The first trailer has arrived for Disney’s live-action remake of Dumbo which blends a Greatest Showman style circus tale with the directorial stylings of Tim Burton. Based on a storyline written by Helen Aberson. The film stars Collin Farrell, MIchael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, and Alan Arkin.
This live-action film reworks the tale of the bullied elephant with big ears. Farrier (Farrell) is a former horse showman and war veteran who’s taking care of his two kids after his wife passed away. Their world changes after circus owner Max (DeVito who seems to have kept his costume from Big Fish) buys a pregnant elephant who gives birth to Dumbo with his giant ears.
Time travel. Kids with superpowers. Gothic setting. Franchise potential. Based on a best-selling book. Is there a box that Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children doesn’t check? The movie based on the 2011 New York Times best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs – his first book by the way – will be released later this year as a big budget movie with an all-star cast, and now we’re getting our fist look at the film in a new trailer. We here at Nerd Bastards listed the film as one of the 10 Non-Comic, Non-Sequel, Original Films Worthy Of Your Time In 2016, so does this trailer live up to our expectations? (more…)
When we last left the Penny Dreadful gang, Ethan Chandler was on his way home to pay for werewolf crimes, Sir Malcolm departed for Africa and Sembene’s final rest, and both Frankenstein and his Creature were left in emotional ruins when Lily decided that Dorian Gray made a better companion than either of them. As for poor old Miss Ives, she was left alone after sticking her thumb in the eye of the Devil and all his minion, maybe more messed up than ever. So where do we go from here? The new trailer for Penny Deadful season three has arrived with some hints. (more…)
Showtime‘s wonderfully macabre Penny Dreadful is returning to TV screens everywhere in April. The show made Nerd Bastards’ list of the Top 10 Nerdy shows of 2014, and if you haven’t seen it, it is well worth catching up on before the second season premiere. Led by Timothy Dalton as adventurer Sir Malcolm Murray and the demon possessed Vanessa Ives played by Eva Green, the first season followed Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), his creature Caliban (Rory Kinnear), the depraved Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), and American gun hand Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) as they faced evil supernatural forces in Victorian England. But what evil awaits them now in season two? Showtime has now given us a trailer. (more…)
So, apparently we’re still talking about the Eva Green ‘Sin City’ promotional poster scandal. I thought we went over this and squashed it, but Eva’s breasts are still the talk of Tinseltown and hell, they could be talking about choking puppies or something. Let’s stick with breasts! But in case you’ve been living under a Hobbit hole, here’s the deal: when dame Green showed up in a poster wearing a revealing sheer gown, the MPAA freaked out over the silhouette of her breasts, claiming too much exposure to the beauty’s “breast and dark nipple/areola circle.” So the image was doctored a little and darkened a bit – just enough to hide what makes 5 year-old boys giggle frantically. All this happened several weeks ago, but today we have more to share with you. As if Ms. Green hasn’t already shared enough… (more…)
The last time that Robert Rodriguez did a sequel, well, let’s just say it, it sucked. Machete Kills seemed a bit underwhelming, but that’s not a word I think (I hope) that is going to be associated with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The action-packed – not to mention inferred-nudity-packed – trailer gives us a lot to chew on including snippets of actors featured in the original film like Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, and Powers Boothe, and new cast members like Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and naturally (and au naturel) Eva Green. Are you hyped up enough now to see the trailer for yourself… (more…)
We all know Eva Green is hot, but banned by the MPAA hot?! Apparently. News broke this afternoon that a new poster for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For featuring Ms Green as Ava Lord looking deliriously sexy, loaded for bear and barely covered up, was banned by the MPAA, meaning that it won’t be hanging up in a theater near you. For reasons that are both sad and obvious, the poster skirts a little too close to that MPAA red line between suggestive nudity and “in-your-face” nudity. Or to look at it another way, is this poster more Playboy than Maxim? (more…)
Showtime is following the recent Hollywood television trend by posting the entire first episode of John Logan’s upcoming series Penny Dreadful on a number of different digital platforms a full two weeks before the show’s official premiere date. Why would Showtime do that? (more…)
Does anybody remember The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? The movie, not the comic book? With all the weird literary figures teaming up to fight…something? My mind’s kind of hazy but I think it ended Stephen Norrington’s directorial career. If we’re lucky, maybe this new Showtime horror series will put Josh Hartnett down for good.
I kid Hartnett, as anybody who’s ever worked with Brian De Palma is cool by me, but Penny Dreadful definitely gives off an LXE vibe, what with its teaming of Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and figures from Bram Stoker’s Dracula in a Victorian England setting. I might be cynical, but it also doesn’t help that Showtime is responsible for perhaps the most heartbreaking attempt at a horror series in the history of cable (the failed Masters of Horror experiment). Maybe I’ll give this one a try if Stephen King calls me up and says “hey…it’s aight by me”. I don’t see that happening, though and today’s new trailer does nothing to convince me otherwise.
The new trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire begins with a line about “the ecstasy of steel, flesh, sweat and muscle, rage… war.” One might think the filmmakers are trying to sexualize war, but it’s Eva Green saying the line, and she could sexualize the instructions for making chicken soup, so there you go. This is the new trailer for the 300 sequel, and it begs the question: When did Zack Snyder become a brand? But if you’re in the mood for more slow-mo action, and CGI sets, and pontificating about dying with honor in battle, good news! Watch the trailer below. (more…)