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Simon Pegg has been quite busy as of late. Not only is he starring in Edgar Wright’s epic pub crawl film The World’s End, but he is also reprising his role as Montgomery Scott in Star Trek Into Darkness. Now it’s been announced that he’s been cast in an unspecified role in Australian thriller Kill Me Three Times, from Red Dog director Kriv Stenders.
The film will be about a young woman whose will is tested as she’s linked to several crimes in an Australian town, such as murder and blackmail. Sounds exciting enough. However, the aforementioned British actor will most likely end up playing a supporting role, although director Stenders deemed the part “delicious” and “an exciting surprise for audiences.” Well, if you say so…
- Paulo Lazo
A couple of things to note before we start: This article is meant to be less of an in-depth analysis box office figures (and in fact uses figures not adjusted for inflation—so an in-depth look at adjusted figures would be something for another article), but a more wide-ranging look at the factors which could contribute to a phenomenal, perhaps earth-shattering (or planet-exploding), degree of box office success. So if this analysis seems clumsy and random, like it's flailing around wildly like Jar-Jar Binks, try and think of it more like a blaster: not as elegant as a lightsaber, but it'll do when the need arises.
Many of these factors may not necessarily be original insights, »
With Jurassic Park coming back to theaters this week, we're looking back at the years when Steven Spielberg released two films, and how those films reflect on each other. Earlier this week Sean dug into 1993's double feature, Jurassic Park vs. Schindler's List, Kristy tackled 1989's Always and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Katey took on 2005, when Spielberg released Munich and War of the Worlds. In today's final installment, Eric compares Catch Me If You Can and Minority Report. One of the most interesting tonal shifts of Steven Spielberg.s career came in 2002 when he made both Minority Report and Catch Me If You Can. In his double film years, Spielberg has notably always balanced the more fun, adventurous sci-fi/fantasy movies . like Jurassic Park, The Adventures of Tintin and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - with more serious, Oscar-oriented films . like Schindler.s List, War Horse, »
"I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way." - Johnny Nash
Greetings from the apocalypse! Jimmy Cliff sang that song on the soundtrack for "Cool Runnings," and now that spring is in full effect I've got a spark in my step and an abiding hope that this weekend will mark the beginning of a fruitful harvest from the movie gods ... or another season so dreadful it'll make me wish I'd died with John Candy. A geek classic and a remake of a geek classic are stomping their way into theaters, let's see how they stack up …
Friday, April 5
Pow! In Theaters
The big budget Hollywood remake of "Evil Dead" won't so much swallow your soul as burp it out. Directed by Uruguayan newcomer Fede Alvarez, this offering is bigger and slicker but lacks the energy and homemade invention of Sam Raimi's original, »
- Max Evry
Screenshot tekkers. The title recalls the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Empty House - the tale written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to bring the detective back to life after public pressure. Quite apt then, considering the cliff-hanger we were left with at the end of series two.
Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) will reprise their roles as Holmes and Dr. John Watson, but only for shooting the first two episodes of the series. They will then take a break for "other professional commitments" (sounds shady) to reunite for production of the third episode in late Summer.
Series three of Sherlock is expected to screen early next year. »
- Chris Villeneuve
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- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
As each episode of the BBC's Sherlock is a movie in itself, running at a healthy 90 minutes sans commercials, getting them into production can be a scheduling nightmare. Even more so when your two primary actors, Benedict Cumberbatch (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), have become global stars. So it's a minor miracle the third series is about to go into production next Monday.
But in Holmes' world, there are no miracles; only coincidences. And it just so happens Cumberbatch has let a clue slip whilst speaking to the Radio Times:
"We’ve agreed to two more series but I could get into trouble for saying that. All I know at the moment is I’m doing these three [episodes of the upcoming series] and another three."(note: it's a series, American readers. Even the most desperate imaginations can't »
- Chris Villeneuve
We've known for some time that Peter Jackson plans to step in to direct a sequel to Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, but despite the fact that the filmmaker is currently preoccupied with the remaining two instalments in his Hobbit trilogy - with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug due this December, followed by The Hobbit: There and Back Again in December 2014 - Spielberg has now confirmed that plans are afoot to begin shooting the Tintin sequel this year, with a view to releasing the film in 2015.
"Peter Jackson is directing the next one, I'm producing," Spielberg tells Times of India. "We have a script and we're going to start performance capture probably at the end of this year. Don't hold me to it, but we're hoping the film will come out around Christmas-time in 2015. We know which books we're making, we »
- Flickering Myth
Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn received mixed reviews when it came out two years ago, however it still made more than enough money to warrant a sequel, especially due to large takings in the international markets. The planned sequel will see Spielberg switch chairs with Peter Jackson, resulting in Jackson directing and Spielberg producing the film. When exactly it is due for release has been the subject of some speculation, largely due to the busy schedule of the two men behind it, but now it seems like we have an approximate release date thanks to comments by Mr. Spielberg himself.
Peter Jackson is directing the next one, I’m producing. We have a script and we’re going to start performance capture probably at the end of this year. Don’t hold me to it, but we’re hoping the film will »
- Esben Evans
Back in 2011, Steven Spielberg directed "The Adventures of Tintin," which was produced by Peter Jackson. The animated film cost about $130 million to make and ended up grossing $373 million worldwide. And the 75% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes means that critics liked it. But it wasn't even nominated for a Best Animated Film Oscar and sequel plans stalled. But Spielberg has now revealed that everything is still moving forward and the plan is to have the follow-up in theaters by Christmas of 2015. "Peter Jackson is directing the next one, I'm producing," he confirmed. "We have a script and we're going to start performance capture probably at the end of this year. We're hoping the film will come out around Christmas-time in 2015. We know which books we're making. We can.t share that now but we're combining two books which were always intended to be combined by Herge." The script was written by author Anthony Horowitz. »
Steven Spielberg’s first foray into animation was a big hit towards the end of 2011, with The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn taking almost $375m. around the world, a slew of awards and nominations, and plenty of critics’ praise. Talk had already been circling about not just one Tintin sequel, but a further two films. And now Steven Spielberg has confirmed that the film is eyeing a Christmas 2015 release date.
During an interview with The Times of India, Spielberg confirmed that Peter Jackson is hoping to shoot the performance capture at the end of this year. And if all goes well, then we’re looking at a Christmas 2015 release slot, following on from the success of the original film’s 21st December release date in the Us back in 2011.
“Peter Jackson is directing the next one, I’m producing. We have a script and we’re »
- Kenji Lloyd
While Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin wasn’t a major box office success here in the states (it only made $77 million), the worldwide take ($373 million) was far more impressive, thanks to brand recognition overseas. And though the motion-capture film was not an incredibly faithful adaptation of Hergé’s beloved comic strip, it was considered by some to be the old school Spielberg action-adventure that Indiana Jones 4 should’ve been.
The Adventures of Tintin 2 is slated to be directed by Peter Jackson, who’s currently working on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Hobbit: There and Back Again (2014). The recent delay of the latter film left people wondering whether or not Jackson would be able to work on Tintin 2 later this year, Click to continue reading Steven Spielberg Hopes ‘Tintin 2′ Will Be Released in 2015
- Ben Moore
The sequel to Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn was originally aiming to begin production this summer, but then Peter Jackson decided he’ll be making three Hobbit films, so the scheduling of Tintin 2 was unclear. In a recent interview Spielberg, who will be producing the next film, said a [...]
Read Tintin sequel still aiming for Christmas 2015 release on Filmonic. »
- Liam Goodwin
There have been very few updates on the sequel to 2011's The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn since its announcement last year.
"Don't hold me to it, but we're hoping the film will come out around Christmas time in 2015," Spielberg told The Times of India.
"We know which books we're making, we can't share that now but we're combining two books which were always intended to be combined by Hergé."
Spielberg has previously confirmed that the second film will be based on Hergé's book Prisoners of the Sun, although rumours have since surfaced that other books - including The Calculus Affair - will also be incorporated.
Producer Peter Jackson also stated in December that the sequel is on track for a 2015 release.
Anthony Horowitz has been named as the sole writer for the sequel, »
I absolutely loved what Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson did with The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. It was just such a fun and exciting adventure film! They originally had planned a trilogy, and it looks like the second installment of that will be coming in the near future.
In a recent interview with The Times of India, Spielberg gave an update on the film saying they have completed the script.
Peter Jackson is directing the next one, I'm producing. We have a script and we're going to start performance capture probably at the end of this year.
Don't hold me to it, but we're hoping the film will come out around Christmas-time in 2015. We know which books we're making, we can't share that now but we're combining two books which were always intended to be combined by Herge.
This goes right along with what Jackson »
- Joey Paur
The Adventures of Tintin director Steven Spielberg revealed recently that the sequel The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun will likely begin production at the end of this year for a holiday 2015 release. Steven Spielberg will be producing this time around, with Peter Jackson taking the helm. Here's what the producer had to say, teasing that they are combining two of Hergé's books into one story.
"Peter Jackson is directing the next one, I'm producing. We have a script and we're going to start performance capture probably at the end of this year. Don't hold me to it, but we're hoping the film will come out around Christmas-time in 2015. We know which books we're making, we can't share that now but we're combining two books which were always intended to be combined by Hergé."
This falls in line with what Peter Jackson said back in December, but many »
Tintin is gearing up for his next big screen adventure. A recent interview with Steven Spielberg confirms Peter Jackson's earlier statement about when we can expect the return of the animated hero, based on the beloved comic book series by Herge. The duo previously teamed for 2011's "The Adventures of Tintin," which was always envisaged as the first of a trilogy. Spielberg directed, while he and Jackson co-produced, with the latter planning to direct the first sequel. Months ago, Jackson revealed that "Tintin 2" was aiming for a release sometime in 2015, and Spielberg confirmed the tentative plans earlier this week. »
- HItFix Staff
Spielberg says performance capture will likely start around the end of the year. It sounds like it will be after Jackson completes additional "Hobbit" filming mid-year and wraps the post-production on the second film.
"Tintin" requires only a month or so of mo-cap filming, but well over a year of post-production, so much of the latter process can be done while Jackson's attention is turned towards editing and finishing up post on the third "Hobbit" throughout 2014.
Spielberg says they have also selected which of the just over two dozen books they plan to adapt:
We have a script and we’re going to start performance capture probably at the end of this year. Don’t hold me to it, but we’re hoping the film will come »
- Garth Franklin
Plans for the sequel to Steven Spielberg’s first foray into animated features, The Adventures of Tintin, appear to be moving right along. Last we heard, Peter Jackson—who will direct the follow-up—said he hoped to film the performance-capture portion of the movie sometime this year for a planned 2015 release. Now Steven Spielberg—who will produce the film—has confirmed as much, saying that he still hopes the sequel will be in theaters by Christmas 2015. Hit the jump for more, including news concerning a new film from Spielberg that takes place in India. Speaking with India Times (via The Film Stage), Spielberg revealed that the Tintin follow-up has a script and he hopes to start production this year: "Peter Jackson is directing the next one, I'm producing. We have a script and we're going to start performance capture probably at the end of this year. Don't hold me to it, »
- Adam Chitwood
When we first got the news that there was going to be a batch of films based on The Adventures of Tintin, it was known that Steven Spielberg would direct the first one with Peter Jackson stepping in for the second one. Even though Spielberg wont be directing the film, he will still serve as an Executive Producer. While chatting with The Times of India, Spielberg said they have a completed script. "Peter Jackson is directing the next one, I'm producing. We have a script," said Spielberg. The next story will combine two books, although Spielberg remained tight-lipped about which two books it would be. A couple of months ago Peter Jackson said that they hope to have the second Tintin movie out in 2015. Spielberg echoed that goal by saying, "Don't hold me to it, but we're hoping the film will come out around Christmas-time in 2015." He also said that »
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