Archive for March 18, 2012
The big screen adaptation of the Johnny Depp-starring 80s television show 21 Jump Street topped the box office chart, grossing an impressive $35 million. The Channing Tatum/Jonah Hill action comedy has had strong review (read ours) and it should have a shot at hitting the $100 million mark.
TV to movie adaptations are often a mixed bag, and for every hit (Mission: Impossible) there are a slew of misses (Sgt. Biko, Car 54, Where Are You?, and McHale’s Navy). Tatum is having a strong couple of months at the box office, with both 21 Jump Street and The Vow scoring big. He also has the action sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Steven Soderbergh’s stripper drama Magic Mike on the way in June.
[UPDATE: Michael Bay responds to fan outrage.]
Before continuing on, we ought to clarify: Michael Bay is only producing the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series reboot through his Platinum Dunes, not directing. Helming duties (for better or for worse) on the project look to instead be given to Jonathan Liebesman, who previously worked on the Bay-produced Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and last year’s alien invasion thriller Battle: Los Angeles.
Bay talked about the TMNT reboot at the 2012 Nickelodeon Upfront in New York – promising a cinematic return-to-form for the sewer-dwelling masked vigilantes, while also casually dropping a bombshell (turtleshell?) about how the characters’ traditional origin story will be altered for the new movie.
On the topic of how convincing the famous anthropomorphic reptilian stars of TMNT will be, Bay said:
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Director Marc Webb, Emma Stone (Gwyn Stacy) and producer Matt Tolmach made their way to WonderCon today to give attendees a sneak peak at some of the footage from the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man and field questions from Spidey devotees. We had the opportunity to sit down with Webb exclusively to talk about fan expectation, the design and thematic relevancy of the Lizard and what defines this film as the “untold story” of Spider-Man.
Screen Rant: There’s been a great deal of discussion about the tone of the film. Do you feel as though a general audience may respond more quickly to what feels (from what we have seen) to be a more naturalistic, grounded approach whereas some more established fans of the character may be initially resistant?
Marc Webb: “I think when you talk about tone ...
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This summer marks the arrival of 20th Century Fox’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter adaptation, an unconventional mix of period drama, action thriller, and monster horror genre tropes that offers an alternative look at the machinations of a famous historical figure – as scripted by Seth Grahame-Smith (based on his original novel), directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and produced by Tim Burton.
A full-length trailer for Vampire Hunter premiered at the 2012 WonderCon and has now made its way online. While it features many of the same elements that made the teaser trailer memorable (including the opening Johnny Cash voiceover), there’s a healthy amount of new footage here that includes excerpts from hyper-realistic Civil War battles, Honest Abe wielding his axe like a ninja – and even a helping of plot, for the course.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the ...
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The 2.5 minute full-length trailer for "Prometheus", Ridley Scott's much anticipated return to the mythology of the "Alien" universe, is here and it is truly astonishing - one of the single most impressive film trailers created in the past few years.
The last 45 seconds in particular are intense and not for the faint of heart, while the imagery is often just jaw-dropping. Check it out below (make sure to turn the volume up) and tell us what you think of a film that's looking to be arguably the highlight of the Summer: