This morning, SlashFilm reported that an enterprising trekkie named Yopmio (that sounds vaguely Romulan) decided to see how JJ Abrams might create a trailer using all the elements from the original series. I know this sounds sacrilegious, but I think I like the old series better this way. Check out Abrams' 2009 Star Trek trailer here, then check out the embedded mash-up after the warp-speed jump…
So, according to Moviehole.net, another Lethal Weapon (that would make it 5) got put on ice by Warner Bros. The words came straight from the mouth of series creator Shane Black, who was up to direct the movie himself.Apparently Mel Gibson turned it down because the studio wouldn't let Richard Donner direct it. And now Mel won't answer Joel Silver's calls. Danny Glover's sweet residuals from Gone Fishin' have just about dried up by now, so I'm guessing about half those voicemails from Joel Silver "trying to get the gang back together" sound remarkably like Danny Glover.In any case, Weapon 5's script supposedly had Riggs and Murtaugh teaming up once more, but this time alongside Murtaugh's son, also an LAPD officer. I see a trend here…
According to IESB this morning, 20th Century Fox is officially preparing to reboot their Fantastic Four franchise.Fox's original Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer performed below expectations for the studio, so they're cleaning house. The movies did well financially (a bit over $600 million worldwide combined), but the fans and critics were harsh. So Fox said it was clobberin' time and cleaned house.
According to Mystery Man on Film, there is a 125-page Transcript of the original story meeting between Spielberg, Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan for Raiders of the Lost Ark. No one knows if it's real yet. No one cares. No time for love, Dr. Jones! Just grab it before someone takes it down!!! Find the link after the jump…
The Ape.After the jump, we have an exclusive sneak peek at the book's cover art.
To no one’s surprise Watchmen threw the competition through a plate glass window this weekend, earning an estimated 3-day total of $55.7 million (roughly 4,500,000 nerd-boners). Despite it being the biggest opening of the year, Zack Snyder’s opus came in lower than expected. Some attribute this to lack of star power, the graphic use of sex and violence, running time, and My Chemical Romance’s inclusion. Personally I blame Daylight Savings. Here’s your morning news. Watchmen mainly watched by men (X-Men Origins)
This morning, the folks at Slashfilm published a list of movie directors, writers and actors on Twitter…The list includes:Directors DAVID_LYNCH, ThatKevinSmith and Jon_Favreau…Writers diablocody and johnaugust…And Actors emmyrossum, ElizabethBanks, Russell Brand, Heroes' greggrunberg, and WilliamShatner…We were curious what eccentric director David Lynch could possibly be twittering about, so we have a screen grab for you after the jump…
Ah, Friday morning. The sun shines down and warms the dewy grass. The air is crisp like the first bite from an apple. My pants and wallet are elsewhere. Why am I locked in a storage unit?Here's your morning news. I know where I'll be Saturday mornings in the 1980's (Variety)
So, according to MTV, Aussie director George Miller, creator and director of all the Mad Max films has in the works a fourth animated installment of his post-apocalyptic series set in the outback. When confronted with the question of whether Mel Gibson would be involved in any capacity, Miller responded with a rather P.C. "We'll probably go a different route."In Australian English, that means, "Mel Gibson is batshit crazy and you and I and everyone knows it now, so why in the sweet, sweet name of Outback Steakhouse would I even let him do voiceover work for me? Have you seen What Women Want?"Oh, George Miller. You know you can't get past Altavista Translator.
Tuesday, we gave you a glimpse of Watchmen's Malin Akerman, a.k.a. The Silk Spectre II. Now meet her mom… the original Silk Spectre, played by the shapely Carla Gugino.Carla's the rare sort of actress that shows her assets in adult fare like Watchmen and Sin City, then covers herself and relies only on acting talent in kid flicks like the upcoming Race to Witch Mountain, or the Spy Kids franchise. Though I did hear that for Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, they had to frame Gugino from the neck up so she didn't accidentally gouge anyone's eyes out in the theater. Ga Ga Guginooooo!More pics after the jump…
NASA has turned to the public for help in naming the International Space Station's brand new Node 3 module. The top two nominees in the write-in category are Colbert and Xenu. As in the Church of Scientology's Xenu. Who would you rather see ruling the cosmos, Tek Jansen or Tom Cruise? Here's your morning news.Help Stephen Colbert cock-block The Church Of Scientology (Colbert Nation)New X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer premieres today (MTV)Watchmen will not feature any hover-boards (iO9)
This just in from Variety: Transformers 2 babe Megan Fox is attached to star in "Fathom," an adaptation of the Michael Turner-created comicbook, for Fox Atomic. According to Variety, "Fox would play Aspen Matthews, who was found abandoned on a ship and is adopted by a military man. She becomes a champion swimmer and marine biologist who comes of age realizing she has water-based powers and is part of an underwater race" I heard through the grapevine that Michael Phelps was up for a cameo but his role in the remake of Up In Smoke conflicted. He will be replaced by the dolphin from Seaquest DSV.
Here's a glimpse at the creep-tastic Haunting of Connecticut motion poster, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. I know I wouldn't want a ghost shoving its way out of my mouth, but then again, I just passed a kidney stone last week. Nah, I'm gonna give it to ghost-out-the-mouth… that's way worse.
Either Vanity Fair's standards have gone way down, or it's almost time for April's issue dedicated to "Comedy's New Legends" to hit the shelves. This above image of Paul Rudd getting intimate with Jonah Hill, Jason Segal and Seth Rogan apes the now legendary VF photo of Tom Ford, Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson cover shot (marvel at it, plus bonus shots from April's issue after the jump).
This is just a reminder that YOU are the best around. No one is ever going to get you down. Not even dudes from the 80's with blond hair.
This was just sent to me by special correspondent Matt Sears. It's exactly what it says it is. Its Locke and Eko watching a movie. A totally awesome movie. It also raises a really important question. Why don't we have more artificially intelligent robot friends yet? We have the technology. I'm guessing it's just an issue of political will.
The just don't make movies like The Never Ending Story these days. Kid flying around on a magic BFF dragon dog. That was a FILM. What? They're remaking it? Please, PLEASE tell me that George Lucas is not involved. He's done enough damage to all of us. Here's your news.If the Story is Never Ending, How Can There Be A Remake? (Cinematical)Total Recall is Recalled Back to Theaters (/film)Samuel L. Jackson Is On Board For Iron Man 2 (Filmonic)A Glowing Review of Watchmen (Reel Movie News)
This video serves as yet another bit of proof as to the absolute superiority of Japanese TV shows in the realm of 'finding people with amazing and bizarre skills.' How does this guy brush his teeth? Nunchucks. How does he do his taxes? Nunchucks. Change a baby's diaper? Nunchucks. Everything. Nunchucks.
The term Zeitgeist is a German word that means "when two people have the same idea to make a movie about a mall cop at the same time." Seriously, look it up. Blart did really well. In a money making sense. I never saw it. I skipped my screening because I had the intuition that another, far superior mall cop movie would come out. Germans have a word for that type of intuition. And that word is Blart.Director: Jody HillCast: Anna Faris, Seth Rogen, Ray Liotta, Patton Oswalt, Michael PeñaSynopsis: Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show.Genre: ComedyRelease Date: April 10, 2009
Wednesday. The Middle of the week. A week where we are all totally not reeling from the devastatingly-predictable Academy Awards. An academy awards where a gay man beat a wrestler and Hollywood got outsourced in the best possible way. Here's some news from this week. Danny Boyle Buys houses for Slumdog Kids. AWESOME (/film)Really? Gondry? Green Hornet? Rogen Speaks (MTV)Amenabar’s Epic AGORA In Trailer Form. With Rachel Weiss (Twitch)Avatar Shot on 197 Cameras. At the same time (Filmonic)
This show sort of eluded my radar so I watched the first episode ala On Demand last night. It was pretty good, which means I have 12 episodes to watch before the season two premiere, which is doable. By the way AMC, when does Mad Men come back? I need me some Don Draper. In a Viking way.Here's the blurb: Catch up on Breaking Bad with this :90 recap of Season 1, just in time for the Season 2 premiere March 8 on AMC. For more info check out AMC TV.
It was a bummer that The Wrestler was snubbed last night at the Oscars. Sean Penn did a great job with Milk and yada yada yada whatever. But Rourke's performance was captivating on a whole different level. Plenty of people outside of the Academy realize that, which is why he's picked up so many other awards. The above video is a reminder of why he's so rad, and a refreshing voice among the trite, breathless acceptance speeches we're all so used to. Kate Wislet– whistle so I can point at you. Great.
Once again, I am faced with a deficit of TV recaps to post. Im temped to post rerunrecaps, but that would go against every principle of the internet. Luckily, there is a nice slew of morning news on this Friday, Feb 20th, the Year Of Our Lord, 2009.Screenjunkies Will Be Liveblogging the 2009 Oscars HERE. Slumpuppies Will Go To The Oscars (Filmdrunk)Twilight Two Has A New-New Title (MTV)Linda Hamilton To Crawl Out Of Cave, Voice Terminator Salvation (Filmonic)Mel Gibson To Crawl Out Of Cave, Yell About Jews (Pajiba)Early Buzz For Watchmen (/Film)
Word on the internet street is that someone spilled the beans or opened the letters or whatever and published the Oscar winners. Im actually more interested in watching them just to see if the leaked list is actually legit. It's after the jump, so only click through if you are like me and the main reason you watch the ceremony is for all of those beautiful dresses and ad-hock Jack Black musical numbers, and not the suspense.
Wednesday means its time for a hump dump. There's a few things that have been happening, but nothing more earth-shattering that the death of Mickey Rourke's dog Loki. He was 18, and has been pawing on heaven's door for a while. TMZ had a very informative question and answer session with the actor while he chain smoked around other peoples dogs on the streets of NY. Here's the rest of your (poop) scoop.Screenjunkies is all UP in that Twitter. Follow us.Paul Dano Adopts An Asian Baby (Film School Rejects)
By now we've all put away our Rutherford B. Hays commemorative China sets and have set out for a nice four day week. There's not a lot of news happening this week in the world of Movies and TV. Unless you count 17 new Watchmen viral videos. Which I'm not posting. Here are your links.
Director: Tom Tykwer Cast: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Jack McGee, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen Synopsis: In The International, a gripping thriller, Interpol Agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) are determined to bring to justice one of the world’s most powerful banks. Genre: Thrillers Release Date: February 13, 2009
Friday the 13th Friday the 13th Trailer 2 – Watch more Funny VideosA group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees (Mears) and his deadly intentions.Read our review by Mr. Buck Russell.