Friday, July 30, 2010

Len Wiseman to Direct Contemporary Remake of Total Recall

Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard, "Underworld" films) is in final negotiations to direct Columbia Pictures' Total Recall, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. The film will be a new, contemporized adaptation of Total Recall, which was based on the story, "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick. Kurt Wimmer is writing the screenplay. Neal H. Moritz will produce through his Original Film banner.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Toronto International Film Fest 2010 Line-Up

The 35th Toronto International Film Festival has announced a total of 50 Gala/Special Presentation films as part of the lineup at this year's festival, which runs September 9th to 19th in Toronto, Canada. The line-up so far this year is incredible, tons of great films premiering like Darren Aronofsky's latest, Robert Redford's film, Ben Affleck's The Town, Ryan Reynolds's Buried, It's Kind of a Funny Story, Never Let Me Go and Michael Winterbottom's new film. I'll be gearing up for another massive month long festival tour soon and it looks like Toronto will be an awesome stop. You can check out a full list of Toronto films below.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

'Titanic II' Trailer Hits; Yep, It's a Real Movie

The idea of a sequel to James Cameron's Titanic has been a Hollywood punchline for years; the epitome of zero creativity, sequelitis and cash-in motivations. Sadly, a studio did actually make a Titanic II. It's no longer a joke. Titanic II is very much so a real movie and it has a real trailer (unlike the dozens of fake, fan-made trailers that have emerged over the years).

Michael Bay and Paramount Reunite for Untitled Alien Movie

Michael Bay is reuniting with his Transformers studio, Paramount Pictures, for yet another movie about aliens.  Heat Vision reports that the Bay and the studio are putting together an untitled alien movie that’s being described as a cross between Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity.  While it’s difficult to discern any plot details from that, the description hints heavily at a handheld POV narrative device.  Bay is producing along with his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.  Bay’s former Transformers PA Barry Glickert developed the story and will direct.

Joseph Kosinski Pitching Oblivion To Studios This Week

Kosinski has been developing the idea for the last five years, which he had initially hoped to make his directorial debut with the story before Tron came along. He had conceived the idea as a “very spare science fiction film with a small cast but big ideas and big landscapes” that could be made on a medium budget.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Red Band Trailer for 'Let Me In'

Overture has debuted the red band trailer for Let Me In on the site's official Facebook page giving folks a look at the film that reportedly played at Comic Con last week. They've also sent over the new image you see directly above.

So check out the new trailer after the jump:

Great Footage of Transformers 3 Total Destruction

You may have heard this already, but part of Michael Bay’s Transformers 3 — notably one of the big final action set pieces — will take place in the heart of downtown Chicago. And while we don’t know, nor would we be interested in sharing, the details of the plot that lead the film to the Windy City, we do think it sounds like fun to see an epic war between alien robots and humanity break out in the same neighborhood where Christopher Nolan staged Gotham’s finest moments.

First Look at Penelope Cruz in Pirates of the Caribbean! has posted 33 photos from the Hawaiian set for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides that give us a first look at Penelope Cruz in character. Also pictured are Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa, Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, and possibly Sam Claflin as Philip.

Badass Trailer for Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch! + Stills

Warner Bros has decided to debut most of all the awesome footage from Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch that showed at Comic-Con online via Apple today and it is badass. If those sexy character posters were any indication, this is a must watch trailer that you will all (hopefully) love.I loved the footage and I cannot wait to see more from this because it looks so damn unique. Sucker Punch stars Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Jena Malone, Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn and Oscar Isaac. I think I'll let this awesome trailer just speak for itself, so fire it up below and enjoy!

Rihanna Boards Battleship


For better or worse, a fair share of chart topping singers have turned to Hollywood to broaden their horizons by adding "actress" to their resume. Madonna, Cher, Alica Keys and Mariah Carey are just a few singers who have dabbled in the film industry, and now Variety reports that Rihanna will join the ranks as she'll make her feature film debut in Peter Perg's adaptation of the board game Battleship. There weren't any specifics mentioned regarding her character, but she'll join Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Kitsch in a story taking place across the seas, the skies and over land in a battle for planetary survival against a superior alien force.

Legion 2 Trailer- Oh wait, PRIEST! I Meant Priest

Priest, the second team-up of Legion director Scott Stewart and Legion star Paul Bettany, had its first trailer debut at Comic Con, and it is now online from Daily-Motion for your viewing… well I won't say pleasure. We'll leave it at "viewing" alone. 

Four Awesome Character Posters for Green Lantern Revealed

Warner Bros. has just released high quality images of the posters that Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, and Mark Strong were signing on Saturday on the floor of Comic-Con. Those words are just the first half of the famous Green Lantern oath that Hal Jordan takes when he becomes one of the numerous Lanterns. After the jump, check out all four posters coupled with a plot synopsis, release date, and the full oath.

Daniel Craig Confirmed for Dragon Tattoo and Sequels has confirmed that Daniel Craig will star in David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, based on Stieg Larsson's posthumously published crime thriller trilogy, "The Millennium Series." The deal includes two sequels based on The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest.

Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides Teaser Online

A teaser trailer for the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides was revealed at Comic Con with a grand whimper.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Megamind Trailer Online

A trailer for Megamind (previously Oobermind) was revealed at Comic Con and this has a different feel from the first trailer. Im digging it.

Full trailer for The Goon

A full trailer for The Goon was revealed at Comic Con. Much of this is the same footage we already saw, but this gives us a bigger picture of what this is about.

Looks like some fun to me.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Inception Stays on Top beating Salt

Inception continued to dominate the box office in its second weekend, earning an estimated $43.5 million from its 3,792 locations. That is a loss of only 31% over last weekend; an amazing hold attributable to the great word of mouth and repeat business Inception is inspiring. Angelina Jolie’s spy-thriller Salt placed second with an estimated $36.5 million, making this, arguably, the first week of the summer when two adult-skewing features have led the domestic box office.

Star Trek 2 Delayed

Excited for a J.J. Abrams-helmed Star Trek 2 to start up soon? Hold your intergalactic horses, says Zachary Quinto. “I know there are sort of erroneous reports that we’re going back in January — not true, as far as I know,” he told MTV News at Comic-Con. Also, is J.J. so totally going to throw Trek over to direct Wicked, or am I reading too much into this apropos-of-nothing 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Scarlett Johansson to Star Opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Alfonso Cuarón’s GRAVITY

It looks like Scarlett Johansson will assume the role previously earmarked for Angelina Jolie in the 3D sci-fi flick GravityNY Daily News [via Bleeding Cool] reports that Johannson has “verbally agreed” to star opposite Robert Downey Jr. in the film.  Directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men), Gravity follows “a woman as she attempts to make her way back to earth after a satellite crash sets off a chain reaction of further crashes.”

More Gravity details after the break:

Friday, July 23, 2010

Six Sexy New Character Banners from Sucker Punch

In anticipation of the upcoming panel early on Saturday morning at Comic-Con for Snyder's Sucker Punch, Warner Bros has debuted these six sexy character banners for the movie, introducing you to the cast of badass girls and giving you a tease at the different worlds we'll be visiting in the movie (look in the background). Looks great so far!

New Image from TRON: LEGACY

Disney has sent over a new official image from Tron: Legacy . If you saw the new trailer that was released yesterday, the image might look familiar. If not, you should really check it out as I thought it was great.

Bruce Willis Talks UNBREAKABLE 2 and DIE HARD 5

Bruce Willis is a busy man at this year’s Comic-Con. In addition to stopping by The Expendables panel, he also talked to MTV about his upcoming projects, namely Die Hard 5 and the long-awaited sequel to M. Night Shyamalan’s last good movie, Unbreakable. The Unbreakable front, sadly, is bleak. Willis is eager to continue the story of David Dunn, the Philadelphia security guard who discovers his body is, well, unbreakable, but Shyamalan is a different story. According to Willis, “We’d have to hip-check Night [Shyamalan] into doing it.”

Check out a clip of the Die Hard comments after the jump.

Paranormal Activity 2 Spooks Saw 3d

Ending the question of who would flinch first, Lionsgate has pushed back the release of "Saw 3D" by a week to Oct. 29, averting a showdown with Paramount's "Paranormal Activity 2."

Full-Length Tron Legacy Trailer!

 Tron Legacy has debuted online. It's absolutely amazing, totally awe-inspiring, and a must watch for anyone, even if you were not initially Tron fans. Tron Legacy stars Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund and Bruce Boxleitner and will be hitting theaters in glorious, native 3D this December. Easily my most anticipated movie for the rest of 2010, hands down. Do yourself a favor, drop everything, and watch this trailer now, because you will be totally blown away. Watch this below

Awesome Full Trailer for Ryan Reynolds' Buried!

Because the entire movie takes place inside of the coffin, Lionsgate had to be very creative with this trailer, because they don't want to show too much of it since there's only so much that's in the movie anyway. That said, I think this is a perfect trailer to tease audiences and provide a sense of the intensity of Buried, which I can say will probably end up as one of my favorite movies of the year. Definitely watch this trailer, it's worth it!

Brad Pitt Cast in World War Z Movie

World War Z

Both Bleeding Cool and MTV heard straight from World War Z author Max Brooks tonight that not only is the big screen version of the bestselling zombie book World War Z finally moving forward, set to hit theaters in summer 2012, but that Brad Pitt is officially signed on to star. You may remember that Pitt's production company Plan B was the one that picked up the rights and has been developing this, with Quantum of Solace's Marc Forster still attached to direct (presumably after he finishes Disconnect).

Thursday, July 22, 2010

First Image of Brad Pitt on the Set of MONEYBALL

There was a point when it looked like Moneyball — the adaptation of the Michael Lewis baseball book led by Brad Pitt — might not make it.  Thus, let us celebrate this physical evidence that Bennett Miller (Capote) is helming the Los Angeles shoot as we speak.  Though there is not yet photographic proof, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stephen Bishop, Kathryn Morris, and Chris Pratt also star in the film.  Hit the jump to see the image in full.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Nice Photo of Captain Jack Sparrow on the Set of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is currently tweeting photos from the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.  His latest is a nice photo of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in silhouette.  I’m not exactly why his sword is drawn, but maybe Jack has now becoming enemies with the horizon.  Anything is possible in these movies.

New Earth-Based Photo from Kenneth Branagh's Thor

Comic-Con's Hall H will be the epicentre of fanboy frenzy this weekend as Marvel's Kevin Feige officially introduces his Thor cast and crew to the world. To wet our whistle in the meantime, the studio handed USA Today a fresh picture of Chris Hemsworth’s Mjolnir-wielding Norse god in a distinctly Earth-bound capacity.

Riddler Listed As Batman 3 Villain?

Now that Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece, Inception, is out of the way, the rumor wheel has started to rotate once again regarding The Dark Knight future sequel. Today’s newest rumor gives us The Riddler as Batman 3′s main villain, and what actor might actually get to play him.

Promo Artwork for Marvel's Thor & Captain America


Two amazing posters have surfaced with the concept art for Marvel’s upcoming films Thor and Captain America the First Avenger, and these will be on display and available as an exclusive giveaway at ComicCon.

First Look: Gordon-Levitt as Bike Messenger in Premium Rush

It was announced a couple of months ago that Gordon-Levitt would be starring in an upcoming bike messenger "chase thriller" titled Premium Rush, from writer/director David Koepp. Now that Inception is out, Joe is starting shooting on that film, and has been in New York City riding bikes around for training and for preparation. Just Jared (via SlashFilm) snapped a few photos of Gordon-Levitt riding his bike around the street during a shoot for the film in New York's Upper West Side.

Hangover 2 Confirmed for Thailand

The Hangover sequel is headed to Thailand, a source has just confirmed to Production will move there this fall with a script that sees the characters from the 2009 hit comedy traveling to Asia.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Daniel Radcliffe Confirmed for THE WOMAN IN BLACK

One of the best things about the Harry Potter series of films has been watching Daniel Radcliffe grow into a real actor. With the Potter films all but done, there’s no small amount of interest in what Radcliffe will next do on film. He’s tapped for the version of All Quiet on the Western Front that might shoot in 2012, but before that he’ll take the lead in the 3D Hammer horror film Woman in Black.

Another Fantastic Tron Legacy Banner Featuring Olivia Wilde

Although we just featured the sixth billboard a few days ago in Disney's series of banners for Tron Legacy, the seventh one has made its way online already as well. Our friends at impawards debuted yet another new banner/billboard for the new Tron, this time featuring the extremely beautiful Olivia Wilde as Quorra, a "fearless warrior" who joins with Sam Flynn in the Tron world. Her disc-throwing pose looks awfully similar to the one of Garrett Hedlund. Either way, this still looks awesome and I thought it was worth featuring even though we've seen a lot of imagery from Tron recently, but it all still kicks ass!

First Look at Thor's Hall of Asgard

A new image from Kenneth Branagh’s Thor has arrived online.  The image, which premiered in yesterday’s print edition of the LA Times, provides the first look at the Hall of Asgard as well as some supporting characters.  Front-and-center are the already-introduced Odin (Anthony Hopkins) with his son Thor (Chris Hemsworth) kneeling in front of him.  Off to the side, we can see (from left to right), Thor’s adopted brother and nemesis Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Queen of Asgard and Thor’s step-mother Frigga (Rene Russo), and Thor’s allies Hogun the Grim (Tadanobu Asano) and Fandral the Dashing (Josh Dallas).

Hit the jump to check out the image plus the official synopsis.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Inception Dream Coming True

The buzz on Christopher Nolan’s Inception continues. Now, however, the topic has shifted from “how awesome will it be?” To “what does it all mean?” Today at least one question can be resolved: “How much money will it make?” In its opening weekend, Inception earned an estimated $60.4 million from its 3,792 locations. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, meanwhile, continued to struggle; earning $17.3 million for a five day total south of $25 million.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sixth Awesome New Billboard for Tron Legacy Arrives Online!

IGN (via HeyUGuys) debuted the newest billboard/banner photo from Tron Legacy, the sixth in the series they've been unveiling since last December. This has Garrett Hedlund in a surprisingly badass-lookin' pose in a photo have never seen before, pretty damn cool. It looks like Tron Legacy will probably end up being the highlight of Comic-Con 2010 with all the sweet stuff they're planning as part of "ComiTRON.

New 'Thor' Image God Talk

Not to be outdone by Warner Bros. and their new DC Comics based Green Lantern franchise, Marvel has a new photo from Thor floating around out in the ether. It was first picked up by a reader on Superherohype. The image shows Anthony Hopkins as Odin imparting godly wisdom to Chris Hemsworth as Thor. Or maybe he’s about to kick him in the nuts. It’s kind of hard to tell.

The Social Network First Trailer

Sony Pictures has premiered the full theatrical trailer (via Yahoo) for David Fincher's The Social Network, the Facebook movie starring Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg. I know this is going to get a lot of flack, but I think this looks Oscar caliber, but I expected nothing less from David Fincher. I really loved this entire trailer, the music choice, the story and its progression, the atmosphere, its message, it's such a beautiful way of teasing a movie. I have a good feeling The Social Network is going to be a highlight of 2010, this really does look incredible. Watch below!

Morgan Freeman - Red Poster

In case you haven’t figured it out, Summit Entertainment is using the week before Comic-Con to kick the promotional machine into high gear on their upcoming action film Red.  If you haven’t seen the awesome trailer, you should check it out, as Red looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Other (Less Shitty) Green Lantern images

Before, I saw scans of other images from Entertainment Weekly's Green Lantern article, I wanted to draw your attention that detail from the cover, which reveals GL's costume. GL's ugly, awful costume. The suit itself is a nightmare - many have already said that the striated musculature makes Lantern look like a gamma-irradiated Slim Goodbody. But what's up with this mask, which appears to be applied to Ryan Reynold's face as grease paint? Is this just a shitty PhotoShop job for the cover of the magazine or is Hal Jordan going to have his ring magic up a grease paint kit for him?


 X-Men: First Class has an actress to play Mystique, and a very good one at that: Jennifer Lawrence, who is currently impressing the hell out of everyone who sees Winter’s Bone. Amber Heard was previously said to be in talks for the role.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Trailer + Poster for 'Devil'

Universal Pictures has brought online the trailer for supernatural  thriller Devil

You can watch the trailer after the break! The official  site has also launched here.

New 'Thor' Image

We pretty much expected this, but now it's official: Ahead of their big panels at Comic Con next week, Hero Complex reports that both Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger will go 3D. Both films will be converting to 3D, even though director Joe Johnston tested shooting Captain America with a 3D rig (he called it a "nightmare" that restricted him too much). In addition to the 3D announcement, HC also revealed a brand new image from Thor featuring Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Chris Hemsworth as Thor (complete with the first shot of his trusty hammer) and Tom Hiddleston as the villain Loki.

More Transformers 3 Set Photos

More Milwaukee set photos from Transformers 3 have made their way online, courtesy of photographer Rita Wiskowski who uploaded the images to her Flickr feed. Photos include shots of Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Patrick Dempsey alongside robot-in-disguise Bumblebee.

John Malkovich – RED Poster


In case you haven’t figured it out, Summit Entertainment is using the week before Comic-Con to kick the promotional machine into high gear on their upcoming action film Red.  If you haven’t seen the awesome trailer, you should check it out, as Red looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun.

Monday I posted the Bruce Willis character poster and yesterday it was Helen Mirren.  Today Summit has sent over the John Malkovich character poster, so hit the jump to check it out:

I Spit On Your Grave gets New Poster

Anchor Bay has just released this new poster for the upcoming remake of I Spit On Your Grave, one that's so much improved from that last miscarriage of an attempt, and that's because it's pretty much a direct lift of the original poster.

Tron Legacy Team Join Forces with Toy Story 3 Team

Entertainment Weekly published a great article today about how the Tron Legacy filmmakers sought out the help of some of Pixar's best and brightest for advice on improving the film after they showed them an early cut in March. Then, they actually hired Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt and director Brad Bird to write some of the new pages for the reshoots. The screening took place in March, they also showed it to other filmmakers in LA, and then they went in for planned reshoots in June. An absolutely brilliant idea and I think this is going to only help make it a more polished movie all around.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Helen Mirren – RED Poster

A new poster for Red Starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, and John Malkovich has surfaced on the interweb, and man does Helen Mirren look like she could kick my ass.

I’m really excited for this film to come out. Enjoy!