July 17, 2011

Joe Johnston Wants to do a Boba Fett Film

Joe Johnston dropped another nugget when talking to Screen Rant. When asked if his mentor and former boss, George Lucas, has seen Captain America: The First Avenger, the director said he would like to do a movie starring Boba Fett. He was a designer and visual effects art director for the classic Star Wars trilogy and had the final designs for the bounty hunter as well as Yoda.

Quite honestly, I don't see that happening. George is very protective of his creation. Besides, from what I've heard Boba Fett will be involved on a certain level in the live action TV series (whenever that starts). But who knows? I've been wrong before.

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Joe Johnston Signed on For Another Marvel Film; Wants to do Winter Soldier

While talking to Screen Rant, the director of Captain America: The First Avenger said he was signed on to do two Marvel movies (Cap being one) and would like to do a film based on the Winter Soldier.

For those who do not know, Winter Soldier is Bucky Barnes, Captain America's sidekick during World War II. It was believed that he died when he and Cap tried to defuse a bomb that was attached to a drone plane. Cap was thrown off and fell into the ocean and frozen in a block of ice until discovered decades later. Well, Bucky did survive - only losing his left arm and his memory in the process. He was discovered by the Soviets, who attached a bionic arm and programmed him to be an assassin for the Soviet government. Eventually, he and Cap cross paths and confront each other. Cap uses the Cosmic Cube (a device you will see in the movie) to restore Bucky's memories. Bucky became Captain America when Steve Rogers was "killed." Now during the Fear Itself event Bucky seems to be dead again. However, this is comic books....

As to a Winter Soldier movie, this is an interesting idea. I think I'd rather see him reappear in the third Cap movie as a villain. Then we'll see if there is interest in having him do solo movies. But that's my $.02

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July 15, 2011

First TV ad for Fright Night Remake Released

No sign of David Tenant, but this TV spot for the new Fright Night looks good. The movie also stars Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, and Toni Collette. The movie will be released August 19th. ENJOY!!


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The Hulk: Post "Fear Itself" - The Villain?


Marvel has released another image with the tagline "It's either in you or it's not." Previously, we had Iron Fist, Doctor Strange, Red She-Hulk, and Silver Surfer. Today's image is The Hulk.

However, there are differences.
1.) The previous four had letters of different colors (yellow, red, orange, brown) mixed in with black lettering. The lettering in the Hulk is all black.

2.) The first four images have the word "Defender" somewhere in the image. Hulk's image has "Offender."

Hmmm....

In Fear Itself - Iron Fist, Doctor Strange, and Red She-Hulk are part of "The Mighty" the group that is to formed to battle to "The Worthy," which The Hulk is a member. Is this a continuation of that plot element? Could be.

We'll know more when the Fear Itself panel is held Sunday July 24 at 12:30PST at the San Diego Comic Con.

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July 14, 2011

The Trailer for The Thing Prequel


This trailer looks good. It captures the John Carpenter's version (even using Ennio Morricone's music). The story:

Taking place three days before the events of the John Carpenter film, Paleontologist Kate Lloyd played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Death Proof, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) join a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across a crashed alien spaceship buried in the ice of Antarctica. They discover a creature that seems to have died in the crash eons ago.

When an experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate and the others try to keep it from killing them and imitating them one at a time, using its ability to perfectly mimic any lifeform it absorbs through digestion, and eventually reaching civilization.

The film also stars Eric Christian Olson (NCIS: Los Angeles), Joel Edgerton (Star Wars: Episodes II & III), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (The Mummy Returns, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra), Ulrich Thomsen (Hitman, Season of the Witch), and Kim Bubbs. The script is by Eric Heisserer (A Nightmare on Elm Street remake, Final Destinantion 5) and former Battlestar Galactica executive producer Ronald Moore. The film is scheduled for an October 14th release.



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Trailer for John Carter


Here's the trailer for the upcoming Disney adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough's John Carter of Mars series. The film stars Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) as John Carter, and Mark Strong (Green Lantern) as Matai Shang, and Polly Walker (Clash of the Titans remake) as Sarkoja. The cast also includes Bryan Cranston, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, and Thomas Haden Church.

The movie is scheduled for a March 9, 2012 release. Enjoy!!!




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Silver Surfer: Post "Fear Itself"


Marvel has released a fourth promo image with the tag line "It's Either in You or It's Not." This time the image is the Silver Surfer. Previous images included Iron Fist, Dr. Strange, and Red She-Hulk. As with the other images, the character is made up of words that define the character. Most are in black, but some are other colors signifying the words that may be part of the tag line of the new book. Today's letters are:

A I O G E E D I D N K B H E S R R Y T E N V W

After a little work, the words seem to be: "BREAK," "DOWN," "DIES," and "EVERYTHING."

So, if this is the last image, the taglines (possibly) are:

"THE UNIVERSE WILL BREAK"
"SHUT THE ENGINES DOWN"
"EVERYONE YOU LOVE DIES"
"FIGHT TO SAVE EVERYTHING"

So, is this the new Defenders? You have Silver Surfer and Dr. Strange, but instead of Hulk and Namor, you have Red She-Hulk and Iron Fist. All will be explained at the Fear Itself panel at San Diego Comic Con which will be held Sunday July 24 at 12:30 PST.

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July 13, 2011

Official Press Release Regarding Evil Dead Remake

Sam Raimi and original producing partners Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell (who also starred in the original franchise) are gearing up to remake their cult sensation THE EVIL DEAD through their long standing Ghost House Pictures partnership. Raimi and Tapert were such instant fans of Fede Alvarez’s short film "Panic Attack" that they set up a blind deal with the filmmaker and through that process have attached Fede Alvarez to write and direct the film. Alvarez wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues. Academy Award® winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (JUNO, JENNIFER'S BODY) is currently doing revisions on the draft. Ghost House is committed to renewing the franchise and has the film on the fast track.

Raimi, Tapert and Campbell will serve as producers. Ghost House Pictures partners Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce. Nicole Brown and J.R. Young will oversee the project for Ghost House. Lionsgate will handle international sales on the film.

The three producing partners commented, "We are committed to making this movie and are inspired by the enduring popularity and enthusiasm for the ‘Evil Dead’ series. We can't wait to scare a new generation of moviegoers using filmmaking techniques that were not available to us thirty years ago as well as Fede bringing a fresh eye to the film’s original elements."

Raimi wrote, directed and, along with Tapert and Campbell, produced the original horror classic THE EVIL DEAD that tells the story of five twenty-something friends who become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist's tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. THE EVIL DEAD spawned a franchise with the equally successful installments EVIL DEAD II and ARMY OF DARKNESS.

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Red She-Hulk: Post "Fear Itself"


The third teaser image has been released by Marvel with the phrase "It's either in you or it's not." We have already seen the Iron Fist and Doctor Strange images, today is Red She-Hulk (or She-Rulk). And once again, certain letters are colored differently to form words that what I assume is the tagline for the upcoming series in December. Here are the letters...

N E A G E O N L L N E L W V S I I E S V

These seem to form the words "SAVE" "WILL" "ENGINES" and "LOVE." Add to these the other words "THE," "FIGHT," "EVERYONE," "SHUT," "YOU," "TO," "THE," and "UNIVERSE."

Everything will be explained at the Fear Itself panel at the San Diego Comic-Con Sunday July 24 at 12:30 PST.

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July 12, 2011

The Trailer for Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows

Here's the trailer for Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. The movie is scheduled for a December 11th release. Enjoy!!!!



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RIP - Sherwood Schwartz 1916 - 2011


The Fellowship is saddened to hear of the death of writer/producer Sherwood Schwartz this morning at the age of 94. He was a writer for the Red Skelton Hour, and produced several shows including It's About Time, Big John, Little John, and Dusty's Trail, but is best remembered for creating two shows: Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch.

At the time of his death (natural causes), he and his son/business partner Lloyd Schwartz were working on a movie adaptation of Gilligan's Island. The Brady Bunch had already made the jump (1995) and had a sequel (1996).

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Doctor Strange - Post "Fear Itself"


Yesterday, I posted a teaser image of Iron Fist with the statement "It's either in you or it's not" with December 2011 date. Today, Marvel released an image of Doctor Strange with the same phrase and words that apply to the character. So...is this in reference to a new series in December? Is it a coincidence that these two are part of "The Worthy" teaser image I posted back on July 8th? I don't know, but Marvel said all will be revealed at the Fear Itself panel at San Diego Comic-Con that will be held Sunday July 24th at 12:30 PST.

As to the non-black letters, I deciphered the words "YOU," "TO," "THE" and "UNIVERSE." All the words from the Iron Fist image were "THE," "FIGHT," EVERYONE," and "SHUT." Obviously, there will be two or three more similar images that, when unscrambled, will form the tag line for the series. Interesting marketing....

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Evil Dead Remake to Happen; The Man Named Bruce Confirms

There has been rumblings for a while about another Evil Dead movie, but it was unclear if it was to be a sequel or a remake. Well, the man - Bruce Campbell - has tweeted that is indeed a remake. He said...

"Believe in the remake dawg! The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell."

Dread Central is reporting that Raimi has headed to Detroit to start work on the project and that it will be "a small indie thing like the first two."

I don't know about this. I generally don't like remakes, but that is what's popular right now. The fact that Raimi is behind makes me feel a little better, as well as Campbell's apparent excitement over the project. But...IT'S STILL A REMAKE!!!!

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July 11, 2011

A New Iron Fist Series Post "Fear Itself"?

UPDATE: The words are" THE" "FIGHT" "EVERYONE" and "SHUT." That makes no sense.

Marvel has posted this promo image with the tag line, "It's either in you or it's not." All will be explained at the Fear Itself panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. The panel will be held on Sunday, July 24th at 12:30 PST.

This is obviously Iron Fist, promoting a new series in December. The mystery is the letters that are not black. They have to be the title of the book scrambled up. Here are the letters...

T E H H F U E T H V R O N E I S Y T G E

The are different colors which has to mean they go together to form that word.

All I have been able to figure out is "The" and "Fight." I'm sure someone else can figure it out before me. If you do, please post it on our Facebook page.

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July 10, 2011

Wonder Woman Film in 2013 Still a Possibility?


Modern Myth Media has been informed that the plans for a Wonder Woman movie are not completely dead...

MMM has received word from a new source close to Warner Bros. indicating the studio is developing a Wonder Woman film for a potential 2013 release.

This news comes as a surprise with so little time having passed since the Wonder Woman television pilot was passed on by NBC. While this new source appears to be legitimate, take this news with a grain of salt. Even our source admits that the project is in very early developmental stages, meaning that Warner Bros. is far off from actually committing to this production.


Keep in mind that the trajectory of this project, like all other DCE projects currently in development, could change drastically if Warner Bros. goes back to the drawing board after the underwhelming box office performance of Green Lantern.


Yeah, I say take it with a grain of salt as well. Look what happened the week after Green Lantern premiered. We had word that a sequel would be a go, and just as quickly, Warner Brothers said "maybe not. We'll see." After what happened to the pilot and the fans reaction to basically rumors and reports, I feel that WW will be one character they'll stay away from for a while. But I've been wrong before.


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July 8, 2011

Who Are Marvel's "The Mighty?"

Marvel released this image today. It shows (shadowed out) "The Mighty," the group of heroes that are powered up to battle "The Worthy" in the company's Fear Itself event. Now looking at the image, some are pretty easy to figure out, a couple not so much. Here's my guess (from left to right)...

Ms. Marvel, Iron Fist, Dr. Strange, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Wolverine, Mockingbird, Hawkeye, and Spider-Man.

The only one I'm not 100% on is Mockingbird. I figure it's her from the hair, but could it be Spider-Woman? Black Widow? someone else?

The initial response in the message boards have not been kind. Other than guesses on who they are, the primary response was the event being compared to DC's Blackest Night - especially this scene...


Fair or not, I can see where it's coming from. I am not reading the event, so I can't say one way or another on how it's going or if it's good or not. I'm too busy reading Flashpoint from DC, which is similar to Marvel's Age of Apocalypse event back in the 90s.

What do you think? Any guesses on "The Mighty?" Is the story any good?

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Marvel to Announce "(?) Reborn" at San Diego

At the "Cup O' Joe" Panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, Joe Quesada will announce a project by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness. The project, to start in December, will be called _ _ _ _ _ Reborn. Here is the Marvel press release...

Official Press Release

Megastars Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness (HULK, Superman/Batman) reunite this December for an action packed story of epic proportions. Want to know what it is? Find out in two weeks at the Cup O’ Joe Panel (Saturday, July 23rd at 2:45PM PST) during Comic Con International in San Diego!

Answers are promised at the CCI CoJ panel on Saturday, July 23. Tune to CBR at 2:45 PM Pacific for our live coverage of the event!

With the name is question supposedly five letters, Bucky, Cable, Hulks, and Torch have already been speculated. Who is it? Guess we'll find out on the 23rd (unless it gets leaked before then).

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July 7, 2011

No Cameo for Adam West After All

I reported a couple of days ago about the rumblings of Adam West having been seen in the proximity of a shooting location for The Dark Knight Rises. That led to the speculation that he would have a cameo. I didn't believe it. Well, true enough he is not there to support THAT Batman. He is checking out the rehearsals of the Batman Live World Arena Tour that is to start in the UK soon. Here is the information and trailer about that project.

It's a shame, but I didn't think it would happen. I like said before, he is on record not liking the darker version of the character and probably doesn't want to be associated with "the dark knight."

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Trailer for Batman: Year One

MTV premiered the trailer for DC Animated's upcoming movie Batman: Year One. The movie will be shown at San Diego Friday, July 22, but the DVD won't be released until October 18th. Based on the story arc by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli told in Batman #404-407, the tale shows Bruce Wayne's start on his war on crime and corruption, as well as the beginning of his alliance with then Lt. James Gordon.

The film features the voices of Benjamin McKenzie (The O.C., Southland)as Bruce Wayne, Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle) as Jim Gordon, Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse) as Catwoman and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) as Sarah Essen.




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July 6, 2011

First Look: Catwoman from Batman:Year One; Will Star in Short Film

The first image of Catwoman from the upcoming animated movie Batman: Year One has appeared online. The character will be voiced by Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse). The straight-to-DVD movie is rated PG-13 and will be released on October 18, but will have a world premiere at San Diego Comic Con in a couple of weeks. The movie is based on the story arc written by Frank Miller and drawn by David Mazzucchelli. She will also have a 15 minute short film (are they no longer calling them Showcase?) which was written by the great Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series, several DC comics).

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July 5, 2011

Adam West to Have Cameo in Dark Knight Returns???

From the "take it with a grain of salt" department, rumors have popped up the last few days of the Batman of the 1960's visiting the Batman of today. Reports on Twitter saying that Adam West was seen in the vicinity of the location where The Dark Knight Rises is currently being filmed (Wollaton, Nottingham, England). Floss Magazine's Twitter page tweeted an hour ago that "Hollywood big wigs" confirmed the rumor.

I don't believe it until I hear something official. Maybe he has mellowed since the whole "they didn't cast me in Tim Burton's Batman" days, but he was pretty upset about how the character has turned darker and was nothing like the character he portrayed back in the late 60s. Would it be cool, yeah, but I just don't see it happening. But I've been wrong before...

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A Sequel to X-Men: First Class Being Discuss; X-Men 4 Still a Possibility?

The possibility of a X-Men:First Class sequel is "being discussed internally" according to the Coventry Telegraph. The movie has grossed over $335 million worldwide and is receiving good reviews. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner mentioned that there is a followup to 2006's X-Men:The Last Stand (or X-Men 3) is "in the pipeline."

I'm not sure what to make of this. I've heard good things about First Class so I will probably watch it. The Last Stand left a bad taste in fans' mouths (including mine), so it will be interesting to see how they get the train back on track.

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July 2, 2011

The Wolfman Being Rebooted...Again.

Universal Studios is considering taking the script to what was to be the sequel to 2009's The Wolfman and reworking it as a reboot. They were not pleased with the response to the film directed by Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger) and starring Benicio Del Toro. It's being reported that the new film will share a link toward the original film starring Lon Chaney Jr. than the Del Toro version. It's likely that filming will start in the fall.

I have not seen the 2009 movie, but I've heard good and bad things said about it. I am a fan of the 1941 version, so that the new movie may have some ties to that would be cool.

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July 1, 2011

THOR and Captain America DVDs to Include Agent Coulson Shorts

Both the Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger DVDs will have short films that feature S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson. Clark Gregg reprises his role that first appeared in the Iron Man films. It is unclear if this is short film idea Marvel was looking into over a year ago. The idea was to have a short film that featured a lower-tier character before the main film.

I think this is a good idea and hope that it's successful. This way you can see characters that may never get a live-action treatment. AND you never know - something that most people think it wouldn't work as a movie or TV series just might work. We'll see...

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20th Century Fox Releases Official Synopsis of Prometheus

In response to the "leaked" plot for the sort-of prequel to Alien (which you can read here), 20th Century Fox releases the synopsis of the new Ridley Scott project:

Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.

So, from that extremely vague description of the plot, it doesn't really discount what came from the leaked source. We'll just have to wait and see. The movie is scheduled for a June 8,2012 release.

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June 30, 2011

Halloween II Comes to Blu-Ray With Interesting Extras

Digital Bits is reporting that the original Halloween II (directed by Rick Rosenthal) will be released on Blu-Ray on September 13. The 30th anniversary edition will include the documentary movie Terror in the Aisles hosted by Nancy Allen and the late Donald Pleasence. Also included in the extras is an alternate ending. This has me intrigued. This is probably the ending that is on the television version of the film. That ending shows that Lance Guest (The Last Starfighter) who played Jimmy in the movie, survived Michael's return to Haddonfield.

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THOR 2 Confirmed for 2013, No Branagh This Time

Expect the second Thor to be released July 26, 2013. The sequel will not have Kenneth Branagh in the director's chair, but he will still be involved in a producing capacity. Reports say the split was an amicable one. Thor has already grossed $437 million worldwide and still going.

Thor will not be the only Marvel movie that summer. Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark in Iron Man 3, which will be written and directed by Shane Black (Kiss, Kiss Bang, Bang).

I'm disappointed in Branagh leaving, I felt he did a great job. However, I think the sequel will be more action and less drama, so I don't know if that may be the case here. We'll see...

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Transformers Had a Great Opening Day...Sort Of

Transformers: Dark of the Moon pulled in $37.7 million Wednesday, ranking it #6 of all-time Wednesday openings. Which would be good news, but Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ranks #2 with just over $62 million. I'm sure part of it is due to the big blockbuster every week scenario we've been going through. Could it also be the backlash we're starting to see regarding 3D movies? This is the first in the franchise to be in 3D. Could it be due to the response of the last film? RotF had a Rotten Tomatoe ranking of 20%, while DotM has a 36% (the first film had a ranking of 57%).

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Rod Serling Biopic in the Works

Deadline is reporting that Bureau of Moving Pictures (cool name) has acquired the rights to a movie based on the life of Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling. Serling's widow, Carol will be a producer of the project. The script will be written by Stanley Weiser (Wall Street, Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story, W.).

In addition to creating the landmark TV series, Serling also created Night Gallery and wrote for several TV shows during the 1950s and 1960s. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the 1968 version of Planet of the Apes. Serling died in 1975 after three severe heart attacks, the last happened during a heart bypass surgery. He was well known for smoking cigarettes as well.

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Wolverine to Start Shooting in October

Apparently The Wolverine will start shooting in some time in October. At least that's what Hugh Jackman has been saying in recent interviews. 20th Century Fox is eyeing a release in 2012. If so...wow. You thought this year was full of superhero movies, take a look at next year...

Ghost Rider 2 - February 12
The Avengers - May 4
The Amazing Spider-Man July 3
The Dark Knight Rises - July 20
Man of Steel - sometime in December
The Wolverine - ????

That doesn't even include Men in Black III (May 25). Geez. Is this too much? Not enough? Just right? I don't know.

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Possible Plot to Prometheus?


i09 has received what may or may not be the plot to the kinda-sorta prequel to Alien film Prometheus directed by Ridley Scott. Read on if you dare...

Earth. Year 2058.

Archaeological digs in Africa reveal alien artifacts that humans were genetically engineered by a advanced alien race (space jockeys). These "Alien Gods" also terraformed Earth in order to make it habitable for their human creations. Amongst finds are coordinates to the Alien God's home-world, to Paradise. Months later the Weyland Corp launch the spaceship PROMETHEUS and his crew, into deep space to make first contact. Thanks to faster than light travel a few years later the PROMETHEUS enters the Zeta Riticuli star system. Humans are greeted by their makers, then transported further into space to a scary yet fascinating world. The Alien Gods are proud of their "children", their first creation to reach such levels of intelligence.

As a reward they share bits of their astonishing bio-based technologies with the humans. But for one crew member of the Prometheus it's not enough. In a treacherous act he steals the "bio-source code" to Terraforming, a technology at the origin of all Gods' power, that could make humans equal to the gods. The Alien Gods may be scientists but are also ruthless conquerors, destroyers of worlds who will not accept humans as equals. They unleash on the escaping human crew their favorite bio-weapon, a creature used to "clean up" worlds before colonization. But something goes wrong in the process and humans manage to turn the bio-weapon against their makers. Giving birth to a smarter, nastier, bigger breed of gut eating creatures. Creatures that will be the demise of Paradise. What's left of the Prometheus crew manages to escape the doomed planet.

On their trail a survivor Alien God in very familiar ship with one ultimate mission.

Bring the wrath of the Gods to Earth.

Hmmm...the Aliens being bio-weapons from the get-go. Take this with a grain of salt, but it may be interesting.

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June 28, 2011

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Trailer Premieres


The trailer for the fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible has hit the internet. The plot: the IMF organization is accused of being terrorists after a bomb goes off in the Kremlin. Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt. Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, and Tom Wilkinson also star. The movie is set to be released sometime in December. Enjoy!


Joe Johnston Wants a Crack at a Rocketeer Sequel

While doing an interview with Film Journal International talking about the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger, he stated that he would like to return to his first adventure into the comic book movie world - The Rocketeer.

"I'd love to make a sequel to The Rocketeer. The film didn't do as well at the box office as we all hoped, but it has endured and generated a following. It was great fun and I'd love to re-explore Cliff Secord's world. If there are other comic-book heroes who have as human a story as Steve Rogers, I'd be interested. Too many comic-book movies rely on spectacle when the story is weak. With Captain America, we got the story firing on all cylinders first so the spectacle was fully justified. More than anything, I want everyone in the audience to sink into the alternate reality of the 1940s, enjoy the ride and come out of the theater humming the Captain America theme. The movie is a helluva lot of fun."

I want to see it, how about you? You can read the rest of the interview here.

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Frank Miller's Holy Terror Gets a Release Date

Frank Miller's next project has a release date of September 14, 2011. Legendary Comics, a division of Legendary Entertainment, will release the landscape 10 x 13, 120 page book with a $29.99 price. The project was original announced in 2006 as a DC project. Miller pitched the idea as "Batman vs. Al Qaeda. It's five years later, not a DC project and obviously does not include Batman. The protagonist is now a new hero called "The Fixer." Quite honestly don't know what to make of this.

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Brief Update on Incredible Hulk TV Series

Guillermo Del Toro talked to FEARNet bout a couple of things including the progress on the Incredible Hulk series. Here's what he said...

We turned in the outline to ABC about four weeks ago. And then we did a rewrite for ABC on the outline, and now we are lining up the pages.

When asked about being different from the other versions...

I think so. Or we wouldn't be trying it. Actually, one of the points of this project early on with Marvel, was "We're going to do this thing different, and here's how. Are you interested?" And they were.

Not much news, but sounds good. Comments can be made on our Facebook page.

Haley Joel Osment Cast in Wake the Dead

Variety is reporting that Haley Joel Osmet is returning to the big screen in the adaptation of the Steve Niles' graphic novel Wake the Dead. The actor had put his career on hold while attending college.
A modern retelling of the Frankenstein story, Wake the Dead is about a college student named Victor who's goal is to reverse death. This is the second work of Steve Niles to be adapted to the big screen following 2007's 30 Days of Night.
The film will be directed by Jay Russell (Ladder 49, Tuck Everlasting) from a script by James V. Hart (Bram Stoker's Dracula, Contact).

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No Green Lantern Sequel After All?


To butcher up a great Twain quote: "the reports of the Green Lantern sequel being alive are greatly exaggerated." The Hollywood Reporter, who first reported the second Green Lantern movie was in the planning stages, now reports that may not be the case. The report says that the budget for the film was $200 million and the marketing was AT LEAST that much. After a full week and a weekend, the film has pulled in just under $9o million, and with other big movies coming out soon (Transformers 3 this weekend), the window is closing fast.

So, say goodbye to a Green Lantern franchise, for now. That is very unfortunate. And we are partly to blame. Yes, there was a lot of information that needed to be covered in a short (possibly too short) period of time, but I thought the movie was handled very well. The fans want DC hero movies other than Superman and Batman. Here was there first opportunity - and they didn't embrace it. SO - expect more Bats and Supes and that's it. No Wonder Woman (especially after the TV pilot), Flash (no one seemed to have watch the show back in the 90s), JLA, or other characters to have a live action film. Oh well, we have Captain America, more Thor and Iron Man, and the Avengers to look forward to.

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June 27, 2011

Green Lantern Sequel Planned Despite Box Office

The Hollywood Reporter is saying that, despite the lower than expected box office receipts, Warner Brothers is planning a sequel to Green Lantern. The film took a 66% decline in receipts from opening weekend. The film pulled in just over $18 million for the weekend and over $89 million total in the U.S. The article also suggests why they are doing a sequel - with the Harry Potter series ending in a few weeks (and I might add the Nolan's Batman ending next year), the studio needs new franchises.

I admit there was a lot that needed to be covered in the movie and I think it was done pretty well. I thought the movie was great. Was it exactly like the comic? No, and it never will be. We've already had this discussion. I wish fanboys and fangirls would be a little more open-minded. Yes, Parallax wasn't the same as he was in the comics, but I didn't really have a problem with what they did. I hated that they killed off Hector Hammond, but Hal has more villains. They have already setup a future villain (I hope you stuck around during the credits to see that).

This also tells me that the door is not closed for other DC characters to be given a chance to be on the big screen. There has been talk about movies for Wonder Woman, Flash, and the JLA just to mention a few. I hope that happens. What do you think? Share your comments on our Facebook page.

June 24, 2011

New Apollo 18 Trailer

A new trailer for Apollo 18 has been released. It looks real good. This is a movie that Les told me about awhile back. I looked into it and was hooked.

The premise....Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.

The movie is slated for a September 2nd release.


RIP Peter Falk (1927-2011)

The Fellowship is saddened to hear of another loss last night. Peter Falk, best known as the unorthodox detective Columbo on the show with the same name, passed away. He had been suffering from Alzheimers. His last role was Father Rudolph in the movie American Cowslip.

While he's best known as Columbo, he had a lengthy career in the movies, including such titles as Murder by Death, The Princess Bride, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Robin and the 7 Hoods, and The Cheap Detective.

Falk was also nominated for two Oscars; in 1961 he got the nod for "Murder, Inc.," while a year later, he earned a nomination for "Pocketful of Miracles."

Our Condolences to his friends, family, and many fans. Please share your thoughts on our Facebook page.

Rocketeer Animated Fan Film


Comic Vine brought this to my attention. This is a fan madeLink animated short to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Rocketeer's movie release.

This is very well done. In fact, it made me want a Rocketeer: The Animated Series cartoon. What do you think? Send me a response on our Facebook page.


The Rocketeer 20th anniversary from John Banana on Vimeo.

Own the Blueprints to Star Wars

Coming this fall is a book call Star Wars: The Blueprints. The book (limited to 5,000) contains blueprints to the sets, vehicles, and droids used in all six episodes of the Star Wars Saga. Epic Ink Productions put the book together with the Lucasfilm Archives. Each book is hand numbered. Copies #1-125 will be signed by A New Hope art director Norman Reynolds; art director Les Dilley; and set dresser Roger Christian and goes for $1000. Copies #126-5,000 are priced at $500. Here is a teaser trailer for the book...

R.I.P. Gene Colan (1926-2011)

The Fellowship is saddened to report that Gene Colan died last night at the age of 84. According to Clifford Meth, he had been in and out of a coma for the last week. Gene is a legend in the industry, there isn't a character he has not done, but most famous for his pencil work on Tomb of Dracula, Doctor Strange, Daredevil, Batman, and Iron Man.

He started in comics in 1944, but left to join the Army. When he returned in 1946, he worked for Timely Comics (now known as Marvel). After being let go in 1948, he freelanced for National Comics (now DC). He did freelance work for Marvel in the 1960's and worked on every title they had, but was known for his work on Iron Man, Daredevil and Captain America. He co-created Captain America's partner, the Falcon. During the 1970's he worked on Tomb of Dracula (he co-created Blade) and Howard the Duck, but left the company in the 1980's to bring his unique style to Batman. He also worked on Wonder Woman, reunited with his Tomb of Dracula partner Marv Wolfman to do Nightforce, and Silverblade, among other projects. He slowed down during the 1990's and 2000's and started having health issues. His last original work was Captain America #601 (released September 2009) which won an Eisner Award.

His unique style will never be seen again. I loved his work and want to thank him for his beautiful art. Farewell, Mr. Colan. Gone, but not forgotten. Our thoughts go to his family, friends, and legion of fans. Please share your thoughts on our Facebook page.

June 23, 2011

Ready or Not, Here Comes a Remake of Wargames

Yet an another movie from the 1980s is being remade. Deadline is reporting that MGM is letting Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) to develop the film for him to direct. The original dealt with a high school student breaking into military computer thinking he was accessing a game developer system and nearly starting World War III. The film starred Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy.

Not sure what to think of this. Generally I don't like remakes, but this has potential given how things are now days. But they HAVE to get Barry Corbin back as General Beringer so we can hear him say again "Mr. McKittrick, after very careful consideration, sir, I've come to the conclusion that your new defense system sucks."

Pierce Brosnan to Star in Bag of Bones?

Sources are telling Shock Till You Drop that the former Remington Steele/James Bond actor is indeed in Bag of Bones. The movie is being directed by Mick Garris (The Shining mini-series, Sleepwalkers, The Stand, Psycho IV: The Beginning). Brosnan will play Mike Noonan, an author who suffers from writer's block after his wife's death. A dream makes him return to their summer home in western Maine. Noonan gets caught in a custody battle involving the daughter of an attractive young widow and the child's enormously wealthy grandfather. He also finds out that his summer home is haunted by spirits, including his wife.

No release date has been given. Sounds interesting but hey, it's a Stephen King story. What do you expect? :)

News, Confirmation on The Crow Reboot

Alex Tse has been hired to write the re-imagining/remake/reboot/reinvention of the Crow franchise. This is not his first venture into comics adaption to movies - he wrote the screenplay to Watchmen. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) has been officially announced as director and Bradley Cooper (the A-Team, the Hangover series) will play Eric Draven.

The Crow revolves around Draven and his fiancée, Shelly, who are assaulted by a gang of street thugs after their car breaks down. Eric is shot in the head and is paralyzed, and can only watch as Shelly is savagely beaten and raped. They are then left for dead on the side of the road. He is resurrected by a crow (or believes himself to be) and seeks vengeance on the murderers, methodically stalking and killing them. The original version starred Brandon Lee, the son of Bruce Lee. He died in a tragic accident during the filming of the Crow. There were two theatrical sequels, a Canadian TV series and a direct to DVD sequel. What are your thoughts about this reboot?

Ape Research Video (Rise of the Planet of the Apes)

GeekTyrant has posted a video which has to be part of a viral campaign for the upcoming Rise of the Planet of Apes. In the video, you see an Ape walking upright. The movie will be released August 5th. Thoughts?


First Official Images From The Hobbit

Entertainment Weekly has posted three images from The Hobbit, including our first look at Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins....

Freeman receiving direction from Peter Jackson

Sir Ian McKellan back as Gandalf the Grey

Another image of Martin Freeman as Bilbo

The first film, An Unexpected Journey is scheduled for a December 12, 2012 release. The second, There and Back Again, will be out December 13, 2013. So...what do you guys think?