Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro always has a couple of projects on the go, and one of those currently spinning plates is Pacific Rim 2, the sequel to this past summer’s giant monster versus giant robot nerd-pleaser. But wait a minute, you may say, didn’t Pacific Rim tank at the box office? First, you’ve got some nerve buster! And second, according to Box Office Mojo, it’s made over $100 million domestically and another $300 million worldwide, effectively breaking even. So game on for a sequel? As far as del Toro’s concerned it’s game on for a sequel script at least. (more…)
The successful completion of Arrested Development‘s fourth season on Netflix left the door open for a potential fifth season of the series to air on the streaming video site sometime in the future. But does Arrested Development creator Mitchell Hurwitz have the desire to go for a fifth season? And what about that Arrested Development movie we’ve heard so much about, is there still a chance we’ll see that in a theater near us?
Those are some valid, and complex questions, so Rolling Stone decided to ask Hurwitz himself, what is he looking at next for the Bluth family, and it turns out the winner is movie. “I’m working on the movie right now,” Hurwitz said. “I can’t get into much more detail because I don’t want to scare anybody off. I don’t want to be presumptuous about it. I don’t own the property outright – it’s a 20th Century Fox property. But everybody seems really into it and really eager to make a movie.”
Everyone’s eager, no question, but it did take like seven years to get to the Netflix stage of things. Naturally the next question was about timetables, and when we might see this mysterious Arrested Development movie. “I’m hoping it happens as soon as possible,” Hurwitz explained. “But I want to be very careful about not putting out false information. I want to get a time and tell everybody when it’s happening and not play with people. Right now, I’m trying to do something else for Netflix and a movie project and things. I’m always sort of superstitious about talking about this stuff before it happens. It’s the best way to guarantee it doesn’t happen.”
Well, he’s right about that. Lord knows that in the years between seasons three and four, and there were a lot of rumors and rumors of rumors all the way through through to Arrested Development being picked up by Netflix. And even though the Netflix pick-up was a success, and people are looking for more, a movie is still making a lot of sense to Hurwitz and company since it’s easier to get the in-demand cast of the show together for a movie, than it is for a season of TV “A TV season is a six-month commitment. But I think it would be very doable to get them together for four or five weeks to make a movie,” he said.
Still Hurwitz is pleased with what’s happened so far with his little show that could. “The whole thing is sort of unprecedented,” he explained. “It’s always been its own little thing. I kind of feel like the more it stays original, the better chance it has. As soon as it goes back to trying to do exactly what it was before, you run the risk of doing a reunion show or something.”
What do you Bastards say, you want season 5 on Netflix, or do you want a movie?
“When I walk into a neighborhood, criminals leave because they see the suit. I symbolize that the average person doesn’t have to walk around and see bad things and do nothing.” Sounds the opening to the sequel of Kick Ass right? Wrong. These words were actually uttered by a mere mortal; a real life superhero named Phoenix Jones.
Jones’ dons his black and gold suit accompanied by a bulletproof vest, mace and taser. Just like in Kick Ass Phoenix Jones just wants to help keep the common folk from getting the shaft. Phoenix Jones recently helped a Seattle man avoid having his car broken into and from having any harm done to them in the process (Holy shit is that badass!).
It’s nice to see, as our disgruntled and poor excuse for a superhero Dave Lizewski comments in Kick Ass, that people in this world are aspiring to be more than the next Tila Tequila. Also, in case you guys missed it, Rolling Stone did a piece a while back on real life superheroes. So what do you guys think about this shizzle… is it blurring the lines between fantasy and reality or do guys like Phoenix Jones make you wanna suit up and join the fight??
(Post by nerdbastards contributor Rachel Hill -Twitter @thatsabigwhatev)
When the words sexy and bloody are used in the same description one can only gather that someone is talking about True Blood. The hottest show on HBO…on television and what everyone is talking about right now has just graced the cover of the new Rolling Stone. It features the sexy threesome of Eric, Sookie and Bill naked and covered in Blood (and everyone thought it was a big when Lady Gaga was on the cover with a machine gun bra). Albeit Twilight and True Blood arenít even in the same Vampire league, on a simpler they serve the same purpose; They are both vampire love stories. The show acts as Twilight for adults. While we are not ashamed to say that we go home and watch True Blood, with Twilight there is an inclination that tells us not to own up to watching it because a bunch of 15 year olds are watching it too. True Blood pushes the envelope and the cover shows just how. However, the question does arise, will people be offended by this and find it distasteful? In the end the real True Blood fans will see the validity behind the cover.
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