A lot of folks out there grew up with The Masters of the Universe as one of their staple cartoons. And though it was originally conceived as little more than a way to sell some toys, the franchise has taken on a life of its own and continues to adapt and adopt into the present day. The latest attempt at bringing the muscle-bound He-Man back into the limelight involves a second attempt at the big screen. Now, it seems as if Sony Pictures may have their eyes on the guy they wish to play the lead – Kellan Lutz. (more…)
It was a great day for Michael Bay! That is if getting an award nomination regardless of the implications of said award is cause for celebration. Still, seven nominations is nothing to sneeze at, and Transformers: Age of Extinction is the most honored movie of the year for the 35th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards. Compounding the laurels (darts) for Bay is that his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, which he co-produced, received five nominations including the coveted Worst Picture trophy. Other top nominees include Saving Christmas andThe Legend of Hercules, which received six nominations, but it seems that the Razzies are also losing some of their vitriol in the second half of its fourth decade as, for the first time this year, their giving out an award for coming back after multiple Razzie nominations and/or wins. This year’s Worst of the Worst is compiled below. (more…)
Every couple of years, a “magical” occurrence takes place in Hollywood, and two films so alike in basic plot as to just barely avoid plagiarism lawsuits are released at roughly the same time. We’ve seen this phenomenon with volcano flicks (Dante’s Peak, Volcano), asteroid attacks (Armageddon, Deep Impact), and, just recently, White House sieges (Olympus Has Fallen, White House Down).
Next year, Two Hercules films will go head-to-sweaty, muscly head: The one everyone will watch starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: Hercules: The Thracian Wars–and the Deep Impact of this pairing: Renny Harlin‘s Hercules: The Legend Begins–which has the honor of being released (and likely forgotten) first. Hit the jump for a shorter, official version of the previously released 3 minute trailer.
The first trailer for Renny Harlin‘s (Die Hard 2, The Long Kiss Goodnight) Hercules the Legend Begins starring Kellan Lutz (Twilight, Immortals) has hit the Internet. Not to be confused with that other Hercules movie starring The Rock, that’s right, we’re getting two Hercules movies next year, at first glance Hercules the Legend Begins looks like some strange fusion of Hercules and Spartacus, but is it? (more…)
This ain’t a pic from Brett Ratner‘s Hercules: The Thracian Wars–based on a well-known graphic novel and starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. No, the hunk of meat shown above in the scavenged 300 costume is Twilight‘s Kellan Lutz in Renny Harlin‘s Hercules: The Legend Begins–the first teaser trailer is below. (more…)
The first trailer we saw for The Immortals was epic in its visuals, but not very clear on the story. In this second trailer we’re given a good explanation of the plot, basically a gods vs titans vs men trifecta, and even more awesome, slow motion fight scenes. A win, win all around.
Offering another look at Henry Cavill before he dons the capes and tight for the Big Blue Boy Scout, the trailer makes Immortals look badass. Everything Clash of the Titans tried to achieve and failed, and everything the new Conan is hoping for. I only hope it lives up to promise. I’m really intrigued by the gods vs titans with men on either side warring it out dynamic, and did I spot a kick-ass Athena in there? I think I did, and that’s baller.
The Immortals opens on the coveted, 11-11-11 and stars Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Luke Evans, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Stephen Dorff, John Hurt, Kellan Lutz and is directed by Tarsem Singh.
The clip is from E! News so unfortunately the quality could be better, especially for Tarsem Singh‘s incredible visuals. Starring Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Kellan Lutz and Freda Pinto, The Immortals is shaping up to be the film Clash of Titans wishes it was. You should check out this clip for a peak at our new Man of Steel, Cavill as Theseus; a stonemason who leads a rebellion against an evil king bent on ruling Olympus.
For the full synopsis,
The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission.
As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion’s raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man’s future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.
The Immortals opens November 11th. Thinks it’s looking good?