Archive for January, 2012
When last we heard about Hasbro’s Candy Land board game movie adaptation, it was being scripted by Kung Fu Panda duo Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger. The pair revealed they were fashioning the movie as an all-ages-friendly mix of action and comedy that would unfold like a Lord of the Rings-style fantasy adventure, set in a world filled with peppermint forests and fudge swamps.
However, there’s no longer any point in debating whether or not that sounds like a good idea – seeing how the “fantasy adventure” aspect of the Candy Land adaptation is being abandoned, in favor of a film that’s bigger on laughs… as co-written by and starring none other than the top dog of high-concept comedy
shlock, Adam Sandler.
Columbia Pictures, Hasbro, and Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions have announced that they ...
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Mel Gibson’s latest action extravaganza Get The Gringo is set to bypass theatres altogether and arrive on DirecTV on May 1st. The film will cost $10.99 per viewing during this exclusive period, and then later in the year it will hit other outlets on Blu-ray, VOD, and digital download.
The deal, with 20th Century Fox, is something of a coup for Gibson’s company Icon Productions and it could mean that Gibson earns another fortune from a film which he has not only financed, but also released through a unique distribution angle.This radical release strategy follows a few years of personal problems for Gibson and the release of The Beaver, a black-comedy directed by Jodie Foster, which grossed less than $1 million at the US box office, and a little over $6 million worldwide. Some ...
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It’s a recurring tradition for the biggest blockbuster titles hitting the silver screen in any year to be promoted during the respective Super Bowl, and 2012 will be no exception. While a handful of anticipated titles are reportedly NOT going to be featured in TV spots during Super Bowl XLVI (like The Dark Knight Rises) other tentpole pics are definitely going to make an appearance – including, Walt Disney Pictures’ costly (re: $250 million) John Carter adaptation.
Today, we have some conceptual artwork from the Mouse House’s classic sci-fi literary flick, available for viewing – along with a teaser for the actual John Carter Super Bowl spot (and yes, we know that a teaser for a commercial is kind of a stretch).
Here is Disney’s official description of the project:
“John Carter” is a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars) and is based on a ...
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Believe it or not, The Avengers will be in theaters around the world in just over three months. Despite the proximity of its release, fans still haven’t seen much from the movie outside of The Avengers trailer which only showcased characters introduced in Marvel Studios’ previous films that set the foundation for the team-up epic.
Director Joss Whedon, joined by fan-favorites Clark Gregg, Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston, took to Twitter today to partake in a half-hour online event, answering questions about The Avengers from fans. The event closed with the following sneak peek at the The Avengers Super Bowl XLVI Commercial with this short, but sweet teaser.
In the marketing so far, a big deal has been made by the choice words spoken by the villainous ...
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Following-up Sean Anderson’s (Josh Hutcherson) 2008 adventure to the center of the earth, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island will team Sean up with his stepfather, Hank Parson (Dwayne Johnson), as they make their way to a mysterious island that has been hidden in three classic literary tales, in order to find Sean’s grandfather, Alexander Anderson (Michael Caine).
To celebrate the release of this fantastical 3D adventure on February 10th, we’re giving away a mega prize pack valued at over $300, full of enough goodies to help kick start your own career as an adventurer.
About Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
The new 3D family adventure Journey 2: The Mysterious Island begins when seventeen-year-old Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) receives a coded distress signal from a mysterious island where no island should exist.
Unable to stop him from ...
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