The world’s most A-grade B-actor, Bruce Campbell, was stopped at the red carpet premiere of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and pressed for details on the upcoming Spider-Man 4. Seeing as he’s had a role in each of the three Sam Raimi Spidey pictures so far it wasn’t too much of a stretch to assume he’d be on the call sheet for the next go around too. Not only did he confirm that, he also claimed a January start date for the project. But what could he reveal about his appearance in the film?
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Sony Pictures Animation has released the movie trailer for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Inspired by the beloved children’s book, the film tells the story of a scientist named Flint Lockwood, who while trying to solve world hunger who encounters a problem of global proportions, as food begins to fall from the sky like rain. Written and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, executive producers of the television show How I Met Your Mother, and featuring a voice cast comprised of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Andy Samberg, James Caan, Bruce Campbell, Tracy Morgan and Mr. T. Watch the trailer after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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It’s like one of those dreams where everyone is laughing crazily at a neverending dinner table. An awesome ensemble cast has filled out for 2010′s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, a 3D animated film based on the bestselling children’s book by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett:
Anna Faris (yes, in a gentler type of mouthy-role) and Bill Hader will voice the lead characters. Tracy Morgan, Andy Samberg, James Caan, Mr. T and Bruce Campbell are also on board. Faris will voice a ” weathergirl covering the phenomenon who hides her intelligence behind a perky exterior.” Hader will voice “Flint Lockwood, a young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone’s life.”
First published in 1982, the book is set in Chewandswallow, a town where the weather serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner on the daily. “The wind brings hamburgers” et al. One day, the weather stops offering choice sustenance and the townspeople freak. The film will reportedly tell the origins of the phenomenon, aka kids’ earliest conception of the munchies. Chris Miller and Phil Lord (Clone High) will write and direct for Sony Pictures Animation.
Discuss: Mr. T vs Ash vs Tracy Morgan’s Astronaut Jones, who wins?
During Comic-Con this weekend, the chainsaw began sputtering once again for Evil Dead 4. Director Sam Raimi, there promoting his comeback horror film, Drag Me To Hell, announced the return of Bruce Campbell‘s Ash to fans…
“I love working with Bruce Campbell… He’s super willing to do anything to make it right. He’s a very funny guy, but mostly he’s got this quality where he will physically do anything to get the shot done right, so I would love to work with Bruce again because I’d love to test those limits.
I’d love to make another Evil Dead picture. And actually that’s in the wheelhouse. I’d like to work on it with my brother Ivan [Raimi] when he comes up next week.“
Next week! Wheelhouse! The last Evil Dead film, Army of Darkness, was released in 1992 but the mainstream wasn’t in on the cult bliss and it fizzled at the box office. The franchise has spawned countless DVDs ever since, as well as video games, the twice campy Evil Dead: The Musical and rumors like Freddy vs Jason vs Ash. Raimi has hinted at an Evil Dead 4 for years, and his brother’s involvement was previously discussed during the Spider-Man 3 press rounds.
via Geeks of Doom
Discuss: Evil Dead 4. Can Raimi still capture crazy in a bottle? We think so.
If you haven’t checked out the promo vid for Evil Dead: The Musical do so here. Lots of red syrup and possessed hand action makes for a seemingly faithful, campy adaptation of Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell’s classic goofball horror. The Toronto production has released three poster spoofs of the Broadway staples Hairspray, Mamma Mia! and Les Miserables. Let us know if you’ve seen the play (did you sit in the splatter section?) in the comments!
Update: /Film reader, The Addict, points out an online petition to bring the production back to the States. Canadian /Film reader, Jonny, also points out that those “Canada: America’s Hat” Busted Tees ads on our site are offensive.
I’m a huge fan of foreign versions of movie posters. Recently I discovered this crazy Japanese Army of Darkness movie poster on PosterWire. Now if only they would make reprints of this one-sheet, then I would have Bruce Campbell soup cans framed on my wall.
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Here is a round up of stories that just didn’t make the /Film front page, or what we like to call…. Page 2!
Expect the first reviews of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull on Sunday May 18th at 6:30am-ish eastern time, as that is when press at Cannes will have seen the film. Domestic press will see the film later that afternoon/night at nationwide press screenings. [jeffwells]
Harland Williams will make the transition from acting to directing with “Wing Man“, a new $10 million dollar comedy. [moviehole]
5.5 million households added a high-definition television set to their furnishings for the first time during the period from last year’s holiday season to this year’s Super Bowl. [imdb]
Horror-movies.ca has new photos from Bruce Campbell‘s My Name is Bruce.
On April 29th, Apple iTunes will release the long-awaited end credits overture “ROAR!” from Cloverfield by Michael Giacchino. [Bloody-Disgusting]
AICN has another new Wanted movie poster featuring Angelina Jolie’s scrawny arm.
Seven people were injured Saturday in a collision between a bus and several cars during the filming of G.I. Joe in the center of Prague. [shh] Filmdrunk‘s headline GOD TRIES TO STOP GI JOE MOVIE is both hilarious and in bad taste.
Deadbolt wonders what Quentin Tarantino could do with a big screen adaptation of Grand Theft Auto.
The good people at Pixar are growing frustrated of the Walt Disney Imagineers. [jimhill]
io9 ponders Why Do Anti-Heroes rule Science Fiction?
FilmSchoolRejects counts down the15 Must See Movies of Summer 2008.
Mobile animatronic WALL-E’s are being built for Disney’s Hollywood Studios (previously known as Disney-MGM Studios). [pixarblog]
Victor Salva is prepping not only Jeepers Creepers 3: The Creeper Walks Among Us, but also a fourth film in the franchise, which is said to shoot back-to-back for MGM. [Bloody-disgusting]
Transformers 2 will film at the infamous Air Force boneyard in Arizona known as The Boneyard. [shh]
Starpulse takes a look at the best and worst films by Quentin Tarantino.
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What happens when a small town in Oregon hires B Movie legend Bruce Campbell to fight a real monster attacking their town? Find out in Dark Horse Entertainment’s My Name is Bruce. Great concept for a movie, not too sure about the execution, but I do want to see it. Watch the movie trailer after the jump.
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