The movie adaptation for Ernest Cline‘s novel Ready Player One has been in the works since before the book had even been released. Warner Bros bought the film rights on the same day as the published deal with Random House was finalised. Published in 2011, it has drawn a lot of attention to itself. Between Wil Wheaton’s narration of the audiobook and Steven Spielberg signing on as director in March 2015, the news surrounding the movie keeps getting bigger and better. (more…)
As the highest grossing X-Men film to date, it’s pretty safe to assume that Deadpool isn’t going to have any trouble raking in the profits when it comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray at the beginning of May. If anyone was in any doubt, then the heaps of praise the film received at the MTV Movie Awards on April 9th should have dispelled any doubts. (more…)
This year’s MTV Movie Awards revealed all sorts of secrets. From additional glimpses at the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, MTV did not disappoint. (One can argue MTV not playing music videos continuously disappoints.) A behind the scenes look reared its head for Kong: Skull Island. Set in the Vietnam conflict era, it has a star cast including Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman. For people interested in an origins story this movie might tickle their fancy. This film is rumored to honor Kong films of the past and create a new distinct timeline. Check out the video below to catch a glance of of the cast and crew of this film. (more…)
Far from a new idea, a film of The Goon comic series was first launched on Kickstarter in 2012. It was planned to be a feature length animated production based on Eric Powell‘s fifty comic series. It seemed to have a fair amount of steam behind it, too, with over 7,500 fans raising almost $450,000 to put towards it. The project even attracted the attention of big names including David Fincher of House of Cards.
Who needs box office numbers when you’ve got mostly positive early reviews and a kick-ass marketing scheme? Not the folks at 20th Century Fox, apparently, as according to a new report, they have already given the green-light for a Deadpool sequel, days before the first film has even been released to the public. (more…)
Right from the get-go, you can tell… it’s on like competitive ping-pong.
Deadpool found itself in a bit of “controversy” during its PR push when it landed an “R” rating – a rating which the marketing team reveled in, wearing as a badge of honor like a sort of “look how awesome we are, adult fanboys!” type of way. Not that there’s anything necessarily wrong with that; since day one, the movie has been priding itself on its “dare to be different” philosophy, which quite frankly is likely the only mantra that could ever work with a film based on a character like Deadpool. (more…)
As the saying goes: everything old is new again. Whether it is trends in fashion, styles of music, or even the food and drink we put in our bodies (the “Paleo diet” is from how long ago?), our society has an interesting penchant for liking something, forgetting that something for a while when newer and flashier somethings come along, and finally rediscovering that something and saying “y’know, this something is actually pretty cool.” Even though a timeless work of fiction – such as a Jane Austen novel – is really never truly forgotten, sometimes it does take an infusion of a new idea to bring a classic “back to life,” as it were.
Ironic, then, that the catalyst to reanimate wide-scale interest in Austen’s bourgeois-eschewing “Pride & Prejudice” is a creature that is, by its own nature, reanimated in and of itself: the zombie. Yes, the separate components of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies may not break any new ground on their own, but when these two disparate pieces are “mashed up” together, they become much like Paula Abdul and MC Skat Kat, with opposites attracting in the most delightfully random of ways. (more…)
Ridley Scott is reportedly in early talks to bring a version of 1960’s cult TV series The Prisoner to the big screen. The project has been in development at Universal for a while now, and it has had interest from none other than Christopher Nolan back in 2009 (although nothing came of it). The original series centred around a secret government agent who is kidnapped by unknown assailants the moment he resigns; finding himself in an idyllic yet bizarre seaside village, he is known only by the moniker Number Six. Over the 17-episode one-season run, Number Six attempts escape, evades the balloon-like “Rover,” and keeps his secrets secret in order to stay alive. (more…)
Earlier today, The Daily Mail released several photos of Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot and Chris Pine on set on the banks of the Thames in Essex in the United Kingdom. These photos show the two in what appears to be World War I garb alongside 150 or so extras. Rumors have been circulating regarding the setting of the upcoming film, and these new photos would seem to confirm that at least part of the film will be set during the first World War. Due to be released in 2017, production is still in the early stages, but it is exciting to have some proof that Wonder Woman really is finally making it to the big screen. (more…)
Generally, there are two types of people who go to see “Bond Films,” those movies that feature Ian Fleming’s super-spy James Bond: those who are Bond superfans, and those who are not. Whether you’re an action-film fan, you just enjoy seeing the latest and greatest releases, or you are the significant other of a Bond superfan, if you fall into that second category, you will likely be left wanting by Spectre, the latest in the 007 mega-series and current Bond portrayer Daniel Craig’s fourth outing in the main role. If you’re a Bond superfan, however, this movie is going to give you all you can handle, and then maybe just a bit more for good measure.