EW premiered the latest in their line of bland marketing with a new cover for The Avengers. Frankly, it looks terrible. A series of clumsy looking, poorly touched-up headshots assembled on the page as if the work of an over-eager child left alone with scissors and a glue stick, for the first time.
Imagine the excitement when I read the headline Spielberg to direct movie about the life of Moses. I mean, I'm only 27 and already one of the world's most famous directors is prepping the story of my life. Sadly, it's my slightly more biblical, elder, white-bearded namesake that Warners is looking for Spielberg to direct a film about, not me.
Hollywood effects legend Rick Baker spoke to Shock Til You Drop about his work on Men In Black 3, showing immense pride in the retro B-movie style designs adopted for the time-travel sequel.
"The thing that's cool is there is a time travel element [to the story]. Where I had fun is that we go back to the Men in Black headquarters of the '60s. The first thing I said is that we should have retro aliens, not aliens of 2012. More based on B-movies of the '50s and '60s. So, a lot of the aliens are based on that. Space suits with fishbowl helmets and ray guns."
Lars von Trier: misogynist Nazi sympathiser and sadistic Cannes exile who made Björk cry. What a bastard. If I were a gambling man I’d a) be destitute due to my chronic bad luck and b) wager that the image conjured above chimes all too well with the one you have in your head of the notorious director. If you augmented that with the phrase ‘master jokester’ then not only would you have an inspired turn of phrase but you would be on to something.
Not wasting any time at all, Lionsgate have acquired the film rights for the newly released Dead Island computer game from game distributor Deep Silver. A viral trailer was released for the game in February and a huge buzz surrounded it until it was released in early September - when it proceeded to outsell every other game on the market.
As Alex alluded to last week, the traditional summer of sequels and blockbusters has been and gone and the time has come for smaller and less explosion-based cinema to make its mark. Not that the studios have forgotten their bread and butter entirely of course. There’s still plenty of room for a film about killer sharks eating teenagers……in 3D.
Paranormal Activity 3 has been given a new poster this month, not giving anything of the story line away, but introducing us to the two main characters.
Writer of Wanted, Derek Haas has been busy tweeting getting our hopes up for a sequel of the 2008 action film starring James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman.
Director of next month’s Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman, Shawn Levy has recently revealed two major projects for the upcoming year – an adaptation of the Frankenstein novel and an adaptation of Fantastic Voyage.