Posted on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 by Angie Han
TV-related odds and ends after the jump, including:
- How will Community handle Chevy Chase‘s departure?
- Who wants to attend the first ever CommuniCon?
- The Colbert Report is doing a Hobbit theme week
- 50 Cent is developing a new hourlong drama for Starz
- Brad Pitt is producing an HBO series about a debt collector
- BBC One plans a Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell miniseries
- NBC schedules Grimm‘s return and Do No Harm‘s premiere
- Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will be on The Simpsons
- American Horror Story reveals the present-day Bloody Face
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At this point, we’ve had so many stories and suspicions about World War Z, the Marc Forster-directed adaptation of Max Brooks‘ novel about the aftermath of a zombie pandemic. Extensive reshoots have led many to assume that the film is a mess, and the first footage released a couple days ago didn’t do any favors, especially for those who want as many details of Brooks’ novel preserved as possible, and didn’t take kindly to the film’s fast zombies.
But now the first full trailer is here, and we can start to evaluate what Forster & Co. have actually made. Happily, the film looks a bit better than that initial footage glimpse suggested, even if it probably isn’t the movie that die-hard fans wanted. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
Marc Forster‘s adaptation of the Max Brooks novel World War Z ran into some problems a few months ago when it had to go in for extensive rewrites and reshoots late in the game. Starring Brad Pitt as the Guy Who Has to Save the World (very loosely based on the primary narrator of the novel, a UN inspector whose work documents a zombie pandemic) the film was pushed from a late 2012 release back to June 21, 2013.
The trailer for World War Z will hit on Thursday, but in the meantime check out a bit of footage thanks to an Entertainment Tonight tease for the show’s coverage of the film. The talking heads aren’t nearly as irritating as they typically are. OK, they’re still pretty irritating, but at least you’ve got a chance to get a look at what Forster has done with loads and loads of fast-moving digital zombies. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 by Angie Han
The first teaser trailer for A Good Day to Die Hard was a delightfully explosive bit of fun, but disappointingly, that energy doesn’t seem to have translated to the first teaser poster. Our first bit of print marketing for the action sequel tries to be striking in its simplicity, and merely ends up being bland. Doesn’t help that star Bruce Willis‘ face is so Photoshopped he’s tiptoeing right up against the border of Uncanny Valley, either.
Much more exciting are the badass new international poster for Django Unchained, and the Weinstein Co.’s latest batch of stylish onesheets for Killing Them Softly. Check ‘em all out after the jump.
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Disney can’t decide whether or not it wants to make David Fincher‘s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. That’s not so difficult a position to understand, really. While his fans hold him up as one of the current masters, Fincher’s box office track record is spotty: Benjamin Button and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo weren’t exactly the hits their respective financiers hoped for. And Fincher has a reputation for making expensive films over which he has utter control.
Disney, having just written down the failure of John Carter, and with big hopes placed on Gore Verbinski’s expensive The Lone Ranger, might not be willing to commit to a risky sea venture with Fincher. But what if Brad Pitt was on board? Read More »
I quit watching this French trailer for Andrew Dominik‘s Killing Them Softly about half way through, after I saw a couple shots in a row that I realized I would have preferred to see first in the full feature.
Take that as an endorsement, of sorts. This might show you more than you want to see, but at the same time it is a good new trailer for Dominik’s film, with a respectable amount of new footage. If you just want to see more than you have of the film that features Brad Pitt as a mob enforcer hunting down two guys (Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn) who robbed a card game, then it’ll do the trick. Read More »
Briefly: With Lawless not likely to do much for The Weinstein Company in the Oscar race, the company is relying upon Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and Andrew Dominik‘s Killing Them Softly to do much of the heavy listing when it comes to earning awards and accolades. And while The Master starts to hit theaters this weekend, Dominik’s movie was set for a late October debut. No longer, as TWC has moved the film to November 19. Read More »
Briefly: Yesterday we told you about Candy Store, the crime thriller script that Syriana writer/director Stepen Gaghan is set to make as his next feature. Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington may end up in the film’s two lead roles, and now we know that the production wants Christoph Waltz, too. Even better, in the same report that tags Watlz as a hopeful (an offer is out to the actor) The Wrap details some of he plot, so we’ve got a better idea of what to exect from the film.
The film follows “an elite, highly trained deep-cover operative who loses everything, ultimately disappearing into Brooklyn, where he must start again. He washes up as a beat cop, only to discover the global organization he was dedicated to fighting is also operating in his new backyard.” That’s gotta sting. The role for which Pitt is sought is Mark Swain, and in the event he doesn’t bite there is a long list of popular actors that producers are ready to approach: Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Bradley Cooper.
Waltz would play a guy named Black Zenga, which sounds like a villain role if I’ve ever heard one.
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