Archive for February 7, 2012
2011 was a rough year for The Wolverine (a.k.a. Wolverine 2). The X-Men spinoff flick was originally supposed to hit theaters this summer, with Hugh Jackman working under the direction of Oscar-nominee Darren Aronofsky; that is, before Aronofsky bailed on the project, and the Japanese tsunami forced an additional delay in production, and then shooting under new helmer James Mangold was pushed back again, to the latter portion of Spring 2012.
However, once Jackman wraps up his role in director Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables musical adaptation, he is expected to begin work on The Wolverine – and 20th Century Fox has now officially slated the movie to hit theaters in Summer 2013, on the assumption that there will not be any additional major production holdups.
Fox has selected a July 26th, 2013 theatrical release date for ...
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[UPDATE: We've added six new Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter stills to the gallery.]
Are you psyched to see the 16th U.S. Commander-in-Chief duke it out with blood-thirsty demons in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?…
20th Century Fox is certainly hoping so, seeing how the studio has initiated its marketing campaign for the Tim Burton-produced “revisionist” historical biopic – by releasing multiple posters, featurettes, and now a handful of new official stills, all teasing actor Benjamin Walker’s turn as Honest Abe, trusty axe always in hand. With a Summer 2012 release date on the books, we should also be getting an actual trailer for Vampire Hunter, in the near future.
The basic concept behind Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is that the eponymous president secretly spent his days waging a lifelong battle against dangerous supernatural monsters that feed on the blood of humans, after one of them murdered his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln ...
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Those of you who were pleased to hear that Robert Rodriguez was finally preparing to begin work on Sin City 2… well, it turns out the Texan filmmaker’s attention has shifted elsewhere, yet again.
Rodriguez is instead moving ahead next with Machete Kills, a sequel to his 2010 feature-length adaptation of the popular Grindhouse faux trailer, Machete. Production on the pulpy flick is expected to get underway by April 2012, with Danny Trejo currently in talks to reprise his role as the titular deadly ex-Federale. Most of the surviving cast members from the first film are likewise expected to return in the Machete followup.
At the 2011 Comic-Con, Rodriguez revealed that two sequels to Machete – titled Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again in Space (no joke) – had already been greenlit, so this announcement isn’t entirely unexpected. Still, with ...
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Although he’s barely been seen since the pilot, Robert Forster (Jackie Brown) finally comes front and center in the newest episode of Alcatraz: ‘Guy Hastings’ – and Forster’s involvement helps make it arguably the best episode we’ve seen so far.
The episode kicks off in the present, and on the island prison, where the titular guard Guy Hastings (True Blood‘s Jim Parrack) is scrounging around his former value-priced apartment in search of a few family photos and a handgun that was stashed away behind a loose baseboard. An Alcatraz Park Ranger, who is promptly beaten to a pulp by the former guard, interrupts Hastings’ trip down memory lane, thus alerting the task force to his presence.
The episode could have easily been called ‘Madsen Family Values,’ as certain aspects of Rebecca Madsen’s ...
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Director Peter Travis’ Dredd – a reboot of the Judge Dredd franchise – is the one comic book flick due to hit theaters in 2012 that we’ve yet to see any actual footage from. Early set pics and images of star Karl Urban as the titular “Street Judge” have teased a film that’s more stylishly unpolished than the 1995 Judge Dredd adaptation starring Sylvester Stallone, but that’s the only “proof” of Dredd being a darker take on the property.
Today, however, we have a handful of new official Dredd stills that do very much support the notion that Travis’ film will be a much more gritty, darkly violent, and unvarnished cinematic treatment of Judge Dredd creator John Wagner’s original vision.
Dredd doesn’t have the benefit of big-name stars; rather, it is being sold on the merits of its fan-favorite cast and crew, which includes not only Urban (a Lord of the ...
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