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‘Ghostbusters III’ slowly fading away; Demme leaves ’11/22/63′
7 December 2012 1:46 PM, PST
Apparently, even Dan Aykroyd has a breaking point, and he’s reached it with his long desired attempt at making Ghostbusters III. He’s basically saying that Sony has only a small window left to greenlight the film, or he –and the product he owns- is moving on. The writer has made a personal mission to give the world a third film, whether they wanted one or not, to make up –I think- for the misstep that was Ghostbusters II (a film even Aykroyd admits was bad). But script issues and getting Bill Murray to commit to the film has kept Sony from financing it, despite the fact that director Ivan Reitman is onboard to helm it. After numerous scripts, back in March Aykroyd finally admitted that Murray was never going to do it and in an interview with the British Telegraph he said:”The studio, the director Ivan Reitman »
A teaser trailer for a teaser trailer: ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’
6 December 2012 2:56 PM, PST
Paramount released the teaser trailer for the teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness. This minute look into next years sequel reveals little, except a lot of explosions and actor Benedict Cumberbatch spouting in a voice over about how everyone thinks they’re safe. Or not. Maybe we should also ponder on why the marketing people made this thing look like the Iron Man 3 trailer, but then that would be snarky.
Here’s the thing. J,J. Abrams is smart. He knows how to manipulate audiences. Whether that’s good or bad depends on your feeling for him. He’s a pop culture director brought up on the films all us older people loved in the 1970′s and 80′s. And with this teaser, he gives us very little to go on story wise, and we clearly still don’t know which character British hunk Benedict Cumberbatch is playing.
‘Tron 3?’ ‘Highlander’ remake loses director; ‘Weird Desk’ for summer; more to return for ‘X-Men?”
5 December 2012 7:51 PM, PST
Long before Tron: Legacy opened in 2010, Disney was already working on Tron 3, but when the sequel debuted to mixed reviews and middling box office, the wind went out of their sails. Still, it made money on DVD and merchandising to keep its prospect open, but little has been said since mid-2011 when screenwriter David Digilio was brought in to work on the script based on story elements from Legacy writers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, who had moved onto ABC’s hit fantasy series Once Upon a Time. Today it’s being reported that Jesse Wigutow is being tapped to pen the latest draft, as word has come that Disney Studio’s new boss, Alan Horn, wants to move forward rather quickly on Tron 3.
There is a problem within the movie industry (and other areas as well) where the money people and the bean counters think they know »
Dane DeHaan is Harry Osborn in new Spider-Man film -so they’re remaking the first trilogy?
3 December 2012 3:55 PM, PST
After a bit of denial, Columbia Pictures have confirmed that Chronicle actor Dane DeHaan has been cast as the new Harry Osborn for the Amazing Spider-Man 2 alongside actors Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Shailene Woodley. In the Spider-Man mythology of course, Harry Osborn becomes the second Green Goblin after his father. So I now wonder at which point this “new” Spider-Man series is just remaking the original trilogy. And while I admit DeHaan is a capable actor, he’s also just basically playing the same role he did in Chronicle, insomuch as Harry Osborn/Andrew Detmer are both characters with huge daddy issues that gain dark powers and uses them, you know, to do bad things.
So this has what its become, then? And woe is me (and the audience who see this film) that I believed for a moment that Columbia/Sony actually had a better »
Bent-Con 2012 Pics!!! (part 1)
3 December 2012 10:58 AM, PST
Bent-Con 2012 is now over. And while it was hard work for all the people that made it possible, I can say that what they did was magnificent. It was a delightful weekend filled with panels, movies, costumes and great people. The third annual event was held at the Marriot Convention Center here in Burbank. And while California is known for its sun and warmth, this weekend turned out to be damp and cool, with some rain, some sun, some drizzle, some clouds, some bears, some twinks and some clouds. And some rain, did I mention that?
I’ll be posting a few pictures over the coming days of the event, some cheeky, some cool and some just for the heck of it:
Paramount releases Star Trek Into Darkness One Sheet
3 December 2012 10:31 AM, PST
I’ve seen this marketing before in the book business, Covers for novels -and to some extent nonfiction titles- are very important. And while everyone says “don’t judge a book by its cover,” most people do because we are a very visual species.We are drawn to certain colors, designs and images because they are safe, yet cool at the same time. One annoying habit the book industry does do, is there is a hugely successful book with -maybe- an exciting cover, expect other publishers to sort of do variations on it. That is probably why Paramount is releasing this poster for Star Trek Into Darkness that borrows heavily from Warner Bros Batman film The Dark Knight Rises.
That film was a hit, a lot of people loved the movie poster design so why not try and repeat it a bit? In the end, it’s not a bad poster, »
Bent-Con Pictures, Part One
2 December 2012 10:51 PM, PST
Bent-Con 2012 was held at the Marriot Hotel & Convention Center in Burbank in sunny California. Well, the truth of the matter is that it was a cool, damp weekend here. While it did not rain consistently, the drops fell from the sky in drips and drabs. It also misted, like on a hot day at Disneyland and they turn on the “steamers” to help make sure their guests don’t melt into puddles of goo. But fun was had by all, and here begins the first of a few posts showing what went this past weekend.
The award winning cast and writers of Husbands: The Series graced Bent-Con 2012 will their loveliness. Actors Sean Hemeon, Brad “Cheeks” Bell (who also co-wrote and created the series) and co-writer/creator Jane Espenson talked, took photographs with fans and signed autographs. They were a delight to behold.
The Inspector, from the hit webseries Untitled Web Series About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time »