First Look At Russell Crowe In Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH
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Spoilers! ROBOCOP Is A Transformer In The Remake!
Drew McWeeny of HitFix has expressed his displeasure with the latest script for the Robocop remake. It includes four different versions of Robocop, with one resembling a Transformer.
It's clear from Drew McWeeny's tweets that he doesn't care for the script of the Robocop remake. He goes as far as saying Len Wiseman's Total Recall seems like a masterpiece compared to Nick Schenk's (Gran Torino) latest revision of Robocop. Here are some of Drew's more informative tweets.
In the film, when Murphy is turned into Robocop 1.0, it's described "a high-tech version of the '80s suit." Then they show a focus group scene where criminals laugh at the design. "He looks like a toy from the '80s!" So they redesign him to look "meaner" as Robocop 2.0, who passes focus group approval. So they not only make sure to include the original design, they also point out it's dated and stupid.
Hold onto your sides for more hilarious "Robocop" details. They outsource his construction to China. #seriously
And we meet the ED-209s in the field in Iran, where they're used to subdue suicide bombers.
Ahhh... now they just dropped Robocop 3.0 onto an Al Queda training camp to see what he does. "He should be programmed to incapacitate in all scenarios." "Agreed. Let's keep him PG-13, Dr. Norton." No. No. No. No.
By page 54, they are already onto Robocop 4.0, who looks like a "cop on steroids painted metallic blue." Oh, god... oh dear god... Robocop is a Transformer. He goes from "social mode" to "combat mode" and back. Full transformation.
It's tough to determine tone on the page, but "satire" seems low on their list of priorities.
Okay... the two "best" lines in the script. First up is at the unveiling ceremony for Robocop in Detroit, from a TV reporter covering it. "I think it's safe to say that Alex Murphy is now part man, part machine, ALL COP!" Yes, I too remember the original poster, asshat.
Second, after the traumatic first meeting with his father, Alex's son retreats to the apartment of Lewis, Murphy's male partner. The scene ends with the action line "David sits, catatonic, looks at the TV -- MGM REMAKE TBD." It means "to be determined." They haven't decided which of their other movies to plug with that clip.
Someone shows Pope, head of the OCP project, some mock-ups for Robocop action figures. "Are you kidding? I wouldn't buy that for a dollar!"
I'll say this: once the script stops all the winky-winky crap and just starts telling a story, it's not terrible. But it's way too late.If you can get past Robocop The Transformer, there are some interesting action beats. And I'm sure Padilha will direct the hell out of it.
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Pandemic Scene To Be Featured In ROBOCOP?
A Niagara-based vehicle production company who supplied prop vehicles for Total Recall remake are in talks to give some ambulances for the upcoming Robocop remake, and let a detail slip about the film.
Niagara Classics Transport is a provider that offers custom vehicles for film and telelvision production, which were recently featured in the Total Recall remake and TV spots for The Olympic Games.
During an interview with a Niagara newspaper, NCT revealed that a Robocop film crew are currently in discussions with them to provide vehicles which would double as retrieval ambulances in a pandemic scene.
The president of Niagara Classics Transport, David Mole said “We’re helping to recreate a catastrophe that happened in the original story."
Could this catastrophe be when Clarence Boddicker gets the launchers and causes panic in Detroit City? We may possibly know more once Robocop starts shooting in early September in Toronto.
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Actress Alice Krige Joins THOR: THE DARK WORLD
SCOOP: The actress best known as The Borg Queen in early Star Trek films, Alice Krige, has revealed she will be filling a small undisclosed role in the anticipated sequel, Thor: The Dark World.
DCMarvelFreshman - 8/12/2012
Principal photography for Marvel Studios' much-anticipated Thor followup, subtitled The Dark World, will soon kickoff officially this month. And on-location set preparations have even been spotted overseas in England. And surprisingly, new cast additions other than Christopher Eccleston have yet to be announced.
However, according to multiple sources, it seems we finally have word on who else is joining Marvel's expanding cinematic universe. During a lengthy panel at this year's Star Trek: Las Vegas convention, South African actress Alice Krige announced that she has landed a small role in the Alan Taylor-directed film.
Besides the role being fairly small, the actress apparently added that she may not be recognizable in the film, which indicates that the role she's filling will be some sort of creature. And that also seems likely because she's best known as the “Borg Queen” in Star Trek: First Contact and its many installments, which required make-up and prosthetics. The 58-year-old actress also appeared in Dinotopia and The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
Considering actor Christopher Eccleston has been confirmed as Malekith the Accursed, ruler of Svartalfheim, it's quite possible Alice Krige could be playing Alflyse, the the queen of the Dark Elves and the Svartalfheim realm.
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Former WONDER WOMAN Megan Gale Joins MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Cast
Gale, who was all set to play the Amazonian Princess in George Miller's now defunct Justice League movie, has landed a role in the director's upcoming return to post apocalyptic world of Mad Max. Several other cast additions have also been announced..
Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 8/13/2012
I'm sure most of you remember the cast that would have brought the Justice League to life in George Miller's vision of the DC superteam, before the movie was scrapped, leaving said cast extremely disappointed indeed. Well now Aussie supermodel-cum-actress Megan Gale will have a chance to be a part of another highly anticipated big screen project with Miller, as he has cast her in Mad Max: Fury Road.
Her role is a mystery for now, but Moviehole have details on some other cast additions. Joining Gale, Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, are Nathan Jones as Rictus Erecetus, Nicholas Hoult as Nux, Hugh Keays-Byrne (who was set to play Martian Manhunter alongside Gale) as Immortan Joe, and Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as ‘the wives’. Also onboard are Supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw, playing The Dag’; Courtney Eaton has been cast as Fragile; Josh Helman is Silt; Jennifer Hagan is Miss Giddy; and musician iOTA is Coma-Doof Warrior.
Some character names eh? But they are actually all perfectly in keeping with the Mad Max mythology. Moviehole also have some plot details on the film, which began shooting July 9th..
Read more at http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansit...U6eMya8ZfL6.99“Mad Max Fury Road” sees Mad Max (Hardy) caught up with a group of people fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by the imperator Furiosa (Theron). A battle erupts on the road in front of them over the course of the film as they attempt to push the rig to safer terrain.
Kevin Feige Dishes On THE AVENGERS Blu-ray/DVD, Deleted Scenes And More
Vaguely commenting on Joss Whedon returning to helm the sequel, Marvel's The Avengers producer Kevin Feige has offered details for the Blu-ray and DVD, and the featured deleted scenes.
DCMarvelFreshman - 8/13/2012
Kicking promotional efforts into full gear for the anticipated blu-ray/DVD released for Marvel's The Avengers superhero spectacle, Marvel Studios president of production, Kevin Feige, has offered details via Moviehole. Vaguely expressing excitement that Joss Whedon is back on board to write and direct the sequel, Feige offers:
“You have to make sure that it doesn’t seem utterly ridiculous that a guy from outer space, a billionaire with a suit of armor and a guy who turns green when he gets upset could all fit into a movie together for people who have never read the books – and that’s where Joss Whedon came in. He was able to weave together their stories in a really great way.”“Blu-rays are an incredibly important part of the movie process. We finished the big-screen release of The Avengers on the Tuesday and we started working on the Blu-ray on Wednesday. It was very immediate. There are a number of deleted scenes and a few storylines that fell by the wayside during the editing process for the big-screen release. However, we are very proud of these scenes and [“Marvel’s The Avengers” director] Joss Whedon is very proud of them, too. That’s why we’re excited that fans will be able to see them on Blu-ray”, he says, noting that we’ll see a “a few more scenes with the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill, played by Cobie Smulders” and “some slightly different versions of Maria Hill and Nick Fury’s interaction with the World Security Council, which are great to watch – but there are a number of other fun scenes, too.”For the complete interview with Kevin Feige, where he further discusses the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled collectors set, as well the Item 47 one-shot, make the jump over to Moviehole.“Every movie we’ve made, in particular The Avengers, all started with a group of people – including executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Jeremy Latcham, Victoria Alonso and myself – saying, “Wouldn’t it be cool if we could do this? And, “Wouldn’t it be cool if we could do that?” We’d sit around and say, “Wouldn’t it be cool if we could do an Iron Man movie? Wouldn’t it be cool if we could make a Thor movie? Wouldn’t it be cool if we could make a Captain America movie? Wouldn’t it be cool if they all led towards The Avengers?” Every decision we make starts with a question, and talking about this collector’s set is something we’ve been talking about and planning for years – just like with the movie itself.
“We have had a lot of fun coming up with ideas for the collector’s set. We’ve been talking about things like, “Oh, we’ve got to create a Marvel Master Timeline that showcases all of the events in all of the movies for the collector’s edition.” Well, that’s definitely in there. Also, I always love collector’s sets that look like a cool prop from a movie, which is why we decided to make the collector’s edition look like the silver case from our movies. It’s the silver case that Nick Fury shows Dr. Selvig at the very end of the Thor movie, after the end credits. It’s the same silver case that Nick Fury puts the Tesseract inside; that Loki ends up stealing at the beginning of The Avengers. It’s going to be great! We’re really excited about the collector’s edition. In fact, we can’t wait for everybody to see it.”
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Fox Allowing DAREDEVIL's Return To Marvel/Disney
Following discouraging tweets from potential director Joe Carnahan, recent reports seemingly confirm that Fox is letting go of their Daredevil reboot, allowing the character's rights to revert!
DCMarvelFreshman - 8/14/2012
Despite nearly two months remaining before Matt Murdock officially comes home, Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox is finally pulling the plug on their Daredevil reboot. Assumed earlier today when Joe Carnahan tweeted that his “retro, red-suited, Serpico-styled superhero” pitch “went up in smoke,” the site claims:
“From what I’m hearing, that means that Fox is prepared to see the rights to that character revert back to Marvel Studios, and fall under the Disney umbrella. Marvel essentially said no to an extension and to Fox’s request that it come aboard as cofinancier of the Daredevil film.”Joe Carnahan@carnojoe
Guys. To clarify. DD pitch was tremendous and everyone flipped for it. The clock ticked down at Fox, that's why it went tits up.
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I will post the piece we did since it should be seen be all now...then you guys decide.
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Watch Joe Carnahan's DAREDEVIL Reboot Sizzle Reel
Showcasing some of what Joe Carnahan had in store for Daredevil, if he had helmed Fox's reboot in time before the character's rights returned to Marvel, hit the jump & check out two sizzle reelz!
DCMarvelFreshman - 8/14/2012
In the wake of confirmation that 20th Century Fox was losing the character's rights to Marvel, initial director Joe Carnahan has offered an idea for what he had planned for their Daredevil reboot. After requesting and quickly gaining 6,000 followers on Twitter, Carnahan revealed not one, but two sizzle reels; differentiating in ratings.
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Joe Carnahan @carnojoe
DAREDEVIL NC-17: youtu.be/92cVd9HalHs via @YouTube The more violent version. More clips from the prior DD movie. More gruesome.
Joe Carnahan @carnojoe
DAREDEVIL: youtu.be/_j5rb3R5iWs via @YouTube The more PG-13 version. More comic panels. Less violent.
SANDMAN Movie Pitch Illustrations Revealed
We may never see Morpheus grace the big screen, but Neil Gaiman has just posted a link to some movie pitch illustrations by Jill Thompson, which he had shown to Warner Bros. back when a Sandman movie was in the very early stages of development..
Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 8/14/2012
Now we have no way of knowing exactly what would have ended up in the movie had it happened of course, as it seems Gaiman was pitching elements from his entire Sandman saga if these pics are anything to go by. But a good chunk of them seem to focus on the "Brief Lives" arc, in which Dream and Delirium seek out their long lost brother Destruction. Fan favorite characters such as The Corinthian, Fiddlers Green, and John Constantine are also depicted..
Update: Gaiman has reveled that the reason the pics cover so much of his run on Sandman, is that they were pitching for a sequence of 3 movies.
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SUPERMAN's "Ma Kent" Phyllis Thaxter Passes Away Aged 90
Perhaps best known for her role as Clark Kent's (Christopher Reeve) mother in 1978's Superman, actress Phyllis Thaxter sadly passed away on Tuesday at her home in Florida at the age of 90.
Josh Wilding - 8/15/2012
The Hollywood Reporter confirms the sad news that Phyllis Thaxter died on Tuesday at her in Florida after what they describe as, "a long bout with Alzheimer's." The actress will be best known to comic book fans for playing Ma Kent in Richard Donner's Superman over 30 years ago. "She was one of the most beautiful and patrician icons of the golden age of movies, TV and theater," veteran movie critic Rex Reed told the site. Thaxter was also known for roles in the likes of Bewitched, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo and Act of Violence.
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James Mangold Joins Twitter; Lists Movies He "Thinks About" While Filming THE WOLVERINE
The director of what is now confirmed to be a "standalone" Wolverine movie has taken to Twitter, and listed off a few very interesting movies he says are on his mind while shooting the upcoming CBM..
Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 8/15/2012
You can now follow The Wolverine director James Mangold on Twitter @mang0ld for any potential updates on the currently shooting movie. One of his first Tweets on that subject is an interesting one, as he gives us an idea of his thought process while filming - specifically which movies are in his head..
Now these might not be his direct cinematic influences of course, but if the classic, and somewhat surprising movies on his list are even a hint at the heights he is aspiring to with The Wolverine, I for one really hope he accomplishes his goals. Any and all updates on this one as we have em.
We have em! Here are some more Twitter updates from Mangold..
"Amazing images being made. Great actors in this show. Exhilarating to direct a in multiple languages. Real emotion transcends language.
Today I am starting an intense set piece of action and drama at the Yashida Compound set. Logan, Yukio and Shingen."
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David Cronenberg Is Not Fan Of Superhero Movies...At All!
In a chat with Next Movie, the Cosmopolis director states his outright dislike of any movie focusing on a superhero, calling them "adolescent in their core", and singling out TDKR in particular. Read on for the full story..
Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 8/15/2012
David Cronenberg has directed, in my opinion, some of the greatest movies of all time. He is best known for his surreal, body-shock horror movies such as Scanners, The Fly, and Videodrome - and actually has directed a CBM of his own in A History Of Violence. But that didn't involve anyone in tights. Still, with some established directors turning their hands to the superhero flick, it wasn't too far fetched to assume that someone like Cronenberg, who was already familiar with similar genres, may one day want to do the same. Well, don't count on it! Next Movie put the question to him, and he did not mince his words when responding..
"A superhero movie, by definition, you know, it's comic book. It's for kids. It's adolescent in its core. That has always been its appeal, and I think people who are saying, you know, 'Dark Knight Rises' is, you know, supreme cinema art, I don't think they know what the f**k they're talking about."
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