When the executive producer of a film is given billing equal to or over the stars or director, it leads a viewer to two possible conclusions. One – the film has this well-known person’s seal-of-approval and that it’s going to be good. Or two – that they’re using this person’s name to sell a piece of crap.

No one has seen it yet, so the jury is still out as to which these statements best describes Broken Kingdom, executive produced by Ryan Gosling, and starring Rachel Leigh Cook and Seymour Cassel. It’s written, directed and co-starring Daniel Gilles (who is a dead ringer for Andrew Wilson with that beard), best known for a role on The Vampire Diaries and for his small role as astronaut John Jamison in Spider-Man 2. Yes, the astronaut from Spider-Man 2 has written and directed an independent film with interweaving storylines about four radically different people from across the world. Check out the trailer, see the full poster and much more after the jump. Read More »