Steven Speilberg

As this is NerdBastards, it’s safe to assume anyone reading this is waiting with eager anticipation for any and all news related to Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. The book celebrates everything Nerds love: video games, role playing games, science fiction and fantasy films, and a whole lot more. The news that Spielberg would be helming the production is nothing new, but little has been released about the production since that news broke and fans have been clicking madly online for any information they could find. Finally, after months of silence, a set phone has been released and anyone who has read the book will recognize the location immediately…

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Jurassic World, the fourth film in the Jurassic Park series (that largely ignored the previous two sequels, especially the third), was a smash success at the box office when it was released in June of last year. The movie was able to domestically gross $652,270,625—and even more impressively $1,670,400,637 worldwide. All of this profit was based on a 150 million dollar budget, so yeah. They made money. A lot of money. Not that it was undeserved, because general consensus was that both critics and audience liked it. It’s not surprising, then, that word has gotten out of the inevitable sequel going into pre-production.  (more…)

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You might think that Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Guru Kevin Feige might have had some snarky remarks about Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic World taking the Opening Weekend Crown away from Joss Whedon‘s Avengers, but as it turns out, and most of us already knew, Feige is a stand up guy. He’s usually too busy handling Marvel’s movies to take shots at other franchises. So when the Opening Weekend Crown was passed, Feige sent his congratulations in this manner. (more…)

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Apparently Hollywood has been working on a remake of seminal holiday-horror classic Gremlins for years now. Perhaps my subconscious mind has switched to an autonomous mode of denial simply bypassing such desecrating thoughts, preventing a system overload after the deluge of information regarding Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters, which already melted my noggin. On the other hand, perhaps they’re just planning on remaking everything that has nostalgic value from the 80’s and it simply didn’t register in my brain amidst the copious other announcements of reboots of 80’s franchises. One thing is sure, nothing is sacred anymore, so you’re going to have to be prepared for the worst, because it seems originality has become somewhat less profitable these days. (more…)

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We’ll be seeing a lot of Harrison Ford in the next couple of months as the marketing campaign gears up for the November 1st premiere of Harrison’s latest film role as Col. Hyrum Graff in Ender’s Game. These appearances and interviews will certainly turn to talk about Ford’s involvement in Star Wars: Episode VII and the chances we might see his other iconic character Professor Indiana Jones return to the big screen. Recently, Ford sat down with The Telegraph and had a few words about the possibility of a fifth movie in the Indy franchise.

We’ve seen the character develop and grow over a period of time and it’s perfectly appropriate and okay for him to come back again with a great movie around him where he doesn’t necessarily have to kick as much ass,tTo me, what was interesting about the character was that he prevailed, that he had courage, that he had wit, that he had intelligence, that he was frightened and that he still managed to survive. That I can do.

What do you think, can he do it again? Should he do it again after the last train wreck Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? Money wise it’s a no-brainer, Crystal Skull made$800 million dollars on a $180 million dollar budget even though the whole thing was a snooze-fest and any sequel will easily make back any investment costs.

Spielberg, when last asked about Indy 5 he said he had not found the Crystal Skull‘s stories “MacGuffin” satisfying and worried about the next movies story.

I sympathize with people who didn’t like the MacGuffin because I never liked the MacGuffin… George and I had big arguments about the MacGuffin. I didn’t want these things to be either aliens or inter-dimensional beings. But I am loyal to my best friend. When he writes a story he believes in – even if I don’t believe in it – I’m going to shoot the movie the way George envisaged it.

You have to ask George Lucas. George is in charge of breaking the stories. He’s done it on all four movies. Whether I like the stories or not, George has broken all the stories… He is working on Indy V. We haven’t gone to screenplay yet, but he’s working on the story. I’ll leave it to George to come up with a good story.

I’m betting that we’ll eventually see another Indy movie with Ford, then we’ll get a few years before the whole thing is rebooted with a new actor. [Allowing time for his latest role in The Expendables 3!]

Via: Comic Book Movie

A Robot Uprising Comedy!

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Trailing on the heels of Steven Speilberg deciding to adapt Daniel H. Wilson’s Roboapocolypse it turns out that another Wilson book will be brought to life, How to Survive a Robot Uprising. Conquering this task will be none other than Jack Black and Hot Tub Time Machine director, Steve Pink.  As of now there is not much info about the project except that Pink is currently working on the project and may or may not star Black.

Although there is not much divulge yet, it’s pretty exciting news and I hope that Black will be in the movie!  He’s a comedic genius and can really be a great asset to the film.  I often think that projects such as this should be approached in a comedic manner and hope it turns out as good as it sounds!  What do you guys think about this project??

Source: io9

E.T. Porn! Is Way to Out of this World.

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Geeks all around the world have loved Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic E.T. : The  Extra Terrestrial since the moment it hit the screen. References and parodies have been made numerous times over. It is just one of those movies that instantly warms the heart and soul…until now!

There is no actual pornography ( though I cannot stress enough how NSFW this is) in this video BUT I feel this single clip might turn every single person off of ever watching the sc-fi classic ever again. E.T. always had this cute kind of thing going for him though this creature playing “E.T.” looks like someones 89yr old grandmother trying to reclaim her title as village bicycle!

This video has been taken from Pittsburgh psychedelia band Tobacco’s Fucked Up Friends DVD compilation. It’s censored footage of a real ET porn (you can find on the internet all by yourself lol).

<via io9>