During pre-production on Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph, the film’s director Rich Moore had four games in mind for the film: Fix-It Felix Jr., Hero’s Duty, Sugar Rush and Extreme Easy Living 2. The final game, sort of The Sims meets Grand Theft Auto, was deemed superfluous and shelved, possibly for a sequel or possibly forever. With the film now on DVD and Blu-ray, Disney has released a storyboarded deleted scene set inside Extreme Easy Living 2, giving an idea of what it would have been like. Check it out below, along with some quotes from the director about the game and why it was cut. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, March 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
Ever wonder what happened to Garlan Hulse? You remember — the twelve-year-old Fix-It Felix champ whose rise to fast fame was cut short when Kent Zborski smashed his record just weeks later? No, of course you don’t, because Hulse and Zborski never existed and Fix-It Felix Jr. is a made-up game from Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph. But if Hulse had been a real person, what might have happened to him after Zborski’ rendered him irrelevant?
In the King of Kong-esque mockumentary Garlan Hulse: Where Potential Lives, director Rich Moore “discovers” that the one-time child star has spiraled steadily downward in 30 years since, and now drifts between odd jobs to support his mother. But there is a glowing ray of hope coming up his path — Hulse has decided to reclaim his position as the Fix-It Felix Jr. record-setter. Watch the short film after the jump.
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Stay Classy…Atlanta? That’s where Anchorman: The Legend Continues is now shooting. Below, you can hear Steve Carell talking about it and even see some set photos of Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate. But that’s not all. After the jump, also read about the follow sequel bits:
- Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore spitballs a few ideas for a sequel.
- Vin Diesel posted a new photo from the upcoming Riddick.
- The logo for 300: Rise of an Empire has been revealed.
- Sony sets a release date for Resident Evil 6.
- Comedian Ben Schwartz jokes about doing ADR on Star Trek Into Darkness…
- …while composer Michael Giacchino tweets a photo of recording the score to J.J. Abrams’ film.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
If Sequel Bits has a mascot, it’s gotta be Bruce Willis. Guy has four sequels due out this year, and in this edition he talks about two of them, A Good Day to Die Hard and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Also after the jump:
- Dirk the Daring and Angry Birds could be in Wreck-It Ralph 2
- James Wan continues casting for Insidious Chapter 2
- Hasbro will bring Jurassic Park 4 toys to shelves in 2014
- Nicholas McCarthy‘s indie horror The Pact is getting a sequel
- Andy Serkis is excited for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
- Star Trek production designer discusses his biggest challenge
- Jai Courtney explains why the McClanes don’t get along
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Posted on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
Bruce Boxleitner said last month that he wasn’t sure if he’d be back for Tron 3, but apparently there’s another sequel that’d be more than happy to have him. In a recent interview, director Rich Moore revealed that he had originally wanted a Tron cameo in Wreck-It Ralph. And while that didn’t pan out, he’s still got plans to work the character into a sequel. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2013 by Angie Han
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner now, and you know what that means: Fox is ramping up their marketing efforts for their big romantic holiday release, A Good Day to Die Hard. Also after the jump:
- The Muppets… Again will feature old songs along with new ones
- Writer Scott Z. Burns discusses Apes and Blade Runner 2
- Rich Moore and his stars are totally up for more Wreck-It Ralph
- Enroll in Starfleet Academy with the Star Trek Into Darkness app
- Chris Pine will kidnap J.J. Abrams for Star Trek 3 if he has to
- Riddick is back out in the rain in the newest still from Vin Diesel
- The Last Exorcism Part II unveils a new TV spot and a poster
- A Good Day to Die Hard will run about 90 minutes…
- … one of which you can watch right here…
- … along with a featurette that offers more plot
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Posted on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 by Angie Han
Could Sean Connery return to the Bond franchise? Believe it or not, it almost happened a third time. Also after the jump:
- The Muppets shoots this winter, Bret McKenzie returns to write more songs
- Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore has ideas for a sequel
- Robert Zemeckis isn’t planning a Roger Rabbit sequel
- Daniel Craig says Dragon Tattoo sequel needs a script
- Watch a montage of A Good Day to Die Hard filming
- Star Trek Into Darkness will be released in Dolby Atmos
- Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura talks about Red 2
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Video games and movies have never had a happy marriage. Good games rarely become good movies and good movies rarely become good games. But there had to be a sweet spot, and Disney has found it. That sweet spot is Wreck-It Ralph, a movie set in the world of video games, but not bound by any one in particular. It’s a smart, fun, entertaining film for the whole family that constantly surprises and provides laughs while always focusing on its clever, heartwarming story. And while a knowledge of Sega, Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft isn’t essential, it surely enhances the journey of a would-be hero figuring out who he really is… as he ventures through a candy themed racing game. It’s the best animated Disney movie of the year and one of the best video game movies of all time.
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Hopefully the release of the latest trailer for Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph has left you looking for more information, because we’re happy to oblige. Earlier this summer, /Film was invited to Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, CA to talk about the November 2 release and we learned a lot. 50 things, to be exact. Many of those came from a one-on-one interview with Rich Moore, the director of the film.
You may not know Moore by name or sight, but you know his work. He was the director of some of the most famous episodes of The Simpsons, such as: Itchy and Scratchy: The Movie, The Telltale Head, Flaming Moe’s, and Marge vs. The Monorail. Wreck-It Ralph is his feature debut and in our interview he revealed tons of info on the video game-influenced film.
For example, was the candy-filled game Sugar Rush a way to balance the inclusion of stereotypically male video games? How did the Disney/Pixar brain trust influence the story? Why are some major video game characters noticeably absent from the film? What character might help direct the plot of a potential sequel and what exactly was Extreme Easy Living 2, a game created for – but cut from – the movie? Read about all that and more after the jump. Read More »