Monday, November 29, 2010

P. Jackson to Shoot THE HOBBIT in 3D with New RED EPIC Cameras

Jim Jannard, the owner and founder of RED DIGITAL CINEMA, has announced that Jackson will be using the company’s soon to be released EPIC digital cameras to shoot the two film adaptation in 3D.  Engadget reports that the new camera has 5k resolution, is able to shoot up to 128 frames per second, and has a new HDRx mode “for the highest dynamic range of any camera ever made.” All this is to say that RED has produced a camera that is considerably smaller, lighter, and more powerful than any on the market today.

Jackson will reportedly be using at least thirty of the new EPIC cameras on the production. For more on the technology, and what we know about The Hobbit so far, hit the jump.

'Harry Potter' leads holiday weekend

Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend.

Thanksgiving weekend saw a huge influx of business to movie theaters, and while it was a tight race between Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (Warner Bros.), which set a new record for the franchise in its opening weekend last week and Disney's new animated film Tangled, the former came out ahead with $50.3 over the three-day weekend to Tangled's $49 million.  

Sunday, November 28, 2010


I’ll admit I’ve never read the Twilight books.  However, I do know how to read the comments on a twitpic, so I’ve learned the first image director Bill Condon has released from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is a great one for fans of the book.  While the above photo (click for a bigger version) is just a girl’s hand holding feathers, according to the comments I’ve read, the feathers give away the fact that it’s from Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edwards (Robert Pattinson) honeymoon on Isle Esme.  

Bay Denies 3D Problems

There are few filmmakers as outspoken as director Michael Bay, who we can always rely on to comment on various rumors on the message board for his website The latest rumor for him to address is the one about his upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon having problems with its 3D. At the same time, he hinted that the first trailer, or as he calls it, an "announcement piece," will we seen in front of the next two 3D movies, TRON: Legacy and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

F6irst image and Synopsis for Todd Phillips THE HANGOVER 2

The goodfolks at Collider have posted online the first image and Synopsis for Todd Phillips THE HANGOVER 2 which is set for a 2011 release. Apart from the fact we knew the movie was going to be set in Thailand whatelese and who was to be in the follow was shroud in so much secrecy you would have a better chance of finding out whats happening at your local masonic lodge than this movie!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

First Poster for Timur Bekmambetov's 'Apollo 18'

The Weinstein Co. has revealed the first poster for their upcoming sci-fi film, Apollo 18.  The film will use the “found footage” angle made popular again recently by films such as Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity to tell the “real story” of Nasa’s 18th Apollo mission, where astronauts were shocked to discover extraterrestrial life.  The film will be produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and will mark the English-language directorial debut of Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego, who previously directed the Spanish film El Rey De La Montana (King of the Hill).You can hit the jump to check out the poster.

DiCaprio says "Inception" script was "confusing"

The making of "Inception" presented an immense technical challenge for the cast and crew -- starting with comprehending director Christopher Nolan's complex dream-caper script.

Star Leonardo DiCaprio told The Hollywood Reporter that even he needed time to figure out the many layers of the story.

Christopher Nolan (Somewhat) Explains INCEPTION

Inception is a fun movie to talk about thanks to its ambiguity.  If writer-director Christopher Nolan were to come along and tell you exactly what happened, he would only be destroying the ambiguity he built into the film.  In the latest issue of Wired (issue 18.12), Nolan provides a little clarification on some of the debated points about his film, but doesn’t spoil the whole thing.  Wired lays out the article as a chart with different arguments about the text (“The Entire Movie Is a Dream”, “Just the Ending is a Dream”) and the sub-text (“The Movie is a Meditation on Architecture”, “It’s About Movie-Making”).  Hit the jump for Nolan’s responses to some of the theories.  Obviously, spoilers ahead.

First Poster for Liam Neeson's Action Thriller 'Unknown'

We’ve already seen the trailer for Unknown, the thriller that finds Liam Neeson back in Taken mode – which is to say, he’s angry because the bad guys have stolen something and he’s going to get it back by any means necessary. And now the poster is online.

Mark Wahlberg In Uncharted Territory

Since the game came out, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune adaptation rumors have been flying around, and fans of the series rejoiced earlier this year when Sony announced they’d be moving forward with the project, with David O. Russell as the director. Of course, anyone who played the game will have their own idea of who should play the lead role of Nathan Drake, but I guarantee you that not a single one of them would have picked Mark Wahlberg. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

'Cowboys & Aliens' Teaser with Jon Favreau Commentary

"I'm already doing a commentary track on a movie that I'm in the middle of the director's cut," laughed Jon Favreau. One of the most popular trailers of last week was easily Cowboys & Aliens, the badass new comic book movie starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde, among others. MTV asked director Jon Favreau to record a commentary track for the trailer, talking about certain scenes and what it shows, what it doesn't show, and so much more to get you hyped up for this awesome action western next summer. In additional videos on MTV, Favreau also talks about casting and much more. Definitely can't wait for this!

A New Clip From Tangled

Walt Disney Pictures has debuted this new clip from Tangled, featured Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore) trying to hide Flynn Ryder's (voiced by Zachary Levi) unconscious body. Disney's 50th animated feature hits 3D and 2D theaters on Wednesday.

Warner Bros. Pictures to Reboot Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Atlas Entertainment announced today it is rebooting the beloved franchise, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with Warner Bros. Pictures. Atlas' Charles Roven and Steve Alexander will produce the feature film alongside Doug Davison and Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment (The Ring, How to Train Your Dragon, The Departed). Whit Anderson is writing the script.

New Sucker Punch Miniclips

Some new clips have surfaced for Zack Snyder’s fantasy visual joy ride Sucker Punch and it still looks awesome.

Source Code Trailer

Now this you've got to take a look at! Summit Entertainment debuted on Apple the official trailer for Moon director Duncan Jones' second feature film, Source Code, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan. The film is based on a highly buzzed screenplay written by Ben Ripley that involves a twisty, time-travel filled, sci-fi-ish plot where Gyllenhaal wakes up as a guy traveling in a train, doesn't know who he is, talks to people who know who he is, then a few minutes later finds out there's a bomb that blows the train up. And that's just the half of it. The concept is neatly explained in this kick-ass first trailer!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Extremely impressive teaser trailer for Battle: Los Angeles

This is a frickin' fantastic teaser trailer. Sony has unveiled the first trailer via Apple for Jonathan Liebesman's Battle: Los Angeles, an epic, energetic action movie about an alien invasion in Los Angeles. That may sound a bit familiar, but give it a chance, this trailer seriously kicks ass. Aaron Eckhart leads an ensemble cast of young Marines who are brought in to fight of the enemy aliens. It has a very Black Hawk Down-plus-aliens feel to, but this trailer is beautiful, such a perfect teaser for this. I seriously can't frickin' wait to see it! I definitely know what I'll be doing on March 11th - watching Battle: Los Angeles!