The Grid giveth and the Grid taketh away. Things were looking up so high for TRON 3, its cast was coming together, a director was onboard, and a start date was set with studio space booked in Vancouver, the stage that hosted TRON: Legacy. Joseph Kosinski was going to direct, Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund were going to reprise their Legacy roles, and with a little bit of good luck, Daft Punk was going to lay down some funky beats for the soundtrack. But no, just as quickly as TRON 3 became a thing, it’s now not a thing, and instead Disney will put its efforts into something probably either Star Wars or Marvel related. So what happened? (more…)
TRON 3. No, wait! Don’t run away! Look, I think many us might concede that TRON: Legacy was a bit of a disappointment; 18 years of hype will do that. You may recall that at the time there were all these great expectations about TRON becoming Disney‘s next great franchise: movie trilogies, animated series, theme park rides, video games and merch, merch more. However, that’s not how it all turned out, and since those early days following TRON: Legacy‘s release in December 2010, the idea of a third TRON has been more or less speculative as opposed to being something in actual development. But is that about to change? Film location insiders in Vancouver are saying, it might be. (more…)
Olivia, whose recent nerd-cred has sprouted thanks to Tron: Legacy, Cowboys and Aliens, and most recently in the Andrew Niccol directed In Time was “confirmed” to be involved in the reboot by Brazilian site Cinepop. Well, you can chalk this up to Hollywood hootenanny, because Olivia answered the nagging question through everyone’s favorite 140 character news space, her Twitter account:
Now, don’t get us wrong or anything, a new Tomb Raider movie is going to happen soon — producer Graham King of GK Films won the rights to the film and is looking towards a release date sometime in 2013. Angelina Jolie, the original Lara Croft, has passed on throwing on another tight one-piece suit, so the leading lady role is still up for grabs.
While it kills my boner, I’m so glad this got debunked. She would have been horrible as ‘Lara Croft’.
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Justin Timberlake’s “In Time” trailer sets up a tense drama set in a nightmarish future. A future where no one ages past 25. After 25, each days time is a currency that keeps them alive. Earn enough and live another day, earn too little and watch your timer hit 0000000 and die. Earn enough and you could live forever.
It’s Logan’s run on crack. Justin Timberlake is making that move reminiscent of Wil Smith in the 80’s and 90’s. From Music Star to Movie Star, Justin is making all the right moves to position himself as a serious player in Hollywood. It’s just about time for him to start taking on more serious roles that might garner Academy Award attention.
What do you think?
As a reader of this blog I’m going to assume you’re excited for Cowboys & Aliens based on its title alone. You probably also enjoyed Alien vs. Predator for the mere fact that you got to watch Aliens fight Predators. If you want to see cowboys (and Indians) fightin’ aliens, then yes, this film delivers and you won’t be disappointed. But, the real surprise is when you sit down to watch these two heavyweights duke it out you’re also rewarded with a poignant, heartfelt drama.
Cowboys & Aliens is a western in the truest sense of the word, from it’s sweeping landscapes to it’s gruff characters trying to make a living in an unforgiving world. Then, you thrown in some good ‘ole fashioned alien abduction, and you’re in for fun ride.
Mild spoilerage below the cut.
We’re still several days away from the release of Cowboys & Aliens, and parody videos are already on their way, but none of the have this kind of star quality.
Special Effects wizard and YouTube sensation Freddie Wong makes no budget short films that receive thousands of viewers per day. This video however, will be worth millions. Freddie and director Jon Favreau create a fun wild short film as a way to help promote the Universal Pictures feature for it’s July 29th release.
“Jon Favreau contacted us and gave us resources and full creative freedom to make a video about Cowboys and Aliens! This is what we came up with!”
What they came up with was the highly enjoyable Cowboys & FreddieW (ft. Jon Favreau). Filmed entirely on the universal set, Freddie even got to use the actual wrist dildo prop worn by star Daniel Craig. Those spurs tighten up yet? Well they should be because the youtube star even got the former Iron Man director to take part in the short film parody. It’s great to see Jon with such a comedic side to a project he put time and effort into.
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As an added bonus here’s the behind the scenes footage for the making of Cowboys & FreddieW (ft. Jon Favreau).
For everyone out there who has always wanted to see a showdown between John Wayne and a Predator, Gary Cooper kicking alien ass on the fourth of July, or even Howdy Doody smacking E.T. around, your movie has come. Cowboys & Aliens is here to fill that hole in our nerdy soul.
In this short behind-the-scenes featurette the cast and crew, including Jon Favreau, Ron Howard, Olivia Wilde, Daniel Craig, Clancey Brown, Paul Dano and Harrison Ford, discuss what a beautiful awesome thing this crazy mash-up of genre movie is. For years kids have been creating such incredible battles in they backyards and bedrooms and now we can experience one on the big screen with a great director, awesome cast and top notch special effects. Who else is super excited about this summer movie?
In what might be the best blend since Mr. Reese’s was like, “Aw snap, this peanut butter and chocolate confection is bitchin’!”; Cowboys & Aliens looks like the perfect smashing of genres. Bringing all the intense and high-octane adventure of an alien invasion together with the heart and soul of struggling to survive the old west.
Watch the featurette below and let us know how amped you are for a Cowboys & Aliens‘ smackdown on July 29th?
A new video featurette of the alien invasion western, Cowboys & Aliens, was released by Universal Pictures today in anticipation of its world premiere at the San Diego Comic Con.
In addition to some new film clippage, the video includes behind-the-scenes interviews with director Jon Favreau, screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci and executive producers Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard. I will forever view Ron Howard as a Simpson, since it was on that show that I discovered his existence; seeing him in person is always really fuckin’ weird to me.
Check it out, and let us know what you think!
Perhaps it’s because this movie lends itself to a sci-fi western mindfuck, ’cause I got confused with Serenity for a moment and thought that Olivia Wilde was Summer Glau and would kill those bitchass extraterrestrials with her brain. Oops. But, hey, they’re both hot.
It’s got cowboys, it’s got aliens, it’s got Jon Favreau sitting behind it smoking a big fat celebration cigar in anticipation of it’s release. Yes internet,the Cowboys and Aliens director released yet another trailer alongside the 5 other trailers released in between the Super Bowl and Wonder-Con. Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde, this big budgeted western sci-fi hybrid is scheduled for release on July 29. If you are smart you avoided American Idol this evening, but in doing so you missed this awesome trailer. Thankfully Apple is hosting the trailer in High Definition. Check it out there, or it’s embedded below.
Can an Alien fire a six-shooter?
If this looks all to familiar that’s because it is, it’s pretty much a mash-up of the Super Bowl commercial and the teaser trailer. However they did throw in some new footage alongside some clever editing and music changes, but Jon is still holding back. Like a child hiding his toys, Jon still has something hidden away for another time and he’s doing it perfectly. Where most movies can be summed up in their trailers, Favreau has been able to only reveal just what he needs to and keep the audience drawn in.
Is there anything that perked up your interests, did sell you on the movie or make you want to get on your horse and ride away?
It’s all but officially confirmed, Tron 3, or Tr3n as I’ll be refferring to it, because I can, will be happening. Director of Tron: Legacy, Joseph Kosinski is promoting the film’s recent release on DVD and Blu-ray and while out and about with the press he’s mentioned where he envisions Tr3n going,
I think we will pick with where TRON: LEGACY left off with Quorra in the real world and what does that mean and the possibilities it opens up for the next chapter. It’s that relationship between the two of them that’s the next step.
Dillinger was a really important part of the first film and felt like an easy way to continue that storyline and thread to have his son (Cillian Murphy) in the new movie. That way you have people ask those questions of what the Dillinger legacy is in the world of TRON. We didn’t want to ignore it completely and it leaves a really nice springboard for some intertwining development for the next film.
It would be fantastic to give Cillian Murphy more to do in the next film, he was dreadfully underused in Tron: Legacy. But of course the Tron movies are about the time spent on the grid. Which makes the mention of exploring Quorra adapting to the real world a little boring. I don’t think fans of the series want to spend much time in the real world, we want to travel into the world of the computer, that’s the films’ allure. The script, which hasn’t even been started, will most likely be penned by returning screenwriters, Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis.
Nothing too earth shattering in these snippets from Kosinski but it gives us some things to think about before Tr3n production kicks off. Like, is there much enthusiasm for a sequel to the mediocre Tron: Legacy? I enjoyed Legacy but it didn’t thrill me like Tron did as a child and the story felt flat. Jeff Bridges reprising his role was my favorite part, and I don’t mean the role of Flynn, I mean the Dude. I swear that’s who he was in Legacy, the Dude on the grid. Legacy made decent dough for Disney, enough they won’t ignore, about $400 million worldwide. Factor in all the merchandising, toys and DVD/Blu-ray sales and they’ve got themselves a nice little money making franchise.
Are you waiting with bated breath for Tr3n or are you tired of all this grid talk?