The nerd community took a major hit with Ryan Reynold’s Green Lantern in 2011. Reynolds even took some pot shots at the flick in last year’s Deadpool, but all jokes aside, will the upcoming Green Lantern Corps be any good? It’s already coming into a questionable cinematic universe alongside DC’s lackluster releases of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad so hopes are high and fingers are crossed that the next venture into the world of Hal Jordan and company fares better than it did the last time. Fellow nerd and filmmaker Duncan Jones has gone to Twitter to share his opinions on what we should get when Green Lantern Corps hits theaters in 2020.
Ask any real fan of science fiction, of Bradbury and Asimov and Heinlein, to list their favorite underrated films of the last ten years and, if they are worth their salt, the indie darling Moon starring the inimitable Sam Rockwell will land somewhere in their top five. Written and directed by Duncan Jones, son of legendary rocker David Bowie, Moon is one of those unique movies that slips under the radar for being too odd and personal to appeal to a large audience but has a fiercely loyal fanbase that will continue to duct tape their friends to a sofa and force them to watch, a la A Clockwork Orange. Jones followed it with the equally underappreciated Source Code and then went full blockbuster status with Warcraft which failed to impress critics and audiences outside of China. However, hope sprang anew in the hearts of all sci-fi junkies when it was announced that Jones was returning to his indie roots with a spiritual sequel to Moon, simply titled Mute.
Today a synopsis and first look photos were released. (more…)
While it is hard to get any kind of expectations up for a video game related movie, having Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) in the directors chair for Warcraft raised the bar on what people were expecting. Unfortunately, or fortunately as the case may be for the studios bottom line, Warcraft only matched those expectations in China. US moviegoers bailed on the whole thing only shelling out $47 million at theaters on a big budget movie with a $160 million dollar budget. Worldwide the movie took in $386 million, mostly from China, saving Universal from a huge loss. Now we’ve got the Honest Trailer on Warcraft and as one would expect, the movie takes a Rocky like beating. (more…)
Captain America: Civil War looks to be the film that has officially kicked off the 2016 summer movie season. Sequels, just like the previously mentioned Marvel flick, will dominate the next few months. People are anticipating such follow-ups as X-Men: Apocalypse, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, The Conjuring 2, Now You See Me 2, Finding Dory, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Purge: Election Year, Ghostbusters, Star Trek Beyond, Ice Age: Collision Course, and Jason Bourne. But the film coming out this June has been a long time coming for gamers… Warcraft. (more…)
Duncan Jones‘ Warcraft: The Beginning has a new international trailer featuring Travis Fimmel (Vikings) as Sir Anduin Lothar (Not of the Hill People Lothars) and Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four) as Durotan, the two men seeking a peaceful solution to their warring factions inevitable collision. Moon, Jones’ first feature film is fantastic and on that movie alone Warcraft: The Beginning will sell quite a few tickets at the box office. (more…)
Honestly, it’s strange that Blizzard didn’t try this sooner. World Of Warcraft is the leading MMORPG of our times, sporting a fanbase of millions of nerds who have devoted impossibly long hours into the game and would probably buy every last bit of merchandise that the almighty vidyagame titan would squeeze out of it. In what seems to be a nice little gameplay reference, the lastest TV spot for the upcoming film seems to be focusing on the PvE side of things…
There have been so many failed attempts to adapt video games into movies (Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter, Prince of Persia), that any new venture is immediately met with doubt and skepticism, and rightfully so. That being said, the upcoming film Warcraft has the potential to be pretty good. Although the premise of two warring factions coming together to cooperate for the greater good may not be the most original idea this movie season, this film has at least one very big thing going for it. The director, Duncan Jones, is the man who brought us the movies Moon and Source Code, which were both very capable, entertaining sci-fi movies. Interesting side note: Jones is also the son of famous musician David Bowie. Check out the new TV spot for the movies below!
The first full trailer for Legendary Pictures and director Duncan Jones‘ Warcraft based on the Blizzard MMO World of Warcraft has hit the Internet as promised and it looks pretty damn good. Video game movies have a poor track record at the box office. Very few seem to break past the break even point and make any real Hollywood blockbuster type money. Will Warcraft break that tradition? (more…)
While we wait for the full Warcraft trailer to arrive on Friday, Legendary Pictures has released a teaser to the full trailer. I have to say I was a little worried this movie would come off as cheesy as the Dungeons and Dragons movies, but this teaser has sparked a flame of hope that it might not be so. (more…)
Earlier this year, during San Diego Comic-Con, Legendary brought out new footage for a number of their upcoming features but the one property that didn’t have the walls shaking with the vibrations from a cheering audience was Duncan Jones’s directorial effort, Warcraft. Considering the absolutely stellar resume that Duncan carries, however, the lack of cheers didn’t seem to be cause for concern; after all, millions of people across the globe immerse themselves in the Blizzard Entertainment franchise on a regular basis, so this one is a sure fire hit, right? If you’re laughing, you understand that video game adaptations rarely succeed, even when the games have sold millions of units and if you have doubts, you are not alone. It was recently revealed that Universal, a huge investor of the Warcraft film, also has a few doubts about the project. Well, before you write the mostly CGI film off, Duncan Jones has a bit of a point to make. (more…)