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Re: General Movie News
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2012, 02:19:58 PM »
It should be in the period between WWI and WWII.  It could show Red Skull's construction of the Death Star and Stanley Tucci hiding on Tatooine.


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« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2012, 02:31:56 PM »
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Tarsem Singh Wants To Direct 'Samurai Jack'
Posted 11/16/11 10:56 am EST by Kevin P. Sullivan in News


After the big time success of his latest project "Immortals," director Tarsem Singh has his eyes on the project he'd like to tackle next.

Tarsem recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he would like to direct the live-action version of "Samurai Jack," the beloved and critically acclaimed animated series that aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 to 2004.

The potential director and subject combination is sure to have fans nodding their heads in agreement. Tarsem is known particularly for his otherworldly visuals and could theoretically make a great director for the unique art direction of "Samurai Jack."


The animated series ran for four seasons and followed the titular character, a feudal Japanese warrior banished to the future as he desperately searches for a way to return to his own time. Over the course of its run, the show won four Emmy awards.

New Line attempted a live-action adaptation of "Samurai Jack" back in the early 2000s with the now-controversial Brett Ratner at the helm. When a film did not materialize during that attempt, the rights to the film reverted back to Cartoon Network, who currently holds them.

No official discussions about a Singh-directed "Samurai Jack" film have taken place.

Singh's next film, "Mirror, Mirror," a new take on the story of Snow White is scheduled to hit theaters in March of next year.

Is it just me, or does this have The Last Airbender potential?
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Re: General Movie News
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2012, 02:53:05 PM »
That could potentially be a match made in heaven. Even at his worst Tarsem is a fantastic visual designer, and when given the proper time and script he can create something truly magical (see: The Fall). It's just a shame his last two have been so half-baked. It's just a matter of him really applying himself here and being given the schedule needed to create.


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Re: General Movie News
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2012, 02:39:05 PM »
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Talk about feeling like you've already seen something a few times.

And no offense to Oliver Stone, but unless you're working on Breaking Bad, stay away from drug lord stories. You can't compete.
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Re: General Movie News
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2012, 11:46:54 AM »
"A Fantastic Fear of Everything" looks quite good:
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That definitely looks like something worth checking out.
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Re: General Movie News
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2012, 02:52:58 PM »
That Indian girl was just in an episode of Doctor Who I saw.  She's very attractive.


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Re: General Movie News
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2012, 06:08:21 AM »
<a href="http://videos.movie-list.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://videos.movie-list.com/flvideo/2010.flv" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://videos.movie-list.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://videos.movie-list.com/flvideo/2010.flv</a>

Guy Maddin's latest.  Despite looking like a parody of an art film, this one looks REALLY interesting to me.  Plus, anything that gives Kevin MacDonald work can't be all bad.  Except Epic Movie.  That was made entirely out of bad.


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Re: General Movie News
« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2012, 06:47:14 AM »
i don't think i could ever take kevin seriously in anything.
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« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2012, 07:04:24 AM »
i don't think i could ever take kevin seriously in anything.

To be fair, I wouldn't call most of Guy Maddin's films too serious.  Experimental, but not serious.


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« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2012, 05:51:14 PM »
'Anchorman' Director Adam McKay Reveals the Sequel Backstory (Q&A)
The writer-helmer and frequent Will Ferrell collaborator explains why the Paramount film wasn't going to happen -- and how it suddenly did.


That Paramount finally decided March 29 to make an Anchorman sequel was as much a surprise to Will Ferrell and Adam McKay as anyone. After all, the collaborators had been trying for years to revive Ron Burgundy, and only three months earlier the possibility had been “really 100 percent dead,” according to McKay.

Despite the fact that McKay, along with contemporaries Jay Roach and Judd Apatow, has one of the best modern live-action comedy records in town, the economics of the studio laughter remain very tight. The studio had refused to budge from a $35 million budget limit. But that number wouldn’t have covered even a few of the above-the-line salaries: Ferrell’s ask can now reach $20 million, and several of the secondary Anchorman players, including Paul Rudd and Steve Carell (now up to $12 million-plus), have since blown up.

Anchorman, a story about what happens when a macho ’70s newsman and his crack team are forced to deal with an ambitious new woman in the office, was made for only $26 million. It racked up a decent $85 million in domestic revenue for DreamWorks in summer 2004, but while the film’s quotable lines and 1970s San Diego TV news setting helped generate a cult following on DVD, the period humor didn’t play overseas. Paramount Film Group president Adam Goodman had been the executive on the film at DreamWorks, which greenlighted the comedy after Old School had done well for the studio in early 2003 and Ferrell had his first huge hit with the New Line Christmas comedy Elf, which grossed $220 million worldwide later that year.

McKay was a Saturday Night Live vet making his directorial debut, and it was a surprisingly strong result. Since then, he has co-written and directed three additional Ferrell comedies for Sony — Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby grossed $148 million domestic in 2006, Step Brothers grossed $100 million in 2008 and The Other Guys grossed $119 million in 2010. Goodman, who moved to Paramount with the property rights after DreamWorks left the studio in 2008, remained interested in an Anchorman sequel, but studio revenue projections repeatedly didn’t justify paying the team any more to reunite.

McKay spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the sudden unexpected breakthroughs that made the Anchorman sequel a reality, and what he and Ferrell have in store for Ron and the Channel 4 News team when they return, possibly in the summer of 2014.

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Two things: 1) fucking studios, and 2) how unbelievably awesome would it be to hole-up with these guys and write comedy?
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Re: General Movie News
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2012, 09:52:54 PM »
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In a future society, time-travel exists but it's only available to those with the means to pay for it on the black market. When the mob wants to eliminate someone, they send their target back into the past, where a hit man known as a looper lies in wait to finish the job. Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is one such hired gun, and he does his job well -- until the day his bosses decide to "close the loop" and send Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) back in time to be killed.



Okay, movie. You got my attention.

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« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2012, 10:14:42 PM »
‘Sin City’ Sequel is Finally Official, ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Starts Production This Summer

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It seems like Robert Rodriguez has been promising us a sequel to Sin City since the day after the original came out in 2005. His adaptation of Frank Miller’s gritty, stylish world was unique among comic book movies at the time in how closely it stuck to being a panel-to-panel adaptation of the original graphic novels (even going as far as to bring Miller on as a co-director), and though it contained a bit too much shoddy Robert Rodriguez cheesiness, it also had enough unabashed cool that it blew the hair of comic book fans back all over the world. News of the sequel becoming official has been long-awaited.

And today is the day we’ve all been waiting for. According to a press release put out by Dimension Films, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is finally on its way with both Rodriguez and Miller back in the director’s chair(s) as the main creative forces. Alexander Rodnyansky and his AR Films are the ones fronting the dough, so the film will be a co-production between his company and Rodriguez’s own Quick Draw Productions, with Dimension handling the distribution. And, of course, Harvey and Bob Weinstein have managed to get their names attached as executive producers.

Rodriguez says, “The first question I am always asked is ‘When will you make another Sin City?’ I have wanted to re-team with Frank Miller and return to the world he created since the day we wrapped the original, but have felt a duty to the fans to wait until we had something truly exceptional that would meet and exceed what have become epic expectations. A Dame To Kill For will certainly be worth the wait.”

The original graphic novel’s Amazon description explains the story as follows:

    “It’s one of those hot nights, dry and windless. The kind that makes people do sweaty, secret things. Dwight’s thinking of all they ways he’s screwed up and what he’d give for one clear chance to wipe the slate clean, to dig his way out of the numb grey hell that is his life. And he’d give anything. Just to cut loose. Just to feel the fire. One more time. And then Ava calls.”

As with the original Sin City, it can be assumed that A Dame to Kill For will be a series of stories, with “A Dame to Kill For” mixed in with other Frank Miller tales. Miller will share writing credits on the film with William Monahan, who also worked on the original. Casting is set to begin next week, and production is slated for this summer at Rodriguez’s Austin-based Troublemaker Studios.

Dunno about the rest of you, but I've been waiting a long time for this one. I really love the first Sin City, and should they stick to the same formula I have no doubts the second one will also be good.


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Re: General Movie News
« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2012, 02:41:00 AM »
I thought Sin City had about 10 good minutes, while the rest of it stunk.

The Guy Maddin film does look interesting.  It looks like he's somewhat abandoning his silent film aesthetic for arty-40s movie.

Looper doesn't look bad either, but what's up with JGL's face? Have they made it up to look a little more like Bruce Willis' or has he has some genuine work done?


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« Reply #43 on: April 13, 2012, 05:42:23 AM »
I thought Sin City had about 10 good minutes, while the rest of it stunk.

Agreed. Unlike Mr. Dragon, I have not been waiting for a sequel to this as I didn't care much at all for the first instance of it.

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Looper doesn't look bad either, but what's up with JGL's face? Have they made it up to look a little more like Bruce Willis' or has he has some genuine work done?

JGL? Genuine work done?!? C'mon.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in Sony’s sci-fi thriller Looper, but his face is almost unrecognizable.

Thanks to three hours in the makeup chair each morning, the actor transformed into a younger version of Bruce Willis for the role – in which the duo plays the same character at different ages. Through time travel, Gordon-Levitt and Willis are forced to hunt each other down in the Rian Johnson-directed film.

“It was kind of an incredible transformation to see,” Johnson said. Added Gordon-Levitt, “It kind of freaked Bruce out.”

“We knew we were never gonna make Joe look like a real young Bruce Willis,” said Johnson. “So what we did was pick a few key features and alter those.”

In case all the hype surrounding the project has yet to pique your interest, Gordon-Levitt goes so far to proclaim: “It’s my favorite thing I’ve ever done.”
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Re: General Movie News
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2012, 08:43:20 AM »
I'm so excited for Looper, but all I know about the movie are Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the guy from Primer is consulting on time travel....and I guess Bruce Willis.  I'm on complete lockdown on this movie.  I'm not going to look at any trailers, pictures, or movie descriptions.  I can't wait.