Posted on Monday, April 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
Joss Whedon is still pretty bummed about what happened with Alien: Resurrection. Also after the jump:
- Jack Reynor talks Transformers; Megan Fox won’t return
- Michael Bay reveals some shooting locations and a runtime
- Producer claims Dwayne Johnson will be back for Fast 7
- Jurassic Park 4 and Pirates 5 might head to Hawaii to shoot
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Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 by Angie Han
Even among this summer’s crowded lineup of blockbuster sequels, Fast and Furious 6 manages to stand out as one of the most highly anticipated releases of early summer. The trailers and promos so far have been gloriously high-octane, highlighting the fancy automotive tricks that are the series’ claim to fame.
The newest featurette highlights still more explosive new footage, but also reveals a bit more about the story and characters. Vin Diesel, Luke Evans, Michelle Rodriguez, and more discuss what’s driving the players, and how they bounce off of each other. Watch it after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 by Angie Han
The fairy tale trend that’s taken over Hollywood clearly isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Even as cameras roll on Disney’s Maleficent, which retells Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of its villain, there’s another reinterpretation of the story brewing, this time with the prince who breaks the spell at its center. Fast and the Furious producer Neal Moritz is behind the new version, a comedy which sees its male protagonist stalked by Sleeping Beauty after he awakens her. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
Disgusting as the Human Centipede franchise is, I’ve gotta hand it to director Tom Six. Most sequels try to go bigger and better, but few try to go 50 times bigger. After the jump:
- Tom Six says Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) will feature a 500-person chain
- Rodrigo Santoro talks 300 2, or whatever they end up calling it
- Joss Whedon continues to spill his thoughts on a potential Avengers 2
- In case you were still wondering, no, there are no plans for a Green Hornet 2
- Skyfall set pics reveal a familiar-looking car and a handsome-looking Bond
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Comic book fans of the Nineties surely remember Valiant Comics. At the height of the comic book craze, titles such as Harbinger, X-O Manowar, Solar: Man of the Atom and others were huge sellers and highly collectible. Briefly, anyway. Today you can get those books for a song and a dance. Valiant’s popularity rose and fell before the movie industry was quite aware of what they had on those printed pages.
This May, Valiant is relaunching, and one of their most popular characters, Bloodshot, is getting his own movie. Producer Neal H. Moritz (Fast and the Furious, 21 Jump Street) has agreed with Sony to make a film based on a script by Jeff Wadlow (Cry_Wolf). Read more below. Read More »
Here’s another project announced at the American Film Market this week: Dead Man Down is an action thriller that will see Noomi Rapace working again with her The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev. Colin Farrell is signing on as well, for a film that is being sold as a “thrilling tale of vengeance.” Read More »
A couple years back, New Line Cinema was trying to remake John Carpenter’s 1981 sci-fi actioner Escape from New York. They first hired Live Free or Die Hard helmer Len Wiseman, who got replaced with Brett Ratner. I wasn’t excited about either of the two filmmakers rebooting Snake Plissken, although Wiseman’s production design background made him the better choice of the two. This is a time right after 300 made huge bank at the box office, resulting in the casting of Gerard Butler as the new Plissken. The project thankfully fell into the wayside, never to be heard from again… until now.
Breck Eisner, director of The Crazies, has signed on to direct the remake of Escape from New York, set up with producer Neal H. Moritz‘s Original Films. HeatVision says they will be sticking with Allan Loeb‘s draft, which “tries to mix an origin story for anti-hero Snake Plissken and merge it with the story of the 1981 original.”
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Columbia Pictures has optioned the rights to make a movie based on the classic superhero character The Green Hornet.
Movie studios have been trying to turn The Green Hornet into a feature film for years now. In the 1990s, George Clooney and Jason Scott Lee were supposedly lined up to play the leads. In the late 90s, Music video director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind) worked with RoboCop screenwriter Edward Neumeier on a possible adaptation. In the Summer of 2004, Miramax purchased the rights for a writing/directing vehicle for Clerks director Kevin Smith. Smith later decided that he didn’t want to be responsible for an effects and action laden movie, and the film went into turnaround. And now, Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift producer Neal H. Moritz obtained the film rights and optioned them to Sony.
The crime-fighting character was created by Fran Striker and George Trendle, who also created The Lone Ranger, for a radio serial that launched in 1936 on WXYZ Detriot. The series detailed the adventures of millionaire publisher Britt Reid, a debonair newspaper publisher by day, crime-fighting masked hero at night, along with his sidekick, Kato. The series has had several incarnations, including film series, a live-action 1960′s TV series that starred Van Williams and introduced Bruce Lee to U.S. audiences, and a comic book series.
I believe, one of the many reasons the feature film has never gotten off the ground is that contemporary audiences aren’t interested in this old character. He’s not much of a recognized name outside of the superhero world. But this could possibly be a good thing, allowing the screenwriters to ahve more wiggle room (usually comic book cannon prevents writers from straying far from the character’s roots). But on the other hand, look how that turned out for Catwoman.