Archive for April 25, 2012
Universal has decided to delay the release date of 47 Ronin, the upcoming samurai epic starring Keanu Reeves, which was directed by Carl Rinsch, the protege (and possible future son-in-law) of Ridley Scott.
The new release date for 47 Ronin will be on February 8, 2013 – a date which will likely strike movie fans with concern about the quality of the project that Rinsch (who is taking on his first big-budget feature film) has managed to construct.
47 Ronin is based on a legendary story about 18th century Japan, in which 47 Samurai warriors, having seen their master slain (marking them as dishonored “ronin”), embark on a perilous mission of revenge as their last act. Reeves was set to play the lead character Kai, an outcast who joins with the ronin, ...
Click to continue reading Samurai Epic ’47 Ronin’ Delayed Until 2013: Bad Sign for the Film?
During the seven years that’ve passed since Ang Lee won an Academy Award for directing Brokeback Mountain, the Taiwanese filmmaker has been operating well below the average moviegoer’s radar – making films like the steamy WW II espionage drama Lust, Caution and the hippie-centric dramedy Taking Woodstock. That should change this December, with the release of Lee’s 3D Life of Pi adaptation.
Life of Pi is based on Yann Martel’s popular (and decorated) 2001 novel. At different stages during its development, people like Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men), Jean-Pierre Jeanet (Amélie) and M. Night Shyamalan were either loosely attached or expressed an interest in overseeing the project. In case you couldn’t tell, Life of Pi definitely counts as “prestigious” (Oscar bait?) material.
The central narrative thread in Life of Pi concerns the experiences of Piscine Molitor Patel (played ...
Click to continue reading First Look at Ang Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’ Movie: Man & Tiger on a Boat
Mondo Tees is in the (side) business of making some truly great and stylish movie posters – and recently the company turned its sights toward celebrating the release of Marvel’s The Avengers by releasing some new posters, each styled after a particular member of the team.
We’ve already seen the Hawkeye and Black Widow posters, but we’ve included those in today’s gallery as well, so that fans can get a look at the complete set, which include the new additions of Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and The Hulk (sorry, no Nick Fury).
Anyone with experience collecting these Mondo posters will tell you: it’s a rat-race to get your hands on them before they sell out. To avoid having to hover over the company’s homepage, hitting refresh until you have repetitive stress disorder, it might be a better idea to follow the Mondo Twitter page (Mondo News). ...
Click to continue reading ‘Avengers’ Mondo Posters: Stylish Looks at Marvel’s Superhero Team
If the trailers (see: the Japanese-subtitled clip above) for Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman are indeed representative of the final product, then this could be one grand, Gothic fairy tale-turned fantasy epic. SWATH will at least be worlds apart from the Twilight knockoff we were concerned it could be, way back when Viggo Mortensen passed on the Huntsman role – and was eventually replaced by Chris Hemsworth.
SWATH director Rupert Sanders and his production team have certainly conjured up some deliciously macabre imagery so far – especially when it concerns Charlize Theron as the ferocious Queen Ravenna. Every appearance she’s made in the Snow White footage unveiled to date has proven memorable, to say the least.
In fact, between Hemsworth as the Huntsman, Theron as the Evil Queen, and Kristen Stewart as Snow White, there’s been little room to spare for ...
Click to continue reading ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ Japanese Trailer & ‘Roll Call’ TV Spot
True Blood creator Charlaine Harris is stepping outside of Bon Temps to develop Grave Sight, a television adaptation of the book series “The Harper Connelly Mysteries,” for Syfy.
Announced at Syfy’s 2012 upfronts on Tuesday evening, Grave Sight will follow Harper Connelly, who, after being struck by lightning, is able to sense the location and last memories of dead people. Teaming up with her stepbrother Tolliver Lang, the pair attempts to help find a missing teenage girl… only to uncover a network of lies and murders throughout a small town in the Ozarks.
For fans of True Blood, Harper Connelly’s premonition-esque abilities do feel extremely similar to those possessed by True Blood character Sookie Stackhouse, who Harris created four years before the similarly-gifted Connelly.
Additionally, other television fans may find the premise similar to those of ...
Click to continue reading ‘True Blood’ Author Developing ‘Grave Sight’ Series for Syfy