Posted on Friday, July 25th, 2008 by Adam Quigley
A new trailer premiered at Comic Con today for RocknRolla, giving a more in-depth look at the characters and also allowing viewers to change their questions regarding the first trailer from: “Wait, what the hell is this movie about?” to: “Oh, OK, the movie’s about… No wait, seriously, what?” That’s not to say it doesn’t look fun though, as it appears to be taking all the elements we loved from Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch and repackaging them again in a slick new format. That’s not exactly the biggest film progression, obviously, but Guy Ritchie was kind enough to address that topic during the movie’s presentation panel.
And with that, we’ll kickstart our brief list of the funniest moments from RocknRolla’s panel presentation, which in addition to Ritchie included actors Gerard Butler, Chris Bridges, Jeremy Piven, and Idris Elba (aka Stringer Bell, of The Wire fame).
1. Upon being asked if there was pressure from the studios to do a movie that resembled his more successful early efforts, Guy Ritchie didn’t bother trying to bullshit the audience, instead offering up an enthusiastic, “Yup!”
2. When a woman went up to the stage in a get-up I can only assume was meant to portray what the Queen of England would be like were she to go to Mardi Gras, followed by only further distancing herself from the realm of sanity by bulging her eyes out, bobbling her head in various directions, and making it very clear she wanted to ride Gerard Butler’s jock, the famed Spartan made the simple but effective claim, “You’re fucking weird.”
3. Jeremy Piven revealed that he was the one who approached Ritchie for a part in the film, with the intention of doing a role that would separate him from his Ari Gold persona on Entourage. As it so happened, the only Americans in the script were two black men. “And that’s why you see what you see here today.”
4. Commenting on Gerard Butler’s coverage of multiple genres, from comedies to action to musicals, a Comic Con attendee asked, “What do you want to do next?” Butler’s response: “Halle Berry.”Cool Posts From Around the Web: