Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Wednewsday 28th November

Trailer of the Week: not exactly a trailer but it's another Hobbit video blog!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Wednewsday 21st November

Image of the Week: Sam Raimi's horror classic, Evil Dead, is getting a remake. Thankfully, Raimi and original star Bruce Campbell are supervising. Sadly, the poster is straight-up serious and shows no indicator of the original's tongue-in-cheek dark humour.

Good News: Marc Webb is busy casting for The Amazing Spider-Man sequel with The Descendants' Shailene Woodley locked in for Mary Jane and the search hotting up for Harry Osborn (son of Spidey arch-nemesis Norman Osborn AKA The Green Goblin). Currently, rumours indicate Chronicle's Dane DeHaan.

Bad News: another franchise-milking Mission Impossible film is on the cards after last year's Ghost Protocol. Tom Cruise appears to be favouring his Jack Reacher writer/director Chris McQuarrie to take the helm.

Mad News: Universal seem determined to turn primitive computer game, Asteroids, into a feature film. Screenwriter Matthew Lopez failed to put anything to paper back in 2009 and now Jez Butterworth has been hired to tackle the Atari classic. It's time for Universal to give this one up.

Trailer News: the second trailer for Epic is below. It appears to be a weird mix of Avatar and Ferngully. At least the animation is stunning.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Wednewsday 14th November

Image of the Week: the first image from Doug Liman's All You Need is Kill features Tom Cruise running from an explosion in a mech suit. Cruise will play Bill Cage, a soldier forced to fight (and die) over and over again as alien invaders trap him in a hellish time loop.

Good News: Michael Ardnt, screenwriter of Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine, is writing Star Wars Episode VII.

Bad News: Transformers 4 is happening and Mark Whalberg has signed on to star. Hopefully, he'll bring some class to the clunky franchise and not give a repeat performance of his role in The Happening.

Mad News: Morgan Spurlock, director of Super-Size Me, will be directing a 3-D documentary about the rise of One Direction. He famously attacked McDonalds but now seems more than happy to sell-out to the Simon Cowell corporate bandwagon.

Trailer News: time for another Zombie movie! Click below to watch Brad Pitt run from zombies in the forthcoming World War Z.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Wednewsday 7th November

Image of the Week: the character posters have been unveiled for Tom Hooper's film adaptation of Les Miserables. The A-list cast includes Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried, plus Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter (pictured below).

Bond News: Skyfall smashes the seven day UK box office record, overtaking Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part II by raking in £37.2 million. 

Spidey News: Jamie Foxx has signed on to play villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, due to hit screens in 2014.

Jedi News: following Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm and the announcement of Episode VII (more on that here), the casting rumours have now begun. Harrison Ford has already expressed interest in returning as an older Han Solo, much to the elation of Star Wars fans around the globe.

Trailer News: the latest trailer for Spielberg's Lincoln can be found below. With Daniel Day-Lewis playing Lincoln, expect this to garner serious Award Season attention.