Guillermo del Toro Takes Us Inside His "Kinky" Horror Film Crimson Peak

If there's one genre we're ready for monster movie-maker Guillermo del Toro to tackle, it's gothic horror. And now he finally has in his dark, sexy horror movie Crimson Peak, which we were very lucky to sneak a peek at on the set. Here's what GDT had to say about his latest film project. » 7/17/14 11:40am 7/17/14 11:40am

I Origins Went To Insane Lengths To Get Its Science Right

Mike Cahill's new movie I Origins, out tomorrow, is about a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. And Cahill tells io9 he was absolutely determined to get the science right — not just having scientific advisers, but giving them headphones and planting them in front of monitors on set. » 7/17/14 10:39am 7/17/14 10:39am

Will We Ever See A New Planet Of The Apes Movie With Stupid Humans?

Rise of the Planet of the Apes totally revived the Apes franchise into a smart drama series that pits human against ape. And now Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has taken that drama to the next level. But how far do we need to go until the humans become the dumbed-down slaves we see in the original film? We asked Dawn » 7/09/14 1:05pm 7/09/14 1:05pm

The Real-Life Baby Animals That Inspired Earth To Echo's Alien

The latest addition to the family-friendly boy-meets-alien genre is Earth to Echo, which features characters that are much more realistic than anything you'll see on the Disney Channel. We spoke with the director about channeling authentic kid dialogue and the creation of the cutest little alien robot to ever meep. » 7/01/14 11:30am 7/01/14 11:30am

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Director Says This Kids' Movie Has Grown Up

How do you make a sequel to a movie as charming as How to Train Your Dragon? In our exclusive interview, the director, producer, and actors of How to Train Your Dragon 2 tell us about teenaged Hiccup, how he'll see a dark version of himself in the sequel, and the importance of telling the adult characters' stories,… » 6/10/14 12:15pm 6/10/14 12:15pm

Decoding The Hidden Meaning Of The Signal, The New Indie Film Sensation

The Signal has been getting crazy buzz ever since it rocked Sundance. And now that this movie about computer geeks in a terrifying situation is coming out next Friday, we're finally getting inside the mysterious bunker of doom. We talked to director William Eubank about the meaning behind his strange film. Spoilers… » 6/06/14 12:05pm 6/06/14 12:05pm

The New D&D Adventures Will Include All the Dragons

This summer's Dungeons & Dragons relaunch includes a set of adventures focused on the rise of the dragon goddess Tiamat, designed by Wolfgang Baur and Steve Winter of Kobold Press. In this interview, they told us about adventure design and the joys of writing for a game system while it's still in development.
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How Disney Built Maleficent's Expansive Fantasy Kingdom

One thing Disney's Maleficent has going for it is a vast fantasy land constructed in a whole new Disney-verse called the Moors. And they got the world building expert, Robert Stromberg (Avatar, Life of Pi) to create it. Take a look into the creation of Maleficent's kingdom in our exclusive interview with the director. » 5/28/14 9:37am 5/28/14 9:37am

Hugh Jackman: The Ultimate io9 Interview

Over Hugh Jackman's 14 years as Wolverine, he's seen the X-Men rise and fall, and he's doing it again in X-Men:Days of Future Past. In our exclusive interview, Jackman explains what makes a good X-Men movie, his opinions on the new, younger group of mutants and the complex math behind delivering Wolverine's signature… » 5/20/14 8:50am 5/20/14 8:50am