You may have heard about a movie called Clerks. It was the breakthrough film for writer/director Kevin Smith, who funded the simple black and white comedy with a fistful of credit cards and the profits from selling his comic book collection. Well, the film was a genuine success when it was released in 1994, and like a lot of successful movies, the money men behind it wanted to make more money off the brand. And voila, Clerks the sitcom was born. Now you may think we’re referring to the short-lived animated series, but no, there was a live-action attempt to capture the magic of Clerks, and naturally it failed. Thought lost to the waves of history, the internet has returned the Clerks pilot to us in all it’s terrible glory. (more…)
FOX Finally Reveals Details of Their Comic Con Panel – Bringing ‘The Wolverine’, ‘Apes’ Sequel, & “Something Major” (Whatever That Means)
When the schedules for San Diego Comic Con began releasing each day was filled with glee and anticipation. As Friday’s and then Saturday’s schedules rolled out they were simply FULL of awesome panels featuring awesome stuff no single person could ever hope to fit in. Then there was FOX‘s Saturday Hall H panel with only “TBA” listed under its programming description. TBA?! WTF!?!
These schedules are released two weeks prior to the con, so what the hell was FOX waiting for? The news of their X-Force movie to trickle out, apparently. But also, as THR points out, X-Men: Days of Future Past was left off the schedule, so perhaps Bryan Singer and co. will surprise us. The panel does tease, “something major,” after all.
What’s guaranteed, though, is Hugh Jackman and James Mangold appearing to promote The Wolverine, which will release nationwide the following weekend. FOX’s sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will also be represented with stars Andy Serkis Jason Clarke, Keri Russell and director Matt Reeves attending.
FOX’s Hall H panel is scheduled for Saturday, July 20th at 4:15 pm PST.
Principle filming has begun on Matt Reeves’ Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The Daily Mail has brought us the first on set pictures of the cast and crew filming in a forest just outside Vancouver, Canada. Andy Serkis and movement guru Terry Notary are in their trademark dotty body suits with a group of other apes to be. There’s also Keri Russell, Jason Clark, Kirk Acevedo and some other humans who are actually playing human beings.
Serkis is reprising the lead role of Caesar, and one would assume that Notary will be playing Rocket again. Although adversaries through most of the first film, the movies end found them teaming up to escape. This new found friendship will most likely be short lived though, it’s expected that we’ll see trouble in the land of apes as they rise in power.
The big question is will the other apes begin talking by now? I am expecting, and hoping that we’ll get some version of the classic “Ape shall not kill Ape.” law and subsequent breaking of that law. That was a powerful story line and scene in the original series of movies.
A group of scientists in San Francisco struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague that is wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes.
And now for your latest bit of casting news, courtesy of the folks here at Nerd Bastards. This time around, it’s the new Apes film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and the new face on the casting list is Keri Russell.
Russell looks like she’s snagged up the female lead in the flick, though details beyond that are as of yet unknown. She will be joining up with Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee and whoever else happens to get hired in the coming weeks.
The new story, in case you don’t know, takes place 15 years after the last one and the apes are in charge now. But the humans are still resisting, of course, else there wouldn’t be much of a story.
Check out Dawn of the Planet of the Apes when it shows up in theaters on May 23rd, 2014.
Thanks to ComingSoon for the heads-up.