I decided to skip Disney’s Race to Witch Mountain panel and not only missed out on a surprise 3-minute long Tron 2 trailer, but apparently a good flick. Our good friend Mike from Great White Snark sat through the Witch Mountain presentation and was raving about how great it was. Wait, what? Yeah, apparently it looked cool. Who would have thought? So I decided to capture his review on video for you to enjoy.
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Photo thanks to ComingSoon
Here is a round up of stories that just didn’t make the /Film front page, or what we like to call…. Page 2!
WALL-E has been spotted hanging on to the side of San Francisco’s MUNI Fast Rail public transit system. [flickr]
Phillip Noyce is in negotiations to direct The Art of Making Money, a DreamWorks project about a notorious counterfeiter who printed more than $10 million in fake bills. [thr]
MTV has the poster for Henry Poole is Here.
United Artists and Lakeshore Entertainment have hired 24 co-creator-executive producer Joel Surnow to develop a contemporary spy thriller that will be directed by Casino Royale helmer Martin Campbell. [Variety]
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder will arrive on DVD and Blu Ray on July 29th. [bloody-d]
Oscar winning screenwriter Diablo Cody is now on Twitter. /Film is also on Twitter too!
Warner Bros will release movies for Apple TV the same day as dvd. [gizmodo]
FirstShowing takes a look at all the comic books you should read before seeing Iron Man.
Disneyland will be hosting Indiana Jones events starting on May 22nd: “Indiana Jones: Summer of Hidden Mysteries” will be made of 2 different street shows, one involves a female Archaeologist and the other features Indy fighting on rooftops. [theraider]
ShockTillYouDrop has posted the first photos from Rogue’s The Last House on the Left remake.
Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann, the original kid stars of Disney’s 1970s “Witch Mountain” movies, are coming back for Race to Witch Mountain. [thr]
Watch the video for Scarlett Johansson‘s first single “Falling Down” which features David Bowie on backup vocals (but not in the video). [badandugly]
Our friends at MarketSaw have photos of a t-shirt made for James Cameron’s AVATAR from 1996 which Digital Domain was working on concepts. Jeeez, this film has been in development for some time.
Mark Ronson told the BBC that Amy Winhouse submitted a demo for the next James Bond film Quantum of Solace: “The demo sounds like a James Bond theme, hopefully. But I don’t know if it’ll get used.” [empire]
Disney will be releasing an Ultimate WALL-E programmable toy robot manufactured by Thinkway, which will retail for $189.99 USD. It will feature 10 motors for realistic movement, and also a “variety of sensors” to allow for voice activation, navigation, and detection of obstacles, among other capabilities. [pixarblog]
Spout wonders if Iron Man is Too Critically Acclaimed to be a hit?
Alamo Drafthouse had a special advanced screening of Iron Man where they had a guy in a jet pack dressed as Iron Man flying around the parking lot. How cool is that?
SFGate have put together a cool Google Maps mashup of famous movies shot in San Francisco. Now if only someone created a Google Map containing every movie shot in San Francisco. That would be cool.
Rob Zombie has posted a cryptic Dylan Thomas poem on his Tyrannosaurus Rex blog.
Last week Paramount and Fox announced major post-writers strike schedule shuffles. I speculated that because of ‘the rule of threes’, that one more studio would announce a reshuffled calendar by Friday. And here we are on Wednesday, with a bunch of new dates from Disney. Let’s take a look at the new Disney schedule:
The big screen adaptation of the popular video game Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, has been moved forward from mid-June to July 10th 2009. Michael Bay’s Transformers 2 hits theaters two weeks earlier on June 26th. Disney believes they will make more at the box office with the head start.
The sci-fi adventure comedy sequel/remake Race to Witch Mountain starring The Rock will hit theaters on March 13th 2009, up against Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Lovely Bones.
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland 3-D will hit theaters a week later on March 19th 2010.
The Jonathan Mostow Sci-fi action adaptation The Surrogates starring Bruce Willis has been given a holiday release: November 20th 2009. The film with counter DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon. Set in a future world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robot avatars, a cop (Willis) is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate a murder mystery.
The Wild Hogs sequel titled Old Dogs starring John Travolta, Robin Williams and Seth Green, has been pushed back from a 2008 TBA to April 10th 2009. The original film was released in March, so it’s likely that Disney didn’t want to deviate from the marketing formula. Dogs will go up against Paramount’s RenÃ©e Zellweger horror/thriller Case 39.
The Hannah Montana Movie will now counter Fox’s comic book prequel X-Men Origins: Wolverine on May 1st 2009. This means that Disney’s animated 3D movie G-Force had to be moved to July 24th. Not a great date considering that it will now go head to head with New Line’s animated Planet 51 and The Weinstein Co’s horror remake Piranha 3D.
The big screen adaptation of Confessions of a Shopaholic starring Isla Fisher has been bumped from it’s October 9th 2008 date to a prime 2009 Valentine’s Day release. In effect, the Sandra Bullock/Ryan Reynolds romantic comedy The Proposal will now get a September 25th release.