Archive for June 15, 2012
Earlier today, reports rolled in that Paramount had put the planned live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot (titled Ninja Turtles) on “indefinite” hold, citing issues with the script. It’s a pretty easy-to-swallow idea, given the very passionate (overall, very negative) fan response to producer Michael Bay’s revelation earlier this year – namely, his announcement that the project re-imagines the Turtles as pure extraterrestrials.
However, sources close to the production have refuted the claims about Ninja Turtles being temporarily shelved, insisting it has instead been merely delayed from December 2013 to May 2014 release date. Whether or not the rumors of script problems are likewise inaccurate – that’s another matter.
The initial report from THR suggested that Paramount had halted development on Ninja Turtles, and was (in essence) going to temporarily fire the preproduction ...
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Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the web for you. Today you’ll find a sexy Beetlejuice; a talking Jawa; and a Cat In The Hat cake. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off today, CNET has a cool story about turning your old action figures into functional furniture! I’d use my old Ninja Turtles.
Nerdist has five Alien knockoffs for your laughing pleasure. Which one is your favorite?
Wired lets you design your own tumbler from The Dark Knight Rises.
Wind the clock back to last fall and you might recall a fan-made Expendables 2 poster that spread like wildfire around the Internet. That’s because it stacked up close to every one of the sequel’s macho stars – including, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis – along with the (token?) female Expendable Maggie, played by Yu Nan.
Some 8 months and a dozen character posters later, and Lionsgate has finally unveiled its own ensemble one-sheet for Expendables 2. The aforementioned iconic tough guys of the big screen are on display here, along with familiar players like Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Jet Li, and Dolph Lundgren – plus, new additions Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, and Liam Hemsworth (no girls allowed, apparently – sorry Maggie).
Here is a studio-sanctioned plot summary for Expendables ...
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An official trailer has been released for the musical comedy, Pitch Perfect. The film stars Oscar-nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Twilight) as Beca, a new college student with an introvert personality – who gets pulled into the not-so-quiet world of college a cappella. The school’s all-female acoustic singing group will (say it with us) never be the same again, after Beca encourages her peers to abandon their old-fashioned arrangements, in favor of trendy mash-ups featuring excerpts from tunes both old and new.
Rounding out the cast of Pitch Perfect are such folk as Rebel Wilson (Kristen Wiig’s scene-stealing roommate in Bridesmaids), Brittany Snow (Hairspray), Alexis Knapp (Percy Jackson), Anna Camp (The Good Wife), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick-Ass), and Adam DeVine (Workaholics). The film was produced by Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games), who makes a brief appearance ...
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When The Wizard of Oz was released in 1939, the film competed for box office dollars with nearly thirty other musicals launched in that same year. In recent times, onscreen song and dance have mostly been resigned to animated films targeted for viewing by the juice-box crowd – with only one or two feature live-action musicals being releasied each year (Burlesque in 2010, The Muppets in 2011, and Les Misérables in December 2012). As a result, when it was first announced that So You Think You Can Dance judge (as well as Hairspray director) Adam Shankman was set to helm a film adaptation of Chris D’Arienzo’s racy 2006 Broadway musical, Rock of Ages, starring a singing and dancing Tom Cruise, reaction was ...
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