Wednesday, September 30, 2009

‘Avatar’ sequel a possibility, says producer Jon Landau

A totally uninteresting quote appeared today about the potential for an Avatar sequel,

If the public likes Avatar, it’s a possibility. After all, here we are exploring the surface of the planet Pandora. The interior remains to be seen.

I say uninteresting, because we all know that the only way this would happen is if the film makes back the enormous budget that it cost to make it. (Which I certainly think is a possibility, but not a guarantee). Whatever happens with the film - I'm sure all the suits in charge would really love to make a sequel to what may be the biggest film of the year (note, not best, but biggest).
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Fantastic Mr. Fox Movie Trailer #2

Fox Searchlight has released a second movie trailer for Wes Anderson’s animated adaptation Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Fantastic Mr. Fox is visionary director Wes Anderson’s first animated film, utilizing classic handmade stop motion techniques to tell the story of the best selling children’s book by Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach).

Mr and Mrs Fox (George Clooney and Meryl Streep) live an idyllic home life with their son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting young nephew Kristopherson (Eric Anderson). But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox’s wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers - Boggis, Bunce and Bean - who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr Fox at any cost. The film also stars Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson and Jarvis Cocker.

Watch the trailer in High Definition on Fantastic Mr. Fox hits theaters on November 13th 2009.

I personally am glad to see Wes doing something fresh. We've got some familiar faces in the mix, but this is new territory for him - and it's quite refreshing.

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Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in The Deep Blue Goodbye

In what could be the first film in a noirish franchise for 20th Century Fox, Leonardo DiCaprio is attached to star as Travis McGee, a fictional Floridian gumshoe who lives on a houseboat, in The Deep Blue Goodbye. The film is an adaptation of the popular 1964 novel—nearly identical in title—by late pulp-fiction author John D. MacDonald. It marked the debut in an influential, entertaining 21-book series that spans an American landscape from the Kennedy to the Regan administrations. The screenplay was written by Dana Stevens (Sam Raimi’s For the Love of the Game, Blink).

In the novel, McGee, a trusty and attractive 6′ 4″ bachelor, faces anxiety and financial woes and works as a “salvager” in Fort Lauderdale, collecting monies and property for his clients. The plot revolves around treasure buried in the Florida Keys during WWII, a murderous felon who catches wind of this while incarcerated, and an eventual showdown between the two. Also: shady women with bedroom eyes. McGee’s aforementioned houseboat is called the Busted Flush, a prize won in a poker game that helps define his marina-bum lifestyle. 

Love Leo, and this sounds like another film that is right up his alley. One has to wonder though, with already being attached to Ridley Scott's A Brave New World (one of my favorite books of all time) and Scorcese's Roosevelt flick, is this film just one in a long list of films he is set to star in? Or will it actually happen come production time?
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Danny Trejo Cast in Predators

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Firm details on producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimrod Antal’s Predators are pretty thin on the ground. We know that Alex Litvak has been writing the script and that much of the film is going to be shot on Rodriguez’ Troublemaker lot with some location shooting likely to take place in Hawaii, but besides the much discussed and seemingly impossible cameo role from Arnold Schwarzenegger there hasn’t even been much talk of any possible cast members. Who will be making up the human contingent, the team of commandos facing off against a whole heap of crab-faced Predators? The first name has been revealed, and it’s not a surprisingly a member of the Rodriguez rep company, none other than Machete himself, Danny Trejo.

In a short video interview with the Punch Drunk Critics, Trejo sings minor-key updates on Machete, Sin City 2 and Predators. As far as Machete goes, Trejo simply lists the other cast members, but when asked if he’ll be doing Sin City 2, says:

It’s kind of in the works. We’re going to do Predators next. So Sin City’s kind of… er… a thought process… We’ll be doing Predator[s] I think in about a month.

While this doesn't say that he will be acting in the film - it is hard to believe that it would be any other situation. I personally think it's about time Trejo gets some big, well deserved screen time in a major film. Although I'm a bit sketchy on this whole Predators thing to begin with.

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Ron Howard Speaks About His Adaptation of The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft Comic

We’ve known for some time now that Ron Howard’s first comic book adaptation will be a film version of the Image Comics series, The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft. The comic is a fictionalized story featuring a young Lovecraft who goes from a wimpy writer to an ass-kicker of the supernatural.

Speaking to the LA Times Hero Complex blog, Howard shared his excitement for the material—a project he will most likely direct:

Look, it’s challenging, but if we get it right, it could be really original and psychologically interesting and scary in a great way. And it’s a graphic novel, this is new territory for me.

So I’ve got literally half-a-dozen projects where essentially I’m waiting for drafts to come in, and there’s something I love about all of these ideas. We’ll just have to wait to see what comes to fruition. I sort of can’t bear the thought of letting any of them go. So maybe I’ve got the next five years spoken for.

The thing about H.P. Lovecraft is that he is one of the greatest supernatural/horror/scifi writers of all times. His creatures, and ideas based on his creatures appear in so much of today's films and stories. I personally have not read the comic series, but I know it has been widely received quite well - and it will be fantastic to see Howard tackle something that is new territory for him - although this certainly feels a bit more Guillermo del Toro than it does Ron Howard.
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Sam Raimi to Produce Supernatural Horror Film Refuge and rock my socks of again!

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Sam Raimi (Evil Dead series, Drag Me To Hell) has signed on to produce a supernatural horror film titled Refuge. British screenwriter Tom De Ville will write the script based on a pitch from up-and-coming British director Corin Hardy. At the very least, Hardy’s stop-animation work, is impressive. Very stylized, and likely to draw comparisons to Tim Burton. Check out some of Hardy’s music videos in our commercial director spotlight.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story “centers on a remote town terrorized by a Yeti, the mythological creature native to the mountains of the Himalayas.”

But before Hardy and De Ville tackle the feature, they will first produce a short film with the same premise. The hope is that the short film will help Hardy refine his vision as the script is being developed. It seems to me that, while not stated, the short film test might also act as a proving ground for the yet-unproven young director.

The only thing that could make this better is Raimi directing. Although, if he is willing to produce, it means he may have some high hopes for the concept and the director. In any case - it could be about time we get a good horror film about the Yeti - a much under appreciated mythical creature.

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'Nightmare on Elm Street' Remake Trailer

A Nightmare on Elm Street in HD

I'd say it looks pretty good. I like what they did with Freddy's face. Plus we all know from watching Little Children that Jackie Earle Hayley is great at playing a creepy pedophile. I'm no longer as upset as I was when I first heard the news that they were remaking the original. I think it will be just fine.
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Friday, September 25, 2009

'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' Poster

We'd like to thank Empire for this rockin' poster for the upcoming film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
As we all know, this movie marks Heath Ledger's final performance. While I'm 100% sure it won't don the hype of The Dark Knight, I assume people will still show up in quasi droves to catch this last performance.
The film comes out October 16th.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Marvel is Definitely Rolling Forward With Ghost Rider 2; Daredevil and Silver Surfer Projects Confirmed

David Goyer is currently in talks to write the story and then oversee another writer’s screenplay, but his spokesperson says that Goyer hasn’t actually signed on at this point. Variety does report that the current plan is to base Ghost Rider 2 on a Goyer script written some time ago. Weird, since we’ve heard in the past that Columbia had already gone out to writers for the sequel. That’s all the data we’ve got at this point, but revisit Nic Cage’s comments from a couple of months ago to get an idea of what Ghost Rider 2 (or Ghost Rider v2.0, as it may be) might be like.

The Variety source article also mentions in passing that Marvel is “quietly developing a new version of Daredevil and working on a Silver Surfer film.” We’ve known both of those projects existed in theory, but this is the most recent word of forward motion.

This is getting ridiculous. That's all I have to say. I mean seriously...knock it off with all the reboots and sequels to shitty films. I love my superheroes...but you guys are seriously effing this up.

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Columbia Pictures To Become The Masters of the Universe?


Earlier this month Warner Bros completely dropped the development of the live action He-Man adaptation Grayskull: The Masters of the Universe, despite Justin Marks’ screenplay gaining big traction from internet buzz and Kung-Fu Panda director John Stevenson signing on to direct. Heatvision is now reporting that the project might not be completely dead after all.

Apparently Columbia Pictures / Escape Artists are in negotiations to pick up rights to the Mattel property. Stevenson and Marks are both no longer involved with the project, which will be developed from the ground up.

There was a sort of teaser trailer kind of thing floating around a long time ago, and while it was animated, it seemed to capture the feel of what could become a GREAT film. And let's face it, anything would be better than the version that already exists.

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Keanu Reeves Talks Cowboy Bebop Script Rewrites, Currently Too Expensive for Production

Speaking to MTV News, Keanu Reeves has offered up a slight update on the live-action adaptation of the anime series Cowboy Bebop, in which he’ll be playing the lead role of Spike Spiegel. Reeves mentions that a draft of the script currently exists, penned by Peter Craig, but it’s apparently too elaborate to be filmed. The current script would require a budget of near-Avatar proportions—Reeves mentions that Fox thinks it would cost around $500 million.

The clip from Keanu Reeves with MTV is below

I am happy that they are shooting high with the
Cowboy Bebop
script. It let's me know that they really think that in order for this to be done justice it needs to be huge. Which I think is true. Also, it makes sense as a director to write a proposal that is huge, knowing that you may have to scale back anyway. As for Keanu as Spike? I'm not so sure I'm down with that casting. I mean, he can do it, I have no doubt about that. But I am a bit worried this will just feel a little too much like Neo in a different universe. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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Rumors of a Re-Release of Titanic...IN 3-D!!

We all know that films in 3-D is the next big thing - new films as well as releasing old films. We have Toy Story 1 and 2 up to bat before Toy Story 3, and Nightmare Before Christmas received this treatment a long time ago.

But now, as THR reports, the the highest grossing film of all time, James Cameron's Best Picture winning epic Titanic, might not be far behind.

Over at Cameron's production company, Lightstorm Entertainment, insiders are saying it will be less than a year before we see Titanic sink again in front of our eyes in digital 3-D. Apparently the guys at Lightstorm have already done 3-D tests on both Titanic, and another little film of Cameron's, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

So what do you think? I mean,
Titanic will bring in the viewers regardless of whether or not it is in
3-D. But do you think this idea of revamping old films to be presented
in 3D is a worthy investment?
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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Darren Aronofsky Planning Heist

Darren Aronofsky will direct and produce an indie heist thriller based on the daring $85 million robbery at the Securitas Depot in Tonbridge, England, in February 2006.

Variety says that XYZ Films and Time Inc. Studios are partnered with Protozoa Pictures on the project. Scott Franklin of Protozoa will produce alongside Aronofsky. Time Inc. Studios chief Paul Speaker is executive producing, with XYZ fully financing the development.

Kerry Williamson is adapting the script from an underlying rights package that includes Jon Wertheim's Sports Illustrated magazine article "Breaking the Bank" and Howard Sounes' nonfiction book "Heist: The Inside Story of the World's Biggest Robbery."

I am
a huge Aronofsky fan, I think that The Wrestler was one of last years best films and I really trust whatever he chooses to do. I love that he likes to keep things slightly indie and intimate as it tends to make for a better film - so it should be interesting to see how he tackles such an epic subject matter.

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Michael Caine talks briefly about Dark Knight Sequel


MTV sat down with Michael Caine for a discussion which turned towards casting rumors swirling around the next BATMAN movie - even though David Goyer tried valiantly (and somewhat unsuccessfully) to dismiss similar misinformation A WHILE BACK.

Caine specifically addressed persistent rumors that Johnny Depp and Philip Seymour Hoffman were being considered for roles in the movie.

There is nobody, there's no script, there's nothing," Caine told MTV News of the status of the next "Batman" movie. "It can't possibly be made before 2011 because 'Inception' is such a big picture."
"Johnny Depp is great in anything, but there is no Johnny Depp in this Batman," he smiled. "They tell me in no uncertain terms."

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Toy Story 3 Trailer Reveals New Story Details

Toy Story 3

Over the weekend Disney released a new television spot for the limited engagement 3D rerelease of Toy Story and Toy Story 2, which you can check out embedded after the jump. Attached to the special double feature on October 2nd will be the first real trailer for Toy Story 3. Jim Hill has the scoop on the new trailer, which gives a ton of new details on the upcoming third film. SPOILER ALERT EVEN THOUGH IT'S FOR A TRAILER YOU WILL SEE ANYWAY If you don’t want to know, don’t read on.

[The new trailer shows] Woody and the gang at Sunnyside Daycare. Where life among the toddlers looks like something out of “Lord of the Flies.” … Buzz and Co. get absolutely brutalized by these 3-year-olds. Which is why they decide that “We’re busting out of here.” The only problem is – during their initial escape attempt – the Space Ranger gets severely damaged. To the point that Woody & friends are forced to hit Lightyear’s reset button. Which then puts Buzz into Spanish-speaking mode. … When Buzz is in Spanish-speaking mode – he then becomes this hot-blooded, flamenco-dancing romantic figure prone to grand gestures. Which Jessie winds up being quite taken with.

I am soooo pumped for all 3 films and will definitely be checking them out during the re-releases 2 week availability.
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Sherlock Holmes Sequel In Development, Brad Pitt In Discussions To Play Moriarty?

Guy Ritchie’s adaptation of Sherlock Holmes won’t hit the big screen until Christmas, but Warner Bros is already developing a sequel.

According to Risky Business, Kieran and Michele Mulroney have been hired to pen a draft for a continuation. The brother screenwriting team wrote the imaginary Superhero coming-of-middle-age dramedy Paper Man which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the dumped DC Comics live-action film Justice League: Mortal. Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham, Lionel Wigram and Simon Kinberg all worked on the screenplay for the first film.

This isn’t surprising news as the project has been groomed as a potential franchise. Last month, it was rumored that Brad Pitt had filmed some scenes as Holmes’ nemesis Moriarty during a set of secret reshoots, but Warner Bros denied these claims. The character does make a brief cameo appearance in the first film, setting up a potential sequel, but those who know claim the character remains in the shadows and cannot be recognized.

We assumed the previous rumor was a complete fabrication but, The Hollywood Reporter now claims that Brad Pitt has in fact had discussions with producers to play Moriarty in the developing sequel, though there is no deal in place as of yet. Pitt starred in Ritchie’s second feature film Snatch.

What do you think about this whole planning a sequel before the film even comes out business? Do you think Brad Pitt would be a good choice for a Sherlock Holmes sequel? And what do you think of the how the film is coming along in the first place?

Personally, I was really interested at first, as I am quite a Guy Ritchie fan, but I will say that all of this footage has done nothing for me yet.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Dick Cook's Exit from Disney Leaves Johnny Depp Worried

Yesterday Nikki Finke and THR confirmed that Walt Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook was stepping down after working at the company for 38 years.

We've already started to see producers and filmmakers around town expressing their sadness. Indiana Jones producer Frank Marshall said on Twitter: "Woke up to find Dick Cook has resigned from Disney. One of the most respected and classy executives in town. I will miss our breakfasts." Nikki Finke got an update from Disney insiders saying: "I hear that Steven Spielberg is devastated by the news of Dick Cook's ouster. Dick was a major reason why Spielberg and Stacey Snider brought the new DreamWorks to Disney. 'Steven worships Dick,' an insider told me tonight." But one of the most upset individuals is not a producer or a director, but rather an actor, and a very big one at Disney - Johnny Depp.

The LA Times' Claudia Eller caught up with Depp in London the night the news broke. Depp was "shocked and very sad" to hear about the abrupt departure of Cook, whom he called "the sweetest man on the planet and such a gent." They were so close that Cook even called Depp hours before to alert him that this news was coming. "He is the utmost gentleman, so he made the call himself." But now he's not so sure about working on the next Pirates movie, to be titled Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, without Cook around. "There's a fissure, a crack in my enthusiasm at the moment," Depp said. "It was all born in that office."

This is leaving many people wondering what might possibly happen to Pirates of the Caribbean 4, as we all know it pretty much CAN'T happen without Depp. It seems odd to just get rid of someone whom so many people - important people - seem to really love. I wonder also if we will be hearing any news about WHY he exited from his ties to Disney.
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'The Karate Kid' set photo and Logo

The Karate Kid Logo
I kind of like this logo.

Karate Kid Remake
When I first heard that this movie was happening I was pissed off. It really doesn't make sense as to which movie remakes I am cool with and which ones I am not, But for some reason I didn't want this to happen. Especially when I heard Jaden Smith was going to be in it. Yeah, sure he was alright in The Pursuit of Happyness, but the kid single handedly destroyed The Day The Earth Stood Still. So even though i think the movie is going to suck and cater to children too much, these set photos have lightened my mood. I'm not sure why. I still don't have faith in the film. I guess I just like seeing Jackie Chan in the photo. I don't know, my feelings don't make sense to me right now.
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Eastwood And Damon Together Again for 'Hereafter'

Clint Eastwood - Matt Damon

Screen Rant via The Hollywood Reporter, reports that Eastwood will direct Hereafter, with Matt Damon Leading the film. The project will reunite the two after they just worked together on the not-yet-released Nelson Mandela pic, Invictus.

Eastwood will direct the supernatural thriller from an original script by Frost/Nixon writer, Peter Morgan. DreamWorks first acquired the script from Morgan last year, and very early on it piqued the interest of Eastwood.


Movie Line, via The Playlist, provides some plot details

“Damon plays a character named George, a factory worker with the ability to commune with the dead, not a talent he’s so thrilled about. There are two other plotlines involving a French journalist coping with the aftermath of a near-death experience during the 2004 tsunami, and a 12-year old British boy searching for a way to contact his dead twin.”

DreamWorks founder, Spielberg, Eastwood is moving Hereafter to his home base at Warners. Eastwood himself will produce, along with Robert Lorenz and Kathleen Kennedy. Spielberg will still serve as an exec producer, as well as Frank Marshall, Tim Moore and screenwriter Morgan.

Hereafter is set to start filming this fall.

Lets look at the ingredients here real quick.
1 Cup of talented actor Matt Damon
1Tablespoon of Legend Clint Eastwood
A dash of Best Director Ever Steven Spielberg
1/2 pound of Peter Morgan

I think we have all the ingredients for something great! I love Peter Morgan scripts. everything I've seen that he has penned has been fantastic. I go gaga for The Queen and Frost/Nixon and probably will for the upcoming The Special Relationship. The only thing that could top this off would be the addition of actor Michael Sheen, who frequents films penned by Morgan.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ridley Scott Reteams With Gladiator Scribe For Vampire Adaptation The Passage

Fox 2000 has signed screenwriter John Logan to adapt the Jordan Ainsley vampire novel The Passage. Fox is developing the project as a potential directing vehicle for Ridley Scott, who last teamed with Logan on the Academy Award-winning film Gladiator.

Fox purchased the film rights two years ago, paying seven-figures for the three book series, based solely on the first 397 pages of an outline. The writer is almost a complete unknown, yet somehow his book spawned a five day bidding war between Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox in July 2007. The finished novel is said to be nearly 1,200 pages, but no release date has been announced, although the Random House owned Ballantin books purchased the publishing rights for a reported $3.75 million.

The story is described as “a futuristic fable” about death row inmates transformed into vampires by a government-spawned virus. According to Variety, “terminally ill patients become healthy after they are bitten by bats in South America, and the government conducts secret tests on human subjects to see if the virus can cure illness. The result is an apocalyptic unleashing of bloodthirsty vampire test subjects that include death row inmates.”

John Logan’s other films include The Last Samurai, Gladiator, Any Given Sunday, Sweeney Todd, The Aviator and the 1999 film Bats. Scott has a lot of projects in development. He is currently working on Robin Hood, producing The A-Team, and is in various stages of development on an Alien prequel, The Kind One, Factor X, and a dozen other optioned properties.

I find this a bit hard to believe considering all of the current projects Scott has underway, but I guess only time will tell who ends up directing this - or even if the film will get made at all. I personally am getting a little sick of this whole vampire fad that's happening right now.

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Night of the Living Dead GCI Remake

 THR’s Heat Vision blog is reporting that George Romero’s zombie classic, Night of the Living Dead, is going to be remade into a 3D CGI film by first-time director Zebediah de Soto.  The project, titled Night of the Living Dead: Origins, will have no involvement from Romero. De Soto mentioned that he wants to focus on the character’s backstories, and aim for it to look like an “American-styled anime”.

Origins will join the company of a multitude of revisions/reimaginings/remakes of Night of the Living Dead. The original film has been in the public domain for some time now, making it a really cheap target for these sorts of projects. Most recently there was  Night of the Living Dead 3D, with Sid Haig that I heard sucked and there’s also an upcoming collaborative remake, Night of the Living Dead Reanimated.

Look, I'm all up for any zombie film - and a reimagining/remake of the original Night of the Living Dead may not be a bad idea at this point - especially considering there are loads of people that have never seen it. I'm a bit confused by the comparison of CGI with "American anime". But who am I to try to explain the vision that De Soto has. Let's just hope this one turns out well.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Spider-Man 4 Going IMAX on May 5, 2011

Hot on the heels of yesterdays news about Spidey 4 -

IMAX and Sony Columbia have today announced that the fourth film in their money-spinning Spider-Man franchise will hit both traditional cinema screens and the global network of IMAX theatres on May 5, 2011. Like the IMAX release of Spider-Men 3 and 2 before it, this will be via the up-scaling technology that takes the 35mm master and digitally pumps it up a bit for IMAX screens.

IMAX CEO Raymond Gelfond says:

Spider-Man continues to be one of the world’s most popular motion picture franchises, and we are very excited to include the latest chapter as part of our 2011 slate. Our network has grown significantly and we continue to roll-out new theatres virtually every week, giving more moviegoers the opportunity to experience the movie in IMAX.

At the end of the press release, where Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire and so on get their names dropped, there is also mention of Gary Ross as currently ‘adapting’ the screenplay.

This press release also seems to confirm that Spider-Man 4 will neither be shot in the IMAX format or in 3D.


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Spielberg’s Lincoln Not Dead; Robert Downey, Jr. a Possible Lead For Harvey


Following the news that Robert Redford's The Conspirator is on it's way and set to star Robin Wright Penn and James McAvoy - a film focussing on the Lincoln assassination plot, Spielberg assures Variety that his Lincoln biopic not dead, and very much still happening.

As for what he thinks of Redford's film,

Speaking to Peter Bart at Variety, Spielberg says:

We are very happy that Redford will be doing this Lincoln movie. It is completely different from what our DreamWorks Lincoln movie will be, and we believe that it will add to the commercial potential of our film. Lincoln as a subject is inexhaustible.

But before Spielberg's Lincoln film heads out, he needs to focus on his film Harvey which is still in the stages of adapting the play as a feature. Recent repots suggest that he wants Robert Downey Jr. to play the lead - Elwood P. Dowd, a drunk whose sister attempts to have him hospitalized when he begins to introduce his imaginary friend Harvey, a six-foot tall rabbit, at a party.

As long as Harvey is underways - it seems we will have to wait for Spielberg's Lincoln just a little longer.
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze Has Died

It is sad to report tonight that actor Patrick Swayze famous for his romantic roles as well as his ass kicking roles (Dirty Dancing and Ghost vs. Red Dawn, Road House, and Point Break) has passed away at the at of 57. Back in March the world was informed that Swayze was suffering from pancreatic cancer. While he was extremely optimistic and had high hopes - as did most of his fans - we learn that he passed away peacefully while surrounded by loved ones.

It is a shame that we may never ge to see a Point Break 2, and this certainly marks a sad day in the entertainment industry.

As Derek said earlier, "I like to imagine that he is up in heaven doing a Chippendales dance with Chris Farley". I think we would all like to imagine it that way.

My only wish is that we saw more of him while he was around..
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Bay, Spielberg and Kruger to Meet for Transformers 3
Michael Bay's official website got an update from the director on his future projects:

* He will be meeting later this week with Steven Spielberg, and Ehren Kruger to discuss ideas for Transformers 3. By the end of the week he should have an idea if Transformers 3 will hit your local cineplex in the summer of 2011 or 2012.
* In the meantime "Pain & Gain" is looking very possible as is...
* ...Bad Boys 3. Either film coming to a theater near you before or after Transformers 3.

If you're not familiar with Pain & Gain , it is based on this article from the Miami New Times

Beware - it's a good read, but a long article - and if Bay can adapt it into a film, I'm sure it would be quite awesome.

As for Transformers 3, lets just hope it is better than 2. I mean - don't get me wrong, the CG was amazing and the action scenes were great...but that story was pretty weak and the jokes/dialogue smelled. I am excited for Bad Boys 3. It will be awesome for Bay to take a break from Transformers - even if it does mean returning to another series he created. As a fan of Bay (with one exception - Pearl Harbor), I am usually excited for whatever he chooses to do...and all the cockiness that follows.

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Ford Says They Have the Indiana Jones 5 Story a quite unexpected bit of not very informative news, Harrison Ford told France's Le Figaro (via People ) that "the story for the new Indiana Jones is in the process of taking form. Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and myself are agreed on what the fifth adventure will concern, and George is actively at work. If the script is good, I'll be very happy to put the costume on again."

The fourth film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull , was released on May 28, 2008 and earned $786.6 million worldwide. It was made for about $185 million.

I love Indiana Jones. Enough said. Fight me over it. Go ahead. I'll win.

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Disney To Release Prince of Persia in 3D....or will they?

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

JoBlo came across a poster promoting upcoming Disney Digital 3D releases while walking around the floor of Disney’s D23 fan convention. The big surprise — Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was listed on the line-up. Disney reps confirmed that the film would be released in Digital 3D in addition to the regular 2D release. The film was not shot in 3D however, and is being converted in post production.

This isn’t the first time that producer Jerry Bruckheimer has made this decision. The family action-adventure film G-Force was converted to 3D after the fact, but most of the film’s creatures were computer generated, which makes things a bit easier. While I’m one of the few web bloggers who believes that 3D is more than a gimmick, I still am not convinced that post production 3D processing is good enough for public consumption.

I later found another article pointing to exactly the contrary stating

"Contrary to what has been suggested in a poster promoting upcoming Disney Digital 3-D releases at Disney's D23 fan convention, "" won't be screened in 3-D. Walt Disney Pictures came up with the clarification. The mouse house stated the display at the convention is inaccurate and the representative at the expo must have been misinformed."

This is supposedly from Disney, so there you have it. In any case, the action in those photos is looking pretty decent. I haven't played the games at all, but a live action Aladdin sounds pretty sweet to me!
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Star Tours 2 Trailer


This doesn't make much sense because it totally ruins any of the 3D experience you might receive, but a trailer for the revamp of Star Tours - wonderfully titled Star Tours II has made it's way onto the interspace.

An early description floating around a while ago read something like this.

[The] revamp will incorporate prequel characters (like Naboo citizens and Geonosians) along with many aliens from the original trilogy (Aqualish. Bith, Rodians, etc). In the action sequence, the Star Tours vehicle is now going to be chased by Boba Fett.  C3PO and R2-D2 are still the hosts… Admiral Ackbar holographically communicates with the Star Tours vehicle. Right now they’re shooting mostly green screen footage, as it is the middle part of the production timeline.

It doesn't give us much other than the fact there should be plenty of jolts, pod-racing, and thrown wrenches. Ah well...hopefully it gets better.

The ride will launch at the Californian and Floridian Disney parks in 2011.

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Trailer for Lars von Trier's Antichrist

A grieving couple (Dafoe and Gainsbourg) retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Antichrist is both written and directed by prolific Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier, of an extensive number of past films, including Nocturne, The Element of Crime, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, Manderlay, and The Boss of It All most recently. After premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, the film was picked up for US distribution by IFC. They're now bringing Antichrist to very limited theaters starting on October 23rd.

Gotta admit, I know nothing really deeply about Lars von Trier's films. I know they are typically quite trippy and very cinematic, but other than some mention and seeing clips (I don't think I've ever seen a full film) I don't know much. With that said, I'm a big fan of Dafoe and the plot sounds quite interesting. It has been called "The Most Shocking Film in the History of the Cannes Film Festival" - and let me tell ya, the trailer is creepy.
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Bruce Campbells Been Talking about Spidey 4


Bruce Campbell, was stopped at the red carpet premiere of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and pressed for details on the upcoming Spider-Man 4. Seeing as he’s had a role in each of the three Sam Raimi Spidey pictures so far it wasn’t too much of a stretch to assume he’d be on the call sheet for the next go around too. Not only did he confirm that, he also claimed a January start date for the project. But what could he reveal about his appearance in the film?

Campbell told Access Hollywood that Spider-Man 4 is set to begin shooting January 2010, and that he's been told by Raimi that he has "a major part". The kicker is that the well-chinned actor knows not what that role might be.

There is lots of speculation floating around the internet that he may be up for a villainous role. One name floating around is Mysterio - something I know I have mentioned and talked with Derek about. While there is no indication as to this in what Bruce had to say - at least we know he is in it and Sam has talked to him! This is good news - and shooting isn't too far off - more good news! For the record though - I say it's about time Bruce gets a shot at what he deserves - so I say bring on the Mysterio!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

D23 Expo: Lots of Announcements

We have some big news here! The following announcements were found at

Tim Burton confirmed that he'll be following it up with Frankenweenie , a full stop-motion adaptation of his original live-action short film that tells the story of a dog brought back to life by a mad scientist kid. Also confirmed was a 2011 release date.

I'm not overly hyped for this. I've seen the original Frankenweenie and it's pretty standard, definitely for children.

The Walt Disney Studios has made a deal with Apple Corps Ltd. to develop a new 3D performance capture adaptation of the 1968 hit animated film "Yellow Submarine" to be written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, it was announced today at the D23 Expo by Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. The film will be created by ImageMovers Digital, Disney's state-of-the-art performance capture animation studio operated in conjunction with Zemeckis and his partners, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey, who will serve as producers on the project.

The Beatles continue to live on not only through Rock Band but once again through film. This is pretty exciting.

Roaring applause from Disney fans filled the Anaheim Convention Center Arena as the Muppets took the stage, performing a song and dance number live on-stage. At the conclusion of the performance, Disney Studios Chairman Dick Cook officially announced that the upcoming Muppet film (written by Jason Segel) will be titled The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made.

This title references an old title, developed Jim Henson in 1985 but never produced that would have featured Gonzo directing a Hollywood film and quickly blowing the project's budget. Though unconfirmed, it is likely that this new film will mirror the same storyline.

This is awesome for a few reasons. 1. the Muppets Rock! 2. Jason Segal wrote the film and 3. The Muppets Rule! It's about time we were given another Muppet movie. It's been way to long. I'm glad Segal is involved. We all saw what he is capable of with writing and puppeteering in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

The Walt Disney Studios, in collaboration with acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth," "The Hobbit"), is launching a new production label called Disney Double Dare You (DDY), to create new animated films full of chills and thrills for audiences of all ages.

Remember when SX0T posted about Del Toro hinting at something big that had to do with the letter D. Well that's what this is all about. This is exciting news! There is no one who can do creature effects in film like Del Toro, and to know that he is now backed with Disney money is awesome! I'm sure we will be seeing some amazing visuals in the films attached to this new label.

Johnny Depp appeared in full Jack Sparrow costume, taking the stage and announcing a Summer 2011 release date for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the new title for the fourth installment!

There are a couple cool things involved in this news. 1. That's awesome that Johnny Depp gave the announcemtn in full costume, and 2. SX0T and his wife Connie are currently on their way to Chicago to visit the Field Museum's latest exhibit Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship. What an amazing coincidence that this would be announced the same time they are off to journey into the world of real pirates. Back to the movie though... I think the subtitle sounds lame. I'm a little Pirates of the Caribeaned out right now, but you can be sure I will still see the film!


SX0T here. I just wanted to post this kinda creepy, kinda awesome photo that I found that was from the D23 Expo. It is a photo of Roboto Lincoln. It is the robotic armature used for the Hall of Presidents. Only this one isn't wearing its clothes. On display at D23, Robo Lincoln looks somewhat Terminator like, and I certainly wouldn't want to be the ancestors of John Wilkes Booth when the robotic uprising of 1997 begins or Judgement Day as predicted by the Teminator Timeline.
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

'This Is It' Poster

If it's in theaters near me I'll be sure to see it.

And just for fun, here is Michael Jackson in Captain EO. Captain EO was Produced by George Lucas and Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The musical score was composed by James Horner, which is awesome because he composed some of my all time favorite musical scores (Braveheart, Apollo 13, Titanic, A Beautiful Mind). Supposedly Disneyland is bringing back the 3-D film some time in early 2010.

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Edgar Wright He's Still on for Ant Man and Pixar Isn't

Ant Man

From /Film

After Disney announced that they would be acquiring Marvel Entertainment, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed during a confrence call that “Pixar boss John Lasseter talked to the Marvel guys about” the possibility of working together on a Pixar film, and “they all got excited about it. We think there’s ultimately some exciting product that come of that. Sparks will fly!” Then earlier this week Entertainment Weekly reported that “Pixar already has their eye on Ant-Man.” If that is true, both director Edgar Wright and Marvel head Kevin Feige know nothing about it…

CHUD contacted Wright, who has been developing the big screen adaptation for the last five years, for comment. Wright confirmed that he’s still attached to the project, but hasn’t had much time to work with Joe Cornish on the second draft because of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

“I just spoke to Kevin Feige for the first time since I wrapped and we are meeting this week to discuss the next phase,” wrote Wright. “The news that Pixar is involved is not wholly accurate and a little premature to comment on. I love Pixar’s work more than anyone and indeed would love to collaborate with them.”

“It’s true that the character is not considered one of the Marvel brand leaders and that is precisely what excites me about it. I want to make a film inside the Marvel Universe that is something a little different; a genre film within the superhero genre so to speak,” says Wright. “My spin on Ant Man is very different than a straight superhero origin - and very much live action. At some point in this century, I intend to stop talking about it and make the damn thing.”

I've love Edgar Wright more and more as the days go on, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Spaced, the Don't trailer for Grindhouse. The man rocks. I recently have been watching these behind the scenes video blogs from Scott Pilgrim vs the World (admittedly something I'm not too familiar with), and this guy is not only a great director and writer, but he is hilarious and down to earth as well. His explanation of what he wants to do with Ant Man seems right up his alley and for that, I really respect him. If you want to see some of those previously mentioned behind the scenes vids, check them out here. The first one is posted below.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Trailer Fest - Up In The Air, The Princess and the Frog, and The Shrine

We've got a bunch of new trailers to show and talk about today.

First up is Jason Reitman's upcoming film Up In The Air which has been getting lots of positive press from Telluride. We are fortunate enough not just to have a teaser trailer, but also a clip from the film. Looks amazing and will probably get a nom for an Oscar. This man is on fire...Thank You For Smoking and Juno, and now this??

Next up is the new trailer for Disney's next hand drawn animated film The Princess and the Frog - causing quite a stir in some circles. Mainly for some of the racial issues at hand. Looks really pretty regardless.

'Princess and the Frog' Teaser Trailer @ Yahoo! Video

Next up is a horror film called The Shrine. “After a young American backpacker goes missing in Europe, a group of journalists link his disappearance to a remote village in Poland called Alwainia. Upon further investigation, the journalists discover that Alwainia has a history of bizarre cult activity revolving around human sacrifice. Hell bent on discovering the truth, they travel to the small village, but quickly find themselves pursued by a mysterious group set on killing them. Forced into the gruesome reality of true survival horror, the journalist’s soon discover that Alwainia hides a much darker secret than they could ever imagine.” Looks pretty B-movie awesome if you ask me. Kind of a mix of The Ruins and Hostel and Turistas and all that stuff. Although I'm not quite sure what it's about I'm sure it will have its fair share of blood and gore. There is a gallery of images for this also over here...with one notable shot of a practical effects monster face. Yes.

The Shrine - Teaser Trailer 2 from The Shrine on Vimeo.

Hope you enjoyed those recent trailers and clips, and as always, let us know what you think!

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Resident Evil Series Getting a Semi-Reboot...Pure Oddity.

Bloody Disgusting has confirmed that the Resident Evil franchise will be getting a slight reboot after the next film, Resident Evil 4: Afterlife. Tentatively titled Resident Evil Begins, the new project will take us away from the increasingly convoluted adventures of Milla Jovovich’s Alice, and will potentially retread the events of the first film by focusing on a military unit tasked with taking down a rampaging supercomputer, while also fighting off former-scientist zombies.

In the world of odd news, this takes the cake. While the Resident Evil films aren't the best films ever made, they are some of the better video game to film translations and with Jovovich being married to the series director - I don't see a need for a reboot. Unless of course they are both leaving the series which may be the case. A reboot right now just seems completely out of place.
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David Gordon Green’s Suspiria Remake Begins Shooting 2010

News is that the previously briefly mentioned David Gordon Green remake of Suspiria will begin shooting next year. Green, who has managed to maintain his indie cred (Snow Angels) and establish box office pull and mainstream cachet (Pineapple Express), is currently in Ireland helming the Danny McBride stoner fantasia Your Highness for Universal.

Natalie Portman had been mentioned as a name floating around for the lead in this film, but has since taken on other roles and may have too much on the table - although she is playing McBride's "fantasy woman" in Green's Your Highness and so this may be the beginning of a collaboration between Portman and Green.

Green also has his plate full with some other films and potential films: an adaptation of Steve Niles’s Southern horror comic book, Freaks of the Heartlandand possibly a semi-mysterious take on ’80s Amblin blockbusters called Mr. Machine, which would star McBride as a “robot [built by science fair nerds] that get a life of its own.

I'm a fan of David Gordon Green for the most part, but am constantly baffled by his recent choices of films. I also recently saw Suspiria for the first time (I know, a little late to the game) a few years ago after being almost forced to by a fellow horror film friend. Derek 8-Track and I watched it and were hardly impressed. I can understand why it was a good film at the time, but frankly it was too slow and boring and lacked the action and blood for my taste...and had WAY too many colored gel filters over the lights...trippy, I know...but not suspenseful or frightening. More like a slightly bloody Candyland with ballet dancers. Let's just hope the remake fixes that problem.

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Guillermo Del Toro Hints at Something BIG
Here’s the exact statement that the man himself posted in the forums of The One Ring:

In a few days there will be a BIG announcement (big for me, at least) that is not-Hobbit related. BEFORE anyone starts wondering the usual “how does he have time?, Is this detracting form The Hobbit?” etc It is a project that started over 2 years ago, before The Hobbit and will render fruits in the mid-term, not intruding on my Hobbit duties. Rest assured. The key letter is “D”

Interesting news it is, below here are some theories as to what htis might mean. REMEMBER, these are just THEORIES, it hasn't been confirmed just yet.

Just last week we found out that Nikolaj Arcel has been tagged to direct Deadman, the DC comics adaptation that del Toro is producing. That’s three Ds, at least (throw in another if you count producer Don Murphy, maybe even another if you expect Doug Jones to take the lead role, as many do) and this film also fits the “over 2 years ago” clue nicely, with Peter first reporting on the film in 2006. But… is this really a big announcement? And would del Toro really try such an elliptical tease when he’s talking about a film that was in the trades just days ago?

Even though del Toro has a famously full slate of projects in development, it has been suggested several times that his first post-Hobbit picture will be an adaptation of Dan Simmons‘ novel Drood. It’s a historical murder mystery narrated, and most unreliably so, by a fictionalised version of the novelist Wilkie Collins. Collins embarks upon a journey into a threatening underworld with his friend Charles Dickens, in pursuit of the mysterious titular Drood. Though I’ve not read the book myself, those I trust have only positive things to tell me about it and as soon as I stop being lazy, I’m going to leap right in.

The last possibility is another comics adaptation. Back in 2008, del Toro told Empire magazine that he’d spoken to Neil Gaiman about a possible adaptation of Marvel’s Dr. Strange. Gaiman later clarified that he’d spoken to the big man about the job and was very excited, adding “I would love to write Dr. Strange. It would be absolutely one of my dream jobs, a Dr. Strange movie”.

So that’s a D for Dr. and, given the recent Marvel maneuvres, a D for Disney too. Kevin Feige at Marvel has said “as we start putting together our film slate for 2012 and 2013, I would not be shocked if we saw Dr. Strange on those lists”. The timing seems right, I think. del Toro could be ready to film Strange in early 2012, perhaps? That would give Gaiman plenty of time to get the script in shape.

I remember reading a while ago that he was really interested in the Drood novel. I don't remember where I read it, but that seems like it would be a good fit for him and I'm kinda hoping that's what the news is. Although I'd be fantastically happy with Dr. Strange as well.

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Children of Men Screenwriters Are Developing Live-Action Akira Movie

Warner Bros’ live-action adaptation of Akira is not dead afterall. Collider has confirmed that screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby are hard at work on the project.

Fergus and Ostby wrote earlier drafts of Children of Men and are credited with Iron Man. The screenplay is set in a post-apocalyptic “New Manhattan” and will feature Akira’s famous red motorcycle. The original Katsuhiro Otomo anime was set in a futuristic and post-war city, Neo-Tokyo, in 2019. The film has been in development by Warner Brothers and Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way for some time, and Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) had previously worked on the project.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Clip from Roland Emmerich's 2012

MTV has a clip from Roland Emmerich's 2012

Honestly, I think the clip is pretty dumb. I'm not into the "Engine start... Voice control" comedy. Maybe once I get to know the character delivering the line I might like it. Like, I'm sure if Jeff Goldblum gave the line in Independence Day I would think it's pure comedic genius. We'll just have to wait and see I guess.
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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Leslie, My Name is Evil trailer

There is this trailer floating around (debuted on Apple a couple days ago) called Leslie, My Name is Evil.
From Apple:
Perry, a sheltered chemist, falls in love with Leslie, a former homecoming princess, when he is selected to be a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial. Perry has always done what is expected of him. He was a straight-A student who got a good job at a chemical company and proposed to his Christian girlfriend, Dorothy. Leslie took a different path after she was traumatized by Kennedy’s assassination, an abortion and the divorce of her parents. She took LSD, joined a hippie death cult and helped murder a God-fearing citizen in her own home. When Perry and Leslie lock eyes in court, Perry is forced to confront the darkest parts of him and by extension, society. LESLIE, MY NAME IS EVIL is a film that explores how the choices Perry and Leslie make reflect upon the moral choices our society has made.

It's a little hard to tell what exactly the film will be like in its entirety, but it certainly has a unique feel to it and seems to capture the idea of the Manson murders and the Flower Power era cult followers pretty well. I also like the filters and coloring that has been done to the footage to give it that era feel to it...kinda "grindhouse-y". The description makes it seem that it is going to have quite a heap of social commentary thrown into the mix (something not really evident in the trailer), so we will have to see how it turns out, but it definitley has me interested!. i
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Trailer for Rob Zombie's El Superbeasto

As a fan of Rob Zombie's The Devils Rejects, a semi fan of House of 1000 Corpses, and a fan of the first half hour or so of his Halloween remake, I am constantly interested in what this man is going to conjure up next. While I haven't seen Halloween 2 - amongst the terrible reviews it's been getting. What I do appreciate about Zombie is that he does what HE wants. Even if it is complete shit. I have to hand it to the man, in a world populated by so many formulaic films, and simplistic reboots (yes he does fall into that category), at least he does what he least that's my perception on it.

In any case, his animated film El Superbeasto is something I have been following and interested in for quite some time. It has even had it's share of page space right here on our site. And now, we get a much looked forward to glimpse at what this has become. Enjoy!

Looks pretty hilarious and definitely an adult cartoon. Kinda reminds me of how Ren and Stimpy used to be back in the day.
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Saturday, September 5, 2009

New News Concerning Rambo V

This past week Nu Image/Millennium Films officially announced a greenlight for Rambo’s fifth mission, with Sylvester Stallone signed on to return to star and also direct. Stallone had previously hinted that the character would venture into a “slightly different genre,” leaving many fans to speculate sci-fi or a more comic bookish approach. But the plot synopsis released to the Hollywood trade papers was something else entirely… and apparently false.

Variety reported that Rambo would fight his way “through human traffickers and drug lords to rescue a young girl abducted near the U.S.-Mexico border.” But Sly now confirms to AICN that the storyline is much different than what the trades had reported. Rambo will not be returning to the United States, and the story will instead be set in the Pacific Northwest.

The story involves a secret U.S. military installation where they are doing experiments to create “brilliantly instinctual killer soldiers that have no qualms about taking life.” And when things go wrong, Rambo is brought in with a Black Ops squad to hunt, capture and kill these chemically engineered creations.

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New Posters for The Road released

We've got two new posters for The Road starring Viggo Mortensen, Guy Pearce, Robert Duvall and Charlize Theron. The Road is a 2006 novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy.
It is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his
young son over a period of several months, across a landscape blasted
by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed all civilization and,
apparently, most life on earth. The film adaptation currently has a release date set as October 16, 2009.

The Road

The Road

I'm really pumped for this film which premiered at the Venice Film Festival which is getting pretty mixed reviews with most saying that they nailed the look and feel of the film, but there are some glaring problems. I've read the book and I can say, that without seeing the actual film, everything I have seen so far has gotten me pretty pumped (with exception of the first trailer that made the movie seem like it was going to be an action flick).

Along with these posters there are some random clips floating around that total about 15 mins of the film. I haven't watched them, and don't plan to, but if anyone is interested, here they are:

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