On February 13th, writer and director Jonah Feingold launched a Kickstarter to fund a prequel movie to the Robin Williams classic Hook. It planned to tell the story of Rufio, who had become the leader of the Lost Boys by the time the adult Peter Pan returned to Neverland. It would shed light on a part of his story that was a mystery in the original movie – how he came to Neverland, what qualified him to be in charge, what life might have held for him if he hadn’t become the Pan. The Kickstarter was endorsed by Dante Basco, the actor who played Rufio twenty-five years ago. (more…)
Somewhere, a new chapter of a beloved franchise is now taking its first steps into being revitalized. After years of talk, The Predator has begun production under the direction of Shane Black, a man who knows Predator because he was killed by one in 1987. Black’s Predator has been a topic of much conversation, and much rumour mongering, but we still don’t know much about it, but the first day of production has yielded the revelation that the cast that Black has brought together is 100 per cent certifiably bad ass. Revealed via Twitter, Black’s crew is ready to fight a powerful alien, but which ones will live to tell about it? (more…)
Doctor Strange DVD/BluRay hits stores February 28th and some of the extras are making their way onto the Internet. Just the other day there were some screen shots from some of the upcoming Phase 3 movies including, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and Guardians Of The Galaxy 2. The video has some great first looks along with commentary from Joss Whedon, Kevin Feige, James Gunn, and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. If you’ve been wanting more on Thanos, this is the video for you.
It was destined to happen, after President Luthor declared the Daily Planet “Fake News” someone had to come in and set things right. Who better to replace Perry White than the man who unmasked that criminal, web-crawling Spider-Man. It’s a fact that J. Jonah Jameson isn’t going to take Lois or Clark’s crap, he’s there to sell newspapers, not change the world. Check out what happens when J.J. shows up for his first day running the Daily Planet. (more…)
No one does cryptic and mysterious better than J. J. Abrams, and his most recent project has proved no exception. It’s been only a few days since the trailer dropped for Castle Rock, a new project marking a second collaboration between J. J. Abrams and Stephen King. Their first collaboration was as producers for the miniseries 11.22.63 based on one of King’s novels which debuted on Hulu last year, to mixed reviews. It seems they’ve moved past that and decided to continue their partnership with Hulu, as Castle Rock will air on the same streaming site.
Kevin Smith‘s been a busy guy lately. He started working on a Mallrats sequel, and then he turned it into a Mallrats TV show. And then after that he decided to put proverbial pen to paper for Clerks 3, and develop that project as his next film, but soon all that was abandoned for the prospect of a new Jay and Silent Bob project, because it you’re just going through sequelizing the whole View Askewniverse, you might as well get to the point. But what about all that material for Mallrats and Clerks? Well Smith has a plan for that if he gets around to it. Maybe. (more…)
While it might not be the first franchise that springs to mind when you think about expensive collectibles, Underworld has a longevity that is the envy of many a film series. The first movie was released in 2003 and the fifth instalment, Underworld: Blood Wars, came out earlier this year. There is already a sixth movie underway as well as a television series in discussion, and that’s on top of the comic book adaptations and novelisations of the story. People wouldn’t be going to so much effort if there wasn’t a devoted audience out there who loved it. Indeed, there is a tight-knit cult following within nerd culture that lives for the history and culture and brutal, bloody battles in the saga of the lycan and vampire clans. (more…)
Now, we’re talking! After months of dry, boring episodes from The Walking Dead, things are starting to pick up. Rick and company have gone from being sad, little puppy dogs, back to the bad ass warriors we all know and love. While this weeks episode lacked in the action department, it gave us a few moments where we at least THOUGHT there would be some really cool action scenes. That may not sound like much, but for those of you who stuck around for the first half of the season, the hope of action is better than no hope at all.