Almost three decades ago, back in 1989, James O’Barr’s now classic comic book tale of love and vengeance, The Crow, released its first official issue. Besides being a symbol of the gothic trend that was beginning to pop up across the nation, the story was one that could translate to the big screen and in 1994, director Alex Proyas managed to give audiences a brilliant, if inaccurate, adaptation of O’Barr’s story. Sometime back, a reboot of The Crow was announced and, after a revolving door of actors had stepped away from the project, Jack Huston was given the role of Eric Draven with Jessica Brown Findley rumored to be stepping into the role of Eric’s fiancé Shelly. Today, we have news that the movie has found its main villain, Top Dollar, though with a bit of a twist. If rumors are to be believed, Andrea Riseborough will be playing the big baddie in the upcoming film. (more…)
With it’s chin-stroke worthy premise and backing of Scientology icon Tom Cruise, Sci-Fi film Oblivion is on the fast track to being one of 2013’s most visually impressive and interesting films. I can’t believe I just used the words “impressive” and “interesting” in the same sentence as Tom Cruise. This really must be the end of times…
Just recently director Guillermo del Toro offered a commentary track to the trailer of Pacific Rim. Following this trailer-commentary trend, is Joseph Kosinski.
Jim Vejvoda of IGN sat down with the Oblivion director for a scene by scene breakdown of the trailer; picking his brain for as much information as Kosinski would let out. The pair discuss everything from location of the film and it’s Northeast United States setting, to coy details on Jack Harper’s background and the “Scavs”.
What’s interesting is Kosinski’s inclusion of setting the film 60 years after an alien war on the planet, and the repercussions it held long after the war has ended. It’s rather intriguing. Check it out below:
Unlike most Sci-Fi films that capture audience’s attention with over the top action and visual effects, Oblivion seems to be able to blend action and substance seamlessly and effectively.
As long as Universal Pictures and Kosinski can keep the momentum going, Oblivion could very well be one of the next big hits for Tom and science-fiction fans.
Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Zoë Bell and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is in theaters everywhere April 19th, 2013 with exclusive showings on IMAX starting April 12th, 2013.
Veteran actor, and voice of some of your favourite commericals and TV, Morgan Freeman has signed on to join the Joseph Kosinski directed Oblivion. Based on the Radical Publishing comic book series also created by Kosinski, Freeman will star along side Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko in the Universal Pictures feature.
Based on the comic series and scripted by William Monahan and Karl Gajdusek, the film is currently undergoing rewrites thanks to Little Miss Sunshine screenplay writer Michael Arndt. For those of us that have never read Oblivion, the film is as follows:
In a future where the Earth’s surface has been irradiated beyond recognition, the remnants of humanity live above the clouds, safe from the brutal alien Scavengers that stalk the ruins. But when surface drone repairman Jak discovers a mysterious woman in a crash-landed pod, it sets off an unstoppable chain of events that will force him to question everything he knows.
Sounds like a riot, blended with a mass of CGI and melancholy drama, but it could be a sleeper hit. Oblivion is scheduled for a July 19, 2013 release and it’s unsure what part Freeman will be playing, but it’s safe to say he’ll have a speaking role no matter what.
Source: Coming Soon