Archive for July 11, 2012
On the eve of Comic-Con 2012, where Marvel Studios will unveil the first look at Iron Man 3 and tease “Phase Two” of the franchise, comes more exciting news for fans of the Marvel cinematic universe. The must-own comic book movie collection of the year is on its way and if you’re interested in picking up The Avengers on home video in September, or better yet, the entire Phase One: Avengers Assembled collection, Marvel has just offered a more in-depth look on what the set includes.
If The Avengers wasn’t a big enough deal at the worldwide box office, becoming the third top-grossing film of all-time, its home video release should follow the same trend, releasing with four different versions, with the monster full-series set (including all films) being teased with the following image:
Eli Roth (Hostel) is set to direct Harker, a retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The film is a new interpretation of the classic vampire tale, which will see Russell Crowe play the legendary blood sucking Count.
Lee Shipman & Brian McGreevy penned the script for the film, which sees Dracula tracked by a Scotland Yard detective named Jonathan Harker. The plan is to kick-start a new franchise, although the role of Harker is currently uncast.
The plot for Harker is a radical departure from Stoker’s original novel (which sees Harker employed as a solicitor/lawyer enthralled by Dracula), and Crowe doesn’t have the stereotypical physical appearance which is associated with Dracula. Here’s a description of the character from the book:
“His face was a strong, a very strong, aquiline, with high bridge of the thin nose and ...
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As kids a lot of us would take our bikes out to the front of our houses or apartment buildings, set up some sort of makeshift ramp, rev the bike like a motorcycle and make the jump. In the end, the reality is that you probably didn’t even clear that much distance – but in your mind, you were Evel Knievel for that short period of time.
Speaking of Evel Knievel, it’s being reported that Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street) has entered negotiations to produce and star in a film about the world of the famous daredevil. According to the reports, the film will be written by Reid Carolin (Magic Mike) and will be based on Stuart Barker’s Knievel autobiographym Life of Evel.
Tatum has been on quite the roll since 21 Jump Street. Recently ...
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Reports indicating that Lionsgate wants to split the final Hunger Games novel, Mockingjay, into two movies leaked out nearly a year ago.
Per usual, we’re just now getting studio confirmation that the Hunger Games movie franchise will follow in the footsteps of the Harry Potter and Twilight series (in that regard).
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will hit theaters on November 21st, 2014, nearly a year to the date after the second installment, Catching Fire, is released – and, about a year before Mockingjay Part 2 swoops into theaters on November 20th, 2015.
Production on Catching Fire begins this September, with series newcomers Jena Malone and Philip Seymour Hoffman joining the Hunger Games cast of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harelson, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, and Donald ...
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[Note: While this episode of the Screen Rant Underground (ep. 47) released on Monday, we wanted to bump the actual post to its regular Wednesday time slot - since we know some listeners have yet to subscribe in iTunes (what are you waiting for?) and come to the site looking for the cast each week. Also, this is our second episode this week - so make sure you didn't miss our special edition review of The Amazing Spider-Man.]
The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode forty-seven of the Screen Rant Underground.
Join host Ben Kendrick as well as fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw who stayed up late into the night to preview the most anticipated panels of Comic-Con 2012 in this special edition podcast. After tiredness kicks ...
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