Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
David Fincher has been attached to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for almost three years now, but Disney’s been waffling on whether or not it actually wants to move forward with the project. Last we heard in October, the studio had decided only to give itself more time to decide.
But now Fincher’s not the only one eager to get things going. The Australian government is offering Disney an eight-figure rebate to shoot Down Under. If all goes well, the project could enter pre-production this year. However, it may do so without previously rumored star Brad Pitt. Contrary to some reports, he is not set to star, or at least not yet. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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We’ve all been pretty concerned about Marc Forster‘s adaptation of the Max Brooks novel World War Z. First the film was delayed for extensive reshoots and some accompanying rewrites, and then the first footage failed to assuage the concerns of the book’s biggest fans.
So how does it look now, in this second big footage drop, which comes in the form of a Super Bowl TV spot? The 30-second spot has enough time to recap some of what we’ve seen in the first trailer, including the setup of the zombie outbreak that Brad Pitt and his family must survive, but then it throws out a bit of new effects footage. Does this spot look better or more convincing than the first trailer? I’m not so sure; judge for yourself below.
Watch other 2013 Super Bowl spots at these links: Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Lone Ranger, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Fast & Furious 6.
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Brad Pitt is no stranger to playing larger than life figures and he might soon add another to his ever impressive resume. Deadline reports he’s circling the title role in Pontius Pilate, a Biblical epic written by Vera Blasi. The film has yet to attract a director but if the script is strong enough to pique Pitt’s interest, that’s a good thing. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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 »