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Aykroyd and Chase to Re-Team for New Comedy

Someone pass me a box of Dan Aykroyd wine, Ray Stanz wants to write a movie and this time he doesn’t have to be afraid of Bill Murray’s paper shredder. According to Geek Tyrant, Aykroyd and his Spies Like Us and Nothing But Trouble co-star Chevy Chase are preparing to get to work on a script for a comedy that can, I think, accurately be hyped as the 8th most anticipated direct to DVD comedy of February 2014. Seriously, unless we’re all about to drunkely stumble into a hot tub time machine, this feels like it might be a really bad idea. Comics can loose their fastball and Aykroyd hasn’t written anything good since the late 80s, preferring to instead recycle past projects like Coneheads, The Blues Brothers, and of course, Ghostbusters.

Here’s Aykroyd gushing about the thrill of working with Chase again…

Chevy (Chase) and I are about to start work on a script concept for a comedy movie. Cannot say too much about the concept, but the joy of working with him again is one that I am extremely excited about. Chevy is one of my favourite people, and one of the great anarchistic and physically committed comedians in the business.

As for Chase, well, people have only just started liking him again thanks to his work on Community, so this is an odd way to spend that capital. Still, there could possibly be some nostalgic value squeezed out of this thing if they surround themselves with the right people — though that doesn’t always pan out, just look at Aykroyd’s former writing partner Harold Ramis and the train wreck that was Year One.

The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s crazy things like Wonder Woman dressing on the invisible jet, Skeletor getting ribbed for your pleasure, and other weird shit. There are also a lot of awesome (non soul destroying) things that we see on a daily basis, and we round them up for your viewing pleasure.

ABOVE: Isn’t it nice to see two super heroines getting along with each other, especially when their done incredibly well by deviant artist Ricken? Now if only they would take part in that all girls sleepover over in the watchtower, two words. Epic pillow fight. [Deviantart]

Hit the jump for The Walking Dead, Minimalist Avenger Posters, a shot of Catwoman’s treasure and MOAR!
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This is a real gem. Sorry, let me rephrase that, this is a real JEM, because this video is chocked full of so much cheesy, 80s splendor it can only be described by such dated references. Let me introduce you to Space Stallions, the 80s cartoon so fantastic you’ll wish with every fiber of your childhood it was real.

Space Stallions is the brainchild of students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark and their video answers the question, “If someone combined the best bits of My Little Pony and Master of the Universe, would it be totally tubular?” Yes. The answer is most definitely yes.

Perfect, simply perfect. I feel as if I’ve traveled to an alternate 80s where such awesomely bad concepts were aired once a week, every Saturday morning. It’s got it all. “Rockin” electronica soundtrack? Check. Bizarrely themed super hero group? Check. That theme is then represented in EVERYTHING? Check. Token chick and black guy to ensure diversity? Check. Villain of an undiscernible species? (I think it’s Larfleeze) Check. You name an 80s cartoon trope and you’ll find it Space Stallions.

Here’s its synopsis:

As darkness is covering the multiverse, far away in the galaxy of the wild stallion, a spark of hope is born. Guided by the light of Mother Mustang, the Space Stallions must defeat the Demon of darkness, Destructo.

The only real burning questions I have is, when can we get more? It could be this video just threw me into a nostalgia high, but I think this show could be a real hit. If you threw in plenty of satire, adult humor, and put it on [adult swim].

What do you think? Admit it, you wish Space Stallions was on when you were a kid.

Source: TDW: Geeks

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Above: Batgirl and Robin as cosplayed by Deviantart user Champagne-meat. Batgirl looks good…except for the yellow dish washing gloves. And Robin? Well…I’m sexually confused by it. (GAS)

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space, the 80’s cult-classic film, is about alien clowns who come and earth to eat humans. Their special technique for eating humans is by spinning them into gigantic gobs of cotton candy and then sucking out their fluids through a straw (as seen above).  It is because of this film that I learned the word “coulrophobia”, the fear of clowns. This movie, along with that fucking awful clown from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, completely turned happy-faced lookin’ mother fuckers against me. I am also slightly turned off by cotton candy.  Anyway…

The original creators are preparing for another Killer Klowns flick in 2012.  The Chiodo Brothers (Charles, Edward & Stephen) have been talking up the possibility of a Klowns sequel at horror conventions all year.  The brothers have deemed their new film a “requel,” calling it a sort of melding between reboot and sequel, and it seems the new movie is marching toward a release sometime soon

Back in June, actor Grant Cramer (who played Mike Tobacco in the first Killer Klowns) told blogger Freddy in Space that he will reprise his role, and play a kind of mentor figure to two younger characters. He also provided an update on where production was headed at the time.

“We have a script and a commitment for all our funding but the money can’t be spent until we have a distribution deal in place so that’s where we are – talking to distributors,” he said.

Cramer also noted that the Chiodos are putting together a new batch of Killer Klowns for the occasion. The project also has a title: The Return of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space in 3D. Be sure to check out the  teaser trailer and isit the flick’s official Facebook page .

The original film is one of those flicks that always comes up in drunk conversation. Goes something like:  *hiccup* hey…remember Killer Klowns From Outer Space? Hahaha…yeaaaa, good flick. Or, Shiiiiiiiit that movie made me hate clowns, GAWD!. Either way, everyone remembers it. Love it or not, it’s a piece of 80’s nostalgia. And hey, it had a better love story than Twilight.

With that said, would you welcome a sequel? Could it work?  Discuss in the comment section below.

Source: Blastr

Sony Pictures Entertainment and Escape Artists, two companies that have come together to make such films as Seven Pounds and The Pursuit of Happyness, have recently announced a list of non-Will Smith movies they plan to make together. I won’t bore you with anything other than the two that caught our eye. (If you want to read about remakes of Swedish movies or vacant comedies, try googling ‘s#!t Nerd Bastards doesn’t care about‘)

First, how about Denzel Washington in a adaption of the 80’s action television series The Equalizer. If you don’t know the show (it did run for only 4 seasons, and those ran before a lot of you were born) daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn I think they might be making a good call here.  Weird, but good. The Equalizer was about an aging vigilante in New York with a mysterious past and even more mysterious vaguely British accent. (here is the TV intro) Now get out your trusty grain of salt because the press release states it is being developed with Denzel ‘in mind‘. That’s industry speak for ‘can someone please ask him for us?’

The other project of note? Master’s of the Freakin’ Universe, baby (aka, Masters of the Universe) and it is about damn time. I know the property has at the bejubus beat out of it. Yes, the original action figure/comic book/cartoon combo from the 80’s was great, but after the live action movie, a couple of  cartoons and some lame toys (seriously, He-Man, with short hair..? Screw you.)

I know it’s really not a lot to go on, but I am excited at even the thought of these two projects. Hell, I half want to send Sony $18 bucks purely from the enjoyment I extracted from reading their vagueness.

 

Source: Bleeding Cool

 

There are a lot of bad movies floating around, and there are a lot of bad songs that go along with them. Action films — particularly those from the 1980s — have many of the worst soundtracks, and yet some of our most iconic verses have come from Rocky, The Karate Kid and so forth. Did any of the Members Only-jacket-wearing producers at the time know this would happen? Of course not. Will they take credit for our love of cheesy lyrics and guitar solos? Absolutely.
 
After the jump, check out 10 oddly mesmerizing songs from the action films of yesteryear. Fair warning: these songs will suck up valuable brain space, and you’ll be singing them for hours.

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So here’s a taint tickling trifecta of good news. J.J. Abrams + Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (writers of Zombieland) +   -wait for it-   MICRONAUTS = childhood jubilation.

Yep, Paramount Pictures has hired screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to draft Micronauts for producer J.J. Abrams. In the Deadline story, they mention Micronauts was “one of the Hasbro brands mentioned as a priority movie project in a third quarter earnings conference call done for investors today by Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner.” The very same call that alerted everyone of Michael Bay’s possible return to the Transformers franchise (*fart*)

OK, lets back track for a moment and explain to the YUTES (youths) the awesomeness of Mirconauts. A Hasbro-owned toy brand from back in the mid 70’s and early 80’s that blends robots with interchangeable parts. And then there was the comic which told of their (convoluted) robotic war cross the Microverse. Ah, I remember them fondly. Well, not too fondly. In fact, I remember how I didn’t care for them whatsoever and just wanted Star Wars toys. Eh, if you were at a friends house and all the poor bastard had was Micronauts… they were fun enough to play with.

So…I hear Abrams, Zombieland duo and Mirconauts and I get a big dumb grin on my face. I think it’s great. Then again. Micronauts? How about some goddamn Voltron man, or the GoBots even?! Suffice to say I’m tossed between feeling happy and perplexed.

Micronauts is the second big job for the writers, they recently wrote  G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, and the X-Men spinoff film Deadpool for Fox. They are also adapting the graphic novel Cowboy Ninja Viking for Disney.

I grew up watching Voltron in the 80′s and loved the shit out of it. 5 five space explorers who pilot robotic lions that combine to form Voltron, an invincible guardian sworn to defend the Universe. What’s not to love? Hehe, oh man…I’m getting all nostalgic replaying the theme opener in my head. Anyway, a live-action Voltron flick has been rumored for years. It will eventually happen and it will undoubtedly suck, no 80’s  gold has been served well in the Noughties ( 00’s). However, fan-films are always there to save the day. And here’s a nifty Voltron short film created by YouTube user alexalbrecht00 called Voltron: The End.

Unfortunately, there is no action, nor shots of Voltron in full. It’s just 3 minutes of the dude who plays Detective Lassiter on Psych (Luke FACT: Psych is in my top 5 fav. shows.) regaining consciousness in a Voltron battle lion after an “accident”. He has to decide does he live a few more minutes or try to tell the world what happened… the end is only the beginning. Something like that.

Uh… is it me or did Lassie say “what whores lay ahead?”

There was more drama in this clip than in the last two Transformers films. As someone growing up with Voltron, this was a satisfying cocktease of what could be.