It wasn’t just beer ads and trailers for sequels during last night’s big game. An upcoming science fiction film called Life premiered its second trailer and it looks absolutely amazing! Sure, the action on the field was pretty intense and certainly worth watching, but it’s a pretty well known fact that people just tune in for the commercials. Studios spend big bucks preparing their projected hits for these spots costing a whopping $5 million for every 30 seconds of airtime so the studio must be as excited to bring Life to theaters as they were to make this 2:30 spot at a cost of $25 million just to air. This is a trailer with some explanation so SPOILERS ahead (Duh).
The upcoming Green Lantern Corps film set to release in 2020 is scouting for its leading man. The rumor mill has pushed out the shortlist for possible contenders to take on the role of the Emerald Crusader. As we mentioned in a previous piece about the film, there hasn’t been much released about what we can expect other than the main characters will be the Green Lanterns of Earth: Hal Jordan, Kyle Rayner, John Stewart, and Guy Gardner. This morning, The Wrap, dropped some names for who might take on the role and a surprising top of the list has a little experience with the character.
Ryan Reynolds has teamed back up with Safe House director Daniel Espinosa in a new sci-fi thriller Life. Reynolds is joined by an impressive cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, and Hiroyuki Sanada. The latest trailer sets the stage on the International Space Station where alien life has been brought back from Mars. Nothing could go wrong with that could it…? (more…)
A lot of Spider-Man movies have been released in the past fifteen years. Andrew Garfield’s incarnation of the web-slinger launched just four years after Tobey Maguire hung up the cobwebbed cowl. Instead of finishing The Amazing Spider-Man series, the iconic character has instead swung into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with yet another reboot now due for 2017. While it’s easy to see why some fans would be reluctant to get excited about another retelling of the same story so soon, a lot of the criticism already levelled at Spiderman: Homecoming has nothing to do with the potential lack of originality. (more…)
Geez, who would have thought that it would be so hard to cast the normalish one in the Suicide Squad? After casting and losing Tom Hardy for the part earlier this year, and after Jake Gyllenhaal, reportedly, took a pass on the role, it seemed like that huge Rick Flagg-shaped hole in the potential awesomeness of DC’s premier super-villain-team-forced-to-do-good was at stake. Good news today then that the situation may have finally been resolved. It may not be a big name like Hardy of Gyllenhaal, but you can’t do much better for your super-team than hiring RoboCop, even the RoboCop from the remake. Yes, Joel Kinnaman is your new Rick Flagg, and he’s ready to do his patriotic duty and lead criminals on a suicide mission. (more…)
Is it just me or is the casting of Suicide Squad starting to look like a revolving door of speculation on top of whispered rumors? Every time I turn around there’s a new story out about this actor or that actress. If three or more aren’t reading for the same unspecified role then two others are rumored to be leaving the cast. It’s a madhouse I tell you, a madhouse! So click on through to the Suicide Squad Casting Wing of Arkham Asylum and find out what all the crazies are yelling about. (more…)
The Suicide Squad cast just got that little bit less impressive. In fact, scratch that, the Suicide Squad adaptation has just been dealt a major blow. Latest news is that Tom Hardy – who was due to play the role of the leader Rick Flagg – has had to drop out of the tent-pole adaptation. The Mad Max and Inception actor was set to co-star with Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne in the DC Comics adaptation, which is being written and directed by Fury’s David Ayer. (more…)
This is the best week of the year.
Seriously. If you’ve never been to Fantastic Fest before, start saving now to book your flight to Austin, Texas in 2015. Even if you have no idea what Fantastic Fest is as you’re reading this article, just start monitoring your bank account and scanning Southwest Airlines’ website for cheap flights. Because no other film fest in the world is like this one — a non-stop cortège of badass genre movies, video games, boxing matches, trivia challenges, drunken debauchery and the biggest food fight Texas has ever seen. Where at most other fests you have to parse through a sea of party-hopping star fuckers to find the real film fans, at Fantastic Fest you’re rubbing elbows with the most hardcore sect of cinephiles from the world over every single day. Simply put: if you love movies, this is Nirvana.
In 2014, Fantastic Fest is celebrating its tenth year of existence. To ring in such a grand occasion, the programmers and Alamo Drafthouse Founder/CEO Tim League are sparing no expense. Want to see League verbally spar with Ti West about whether or not found footage is a legitimate sub-genre (before they both don gloves and wail on each other in the ring)? Fantastic Fest X has got you covered. Wondering if the new Kevin Smith horror picture is worth its weight in snoogins? Fantastic Fest X has got you covered. How about a detailed Q&A with longtime film critic Leonard Maltin, moderated by former Drafthouse programmer extraordinaire Zack Carlson and suave Vulcan Video head Bryan Connolly? Fantastic Fest X has got you covered.
Welcome to Fantastic Fest X. To get you started, here are the eleven films we here at Nerd Bastards are most excited for. Not gonna lie, it’s going to be a rough and tumble seven days, but just remember what the fox once said:
“Chaos Reigns” (more…)
Continuing the trend of fairy tales getting twisted and adapted for the big and small screen – similar new projects are Disney’s live-action Cinderella and ABC’s Once Upon a Time spinoff, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland – is the film adaption of Stephen Sondheim‘s Into the Woods from Rob Marshall and Disney. There’s already been some very big names attached, specifically Meryl Streep as the witch and Johnny Depp as that nefarious wolf.
Today, THR is reporting Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are joining the cast as two princes, one for Cinderella and the other for Rapunzel. The casting is likely, not officially confirmed, though it’ll probably only be a matter of time. Were they to be cast in the musical this’ll be the first on screen singing role for either. So, while we can’t comment on either actors’ pipes, I don’t think anyone can deny these two will look absolutely dashing as princes.
Into the Woods follows a baker, his family, and the witch who curses them, starting an adventuring which includes several of fairy tales, like Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood, and their classic characters. Some may argue we’re being over saturated with fairy tales, but me? I can’t get enough. Bring it on!
Expect more casting, likely with more high profile actors, in the coming weeks. Shooting is expected to begin in the fall. What are guys thinking? Excited? Or could you care less?
Source: THR via /Film
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Finally, a video game movie done right. Disney’s take on the acclaimed video game series was indeed action adventure at it’s finest. A good time, entertainment at its very best. Do these comments come as a surprise? Well, we’re just as shocked as you are. Seriously, Disney? White people playing Persians? Who would have thunk? But surprisingly POP was vivid, involving and enveloping.