New ‘Spiderwick’ Teaser Online

Posted July 10, 2007 by Lorenzo
Categories: Action/Adventure, Adaptation, Scifi/Fantasy, Trailer Guide

spiderwick.gifIt seems thats fantasy book big screen adaptations are becoming increasingly popular, and profitable, and so Hollywood keeps churning them out.  The latest, The Spiderwick Chronicles, is based upon a youth series of the same name about a group of siblings and the adventures that they get into upon discovering a book.  I have never read these books, but that hasn’t stopped me from enjoying any of the other countless adaptations, so I doubt it will matter much here.  This is how IMDB describes it: Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

Now, we can get our first look at the film via this teaser trailer.  So far the movie looks good and I’m a fan of the actor choices, at least the ones with which I’m familiar.  I don’t know if I’m tired of what but in one see the special effects looked to be lacking a bit.  Regardless, overall there’s enough here to like and it gives us something to look forward to on February 15 2008.

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J.J. Abrams Talks ‘Cloverfield’

Posted July 10, 2007 by Lorenzo
Categories: Action/Adventure, News, Scifi/Fantasy

jjabrams.gifWith all that’s been going on concerning Cloverfield, or 1-18-08 or whatever the heck it’s called, as of late I think it’s about time we heard something from the puppet master himself, .  It seems that he took some time to drop Ain’t It Cool News a line about all these web sites.

Regarding the online stuff you posted: yeah, we’re doing some fun stuff on the web. But, obviously, if the movie doesn’t kick some massive ASS, who gives a rat’s about what’s online? So as you can imagine, we’re focusing mostly on THAT. For what it’s worth, the only site of ours that people have even FOUND is the 1-18-08.com site. The others (like the Ethan Haas sites) have nothing to do with us.

This brings up two points.  The first is that it seems like he’s saying that there are more sites to be found we just haven’t found them yet.  Secondly, if the Haas sites have nothing to do with the film, why did Paramount want the video footage from the site(s) taken off of YouTube?  Anyway, there you have it, straight from the horse’s mouth.  Keep searching guys, and let me know what you find.

Oh and the teaser trailer has officially been released in case you haven’t heard and you can watch it here.

Aronofsky To Helm ‘The Fighter’

Posted July 9, 2007 by Lorenzo
Categories: Biopic, Director, Drama, News, Sports

aronofsky.gifI heard about this boxing biopic called The Fighter a couple of months ago.  Some really great boxing films already exist (Raging Bull for example) and I can’t help but wonder if anyone would care to see another. Me personally, I don’t mind as long as there is a good story to be told. At that point, it was rumored that Darron Aronofsky would direct the film which is about “Irish” Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and his trainer/brother (Matt Damon).

But now, while talking with MTV Movie Blog, Wahlberg has all but confirmed that Aronofsky is indeed directing the film. “I talked to him [Aronofsky] on the phone two days ago. We’re going to sit down with Matt and just figure out when we can start it.”

Wahlberg seems to be pretty confident about the movie, even though it is still in early pre-production. “If it ain’t gonna be like “Raging Bull,” then it ain’t worth doing,” he exclaimed. “These guys, they have the story. Their lives are incredible. The things that they went through, and the things that they overcame and endured. It’s one of those amazing stories that I hope I get an opportunity to tell in my career. It’s going to be one of them gems.”

I mean that should get you kind of excited to see this one. To me it seems kind of early to be talking up the film. Cause if for some reason it ends up flopping, everyone will be going back to quote this interview. I expect good things, though. Great leading cast and an amazing director to boot. Maybe it could be the next Raging Bull?

Finally, ‘Cloverfield’ Teaser Trailer Officially Online

Posted July 9, 2007 by Lorenzo
Categories: Action/Adventure, News, Thriller

1-18-08.gifNo more scouring the internet look for video camera recording of the infamous Cloverfield trailer, you can now check it out here.  One interesting side note,  is that it’s labeled as 1-18-08.  I’m not saying this is true, but it could be the title title, as was speculated.  Just something to think about.  Also, I wish someone would spy and send me some movie news.

Cinematical was contacted by a spy who is supposedly affiliated with the production and, based on what they posted, the spy doesn’t have anymore of a clue than we do.  The rundown of what they say is that the production is filming in LA under the guise “Slusho”  with the tag line “Slusho: You can’t eat more than just 6” on the trucks.  He also, more or less, squashes rumors about the monster in question being Godzilla.  In the trailer, when you see the tower exploding, that is apparently a giant foot stomping down.  Wow.  And finally about the Ethan Haas sites, he claims that it “kinds makes sense.”   I don’t know what to make of this information, and really you should take it with a grain of salt, too, cause it could very well be a hoax.   Let me know if you find anything else and I’ll do tha same.

The Quick News — 7/9/07

Posted July 9, 2007 by Lorenzo
Categories: Action/Adventure, Adaptation, Casting, Drama, Independent, News

‘Watchmen’ Casting News

Posted July 9, 2007 by Lorenzo
Categories: Casting, Graphic Novel, News, Scifi/Fantasy

billy-crudup.gifCHUD is reporting today that Billy Crudup has been cast as Dr. Manhattan in Zack Synder’s Watchmen. Their report reads:

A very reliable source tells me that Snyder has settled on Crudup for the role of Watchmen’s only super-powered character, a scientist who accidentally gets annihilated on an atomic level and reconstructs himself into a big, naked, blue, floating demigod.

This is still speculation at this point, but they seem pretty confident about the news.  I imagine we’re going to get first hand news about casting during the Warner Bros. event at SDCC in a couple of weeks.

Boatload Of Baddies For ‘Dark Knight’

Posted July 9, 2007 by Lorenzo
Categories: Action/Adventure, Comic Book/Superhero, News, Plot Details, Scifi/Fantasy

anthonymichaelhall.gifMore news from the Batman front.  I reported a while back that there were rumors floating around that Anthony Michael Hall was supposedly playing Edward Nygma, whose alter ego is the Riddler, in The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins.  These rumors are now making the rounds again, and I feel pretty confident that they are true.  This might work out fine if they are introducing Nygma pre-Riddler and don’t try to rush to him becoming his bad guy persona.

Not only that, film ick has reported that , who is playing Harvey Dent aka Two-face, has been seen on set, by a spy, in Two-face makeup.  The spy says,”Scarring acoss the nose just a tad bit. One of his eyes is deformed. And little bubbles across the scarring (They’re manips that look similar). Wicked cool.”

I’ll admit, these actors playing these characters is pretty exciting, however, I can’t help but be a little bit nervous.  I keep thinking about Spiderman 3 all the problems that movie had with too many bad guys.  I think Christopher Nolan is a very talented director and more that capable of handling the overload (if one exists), but I’m just not sure how this will play out.  The guys at film ick commented that maybe Two-face’s part would end up being an epilogue and kind of set up the scenario for a 3rd sequel.  That would definitely lighten the load, but there’s still a lot going on.