Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2011 by Angie Han
2011 was the biggest year ever for sequels, with a record-breaking 27 scheduled to hit theaters. And while it’s too early to say exactly how many we can expect in 2012 and beyond, judging by posts like this one it seems safe to say that the trend won’t be dying down anytime soon. After the jump:
- Entertainment Weekly unveils the first look at Sam Worthington in Wrath of the Titans
- Sony registers domain names for the as-yet-unannounced Insidious 2
- Steven Spielberg’s longtime producer Kathleen Kennedy says Jurassic Park 4 is still looking for “a great script”
- Kennedy also says the sequel to The Adventures of Tintin could hit as early as Christmas 2014
- Bradley Cooper reveals that The Hangover Part III could start shooting in L.A. in September
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Warner Bros. is hedging its bets with the Clash of the Titans series. The first film — well, the first film in this current incarnation of the series — was directed by Louis Leterrier and earned nearly half a billion dollars worldwide despite becoming a poster child for terrible post-converted 3D. That was enough to put another movie into production right quick.
The sequel, Wrath of the Titans, is directed by Jonathan Liebesman, and written by Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson, and Steven Knight with story credit given to Greg Berlanti. Warners must be happy with how that sequel, now in post-production, is shaping up, because Mazeau and Johnson have been hired to write a provisional Clash of the Titans 3. Read More »
I’m not certain that I’d say Battle: Los Angeles director Jonathan Liebesman truly delivered with that ground-level aliens attack movie, but he certainly made an impression on Warner Bros. The studio already has the guy directing the Clash of the Titans sequel that is wrapping this week. As a follow-up to that picture, he is now signed to make an “epic-sized” account of Roman leader Gaius Julius Caesar. Read More »
The sequel to last year’s Clash of the Titans began shooting over a month ago, and the first handful images from the film’s set in Tenerife have just been released. (The film is rumored to be called Wrath of the Titans, but as that title has not yet been confirmed, I’ll stick with calling it Clash of the Titans 2 for now.) The sequel features several members of the Clash of the Titans cast, including Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Danny Huston and Ralph Fiennes, as well as a handful of new stars. Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: LA) replaces Louis Leterrier as director. Check out the photos after the jump.
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The Clash of the Titans sequel, which has been referred to as Wrath of the Titans but a press release today calls Clash of the Titans 2, started shooting this week under the direction of Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles). Sam Worthington returns to star as Perseus, but it looks like Gemma Arterton‘s commitment to Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters means she definitely won’t be in the film, as her name is MIA from the release. We’ve now got a pretty full cast line-up, and a full plot for the film, after the break. Read More »
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Posted on Saturday, March 12th, 2011 by David Chen
Jonathan Liebesman’s Battle: Los Angeles hits theaters this weekend and it’s a curious beast of a film, a summer blockbuster released in the wintry malaise of March. That being said, it’s probably one of my most anticipated film for quite some time, with a beautiful teaser trailer (embedded below) and a moody, atmospheric marketing campaign that played off of previous, real-life and alleged “alien encounters.”
So did the film live up to its savvy marketing? Was the director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning able to create a moody, epic, sci-fi war film? Hit the jump for some brief thoughts and leave your own in the comments. As usual, spoilers are allowed after the jump.
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Earlier this week, Battle: Los Angeles director and future Wrath of the Titans director Jonathan Liebesman casually mentioned that Warner Bros. is converting Christopher Nolan‘s Inception to 3D, possibly for a DVD release. Cue a slight bit of confusion: we’ve known that Christopher Nolan is a lot more interested in shooting for IMAX than 3D, but that if pressured by audience tastes he would release a 3D film, and that it would be post-converted so that he could shoot film.
So for now, what’s going on? Will we see a 3D Inception, either on DVD or in theaters? Warner Bros. is being cagey for now; more info after the break. Read More »
At 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, the world got their first glimpse of Jonathan Liebesman‘s Battle: Los Angeles and I was far from impressed. The footage looked slick, but it felt more like a war film than the epic alien invasion movie I was yearning for. Of course, the film was 8 months away at the time and the visual scope was still being developed. Since then, with each and every clip, trailer or commercial that’s been released, my anticipation and expectations have grown. It’s obvious now that Liebesman has blended small war movie characters with huge alien action in a way that has endless potential. Battle: Los Angeles is just under three weeks away and before we find out if it delivers on its promise, we can watch a few short clips from the film that speak to its tension and humanity. Read More »
Columbia Pictures have released a new one-minute tv spot/mini-trailer for Jonathan Liebesman‘s Battle: Los Angeles. Watch it now embedded after the jump. I’ve talked with a couple people who saw early screenings in New York City and Los Angeles, and the buzz is completely positive. I’m very excited to see this movie. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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