Page 2: Blu-Ray, Pathology, Troll, Gotham Knight, Jason Reitman, Kevin Smith, WALL-E, Baghead, and More
Posted on Sunday, April 13th, 2008 by Peter Sciretta
There has been so much news in the last few days that we just haven’t been able to get to all of it. Here is a round up of stories that just didn’t make the /Film front page, or what we like to call…. Page 2!
Blockbuster had finally announced that they will be rolling out Blu-ray in its 4,000 stores in the US and Canada, after a successful trial run in 1,700 outlets. In other news, Netflix is still better. [gizmodo]
Our friend Devin Faraci at CHUD has a great rebuttal to our own Hunter Stephenson’s drunken There Will Be Blood rant.
John C Buechler’s Troll remake is set to begin shooting in Vancouver, Canada; Torino, Italy and China starting on June 30th. [Bloody-Disgusting]
Enter for a chance to win a Pro-Poker Prize Pack in a contest to promote the upcoming film The Deal, which hits theaters on April 25th.
KungFuRodeo has new images from the The Dark Knight animatrix-like collection Batman: Gotham Knight.
Jason Reitman and Kevin Smith have decided to blog for the NHL. Wait, do people still watch hockey? [yahoo]
Collider has a new poster-like image from Pixar’s WALL-E. Appears to be a cover to a book or something, but still worth checking out.
Baghead, The Duplass Brothers’ follow-up to The Puffy Chair, had big buzz at the Sundance Film Festival this year and was quickly snapped up by Sony Pictures Classics. Sony has apparently decided to drop the title. I assume they are doing this because “Baghead” would have been too marketable, and Sony Pictures Classics doesn’t want to make money. [cinematical]
Kenny Baker, the 72-year-old actor who played R2-D2 in Star Wars is in a Manchester hospital after suffering a severe asthma attack. We hope he gets better soon. [telegraph]
Our friends at Latino Review have a script review of Tony Gilroy‘s next film Duplicity.
And you thought New Line’s Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D was going to be bad… The Asylum, the direct-to-dvd studioknown for producing cheap mockbusters of hot hollywood releases (Snakes on a Train…etc) has released the first photo from their upcoming film, Journey to the Center of the Earth, which hits store shelves on July 1st.