HBO and Damon Lindelof are setting up a pilot for a ‘Watchmen’ TV series. Watchmen is the 1986-87 comic series that was written by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The series is set to be a part of the same universe as the comic, but have new characters. The property was previously made into a film in 2009 directed by Zack Snyder. (more…)
When news hit the Internet that From Dusk Till Dawnwas coming to television, many people wondered why, and would the series match the frolicking fun of the original, or follow the less-than-satisfying sequels. Why? Director Robert Rodriguez says:
If the film is the short story, this is the novel. There was so much that I wanted to explore in that movie that I didn’t get to. (more…)
With the upcoming release of the latest Quentin Tarantino film many fanboys (and girls) are up in arms with the first few trailers of Django Unchained. It’s classic Tarantino, from the excessive amounts of stage blood to the A-list cast. Actors in the upcoming film include; Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson and Jonah Hill (curve ball, anyone?) We don’t have much longer until it’s slated release, to tide yourself over enjoy the just released, action packed, ass kickery below.
While Tarantino’s movies have become cult classics, the movies wouldn’t be where they are today without the amazing music that sets each scene into motion. Which may be why today the entire soundtrack list was released. There aren’t really any spoilers to this, however some titles do elude to moments in the movie. Look at your own risk.
1. WINGED 2. DJANGO (MAIN THEME) – LUIS BACALOV, ROCKY ROBERTS 3. THE BRAYING MULE – ENNIO MORRICONE 4. IN THAT CASE, DJANGO, AFTER YOU… 5. LO CHIAMAVANO KING (HIS NAME IS KING) – LUIS BACALOV, EDDA DELL’ORSO 6. FREEDOM – ANTHONY HAMILTON & ELAYNA BOYNTON 7. FIVE-THOUSAND-DOLLAR NIGGA’S AND GUMMY MOUTH BITCHES 8. LA CORSA (2ND VERSION) – LUIS BACALOV 9. SNEAKY SCHULTZ AND THE DEMISE OF SHARP 10. I GOT A NAME – JIM CROCE 11. I GIORNI DELL’IRA – RIZ ORTOLANI 12. 100 BLACK COFFINS – RICK ROSS 13. NICARAGUA – JERRY GOLDSMITH FEATURING PAT METHENY 14. HILDI’S HOT BOX 15. SISTER SARA’S THEME – ENNIO MORRICONE 16. ANCORA QUI – ENNIO MORRICONE AND ELISA 17. UNCHAINED (THE PAYBACK/UNTOUCHABLE) – JAMES BROWN AND 2PAC 18. WHO DID THAT TO YOU? – JOHN LEGEND 19. TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG – BROTHER DEGE 20. STEPHEN THE POKER PLAYER 21. UN MONUMENTO – ENNIO MORRICONE 22. SIX SHOTS TWO GUNS 23. TRINITY (TITOLI) – ANNIBALE E I CANTORI MODERNI
Aaaand straight from the horse’s mouth here is the statement Tarantino issued with the soundtrack release;
I want to thank all the artists who contributed original songs (a first for me) to the picture. Most of these contributions came out of the artists’ own inspiration and their illustration of the film’s soul is invaluable. In addition to the new original songs I am also using a lot of older recordings on the soundtrack – many of which came from my personal vinyl collection. Instead of having the record companies give me new digitally cleaned up versions of these recordings from the 60’s and 70’s, I wanted to use the vinyl I’ve been listening to for years – complete with all the pops and cracks. I even kept the sound of the needle being put down on the record. Basically because I wanted people’s experience to be the same as mine when they hear this soundtrack for the first time.
As fans of the man who can’t help but cameo in all of his films, we are personally thrilled to see Django. And can’t wait to see the title character beat the ever loving shit out of a racist asshole with a whip.
We’ve seen bits and pieces from Quentin Tarantino‘s latest exaggerated period piece Django Unchained, but as of Friday the official trailer will show alongside Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus. Until then however, the film starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo Dicaprio must suffer through a teaser trailer shown by Entertainment Tonight.
This teaser doesn’t show much. Obviously. But it does show that signature Quentin style that everyone has come to know and love. Also, seeing Dicaprio as the evil plantation owner Calvin Candie is really something. Nice to see him not be the good guy for once.
Check out the official synopsis below:
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…
Written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED is produced by Stacey Sher, Pilar Savone and Reginald Hudlin. The executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh, and James Skotchdopole. DJANGO UNCHAINED will be released in the U.S. on December 25, 2012, and internationally by Sony Pictures Releasing International.
Django Unchained also stars Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, James Remar, Don Johnson, Franco Nero, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, M.C. Gainey, RZA, Tom Savini, Michael Bacall, Dennis Christopher, and Laura Cayouette. Expect this to hit theaters right on time for Jesus’ birthday, December 25th, and we’ll post the full trailer as soon as it’s available.
The Weinstein Company has revealed, through Yahoo! Movies, the international poster from Quentin Tarantino‘s next film, Django Unchained. It features two figures, a chain and the filmmaker’s name. That’s it. It’s so arthouse. I love it! OK, so maybe it doesn’t really say much about the movie. It’s a bit too minimalistic. But, I for one, prefer this over generic floating head type posters.
It’s doubtful the U.S. campaign will follow suit and that’s a shame. Minimalist posters always look so damn good.
Anyhow, here’s the films synopsis:
With the help of his mentor (Christoph Waltz) , a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Jamie Foxx) sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
A Tarantino film about racism and revenge. Need we say more?
Django Unchained also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Kurt Russell, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson, Kerry Washington, Anthony LaPaglia, RZA, Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo and Todd Allen.
Robert Rodriguez, despite his busy schedule, took time out to grace the stage of SXSW in Austin, Texas and announce that he will start filming for Sin City 2 along with other new projects in the works. After 7 years of rumors and speculation, we get word from on high that Sin City 2 is a go. Rodriguez ended his news on Sin City by assuring fans that filming for Sin City 2 would start shooting this year, around the summer, after he’s finished filming Machete Kills which starts in April.
Casting for both Machete Kills and Sin City 2 have not been set in stone, but Rodriguez assures SXSW goers that the stars in discussion for both films “will be of the same caliber and eclecticism as the first films, which featured Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Lindsay Lohan, Josh Hartnett, Don Johnson, and Steven Seagal.” The other news coming from Rodriguez, is the creation his new company Quickdraw Animation, which will be separate from his film company Troublemaker Productions and will focus on creating CG animated featured films.
The first films Quickdraw Animation will be developing Heavy Metal and a family film, which have scripts and are both at the storyboard and pre-production phase. Rodriguez went on to divulge that he has found a way to “streamline the animation process that will greatly shrink the amount of time it takes to produce one…he will keep a core group of 6-8 animators in his Austin-based Troublemaker Studios to mastermind all the story and visual elements before using sister companies to finish the animation.”
While the local Texan in me is glad for the possibility of new jobs being created for all the struggling artists out there, I’m not completely sold on the Animation company being capable of cutting down the time it will take to make a a feature-length animated film. If you look at Animation company’s like Pixar, and Universal Studios take longer than a two or three years to produce a high caliber animated film, but I guess Rodriguez is betting on the “Everything is bigger in Texas” motto to quantify projects being done faster and better.