As promised in yesterday’s teaser, today is Judgement Day…. and by that I mean the day we judge our first look at the latest installment in the Terminator franchise.
Yes, the first full trailer for Terminator Genisys hit the ‘net today and as far as first looks go, it doesn’t look half bad. We have a new Sarah Conner (Emilia Clarke,) a new Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney,) and even a new John Conner (Jason Clarke,) sporting more facial scars than any actor in the role ever! More mean it’s good, right?
The real good news is that the Terminator remains the same. Yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger returning as the (a) T-800 is not news, we’ve known for a while now that he’ll be back as the aged cyborg from the future that raises this new timeline version of Sarah Conner since the history has been officially reset in this apparent soft reboot. At first look, the trailer eases some of the concerns many of us had about this redux of the franchise. (more…)
Alan Taylor‘s Terminator: Genesis has beefed up the cast by adding South Korean action star Byung-hun Lee (G.I.Joe, Red II), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), and Sandrine Holt (House of Cards) to the cast. What roles might they be playing? (more…)
Paramount Pictures Japan has released a short, albeit frenetic and action-packed trailer for the long-awaited and oft-delayed sequel to GI Joe: Rise Of Cobra — GI Joe: Retaliation.
The film, starring D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, and Channing Tatum…Plus Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Bruce Willis, is due to arrive in theatres March 29th of this year. Fans have waited through a seemingly endless series of delays, setbacks, and reschedulings for the Joes’ second attempt at a live action film: Many are sanguine that Retaliation will make up for the deficiencies of the not unenjoyable, but profoundly uneven GI Joe: Rise of Cobra.
We’ll find out in late March if Retaliation lives up to the hype, and has been worth the fans’ patience.
It seems that there’s some movement on the sequel to RED, the 2010 action film about retired group of former CIA assassins caught up in a government conspiracy.
According to Screenrant, Catherine Zeta-Jones (The Mask of Zorro) and Byung-hun Lee (from the G.I. Joe movies) have been cast in the sequel, which will follow the retired assassins from the first film on a new adventure where “they use their old-school style to take on a new set of enemies all across Europe.”
First film stars Bruce Willis, (Dame) Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich are back to get their kill on. Mary-Louise Parker, as Willis’ civil servant love interest, will also be back. No word yet on if supporting players Karl Urban and Brian Cox will also be in part 2.
So this is good news. The first RED was a really solid effort that had cool action and a lot of hilarity. It should be interesting to see what Dean Parisot (director of Galaxy Quest) can do with the material, Parisot is stepping in for Robert Schwentke in the director’s chair.
RED 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on August 2, 2013.
Paramount has released an official Japanese trailer for G. I. Joe: Retaliation, which features bits from both Byung-hun Lee and Bruce Willis. This time around, the government is also being a pain in the ass on top of Cobra. Basically, we’re watching the G. I.s get DPed from behind.
Yes, that just about sums up my thoughts about the quality of the film.
John Chu‘s next film will hit theaters on June 29. How many of y’all are gonna tap dat? Channing Tatum and Adrianne Palicki are good to ogle at least. And The Rock. Whatever.
Editors note: I got a little ranty with this post. Feel free to skip my “oh those were the days” grumblings and jump straight to images of Prometheus, G.I. Joe, Riddick, The Hobbit and more!
Back in the 80’s and early 90’s, I remember when movie studios would release trading card sets featuring an early look at their films. Short of a movie trailer, these assorted packs of still frames from anticipated movies were the only thing to wet the appetite of eager movie viewers. Plus, the lone stick of gum in each pack offered sugary nourishment (Yummo).Oh those were days, but now with the rise of the Internet the collectible value of these cards have been ruined. Movie images are now plastered all over the internet. Instant and constant gratification. My precious cards have been reduced to mere bicycle noise makers. Curses! But, the internet gives me a job, porn and easy ways to order cupcakes. So, I really can’t complain.
There’s a bunch of movies coming out this summer. You know this. While we count down the days to each respective release, studios our teasing us with image after image. Today we’ve got a whole bunch to ogle over. We’ve gathered images from this summer’s action sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Ridley Scott’s Alien-verse flick Prometheus, Peter Jackson’s LOTR precursorThe Hobbit, along with a few alien creatures for Will Smith’s Men In Black 3.
WARNING: Instead of putting all these images into a easy to navigate gallery (which actually isn’t easy to categorize), we dumped them all in-line, one after another. So, be prepared for lots of scrolling.
The sequel to the shit-tastic Rise of Cobra is now to be called G. I. Joe: Retaliation instead of the original Cobra Strikes. Paramount pictures has also given a release date of June 29th 2012 for the John Chu (Step Up 3D) directed picture.Yea… the dance guy is puttin’ his jazz hands all over this. *shakes head*
Members of the first G.I. Joe will return for the sequel including Channing Tatum as Duke, Ray Park as Snake Eyes and Byung Hun-lee as Stormshadow; kinda spoils the surprise there. Newcommers to the franchise are the likes of Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock, Elodie Yung as Jinx, DJ Cotrona as Flint, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, RZA as The Blind Master, Ray Stevenson as Firefly and Joseph Mazzello was just cast as a character named Mouse.
I have no idea what to expect, but I guess it can’t get an worse than the first film, unless the Joes break into song and dance.