Though the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the first film franchise to take multiple film series and bridge them together on such a large scale, it’s not the first time movies have shared the same universe on the big screen outside of traditional sequels.
Universal’s classic monster movies all existed in the same world, Kevin Smith built his View Askewniverse that was connected by shared characters such as Jay & Silent Bob, Quentin Taranito’s movies all have little connections to each other, and they even shared some connections with the interconnected films of Grindhouse co-director Robert Rodriguez. Now one of them will be creating a new project set in their cinematic universe. Read More »
Robert Rodriguez launched his career with the ultra low-budget film El Mariachi, made for only $7000. Since then, Rodriguez’s budgets have substantially risen, but now the Sin City filmmaker is returning to his low-budget roots with his next film. The film will be made as part of the unscripted series Rebel Without a Crew. Details about Robert Rodriguez’s new film are below.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 by Angie Han
Following in the footsteps of his old boss Gus, Mike will drop by Greendale in the next season of Community. Also after the jump:
- Game of Thrones recasts one of its roles for Season 4
- Lee Daniels is circling a Sammy Davis Jr. movie for HBO
- History greenlights Houdini mini with Adrien Brody
- FX is developing a Louie-style comedy for DL Hughley
- Sony is adapting Robert Rodriguez‘s El Mariachi for TV
- See trailers for Yahoo series from Ed Helms, Jack Black, and more
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Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
Who’s up for another El Mariachi movie? Robert Rodriguez and Antonio Banderas definitely are. Also after the jump:
- Could Channing Tatum or Emma Stone be in Dumb and Dumber To?
- Steve Carell hasn’t seen a script yet for Anchorman 2
- Jon M. Chu has things to say about G.I. Joe: Retaliation
- Rob Zombie does not have plans for a Halloween 3
- Robert Rodriguez is excited for Machete in Space
- Check out the Into Darkness cover of Star Trek magazine
- … and find out what old charater has resurfaced in Countdown to Darkness
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We’re just over a month away from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and I can almost feel the slushy snow seeping through my boots already. The line-up is already incredibly impressive, as it includes world premieres of Ashton Kutcher in jOBS, the new Shane Carruth film Upstream Color, Richard Linklater‘s Before Midnight; and the horror sequel S-VHS just for starters. (Click on those links to read our coverage of each film so far.)
Plus, the real gems of the festival are rarely the movies you’ve heard of beforehand. Who heard of Beasts of the Southern Wild before last year’s festival?
Sundance has just add four new movies to the already impressive line-up and each is weirder than the next. One is about the birth of a musical genre featuring the biggest names in music, the next features Michael Cera traveling to Chile, the third is an in-progress film by Rubber and Wrong director Quentin Dupieux starring Marilyn Manson and Eric Wareheim and the last is one of the most influential films to ever come out of the festival: a return screening of Robert Rodriquez‘s El Mariachi. Read about all the films below. Read More »
In 1988, the National Film Preservation Act create the National Film Registry, which selects a couple dozen films each year for preservation in the Library of Congress. Up to 25 films are selected annually as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films.” These have to be at least ten years old, can be feature, short experimental or ‘other’ — anything that is film, really — and are chosen from a list of films nominated by the public.
This year, 2228 films were nominated by the public and twenty-five were selected for preservation. Among those are the big Oscar winner The Silence of the Lambs, everyone’s favorite autistic history hero Forrest Gump, Charlie Chaplin‘s The Kid and one of the greatest (and earliest) train movies ever made, John Ford‘s The Iron Horse.
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This story will eventually get along to news of a potential original film from Robert Rodriguez but first of all, we need to tidy up a lot of loose ends regarding his ever mounting pile of in-the-works sequels. He’s a franchisomaniac.
All of this info comes from the fact that a number of online press were last week invited down to the set of Predators and they duly squeezed Rodriguez for all they could. We’ll take it one franchise at a time.
Here’s the man on future Machete movies:
We always talked about making him a franchise character. Danny and I talked about it in ‘94…maybe Desperado that’s when I first mentioned the Machete character. So imagine that…he’s been bugging me since ‘94.
Add into the mix a bit of light, hype-building and pot-stirring by Machete himself, Danny Trejo:
We want Machete, Machete Kills, and Machete Kills Again. [Laughter] That’s mine and Robert’s standards, you know? Every time I text him, he’ll text me back, Machete 2, coming up. [Laughs]
I’m sure we’ll see more Machete if it’s a hit and won’t if it isn’t. Of course, that’s like pretty much every other action picture, so… no news here.
How about Sin City 2, then? Is there something more solid on that front?
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