Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"Superman" Rumors: Natalie Portman as Lois Lane and Darren Aronofsky Directing?

Tony Scott (Man on Fire), Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), Duncan Jones (Moon), Zack Snyder (300) and Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles). What do they all have in common? They were all announced last week as being in the running to direct the new Superman film! Not a bad list to be on, huh? Especially when it's Christopher Nolan who's considering you to direct a film about one of the most recognizable characters in the history of man. Then the LA Times added another name into the hat, Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler).

Saturday, September 18, 2010

New "Three Musketeers" Photos of Orlando Bloom, Milla Jovovich and Christoph Waltz

Just Jared has the pics of the upcoming remake, The Three Musketeers. We've covered the film pretty closely since it was announced. Here are pictures of a few cast members, some we've seen, some we haven't. The movie will be presented in 3D and stars Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom and Christoph Waltz just to name a few. Hit the jump to see the pics, enjoy.

"Voltron" Concept Art! This Is No "Revenge of the Suck"

Joblo has the exclusive, and it-is-awesome! We've talked about a possible live-action Voltron on the blog before. Now check these gems out! After the debacle that was Transformers 2... I can't even say the real title anymore (it's just become "Revenge of the Suck" to me and Matt), these pics look amazing. Will it translate to anything? That remains to be seen. What do you think?!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

"The Fighter" Trailer

The trailer is here. The stars are great actors. The director has an interesting resume. The story is that of an underdog. What the hell else can we ask for? A good movie, I suppose.

The movie now stars Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. Here's what Bale had to say about the film: "It’s a true story of two incredibly gifted boxers who were half brothers. The one, Dicky Ecklund, who fought Sugar Ray Leonard at a very young age, when he was twenty-one, was an incredible natural talent. He lived a very hard life. Then he came to train his brother, Irish Mickey Ward, to the world title."

The movie has had an amazing journey to the theater, much like the story of it's underdog. A different director was attached, then dropped (Darren Aronofsky), cast members dropped out (Matt Damon and Brad Pitt), and no one in Hollywood would touch it afterward.

The movie looks amazing! Hopefully the trailer is a good indicator of the film's final look. Some online buzz has already started about Oscars for the leading cast. Can't wait to see this film!

Below is the trailer to the highly anticipated, several times delayed, The Fighter. Enjoy

"The Tourist" Trailer

Think Salt meets The Bourne Identity meets The Italian Job. All good movies, I might add. So what do those three movies make up? The trailer for the new Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp film, The Tourist. I have now watched the trailer four times and still don't know if I love it, or meh. Check it out and leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Liam Neeson Cast in "Battleship"

To add some seriousness to crazy idea/film, Liam Neeson has been cast in Battleship. The movie is being directed by Peter Berg (Hancock) and stars the likes of Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna. So casting Neeson is a nice change of pace from the much younger cast.

The movie is about, what else, a battleship vs. aliens. It's going to have battles on land, in the air and of course, by sea. Can't wait to see ANOTHER board game made into a feature film! (Sarcasm by the way). I have faith in Berg, but I'm not going to hold my breath on this one.

Funny thing is, I just saw Taken again today, and LOVE Liam Neeson's resume. He's such an amazing, versatile actor who can do it all. I think he's a class act who can act!

"Judge Dredd" Film Now Titled "Dredd"

/slashfilm is reporting via comingsoon that the Judge Dredd reboot will be simply titled Dredd. We know the movie is going to star Karl Urban. This is going to be a short post, I'm tired. Here's the official synopsis:
DREDD takes us to the wild streets of Mega City One, the lone oasis of quasi-civilization on Cursed Earth. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the most feared of elite Street Judges, with the power to enforce the law, sentence offenders and execute them on the spot - if necessary. The endlessly inventive mind of writer Alex Garland and the frenetic vision of director Peter Travis bring DREDD to life as a futuristic neo-noir action film that returns the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The UK Is Getting a SICK "Inception" Blu-Ray Gift Set

Check this out! The UK, via is offering an incredible gift. A special edition gift set for Christopher Nolan's Inception. The set drops on December 6th and will set you back a mere £29.99, or $47.00 U.S. Here's what it comes with:

-Limited edition aluminum briefcase

-PASIV (Portable Automated Somnacin IntraVenous) Device User Manual

-Movie art-cards

-Inception Spinning Top (Cobb's Totem)

I want this! No details yet on the release here in the U.S. but I want the gift set! Oh well, I'll wait till someone on eBay tries to get rid of theirs, because $47 is too rich for my blood. Check out a close-up of the suitcase below:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

"Kick-Ass 2" Greenlit. Strong DVD Sales Despite Weak Box Office Sales

MTV has the scoop on Kick-Ass sequel, Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall. In talking to the comic book creator, Mark Millar, MTV reports the sequel is greenlit. This is seriously awesome news.

The movie under-performed in theaters, and really, no one knows why. It could be comic book fatigue or it could be the excessive violence. Also, the comic book appealed to a much smaller audience than, say, Superman or Batman.

Nonetheless, the movie did great numbers on DVD and Blu-Ray, enough to motivate everyone involved to do a sequel.

Director of the first film, Matthew Vaughn, is off filming X-Men: First Class. Once that is wrapped up, it would be safe to bet he'd begin pre-production on the Kick-Ass sequel.

We'll let you know as the news is reported. The picture on the left is from the upcoming Balls to the Wall comic book! Can't wait to buy that as well.

"Batman: Arkham City" Video Game! Catwoman, Two-Face Appear

WOW, WOW, WOW! We normally don't cover Video Games, but this is the exception of all exceptions. Last year Batman: Arkham Asylum rocked the video game world, winning nearly every single "Best of the Year" award. It not only gave hope to comic book related games, but to the video game industry as a whole. Now comes the sequel, Batman: Arkham City.

The pictures come from JoBlo via Kotaku. Click the jump to see the other AMAZING pictures!

Jon Hamm as Superman Rumor

The internet is a buzz today. What if Jon Hamm of television's Mad Men got the starring role as Superman/Clark Kent? Well, I'll give people one thing, he looks the part. I mean, look at the picture below of Hamm in Mad Men vs. the animated Clark Kent. Wow.

Why is this even coming up now? Because the movie is on the fast track to production. Plus it's fun to guess! I don't think Warner Brothers is going the Superman Returns route by casting an unknown. Thank goodness! Enough already. Director Bryan Singer's rationale is that Superman is an unknown to humanity and therefore he wanted to cast someone none of us knew. Well to hell with that, man! Enough. Casting a big name is the way to do it.

I have, since before Superman Returns, been adamant about WB casting Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ, Count of Monte Cristo). A great actor who looks the part. He could easily pull off the Clark Kent character; wholesome, family man type character, (see him in Frequency). But he could also play the commanding figure that is Superman.

No matter who stars, I believe the movie will be a success. There are other, key ingredients that have set this picture up for success. Christopher Nolan will produce, David S. Goyer is writing and Johnathan Nolan will possibly direct. We're getting there, folks. A Superman for our generation, no more bubble gum bullshit. Sorry for swearing, I hated Superman Returns so much. I was literally the only person in a group of 20+ people that had the guts to say I hated it as we were leaving the theater.