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This is an early teaser trailer for feature film "Human Factor" written by Chaz Fatur, Eric Goren, Patricia Goren, and Ian M. Wagner and directed by Chaz Fatur is now online for viewing. On the acting side you will find Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, Chillerama), Tom Sizemore (Natural Born Killers, True Romance), Danny Trejo (Machete, Predators), Charisma Carpenter (Expendables), David Zayas (Dexter), George Lazenby (old 007 "In Her Majestys Secr… »
I haven't heard about this one before, but it seems that the director of Predators, Nimrod Antal, is working on a new science fiction project called Repossession of Max the Companion Robot, which sounds very much like a cross between Blade Runner and Repo Men. Thanks to Quiet Earth, we now have the official synopsis and some first concept art for the film. Check it out below: Set in a future in which robots are as ubiquitous as pets are today. And if you don’t make your robot loan payments, your mechanical best friend will be repossessed by people like Lee, a repo agent who refuses to see robots as sentient individuals and has built up large debts betting on robo-races. Lee’s latest repo job takes him to the doorstep of Mike and Max, the former a man who has lost everything in a tragedy, and the latter »
Drama Detachment, a stylized portrait of the American education system seen through the eyes of emergency teacher Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody) has received an international trailer, the most compelling yet. Eight months before, the education drama hit the Tribeca Film Festival to divide audience reaction probably due to some earnest scenes not playing very well [...]
- Nick Martin
Source: ComingSoon.net via Bleeding Cool Here's a bit of hopeful news for all you 80's cartoon fans out there. While details are scarce, some key execs at both Sony and Escape Artist announced their continued partnership through 2015 and also announced a number of films they plan to make including a new take on He-Man. While details were not forthcoming at this time, it's a sign that things may finally be on track for He-Man to make a triumphant return to the big screen after the less than stellar 1987 take on the character starring Dolph Lundgren. Prior to this announcement, the last reported details on the project back in April of 2010 were that screenwriters Mike Finch (Predators 2010) and Alex Litvak (Predators 2010, The Three Musketeers 2011) would take a stab at the firs draft of a script and that John Stevenson (Kung-Fu Panda) would direct the film. Above concept art »
by Ethan Kaye
Comic books weave threads through all popular media. What once lived in attics and dingy strip mall stores are now headlining box offices, Broadway stages, and magazine covers. So how far do these tentacles stretch? This column looks at what’s popular, and uncovers some of the hidden connections to the comic world!
This week: FX’s "Sons of Anarchy"! Biker gangs get a bad rap, and the members of Samcro absolutely deserve it. Murder, gun-running, porn, dope… it’s everything you expect from a no-holds-barred drama about the seedy gangs that control the underbelly of America. And some pretty big connections to the comic world!
» Ron Perlman: Clay Morrow runs the Sons of Anarchy, the papa bear from hell, but Ron’s more than just a thug on a bike. He’s racked up more comic credits than almost anyone. Most impressively, he led the »
- Splash Page Team
Last year in 2010, Robert Rodriguez let the public know that the "Predators" reboot was meant to test the market. The long term goal was to put together a smaller film and and save all the big, grandiose ideas and big set pieces for the sequel. "The original film sets up a new storyline, new location and world, and then you can really go crazy from there," he said. Plans can change and no news about 2010's "Predators" which hit theaters over a y… »
We recently brought you news about "Lord of the Rings" star Elijah Wood headlining a remake of William Lustig's sleazy horror classic, "Maniac." It did seem strange that the sweet and gentle Frodo would be playing a perverse psychopath hunting women in his spare time, but we were — dare we say — kind of excited to see how he'd pull it off.
Alexandre Aja ("Piranha," "Haute Tension") is producing the remake that finds Wood as a creepy killer working at an antique mannequin shop (of course). He hunts for his victims through the Internet, and like the original character Frank, has massive mommy issues. The Daily Mail grabbed some stabby snaps of the actor in action (his victim is played by Genevieve Alexandra), so click on over to see Wood get his "Maniac" on.
Elijah Wood goes crazy in The Office Guest!
We sliced our way through this week's horror »
- Alison Nastasi
The Robert Rodriguez-written/produced “Predators” was a solid sci-fi action movie that managed to triple its $40 million dollar production budget (it’s made $127 million in worldwide box office so far, not counting the extra $21 million in DVD/Blu-ray sales), so it’s a little surprising that Fox hasn’t made any overtures toward a sequel yet. Then again, this is Fox, and they tend to be slow when it comes to sequels. Rodriguez says just as much, telling The Playlist in regards to a “Predators” sequel: I haven’t talked to [Fox] in a while. I know they liked the idea of doing another one. I should probably call and check in. I’ve just been busy doing these other things. Some of those “other things” include that long-in-development “Sin City” sequel, which recently went through another round of rewrites, including one by “The Departed’s” William Monahan, and now »
In talking with Playlist, writer director Robert Rodriguez chatted up all of his upcoming projects, while also making the realization that he originally wanted to produce a sequel to Predators, the quasi-reboot of the classic 1987 sci-fi horror Predator. "I haven't talked to them [20th Century Fox] in a while. I know they liked the idea of doing another one," Rodriguez explained. "I should probably call and check in. I've just been busy doing these other things." For a guy who constantly pushed how passionate he was about the original, to completely "forget" about it makes me question is credibility. Nimrod Antal directed the R-rated reboot/sequel that references characters from the original, while following a new group of toughies to battle the race of alien Predator. »
A touch of half-news really but for fans of Robert Rodriguez and/or the 'Predator' franchise it's likely something you'll be interested to know about. Mr Rodriguez recently dropped news of a potential 'Predators' sequel coming our way. Whilst speaking with The Playlist about his latest family feature project 'Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World', which just hit DVD and Blu-ray, and other impending projects the subject of a potential follow-up to the Nimrod Antal helmed sci-fi sequel 'Predators' was thrown out there. Speaking of Fox studios the filmmaker stated that they were interested in pursuing a sequel. 'I haven't talked to them in a while. I know they liked the idea of doing another one,' Rodriguez explained. 'I should probably call and check in. I've just been busy doing these other things.' So it's very early days yet but anyhoo I »
Last year, Robert Rodriguez revealed that the "Predators" reboot was meant to test the market. The goal was to put together a smaller film and to save all the big ideas and big set pieces for the sequel. "[The first film] sets up a new storyline, new location and world, and then you can really go crazy from there," he said. Unfortunately "Predators" hit theaters over a year ago and we still have yet to hear about any solid news about a sequel. The Playlist now caught up with Rodriguez to find out what's going on. "I haven't talked to [20th Century Fox] in a while. I know they liked the idea of doing another one," he explained. "I should probably call and check in. I've just been busy doing these other things." "Predators" cost $40 million to make and went on to gross $127 million worldwide. But because it was only able to bring in $52 million domestically, »
Predators came incredibly close to being the movie we were all hoping that it would be. Unfortunately, it just missed the mark. We've all been waiting patiently for an update on a possible sequel, and thankfully it's finally come.
The Playlist caught up with Robert Rodriguez recently, who dropped the following on hopeful fans ...
"I haven't talked to them [Fox] in a while. I know they liked the idea of doing another one. I should probably call and check in. I've just been busy doing these other things."
Maybe if these things sparkled in sunlight, the sequel would have a better chance of getting greenlit. Someone get on that!
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- Uncle Creepy
Speaking to The Playlist about his film career, director Robert Rodriguez - who produced last year's Predators reboot and directed the film adaptation of Frank Miller's Sin City - updated the status on the proposed sequels to both films. He said that the script for Sin City 2 (penned by William Monahan) is 'pretty close' to being completed, and that they may have it soon. He also confirmed that he hasn't talked to Fox recently about the Predators sequel, and that he'll have to talk to them about where to go with the project. On a follow-up to Predators... I haven't talked to them in a while. I know they liked the idea of doing another one. I should probably call and check in. I've just been busy doing these other things. On the Sin City 2 script... We have a script for 'Sin City 2' and we »
Predators , when it opened in 2010, left the door pretty wide open for a sequel. And when producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimrod Antal did press for the film the summer of its release, the two said a sequel was certainly possible. Here we are in late 2011 and we haven't heard a peep, so what's up? Robert Rodriguez told the Playlist, "I haven't talked to them [Fox] in a while. I know they liked the idea of doing another one. I should probably call and check in. I've just been busy doing these other things." Clearly, the man is in no rush to knock one out. Predators only grossed $52 million domestically; worldwide it made just over $150 million, so will Fox think it's worth doing another one? And, what would you call it? Predators 2 ? More Predators ? »
“The Thing has no subtext, no humour, no genre invention,” reads one review. “The Thing is so single-mindedly determined to keep you awake that it almost puts you to sleep,” moans another. “A foolish, depressing, overproduced movie that mixes horror with science fiction to make something that is fun as neither one thing or the other,” yet another critic seeths.
Now rightly regarded as a classic, it’s easy to forget just how venomous the critical response was towards Carpenter’s film – worse still, The Thing wasn’t a big hit with audiences, »
Believe it or not, there's another movie I'm anticipating as much as The Dark Knight Rises, Neil Blomkamp's sophmore effort to District 9 titled Elysium. Elysium is a futuristic drama that stars Matt Damon as a prisoner, but sadly I know little beyond that. Jodie Foster, Diego Luna (Contraband), Sharlto Copley (District 9), Alice Braga (Predators) and Wagner Moura (Elite Squad) co-star in the project currently filming in Mexico City.
Reforma Magazine has released new images that Movieland has kindly posted online. Check them out in Spanish after the jump. »
- Get The Big Picture
The studio system is long gone and as the Hollywood powerhouses reign supreme over the box office, smaller production companies fall by the way side. Yet innovative filmmakers are currently redefining the industry and creating powerful companies of their own, ones which could change cinema for the better as well as possibly competing with these Hollywood heavyweights in the future.
Due to Pixar’s success as a family orientated studio from the mid 90’s onwards, others are catching on to this ultra collaborative notion. Pixar has a large but focused family of filmmakers which work together to produce perfect movies. We’ve all seen glimpses inside the studio with its fuss ball tables and arcade games; they promote creativity and work together for the greater good. There are no egos at Pixar just a unit pushing forward as a team.
Here’s a look at some promising and quite successful »
- Adam Lock
Director Anthony Leonardi III makes his feature debut with the first Slasher Films' production, 'Nothing To Fear'. Slasher Films is the new studio outfit setup by Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash which will deal mainly with all things horror. The new demonic flick will star Anne Heche -below ('Psycho', 'I Know What You Did Last Summer') along with the sexy Willa Holland ('Legion', 'Straw Dogs'), Jennifer Stone ('Mean Girls 2'), James Tupper and Rafi Gavrone. The production kicks off in February 2012. Slasher Films are also attached to two other horror projects on the horizon - Philip Eisner's 'The Other Kingdom' and Vincenzo Natali ('Splice') and 'Predators' scribe Michael Finch's 'Theorem'. As a little Tuesday treat why not check out a trio of Heche snaps below. »
A few weeks ago, last month, it was rumored that in the latest issue of Fsm Online, Captain America: The First Avenger composer, Alan Silvestri, was re-teaming with Marvel Studios on their Joss Whedon-directed blockbuster, The Avengers. There were also rumors that Silvestri's wife leaked the news early on Facebook. Well now, the filmography of Alan Silvestri has been updated on his official webpage, evidently confirming that he'll indeed be taking charge of the musical arrangement for the assembly of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Credits falling under The Avengers and Captain America: The First Avenger include Predators, Predators 2, The Mummy Returns, and two more that earned him Academy Award nominations - Forrest Gump and Polar Express. Back in July, Alan stated that, if asked, he'd be very happy to continue the relationship with Marvel. Considering Marvel's The Avengers is in post-production, and has been for a little over a month, »
"Derek Mears is the nicest man in horror." The above quote was said directly to me by Nick Principe (Laid to Rest, Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2) at Rock and Shock about his fellow twin tower, Derek Mears ... but we'll get back to that.
Doctor Gash's Tip of the Scalpel tribute has gone to some iconic figures in horror: Robert Englund, Bill Moseley, and Kane Hodder to name some of the initial recipients. However, the Tip of the Scalpel was not meant to be a simple rehashing of all our favorite horror icons. I certainly wanted to keep the door open for the newer faces of the genre to be recognized, especially when working on a new project or doing something outstanding. Enter Derek Mears.
Mears is by no means a greenhorn in the horror industry. He is, of course, best known to fans of the genre as the newest portrayer of Jason Voorhees, »
- Doctor Gash
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