Archive for February 16, 2012
While Ridley Scott’s Alien spin-off film Prometheus remains (somewhat) shrouded in mystery, anticipation for the movie has increased with every little bit of information released about it.
One of the more clever things about the first Prometheus trailer was the winking homage to the original Alien trailer, in the form of the film’s title being revealed piece-by-piece as the montage of footage plays, with a tagline bookending the sequence of disturbing imagery. Today we have an international trailer for Prometheus to share – but don’t get too excited. It’s the exact same footage as the first trailer, without the added joy of the Alien textual homage.
In Prometheus, a cast that consists of Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Wilson, Guy Pearce, Idres Elba, Logan Marshall-Green (Devil) and Swedish Girl ...
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From time to time we here at Screen Rant like to shine a spotlight on impressive short films, and today we add to that tradition with Project S.E.R.A., a short that you may have seen making rounds on the Interwebs. The 10-minute movie by filmmaker Ben Howdeshell borrows heavily from other action/horror flicks – most notably the 28 Days Later and Resident Evil franchises – but still manages to achieve some impressive results.
In Project S.E.R.A., we get the brief hint at a larger story, mostly told in flashback, about the tragic events that befell Jill (Bitch Slap star Julia Voth) and her father, General Eames (Stuntman/actor Dennis Keiffer). When Eames uncovers a plot to steal a deadly bio-weapon, he is betrayed and captured by some shady conspirators, and Jill ...
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Tonight at 8pm, HBO will premiere the hilariously revealing documentary Exporting Raymond, which documents Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal’s attempt at adapting his Emmy Award-winning series for Russian television.
Wrapped in the comically terrifying tropes of the former Soviet Union, Rosenthal’s entertaining journey into the Russian television industry reveals that while American television may be working with a bigger budget, the process of developing a television series in another country is extremely similar – and just as challenging.
For television fans, Exporting Raymond gives a look behind the scenes of what it takes to actually bring a television series to air. And even though some elements may appear hilariously absurd in the Russian setting (the not-so-funny Russian comedy executive that was formerly a laser expert), the American television industry has its equivalent (including laser-experts-turned-comedy-executives).
Since Exporting Raymond presents the challenges that ...
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Walt Disney Pictures is wasting no time on setting the stage for next month’s John Carter adaptation to become the first in a new blockbuster series for the studio. The plan all along has been for the sci-fi flick to kick off a new trilogy – something which co-writer/director Andrew Stanton has previously made no secret of – and now progress on the next installment is already heating up.
Screen Rant‘s own Roth Cornet has learned that Stanton and his John Carter co-writer, Michael Chabon, have not only written outlines for the next two films in the series, but they’ve also actually begun penning a script for the sequel, tentatively known as John Carter: The Gods of Mars (the subtitle comes from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ second Carter novel). But is ...
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The last comedic offering from the house of Judd Apatow is Wanderlust, the story of two urban yuppies who get a new look at life via a strange (and funny) stay at a rural commune, where the love is free, the vibe is mellow, and the communal spirit makes a little thing like privacy into an outdated notion.
Today we have a red-band trailer for Wanderlust to share, offering a taste of the raunchy humor that will be featured in the film – something the Wanderlust green-band trailer hinted at, but did not explore fully.
Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston star as George and Linda, an uptight Manhattanite couple who suddenly find themselves out of work and looking for a life change. They end up at the aforementioned commune and in the company of weird ...
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