We were as excited as anyone when we first heard Max Brooks’ novel World War Z was heading to the big screen. It’s a great book and from the moment we first read it, we were convinced it would make a terrific movie.
Obviously, we weren’t the only ones who thought so. Cut to several years later and the World War Z movie is finally about to arrive in theaters. And even with all the troublesome news surrounding the shoot, we’re still excited for the movie.
After having already seen the trailer, there’s a new clip from the movie that’s hitting the Interwebs this week. In it we find Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his wife (Mireille Enos) and kids on an aircraft carrier. Once there some government types convince Gerry that’s he’s humanity’s last hope to stop the zombie apocalypse.
Can it be stopped? Who knows. You’ll have to wait and see the movie. Until then, check out the clip after the break and look for World War Z in theaters on June 21.
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.