I’ve been skeptical of the new J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman show, Almost Human, since I first started seeing commercials for it. I mean, how is this thing not titled I, Robot: The Television Series? Fortunately, for those who would like to decide ahead of time whether or not they will give the show a shot, the first seven minutes have been released. (more…)
With just two weeks to go to the September 6th premiere of Vin Diesel‘s latest portrayal of our favorite Furyan in Riddick, the increased marketing on television and the Internet will be bringing us some new glimpses of what we can expect in the movie. This time around, it’s the new international television spot that wastes no time in setting the tone of the movie.
As Riddick said in the debut trailer, “This ain’t nothing new,” and that’s exactly the way we like it. It’s all back to and about Riddick versus all the monsters, bounty hunters, assassins, and anything else a hostile planet can throw at him with plenty of hard-hitting action.
This time on The BastardCast, Jeremy, Jason, and habitual guest Matthew Jackson discuss the latest Batman casting rumors (and Jason’s desperate desire to be Robin), why Johnny Depp should care a little more and suck a little less, and why Peter Capaldi will make a better Doctor Who than a marzipan dildo.
Also on the show: Boba Fett’s new reality TV show, why The Flash sounds like a kinder, fast moving version of Dexter, how DC Entertainment and the ani-Maniacs over at Warner Bros. need to grow a pair and not screw the Flash TV show up, and visual confirmation that Gustavo Fring is alive, well, and still making dope-ass chicken fingers in New Jersey.
Do you need more? Apparently, so did Bruce Willis, because Sly Stallone has taken to twitter in a manly way to possibly diss his former co-star while also announcing that Harrison Ford is entering The Stallone Zone to star in Expendables 3: Rise of the Hernia Sling.
Still not enough? Alright, alright, Harrison Ford also lays out his idea of an acceptable Indiana Jones swan song, Karl Urban gets an offer from one of the boys that he will surely refuse after urging the Star Trek creative team to embrace exploration, and George Lucas‘ dirty little secret about also being Michael McDonald is revealed thanks to “The Butter Song”.
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Back in 2012, writer-producer Alex Garland brought us a new, truer to the story version of Judge Dredd with the movie Dredd. And while many found it to be an excellent if not outstanding film, it didn’t seem to impress the studios enough to get funding for a sequel. Both Garland and Karl Urban (the Judge himself) are loyal fans of the comic and really want to see this happen, but haven’t been having too much luck with it. So they’re trying a new tactic to get studios to notice – they’re bringing the fans in on it.
No, it’s not a Kickstarter campaign. It’s a petition that you can sign online to let your voice be heard that you want to see another Dredd flick. They also have a Facebook page dedicated to showing support, so you can head over and “like” that one if you so choose. I’m not sure how well this will affect their chances of going on to Dredd II, but it sure as hell can’t hurt.
Thanks to BleedingCool for helping to spread the love.
If you’re a fan of actor/director/car enthusiast Vin Diesel on Facebook you might have noticed something recently. That something being the first TV spot for the forthcoming Riddick threequel aptly titled Riddick. Yes everyone’s favorite muscle-shirted see’n in the dark anti-hero is back to punch space things in the face all over again in this third (and seemingly unconnected to the previous movie) movie.
Admittedly, I have only the vaguest of recollections on how the second one ended and that seems to be more than the script writers did. Riddick looks a hell of a lot more like a sequel to Pitch Black than Chronicles of Riddick, and that’s perfectly fine since if this TV spot can be believed the movie actually looks like mindless (violent) fun. (more…)
There’s a new poster for Vin Diesel‘s Riddick making the rounds on the Internet.The look and style of the poster boosts my hope that this film returns the franchise to its Pitch Black roots and leaves the space opera for J.J. Abrams and crew. As a Riddick fan, I just want him doing those things he does best, much like a short Canadian Superhero with claws. Take those characters out of their milieu and you’re asking for trouble at the box office.
In the film, the infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.
Riddick opens on September 6th, starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk and Keri Hilson.
Will you be in a theater seat that weekend?
Vin Diesel is back on-screen once again as the last furious fast fightin’ Furyan in the latest International Trailer for the Riddick franchise in, RIDDICK. Director David Twohy has taken the series back to a more Pitch Black feel and I couldn’t be happier, the whole Space Opera Chronicles of Riddick thing just wasn’t doing it for this Riddick fan.
We get some better dialog and witty come-back banter from Riddick as well as a good look at Katie Sackhoff and Karl Urban‘s characters. I hope those two really bring it in the film, they’re two of my big and small screen favorites.
Take a look at the trailer below, then check out the SDCC poster and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.
The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.
Riddick hits theater screens September 6th, 2013.
There’s something you guys should know about me right away, before we even get in to talking about Star Trek Into Darkness. It’s gonna make some of you uncomfortable, and it might even make some of you distrust every single thing I say about this movie from here on, but it needs to be said, because you need to know the perspective from which I was approaching seeing this particular film. So brace yourselves, Trekkies. Take a deep breath. We’re all gonna get through this. Ready? OK: I loved J.J. Abrams’ first Star Trek movie. I mean, flat out, caveat-free, absolute love. I came out of that movie feeling refreshed and overjoyed and itching to see it again, and then of course I looked at the internet. I was sincerely baffled by all the hate some viewers threw at that flick. I thought they were nit-picking. I thought they were actively seeking reasons not to like it, instead of just sitting back and enjoying this new interpretation. “You don’t get to decide what ‘real’ Star Trek is,” I would argue. “It’s for everybody. It always has been. Just because the Kobayashi Maru scenes didn’t live up to your particular moral interpretation doesn’t mean it’s not a good movie,” I said. I embraced the popcorn exuberance of that film, and four years later I’m still unabashedly embracing it. I still love that movie. So, why am I telling you all of this? Because, Star Trek haters, after seeing Star Trek Into Darkness, I can finally feel your pain.
First off, before we get anywhere near what Karl Urban has to say about a Dredd sequel, let’s all take a deep breath, that’s it, now exhale. Dredd fans will have to take this with a grain of salt. In a recent interview, Urban was asked about the possibility of fans ever seeing a sequel to the popular, yet financially disappointing, Dredd. Here’s what Urban said:
“Interestingly enough, I did have breakfast with Alex Garland this morning. It’s not off the agenda. Clearly everyone has woken up to the fact that an audience has found this movie and loves it. It’s entirely possible, and if people want to see another installment then they should be vocal about that, because, it can happen. The power of fandom can resurrect projects. In fact, that’s what happened with Star Trek. They weren’t going to do a third season until fans did a letter writing campaign and they continued that series.”
When your the face of a struggling franchise you just don’t close ANY doors, no matter how small the chance that someone might open that door. I do love that Urban put the ball firmly into the fans hands. If we want to see it, then we’ll have to get vocal about it to get anything done.
Do you want to see a Dredd sequel someday and would you be willing to put your money where your mouth is for Dredd II?
If we can’t get more Karl Urban in a Dredd sequel, at least we can still see him in “Cop” mode in J.J. Abrams latest foray into Prime time television, Almost Human. The first trailer released last night. Almost Human will be Urban’s first lead in an American television series. Can he make the conversion from the big screen back to prime time television? Here’s the shows official synopsis:
Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams (Fringe, Lost, the Star Trek and Mission: Impossible franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman (Fringe, The Mexican) and starring Karl Urban (Star Trek), Michael Ealy (Sleeper Cell, Common Law) and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor (Six Feet Under), Almost Human is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop (Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Ealy) as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.
Is this going to devolve into another generic Buddy-Cop show? This first trailer has me interested enough to check out an episode or two. Take a look and meet me on the other side to discuss.
There’s also this behind-the-scenes featurette. In it, the producers dig deeper into the show’s basic concept and how they’ll develop that core into a complete series.