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There's very little that Hollywood likes more than to take a cast of expensive actors, place them in a lavishly-produced set, and then blow everything up. The resulting mix of all-star casting and spectacular destruction is what makes a disaster film, and disaster films don't come any bigger than "The Towering Inferno." Released 40 years ago this month (on December 14, 1974), the film was so big that it was based on two novels by different authors, was the first movie that required the backing of two studios to make it (20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. were the collaborators), and featured two stars so huge (Steve McQueen and Paul Newman) that no one could agree on which of them should be billed first. (The solution: McQueen's name appeared in the poster and on the screen in the lower left, while Newman's was placed in the upper right, so that both names appeared to be first, »
- Gary Susman
Director: Steven Quale
Running Time: 89 minutes
Extras: Into the Storm: Tornado Files, Titus: The Ultimate Chasing Vehicle, Fake Storms: Real Conditions
Never since the cult classic Twister have the movie studios really dared to throw their money into the turbulent world of tornado thrillers…without sharks. Into The Storm doesn’t mess around with the genre and although struggles to develop interesting dialogue, it does tie down a basic narrative for specific purposes. Basically, it’s time for the small American town of Silverton to be ravaged by tornadoes for what will become the biggest storm in history, which comprises of a mammoth 300-mph monster in the grand finale but, I promise you, that’s not a spoiler unless you haven’t seen a trailer.
Beyond the lack of exciting discussion between characters, »
- Dan Bullock
Devlin’s Electric Entertainment is producing “Geostorm” with Skydance Productions. Producers are Devlin, Skydance’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and Electric Entertainment’s Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.
Warner Bros. picked up the project after Skydance developed it. Devlin also wrote “Geostorm,” which centers on a satellite designer who tries to prevent disaster when the world’s climate control satellites fail to function.
Universal has an untitled Blumhouse horror film set for the same slot.
- Dave McNary
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, here's hoping Roland Emmerich feels the same way. A couple days ago we got our first look at San Andreas, the upcoming disaster film featuring The Rock vs. Earthquake, and something felt a little too familiar. "Where will you be?" asks the trailer. Well, turns out the trailer for 2004's The Day After Tomorrow asked the exact same question in a trailer that, generally speaking, is pretty similar to the one for San Andreas. Is it too similar? Judge for yourself after the jump. Truth be told, the whole San Andreas trailer has a very Emmerich-esque vibe to it. I'm sure I'm not the only one who did a double take when I saw Brad Peyton listed as director, but that's not exactly surprising given that Emmerich has been The Guy for big-budget disaster flicks for almost two decades now. »
- Haleigh Foutch
As though foretold by the pre-quake tremors of the initial imagery yesterday, the full teaser trailer for San Andreas has now arrived online. Find somewhere safe to watch and point your eyes below. brightcove.createExperiences();Dwayne Johnson anchors this one as Ray, a talented rescue pilot who has just packed daughter Blake (Alexandra Daddario) off to San Francisco when the Big One, the mother (nature) of all earthquakes hits California and, if Paul Giamatti’s expert is to be believed, will be felt all across the Us of A.With the ground heaving apart, buildings shaking and the Golden Gate bridge probably rolling its eyes and tutting, “not this shit again”, Ray must team up with his ex-wife Emma (Johnson’s Race To Witch Mountain co-star Carla Gugino) and try to find a way to track down their daughter. But the situation may be even worse than he suspects. What, »
As promised, Warner Bros. has revealed the first full-length trailer for San Andreas, which sees Dwayne Johnson fight amidst the chaos after a mammoth earthquake — aptly dubbed, “The Big One” — wreaks havoc on the state of California.
Shortly after the monumental and abrupt tectonic shift, Johnson’s special ops firefighter reunites with his estranged ex-wife (played here by Carla Gugino) before heading directly to the epicentre in order to rescue their wayward daughter (True Detective‘s Alexandra Daddario). Although this courageous move soon lands Johnson right in the thick of the madness, as the trailer showcases some of the show-stopping set pieces within the film that include the Hoover Dam collapsing and that poor Hollywood sign being decimated on screen once more.
- Michael Briers
The original Godzilla will raid again: Japan's Toho Studios says it's working on a new installment of the monster franchise, coming some time in 2016. The studio told reporters at the Godzilla Strategic Conference it was spurred on by the success of this year's American Godzilla. In the words of producer Taichi Ueda, "The time has come for Japan to make a film that will not lose to Hollywood." This news comes as no relief to the struggling rubber-suit industry; the studio hints that its new monster will likely be CGI. Toho's last Godzilla movie was 2004's Godzilla: Final Wars, which memorably dispatched the terrible Roland Emmerich Godzilla by throwing him into the Sydney Opera House. »
- Nate Jones
Sounds like Brad Peyton is ready to get his Roland Emmerich on with San Andreas. The film is set to depict "the largest earthquake ever recorded would look like, all in a highly populated area," according to the director. And who will be running around all this chaos, saving lives and being Mr. Action Hero? Dwayne Johnson, who promises the film "has big stakes. It's entertaining and also has heart."
USA Today gives us a sneak peak at the film with a couple of new photos, and two glimpses behind-the-scenes:
"Johnson plays Ray, a helicopter rescue pilot who is in the air talking to his ex-wife, Emma (Carla Gugino), on the phone when the Big One finally hits and levels Los Angeles. As the traumatic events ripple across the West Coast with power outages, crumbling skyscrapers and even a tsunami, Ray and Emma work their way to San Francisco to »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Before going toe-to-toe with Jason Statham in Furious 7 or joining the sprawling DC universe as Black Adam, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has quite the threat blocking his path: mother nature. For in Warner Bros.’ upcoming disaster film San Andreas, the wrestler-turned-movie star will be caught amidst a monumental earthquake — dubbed The Big One — that hits Los Angeles, separating him and his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) from their estranged daughter.
And today, we’ve been treated to our first official look at the upcoming epic, and Johnson took some time to speak to USA Today about the massive, earth-shattering scope of the film and its emotional core.
“There’s nothing that I don’t pilot or drive. We utilize everything we can to get there. This has big stakes. It’s entertaining and also has heart. It all goes down. The damage, destruction, the loss of lives. Everything that you know »
- Michael Briers
Japanese studio Toho have announced that they will be producing a brand new Godzilla movie, produced in their home country, set for release in 2016. This will be two years before Gareth Edward’s sequel to this year’s blockbuster Godzilla and the first home-grown Godzilla movie in a decade.
The Us-Godzilla turned in a global total of $524 million and it topped the Japan box office when it was released back in July. Toho are now looking to piggyback of the movie’s success by re-launching Godzilla back into the Japanese markets.
Toho have said that they will not be able to match the $200 million budget of the Legendary Pictures Godzilla, but advancements in CG technology will allow them to create a film that will stand alongside its franchise contemporaries. No cast, director or budget have been announced.
- Luke Owen
When 20th Century Fox and director Roland Emmerich started having serious talks about a sequel to "Independence Day," these talks revolved around shooting two new installments back-to-back. But that plan ultimately changed. For now, fans can only look forward to one installment, which will hit theaters on June 24th, 2016. In a new interview, producer Dean Devlin explained why we're getting only one film. "We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we're going," he said. "If that works well, there's an ability to do some world building which would be really fun and interesting to do. I think Roland and everybody felt, let's just make sure 20 years later that people still are interested. I think in our case, we started to feel that maybe we were being a little bit arrogant by assuming that we could do two movies. We said you know what, »
As part of the Reddit chat that saw him also discuss the infamous computer virus plot device in Independence Day, writer/producer Dean Devlin has also conceded problems with his much-maligned 1998 take on Godzilla.
Devlin admitted that the film had two fundamental flaws, and they were both his responsibility.
"The first is we did not commit to anthropomorphizing Godzilla - meaning we did not decide if he was a heroic character, or a villainous character. We made the intellectual decision to have him be neitherand just simply an animal trying to survive. This was a big mistake", Devlin said.
The second mistake? That would be "deciding to exposit the characters' background in the middle of the film rather than in the first act. At the time we told the audience who these characters were, »
This article contains a well-known spoiler for Independence Day, that we've hinted at in the headline.
Ah, director Roland Emmerich and writer/producer Dean Devlin's Independence Day. An hour of excellent build-up, and then another hour. We still like the film, but it still has, well, one or two problems.
And the most maligned part of the 1996 blockbuster? The moment when the aliens are defeated after Jeff Goldblum's character uploads a computer virus. The world wide web as we know it was in its infancy in 1996, but those who were online still managed to make clear that they were pissing themselves laughing.
Back in 1995, Japanese studio Toho actually killed off its signature creation Godzilla to make way for the developing Hollywood version by Roland Emmerich. Fast forward to now and the situation is a little different. Toho - having rebooted the giant lizard after 1998 - ended their series once again with 2004's Final Wars. But they're now planning a comeback which in all likelihood will run alongside Gareth Edwards' latest western incarnation.Ironically it's the success of the new Hollywood Godzilla that's prompted the revival of the old one. Having raked in half a billion dollars in worldwide box office, Edward's Godzilla has been viewed in Japan as something of a gauntlet.“The time has come," says Toho producer Taichi Ueda, "for Japan to make a film that will not lose to Hollywood.” He also suggests there's a further impetus: the intention is to create a new Godzilla that "will represent »
Buried in the news of 20th Century Fox finally greenlighting a sequel to Independence Day was a major change in the release strategy. Once envisioned as a trilogy, Roland Emmerich is now only making one sequel, not two like originally planned. There was no reason given for the change and, frankly, it was a tad worrysome […]
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- Germain Lussier
Over the years, when producer Dean Deviln and director Roland Emmerich have spoken of a sequel to Independence Day they've mentioned that they would like to do two more films and make it a trilogy, but when Deadline reported that 20th Century Fox gave Independence Day 2 a green light it emphasized that Fox only gave the okay for one sequel, not two. Nerd Report recently spoke with Devlin and asked him why that is. “We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we’re going, If that works well, there’s an ability to do some world building which would be really fun and interesting to do. I think Roland and everybody felt, let’s just make sure 20 years later that people still are interested. I think in our case, we started to feel that maybe we were being a little bit arrogant by »
If you’re a really big Independence Day fan, you might’ve been following the news about the long-time in-development sequel to the 1996 film. Originally the plan that producer Dean Devlin and director Roland Emmerich had was to make two sequels back to back. Things have changed, and now only one sequel is planned and set for release on July 4, 2016.
Devlin recently explained the reason for the change of plans:
We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we’re going. If that works well, there’s an ability to do some world building which would be really fun and interesting to do. I think Roland and everybody felt, let’s just make sure 20 years later that people still are interested.
He makes a good point, are people still interested in seeing a sequel to a movie that came out twenty years ago?
- Laura Frances
Its beginning to look a lot like the mid-1990s as "Stargate" and "Independence Day" duo of writer/director Roland Emmerich and writer/producer Dean Devlin coming back to the big screen with a reboot of the former and a sequel to the latter.
Last week came word that 20th Century Fox had given the "Independence Day" sequel a green light. During development there was talk of shooting back-to-back follow-ups to the 1996 sci-fi blockbuster, but that changed last year with plans scaled back to just one sequel for now. Speaking with Nerd Report, Devlin explained why that decision was made:
"We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we're going. If that works well, there's an ability to do some world building which would be really fun and interesting to do.
I think Roland and everybody felt, let's just make sure twenty years later that people still are interested. »
- Garth Franklin
Back in July 2012, Independence Day writer-producer Dean Devlin revealed that he and director Roland Emmerich were planning a two-part sequel to their 1996 blockbuster Independence Day. Those plans changed in October 2013, when Independence Day 2 became just one movie. After nearly 20 years, the project is finally moving forward, with 20th Century Fox issuing a green light for production to start in May 2015. During a recent interview with Nerd Report, Dean Devlin explained why they decided to ditch their plans for a two-part sequel, confirming that Independence Day 3 is on hold, and that their Stargate reboot, which will actually be a remake, will most likely shoot directly after Independence Day 2.
"We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we're going. If that works well, there's an ability to do some world building which would be really fun and interesting to do. I think Roland and everybody felt, »
Though many assumed it to be public knowledge at this point, Fox went ahead and officially greenlit Independence Day 2 just last week, signalling that the wheels had finally begun to turn on the long-gestating sequel. However, the studio was strangely quite on the extent of their plans for continuations.
After all, the company left fans of the original reeling when it announced that director Roland Emmerich would bring two follow-ups to audiences, with plans to film the installments back-to-back. But producer Dean Devlin elaborated on those plans in an interview with Nerd Report, stating that both he and Emmerich only have plans to do one sequel…for now.
“We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we’re going. If that works well, there’s an ability to do some world building which would be really fun and interesting to do. I think Roland and everybody felt, »
- Michael Briers
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