Avengers 2 The Age of Ultron, will start shooting in early 2014 for a May 1, 2015 release date. It’s going to be a heady year for genre movies, with the new Star Wars and Batman Vs Superman coming as well, but we at TGD will think the next Avengers will hold its own against the competition just fine.
September 30, the same date we lost James Dean, is also the birthday of a man who changed science fiction forever: Dan O’Bannon, the screenwriter of Alien and Total Recall.
Anyone familiar with the crazy saga of John McAfee can tell you the guy might not be playing with a full deck. The former programmer for NASA who developed the first anti-virus program, he’s also been on the run for some time in connection of the murder of his neighbor in the jungle compound of Belize.
The new full-length trailer is out and it has new footage. Can't wait for this to be out.
As big fans of Bill and Ted, we got so excited to see a third installment was in the works, and Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves were both on board. Then, like a lot of things in Hollywood, it appears all plans have plunged into development hell.
For a moment there, it looked like the fourth Jurassic Park movie was falling apart this last May. It’s not a good sign when a movie shuts down right before it’s supposed to shoot, and we at TGD were wondering if a fourth Jurassic Park may never happen.
Back in the eighties, people started hearing about the Dead Pool. It even became the focus, and the title, of the last Dirty Harry movie. People still participate on it to this day, and essentially it’s which celebrity is going to drop dead next, and how much money can you make if you predict right.
We often take it for granted that we can buy and play video games whenever we want. We often forget that there are many places in the world that don’t have the freedom of choice that we do, especially when it comes to entertainment.
It’s hard to think of Pacific Rim being the highest grossing film of the year because it didn’t do that well in the States, and it’s still trying to make enough money world-wide to warrant a sequel. However, in one way it is indeed the highest grossing live action movie of the year, as an original movie that’s not based on a previous film, comic book, or video game.
It’s funny that World War Z was coming right on the heels of Star Trek Into Darkness this summer, because they’re also neck and neck in home entertainment. Last week Trek was #1, and now the zombies have climbed to the top of the heap.
We’ve been reporting here on TGD for some time about the sequels to ID4, which Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin hope to get up and running soon. There’s been some debate as to whether Will Smith will come back or not, or whether or not Emmerich and Devlin can afford him. (Smith wants $25 million per sequel, or $50 mil for the whole shebang.)
We already reported the good news that JJ Abrams will shoot the next Star Wars movie on film. There aren’t a lot of directors who have the clout to get a movie made on 35mm celluloid, and it’s great to see Abrams flexing his muscles in this regard.
Joss Whedon’s getting ready to embark on Avengers 2, which will start shooting in England next January. The fans would love to see him return to Firefly one day, but what about Buffy?
We’ve all seen The Dark Knight Rises by now, and know how it ends. The movie was actually left fairly open opened, but it’s pretty obvious how things are set up. Batman may or may not have escaped a nuclear blast, he’s probably retired over in Europe, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (aka Robin) is poised to inherit the batsuit.
Some time ago, you may recall there was some scuttlebutt about Lord of the Rings casino games, and how the Tolkien family didn’t feel it was good merchandising for their brand. It’s funny to think of geek stuff hitting casinos in the first place, and now there’s Avatar casino games.
It seems some people are trying to beat the bad video game movie curse by doing web series. Halo’s done very well on the web, and Mortal Kombat Legacy 2 has also been going like gangbusters, racking up over 70 million views on YouTube.
David S Goyer has written many successful comic movies, including Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises, and last year he took the big plunge into video games by writing the script for Call of Duty: Black Ops.
“Thanks to all of you – that’s how we do.” This is a tweet from Clark Gregg in response to what shouldn’t be a big surprise to anyone: S.H.I.E.L.D. had a very strong ratings debut on ABC, and the network will also repeat the show again this Thursday.
Remember years ago when the big status symbol in Hollywood was a Hummer? Then the damn environmentalists got down on everyone who had one because it guzzled so much gas.
Where do we begin to catalog the horribleness of this concept. How about, Aaron Paul is not a leading man in any shape or form? Or, the trailer screams, Nooooo! Not another movie based on a video game with no plot? Epid fail predicted. Press play and unleash hell upon your eyes.