Carrie

When we first reported on the Naked Gun reboot, we wrote that star Ed Helms was “the new Leslie Nielsen.” As it turns out, that’s not quite accurate. Hit the jump to find out the relation between Helms’ character and Nielsen’s. Also:

  • The Tekken prequel gets a title and a star
  • Brad Fuller offers plot details on The Purge 2
  • … and hints at a Jason-free Friday the 13th
  • … and shuts down those TMNT alien rumors
  • Kimberly Peirce doesn’t want more Carrie movies
  • Ron Howard confirms Chris Pratt for Jurassic World
  • Watch the A Haunted House 2 trailer at your own risk
  • HBO is already working on the Normal Heart sequel

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Sequels in all stages of production – from hypothetical, to development, greenlit, filming and finished – are all featured in today’s  Sequel Bits. After the jump read about the following:

  • A prequel to the video game Tekken might be on the way from the director of Ong Bak. Or not according to the creator.
  • Not only would Andrew Stanton be open to making Finding Nemo 2, he feels Pixar will continue to make sequels after Monsters University and beyond.
  • Watch an awesome 15 minute interview with Rick Baker, in his studio, talking Men in Black 3 monsters.
  • Men in Black 3 didn’t have a lot of deleted scenes.
  • Check out a teaser poster for Red 2
  • Iron Man 3 starts shooting today and just got their budget increased.
  • Mad Max: Fury Road with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron starts shooting June 2.

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We’ve seen a poster and a trailer for Tekken, but does anybody want to see Tekken itself?

Anchor Bay Films seems to think so, and that’s why they’re granting the film a wide theatrical release in 2011. Screwy business decision, or calculated risk? Check the box office breakdown after the break. Read More »

The Expendables

It’s been a while since our last movie poster round-up, so after the jump you’ll be able to find a bunch of new one sheets, including: Disney’s horse-racing drama Secretariat, an international poster for the big screen adaptation of the fighting video game Tekken, two character posters for Love Ranch, a low-res look at the thermal vision Predators poster and a new one sheet for Sylvester Stallone‘s The Expendables. Check out all of the new posters, after the jump.

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TEKKEN Movie Trailer

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The movie trailer for the big screen adaptation of Namco’s popular fighting video game Tekken is now online. Directed by Dwight H. Little, the guy responsible for crappy bargain bin titles such as Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid and Marked for Death, which starred Steven Seagal, and from a screenplay written by Alan McElroy, the guy behind The Marine, Wrong Turn, and Halloween 4.  The film version is a science fiction gladiator story set in the near future, about a rebel who rises up against the Tekken Corp. to seize freedom for his people.

The year is 2039. World Wars have destroyed much of civilization as we know it. The remaining territories are no longer run by governments, but by corporations, the mightiest of which is Tekken. In order to keep the masses down, Tekken sponsors the Iron Fist Tournament in which fighters compete to the death for ultimate glory and receive a lifetime of stardom and wealth.

I’m not sure what looks better, this or the last Street Fighter movie. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump.
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Beware: Dwight Little to Direct Tekken

Dwight Little to Direct Tekken

Dwight Little is directing the big screen adaptation of Namco’s Tekken. Little is the guy responsible for crappy bargain bin titles such as Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid and Marked for Death, which starred Steven Seagal. And the screenplay was written by Alan McElroy, the guy behind The Marine, Wrong Turn, and Halloween 4. Why is it that video game adaptations always attrac class-c directing and writing talent? With all the people working in Hollywood, their must be someone better that is willing to sell out for some good fast money.

According to Variety, the story “plays out as a science fiction story set in the near future, about a rebel who rises up against the Tekken Corp. to seize freedom for his people. It’s a gladiator story, but the videogame has a complicated enough storyline that it provides the template for a martial arts spectacular.”

Usually I would attempt to layout my argument against this movie, but I think the facts presented above are more than enough to convince you of this film’s eventual disastrous fate. Principal photography begins on February 4th 2008 in Shreveport, LA.

New Movie Posters: Conan, Tekken, The Game, AVP:R

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A boatload of new movie posters have been unloaded onto the internet in the last 24 hours. Check out the round up after the jump.

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