‘Leprechaun: Origins’ Director To Take On ‘Dead Rising’ Next

- 08-21-14Film, Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter

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Legendary Pictures’ Dead Rising feature film has found a director. Zach Lipvosky will be bringing Capcom’s Zombie-Killing-Fest of a video game to Crackle the online streaming service. Tim Carter will be handling the script, you’ve seen his writing in games like Sleeping Dogs and the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. For those of you wondering just what Lipvosky might bring to the movie, click-through and find out. (more…)

Feel Good Story Of The Day: Star Lord (Chris Pratt) Visits Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

- 08-21-14Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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Chris Pratt is living life using his Guardians of the Galaxy character Star Lord’s motto of doing, “Something good, something bad, a bit of both.” Let’s start with the bad. Back when principle filming completed on James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy Chris “Sticky Fingers” Pratt made off with his Star Lord costume, a bit of bad, but he did it for all the right reasons. This is where the good comes in. Yesterday, Pratt made good on that promise he made to himself when he decided to swipe his Star Lord costume by visiting the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in full Star Lord duds. (more…)

James Bond Actor Could Have Played Batman for Burton

- 08-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason Tabrys

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At this point, Batman is the American equivalent of James Bond with eight actors having donned the cowl (SDCC footage and moody grey snapshots give Affleck full membership status prior to the release of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice), but if Pierce Brosnan had less defined opinions about grown men in their underwear, his career could have gone in an entirely new direction. Yes, Pierce Brosnan could have starred in Multiplicity(more…)

‘The Death of Superman Lives’ Lives with New Trailer, But Needs More Money

- 08-20-14Comics, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Younger nerds may not know this, but there was once this thing called “Superman Lives.” It was based, however roughly, on the “Death of Superman” story arc from 1992/93 and was primed to be the smash hit of the summer of 1998, in theaters, in time, for Superman’s 60th birthday. It was also supposed to be the Man of Steel’s epic return to cinemas, 12 years after the epic failure of Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Of course, Superman Lives was an epic failure in its own right, torn asunder by a rabid fan culture and a suddenly spending shy studio. And that’s where Jon Schnepp comes in. A veritable collector of Superman Lives lore, he decided to crowd fund a documentary to examine its making and eventual unmaking, and he needs a little bit more money to get the film in front of the eyes of fans… (more…)

Cumberbatch Trades One Khan for Another for Serkis’ ‘Jungle Book’

- 08-20-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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As I’m sure you’re all aware, there are two competing versions of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book in development. One has Jon Favreau and the resources and abilities of Disney behind it, and the other has the motion capture spellcasting of Andy Serkis in the director’s chair. The former has the considerable voice acting talents of Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley and Bill Murray, but the latter is collecting some impressive voice talent of its own. Trading one Khan for another, Benedict Cumberbatch has been hired to voice Shere Khan in Serkis’ Jungle Book. (more…)

On Sylvester Stallone Casting Sigourney Weaver In ‘The Expendabelles…’

- 08-20-14Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Sylvester Stallone’s pushing up iron and pushing out action movies while pushing 70. He’s reinvented his career around blue-haired male actors shooting up foreign lands for machismo’s sake. The novelty was pretty kickass on paper and ‘The Expendables’ 1 & 2 turned out okay. When you go see a movie built on a mindless foundation, you have to dumb yourself down. That forced mental degradation made both movies, as well as loud farts, wildly enjoyable. Banking on our willingness to digress into stupidity for two hours, Stallone spearheaded the final installment of the trilogy nobody needed. The third film is doing terribly in theaters, indicating that our patience has run out. Instead of throwing in the towel, old Sly dog has decided to spin off the series with an all-female cast called ‘The Expendabelles.‘ Headlining his dream team would be Sigourney Weaver, of ‘Aliens’ fame. Guess what she said about that. (more…)

Johnny Depp and Kevin Smith Team Up for Canadian Super Hero Movie ‘Yoga Hosers’

- 08-19-14Film, WTF? Posted by Leo Johnson

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Potentially in reaction to everyone’s wish to see him team up with directors other than Tim Burton, Johnny Depp is teaming up with Kevin Smith to make the action-adventure movie Yoga Hosers. The movie marks the second in Smith’s “True North Trilogy”, which began with Tusk and are movies steeped in Canadian culture and mythology. In addition to being the follow up to TuskYoga Hosers will feature the entire cast of Tusk, including Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Ralph Garman and Harley Morenstein.

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Does ‘Batman v Superman’ Have a Flash in the Mix?

- 08-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been adding DC heroes left and right. The two titular characters are being accompanied by everyone from Wonder Woman to Cyborg, though how much of a role any given character will play remains to be seen. Now, the mysterious casting of actor Scoot McNairy (12 Years a Slave, Argo) may have just been spoiled and, you guessed it, he’s yet another face from the Justice League roster. Scroll on for all the rumory goodness. (more…)

Fans Cry For More Diversity From Marvel/Marvel Nods Head, Smiles

- 08-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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Marvel’s Phase Three is full of speculation. There have been rumors and reports of a Black Panther movie in the works, but they always get brushed aside. Fans screaming for a Ms. Marvel or Black Widow standalone project get placated with hems and haws. The Marvel Cinematic Universe was and is still dominated by white males kicking ass with magical hammers and high tech armor while the one girl hides behind wreckage, shooting at super aliens with bullets. Everyone saw that coming and accepted it when Phase Two expanded on that foundation. Phase Three was the hope for forward movement. Yet, with ‘Ant-Man’ beginning production just yesterday and ‘Doctor Strange’ being the new flavor of the month, the likelihood of any minority representation taking the lead gets slimmer every day. But these concerns don’t fall on deaf ears. They’re just being worked on with idle hands. (more…)

First Official Photo of Paul Rudd in ‘Ant-Man.’ Here. Now.

- 08-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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As we reported yesterday, production has begun on Marvel Studios‘ twelfth feature Ant-Man. The Peyton Reed-directed flick has been in development since long before there was a Marvel Studios, but now it’s finally becoming a reality, adding an important and historic piece of comic book lore to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. By now you’re saying, “Quit stalling! Get to the picture!” Okay, calm down. Without further ado, let’s take a look – and it’s okay because its not-spoilery – at Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, AKA: Ant-Man! (more…)