If you saw the original Monsters in 2010 you were lucky to witness the making of Gareth Edwards, who is now helming the Godzilla reboot for 2014. Monsters: Dark Continent is being helmed by Brit Tom Green. The teaser trailer has us pretty excited by the possibility of the extension of the universe that Edwards created.
Obviously, the economy is so far in the tank now that full employment can only be achieved by invading the Starfleet Federation. Or, if this video is to be believed, IDES employees are so bored because the good times are just rollin' through that they need to drum up traffic for their website by pulling a stunt like this and promoting Star Trek movie franchises.
Film has been officially over and done with for a while now, and for cinema fans everywhere, this is really a damn shame. There have been tremendous strides being made with digital, and it looks fine in most movies, but to many cinema fans it will never be as good as celluloid.
Everybody in the entertainment business wants non-stop hits. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every movie was a Star Wars, or every book a Harry Potter? In the latter case, now that the Harry Potter series is done, there’s still a need to fill the void, but a phenomenon like that doesn’t grow on trees.
When Batman Vs Superman got announced by Warner Brothers, you knew the role of the Dark Knight would be one of the most coveted in Hollywood. There was speculation that Christian Bale could write his own check to come back and play Batman to the tune of $50 million, but this was just speculation. Josh Brolin was also reportedly in the running, but now there is indeed a new Batman, and it’s Ben Affleck. There’s also a release date announced by Warner Brothers for July 17, 2015.
Long time readers of TGD know we’re big fans of Jurassic Park. The movie just hit its 20th anniversary this summer, and it was great to see that it still holds up pretty well after all this time. If you’re a fan of technology, Jurassic Park was also a major game changer for FX, ushering in the era of CG.
It’s often easy to forget that gaming is a world-wide phenomenon, not just a US one. Why shouldn’t people all over the world love gaming, right? While we at TGD often cover gaming in the American market, it’s interesting to see how the gaming market does all over the world.
Metallica have taken a lot of big risks in their career, and coming September 27, they’re going to take one of the biggest with Through the Never. Never is a feature length concert film that was shot in Imax 3D, and like Led Zeppelin’s Song Remains the Same, it will have a dramatic narrative weaving in and out of the live footage.
Within the next few years, we may actually have a new Terminator film because Larry Ellison’s kids, Megan and David, currently own the rights to the character. They have until 2018 to get another Terminator film made before the rights lapse, and current plans have a new movie in the works for a June 26, 2015 release at Paramount. (If The Terminator does indeed get rebooted, it will make 2015 a very packed genre year with Avengers 2, Star Wars, and Batman Vs Superman.)
When Sam Raimi left the Spider-Man series, instead of making Spider-Man 4, the powers that be decided it would be a better idea to reboot the guy, which they did with Andrew Garfield. Now the next Spider-Man is currently shooting, with Jamie Foxx playing the villain Electro, and Paul Giamatti playing the Rhino.
Round 1 to Sony which has momentum on its side with a solid launch date for the PS4, a clear upgrade and downgrade path for older, newer, whatever games and consoles and gizmos. And a pretty stellar line up of launch titles. Meanwhile, Microsoft kind of is there, but kind of isn't firm enough with its intentions. But MS did talk up its stellar launch titles at Gamescon 2013. It's all about the game. So, we won't hate on the playahs.
Before The Lone Ranger and After Earth, the big fanboy whipping boy was Battleship. We’ve covered the film extensively here on TGD, and like The Lone Ranger, it was one of those projects that was seemingly doomed from the get-go. It also infuriated fans because it ate up so much money at Universal, there was nothing left to potentially make Guillermo Del Toro’s At the Mountains of Madness, or The Dark Tower movie series.
He wrote some of the greatest crime novels of the last 50 years. His books were, depending on how he felt about them, butchered or done right by Hollywood. He gave us Get Shorty, 52 Pick Up, Hombre, Killshot, and Valdez is Coming, to name but a few.
Edgar Wright, the man who gave us Shaun of the Dead, is just about back with The World’s End, his new comedy, and word on the street is it’s good stuff. It’s also funny to think that we’ve had a number of Armageddon comedies in recent memory, like This is the End, because who knew the end of the world could be so funny?
No, this story is not about Star Wars Holiday Special, that came out in November anyways. There’s now another rumor going around about Star Wars, probably the second or third that’s gotten around this hour, that the next movie in the series may defy tradition and come out for Christmas 2015.
The Twilight Zone has never gone away, and there’s been another feature length Twilight Zone movie in the works for some time. Now it may be closer to getting made with the director of Oblivion, Joseph Kosinski.
Zombies are still hot in the zeitgeist, so unfortunately the announcement there could be another remake of Night of the Living Dead doesn’t surprise us too much. We’ve been hoping for some time that the horror remake trend would be done by now, but there’s sure to be a few still slipping out here and there until the public finally turns their back on them for good. (Or so we hope.)
We at TGD have been following the news on jOBS for a while, practically since it was announced, and reaction to the movie has been middling to mixed at best. The most recent batch of reviews haven’t been especially stellar, and the box office has been dreadful.
Why would you make a film about such an iconic person and treat it like a Lifetime movie of the week and put Ashton Kutcher at the head of the cast? This should have been an earth shattering biography.
Instead, as Deadline tells us so succinctly and beautifully:
There’s little doubt that Ender’s Game is going to be one of the biggest movies of the fall. It’s a beloved sci-fi novel that’s had a loyal following for many years, and the fans have been anticipating a movie adaptation for a long time.