Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 by Angie Han
Lots of things to see in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:
- See a Transformers viral video and prepare for another trailer
- Michael Bay comments on the cool cars in Transformers 4
- 22 Jump Street gets another clip and another featurette
- Check out the trailer for Steve Coogan‘s The Trip to Italy
- Another Trailer Park Boys movie opens in the U.S. this fall
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Robert Rodriguez talk Sin City 2
- Here’s the Sin City 2 poster that was too hot for the MPAA
- Here’s the Dolphin Tale 2 poster that was just fine with the MPAA
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Nearly ten years after the original Sin City, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller go back to seedy streets with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The aesthetic approach is the same: black and white, dotted with color. The technique, which heavily relies upon green screen shooting, is hopefully much refined after a decade of practice and technological advances. There’s a new long Sin City: A Dame to Kill For TV spot today; and the one-minute mini-trailer is a good way to take a look at the film. Read More »
Here’s the first Sin City: A Dame to Kill For trailer, from Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. Nine years after the release of the first film, the duo has created a sequel that once again splashes Miller’s distinct visual style on the screen. Blending some of Miller’s previously published stories with new material, the film has a giant cast (of course) and appears to be just as grim and relentless as the first. Read More »
Robert Rodriguez‘s TV channel, the El Rey Network, is kicking off with a bang. It has the new adaptation/remake of From Dusk Till Dawn, for one. It also has a new show from Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the team behind Star Trek and Transformers, in development. Now, the full details on that show have been revealed.
It’s called Matador, and is about a famous soccer player who leads a double life also a CIA agent. Filming starts in March, with Rodriguez at the helm, and it’ll debut July 2014. Read the full press release below, as well as info on a new series called El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair. Read More »
Robert Rodriguez is taking From Dusk Till Dawn to television with a new series that expands upon his original film (in addition to remaking it), with Zane Holtz and D.J. Cotrona playing as Richie Gecko and Seth Gecko. To promote the show the publicity team is embracing the old-school lobby card concept, with the release of a bunch of new photos dressed up in the old lobby card style. Ours features Holz and Cotrona in a pose that will be very familiar to fans of films by Rodriguez and Dusk Till Dawn co-creator Quentin Tarantino. Check it out below. Read More »
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Robert Rodriguez‘s new TV series, From Dusk Till Dawn, flying towards your eyeballs like a bat out of hell. It feels like just days ago when we heard the director would be adapting his 1996 vampire movie into the TV show, and now here we are with the March 11 premiere date on the horizon and a brand new trailer to enjoy.
D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) play Richie and Seth Gecko, two fugitives on the run who kidnap a family and hide out at a seedy strip club. A club that so happens to be crawling with vampires. And yes, that’s exactly the plot of the original film, which was written by Quentin Tarantino. This series supposedly expands the story from the film; Rodriguez has called the movie the short story version and the series a novel.
The 10 episode season premieres March 11 at 9 p.m. on the El Ray Network and you can catch the full trailer below. Read More »
At the end of last week we saw the first official still image from From Dusk Till Dawn — that’s the new TV series that remakes and expands the film by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Now we’ve got the first trailer for the series, which also comes from Rodriguez. It stars D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz as criminal brothers Seth and Richie Gecko, who run across vampires such as the one above, played by Eiza Gonzalez. (She’s got the role once played by Salma Hayek.)
The show also features Don Johnson, Wilmer Valderrama and Robert Patrick as it presents the “novel version” (in Rodriguez’s words) of the short story originally plotted out in the film. See the trailer below. Read More »
Below is the first still of D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz as Seth and Richie Gecko, in the From Dusk Till Dawn TV series from Robert Rodriguez. The two play the roles originated by George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino in the 1996 film from Rodriguez and Tarantino, but the series isn’t just a remake, says the creator.
Rodriguez calls the film the short story version, and the series the novel. Below, he explains a bit more about what we’ll see, and what’s going on in the image. Read More »
If you’re like me, you have mixed feeling about this upcoming From Dusk Till Dawn TV series. The fact Robert Rodriguez is so involved is intriguing, but previous attempts to extend the vampire story (i.e. – its two direct to video sequels) have landed far below the bar set by the 1996 original. However, with a cast that includes DJ Cotrona, Robert Patrick, Don Johnson and Wilmer Valderama, the show has lots going for it. It also seems Rodriguez is creating the show with an eye towards the fans, as per his latest revelation.
The director took to Twitter to reveal the show actually links with Pulp Fiction, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, the co-star, writer and producer of the original film. Check it out below. Read More »