cases as high as 8 million viewers for some episodes.

The show’s fifth season began June 29.

Roday Signs with ICM Partners

James Roday has new representation in Hollywood.

ICM Partners has signed the 38-year-old Mexican American actor and former Psych.

James Roday

Rodriguez is s best known for his eight-season turn playing the lead, fake psychic Shawn Spencer, on the USA crime dramedy created by Steve Franks, also an ICM client.

The show and Roday developed a big following on social media and also were a top draw at Comic-Con. In addition to starring, Roday wrote and directed several episodes of Psych. Following the end of the series earlier this year, he wrote and directed Shoot The Moon for USA and Psych producer Universal Cable Prods. through a development fund. The presentation will be delivered to USA for pickup consideration in the next few weeks.

Roday, who was at CAA, co-founded Red Dog Squadron, a Los Angeles theater company, and took over the El Centro theater on Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood in order to give actors the opportunity to realize stage passion projects as actors, writers and/or directors.

He also wrote and directed the indie Gravy, starring Lily Cole, Sarah Silverman, Dule Hill and Gabourey Sidibe.

Roday is managed by Gotham/Principal and also repped by law firm Peikoff Mahan.

Red Band Trailer Released for “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For,” Starring Alba

Jessica Alba is one red (band) hot dame to kill for…

The 33-year-old half-Mexican American appears in the just-released red band trailer for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City prequel, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

Jessica Alba in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Dimension Films recently released the trailer at Comic-Con in San Diego, which features Alba getting in touch with her dark side.

Alba is reprising her role as exotic dancer and revenge seeker Nancy Callahan in the film.

“I just really connected with the dark side of Nancy,” says Alba of her return to the role. “It was hard to detach from that until the movie was over.”

The original Sin City hit theaters in 2005, and in the nine years since Rodriguez and Miller have added more crispness to the series’ black-and-white comic book aesthetic.

The hyper-stylized and ultra-violent footage for the second film, which opens in theaters on August 22, definitely caught the attention of Comic-Con attendees.

Cuarón Releases Riveting Promo Clip for the Deep Space Thriller “Gravity”

Alfonso Cuarón is sending Sandra Bullock into a black abyss…

Following the revelation of new footage at Comic-Con of the 51-year-old Mexican filmmaker’s 3D deep space thriller Gravity, Warner Bros. has released a new thrilling promo.


The clip depicts the panic and dread that mounts over the course of two minutes as well as any traditional trailer.

Gravity, which stars Bullock and George Clooney, will open the Venice Film Festival in August.

Gravity will be released in theaters nationwide on October 4.

Posey’s “Teen Wolf” Returning with New Episodes in January

Tyler Posey’s Wolf fans will have plenty to howl about in the new year…

MTV has announced the return of Teen Wolf, starring the 21-year-old half-Mexican American actor, on January 6 for its winter feeding.

Tyler Posey

In addition, the network revealed a teaser video for the second half of the season at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego.

The third season of the supernatural series return to television on June 2, receiving series-high ratings. Teen Wolf’s viewership beat its old record rating by 10-percent.

Posey portrays Scott McCall, a teenager whose life changes after he becomes a werewolf.

Expanded Trailer Released for “Kick Ass 2,” Featuring Leguizamo’s Character

John Leguizamo is ready to kick arse

The 48-year-old Colombian American actor appears in the just-released Comic-Con red band trailer for Kick Ass 2.

John Leguizamo in Kick Ass 2

And by the look of things, the sequel to the cult hit promises to be as violent and profane-riddled as its predecessor.

The expanded trailer features never before seen footage, with the body count, blood, gore and even creative profanity more intense than the first film.

“We put (these characters) through a meat grinder in this one,” said director Jeff Wadlow.

Along with Leguizamo, the film stars Jim Carrey, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Kick Ass 2 opens nationwide on August 16.

Plaza to Voice a Character on Nickelodeon’s “The Legend of Korra”

Aubrey Plaza has landed a legendary role…

The 29-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress has signed on to voice a character on Nickelodeon’s animated action-adventure series The Legend of Korra, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Aubrey Plaza

During Book 2’s upcoming episodes, Plaza will play Eska, one of Korra’s Waterbending cousins, and whose twin brother, Desna, will be voiced by Joan of Arcadia‘s Aaron Himelstein.

Plaza, who portrays April Ludgate on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, joins a growing list of guest stars, including Lisa Edelstein, James Remar, John Michael Higgins and Adrian LaTourelle.

Book 2 —technically the second half of season one — picks up six months after Book 1 ended with Korra triumphing over Amon and the Equalists. Now she faces an even greater threat “as the physical and spirit worlds collide.”

Consisting of 14 episodes, Book 2 will debut later this year.

The show’s main cast and executive producers will appear at a Comic-Con panel in San Diego on July 19.

Roday’s “Psych” Gets Additional Series Order from USA Network

James Rodays Psych days have been extended by two weeks…

Shortly after ordering five additional scripts of its veteran series Psych, USA Network has ordered two additional episodes for the dramedy’s upcoming eighth season.

James Roday

The total order for what will most likely be Psych‘s final season now stands at 10 episodes.

For one of the extra episodes, USA executives picked among the five extra scripts. For the other, the network is letting the show’s fans choose from three episodic storylines. The episode that gets the most votes will be produced, with the winner announced at the Psych Comic-Con panel on July 18, hosted by returning guest star Cary Elwes.

USA originally ordered eight episodes for Season 8 in December, ahead of the show’s delayed seventh season.

Here’s a look at the storylines Psych fans can vote on starting tomorrow:

TELETHON – In a classic “whodunit?” case with a PSYCH twist, Shawn and Gus investigate a murder that Shawn is convinced was committed by the beloved host of Santa Barbara’s annual Children’s Hospital Telethon. There’s only one problem – the host was seen by hundreds of thousands of people on live television during the exact time the murder occurred elsewhere. Can Shawn steal the show, poke a hole in this rock-solid alibi, and prove the host did it? Or will Shawn fail in front of his biggest audience yet?

DREAM THERAPY – From acclaimed director James Roday (“Mr. Yin Presents…”, “Heeeeere’s Lassie”), comes a new vision in terror: “Nightmare on State Street!” In the episode, an exhausted Gus enters dream therapy to understand the cause of his recent night terrors. But after this, nothing is ever again what it seems… He soon realizes that in dreams, no one can hear you scream!

FOOD TRUCK – When the well-known owner of a beloved Santa Barbara food truck is mysteriously murdered, Shawn and Gus, fans of delicious flavor, are determined to solve the crime as only they can. They go undercover as proprietors of the PSYCH Naptime Food Truck, and soon discover that the high-profit world of Santa Barbara’s mobile food business is cutthroat, insular and a place of many secrets – many of them worth killing for.