As we’re getting closer to the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness expect even more promo-type material to come out. This time around it’s a clip from the movie itself featuring the ensemble crew of the Enterprise.
It’s a fun clip and helps keep up the enthusiasm for the movie’s release. The pic opens in IMAX 3D on May 15 and in 2D/3D on May 17.
I had a soft spot for 2009′s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and I have a soft spot for this, even with its flaws. If you remember the end of the last film (and never mind if you didn’t), Zartan is impersonating the President of the United States in one step of Cobra Commander’s grand plan for world domination.
I think this is supposed to take place right after the last film, but no matter. All you need to know is that the President is not the real President, and the Joes are not aware of it. They’re busy raiding a nuclear arms facility in Pakistan — a mission devised by Zartan (Arnold Vosloo/Jonathan Pryce) to wipe out the Joes when they call for transport after the mission.
All of them, save for Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki), Roadblock (The Rock), and Flint (D.J. Cotrona) are killed. Fortunately Snake Eyes (Ray Park) is away on another mission training with Jinx (Elodie Yung) and quite possibly the worst actor in the entire film, RZA as the aptly named Blind Master.
We live in a glorious bubble of time. We know Anchorman 2 is going to come out, it has been green lit, it has begun production, and Will Ferrell is sporting a wicked ‘stache. The film exists on a pedestal of excitement that is likely not going to by the finished product. So for these fleeting few months the concept of Anchorman 2 is simply bliss.
Yet while we live in our cocoon anticipation, productions moves steadily on. Often times a new movie means new faces, and Deadline has the scoop on one very funny addition to the Anchorman 2 cast:
Paramount insiders tonight confirmed to me what Christina Applegate tweeted a few hours ago: “So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast forAnchorman 2.” The sequel formally titled Anchorman: The Legend stars Will Ferrell and Steve Carell plus Wiig in what the studio says is a “new role”.
Kristen Wiig was very much the Will Ferrell of her SNL generation, often stealing skits just by being on stage, so to see her enter the Anchorman world makes a ton of sense. Wiig has been successfully making the jump from the ‘not ready for prime-time players’ to big screen in the last few years, and landing a new role among such a star-studded cinematic comedy event only further establishes her rising star.
Yes, the first G.I. Joe was pretty to look at, but dumb. Much like its star. Of course, even if it was not everything it could have been, the gang at Paramount must be an optimistic bunch and so, there’s a sequel on the way.
This time the movie is called G.I. Joe: Retaliation and it stars Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis and Jonathan Pryce in a story featuring COBRA’s infiltration of the U.S. Government and the Joes saving the day.
It’s directed by John M. Chu and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Those are some pretty accomplished people, maybe this won’t be as bad as we think? Maybe.
At any rate, there’s a new trailer for the movie for you to check out. Look for the movie itself to arrive on March 29, 2013.
For a minute, let’s just forget about all the trouble (or supposed trouble) the big screen adaptation of Max Brooks’ novel World War Z may have gone through. Let’s just pretend all is well so we can come to this first trailer for the film with all the confidence and optimism in the world.
And you know what, we don’t even have to do that. This trailer makes the movie look pretty awesome. In fact, if it’s really this good, nobody will even remember that it may or may not have been in trouble, had reshoots or had its release date moved back.
If the movie is this good, all of that just won’t matter. Okay, we know you’re as interested as we were to see this trailer, so check it out after the break.
Look for World War Z to arrive in theaters on June 21, 2013.
Kenneth Branagh has one of those careers that every struggling actor waiting tables in Los Angeles dreams of having. He is an extraordinary actor who has mastered The Bard and eventually turned himself into a well-respected director.
He is in his ‘tent pole’ era as a director right now, coming off of Thor his next project is a reboot of Jack Ryan for Paramount. Variety is reporting that Branagh might have finally found himself a villain for the project:
Paramount didn’t have to look far for the villain in its untitled Jack Ryan reboot, as the studio is in negotiations with Kenneth Branagh — who’s also directing the film — to star opposite Chris Pine in the action thriller that aims to reinvigorate the blockbuster franchise.
Directing a major blockbuster-to-be and being able to insert yourself as the main bad guy of the piece? Like said, the career every aspiring actor dreams of having.
As a wonderful, British, actor Branagh is a uniquely qualified for the bad guy role. In my estimation this reboot is shaping up rather nicely.
Expect the next Jack Ryan adventure to hit theaters some time next year, and stay tuned to The Flickcast for any other news about Branagh deciding to write the score of the film himself too.
You gotta love Hollywood. Even though the main character of the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child is 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds, Paramount saw fit to put Tom Cruise in the movie as the character. Inspired casting indeed.
This may come as a surprise to some of you but Tom Cruise is nowhere near 6-foot-5 or 250 pounds. Not even when he wears the lifts in his shoes and the camera shoots him from a low angle so he looks taller. It’s just not believable, sorry.
Oh well, since when has Hollywood tried to do anything believable, right? It is entertainment and make believe after all, not a documentary.
Anyway, the first trailer for the Jack Reacher film featuring Cruise has dropped and we’ve got it for. What do you think of Cruise?
Check out the trailer after the break. Look for the bad ass Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher to arrive in theaters on December 21.
There will be a large segment of you that will ignore this movie in its entirety. There are many reasons why you may do that, a dislike of Kevin James, a dislike of inspirational sports movies, or perhaps a dislike of MMA itself. If you fall into any of those categories I plead to you to at least give this trailer a shot.
For those of you who have no idea what Here Comes The Boom even is, here is the synopsis:
Former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss is a 42-year-old apathetic biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher. Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter.
Now, of course, that brief concept isn’t the most convincing argument for the film, but the trailer suggests that there is more to this movie than Kevin James getting beat up in some sub par MMA action. Director Frank Coraci is a mixed bag, but he is able to coax some real emotion from a goofy premise (Click, The Waterboy) so there is hope that Here Comes The Boom can rise above the sum of its parts.
Check out the trailer after the jump, and you can see Here Comes The Boom in October.
I have been vocal in opposition to the intensely wrong-headed internet overreaction to the Michael Bay produced Ninja Turtles reboot. A single misinterpreted statement and geek level distrust of Bay led to a firestorm of misinformation and backlash.
Unfortunately we will never get a definitive answer to who was right in that debate as Paramount has shut down this particular reboot and pushed it’s release date:
The effects-heavy film, which was in pre-production in Vancouver, was set for release in December 2013. That date is being pushed to May 2014, according to sources…The issue is said to be the script… Now it has halted work on its planned holiday movie for 2013, temporarily laying off pre-production staff and informing those prepping the film that the work stoppage is “indefinite,”
I really think we are missing out on what could have been a fun take on the characters. That said, anytime a movie like this is pushed in pre-production to work on the script is a good sign. It would have been very easy for them to rush production and fix the script as they go along, which rarely works for these types of films.
In the interim Ninja Turtle fans have a new TV series to look forward to that will have to keep you satisfied until the movie gears back up. Keep your eyes peeled to The Flickcast for more updates on this project in the coming weeks.
Max Brooks’ World War Z is a masterpiece of modern zombie fiction. Successfully merging the traditional zombie tropes with a grand scale and an eerie realism that makes the story of the great Zombie War come alive. So at the height of Zombie popularity it is a natural that the book would be getting the big screen treatment.
On the surface everything seemed good for the film, it had a major movie star, a solid director and studio support. Yet something happened along the way, the movie started to fall apart. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the studio is bringing in some help try to right the ship:
Screenwriter Damon Lindelof has been brought in to save Paramount’s zombie movie World War Z… Its release has been pushed from December 2012 to June, 21 2013, and is awaiting significant reshoots. Lindelof, the Lost co-creator and co-author of Ridley Scott and Fox’s Prometheus, is said to be focusing on World War Z’s third act. The production hopes to begin reshoots in September or October.
The book has a pretty non-film friendly structure so it is no surprise that they are having difficulty on the writing end of things. It is just unfortunate that the problems are only just now being addressed after the main production and not much earlier in the process. Linedlof is a big idea guy, so hopefully he can crack the code.
The Flickcast will retain optimism on the project, keep posted for any new updates as they develop.
When we heard that GI Joe Retaliation was pushed back to May 2013 we were bummed. The trailers did a great job of getting everyone excited about a new GI Joe film, which is a minor miracle in and of itself. The original word was to do a ‘proper’ 3D post convert, which kinda sounded like BS, and it turns out it was.
Deadline is reporting that mediocre to poor test screening results and cold feet from killing off the first film’s star Channing Tatum in the first act are the principal reasons for the delay. Which is funny, because one of the aspects that fans were rallying behind with the new film was the balls to kill of the characters that didn’t work in the first film.
Now we are in an odd place. On the surface, this can be seen as a good move, allowing the filmmakers time to make better a film that many of us were looking forward to. On the other hand, if this is all the work of the studio who wants nothing more than to shoe horn a rising star into a franchise that he already proved ill-equipped to lead, we may have lost something fun.
No one will know for sure until next May, but at the very least this film will go down as an interesting what if moment in film.
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