Archive for June 29, 2012
Anyone who has seen a Christopher Nolan film knows to expect the unexpected. From Inception to The Dark Knight, twists and turns have become par for the course with each of his films, but now it seems that one of the mysteries surrounding The Dark Knight Rises may be solved.
It goes without saying that the following story contains SPOILERS for The Dark Knight Rises – so, if you’re trying to remain unspoiled, look away now!
Earlier this month, Cillian Murphy refused to address rumors that he would reprise his role as Scarecrow in The Dark Knight Rises.
However, now Hey U Guys has received a press release that indicates Murphy will, in fact, factor into the action-heavy plot of the ...
Click to continue reading Rumor Patrol: Another Character Returns for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’?
Not long ago, Lost writer and producer Damon Lindelof announced he would return to television-based projects after venturing into big screen endeavors like this summer’s Prometheus along with lending his pen to the upcoming Star Trek 2 and the beleaguered World War Z. Now, Lindelof has announced that his televison project will be to adapt Tom Perrotta’s 2011 novel The Leftovers for HBO.
As long as you overlook Noah Baumbach’s adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections, HBO has a history of successfully transforming best-selling novels into hit television shows, and now, with the help of Lindelof, the network is hoping to make the quasi-religious mystery of The Leftovers the next program eating up an hour of your Sunday evening.
Perrotta’s novel concerns a small town dealing with the aftermath of a Rapture-like event known ...
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Many Screen Rant readers will instantly recognize Alex Kurtzman for his screenwriting work (along with co-writer Roberto Orci) on a number of high profile geek-friendly film projects including Mission: Impossible III, Transformers, and the Star Trek reboot, among others. However, with People Like Us (formerly Welcome to People) the writer makes his directorial debut – leading a cast that includes big name acting talent Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
While there’s little doubt that Kurtzman’s script for the “based on true events” project – which he penned with Orci as well as Jody Lambert – is another quality piece of writing, there’s no precedent for the filmmaker’s work behind the camera. As a result, does Kurtzman deliver captivating ...
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Comic-Con 2012 is upon us, and we’re seeing TV networks and movie studios starting to really kick up their campaigns, with Marvel bringing Iron Man 3 to the convention and possibly revealing big upcoming films like Ant-Man and/or the now-confirmed Guardians of the Galaxy. It remains to be seen just how far DC/WB will go with promotion of The Dark Kight Rises while at the convention – though the Superman reboot Man of Steel has been confirmed.
With so many announcements coming at us so rapidly, it can be hard to keep track of which TV/Movie properties will be present, how “present” they will be, and when/where you can catch the panels, should you be in attendance. Luckily, we have a breakdown of all the events and panels that appeal to our Screen Rant crowd, ...
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James Cameron has announced that he’s in the business of making Avatar sequels, and has no plans to work on any unrelated projects in the foreseeable future. As such, the Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D movie (produced by Cameron) will be the rare forthcoming film to bear his name – in some creative capacity – and not take place in a world populated by giant blue aliens.
Worlds Away was written and directed by Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Chronicles of Narnia). It incorporates elements from the Cirque du Soleil performances into a fictional narrative, about a young woman (Erica Linz) who enters the fantastical realm populated by characters and creatures featured in the company’s Las Vegas shows. As the trailer illustrates: the final result is some of the coolest theater performance footage ever recorded (in 3D, no less).
Click to continue reading ‘Cirque du Soleil: World’s Away’ Trailer: James Cameron’s New 3D Experience