Imagine my surprise and indeed excitement when back in May last year an email popped into my inbox entitled “The Moon Nazi Film Iron Sky Gets a Release Date And a New Teaser”. The expression “you had me at moon Nazi” has never been more apt.
A remake of Heat is coming. Do not worry, dear film-loving reader, this is not referring to Michael Mann's peerless 1995 movie. This is all about the 1986 movie of the same name, starring Burt Reynolds, Peter MacNicol and Karen Young.
Those familiar with Susan Hill’s 1983 novel The Woman in Black and the ensuing stage adaptation will be au fait with this terrifying tale of death and revenge. Perhaps surprisingly, this haunting story has only been adapted for the screen once before, in the form of a 1989 BBC TV movie and this long overdue big screen adaptation promises much given the involvement of horror veterans Hammer Film Productions.
In a mad, mad week just before Christmas last year, the world lost their collective shit over trailers for The Hobbit, The Dark Knight Rises and Prometheus. Fanboys obliterated the twittersphere with 'debate' about Bane's nonsensical mumblings, admiration for a dwarf chorus and a whole lot of second guessing about a Space Jockey mask.
But it was Ridley Scott's Alien prequel teaser that wiped the floor with that of the chiropteran man and the vertically challenged inhabitants of The Shire.
Thankfully (read: tediously and unnecessarily) the web was soon awash with frame by frame deconstructions of Ridley's teaser, effectively defeating the entire purpose of the deliberately ambiguous rapid fire trailer. Since then, every time a new Prometheus image surfaces online, the latest of which can be seen here, we are treated to more speculation about what it all means.
A new weekly feature on Lost in the Multiplex, looking at the winners and losers of the UK box office.
Low budget superhero found footage movie Chronicle pulled off a feat worthy of Superman himself, toppling Steven Spielberg's War Horse, which has dominated the UK Box Office for the last three weeks.
There is a really, really, really good film to be made out of Judge Dredd. Stallone had the chin for the role but that was about as far as it went, and I get quite angry just thinking about the missed opportunity his take at the franchise was (I say "franchise", it's a blessed relief that he didn't get to give the property another go-around).
I know these having been kicking around for a bit now but in the event that you haven't seen them, the folks at Shiznit have done some very impressive Photoshop retouching to the posters for the films nominated for Oscars this season.
Well, I suppose we shouldn't be too surprised. The sequel to Clash of the Titans features, well, quite a lot of wrath. The film is helmed by Jonathan Liebesman and sees Perseus (Sam Worthington) travelling to the underworld to rescue Zeus (Liam Neeson) from his traitorous son Ares (Edgar Ramirez) and brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes).
Machete Kills, the sequel to Robert Rodriguez' delightfully sleazy and bloody action epic Machete, is apparently set to commence shooting this April. This is quite wonderful news, as that first film, itself based on the fake trailer Rodriguez made for the Grindhouse project (he also helmed the Planet Terror movie alongside Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof sleaze-fest for the project, which also featured fake trailers from Edgar Wright, Eli Roth and Rob Zombie), was a near-masterpiece of tasteless and exploitative fun in the vein of all of those notoriously trashy 70s action-and-gore orgies that inspired so many people.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt seems determined to rival James Franco for the title of Hollywood's busiest and most multi-talented actor.