Archive for January 12, 2012
Steven Spielberg still has his war drama War Horse in theaters, and next holiday season he’ll put out another piece of potential historical drama Oscar-bait with Lincoln - but after that, the acclaimed director is returning to that other genre he seems to do so well in, with the sci-fi flick Robopocalypse, which was written by Cloverfield scribe Drew Goddard, and is based on a book by Daniel H. Wilson.
In recent months Spielberg has been somewhat vocal about his intentions for Robopocalypse, but today we get some concise words about when it will take place, and what kind of narrative and/or thematic focus the film will have.
Daniel H. Wilson (a Ph.D. student in robotics as well as an author) is known for his science-fact-meets-science-fiction books How to Survive a Robot Uprising and, of course, Robopocalypse. ...
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Wes Anderson fans can rejoice, as the auteur director’s newest film, Moonrise Kingdom, now has a trailer online for your esteemed viewing pleasure.
For those who are not instantly sold by hearing the name ‘Wes Anderson’: Moonrise Kingdom centers around two young kids on the run, but the adult cast is pretty well-stacked in the acting department, featuring stars like Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Jason Schwartzman.
Check out the synopsis for Moonrise Kingdom below, followed by the trailer:
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore ...
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Showtime President of Entertainment, David Nevins, is quickly becoming one of the most noncommittal and chatty network heads in the business – taking every TV-related event he attends as an opportunity to toy with the emotions of Dexter fans.
However, this time, Nevins is set to deliver some good news and intriguing details for fans of the Bay Harbor Butcher – as the Showtime executive indicates that, while the writing team is still working toward a Dexter season 8 end-date, there’s still a possibility that the show could continue on into season 9 and beyond.
Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Nevins remained open to the possibility of further seasons of Dexter as well as offered an intriguing detail about what audiences might be able to expect next season:
“[Season 8] ...
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Bruce Willis fights Five Against the Bullet; Disney’s Hover Car picks up a new passenger; David Arnold drops out of Skyfall but producers find a Newman; Zach Helm is in Deep Water and The Artist’s Michel Hazanavicius goes on The Search for Oscar.
1. Bruce Willis might re-team with his Red producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and we’re not talking about Red 2. It seems like the Die Hard star and di Bonaventura will be bringing a Magnificent Seven-esqe actioner Five Against the Bullet to the screen.
The Transformers producer has been out shilling Man on A Ledge, and he dropped details on the potential project to Collider:
“There’s one called Five Against the Bullet which is really great and I think I have a shot at making a movie that will ...
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2013 is going to be a good year for fans of science fiction entertainment – projects like Gavin Hood’s Ender’s Game adaptation, Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, and J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek 2 are all slated to hit the scene by either spring or summer.
One of the other noteworthy sci-fi flicks due to hit theaters that year is M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth: an original project that actually sounds pretty promising, despite the fact that its director’s name has become synonymous with “hack,” as far as many moviegoers are concerned.
After Earth follows a father and son (played by real-life father-son duo Will and Jaden Smith) on an adventure that unfolds after the two are stranded on a futuristic version of planet Earth, abandoned by humanity some thousand years ago. The ...
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