Finally! It’s been 25 years and four direct-to-video sequels, but Kevin Bacon is finally coming back to the role that made him famous(er) as one of the men that brought down the Graboids in the 1990 horror/comedy Tremors. A new series based on Tremors is now in development, with an initially 13-episode first season ready and waiting to be made, and although Syfy tried its hand at making a Tremors TV show more than 10 years ago, this time they have a secret weapon: a side of Bacon. Meaning that when and if this Tremors hits the screen, Kevin Bacon will star, and not just cameo. (more…)
Remember Tremors? Okay, maybe you don’t. It came out nearly 25 years ago and it was hardly a box office success. It did enjoy cult status, but even that seems to have faded over the years and decades, leaving the pre-CG creature charm of the Ron Underwood film and the charm of a youthful Kevin Bacon left somewhat forgotten in the annals of movie-going. But you know who hasn’t forgotten? Universal. Universal Pictures produced several direct-to-video sequels and a Sci-Fi original series based on the movie, and because everything old is new, sequelized or rebooted again, Tremors is coming back, and coming to a Blu-ray player or video-on-demand site near you. And to prove it’s a thing, we have the first photo from the set. (more…)
Sick of Guardians of the Galaxy yet? I thought not. So here are some more stories making the news about Marvel Studios‘ latest film. First of all, the movie did even better than expected over the weekend at the box office, and it seems set to not just be one of the biggest films of the summer, but one of the biggest films of the year. Next, we all know that film nerds like to rank and file things, so we consider where Guardians of Galaxy has initially been placed on one of the internet’s most prestigious ongoing lists. And if you’ve already seen Guardians then you know one particular celebrity gets name dropped as a gag throughout the film. What are his thoughts on his renewed, and interstellar, notoriety? Read on… (more…)
Just two more weeks until the supernatural cop-action flick, R.I.P.D. hits the screen, so it’s definitely time for some more marketing spam. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, R.I.P.D. was adapted from a Dark Horse comic and details the exciting times of two dead cops as they fight off bad dead things in order to keep living people still living. Check out some new pics from the flick below, along with a short featurette, after the jump.
Director Robert Schwentke‘s R.I.P.D. has a new television spot making the Internet rounds. Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds star in this Buddy-Cop-Supernatural-Action-Adventure. They’re dead peace officers brought back to protect and serve the living from dangerous souls that refuse to move on to the after life.
The question is, can this movie garner enough audience to make a real run at making some Hollywood money? We know they’re going to draw in the Hellboy and comic reading crowd, but what about the average movie-goer?
The cast is well-rounded and has quite the list of fan favorites to draw on. We haven’t seen Kevin Bacon‘s role on-screen yet, but the production team is sure to make that a key point to draw in those not familiar with the comic.
Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
R.I.P.D. hits theater screens on July 19th, starring Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Robert Knepper, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley and Devin Ratray.
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Above: There are Lara Croft cosplayers then there’s Jenn Croft. A lifelong Tomb Raider fan, Croft has 12 different Lara Croft costumes and is currently remaking the classic outfit. Here you can see her modelling what I believe is the current outfit from the upcoming game. Geek Tyrant has a whole gallery of photography from Adam Jay you should definitely check out. They’re fantastic, no cheesecake, just seriously sexy.
A Victoria Secret Model, The Asian Guy from ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ and the Host of ‘Global Guts’ Join ‘R.I.P.D.’
Cripes, every time I hear a casting update for director Robert Schwentke’s upcoming R.I.P.D. -an adaptation of the Dark Horse comic series- I think someone has died. Of course the comics full title, “Rest In Piece Department” wouldn’t sound any better. Seriously, I can’t be the only one to see a headline like “So and so Joins RIPD” and not think death at first glance. Anyway. The flick is set to start shooting in Boston next month (my home town. “Pahk the cah in havahd yahd”) and the finalization of the cast is in process.
R.I.P.D is about a recently murdered man (Ryan Reynolds) who is recruited by the Rest In Piece Department, a group of dead detectives who police the after life. He teams up with a grizzled old veteran, played by Jeff Bridges, to find out who murdered him and will face-off against a character played by Kevin Bacon.
The new additions include Mike O’Malley, whom some of us may remember from Nickelodeon’s ‘Global Guts’, who’ll be playing a ghost, and Sports Illustrated model Marisa Miller, who’ll play the human avatar of Jeff Bridges’ character. James Hong has also joined the cast of R.I.P.D. Hong is best known for starring in Blade Runner and Big Trouble in Little China. He will play “Grandpa Chen,” Reynolds’ avatar, the form humans see when Reynolds’ character goes about his business.
Personally, I don’t quit know what to make of this casting. R.I.P.D is another comic I have yet to read (I am sooo behind), so I have no clue if these choices are good fits. I’ll leave the matter for you to decide. But, I will say: d-d-d-do you have it?…GUTS!
As the promotional machine for X-Men: First Class continues to chug along before it’s June 3rd release date one might think we’re going to see the whole flick in clip form before it opens. They’re referring to this new bit ‘o’ footage as a sneak peak, and why is beyond me. It should really read trailer, and while there’s not lots of new footage there are a few quick snippets of some of the lesser known mutants displaying their powers, particularly Darwin and Angel.
Why is she called Angel when she clearly has insect wings? Aren’t they afraid movie-goers will confuse this Angel with the more, well, “angelic” looking Angel from X3? Yeah, no one actually tries to remember X3 so probably not, nevermind. And does anyone else feel unimpressed by Emma Frost‘s outfit? Yeah, yeah I know she’s supposed to be scantily clad and all in white but this looks like something off a Victoria Secret’s runway model. It’s boring and unoriginal. I do really like her skin tight leather cat-suit; sexy with a suitable 1960s, Emma Peel style. But okay, I’m probably analyzing her fashion sense too much, you guys just want to stare at her boobies and I’m sure they’ll be plenty of opportunities.
So you’re pumped for First Class? Good, ’cause director Matthew Vaughn is already thinking about a sequel. He was recently interviewed by Hitfix and talked about working with the cast again and how he’d open his sequel,
Yeah, definitely. I really loved working with them, and with Michael [Fassbender] and James [McAvoy], the chemistry was really lovely. I’ve got some ideas for the opening for the next film. I thought it would be fun to open with the Kennedy Assassination, and we reveal that the magic bullet was controlled by Magneto. That would explain the physics of it, and we see that he’s pissed off because Kennedy took all the credit for saving the world and mutants weren’t even mentioned. And we could go from there, and I’ve got some fun ideas about what other mutants to bring in. I don’t want to tempt fate, though. If the film’s a hit, of course I’d be interested. I really enjoyed making it.
While I’m intrigued by this premise it’s probably too much to expect a film set in the 60s to not touch on the Kennedy assassination. It’s ground we’ve seen covered dozens of times, but hell who knows, maybe Vaughn and the X-Men could shed new light on the conspiracy.
Were you also maybe wondering why Sebastion Shaw doesn’t look like his comic book counterpart? You know, besides the obvious fact that Kevin Bacon would look really fucking dumb with a ponytail. Oh, wait, that is the only possible answer, Vaughn explains,
He was the villain… no, the character, that I was most afraid of. I kept thinking, ‘Are we going to pull Shaw off?’ And the comic book version made me nervous, and I would argue with Lauren [Shuler-Donner] about it, and she’d say, ‘He must have the ponytail and the cravat.’ And I would argue, ‘He is going to look like an Austin Powers villain, Lauren. We cannot do that. I have to make the movie work, and Kevin Bacon with a ponytail and a cravat dressed as an 18th-century fop will look ridiculous.
Good call, Vaughn. This decision probably saved the whole film from being utterly ridiculous.
With Thor smashing the box office into tiny little pieces, it was only a matter of time before the next Marvel superhero movie comes out.
Up to bat, it X-Men: First Class, starring James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as Professor X and Magneto, respectively, facing off against Emma Frost (January Jones) and Sebastian Shaw, played by Kevin Bacon. And the press machine is just getting warmed up for the film, which is set to open on June 3rd, 2011.
We have not one, but two new television spots for the movie (embedded below), as well as a boatload of pictures from the film to show to you.
For the full photo gallery of pictures, click below the jump!