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Remember the dignity and the gravitas of the above scene in Simon West‘s Con Air? Where madman Cyrus The Virus (John Malkovich) threatens the life of the stuffed rabbit badass Army Ranger Cameron Poe (Nicholas Cage) bought for his daughter?

Well, say goodbye to this kind of serious, intelligent filmmaking if West has his way. The director has recently admitted that he’d like to set a sequel to his modern classic in space!

1997’s Con Air made $223 mil. at the box-office worldwide, and has become utterly ubiquitous on cable and broadcast television–odds are, it’s playing right now somewhere. Follow me after the jump for the bewildering plans Simon West has for Con Air 2(more…)

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Red 2, the sequel to 2010 action-comedy, has yet to be released, but Summit Entertainment must really be banking on its success…seeing as they have green lit the development of Red 3.

Red 2 won’t be released in theaters until mid-July, but Summit refuses to sit on their hands waiting for the money to roll in. The studio has already rehired Red and Red 2 writers Jon and Erich Hoeber to begin development of the third installment based off the comic mini-series written by Warren Ellis. Details are scarce, as they would be for a sequel not even written yet, but the return of Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, and Mary Louise-Parker is a sure bet.

Even with something this early in development, the studio has already made the first step in the right direction, bringing Jon and Erich back to write. The duo made the first Red a successful adaptation and Red 2 should continue the trend of former government agents and Bruce Willis being Bruce Willis.

Red 2 is in theaters everywhere July 19th, 2013.

Source: Geek Tyrant

Dean Parisot‘s RED 2, the follow up sequel to the hit movie RED, (Retired-Extremely-Dangerous) based on the comic book by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer has posted it’s first trailer. If this trailer is any indication, the sequel is set to be as fantastic a ride as the first. Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, and Karl Urban are all returning with the addition of Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung-Hun Lee, Neal McDonough and David Thewlis.

The gang of clandestine operative retirees are back, wrecking their way across Europe.

RED 2 will blow up theater screens starting August 2nd.

Via: Comingsoon

New ‘Warm Bodies’ Clips and B-Roll Footage

I dunno about the rest of y’all, but I for one am stoked for Jonathan Levine‘s rom-zom-com, Warm Bodies.

I’ll tell you, my 10 years of domestication and demasculation with Mrs. Nerd Bastards has had no influence on my girlish anticipation. This isn’t about having any misplaced love for Twilight, or having strong feminine sensibilities. This flicks corky, funny Zombieland humor is what got my attention. It’s a flick that doesn’t take itself seriously. No bullshit romances, or dorky metrosexual-creatures here. What you got is purely comical and satirical.

If you’re note on the bandwagon yet, then I implore you to check out the trailer.  If, after viewing, you don’t agree we finally have a decent flesh-eating monsters with heart story, well… then I’ll just have to re-evaluate my manhood.

For the rest of you Warm Bodies fanatics, Summit Entertainment has released three clips and 13 minutes of B-roll for the film.

I haven’t watched the clips or the footage since I want to go in having seen as little of the movie as possible. I might finally be able to enjoy a rom-com with Mrs. Nerd Bastards without any per-conceived judgements, and thus, not be an asshole about it. I’ll possibly (and hopefully) have fun with this one.

Check out the clips and the B-roll.  The film also stars Rob Corddry and John Malkovich.

Warm Bodies opens February 1st.

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When Luke, the Head-NerdBastard in charge, asked me to do a post about the new trailer for director Jonathan Levine‘s Warm Bodies, based on the book of the same name by first time author Isaac Marion, he said, “Feel free to make fun of it as hard as you want.” So that was exactly the attitude I went with as I started watching. I mean really, a Zombie love story, is this gonna be Twilight with Zombies?

Something happened while I watched and listened to the inner dialogue going on in R’s ( That’s what the zombie’s name is listed as in IMDB) head. Maybe it was the musical selection, or the actually funny dialogue and scenes. By the time I finished the trailer I was checking the release date and the book cost over at Amazons.

Take a look and let me know if I’m right or do I need to do a weekend zombie movie marathon to cleanse my Zombie palate.

Warm Bodies stars Teresa Palmer as Julie, Nicholas Hoult as R, Dave Franco as Perry Kelvin, John Malkovich as General Grigio, Analeigh Tipton as Nora, Cory Hardrict as Kevin, and Rob Corddry as M. The movie shambles onto theater screens February 1st, 2013.

Via: Bleedingcool

New Stills From The Set Of ‘RED 2’

Those Retired & Extremely Dangerous agents from various secret government organizations are back for another round in Red II. Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) is directing with Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker and Helen Mirren are reprising their roles. This time around the gang is taking on some European villains including Catherine Zeta-JonesByung-Hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra) and Anthony Hopkins.

The first film was a fun romp and I expect this one to carry on that tradition of humor laced with bullets and explosions. Check out some on set pictures of the cast.

Red 2 hits theater screens on August 2, 2013.

Via: Geektyrant

Zeta-Jones and Lee Join Black-Ops for ‘RED 2’

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.

Source: Screenrant

‘Red’ Sequel Gets Director

Now that the sparkling vampires and shirtless werewolves are almost behind us (I’m referring to the Twilight series), Summit Entertainment will have to tap into another film property to make bank. The production company plans to reunite Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman for Red 2 – a sequel to the 2010 comic-book adaptation about ex-spies coming out of retirement for some rogue mayhem.

The quartet is expected to return for the sequel, although no deals are signed and sealed. Dean Parisot, however, is in final negotiations to direct.

It’s been a few years since Parisot has been behind the director’s chair. His last directorial gig  was 2005’s Fun With Dick and Jane, starring Jim Carrey. Before you cup your hand to your mouth and make a fart noise, keep in mind the CAA-repped director is also known for helming 1999’s action comedy Galaxy Quest. I think most nerds would give that film a thumbs up.

While Red barely delivered on it’s ideology of “You’re never too old for mayhem”, much of the enjoyment came from seeing veteran/fan-favorite actors thoroughly embody cartoon-like characters. So, I wouldn’t mind seeing this crew come around again for a little more light-hearted violence. Parisot seems viable enough to make a entertaining follow-up to G-Men going wild.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

By now you’ve probably heard some positive buzz for Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Maybe even hearing comments like “Best of the series”. Well gosh darn, that’s like saying you’re the smartest kid with down syndrome. At the end of the day, you’re still retarded.  I apologize for the mentally challenged joke, but you can’t fix stupid and this addition into the robot fighting franchise is just as dumb. It’s riddled with all the problems of its predecessors, only slightly less. Instead of racist robots, bots with unfortunately placed bulbous balls, a push over villain, or being an overlong, numb experience; we get bots with Einstein hairdoos, a pout champion female lead, awkward moments of dialogue and more brand advertising than you can shake a stick at (GM cars and trucks, Mercedes SLS AMG, brand-name whiskey and brandy, Hermes bags, Cisco and Lenovo computers). But yes, if I must make the announcement, T:DOTM is a vast improvement from the last flick. “Dark of the Moon” manages to squeak out a semblance of a plot, the characters were entertaining (Yes, even The Beef was likable) and offers enough battle royal eye candy to lush over. GAWD! I can’t believe I just said that!

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Maybe it’s just the summer of blockbusters, but I feel like I’ve seen way more clips, teasers, and trailers than I’m accustomed to. Hmm, now that I think about it, there certainly has been an abundance of footage released for select films. Hell, how many clips now have we seen for Green Lantern, X-Men: First Class and Super 8? It’s been a bit much don’t you think? I feel like I’ve seen each one of these movies in there entirety already.

Anyway, yesterday we saw a clip for Transformers: Dark of the Moon. No robots or action. Just a scene with Shia LaBeouf‘s new girl (played by Rosie Huntington-Whitely) introducing him to her boss Dylan Gould (Patrick Dempsey). Shia does his awkward thing while Whitely tries to act. Blargh!

A second clip has been released, and it features Josh Duhamel‘s character, Lt. Colonel William Lennox rallying his soldiers. All I could think during his little ‘it’s time to go to war’ spiel was J.J. Abrams is gonna have a nerdgasm from all these lens flares Bay’s throwing in, that and shouldn’t this guy be dead by now. Seriously, how does a tiny pile of flesh and bones, with the equivalent of a pellet gun, survive countless battles with 3 story tall robots? Whatever. It’s just a movie and I need to shut the hell up and admire his well groomed hair.

Transformers Dark of the Moon will hit theaters July 1st, 2011.

It stars Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, John Tuturro, Frances McDormand and Tyrese Gibson.

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers’ final battle.

Source: Paramount Pictures