Denke so ein Sammelthread macht ev. mehr Sinn
k everybody just calm the freak down! I have read three articles so far with a “holy shit” involved. Some people are probably giddy with geeky excitement then there are those that are cursing with fanboy rage. Where do i stand on the matter? I think The Predator could use a good movie. Those Alien Vs. Predator crap movies did more harm than good for these badass hunter aliens, even the direct sequel to ‘Predator’ sucked. I for one would like to see another good ‘Predator’ flick.
This is all just a big rumor for now, but it started over at bloody-disgusting when a “reliable source” dropped them a line that revealed Robert Rodriguez and his Troublemaker Studios will be producing the next “Predator” movie for 20th Century Fox. Now the pitch being sent around Hollywood is that there will be more than one Predator:
“In the reboot a team of commandoes face down a mysterious race of vicious monsters.”
Like I said this is a rumor and a long shot. Rodriguez has a good amount of projects he is already working on such as Sin City 2 and 3, a film called Shorts, Red Sonja, and Nerveraker which I can’t find any information on but apparently he is directing it. So take this all with a grain of salt.
In the mean time would you want to see a new predator film?
According to my sources, one of my favorite projects got itself a director. Supposedly, Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson went in to the Silver offices, came in and did this killer take on He-man and the Masters of the Universe and got himself the job!
Apparently, the He-Man movie is not dead after all. I hear Stevenson's presenation razzle dazzled the execs.
I honestly don't know how I feel about the guy because I never saw Kung Fu Panda. On one hand, I'm excited that the project is still active, on the other I'm not really sure if Stevenson is the right choice.
Last month, Disney pulled up stakes on its Chronicles of Narnia co-production and distribution agreement with Walden Media. Tonight, Fox has stepped in to help steer Voyage of the Dawn Treader, as the third film in the series gets underway.
The film might go in front of cameras at the end of this summer for a holiday 2010 release, according to Variety. We also learned that the budget will be much more manageable the third time around, at around 60% of the $215 million budget for Prince Caspian.
Other than the studio and the budget, very little appears to have changed. The cast will return, the producers are still in place, and director Michael Apted is still linked to the project. If a screenplay and writer can come together quickly enough, then this project will indeed move forward later this year.
Dawn Treader is a more family-friendly offering than Caspian, and that may be just the remedy for the franchise at this point.
I do wonder what will happen with the DVDs. Obviously, with a franchise, it makes sense to package them together, and I can't see that happening with two different studios on the masthead. I sense a payoff coming in a few years for the House of Mouse
“War of Gods” deals with “battles waged by Theseus, a warrior from Greek mythology, who leads a fight against the imprisoned titans… unlike some mythological tales, gods fight alongside mortals.
Scott Derrickson, “The Day the Earth Stood Still” director, will direct “Hyperion Cantos” based on two Dan Simmons sci-fi novels - “Hyperion” and “The Fall of Hyperion.”
Story is set in the distant future, as a space war threatens Hyperion, a planet known for the Time Tombs - large artifacts that can move through time and are guarded by a gruesome monster called the Shrike.
Trevor Sands will adapt two Simmons’ novels into a script for one movie - “Hyperion Cantos.”
Sands co-wrote and directed the 2002 film “Inside.” Recently he’s worked on Dimension’s “Six Million Dollar Man” and adapted the David Brin sci-fi novel “Startide Rising” for Paramount.
Scott Derrickson will direct “Hyperion Cantos” for Warner Bros. and GK Films.
Fans of director John Carpenter's horror movie The Thing are in for a treat - plans are afoot for a prequel. Studio bosses at Universal have revealed they are working on a new movie with screenwriter Ronald D. Moore, the man behind the relaunch of sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, to explain how the shape-shifting alien came to be discovered.
The project will be helmed by filmmaker Matthijs Van Heijningen, according to Variety.
Cult comedy Red Dwarf is returning to TV, 21 years after its initial launch.
The show has been resurrected by digital channel Dave for a two-part Easter weekend special, which sees the cast finally return to Earth.
Written and directed by Red Dwarf co-creator Doug Naylor, the new show reunites the line-up, including Coronation Street's Craig Charles.
The hit show, which ran for eight series on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999, won an International Emmy award.
'No holds barred'
Set three million years into the future, the show followed the exploits of Dave Lister, slovenly crew member of the mining ship Red Dwarf - and the last man in the universe.
He was joined in his weekly attempts to make it back to Earth by a cast of oddballs including human hologram Arnold Rimmer, mechanoid servant Kryten and Cat - a preening half-man, half-animal who evolved from the ship's cat.
At its peak, Red Dwarf pulled in around eight million viewers and was broadcast in more than 25 countries.
It has sold more than seven million DVDs and videos.
The new two-part series Red Dwarf: Back to Earth will be followed by a "no holds barred" episode without sets, special effects or autocue.
The weekend will climax with Red Dwarf: the Making of Back to Earth, a behind-the-scenes special from the new episodes.
Fresh off the success of ‘The Wrestler’ Director Darren Aronofsky is getting his ‘Robocop’ movie ready for production. Here is a director that has proved he has an stunning visual imagination, a good sense of story telling, and can get incredible performances out of his actors. This ‘Robocop’ reboot will most likely end up being pretty incredible. MTV caught up with Aronofsky on the red carpet of The Golden Globes and asked him about the film:
“The thing that’s exciting for a filmmaker like me about [“RoboCop”] is that it’s not as iconic as some of the other titles out there, so there’s room to do stuff with it, It had incredible insight into the future, and it’s still hilarious,”
I never thought about that before. Is ‘Robocop’ really an Iconic movie? I am sure there are people that will disagree with Aronofsky’s statement. It’s a great movie, and I loved it’s crazy over the top violence and acting, and it pushed the boundaries for films in the 80’s. I guess I would agree with him to an extent, it is iconic, but like he said, not as iconic as some other movies out there. He goes on to say:
“The world has so changed—how much every one of us is somewhat of a cyborg at this point with cell phones hanging out of us, with implants of all different types. I think there’s a lot of really timely ideas in it. If it comes together, it’ll be great, but who knows?”
If it comes together? There must be a possibility that it wont happen. I guess these days any movie could fall through at any time this early in production. If Aronofsky really wants it though, I think he has the power to make it happen. As for a possible cameo by original star Peter Weller.
“I can’t make any promises, but I’ll show as much respect to the fans as I can.”
I am not sure if you have heard of IMAGI which is a CGI animation studio that has worked on films such as the latest ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ which actually wasn’t that bad. They were most recently working on a big screen version of a cartoon called ‘Astro Boy’. They released a little teaser trailer for that not to long ago and it looked like it could be pretty cool. IMAGI seems to have a lot of talent behind it, but what they don’t seem to have a lot of is money.
The Animation Guild (TAG), Local 839 IATSE business rep. Steve Hulett and President Kevin Koch run a blogthat talks about the animation industry and lets us in on the ups and downs of living and working as a professional animator, and this is what they have to say on the matter.
It appears that Imagi, maker of Astro Boy and Gatchaman, may currently be out of cash and temporarily shutting down operations. We’ve heard from one of Imagi’s Los Angeles animators that he was called at home on Saturday, Jan. 24, and told that the studio was out of cash, and that he should not report to work on Monday. Since this is all happening over the weekend, we’ve been unable to get any confirmation from official studio sources.
We’ve previously noted that the company informed the Guild in December that the company was having cashflow problems related to the credit crisis, and it’s noteworthy that just a few days ago the studio reported it had found a new depositary bank for their American depositary receipt program, so clearly they’re scrambling to get additional funds.
Forbes.com goes on to talk about what what kind of went down with the money situation and why IMAGI ran out of it.
Their boss, Douglas Glen, Imagi’s chief executive, had just come back from the American Film Market in Los Angeles, which was devastated by the gloom and doom spanning the globe. “If markets don’t return to some semblance of normalcy, it is going to be difficult to keep operations going,” an ashen-faced Glen told a visitor. Only two months before he had triumphantly secured $30 million in financing for his movie animation company. Then $20 million of it fell through.
That is just awful! The money was their and now it not. That is really quite sad. I hope this shut down is not permanent. Like I said IMAGI has a lot of talent, and they are also very young, but if they work this all out and it gets fixed, then play their cards right I think they could be the next big animation studio in town. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this all plays out.