The day before his Fantastic Fourmovie came out last summer, Josh Trank posted a now famous, though quickly deleted, Twitter post than said, “A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would’ve received great reviews. You’ll probably never see it. That’s reality though.” Given the resounding thud that the movie landed with last August, a lot of fans and critics somehow doubted that this film ever had a good version, but one of the actors in Fantastic Four is now saying that Trank was right. His version was good, and that’s too bad because we’ll never see it. (more…)
Duncan Jones‘ Warcraft: The Beginning has a new international trailer featuring Travis Fimmel (Vikings) as Sir Anduin Lothar (Not of the Hill People Lothars) and Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four) as Durotan, the two men seeking a peaceful solution to their warring factions inevitable collision. Moon, Jones’ first feature film is fantastic and on that movie alone Warcraft: The Beginning will sell quite a few tickets at the box office. (more…)
It seems like only yesterday that we were eagerly looking forward to just how badly Fantastic Four was going to bomb at the box office. Ungenerous? Sure, but looking back, no one was really expecting anything revolutionary, or even satisfactory, about Josh Trank‘s rebooted effort around Marvel’s First Family. There hasn’t been much in the way of mea culpas following the astounding thud of FF’s release, a lot of blame being thrown around, but no one’s really acknowledged just how hard the hammer fell back in August. In a strange twist, the actor that played Doctor Doom is saying that he understands your disappointment, and he’s grateful for your feedback. (more…)
I actually found all the pre-release roller-coaster drama of the production’s ups and downs really intriguing. The idea for the creation of this movie was heavily maligned from the start; according to 20th Century Fox’s deal with Marvel, if they wanted to keep the rights to the FF franchise, then the company hasto make a new film featuring the characters every decade or so, or else the rights will revert back to Marvel. Since it’s been eight painful years since the Galactus-bastardizing head-scratcher Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Fox felt obligated to pump another one out. Trust me, however, when I tell you: don’t feel obligated to go see this film.
Is there ever going to be a good movie adaptation based on a great video game? Well, with the next couple of years looking set to provide us with a bountiful mix of ‘video-game-come-movie-adaptations’ – with releases such as: Ratchet and Clank, Hitman: Agent 47, Angry Birds, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and Splinter Cell – the odds are stacked in our favor that a good movie will come from one of these titles, so yeah! You still not convinced? Well, there is one game that has been laying low amongst the deluge of titles scheduled for release within the next two years, a game that came bursting onto the scene in 2014 at San Diego Comic-Con. This one seems certain to lift the video game curse. The game we are referring to; is, Blizzard Entertainment’s massive multi-platform game World of Warcraft, and this looks to have the biggest potential to live up to expectations of the fans. (more…)
The Fantastic Four reboot has been a hard nut to crack with most of the cast and crew involved keeping information in what seems like a hermetically sealed vault. Finally, some details are starting to surface regarding Doctor Doom and the altered origins of this iconic comic book villain. We have been told to expect a much more grounded film than the previous installments which starred, Chris Evans, Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Chiklis as The Fantastic Four, and were more comedic in tone. It seems director Josh Trank is going for a far more brooding Dark Knight approach this time round. (more…)
With a sequel already slotted for 2017, the folks behind the Fantastic Four reboot better get their asses in gear to ensure that the first one actually arrives on time. They’ve got the main cast lined up, but there’s always that little question of who the main cast will be fighting. It looks like the powers-that-be have elected to use the most classic of FF villains – Doctor Doom. What’s more, they have a face to place behind the iron mask – Toby Kebbell. (more…)
Now that the four heroes of Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four Reboot have been nailed down, we can move on to the next big piece of the Fantastic Four puzzle. Who will play villain, and is that villain Doctor Doom? Rumor has it that it’s down to four actors, will you recognize any of them? (more…)
Fox‘s belated “start of production” announcement for Matt Reeves’ sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes comes with some more casting info, and a better rundown of the plot than we’ve been so far given (assuming you’re interested).
Toby Kebbell of Wrath of the Titans, and Enrique Murciano of Traffic seem to have roles of some sort in the film, though no further details have been offered. Fox also offered this synopsis:
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
More detailed information will, as per usual, be made available as we receive it. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is scheduled to open May 23, 2014. It will feature Andy Serkis as Caesar, with appearances from Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo, and Judy Greer.
Jonathan Liebesman‘s Clash of the Titans sequel Wrath of the Titans is not holding back when it comes to creatures and mythical monsters. The second trailer is brimming over with them, it’s a veritable monster-mash. Throw in Sam Worthington’s new wild and woolly haircut and the heart of the Clash of the Titans Harry Hamlin’s 1980’s feel might be back.
Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes reprise their roles as Zeus and Hades, adding Toby Kebbell and Rosamund Pike, both of whom get a couple good shots in this new trailer. Most of what this new look offers is monsters, monsters, and more monsters. Which is a major factor of what we really want and need from a movie like this. Check out the trailer below.