8 items from 2013
The project has been in development for many years, with Universal securing the rights to the game in 2008, two years before its release. The game is based on the famous literary work, following Dante Aligheri, a knight who teams up with the poet Virgil to rescue Dante's lover Beatrice from the nine rings of hell. He eventually becomes a pawn in a war between heaven and hell.
Jay Basu (The Dinosaur Project) wrote the most current draft of the screenplay, with Bruce C. McKenna writing an earlier draft. Eric Newman and Marc Abraham are producing alongside EA Entertainment vice president Patrick O'Brien. No production schedule was given.
Universal Pictures' take on Electronic Arts' Dante's Inferno video game has found a helmer in Fede Alvarez. Deadline reports that the Evil Dead director will tackle the adaptation of the game, itself loosely inspired by the first third of Dante Alighieri's 14th century epic poem, "The Divine Comedy." Released in 2010, Dante's Inferno reimagines Alighieri as a Templar Knight traversing the nine circles of Hell to rescue the soul of his beloved Beatrice. Although the plot of the game represents a significant departure from the original text, the specific layout of Hell is directly inspired by Alighieri's words. Marc Abraham and Eric Newman are set to produce alongside EA's Patrick O.Brien with Jay Basu ( The Dinosaur Project , Fast Girls ) having turned in the »
While "Monsters" helmer Gareth Edwards has taken a huge leap from his tiny breakout film, directing next year's massive "Godzilla," the success of his eerie creature feature is something producers have been unable to leave behind. And so of course, no time has been wasted in mounting a sequel to "Monsters"—bearing the foreboding title "Monsters: The Dark Continent"—and though filming only got underway this past spring, we already have a teaser trailer to hint at what's in store. The follow-up (dubbed a "continuation") has swapped out Edwards for first-time feature filmmaker and TV regular Tom Green ("Misfits," "Blackout"), and the script from Jay Basu ("The Dinosaur Project," "Fast Girls") is set a few years after the original, with the U.S. military in the Middle East confronting another "infected zone." Johnny Harris ("Snow White & The Huntsman," "Welcome To The Punch"), Sam Keeley ("What Richard Did") and Joe Dempsie ("Skins, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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- Luke Ryan Baldock
Ever since it was unveiled back in 2010, there's been talk of a possible sequel to "Monsters." And that's hardly a surprise: while Gareth Edwards' film wasn't a giant success, it made a very decent $5 million worldwide (plus much more on home video formats), which is an unqualified success for a film made on a miniscule budget. Edwards was snapped up for a much more expensive giant monster movie, helming "Godzilla" for Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures (filming just got underway last week, with Aaron Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn and Ken Watanabe in the cast), and it feels almost appropriate that as he makes his second film, Screen Daily has revealed that the sequel to "Monsters" has begun filming. "Monsters: Dark Continent" is, as previously announced, the feature directorial debut of TV helmer Tom Green ("Misfits," "Blackout"), with a script from Jay Basu ("The Dinosaur Project, »
- Oliver Lyttelton
The first thing that caught my attention about The Dinosaur Project was the pretty kick ass poster.
Pretty nice right? Right?
Now, as far as the movie goes, it’s now available on iTunes.
And the world thought that dinosaurs were extinct? Brace yourself for a chilling ride through the depths of the … Continue reading → »
- Dave Dreher
Well here's a surprise. The Dinosaur Project is finally available for your viewing pleasure... via iTunes. Can this little indie flick deliver the dinosaur action we've been craving, or should we all just wait to revisit Jurassic Park! Find out for yourselves now!
And the world thought that dinosaurs were extinct? Brace yourself for a chilling ride through the depths of the Congo jungle as a film crew discovers (to their peril) that the 65-million-year-old species is more than alive! The most exciting dinosaur action movie since Jurassic Park!
African fishermen find an orange backpack floating gently on the water. They are astonished to discover a waterproof container inside, full of videotapes. Flash back to London and the announcement by crypto-zoologist Jonathan Marchant of his expedition to find Mokele Mbembe, a legendary dinosaur rumored to inhabit the Congo River. »
- Uncle Creepy
The biggest title of note in today's batch of MPAA ratings is Zack Snyder's Superman film, Man of Steel, which like producer Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise is rated PG-13. No surprise there, but I'm sure some will be interested in the reason for the rating, which is "for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language." Whatever that could mean, I'm not too sure, but there you have it. Additionally we have a rating for Raman Bahrani's At Any Price (watch the trailer here), the upcoming thriller Dark Skies, the Weinstein's animated film Escape From Planet Earth and a late-in-the-game re-rate (well, actually just a new reason) for this Friday's comedy release, Movie 43. Finally comes a rating for a movie titled Unfinished Song, which is actually the new title for the Weinstein's Song for Marion, which was once thought as a potential Oscar contender, »
- Brad Brevet
8 items from 2013
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