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Was anyone really clamoring for an "Ultimate Collector's Edition" DVD of I Am Legend? I'm sure there are hundreds, or even thousands, of super-fans. But I've never met one. I know millions of people flocked to the film, yet any rabid reaction one way or the other must have been under the radar. The film opened, made tons of cash based on Will Smith starring, and then simply evaporated from memory. So the fact that this heavy (literally) DVD set exists and that the Internet is buzzing with prequel/sequel talk for I Am Legendary (my clever title suggestion since every website appears to be rolling one out) amazes me -- okay maybe the latter part doesn't since the movie made more than $250 million domestically. However, I Am Legend isn't a bad film (overall, I do like it); it's just a disappointing one. The first hour of the film is »
- David Frank
Columbia Pictures and Screen Gems have just sent over a massive preview for their upcoming 2009 slate and like a proper movie news editor I have made it as easy as possible for you to get the information on all 20 titles the studio is previewing. These titles include the following: Not Easily Broken Paul Blart: Mall Cop Underworld: Rise of the Lycans The Pink Panther 2 The International Fired Up The Ugly Truth Obsessed Angels and#038; Demons Year One 2012 The Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3 Julie and#038; Julia District 9 Max's Mardi Gras Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Armored Zombieland The Stepfather Planet 51 There are brand new, never-before-seen images for several of the releases which you can check out by clicking on the link accompanying each preview over the next four pages. Remember, the links open in a new browser window so just close the new window to return to this article and continue the preview. »
- Brad Brevet
Since it looks like we're going to get some sort of I Am Legend prequel or sequel down the road, leading to what could be a new, hip movie franchise featuring Will Smith, why not spend some time this holiday season with the newer original remake (that sounds weird, right?), and learn a bit more about the mythology behind the film. I know a lot of people aren't too keen on I Am Legend (The Smith Version), though I kinda dug it on my first viewing. Granted, I didn't see the film until it hit Blu-ray last year, and I watched it with the alternate (and better, in my opinion) ending, but ultimately I thought it was a fine, entertaining little creepshow.
Those willing to give the film a second chance (or watch it for the first time) might want to dive into this pretty nifty Ultimate Collector's Edition, in »
- Erik Davis
Alfred Gough and Miles Millar have been brought on to write "Robotech", Warner Bros.' adaptation of the anime classic, says The Hollywood Reporter. Akiva Goldsman and Chuck Roven are producing with Tobey Maguire and Drew Crevello. "Robotech" was a 1980s cartoon series from Harmony Gold USA and Tatsunoko Prods. It was re-edited and re-dialogued to combine three Japanese anime series to give the producers enough episodes to air as a daily syndicated series. A sprawling sci-fi epic, Robotech takes place at a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology on an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific isle. Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off an alien invasion, with the fate of the human race ending up in the hands of two young »
Release Date: May 15th, 2009
Studio: Sony Pictures
Director: Ron Howard
Screenwriter: Akiva Goldsman
Official Website: Not Available
Review: Not Available
Trailer: Watch it (teaser)
Poster: See below
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Plot: Based on the novel 'Angels and Demons', the film follows world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who is summoned to a Swiss research facility (Cern) to analyze a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. »
Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, better known as the directors of Crank, have left the adaptation of DC Comics’ gunslinger title Jonah Hex. The pair, who wrote the script and had been developing the movie, departed over what’s being described as “creative differences”. No Country For Old Men star Josh Brolin is apparently still set to play Hex, according to Variety. Disfigured Producer Akiva Goldsman is now hunting around for a replacement director to shoot the tale of the badly disfigured anti-hero cowboy... .
The planned Will Smith/Steven Spielberg remake of Oldboy has gotten itself a writer. While DreamWorks was busy interviewing writers, Smith skipped that step and personally brought in writer Mark Protosevich to meet with him and Spielberg. Smith is likely aware of Protosevich's work from his early draft of I Am Legend that first attracted the star to the project (fans should not worry - Protosevich's early draft was genius and rewrites by Akiva Goldsman doomed the version you saw in »
- Mike Sampson
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, writers from the WB’s Superman hit “Smallville”, have been signed to write a film adaptation of “Robotech” for Warner Bros. Akiva Goldsman, Chuck Roven, Tobey Maguire and Drew Crevello are attached to produce, and the film will be executive produced by Frank Agrama and Jason Netter. Robotech is an animated sci-fi robot franchise that was launched by an 85-episode adaptation of three different anime television series, “Super Dimension Fortress Macross”, “Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross”, and “Genesis Climber Mospeada”. Brought to the Us in 1985, it was one of American audiences’ first exposures to Japanese anime, albeit through the re-cut and edited combination of the three [...] »
- Costa Koutsoutis
The 1980s anime series ran in America courtesy of Harmony Gold USA and was one of the first noteworthy anime series from that era. It was actually the combination of three separate series created by Tatsunoko Prods. In order to satisfy the needs of American television syndication.
As a result, it became a “sprawling sci-fi epic, Robotech takes place at a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology on an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific isle. Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off an alien invasion, with the fate of the human race ending up in the hands of two young pilots.”
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Akiva Goldsman and Chuck »
- Robert Greenberger
Michael Ferris and John Brancato have an interesting filmography to their credit including The Game and Terminator 3. They also teamed to write Terminator Salvation as well as penned Jonathan Mostow's upcoming Surrogates. Depending on what you think of those first two films and how much you are anticipating the following two, I wonder if knowing they also wrote The Net, Catwoman and Primeval makes you think much less of them. I then wonder what you think now that Variety has announced they will be writing XXX: The Return of Xander Cage for Vin Diesel and director Rob Cohen. If, like me, you think you are looking at a group of people that may be at the end of their Hollywood tether then we are in sync. Ferris and Brancato are taking any kind of cred they may ultimately earn and tossing their pens into writing duty on XXX 3 continuing »
- Brad Brevet
Alfred Gough and Miles Millar have signed on to write the script for Robotech, the forthcoming adaptation of an 80s anime that might well become a vehicle for Tobey Maguire.Certainly, Maguire is on board as a producer, along with Chuck Roven, Drew Crevello and Akiva Goldsman, and there could be a role in there that may well be perfect for him.For the sci-fi epic is set in the future, at a time when Earth has developed a series of giant robots, using technology from an alien spacecraft that crashed in the South Pacific. When an alien civilisation attempts to invade Earth, the fightback centres around two young pilots, who must harness the technology and save the world. If we were a gambling website, we'd say that Maguire could play one of the pilots. He's just not right for the role of Giant Robot.Although you might be concerned »
"Robotech" was a 1980s cartoon series from Harmony Gold USA and Tatsunoko Prods. It was re-edited and re-dialogued to combine three Japanese anime series to give the producers enough episodes to air as a daily syndicated series.
A sprawling sci-fi epic, "Robotech" takes place at a time when Earth has developed giant robots from the technology on an alien spacecraft that crashed on a South Pacific isle. Mankind is forced to use the technology to fend off an alien invasion, with the fate of the human race ending up in the hands of two young pilots.
Lawrence Kasdan wrote a previous draft. Warners is intent on keeping the project moving forward, and Gough and Millar bring action and geek cred to the table. »
- By Borys Kit
"Losers" follows a highly trained and eclectic Special Ops team that is set up, betrayed and left for dead. They go on a quest to find who sold them out and why, righting wrongs they encounter along the way.
The tales of "Losers" ran in the pages DC Comics' "G.I. Combat" and "Our Fighting Forces" in the 1970s and revolved around the adventures of a misfit group of U. »
- By Borys Kit and Steven Zeitchik
See the trailer for the eagerly anticipated film "Angels & Demons" starring Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Armin Mueller-Stahl, David Pasquesi, Cosimo Fusco and Elya Baskin. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Robert Langdon in the next offering written by Dan Brown. "The Da Vinci Code" opened May 19th, 2006 with $77 million on its first weekend before ending off with $217.5 million in U.S. box office numbers. Internationally, the film more than doubled that total with an impressive $540 million take. "Angels & Demons" opens on May 15th next year and will certainly bring in big numbers for the studio. Akiva Goldsman returns from "Da Vinci" to pen the screenplay. Angels & Demons(2009)(Released date: 12/12/2008 (Wide)) - Rate & Review this! (Not released? Then add a rating on your anticipation!) - Add to your List! - Find similar releases!- Get Showtimes & Tickets on MovieJungle.com!Starring: Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor, »
If you recall nothing else about The Da Vinci Code, surely you remember that Tom Hanks sported a ghastly mullet in it. So the important thing to know about Angels & Demons, the follow-up that's due out May 15, is that Hanks' hairstyle has been corrected. So that's a relief.
USA Today has the first images to be released from the film, confirming the better hairdo and the presence of Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer (that's her with Hanks). Ewan McGregor is on hand, too, playing a Catholic operative. Ron Howard is back as director, and Akiva Goldsman has once again written the adaptation of Dan Brown's novel.
You can check out the rest of the pics at USA Today, where there's also an article mentioning, among other things, that the filmmakers had originally hoped to shoot some of the film at the Vatican -- which is amusing because that's sort of »
- Eric D. Snider
The first batch of official photos from Ron Howard's upcoming Angels and Demons have been unveiled over at USA Today. We've got out first look at Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, Ayelet Zurer as Vittoria Vetra, and Ewan McGregor as Carlo Ventresca. This isn't officially due out in theaters until next summer, but it's wise of Sony to start promoting it this early. In addition to the photos, producer Brian Grazer provides some commentary on the production, primarily focusing on the biggest sales tactic for this one - how it's not going to be as boring as The Da Vinci Code. He explains that that was "a puzzle movie. It wasn't a contemporary movie. It was a little static. This one is more dynamic. It's an action movie." Angels and Demons, which is yet again directed by Ron Howard and adapted by screenwriter Akiva Goldsman from Dan Brown's popular novel, »
- Alex Billington
Word has come down via Variety this morning that Josh Brolin is in talks to take on the title role in Warner Bros. upcoming adaptation of the DC comic Jonah Hex, the script for which was penned by the Crank team of Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine. The duo will also direct.
The 1970’s comic followed the exploits of a disfigured gunslinger and bounty hunter who got into all sorts of terrible trouble during the Old West. Brolin is a great choice for the role, being one of the more versatile actors working today. He’ll next be seen as George W. Bush in Oliver Stone’s W.
We’ll keep an eye on this one as always and let you know when a final deal is settled on! Jonah Hex is being co-produced by Akiva Goldsman, who's also behind the upcoming unnecessary I Am Legend prequel.
- Johnny Butane »
- Johnny Butane
Is it too much to ask that it has a happier ending this time?
Will Smith will return to for a prequel to I Am Legend, with original director Francis Lawrence in place, working from a script by D.B. Weiss. The screenplay is pretty much already mapped out, according to Variety, which reports that Smith, Lawrence, James Lassiter, and producer and frequent screenwriter Akiva Goldsman have already prepared a detailed outline for Weiss to follow.
Here's what we know: The world is coming to an end. Will Smith outlives everybody else.
The story will follow Robert Neville (The Fresh Prince) from the initial outbreak of a man-made virus that infected the planet to at or near the beginning of I Am Legend, when Neville finds himself alone living in a New York City populated only by mutants who have been effected by the virus but have managed to survive. »
- Colin Boyd
Will Smith will return as Robert Neville in a prequel to I Am Legend. The movie, based on the classic Richard Matheson novel, did well enough at the box office, earngin $584 million worldwide, and in home entertainment sales to merit revisiting the bleak world of the near-future.
Director Francisd Lawrence is expected to return to the Warner Bros. film announced yesterday. Akiva Goldsman and James Lassiter will also be back as producers. D.B. Weiss (The Game) will provide a new script that will likely deviate further from the novel.
- Robert Greenberger
The trades apparently read yesterday's tirade about their not being any news -- because as weird luck would have it, everything hit the wire as I was getting my Anderson Cooper fix. (I'm not making that up for the sake of cuteness, it's true. The evening is not complete until I discover I lost the 360 Challenge ... again) Now, to the headlines:
Being the sole man alive never meant you couldn't get a franchise! Variety reports that Warner Bros is putting a prequel to I Am Legend into production. The prequel boasts the return of Will Smith and director Francis Lawrence, and is based on a script outline cooked up by Smith, Lawrence, and producers Akiva Goldsman and James Lassiter. Obviously, it takes place before the plague wiped out New York. I hope they go daring and all Terminator 3-ish, and show Smith as being the scientist responsible for the whole mess. »
- Elisabeth Rappe
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