Entries Tagged as 'film'
December 6th, 2013 by Dunc · 3 Comments
Disney and Paramount have reached an agreement regarding the Indiana Jones franchise, Variety reports today. Disney retains Lucasfilm’s ownership rights but gains “distribution and marketing rights to future films.” Paramount will continue to distribute the first four films and will receive “financial participation” on future ones.
There have been rumblings of an Indy 5 since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull came out, and actions on it have been rumored to be a part of Harrison Ford’s still unconfirmed Episode VII contract.
Drew McWeeny of HitFix speculates that this could lead to other actors taking on the iconic fedora:
…Only truly deranged and damaged people would take something as rich with potential as Indiana Jones and then just remake the movies that already exist. “Raiders Of The Lost Ark,” “Temple Of Doom,” and “The Last Crusade” should all be considered canon, and if you’re going to make new movies, then do it in a way that works around those films, not that tries to replace them.
Indiana Jones as the new James Bond? Well, as McWeeny points out, the character has already been played by four others besides Ford. I certainly prefer the idea to simply remaking Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Last Crusade, but it’s hard to imagine anyone stepping into Ford’s shoes. (Yeah yeah, Nathan Fillon, blah blah blah noshitcakes. At least try and think outside the box, fancasters.)
And our final word:
Tagged: disney · disney buys lucasfilm · indiana jones
December 5th, 2013 by Dunc · 6 Comments
Tagged: superheroes · trailers · video
December 4th, 2013 by Dunc · No Comments
Stealth Justice League? 2015′s Man of Steel sequel, which is being called (unofficially) Batman vs. Superman, has cast Fast & Furious’ Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, it was announced today.
The film will be the second outing for Henry Cavill’s Superman and the first for Ben Affleck as Batman. Zack Snyder is directing.
Tagged: batman · superheroes · superman
December 2nd, 2013 by jawajames · 1 Comment
While we are eagerly awaiting news of how the bonus content for The Clone Wars will take shape, the show picked up nominations for the 41st Annie Awards, given out for the best in animation. Announced by ASIFA-Hollywood, nominations for The Clone Wars included two individual achievement categories: Keith Kellogg for Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production and Jason W.A. Tucker for Editorial in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production. The nominations were released today, and the award winners will be announced in February.
Our frequent interviewee Michael Price, writer of the LEGO Star Wars specials earned a nomination for Writing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production for his work on The Simpsons. Juried awards have already been announced, including the Winsor McCay Awards to Steven Spielberg and Phil Tippett.
ILM also continued its streak of Annie award nominations, with four nominations, three of them in a single category of Animated Effects in a Live Action Production (two different teams for Star Trek Into Darkness and one for Pacific Rim). Another Pacific Rim ILM team got a nomination for Character Animation in a Live Action Production.
Filed: film · lucasfilm · the clone wars
Tagged: animation · annie awards · awards · ilm · lucasfilm animation · michael price · star trek · steven spielberg
November 13th, 2013 by Dunc · 5 Comments
And the parade continues with the first full trailer for Divergent, an adaptation of one of the more successful post-apocalyptic YA novels that followed in the wake of The Hunger Games. The poster, again, is below.
Filed: fiction · film
Tagged: trailers · video
November 13th, 2013 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Scared yet? Disney’s live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. The poster debuted yesterday; see it under the cut. (more…)
Tagged: disney · trailers · video
November 5th, 2013 by Dunc · No Comments
Behold: The original robot baby Rensemee. It’s been a while since we’ve talked Twilight – why kick the dead horse? But when something this horrifying emerges, you can’t just ignore it. (via)
I hope that doll is still around – it’ll be perfect for the ineventable horror remake/parody. And of course, the most important question: Better or worse than the felt womb?
November 4th, 2013 by Dunc · 2 Comments
A new extended look at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Tagged: the hobbit · trailers · video
October 29th, 2013 by Dunc · No Comments
Tagged: superheroes · trailers · video · x-men
October 28th, 2013 by Dunc · No Comments
The latest – and supposedly final – trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire takes us inside the arena. The film releases November 22.
Tagged: hunger games · trailers · video