January 14, 2011

Rise of the Apes moved back five months; Alien Prequel no more; Star Trek sequel in 3D?

Apparentlty, 20th Century Fox feels confident in Caesar: Rise of the Apes that it's been moved from June24th to Thanksgiving weekend. That way a series of Caesar films could be spawned if it does as well as they think. It makes some sense to get it away from a pretty packed summer movie season and have it be the big attraction on a holiday weekend. Now whether or not it works, we'll see.



Well, instead of an Alien prequel, 20th Century Fox and Ridley Scott have decided to do a sci-fi movie called Prometheus. Scott had this to say...

“While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative. I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the singular tale I’d been searching for, and finally return to this genre that’s so close to my heart.”

Co-writer Damon Lindelof had this to say...

"In a world flooded with prequels, sequels and reboots, I was incredibly struck by just how original Ridley's vision was for this movie. It's daring, visceral and hopefully, the last thing anyone expects. When I sat in a movie theater as a kid, feet raised off the floor for fear that something might grab my ankles, I never dreamed in my wildest imagination I would one day get to collaborate with the man responsible for it. Working alongside him has been nothing short of a dream come true."

Thanks to Comic book movie for the quotes.


Vulture interviewed J.J. Abrams regarding Super 8, Fringe move to Friday nights and the next Star Trek movie. He confirmed that Paramount has asked him about doing the sequel in 3D. He basically replies if it makes sense he would do it in 3D. He won't do the movie in 3D for the sake of doing it in 3D. And I don't have a problem about that.

Oh, by the way, the first episode of Fringe on their new night is titled, "Firefly."