Two new images from Star Trek Into Darkness have arrived online and they are pensive, to say the least.
As a fan of the collaborative works of John Carpenter and Kurt Russell, I rightly kicked up a fuss when shiftless hacks remade The Thing, arguably their masterpiece. The remake came and went, the memory of which is barely the vapour fart of a phantom at this point. Film has a Darwinism all its own, the shit will die off and the classics will endure.
That level-headed perspective, however, does not preclude me from losing my fucking mind when I hear the news that Hollywood plans to remake another Carpenter/Russell joint. Namely, their 1981 post-apocalyptic classic, Escape from New York.
We have seen their footprint, now we get to see what a Kaiju looks like on the inside. Unsurprisingly, it's not pretty.
Things have been quiet at the Pacific Rim of late, after the rousing teaser trailer and some less rousing images, things have died down surrounding Guillermo del Toro's robots v monsters epic.
The release for Star Trek: Into Darkness is drawing ever nearer, and fanboys and girls (myself included) are excitedly counting down the days. All involved in the film are still keeping mum about the narrative, in particular where anything pertaining to Benedict Cumberbatch's villain - the mysteriously titled "John Harrison" is concerned.
The one-sheet character posters for Francis Lawrence's Hunger Games sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, are popping up everywhere of late and four new ones have been released for your visual consumption. These include Donald Sutherland as President Snow and Snow White and the Huntsman's Sam Claflin as newcomer Finnick Odair.
We have some news on Christopher Nolan's new project, Interstellar. Since completing his Dark Knight Trilogy people have been wondering what Nolan's next film would be and it appears this will be it. Written by his brother Jonathan Nolan, and formerly a Steven Spielberg project, Interstellar centres on a group of Space Explorers travelling through a worm hole and tackles time travel and alternate dimensions.
So much of the Star Trek Into Darkness marketing has gravitated around the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch's villain, I wondered just how much the average (read: non-geek) viewer really cared about this. Before J.J. Abrams rejuvenated the Trek franchise, I suspect a large number of viewers had not sat through a full Trek movie, let alone seen Wrath of Khan, to properly invest in this mystery.
This latest Trek teaser seems to address this matter, providing the first piece of marketing to present a different kind of focus, this time on the heroes. The characters that made the first Trek reboot such a success are front and centre this time, offering us a look at the mayhem they will be getting up to in the sequel.
With this week's UK cinematic release of Robot and Frank, Lost in the Multiplex takes a quick trip down computer memory road, looking at some of the robotic faces that have graced our screens. From mesmerising beauty to terrifying cyborg killers, robots have squeaked and cranked their way through the movies since the beginning of cinema. Whether they're uncannily human or bio-mechanical, robots have come to symbolise our deepest fears and precious desires.
The promotion for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is certainly underway and lately, we have been treated to a variety of different posters, images and portraits. Today, we have two brand new portraits that helm previous winners of the Hunger Games competition: Beetee, played by Jeffrey Wright, and Johanna, who is played by Jena Malone.