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Monsters attacking buildings, and only Dwayne Johnson can stop them? Get ready for the Rampage movie...
Ah, Rampage. The classic videogame where you played one of a trio of monsters, with your primary aim being to tear down big buildings. If you got to eat a few humans, or punch the occasional car, then even better.
The game was followed by a bunch of sequels, and back in 2011, it was revealed that a possible Rampage movie was being planned. That, though, came to nothing. But now? Rampage is very much back on the movie agenda.
New Line Cinema is pressing ahead with the project, and it's recruited Dwayne Johnson to star. The plan is to shoot the movie once Johnson is done working on Fast & Furious 8. That suggests that Rampage should be heading to cinemas for 2018, but try not to quote us on that.
It sounds a less contentious »
Ahead of its release this Wednesday, Marvel has released a preview of its Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-in comic Ant-Man: Larger Than Life #1, and you can check it out here…
Join Hank Pym, a.k.a. Ant-man, as he learns that a little experiment can land him in Big trouble! Can Ant-Man tame something as painfully formidable as the Bullet Ant before it’s too late?! Find out! Plus: Reprinting Tales to Astonish #27 (the first appearance of Hank Pym) and Tales to Astonish#35 (the first of appearance of Ant-Man in costume)!
Ant-Man: Larger than Life #1 is out June 24th, priced $3.99.
- Gary Collinson
• Join Hank Pym, a.k.a. Ant-man, as he learns that a little experiment can land him in Big trouble! • Can Ant-Man tame something as painfully formidable as the Bullet Ant before it’s too late?! Find out! • Plus: Reprinting Tales to Astonish #27 (the first appearance of Hank Pym) and Tales to Astonish#35 (the first of appearance of Ant-Man in costume)! Ant-man: Larger Than Life #1 Written by Will Corona Pilgrim Pencils by Andrea Di Vito Cover by Jung-sik Ahn Variant Cover by Mike Deodato »
The Rock Talks About That Big Trouble in Little China Remake If there's anyone who can do justice to a Big Trouble in Little China remake and lend it such much-needed nerd cred, it's Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The success of his most recent projects has turned the former wrestler into one of today's hottest in-demand stars, and he'll need all of that star power to deliver a Big Trouble remake fans of the classic John Carpenter movie will be proud of. But what else can he bring to the recently-announced movie? How about John Carpenter? While speaking about the project to EW, The Rock says he wants Carpenter involved at some level. “I loved reading the reactions from the fans, that they were so polarized – I’m the same way,&rdquo...
- Erik Davis
The announcement last week of a remake of John Carpenter's iconic 1986 cult classic "Big Trouble in Little China" with Dwayne Johnson taking over the Jack Burton role was met with surprise by many. One such person who was surprised was Carpenter himself who admitted he read about it when everyone else did and is not involved in any way.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly today, Johnson says he wants to bring Carpenter onboard the film:
"I loved reading the reactions from the fans, that they were so polarized - I'm the same way. My response is: know that I come to the project with nothing but love and respect for the original, which is why we want to bring on John Carpenter."
One difference between 'Big Trouble' and other Carpenter films is that the director did not write the film's screenplay, which is why Fox did not need to consult Carpenter about it. »
- Garth Franklin
Dwayne Johnson knows that you hate his idea to remake John Carpenter.s Big Trouble in Little China. He read the reactions online, and he has a genuine response to fans. while also acknowledging that they might be right, and the project could get shelved. The Rock.s currently riding high on the success of San Andreas, which approached the $100-million mark at the box office over the weekend. But when speaking with EW at the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards on Saturday, The Rock addressed the fan backlash over a Big Trouble reboot, and revealed the ace up his sleeve. Said Johnson: I loved reading the reactions from the fans, that they were so polarized . I.m the same way. My response is: know that I come to the project with nothing but love and respect for the original, which is why we want to bring on John Carpenter. »
It’s hard to imagine anyone less riled up about an impending Big Trouble in Little China remake than original director John Carpenter. We should all have the Zen of the master filmmaker, who’s already seen a number of his great works reimagined. Would he even be interested then in having input on the recently announced…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson isn't ready to leave Los Angeles just yet. The former wrestler will ditch his helicopter in San Andreas and jump in a truck towards San Francisco's Chinatown as he'll star in and produce a remake of John Carpenter's cult-classic Big Trouble in Little China, a property once again set up at 20th Century Fox. Johnson will play Jack Burton, an American-as-can-be truck driver who winds up fighting centuries-old Chinese entities within the back alleys and various abandoned buildings in San Francisco. Carpenter's leading man of choice Kurt Russell frontlined the original film, but the 1986 feature only grossed $11.1 million from its $20 million production. Chances are Johnson will bring more cash to the new project, especially with the $54.5 million his last starring vehicle earned during its opening weekend. Johnson's producing partners, Dany and Hiram Garcia from Seven Bucks Productions, also are on board and were the ones »
- Will Ashton
Dwayne Johnson is looking at starring in and producing a Big Trouble in Little China remake, the Wrap reports. The Rock would play Jack Burton, the protagonist-slash-trucker who gets sucked into a "centuries-old mystical battle" in San Francisco's Chinatown. John Carpenter's cult classic has X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz onboard to pen the script. Big Trouble is reportedly one of Johnson's favorite movies — no pressure. Bring on the muscular wisecracks and slapstick. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China is about as sublimely perfect as a movie can get. Kurt Russell is just impossibly good as Jack Burton, a bumbling truck driver who finds himself caught up in an increasingly weird plot involving kidnapped women and an ancient Chinese sorcerer who needs to make them his brides in order to regain his true form. The phrase "they don't make them like they used to" doesn't even apply to Big Trouble in Little China, because nobody ever really made movies like it. Big Trouble is a truly unique gem for its stars, its genre, and its director. And it still gets better and better every single time you watch it. So of course it's getting remade. But it's not all doom and gloom! According to The Wrap, the...
- Peter Hall
Clearly undeterred by the wave of negativity and the endless development limbo cycles that have afflicted the attempt to reboot Escape From New York, 20th Century Fox thinks it has the right team to remake another cult John Carpenter/Kurt Russell film. The studio has Dwayne Johnson negotiating to star in a reboot of Big Trouble In Little China. Writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz – who worked on X-Men: First Class for the studio – are on script duty for the film, which would see Johnson take over the role as Jack Burton, a trucker dragged into a centuries-old battle in San Francisco’s Chinatown.Although not perhaps the best of the Russell/Carpenter joints, Big Trouble still has a warm reputation among fans of cult ‘80s cinema. It also happens to be one of Dwayne Johnson’s favourite movies, so we can see why he might be interested in bringing his charisma to the role. »
London Has Fallen.s latest poster has been released and it proves that the film isn.t going to treat the English capital.s landmarks in the nicest fashion. In particular, Big Ben, which it looks as though will be trashed during the blockbuster. You can check out the stunning poster for London Has Fallen below. Brutal, tragic stuff from Focus Features. I mean how are the people of London going to be able to tell the time now? Also, I.m going to put it out there, Big Ben In Big Trouble probably should have been the film.s title. London Has Fallen will re-team Gerard Butler.s sensational Secret Service agent Mike Banning with Aaron Eckhart.s President Benjamin Asher. However, rather than being stuck inside the White House, this time round they.ve travelled across the pond and have to stop the world.s most powerful men »
You better believe that the check is in the mail, pal, because ol’ Jack Burton’s certainly been paying his dues in John Carpenter and Eric Powell’s Big Trouble in Little China comic book series from Boom! Studios. The upcoming tenth issue—hitting shelves this Wednesday—features a Chinatown showdown that will determine the fate of Jack's soul and we have a set of preview pages teasing what could be the most important card game of Jack's life.
Author: Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Synopsis: "While Egg and Wong battle for Jack’s soul in the streets of Chinatown, Jack must find a way to make secure his own escape and back-stab Lo Pan in the process. When you get stuck in the Hell of No Return and your worst enemy is the only help you got, then you know your name is Jack Burton. »
- Derek Anderson
Snake Plissken has made more enemies than friends over the years, so when someone from his past comes back to haunt him, it's just another day of dodging bullets for the enduring anti-hero. But Snake finds himself in an especially perilous spot in Escape From New York #7, due out from Boom! Studios this June. Also hitting comic shop shelves that month is the 13th installment of the Big Trouble in Little China series, as well as the first volume collecting issues #1–4 of Jack Burton's continued adventures. We have an early look at the cover art for all three releases.
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Diego Barreto
Main: Mike Henderson
Intermix: Robert Sammelin (1 in 10)
Incentive: Mike Choi
Synopsis: "It’s the return of an enemy from Snake’s past! Unable to trust anyone, Snake must join the invasion of the Gulag with the »
- Derek Anderson
The Hell of No Return isn't exactly the type of place you go to willingly, and Jack Burton has no choice but to endure the creature-crawling landscape with an unwelcome travel companion: his archenemy, David Lo Pan. They encounter flying pig demons and more in the ninth issue of John Carpenter and Eric Powell’s Big Trouble in Little China comic book series from Boom! Studios. The latest installment hit shelves last week, but if you still haven't paid your dues and purchased it because that check is still in the mail (as good ol' Burton would say), we have a set of preview pages teasing the humor and horror of issue #9.
Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Eric Powell
Artist: Brian Churilla
Cover Artists: A: Eric Powell B: Brian Churilla Incentive
Synopsis: "Leading a band of crazy warriors and walking away from another fight with the big bad, »
- Derek Anderson
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16 items from 2015
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