The Planet of the Apes reboot opened last year with critical praise and the promise of an exciting franchise. But Hollywood just wouldn’t be Hollywood unless it did something effortlessly stupid.
Brandon (Michael Fassbender) is a singleton living in New York. On the surface, he’s just another young professional going about his everyday life but underneath lies a dark secret; an inherent risk of self-destruction led by his all-consuming urge for sexual satisfaction.
With the Avengers ripping up trees around the world for Marvel, it won’t come as a surprise to anyone that Warner Bros. – who own the rights to DC’s properties – have been cooking up ideas for their own superhero hook-up. Stories for the Justice League have been under consideration for the best part of the last decade, but the plans have always been much more difficult to implement than has been the case for Marvel who – Spiderman apart – have creative control over all of their characters. DC have been able to exert less control, and, as a result, there is no consistent universe in which their characters can play.
You wait thirty years for a bus and then two come along at once. Fresh off the amazingly divisive bow of Prometheus, Ridley Scott seems happy to keep his focus on science fiction and is mooting a return to the world of replicants and bounty-hunters. The follow-up to the seminal Bladerunner said to take place "some years after the first film" and the original picture’s writer, Hampton Fancher, has reportedly been brought in to develop and write the sequel for Scott to direct.
Collider sat down with Scott to talk about Prometheus, but the director also went into more detail than he has before regarding the Blade Runner sequel. It’s obviously something that is at the front of his mind, because he was able to describe a full scene. More after the jump.
As we previously reported, Kick Ass 2 continues to gather steam. Universal has agreed to finance the picture which will see Jeff Wadlow directing his own script, with Matthew Vaughn producing. And now, more news: it seems that the original cast are just about signed and sealed to reprise their roles in the follow-up.
Rising star Jeremy Renner’s next big project sees him in the starring role in The Bourne Legacy. A second trailer has been released in the last week or so, giving us a somewhat more detailed glimpse into the world of Robert Ludlum's double-crossing CIA heads and rogue agents. High octane and full of twists and turns, the film promises to pack a punch when it is released in August.
Yes, okay, I'm late again, although this is really only due to my hectic double-life. It's not easy being a mild-mannered film writer and general layabout by day and a dynamic sleepaholic by night. To be honest, it might be better for you all to club together and buy me a signal that will call me to action, or at least an alarm clock, even if it's one of those cheap ones from Argos.