Teaser Trailer: Gore Verbinski’s Rango


Paramount Pictures has released the first movie trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean helmer Gore Verbinski’s computer animated feature film Rango. Based on an original idea by Verbinski, Rango is scripted by The Aviator scribe John Logan. Johnny Depp stars as an “chameleon with an identity crisis.” PRevious information has stated that Rango  is “a oddly charismatic household pet that goes on an adventure to discover its true self.” The movie co-stars Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone, and Timothy Olyphant as The Spirit of the West.

But the most interesting thing about this new project is that Industrial Light & Magic will be doing the animation using “cutting edge techniques” that Verbinski has said, “will allow us to capture and translate every aspect of Johnny’s performance, using it to drive the computer-generated character in a way that has yet to be seen in an animated feature.” Basically it sounds like Verbinski has gone the way of Robert Zemeckis.

The trailer, embedded after the jump, doesn’t really show us much. It’s more of a “what the fuck did I just see” kind of teaser trailers. Watch it now after the jump and please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Zombieland International Movie Trailer


A bunch of trailers have been released thus far for Zombieland: Teaser trailer, Red Band Trailer, and a Comic-Con Trailer. Today Sony Pictures International has released an international trailer, which focuses on one of the best part of the clever screenplay – the rules of surviving in Zombieland, before it goes into the awesome theme park action clips. If you’ve seen the previous trailers, then you know what to expect. The more footage I see from this film, the more excited I am to see this film (which I believe will happen at Fantastic Fest in Austin). So without further delay, check out the new international trailer, embedded after the jump. As always, leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Emma Stone on Zombieland

Back in March, Columbia Pictures invited /Film and a few select other online sites to the set of Zombieland, short film and commercial director Ruben Fleischer‘s feature film debut — a zombie buddy comedy roadtrip adventure film. We posted a video blog set visit report on Tuesday morning and will be following with a series of roundtable interviews we conducted on set over the course of our visit.

Below is an interview with Emma Stone, who most of you will know from Superbad. In Zombieland she plays Wichita, who is traveling through “Zombieland” with her little sister played by Abigail Breslin.

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Zombieland Set Visit Video Blog


Back in March, Columbia Pictures invited /Film and a few select other online sites to the set of Zombieland, short film and commercial director Ruben Fleischer‘s feature film debut — a zombie buddy comedy road-trip adventure film.

I’ll be completely honest, I wasn’t expecting much going in. I mean, what do you expect from a movie titled Zombieland? But what I saw over the course of being on set for 14-15 hours definitely excited me about the production. This is a small film by budget standards, but a large film in scale. They were able to accomplish this by filming in Atlanta Georgia, where new tax incentives have made it possible for Hollywood to film a large scale zombie film without having to make cutbacks on things like the hordes of zombies.

The scene we witnessed being shot took place in a large strip mall store which was recreated to look like a giant supermarket. It’s one of those strange Hollywood things where you’re walking down the frozen food isle which looks so real before you realize all the boxes are fake. They were shooting a sequence where Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg’s character’s arrive at the supermarket looking for food, but first must make sure there are no zombies hiding out in the frozen meat section (which of course, there are — as seen in the trailer.
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First Look: Zombieland


Sony has premiered four photos from Ruben Fleischer‘s zombie buddy comedy Zombieland on AICN.

Jesse Eisenberg plays Columbus, a teenage who has made a habit of running from what scares him.  Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) doesn’t have fears.  If he did, he’d kick their ever-living ass.  In a world overrun by zombies, these two are perfectly evolved survivors.  But now, they’re about to stare down the most terrifying prospect of all:  each other. The film also stars Emma Stone (Superbad) and Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine).

I had a chance to visit the set of the film while the movie was shooting in Georgia. I wish I could share with you some of my enthusiastic thoughts about the film, but I’m under embargo.The film’s teaser trailer will be attached to Year One. Head on over to AICN to see the photos in larger resolution. Zombieland hits theaters on October 9th 2009.

Definitely Maybe

Ryan Reynolds’s star has not blazed into the sky yet. Sure, he has made numerous attempts and coasted around orbit before burning out into a falling star back to earth, but his rise has not stuck. It’s starring vehicles like Definitely Maybe that stunt his growth as an actor, he is unable to unleash his dry, witty lashbacks and deadpan grace upon us. In the recent past he has done well, in my opinion with some light fluff like Just Friends, which is good, and PG-13’d him into his vulgar- less brilliance. He took on the task of working with an amazing ensemble in Smokin’ Aces with great success holding his own with the great Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia, Affleck, and Common…That last part was a joke… But all he got to really do was scream “Come on!” and “Goddamn it!” I believe he works best in comedy where he can unleash his talent in the fashion he is best conditioned to.

This brings us to Definitely Maybe. He doesn’t get to use any of his chops that we have grown accustomed to here in this flick and we are worse off for it. Now here is my conundrum as a reviewer. I’ve had two days to think of what to say and I’ve decided to be honest, I’m not sure what genre this movie falls into after having seen it. It wasn’t laugh out loud funny. It wasn’t very romantic. And to top it all off it wasn’t very dramatic. We have Reynolds, a single dad, who gets two days a week with his daughter, the new “IT” girl, Dakota Breslin…I mean Abigail. She wants to know the story of how her parents met after a class in Sex Ed and whether or not she was an accident or not. So because Reynolds wants to make a game out of it for some reason, (She doesn’t want to go bed, and to shut her up he tells a 9 hour story) we have Breslin with a checklist playing CLUE with her dad to find out in his past, which serious lover her mom is. Because he must change the names so she can figure it out on her own.
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Nim’s Island Movie Trailer

Nim's Island

The movie trailer for Nim’s Island, the new family adventure comedy from Fox-Walden, is now online. Based on the popular novel by Wendy Orr and Kerry Millard, about a young girl named Nim (Abigail Breslin) who lives on an isolated island with her scientist father. When the father goes missing, Nim requests the help of a reclusive author (Jodie Foster) of the novel she’s reading. And Gerard Butler plays Alex Rover, the fictional hero from her novels.

I think I might be out of the age range and demographic on this one. It has a good cast, and doesn’t look as bad as most kid-targeted movies. It seems like something that you could sit through and enjoy if you had kids to entertain. I’m just not sure I’d ever be interested in this film on my own. Watch the trailer below, and as always, tell me what you think – Comment Now.

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Definitely, Maybe International Movie Trailer

Definitely, Maybe Movie Trailer

The international movie trailer for Definitely, Maybe has hit the interwebs. I know, it’s another romantic comedy… But this one has a cast that has gotten my attention. With Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks and Isla Fisher as the three romantic leads, at least you’ll have something to look at. And with Little Miss Sunshine‘s Abigail Breslin at least the little kid cute factor is turned up to 10. Kevin Kline and Derek Luke also star. And Requiem for a Dream composer Clint Mansell did the score (let’s hope it’s not that cheesy sentimental music bed in the background of the trailer).

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Definitely, Maybe stars Ryan Reynolds as Will Hayes, a 30-something Manhattan dad, is in the midst of a divorce when his 10-year-old daughter, Maya, starts to question him about his life before marriage. His story begins in 1992, as a 24 year-old starry-eyed aspiring politician who moves from Wisconsin to New York to work on the presidential campaign. Will relives his career ups and downs and personal trials and tribulations as he tells Maya about his three most meaningful relationships. As Maya attempts to figure out which of the women became her mother she begins to understand the complexity of love and Will realizes that it’s never too late to go back.

Listen, I’m not saying that Definitely, Maybe will be a good movie, but it has the chance to be definitely maybe okay. And your girlfriend will probably eat it up.

Rachel Weisz as Snow White

What if Disney decided to produce live action remakes of their animated classics with top Hollywood stars? How about Rachel Weisz as Snow White? Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella? Beyoncé as Alice in Wonderland? Don’t get worried yet Disney fanatics, these photos are not part of a feature film production, but instead Photographer Annie Leibovit’s Disney Dream Portrait Series which will star appearing in magazines in November. Check out some of the photos below. Click on the photos to enlarge.

Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella

Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella

Roger Federer as King Arthur

Roger Federer as King Arthur

Julie Andrews as the Blue Fairy from Disney’s Pinocchio with her apprentice fairy, Little Miss Sunshine star Abigail Breslin

Julie Andrews as the Blue Fairy from Disney's Pinocchio and Abigail Breslin

Beyonce as Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Oliver Platt as the Mad Hatter and Lyle Lovett as the March Hare.

Beyonce as Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Oliver Platt as the Mad Hatter and Lyle Lovett as the March Hare.

David Beckham as Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty

David Beckham as Prince Phillip from Sleeping Beauty