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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We’ve seen one teaser poster for Edgar Wright’s The World’s End, which reunites Wright with his Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. In fact, the film is the third part of a loose trilogy — the “blood and ice cream” films, which will be united by Cornetto ice cream and, er, blood. Now we’ve got another, which gives us a much more specific view of the film, even if it doesn’t show a single character.
The World’s End was scripted by Pegg and Wright, and follows a group of five friends on an epic pub crawl, during which they end up at a pub called The World’s End, which is likely a name that becomes quite close to literal by the conclusion of the film. The film also stars Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine , and Eddie Marsan, and is now set for release in the UK on August 14th, 2013 and October 25th of that year in the US. The poster is below. Read More »
In Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg‘s upcoming film The World’s End, five friends attempt to relive a bar crawl they did 20 years prior. We know that Pegg and Nick Frost will be two of the friends, completing the Cornetto Trilogy with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and recently Paddy Considine was revealed as the third. Wright has been shooting for a few weeks now, yet the identities of the final two friends remained a mystery. Empire Online is now reporting the group of friends will be completed by Martin Freeman (The Office, Sherlock, The Hobbit) and Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes, V for Vendetta) making an already awesome sounding film exponentially better. Read more after the jump.
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Were you jealous of everyone at Comic-Con that got to see Edgar Wright‘s surprise test footage from Ant-Man? We understand. Marvel does plan on releasing the finished footage online at some point but it hasn’t happened just yet. So if text-based descriptions of the footage haven’t done it justice, and slightly animated reenactments are also deficient, now a fan has done their best to recreate the awesomeness in storyboards.
While I can’t be sure that’s it’s a frame by frame reinactment, it looks pretty close, and is the best you’re going to get until Marvel releases Wright’s actual test footage. Check out the video below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
By the time fall rolls around, most of the year’s big movie releases are already behind us. But there’s plenty of good stuff coming up on the horizon in 2013, and a trio of projects we’re curious about have just started shooting.
Near Hollywood, the wolf pack (Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, and Ed Helms) has reconvened for The Hangover Part III, with wives (Gillian Vigman, Jamie Chung, and Sacha Barrese) in tow. Across the country in Atlanta, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and franchise newcomer Sam Claflin are getting prepped for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the the Atlantic Ocean, over in the UK, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost are getting their heads back together for The World’s End. Hit the jump to see images from the set of all three films.
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Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 by Angie Han
One of the unexpected highlights of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con was Edgar Wright‘s test footage reel from his long-gestating Ant-Man. For all the positive buzz that clip got, however, it wasn’t clear when or how anyone who wasn’t in Hall H that day would get to see it. But one Marvel exec says an online release is a distinct possibility.
Victoria Alonso (her title is “Co-Producer and Executive Vice President of Visual Effects and Post-Production at Marvel Studios”) revealed to a Brazilian website that Wright’s clip is getting cleaned up for the web, due to popular demand from fans. And yes, of course, a full-length version of Ant-Man is still in the works just as soon as Wright’s schedule clears up a bit.
Unfortunately, not all she had to say was good news. Alonso also squashed one particularly juicy rumor that’d been making the rounds lately, that Viggo Mortensen could play Dr. Strange in Thor: The Dark World. Bummer. Read her comments after the jump.
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Another familiar face will be joining Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for Edgar Wright‘s latest film, The World’s End. Paddy Considine, who appeared in the trio’s last film Hot Fuzz and is best known for roles in The Bourne Ultimatum and In America, has just been cast in the “sci-fi comedy” scheduled for release Spring 2013. Read more about his role and the film the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 by Angie Han
Edgar Wright hasn’t directed a feature since 2010′s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped bringing us films over the past couple of years. He exec produced last year’s Attack the Block, which proved to be one of the most enjoyable gems from last year’s crop of summer entertainments. Now he’s followed up by executive producing another promising picture, from Kill List director Ben Wheatley.
The new trailer for Sightseers starts out looking like a run-of-the-mill road trip dramedy, as a sweet, ordinary couple (Steve Oram and Alice Lowe) sets out to explore the English countryside. After the pair have a chance encounter with an irate local, however, the tone veers into something far darker — and funnier. Watch the video after the jump.
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