Tweet To the surprise of no one who was paying attention, THE FIFTH BEATLE by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew Robinson and Kyle Baker is being made into a movie. Payton Reed (The Break-Up and Bring It ON) will direct. While many claim to be the Fifth Beatle, this one is about manager Brian Epstein, who […]
Tweet Are they stll making Spider-Man movies? Why yes. Here’s the trailer for The Amazing Spider Man 2, which comes out on May 2, 2014. It starsAndrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx as Electro (heavily featured in this trailer), Paul Giamatti as The Rhino, and Dane DeHaan as some kind of Green Goblin thing. Seriously […]
Tweet Catching Fire, the second in four planned movies based on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy, scored the biggest November debut ever at the box office, and the fourth biggest of all times, with $161.1 million this weekend, and a huge $307.7 million take around the world. It now ranks behind The Avengers ($207.4 million), […]
Tweet SLEEPER, tone of several series by the dynamic duo of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips is in production again, this time with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck producing. Shawn Ryan, of The Shield and David Wiener of The Killing are set to write the screenplay. Set in the Wildstorm universe, the tale involves an […]
The full trailer for X-Men DAYS OF FUTURE PAST which opens May 24th, 2014 is finally out! Directed by Bryan Singer, it features a story roughly based on the comics classic which sees Wolverine going back to the past to prevent a dystopian present, and thus we’ll see both the Mckellen/Stewart and Fassbender/McAvoy (swoon) versions of Magneto and Professor X….as well as just about EVERY OTHER ACTOR WHO EVER PLAYED AN X-MAN IN THE MOVIES, except the Toad and Deadpool.
The first trailer for CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER is out, and it features lots of Chris Evans as Cap, of course, but also Scarlet Johansson as the Black Widow, Sam Jackson as Nick Fury and introduces Anthony Mackie as The Falcon and teases the broody Twilight-refugee villain of the Winter Soldier. WHO IS HE????
Tweet As if it wasn’t bad enough that Johnny Ryan and Dave Cooper are tainting our nation’s youth, now it’s possible that the horrific influence of Mark Millar might spew its evil dark cloud over the innocents. Kindergarten Heroes, a kids book that Millar wrote and Curtis Tiegs illustrated, has been optioned by Fox, with […]
TweetYes yes, film news rather than comic news, but still – when Marvel bring the world some fresh SIF, we must all obey. This is the promo poster for Thor 2, featuring Jaimie Alexander’s Asgardian warrior in the midst of, erm, warring. Almost certainly known to be the best part of the first Thor movie, […]
Last week WB head Kevin Tsujihara gave a talk to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference and touched on their upcoming slate. You can read a full transcript here (although whoever did it doesn’t seem to know Zack Snyder’s first name.) Anyhoo, while the J.K. Rowling wizarding news had everyone clicking their heels, it doesn’t mean that DC has been left waiting out in the car . Here’s the key passage:
Tweet Don’t call it a prequel. WB and J.K. Rowling have agreed to make more films set in the Harry Potter universe. The first film will be written by Rowling herself and based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a slim volume of lore taken from the Potterverse (invented word). The film will […]
I’m one of the very few people in the world who really enjoyed THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK. Where others saw a confusing storyline, I saw a CGI heavy SF film that had actual imagination and didn’t play by predictable rules. Admittedly it was a departure from the tighter, simpler PITCH BLACK, a tense action adventure which introduced Vin Diesel as Riddick, a tough as nails, brutal survivor of an interplanetary criminal. Taken together the films—both written and directed by David Twohy—were one of the odder SF franchises in the CGI era.