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News: Director Tony Scott Has Died

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Tony Scott, brother of Ridley and the director of innumerable brilliant movies, apparently committed suicide last night. Reports say he ‘leapt without hesitation’ from a bridge in San Pedro, LA. A note was said to be left at the 69 year-old’s office. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

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News: First Look At Russell Crowe In Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Darren Aronofsky is one of my favourite directors. His work is usually bleak (Requiem For A Dream is CRUSHING) and populated by flawed and self-destructive characters, but I can’t get enough of it. He was attached to the Batman reboot before Warner Bros. settled on Christopher Nolan, and was even due to direct The Wolverine for Fox before having to drop out because of the long overseas shoot. I would have very much liked to have seen that. Anyway, that freed him up to make the long gestating project of Noah.

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News: Joss Whedon Returns For The Avengers 2!

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

There’s some fantastic news for those of us who enjoyed The Avengers – Director Joss Whedon has signed up to write and direct the inevitable follow-up! Announced at a Disney Investors Conference, Whedon will also have some involvement in ABC’s live-action TV series based within the Marvel movie universe. Continue reading

News: Daredevil To Be Directed By Joe Carnahan?

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, David Slade has dropped out of the Daredevil reboot for Fox Studios, which sent execs into overdrive searching for a willing victim to take up the difficult (ridiculous) task of getting the film into production by October. Why does it need to be in production by October? That’s when the rights revert back to Marvel and they can get their hands on a very recognisable Avenger. So, who is mad enough to take on this challenge?  Continue reading

News: Thor: The Dark World Closing In On Its Villain

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

 

We reported a few months back that Mads Mikkelsen, best known for playing Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, was being lined up to play the villain in Thor 2, now officially known as Thor: The Dark World. Mads had to drop out after committing himself to the Hannibal TV series. Thor isn’t the only superhero franchise to be affected by Hannibal either – David Slade had to drop out of making the new Daredevil feature for Fox Studios after agreeing to direct the pilot. So, who are Marvel Studios lining up to play the new big bad opposite Chris Hemsworth? Continue reading

News: The Bourne Legacy Featurette Hints At Links To Previous Instalments

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

 

It’s truly exciting year for those of us who love our action-packed spy thrillers. Not only is Bond back but it seems he’s in top form with Skyfall (I saw the IMAX trailer before a showing of The Dark Knight Rises and was BLOWN AWAY), but we also have a return of the Bourne series with The Bourne Legacy. Replacing Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner now heads up the franchise as Operation Treadstone comes to an end and powerful forces try to tie up loose ends by disposing of their assets. Continue reading

News: Wes Anderson Lists Dream Cast For Next Feature – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

 

Wes Anderson may have only just released Moonrise Kingdom to the world but he’s already thinking of his next project – The Grand Budapest Hotel. Aside from the title, Anderson has revealed little about the film itself, save for a dream cast wishlist. Continue reading

News: Super High Quality Dredd Pics

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

 

Dredd‘s positive showing at San Diego Comic Con last week has helped put a lot of fears I had to rest. It means  I can wave bye-bye to my usual trepidation and actually look forward to the September release of the feature. In the meantime, lets look at some ridiculously high quality pics of Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) and his chums in action. Continue reading

News: Chronicle Director Josh Trank Directing Fantastic Four & David Slade Drops Off Daredevil Reboot

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Finally, some news away from San Diego Comic Con – Josh Trank, director of the superhero found footage flick Chronicle, will head the reboot to The Fantastic Four for Fox Studios. After initially being circled by Sony for their Venom feature, Trank has signed up to to bring Marvel’s first family to the big screen and will be working with writer Jeremy Slater to re-invigorate the franchise. Continue reading

News: Marvel Panel At San Diego Comic Con Announces “Phase Two” – Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2, Guardians Of The Galaxy, And Ant-Man

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Marvel Studios showed no sign of slowing their pace after the massive success of The AvengersQuite the opposite, in fact. No, Marvel used their panel at San Diego Comic Con to announce they were beginning “Phase Two” of their film strategy, and boy is it a biggie! Let’s talk the big boys first. Continue reading