We just reported on TGD that Paramount and The Weinstein Company have stopped making movie prints. This has been a long time coming, and theaters have to convert to digital or get left behind. There are, of course, directors that will continue to work on film, and Christopher Nolan is one of them.
In less than a year, there will be a new Christopher Nolan movie in theaters, Interstellar. This is Nolan’s first foray into science fiction, and the trailer doesn’t reveal much because the movie’s still being filmed, but it certainly gives the viewer enough to whet their appetites.
We often write about screenwriter David S. Goyer here on TGD, because the guy has always had major geek cred. He’s written scripts for the Christopher Nolan Batmans, Man of Steel, the Blade series, and recently he’s branched into game writing with Call of Duty 2: Black Ops.
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.
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.
It wasn’t that long ago that superhero movies were just dreadful, but the first X-Men and Spider-Man movies, not to mention the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, went a long way to change the dreary status quo.
We at TG are very excited that Christopher Nolan, the man who reinvented Batman, will be making a sci-fi movie next, Interstellar, which is slated for release next November.
While The Dark Knight Rises may not have been the great climax to the Batman series we may have hoped for, it was still a good ride for sure. While Bane didn’t totally deliver as the villain, one of the biggest surprises in the film was Anne Hathaway as Catwoman, and she did a terrific job in the role.
I can still remember when Matthew McConaughey first broke through big in 1996 with A Time to Kill, although he also got a lot of good notices for Dazed and Confused.
David Goyer is the screenwriter of the Blade films, and he also brought Bruce Wayne’s alter ego back from the dead with Batman Begins.
Last July, the Christopher Nolan / Christian Bale Batman films finally came full circle with The Dark Knight Rises. Although Nolan is producing Man of Steel, and he may also produce Justice League, he swears he’s never going back to Batman.
Some time ago, we discussed the possibility of a major superhero film eventually being awarded an R rating.
As wild, crazy and difficult as he’s known to be, there’s no doubt Russell Crowe has put in some great performances.
When I first heard the director of Memento was taking on Batman years ago, I thought it was a great choice because he already proved he wasn’t a one hit wonder with Insomnia.
Screenwriter David Goyer has quite a career. He first broke through with his scripts for Dark City and the big screen adaptation of Blade.
We’re barely into the new year, and things are looking very promising indeed for genre movies.
Once Batman is completed, where do you go next? Oh right, we have Man of Steel coming next summer, the next Avengers in a couple of years, and yet more Spider-Man films.
Superhero deaths aren’t a new phenomenon. We saw Superman die, then come back reborn.
I’ve always loved coming attractions, or trailers as they’re more often called these days, and the right trailer for either a big feature or a video game can really create a lot of excitement.
It probably isn't a major surprise for genre fans, but when it came to making big bucks at the box office, superheroes, sci-fi and fantasy ruled 2012.