Archive for March 4, 2012
While season one of HBO’s Game of Thrones, an adaptation of the George R. R. Martin novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire, was always expected to do well with fantasy lovers, the show went-on to become one of the most talked about TV properties of 2011 – even among mainstream viewers. As a result, it’s no surprise that buzz for Game of Thrones season two, set to premiere on April 1st 2012, has been building to a fever pitch.
Now, with only one month left before the show returns, HBO has released an evocative new full length trailer for season two – promising plenty of thrilling twists, epic battle sequences, and captivating character moments.
Over the course of the last few months, HBO has unveiled a steady stream of marketing - featurettes,
Click to continue reading New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Trailer Teases Blood, Power, & Vengeance
The animated film (read our review), which features the vocal stylings of Zac Efron, Taylor Swift and Danny DeVito is based on the Dr. Seuss book. It has already recouped its $70 million production budget and it should continue to bring in strong grosses in the coming weeks. That’s the best start for a Dr. Seuss feature, besting The Grinch’s $55 million opening in 2000. That film had the added star power of Jim Carrey, and it went on to gross over $260 million domestically. It looks like all in involved will be counting their green (eggs and ham) in a boat, with a goat, in the rain, on a train, ...
Click to continue reading Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: March 4th, 2012
EW has posted another new trailer for "Game of Thrones" which apparently marks the first time HBO has licensed an indie pop song to market the big-budget fantasy series.
The song in question, Florence and the Machine's "Seven Devils", proves quite fitting for the new trailer which includes some sweet landscape shots of locations like Winterfell (actually shot in Ireland) and areas North of the Wall (Iceland).
The second season premiere airs April 1st in the U.S. on HBO, April 2nd in the UK on Sky Atlantic HD, and April 10th in Australia on Foxtel channel Showcase HD.
Meanwhile the DVD and Blu-ray editions of the first season hits stores worldwide this coming week - Monday in the UK, Tuesday in the US, Wednesday in Australia.
MGM has closed a deal with "The Killing" star Joel Kinnaman to play the title role in Jose Padilha's remake of "Robocop" for Strike Entertainment says Deadline.
Josh Zetumer wrote the script for the reboot which is said to drop the darkly comic satire of the original in favour of a grittier and more realistic tone. Eric Newman and Marc Abraham are producing.
Kinnaman, who worked with Padilha on the recent action thriller "Safe House", would take over the role made famous by Peter Weller in the Paul Verhoeven-directed 1987 original.
Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey will both play lead roles in "The Human Centipede Part 3 (Final Sequence)" reports EW.
The duo played the demented antagonists in the first and second film respectively. Writer-director Tom Six has also cast himself in a supporting part for this concluding entry in the trilogy.
Shooting will take place this May and June somewhere in the southern United States for a release in 2013.