Fantastic Four. I wanted to like it. I really did.
I actually found all the pre-release roller-coaster drama of the production’s ups and downs really intriguing. The idea for the creation of this movie was heavily maligned from the start; according to 20th Century Fox’s deal with Marvel, if they wanted to keep the rights to the FF franchise, then the company has to make a new film featuring the characters every decade or so, or else the rights will revert back to Marvel. Since it’s been eight painful years since the Galactus-bastardizing head-scratcher Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Fox felt obligated to pump another one out. Trust me, however, when I tell you: don’t feel obligated to go see this film.
The last time that Robert Rodriguez did a sequel, well, let’s just say it, it sucked. Machete Kills seemed a bit underwhelming, but that’s not a word I think (I hope) that is going to be associated with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The action-packed – not to mention inferred-nudity-packed – trailer gives us a lot to chew on including snippets of actors featured in the original film like Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, and Powers Boothe, and new cast members like Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and naturally (and au naturel) Eva Green. Are you hyped up enough now to see the trailer for yourself… (more…)
There’s some new images and information making the Internet rounds for directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller‘s second film in the Sin City franchise, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. We get our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character Johnny, Jessica Alba‘s super-sexy-dancer Nancy, and Mickey Rourke‘s tough as nails Marv. (more…)
They say that it’s going to be release in March 2015, they say that production is scheduled to begin this coming June, but on this last day of April in 2013, we still don’t have even one cast member nailed down for Josh Trank‘s re-staging of the Fantastic Four. Well maybe that’s changing. Deadline is reporting that Allison Williams, co-star of the HBO Girls and daughter of NBC anchor and Daily Show punchline Brian Williams, is on the short list for a part in the film “I’ve heard Williams is also on the short for the Fantastic Four reboot, which is in the very early talking stage,” the site states.
By process of elimination, we can infer that Williams is most likely up for the role of Sue Storm, The Invisible Woman. The part was played by Jessica Alba in 2005’s Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer, so automatically the mere rumor of Williams playing the part is an improvement. If casting news is leaking, then maybe we should expect some hard casting news soon.
Anyway, what do you Bastards think? Would Williams make a good Invisible Woman, or do you have different casting ideas?
Source: Comic Book Movie
Playboy Playmate Crystal McCahill posted a picture of her upcoming character poster for her role as one of the “Girls of Old Town” in Frank Miller‘s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Based on the comic created by Miller the film stars Rosario Dawson, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Jamie King who are reprising their Sin City (2005) roles in the film with the addition of Clive Owen as “Dwight McCarthy” and Jamie Chung and Dennis Haysbert who are taking over the roles played by Devon Aoki and Michael Clarke Duncan.
The plot for Sin City 2 is comprised of the stories A Dame To Kill For, Just Another Saturday Night, and a new one Frank Miller wrote called The Long, Bad Night, that centers on Alba‘s character Nancy Callahan. She’ll be the connectting factor between the two films.
The movie is set to hit theater screens on October 4th, 2013. Just wait until the actual marketing team gets going, we’re sure to see lots more character and production set material then.
Production is finally underway for the long awaited sequel to Robert Rodriguez/Frank Miller‘s Sin City
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, began filming on Monday with two actresses familiar with the genre. Jaime King is returning for the sequel, playing the sister of her character from the first movie, and Jamie Chung is playing the role Devon Aoki had in the 2005 original.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of both actresses joining the cast, which already includes returning actors like Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson. Rourke’s character, Marv, was killed in the original film, but this sequel precedes he’s “shocking” execution.
The only missing pieces we know of so far, are the major roles of Ava and Dwight. As noted in the Hollywood Reporter’s article, Angelina Jolie‘s role will now have to be recast as she is not is likely to appear and the same goes for Clive Owen. His role as the red sneakered bad body in the 2005 original will most likely be recast; seeing as how Sin City 2 we’ll see Dwight prior to the facial reconstruction we all saw in Sin City.
So, not only is production under way without a complete cast, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for a October 2013 release. That gives Rodriguez less then a year to shoot and edit the entire movie. That’s a tall order. Especially, when you consider the fact, that he just wrapped Machete 2 and has to oversee it’s post production.
I for one, am I little concerned the sequel won’t get the care it deserves. We’ve waited 7 years for this, and it’s feeling rushed. Not to mention the lack of returning actors. You can already tell it just won’t be the same
I guess it’s finally happening. Good thing because once sequels cross the 10 year mark between chapters, we start asking why the filmmakers are even bothering in the first place.
Dimension Films is staking out the date of October 4th 2013 as the launch for Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, which will be about eight and a half years after the release of the original Sin City. Read the full press release immediately following the proverbial jump: (more…)
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.
At the end of Machete, the credits sequence told audiences that they could expect two sequels to the film called Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again.
One might have written that promise off because Machete failed to do any real damage at the box office pulling in only $26 million during its domestic run (although it made money on it’s $10.5 million budget). While director Rodriguez could have written off his credits sequence promise as a joke, he continued to insist that the sequels would get made. Now he’s actually a step closer to getting that done.
According to Deadline, Rodriguez has teamed up with producer Alexander Rodnyansky to develop a sequel to the 2010 summer film. The plan includes a third film to complete the trilogy, and Rodnyansky will both be producing and financing the first sequel. Rodriguez says,
“The fan response to the Machete character has been fanatical since his first appearance. Machete is truly a super hero and Machete Kills will be bigger and more ambitious than the first time.”
The plan is to start production in April and Danny Trejo is in talks to once again play the title character. Kyle Ward is currently scripting the sequel, which will see Machete get hired by the U.S. government to take down the runner of a dangerous drug cartel in Mexico. The bad guy plans on spreading “war across the planet with a weapon in space” and Machete and his team must team up to stop him. In addition to Trejo, it’s expected that the cast members that didn’t die in the first movie will return as well, such as Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, and Lindsey Lohan.
What so you think? Green light this puppy?
After the dreadful Spy Kids: 3D you’d think that Robert Rodriguez would realize that his talent is in larger, more adult oriented films. But, throwing caution to the wind he say’s “Fuck you”. That’s right, it’s yet another Spy Kids movie, this time focusing on new family in the Rodriguez universe. Not only that, but this film will incorporate the highly advanced science of putting smells on cards in their attempt at making the movie 4D. Hell yeah, their making the movie a “scratch and sniff” experience. Please let there be a Jessica Alba card, pretty please.
Dimension Films has released the first trailer for Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, opening in 3D and 2D theaters on August 19th. Did we mention it’ll be in 4D?
Written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, the family action adventure stars Jessica Alba, Jeremy Piven, Joel McHale, Rowan Blanchard, Mason Cook, Antonio Banderas, Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara. It hits theaters everywhere August 19th, 2011.
Via: Coming Soon