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Back before vampires got all sparkly and became more about abstinence parables than blood-sucking, we had action movies like Blade and demons of the night like Deacon Frost, played by Stephen Dorff. Though the movie wasn't what you would call "great," particularly in the light of the amazing comic book adaptations that have come out in the last few years, it was a lot of fun and Dorff's character was pretty cool baddie that was sadly killed and left out of the two sequels (Blade: Trinity could have been good!...maybe). Well, I have some good news for Deacon Frost fans. Dorff has confirmed to Dark Lord Bunnykins that he has been working with Stephen Norrington, the director of the first Blade movie, and developing an idea for a Deacon Frost spin-off that would serve as a prequel to the Wesley Snipes films. Commenting on the original, Dorff said that »
From Blastr: David S. Goyer is all over the comic book-movie genre, having written the original stories for Batman Begins and The Dark Knight with Christopher Nolan, the Blade movies (as well as writing and directing Blade: Trinity), and he’s currently writing the script for Zack Snyder‘s Superman: Man of Steel. His foreword to the new graphic novel Superman: Secret Origins may have given away details of his approach to the new film’s story.
This excerpt from Goyer’s foreword seems to telegraph his intentions:
“There is a heart breaking moment halfway through the first chapter in which young Clark is told the truth about his heritage. He races out into the night, sobbing, stumbling through the cornfields. Eventually, his foster father, Jonathan, finds him.”
‘I don’t want to be someone else,’ says Clark. ‘I don’t want to be different. I want to be Clark Kent. »
- Anthony Vieira
Gary Collinson selects his Essential Movie Superheroes...
Although the comic-book superhero was generally overlooked by the movie industry until Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie (1978) made you believe a man could fly, Hollywood failed to capitalise on this success over the next couple of decades and a stigma soon became attached to the genre. Save for a handful of notable exceptions (Warner Bros.’ Batman franchise was successful, but we all know how that turned out once Joel Schumacher got involved), it wasn’t until the release of the X-Men and Spider-Man movies that Hollywood really started to stand up and pay attention.
These days it seems you can’t breathe for superheroes – 2010 has seen the release of Iron Man II, Kick-Ass and Jonah Hex, while the next few years will see a host of superhero movies grace the screen including Thor and X-Men: First Class in 2011 along with the likes of Captain America, »
Misfits! K-9! Little Crackers! Movies! Check out the joys heading to UK TV over the coming days...
This week, our TV highlights and recommendations take you only through the middle of the week and no further. But, please don't feel shortchanged, as we'll have a special Christmas holiday edition of Geek UK TV on Wednesday, to bring you through the holiday in telly style.
So, don't fret at the brevity of shows and films that follow, because a lorryload of great programming is winging it's way to us as we write this, and it's a heavy, heavy consignment, indeed, with more treats than coal, we hope, in store for us to enjoy.
So, here's the abbreviated version of new shows and specials arriving before the holiday dash...
Finding shared interests with children gets harder as we, and they, get older. So, now's the time for any Who devotees to instil »
The Walking Dead ends in the UK, the original Wallander is on, Dirk Gently arrives, and there are lots of films to look forward to as well...
As many of our favourite shows finish or break for the winter and holiday hiatus, we reach the short lull before the madness of Christmas scheduling.
But there's still lots of great telly to be found in the upcoming week and we give you the highlights of the next seven days' worth of televisual delights and curiosities.
Tonight, Friday, December 10th, The Walking Dead finale airs at 10:00pm on FX. Entitled Ts-19, the episode begins with our group of survivors finally reaching what appears to be a zombie-free haven. But that would be too easy, wouldn't it? It was far too short a series with far too long to wait until it starts again, but have a look and see if you »
Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds was named the sexiest man alive Wednesday by People Magazine, which said the 34-year-old has "an eight-pack of abs that makes millions swoon."Reynolds is the 25th holder of the title, following in the footsteps of Australian actor Hugh Jackman, Ireland's Pierce Brosnan, Scotsman Sean Connery, two-time winners Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and George Clooney, and many more including actor Mel Gibson.Born October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, Reynolds has played a vampire hunter in "Blade: Trinity," a man who mentally melts down in the 2005 remake of "The Amityville Horror," and was Sandra Bullock's faux fiance in "The Proposal."He made his acting debut as a teen on Canadian television in a series called "Hillside," which aired on the Nickelodeon children's network.His picture will grace the cover of the next issue of People, which will hit newsstands on Friday. »
Wesley Snipes has claimed that he is still first in line to portray the Marvel Comics hero Blade if the film series continues. Snipes last appeared as the character in 2004's Blade: Trinity, although it was Kirk Jones who portrayed Blade in the short-lived Spike TV series Blade: The Series. "Maybe we get around to doing another Blade, except, from what I'm reading, (more) »
- By Tom Ayres
Although Wesley Snipes undoubtedly has his hands full, given his alleged problems with the IRS over unpaid taxes, he is nonetheless trying to press on with a pet project about FBI-head J. Edgar Hoover’s attempts to discredit Martin Luther King Jr.
Snipes intends to produce the Justin Stamm penned script and is hoping to find a role for himself in the piece as well.
Deadline say that he recently sat down with King’s son, Martin Luther King III and received the family’s blessing to pursue the project, which tells of William Sullivan, then assistant director of the FBI and his analysis of the perceived threat posed by King and the appropriate manner to address that threat. He apparently wrote to Hoover:-
“We must mark [King] now, if we have not done so before, as the most dangerous Negro of the future in this nation. It may be unrealistic »
- Dave Roper
Ryan Reynolds seems to be keen on taking the lead in a Deadpool film and rumours of Robert Rodriguez coming on board to direct persist. Now, in addition to all of that “wait and see” we have a review of the most recent draft of the screenplay by Cinema Blend.
This should all be taken with a pinch of salt and to their credit, Cinema Blend acknowledge this up front. The screenplay is stated to be only one element of the finished film and no assumptions are made as to how the film will turn out, only what the current draft of the script has to say.
The first hurdle, namely the introduction, alteration and dismembering of Deadpool in X-Men: Origins: Wolverine is dealt with by setting the Deadpool movie in a world where Wolverine is merely a film that Deadpool has seen. In one fell swoop, Deadpool is liberated »
- Dave Roper
Here we are just the second week into October, and again we have three brand new terror tales in theatres vying for your hard earned horror-loving greenbacks! So what's it gonna be? The 3D slasher? The buried alive flick? Another day of the woman? Maybe all three?
Judging from the reviews below, any one of them seems to be a pretty safe bet, but as always reviews are merely guidelines and not gospel. See the flicks. Come back here. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Is it wrong that we're slightly more giddy to see Ryan Reynolds be tortured than anything else? Guess that's probably just lingering fall-out from the flaccid mess that was Blade: Trinity. Check out all the reviews you need below after the break!
Read the My Soul to Take review here
Read the Buried review here
Read the I Spit on Your Grave review »
- Uncle Creepy
Brit Elba is refusing to reveal the details of his agreement with Marvel bosses, but hints he's in line to land his own comic book adventure - and the Marvel-owned Blade is top of his list.
He tells Total Film, "I wouldn't mind having a crack at bringing Blade back, personally. But there's a couple of things there that they have... Luke Cage is... very interesting."
Idris Elba, who stars as Heimdall in Kenneth Branagh's Thor , recently talked with Total Film about his deal with Marvel Studios. Here's an excerpt from their report: "I wouldn't mind having a crack at bringing Blade back, personally," He says with a wry smile, echoed with a laugh from his manager. "But erm, there's a couple of things there that they have... Luke Cage is... very interesting." Blade: Trinity seemed to have capped the series story-wise, however, a few years after that sequel's release there have been rumblings that the series would get a reboot of sorts. »
No one will ever forget the iconic scene of Tom Cruise sliding across the floor in his tighty-whities, crisp white shirt and darker than dark sunglasses, rocking out to ‘Old Time Rock and Roll’ in Risky Business. Without his presence, films like Days of Thunder, Top Gun, and Cocktail would have been totally different. I don’t know a man or boy on the planet who didn’t want to be him, or a woman who didn’t want to be with him. With Mission Impossible 4 shooting in Vancouver this December, is there any wonder why I have Tom Cruise on the mind? It also has me wondering, who could wear his crown as the next major movie star and leading man?
Having given a very good account of herself in slightly limited fare such as The A-Team, Valentine’s Day and Blade: Trinity and having lit up the screen alongside the unusually subdued Edward Norton in The Illusionist, Jessica Biel has now started filming her first leading role.
The Tall Man is a new thriller written and directed by Pascal Laugier (who won festival awards for his ferocious and unsettling horror film Martyrs) and as well as being Biel’s first lead role, also represents Laugier’s English-language debut.
The plot centres around the town of Cold Rock and the local legend of “The Tall Man”, a mysterious dark figure believed to be a child-snatcher. Over the years, many children have gone missing, leaving no clues or witnesses and when Biel’s son disappears she sets off to find him and solve the mystery of The Tall Man, once and for all. »
- Dave Roper
In the second of a series of three articles, I will be showcasing the stars that I believe are set to become the next icons of Hollywood – The future Scorsese, Will Smith and so on.
We have already covered my choice of director in the previous article, and we now move on to the faces in front of the camera. More specifically, we move on to the face that every male actor is clamouring to be – the next generation of leading man.
The ideal candidate should be physically impressive; the kind of impossibly handsome man sporting the squarest of square jaws, along with a great sense of humour and enough acting credibility to make him more than a pretty boy. Most importantly, he needs charisma. Women need to want him, and men need to want to go to the pub with him. Step forward then… Justin Bieber.
I’m joking of course, »
- Matt Evans
In the year or so, few actors careers have been as hot as that of Ryan Reynolds. He's been kicking around for years in pretty much every genre, from comedy (Van Wilder), to action (Smoking Aces, Blade: Trinity), to horror (The Amityville Horror), to indie drama (The Nines). Last year's The Proposal was the film that catapulted him to the top of the A-list, and with Green Lantern coming out this summer, Reynolds is a guy we'll no doubt be seeing a lot of for years to come. In between his »
- Chris Bumbray
Where do MI5's secret agents hide out when they're not defending the Isles? Why, among comedians, that's where.
We start our weekend off in the style that only Mr Stephen Fry can deliver with a ninth series of Qi. The first of sixteen episodes welcomes Phill Jupitus, Jack Dee, Ross Noble and, of course, Alan Davies to the letter 'H' and the topic of Hodge Podge tonight, Friday, September 17th at 8:30pm on BBC1.
A little later in the evening, Jimmy Carr-hosted 8 Out Of 10 Cats returns to trump Qi with one series better (numerically, that is) in the first of five episodes at 10:00pm on Channel 4. Guests joining regulars Jason Manford and Sean Lock are Dr Christian Jessen, Jamelia, and the Jacks, »
If you're at all afraid of small, enclosed spaces, the following clip is not for you. Rodrigo Cortez' new film Buried locks lovely Ryan Reynolds in a small wooden box, and leaves him to figure a way out. Which doesn't seem like fair punishment for Blade: Trinity to us, but there you go.This clip comes in the second half of the film, so could technically be a spoiler, but it doesn't give much of the plot away so we're putting it up anyway. Watch, and enjoy! If enjoy is the right word...Buried is out in the UK on September 29, so prepare to shudder in sympathy then. »
HollywoodNews.com: Something I never get tired of seeing: Ryan Reynolds on the cover of a magazine.
The new GQ describes him this way: Funny. Charming. Ripped. (Even his abs have abs.) As likable as a guy that handsome can be. But while everyone was taking him for granted as a bright spot in mediocre comedies or puzzling over his stealth marriage to the world’s most desirable woman (Scarlett Johansson), Ryan Reynolds was busy making himself a movie star.
You learn many interesting things in the article like how Ryan spent the summer in Amsterdam between seasons of his ABC sitcom “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place” and how a body double was needed for the poster of his cult fave comedy “Van Wilder »
- Greg Hernandez
This is for you, 13-year-old boy who enjoyed the Mark Steven Johnson original/25-year-old fanboy still clinging to belief in the source material along with the visual prowess of Neveldine/Taylor and writing abilities of David “The Unborn/The Invisible/Blade: Trinity” Goyer.
Below you’ll find the details on the plot for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, written by Goyer, to be directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (warning: it may contains spoilers, and mediocrity):
The sequel is set several years (possibly even a decade) after the first film, and sees Johnny Blaze in a self-imposed exile from the world. The tormented Blaze sees his demonic powers as a curse rather than a means to do justice. The former stuntman is then approached by Moreau, a member of the monastic order of the warrior / archangel Michael. Moreau needs someone capable of protecting a mother and son »
- Dan Mecca
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