After the substantial failure that was 1997's Batman & Robin, Warner Bros. didn't know where to take their once popular franchise. Before deciding to go with Christopher Nolan's 2005 blockbuster hit Batman Begins, which relaunched the series to great acclaim, DC and Warner Bros. considered turning Batman: Year One into a live action movie with Darren Aronofsky directing. New concept art from the failed movie has risen from the depths. Check out Batman, Alfred, Catwoman, and the Batmobile as envisioned for this potential franchise, then read on for more details.
Batman: Year One got as far as the concept art stages, with some of these images discovered by Comic Movie News. The movie reportedly didn't go into production because it changed Batman's back-story, and the script, written by Darren Aronofsky and Frank Miller wasn't liked by the studio. The story revolved around a homeless Bruce Wayne, and Alfred was an African-American »
In the early 2000s Warner Bros. was trying to get a new Batman movie off the ground that would hopefully launch a new franchise. Two projects emerged as front-runners: Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins and Darren Aronofsky's Batman: Year One. We obviously all know which one of those ended up becoming a reality, but that doesn't mean we can't peek into the alternate world where Aronofsky's got off the ground to see what it would have looked like. Keep in mind that these images that ComicBookMovie.com dug up are far from final images. They're concept art in the purest sense of the word. The thing is, this concept kind of stinks. Batman's got a fancy lad-looking suit, and the weapons and car designs are too close to the over-the-top, impractical, wacky...
- Peter Hall
I've already posted a six-minute sampler of Hans Zimmer's score for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, but today a full track from said score has been officially released. Titled "An Ideal Hope", which doesn't appear on the score's tracklisting, was officially released by Warner Music and can be previewed directly below. The title of the song actually makes me laugh just a little because of Steven Colbert's comical takedown of the film and its use of the "S" on his chest and how it's not actually an "S", but stands for "hope" on Krypton. To which Colbert said, "This means "hope"? They're saying Superman is Obama!" I don't know, made me laugh. Of course, fans all over, myself included, are hoping Zimmer has tapped into whatever groove he found with Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins and the excellent score for The Dark Knight. Give this track a listen »
- Brad Brevet
Here's a tweet from Darren Aronofsky concerning the art:
btw none of that year one batman art circling the web originated from mine or frank's work. so can't take credit or blame for it.
— darren aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) May 7, 2013
Before Warner Bros. decided to move forward with Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins, Darren Aronofsky was trying to sell them on his vision of the comic book franchise. It looks and sounds a lot like a Batman Rockabilly style story. It completely reinvents the origin story of Batman, and that's probably why the studio decided to pass on it. The movie was supposed to be an adaptation of Frank Miller's Batman: Year One, but that's not how the Aronofsky and Miller script turned out.
Bruce Wayne isn't a billionaire playboy in this version of the story, instead after the death of his parents Bruce was homeless, living on the streets of Gotham. »
- Joey Paur
So many articles focus on the Best of everything; The top 10 sports movies, the best 25 killers in horror movie history, the 50 greatest cartoon characters…
This leaves the mundane, mediocre, run-of-the-mill, everyday entities feeling ever so left out. And I for one am starting to feel sorry for them.
So, I thought to myself, “why not write something about the most mediocre thing I can think of?” And the first mediocre thing that sprang to mind was food. Junk food, to be more specific.
With that in mind, I had to try and somehow make the topic of junk food – an embodiment of mediocrity – in to an article worthy of WhatCulture. So what about junk food in movies?
There have, of course, been countless great scenes in cinema history that have involved junk food: The Whammyburger scene in Falling Down when Michael Douglas’ character goes a little crazy, the Mr. Smiley »
- Kev Stewart
Matthew McConaughey was the first to be announced back in the spring, followed swiftly by Anne Hathaway last month. And we heard last week that Jessica Chastain is set to join the blockbuster as well.
And following on the hells of news of Chastain’s involvement, Deadline are reporting that Michael Caine has joined the cast alongside them.
The actor is, of course, no stranger to Nolan’s movies, with the two becoming frequent collaborators over the years.
Caine first worked with Nolan back in 2005 on Batman Begins. He then reunited with Nolan and Christian Bale for The Prestige the following year, and returned to the fold for The Dark Knight in 2008. Nolan’s Inception marked their fourth time working together in 2010, and Caine of course »
- Kenji Lloyd
He will reunite with director Christopher Nolan for their sixth project together, Deadline reports.
Details of Interstellar have been kept closely under wraps. It will centre around an epic journey to the farthest reaches of scientific knowledge. Caine's role in the movie is also unknown at this stage.
Steven Spielberg originally conceived the project. Jonathan Nolan wrote the first draft of the script, with his director brother performing a re-write and incorporating some of his own ideas into the film.
Interstellar is scheduled for »
Director Alexandre Courtès' asylum horror The Incident (a.k.a. Asylum Blackout) arrives on DVD here in the UK this coming Monday, May 13th, and to celebrate the release we have two copies of the film to give away to our readers courtesy of Koch Media.
Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the competition...
George (Rupert Evans - Elfie Hopkins, Hellboy), Max (Kenny Doughty - I Against I, Snowpiercer) and Ricky (Joseph Kennedy - Robin Hood, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll), work in the kitchen of a high security asylum. One night, just before dinner time, a big storm shuts down the security system, the doors open and the lunatics break loose. Help is on its way and should soon arrive. They just have to wait for it and survive until then… Also starring Dave Legano (Snow White and the Huntsman, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince »
- Flickering Myth
Here’s a piece of casting news that is shocking in all ways but actually... Michael Caine has signed on to join the cast of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, the sixth time that the actor and director have worked together.Yes, given that he’s appeared in Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises already, Caine has become something of a lucky charm/recurring ensemble member for Nolan, so it’s hardly a shock to see him cropping up for Interstellar.As for what he’ll be playing? That information remains locked in the Nolan secret strong box for now, alongside the likely roles for Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and recent potential addition Jessica Chastain.Interstellar, which originated with Steven Spielberg and was first written by Jonah Nolan, apparently finds a team on a heroic journey of scientific discovery and will likely feature wormholes/time travel. »
There's now less than two months to go until Warner Bros. attempts to kick-start its DC movie universe with Zack Snyder's eagerly-anticipated Man of Steel, and there's a growing air of expectancy amongst fans that Snyder, producer Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises) and screenwriter David S. Goyer (Batman Begins) could be set to do for Superman what Nolan and Goyer done for Batman with The Dark Knight trilogy. Of course, at this point in time we know little about the plot (and even less than we think we do, if The Dark Knight Rises is any indication), but if a report over at Entertainment Weekly is correct, it seems the trio could be planning to make a major change to the established Superman mythos. If you're wanting to avoid any potential Man of Steel spoilers, now could be the time to hit that back button...
So, according to the article, »
- Flickering Myth
What happened last time a cult writer/director/producer with a highly dedicated fanbase from their several beloved TV shows directed a highly anticipated instalment in a mega-franchise? Well, Joss Whedon's The Avengers made $1.5 billion worldwide, becoming the third highest-grossing film of all time, and it was only his second film as director.
J.J. Abrams himself has directed big franchise entries before (Mission: Impossible III and Star Trek (2009)), as well as the original film Super 8, each time to financial success and critical recognition, reflecting the quality of the work. He's growing in audience recognition, with the imminent sequel Star Trek Into Darkness sure to only cement this further. In fact, Star Trek Into Darkness will probably make a significant impact on J.J. Abrams' audience recognition and thus box office clout. Star Trek was so well received by audiences back in 2009 (both Trekkies/Trekkers and mainstream audiences) that »
Shortly after word broke that Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) had boarded the project, Deadline is now reporting that Michael Caine will join her. Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway had previously been cast.
As with Inception before it, details are extremely sketchy about Interstellar at this time. What we do know is that Steven Spielberg was originally attached to the project back in 2006 with a script penned by Jonah Nolan, Chris' brother. After Spielberg left and Chris' schedule freed up, he joined his brother to rewrite the Interstellar script by mixing in an original idea and set it in motion with Paramount and Warner Bros. co-producing. »
The fan hunger for a great Superman film is undeniable and even beyond the fandom, I think most everyone wants Man of Steel to be great. There was a level of excitement for Christopher Nolan's Batman films that couldn't be matched and it seemed to defy typical audience taste as everyone from self-proclaimed cinephiles to your rapid fanboys wanted to see what The Dark Knight Rises had to offer. While excitement for Man of Steel won't reach those levels, if Zack Snyder has delivered, this could be his Batman Begins and the future for Superman and DC at Warner Bros. could become much more exciting. You can get a much larger look at the banner above by giving it a click. Man of Steel hits theaters on June 14, for more click the links below. »
- Brad Brevet
Michael Caine has signed on to star in "Interstellar" sci-fi film, which is Christopher Nolan's next movie. The casting decision is not very surprising, since the actor has appeared in every Nolan film since "Batman Begins" in 2005. And as with most secretive Nolan movies, the first details will likely be accidentally leaked by Caine. The story involves time travel and alternate dimensions and focuses on a group of explorers traveling through a wormhole. The script, written by Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan, is based on scientific theories developed by Kip Thorne, a physicist at Caltech. The project was originally set up by Steven Spielberg, who eventually dropped out. "Interstellar" co-stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, and is set to hit theaters on November 7th, 2014. »
Now that he's finished up with the Dark Knight trilogy, Christopher Nolan is gearing up to go into space for his next effort, the sci-fi epic Interstellar, and according to Deadline Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) is in talks about joining the film as the "third lead". Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike) was the first name to sign on for the film, followed by Oscar winner Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), who will reunite with Nolan following her turn as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises.
Jessica Chastain enjoyed her big breakthrough in 2011, which saw her appearing in Take Shelter, Coriolanus, The Debt, The Tree of Life and Texas Killing Fields, along with her Oscar nominated supporting turn in The Help. She followed this up last year with a Best Actress nod for Zero Dark Thirty and has several films on her upcoming slate, including the relationship dramas The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His and Hers, »
- Flickering Myth
• Since his Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for Silver Linings Playbook, Robert De Niro has been on a bit of a career upswing. He’s set to star in Syriana-director Stephen Gaghan’s Candy Store about an undercover agent-turned-Brooklyn cop and the seedy underworld that he and his partners uncover. Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) and Omar Sy (The Intouchables) also star. De Niro is currently filming David O. Russell’s American Hustle. [Variety]
- Lindsey Bahr
Michael Caine has signed on to star in Interstellar for director Christopher Nolan. The project marks their sixth collaboration together, following Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception, and last year's The Dark Knight Rises.
No details were given regarding Michael Caine's character, but he joins a cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and yesterday's addition, Jessica Chastain. The story centers on a voyage into outer space that tests the boundaries of science and technology. The plot is said to be based on the scientific theories of Kip S. Thorne, who believes that wormholes actually exist, and can be used for time travel.
No big surprise here, but Michael Caine has joined the cast of Christopher Nolan's upcoming film Interstellar. Caine has starred in all of Nolan's films since 2005's Batman Begins making this his sixth collaboration with the helmer following last year's The Dark Knight Rises. Caine's casting comes on the heels of Jessica Chastain joining the cast yesterday as the two join Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in the upcoming sci-fi film centered on a group of explorers travel through a wormhole. The script was written by Nolan's brother, Jonathan Nolan, and is based on scientific theories developed by a Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist, a gravitational physicist and astrophysicist at Caltech. Like Nolan's Inception, the story is said to be "complex and multi-layered". Warner Bros. has set a November 7, 2014 release date for Interstellar. Deadline »
- Brad Brevet
Christopher Nolan and Michael Caine sure do seem to like working together. The director and the actor first paired up in 2005 when Caine played Alfred Pennyworth in Batman Begins. But not only did veteran character actor reprise that role in both Batman sequels, he also starred in Nolan's in-between movies, The Prestige and Inception. So it's completely without shock that we report the following news. According to Deadline, Caine has signed on for a role in Nolan's next movie, the sci-fi drama Interstellar. This is the second casting announcement for the film in as many days, as just yesterday we reported that Jessica Chastain is now in talks for one of the film's three lead roles. As previously reported, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are already set for the two others. Little is known about the film's plot or who any of the actors will play, though the story was »
No sooner had the announcement been passed down that Jessica Chastain would be joining Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar than Nolan remembered, oops, he forgot to put Michael Caine in there, so now Michael Caine is in there. This, of course, is just as we predicted back when Anne Hathaway was cast alongside Matthew McConaughey in Nolan’s science-fiction time-travel wormhole thing, using our own perceptive insights into the predictive quantum patterns of the universe, and also by watching Christopher Nolan movies, since Michael Caine has been in all of them since Batman Begins. Now Caine’s role is official and »
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