While we live in a world where any franchise follows the five second rule (and the 2008 TV reboot definitely landed butter side down*) it should come as no surprise that we are nearing another Knight Riderreboot. To be honest, we’ve known about this since last summer when the LA Times reported that Brad Copeland was tapped to give the buddie-buddie/car-mullet combo a fresh coat of paint, and it was assumed since Copeland (who has worked on Arrested Development) was in charge that this new Knight Rider would have a comedic take. Hey, it worked for 21 Jump Street right?
Well a casting rumor, and I stress, RUMOR floated across the internet about who could be cast in movie and well, it does look like they are joking. Please let them be joking. Hit the jump to see who could be your new Micheal Knight/KITT team. (more…)
I think we can all agree upon the inherit sex appeal of AMC‘s The Walking Dead. It has to be the sassiest show on TV right now, and as if to capitalize on the hot hotness of it all, SpiritHalloween.com is selling the perfect costume to show off the steaming sexuality of the post-zombie apocalypse. For just $49.99 you can go out trick or treating as ‘Sassy Rick Grimes’. Here’s the product description:
Take control of the group and lead them all to survival when you sport this officially licensed Walking Dead Sassy Rick Grimes Women’s Costume. Sheriff outfit comes complete with shirt and functional pockets, skirt, hat, badge and belt.
Functional pockets? SpirtHalloween, you spoil us.
Just one thing, and I don’t want to be one of those nitpicking purists but the costume could have been a little more authentic had they included ‘stuff’ and ‘things.’
You can check out a bigger photo of the costume after the jump.
Well, this should go over well… Former boy bander and sexy back bringer Justin Timberlake has tossed his hat into the self-indulgent casting rumor ring. Yes, following in the footsteps of Mark Wahlberg and Katee Sackhoff the pop star made an appearance on a radio morning show today and let the whole world know (between traffic and weather) his desire to play the Riddler:
“Now villain. I’ll tell you the villain I want to play more than anything because I grew up loving Batman, funny enough, is the Riddler. The Riddler is my favorite villain… The Riddler was like a sociopath. He was proper crazy. So if I’m gonna play crazy, I’m wanna play proper crazy… I’m ready. The Riddler. Gimme a call.”
Ok, before we all go flying off the handle lets remember this was just an off the cuff response to a conversation about the Ben Affleck/BatFleck casting thing (which, Timberlake said he approved of.) In his defense, JT isn’t a terrible actor, he’s just had some terrible movies… wait, maybe he’d be perfect to play opposite Affleck then!
Internet, begin wailing about how terrible and idea this is in 5… 4… 3…
Good news, nobody! FilmEngine and Benderspink planning on rebooting 2004’s The Butterfly Effect. That’s right, just a short nine years after the Ashton Kutcher vehicle failed with critics (33% on Rotten Tomatoes) is more than enough time for the idea bankrupt state of Hollywood return to that well. (more…)
As we slowly move into the next generation of video game consoles, we are finally starting to see this amazing new era of gaming take shape. WOW does it look annoying. Sony released a video today teasing the new social/multitasking interface for the Playstation 4 via some strange romantic comedy complete with the amusingly chubby third wheel.
We meet Will, a young twenty something that apparently lives in a shack somewhere and does nothing but play video games and eat frozen pizza. Will has a friend named Sarah, sort of low rent Taylor Swift that also plays video games all the time and is apparently homeless and living in a coffee shop. Goofy neighbor/possible serial killer Brian interrupts their PSN based flirtations with the siren call of pwning n3wbs in Killzone.
Oh I hope these two kids end up together.
If you can move past this hackneyed plot (because that’s whats been missing from my video game commercials, character development) you can actually catch a glimpse of the new GUI for the system (that doesn’t seem terrible.)
Did they have to make this so damn awkward and insanely unrealistic though? Where was the guy on his couch in his underwear meticulously stacking cheese wheels in Skyrim for 11 hours straight. Sony… get in touch with your key demo.
Really, the ball is officially back in Microsoft’s court to fire back with their own video showing off Xbox One users in a less annoying light. With the always on, always watching you all seeing eye that machine comes with… maybe they already are!?!?
And with God as my witness, I swear if any of you ever interupt me stacking my cheese wheels…
After nearly twenty years, Independence Day, the 1996 blockbuster that–love it or hate it–helped define the big budget effects driven popcorn sci-fi flick subgenre, is set to begin filming.
Cameras will begin rolling next year, according to the L.A. Times. Roland Emmerich will return to direct, along with production partner Dean Devlin (Robin to Emmerich‘s Batman). And while Will Smith will apparently not be reprising his role as Captain Steven Hiller, Emmerich has confirmed, in an interview with Movies.com, that both Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman will be returning. Both actors have previously expressed interest in doing an Independence Day sequel, and although Will Smith has not, Emmerich still hopes he can convince him to at least do a cameo. This seems reasonable, as his character’s stepson apparently has an important role in the new film.
The plot seems pretty straightforward: It’s 20 years later, Humanity has managed to rebuild after the devastation caused by the invaders, helped by alien technology scavenged and engineered from the wreckage of their ships. All seems well, until a new mothership shows up, looking for a little payback…
But that’s just the beginning: Emmerich has stated previously that this sequel will be only the first chapter in an entire series of at least three films–possibly more.
Um…good luck with that, I guess.
Anyhoo, Independence Day 2 is scheduled for release on July 3, 2015.
We’ll see if anyone even remembers it’s coming out once Star Wars: Episode VII opens.
It’s too late to stop it now, but here’s 7 minutes (why they say 6 or less, I don’t know) of very good (and hilarious) reasons why a movie like Independence Day should NOT get a sequel.
If we’re lucky, they might at least put a stop to Emmerich‘s pipe dream of a film series:
Transformers franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura seems quite excited about his work on the upcoming film adaptation of the classic Atari game Asteroids:
“It’s not a disaster movie, yeah, if we’re successful at getting it made. It’s much more of a space opera. It’s like a great sci-fi movie if we get it done right. It is not at all what people think it is. People think, ‘Oh, the asteroid’s gonna hit the earth,’ and I have no interest in doing that. That’s been done exceedingly well before. No, this takes place in an asteroid belt, the whole movie.”
Okay….that’s all well and good. It still doesn’t quite explain WHY anyone would want a movie about a four decade old arcade game with no plot. The last time a big budget sci-fi flick was made out of a classic game with no story or characters, we got the baffling, pointless train wreck that was Battleship.
While Bonaventura is adamant that Asteroids won’t be an Armageddon-esque disaster flick (Roland Emmerich was considered as director), his previous work makes it hard to believe this won’t descend to mindless popcorn movie SFX orgy levels….listen to him gush about his love for the title:
“It just seems like that’s big. Like, what? Asteroids? That’s big. What’s going on up there? When I look at that project, that’s what I think about it, is I think about the scale of it and I think about the possibility of it.”
These just don’t strike me as the sentiments of a producer interested in a story-driven science fiction epic.
Then again, the truly awesome David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Man Of Steel, Dark City) is one of several writers working on the screenplay, so maybe Asteroids will end up surprising everyone…It’d help to know who’s directing, but that has yet to be announced.
Why do I have to be the one to tell you all this? Why does it fall to me to crush your collective hopes and dreams?
So anyway, yeah–it’s official: Green Lantern screenwriter Michael Green will be rewriting original Blade Runner writer Hampton Fancher‘s screenplay for Blade Runner 2, or whatever the hell they’re gonna call the thrice-damned thing…
Do you ever get the feeling Hollywood is in the business of taking terrible ideas, and figuring out ways to make them worse? I mean like on purpose? Just to see if it’s possible?
Can YOU come up with a better explanation for this?
PS: I know my news articles are usually longer, but I don’t want to think about this any more than is ABSOLUTELY necessary 😛
A few months back a rumor floated around that Warner Bros. was looking into the possibility of a Gremlins reboot, and if I remember correctly we all laughed at them and threw rocks at them till they stopped such idiocy. Well, grab handful of your finest movie exec seeking pocket gravel because it sounds like they still want to reboot the 80’s classic.
Bloody Disgusting is reporting that a source close to the project (I assume that’s studio code for ‘coke dealer‘) says that WB has tapped Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg to produce the remake. Seth Grahame-Smith was also behind such flops as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter andDark Shadows and also is apparently responsible for the most recent draft of a Beetlejuice remake.
Just let that soak in for a little bit.
Now here’s a video of Gizmo dancing to remind us of better days.