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"...supervillain 'Nemesis' blows up a building in Tokyo, killing a Swat team. In Washington, D.C., the FBI informs metro police 'Chief Inspector Blake Morrow' that Nemesis is targeting him next. Morrow has his family, put in protective custody. Later, Nemesis soon hijacks Air Force One over the District of Columbia, taking the United States president hostage.
"Nemesis reveals to his henchmen that his real name is 'Matt Anderson' and his father committed suicide after Officer Blake Morrow tried to imprison him. Matt was later adopted by his uncle. Bored of well-behaviour and less excitement, Anderson travelled the world to learn the ways of crime, hoping to fulfil his mother's dying wish to have Morrow killed. »
- M. Stevens
Joe Carnahan and his brother Matthew are currently working on the screenplay of Nemesis together, with the former set to also direct the film. Taking to his Twitter account (@carnojoe) this evening, Joe has hinted at what we should expect from the opening of the big screen adaptation of the Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Steve McNiven (Civil War) comic book series. In that, Nemesis destroys part of Tokyo and brutally murders a police chief. Whether or not this is the sequence that Carnahan is referring to remains to be seen, although the ending of issue #1 (in which the villain hijacks Air Force One, crashes it into Washington D.C. and takes the President hostage) would arguably make for an even more shocking way to introduce the character! What do you guys think? Check out the Tweet below and be sure to sound off with your thoughts on this news in »
Back in November when it emerged that Academy Award-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) had written a treatment for Disney's forthcoming Star Wars trilogy, three names were said to top the studio's wishlist to step into the director's chair for Star Wars: Episode VII - J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness), Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) and George Lucas' good buddy Steven Spielberg (Lincoln). While all three subsequently went public to downplay their interest, Abrams has now become the first to go on record to state that he was approached about the job:
"There were the very early conversations and I quickly said that because of my loyalty to Star Trek, and also just being a fan, I wouldn't even want to be involved in the next version of those things," Abrams told Empire (via ComicBookMovie). "I declined any involvement very early on. I'd rather be »
As amazing and wonderful as the slate of films were this year, it's time to look to the future. There's plenty of movies we're looking forward to in 2013, from the return of John McClane, Star Trek, Kick-Ass, Superman, Iron Man, Wolverine, Thor, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the endlessly journeying characters of The Hobbit. We'll also get a look at the fantasy epic Oz The Great and Powerful, Hollywood's first non-Twilight Stephenie Meyer novel adaptation and Brad Pitt will save us from zombies in World War Z! Channing Tatum will help protect president Jamie Foxx in White House Down and Jerry Bruckheimer brings us his latest Fourth of July weekend spectacle, The Lone Ranger starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp. There's plenty of movies that we're...
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Empire magazine sat down with Jj Abrams, who revealed that Disney already offered him the chance to direct "Star Wars: Episode VII," but he turned it down. "There were the very early conversations and I quickly said that because of my loyalty to 'Star Trek,' and also just being a fan, I wouldn't even want to be involved in the next version," he explained. "I declined any involvement very early on. I'd rather be in the audience not knowing what was coming, rather than being involved in the minutiae of making [the films]." "Star Wars: Episode VII" is still without a director, but Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass) is rumored to be up for the job. Production will begin sometime in 2013 and then the movie will hit theaters during the summer of 2015. »
Actor Chloe Grace Moretz talks about her role in “Carrie” and the upcoming action film “Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall” by director Jeff Wadlow (Cry Wolf, Prey, Never Back Down) and starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, John Leguizamo and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Synopsis: Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the [ Read More ]
- Brian Corder
The amount of behind-the-scenes work that went into creating ParaNorman should be worth an award by itself. New featurettes for the Chris Butler and Sam Fell film are reminding the academy voters that the animated feature is the "most ambitious stop-motion film ever made." Using cutting-edge technology in the form of fully-articulated puppets and 3D printing, just to name a few, the creative army behind ParaNorman is still a devoted group of craftspeople at their core. Even for those of you who enjoyed the film, these featurettes reveal a lot of hidden details in certain scenes and will give you a whole new appreciation for the work that went into bringing ParaNorman to the screen. Featuring the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Anna Kendrick, John Goodman, Leslie Mann and Tucker Albrizzi, ParaNorman is now available on DVD/Blu-ray. Hit the jump to check out the featurette. Check out the »
- Dave Trumbore
Due out in February 2013, I Give It A Year is one of the most promising romantic comedies to be produced in Britain in years.
We saw an excellent first trailer last month, and with its release date fast approach in the UK and Ireland, StudioCanal have released another great second trailer, giving us a look at what promises to be one of the best British films of 2013.
“Since they met at a party, ambitious high-flyer Nat (Byrne) and struggling novelist Josh (Spall) have been deliriously happy despite their differences. Josh is a thinker, Nat’s a doer ..but the spark between them is undeniable.
Their wedding is a dream come true, but family, friend and even the minister who marries them aren’t convinced that they can last. Josh’s ex-girlfriend, Chloe (Faris), and Nat’s handsome American client Guy (Baker), could offer attractive alternatives.
With their first anniversary approaching, »
- Kenji Lloyd
"...inspired by the masked vigilante 'Kick-Ass", the identity of 'Night Bitch' is unknown, as is her questionable past.
"Armed with a long pole that matches the color of her costume, she joined 'Justice Forever' and participated in their first mission, to shut down a human trafficking organization..."
"...Hit-Girl trains Kick-Ass to be a better hero while the two try to keep their real identities a secret. »
- M. Stevens
It astounds me to this very day what films get turned into franchises... for better or worse. Case in point: Lake Placid. Still, this final chapter is a bit better than you'd think, and we have the home video details for you right here.
From the Press Release
Horror icon Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street franchise), Yancy Butler (Kick-Ass) and Elisabeth Röhm (TV’s “Heroes”) battle the most bloodthirsty, monster crocodiles on earth in the final installment of the Lake Placid franchise. Lake Placid: The Final Chapter debuts on unrated DVD February 19th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In the film a rogue game warden (Butler, returning from Lake Placid 3) breaks out her guns after the schemes of an obsessed poacher (Englund) land a group of high school students into the midst of the man-eating crocodile “nature preserve.”
- Uncle Creepy
Odd List Louisa Mellor Dec 17, 2012
We've plucked 13 potential little beauties out of the 2013 UK film line-up, feat. sci-fi, comic-book, horror, comedy, thriller & more...
Look ahead to the UK films coming out in 2013 and you’ll see a diverse landscape of filmmakers, genres, actors, budgets and ideas. Next year brings us something new from Joanna Hogg, and something else from Danny Dyer. Irvine Welsh’s Filth will almost certainly live up to its title, but the Absolutely Fabulous film? We’ll see.
Al Pacino’s playing King Lear, and Stephen Mangan’s playing Postman Pat. Shane Meadows is making a film about the Tour de France, and Nigel Cole is making a film about an otter. Steve Coogan will be a porn baron, Bridget Jones will have a baby, Nick Frost will dance the salsa, Martin Freeman will save Santa, and Sean Bean, bless the man, will probably die.
None of »
The Golden Globes nominations are in, and conspicuously absent from the list of nominees is the Caped Crusader. But just because Batman isn't getting awards-season love, doesn't make the following statement any less true: 2012 was the year of the comic book movie.
Sure, sure — for years now, it feels like every year is the year of the comic book movie. But 2012 brought forth two of the most show-stopping entries in the genre's entire existence — "Marvel's The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises," two films that dominated commercially (they're the top two box-office performers of the year; "Avengers" is the third highest-grossing movie of all time), and creatively assembled oh-so mightily for critics and casual moviegoers alike.
The arrival of "Avengers" and the conclusion of "The Dark Knight" trilogy were two of the most anticipated movie moments in years. We couldn't wait to see if Marvel could stick the landing with »
- Josh Wigler
As crafted by filmmaker Joe Wright (who directed Knightley in Atonement and Pride & Prejudice), the epic tale of a woman who cheats on her politically powerful husband (Jude Law) plays out almost entirely within the confines of a lush theater, which magically shapeshifts into any and all parts of czarist Russia.
But there’s more resonance to the film (which is in theaters now) than clever production design and lavish costumes. Knightley portrays a woman who is no victim, who consciously chooses »
- Anthony Breznican
Jupiter's Children writer Mark Millar has raised $$3,550 (£2,200) in an auction to name one of the characters in the comic. An unspecified character in the Image Comics-published miniseries will be named after the winning bidder, and the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the scribe's old school in Scotland. Millar, who has previously held auctions to name characters in several of his previous comics, is donating the money so students at the school can attend a Christmas show. "Kick-Ass auction bought a sound garden and other bits and bobs for a special needs school. Superior and Nemesis auctions paid for half a Bus for the same school, they help the wheel-chair users in the classes with transport, and the Secret Service and Supercrooks auctions went to (more) »
- By Mark Langshaw
Sequels, prequels, reboots and reduxes. The good, the bad, and the downright ugly of those being made… Some we still have no idea what they’re about, or if they will be made, but they are rumoured – chances are, [hopefully] they *won’t* be made.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey- December 14th, 2012
It’s not really a sequel, but rather a prequel which features the cast of The Lord of the Rings in an expanded version of the classic book.
A Good Day to Die Hard- February 14th, 2013
Oz: The Great and Powerful- March 8th, 2013
This will actually be a prequel to the 1939 classic, depicting the story of how Oz came to be.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation- March 29th, 2013
Starring mostly everyone in the first movie, as »
- Catherina Gioino
Animated family films have always been considered to be a sure thing at the box office, but as we recently found out with Dreamworks’ Rise of the Guardians, that’s not always the case. Unless Guardians rakes in a boatload of money near Christmas, it stands to lose nearly $50 million. Could the same fate befall future Dreamworks projects, such as The Croods?
We’ve already seen the first trailer for The Croods, and the new one (above) further indicates that the animated film has all the makings of solid family-friendly entertainment. There’s some humor, a wide-eyed sense of wonderment, some stunning visuals, and a talented ensemble voice cast, including Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Clark Duke (Kick-Ass), Catherine Keener (40-Year-Old Virgin), Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope) and Ryan Reynolds.
After watching the trailer, you’ll see how the film can easily play to ...
Click to continue reading The Croods Trailer #2: »
- Daniel Johnson
NY Mag had a chance to sit down with Disney head Alan Horn and ask him about the recent rumor that Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass) will be directing "Star Wars: Episode VII." Horn refused to confirm or deny the rumor, but said that an official announcement will be made soon. He went on to say that fans don't need to worry about the franchise. "We take very seriously the obligation to make a very good movie," said Horn. "Kathy [Kennedy] is a very experienced producer; George Lucas is the godfather of that franchise and very, very involved on a consulting basis. So we feel very confident." Meanwhile, Corey Feldman told Movieweb that he would love the chance to play Han Solo's son in the new film. "More than anything, I want a part in that new 'Star Wars' franchise," he said. "I think [playing] Harrison Ford's son is a really great idea. »
In this week's installment of 10 stories you might have missed: The latest "Star Wars" rumors include possible spin-offs from writers Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg, and the persistent possibility that "Kick-Ass" and "X-Men: First Class" helmer Matthew Vaughn will direct "Episode VII." Also: Christopher Nolan says Heath Ledger could have played Batman, Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" gets a release date, "Southland" resurrects Chad Michael Murray, Starz may plot a "Spartacus" sequel based on Julius Caesar, Gotye tops Spotify, Led Zeppelin plan to visit "Letterman" for rare interview, and more. Catch up here: »
- HitFix Staff
Following the recent news that director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) has signed on to Disney's remake of the 80s family sci-fi adventure Flight of the Navigator, the rumoured shortlist for the Mouse House's first foray to a galaxy far, far away continues to dwindle; Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) are but a few names to officially withdraw themselves from contention, although one director who has so far refused to comment on the speculation is X-Men: First Class helmer Matthew Vaughn, and now - thanks to an apparent slip-up by actor Jason Flemyng - we might just know why...
Speaking to HeyUGuys at the UK premiere of Seven Psychopaths, Flemyng - who has worked with Matthew Vaughn on nine occasions, including all four of Vaughn's directorial efforts (Layer Cake, Stardust, Kick-Ass and the aforementioned First Class) - appeared »
One of the best scenes in Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.’s Kick-Ass 2 comic book is the brutal and thoroughly satisfying battle between Mother Russia and Hit-Girl, and how well director Jeff Wadlow captures that scene might be the deciding point in the film’s success.
Have a glimpse of that fight in new behind-the-scenes videos posted by the bodybuilder-turned-actress, Olga Kurkulina after the jump.
Kick-Ass 2 stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Jim Carrey, Lyndsy Fonseca, Yancy Butler, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo, Lindy Booth, Olga Kurkulina, and Nicolas Cage in a cameo. The film hits domestic theaters on June 28th, 2013 and UK theaters on July 19th, 2013.
- Vesna Sunrider
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