Marvel Studios have confirmed The Killing’s Patty Jenkins as the director of Thor 2, the sequel to the first Thor film based on the Marvel Comics character - the God of Thunder.
First announced for development nearly two years ago, it has been reported this week that Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland) have come aboard Paramount Pictures to write a big screen adaptation of Micronauts, according to Deadline.
I know, I know. A film adaptation of a computer game. Anyone remember 2001’s Lara Croft – Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie as the eponymous pneumatic adventuress, a kind of Indiana Jones with secondary sexual characteristics? OK, so that’s most of you. Now, which of those among you have good memories (I said ‘memories’) of said film adaptation. Precisely.
Rio is based on the second iteration of the Angry Birds game, an addictive romp that first appeared on the iPhone. It was a bloody good game too (I mention only in passing that at one stage I was in the top 0.1% of Angry Bird players worldwide – hold that adulation). So, I was expecting Rio to be a right load of old tosh – a kind of Kung Fu Panda with birds instead of cute bears.
Several conversations during my time on this earth have taken a nosedive when, after vociferously recommending a film, the other party asks if said film has subtitles. When I answer to the affirmative the additional personage responds ‘oh. I don’t watch/like films with subtitles.’ There is no other way for anyone to fall faster in my estimations, apart from if they say ‘oh. I don’t really read books.’ You get a pass if you’re blind or partially sighted but that’s it. I wasn’t even recommending anything arty or nothing, just ultra bloody French horror Switchblade Romance. Well it’s the subtitle-haters’ loss. All the best films have subtitles: Bicycle Thieves, Salo, Blue Velvet (if you turn them on at the DVD menu). In fact I can barely think of any foreign language films with bad performances.
It was reported last month that Sony were planning a biopic of late Apple founder Steve Jobs – and now they may have found the man to write it, in the shape of Oscar-winning Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin.
Casting news for Django Unchained has been a long and fascinating story, even by Tarantino's usual esoteric standards, and it looks like he finally has his female lead.
Over the last few years, documentary filmmakers have achieved critical and commercial acclaim as never before – hardly surprising in a world where truth increasingly seems stranger than fiction. It's fitting, then, that 2011's BAFTA David Lean Lecture should be given by one of the giants of the genre, Errol Morris. And it all ties in especially nicely as this year BAFTA are reinstating a documentary category in the Film Awards.
Never let the decimation of your cast stand in the way of a good sequel. That’s something the makers of The Departed could be adhering to if the news Collider has unearthed is correct.
The marketing for David Fincher's much-anticipated remake of the Swedish thriller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, has been nothing short of spectacular. When The Muppets want in on your action, you know you are doing something right.
Netflix is a juggernaut in the home video distribution market, especially since venturing into digital streaming. The last year, however, has been rough on the rental giant with a loss of 800,000 subscribers due to unexpected price hikes and a marketing fiasco that split the service into a digital-only Netflix and a separate DVD service, called Qwikster, which folded back into Netflix within a week. A PR move that could only be described as rhyming with "fluster duck".