Showing posts from July, 2013

'Insidious: Chapter 2' International Trailer Brings The Supernatural

The new international trailer for James Wan's Insidious: Chapter 2 has been released.  Definitely looking like a sequel that'll live up to the original -- if not, out-do it.

Insidious: Chapter 2 arrives September 13, 2013.

Jamie Foxx Wants To Be 'Spawn', Aggressively Pursuing

Now this is some interesting news.  Jamie Foxx is "aggressively pursuing" the role of Al Simmons in a Spawn remake.  For those unaware, Spawn was a 1997 movie based on the ever-popular toy line and comic series from Todd McFarlane, starring Michael Jai White in the title role with John Leguizamo in probably one of the most underrated roles of all time as Clown/Violator.

Now, can Foxx pull this off?  Maybe.  I'd like to see how he handles Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 first.  You?

Source: Screen Crush

'Rocky' Spinoff 'Creed' Set To Star Michael B. Jordan As Apollo Creed's Grandson

Another Rocky movie is in development...sort of.  Actually, it's a spinoff titled Creed -- which will tell the story of Apollo Creed's grandson, to be played by rising star Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle, Fruitvale Station) and his desire to become a boxer.  With no one to mentor him, he turns to the only man to ever take his grandfather "the distance", enter Rocky Balboa, who will once again be played by the ageless Sylvester Stallone.
MGM is setting Ryan Coogler to direct Creed, and the studio is in early talks with Coogler’s Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan to play the grandson of Apollo Creed in a continuation of the Rocky saga that Coogler is going to write with Aaron Covington. Sylvester Stallone will reprise Rocky Balboa as a retired fighter-turned-trainer. This comes in the wake of a strong summer platform opening for Fruitvale Station, the film that won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Awards at Sundance, and captured Prize Of The Future at …

Zack Snyder's 'Batman vs. Superman' Announcement, Plus Logo

Here is the video for Zack Snyder's Batman vs. Superman SDCC announcement.  The video also gives us a look at the logo for the film.  The image above is a fan rendition of that logo, nothing official.

Batman vs. Superman arrives summer 2015.

Rosemarie DeWitt Snags Lead In 'Poltergeist'

The role of the mother in the upcoming Poltergeist reboot has been cast; welcome Rosemarie DeWitt.

Although Poltergeist is being billed as a remake/reboot, word from watering hole is that it's actually a sequel/reboot, meaning it, at the least, won't disregard the events of the original movie (along the lines of the new Evil Dead and Texas Chainsaw 3D).
Rosemarie DeWitt is the choice to play the female lead in Poltergeist, the new installment of the Tobe Hooper-directed horror classic that will be made by MGM and Fox 2000, with Gil Kenan directing a script by David Lindsay-Abaire. Source: Deadline

Chuck Palahniuk Penning 'Fight Club' Graphic Novel Sequel

Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the novel Fight Club, is preparing to pen a sequel in graphic novel form.  The story would pick up 10 years after the events of the first.
About the graphic novel, it’s true. Chelsea Cain has been introducing me to artists and creators from Marvel, DC and Dark Horse, and they’re walking me through the process. It will likely be a series of books that update the story ten years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden. Nowadays, Tyler is telling the story, lurking inside Jack, and ready to launch a come-back. Jack is oblivious. Marla is bored. Their marriage has run aground on the rocky coastline of middle-aged suburban boredom. It’s only when their little boy disappears, kidnapped by Tyler, that Jack is dragged back into the world of Mayhem.

It will, of course, be dark and messy. Due to contract obligations it can’t come to light for a while. Next year is “Beautiful You," followed by the story collection. But since the Fight Club sequel wil…

First Look At The 'Veronica Mars' Movie

A video sneak peek at the Veronica Mars movie was released at SDCC.  If you are/were a fan of the show, then you'll probably dig this footage as well.

Veronica Mars arrives summer 2014.

'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Logo Released

The title logo for The Avegngers sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, has been released.

Age of Ultron arrives summer 2015.

'Chronicle 2' Moving Forward With New Writer

Fox may be movie forward with a Chronicle 2, but it'll be without original screenwriter Max Landis.  Although Landis has turned in a draft for a sequel, the studio has opted to take a different route.  New writers have been hired, but have yet to be announced.

They hired new writers on it. I'm sure they'll announce soon. Just hope this answers the questions I've been getting everyday.
— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) July 18, 2013

'Friday The 13th' Sequel Finally Going To Happen

Consider this the most official announcement you can get (and a press release, obviously).  Producer Brad Fuller (of Platinum Dunes) has said that as soon as work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Almanac is wrapped up, production on Friday the 13th Part 2 will kick into gear.

I hope Derek Mears returns as Jason Voorhees and it takes place in winter -- that is all.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

Kind Of Epic Show: Goliath, Candy Man And Etrayu Walk Into A Con

#Goliath #Candyman #Etrayu. We bring you a mix of old and new convention coverage from this years Days of the Dead Indianapolis and a special archived interview from C2E2 2012 in Chicago. Our guests this week are none other than Candyman, Klingon, and Decepticon: Tony Todd. Noah Hathaway the actor from The Never Ending Story, Troll, and Sushi Girl. The Tony and Emmy Award winning actor behind Goliath, The Arbiter, and Admiral Anderson: Keith David. A small caveat this may be our most explicit episode to date as interviews were on site at the convention, focused on horror, remarkably candid and off the cuff. Also be prepared for Gabes impression of the Childlike Empress, its not prettty but it is Kind of Epic!

New 'Godzilla' Poster Reveals A Tail, Massive Size

Just revealed at SDCC was this new poster for the Godzilla redo...which gives us a glimpse at the monster's scaly tail as well as just how big this creature is.

Godzilla arrives May 16, 2014.

First 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Footage Teases Electro

The first bit of teaser footage for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been released and it gives us a glimpse of Jamie Foxx's Electro in action.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives May 2, 2014.

'Paranormal Activity 5' Could Be Pushed To 2014

Now this is a semi-shocker.  Paramount is considering pushing the release date for Paranormal Activity 5 back to October 2014, essentially breaking the annual tradition.  Imagine if the Saw franchise had done this...perhaps a better product?
Paramount is looking to push the release of "Paranormal Activity 5," the latest installment in its lucrative horror franchise, until next year, multiple individuals close to the studio told TheWrap. Source: TheWrap

Confirmed, Mel Gibson Joining 'The Expendables 3'

While it's been long-rumored that Mel Gibson would be joining the cast of The Expendables 3 (playing the film's villain), it was officially confirmed today by Sylvester Stallone via Twitter.

Mad Max vs Barney Ross......
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) July 16, 2013

New 'Godzilla' Poster, New Message From Director Gareth Edwards

Along with this totally awesome new poster for Godzilla, director Gareth Edwards has released another video message via YouTube from the set, a Pre-SDCC message.

Godzilla will grace movie screen across America on May 16, 2014.

So, tell excited are you for this?!  I'm already forgetting about that mess from 1999.

Johnny Depp Returning In 'Alice In Wonderland 2'

Johnny Depp is finalizing a deal to reprise his role as the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland 2 (tentatively titled Through the Looking Glass at the moment).
What is new is that Depp is in final discussions at Disney for the much anticipated Alice In Wonderland sequel with James Bobin (of the recent Muppets reboots) subbing for Tim Burton as director. Source: Deadline

'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Teaser Trailer Unleashed (UPDATED)

The teaser trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2 has been released -- and surprisingly, it doesn't look half bad!

Dragons 2 - Bande-annonce teaser [VO HD 1080P]by Mister3ZE

New 'Machete Kills' Character Poster Features Charlie Sheen

I'm really liking that Charlie Sheen will be credited as Carlos Estevez (his birth name) in the upcoming sequel Machete Kills.  Sheen, or should I say Estevez, will be playing The President (if you couldn't tell by the poster.

Machete Kills opens October 4, 2013.

Red Band Trailer For 'Oldboy' Remake Released

Check out the trailer for Spike Lee's Oldboy starring Josh Brolin below...

Spider-Man And Electro Grace The Cover Of EW

This week's cover of Entertainment Weekly will feature Spider-Man and Electro from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in an intense face-off.  This is actually the best in-costume look we've gotten at Jamie Foxx as Electro.  I dig it -- just can't seem to find the same kind of love for that new Spidey suit.  I completely dug his last get-up.  But this, not so much.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hits theaters May 2, 2014.

A Look Back: 'Child's Play 2' (1990)

With the trailer for "Curse of Chucky" being released a couple days ago, I thought it'd be fun to look back at the first sequel in the franchise. And, you know, reminisce a little...

Released 2 years after the original in 1990, "Child's Play 2" marked the return of Chucky (voiced again by Brad Dourif), the killer doll possessed by the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray. The film picks up at the Good Guy doll factory, where a team of Good Guy engineers are attempting to reassemble the burnt remains of the doll known as Chucky.

With Chucky now resurrected in a Frankenstein-type deal, and young survivor Andy Barclay (played again by the terrific Alex Vincent) going through counseling sessions after the events of the first film, the stage is set for a nice reunion for the two. After all, the Chuckster only has a very limited amount of time to get his soul passed into the body of Andy before he completely turns human (in a doll's body).

We are brought…

'Curse Of Chucky' Trailer Is Finally Here

The trailer for the under-the-radar sequel Curse of Chucky has finally been released today!

My first impression: this is a definite return to form for the franchise -- and that's not a bad thing.

Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Gets Its First Poster

The American remake of Oldboy which is directed by Spike Lee, has just been given its first poster.  The poster isn't anything special but it's apparently from a scene of the movie and the red band trailer which will be released Wednesday.  Josh Brolin himself wrote the logo of the poster. It's also NOT a Spike Lee JOINT but a Spike Lee FILM.

Oldboy is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

The film also stars Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley and the screenplay was written by Mark Protosevich (Thor, I Am Legend). The film is being produced by Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Nathan Kahane.

I am a huge fan of the original Korean version by m…

James Cameron Says He'll Still Make 'Battle Angel Alita'

James Cameron, as you already know, has directed some of the biggest films ever made like Avatar, The Terminator, The Abyss and True Lies but now he talks about a film that he's been wanting to make for what seems like forever now -- Battle Angel Alita.

What's been keeping him from making his so-called passion project?  Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 which could possibly start production later this year but he promises to make Battle AngelAlita eventually. 

Speaking in Mexico City to speak at the technology forum TagDF, Cameron spoke about various topics such as his thoughts on the 3D aspects of latest summer blockbusters Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel and helping out his longtime friend and fellow master filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron on Cuaron's space epic Gravity.

But the real meat of the story is that Cameron plans on doing Battle Angel Alita in 2017 after he's done with the Avatar trilogy.  You can see the video below of Cameron speaking at the forum below.

What do you think a…

M. Night Shyamalan Ghost-Wrote 'She's All That'

Now this is a real third-act twist in the vein of a, well, M. Night Shyamalan movie, that is.  In a recent interview regarding his latest movie, After Earth, the writer-director admits to ghost-writing a 1999 teen comedy: She's All That, starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook.
Shyamalan: I ghost-wrote the movie She's All That. [Laughs] Does this boost Shyamalan's credit a little bit?  After all, his first few movies (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs) were top notch.  After that they sort of fluttered (Lady in the Water, The Happening).


Steven Seagal Confirmed For 'Expendables 3', Mel Gibson Close?

It is being reported that Steven Seagal has officially joined the cast of The Expendables 3 and Mel Gibson is super-close to closing a deal to join the action ensemble as the main villain.
Today many Bulgarian news sites have reported again that Gibson has negotiated (or is) with Stallone to play the #1 villain role in EX3. In addition to reporting Gibson, there are now new elements in the Bulgarian reports confirming that Seagal will fight Gibson alongside Stallone, Statham & Lundgren, and that the script has been rewritten many times to create enough room for so many stars specially after Schwarzenegger has joined the cast, and to include Chan, Cage, Snipes, Jovovich & Rourke. Source: EXBlog

Review: 'The Lone Ranger' (2013)

Director Gore Verbinski and actor Johnny Depp team up again for the big screen adaptation of the classic radio and TV series The Lone Ranger. Johnny Depp plays Tonto, the so-called “Noble Savage” who tells the untold tales of John Reid, played by Armie Hammer of The Social Network, who would later become the masked man of justice The Lone Ranger.

As the film starts out, a young boy who is at an exhibition lays his eyes upon the “Noble Savage”. The Indian (later revealed to be the older Tonto) begins to tell him the story of a masked man because the boy took his mask off. “Never take off the mask” Tonto tells the young boy. When we flashback, we see the younger Tonto chained up and on a train ready for death. With Tonto is Butch Cavendish, played by William Fichtner, who is a repulsive thug with a silver tooth and a lip cut upward who later becomes the target of Reid’s aggression. Tonto later reluctantly recruits Reid, who he bills “the wrong brother” because he wanted John’s bro…

The Best Summer Beach Movies We Wish Had Sequels

Summer blockbusters are an American staple. Ever since “Jaws” chomped his way onto the silver screen in 1975, audiences eagerly await their next chance to be wowed by cinema greats.  summer blockbusters are typically made with two things in mind: high commercial “flash” value and low cerebral output (no one likes to think on summer vacation). They may not always have generated critical acclaim, but these unforgettable summer hits deserve sequels, or at least a re-watch:

The Beach (2000)
Leonardo DiCaprio may not have reached "Titanic" proportions with this strange and partially true tale, but “The Beach” did offer some unique perspective on what life in seclusion would be like. Toward the end of the film, we find out that the island paradise is really too good to be true, and things get creepy fast. In a sequel, we would like to see what happened to the people on the beach after they try to reintegrate into society.

Some Like it Hot (1959)
Some Like It Hot” is the ultimate…

Is 'Austin Powers 4' Still Happening?

Last we heard anything new on a proposed Austin Powers 4 was way back in 2011, where Mike Myers, himself, decided it was time to return to the franchise.

But where does this sequel stand now?  It's been 2 years since we've heard anything.  But according to IMDb (so reliable, right?), the page for Austin Powers 4 was last updated on April 5, 2013.  Does this mean there are still rumblings regarding AP4?  Let's hope so.

While some loved Austin Powers in Goldmember, I, myself, found it to be the weakest entry in the franchise by far (my absolute favorite being part 2, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me).

But as for a part 4, where should the series go?  This is a question I keep asking myself.  And honestly, maybe it doesn't need to go anywhere.  Perhaps it would just be another unnecessary sequel.  But on the other hand, despite The Love Guru, I have a lot of faith in Mike Myers -- so hopefully he can (and will) deliver us something worth while.

Your thoughts?

Kind Of Epic Show: Man Of Steel: Part 2

The Second Half of our Super Man of Steel Review

Christian Bale Confirms He's Done With 'Batman'

It has long been rumored and speculated that Christian Bale would not be back as the Caped Crusader, but Bale has given us the official, definitive, word.
“It’s a torch that should be handed from one actor to another. So I enjoy looking forward to what somebody else will come up with.” The actor has stated that he would do another one if Christopher Nolan was involved, but Nolan has since commented that he has done what he set out to do.  So any incarnation of Batman in a Justice League movie will be with a rebooted origin.

Source: Entertainment Weekly