Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 by Angie Han
While it’s understandable that some diehard fans think the very idea of another Star Wars trilogy is unforgivable sacrilege, we’re more inclined to think it could be an unexpected blessing. Disney’s got their hands on one of the richest mythologies in pop culture, and enough clout that it can book some serious talent to do it justice. So with that in mind, we’ve put together a list of ten filmmakers we’d love to see explore a galaxy far, far away — and five we’d rather stayed here on Earth. Hit the jump to read.
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Who knew this week was going get so David Fincher heavy? Disney is considering his 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, he released a new commercial for Halo 4 and now he’s reportedly signed an output deal with HBO. That means they’ve agreed to take on a body of work at a set price, but what exactly that work be?
At a French press conference, HBO executives Michael Lombardo and Richard Plepler said they’re considering a third World War II miniseries in the mold of Band of Brothers and The Pacific, this one focusing on the aerial battles in the Pacific during the war. Does that mean Fincher will be a part of it? It doesn’t seem likely, but read more after the jump. Read More »
Video game fans are well-aware that Halo 4 is hitting stores November 6. It’s the gaming equivalent of The Dark Knight Rises or The Avengers being released: a guaranteed blockbuster with huge, mass appeal across multiple mediums. The difference is Halo 4 will probably gross more because it costs $60 a pop instead of $15. But unlike the standard practice of popular movies being turned into video games, popular video games don’t always get turned into movies. Halo in particular has a long, storied history of filmmakers trying to make it to the big screen. To date, it hasn’t happened.
Today, we get a huge live-action version of Halo in commercial form. Oscar-nominated director David Fincher has produced a TV spot for the game, directed by Tim Miller, the creative director of Blur Studios, who helped Fincher on the title sequence to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It the latest in a long history of Halo commercials getting a Hollywood upgrade.
Check out the commerical, when delves into the past of Master Chief, after the jump. Read More »
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 »
For the past few years we’ve watched as producer David Fincher, cartoonist Eric Powell, and Blur Animation Studio have worked to make an animated feature film based on Powell’s comic The Goon. The comic is a foul, funny, zombie ass-kickin’ thing that is worth a read, and deserves a place up on the silver screen a hell of a lot more than another damned Ice Age movie.
So Fincher and Blur have gone to Kickstarter to raise a few hundred grand to pay for the next stage(s) of development. That would be a featfure-length story reel to show people how the film will play.
Begging for money isn’t easy, but Fincher and Blur make it look like fun, at least. They’ve got a great pitch reel that will help kill off any image you have of Fincher as a dour guy, and it also has some new Goon animation featuring the voice of Paul Giamatti (still attached! as is Clancy Brown, to voice the Goon) as glib motormouth Franky. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 by Angie Han
David Fincher doesn’t have any theatrical releases coming up in the near future, but fans looking their fix can turn to the small screen early next year. The filmmaker is making his first foray into television with Netflix’s House of Cards, a remake of the 1990 BBC political drama, directing two of the first season’s 13 episodes and serving as executive producer.
While we’ve known for sometime that it would hit sometime next year, Netflix has finally given it a firm release date — as well as a striking new poster to go with it. Read more and check out the image after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, August 27th, 2012 by Angie Han
A little bit of casting, a couple of teasers, and a time-traveling webisode are included in today’s TV Bits. After the jump:
- Tom Bower and Breaking Bad‘s Matt Jones join The Farm
- Vera Farmiga will be Norman Bates’ mom in Bates Motel
- David Fincher spills on who else will direct House of Cards
- Tom and Huck will grow up, go steampunk, solve crimes for ABC
- American Horror Story reveals two teasers and four images
- Check out the Doctor Who spinoff web series Pond Life
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There’s so much in this edition of Sequel Bits it’s insane. Let’s get going. After the jump read about the following:
- David Fincher is still figuring out how to make The Girl Who Played With Fire.
- Ron Perlman still has no idea when Hellboy 3 might happen.
- A new image from Paranormal Activity 4 has been released.
- Frank Marshall said “all possibilities are open” if the Bourne franchise continues.
- Andy Nyman has been cast as The Tumor in Kick-Ass 2.
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was voted the most disappointing film of all time.
- NBA superstar LeBron James tweeted that he’d love to make Space Jam 2.
- Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, starring Robert Englund, premieres next month.
- Check out photos of Jessica Alba preparing for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
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