A week doesn’t go by without a wild rumor appearing about DC and Warner Bros.’ future movie plans. There’s already plenty of rumors claiming more characters than the titular two (+ Wondy) are appearing in Batman vs. Superman. So much so, it’s beginning to look a lot more like league of justice or something. Perhaps a gathering of super friends? Anyway, with the latest rumors suggesting the Green Lantern, John Stewart will be appearing played by Denzel Washington (!?!) and another saying it’ll be Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wearing the green ring, it’s really just another week on the internet, isn’t it? (more…)
It looks like “The Great One” is working with WWE yet again– but not in the squared circle. Dwayne Johnson is reportedly negotiating to take the lead role in the WWE Studios-Hyde Park produced remake of The Fall Guy, with Charlie’s Angels director, McG being brought in to possibly helm the flick. While this announcement isn’t surprising for the former professional wrestler, it is the first time that he will be involved with WWE on a movie since Walking Tall.
There has been talk of bringing The Fall Guy to the big screen before, but with ’80s television shows being made into movies left and right, it looks more promising now than ever. The show, which starred Lee Majors and centered on his part-time stunt man, part-time bounty hunter character, seems like a perfect fit for the Fast & Furious 6 star, who’s spent his career being both a “stunt man” and an actor playing bounty hunter-type characters.
McG is as good a choice as any to direct, seeing as his directing debut was the Charlie’s Angels movies, which sucked, but that’s about as good as anyone has got with one of these film remakes of old television shows. At least it brought in some money, which is the overall goal; with Johnson being one of Hollywood’s biggest “bang for the buck” actors, it seems like an achievable feat. Since things are still in negotiations, and none of the other roles have been cast, it’ll probably be a while before we see- if we see- this movie. So, does anyone out there have interest in seeing this project come to life, or should it stay in the ’80s?
I think we all assumed that Dwayne Johnson would fill out any costume they gave him to play Hercules nicely, be it loincloth, or something more, shall we say, functional. And voila! As you’ll observe above, Johnson looks ready to kick butt and take names in a Grecian way for next summers swords-and-sandals epic, Hercules: The Thracian Wars.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 23, 2013
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend… Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.
Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson, Aksel Hennie, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt, and directed by Brett Ratner, will be in theaters July 25th, 2014.
Source: Comic Book Movie
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is currently working on the set of his new Brett Ratner movie, Hercules and he’s keeping fans up to date on the latest goings-on through his Twitter feed. The latest is an on set picture,
Johnson mentions set designer Jean-Vincent Puzo (Lords of War, 10,000 BC) and how he’s digging the details. The movie is based on the Radical Comics graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars“ by Steve Moore with Cris Bolsin. The story is a revisionist look at the classic myth, set in a world where the supernatural does not exist.
Hercules also stars Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie and Tobias Santelmann.
Hercules is scheduled to hit theater screens July 25th, 2014.
Via: Coming Soon
The long, long, wait is almost over for director Jon Chu‘s G.I.Joe: Retaliation. With just over a month to go there’s a new international trailer and television spot hitting the internet. There is plenty of action in these two pieces, and the more I’ve seen so far has wiped away any initial fears I had about Chu and his Step Up movie background.
Who didn’t have some serious doubts when that directors choice news first broke? That nagging voice in the back of my head only got stronger at the announcement of the year-long delay to convert the movie to 3D, or add more Channing Tatum if the Internet rumors were to be believed. Throw in Chu’s background in hip hop dance movies (Step Up 3D, Step Up 2, Justin Bieber:Never Say Never) and this G.I.Joe fan-boy was pretty damn nervous.
Then the trailers and clips started hitting the Internet and I slowly started to got excited; opening day at the movies kind of excited. This movie has a great cast, (Love me some Ray parks and Ray Stevenson – 13!!!! – Rome fans will know what I’m talking about.) Throw in The Rock, some Bruce Willis and some sexy ninja ladies and you’ve got some real movie magic happening.
What do you think, will this movie crush it at the box office? Those toys have been sitting on store shelves for a long time. Can this movie rekindle that toy selling spark?
G.I.Joe: Retaliation blasts its way onto theater screens March 27th and stars Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki, Walton Goggins, Ray Park, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, RZA, Ray Stevenson, and D.J. Cotrona.
The International TV spot:
A follow-up to the 2009 release of G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, which grossed over $300M worldwide, Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with HASBRO and di Bonaventura Pictures, commences production on G.I. JOE: RETALIATION. In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Ray Park, Adrianne Palicki, Jonathan Pryce, RZA, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner, from a screenplay by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe(R) characters, the film is scheduled to be released on March 27, 2012.
You caught a couple of glimpses at the new trailer in the earlier post about Jon M. Chu‘s G.I.Joe: Retaliation, but now NerdBastards had got the whole shebang for your viewing pleasure. The official word was that the film was being retooled for 3D although the hottest rumor was that the powers that be over at Paramount Pictures felt the movie needed to capitalize more on Channing Tatum’s hotness, what ever the hell that is.
Well, the movie looks set to go for the March 29th, 2013 release date. There’s no need to worry about the toys hitting store shelves on time, they’ve been gathering dust on toy aisles and warehouse docks for months.
There’s some new scenes and quips to hear on the trailer so it’s worth a look. Nothing new on the Tatum side though, at least nothing I haven’t seen before. Holler out in the comments section if you see something new.
G.I.Joe: Retaliation stars Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson, with Channing Tatum, Arnold Vosloo, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, and Lee Byung-hun.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is signed and sealed to play the lead in Brett Ratner‘s Hercules, for Paramount Pictures and MGM Studios. The movie is based on the Radical Publishing‘s comic book series “Hercules.” The series had two story arcs, “The Thracian Wars” and “The Knives of Kush,” both were written by Steve Moore featuring art by Cris Bolsin.
“The Thracian Wars” plot line:
Fourteen-hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the Earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules, powerful son of the god king Zeus, received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods, finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and the presence of death. These men and woman never question where, why, or whom they go to fight; only how much they will be paid. Knowing this, the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. Hercules begins to question King Cotys’ motives when he takes his army out to battle and sees them practice on innocent men, women, and children of their neighbors. Deep in his soul something stirs, but is it enough to stop a mad king and his army of the damned from marching across Greece – or even Olympus itself?!
Sounds like something The Rock can run with. It’s been a while since the heyday of Kevin Sorbo‘s Hercules run in the 90′s, so maybe it’s time to get the popular hero back in the saddle. At least the special effects should be a better grade than the television series, those weren’t bad for TV, but we should get something along the lines of Clash of Titans.
What do you think, can The Rock bring to magic back to Hercules?
Via: Superhero Hype
Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at email@example.com.
ABOVE: The only 2013 calender you’ll need; featuring Battlestar Galactica alums Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff. Yeah. It’s exactly as sexy as you are imagining. Imma keep the pervy comments to myself, though. The duo created this calendar for Acting Outlaws, their charity that raises funds for various causes. I can’t be dirty nerdy when charity is involved. [NerdApproved]
The Internet rumor mill has been peculating for awhile about The Rock taking up various roles in a DC Comics movie. The easiest choice would be Black Adam if DC ever gets around to putting a SHAZAM movie together. The Rock has said many times that he’d love to play SHAZAM’s arch enemy, but that’s still just a pipe dream.
The hottest of the recent rumors have him in the running to play Lobo on the big screen. During Rock Talk, an online twitter chat, Johnson said there is a real possibility that Lobo is in his future.
Do you think Johnson can pull off Lobo? Can DC Comics make a Lobo movie that won’t go down the Green Lantern path? Hit the comments section below and and tell NerdBastards what you think.
This NerdBastard was stunned the other week when news that the release date for G.I.Joe: Retaliation was being pushed back an entire year so the film could be converted to 3D. Studios just don’t pull a film out of the summer lineup, stop a massive toy tie-in and advertising scheduled without there being major problems with the film. Is it any wonder so many G.I.Joe fans were concerned.
Everyone felt that there had to be more to the story, one question was why hadn’t the film already been converted to 3D? All the major summer releases have had 3D content. Some more details have come out about Paramount’s decision to push back the release. Paramount insiders confided with Deadline’s Nikki Finke about some of the other reasons that G.I.Joe: Retaliation was suddenly yanked out of this summer’s lineup.
“This was a case of letting a schedule to fill a summer slot dictate the film not being in 3D even though we knew that would be the most commercial version of the film. Then in the spring there were 2 big events. First John Carter lost $200M despite the best efforts of the Pixar brain trust. But the 3D film managed to gross over $200M overseas, nearly tripling its U.S. take.
“Also Channing Tatum had a breakout spring, starring in The Vow and 21 Jump Street. In our first screening of the film the reaction from audiences was good but with 2 big concerns: 1) They didn’t like the fact that Channing and The Rock really didn’t have any time to develop a friendship before Channing died, and 2) Why wasn’t it going to be in 3D? We went back and shot another week with Channing to develop more of his story with The Rock, which made the film play much better. But we didn’t have the time to be in 3D.
“Then a week ago Battleship basically had the same performance as John Carter – $60M-$70M U.S. and just over $200M international. That was just a wake-up call that said to us we need to offer the best version of the film irrespective of summer market share to ensure the best possible performance. And not being in 3D will cost us a ton of business internationally.”
How will this move affect the overall cost of G.I.Joe: Retaliation?
“Several 3D houses had already approached us about doing the film in 3D. This move gives us the time to do it right. We are having conversations with Stereo D and Prime Focus about doing the 3D work for a reduced fee in exchange for a piece of 3D upside. Also, interest rates are very low right now. So 9 months does not have a huge impact on budget. It should stay under $130M.”
What do you think? We’ve got a year to wait and wonder if this move was worth it. There will be more coming out of Holly-weird as the actors and director Jon M. Chu get opportunities to speak out.