There have been so many failed attempts to adapt video games into movies (Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter, Prince of Persia), that any new venture is immediately met with doubt and skepticism, and rightfully so. That being said, the upcoming film Warcraft has the potential to be pretty good. Although the premise of two warring factions coming together to cooperate for the greater good may not be the most original idea this movie season, this film has at least one very big thing going for it. The director, Duncan Jones, is the man who brought us the movies Moon and Source Code, which were both very capable, entertaining sci-fi movies. Interesting side note: Jones is also the son of famous musician David Bowie. Check out the new TV spot for the movies below!
Even though the World of Warcraft film is officially done with shooting, it’s still a long way from here to there. After all, this type of movie is going to require a hell of a lot of CGI work in post-production. In the meanwhile, we get to sit back and wonder what the heck the movie is all about. We already know the main plot involves a first meeting between orcs and humans, but other than that there’s not much out there. Now, actor Ben Foster has stepped up to talk a bit about his role in the flick. Read on for all the info. (more…)
Though we may not know too much about what the upcoming World of Warcraft movie entails as far as plot goes, rest assured that the powers-that-be are busy behind the scenes making sure all the puzzle pieces fit. This week’s news on the big screen WoW involves a bit of casting. (more…)
Well gosh darn do I hate rumors. More so, I hate reporting them. Yea.. were taking the chance that there could be an element of truth to them (hence the reporting), but when they’re debunked within 24hrs then it’s a goddamn waste of time and you feel like an asshole. Yesterday, we reported a supposedly leaked plot for Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi film project Prometheus. Basically, the idea was that Space Jockeys (dead skeletal tumor dude from ‘Alien’), a race of supreme space overlords, created humans. Humans find technology, build an advanced spaceship and meet their makers. Some shit about equality goes down and all hell breaks lose; xenomorphs wreck everything. Well all lies I tell you. Lies! At least that’s what our friends at JoBlo are saying. Someone they know close to the production says the report was inaccurate. Backing up their claim is an official plot out line (which is vague as shit):
“Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.”
GAWD, could that be anymore cryptic? I want answers dammit! Enough of the J.J. Abrams mystery marketing tactics, you’re old and slowly slipping into senility Mr. Scott. Viral marketing is a young mans game.
Anyway, in addition to all that. It was also confirmed that Ben Foster has officially been cast in the film, and will join the previously cast Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Michael Fassbender. You may remember Foster from the sci-fi film Pandorum. So he’s a veteran to the sci-fi space horror genre.
PROMETHEUS arrives on June 8, 2012. In 3D, of course. My only hope is that it will destroy expectations.. and they’re high as shit right now.