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Saturday, April 5, 2008

New "Quantum of Solace" Pics

Oh I get ever so excited when new information covering the latest James Bond movie pops up! Some mildly cool pictures of Daniel Craig continuing to look like the most badass Bond in history have surfaced, along with one of the Bond gals and supposed villain. Here you go. As always, click to enlarge:

Leaked "Dragonball" Pictures

I'm going to give credit for a change. dug out these gems. They're leaked pictures of the live action "Dragonball." Take a look and click to enlarge:

A Goku stunt double takes 5.

Emmy Rossum as Bulma (left) and her stunt double.

What is Goku doing?

World Martial Arts Tournament?

Still not enough to get a good feel of what this movie is going to be like, but a fun find regardless.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

TRAILER - "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army" (Trailer 2)

Ready? The next trailer for the Hellboy sequel has surfaced. Does it look cool? Well, it's no more exciting than the previous trailer, but it does spark some new information. The fantasy element looks like it will play a much bigger role this time around-- Which I like. Overall I felt like laughing and cringing at parts. But it doesn't deter my excitement for it. Here it is:

July. Okay. I'll bite. I want to see it. Deliver del Toro! Deliver!

Dwayne Johnson and Brendan Fraser Go Joe... G.I. Joe

Brendan Fraser has been said to make a cameo in Stephen Sommer's adaptation of "G.I. Joe" as the character Gung Ho. Makes sense to me. Fraser starred in two of Sommer's movies, "The Mummy" and "The Mummy Returns." So it's kind of cool that he's doing that I suppose. I always wondered how the director-actor relationship between the two was.

Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson (no longer "The Rock") will be playing the role of "Shipwreck" in the upcoming, Hasbro toy inspired movie.

I have no idea who these characters are. I've never been a fan of "G.I. Joe," but considering I've said so little about it, I felt the need to give it some obligated love. For the "G.I. Joe" fans out there: Are you okay with all of this?

McConaughey as Magnum P.I.?

Does anyone think this is getting a little bit ridiculous? What about those who think it has long since passed ridiculous? Remakes. From old television shows, to big movie franchises, hell, to even smaller movies, remakes are everywhere. Next up? "Magnum P.I." the slick, 80s detective drama that made Tom Selleck the man he is today.

So what's going to happen with this show? Raswon Marshall, director of "Dodgeball," has written a script for the movie and is probably going to direct. Could things get worse? Maybe Matthew McConaughey is being offered the roll as Magnum, and while I don't have a problem with him as an actor, I don't necessarily see him as the new generation Magnum P.I. It seems like some bad casting to me.

Raswon Marshall... You have got to be kidding me...

Matt Damon Journeys to the "Green Zone"

Paul Greengrass, director of "The Bourne Supremacy," and "The Bourne Ultamatum," has teamed back up with Matt Damon for the new political drama "Green Zone." Being filmed in Central London, "Green Zone" follows the story of two CIA agents on the trail of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Matt Damon plays an officer, Roy Miller, who combines his efforts with the CIA agents to find the weapons.

The Green Zone, is a highly fortified area where U.S troops stay during the Iraq Occupation. Highly fortified, it's said that many flawed decisions are made there, not unlike decisions from Vietnam.

Here's some pictures of Damon at the production. Click to enlarge:

Not bad Mr. Greengrass. If all goes well, he might make a bigger name for himself. A lot of the political dramas do poorly at the box office or are often tossed aside as cliche and only relevant for a few more years. (Is that why "Platoon" is still remembered?) Greengrass might be able to pull out something real nice here.

"Green Zone" will be released in 2009.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

TRAILER - Surveillance

Jennifer Chambers Lynch, daughter of thriller master David Lynch, will soon release her sophomore effort at filmmaking. Presumably due out this year, "Surveillance" follows three victims, a cop, a druggie and a young girl who has just watched her family murdered, as they tell a couple of FBI agents three very different and wild stories concerning two murderers. Damn that was a long sentence. Well, without much more explanation, here's the (German) trailer for Ms. Lynch's next film:

Apparently Jennifer Lynch's first film ("Boxing Helen") was a total dud. But it's been 15 years since "Boxing Helena" was released, so perhaps she's figured it out by now? No doubt her dad, who produced the film, gave her a helping hand as well. No word on a release date.

"Halo: The Movie" - Attempt #2

Screenwriter Stuart Beattie, who wrote the upcoming "G.I. Joe" which I have no interest in, has typed up the latest attempt at getting Halo to the big screen.

After Peter Jackson failed to get Halo rocking last year, Beattie became frustrated at the prospect that a Halo movie may take longer than expected and took it in to his own hands to write a script. The script is titled "Halo: Fall of Reach" and is heavily based on the best-selling novel by the same name. claims to have a source that has looked over the "Halo: Fall of Reach" script. Here's what they had to say.

The script is, first and foremost, a character-driven story about a soldier named John who was kidnapped or "conscripted" by the UNSC when he was just six years old, and then brutally trained to become an elite Spartan warrior known as Master Chief 117.

The script then takes us through the horrific first contact with the Covenant hordes on the doomed colony world of Harvest, and then climaxes with the spectacular fall of the UNSC forward base on Reach, during which every other Spartan is slaughtered.

The script also gives detailed outlines for the second movie, HALO: RISE OF THE FLOOD, which takes place entirely on the Halo ringworld, and the third and final movie, HALO: BATTLE FOR EARTH, which roughly follows the events of Halo 3, the game.

One cool advantage of this first script is that (like the shark in JAWS) you don't even see the Covenant until halfway through the movie. And because all the creatures are CGI creations, this cuts the budget down dramatically and makes a first Halo movie that much more viable. For Halo fans, it's like the prequel that provides all the answers to questions they've thought about for years. For non Halo fans, it's an exciting action movie that provides a clear, concise introduction to a world five hundred years in the future with relatable characters and a terrifying alien menace.

I've never been overly impressed with the Halo series. What makes it any different from any other FPS (first person shooter)? There's not much thinking involved. The story is...okay, but nothing to write home about. It is the epitome of mainstream video games: Simple, but explosive. Frankly, I got my fill of FPS when I was in the 5th Grade and Halo was called "Doom."

It might make a decent movie, who knows; but I'm more interested in "Metal Gear Solid." Get moving Kurt Wimmer.

Iron Man, Iron Man and... Iron Monger?

A new wave of "Iron Man" pictures have emerged. The pictures include lots of action shots of Iron Man and the apparent "final boss" of the movie, Iron Monger. Many of them Paramount has asked some sites to take down. But who visits this place right? Those of you lucky enough to find my blog, here you go. Click to enlarge:

With all these pictures and ads showing up for the movie, you have to wonder if it's because Paramount wants this to be a massive summer blockbuster, or because it sucks... Eh. I'll worry about that when the time comes. In the meantime, the pictures look pretty awesome.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Update: April Fools - Daniel Radcliffe Leaves Harry Potter

It seems after six movies Daniel Radcliffe has decided to leave the franchise. Due to disagreements with the director and contract complications concerning the fact that the seventh film will be split in to two, Radcliffe is leaving the series early.

Warner Brothers execs are keeping pretty hush, hush about it right now. I'm sure they don't know how to break the news. This information comes from a leaked source. Expect an official word soon.

It's a shame Radcliffe had to leave the project early. If it's due to complications with the seventh film(s) I'd suggest Warner Brothers suck it up and just make one movie. The more I think about it, the more ridiculous I think it is that the last film is being split in two. This is very unexpected though.

No doubt casting for the last two movies (or movie) will begin soon unless they can crack a new deal with Radcliffe. No mention of whether or not Rupert Grint and Emma Watson will return for the final film.

UPDATE: Happy trails! Real updates coming soon.