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jerseydevil
May 24th, 2011, 10:54 PM
So What Does Vin Diesel Gotta Do To Bring Us An 'R' Rated RIDDICK Movie??


Via his official Facebook profile, Vin Diesel brings news that the next RIDDICK movie is now extremely close to moving forward - with one hitch. Diesel and returning writer/director David Twohy have repeatedly voiced their firm commitment to making this third installment an "R rated" adventure, but it now seems doing so will necessitate a degree of sacrifice from Mr. Diesel.

Per Vin through his Facebook post...

D T the writer/director just landed in New York with the good news. We can start filming this summer. However, there is a catch... in order for us to make a true R rated film, I must work for scale upfront. Not unlike the "Find me Guilty" experience (which I wouldn't have changed for the world)...

Money is always second to art, integrity and spirit... but the real issue is deeper. Can I suspend my life, to momentarily venture to that dark place... called Riddick.

Given the recent and gargantuan success of FAST FIVE (over $512 million globally and counting - and isn't RIDDICK also at Universal?), it's a safe bet Team Diesel will find a way to leverage a few more goodies out of such an arrangement. It'll be interesting to see how this unfolds. More as we know more...

jerseydevil
May 24th, 2011, 10:57 PM
John Carter of Mars now just John Carter? Really?

Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/49757)


In a decision that reeks of clueless executive meddling, it seems that the Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation John Carter of Mars is now going just by the name John Carter.

Really? So you take a title that has survived decades of pop culture relevance and reduce it so it sounds like a single dad movie starring Tom Hanks?

The title was already compromised to begin with, being that they chose John Carter of Mars over A Princess of Mars, but at least I see the reasoning behind that. The movie is about John Carter, not Dejah Thoris and it's hopefully setting up a big franchise with John Carter.

I get having his name be prominent and hell, one of the books was called John Carter of Mars. So that wasn't a huge deal, but taking it back even further kind of pisses me off. Where's the commitment to the sci-fi spectacle? This smells like marketing execs are getting cold feet because their ****ty animated movie had "Mars" in the title and flopped. You know why that movie flopped? Because the trailers look like bottom of the barrel horrible trash.

I'm sure Disney's marketing machine will get behind John Carter in a big way when the time comes, but this drastic step really makes me worried this film is going to be committeed to death by the time it hits screens.

The Film Stage was the first to break this, I believe. (UPDATE: Nope, it was Dark Horizons) So, good on them for the snooping. Hopefully Disney comes to their senses before they start their massive campaign.

jerseydevil
May 24th, 2011, 11:51 PM
Vincenzo Natali On ‘Neuromancer’: It Doesn’t Need ‘An Entirely Traditional Kind Of Film Structure’ ? MTV Movies Blog (http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/05/11/neuromancer-updatevincenzo-natali/)


"'Neuromancer'-- it's at such an early stage that I'm not 100% attached to it," Natali revealed. "I think it's probably the most influential science fiction novel of the past 25 years. Various people have attempted to do it in the past and it hasn't worked out, I think in part because the book was so in advance of its time."
"Neuromancer" was one of the early works to introduce cyberpunk culture to the world. Published in 1984, the novel predates the existence of the Internet as a widely used resource even though it deals very directly with the idea of a globally networked community and the particulars of navigating through cyberspace. The world presented in the story definitely exists in its own universe, but many of the ideas put forth are forward-thinking to the point that they're only in the past few years becoming truly relevant to us all.

"I feel like right now is the perfect time to make the movie because some of the ideas and notions of traveling through cyberspace and so on are part of the popular consciousness," Natali explained. "So now you can get into the really interesting parts of the story which are related to how we're going to evolve, how machine technologies are going to evolve in tandem with us."

For now however, all of Natali's thoughts on the project remain at the idea stage. "It's really early. I haven't started working on the script," he said. "There's been good work that's already been done by other people that I think I can build on, and I think I can move through it quite quickly. I'm very excited about it."

The most encouraging thing to hear is that Natali is a huge fan of Gibson's work. The filmmaker sees a lot of opportunity in adapting "Neuromancer," even if he doesn't get to do it himself. The only worry for now is translating what amounts to an incredibly complex book to a story that can be related to film audiences in the space of two hours or so.


all of you bastards who did not see SPLICE. Well, you aren't fans of good sci-fi. While it weren't perfect, it certainly was worth seeing/discussing.

adgy-san
May 25th, 2011, 09:02 AM
I've never read Neuromancer, but I like what Natali says in that article. Fingers crossed.

gescom
May 25th, 2011, 09:24 AM
attempting William Gibson on film has so far resulted in almost the same way as what happens every time they touch Clive Barker.

whoever it is that's doing Neuromancer really needs to sit and read this stuff while listening to some industrial music. then when he's done, he needs to watch Blade Runner and Hardware back to back. then when he's done doing that, watch Tetsuo. then when he's done doing that, read Neuromancer while listening to some industrial music.


and he'll still probably f*** it up.

adgy-san
May 26th, 2011, 11:23 AM
Nifty 'Meet Your Other You' Website for Searchlight's 'Another Earth' ? FirstShowing.net (http://www.firstshowing.net/2011/nifty-meet-your-other-you-website-for-searchlights-another-earth/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+firstshowing+%28FirstShowing. net%29)

Another Earth has been getting good reviews. One to keep an eye on, for sure.

adgy-san
May 26th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Sean Young posted a bunch of Polaroids from the Blade Runner set.

15. Polaroids (http://s94802126.onlinehome.us/msy/My_Albums_13-16/Pages/15._Polaroids.html#0)

VERY cool.

jerseydevil
May 27th, 2011, 12:49 AM
Alex Proyas to Produce FUTURE PERFECT (http://collider.com/alex-proyas-future-perfect-shane-abbess/93231/)


Director Alex Proyas (The Crow) has signed on to produce an independent assassin project entitled Future Perfect. Proyas will oversee the project for director Shane Abbess (Gabriel) according to 24 Frames which cites the film as being in a similar vein as Joe Wright?s Hanna. Future Perfect was written by Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, the same scribes behind the Zorro reboot, Zorro Reborn. While additional plot details on the project are sparse, the report claims that the script involves two eugenically created assassins, one an older man and the other a young girl, who are on the run from an unspecified pursuer (the same top-secret government agency that funded their creation, perhaps?).

In addition to Future Perfect, Proyas also has an adaptation of Milton?s Paradise Lost and Dracula: Year Zero currently hanging out in development. There is no word on how Perfect?s Australian-based production will affect Proyas? work on each of those projects, a notion that may be worthy of concern given his ?godfather? role on this latest project. As for Abbess, although 2007′s Gabriel is his only directorial effort to date, at one point the filmmaker was attached to helm Duncan Jones? Source Code (for which he received a ?Thanks? credit in the film).

jerseydevil
May 27th, 2011, 05:01 PM
Release Date for Neill Blomkamp's ELYSIUM changed (http://collider.com/elysium-release-date/93390/)

jerseydevil
May 27th, 2011, 05:03 PM
Bradley Cooper Wants to Write the Script for HYPERION (http://collider.com/bradley-cooper-hyperion/93406/)


Apparently The Hangover Part II star Bradley Cooper is a burgeoning screenwriter in addition to being one of the most in-demand actors at the moment. Cooper appeared on Charlie Rose (via SlashFilm) earlier this week, and during their interview the actor revealed that he?s written an adaptation of Dan Simmons? sci-fi epic Hyperion on spec with a friend. Cooper said that they have submitted the script to GK Films and are currently in negotiations to script the film adaptation. He adds, ?Ideally I?d like to direct it, but there?s no way.?

The project has been in development for quite some time, with Scott Derrickson attached to direct in 2009. Cooper?s deal isn?t official by any means, but he?s definitely interested in tackling the material. Hit the jump for a synopsis of Simmons? novel.

Here?s the synopsis for Hyperion:



On the eve of Armageddon, with the entire galaxy at war, seven pilgrims set forth on a final voyage to Hyperion seeking the answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. Each carries a desperate hope?and a terrible secret. And one may hold the fate of humanity in his hands.


Think I have this on the shelf somewheres, may have to move it up the to-do list.

gescom
May 27th, 2011, 05:31 PM
Bradley Cooper Wants to Write the Script for HYPERION (http://collider.com/bradley-cooper-hyperion/93406/)



Think I have this on the shelf somewheres, may have to move it up the to-do list.


read em both!

jerseydevil
June 2nd, 2011, 10:09 AM
David Twohy Talks Third Riddick Film | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/44798/david-twohy-talks-third-riddick-film)

Fisch
June 2nd, 2011, 11:53 AM
read em both!

There are the Endymion books in the Hyperion series too though.

His Illium series is also pretty good.

jerseydevil
June 2nd, 2011, 12:56 PM
Craig Brewer Adapting Live-Action ?Tarzan? Aimed At Trilogy
(http://www.slashfilm.com/craig-brewer-adapting-liveaction-tarzan-aimed-trilogy/)

gescom
June 2nd, 2011, 02:12 PM
There are the Endymion books in the Hyperion series too though.

His Illium series is also pretty good.


you know that the movie rights to Carrion Comfort have supposedly been sold? i have NO idea how anyone would pull that off without it being ridiculously changed.

jerseydevil
June 2nd, 2011, 02:29 PM
you know that the movie rights to Carrion Comfort have supposedly been sold? i have NO idea how anyone would pull that off without it being ridiculously changed.

That was such a long read. Yeah...that would be a tough adaptation.

VCRW
June 2nd, 2011, 04:23 PM
Dan Simmons is an incredibly versatile writer. His last 2 historical fiction novels, The Terror and Black Hills, are both intensely interesting and enjoyable reads. I can't recommend either highly enough, especially Black Hills.

The Hyperion series (all 4 books) is outstanding science fiction. Carrion Comfort and the Hollow Man are disturbing yet highly intriguing novels.

The Ilium books have a lot to offer the imagination as well. Simmons is among my absolute favorite authors.

VCRW
June 2nd, 2011, 04:26 PM
Bradley Cooper Wants to Write the Script for HYPERION (http://collider.com/bradley-cooper-hyperion/93406/)



Think I have this on the shelf somewheres, may have to move it up the to-do list.

Read it! Trust me.

jerseydevil
June 6th, 2011, 10:36 AM
J.J. Abrams Finally Talks Star Trek 2 (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/j-j-abrams-next-project-star-trek-2.php)


While talking to Cinema Blend, Abrams himself confirmed that Star Trek 2 would in fact be his next project; and he even talked a bit about its release date and whether or not he’s looking to make it in 3D. He started off by saying, “The next thing we’re working on, and hopefully we’ll be able to pass information out sooner or later, is the next Star Trek.” When asked about the too close for comfort release date that Paramount has the film penciled in for, June 29th 2012, Abrams was less than committal. “I care much more that it be good than it be ready,” he said, “I’m, obviously doing everything I can to make sure that schedules don’t get screwed up. But I don’t think anyone wants a movie on time that’s not worth your time.”

jerseydevil
June 7th, 2011, 11:09 AM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/IroncladPosSm-1.jpg

Brian Cox: Steadfast and IRONCLAD (http://www.fangoria.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4710:brian-cox-steadfast-and-ironclad&catid=36:demo-articles&Itemid=56)

Cox/Giamatti and lots of sword violence. You KNOW you are gonna want to see this.

jerseydevil
June 8th, 2011, 05:22 PM
Producer John Davis Interview THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES (by Ray Bradbury) (http://collider.com/martian-chronicles-movie-john-davis/95185/)

jerseydevil
June 9th, 2011, 12:24 PM
Damon Lindelof to Write and Produce Large-Scale Sci-Fi Film for Disney (http://collider.com/damon-lindelof-1952-sci-fi-disney/95678/)

adgy-san
June 9th, 2011, 02:16 PM
‘TRON Legacy’ Sequel Re-Enters The Grid With New Writer (http://www.slashfilm.com/tron-legacy-sequel-reenters-grid-writer/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+slashfilm+%28%2FFilm%29&utm_content=Google+Reader)


Disney has just hired David DiGilio, whose only previous feature film credit was writing the Paul Walker dog movie Eight Below, to write the next chapter in the saga. But will it actually make it to production?

jerseydevil
June 10th, 2011, 09:43 AM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/IroncladPosSm-1.jpg

Brian Cox: Steadfast and IRONCLAD (http://www.fangoria.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4710:brian-cox-steadfast-and-ironclad&catid=36:demo-articles&Itemid=56)

Cox/Giamatti and lots of sword violence. You KNOW you are gonna want to see this.

Sorry to quote my own crap...
Another interview with the great Brian Cox

Exclusive Interview: BRIAN COX (IRONCLAD) | CHUD.com (http://www.chud.com/56265/exclusive-interview-brian-cox-ironclad/)

and apparently Charles Dance is in this too. Dude is making a comeback. Cox alludes to Game of Thrones, and with the success of that, this flick should get a look from folks who may not normally show interest.

jerseydevil
June 10th, 2011, 09:51 AM
Diego Luna to Spice Up Elysium | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/44953/diego-luna-spice-elysium)


Variety is reporting that Diego Luna (pictured right; Y Tu Mama Tambien) is in talks to sign up for active duty in the flick. If the deal is sealed he'll be joining the previously announced Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Wagner Moura, Alice Braga and William Fichtner in this upcoming sci-fi thriller that tells the tale of what happens when a battle ensues between aliens and humans for the right to colonize another planet.

Well I believe that is the first time any plot details have been released. Sounds good. AND, it's got 100% more Fichtner than other Fichtner free movies. Look, the guy is ALWAYS good.

jerseydevil
June 10th, 2011, 10:23 PM
Copernicus on the Science of J. J. Abrams' STAR TREK!!
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/49990)

jerseydevil
June 11th, 2011, 12:38 PM
Robert Zemeckis in Talks to Direct MAJOR MATT MASON in 3D (http://collider.com/robert-zemeckis-major-matt-mason/95972/)

YouTube - ‪Major Matt Mason commercial ( Mattel 1968 )‬‏

Ha! I had one of these!!!!!

jerseydevil
June 11th, 2011, 12:42 PM
HBO Plans Six Seasons of AMERICAN GODS for 2013 (http://collider.com/american-gods-series-hbo/95968/)


HBO started kicking the tires of Neil Gaiman?s novel American Gods back in April as a possible series to be produced by Playtone?s Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, with Gaiman on board as writer and executive producer. Goetzman revealed details this weekend to THR: Playtone is planning six season of 10-12 hourlong episodes with a budget of $35-40 million each season. American Gods will premiere in 2013 at the earliest.

That?s a lot of money for a weekly series ? minimally $3 million per episode, more than most broadcast shows. Playtone is used to the Daddy Warbucks treatment from HBO ? the network reportedly budgeted The Pacific around $225 million (over $20 million per hour).


The listing has American Gods at 624 pages. Under a six-season plan, that?s about 8-11 pages per episode, which totals up to Not Enough Material. (I am not familiar enough with either property to know if the spinoff novel Anansi Boys can be folded into the story.) Given that Gaiman is on as a writer (presumably the head writer), I hope we see all the ideas tossed around in his head and in his notes during and since writing American Gods. Clearly I need to go read the book, though I have a couple years to beat the series premiere.

Speaking of which, I may be cynical, but I believe it is folly to announce a six-season plan so early, even on HBO. Fellow HBO series Carniv?le also had six seasons in mind, yet was cancelled after two.

jerseydevil
June 14th, 2011, 12:24 PM
YouTube - ‪Bellflower (2011) Trailer‬‏

BELLFLOWER Trailer (http://collider.com/bellflower-trailer/96357/)


Here?s the official synopsis for Bellflower:

Bellflower follows two friends as they venture out into the world to begin their adult lives. All their free time is spent building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang ?Mother Medusa?. While waiting for the world to end, their call to excitement comes unexpectedly when one of them meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love. Quickly integrated into a new group of friends, they set off on a journey of betrayal, love, hate, infidelity and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies.

jerseydevil
June 15th, 2011, 09:48 AM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/john.jpg

JOHN CARTER Poster (http://collider.com/john-carter-poster/96562/)


Here’s the official synopsis for John Carter:


From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”–a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

adgy-san
June 15th, 2011, 10:33 AM
Interesting poster...

jerseydevil
June 15th, 2011, 02:07 PM
Ben Stiller May Topline Sci-Fi Comedy ‘Neighborhood Watch’ Directed by Lonely Island Member Akiva Schaffer | /Film (http://www.slashfilm.com/hot-rodlonely-island-director-akiva-schaffer-helm-neighborhood-watch-starring-ben-stiller/)


Neighborhood Watch is a script that has been in development at Fox for some time, beginning with the period when it was going to be a Will Ferrell vehicle. The story centers on a small neighborhood watch organization that really exists so that dads can get time away from their families. Things get complicated and dangerous when the group uncovers a dangerous and otherwordly plot.



sounds like a fun idea that Stiller will homogenize to death.

jerseydevil
June 16th, 2011, 12:34 PM
Director Andrew Stanton Talks JOHN CARTER; Concept Art Revealed (http://collider.com/andrew-stanton-john-carter-concept-art/96809/)


Stanton also talked about how they approached the extremely sci-fi premise of the film involving a Civil War veteran traveling to Mars, dealing with low-gravity and battling giant aliens:

?I looked at things like Apocaplyto and Rome and even things like Shogun and Lawrence of Arabia, things that as a viewer I could accept as having a level of historical research. They give me a sense of what it would be like in that land and in that age. So then you ask, ?Well, what if we just did our Martian research really, really well and treated it as a period film?? There are so many times and places in history in our world that I just don?t know anything about, and when I learn about them they?re always fascinating. I don?t need a predisposed interest in them if they are presented well. So we said, ?We?ll treat it this way, we won?t treat it like some fantasy being fulfilled by a fan.? We tried to make it feel like we?re going with the story of what really happened.?

jerseydevil
June 18th, 2011, 11:01 AM
Michael Chabon to Write MAGIC KINGDOM (http://collider.com/michael-chabon-magic-kingdom/97201/)


It took a few months to cross all of the t?s and dot all of the i?s, but Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Chabon has finally closed the deal to write Disney?s upcoming family adventure pic, Magic Kingdom. Back in March, we reported that Chabon was in talks to pen the project for director Jon Favreau and now, three months later, Heat Vision is confirming the news. While there aren?t a ton of plot details available for Magic Kingdom, we do know that the film will take place in the Disney theme park. Per the report, it may also integrate other theme parks on a global scale (don?t get your hopes up, Six Flags?you?re probably not included). In addition to landing Magic Kingdom, Chabon was also in the headlines earlier this week when Darren Aronofsky signed on to direct the pilot for his HBO period drama, Hobgoblin.

jerseydevil
June 21st, 2011, 04:39 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/mickey-2.jpg

That's the one I was waiting for!!!!!

IMMORTALS Movie Posters (http://collider.com/immortals-movie-posters/97884/)


Here?s the official synopsis for Immortals:

Visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and producers Gianni Nunnari (300), Mark Canton (300) and Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) unleash an epic tale of treachery, vengeance and destiny in Immortals, a stylish and spectacular 3-D adventure. As a power-mad king razes ancient Greece in search of a legendary weapon, a heroic young villager rises up against him in a thrilling quest as timeless as it is powerful. The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king?s mission. As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion?s raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man?s future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.

jerseydevil
June 23rd, 2011, 11:36 PM
Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn Talk LOGAN’S RUN (http://collider.com/ryan-gosling-nicolas-winding-refn-logans-run/98448/)

On the fence about Gosling, but if NWR keeps using him, that's a big bonus. They MUST give Michael York a small cameo.

I met Mr. York when I worked in a 1 hour photo on the corner of Roscoe & Sepulveda...the man couldn't have been more down to earth or gracious. Every time I watch an Austin Powers flick I smile when Basil comes on.

adgy-san
June 24th, 2011, 11:58 AM
Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn Talk LOGAN?S RUN (http://collider.com/ryan-gosling-nicolas-winding-refn-logans-run/98448/)

On the fence about Gosling, but if NWR keeps using him, that's a big bonus. They MUST give Michael York a small cameo.

I met Mr. York when I worked in a 1 hour photo on the corner of Roscoe & Sepulveda...the man couldn't have been more down to earth or gracious. Every time I watch an Austin Powers flick I smile when Basil comes on.

I wasn't sure about Gosling until I saw Lars & The Real Girl, a movie I expected to not like. The guy's got talent for sure.

jerseydevil
June 24th, 2011, 12:30 PM
The Saturn Awards Happened | CHUD.com (http://www.chud.com/58377/the-saturn-awards-happened/)

adgy-san
June 24th, 2011, 05:00 PM
Philip K. Dick's Daughter Endorses Michel Gondry's Ubik | Movieline (http://www.movieline.com/2011/06/philip-k-dicks-daughter-endorses-michel-gondrys-ubik.php)

Dr. Naysay
June 24th, 2011, 05:10 PM
They MUST give Michael York a small cameo.

Totally disagree.

jerseydevil
June 24th, 2011, 08:01 PM
Totally disagree.

Doc...do you truly think that anyone besides you, me and a few others would notice? Feed the geek man...feed the geek. :ccat:

Dr. Naysay
June 24th, 2011, 08:53 PM
Doc...do you truly think that anyone besides you, me and a few others would notice? Feed the geek man...feed the geek. :ccat:

Aren't you tired of being winked at by the movies you watch?

I am.

I'd love to be able to go to a movie and not be reminded half way through it that I've seen it before only with different actors. I'd love to just be allowed to dissolve into this imaginary world and be swept up in the narrative without a giant flashing red light screaming "WE'RE CLEVER! WE'VE GOT STREET CRED! LOOOOVE USSSS!!!!"

Maybe it's just me. I hate trade rumors too.

jerseydevil
June 24th, 2011, 09:05 PM
Aren't you tired of being winked at by the movies you watch?

I am.

I'd love to be able to go to a movie and not be reminded half way through it that I've seen it before only with different actors. I'd love to just be allowed to dissolve into this imaginary world and be swept up in the narrative without a giant flashing red light screaming "WE'RE CLEVER! WE'VE GOT STREET CRED! LOOOOVE USSSS!!!!"

Maybe it's just me. I hate trade rumors too.

While I agree with you on the winkwink, I guess I just got caught up because York was such a nice English gentleman when I met him that I wanted him to get a gig. It really was silly on my part because of the whole 'death before 30' concept of Logan's Run...what was I thinking, York is 70 years old.

Dr. Naysay
June 24th, 2011, 09:08 PM
While I agree with you on the winkwink, I guess I just got caught up because York was such a nice English gentleman when I met him that I wanted him to get a gig. It really was silly on my part because of the whole 'death before 30' concept of Logan's Run...what was I thinking, York is 70 years old.

Christ I hadn't even thought of that.

There is no sanctuary!

but there is one role he could play........... but it wouldn't be a cameo per se

gescom
June 24th, 2011, 09:14 PM
Christ I hadn't even thought of that.

There is no sanctuary!

but there is one role he could play........... but it wouldn't be a cameo per se


winky dink cameo or no winky dink cameo, why not just skip a Logan's Run remake altogether?

can you honestly say that you'd be able to go into the theater and fully dissolve into this imaginary world and be swept up in the narrative AND not be reminded that you've seen it before with different actors?

Dr. Naysay
June 24th, 2011, 09:16 PM
winky dink cameo or no winky dink cameo, why not just skip a Logan's Run remake altogether?

can you honestly say that you'd be able to go into the theater and fully dissolve into this imaginary world and be swept up in the narrative AND not be reminded that you've seen it before with different actors?

I watched The A-Team and Ocean's Eleven just fine.

And yea yea the A-Team had the stupid cameos... but it was at the end.

jerseydevil
June 24th, 2011, 09:22 PM
The original Logan's is soooooo disco dated. It's a terrific story and Refn is a very talented filmaker with indy sensibilities. I think that DRIVE will succeed, at least critically, to the point that NWR can make his version of this movie. This is one of those rare remakes that has all the pieces in place to be Carpenter's THE THING, or Snyder's DAWN OF THE DEAD.

jerseydevil
June 24th, 2011, 11:21 PM
APOLLO 18 Movie Trailer (http://collider.com/apollo-18-movie-trailer/98740/)

Think this little flick is going to sneak up on folks...

The new trailer seems to have been disappeared, till I can find a link that works


YouTube - ‪Apollo 18 Official Movie Trailer HD 2011‬‏

This is the older one

jerseydevil
June 25th, 2011, 08:52 PM
YouTube - ‪The Troll Hunter Strikes Back - Prequel Teaser‬‏

This is a fake trailer for a sequel to Troll Hunter, which is playing at The Nuart...

It's a very effective movie. Really clever and terrific use of sound. Sure, it's a found footage flick, a la Blair Witch/Paranormal Activity...but this is actually a good movie. Good solid acting and the creatures, although CGI, work really well due to selective use(darkness only) and the aforementioned sound design. Go see it in a theater, it's one of the few times I would say that, but the sound really makes it pop.:3head:

jerseydevil
June 26th, 2011, 07:48 PM
Apollo 18 Wants to Frighten The Balls Off You | CHUD.com (http://www.chud.com/58485/apollo-18-wants-to-frighten-the-balls-off-you/)

My money is on this'un to be the surprise sleeper hit of the summer. I'm kinda tired of found footage stuff too, but like I found yesterday when I finally saw Troll Hunter, it can be done very very well.

jerseydevil
June 27th, 2011, 10:15 AM
New IMMORTALS Movie Trailer (http://collider.com/immortals-movie-trailer/98942/)

jerseydevil
June 28th, 2011, 09:34 AM
Jeff Bridges Still Attempting to Produce and Star in Adaptation of Lois Lowry’s THE GIVER (http://collider.com/jeff-bridges-the-giver/99216/)


Back in 2006, Jeff Bridges and producer Nikki Silver (full disclosure: I briefly worked for Silver in 2005 as a summer intern for her On-Screen Entertainment, but I?m 99% sure she doesn?t remember me at all) came close to adapting Lois Lowry?s Newberry Award-winning young adult novel The Giver. Fox and Walden Media considered giving a greenlight with House of Sand and Fog director Vadim Perlman at the helm, but in 2007, the rights went over to Warner Bros and the project stalled. Variety reports that Bridges and Silver have now reclaimed the screen rights and are now attempting to revive the film with Perlman still set to direct.

The book concerns a utopian society where all memories of the past reside with a sage figure known as ?The Giver?. When a 12-year-old boy is selected to be the new Giver, he learns of the hypocrisies and hidden truths of his world. Bridges originally envisioned that his father Lloyd Bridges would play The Giver, but Lloyd died in 1998 and Bridges now says he feels old enough to play the role himself. Hit the jump for the novel?s official synopsis.



Here?s the synopsis for Lois Lowry?s The Giver:


Jonas?s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

jerseydevil
June 28th, 2011, 11:01 PM
?I Want To Know What The Hell Is Going On!!? 11 Minutes Of Footage Promoting Starz?s TORCHWOOD!!
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50202)

Anyone planning on watching this????

jerseydevil
June 28th, 2011, 11:13 PM
Hurm...tough to pin down, genre wise...but here it sits

Warner Bros. Wants Johnny Depp for CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL (http://collider.com/johnny-depp-carter-beats-the-devil/99439/)


An adaptation of the Glen David Gold novel Carter Beats the Devil has stagnated in development at Warner Bros. since it was published in 2002. 24 Frames hears the studio is ready to revive the project. Johnny Depp tops the wishlist to star as Charles Carter (aka Carter the Great), a master illusionist in the 1920s: ?[Carter] stages a sawed-in-half trick on President Warren G. Harding, only to be forced on the lam after Harding mysteriously dies shortly after.? The plot features other historical figures, including Harry Houdini, BMW founder Max Friz, and television pioneer Philo Farnsworth.

Depp isn?t locked in, but Carter sounds like a character that would intrigue the idiosyncratic actor. A Warner Bros. spokesperson declined to comment, but word on the street says a new draft of the script was just turned in, and the studio is reaching out to agencies to find a director. Read the book synopsis after the jump.




America in the 1920s was a nation obsessed with magic. Not just the kind performed in theaters and on stages across the country, but the magic of technology, science, and prosperity. Enter Charles Carter ? a.k.a. Carter the Great ? a young master performer whose skill as an illusionist exceeds even that of the great Houdini. Fueled by a passion for magic that grew out of desperation and loneliness, Carter has become a legend in his own time. His thrilling act involves outrageous stunts carried out on elaborate sets before the most demanding audiences.

But the most outrageous stunt of all stars none other than President Warren Harding and ends up nearly costing Carter the reputation he worked so hard to create. Filled with historical references that evoke the excesses and enthusiasm of postwar, pre-Depression America, Carter Beats the Devil is the complex and illuminating story of one man?s journey through a magical ? and sometimes dangerous ? world, where illusion is everything, and everything is illusory.

jerseydevil
June 30th, 2011, 10:02 AM
Disney Planning Movie Based on Matterhorn Ride (http://collider.com/disney-matterhorn-the-hill/99650/)


Heat Vision reports that the film, which has a working title of The Hill, will be a ?thrilling, fast-paced movie? that tells the story of five kids who are mysteriously called to the top of a mountain where they encounter Yetis. If the ?mysterious calling? that brings them to the mountain is brainwashing and/or cult-like visions, I?m totally sold. The Hill is one of a number of Disney ride-themed films in development including Guillermo del Toro?s The Haunted Mansion***, Jon Favreau?s Magic Kingdom and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea which David Fincher is eyeing to direct.

*** First mention of this in a while...maybe it's not dead yet.

jerseydevil
June 30th, 2011, 10:21 AM
BD Review: 'Ironclad' is "Extraordinarily Violent, With an Orgy of Slashings"!
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/25166


Synopsis: "A Medieval 'Magnificent Seven', that combines the visceral, stylized action of '300' with the impassioned heroism and romance of 'Braveheart.' IRONCLAD is an ultra-violent action thriller that tells the true story of a motley crew of tough, battle hardened warriors, who withstood several brutal and bloody months under siege, in a desperate bid to defend their country's freedom. Film stars Paul Giamatti, Kate Mara, James Purefoy and Brian Cox and directed by Jonathan English."

An all-splatter reel.

YouTube - ‪IRONCLAD - Alleen grof geweld!!!‬‏

jerseydevil
June 30th, 2011, 12:56 PM
WALL STREET Co-Writer Stanley Weiser to Pen Biopic about TWILIGHT ZONE Creator Rod Serling (http://collider.com/rod-serling-biopic-stanley-weiser/99755/)

Potentially cool. Too bad Ackroyd's too old.

jerseydevil
July 2nd, 2011, 09:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EBrFAJUPVeE

William Shatner’s THE CAPTAINS Movie Trailer (http://collider.com/the-captains-star-trek-trailer/100063/)


Here’s the official synopsis:


The Captains – an Epix Original Documentary produced and directed by William Shatner. In The Captains, he travels the world to connect with each of the actors who have played Captains over the long life of the Star Trek franchise. Shatner recalls his own experiences in the role that made him a star by interviewing Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks and Chris Pine while interweaving clips from their respective shows and movies.

jerseydevil
July 3rd, 2011, 11:53 AM
James Purefoy Interview IRONCLAD and JOHN CARTER (http://collider.com/james-purefoy-interview-ironclad-john-carter/97733/)

pug
July 5th, 2011, 07:12 AM
?I Want To Know What The Hell Is Going On!!? 11 Minutes Of Footage Promoting Starz?s TORCHWOOD!!
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50202)

Anyone planning on watching this????

I dumped Cinemax and switched to Starz just to watch Torchwood. Can't wait!

jerseydevil
July 5th, 2011, 11:46 AM
The 5 twist endings every Twilight Zone episode seems to share | Blastr (http://blastr.com/2011/07/the-5-twist-endings-every.php)

orpheus
July 5th, 2011, 08:00 PM
The 5 twist endings every Twilight Zone episode seems to share | Blastr (http://blastr.com/2011/07/the-5-twist-endings-every.php)

I don't know if "Time Enough at Last" or "The Eye of the Beholder" would fit into those five categories. :think:

jerseydevil
July 6th, 2011, 09:10 AM
‘Star Trek’ Writer Says Upcoming Video Game Will Be ‘Canon’ | Geeks of Doom (http://geeksofdoom.com/2011/07/05/star-trek-writer-says-upcoming-video-game-will-be-canon/)


Last month during the E3 convention, we reported that the upcoming Star Trek video game would bridge the gap between J.J. Abrams? 2009 cinematic reboot and its planned sequel, scheduled for theatrical release in 2012.

Now, Star Trek screenwriter Roberto Orci, who?s been consulting on the game?s development, has stated that he feels the game?s storyline will be part of franchise canon.

True fans will tell you that canon is only what?s filmed. I?m not an authority on what is canon. However, I will tell you that this may be the first game that falls within the parameters of the people who are in charge of canon for now; the ?supreme court,? as we call ourselves because we are the ones in charge of Star Trek for now. We won?t be in charge forever, but for right now we?re deciding what canon is, so I can tell you this is the first time where the game itself is generated by the people who are deciding canon and we generated the game to fit within canon.

I always loved that Star Trek had a very rich and continuous canon, that?s one of the reasons why Alex and I and Damon and J. J. even though it?s not our responsibility, and we don?t care what we get paid for it, we want to help make the games, the comics; we want consistency. We do it because we love Star Trek.


is it just me or are they rather fond of the word canon?

jerseydevil
July 7th, 2011, 11:02 PM
I’ve Seen The First John Carter Trailer And I’m Amazed Nobody’s Done A Description Online Yet Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/07/07/ive-seen-the-first-john-carter-trailer-and-im-amazed-nobodys-done-a-description-online-yet/)

Still cannot believe that this movie is going to ignore the absence of heavy hitters and not capitalize at ComicCon...big mistake. This movie is going to need MAJOR buzz to get folks on board.

jerseydevil
July 7th, 2011, 11:25 PM
What Make The Critics Of Starz? TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY??
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50299)

YouTube - ‪Torchwood: Miracle Day - Trailer‬‏


All I keep thinking...why hasn't Bill Pullman ascended to STARDOM? Dude is always so good.

pug
July 8th, 2011, 06:56 PM
Almost time for Captain Jack! Woot!

jerseydevil
July 11th, 2011, 10:11 AM
Quint has seen some of Andrew Stanton's John Carter and has your first glimpse at Tharks!
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50322)

jerseydevil
July 11th, 2011, 10:15 AM
and more

JOHN CARTER Concept Art; Andrew Stanton Interview JOHN CARTER (http://collider.com/andrew-stanton-interview-john-carter/101272/)
JOHN CARTER Video Blog: Reaction to Footage, Teaser Trailer, What You Should Know (http://collider.com/john-carter-video-blog-footage-teaser-trailer/101317/)

jerseydevil
July 13th, 2011, 12:42 PM
SEWER SUBTERRANEA SUPPLEMENT – A DEATHSTALKER II to SHOUT! ABOUT | CHUD.com (http://www.chud.com/60218/sewer-subterranea-supplement-a-deathstalker-ii-to-shout-about/)

jerseydevil
July 13th, 2011, 03:06 PM
True Bloods Alexander Skarsgard will star in Viking epic - HitFix.com (http://www.hitfix.com/articles/true-bloods-alexander-skarsgard-will-star-in-viking-epic)

Oooh a little type-casty ain't it?

jerseydevil
July 13th, 2011, 05:50 PM
David Goyer to Write GODZILLA Reboot (http://collider.com/godzilla-reboot-david-goyer/102161/)

jerseydevil
July 14th, 2011, 09:31 AM
‪John Carter Trailer 2012 -- Official Movie Trailer | HD‬‏ - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6Rf55GTEZ_E)

JOHN CARTER Trailer (http://collider.com/john-carter-trailer/96574/)


Here?s the official synopsis for John Carter:


From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes ?John Carter??a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). ?John Carter? is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.


Hurm...not quite sure.

jerseydevil
July 14th, 2011, 12:33 PM
THE THING Prequel Trailer (http://collider.com/the-thing-prequel-trailer/87030/)

Dr. Naysay
July 14th, 2011, 05:17 PM
Prequel?!

jerseydevil
July 14th, 2011, 05:27 PM
yesssssss prequel. Apparently being told from a rejiggered version of the Norweigan(???) camp that dug it out of the ice. Funny, the folks in it don't look too Norweigan.

Blueline
July 14th, 2011, 05:45 PM
yesssssss prequel. Apparently being told from a rejiggered version of the Norweigan(???) camp that dug it out of the ice. Funny, the folks in it don't look too Norweigan.

Seems like a waste of film. Here's the story. They find it, they get killed one by one, the last chases after it (it turned into a dog) and is killed by the American crew at the American camp. end of story.

jerseydevil
July 14th, 2011, 11:18 PM
‪hugo‬‏ - YouTube

First Trailer For Martin Scorsese?s ?The Invention Of Hugo Cabret? Adaptation Released | Geeks of Doom (http://geeksofdoom.com/2011/07/14/first-trailer-for-martin-scorseses-the-invention-of-hugo-cabret-adaptation-released/)


The first trailer for legendary director Martin Scorsese?s upcoming holiday season family fantasy adventure, titled Hugo, has been released online by Paramount Pictures.

The movie stars Asa Butterfield (The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Wolfman), Chloe Moretz (Kick?Ass, Let Me In), Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Sweeney Todd), Ben Kingsley (Shutter Island, Ghandi), Jude Law (Road to Perdition, Sherlock Holmes), Ray Winstone (The Departed, The Proposition), Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings, Corpse Bride), Helen McCrory (Harry Potter, The Fantastic Mr. Fox), Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter, Sleepy Hollow), Frances de la Tour (The History Boys, Alice in Wonderland), Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island, Lars and the Real Girl), and Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire, A Serious Man).

You can see the trailer for Hugo and read a synopsis for the movie by clicking on over to the other side now!



SYNOPSIS


Hugo tells the story of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. With the help of an eccentric girl, he searches for the answer to a mystery linking the father he recently lost, the ill-tempered toy shop owner living below him and a heart shaped lock, seemingly without a key.

Based on Brian Selznick?s award winning and imaginative New York Times bestseller, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, this magical tale is Academy Award-winner Martin Scorsese?s first film shot in 3D.


Gotta say, this looks kinda kick ass.

jerseydevil
July 14th, 2011, 11:38 PM
Geek Peek: Get Your First Look At Liam McIntyre As The New Spartacus In ?Vengeance? | Geeks of Doom (http://geeksofdoom.com/2011/07/14/geek-peek-get-your-first-look-at-liam-mcintyre-as-the-new-spartacus-in-vengeance/)

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/spartacus1.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/spartacus2.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/spartacus3.jpg

Ok. He has the look. And the distance that the mini-series put in will help...but Whitfield was special. Special enough to lift this above the 'pulp' that it was. Gonna have to have some charisma to fill them sandals.

jerseydevil
July 18th, 2011, 05:28 PM
TWIXT Movie Image (http://collider.com/twixt-movie-image-francis-ford-coppola/103242/)

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/francis-ford-coppola-elle-fanning-twixt-slice.jpg



The first image has been released from Francis Ford Coppola?s upcoming Gothic film Twixt. Rather surprisingly, fans will get their first look at the film at this week?s Comic-Con in San Diego, as Coppola will be bringing the film for a panel in Hall H. The image gives us a look at Coppola and star Elle Fanning on set. Twixt focuses on a hack horror novelist who has ghostly visions that lead him to explore a young girl?s ghostly murder. The film stars Fanning, Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, and Ben Chaplin.

jerseydevil
July 19th, 2011, 05:21 PM
Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried IN TIME Images (http://collider.com/in-time-movie-images-justin-timberlake-amanda-seyfried/103398/)

Don't like the cast, but


20th Century Fox has released the first official images from writer/director Andrew Niccol?s sci-fi/thriller In Time. Starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, and Cillian Murphy, the film is set in a futuristic society in which aging can be halted. As a result, trading years in life becomes the legal tender of choice.



the idea is a nice one.

adgy-san
July 20th, 2011, 02:32 PM
BD Horror News - Hi-res First Look at 'Underworld: Awakening' (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/25398)


Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrioress Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species."

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/photosizer/timthumb.php?src=/photosizer/upload/underworld071911.jpg&w=550&zc=0

I can't help it. These are a guilty pleasure.

DMAN3474
July 21st, 2011, 09:46 AM
anything with kate beckinsale wearing skin tight clothing is ok with me

roenick
July 21st, 2011, 10:41 AM
BD Horror News - Hi-res First Look at 'Underworld: Awakening' (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/25398)



http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/photosizer/timthumb.php?src=/photosizer/upload/underworld071911.jpg&w=550&zc=0

I can't help it. SHE is a guilty pleasure.

Fixed it for you!

adgy-san
July 21st, 2011, 10:55 AM
Fixed it for you!

Ain't nothin' guilty about that one. ;)

adgy-san
July 21st, 2011, 10:57 AM
24Framespersecond.net - Bae Doo-Na joins the Wachowskis CLOUD ATLAS (http://www.24framespersecond.net/index.php?/24frames/news_details/bae-doo-na-joins-the-wachowskis-cloud-atlas)


The film is currently in pre-production with a planned October 2012 release and boasts a cast that already includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon and Jim Broadbent. It's also said to be the most expensive German film of all time with a budget of around $150 million.

Excellent news. I LOVE Bae Doo-na.

http://pics.livejournal.com/adgy/pic/0020yg5h

That's her on the right, BTW. If you've seen Sympathy For Mr Vengeance or The Host, you know her. She rules.

SmytheKing
July 21st, 2011, 04:06 PM
Two things.

1. Not sure if this was posted anywhere else. The search function wasn't too friendly with these words.

2. Figured this would be the best place instead of adding a thread that maybe one or two people might find interesting.

So, with that being said, here's something to see.

World on a Wire is going to be at LACMA August 19th-20th (http://www.janusfilms.com/worldonawire/dates.html).

It's something I've wanted to see for a while but forgot about it until Rotten Tomatoes mentioned on its site that it was "coming out" this weekend. Anyway, it might be something for those of you who enjoyed The 13th Floor but thought it was missing something (no, not more Gretchen Mol). From all accounts it's a classic sci-fi film even though it was made for TV. Clocks in at a brisk 3hrs and 5 minutes so make sure to go pee first.

SmytheKing
July 21st, 2011, 10:25 PM
Two more I want to see.

I know this one will end up being disappointing because it will start off amazing and then end cheesy, but I still want to see it.

‪Another Earth Movie Trailer Official (HD)‬‏ - YouTube

The other one I want to see just looks fun.

‪The Troll Hunter - Official Trailer‬‏ - YouTube

adgy-san
July 22nd, 2011, 09:03 AM
Troll Hunter was pretty fun. I liked it a lot.

I really want to see Another Earth as well. I'm hoping the Laemmle in Claremont gets it.

BoobyTrap
July 22nd, 2011, 05:32 PM
Geek Peek: Get Your First Look At Liam McIntyre As The New Spartacus In ‘Vengeance’ | Geeks of Doom (http://geeksofdoom.com/2011/07/14/geek-peek-get-your-first-look-at-liam-mcintyre-as-the-new-spartacus-in-vengeance/)

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/spartacus1.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/spartacus2.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/spartacus3.jpg

Ok. He has the look. And the distance that the mini-series put in will help...but Whitfield was special. Special enough to lift this above the 'pulp' that it was. Gonna have to have some charisma to fill them sandals.

OMG! could they have made his scrotie basket any bigger????? that's so huge it's ridiculous.
Forget the charisma to fill the sandals...what about filling that basket?

gescom
July 22nd, 2011, 05:46 PM
OMG! could they have made his scrotie basket any bigger????? that's so huge it's ridiculous.
Forget the charisma to fill the sandals...what about filling that basket?


i may not have the pecs, but i'll sure as s*** bust that basket.

jerseydevil
July 22nd, 2011, 08:30 PM
OMG! could they have made his scrotie basket any bigger????? that's so huge it's ridiculous.
Forget the charisma to fill the sandals...what about filling that basket?

Everyone...isn't it great to have BT back. We missed ya kid sis.

jerseydevil
July 22nd, 2011, 09:53 PM
Andrew Niccol's IN TIME Comic-Con Trailer!
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50501)

jerseydevil
July 27th, 2011, 09:47 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/twixt2.jpg

Which Poster For Francis Ford Coppola's TWIXT(vote now) (http://www.slashfilm.com/poster-francis-ford-coppolas-twixt-prefer/)

Sorry i missed this. Val Kilmer and Coppola. And this seems like such a cool idea.


f you?ve been following our San Diego Comic-Con coverage, you know what one the best received panels of the whole event was Francis Ford Coppola presenting his new 3D horror film Twixt, starring Elle Fanning and Val Kilmer. It wasn?t exactly the film itself that really was exciting, though it looked fine, but rather the interactive, live element that Coppola hopes to bring to it. He?s planning on touring the film and, each night, presenting an altered version of the movie based on fan reaction. He?ll be live editing the film or, as he referred to it, performing the film.

Here?s the plot description of Twixt which, of course, doesn?t take into account that Coppola plans to remix the film live:


A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He?s unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.

jerseydevil
July 27th, 2011, 10:42 PM
JJ Abrams One Step Closer to Taking ‘Star Trek 2′ Reins; Production Start Planned For January 2012 | /Film (http://www.slashfilm.com/jj-abrams-officially-signs-star-trek-2-director/)

If they are savvy enough to cast Nick Frost as Harry Mudd...:8smile::19smile:

jerseydevil
July 28th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Avast! Robert Zemeckis May Take On Sea Monster Epic (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/robert-zemeckis-here-there-be-monsters.php)


Legendary CEO Thomas Tull has come up with the concept for the film, and he has hired Brian Helgeland to write the script. Helgeland is the guy who wrote L.A. Confidential, but don?t get too excited because he?s also the guy who wrote the 2010 version of Robin Hood. Whether he?s the right choice for this project or not will remain to be seen. The focus of the film follows around Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones. You know, the guy who said that he had, ?not yet begun to fight.? Everyone knows that Jones captained the USS Ranger during his time fighting against the British, but what this film presupposes is that he was also grappling with giant sea monsters at the same time. Revolutionary War naval battles and sea monster wrangling are two concepts that could make two great movies. Smoosh them together and you get some sort of Reese?s Peanut Butter Cup of a movie. Tasty

jerseydevil
July 28th, 2011, 12:36 PM
SDCC: Robert Rodriguez To Open Frank Frazetta Museum; Remaking ‘Fire and Ice’ | Geeks of Doom (http://geeksofdoom.com/2011/07/28/sdcc-robert-rodriguez-to-open-frank-frazetta-museum-remaking-fire-and-ice/)

notbob
July 28th, 2011, 01:34 PM
Avast! Robert Zemeckis May Take On Sea Monster Epic (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/robert-zemeckis-here-there-be-monsters.php)

Actually I really liked Robin Hood

motalare
July 28th, 2011, 06:43 PM
SDCC: Robert Rodriguez To Open Frank Frazetta Museum; Remaking ?Fire and Ice? | Geeks of Doom (http://geeksofdoom.com/2011/07/28/sdcc-robert-rodriguez-to-open-frank-frazetta-museum-remaking-fire-and-ice/)

I hope he keeps the stoned goblins in it.

http://hwcdn.themoviedb.org/posters/208/4c1e314c7b9aa11e95000208/fire-and-ice-mid.jpg

jerseydevil
July 29th, 2011, 08:44 AM
He was saying that the main reason they are redoing F&I is because Frazetta's biggest regret was that they couldn't afford to animate the backgrounds. The pre-production art was pretty sweet and Rodriguez spoke in very reverential tones when speaking of Frazetta. I have total faith that RR will keep everything Frazetta designed.

jerseydevil
July 29th, 2011, 09:57 AM
TRON: UPRISING Clip (http://collider.com/tron-uprising-clip/106523/)

‪TRON: UPRISING 2011 Comic-Con Preview - Disney XD Official‬‏ - YouTube

jerseydevil
July 29th, 2011, 10:22 AM
Bellflower (2011) | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/bellflower-2011)

jerseydevil
July 29th, 2011, 12:40 PM
Ealy: Lycans Extinct in Underworld Awakening - ShockTillYouDrop.com (http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/interviewsnews.php?id=20197)


One of the interesting tidbits Ealy gives is that in film, Lycans are allegedly extinct in this film ? a far cry from the first three films where they were thriving.

So does this mean the film is set in the future?

"It is unclear how far it is in the future," Ealy says. "I don't know where it takes place or when. Time and place doesn't really matter in a film like this. You get caught up with the characters and they all have a human dynamic."



And this already sucks.

Dr. Naysay
July 29th, 2011, 02:36 PM
And this already sucks.

Not as much as that TRON project.

gescom
July 29th, 2011, 02:43 PM
Not as much as that GREEN LANTERN project.

:ele3:

SmytheKing
July 29th, 2011, 02:44 PM
:ele3:

Too soon...

though I was going to do it too.

Dr. Naysay
July 29th, 2011, 03:17 PM
:ele3:

The difference, of course and as usual, is that you won't see me trying to defend the Green Lantern movie.

jerseydevil
July 29th, 2011, 03:25 PM
The difference, of course and as usual, is that you won't see me trying to defend the Green Lantern movie.

because you can't?

jerseydevil
July 29th, 2011, 03:29 PM
Btw...Cinefamily is doing a sneak of Bellflower on Monday(you have to rsvp/go to the site), on Monday night.

Special Events-August 2011 | The Cinefamily (http://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-august-2011/)

Oh man...Iglesias's The Last Circus on Friday too. Damn.

Dr. Naysay
July 29th, 2011, 03:35 PM
because you can't?

Of course not! That's the point tho innit?

jerseydevil
July 31st, 2011, 06:25 PM
THUD REVIEW: TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY – ‘ESCAPE TO L.A.’ | CHUD.com (http://www.chud.com/62524/thud-review-torchwood-miracle-day-escape-from-l-a/)

jerseydevil
July 31st, 2011, 07:28 PM
IN TIME Movie Trailer (http://collider.com/in-time-movie-trailer/106686/)

SmytheKing
August 1st, 2011, 08:42 AM
Bellflower (2011) | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com/reviews/bellflower-2011)

Saw the preview for this before Another Earth this weekend (which was pretty decent and a little better than I thought it would be). It looks like a movie that will be difficult to watch. A bunch of angry people doing bad things to each other.

adgy-san
August 2nd, 2011, 04:14 PM
Review: ‘Bellflower’ A Burnt-Out, Bloody, Brave Debut > The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/bellflower_a_burnt-out_bloody_brave_debut/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader)


Fresh from a warm reception at Sundance, Evan Glodell’s “Bellflower” arrives as a turbo charged indictment of male adolescent fantasy and a biting critique of misplaced machismo. A burnt-out, bloody, brave debut, “Bellflower” rides out the fallout from a relationship to a stomach-churning conclusion…or does it?

I really want to see this. Starts on Friday at the Nuart.

jerseydevil
August 2nd, 2011, 04:39 PM
Review: ?Bellflower? A Burnt-Out, Bloody, Brave Debut > The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/bellflower_a_burnt-out_bloody_brave_debut/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader)



I really want to see this. Starts on Friday at the Nuart.

Fango and other horror sites have been reviewing it...but even they can't say whether the film is deserving of being in a horror forum. All the reviews are purposefully vague...one thing I read was along the lines of 'not strictly horror, but the last act has some folks doing some pretty bad **** to each other...' That works for me. I have yet to see a bad review of this flick so, Kingsqueen...looks like a trip down to the Nuart(and Paco's:evilgrin: ) may be in order for this Saturday.

adgy-san
August 2nd, 2011, 04:56 PM
Since I'll be out of town this weekend, I'll have to try and squeeze it in during next week sometime. Maybe Wednesday.

REVIEW | 'Bellflower' Provides Phenomenal Showcase for Newcomer Evan Glodell - indieWIRE (http://www.indiewire.com/article/review_bellflower_provides_phenomenal_showcase_for _newcomer_evan_glodell/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader)

jerseydevil
August 3rd, 2011, 08:57 AM
‪FESTIVAL 2011: TWIXT trailer‬‏ - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CtLHPKigPc4)

See The Dark and Strange Extended Festival Trailer For Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Twixt’ | Geeks of Doom (http://geeksofdoom.com/2011/08/02/see-the-dark-and-strange-extended-festival-trailer-for-francis-ford-coppolas-twixt/)

jerseydevil
August 3rd, 2011, 09:09 AM
Bradley Cooper Finds A Silver Lining — And A Deal For Hyperion? | CHUD.com (http://www.chud.com/63004/bradley-cooper-finds-a-silver-lining-and-a-deal-for-hyperion/)


Cooper is making amazing headway on Hyperion, though. Now, this is a project that?s gone around and around Hollywood for years, so who knows if he?ll be the one to crack it, but Cooper seems confident he?s the one: ?We are just finishing the deal to write that so that?s going ahead? Ideally we?d like to do them all but we?re actually combining them because it?s kind of a mammoth undertaking, these four books, to consolidate and turn them into script form. The first one, we?re going to write two scripts, so the first is kind of a combination of Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion and Endymion, which is three out of the four, and then we?ll see where that takes us in terms of the second one.?

That?s a lot for one film. I just finished Fall of Hyperion last weekend?and I honestly can?t figure out how one would combine the first two books, let alone work in Endymion. There?s so much crammed in the first two books. The first book alone could probably make for an entire HBO series, with an episode devoted to each pilgrim?s tale, punctuated by the pilgrimage itself. Godspeed, Cooper. I don?t know how you?re going to pull that off.


I know Ges and a few others are really keen on this, so...:target:

jerseydevil
August 3rd, 2011, 09:10 AM
Cary Fukunaga To Direct Sci-Fi Thriller Spaceless Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/08/01/cary-fukunaga-to-direct-sci-fi-thriller-spaceless/)


After Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre, it was anybody?s bet what Cary Fukunaga would do next. You would have been smart to follow a tip from screenwriter Jeff Vintar, however, when he revealed on Twitter that Fukunaga was chasing a deal to finally bring his sci-fi script Spaceless to the screen.

The long-hot concept has been in the works for many years now. Sounding not unlike Alfonso Cuaron?s Gravity, in some respects, the Spaceless screenplay revolves around an assassin in space who wakes up to find himself tumbling through the starry vacuum with nothing but his in-suit computer to keep him company. There?s nothing left for him to do but to hang out there, floating in the void, waiting to die. There?s a twist, though, and not everything is necessarily how it seems?

The Hollywood Reporter actually spoil a big plot reveal in their news story on the film. I say don?t click over.

jerseydevil
August 3rd, 2011, 09:46 AM
BD Horror News - A Whole Lot Going On in Trailer for Fish Out of Water Alien Invasion Flick 'The Darkest Hour' (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/25670)


The movie doesn't open until Christmas (December 23) and already Summit Entertainment has blown the lid off Chris Gorak's (Right at Your Door) home invasions flick The Darkest Hour. This morning Summit released the first trailer that, while absolutely over-the-top energetic, reveals a bit too many plot points. The invaders motives are ruined, it's revealed that they are invisible, and they also ruin how the vacationing kids are able to see them coming. It also struck me as interesting that we're already running out of "alien invasion" idea, being that the twist to Darkest Hour is that the kids are "fish out of water" in Moscow. If Hollywood follows the Rush hour trend, the next alien invasion movie will take place in space (there's a tip for you screenwriters around town).

Ranting aside, Olivia Thirlby's in the film (she's crazy hot), and it does look absolutely balls-to-the-wall INSANE (even if you can't see the antagonists).

The sci-fi horror starring Olivia Thirlby, Emile Hirsch, Rachael Taylor, Joel Kinnaman and Max Minghella is described as a 28 Days-like thriller that "follows five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack." It was revealed that it was actually filmed in 3-D.

jerseydevil
August 3rd, 2011, 09:58 AM
BD Horror News - Full International Trailer for Roland Emmerich's 'Hell' (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/25654)


Back in early July we reported on a low-budget apocalyptic tale from Roland Emmerich, king of the end-of-the-world subgenre (he directed Independence Day, 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow). Entitled Hell, inside we've scored the full international trailer for Tim Fehlbaum's dusty indie opening in Germany this September.

"It was once the source of life, light and warmth. But now the sun has turned the entire world into a baked and barren wasteland. Forests are scorched. Animal carcasses line the roads. Even the nights are dazzlingly bright.

Maria, her little sister Leonie and Phillip are heading for the mountains in a car with tinted glass. Rumor has it water can still be found there. It is a hazardous trip to nowhere. Along the way, they run into Tom. He turns out to be a first-rate mechanic and becomes indispensable. But can they trust him? The tension grows. As if things weren't bad enough, they are lured into an ambush and their real battle for survival begins..."

jerseydevil
August 3rd, 2011, 10:22 AM
Soylent Green: Real Product, Not Real People - Geekologie (http://www.geekologie.com/2011/08/soylent-green-real-product-not-real-peop.php)

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/soylent-green-irl.jpg

jerseydevil
August 3rd, 2011, 01:17 PM
“BELLFLOWER Week” Only Takes 25 Seconds Of Your Time | CHUD.com (http://www.chud.com/63050/bellflower-week-only-takes-25-seconds-of-your-time/)

jerseydevil
August 3rd, 2011, 09:33 PM
Duke Hitchcock Sees THE RAVEN, and says, "Nevermore!"
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50676)

jerseydevil
August 3rd, 2011, 09:41 PM
Benjamin Walker in Talks for PARADISE LOST (http://collider.com/benjamin-walker-paradise-lost/107420/)


Benjamin Walker, the man who will be Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, is in negotiations with Legendary Pictures to star in Alex Proyas? adaptation of Paradise Lost. Walker is up for the role of Michael, the archangel engaged in an epic battle of good and evil with Lucifer (Bradley Cooper), who mounts an army after after he is cast out of heaven. Proyas is striving for a distinct and magnificent aesthetic with cutting-edge visual effects. Hunter was very impressed with what he saw at the Comic-Con panel, suggesting ?this movie could be one of the most visually breathtaking things ever projected on the silver screen.? To give us a taste, Legendary released this enigmatic piece of concept art.

Proyas told Deadline:




?It?s not just armies battling in an epic war. This is an adventure about the origins of good and evil after Lucifer?s rebellion gets him cast out of Heaven and leads to a struggle with his brother archangel over the soul of mankind, starting with Adam and Eve. That is the scope of the narrative here, and we?ve tried to say as faithful as possible to Milton?s text, particularly its focus on Lucifer?s evolution and the birth of evil. It?s a family saga, about a group of brothers, two in particular, who are on divergent paths, and Lucifer?s feelings of betrayal by his father and family that forge his descent into evil.?

Proyas has plans for three major battle set pieces: one in heaven, another in hell, and a third in Eden. Proyas believes Cooper and Walker are the perfect duo to ground the action:


?I?ve sometimes thought that only an insane person would want to make this movie, because it?s visually audacious and has to live up to a classic poem that is so beloved. I don?t think the visuals could have been done justice until now, which is the great fun of being a film director in this modern age of visual effects. Despite all those possibilities, the characters are what?s most important. [Walker's] deal isn?t closed yet, but I think there?s a wonderful duality about Ben?s persona, this combination of great strength and perfect innocence that works so well for Michael. And Bradley is the most charming guy you?ll ever meet, with this extraordinary charisma. Lucifer was the brightest and smartest of the archangels, and even as he descended into evil and evolved into Satan, he?s not just some black-and-white villain. Bradley brings extraordinary depth to that journey.?


This could be so good. It won't be though.

SmytheKing
August 3rd, 2011, 09:59 PM
Benjamin Walker in Talks for PARADISE LOST (http://collider.com/benjamin-walker-paradise-lost/107420/)



This could be so good. It won't be though.

When does Paul Bettany get cast in this by the way?

jerseydevil
August 3rd, 2011, 09:59 PM
Exclusive Video Interview: Writer/Director/Star Evan Glodell Talks Bellflower | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/46166/exclusive-video-interview-writerdirectorstar-evan-glodell-talks-bellflower)

JWR
August 4th, 2011, 08:16 AM
NPR is having an online poll as to the best Sci-Fi/Fantasy books ever written.
Vote For Top-100 Science Fiction, Fantasy Titles : NPR (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/02/138894873/vote-for-top-100-science-fiction-fantasy-titles)

gescom
August 4th, 2011, 08:44 AM
NPR is having an online poll as to the best Sci-Fi/Fantasy books ever written.
Vote For Top-100 Science Fiction, Fantasy Titles : NPR (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/02/138894873/vote-for-top-100-science-fiction-fantasy-titles)

man, picking only 10 from that list is going to be rather difficult. i did a "first cut" rather easily by eliminating the comic/graphic novels

you almost wish they wouldn't have merged genres as well... i mean stuff like the Lord of the Rings, A Song of Ice and Fire and The Deed of Paksennarion for instance, fat out some late goodies like The Sparrow and Hardboiled-Wonderland.

i may even end up either ditching the short stuff as well or just going with those i think every promising nerd need read.

jerseydevil
August 4th, 2011, 08:53 AM
I'm printing that **** out as a shopping list!!!!

jerseydevil
August 4th, 2011, 09:13 AM
Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING Interview slice (http://collider.com/mans-marlind-bjorn-stein-underworld-4-awakening-interview/106517/)


At this year?s Comic-Con, I had the chance to talk with Underworld: Awakening directors Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein. Here?s a few of the highlights:
?The Comic-Con trailer will not be shown anywhere else. They were committed to not show any Lycans at Comic-Con. But there will be Lycans in the sequel, including several kinds that have never been seen before.
?Stein twice teases a ?very important new character that will turn everything upside-down.?
?They are halfway through the editing process, which includes 750-800 effects shots to render in 3D.
?There is a 7-minute car chase that took five days to shoot and two-and-a-half weeks to edit.
?Stein and Marlind have a unique working relationship. They switch roles every day: one person in charge, one person is the director?s ?best buddy.?
?3D changes how they film. Because of the camera size, it?s harder to throw the camera over your shoulder for an aggressive shot. But it has led Stein to pursue longer takes because the 3D looks better.
?The first trailer should be released soon.

notbob
August 4th, 2011, 09:19 AM
Interesting list. I think the original dragonlance trilogy should have been on there.

jerseydevil
August 4th, 2011, 09:22 AM
BD Horror News - TIFF '11: Hi-Res 'The Day' Still Introduce Motley Crew (http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/25690)


It was announced yesterday that TIFF's Midnight Madness will play host to the world premiere of Doug Aarniokoski's The Day, a new indie action thriller described as an "apocalyptic siege warfare film."

Aarniokoski, a Robert Rodriguez protege, best know for his second unit director work on Takers, Resident Evil: Extinction and even Once Upon a Time in Mexico, is behind the camera for the flick featuring an all-star cast including Shawn Ashmore (X-Men, Frozen, Mother's Day, The Ruins), Ashley Bell (The Last Exorcism), Cory Hardrict (Gran Torino, Battle: Los Angeles), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings, "Lost") and Shannyn Sossamon (Catacombs, One Missed Call)!

"In a post-apocalyptic future, an open war against humanity rages. Five survivors wander along rural back-roads, lost, starving and on the run. With dwindling food stocks and ammunition, an attempt at seeking shelter turns into a battleground where they must fight or die."

JWR
August 4th, 2011, 09:50 AM
It is hard to only pick 10

I went with ones that even though it's been years since I read them I can still remember the stories quite vividly.

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, By Stephen R. Donaldson
The Conan the Barbarian series, By Robert E. Howard
Deathbird Stories, By Harlan Ellison
The Elric Saga, By Michael Moorcock
Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury
The Lord of Rings, By J. R. R. Tolkien
Neuromancer, By William Gibson
Neverwhere, By Neil Gaiman
The Stainless Steel Rat series, By Harry Harrison
2001 A Space Odyssey, By Arthur C. Clarke

gescom
August 4th, 2011, 10:37 AM
Interesting list. I think the original dragonlance trilogy should have been on there.

that's what i'm saying'. tho i would consider Dragonlance to be geared a bit more towards younger readers (at least initially), its scope is far more involved from D&D modules on - rendering an entire universe, than some of the more hip rags like Sandman and such? and if one, then why not the other, you know?




It is hard to only pick 10

I went with ones that even though it's been years since I read them I can still remember the stories quite vividly.

The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, By Stephen R. Donaldson
The Conan the Barbarian series, By Robert E. Howard
Deathbird Stories, By Harlan Ellison
The Elric Saga, By Michael Moorcock
Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury
The Lord of Rings, By J. R. R. Tolkien
Neuromancer, By William Gibson
Neverwhere, By Neil Gaiman
The Stainless Steel Rat series, By Harry Harrison
2001 A Space Odyssey, By Arthur C. Clarke


hard indeed.

off the bat, i'd have to say that; Dune, The Martian Chronicles and The Foundation Series are no-brainer immediate entries. then with the addition of Fantasy, The Lord of the Rings becomes another automatic.

that's 4? already.

then you have to start considering; Vonnegut, Pynchon and Bradbury, whose novels (respectively); Cat's Cradle, Gravity's Rainbow and Fahrenheit 451 venture outside the parameters of straight Science Fiction/Fantasy and into post-modern literature? for all intents and purposes. i mean Cat's Cradle, for instance, is what earned Vonnegut his Masters in Anthropology for Pete's sake.

and with that, seven, you're down to three. not much room left for some of what i would consider as the finer gems of the genre(s) like an Ender's Game or Demolished Man or Snow Crash or Stranger in a Strange Land or Dan Simmons' Hyperion books.

you also almost have to consider (if nothing else at least) Valis, and as much as i consider Dick to be somewhat of a hack (a VERY skilled and entertaining hack at that, mind you), you'd be silly to not include him in any 'best of all time' type of list.

and i haven't even touched William Gibson or Haruki Murakami yet. speaking of Gibson, i'm shocked that the only nod to Bruce Sterling was their collaboration. THAT, i think is a crime considering "Chairman Bruce" was the real brain behind the whole Cyberpunk movement.

notbob
August 4th, 2011, 10:48 AM
that's what i'm saying'. tho i would consider Dragonlance to be geared a bit more towards younger readers (at least initially), its scope is far more involved from D&D modules on - rendering an entire universe, than some of the more hip rags like Sandman and such? and if one, then why not the other, you know?
...

Exactly Dragonlance was what got me started in sci fi/fantasy reading. Without it I might not have gone on to read some of the other books on that list.

Dr. Naysay
August 4th, 2011, 04:29 PM
NPR is having an online poll as to the best Sci-Fi/Fantasy books ever written.
Vote For Top-100 Science Fiction, Fantasy Titles : NPR (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/02/138894873/vote-for-top-100-science-fiction-fantasy-titles)

Foundation Trilogy.

gescom
August 4th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Foundation Trilogy.

didja just skip over my post?

i suggested that was one of the automatic inclusions.

Dr. Naysay
August 4th, 2011, 04:38 PM
didja just skip over my post?

i suggested that was one of the automatic inclusions.

Sorry... I was in skim mode...

jerseydevil
August 4th, 2011, 09:29 PM
For J.J. Abrams, ‘Star Trek’ Characters Come Before A Release Date | Geeks of Doom (http://geeksofdoom.com/2011/08/04/for-j-j-abrams-and-star-trek-characters-come-before-a-release-date/#more-101911)


The director recently spoke to Collider, and revealed that nothing will be happening until he gets the characters and script all set into place.



Here?s what the director had to say:

Yeah. There have been a lot of things that we?ve been working on, a lot of important elements that we just know we need to really nail down and solve. Once you say, ?We?re ready to go, but we don?t have a finished script yet,? or ?I?m directing the thing and here?s the release date, but we don?t have a finished script,? what starts to happen ? and I?ve seen this happen with a lot of friends of mine ? is that you?re suddenly in production on a movie that they?re thinking, ?Oh my god, we weren?t really ready. We thought we?d get it done in time, but we didn?t.? So, while we have a moment to say, ?Let?s get the important things figured out,? then all the pre-production stuff will come. But, I just want to make sure that we?re putting the story and the characters, the cast and the crew, and most importantly the audience, first before we start talking about exactly which locations we?re going to be shooting at and what the wardrobe and visual effects budgets are. It just seems important that we get the important stuff right first.

SmytheKing
August 4th, 2011, 09:49 PM
For J.J. Abrams, 'Star Trek' Characters Come Before A Release Date | Geeks of Doom (http://geeksofdoom.com/2011/08/04/for-j-j-abrams-and-star-trek-characters-come-before-a-release-date/#more-101911)



"also, before I forget, I'll be sure to let you all know when Undercovers is coming out on dvd."

jerseydevil
August 6th, 2011, 08:12 PM
Review: ‘Bellflower’ A Burnt-Out, Bloody, Brave Debut > The Playlist


Fresh from a warm reception at Sundance, Evan Glodell’s “Bellflower” arrives as a turbo charged indictment of male adolescent fantasy and a biting critique of misplaced machismo. A burnt-out, bloody, brave debut, “Bellflower” rides out the fallout from a relationship to a stomach-churning conclusion…or does it?
I really want to see this. Starts on Friday at the Nuart.

Saw this today. Not fantasy, not horror...just a painful mumblecore flick about repulsive people who have no shortage of funds despite not having anything resembling a job. And, note to the writer/director/lead...vague was it real/wasn't it real dream sequences are not a substitute for good storytelling. Some solid ideas couched in a 'just out of film school' arthouse movie. The incredible finale' that I was promised was a masturbatory mess that made absolutely no sense and resolved nothing. As a matter of fact the film just dissolved into a random image rotation that completely made the first 2/3rds of the movie irrelevant. Adgy will love this movie because it has LGK music selections like Lykki Li.

jerseydevil
August 6th, 2011, 09:05 PM
Gareth Edwards' Next Film After GODZILLA Is A "Robot STAR WARS!"
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50698

If you haven't seen MONSTERS...you should!!!!

BoobyTrap
August 7th, 2011, 10:38 AM
For J.J. Abrams, ?Star Trek? Characters Come Before A Release Date | Geeks of Doom (http://geeksofdoom.com/2011/08/04/for-j-j-abrams-and-star-trek-characters-come-before-a-release-date/#more-101911)


It just seems important that we get the important stuff right first.

HA!!!!! Right for who?!:yuckkkk: (Sorry JD, gotta be consistent with the disdain).

adgy-san
August 8th, 2011, 09:09 AM
Saw this today. Not fantasy, not horror...just a painful mumblecore flick about repulsive people who have no shortage of funds despite not having anything resembling a job. And, note to the writer/director/lead...vague was it real/wasn't it real dream sequences are not a substitute for good storytelling. Some solid ideas couched in a 'just out of film school' arthouse movie. The incredible finale' that I was promised was a masturbatory mess that made absolutely no sense and resolved nothing. As a matter of fact the film just dissolved into a random image rotation that completely made the first 2/3rds of the movie irrelevant. Adgy will love this movie because it has LGK music selections like Lykki Li.

I only just started listening to Lykke Li and I don't much care for her. So there. :P

I guess I'll wait and see if I can get a screener of it. I don't want to drive all the way to the Nuart if it's gonna suck.

jerseydevil
August 8th, 2011, 01:27 PM
Calling All Browncoats! ‘Firefly’ Spin-Off Movie ‘Lost Transmission’ Will Film in 2012 | Geeks of Doom (http://geeksofdoom.com/2011/08/08/calling-all-browncoats-firefly-spin-off-movie-lost-transmission-will-film-in-2012/)

don't get too excited...read on.

adgy-san
August 9th, 2011, 03:19 PM
Oh No They Didn't! - First Set Photos of Matt Damon in Neill Blomkamp's Elysium (http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/61803752.html)

http://i.imgur.com/y2Z6h.jpg

jerseydevil
August 10th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Riddick Returns | CHUD.com (http://www.chud.com/63672/riddick-returns-2/)

jerseydevil
August 10th, 2011, 03:52 PM
Hey, Three New Apollo 18 TV Spots! | CHUD.com (http://www.chud.com/63701/hey-three-new-apollo-18-tv-spots/)

JWR
August 11th, 2011, 11:22 AM
Results of NPR's top 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy voting.
Top 100 Science Fiction, Fantasy Books : NPR (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/09/139248590/top-100-science-fiction-fantasy-books)

notbob
August 11th, 2011, 12:02 PM
Results of NPR's top 100 Sci-Fi/Fantasy voting.
Top 100 Science Fiction, Fantasy Books : NPR (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/09/139248590/top-100-science-fiction-fantasy-books)

At 67 the Shannara trilogy is still too high. Its the same book over and over again.

Dr. Naysay
August 11th, 2011, 03:06 PM
American Gods? I enjoyed it an all but.... pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

gescom
August 11th, 2011, 04:13 PM
At 67 the Shannara trilogy is still too high. Its the same book over and over again.


American Gods? I enjoyed it an all but.... pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff


as if A Song Of Ice And Fire comes without the aid of a Television series fresh on everyone's mind to make it jump about 90 spots ahead of where it should be.

notbob
August 11th, 2011, 04:27 PM
as if A Song Of Ice And Fire comes without the aid of a Television series fresh on everyone's mind to make it jump about 90 spots ahead of where it should be.

I put down a Feast for Crows over a week ago and havent been able to pick it up since. I just cant get into it.

jerseydevil
August 12th, 2011, 11:42 AM
Duncan Jones Readies His Third and Possibly Final Sci-Fi Film | Film School Rejects (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/duncan-jones-readies-his-third-and-possibly-final-sci-fi-film.php)

jerseydevil
August 12th, 2011, 11:44 AM
David Fincher Says 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA Will Be 70% CG, Talks Motion-Capture (http://collider.com/david-fincher-20000-leagues-cg/109104/)

SmytheKing
August 12th, 2011, 11:47 AM
David Fincher Says 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA Will Be 70% CG, Talks Motion-Capture (http://collider.com/david-fincher-20000-leagues-cg/109104/)...and will be really, really, really dark.

jerseydevil
August 14th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Movie Review: Ironclad | Geeks of Doom (http://geeksofdoom.com/2011/08/13/movie-review-ironclad/)

Well this guy liked it a LOT more than I did, but he makes some good points...


Imagine a low-budget, Roger Corman-produced rip-off of Ridley Scott?s Kingdom of Heaven, only way better, written by John Sayles and directed (and rewritten) by Walter Hill. That?s Ironclad in a nutshell right ****ing there: a hardcore heavy metal medieval war movie that pumps with the clenched fist fury of a 1950s Sam Fuller B-movie epic, and the twisted and gritty aesthetic of a Sergio Leone spaghetti western with an Exxon tanker truck full of Tom Savini?s special red Crayola blood mix and a mighty pair of steel-plated balls big enough to stove in the head of a bridge troll thrown in for good measure. This is one of the best pure action movies we?ll see this year, an old school throwdown between the noble, the insane, and those who are a little bit of both. This is the clash of blood and steel that so many other flicks before it tried to be. Pretenders they can now all be called, because Ironclad is the real deal.

jerseydevil
August 14th, 2011, 03:48 PM
Turk February Checks In With An Early Review Of THE THING 2011!
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jerseydevil
August 16th, 2011, 04:59 PM
New IMMORTALS Trailer hits
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adgy-san
August 17th, 2011, 12:26 PM
The Light Cycle - Hammacher Schlemmer (http://beta.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=11862&catid=1746&promo=The-Unexpected)

Look, you can buy a ****in' Light Cycle. ****in' STREET LEGAL.

http://pics.livejournal.com/adgy/pic/008r61g5/s640x480

adgy-san
August 18th, 2011, 10:06 AM
Wow: Ridley Scott To Follow ‘Prometheus’ With ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel > The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/wow_ridley_scott_to_follow_prometheus_with_blade_r unner_sequel/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader)


Deadline report that Scott has signed on to direct and produce another film in the “Blade Runner” universe, although it’s unclear whether he’s planning a sequel, a prequel, or, like “Prometheus,” something else entirely. After “Cowboys & Aliens,” Harrison Ford could certainly do with a return to one of his best-known roles, although anyone who’s seen the Director’s Cut of the original knows that there may be certain… limitations about that possibility. Also, Sean Young is still bat**** crazy.

Ridley Scott: Desperate?

adgy-san
August 18th, 2011, 10:08 AM
http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/watch_underworld_awakening_trailer_reveals_the_ent ire_movie_was_shot_with_a/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zzrwmigv9A&feature=player_embedded

adgy-san
August 18th, 2011, 11:07 AM
Guillermo Del Toro Says Alfonso Cuar?n’s Plans For ‘Gravity’ Are 5 Years Ahead Of Its Time > The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/guilermo_del_toro_says_alfonso_cuarons_plans_for_g ravity_are_5_years_ahead_/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader)


The director/producer recently sat down with MTV during rounds for “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark” and teased about the epic scope of his friend’s film. Revealing that he put Cuar?n in touch with James Cameron regarding some of the technical aspects of the film, he said, “Jim said, well you know, look, you’re about five years into the future. When Jim said that it’s too early to try anything that crazy, they did it [anyway].” Del Toro goes to hint that Cuar?n and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki have come up with their own tools and equipment to facilitate the shoot, but of course he can’t quite talk about what the filmmakers are doing that will push envelope—though he does hint we’ll soon find out.

”[They’re] absolutely pushing a new boundary in filmmaking, completely mindblowing. And the way they’re making that movie will, I think, forever change certain types of productions,” Del Toro enthused. “I’m amazed at Alfonso the past few movies because he’s completely transformed himself. [‘Gravity’ is] incredibly well-calculated. Very human, if you know the story,” he also added. So then, here’s the plot: The film is an ambitious, mostly one-character piece set on a remote space station. During an expedition outside the station, only the team leader (Clooney) and his female colleague (Bullock) are left alive after an exploding satellite kills the other members of the crew, setting off a desperate race home for the latter to get to her child.

Really glad to hear this. After having so many actors and actresses sign on and then drop out, I was worried about it.

gescom
August 18th, 2011, 12:44 PM
Wow: Ridley Scott To Follow ‘Prometheus’ With ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel > The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/wow_ridley_scott_to_follow_prometheus_with_blade_r unner_sequel/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader)


Ridley Scott: Desperate?



good grief! if he MUST do it, make it a five-minute short that runs on the Sc-Fi Channel (or whatever they call it now) that just explains what happeneD with Deckard and Rachel, and Gaff.

...and for God's sake, please just EXPLAIN what happened without having to show any of them... Harrison Ford in particular - i don't think i can take any more of him.

jerseydevil
August 18th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Ridley Scott to Direct New BLADE RUNNER Movie (http://collider.com/ridley-scott-new-blade-runner-movie/110028/)


[Update #2] Alcon Entertainment producer Andrew Kosgrove recently gave his two-cents on the project in a discussion with 24 Frames and said that the soonest he could envision shooting beginning is 2013, which gives Scott 18 months to hire a writer, get the script written, cast the film and work on pre-production. This also means that Scott feasibly has time to direct another project between Prometheus and the new Blade Runner film. This means that the earliest we could see the film hit screens is probably 2014. Kosgrove was also asked whether or not the new film would include Harrison Ford, to which he replied:

“In no way do I speak for Ridley Scott, but if you’re asking me will this movie have anything to do with Harrison Ford, the answer is no. This is a total reinvention, and in my mind that means doing everything fresh, including casting.”

Kosgrove said the film will be created “as separately as possible” from Scott’s original film, and this would be “wholly original.” Although he didn’t confirm whether that meant a prequel or sequel with different characters, a reboot, or something with the original film’s DNA a la Prometheus.



That should settle some nerves...

jerseydevil
August 18th, 2011, 05:36 PM
Why Ridley Scott returning to Blade Runner really is the beginning of the end - HitFix.com (http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-captured/posts/why-ridley-scott-returning-to-blade-runner-really-is-the-beginning-of-the-end)

OUCH...

orpheus
August 18th, 2011, 05:38 PM
A Blade Runner sequel? :think:

Well, we already got a sidequel, Soldier. mhihi:

What's next Scott? A Legend prequel?

santiclaws
August 18th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Oh, sweet Jesus. Just saw it and came here to see if it has been noticed. Really, I think there should be more panic. You know the "Slapshot" re-make is next. With Tom Cruise as Reg and Dane Cook as Denis Lemieux.

jerseydevil
August 20th, 2011, 04:18 PM
Ray Bradbury to Adapt DANDELION WINE (http://collider.com/dandelion-wine-ray-bradbury-movie/110594/)

jerseydevil
August 21st, 2011, 04:47 PM
This is the movie that Disney is going to wish they had pimped at SDCC

D23: Andrew Stanton presents John Carter footage, including Woola's introduction!
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adgy-san
August 22nd, 2011, 04:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka3twf3rMFg&feature=player_embedded

adgy-san
August 22nd, 2011, 04:17 PM
Duncan Jones Meets With WETA To Discuss Third, And Potentially Final, Sci-Fi Film (http://www.slashfilm.com/duncan-jones-meets-weta-discuss-potentially-final-scifi-film/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+slashfilm+%28%2FFilm%29&utm_content=Google+Reader)

He wants to make Mute.

Someone should let him.

jerseydevil
August 23rd, 2011, 10:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVhQM0HRxAs&feature=player_embedded

Trailer For Steampunk Noir Drama (http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2011/08/23/trailer-for-steampunk-noir-drama-thelomeris-starring-mark-hamill-released/)


A new teaser trailer for the very dark upcoming steampunk/noir drama, Thelomeris, has been released online.

The movie, which is directed by 28?year-old Hungarian Balazs Hatvani in his feature debut, stars Mark Hamill (Star Wars, Batman fan?favorite voice of the Joker), James Purefoy (Rome, A Knight?s Tale), Lance Henriksen (Aliens, The Terminator), and DJ Qualls (Road Trip, Hustle & Flow).

Continue reading to read a synopsis for the movie and check out the teaser trailer now!



Here?s the rather lengthy synopsis from Wiki?it?s unknown if this is a 100% accurate outline, but it seems legit.

SYNOPSIS


Dark clouds are crowding in the sky above the endless metropolis. This is Thelomeris, the city of cogwheels and clocks.

The citizens are living their lives in order to operate the clock factory and make it work as effectively as possible and create more energy for making even more clockworks. No one knows who established the city and why, or how long it has existed. Its ancient bordering walls and looming skyscrapers are reaching for the sky silently. Enormous metal cogs are working at the heart of the clock factory, as it casts dark shadows onto the city.

The biggest and most influential man of Thelomeris, MAN1, is the owner of the clock factory too. His job is to operate the factory as effectively as he can while grabbing all opportunities to study time and get as close to understanding it as possible. He is a mysterious and scary man, who leads his company with fearless determination, knowing that even his investors are scared of him, thinking that he has no emotions what so ever. There is only one person who can fill this empty heart with warmth. This is his wife, who with love and care tries to convince MAN1 to close down the factory, before they risk losing everything, including each other. But just before he is able to make the decision over the clock factory his wife suddenly becomes sick. No one knows what the cause of the secret disease is, and all his powers seem to be too scant to help. There is only one chance remaining: to play out time and go against it; change the course of time and in this way, change his wife?s destiny.

There seems to be only one mysterious person, ?Stranger? (Hamill) who offers a solution to eluding fate. But fate isn?t something to be played with?


Nice Sin City meets Dark City groove going on here...

jerseydevil
August 23rd, 2011, 10:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4drucg1A6Xk&feature=player_embedded

This short is a triumph. I?m making a note here: Huge Success!
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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Like anybody who has picked up a controller in the last 10 years I love me some Portal.

Young filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg, also known as host of The Totally Rad Show, has made a Portal fan film that is sweeping the internet after playing to ecstatic crowds at Comic-Con. The impressive thing about this short is that it shows just how amazing an action scene can look like if a Portal film was ever attempted.

Can you imagine if a higher budget CUBE-like Portal film was attempted? Of course, GLaDOS would have to be involved, but I think studios would be surprised just how much fertile dark humor/action is there to adapt into a feature film version.

If nothing else, Trachtenberg?s short shows that the iconography of the game can be adapted in the film medium to great results. I?d love it if this ended up snowballing into a real deal Portal movie. If that happens then I promise to give whichever studio exec greenlights the movie a nice piece of cake.

Dr. Naysay
August 23rd, 2011, 11:40 PM
Nice Sin City meets Dark City groove going on here...

Starring The Joker.....

SmytheKing
August 24th, 2011, 09:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVhQM0HRxAs&feature=player_embedded

Trailer For Steampunk Noir Drama (http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2011/08/23/trailer-for-steampunk-noir-drama-thelomeris-starring-mark-hamill-released/)



Nice Sin City meets Dark City groove going on here...So is Luke playing the Peter Lorre role in this one then or is he the "murderer"?

jerseydevil
August 24th, 2011, 09:06 AM
Starring The Joker.....

Well yeah...but I'll always remember Mark Hamill from Corvette Summer, now there was a movie!

jerseydevil
August 24th, 2011, 12:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3l91z_C7RhM

The Future’s So Bright, You’ve Gotta Wear Shades To Watch This Trailer for ‘Hell’ | Film School Rejects (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/news/hell-trailer-roland-emmerich-tim-fehlbaum.php)

jerseydevil
August 25th, 2011, 10:02 AM
Science Fiction and Fantasy Books We Can't wait for this fall (http://io9.com/5833049/science-fiction-and-fantasy-books-we-cant-wait-for-this-fall)

adgy-san
August 25th, 2011, 10:19 AM
The Next Big Names in Science Fiction Movie-Making (http://io9.com/5834035/the-next-big-names-in-science-fiction-movie+making)


There's no shortage of praise for Ridley Scott, Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg and the rest of Hollywood's science fiction and fantasy titans. But who are the next generation of myth-makers? Who should you be keeping an eye on? Who will make the genre-defining movies that everyone else will feverishly race to copy?

Here's our list of Hollywood's up-and-coming science fiction and fantasy movie-makers.

Interesting that JJ Abrams is nowhere to be found on the list...

adgy-san
August 25th, 2011, 10:47 AM
David Foster Preparing to Pitch New ‘Star Trek’ Series (http://www.slashfilm.com/david-foster-preparing-pitch-star-trek-series/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+slashfilm+%28%2FFilm%29&utm_content=Google+Reader)


In an interview (via What Culture) at the 2011 Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, Foster explained that he began developing the project, code-named “S.E.T.I.,” in 2006 with Kevin Severson. Severson, sadly, died of a stroke last year, but Foster’s continued working on their idea. It seems Foster’s already done quite a bit in terms of fleshing out the concept:

The series concept is fully developed, subject to change of course, with a solid 5-7 year series plan, pilot script and a conceptualized finale that intends to define Star Trek for generations, extensive character bios, costume and ship/set designs, and more. This is a drastic departure from the typical 8-10 page treatment of the previously pitched Star Trek series ideas that have not included even a pilot script.

Foster envisions his series as a return to Roddenberry’s original concept. “[W]hile Star Trek has moved on with other series that were not exactly in line with Gene’s original vision, the roots are there to tap into,” he said. Don’t expect something too old-fashioned, though — Foster also lists Joss Whedon, Ron Moore, Manny Coto, and J. Michael Straczynski as his inspirations on his site.

Timeline-wise, the new series will very definitely be moving forward. The show will take place in the post-Voyager era, and will remain faithful to pre-2009 canon as well as Star Trek: Enterprise canon. (Since Abrams’ 2009 film took place in an alternate timeline, Foster’s story would not be in conflict with Abrams’.)

Much more info at the link if you're interested.

jerseydevil
August 25th, 2011, 10:04 PM
Jessica Chastain, Olivia Wilde, Noomi Rapace, Brit Marling and Olga Kurylenko Testing Opposite Tom Cruise for OBLIVION, Now Titled HORIZONS (http://collider.com/jessica-chastain-oblivion-olivia-wilde-tom-cruise/111699/)


Just last week we reported that a shortlist of actresses were set to test opposite Tom Cruise for his action flick One Shot. Now another set of leading ladies are poised to test opposite Cruise for a different project, Joseph Kosinski?s (Tron: Legacy) sci-fi film Horizons. Showblitz reports that Jessica Chastain, Olivia Wilde, Noomi Rapace, Brit Marling and Olga Kurylenko are the thesps vying that will vie the role this Saturday. Additionally, Universal has scrapped the title Oblivion and is now referring to the project by its former working title Horizons for the time being.

The story takes place in an apocalyptic future that finds humans living in clouds above the uninhabitable Earth, and Cruise plays a soldier relegated to staying on the planet to work on drones that seek out and destroy a savage alien life form. Hit the jump for more information on the contending actresses.


Uh oh Adgy, with Wilde and Rapace(and even)Kurylenko on the list it's a veritable Sophie's Choice for you kid...

jerseydevil
August 25th, 2011, 10:59 PM
David Goyer Wants to Give THE INVISIBLE MAN the SHERLOCK HOLMES Treatment (http://collider.com/david-goyer-invisible-man-new-details/111543/)


David Goyer has been attached to remake The Invisible Man since 2007. To give you an idea of how long that is in movie years, in 2008 Steve interviewed Goyer and got details on The Invisible Man and the Magneto prequel. The Magneto prequel was eventually woven into this year’s X-Men: First Class. But The Invisible Man is still alive and “working its way through the Universal development channels.” Disconcertingly, Goyer tells Hero Complex that his take on H.G. Wells’ original 1897 story way (which was adapted by James Whale in 1933 and starred Claude Raines) would expand the mythology of the character (ugh). Hit the jump for the full quote from Goyer and why I find it disappointing.

Goyer tells Hero Complex:


“It’s a period film but it’s period like Downey’s ’Sherlock Holmes,’” said Goyer, whose writing credits include “The Dark Knight” and the upcoming “Man of Steel” project that will put Superman back on the big screen. “It’s period but it’s a reinvention of the character in the sort of way that Stephen Sommers exploded ‘The Mummy’ into a much bigger kind of mythology. That’s kind of what we’ve done with ‘The Invisible Man.’”

This is what Goyer is citing as his inspirations: Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and Stephen Sommers’ The Mummy. And to an extent, I understand why he’s citing those movies. If The Invisible Man is still churning through development hell, then maybe comparing it to those successful movies can get it into production. But the trade off is that it does have to be modernized. Additionally, Goyer doesn’t mention what this new version would do thematically or from a storytelling perspective. Is it a comment on something? Is it trying to compare the ideas of Wells’ original novel to the present day? Or is he simply on his way to rediscovering why Hollow Man flopped or repeating his own failed invisible protagonist flick, The Invisible?


Wow...this is a character fit to be mined. Not sure if it's in the right hands. And btw, Hollow Man was a bad ass dirty little flick.

jerseydevil
August 26th, 2011, 12:50 PM
IN TIME International Trailer (http://collider.com/in-time-international-trailer/111741/)

adgy-san
August 29th, 2011, 03:30 PM
Brit Marling, Jessica Chastain, Olivia Wilde, Noomi Rapace & Olga Kurylenko Testing For ‘Oblivion’ > The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/tom_cruise_sizes_up_potential_female_lead_for_hori zon/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader)


Cruise is going big, returning to the genre that served him well in “War Of The Worlds” and “Vanilla Sky” with Joseph Kosinki‘s “Horizon,” formerly titled “Oblivion,” and its currently casting two lovely ladies with the opportunity to seduce the practicing Thetan.

There are two major female roles in “Horizon”—which makes it unusual for a big budget tentpole release, a sad commentary itself. Up for these roles is a predictable who’s-who list of top (white) female talent that includes Brit Marling, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Chastain, Noomi Rapace and Olga Kurylenko. One of the roles is for the character Julia, the fiancee of Cruise’s Jack who, we’re guessing, is glimpsed in flashback from before a cataclysmic alien invasion. The other, likely more action-intensive part is for Victoria, Jack’s post-apocalypse right-hand woman, who watches Jack’s back as he goes on missions in a war-torn Earth to repair drones that keep humanity alive.

jerseydevil
August 29th, 2011, 03:48 PM
scroll up a few Adgy...:winky2:

adgy-san
August 29th, 2011, 04:00 PM
Oops! :)

adgy-san
August 29th, 2011, 04:03 PM
Justin Lin Wants To Resurrect Sarah Connor in Terminator 5 (http://www.slashfilm.com/justin-lin-resurrect-sarah-connor-terminator-5/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+slashfilm+%28%2FFilm%29&utm_content=Google+Reader)

Reading the actual article, he doesn't really say that...

jerseydevil
August 30th, 2011, 09:17 AM
Tron Himself Says Third Film Is “Done Deal” And “Already In The Works” Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/08/29/tron-himself-says-third-film-is-done-deal-and-already-in-the-works/)

Doc Naysay, sharpen up your claws...

jerseydevil
August 30th, 2011, 09:49 AM
Fincher Going His Own Way On 20,000 LEAGUES | CHUD.com (http://www.chud.com/65482/fincher-going-his-own-way-on-20000-leagues/)

Dr. Naysay
August 30th, 2011, 11:02 AM
Doc Naysay, sharpen up your claws...

In the words of MCA...

I wear permanent press so I'm always creased.

darby
September 5th, 2011, 10:59 AM
I just wanna say - I'd love to see Matt Smith's Doctor and Amy Pond in the hands of David Tennant's and Christopher Eccleston's writer, Russel T Davies. This Steven Moffat guy is crap and is kinda pissing me off.

jerseydevil
September 7th, 2011, 12:23 PM
DreamWorks and Fox Join Forces for Steven Spielberg’s ROBOPOCALYPSE (http://collider.com/steven-spielberg-robopocalypse-dreamworks-fox/113531/)

and in similar news...

REAL STEEL Set Visit and Video Blog Recap (http://collider.com/real-steel-set-visit-video-blog/113177/)

Dr. Naysay
September 7th, 2011, 06:19 PM
DreamWorks and Fox Join Forces for Steven Spielberg’s ROBOPOCALYPSE (http://collider.com/steven-spielberg-robopocalypse-dreamworks-fox/113531/)

and in similar news...

REAL STEEL Set Visit and Video Blog Recap (http://collider.com/real-steel-set-visit-video-blog/113177/)

and in similar news...

**** that movie.


EDIT :


What you need to know is that Real Steel is not just about robot boxing. It’s about a father and son finally coming together.

Super-extra-mega-ultra **** that movie.

In the face.

darby
September 7th, 2011, 11:35 PM
Ain't that one movie basically Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots?

Mondo Blando
September 7th, 2011, 11:51 PM
Brit Marling, Jessica Chastain, Olivia Wilde, Noomi Rapace & Olga Kurylenko Testing For ?Oblivion? > The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/tom_cruise_sizes_up_potential_female_lead_for_hori zon/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader)

Olivia Wilde is fun to look at in still pictures and all, but damn, Hollywood needs to stop trying to convince us that every chick has to be some sort of bad ass. Especially the 85-lb clumsy, knock-kneed ones that look like they are about to die from malnutrition every time they move an arm.

adgy-san
September 8th, 2011, 12:09 AM
Olivia Wilde is fun to look at in still pictures and all, but damn, Hollywood needs to stop trying to convince us that every chick has to be some sort of bad ass. Especially the 85-lb clumsy, knock-kneed ones that look like they are about to die from malnutrition every time they move an arm.

I dig the badass chicks something fierce, but, yeah, it would be nice if one or two of them actually looked like they could throw a punch that hurt every once in a while.

jerseydevil
September 8th, 2011, 12:31 PM
Sharlto Copley and Michael Nyquist Set to Star in Sci-Fi Tale ‘Europa’ | /Film (http://www.slashfilm.com/sharlto-copley-michael-nyquist-set-star-scifi-tale-europa/)

orpheus
September 8th, 2011, 09:57 PM
A movie along the lines of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots? :think:

Hahaha. That reminds me of Robot Jox.

http://movies.maxupdates.tv/wp-contents/uploads/2010/01/Robot-Jox.jpg

:wootrock:

jerseydevil
September 9th, 2011, 08:21 AM
First Teaser For Extraterrestrial, From Nacho Vigalondo, Director Of Timecrimes Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/09/09/first-teaser-for-extraterrestrial-from-nacho-vigalondo-director-of-timecrimes/)

adgy-san
September 14th, 2011, 09:33 AM
Hugh Grant Joins All-Star Cast Of Tom Tykwer & The Wachowskis’ ‘Cloud Atlas’ > The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/hugh_grant_joins_all-star_cast_of_tom_twyker_the_wachowskis_cloud_atlas/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader)


Screen Daily reports that Grant has signed on to “Cloud Atlas,” the epic genre-blending, time-spanning adaptation of David Mitchell‘s acclaimed novel that “The Matrix” creators The Wachowskis and “Run Lola Run” helmer Tom Tykwer are teaming up for. Grant joins a cornucopia of A- and B-listers, including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Bae Doona and Jim Broadbent in the project, which starts shooting on Friday, September 16th, in Scotland, Spain and Germany. It’s worth noting that Hugo Weaving‘s name isn’t mentioned in Screen’s story; has Grant taken on the role originally earmarked for the Wachowski veteran?

Also, Korean actress Bae Doo-na and Chinese actress Zhou Xun will be in it...

jerseydevil
September 14th, 2011, 02:46 PM
You Can Help Make MOON Merchandise Happen | CHUD.com (http://www.chud.com/67014/you-can-help-make-moon-merchandise-happen/)

jerseydevil
September 15th, 2011, 10:10 PM
Source Code Spin-Off TV Show In Development Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/09/15/source-code-spin-off-tv-show-in-development/)


Mark Gordon, the producer of Source Code, has gone to ABC Studios and set up a new TV show for CBS that will hang on that film’s basic premise. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear he had a ledger proving how successful Quantum Leap had been as part of his pitch.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, there’s a “meaningful penalty” attached to the deal – by which they mean we can expect to CBS to follow through and air the show, as it will cost them significantly not to.

The show’s story won’t follow Coulter Stevens, Jake Gyllenhaal’s character from the film, but “three former federal agents.” Each week, they’ll use the source code tech to jump into the near death experiences of some new characters and, presumably, they’ll solve the odd murder mystery or two.

There was a pretty clear acknowledgment of the aforementioned Quantum Leap in Duncan Jones’ Source Code feature, as that show really was a precedent for some – though by no means all – of the ideas in the movie’s set-up. See how quickly we’ve come full circle and arrived back on the small screen again.

And with this new code-of-the-week format, the Quantum Leap elements could, if they’re not specifically avoided, grow yet more obvious and central.

What’s interesting is that the infinite variety of Source Code‘s narrative multiverse could allow the show’s creators to set their stories both in and not in the same “world” as the movie. Can’t get Jeffrey Wright? No problem – his character is younger in this reality. Or has a bigger nose and different eyes. Or is a woman. And we’re still, officially, all part of the same canon.

Incidentally, Duncan Jones took to Twitter to say that the first he heard of the show was this evening – via Twitter.

jerseydevil
September 15th, 2011, 10:33 PM
Shawn Levy Reveals Some Ideas For A Real Steel Sequel Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/09/14/shawn-levys-ideas-for-a-real-steel-sequel/)

Yes. This looks very lowest common denominator. I do not care for Hugh Jackman or CGI, both of which this movie seems stuffed to the gills with. That being said, I do not think this movie looks so bad that I cannot kill a few brain cells and a few hours enjoying. Yes, it's more Hollywood crap. But at least it is based on a semi original idea, minus the obvious Rock'emSock'em overtones. If you go in with lowered expectations this looks like it could be some mild entertainment. Not saying it's must see, but you have wasted your hard earned cash on worse crap.

Dr. Naysay
September 15th, 2011, 10:56 PM
Shawn Levy Reveals Some Ideas For A Real Steel Sequel Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/09/14/shawn-levys-ideas-for-a-real-steel-sequel/)

Yes. This looks very lowest common denominator. I do not care for Hugh Jackman or CGI, both of which this movie seems stuffed to the gills with. That being said, I do not think this movie looks so bad that I cannot kill a few brain cells and a few hours enjoying. Yes, it's more Hollywood crap. But at least it is based on a semi original idea, minus the obvious Rock'emSock'em overtones. If you go in with lowered expectations this looks like it could be some mild entertainment. Not saying it's must see, but you have wasted your hard earned cash on worse crap.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/naysay/1280295682118.gif

darby
September 15th, 2011, 11:37 PM
I refuse to lower my expectations and that robot movie looks like trite tripe.

jerseydevil
September 17th, 2011, 11:55 AM
Harlan Ellison Suing New Regency, Claims ‘In Time’ Rips Off His Short Story | /Film (http://www.slashfilm.com/harlan-ellison-sues-claiming-time-rippedoff-story/)

jerseydevil
September 17th, 2011, 09:09 PM
Acclaimed Writer Harlan Ellison Sues The Makers of ‘In Time’ Over Copyright Infringement | Geeks of Doom (http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2011/09/17/acclaimed-writer-harlan-ellison-sues-the-makers-of-in-time-over-copyright-infringement/)




Acclaimed Writer Harlan Ellison Sues The Makers of ‘In Time’ Over Copyright Infringement






Posted by BAADASSSSS! | September 17th, 2011 at 5:33 pm








The release of the upcoming sci-fi thriller In Time has just come across an obstacle that no one in their right mind ever wants to encounter, and his name is Harlan Ellison.

The prolific, award-winning writer who has been working his literary majesty in print, film, and on television over the course of nearly six decades has filed a lawsuit in California federal alleging that the 20th Century Fox film, which stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried and is written and directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War), is an uncredited adaptation of his classic 1965 short story “Repent Harlequin! Said The Ticktockman”.



In 1984 Ellison brought legal action against the producers of The Terminator claiming that the James Cameron film pilfered ideas from two of his short stories, “Soldier” and “Demon with a Glass Hand.” It didn’t help the defendants in the case that Cameron had publicly acknowledged this fact in an interview he gave while promoting the movie and it was this interview that brought the matter to Harlan Ellison’s attention in the first place. Ellison’s suit was successful and the writer was granted a special credit at the end of The Terminator. He has also sued America Online over the Internet provider’s pirating of his previous published works.

In his lawsuit against Fox and the makers of In Time Ellison is requesting an injunction to block the film’s theatrical release and for all prints of the film to be impounded and destroyed. To win his case the writer must be able to prove that his story and In Time are “substantially similar,” which means that the two works must share more than plot concepts. Ellison is no stranger to copyright infringement suits, but copyright laws only protect the execution of an idea and not the idea itself.


Just me, or do old school Sci-Fi writers have a grudge...

jerseydevil
September 22nd, 2011, 10:50 PM
Casey Affleck to Play Gabriel in PARADISE LOST (http://collider.com/casey-affleck-paradise-lost/116428/)

adgy-san
September 27th, 2011, 11:17 AM
Review: ‘Real Steel’ A Simple, Effective Crowd Pleaser Like A Robot-Driven ‘Warrior’ For Kids > The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/review_real_steel_an_effective_rousing_crowd_pleas er_like_a_robot_driven_wa/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader)


That said, “not minding” a film hardly sounds like enthusiastic praise, unless of course you’re referring to it in the context of Shawn Levy’s previous work. But the truth is that like those ‘80s films many of us grew up on, and which we watched a million times over on home video and cable television, “Real Steel” feels destined to become a staple in the libraries of kids in this generation. So yes, Levy’s latest works well enough on its own terms to technically deserve to be called a success, but it’s no knockout. [B]

jerseydevil
October 2nd, 2011, 09:45 AM
Who Might Direct The Twilight Zone Movie? - ShockTillYouDrop.com (http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=21236)

Dr. Naysay
October 2nd, 2011, 02:02 PM
Review: ‘Real Steel’ A Simple, Effective Crowd Pleaser Like A Robot-Driven ‘Warrior’ For Kids > The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/review_real_steel_an_effective_rousing_crowd_pleas er_like_a_robot_driven_wa/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader)

F. That. Movie.

ucsdguy1
October 3rd, 2011, 09:07 AM
Review: ?Real Steel? A Simple, Effective Crowd Pleaser Like A Robot-Driven ?Warrior? For Kids > The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/review_real_steel_an_effective_rousing_crowd_pleas er_like_a_robot_driven_wa/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader)
so ridiculously bad, it's almost good..

jerseydevil
October 3rd, 2011, 09:24 AM
so ridiculously bad, it's almost good..

Yeah see...I think that should be one of those quotes that they use in the ads. We don't have to see this to know that it's dopey. But, every once in a while, a dumbass movie is in order. And although I usually rail against **** like this, I cling to the fact that, at least it is a (semi) original idea. Not a remake/based on toys/etc. Small consolation, but if people are going to toss dollar bills at a **** movie at least this one throws a curve to the studios and might tell them that it's ok to make something based on a non-existing property.

jerseydevil
October 3rd, 2011, 03:07 PM
Is This The New GODZILLA? I'm Not Too Sure...
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/51461)

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/god1.jpg

if it is...I am digging it. PLEASE...get this right!!!!!

jerseydevil
October 3rd, 2011, 03:09 PM
Has Cronenberg Written A "Sequel, Kinda" To THE FLY?
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/51458)


So when David Cronenberg talks about a possible sequel, antennae perk up. As he told Shock Till You Drop, when asked about the possible reboot, Cronenberg said, "'The Fly' is not exactly a remake, it's sort of a sequel, kinda. Yeah, that was a thing. I've written a script of that, and I don't know if that's going to really happen, but that has to do with Fox."

There is no question that if this film isn't made, that script needs to be published, like, yesterday. Or maybe made into a comic or something. Will it reference the events of THE FLY 2, or ignore the sequel altogether? Will it be more of a thematic sequel than a literal one? Will it continue the Brundle story (what there is of one, considering how the first film ended)? The possibilities are endless.

Perhaps it's too much of a good thing, or a fragile balance that is screwed up by another film. But for certain, Fox should look into it. THE FLY has a huge fanbase, much like John Carpenter's THE THING, and it's not dated at all as a film. Let's all puke on some donuts in anticipation!

jerseydevil
October 3rd, 2011, 03:13 PM
Rutger Hauer Joins James Marsters & Michael Jai White For METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES!!
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/51459)

jerseydevil
October 3rd, 2011, 10:53 PM
J.J. Abrams and Paramount Once Again Working Together on Another Secret Project | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/47676/jj-abrams-and-paramount-once-again-working-together-another-secret-project)

Dr. Naysay
October 4th, 2011, 12:49 AM
But, every once in a while, a dumbass movie is in order. And although I usually rail against **** like this, I cling to the fact that, at least it is a (semi) original idea. Not a remake/based on toys/etc. Small consolation, but if people are going to toss dollar bills at a **** movie at least this one throws a curve to the studios and might tell them that it's ok to make something based on a non-existing property.


Is This The New GODZILLA? I'm Not Too Sure...


if it is...I am digging it. PLEASE...get this right!!!!!

http://kusabax.cultnet.net/sup/src/131482948938.jpg

jerseydevil
October 4th, 2011, 08:42 AM
c'mon. Apples and oranges. I see your point but there are exceptions to every rule. Godzilla is a longstanding character that has been sequelized often. It's established. Maybe it's selfish purposes that make it ok in my eyes but it's a far cry from making a movie about toy robots that turn into cars. And Gareth Edwards who made Monsters(which, if you have not seen it, you should) being in charge of the property gives me cause for optimism.

jerseydevil
October 4th, 2011, 08:51 AM
Mr. Beaks Drops His Guard For REAL STEEL!
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/51468)


There are two types of people in this world: those who love ROCKY III, and those who won't allow themselves to love ROCKY III. Shawn Levy's REAL STEEL is for the unrepentant philistines in the former category. It's an Amblin-esque amalgam of every sports movie cliche known to man, all fused together for maximum uplift. This movie wants you to feel sensational; it wants to drown out the fury and sorrow of the outside world for two hours with robot-smashing spectacle and father-son bonding. It is mercilessly manipulative, corny as hell and rigorously upbeat. It works because it embraces 1980s-style garishness as a virtue. This is emphatic, well-crafted hokum. It is ROCKY III.

And I ****ing love ROCKY III.

Actually, it's a lot of other movies, too: THE CHAMP, PAPER MOON, OVER THE TOP, THE IRON GIANT and ROCKY IV. But it never feels cynically packaged - which is a shock coming from Levy, director of the loud and exhausting NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM movies. It's affectionate theft: close to homage, but not quite that fancy. REAL STEEL isn't commenting on genre; it is unabashedly of its critically-maligned genre. It is also, on the fringes, a quasi-plausible work of science fiction that posits a believable future in which humans - presumably jacked up on all manner of performance enhancers - can no longer safely participate in violent sports. In this regard, the film has a little in common with its source material: Richard Matheson's short story, "Steel" (which was turned into a classic 1963 TWILIGHT ZONE episode starring Lee Marvin). Just don't expect a conclusion anywhere in the dour neighborhood of Matheson's tale; a man stepping into the ring with one of REAL STEEL's eight-foot-tall bruisers would be nothing more than a swiftly successful suicide attempt.


Sorry Doc...I just think this is going to be entertaining.

Dr. Naysay
October 4th, 2011, 11:08 AM
Maybe it's selfish purposes that make it ok in my eyes but it's a far cry from making a movie about toy robots that turn into cars.

Yes it is. No it isn't.


Sorry Doc...I just think this is going to be entertaining.

http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/cb8/f73/8f9/resized/high-expectations-asian-father-meme-generator-so-a-you-re-dead-to-me-974c21.jpg

adgy-san
October 4th, 2011, 12:47 PM
Hugh Jackman Trained With Sugar Ray Leonard & More You Need To Know About ‘Real Steel’ > The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/hugh_jackman_trained_with_sugar_ray_leonard_more_y ou_need_to_know_about_rea/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader)


However, buzz started early on the picture with test audiences apparently raving about the movie, and DreamWorks took the rare step of getting a sequel in development way back this spring, months before the first film’s theatrical bow. “Yes, well, the studio’s faith is very strong,” director Shawn Levy recently told us. “Even ‘Night at the Museum’ didn’t test like this. People were cheering in a movie theater. The last time I remember that happening was in ‘Rocky III’ with Clubber Lang or even against Drago in ‘Rocky IV.’ So we got that kind of visceral reaction from audiences, and the studio not only took the bullish move of developing a sequel and asking me to sign on, but then also didn’t deny it when it leaked in the press. That was a show of confidence that hopefully we will reward.”

jerseydevil
October 4th, 2011, 12:51 PM
Lotsa Rocky 3 callbacks so far. I make no apologies. I think it looks like pure dumb guilty fun.

adgy-san
October 4th, 2011, 12:52 PM
‘The Adjustment Bureau’ Will Now Wear Cool Hats & Open Doors In A TV Series On Syfy > The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/the_adjustment_bureau_will_now_wear_cool_hats_open _doors_in_a_tv_series_on_/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader)


But just how exactly the premise will be formatted for television show will up to former “Smallville” executive producers Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin who are writing the screenplay. No word yet on what their approach will be, but there is certainly more than one doorway they go through with the setup (sorry, bad pun). The project is set up over at Syfy, which isn’t just appropriate given the nature of the story but also because it’s branch of the mega Universal Films who released “The Adjustment Bureau” in the first place. Synergy, folks.

jerseydevil
October 4th, 2011, 12:53 PM
‘The Adjustment Bureau’ Will Now Wear Cool Hats & Open Doors In A TV Series On Syfy > The Playlist (http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/the_adjustment_bureau_will_now_wear_cool_hats_open _doors_in_a_tv_series_on_/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Google+Reader)

Too bad Syfy blows. Is it too late to dump TerraNova there?

adgy-san
October 4th, 2011, 12:56 PM
Too bad Syfy blows. Is it too late to dump TerraNova there?

I can't really speak for them as a whole, as I've only ever watched BSG there, but I've heard good things about Stargate and a couple other long running shows there. It's just mixed in with all the lame **** they do.

jerseydevil
October 4th, 2011, 01:17 PM
The problem with SyFy is that most everything looks like the BigLots brand of tv. Crummy no name actors and really haphazard (I hesitate to even call them) effects. For every BSG there are 45 movies/programs that just look like dimestore wannabe's. I appreciate what they are trying to do, but unless you luck out(like f'rinstance Roger Corman) cheap is cheap, even more so when it comes to fx driven content.

adgy-san
October 5th, 2011, 11:07 AM
Hot Scribe Dante Harper Takes On Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ For Sony And Roland Emmerich – Deadline.com (http://www.deadline.com/2011/09/hot-scribe-dante-harper-takes-on-isaac-asimovs-foundation-for-sony-and-roland-emmerich/)


Sony Pictures has hired Dante Harper to adapt Foundation, the groundbreaking Isaac Asimov science fiction trilogy which Roland Emmerich is developing to direct.

Originally published as a short story series in Astounding Magazine in 1942, Asimov’s Foundation is the complex saga of humans scattered on planets throughout the galaxy, all living under the rule of the Galactic Empire. The protagonist is a psycho-historian who has an ability to read the future and sees that the empire will collapse imminently. He sets out to save the knowledge of mankind from being wiped out.

Harper broke onto the scene with a Timothy McVeigh biopic called Dreamland that Plan B is producing. He wrote Black Hole for David Fincher at Paramount and did the production rewrite worl in Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, which stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton. Harper’s big sale came when his script All You Need is Kill was acquired by Warner Bros. The film is on a fast track, with Doug Liman directing.

Iron Duke
October 5th, 2011, 12:43 PM
The problem with SyFy is that most everything looks like the BigLots brand of tv. Crummy no name actors and really haphazard (I hesitate to even call them) effects. For every BSG there are 45 movies/programs that just look like dimestore wannabe's. I appreciate what they are trying to do, but unless you luck out(like f'rinstance Roger Corman) cheap is cheap, even more so when it comes to fx driven content.

I don't pay attention to most of their movies, but I'm a pretty big fan of most of their series. Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Alphas are all pretty entertaining, and I will watch Haven, though it's not really a favorite. Sure, not the most high quality of work, but they've got some fun stories and entertaining characters, which is about all I'm looking for from a TV show most of the time. I'll certainly take them any day over most of the crap on network TV.

jerseydevil
October 6th, 2011, 12:04 PM
Nordling Says REAL STEEL Is The Real Deal!
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/51507)


The boxing matches are excellently done. Levy knows his action geography and there's never any question what is happening in each fight. As each fight escalates the stakes, Levy ratchets the tension and makes each fight matter. Saying this is Levy's best film isn't saying much considering his previous work, but this one feels like a passion project for all the love he puts into it. REAL STEEL genuinely entertains and excites kids of all ages. There isn't a cynical bone (or bolt) in its body. REAL STEEL pulls from those great 80s kids movies but doesn't feel like an homage, like SUPER 8 does at times. If you have children, they'll really groove on the robot bashing on display, but don't be surprised if you find yourself wiping a tear or two away at the ending yourself. REAL STEEL's a winner.



Neener Neener Naysay!!!!!

jerseydevil
October 6th, 2011, 12:12 PM
Review: ‘Real Steel’ is Stupid But So Much Fun | Film School Rejects (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/reviews/review-real-steel-hugh-jackman.php)

jerseydevil
October 6th, 2011, 07:25 PM
‘Real Steel’/’I Am Legend’ Author Richard Matheson Shopping 150 Stories, Plays, and Books for Possible Movie Adaptations

http://www.slashfilm.com/real-steeli-legend-author-richard-matheson-shopping-150-short-stories-movie-adaptations/

Dr. Naysay
October 6th, 2011, 09:22 PM
Nordling Says REAL STEEL Is The Real Deal!
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/51507)



Neener Neener Naysay!!!!!

You might as well just make this The October Movie so we can fight about it.

jerseydevil
October 7th, 2011, 01:05 PM
Are you kidding...I have no intention of seeing this crap. :yo: At least not that i am willing to tell you about.

adgy-san
October 7th, 2011, 04:07 PM
Real Steel: Review (http://screencrave.com/2011-10-06/real-steel-review/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+screencrave+%28ScreenCrave%29&utm_content=Google+Reader)


Like the underdog movies that it emulates, Real Steel feels like a film worth defending – albeit with the caveat that it is exactly what you paid for. But that in itself is an accomplishment. It’s not a film where you have to apologize for the parts that don’t work, it doesn’t fall apart in the third act, and it doesn’t set itself up as a franchise to the point that it doesn’t feel like a complete thought. This is what Hollywood entertainment should be like: rousing, involving, with heart and a compelling story and performers.

Rating: 8.5/10

Dr. Naysay
October 7th, 2011, 04:12 PM
Every positive review you guys post sounds like this....

"Sure it's Hollywood at it's trite cloying emotionally manipulative peak... but heck... we're dumb so we fell for it! FOUR STARS!!!"

adgy-san
October 7th, 2011, 04:13 PM
At this point, I'm only posting positive reviews just so you can read them.

I don't give a **** about this movie either way. :)

jerseydevil
October 7th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Doc...just for a moment...would you consider that even though this is l.c.d. that is made well enough to rise above it's low bar? Yes, that is a horrible indictment of entertainment as a whole. I agree. In the grand scheme, relative to other tentpole crap, isn't it ok to maybe enjoy something that rises above it's limitations. I am not saying that this movie should have been made, couldn't have been better if it were closer to the source material, etc. Every once in a while it's ok to enjoy trash as long as their are small concessions made to originality. Suppose this movie makes money. Maybe studios decide...hey, perhaps people want something a little more satisfying that GI Joe vs the Transformers. In the end isn't that a good thing? You point out the hypocrisy in me liking this when i hate all the cookie cutter garbage and constantly complain about it, well, what can I do? In this day and age i have to pick from the crap that is offered and when i see something that isn't so patronizing and driveltastic I have to go in with lowered expectations and hope. Yes Doc...hope. You remember that don't you? All I am hoping from this flick that it is the cinematic equivalent of Chinese food...filling, but forgettable a half hour later. That's what it's come to.

Dr. Naysay
October 7th, 2011, 04:49 PM
Doc...just for a moment...would you consider that even though this is l.c.d. that is made well enough to rise above it's low bar?

http://perform-360.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/wtf-face-2crsqn0-300x251.png

No!

jerseydevil
October 7th, 2011, 04:55 PM
I get it...I do. It pains me that I have to root for this movie because it's a good example of a bad movie. I really have no excuse. I admit it.

Dr. Naysay
October 7th, 2011, 04:57 PM
One of my rules is this...

If a kid or an animal is the catalyst for the redemption of an otherwise irredeemable adult... then I'm out.

orpheus
October 7th, 2011, 05:02 PM
Hey, JD, if root strong movie will survive. You, JD, have a strong root.

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/thetoydepartment/miyagi.jpg

jerseydevil
October 7th, 2011, 05:08 PM
Hey, JD, if root strong movie will survive. You, JD, have a strong root.

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/thetoydepartment/miyagi.jpg

T.W.S.S.


I wish

jerseydevil
October 7th, 2011, 09:38 PM
AICN Legends: Mr. Beaks Talks REAL STEEL, THE TWILIGHT ZONE And Much More With Richard Matheson!
Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. (http://www.aintitcool.com/node/51519)

Ok Doc...if some dumb young kid likes this movie so much that he seeks out the assorted brilliant works of R. Matheson...well, then I would say it served a great purpose.

adgy-san
October 8th, 2011, 10:32 AM
I'm kind of head tripping that this is actually a Matheson work. It doesn't seem to have any kind of tragedy in it anywhere.

Dr. Naysay
October 8th, 2011, 10:59 AM
I'm kind of head tripping that this is actually a Matheson work. It doesn't seem to have any kind of tragedy in it anywhere.

It's existence is a tragedy.

jerseydevil
October 8th, 2011, 12:11 PM
I'm kind of head tripping that this is actually a Matheson work. It doesn't seem to have any kind of tragedy in it anywhere.

It's a Matheson work in name only. Filtered through a sugary sweet strainer with all the rough edges filed off. God, I hate to admit it, but Naysay may have me on this one. This is exactly the thing I usually complain about.

Dr. Naysay
October 8th, 2011, 03:29 PM
Boom shakalaka.

adgy-san
October 10th, 2011, 11:24 AM
That makes a lot more sense, then.

Have you read the original work?