World War Z Had The Mega Ticket But Pacific Rim Has The Super Ticket - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
And now, as per The Hollywood Reporter, Pacific Rim is going to have a similar release in Canada via the Cineplex chain. Seems as if this may be a something that could become more and more common.
Cineplex, partnering with Pacific Rim distributors Warner Brothers, are offering cinemagoers the option of pre-booking an Ultraviolet standard definition download for $19.99 or a high definition download for $24.99. And included in that price is a ticket to see the film in their cinemas. That’s a bit more like it, right?
Pacific Rim — The Bleeding Cool Review
But people who like the Transformers films are going to love this movie. People who like Japanese comics about giant robots are going to love this movie too. People who have always wanted to see Godzilla done right are going to love this movie. People who played Portal are going to love this movie. And people who were just hoping for a really really well-converted 3D action epic are going to love this movie.
Pacific Rim is a big noisy popcorn-eating blockbuster that isn’t exactly going to change anyone’s life, but will give most viewers around 131 minutes of delirious fun.
HELLBOY 3 News; Guillermo del Toro Says HELLBOY 3 Is Unlikely to Ever Get Made | Collider
Del Toro has said for years that he already has the story for Hellboy 3 laid out, but Hellboy 2’s global box office take of $160 million against an $85 million budget wasn’t enough to warrant an even larger budget for a third film. While fans have continued to hold out hope, del Toro admitted that the likelihood of Hellboy 3 ever getting made is slim:
“It’s very unlikely it’ll happen because you need things to converge so strongly. [Producer] Larry Gordon, Universal, the rights, Ron [Perlman’s] and mine’s availability, [comic creator] Mike [Mingola’s] blessing; we have pieces of that, but we don’t have all of that. You need so many things to confluence and then you need about $150 million.”
Steve asked del Toro if we could see the storyline for Hellboy 3 play out in a different form, like a comics run, and the filmmaker said that he’s already considered that prospect but Hellboy comics creator Mike Mingola isn’t crazy about having del Toro’s iteration of the character exist in comic form:
“I talked to Mike about making it a comic and Mike said very clearly, ‘Hellboy the movies is yours, Hellboy the comics is mine; I don’t wanna confuse them.’ He has been very clear about not bringing any mythology we did in the movies into the comics, like Kroenen being a mechanical clockwork zombie Nazi, or The Samaritan, which is not called ‘The Samaritan’ in the comics, or Big Baby, or Abe Sapien being like the character he is in the movies, which is different. In the comics he’s a hard-ass, Abe Sapien is really a tough guy, and in the movie he’s like this sensitive, mind reading fish man. So [Mike] is very careful, no love story between Liz and Hellboy, so on and so forth.
Del Toro added that the scale of Hellboy 3 would make it a very different film from the first two, but noted that the “mass destruction” staple that is now found in most summer tentpoles would force him to up his game:
“The way Hellboy 1 and Hellboy 2 are very different from each other, Hellboy 3 is different enough from the other two that it wouldn’t feel like the same universe in scale. He does become the beast of the apocalypse. But seeing the apocalypse is getting more and more—the bar is raised higher and higher every year; mass destruction is becoming the sport of the summer.”
Del Toro Updates: FRANKENBatch & Kaufman On SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE | CHUD.com
First up is Del Toro explicitly stating his desire for his Crimson Peak star Benedict Cumberbatch to join him on a second film; Frankenstein. Were Cumberbatch to take the role (and there’s no word of actual negotiations- just conversations) then it would be a return to the neck-bolts for ‘Batch… he’s played the doctor’s monster AND the doctor in Danny Boyle’s stage adaptation recently. It’s not 100% clear which role Del Toro is looking at him for, but with Doug Jones supposedly and naturally lined up to don the make-up, I’m thinking Frankenstein, P.h.D for the actor.
Even more interesting is an update on Del Toro’s long-discussed Slaughterhouse Five adaptation, which is apparently now a collaboration with none other than Charlie Kaufman (writer: Synecdoche, New York, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind).
“Charlie and I talked for about an hour-and-a-half and came up with a perfect way of doing the book… I love the idea of the Trafalmadorians — to be ‘unstuck in time,’ where everything is happening at the same time. And that’s what I want to do. It’s just a catch-22. The studio will make it when it”s my next movie, but how can I commit to it being my next movie until there’s a screenplay? Charlie Kaufman is a very expensive writer! …I”ll work it out.”
Guillermo del Toro Says ‘Dark Universe’ Could Share Continuity With ‘Man of Steel’ | /Film
The great thing about the Dark Universe is you have this possibility of basically creating a supernatural group and you can play by different rules, but I would love to see the DC Universe become as cohesive as the Marvel filmic universe. So if there’s any correlation, I will honor it.
Until del Toro actually hires a writer, and we learn more about what Warner Bros. has planned for DC after Man of Steel and Man of Steel 2, this hypothetical connective tissue is nothing more than smoke. However, del Toro is probably geekier than all of us combined so you know he’d love to figure out a way to tie his characters in with the regular Justice League.
hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllleeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeee shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!even more interesting is an update on del toro’s long-discussed slaughterhouse five adaptation, which is apparently now a collaboration with none other than charlie kaufman (writer: Synecdoche, new york, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind).